Robert Jones, Seven-Time Murderer, Executed
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A man convicted of seven murders was executed today at the state prison in Florence.
Robert Jones, 43, is the second inmate to be put to death in the state this year.
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Jones and an accomplice, Scott Nordstrom, went to rob a smoke shop in Tucson in May 1996.
A couple of weeks later, the two carried out another robbery, at the Firefighters Union Hall in Tucson. Jones fatally shot three people there, and Nordstrom killed a woman who couldn't open the safe.
Nordstrom's brother, who was a lookout for the men during the smoke shop robbery, ratted them out to police. However, by the time that happened, Jones already had murdered another man in Phoenix and was arrested in that case.
Including the two people Nordstrom killed in the robberies, Jones was convicted of seven murders, and received the death penalty for six of those. He was sentenced to life in prison for the Phoenix murder. Nordstrom's still on death row.
In addition to Jones' death sentences and life sentence, he was sentenced to years upon years of prison time for convictions related to the murders.
You can see all the information on Jones provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections on the next page: