State v. Valencia
Date: December 23, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: The two defendants in this case were juveniles when they fatally shot their victims. Defendants were each convicted of first degree murder. Defendants were sentenced to natural life imprisonment under Ariz. Rev. Stat. 13...
State v. Dalton
Date: December 22, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of second degree burglary. In the middle of deliberations and after the jurors stopped for the day, the parties agreed to replace one juror with an alternate juror. The jury...
Mesa v. Honorable Warren J. Granville
Date: December 21, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Jesse Mesa in May 2014 for first degree murder and other charges. Mesa was arraigned the same month. The State did not file a notice of intent to seek the death penalty, and trial was set. In April...
State v. Adair
Date: November 22, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the warrantless search of the residence of Defendant, a probationer. As a result of the search Defendant was charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs for sale and other offenses. Defendant sou...
Honorable Philip Hall v. Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan
Date: November 10, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the Arizona Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1609, which changed the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan by changing the formula for calculating future benefit increases for retired Plan members and increased the...
Allen v. Honorable Teresa A. Sanders
Date: November 7, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: Sammantha Allen and John Allen, a married couple, were indicted by a grand jury for first degree felony murder. The indictment concurrently charged the Allens with multiple counts of child abuse. The State filed a notice...
State v. Holle
Date: September 13, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of child molestation and sexual abuse of a minor under age fifteen. Under Ariz. Rev. Stat. 13-1407(E), it is a defense to a prosecution for sexual abuse or child molestation...
Cheatham v. DiCiccio
Date: September 13, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: For many years, the City of Phoenix has contracted in collective bargaining agreements with police officers to pay officers for certain time spent on behalf of a police union (“release time”) rather than regular police d...
State v. Peoples
Date: September 12, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with necrophilia and two counts of sexual assault. Defendant moved to suppress evidence of a video taken with his cell phone that he left in the victim’s apartment where he was an overnight guest, c...
State v. Gunches
Date: September 1, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping and sentenced to death. For reasons unrelated to this appeal, the Supreme Court remanded for a new penalty phase trial on the murder convi...