death penalty

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Jun 22, 2023

MCAO agrees to dismiss suit seeking to compel state to execute Gunches

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office agreed to dismiss the civil suit seeking to compel the state to be prepared to dole out the death penalty after the new director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry confirmed the state “is now and has been operationally ready to carry out a lawful execution.”

death penalty, execution, killings
Jun 8, 2023

Phoenix man convicted of killing 2 young women in early 1990s sentenced to death

A man convicted of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young Phoenix women in separate killings in the early 1990s was sentenced to death by a judge Wednesday.

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May 22, 2023

Ex-convict charged with 1st-degree murder in death of woman on desert trail

An ex-convict has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a woman who was attacked from behind and stabbed 15 times while walking on a desert trail in northeast Phoenix last month, authorities said Monday.

Apr 18, 2023

Arizona inmate sentenced to death again in cellmate’s murder

An Arizona man has been sentenced to death for the second time in the 2010 murder of his prison cellmate, who was castrated and had his throat slit.

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Apr 14, 2023

Court reinstates death penalty for man who killed University of Arizona professor

The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death penalty against a man convinced of the 1995 murder of University of Arizona music professor Roy Johnson.

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Mar 23, 2023

Court: Arizona governor not required to carry out execution

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.

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Mar 3, 2023

Arizona’s death penalty is cruel and unusual; it’s time to abolish it

It’s time to abolish Arizona’s death penalty, once and for all.

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Mar 3, 2023

Arizona court OKs execution request that AG tried to undo

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.

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Feb 22, 2023

Supreme Court rules for Arizona inmate in death penalty case

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a man on Arizona's death row should be resentenced because jurors in his case were wrongly told that the only way to ensure he would never walk free was to sentence him to death.

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Jan 25, 2023

House committee authorizes placement of memorial to slain journalist Bolles

State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to honoring assassinated reporter Don Bolles in the same way Arizona honors various veterans, pioneer women, the Ten Commandments and Jesuit missionary Father Kino. Without dissent the House Government Committee authorized placement of a memorial to The Arizona Republic investigative reporter in Wesley Bolin Plaza.

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Jan 24, 2023

Prosecutor says planned death penalty study not enough

The top prosecutor from the state's second largest county said a planned study of how the death penalty is implemented in Arizona doesn't go far enough.

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Jan 20, 2023

AG withdraws only outstanding motion for death penalty, Hobbs calls for review of execution process 

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.”