Judge Warren Granville has ruled that Michael Lee Crane cannot represent himself in his murder trial.Crane's accused of killing three people -- Paradise Valley couple Glenna and Lawrence Shapiro, as well as businessman Bruce Gaudet -- and while Granville found Crane competent to represent himself, i ... More >>
The relentless attacks on Mark Mitchell seem to have worked out in Michael Monti's favor in the race for Tempe mayor, as Monti was up by one point after people hit the ballot box yesterday.There are still some votes left to count -- provisional ballots and people who brought their early-voting ballo ... More >>
Some people spend their entire lives learning the ins and outs of the "blame game."
Mark Goudeau: The cops, those nasty prosecutors, even my own attorneys--they all have it in for me!If it's not the crack cocaine or the booze that caused me to go off the deep end and nearly beat a ... More >>
Patrick Bearup: Facing the needle, while his cohorts cheat deathSomeone contacted me recently, wondering whether or not I support the death penalty. I told them I do not, but not because I think it's such a bad idea to give the needle to those who are dead-to-rights guilty of a capital crime.Rather, ... More >>
Justin Draper will serve six months in jail for his role in a September 2006 collision near Tatum Boulevard and Bell Road that left three teens dead
Perhaps it was seeing Justin Draper's 1-year-old boy scream for his daddy in the courtroom.
Or that four years have gone by.
Or maybe even ... More >>
Norm Davis, a steady-as-she-goes gent we dealt with when he presided as the chief judge in both Juvenile and Family Court, started his five-year term today as the presiding judge of Maricopa County Superior Court.
What we like about Judge Davis (that's a photo of him from a few ... More >>
The man accused of a random, fatal baseball-bat attack on two little boys playing in a park in December has been found incompetent to stand trial -- for now.
Joe Sauceda Gallegos, 39, a reported schizophrenic with a history of mental problems, became the only ... More >>
Gary Karpin, the mouthy disbarred attorney-divorce mediator whose illegal courthouse antics cost his "clients" thousands of dollars and untold heartache, was sentenced on Friday afternoon to almost 16 years in prison.
A courtroom packed mostly with the con artist's victims listened intently as Ma ... More >>