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US Supreme Court turns down Arizona inmate's request to delay Wednesday's scheduled execution
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an Arizona inmate's request for a delay in Wednesday's planned execution.
Sixty-three-year-old Robert Henry Moormann, of Flagstaff, is set to be given a lethal injection at 10 a.m. at the state prison in Florence.
He beat, stabbed, suffocated and dismembered his adoptive mother, Roberta Moormann in January 1984 while on a furlough from prison for another crime.
He then meticulously dismembered her body and threw the parts in trash bins and sewers throughout Florence, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix.
His lawyers have appealed over his mental disabilities and how the state has changed and violated its own execution protocol.