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Ariz. inmate asks Supreme Court to block execution

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Robert Glen Jones Jr. Robert Glen Jones Jr.

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona death row convicted of killing six people in Tucson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his scheduled execution Wednesday at a state prison in Florence.

Lawyers for Robert Glen Jones Jr. on Monday asked the Supreme Court to review his case and then requested a stay. A federal appeals court earlier Monday declined a rehearing.

The 43-year-old Jones was sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of six people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.

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 District Court.

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