The Arizona Supreme Court decided today to issue a warrant of execution for a death-row inmate who underwent open-heart surgery in September.Read More »
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Doses of three chemicals injected into Jeffrey Landrigan on Oct. 26, 2010, had done the job in executing him, but there was a set of unused, filled syringes left over.Read More »
Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmates say the state is ignoring provisions in its own protocol on conducting injection executions.
A trial begun Monday in federal court examines claims that Arizona's execution practices violate inmates' rights by threatening to subject them to unconstitutional pain and suffering.
For the second time in four years the Arizona Department of Corrections will be going to court to defend the way it carries out executions.Read More »
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that lower courts must consider convicted murderer Richard Harley Greenway’s claim that he was poorly represented in his trial for the 1988 murders of two women in their Tucson home.Read More »
In the minutes just before an execution, inmates lay strapped to a table with a white sheet pulled up to their necks, but the veiled process and other procedures followed by the Arizona Department of Corrections are now being challenged in federal court.Read More »
A lawsuit claims the Arizona Legislature delegated too much authority to the state Department of Corrections' director to determine how Death Row inmates are executed.Read More »
Arizona's clemency board on Monday declined to recommend that an inmate's death sentence be delayed or lessened to a term of life in prison after a long, emotional hearing during which lawyers for both sides cried and the 9-year-old victim's family wept.Read More »
Arizona's clemency board is set to decide Monday whether to stop or delay this week's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate convicted in the 1988 molestation and murder of a 9-year-old Yuma girl.Read More »
At attorney again sought to delay next week's scheduled execution of an Arizona death-row inmate who was convicted of molesting and killing a 9-year-old Yuma girl in 1988.Read More »