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Federal appeals court refuses rehearing on Arizona execution case
Federal appeals court refuses rehearing on Arizona execution case

A federal appeals court has denied Arizona a rehearing in a capital punishment case, setting the stage for the state to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. In a ruling made public on Monday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Arizona's request for the full court to review a ruling by a three-judge panel that put off the execution of Joseph Rudolf Wood. The panel on Saturday had granted Wood’s request to delay his Wednesday execution until Arizona revealed details on the two-drug cocktail that will be used. Arizona is expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the stay of execution. Wood, 55, had been scheduled to die for the August 1989 shooting...

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