The 2009 warehouse fire in the Lost Barrio caused more than $1 million in damage to property and inventory.
Arson charges against the owner of a fire-ravaged Lost Barrio warehouse store were dismissed last week after a judge ruled investigative practices used by the Tucson Fire Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives didn't meet national standards.
An arson fire destroyed this mobile home in the 1100 block of West Miracle Mile on Wednesday. Another mobile home was destroyed by arson Tuesday in the 1400 block of West Panama Lane.
Tucson police are investigating two fires that were set deliberately, destroying two mobile homes in the Flowing Wells neighborhood.
Three boys were arrested by Tucson police in connection with a series of alley fires in an area near East 22nd Street and South Wilmot Road.
Arizona Justice Project lawyers excoriated Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall for what they said is her unwillingness to acknowledge the mistakes of her predecessors in connection with a 1972 trial that sent a 17-year-old to prison for 42 years.
It's easy to understand why Louis Taylor is so distracted.
The Arizona Daily Star printed a list of the dead and injured on Dec. 21, 1970.
More than 100 pairs of eyes were on Louis Cuen Taylor Tuesday morning as he walked tentatively into the courtroom wearing an orange prison-issue T-shirt and baggy pants.
Louis Cuen Taylor accepts congratulations from Howard Kashman, his original attorney, as his current defense team surrounds him. "Welcome back, Mr. Taylor," Judge Richard Fields said after accepting Taylor's no-contest pleas. Fields gave Taylor credit for time served and ordered him released.
Louis Taylor disposes of the remains of his first meal outside prison in more than 40 years, a cheeseburger at In-n-Out Burger. The restaurant was his first stop after he felt "free Mother Earth beneath my feet" upon his release from the Arizona State Prison Complex on South Wilmot Road.
Kristina Beckman-Brito finds the moment overwhelming as she watches Louis Taylor come out of the South Wilmot Road prison a free man.
The building at 100 N. Stone Ave., as it looks today. A fire on Dec. 20, 1970, killed 28 people; a 29th died months later. The former landmark Tucson hotel is now a office building.
Louis Cuen Taylor was 16 when he was arrested after the Pioneer Hotel fire in downtown Tucson. He turns 59 this week.
A injured firefighter is taken from the scene of the Pioneer Hotel blaze. The death toll ultimately reached 29.
Some of the evidence in the fire was destroyed, and some was given to attorneys involved in civil suits against the hotel and the carpeting manufacturer.
An arson fire near tennis courts at the Park Place Apartments Monday night spread to one building, and burned outdoor window coverings, an official said.
The Pima County Attorney’s memorandum in support of the post-conviction relief and plea agreement filed in Pima County Superior Court in the case of Louis Taylor and the Pioneer Hotel fire.
was convicted of setting a hotel fire that killed 29.