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17, May 2013 - TV Ad Hammers Flake on Background Checks
A new TV ad featuring Caren Teves, who son was slain in the Colorado movie theater massacre, hits Sen. Jeff Flake for not supporting the Manchin-Toomey background-check legislation. Flake responds via Facebook: If you are anywhere close to a television set in Arizona in the coming days, you’ll likely see an ad about gun control financed by NYC Mayor Bloomberg.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the ...
16, May 2013 - Siblings of man Jodi Arias killed tell Arizona jury of their nightmares
By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jurors weighing the death penalty for Jodi Arias, convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend in Arizona, heard from his siblings on Thursday about how they had endured nightmares about his brutal death. Arias, 32, was found guilty last week of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home five years ago. He had been ...
16, May 2013 - Jodi Arias may get death sentence as Arizona murder trial concludes
By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jodi Arias, facing the death penalty for murdering an ex-boyfriend in Arizona, was due back in court on Thursday for the final phase of a four-month-long trial. Arias was found guilty last week of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home five years ago. He had been stabbed 27 times, had his throat slashed ...
16, May 2013 - Ariz. bill requiring resale of buyback guns signed
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that bars cities and counties from destroying guns turned over to police at community buyback events and requires that they be resold instead.
15, May 2013 - Scambook Issues Warning About Jury Duty Identity Theft Phone Scam
Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is warning consumers to be on guard for an identity theft phone scam involving jury duty, a version of a similar fraud scheme dating back at least to 2005. Police in Gadsden, Alabama stated that the newer scam calls have recently been reported in multiple states including Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona and Oregon*. (PRWeb May ...
15, May 2013 - Arizona jury finds Arias eligible for death penalty in ex-boyfriend's slaying
By Brad Poole (Reuters) - Jodi Arias, a California woman convicted in a sensational trial of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend, is eligible for the death penalty after an Arizona jury found on Wednesday that she had inflicted extreme cruelty on her victim. The same jury convicted Arias last week of first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped ...
14, May 2013 - Raymond Michael Rodden Jailed After Photographing Courthouse
A Phoenix, Arizona man has been jailed and charged with unrelated crimes after taking photographs of a federal courthouse, according to the Photography Is Not a Crime blog. Raymond Michael Rodden, 33, was arrested in downtown Phoenix last Thursday at 3 a.m., and his mobile phone, tablet, and and laptop were seized. The car he was driving, which had been borrowed from an employer, was dismantled ...
13, May 2013 - Police report debt scam on the rise
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department has received reports of scammers calling local residents threatening arrest for a delinquent debt. While some collection agencies operate within the law, debt collection scams are on the rise. Please note in Arizona, no arrest warrant will be issued for private debt. The scam: If anyone is threatening you with arrest, they are scamming you — do ...
12, May 2013 - New database links mental health records to federal system
Seung Hui Cho, who shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, and Jared Loughner, who targeted former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, both obtained their guns legally under the existing background check system.
11, May 2013 - Jodi Arias says she wants death after Arizona jury convicts her of first-degree murder of ex-boyfri
ZUMAPRESS.com Jodi Arias reacts after being found guilty of first-degree murder during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Jodi Arias said in a post-conviction interview with a TV station that she prefers the death penalty over life in prison. Arias talked to Fox affiliate KSAZ in...
11, May 2013 - Jodi Arias convicted for murder of ex-boyfriend
PHOENIX -- Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of an ex-boyfriend in Arizona. The jury in the murder trial reached a verdict late Wednesday morning. Vincent Funari, the public information officer for the Superior Court of Arizona, said it will be read at 1:30 p.m. After a soap-opera-like trial that kept the country captivated for months, 12 men and women ...
11, May 2013 - Jodi Arias Guilty of Murder; Sentencing Is Next
Jodi Arias is guilty of first degree murder in the killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, an Arizona jury found Wednesday. The sentencing phase of her trial is next.
11, May 2013 - Arizona: Conviction in Murder
Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder for the killing of her onetime boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in a trial marked by months of salacious evidence and testimony.
08, May 2013 - Stabbing suspect identified, UAPD continuing search - Tucson News Now
An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect from an early morning stabbing at the University of Arizona campus, according to University of Arizona Police.
08, May 2013 - Jodi Arias verdict reached in murder trial, to be read at 3:30 CT
The jury in Jodi Arias' Arizona murder trial has reached a verdict.
08, May 2013 - Cheers, tears at Arias 1st-degree murder verdict
PHOENIX (AP) — The jury has found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. Arias initially denied involvement and later blamed the killing on masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense.
08, May 2013 - Man sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2010 cartel beheading in Arizona
PHOENIX - A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his murder conviction in a 2010 beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican drug cartel.
08, May 2013 - Man gets 14 years in cartel beheading in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his murder conviction in a 2010 beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican drug cartel.
08, May 2013 - Jury reaches verdict in Jodi Arias murder trial
Defendant Jodi Arias looks towards her family as the jury starts to deliberate during her murder trial on May 3 in Phoenix. / Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic
08, May 2013 - Jury has reaced verdict in Arizona murder case
PHOENIX (AP) -- The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Jodi Arias, a waitress and aspiring photographer charged with killing her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. Arias initially denied involvement and later blamed the killing on masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense. ...
08, May 2013 - BREAKING: Police release photo of UA stabbing suspect
UPDATE: UAPD has identified the suspect in Wednesday's stabbing on the University of Arizona campus.
07, May 2013 - Appeals court upholds tossing Debra Milke's conviction
A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's petition to reconsider a lower court's decision to toss out the conviction of Debra Milke.
07, May 2013 - Former AZ deputy pleads guilty in assault case
An Arizona sheriff's deputy accused of driving to North Dakota and assaulting a man who had an affair with his wife has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault.
07, May 2013 - Opposition to Expanded Gun Background Checks Is Starting to Waver
Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona appears to be reversing his opposition to the background check compromise killed in the Senate last month. It's another sign that the tide is shifting in the gun debate — albeit it on one issue in one chamber of Congress — as advocates continue to apply pressure.
07, May 2013 - Escapee's lawyers eye DNA in murder case
An Arizona prisoner who is accused of killing a couple in New Mexico is seeking to have a key piece of evidence thrown out.
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