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Arizona in middle of states for number of exonerations

WASHINGTON - The release of a Tucson man in a decades-old arson-murder case made headlines this week, but a new national report shows Arizona is in the middle of the pack when it comes to exonerating prisoners.

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Plea deal OK on Pioneer Hotel fire, County Attorney LaWall says

Plea deal OK on Pioneer Hotel fire, County Attorney LaWall says

Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall supports the plea agreement in the 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire case in part because if Louis Cuen Taylor was retried, it would be impossible to get a conviction, court documents show.

April 02, 2013 12:00 am Related
Man held 42 years in deadly Tucson Pioneer Hotel fire to be released

Man held 42 years in deadly Tucson Pioneer Hotel fire to be released

A Tucson man who has spent 42 years behind bars in connection with the  downtown Tucson Pioneer Hotel fire that killed 29 people is expected to be freed from prison Tuesday.

March 31, 2013 12:04 am Photos

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Man held 42 years in deadly Pioneer Hotel fire to be released

Man held 42 years in deadly Pioneer Hotel fire to be released

Louis Taylor was a teenager at the time he was convicted in the Pioneer Hotel fire.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

Ring's reflections: Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

Al Ring with history-data notebooks he's compiled.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ring's reflections: Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

Ring's reflections: Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

The Pioneer Hotel Fire in 1970 cost 29 lives.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

Ring's reflections: Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

Much of Old Tucson Studios was destroyed in this 1995 fire. Find out more about it at www.tucsonfirefoundation.com/tfd-archive online.

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Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

Tucson Fire Dept.'s history can be found on new site

A fantastic new treasure - the history of the Tucson Fire Department - is now available online.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Attorneys: Fatal '70 hotel fire not arson

Attorneys: Fatal '70 hotel fire not arson

Arrested night of Pioneer fire, convicted in 1972.

October 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Attorneys: Fatal '70 hotel fire not arson

Attorneys: Fatal '70 hotel fire not arson

Arrested night of Pioneer fire, convicted in 1972.

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Attorneys: Fatal '70 hotel fire not arson

Attorneys: Fatal '70 hotel fire not arson

Louis Cuen Taylor has spent the last 40 years sitting in an Arizona prison for setting fire to a downtown hotel, killing 29 people. This week, a group of attorneys working for free asked a judge to set aside Taylor's conviction, asserting the fire wasn't arson at all.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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