Arizona News Articles

Prison guard charged with murder in inmate death - April 28, 2004 - A veteran Department of Corrections officer has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the November beating death of an inmate at the Tucson state prison, officials said Tuesday. 

CRADLED IN THE ARMS OF THE LAW - March 26, 2004 - A veteran South Tucson police sergeant is under investigation for firing his stun gun to subdue a handcuffed 9-year-old girl.

Arizona commission recommends changes in state's death penalty system - February 18, 2003 - A state commission recommended nearly two dozen changes Tuesday in Arizona's death penalty system, including banning the execution of convicted killers under age 18. That and other recommendations in the commission's final report -- including the creation of a statewide public defender's office -- are expected to go before lawmakers this legislative session.