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Arizona Supreme Court Court Cases
State v. Henderson (2005)
¶ 1 We granted review to consider whether a reviewing court should consider a claim based upon Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 296, 124 S.Ct. 2531, 159 L.Ed.2d 403 (2004), under a harmless error or a fundamental error standard when the defendant failed to raise the issue at trial. We hold that such claims should be reviewed for fundamental error.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-04-0442-PR
State v. Leon (1969)
The defendant, Mike Alvarado Leon, was tried and convicted of the crime of robbery in violation of A.R.S. § 13-641 and sentenced to serve a term in the Arizona State Prison of not less than five nor more than eight years. From this judgment and sentence he appeals.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 1934
State v. Shattuck (1984)William George Shattuck (defendant) pled guilty to one count of sexual conduct with a minor under 15 (see A.R.S. § 13-1410) (a class 2 felony) and one count of sexual conduct with a minor under 18 (see A.R.S. § 13-1405) (a class 6 felony). There were different victims on each charge. The offenses were committed on different dates. As part of the plea agreement allegations of prior convictions were dropped from the indictment (see A.R.S. § 13-604). Defendant received aggravated sentences [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 6171-PR
Orme School v. Reeves (1990)
Orme School (Orme) initiated an original special action proceeding in this court, claiming that the trial judge abused his discretion and acted without legal authority in denying its motion for summary judgment. We accepted jurisdiction to reconsider our present standards for summary judgment in light of recent United States Supreme Court decisions interpreting the federal analog of Rule 56, Ariz.R.Civ.P., 16 A.R.S.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CV-89-0403-SA
State v. Bible (1993)
Defendant Richard Lynn Bible was convicted of first degree murder, kidnapping, and molestation of a child under fifteen years of age. He was sentenced to death for the murder conviction and to consecutive twenty-two year terms for the other convictions. Appeal to this court is automatic. Ariz.R.Crim.P. 26.15, 31.2(b). We have jurisdiction pursuant to Ariz. Const. art. VI, § 5(3), Ariz.R.Crim.P. 31, and A.R.S. § 13-4031.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-90-0167-AP
State v. Gretzler (1983)
Defendant, Douglas Edward Gretzler, was sentenced to death for two counts of first degree murder, following remand for resentencing pursuant to State v. Watson, 120 Ariz. 441, 586 P.2d 1253 (1978), cert. denied 440 U.S. 924, 99 S.Ct. 1254, 59 L.Ed.2d 478 (1979). This court has jurisdiction of this appeal under Art. 6, § 5(3) of the Arizona Constitution, and A.R.S. §§ 13-4031 and 13-4035.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 3750-2
Catherine Sue Wagenseller petitioned this court to review a decision of the court of appeals affirming in part the trial court's judgment in favor of Scottsdale Memorial Hospital and certain Hospital employees (defendants). The trial court had dismissed all causes of action on defendants' motion for summary judgment. The court of appeals affirmed in part and remanded, ruling that the only cause of action available to plaintiff was the claim against her supervisor, Kay Smith. Wagenseller v. [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 17646-PR
State v. Atwood (1992)
Appellant Frank Jarvis Atwood (defendant) was convicted by a jury of kidnapping and first degree felony murder. The court sentenced him to concurrent sentences of life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years for the kidnapping conviction and death for the murder conviction. He now appeals his convictions and sentences. We have jurisdiction pursuant to Ariz. Const. art. 6, § 5(3), and A.R.S. §§ 13-4031, -4033, and -4035.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-87-0135-AP
State v. Chapple (1983)
Robert K. Corbin, Atty. Gen. by William J. Schafer, III, Jack Roberts, Asst. Attys. Gen., Charles F. Hyder, Maricopa County Atty. by Marc Budoff, Deputy County Atty., Phoenix, for appellant/cross-appellee.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 5054
This is an appeal by defendants Republic National Life Insurance Company (Republic), American Life Pension Health Associates Corporation (ALPHA), and Planned Security Trust (PST), from a verdict and judgment of the Superior Court of Maricopa County. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 17A A.R.S. Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, rule 19(e).
