Ariz. court to consider requests to set executions

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Tuesday to consider state prosecutors' requests for warrants scheduling two executions.

The Attorney General's Office is asking that execution dates be set for death row inmates Jeffrey Landrigan and Richard Bible.

Landrigan was sentenced to death for the 1989 slaying of a Phoenix man while Bible faces a death sentence in the killing of a Yuma girl in Flagstaff in 1988.

Defense lawyers are asking the justices to hold off on issuing execution warrants for the two men. Their arguments include a claim that the state may not be able to obtain one of the drugs required for the state's injection protocol.

The justices will consider the state's motions during a closed-door case conference.

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