PHOENIX — Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she “lacked perspective” when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
PHOENIX - A serial killer on death row wants the media barred from a hearing on whether he is mentally competent to waive further appeals so he can be executed as soon as possible, his lawyer said Friday.
Prosecutors are seeking an execution warrant for an inmate who has been on death row since 1985 for the murder of a Bisbee man. The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the motion on Jan. 8.
After covering the criminal justice system for more than 20 years, one might think I'd get tired of it or burned out. It's just the opposite.
FLORENCE - For 20 years, Patty Hancock refused to buy new Christmas stockings for her children because they wouldn't match the one that belonged to her slain daughter, Mandy.
They were both 13 and looking forward to the eighth grade. One loved to ride motorcycles, shoot BB guns and gymnastics. The other loved cheerleading, her nine cats and her Barbie dolls.
Mandy Meyers was murdered after she and Mary Snyder disappeared from a community campout.
Mary Snyder was killed by Randy Brazeal and Richard Dale Stokley. The latter is scheduled for execution.
was convicted in the murders of Mary Snyder, Mandy Meyers.
PHOENIX - An Arizona inmate's lawyers on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block his scheduled execution Wednesday, arguing that lower courts unfairly denied him a hearing on potential evidence for possible leniency in sentencing for the brutal killing of two 13-year-old girls.
PHOENIX - An Arizona death-row inmate convicted of murdering two teen-age girls in Cochise County two decades ago is a step closer to being executed.
When Thomas Kemp stood before Judge Richard Nichols in July 1993 to find out if he should die for executing a Pima Community College student, he did not beg.
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that James Granvil Wallace cannot be executed for bludgeoning to death his girlfriend's two children.