This Week in 2012

March 8th, 2014 by admin

“I love my family. Potato, potato, potato.”

– Robert Charles Towery, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Arizona. Executed March 8, 2012.

Towery and Randy Barker robbed the home of Mark Jones, a philanthropist known for providing scholarships to University of Arizona students. Towery strangled Jones and fled with Barker in his car. According to his attorney, “potato” was a reference to the sound of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine and was meant as a message to his nephew, a motorcycle enthusiast. While on death row, Towry also exchanged letters with bestselling author Jodi Picoult.

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