Idaho, Gilbert, Daybell
May 17, 2023

Mom convicted in deaths of 2 kids and romantic rival faces new Arizona charge

A woman who was convicted in Idaho last week in the deaths of her two children and a romantic rival has been indicted for a second time in Arizona, this time on charges that she conspired to kill her niece's ex-husband.

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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.

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Jan 23, 2023

Four Oath Keepers, including Arizona man, convicted of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Four members of the Oath Keepers, including one Arizona man, were convicted Monday of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack in the second major trial of far-right extremists accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power.

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Nov 4, 2022

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk to retire at year’s end

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk announced Friday that she is retiring after a long career that included a high-profile trial in a deadly sweat lodge ceremony and an aggressive campaign against synthetic drugs.

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Nov 2, 2022

Supreme Court presses state on its rejection of Arizona death-row appeal

Supreme Court justices challenged Arizona’s claim Tuesday that a death row inmate should not get a chance to appeal his sentence, based on what one justice called a “Kafkaesque” ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court.

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Oct 31, 2022

Man gets 6 years in prison for dumping body parts in Arizona

The former operator of a Seattle donated-cadaver business who dumped numerous body parts around central Arizona was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday.

Jul 21, 2021

Court: Juror names not public information

The public has no legal right to know the names of jurors who are hearing cases, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.

Jul 16, 2018

Defense in bribery trial wants jurors grilled about notes

The admission by a juror in the Corporation Commission bribery trial that she made some notes at home and brought them to deliberations could lead to a new trial even after all the testimony has been heard.

Dec 28, 2016

Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants jury to decide his contempt case

Joe Arpaio's attorney filed court papers saying that an elected official's actions should be decided by an impartial jury of his peers, not a judge.

In this March 5, 2008 file photo shows Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., right, facing a 35 count indictment, listens to his lead attorney Reid Weingarten after his arraignment, during a news conference at U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. Renzi pleaded not guilty in his initial court appearance. A jury has begun hearing testimony in the trial of former Congressman Rick Renzi in federal court in Tucson. The Arizona Republican is accused of siphoning money from clients of his insurance agency to pay for personal and political expenses. He's also accused of trying to engineer a land swap for personal gain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Oct 28, 2013

Ex-AZ congressman Rick Renzi gets 3-year prison term for corruption

A federal judge on Monday sentenced former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi to three years in prison for convictions on public corruption, money laundering and other charges, capping a corruption case prosecutors said began more than a decade ago.

Jun 1, 2012

Arizona juries can consider lesser charges court says

A new court ruling says Arizona judges can tell trial juries to consider lesser charges against a defendant even if the defense and prosecution object.

Mar 6, 2012

Arizona lawmakers weigh restoring DUI jury trial

Arizona lawmakers may roll back the clock and restore first-time misdemeanor DUI defendants' right to a jury trial.