Arizona says it executed man convicted of 1978 strangling death

PHOENIX Wed Oct 9, 2013 1:34pm EDT

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate convicted of strangling a 74-year-old man to death and fleeing in the victim's new Cadillac more than three decades ago was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday.

Edward Harold Schad, 71, was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.m. local time at the state prison in Florence, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said.

(Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Tim Gaynor and Greg McCune)

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Poquitoloco wrote:
Regardless of the reason, the concept of swift justice is lost. I don’t suppose that the relatives of the victim gained any real sense of relief because of the execution. The convicted man’s family suffered in their own way much too long. To whom do we give the wreath of victory in this abysmal travesty? They certainly earned it!

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