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State bar suspends prosecutor in handling of Tucson murder case

A prosecutor with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office was suspended from practicing law for violating professional conduct standards stemming from a homicide case in Pima County.

March 27, 2014 12:05 am Related
Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

In the March 19 guest opinion (“Officer-involved shootings should require independent review”), Paul Gattone advocates for an independent civilian review of officer-involved shootings to determine whether the law-enforcement officers should be prosecuted. My office already provides that inde…

March 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Prosecution rests in Tucson car-bombing trial

Prosecution rests in Tucson car-bombing trial

Prosecutors with the Pima County Attorney’s Office on Friday rested their case against Pamela Phillips in connection with the car-bomb killing of her ex husband.

March 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tribal prosecutor exercises compassion on the job

Tribal prosecutor exercises compassion on the job

The recipient of this week’s Ben’s Bell is Fred Urbina, a prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

February 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson protesters to fight felony charges with deportees' accounts

Tucson protesters to fight felony charges with deportees' accounts

Activists who stymied a day’s immigration proceedings in Tucson earlier this month by chaining themselves to a detainee transport bus have announced the first step in their legal defense: a pair of hotline numbers.

October 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson mom convicted of making daughter sick

Tucson mom convicted of making daughter sick

A 23-year-old mother of two accused of contaminating her infant daughter’s intravenous lines with fecal matter causing her to contract several bacterial infections was found guilty of child abuse likely to cause death or serious injury Friday.

May 31, 2013 5:46 pm

Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies’ deaths

PHILADELPHIA — An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, “house of horrors” clinic.

May 13, 2013 12:35 pmLoading…
Arizona Wildcats football: Trial date set for All-American Ka’Deem Carey

Arizona Wildcats football: Trial date set for All-American Ka’Deem Carey

A trial has been set for Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey.

April 23, 2013 10:59 am

State Bar declines to probe complaint

The State Bar of Arizona will not investigate allegations made against a state prosecutor by a paralegal fired in September.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am

Tucson woman given 25-to-life for role in ex-boyfriend's killing

A Tucson woman who arranged for her former boyfriend to be beaten to death was sentenced to life in prison Monday with release possible after 25 years. She was also sentenced to a consecutive five-year sentence for kidnapping.

January 28, 2013 4:16 pm
Sex at heart of Arizona murder trial

Sex at heart of Arizona murder trial

PHOENIX — The photographs present a chilling portrait of sex and death.

January 08, 2013 11:00 amLoading…
Teen gets 5 years in home invasion when he was 13

Teen gets 5 years in home invasion when he was 13

Sixteen-year-old Vicente Valles, right, pleaded guilty on Nov. 1 to one count of armed robbery stemming from the 2010 home invasion. Defense attorney Mark Resnick is at left.

December 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Teen gets 5 years in home invasion when he was 13

Teen gets 5 years in home invasion when he was 13

A Tucson mother of three told a teenage home invader Monday his actions devastated her family, but she is praying for him.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am
Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

CULIACAN, Mexico —A 20-year-old state beauty queen has been killed in northern Mexico during a running gun battle between soldiers and the gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with, officials say.

November 26, 2012 3:21 pmLoading…

Tucson murder trial linked to naughty Kardashian cellphone pic begins

For hours, Carlos Torres told detectives, his new girlfriend and his parents the same thing.

November 08, 2012 2:04 pm

Tucson man given no-parole life term in 2010 killing

A Tucson man was sentenced to a no-parole life term Monday in the November 2010 death of his girlfriend’s former boyfriend.

October 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Slain Tucson teen's mom sues his shooter

The mother of a Tucson teen who was shot and killed on Mount Lemmon has filed a lawsuit against a woman who was acquitted in his death last fall.

October 03, 2012 12:00 am

Tucson man sentenced in suffocation death of his baby

Henry Diaz may or may not have broken several bones in his 6-month-old son’s body, but he definitely smothered him to death and deserves a lengthy prison sentence, a prosecutor told a judge Monday.

October 01, 2012 8:01 pm
Sierra Vista man tried in friend’s 1984 murder in Texas

Sierra Vista man tried in friend’s 1984 murder in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — A teen confessed to killing a former high school acquaintance in 1986, but authorities didn’t find out until nearly 25 years later when DNA testing of stored evidence led to that man living in Sierra Vista, prosecutors said Tuesday.

September 18, 2012 5:13 pm

Probation for dad who ignored baby son’s many injuries

A Tucson man must spend the rest of his life on intensive probation for failing to seek medical attention for his infant son, who suffered multiple broken bones and other injuries last fall.

September 11, 2012 12:10 pm

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