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Attorney General Tom Horne Announces The Execution of Robert G. Jones

Phoenix, AZ (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) – Attorney General Horne announces the execution of 43-year-old Caucasian, Robert G. Jones, ADC #070566. The execution commenced today at 10:35 a.m. at the Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) in Florence. He was pronounced dead at 10:52 a.m.  
 
On May 30, 1996, Robert Jones and his accomplice, Scott Nordstrom, entered the Moon Smoke Shop in Tucson. Jones immediately began to shoot his gun, hitting a customer in the head and injuring an employee. After Nordstrom shot a second employee in the head, both Jones and Nordstrom stole money, which was shared between Jones, Nordstrom, and the lookout, Scott Nordstrom’s brother, David Nordstrom.
 
On June 13, 1996, Robert Jones and Scott Nordstrom also entered the Firefighters Union Hall in Tucson killing multiple others. Jones shot three customers in the head and stole a victim’s wallet. Nordstrom also shot and killed the bartender because he was unable to open the safe.
 
The first trial commenced on June 17, 1998. On June 26, 1998, the jury’s decision resulted in a verdict of guilty to six charges of First Degree Murder, one charge of Attempted First Degree murder, three charges of Armed Robbery, two charges of Burglary in the First Degree, and three charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The total length of the trial was 10 days. On December 7, 1998, Jones was sentenced to six consecutive death sentences, as well as 144.5 years. Scott Nordstrom remains on Arizona’s death row.