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Arizona to Kill More Convicted Killers

The Arizona Supreme Court granted a motion today to execute two more Arizona inmates this year.  The dates are set for the next two months. 

The execution date for 63-year-old Thomas Arnold Kemp Jr. has been set for April 25.  

Kemp was sentenced to death for kidnapping a man from a fast-food restaurant at gun point and killing him in 1992. 

Also, the execution date for 48-year-old Samuel Villegas Lopez has been set for May 16. 

He was convicted of raping, robbing and stabbing to death a 59-year-old woman in her Phoenix apartment in 1986. 

This will bring the total number of executions in Arizona so far this year to four. 

Nadine is a Senior Field Correspondent (Phoenix) who focuses on stories throughout the southwest and issues that directly affect Arizona’s Latino community. She is an Emmy-nominated journalist and a Telly Award winner. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and earned a Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University.
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