Ted Price

Rogers, sentencing, Brown
Jun 22, 2023

MCAO agrees to dismiss suit seeking to compel state to execute Gunches

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office agreed to dismiss the civil suit seeking to compel the state to be prepared to dole out the death penalty after the new director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry confirmed the state “is now and has been operationally ready to carry out a lawful execution.”

death row, Hooper, execution, lethal injection, Brnovich, killings, Phoenix, Maricopa County Superior Court, Marilyn Redmond, William "Pat" Redmond, Helen Phelps, appeal, Florence, DNA, testimony
Mar 23, 2023

Court: Arizona governor not required to carry out execution

The decision marks a legal victory for the newly elected Democratic governor whose office said the state isn't currently prepared to carry out the death penalty.

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Mar 15, 2023

Hobbs blasted for plans to defy execution order

Gov. Katie Hobbs is facing heavy pushback from a victim's sister and a powerful county prosecutor for her plans to defy a court order to execute a prisoner next month for his conviction in a 2002 killing.

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Mar 3, 2023

Arizona court OKs execution request that AG tried to undo

The Arizona Supreme Court issued a warrant to execute a prisoner even though the state's new Democratic attorney general tried to withdraw her Republican predecessor's request to carry out the execution.