With two executions already carried out so far this year and two more up for consideration next week, Arizona is on pace to match its busiest year for executions since establishing the death penalty in 1910 and be among the busiest death-penalty states in the nation, The Associated Press has determined.Read More »
FLORENCE — An Arizona inmate apologized to the family of the man he killed and his own family, said his life was one mistake after another and started crying before he was injected with a lethal drug Thursday.Read More »
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 »
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 »
A longtime Arizona death-row inmate set to be executed next week told a state clemency board Friday that he remembers some sexual activity with his adoptive mother on the night he killed her but can't remember strangling, stabbing, suffocating or dismembering her.Read More »
Lawyers for death row inmate Robert Henry Moormann have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to stay his scheduled Feb. 29 execution.Read More »
A death row prisoner who is next in line for execution asked the Arizona Supreme Court Dec. 30 to either reject the state’s motion for his death warrant or postpone its decision until after a federal civil rights lawsuit involving other condemned inmates is resolved.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.
An Arizona death-row inmate convicted of fatally beating a man is asking the state's clemency board for mercy.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 »