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Supreme Court Justice turns down execution stay

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An Arizona inmate’s scheduled execution Thursday is still on. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday denied a stay of execution for Richard Lynn Bible.

Earlier, an appeals court refused to delay Bible’s execution.

In a ruling Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco declined Bible’s motion to delay his execution for DNA testing of hairs used against him at trial.

Bible was convicted of kidnapping, molesting and fatally bludgeoning 9-year-old Jennifer Wilson of Yuma while she was on vacation with her family in Flagstaff in June 1988.

Arizona’s clemency board also declined to recommend delaying Bible’s execution or lessening his sentence to life in prison at a hearing Monday, calling him “the worst of the worst.”

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