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Questions about Arizona's two-hour execution linger

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

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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…
Tucson killer's execution takes two hours

Tucson killer's execution takes two hours

Relatives of Tucson victims say he got what he deserved. 

July 23, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Robert Jones executed for six murders

The man convicted of gunning down six people in cold blood in a pair of 1996 robberies died quietly Wednesday in Housing Unit 9 at the Arizona Department of Corrections prison in Florence.

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Robert Jones execution set for 10 a.m.

Robert Jones execution set for 10 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Corrections plans to execute the man convicted of gunning down six people in a pair of 1996 robberies this morning.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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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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Court: No basis to delay Arizona execution

Court: No basis to delay Arizona execution

PHOENIX — Saying he doesn't have a legal claim, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this afternoon rejected the bid by Edward Schad to delay his execution.

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Lawsuit: Brewer pressured clemency board

Lawsuit: Brewer pressured clemency board

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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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.

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Killer seeking execution wants to bar reporters from hearing

PHOENIX - A serial killer on death row wants the media barred from a hearing on whether he is mentally competent to waive further appeals so he can be executed as soon as possible, his lawyer said Friday.

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Execution warrant sought in Bisbee man's '78 killing

Prosecutors are seeking an execution warrant for an inmate who has been on death row since 1985 for the murder of a Bisbee man. The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the motion on Jan. 8.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am
Blog: Condemned killer Stokley seemed resigned at the end

Blog: Condemned killer Stokley seemed resigned at the end

After covering the criminal justice system for more than 20 years, one might think I'd get tired of it or burned out. It's just the opposite.

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Stokley makes no apology, is executed

Stokley makes no apology, is executed

Richard Dale Stokley

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Stokley makes no apology, is executed

Stokley makes no apology, is executed

FLORENCE - For 20 years, Patty Hancock refused to buy new Christmas stockings for her children because they wouldn't match the one that belonged to her slain daughter, Mandy.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am Related
Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

They were both 13 and looking forward to the eighth grade. One loved to ride motorcycles, shoot BB guns and gymnastics. The other loved cheerleading, her nine cats and her Barbie dolls.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

Mandy Meyers was murdered after she and Mary Snyder disappeared from a community campout.

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Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

Mary Snyder was killed by Randy Brazeal and Richard Dale Stokley. The latter is scheduled for execution.

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Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

Killer to be executed in '91 deaths of girls

was convicted in the murders of Mary Snyder, Mandy Meyers.

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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.

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