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 15488
Rawlings v. Apodaca (1986)David and Elizabeth Rawlings petitioned this court to review an opinion of the court of appeals which reversed the trial court's judgment in their favor. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 180, 726 P.2d 596 (App. 1985). We have jurisdiction pursuant to Ariz. Const. art. 6, § 5(3) and A.R.S. § 12-120.24. We granted review to clarify the law of this state with regard to the "tort of bad faith." Rule 23, Ariz.R.Civ. App.P., 17A A.R.S. The issues we consider involve analysis of the type of conduct [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 18333-PR
State v. Moody (2004)
Janet A. Napolitano, Former Arizona Attorney General, Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General by Kent E. Cattani, Chief Counsel, Capital Litigation Section, Phoenix, and Donna J. Lam, Assistant Attorney General, Tucson, Attorneys for State of Arizona, Appellee.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-02-0044-AP
State v. Bolton (1995)A Pima County jury convicted appellant Daren Lee Bolton (defendant) of kidnapping, burglary, and first degree felony murder for the June 27, 1986, abduction and killing of a three-year-old Tucson girl. The trial court sentenced defendant to thirty-three years for kidnapping, twenty years for burglary, and death for first degree murder. Appeal to this court is automatic. See Ariz.R.Crim.P. 31.2(b); Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. (A.R.S.) §§ 13-4031, 13-4035 (1989). We affirm defendant's convictions [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-93-0086-AP
State v. Gillies (1983)
In the early morning of January 29, 1981, Suzanne Rossetti was reported missing by her parents when she failed to pick them up to drive them to the airport. Her body was discovered several days later buried under a pile of rocks on Fish Creek Hill in the Superstition Mountains. The medical examiner determined that the cause of her death was exsanguination, aspiration of blood and extensive head injuries.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 5424
State v. Amaya-Ruiz (1990)Appellant Jose Jacobo Amaya-Ruiz (defendant) was convicted, following a jury trial, of first degree murder, manslaughter, theft of property with a value of $1,000.00 or more (a pickup truck), and first degree burglary. The jury found the manslaughter offense to be of a dangerous nature. The court sentenced defendant to death on the murder conviction, 7.5 years' imprisonment for manslaughter, 5 years for theft, and 7 years for first degree burglary. The terms of imprisonment were to run [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-86-0095-AP/PC
State v. Salazar (1992)Defendant, Alfonso Raymond Salazar, was convicted by a jury of first degree murder, kidnapping, and first degree burglary. He was sentenced to death for the murder and to concurrent terms of imprisonment for the burglary and kidnapping. Appeal of the murder conviction is automatic; we accepted late appeals of the other convictions. Pending appeal, defendant filed a Rule 32 petition for post-conviction relief based on alleged ineffective assistance of counsel at trial and sentencing. We stayed [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-88-0135-AP/PC
State v. Newell (2006)
Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General by Kent E. Cattani, Chief Counsel, Capital Litigation Section, Phoenix, Donna J. Lam, Assistant Attorney General, Tucson, Attorneys for the State of Arizona.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-04-0074-AP
State v. Richmond (1976)Evidence introduced at trial showed that on the evening of August 25, 1973, the victim went into the Birdcage bar in Tucson and met Becky Corella, a dancer working there. Later that evening, Becky and Crummett went out to the parking lot to persuade the defendant to allow his 15-year-old girlfriend, Faith Erwin, to prostitute herself with Crummett. When both the defendant and Faith refused, a conversation ensued and eventually Becky decided to prostitute herself with Crummett. All four persons [...]
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 2914
State v. Guerra (1989)
Defendant, Henry Daniel Guerra, appeals from his conviction for premeditated first-degree murder. The trial court sentenced Guerra to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 25 years. This Court has jurisdiction pursuant to Ariz. Const. Art. 6, § 5(3) and A.R.S. §§ 13-4031, -4033, and -4035.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: CR-87-0082-AP
State v. Clark (1980)
Appellant, James Dean Clark, was convicted after a trial by a jury of four counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to death on each count. A timely appeal was filed. We have jurisdiction pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-4031.
Court: Arizona Supreme Court Docket: 4346