It took nearly two hours for Joseph Rudolph Wood to die in July.
Wednesday's execution opens questions about possible pain felt during lethal injection.
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.
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.
A jury in Pima County Superior Court found Kyle Alegria guilty of the 2009 rape and murder of a 7-year-old neighbor.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a death sentence Monday for an Arizona man who was convicted of killing a man 35 years ago.
convicted in 1979 and 1985
The Supreme Court has reinstated a death sentence for an Arizona man who was convicted of killing a man 35 years ago.
An Arizona death row inmate convicted of killing six people in Phoenix’s “serial shooter” attacks has died in prison.
A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death with a steak knife was found guilty by a jury Monday.
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.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a man’s murder conviction and death sentence in the killing a Phoenix police officer in 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.