Arizona death row inmate dies

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- An inmate on Arizona's death row for a pair of killings committed 23 years ago in Mohave County has died.

The state Department of Corrections and attorneys for Robert W. Murray say he died June 28. The attorneys said Murray had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Citing privacy of medical records, ADOC spokesman Doug Nick said he could say only that Murray, who had been in prison since October 1992, died of natural causes and that he was being treated for a medical condition.

Nick says the Pinal County medical examiner will determine cause of death.

Murray, 49, and brother Roger W. Murray were convicted in the 1991 killings of a couple who owned a store and restaurant in Grasshopper Junction, a tiny village on U.S. 93 north of Kingman.