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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.

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