The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted against commuting Robert Towery's death sentence to life in prison. Towery, 47, is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the murder of a Paradise Valley man two decades ago.Read More »
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A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued a strong warning to Arizona officials who have continuously violated and changed their own written protocol for executing state death-row inmates.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court and a federal court on Monday refused to stop the scheduled execution of a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Wednesday.Read More »
Three inmates on Arizona's death row have sued the governor, the state corrections director and those who conduct executions, arguing that a new execution protocol violates their constitutional rights.Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »