plea agreement, mother, Flagstaff, murder
May 29, 2023

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.

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.

Idaho, Gilbert, Daybell
Apr 11, 2023

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.

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. 

missing child, Adams, Arizona, murder, child neglect, Christmas, Maricopa County, jail, extradition,
Jan 18, 2023

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.

migrants, Mexico, border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, Cubans, Northern Triangle, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Panama, immigration
Dec 7, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mar 2, 2022

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 […]

Feb 24, 2022

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 […]

Apr 28, 2021

Reform Psychiatric Security Review Board now

Arizona citizens deserve better; taxpayers deserve better; the other residents of group homes and our neighborhoods deserve better.