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Questions about Arizona's two-hour execution linger

Wednesday's execution opens questions about possible pain felt during lethal injection.

July 26, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Supreme Court: Execution in Tucson murder case can proceed

Supreme Court: Execution in Tucson murder case can proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

July 22, 2014 4:38 pm Related

Yuma wife who hired hitman loses sentencing appeal

YUMA, Ariz. — A Yuma woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband in 1997 has been denied an appeal of her life sentence.

March 09, 2014 12:09 pm
Man convicted in rape, murder of Ajo girl, 7

Man convicted in rape, murder of Ajo girl, 7

A jury in Pima County Superior Court found Kyle Alegria guilty of the 2009 rape and murder of a 7-year-old neighbor.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Arizona inmate, 71, executed in Bisbee murder

Arizona inmate, 71, executed in Bisbee murder

FLORENCE — Arizona executed its oldest person on death row Wednesday, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murdering a Bisbee man during a robbery and dumping his body along a highway.

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Clemency Board members accuse Brewer staff of meddling

PHOENIX — Five former members of the state Board of Executive Clemency say they were pressured by a top aide to Gov. Jan Brewer to deny requests for relief from those in high-profile cases.

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DA wants to use Holmes’ statements after arrest

DENVER — Statements that Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes made to police shortly after his arrest should be admissible at his trial even though he didn’t have an attorney present, prosecutors argued Wednesday.

July 03, 2013 9:02 pmLoading…
Supreme Court reinstates Arizona inmate's death sentence for Edward Schad

Supreme Court reinstates Arizona inmate's death sentence for Edward Schad

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a death sentence Monday for an Arizona man who was convicted of killing a man 35 years ago.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
Supreme Court reinstates Arizona inmate's death sentence

Supreme Court reinstates Arizona inmate's death sentence

convicted in 1979 and 1985

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Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Arizona inmate

Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Arizona inmate

The Supreme Court has reinstated a death sentence for an Arizona man who was convicted of killing a man 35 years ago.

June 24, 2013 11:03 am Related
Phoenix’s ‘serial shooter’ found dead in prison cell

Phoenix’s ‘serial shooter’ found dead in prison cell

An Arizona death row inmate convicted of killing six people in Phoenix’s “serial shooter” attacks has died in prison.

June 19, 2013 4:01 pm Related

Tucson man guilty of killing girlfriend

A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death with a steak knife was found guilty by a jury Monday.

June 17, 2013 3:59 pm

Lawyer for Tucson shooter to represent Boston Marathon suspect

BOSTON — Judy Clarke, the prominent death penalty lawyer who represented Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, is joining the team representing the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 29, 2013 3:17 pm
Arizona court upholds death sentence in police officer's murder

Arizona court upholds death sentence in police officer's murder

The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a man’s murder conviction and death sentence in the killing a Phoenix police officer in 2007.

April 04, 2013 10:27 am Related
Conviction overturned for mom on Arizona's death row for son's murder

Conviction overturned for mom on Arizona's death row for son's murder

A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out the convictions of a woman on Arizona’s death row who was found guilty of murder in the 1989 killing of her 4-year-old son, who was shot in the back of the head so the defendants could collect a life insurance policy.

March 14, 2013 12:08 pm Related
Arizona asks Supreme Court to allow execution of Bisbee man’s killer

Arizona asks Supreme Court to allow execution of Bisbee man’s killer

Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to execute a 70-year-old death-row inmate for killing a Bisbee man more than three decades ago.

March 04, 2013 11:35 am Photos

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Execution of Bisbee man's killer is blocked

A federal appeals court blocked next week's scheduled execution of an Arizona death-row inmate who was convicted of killing a Bisbee man nearly 35 years ago.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
Execution blocked for Bisbee man’s killer

Execution blocked for Bisbee man’s killer

PHOENIX — Arizona prosecutors will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a lower court’s order blocking the scheduled execution of a death-row inmate for a killing that occurred nearly 35 years ago.

March 01, 2013 11:27 am Related

Trial set for child murder suspect who is finally deemed competent

An Ajo man accused of raping and killing a little girl nearly four years ago has finally been deemed competent to stand trial, but whether he or not he is eligible for the death penalty is still up for debate.

February 27, 2013 10:38 am

Tucson man charged with setting woman on fire rejects plea offer

A Tucson man accused of setting a woman on fire four years ago will be going to trial in June after turning down a plea agreement that would’ve given him a life sentence with release possible after 25 years.

February 07, 2013 11:54 am

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