AZ Supreme Court to decide fate of 70-year old death row inmate

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AZ Supreme Court to decide fate of 70-year old death row inmate

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Edward Harold Schad - Arizona Department of Corrections

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona prosecutors are seeking an execution warrant for a prison inmate who's been on death row since 1985 for the murder of a Bisbee man.

The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the motion on Jan. 8.

Attorneys for 70-year-old Edward Harold Schad say the state's high court should deny the execution warrant request or at least delay ruling on it.

They say Schad still has a motion for a rehearing of his case before the U.S. Supreme Court and there still are questions about the constitutionality of Arizona's lethal injection procedure.

Schad was convicted in the killing of 74-year-old Lorimer "Leroy" Graves, whose strangled body was found south of Prescott on Aug. 9, 1978.

Schad was arrested in New York a month later, driving the victim's new car.

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