Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Second Death Row Execution In Two Weeks

Arizona has executed its second death-row inmate in two weeks. Robert Glen Jones Junior was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital Wednesday morning at the state prison in Florence. The 43-year-old Jones was convicted in the shooting deaths of six people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.
He and a co-defendant were accused of killing two people at a smoke shop and four others at the Firefighters Union Hall. They also were accused of stealing at least $1300 from cash registers. The two were arrested months later after the co-defendant's brother, who was the getaway driver, told authorities about the crimes. Jones' execution came hours after the U.S. Supreme Court denied motions for a stay of execution and a rehearing of his case.

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