Arizona clemency board rejects Frank Atwood’s request for mercy

The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted unanimously on Tuesday to disclaim Frank Atwood’s request for commutation of sentence, reprieve or pardon.

The clemency listening to was carried out at Eyman jail advanced in Florence, Arizona, simply over two weeks earlier than Atwood is scheduled to be executed on June 8. He was sentenced in 1987 for the kidnapping and homicide of an 8-year-old lady in Pima County, Vicki Lynne Hoskinson.

Board Chair Mina Mendez stated when confronted with a request for clemency from a dying row prisoner, she asks herself if there was any miscarriage of justice within the case.

“Based on my review of the entirety of the record, I found that the evidence considered by the jury to be overwhelming evidence of Mr. Atwood’s guilt,” she stated. “Mr. Atwood is not innocent — not by any stretch of the imagination.”

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