Recent Articles from Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
A woman believed to be one of the 20 wives of a polygamous sect leader jailed in Arizona faces federal charges for allegedly sending threatening emails to child welfare workers in a bid to get her two daughters released from state foster care.
The decision marks a legal victory for the newly elected Democratic governor whose office said the state isn't currently prepared to carry out the death penalty.
The Arizona Supreme Court issued a warrant to execute a prisoner even though the state's new Democratic attorney general tried to withdraw her Republican predecessor's request to carry out the execution.
A federal judge who previously concluded Arizona was providing inadequate medical and mental health care to prisoners said she will give the state three months to ensure it has enough health care professionals to meet constitutional standards.
Plans to execute an Arizona man on Wednesday remain on track.
Arizona's clemency board unanimously declined on Thursday to recommend that the governor commute a man's death sentence to life in prison, keeping the inmate's planned execution on track for his conviction in two 1980 killings.
An Arizona prisoner who is scheduled to be executed in three weeks for two 1980 killings will be put to death by lethal injection.
An execution planned next month for an Arizona prisoner remains on track after a judge rejected the condemned man's request to have fingerprint and DNA tests conducted on evidence from the two 1980 killings for which he's scheduled to be put to death.
A judge is mulling an Arizona death row prisoner's request to have fingerprint and DNA tests conducted on evidence from the two 1980 killings for which he is scheduled to be executed next month.
Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Maricopa County sheriff who was ousted in 2016 by voters frustrated with his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, has narrowed his opponent's lead in the race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades.
Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Phoenix metro sheriff who was ousted by voters frustrated with his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, is attempting another political comeback as he runs for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived more than two decades.