- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2011

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of molesting and fatally bludgeoning a 9-year-old girl in 1988 was executed Thursday in Arizona.

Richard LynnBible, 49, received a lethal injection at the state prison in Florence after being on death row for more than two decades.

Bible failed to win any of his appeals. Most recently, he asked an appeals court and the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution for DNA testing on hairs used as evidence in his trial.

Bible was convicted of kidnapping and killing Jennifer Wilson of Yuma, Ariz., while she was on vacation with her family in Flagstaff. Hikers found her naked, decomposing body three weeks later.

Bible is the 90th inmate executed in Arizona since 1910, and the 25th to die by injection.

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