PHOENIX — A man convicted of the brutal murder of a Buckeye librarian could escape not only the death penalty, but his conviction, because of alleged bias by the judge.
It took nearly two hours for Joseph Rudolph Wood to die in July.
There's no way to make executions "humane."
PHOENIX — Calling it a serious threat to the state’s death penalty, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have allowed more criminals to be executed.
A jury in Pima County Superior Court found Kyle Alegria guilty of the 2009 rape and murder of a 7-year-old neighbor.
PHOENIX — Without dissent, the Board of Executive Clemency voted Wednesday to reject Edward Schad’s request to commute his death sentence.
PHOENIX — A federal judge refused late Tuesday to block a scheduled hearing today by the Board of Executive Clemency on the fate of convicted murderer Edward Schad.
PHOENIX — Convicted murderer David Detrich will get yet another chance to escape being put to death.
PHOENIX - Attorneys for Jodi Arias have asked an Arizona judge to delay until next year a retrial of the penalty phase in her case to allow the convicted murderer time to gather witnesses to testify on her behalf.
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing.
PHOENIX — Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she “lacked perspective” when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
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.
In case you haven't heard, Frank Jarvis Atwood, one of Arizona's longest residents on death row, is suing the state because he's not getting to visit his priest as often as he would like.
PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to give Scott Nordstrom another chance to escape the death penalty.
A 28-year-old Tucson man who was facing a potential death sentence pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping Thursday and is facing between 29 and 32 1/2 years in prison.
PHOENIX - An Arizona inmate's lawyers on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block his scheduled execution Wednesday, arguing that lower courts unfairly denied him a hearing on potential evidence for possible leniency in sentencing for the brutal killing of two 13-year-old girls.
A Tucson woman accused of shooting her children to death in August could be executed if she's found guilty at trial.
A Tucson man charged with killing two roommates doesn't meet the legal definition of "intellectually disabled" and remains eligible for the death penalty, a judge ruled earlier this week.