PHOENIX — Arizonans have a constitutional right to defend themselves against criminal charges, not just at trial but all the way up to the state Supreme Court, the justices ruled Friday.
DNA evidence alone proves a former wrestling coach had sex with a 15-year-old student, Deputy County Attorney Michelle Chamblee, told jurors in closing arguments in the trial of Richard Portugal Ortiz.
The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies. The following is a timeline of some of the key events in the case:
Jurors got the case Friday afternoon. They deliberated for two full days this week before reaching a decision late Wednesday morning.
A California man on death row nearly 26 years for kidnapping and murdering 8-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson will be back in court today.
A 21-year-old Tucson man who won a new trial because of juror misconduct was convicted of first-degree murder for the second time Friday.
Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields declared a mistrial Friday in the first-degree murder trial of a 28-year-old man.
It took a Pima County jury just one hour to reject a Tucson man’s claims he killed another man in self-defense in November 2010.
A Texas man convicted of killing a Marana couple three years ago was sentenced to death this afternoon.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student who attracted the scorn of gay-rights advocates and was convicted of hate crimes for using a webcam to view seconds of his roommate and another man kissing days before the roommate killed himself will go to jail for 30 days.
PHOENIX — A federal trial began Wednesday for an Indiana man
accused of forcing his grandsons to hike for miles in the Grand
Canyon without food or water in brutal August heat.
A Tucson man serving a life sentence for murdering his
grandmother in February 2007 deserves a new trial because his
attorneys made errors during trial and because new evidence has
come to light, a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled.
A Tucson man is facing a potential life sentence after being
convicted Tuesday of murdering one man and trying to kill another
in an incident that was caught on surveillance tape at a southwest
A Sahuarita man who beat his father to death in August 2010
received a mitigated 10-year prison sentence Monday.