Execution date sought for Bisbee man’s killer

2012-11-14T15:04:00Z 2012-11-14T15:08:28Z Execution date sought for Bisbee man’s killerThe Associated Press The Associated Press

Arizona’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to set an execution date for the killer of a Bisbee man in 1978.

Edward Harold Schad was convicted of killing 74-year-old Lorimar Leroy Grove.

Grove was last seen leaving his Bisbee home in his Cadillac in August 1978 as he left to visit a relative in Washington state. His body was found outside Prescott days later with a cord around his neck.

Schad’s case will likely be considered early next year, The Arizona Republic reports. He’s now 70.

The state has executed five people this year. A sixth, Richard Stokley, is to be put to death Dec. 5.  Stokley sent a letter to the state on Tuesday saying that he didn’t want a clemency hearing.

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