Three prisoners took their case to the Arizona Court of Appeals Friday, arguing that the statute governing lethal injection violates the separation of powers doctrine because the Legislature delegated its authority over executions to the executive branch. They also argue that they aren’t left with any legal recourse if the Department of Corrections changes its execution procedures.Read More »
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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 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 »
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to issue an execution warrant for a man who has been on death row since 1985 for raping and suffocating a 13-year-old girl in Tempe.Read More »
A man convicted of killing two people in a 1989 Phoenix convenience store robbery was executed Tuesday despite last-minute arguments by his attorneys who raised questions over one of the lethal injection drugs and said there was "substantial doubt" about his guilt.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to stop the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate hours before he was set to die by lethal injection for killing two people in a 1989 convenience store robbery.Read More »
Arizona's protocol for three-drug injection executions has cleared another legal hurdle.Read More »
A knockout drug that Arizona plans to use in an upcoming execution was not made by the sole U.S. manufacturer, which means it likely came from another country, attorneys said during and after a state Supreme Court hearing Wednesday.Read More »
Arizona is on the verge of executing its first convicted killer in three years. The Arizona Supreme Court issued a death warrant Sept. 21 for Jeffrey Landrigan, who was sentenced to death for the 1989 stabbing and strangling of Chester Dyer of Phoenix.Read More »