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Arizona Execution

Mark Jones was a kind and generous man, says Mesa attorney Jan Buescher in  this video by News 12 (NBC) in Phoenix.  He regularly funded scholarships to put people through law and medical school, including Ms. Buescher.

On September 4, 1991, Mr. Jones answered his door and saw Robert Towery, a man who worked on his car, who said his own car had broken down and he needed to use the phone.  Jones let him in.  In fact, Towery had planned to rob and kill Jones, which he proceeded to do.  He injected Jones with battery acid and strangled him.

It took over 20 years, but justice for this crime was finally carried out this morning.  Michael Kiefer has this story for the Arizona Republic.

Ms. Buescher says in the video she planned to be there.  She says it is the least she can do for Mr. Jones.

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