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Man sentenced to 249 years for 1991 Arizona temple slaying

Man sentenced to 249 years for 1991 Arizona temple slaying

PHOENIX — A man convicted of killing nine people, including six monks, during a robbery at a Buddhist temple in metro Phoenix was sentenced Friday to 249 years in prison, marking the end of one of the most notorious criminal cases in Arizona over the past 25 years. Johnathan A. Doody was fo…

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Jones executed for Tucson killing spree

Jones executed for Tucson killing spree

Robert Glen Jones Jr., who was convicted in the killing of six people in two Tucson robberies, was executed by lethal injection this morning.

October 23, 2013 11:00 am Related
9th Circuit won't rehear case of death-row inmate in Tucson murders

9th Circuit won't rehear case of death-row inmate in Tucson murders

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court has declined a rehearing for an Arizona death-row inmate scheduled to be executed this week.

October 21, 2013 12:24 pm Related
Arizona executes Bisbee man's killer

Arizona executes Bisbee man's killer

FLORENCE, Ariz. — Arizona on Wednesday executed the oldest person on its death row, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murdering a Bisbee man during a robbery. The execution of 71-year-old Edward Harold Schad Jr. came about two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his final appe…

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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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Arizona court turns down death row inmate’s appeal

Arizona court turns down death row inmate’s appeal

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld the convictions and sentences of a death row inmate from Hawaii in the killing of his mother in Arizona.

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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
Woman on death row 22 yrs. sees convictions overturned

Woman on death row 22 yrs. sees convictions overturned

PHOENIX - 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 15, 2013 12:00 am
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
High court case delays an Atwood resentence

High court case delays an Atwood resentence

A decision on whether a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision created a possibility for longtime death-row inmate Frank Jarvis Atwood to get a new sentencing hearing has been delayed by yet another Supreme Court case.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
High court case delays an Atwood resentence

High court case delays an Atwood resentence

Frank Jarvis Atwood

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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
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

Suit in deadly Arivaca attack dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the FBI by a former Arivaca woman who lost her youngest daughter and husband during a May 2009 home invasion.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Convicted Tucson killer Nordstrom to stay on death row

Convicted Tucson killer Nordstrom to stay on death row

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

January 22, 2013 2:05 pm Related
Ruling takes man who killed daughter off Arizona’s death row

Ruling takes man who killed daughter off Arizona’s death row

PHOENIX —The Arizona Supreme Court has concluded that a man was mentally disabled and cannot be executed for murdering his 2-year-old daughter by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire.

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