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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
Judge keeps Arizona execution plan on track for Wednesday
Plans to execute an Arizona man on Wednesday remain on track.
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.