The life of a Navajo man could be in the hands of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Prosecutors have told the court that they intend on soon seeking execution warrants for two death-row inmates in what would be the state’s first executions in almost seven years.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office said that it’s asking the high court to set a briefing schedule before filing execution warrants for Clarence Dixon, Navajo, and Frank Atwood.

Arizona put executions on hold after the 2014 death of Joseph Wood, who was given 15 doses of a two-drug combination over two hours. His attorney said the execution was botched.

Plus, Arizona and other states have struggled to buy execution drugs in recent years after U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies began blocking the use of their products in lethal injections. Arizona corrections officials revealed a month ago that they had finally obtained a lethal injection drug and were ready to resume executions.

Dixon was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1977 killing of Deana Bowdoin, a 21-year-old Arizona State University student.

At the time Bowdoin was found raped and stabbed to death in her Tempe apartment but police were unable to find her killer. The case went cold for about 20 years before a Tempe police detective used DNA profiling to identify Dixon as a suspect.

Dixon had previously been sentenced to life for a 1985 Coconino County kidnapping and sexual assault when he was linked to Bowdoin’s death. He was indicted in 2002, and convicted and sentenced to death in January 2008 – just over 30 years after Bowdoin’s death.

A lawyer for Dixon said the inmate currently has disabilities and it would be unethical to execute him.

“In light of Clarence Dixon’s severe mental illness and debilitating physical disabilities, including blindness, it would be unconscionable for the state of Arizona to execute him,” Dale Baich, one of Dixon’s lawyers, said in a statement.

Dixon’s case follows another Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell who was executed in August for the grisly slaying of a 9-year-old girl and her grandmother. At the time of his execution, Mitchell was the only Native person on federal death row, following former President Donald Trump’s decision to restore federal executions after 17 years.

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In Mitchell’s case, the Navajo Nation, other tribes and national organizations publicly opposed Mitchell’s execution citing violations of tribal culture and sovereignty.

The Navajo Nation declined to comment on Dixon’s case.

Atwood was convicted and sentenced to death for killing 8-year-old Vicki Lynn Hoskinson in 1984. Authorities say Atwood kidnapped the girl, whose body was found in the desert northwest of Tucson.

Because their crimes were committed before 1992, both Atwood and Dixon have the choice of lethal injection or execution in the gas chamber. If they do not choose, the state would use a lethal injection of pentobarbital.

Under the schedule suggested to the court by Brnovich, the executions could occur in as little as two months.

“Capital punishment is the law in Arizona and the appropriate response to those who commit the most shocking and vile murders,” Brnovich said in a statement. “This is about the administration of justice and ensuring the last word still belongs to the innocent victims who can no longer speak for themselves.”

Arizona currently has 115 inmates on death row.

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The Associated Press and Cronkite News contributed to this report.