first-degree murder, trail, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Zion William Teasley
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.

guns, House, Senate, parents, schools, Hobbs, veto, Marine Corps
Apr 21, 2023

We need to strengthen gun training requirements

I’m glad to hear that Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed the Legislature’s recent bad firearms bills that would have allowed parents to carry guns on school campuses and required schools to spread NRA propaganda to children.

Pima County, mistrial, Tucson, Christopher M. Clements, Isabel Celis, Maribel Gonzalez, sex offender
Mar 6, 2023

Mistrial declared in Tucson for man charged in girl’s death

A mistrial was declared after a jury in southern Arizona was unable to reach a verdict on a murder charge against a man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl.

execution, death row, Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, Murray Hooper, William “Pat" Redmond , Helen Phelps, Marilyn Redmond, Florence, DNA, lethal injection, Hobbs, federal magistrate judge, David Duncan
Nov 4, 2022

Arizona death row prisoner’s clemency bid rejected by board

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.

death row, Hooper, execution, lethal injection, Brnovich, killings, Phoenix, Maricopa County Superior Court, Marilyn Redmond, William "Pat" Redmond, Helen Phelps, appeal, Florence, DNA, testimony
Nov 1, 2022

Lawyers for Arizona inmate facing execution file new appeal

Lawyers for an Arizona death row inmate scheduled to be executed on Nov. 16 have filed a new appeal. Murray Hooper's attorneys filed another petition for post-conviction relief Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Korean War, Tucson, South Lawn Cemetery, Felix Yanez, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, South Korea, United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, POW, Utah, Courts of the Missing
Oct 18, 2022

A niece’s crusade and military scientists lead to ID of Korean War vet

It was a bittersweet afternoon at South Lawn Cemetery as family, friends and members of the armed forces gathered to say goodbye, finally, to a Korean War veteran whose remains went unidentified for over 70 years.

Korean War, soldiers, missing, remains, Tucson, burial
Aug 23, 2022

Remains of Arizona soldier killed in Korean War to be buried

The remains of a 19-year-old Arizona soldier who was killed in action during the Korean War in 1950 will be buried next month in Tucson, U.S. Army officials said.

Jan 14, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court upholds decision on bail for accused rapists

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to reinstate a 2002 voter-approved amendment to the Arizona Constitution which denied bail to anyone accused of rape.

Jun 21, 2016

Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits

Law enforcement agencies across Arizona are sifting through evidence lockers looking for every last untested sexual assault kit under new efforts driven largely by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Jan 8, 2016

Arizona court rejects appeal on issue of DNA identification

An Arizona court has denied an appeal of a man convicted in multiple high-profile burglaries in Phoenix suburbs, ruling that an otherwise unknown defendant can be indicted even when identified only by a DNA profile.

Proposed ethical rules would require prosecutors to disclose evidence even after convictions
Dec 17, 2012

Proposed ethical rules would require prosecutors to disclose evidence even after convictions

Henry Hall was on death row when police found the remains of Ted Lindberry in the desert west of Phoenix in March 2001.

Jun 27, 2012

High Court rules juveniles’ DNA samples can be taken, but not analyzed

Police can’t analyze the DNA of juveniles arrested in connection with murders, sex crimes and burglaries until after they have been found guilty, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today.