30, Mar 2015 - Young, AZ Arizona mom pleads guilty to leaving young sons in hot car
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman whose tearful mugshot drew nationwide notice pleaded guilty on Monday to child abuse for leaving her two young children in a hot car while she went on a job interview, but will avoid jail time, officials said. Shanesha Taylor, 36, entered the plea as part of a deal with prosecutors during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in ...
29, Mar 2015 - Maricopa, AZ Jury deliberations end for day in Jodi Arias case
© Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo Jodi Arias adjusts her glasses during her sentencing retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court, on Feb. 18, 2015, in Phoenix.
28, Mar 2015 - Arizona jury in Jodi Arias case to keep deliberating Thursday
The jury in Phoenix deciding whether convicted killer Jodi Arias should be executed for murdering her ex-boyfriend ended a fifth day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the closely watched retrial, court officials said. On Tuesday, the jurors were told by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens to try harder to come to a decision after apparently deadlocking ...
28, Mar 2015 - Arizona judge drops charges against ex-death row inmate Milke
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A judge in Arizona formally exonerated a woman on Monday who spent more than two decades on death row for the 1989 murder of her 4-year-old son before a federal appeals court tossed out the conviction. After a brief hearing, a Maricopa County judge dismissed all charges against Debra Milke, 51, after the state's highest court denied a last-ditch appeal by ...
28, Mar 2015 - Phoenix, AZ Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio owns up to violating fed court orders
An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on illegal immigration has acknowledged he violated a judge's order.
28, Mar 2015 - Phoenix, AZ Judge says Arpaio should pay $100,000 from his own pocket
PHOENIX (AP) - A judge has declined an Arizona sheriff's proposal to cancel hearings next month to determine whether the lawman should be held in civil contempt of court for violating orders in a racial-profiling case. But U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's ...
12, Oct 2014 - Arizona judge bars same-day coverage of Arias penalty phase retrial
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge has rejected another bid by media organizations to air same-day footage of the penalty phase retrial of Jodi Arias that will decide whether she should be executed for killing her ex-boyfriend, documents showed on Monday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens ruled broadcasters would only be able to screen the proceedings after ...
11, Oct 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Arizona prison inmate to have sentence commuted
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona inmate who has served 44 years of a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 17 will be released soon. Under terms of an agreement offered by Maricopa County prosecutors, 62-year-old Ray Chatman's original conviction will be vacated and he'll be eligible for release in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of second-degree murder. A county Superior Court ...
10, Oct 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Prosecutor urges judge to let smuggling law stand
PHOENIX (AP) -- The top county prosecutor in metropolitan Phoenix is urging a judge to reject the Obama administration's request to throw out Arizona's law banning immigrant smuggling. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office has filed a friend-of-the-court brief saying the 2005 state law isn't trumped by federal statutes. Gov. Jan Brewer also has opposed the request. The administration ...
10, Oct 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Maricopa County prosecutor urges judge to let smuggling law stand, despite White House's object
The top county prosecutor in metropolitan Phoenix is urging a judge to reject the Obama administration's request to throw out Arizona's law banning immigrant smuggling.
09, Oct 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Jury selection begins in Arias penalty phase retrial in Arizona
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jury selection began in Arizona on Monday to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend in a case that drew a national audience with its sex-laced and gory testimony. A pool of 300 potential jurors started to be called into Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix to see if a dozen of them ...
08, Oct 2014 - Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Jury selection is beginning in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Arias, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence in the Arizona case that became a tabloid TV sensation.
02, Apr 2014 - PHOENIX, AZ Court rules extracts considered medical marijuana
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled late Friday that a 5-year-old Mesa boy with debilitating seizures can be treated with marijuana extract, effectively re-interpreting Arizona's medical marijuana law. In her ruling on a preliminary injunction filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Judge Katherine Cooper said Zander Welton can legally consume marijuana extracts ...
02, Apr 2014 - PHOENIX, AZ Maricopa County prosecutor seeks clarification on Arizona pot ruling
Maricopa County's top prosecutor is asking a judge to clarify a medical-marijuana use ruling.
02, Apr 2014 - PHOENIX, AZ 2 students allowed to participate in Arizona tuition suit
A judge ruled two students can help the Maricopa County Community College District in a lawsuit.