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Robert Towery

Robert Towery

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On September 4, 1991, Towery and Randy Barker went to the home of Mark Jones to rob him. Jones knew Towery and let Towery and Barker into the home. Towery pulled a pistol on Jones and Barker handcuffed him. Towery took valuables from the house and loaded them into Jones' vehicle. Barker took Jones to the bedroom.

Towery told Jones that he was going to give him injections with something that would make him sleep. He then injected Jones with battery acid. Jones was not struggling because he trusted Towery. Towery then sought to strangle Jones to death. When the first try failed, he tried again and succeeded.

Towery and Barker then left in Jones' car, unloaded Jones' property at their home and left the car in a nearby parking lot. On September 5, 1991, Jones' body was discovered. On September 12, 1993, Jones' car was recovered.

As a result of a tip given to the silent witness program, Towery and Barker were later arrested. Some of Jones' property was recovered from Towery's and Barker's homes.

Source: Arizona Department of Corrections

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