Mother pleads guilty after Arizona boy starves to death
An Arizona mother has pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse charges stemming from the death of her 6-year-old son who had been locked in a closet and denied food.
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.
Detective details investigation in trial of slain kids’ mom
An Idaho detective says an investigation that resulted in a triple murder charge against Lori Vallow Daybell all started with a request from Gilbert police, who wanted help finding a Jeep.
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.
Searchers for missing girl find remains of child, suspect behind bars in Maricopa County
Authorities searching for the body of a missing 4-year-old girl have found the remains of a child, but have not yet identified them as Athena Brownfield, who authorities say was beaten to death Christmas night, while a suspect in the case is behind bars in Maricopa County, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Border surge brings shift in migrant countries, challenges to U.S. policy
The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is not equipped to address.
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.
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.
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.
Homicide charge is not a solution to drug use
There is a bill currently under serious consideration at the Arizona Legislature that would shift Arizona’s overdose crisis into overdrive. HB2021 threatens people who suffer from substance-use disorder with homicide charges and a mandatory prison sentence. It ignores the lessons learned from the failed “War on Drugs,” and if passed, would accelerate overdose deaths and […]
Advocates seek change to felony murder law
Taneysha Carter’s brothers were convicted of murder in 2011 even though they didn’t actually kill anyone. Now Carter, a Phoenix resident, is fighting to end Arizona’s felony murder rule that stipulates a person who commits certain types of felonies can be charged with murder and face a life sentence if someone dies in the course […]
Reform Psychiatric Security Review Board now
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