KNAU and Arizona News
Tue March 20, 2012
Arizona to Kill More Convicted Killers
The Arizona Supreme Court granted a motion today to execute two more Arizona inmates this year. The dates are set for the next two months.
The execution date for 63-year-old Thomas Arnold Kemp Jr. has been set for April 25.
Kemp was sentenced to death for kidnapping a man from a fast-food restaurant at gun point and killing him in 1992.
Also, the execution date for 48-year-old Samuel Villegas Lopez has been set for May 16.
He was convicted of raping, robbing and stabbing to death a 59-year-old woman in her Phoenix apartment in 1986.
This will bring the total number of executions in Arizona so far this year to four.
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