TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Siblings of the 3-year-old boy whose skeletal remains were believed to be found outside a Tucson home have told investigators their mother starved him to death. Tucson police say the remains discovered Tuesday are believed to be those of Roman Barreras. Police say an autopsy will determine when and how the child died.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House has approved a plan to spend millions on a software program schools will use to teach children who don't speak English as their primary language. It requires the state to take bids and have the system in place by next year. Rep. Rick Gray and others backing House Bill 2485 say they were impressed by Utah's use of similar software for their English Language Learners.
PHOENIX (AP) - Two Phoenix police officers have been treated for minor smoke inhalation after responding to an apartment fire. Police say the officers were in the area yesterday when they noticed smoke coming from the complex near 19th and Peoria avenues. Phoenix Fire Department investigators say the officers knocked on doors alerting tenants of the danger.
PHOENIX (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case yesterday at the trial of a woman accused of fatally bludgeoning her husband with a hammer. Marissa Suzanne Devault (dehv-WAH) claims she killed her husband, Dale Harrell, in self-defense and told investigators that he had physically and sexually abused her in the past. But authorities contend the January 2009 attack was premeditated and say Devault has given conflicting accounts.
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