An Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row in her 4-year-old son’s killing saw her murder charge dismissed Monday, bringing an end to a controversial case that relied almost entirely on the work of a detective with a long history of misconduct.
Lawyers for two Arizona death row prisoners on Wednesday asked the state Department of Corrections for information about the source of drugs for any upcoming executions.
More than two decades after she was sent to death row, an Arizona woman convicted of having her 4-year-old son killed for an insurance payout could soon be freed while she awaits a retrial in the case that made her one of the state’s most reviled inmates.
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona inmate was put to death Wednesday for a 1986 brutal rape and killing, in the state’s first execution allowing witnesses to watch prison officials inject a lethal drug into a prisoner. […]
They were imprisoned for murder or rape. One even endured five trials and suffered 10 years on death row.
A man who sat on Nevada’s death row for 30 years has been granted parole.
Nevada has run out of one of the three drugs needed to execute a criminal.