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Arizona executes Frank Atwood for 1984 killing of young girl

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By JONATHAN J. COOPER and JACQUES BILLEAUD
Associated Press

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man convicted in the 1984 killing of an 8-year-old girl has been put to death in the state’s second execution since officials started carrying out the death penalty this year after a hiatus that lasted nearly eight years. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Frank Atwood died Wednesday by lethal injection for killing Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, whose body was found in the desert. She went missing after leaving her Tucson home to drop a birthday card in a mailbox. Arizona’s execution of Clarence Dixon in May ended the state’s halt to executions blamed difficulty obtaining lethal injection drugs and criticism that a 2014 execution in the state was botched.

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