(Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) The Supreme Court declined without comment to block the execution of Richard Dale Stokley.
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied last-minute appeals on behalf of an Arizona death-row inmate scheduled for execution Wednesday.
The Supreme Court declined without comment to block the execution of Richard Dale Stokley.
He is scheduled to be put to death at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Stokley and another man were convicted of murdering 13-year-olds Mandy Meyers and Mary Snyder in rural Cochise County in 1991.
Stokley's lawyers said he was entitled to a new hearing on sentencing evidence. They also said his constitutional rights are being violated because another man convicted in the case has been released after serving 20 years in prison.
Prosecutors said the Arizona Supreme Court adequately considered evidence on possible leniency for Stokley. Prosecutors defend the disparity in sentences by saying the other man negotiated a plea agreement.
Stay with cbs5az.com for updates.
Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation) contributed to this report.
READ: Two chances remain for Arizona inmate to halt pending execution (11/30/12) READ: Convict to be executed in murders of 2 teens as accomplice runs free (11/28/12) READ: Court rejects appeal forMore>>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-04 21:50:19 GMT
Skydivers killed over Eloy
Two skydivers are dead and a third was injured after colliding midair during a jump over a southern Arizona community, the FAA said.More >
The victims were from the United Kingdom (pictured on the right) and Germany (seen on the left). Both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground near Eloy and their canopies collapsed.More >
A 50-year-old woman carrying her pet dog was struck and killed as she crossed a street in Peoria Wednesday evening. The victim's name has not yet been released. The driver of the truck was merging andMore >
The driver of the truck was merging and hit the woman near 73rd Avenue and Cactus Road, Peoria police said.More >
Friday, November 8 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-11-08 17:57:21 GMT
A Lebanon father of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents. Robert Chesters, 42, was arrested after having a relationshipMore >
ALebanonfather of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents.More >
Monday, April 1 2013 4:46 PM EDT2013-04-01 20:46:19 GMT
Scams of all kinds have historically involved the victim wiring cash to a stranger, but now that many consumers have gotten wise to this fact, scammers have found a new way for them to pay them. They'reMore >
Scams of all kinds have historically involved the victim wiring cash to a stranger, but now that many consumers have gotten wise to this fact, scammers have found a new way for them to pay them - Green Dot MoneyPak cards.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-03 22:52:08 GMT
Eleanor Turner passed away in a hospice facility early Friday morning. While her son and daughter were debating whether to tell Eleanor's husband Frank, another phone call came. Frank Turner passedMore >
In the Sunday edition of the Charlotte Observer, Page 7 B, you find a story of a love so true, even death didn't part them for long.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:14 PM EST2013-12-05 04:14:00 GMT
Peoria Police Department volunteers are greeting holiday shoppers with 'report cards' detailing if their vehicle is a prime target for theft or burglary.The proactive policing program has been in placeMore >
Peoria Police Department volunteers are greeting holiday shoppers with 'report cards' detailing if their vehicle is a prime target for theft or burglary.More >