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Judge signs Eric Robert's warrant of execution

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Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Friday the warrant of execution for Eric Robert has been signed.

Second Circuit Court Judge Bradley Zell signed the warrant for execution. Robert is scheduled to be executed between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. during the week of October 14, 2012.

 The specific date and time will be selected by the Warden of the State Penitentiary.  The Warden will announce the scheduled time within 48 hours of the execution.

Eric Robert, 50, pleaded guilty to killing Ron Johnson in April 2011 and asked to be executed for the crime. The Supreme Court last week unanimously upheld his death sentence. 

A second inmate involved in the escape attempt also has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to death, but is appealing. A third inmate was given life in prison.

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