Michael Kimerer and former Attorney General Tom Horne

The Arizona Supreme Court has voided lower-court decisions in the long-running case against former Attorney General Tom Horne centered on allegations he broke campaign-finance laws. In an opinion filed Thursday, the state high court concluded the case should be sent back to the Attorney General’s Office for a final administrative decision, and noted the office…

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The case of Debra Milke — also a capital punishment case in Arizona — is one example. Milke had spent 22 years on death row, convicted of conspiring with two other men to kill her son. When her appeal came before Judge Kozinski in 2013, he overturned the conviction. Milke became the second woman in…

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After 23 years on death row for the 1989 murder of her son, Debra Milke is now a free woman and it’s now been pretty much laid to rest that she had anything to do with this crime. She became the second woman to be exonerated from death row in the United States after becoming…

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March 23, Judge Rosa Mroz officially dismissed the charges against Milke. Milke has been added to DPIC’s exoneration list. Arizona Conviction: 1990 Charges Dismissed: 2015

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Attorneys are scheduled to return to court today to discuss the retrial of an Arizona mother who was released from prison earlier this month after her conviction was thrown out in the 1989 murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors and Debra Jean Milke’s defense team are expected to discuss how to proceed with a retrial…

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By Ron Lee US~Observer “The Court has carefully considered the filings of the parties as well as today’s hearing and the court finds for purposes of sentencing these defendants that the Government has failed to carry its burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence, much less by clear and convincing evidence, that the…

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The Associate Press May 23, 2007 FLORENCE – Condemned murderer Robert Charles Comer fought for seven years to drop his appeals and be allowed to die. He smiled from the beginning to the end Tuesday as the sentence was carried out. Comer was mostly quiet as he lay strapped to a gurney before his execution.…

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The Moscow Times; No. 1848 11/30/99 Jen Tracy “…..Relatives of American businessman Paul Tatum – gunned down in Moscow in 1996 in an apparent contract hit – have filed a lawsuit against Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, accusing him of protecting the killers and blocking the investigation. The Arizona-based law firm Kimerer & Derrick filed the…

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A Phoenix jury Friday found Scott Falater guilty of murdering his wife, rejecting his unusual claim that he had stabbed her repeatedly while sleepwalking. The 43-year-old electrical engineer showed no emotion as the verdict was read in Maricopa County Superior Court here where he was tried for the death of his wife, Yarmila. Prosecutors said…

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