19, Sep 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 ...
18, Sep 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Group appeals condition for using pot for PTSD
PHOENIX (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates are appealing conditions set by Arizona health officials for post-traumatic stress sufferers seeking to qualify for treatment. The Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association filed a notice of appeal this week in Maricopa County Superior Court against the state Department of Health Services. ...
18, Sep 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Judge orders $317 million increase to Arizona school funding right away
PHOENIX -- A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ordered the state to immediately increase funding to public schools this budget year by nearly $317 million.
17, Sep 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Man who was minor when killing occurred released from Ariz. prison
PHOENIX (AP) -- A 62-year-old man who served more than 44 years in prison for a killing that occurred in Phoenix when he was 17 has been released. Ray Chatman was freed on Monday from the Florence prison by the Arizona Department of Corrections, three days after he pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to second-degree murder and was resentenced to time already served. Chatman ...
16, Sep 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Convicted U.S. killer Jodi Arias wants to stop representing herself
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Convicted murderer Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself at a sentencing-phase retrial in Arizona that will decide whether she is put to death for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend, court documents showed on Wednesday. Arias submitted the motion after five weeks of acting as her own attorney during the closely watched proceedings before Maricopa ...
16, Sep 2014 - Fountain Hills, AZ Judge: Arizona must pay public schools $317 million now
PHOENIX — Rejecting a last minute plea for a reprieve, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered state officials to immediately start coughing up more than $300 million for public schools.
16, Sep 2014 - 2 plead not guilty in fatal fall of ASU student
PHOENIX (AP) -- Two men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student have pleaded not guilty. David Siegal and Matthew Farberov appeared Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court in the case of Naomi McClendon. The 18-year-old woman from Manhattan, Kansas, plunged 10 floors to her death March 30 from an apartment complex ...
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.
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.