Man who killed 9-year-old to be executed Thursday

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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 5:14 AM
Man who killed 9-year-old to be executed Thursday

Arizona is ready to execute a death-row inmate for molesting and fatally bludgeoning a 9-year-old girl in 1988.

Richard Lynn Bible is set to receive a lethal injection at 11 a.m. PDT Thursday. He's been on death row for more than two decades.

The 49-year-old has failed to win any of his appeals. Most recently, he asked an appeals court and the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution for DNA testing on hairs used as evidence in his trial.

Arizona's clemency board also denied him a reprieve or commutation Monday after one board member called him "the worst of the worst."

Bible was convicted of killing Jennifer Wilson, of Yuma, while she was on vacation with her family in Flagstaff. Hikers found her naked, decomposing body three weeks later.