Because the crime Dixon was convicted of occurred before 1992, when Arizona outlawed execution by lethal gas, he has the choice between death by lethal injection or the gas chamber..
Have a news tip on Arizona prisons? Dixon — a severely mentally ill, visually disabled, and physically frail member of the Navajo Nation — is unconscionable.
The state's lethal injection drug mix at the time of Wood's botched execution in 2014 was a cocktail of the Valium-like midazolam and a narcotic called hydromorphone, resulting in Wood's execution taking two hours.
An execution warrant for Clarence Dixon was issued by the Arizona Supreme Court, the state attorney general announced Tuesday.
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