Convicted Arizona killer seeking stay of execution

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Lawyers for convicted killer Eric John King have filed a second motion with the Arizona Supreme Court seeking a stay from his scheduled March 29 execution.

They claim improper evidence was used to convict King and are requesting an oral argument in front of Arizona's highest court.

King's federal public defenders filed the latest motion late Friday. Their first motion seeking an execution stay was filed March 3.

The Arizona Supreme Court is expected to review the first motion Tuesday and King's attorneys hope the second motion also will be considered then.

The 47-year-old King was convicted of fatally shooting two people in the 1989 robbery of a Phoenix convenience store.

Arizona's last execution was on Oct. 26 when Jeffrey Landrigan died by injection at the state prison in Florence.