Arizona Executions Lopez

June 19, 2012 - 7:55 PM
Samuel Villegas Lopez, 49, who was convicted of raping, robbing and stabbing a 59-year-old woman to death in her Phoenix apartment in 1986, is seen in this undated, handout photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections. Attorneys for the death-row inmate set to be put to death in Arizona next week want the execution delayed until the state has a new governor. In a Tuesday filing with the state Supreme Court, attorneys for Lopez argue that Gov. Jan Brewer appointed "political cronies" to a clemency board in an unconstitutional, closed-door process.(AP Photos/Arizona Department of Corrections)