Thursday, March 1, 2012

Arizona executes man who dismembered mother

The 5th Execution of 2012
Arizona has executed sixty-three-year-old Robert Henry Moorman for killing and dismembering his adoptive mother while he was out of prison on a three-day furlough, according to The Associated Press.

Moorman was given a lethal injection at a state prison in Florence, despite appeals over his mental disabilities and how the state has changed and violated its own execution protocol.

Moormann beat, stabbed and suffocated Roberta Moorman in 1984 at a Florence motel that's just a minute's drive away from where Wednesday morning's execution took place.

He meticulously dismembered her body and threw the parts in trash bins and sewers throughout the dusty town, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix.

Robert Moormann used his last words to apologize to his family and to the family of 8-year-old girl he kidnapped and molested in 1972.

After Moorman's execution Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne released a statement, “There has never been any doubt as to Moorman’s guilt for this heinous crime. While Moorman was offered a 72 hour compassionate leave to visit his adoptive mother, he bound, gagged, strangled and stabbed her to death. He then dismembered her body and attempted to dispose of the parts by passing them off as animal remains or simply putting them into trash containers. There is no rational reason for justice to have been delayed 28 years.”

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