Execution Warrant for Robert Moorman, Arizona's Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate, Could Be Issued Today

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Robert Moorman chopped his adoptive mother up into pieces and scattered the remains in dumpsters near the Florence Prison, where he was an inmate at the time.
The Arizona Supreme Court today will consider whether to issue an execution warrant for a man convicted of murdering his adoptive mother back in 1984. After murdering her, he chopped her body up into several pieces, and scattered them in dumpsters near the Florence Prison -- where he was an inmate at the time.

Robert Henry Moorman was first sent to prison on a kidnapping conviction out of Coconino County in 1972. While incarcerated, Moorman was granted a "compassionate furlough" from the prison so he could spend time with his adoptive mother.

The two stayed at the Blue Mist Motel across the street from the prison, where Moorman bound and gagged the woman before strangling and fatally stabbing her. Then he chopped her body up into several pieces and disposed of it in dumpsters throughout Florence. Twenty-six years later, Moorman hasn't been executed, making him Arizona's longest serving death row inmate -- and costing taxpayers about $24,000 a year for food and housing alone (what Moorman's cost the state in legal expenses is not included in the $24,000. More on that here).

Moorman's nearly three decades on death row could soon come to an end -- if the court issues an execution warrant, he'll be executed some time in the next two months.

The court also is considering issuing an execution warrant for another death row inmate today.

Robert Charles Towery was convicted of murdering a man while robbing his home in 1991. He was sentenced to death in 1992 and has remained on death row ever since.

Like Moorman, if the court issues an execution warrant, Towery will be executed some time in the next two months.

We'll let you know what the court decides -- check back for updates.

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19 comments
Susan Krumwiede
Susan Krumwiede

I disagree with the execution of Robert Moorman! If the people of Arizona new the true and full story of Mr.Moorman, they would be apposed as well! Bobby, as the prison guards call him, was adopted by the "mother" that he murdered, to be used by her as a sex slave. She adopted him knowing he was mentally deficient and used that defienency to her advantage. She sexually abused him his ENTIRE LIFE. Prison guards warned the prison warden to NOT ALLOW Bobby out on a "compassionate furlough"! They knew Bobby's torture at this woman's hands, and knew that releasing him to visit her would be a tragic mistake! Prison officials ignored the guard's pleas, and now this poor unfortunate man is about to be executed for something he has'nt the mental capacity to even understand! I am not opposed to capital punishment in general, but in THIS SITUATION I AM 100% OPPOSED!!!

Sandiegosucks2003
Sandiegosucks2003

Yep... keep smilin you bald demon.. you made a mockery of the so called judicial system.

Sandiegosucks2003
Sandiegosucks2003

LOLanother devil has gotten away with it..any lawmaker that alows this to happen is just as bad as the criminal in my book.

Guest
Guest

Nice. The guy was granted compassionate furlough and used it to kill his adoptive mum. THIS IS WHY INMATES CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

How'd you like to wake up and see that staring down at you. He looks like a Killer Klown from Outer Space without his makeup.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

That picture looks very freaky.  That Bozo the Clown do doesn't do anything for him either.

It's been millions of dollars to keep this guy on death row...if they chose not to execute him they should put him in the general population. 

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

AZ has already excuted a few Death Row inmates this year alone. And now with the possiblity of ridding those 2. It sounds like AZ is cleaning up house and making way for new arrivals, such as the notorious Baseline Killer, who could be a new resident on Death Row very soon.

Heather
Heather

So Ms Queen save a Physco lets look at the big picture, he was already INCARCERATED for what Kidnapping is all that anyone will report which is in itself odd that no details of his first horriffic crime and poor VICTIM are being spoken of. Many people have and are victims of all kinds of abuse, myself included but I didn't turn into a twisted vile physcopath that dismembers people.We all suffer our emotional happenings in life but on some real shit lady let me ask u this if "BOBBY" had done this horrific crime to your loved one would you be so quik to defend him after learning of his alleged past?? Look he could have taken her life in a much less violent manner not that it would have been ok but this whatever you want to call him shows not hurt or anger but truley a violent inhumen rage that only physcopaths could possibbly reveal. Please find a few cats or dogs to save this monster has lived 27 yrs too long as far as we're concerned so if you want to help him just let them uthinize him and put him out of what you say is his misery!! 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I wouldn't like that very much at all. I am scared of clowns. EWWW.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

well, those millions of dollars would go away for the most part if HE were sentenced to life in prison. See the cost for housing and feeding him.. 24K/yr vs millions with many appeals, etc.

So for all you morons who think state-sponsored murder is the way to go, think again!

roxanne67
roxanne67

Obviously, no one in your family has ever been murdered.  You'd be singing a different tune then I suppose.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Roxanne, do not assume things about me, assumption is the mother of all screw ups. I don't talk about my personal life, but YOU ARE WRONG!

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