Arizona death row updates: Atwood final statement: ‘have mercy on all’

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Arizona’s second execution so far this year took place onWednesday morning.

Frank Jarvis Atwood66, was put to death for the 1984 kidnapping and murder of 8-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson. His lethal injection comes less than a month after the May execution of Clarence Dixon — the state’s first since 2014.

Atwood is The 39th person executed in Arizona since 1992.

Debbie Carlson, Vicki’s mother, at Atwood’s clemency hearing in May said his execution would bring final justice for her daughter and mark a new beginning for her family.

“We chose the death penalty because we never wanted another child to have to be faced by this monster,” she said. “We wanted to make sure another family was spared and not have to live what we have lived for the last 37 1/2 years.”

Follow coverage from Republic reporters of the execution here.

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