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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.