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Arizona Executes Blind 66-Year-Old Man with Paranoid Schizophrenia

HeadlineMay 12, 2022

The state of Arizona has executed Clarence Dixon, a blind 66-year-old man who, his lawyers say, suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was in declining health. Witnesses said authorities had to wipe up a fair amount of blood after officials struggled to inject lethal drugs into him. It was the first execution in Arizona in eight years. Dixon was convicted of murdering a student in 1978, but he always proclaimed his innocence.

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