CAPITAL CASE CRISIS IN MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA: A RESPONSE FROM THE DEFENSE by ProQuest

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Pointedly, a study by Arizona counsel in a recent death penalty case found the Maricopa County Attorney alleged 78 percent of capital cases were especially heinous, cruel or depraved; the same County Attorney also alleged that 23 percent of non-capital first degree murder cases were especially heinous, cruel or depraved.7 Because the statutory capital sentencing scheme in Arizona is so inclusive, it does not serve to narrow the class of murders that are death-eligible. According to thenMaricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, "Criminal defense attorneys do everything possible to delay..

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