Gov. Katie Hobbs wants an outside review of the state’s death penalty process, arguing the recent executions carried out by the Department of Corrections “have resulted in serious questions about ADCRR’s execution protocols and lack of transparency.”
Capital punishment is rising to prominence again on the attorney general campaign trail after the Arizona Supreme Court granted Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s bid for the third execution of the year.
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request to postpone the planned execution of an Arizona prisoner in what would be the state's first use of the death penalty in nearly eight years.
Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his self-proclaimed "pro-life'' position covers only abortions and not executions - even those carried out in the name of the state.
As the execution of Clarence Dixon draws near, his attorneys are challenging whether the law enforcement-heavy state clemency board can give him a fair hearing and whether their client is mentally competent to be put to death. Before his scheduled May 11 execution, Dixon has a chance to plead for mercy – a hearing in […]
A death row prisoner who could be among the first in Arizona to be executed in almost seven years is opposing a move that would reduce the amount of time he would have to respond to the state's request for his execution warrant.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday set deadlines for the state attorney general to file his motions for warrants of execution for two death row inmates.
An Arizona death row prisoner, who would be among the state's first executions in almost seven years, has filed documents arguing the lethal injection drug to be used would expire sooner than prosecutors maintain and that makes it impossible to carry out his execution.
With Arizona’s rush to resume executions come unanswered questions on the sanity and innocence of the first two of 21 condemned prisoners and the motivations of Attorney General Mark Brnovich.