There have been a couple of high-profile cases involving the death sentence in Arizona recently, with one woman being released after 22 years on death row and another woman escaping the death sentence. Hear from both sides on the issue of the death penalty with Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery and Dan Peitzmeyer, president of the group, Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona.
The Arizona Republic has looked at past death penalty cases in Arizona since 2002, and found that prosecutorial misconduct was alleged in 42 of the 82 cases. Arizona Republic reporter Michael Kiefer, who has been working on the series, will discuss the issue.
The Arizona Department of Revenue is giving taxpayers an opportunity pay back taxes owed to the State without penalty from September 1 through October 1, 2011. ADOR spokesman Anthony Forschino explains the Tax Recovery Program.
A discussion about the scheduled execution of convicted killer Jeffrey Landrigan with John Todd, an Assistant Arizona Attorney General for the Capital Litigation Section of the AGâ€™s office; and James Belanger, an attorney who has successfully defended over a dozen death penalty cases.
This week, the Arizona Supreme Court will consider issuing a death warrant for a man convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl in 1984. Join us for a discussion about the death penalty with Timothy La Sota, a former Maricopa County prosecutor who is now chief of staff for the Scottsdale mayor, and Dan Peitzmeyer, vice president of Arizona Death Penalty Forum.