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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.

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Mar 15, 2023

Hobbs blasted for plans to defy execution order

Gov. Katie Hobbs is facing heavy pushback from a victim's sister and a powerful county prosecutor for her plans to defy a court order to execute a prisoner next month for his conviction in a 2002 killing.

Hobbs, death row, lethal injection, Gunches
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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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 27, 2023

Retired judge picked to review Arizona’s execution process

A retired federal magistrate judge was appointed to review the execution process in Arizona as part of an examination ordered by Gov. Katie Hobbs of procurement of lethal injection drugs and other death penalty protocols due to the state's history of mismanaging executions.

Hooper, death row, execution, lethal injection, Phoenix, Phelps, William “Pat” Redmond, Marilyn Redmond, Brnovich, Mayes,
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.”  

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Jan 5, 2023

Gunches withdraws motion for his own death warrant

Death row inmate Aaron Gunches withdrew his motion for his own death warrant, citing the changing attorney general’s office and prior executions, “carried out in a manner that amounts to torture.”  

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Jan 3, 2023

Tennessee names Arizona official as Correction commissioner

Tennessee announced a new Department of Correction commissioner on Tuesday. Frank Strada is deputy director for the Arizona Department of Corrections, where he oversees prison operations, inmate programs, public affairs, facilities management and financial services, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Lee's office.

Hooper, death row, execution, lethal injection, Phoenix, Phelps, William “Pat” Redmond, Marilyn Redmond, Brnovich, Mayes,
Nov 16, 2022

Arizona executes man for 1980 killings of 2 people

An Arizona man convicted of murdering two people in 1980 was put to death Wednesday in the state's third execution since officials started carrying out the death penalty in May after a nearly eight-year hiatus.

Hooper, death row, execution, lethal injection, Phoenix, Phelps, William “Pat” Redmond, Marilyn Redmond, Brnovich, Mayes,
Nov 14, 2022

Judge keeps Arizona execution plan on track for Wednesday

Plans to execute an Arizona man on Wednesday remain on track.

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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.