Arizona

Oct 21, 2013 5:15 PM by Associated Press

9th Circuit won't re-hear case from Arizona inmate

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court has declined a rehearing for an Arizona death-row inmate scheduled to be executed this week.

Lawyers for Robert Glen Jones Jr. said Monday that they now plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

The 44-year-old Jones was sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of six people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.

He's scheduled to be executed by injection Wednesday morning at the state prison in Florence.

Jones' attorneys had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an evidentiary hearing, arguing that a now-deceased Pima County prosecutor withheld evidence at Jones' 1998 trial.

The 9th Circuit also denied a motion by Jones' lawyers to remand his case back to a district court.

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