Drayton Witt of Tucson spent 10 years behind bars after being convicted in 2002 of shaking to death his girlfriend's 4-month old son, Steven Holt. And he likely would have served 10 more years for the murder of Steven had the Arizona Justice Project -- along with retired British pediatric neurosur ... More >>
After a Mesa woman tossed boiling water on her husband and child, the couple decided that only the husband should be hospitalized, as they feared that Child Protective Services might find out.CPS did find out, and that 4-year-old child has since been taken to the Maricopa County Burn Unit -- two wee ... More >>
Phoenix police are currently searching for a man who doused his girlfriend in gasoline and set her on fire this weekend.Police Sergeant Trent Crump says the woman was burned over 30 percent of her body, and she was heard "screaming for help."
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced yesterday that sex-abuse charges won't be filed against former University of Utah swim coach Greg Winslow.Winslow, who was just recently let go from his post in Utah, was accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl while he was the coach of a high-sc ... More >>
We're sure the frat boys at Arizona State University make poor decisions on an hourly basis, but there have been some extraordinarily poor decisions made recently by the bros.One might imagine that a fraternity member's accidental death late last year might be a bit of a wake-up call for the frat bo ... More >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks missed an opportunity over the weekend to keep pace with the suddenly surging San Francisco Giants in the National League West. As the Giants won their sixth-straight game Sunday, the D-backs lost their second of three to the San Diego Padres, the presumptive division doorma ... More >>
Andrew Kent, who police say admitted to his frat friends and to the father of a victim that he threw a bottle of Everclear into a bonfire that burned two women at a party, pleaded not guilty this morning to throwing said booze into fire. The two women burned by the flaming Everclear have permanent s ... More >>
Two women burned by a bottle of Everclear flung into a fire will have permanent scarring, and frat boy Andrew Kent, who is believed by police to be the tosser of said bottle, was noted in a police report as not displaying any remorse toward victims. Kent allegedly threw the bottle into a fire at a f ... More >>
Three Phoenix residents are facing child-abuse charges after spending nearly four days treating a 3-year-old girl's severe burns with gauze, antiseptic spray, and ibuprofen.To give you an idea as to the extent of this burn, the girl's skin was peeling off, and she was hospitalized in the Arizona Bur ... More >>
See also: Scottsdale Police Used Excessive Force in '08 Shooting of Man Left as Paraplegic, Judge Rules After writing Tuesday about the troubling case of David Hulstedt, the mentally ill man shot in the back by Scottsdale police, we obtained the full video (see below) of the incident from Hulstedt ... More >>
If you know the guy who decided to turn flashlights into IEDs that blow up when people try to turn them on, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering $10,000 for you to give him up.Three of these devices have been found in the last three weeks, and have caused plenty of fla ... More >>
The dolt dropping off improvised explosive devices around Glendale in the form of flashlights may have delivered his third yesterday -- this time in Phoenix.Someone dropped a flashlight in the donations at a Salvation Army in Phoenix yesterday, and when an employee clicked it on, it blew up.Phoenix ... More >>
A Peoria seventh-grader earned a trip to a juvie facility yesterday for telling his classmates the flashlight he planted near the school was probably a bomb, police say.Flashlights, as you may recall, are a hot topic on the west side these days, as someone turned a couple of them into improvised exp ... More >>
For the strange public-service announcement of the day, the Glendale Police Department urges that you not pick up any random flashlights you find around the city.Even stranger is the reason why -- two citizens have discovered that the flashlight they found was actually an improvised explosive device ... More >>
One of the easiest ways to piss off Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- aside from being in the country illegally or writing for New Times -- is to mess with a puppy.Animal abuse is one of Arpaio's press-release-worthy crimes, and Lyman Morkunas allegedly bragging about using a 16-pound sledgehamm ... More >>
After the aunt of a 9-year-old Phoenix girl asked the girl's mother and stepfather a few weeks ago why the little girl had an infected burn on her hand, she was told the girl was burned while making tortillas.Tortillas couldn't quite be blamed for the four other burns or scars across the little g ... More >>
