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Arizona executes man for 1978 murder of college student

Arizona carried out its first execution in seven years Wednesday morning, lethally injecting Clarence Dixon with pentobarbital for the killing of 21-year-old ASU student Deana Bowdoin in 1978, less than a day after Dixon’s final appeal was denied.... Read more»

Arizona agrees to mix new batch of drugs for Clarence Dixon execution

Arizona agreed to use a new batch of lethal injection drugs for the May 11 execution of death row inmate Clarence Dixon, after Dixon’s attorneys argued the drugs set to be used to kill him were expired, in violation of a 2017 settlement agreement.... Read more»

Arizona judge denies execution stay despite claims of mental incompetency

An Arizona judge on Wednesday rejected the motion from convicted murderer and death row inmate Clarence Dixon to stay his execution slated for May 11 based on claims he is mentally incompetent. ... Read more»

Arizona judge mulls death row inmate’s mental competency

Pinal County Superior Court Judge Robert Olson heard oral arguments and expert testimony Tuesday to determine if he’ll stay the execution of death row inmate Clarence Dixon, currently slated for May 11. ... Read more»

Arizona death row inmate denied clemency despite claims he is mentally incompetent

The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency declined a request for clemency by reasons of mental incompetency brought by a man convicted of killing an Arizona State University student in 1977. ... Read more»

Arizona judge denies bid to halt cyanide executions ahead of May execution

A Maricopa County judge on Monday rejected a bid by the the Jewish Community Relations Council to stop Arizona’s use of cyanide gas in state executions ahead of the planned execution of Clarence Dixon on May 11. ... Read more»

Arizona Supreme Court sets May execution, 1st since botched 2014 lethal injection

The Arizona Supreme Court set May 11 as the execution date for Clarence Dixon, a rapist and murderer who would become the first inmate put to death in Arizona since a badly botched lethal injection in 2014. ... Read more»

Arizona executions put on hold over snafu with death-penalty drugs

The state’s plan to execute two death-row inmates as early as this fall were derailed Monday when the Arizona Supreme Court ordered the state to first determine the viability of its execution drugs before pressing ahead.... Read more»

Arizona plans to use gas chamber again, sparking revulsion, disbelief

Reports that Arizona is preparing to execute death row inmates with gas similar to what was used in the Holocaust have brought responses ranging from “concerned” to “horrified,” but the most common reaction was disbelief. ... Read more»

Despite Arizona's push to schedule executions, attorneys plan to continue fight

While Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pushing to schedule executions for two death-row inmates who he said have exhausted their appeals, advocates for the men said they still intend to fight.... Read more»