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 26, 2023

Members of polygamous group to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

Members of a small polygamous group accused of child sex abuse of underage girls who the group's leader claimed as brides are expected to appear in federal court today.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Feb 27, 2023

2024 trial set for polygamous sect leader in Arizona

The trial for a polygamous sect leader charged with kidnapping and evidence tampering in an investigation in his community on the Utah-Arizona state line has been postponed until 2024.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Dec 29, 2022

Polygamous leader pleads not guilty amid FBI investigation

A polygamous leader accused of taking more than 20 wives, including underage girls, pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and tampering with evidence charges stemming from a federal investigation into his community on the Utah-Arizona border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Aaron Mitchell, charges, kidnapping, sexual assault, Douglas, police, Sierra Vista, Department of Justice
Dec 2, 2022

Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Nov 8, 2022

New trial denied for man convicted of killing Tucson girl

A judge has denied a new trial for a man convicted in the first of two murder cases in Tucson.

Audrey Ruiz, right, speaks with protestors at the Children Belong on Playgrounds, Not Cages rally on June 19, 2018, at the state Capitol. (Photo courtesy of NextGen Arizona), border, Ducey, Abbott, migrants, cages, border, DeSantis
Sep 23, 2022

Investigate Ducey for sending refugees to D.C.

Gov. Doug Ducey said he has spent millions of dollars on sending migrants to Washington, D.C., in recent months, with millions more dollars earmarked for it next fiscal year. While we do not know what taxpayer monies were used, we do know that the money would be far better used for humanitarian purposes.  

Kavanagh, attorney general
Jul 28, 2022

Trial called off in case of Flagstaff boy starved to death

The upcoming trial for the grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who died after being locked in a closet and denied food has been called off.

May 18, 2011

Panel releases report on Phoenix kidnapping stats

An old computer system and lack of records oversight are to blame for Phoenix's misreporting of kidnapping statistics to the federal government.

Mar 31, 2011

Police: Many kidnapping reports were poorly chosen

Phoenix police say that many of the departmental reports originally submitted to the federal government for grant money to fight border related crimes like kidnappings and home invasions were poorly chosen.

Mar 16, 2011

Panel to review Phoenix’s kidnapping numbers

An independent panel of outside experts is being put together to review the Phoenix Police Department's disputed kidnapping statistics.