NATION IN BRIEF : ARIZONA : Murder Charge Refiled in Bolles Case

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A murder charge was refiled in Phoenix against James Robison, one of two men once convicted in the 1976 car-bomb slaying of newspaper reporter Don Bolles. Robison, who is serving a prison term for an unrelated assault, and Max Dunlap were convicted in 1977 of first-degree murder and sentenced to death, but their convictions were overturned by the Arizona Supreme Court. The charges were dropped in 1980 after a key prosecution witness who admitted planting the bomb, declined to testify a second time against the two men. Atty. Gen. Bob Corbin said the refiling of the charge "is the result of the continuing investigation by the attorney general's office into the death of Don Bolles."

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