- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - One of the suspects in the 1976 murder of Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles is dead.

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office told The Associated Press that James Robison died on April 6, 2013, at age 90. His cause of death is unknown.

The Republic reported the death on Wednesday.

Robison was accused of detonating the bomb that was attached to the bottom of Bolles’ car, killing him. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 1977, but the conviction was overturned. Robison was re-tried in 1993, when a jury found him not guilty.

Robison spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges arising from an attempt to have a witness against him killed. He was released from prison in 1998.

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