The Arizona Department of Corrections hasn't violated the rights of death-row prisoners in its execution process, a federal judge ruled today.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.
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 »
The Arizona Supreme Court refused Monday to block an execution scheduled for Tuesday, turning away a constitutional challenge that included a claim by defense lawyers that more than one sedative was improperly used in a previous execution.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 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 »
The execution of Eric King reveals the imprecision in choosing who should be condemned, say death penalty observers.Read More »
An Arizona jury has sentenced a border activist to death in the 2009 murder of a young girl and her father.Read More »
The nation’s attention often focused on Arizona court cases in 2010, with several of the state’s high-profile lawsuits landing on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »