It took nearly two hours for Joseph Rudolph Wood to die in July.
Wednesday's execution opens questions about possible pain felt during lethal injection.
Relatives of Tucson victims say he got what he deserved.
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.
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.
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.
FLORENCE — Arizona on Wednesday executed a death-row inmate for two gruesome slayings committed 25 years ago.
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.
PHOENIX - Arizona corrections officials now will allow execution witnesses to watch as executioners insert catheters into condemned prisoners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.