Execution warrant sought for Ariz death row inmate - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Execution warrant sought for Ariz death row inmate

Posted: Updated:
Edward Harold Schad Edward Harold Schad

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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices