PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona prisoner Frank Atwood is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on June 8 for killing an 8-year-old girl.
Atwood is the second death-row prisoner to decline lethal gas since the state refurbished its gas chamber. Gas chamber executions haven't been used in the United States in more than 20 years.
Atwood declined to pick a method of execution when officials asked him if he wanted to die by lethal injection or the gas chamber.
Lethal injection is Arizona’s default execution method when prisoners refuse to make a selection.
Paint stuck to Atwood's car helped convict him of Vicki's kidnapping and murder. Atwood had been free from a child molestation conviction in California where he forced an eight year old boy off his bicycle and forced him into a sex act.
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