The Arizona Supreme Court has approved the executions of two inmates, including one who has been on death row for 26 years.
The court approved death warrants for Robert Henry Moormann and Robert Charles Towery. Moormann is scheduled to be executed Feb. 29 and Towery is scheduled for March 8.
The 63-year-old Moormann was serving a prison term of nine years to life for kidnapping in 1984 when the state let him out on three-day “compassionate furlough” to visit his adoptive mother at a Florence motel.
Moormann beat, stabbed and suffocated the woman before meticulously dismembering her body.
The 47-year-old Towery was convicted of killing a man while robbing his home in 1991.
The last inmate to be executed in Arizona was Thomas Paul West on July 19 for the beating death of another man in a 1987 robbery.