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Man Convicted of Murdering Don Bolles Dies in Arizona

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Man Convicted of Murdering Don Bolles Dies in Arizona

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The man convicted in the 1976 car-bomb slaying of an Arizona Republic reporter has died in prison, authorities said Tuesday.

Max Dunlap, 81, was serving a life sentence for the killing of Don Bolles.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Dunlap was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson. Prison staff performed CPR before declaring Dunlap dead of what appeared to be natural causes.

In 1993, Dunlap was convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for arranging Bolles' killing.

Bolles' car exploded as he backed out of a parking lot at a Phoenix hotel where he had gone to meet a tipster. Authorities say a bomb made of dynamite had been planted under the car and was detonated by remote control.

Bolles died of his injuries 11 days later.

Prosecutors believed the reporter was targeted because he had written stories that upset a liquor wholesaler who was a mentor of Dunlap. …

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