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Jan 8, 2013 9:01 PM by Associated Press

State Supreme Court grants execution warrant

PHOENIX (AP) - A March 6 execution date has been set for an Arizona prison inmate who's been on death row since 1985.

The Arizona Supreme Court granted a motion for an execution warrant Tuesday for 70-year-old Edward Harold Schad.

Schad's attorneys asked the state's high court to deny the execution warrant request or at least delay ruling on it.

They say Schad still has a motion for a rehearing of his case before the U.S. Supreme Court and there are questions about the constitutionality of Arizona's lethal injection procedure.

Schad was convicted in the killing of 74-year-old Lorimer "Leroy" Grove of Bisbee, who went missing on a drive to Washington state. His strangled body was found south of Prescott in August 1978.

Schad was arrested a month later, driving the victim's car.

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