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Arizona high court delays planned execution

åFLORENCE — Arizona’s highest court has temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate as it considers a last-minute appeal.

The appeal focuses on arguments that Joseph Rudolph Wood received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing, along with a challenge about the secrecy of the lethal injection drugs.

The Arizona Supreme Court could still allow the execution to move forward later Wednesday once it considers the arguments.

The planned execution is occurring amid new scrutiny nationwide over lethal injections after several controversial executions.

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