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Aug 27, 2020

Attorney general offers again to get drugs for executions

Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent a pointed message August 20 to Gov. Doug Ducey: I can get you the necessary drugs when you’re finally ready to start executing murderers. Brnovich noted that he has offered not once but twice before to help the governor and his Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry to find a […]

Sep 17, 2019

Public’s right to know about executions limited to official record

Arizonans have no legal right to know where the state obtains drugs to execute inmates, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2017

New corrections policy, no drugs bring Arizona executions to a halt

June marked the end of a three-year long legal battle to tighten up Arizona’s execution laws, but even after the state reached an agreement, the fate of those on death row is still uncertain.

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Apr 21, 2017

Federal government not releasing seized drugs for Arizona executions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined Arizona and Texas will not take possession of more than a thousand vials of an anesthetic used for lethal injections.

Jan 20, 2012

Questions raised over Arizona’s execution team

An attorney for a death-row inmate in Arizona is raising questions about who will carry out the state's executions after the physician who conducted the last five said he won't do them anymore and the other execution team member's arrest record came to light.

Aug 2, 2011

Condemned prisoners’ complaint triggers trial for ADC

For the second time in four years the Arizona Department of Corrections will be going to court to defend the way it carries out executions.

Jul 18, 2011

Arizona high court refuses to block execution

The Arizona Supreme Court refused Monday to block an execution scheduled for Tuesday, turning away a constitutional challenge that included a claim by defense lawyers that more than one sedative was improperly used in a previous execution.

Jun 27, 2011

Clemency board to consider death-row inmate’s case

Arizona's clemency board is set to decide Monday whether to stop or delay this week's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate convicted in the 1988 molestation and murder of a 9-year-old Yuma girl.

Jun 23, 2011

Inmate’s lawyer seeks execution stay over drugs

At attorney again sought to delay next week's scheduled execution of an Arizona death-row inmate who was convicted of molesting and killing a 9-year-old Yuma girl in 1988.

May 26, 2011

Beaty executed with 1st Arizona use of new drug

A man who raped and killed a 13-year-old Tempe girl in 1984, then took part in her search and attended her funeral was executed by lethal injection Wednesday with a drug that has never been used before in the state.

May 25, 2011

Az Supreme Court lifts stay, OKs execution of Beaty

The Arizona Supreme Court rejected a death-row inmate’s request to postpone his execution any longer Wednesday.

May 25, 2011

Last-minute drug switch postpones today’s execution

A lawyer for death-row inmate Donald Beaty argued today that his execution should be delayed one to two months so the defense can investigate whether switching one of the drugs used in executions is constitutional.