Pima County Superior Court Judge Clark Munger was so convinced that a Tucson Police detective hid evidence in a 2010 murder case that he imposed sanctions on two separate occasions before retiring.
If public defenders Michael Mussman and Sheena Chawla get their way, the Pima County Attorney's Office and the Tucson Police Department will soon have to cough up $13,375.
Last month, a Pima County jury couldn't decide if Denise Pesqueira killed her newborn son or not and a mistrial was declared at the end of her two-week trial.
Three local public defenders were honored recently at the 10th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference in Tempe.
A 38-year-old Tucson man will spend the next 10 years in prison and a lifetime on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
A 21-year-old Tucson man was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison Tuesday for shooting one man to death and wounding another last June.