Ariz. death-row inmate faces clemency hearing
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona death-row inmate convicted of killing a man more than 33 years ago during a robbery is scheduled for a hearing before the state's clemency board.
The hearing Wednesday for 70-year-old Edward Harold Schad will come a week before his scheduled execution on March 6.
Schad was convicted of killing 74-year-old Lorimer "Leroy" Grove of Bisbee in 1978.
Clemency board members can recommend to Gov. Jan Brewer that Schad's sentence be reduced to life in prison, delayed for a valid reason or that it should proceed as planned.
The execution of Schad would mark Arizona's 34th since 1992.
Arizona's most recent execution came in December, when Richard Dale Stokley was put to death for killing two 13-year-old girls in Cochise County during 1991.
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