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Lethal Injection

Group joins fight for records in 2-hour execution

Group joins fight for records in 2-hour execution

It took nearly two hours for Joseph Rudolph Wood to die in July.

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Questions about Arizona's two-hour execution linger

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

July 26, 2014 9:00 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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Supreme Court: Execution in Tucson murder case can proceed

Supreme Court: Execution in Tucson murder case can proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

July 22, 2014 4:38 pm Related
Execution warrant sought for inmate in Bisbee man’s killing

Execution warrant sought for inmate in Bisbee man’s killing

Arizona prosecutors are seeking an execution warrant for a prison inmate who’s been on death row since 1985 for the murder of a Bisbee man.

December 28, 2012 3:00 pm Related
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.

December 06, 2012 12:30 am Related
Arizona executes inmate for 2 murders

Arizona executes inmate for 2 murders

FLORENCE — Arizona on Wednesday executed a death-row inmate for two gruesome slayings committed 25 years ago.

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Ariz. inmate loses appeal, execution set for Wednesday

PHOENIX (AP) — A death-row inmate set to be executed in Arizona on Wednesday has lost his last appeal, clearing the way for the lethal injection to proceed.

June 26, 2012 6:12 pm

AZ opens IV stage of executions

PHOENIX - Arizona corrections officials now will allow execution witnesses to watch as executioners insert catheters into condemned prisoners.

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AZ execution witnesses allowed to see IV process

PHOENIX — Arizona corrections officials now will allow execution witnesses to watch as executioners insert catheters into condemned prisoners, but a federal public defender said Wednesday that it's still unclear whether lawyers also will be allowed to see the IV process.

June 06, 2012 8:35 pm

Arizona clemency board to hear inmate’s case today

PHOENIX — Arizona’s largely new clemency board on Monday is expected to consider the case of a death-row inmate set for execution next week.

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Execution looms this week for man in '92 kidnap-slaying of PCC student

When Thomas Kemp stood before Judge Richard Nichols in July 1993 to find out if he should die for executing a Pima Community College student, he did not beg.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am

Judge sides with AZ inmates against execution drug

PHOENIX — A federal judge's decision to block the importation of a drug used in some executions in Arizona is expected to have little or no immediate impact on the state.

March 27, 2012 8:33 pmLoading…
Arizona inmate executed

Arizona inmate executed

FLORENCE — Arizona executed an inmate Thursday for killing a Scottsdale man while robbing his home in 1991 — the second death sentence carried out in the state in eight days.

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Arizona executes man for killing, dismembering mom

Arizona executes man for killing, dismembering mom

FLORENCE — Arizona executed an inmate Wednesday for killing and dismembering his adoptive mother while he was out of prison on furlough for another crime, despite a spate of last-minute appeals over his mental disabilities and how the state has changed and violated its own execution protocol.

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Arizona execution processes ruling to be appealed

PHOENIX - Lawyers for five Arizona death row inmates are appealing a federal judge's ruling that how the state conducts injection executions doesn't violate the inmates' rights.

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