Execution slated for oldest Ariz. death-row inmate - Tucson News Now

Execution slated for oldest Ariz. death-row inmate

By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - The oldest person on Arizona's death row is set to be executed Wednesday at the state prison in Florence for killing a man nearly 35 years ago during a robbery.

Seventy-one-year-old Edward Harold Schad Jr. will be given a lethal dose of pentobarbital at about 10 a.m., barring any last-minute stays.

He was convicted twice of killing 74-year-old Lorimer "Leroy" Grove of Bisbee, in rural southeastern Arizona.

Grove was last seen leaving Bisbee pulling a trailer with his new Cadillac on the way to visit his sister in Washington state. He was found dead with a rope knotted around his neck on Aug. 9, 1978, south of Prescott.

Schad's execution would be Arizona's 35th since 1992.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Preventing Tucson High School football field from flooding again

    Preventing Tucson High School football field from flooding again

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:23:11 GMT
    Damage to Tucson High Magnet School football field. (Source: Tucson News Now)Damage to Tucson High Magnet School football field. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Talks have begun to determine how to prevent the Tucson High School Football field and track from flooding again.

    Talks have begun to determine how to prevent the Tucson High School Football field and track from flooding again.

  • Heather Rowe farewell message

    Heather Rowe farewell message

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:10:20 GMT

    Good luck Heather! 

    Good luck Heather! 

  • Douglas raises tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21

    Douglas raises tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:46:19 GMT

    This all started with a group of young Douglas High School students trying to make a difference. They call themselves the D-Crew.

    This all started with a group of young Douglas High School students trying to make a difference. They call themselves the D-Crew.

Powered by Frankly