Capital punishment

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Mar 3, 2023

State won’t carry out execution after warrant issued 

Arizona won’t execute the state’s only inmate on death row even after the Arizona Supreme Court issued a death warrant in the case, Gov. Katie Hobbs said on Friday. 

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Oct 24, 2022

Inmate’s failed testing bid keeps Arizona execution on track

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.

Aug 13, 2018

Ducey says state law, not pope, dictates his action on death penalty

Gov. Doug Ducey said he will obey Arizona law and not Pope Francis, who has now declared that the death penalty is unacceptable in all cases.

May 19, 2017

Death row thinning in Arizona, nationally – reasons vary

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ most recent data – accounting for prisoners under sentence of death as of December 31, 2015 – Arizona did see its first uptick in death row inmates in five years with the addition of two inmates in 2015. But that runs counter to the slow yet steady decline of the state’s death row.

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Oct 27, 2015

Supreme Court declines to consider death penalty argument

The Arizona Supreme Court refused to hear a first-degree murder defendant’s assertion the state’s death penalty laws are too broad to be constitutional.

Apr 29, 2015

Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

Jul 9, 2014

AZ judge to consider postponing execution over drug concerns

A judge is scheduled to consider a request Wednesday to postpone the July 23 execution of an Arizona death row inmate until officials reveal details about the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.

Dec 18, 2012

Arizona among few states with bulk of executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

Aug 8, 2012

Arizona executes inmate for 2 murders in 1987

Siblings of a murdered teenager were united in saying 25 years was too long to wait for Wednesday's execution of one of two men convicted in the case. They were divided on whether the executed man deserved their sorrow.

Jul 27, 2012

Court rejects challenge to Arizona execution law

A state appellate court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of Arizona's injection execution law but warned the state that last-minute changes in execution procedures are a problem.

May 30, 2012

Arizona court postpones considering death warrant

The Arizona Supreme Court has postponed considering whether to set the execution of a death-row inmate who was temporarily spared from the death penalty last year.

May 24, 2012

Maricopa County OKs $4M for death penalty appeals

Maricopa County officials have approved spending up to $4 million to cover post-conviction appeals for defendants facing the death penalty.