Clarence Dixon executed by lethal injection in Arizona

Clarence Dixon was executed shortly after 10 am Wednesday at the state prison in Florence.

He was convicted in 2008 for the 1978 murder of Deana Bowdoin, a 21-year-old senior at Arizona State University, who was found dead inside her apartment with a belt around her neck.

The 66-year-old Dixon was the first person executed by Arizona since the botched execution of Joseph Wood in 2014.

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11:36 am Deana Bowdoin’s family reacts

Leslie Bowdoin James, Deana Bowdoin’s sister, was at Clarence Dixon’s execution. She said the event was not closure, but it provided finality.

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