RSSA Blog Following Pima County's Courthouses

Some doubt prosecutors' numbers on violent offenders

Some doubt prosecutors' numbers on violent offenders

Group says report conflates violent with repeat offenders. 

December 09, 2014 12:10 pmLoading…

Atlantic monthly story looks at Tucson conviction

Atlantic monthly story looks at Tucson conviction

A story in the Atlantic Monthly explores the case of Larry Youngblood, a man wrongfully convicted in Pima County in 1985 of a brutal child rape.

December 08, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…

UA law professor seeks 'mock jurors' for study

UA law professor seeks 'mock jurors' for study

Participants will learn the grand jury process and assist in academic research. 

December 03, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…

Accused killer found incompetent

Accused killer found incompetent

Court orders treatment to restore competency. 

December 03, 2014 12:41 pmLoading…

Pima restoration court collects nearly $250K

Pima restoration court collects nearly $250K

Pima County Restoration Court seeks to enforce payments to crime victims. 

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Man gets 10 years for holding hostage

Man gets 10 years for holding hostage

Case involved kidnapping, ransom over the disappearance of a marijuana load.

November 20, 2014 11:30 pm

Report takes aim at 'treatment industrial complex'

Report takes aim at 'treatment industrial complex'

Authors say for-profit prison operators changing model to capture more business.

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OV councilman Burns agrees to plea

OV councilman Burns agrees to plea

Councilman to plead guilty to criminal trespassing. 

November 18, 2014 12:51 pmLoading…

McSally looks to be winner in CD2 race

McSally looks to be winner in CD2 race

With just 133 votes between, recount almost certain. 

November 11, 2014 3:52 pmLoading…

FBI stats for 2013 show violent, property crimes down

FBI stats for 2013 show violent, property crimes down

Crime rates continue to drop nationwide. 

November 10, 2014 3:48 pmLoading…

High court cases in Tucson start this afternoon

High court cases in Tucson start this afternoon

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases in Tucson today at 2 p.m.

November 06, 2014 1:03 pmLoading…

Voters approve retention of all judges

Voters approve retention of all judges

Supreme, appeals and superior courts' jurists all retained by large margins.  

November 05, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…

Man sentenced to life in 2012 drug rip

Man sentenced to life in 2012 drug rip

Mankel shot would-be thief as he fled. 

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Closing arguments held in EEOC discrimination case

Closing arguments held in EEOC discrimination case

Government says men fired in retaliation.

October 31, 2014 2:29 pmLoading…

State high court reverses Appeals in Maricopa college case

State high court reverses Appeals in Maricopa college case

Justices say law adding two seats to Maricopa Community College Board legal

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'Sovereign citizen' sentenced to 5 years in prison

'Sovereign citizen' sentenced to 5 years in prison

Man convicted of fraud and theft was part of anti-government movement. 

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Pima court warns of juror scam

Pima court warns of juror scam

Scam seeks cash payment for supposed missed jury duty.

October 21, 2014 1:08 pmLoading…

Man gets 16 years for death of girlfriend

Killer beat to death girlfriend because he was distraught over end of relationship. 

October 20, 2014 1:08 pmLoading…

Man convicted of sex assault in Dec. again accused

Man convicted of sex assault in Dec. again accused

Accused of grabbing and kissing restaurant worker.

October 08, 2014 3:43 pmLoading…

Pima County Attorney's office starts conviction investigation unit

Pima County Attorney's office starts conviction investigation unit

Attorneys will evaluate Pima County convictions if defendants claim innocence. 

October 02, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Former UA great gets 6 years probation

Former UA great gets 6 years probation

Max Zendejas damaged rented restaurant space, removed equipment. 

September 29, 2014 12:03 pmLoading…

Violent crime victims suffer socio-emotional ills

Violent crime victims suffer socio-emotional ills

Report says victims have higher rates of emotional troubles. 

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'Sovereign citizen's' sentencing delayed

'Sovereign citizen's' sentencing delayed

Convicted fraudster to speak with pre-sentence report writers to help mitigate sentence.

September 22, 2014 3:26 pmLoading…

Man wins legal fight for husband's death certificate

Man wins legal fight for husband's death certificate

Ruling could force state to recognize same-sex couple's Calif. marriage 

September 12, 2014 3:47 pmLoading…

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