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Legal Procedure

Ruling: Arizona defendants can represent themselves during appeals

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.

June 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Former Tucson coach’s sex-with-student trial goes to jury

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.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Timeline of events in Jodi Arias murder case

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:

May 08, 2013 2:21 pmLoading…

Jodi Arias convicted of murder

Jurors got the case Friday afternoon. They deliberated for two full days this week before reaching a decision late Wednesday morning.

May 08, 2013 11:45 am Related Loading…
Atwood's attorneys want a new sentencing hearing

Atwood's attorneys want a new sentencing hearing

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.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Tucson man convicted — again — in drug-related killing

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.

February 15, 2013 2:54 pm

Misconduct prompts mistrial in Tucson murder case

Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields declared a mistrial Friday in the first-degree murder trial of a 28-year-old man.

January 07, 2013 2:03 pm

Jury rejects Tucson man’s self-defense claim in murder case

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.

September 14, 2012 2:15 pm
Man sentenced to death for 2009 killing of Marana couple

Man sentenced to death for 2009 killing of Marana couple

A Texas man convicted of killing a Marana couple three years ago was sentenced to death this afternoon.

September 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Ex-Rutgers student gets 30 days for webcam spying

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.

May 21, 2012 9:53 amLoading…

Trial starts in kids' forced Grand Canyon hikes

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.

February 15, 2012 11:09 amLoading…

Tucson man who killed grandma deserves new trial, judge says

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.

February 06, 2012 11:02 am

Tucson man faces life term in deadly carwash shooting

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 side carwash.

December 06, 2011 5:06 pm

Sahuarita man who beat dad to death given 10 years

A Sahuarita man who beat his father to death in August 2010 received a mitigated 10-year prison sentence Monday.

October 17, 2011 1:03 pm

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