Phoenix ( Associated Press) – Arizona is offering the option of executing a prisoner for the first time in nearly eight years. – A method that has not been used in the United States for decades.
Clarence Dixon’s death warrant set Thursday as the deadline for deciding whether to kill him with pentobarbital injection or hydrogen cyanide gas in connection with the 1977 murder of Dina Bowdoine, a student at Arizona State University. Dixon is the default method of lethal injection if not selected.
The last gas station massacre in the United States took place in In 1999, in Arizona, before the country recognized the horrific nature of the deaths.
The killing is scheduled for May 11, although prosecutors said it could be delayed if a judge resumes the May 3 hearing to determine if Dixon was mentally fit.
One of Dixon’s legal efforts failed Monday A judge dismissed a lawsuit against current Arizona executive Clementy makeup, violating a board’s makeup that allows only two people to serve on the board “in the same professional discipline.” Three board members have previously served as law enforcement.
High Court Judge Stephen Hopkins said Dixon’s lawyer had a broader definition of “professional discipline” and that the relevant law did not use the term “employment” or “employment” in terms of board membership.
Judge Dixon’s attorney explained that there were no more than two disciplines on the board and that the three former law enforcement officers were working in various fields.
“Dixon has the right to a fair trial before an independent amnesty board that fully complies with state law, but not illegally with law enforcement officials,” Dixon’s lawyer Joshua Spurs said in a statement.
In another case, Dixon’s attorneys argued that his client’s psychological problems did not justify his intentional suicide.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brunovic’s Office
Prosecutors said in court documents that the court could delay the execution, arguing that the attorneys’ arguments were based on reasonable grounds for planning a hearing on Dixon’s psychological competence.
Officials say 21-year-old Boodine was raped, stabbed and strangled in her apartment. Dixon was charged with aggravated burglary, but the charges were dropped. Despite her death, he was condemned.
A.D. By the end of 2020, Arizona officials declined to say why they had secretly refurbished gas stations at the Florence Prison in the southeast of Florence. However, the move came at a time when the safety of lethal injecting drugs became more difficult as manufacturers refused to supply them. .
It is unclear whether any of the inmates sentenced to death in Arizona voted for the gas station.
The killer-gas enforcement laws remain in the books of Arizona, California, Missouri and Wyoming. Arizona gas refurbishment is once again being condemned globally, similar to the Holocaust massacre, including in Israel and Germany.
Arizona last used the death penalty in In July 2014, Joseph Wood delivered a 15-dose two-dose combination for two hours in which his lawyers were charged with murder.
In recent years, states, including Arizona, have struggled to buy lethal drugs, as US and European pharmaceutical companies have banned the use of lethal injection products. Last year, Arizona Corrections officials said they had finally found a lethal injection and were ready to continue the killing.
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