FLORENCE, Ariz. – A man convicted of molesting and fatally bludgeoning a 9-year-old girl in 1988 has been executed in Arizona.
Forty-nine-year-old Richard Lynn Bible received a lethal injection Thursday morning at the state prison in Florence and died at 11:11 a.m. He had been on death row for more than two decades.
The 49-year-old 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.
Bible was convicted of kidnapping and killing Jennifer Wilson, of Yuma, while she was on vacation with her family in Flagstaff. Hikers found her naked, decomposing body three weeks later.
Bible is the 90th inmate Arizona has executed since 1910, and the 25th to die by injection.