The Supreme Court's decision, without comment, against hearing the case means a lower court ruling granting a new hearing for David Scott Detrich stands. Detrich, convicted in the 1989 kidnapping and murder of a Tucson woman, was first sentenced to death in 1991. Read more»
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A divided federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a new hearing for Arizona death-row inmate David Scott Detrich in the 1989 kidnapping and stabbing death of a Tucson woman. Detrich’s arguments that his trial attorney was ineffective had previously been rejected by courts as being raised too late. Read more»