In a strange and complicated reminder of the humanity of all of us, even the condemned, an Arizona paper has published excerpts from the diary of Robert Towery, executed last night in Arizona for the 1991 killing of 69-year-old philanthropist Mark Jones. Nothing I can write will come close to Towery’s own words, so I’ve reposted the article below.
Convicted murderer Robert Towery was executed Thursday morning for the 1991 murder of Paradise Valley philanthropist Mark Jones.
Beginning Feb. 2, the day he was taken from his regular cell at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence and put on “Death Watch,” Towery chronicled his life for his attorneys. There, he was housed with fellow Death Row inmate Robert Moormann, who was executed Feb. 29.
On March 7, his last night on Earth, Towery was taken a few miles down the road to “Housing Unit…
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