AG Horne wants speedier death penalty appeals - Tucson News Now

AG Horne wants speedier death penalty appeals

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants a court to force the Justice Department to act on his request to fast-track federal death penalty appeals in Arizona cases.

Horne filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Monday. The planned suit will ask the court to review the Justice Department's decision to delay acting on Horne's request.

The state asked the Justice Department to allow it to participate in a program that brings quicker action on appeals. The department responded last month by saying it was still working on rules for the program and would consider Arizona's request when the rules are completed.

Death penalty cases in the western U.S. now take nearly 20 years for the appeals process to be exhausted.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Barrio Anita neighborhood fighting to reopen Oury Park Pool

    Barrio Anita neighborhood fighting to reopen Oury Park Pool

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:31:57 GMT
    Oury Park Pool (Source: Tucson News Now)Oury Park Pool (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Because of financial problems, the city of Tucson closed several of its community swimming pools in 2011. One of those was Oury Park pool in Barrio Anita. 

    Because of financial problems, the city of Tucson closed several of its community swimming pools in 2011. One of those was Oury Park pool in Barrio Anita. 

  • Report: Suspect worried about break-in, shot at officers

    Report: Suspect worried about break-in, shot at officers

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:01:41 GMT

    Police responded to a domestic violence situation Friday night on Tucson's east side, but it was a different, perceived crime that led to an officers firing their service weapons. 

    Police responded to a domestic violence situation Friday night on Tucson's east side, but it was a different, perceived crime that led to an officers firing their service weapons. 

  • Coyotes chasing cyclists on Tucson's Loop path

    Coyotes chasing cyclists on Tucson's Loop path

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:42:32 GMT
    The Loop where there have been 4 incidents in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)The Loop where there have been 4 incidents in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    The Loop where there have been 5 attacks in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)The Loop where there have been 5 attacks in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona Game and Fish said it's happened four times in the last few weeks. They've gotten multiple calls about aggressive coyotes, and now they want you to be safe. 

    Arizona Game and Fish said it's happened four times in the last few weeks. They've gotten multiple calls about aggressive coyotes, and now they want you to be safe. 

Powered by Frankly