Image: FacebookElias Redden and his 6-year-old brother were injured on Friday after their scooter hit a pickup truck.A Mesa 19-year-old and his 6-year-old brother were injured severely on Friday after their scooter slammed into a full-size pickup truck.Cops say that Elias Redden, while trying to ... More >>
Image: Channel 3 (KTVK-TV) News videoJohn Woods, a former minor-league umpire who suffered a brain injury in 2004, was wrongfully fired from his job as a server at Metrocenter's Outback Steakhouse, says an EEOC complaint.John Woods, a former umpire recovering from a brain injury, was fired from a ... More >>
What really happened to Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman's son on "A" Mountain last night?As you may have heard, Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman's son was injured on "A" Mountain last night -- and that's about all anyone knows for sure.Eli Hallman, 18, suffered head injuries and a broken jaw. He claims he was a ... More >>
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall will get another chance to throw a touchdown in the NFL this weekend after failing to do so in his first two NFL starts, neither of which went well.The Cardinals will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and despite coming off one of the worst performance ... More >>
www.icanhascheezburger.comA cat is dead and a family dog is seriously injured following a Phoenix house fire police suspect is arson.According to the Phoenix Police Department, about 1 a.m. yesterday, officers were called to 3300 West Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix, where there had been an apartment fi ... More >>
New TimesRob and Sue KrentzOur hearts, once again, go out to Sue Krentz, the widow of murdered rancher Robert Krentz.Krentz was hit by an alleged drunk driver as she and a friend were walking outside of their church on Saturday night.Police in Douglas say Krentz and a friend, Shirley Gregory, wer ... More >>
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We just returned from a downtown Phoenix courtroom where a judge dismissed first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in the case of Peoria day-care operator Lisa Randall (pictured). "The dismissal is in the interests of justice," Deputy County Attorney Belle Whitney told Judge M ... More >>
http://coyotes.nhl.com/index.htmlFor the first half of last season, the best offensive player on the Phoenix Coyotes was undoubtedly left winger Scottie Upshall. A knee injury in late January ended Upshall's season prematurely, however, and others stepped up as the Yotes made surprising ru ... More >>
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Cards Receiver Sean MoreyArizona Cardinals receiver Sean Morey, who has already committed to donate what's left of his concussion-rattled brain to science, admitted Thursday that he played in last week's game against "Da Chicago Bears" with another concussion.
www.fugly.comA Phoenix man was arrested Monday night after two children under his care got burned while playing with a fire in the man's backyard.The Phoenix Fire Department was called to a house near 83rd Avenue and west Buckeye Road, where there were reports of a burn victim.When fire uni ... More >>
Brian Mark HopfThe 3-week-old girl, who police say suffered some gruesome injuries at the hands of her father, 25-year-old Brian Mark Hopf, is not expected to survive. Hopf poked the girl in the eyes,police say, and dropped her on the floor, leaving her with several skull fractures, ... More >>
Brian Mark HopfA Chandler man is in custody after, police say, he dropped his three-week-old daughter on the ground, and poked her in the eyes. The newborn was left with serious injuries.Brian Mark Hopf, 25, was arrested after his daughter was admitted to the hospital with "life-threat ... More >>
A 71-year-old posse member with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office had to be airlifted to a hospital after he was struck by a minivan while helping with an anti-smuggling operation.A news release by the sheriff's office states that James Van Allen was treated for broken ribs and a concussion afte ... More >>
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The case of the battered Avondale quadruplets includes horrific injuries, a misdiagnosis, a mystery witness, a mentally ill mother, a crude police report, missions of mercy rebuffed. Expect it all to get sorted out in a criminal court.
Richard Post was taken to jail in his wheelchair for mouthing off in a bar. Joe Arpaio's detention officers saw him as such a threat, they strapped him into a medieval restraint chair--and broke his neck.
Raul and Karla Larranaga's baby Desiree died under mysterious circumstances a year ago. Now Child Protective Services has taken their newborn daughter, Sophia, away from them. But witnesses who neither the police nor CPS interviewed tell New Times they su