Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Oldest Person In Arizona’s Death Row To Be Executed Today

The oldest person on Arizona's death row is set to be executed today at the state prison in Florence for killing a man nearly 35 years ago during a robbery. 71 year old Edward Harold Schad Junior will be given a lethal dose of pentobarbital at about 10am, barring any last-minute stays.
 
He was convicted twice of killing 74 year old Lorimer "Leroy" Grove of Bisbee, in rural southeastern Arizona. Grove was last seen leaving Bisbee pulling a trailer with his new Cadillac on the way to visit his sister in Washington state. He was found dead with a rope knotted around his neck in August 1978, south of Prescott. Schad's execution would be Arizona's 35th since 1992.

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