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Clemency board to consider death-row inmate’s case

Arizona’s clemency board is set to decide Monday whether to stop or delay this week’s scheduled execution of a death-row inmate convicted in the 1988 molestation and murder of a 9-year-old Yuma girl.

Inmate Richard Lynn Bible’s attorney is expected to raise doubts about his client’s guilt and the evidence that helped convict him.

The Arizona Supreme Court already has turned down a request from Bible to delay his execution over arguments about the drugs being used in the execution, set for Thursday at the state prison in Florence.

Bible still has a request to delay his execution in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals so he can have more time to get DNA testing on hairs that were used as evidence in his trial.

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