This article was updated on 06/08/22
The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and Supreme Court denied Frank Jarvis Atwood's second and third attempt at delaying his execution, respectively.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich confirms the execution took place as scheduled and Atwood was put to death by lethal injection at 10:16 a.m.
PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWING EXECUTION OF ATWOOD IN THE VIDEO PLAYER BELOW
According to court documents, Atwood first sued the Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona Attorney General's Rehabilitation and Reentry officials on Thursday, May 19.
He claimed the physical position prison staff will put him in will cause severe pain due to his degenerative spinal disease.
However, his motion was denied for the following reasons:
- Deferred to district court's previous rejection of Atwood's first attempt
- Insufficient evidence that Atwood's due process rights were violated
- Atwood lacked standing to challenge protocol for lethal gas execution
This has led to the courts denying Atwood's motions for a stay of execution.
He made an additional motion Tuesday morning, which was denied as well.
His execution is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8.
Atwood has since filed a request for another stay of execution through the Supreme Court.
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