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Arizona should stop executions

Arizona should stop executions

There's no way to make executions "humane."

July 25, 2014 5:40 pmLoading…

Brewer vetoes expanded death penalty, citing constitutionality fears

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.

April 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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

Clemency board denies death sentence appeal

PHOENIX — Without dissent, the Board of Executive Clemency voted Wednesday to reject Edward Schad’s request to commute his death sentence.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Clemency board challenge in death penalty case due today

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.

October 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Appeals court orders review in 1989 death penalty case

Appeals court orders review in 1989 death penalty case

PHOENIX — Convicted murderer David Detrich will get yet another chance to escape being put to death.

September 04, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
Arias' attorneys seek delay until January for retrial of penalty phase

Arias' attorneys seek delay until January for retrial of penalty phase

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.

June 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

The innocent awaiting execution are victims, too

At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Jodi Arias asks for life term; jury deliberates

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.

May 21, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

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
Victim's sister irate over Atwood lawsuit

Victim's sister irate over Atwood lawsuit

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.

February 05, 2013 9:41 am Related

US justices leave killer on death row

PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to give Scott Nordstrom another chance to escape the death penalty.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Related

Murder plea ensures killer, 28, won't get death

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.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am
Supreme Court asked to block Arizona execution

Supreme Court asked to block Arizona execution

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.

December 01, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Arizona executes inmate who killed teen girls in Cochise County

Arizona executes inmate who killed teen girls in Cochise County

Richard Dale Stokley

December 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Death penalty sought against mom in slayings

A Tucson woman accused of shooting her children to death in August could be executed if she's found guilty at trial.

November 28, 2012 12:00 am

Double-murder defendant eligible for death, judge says

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.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am

Death penalty may be a possibility in children's deaths

The Pima County Attorney's Office may be considering the death penalty in the case of a Tucson mom accused of killing her two children.

October 04, 2012 2:46 pm

Judges rebuke attorney for recusal bid

PHOENIX - Nearly 40 years ago, two teens armed with a sawed-off shotgun carjacked Julius Graber and killed him.

October 01, 2012 12:00 am

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