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  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

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

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

  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

Relatives of Tucson victims say he got what he deserved.

  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

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…

  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

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

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


FLORENCE, Ariz. — Arizona on Wednesday executed the oldest person on its death row, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murdering a Bisb…

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…

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 reques…

  • Associated Press

PHOENIX — Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she “lacked perspective” when she told a local reporter in an in…

  • Paul Davenport The Associated Press

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 h…

  • The Associated Press The Associated Press

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 Su…


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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Richard Dale Stokley

  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

FLORENCE - For 20 years, Patty Hancock refused to buy new Christmas stockings for her children because they wouldn't match the one that belong…

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


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


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