We first met Mike Ryan, who died suddenly earlier today at the age of 66, shortly after moving here to work at this paper in August 1985. Then, he was a prosecutor at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, and one of that agency's very best.Mike Ryan died yesterday at the age of 66He spent time w ... More >>
Ron Reinstein was one of the more respected Maricopa County Superior Court judges in his 22 years on the bench that ended with his 2007 retirement. Ron Reinstein--One of the good guys The former major-felony prosecutor was known by most (hey, you can't be friends with everyone) as an em ... More >>
It was an upbeat event, yesterday's investiture ceremony in downtown Phoenix for incoming Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach.The late Judge John RollPresiding county judge Norm Davis led the Pledge of Allegiance and Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch adminis ... More >>
Robert Comer wrote to New Times from prison for years, predicting recently that his soul would be in the real hell "soon enough"
When a career courthouse scam artist joins forces with a top Arizona criminal defense attorney, it ain't pretty
Phoenix police fired rookie Shawn Dirks with only a speck of evidence and the tale of a twisted woman
Arizona's Juries are proving tougher than judges under a new murder sentencing system
Prominent attorney withdraws from boot-camp murder case over unpaid fees
Justice Stanley Feldman has ruled the Arizona legal scene for years. But now he's gone. And Governor Janet Napolitano has some important decisions to make.
Court of Appeals upholds conviction of 'Sleepwalking Murderer'
Conviction of Tovrea heiress hit man upheld by Court
Fife Symington's free and Michael Hester's not. But thanks to the ex-governor's oversight, that may soon change.
Retiring child-abuse investigator recalls most haunting cases
The bombshell never exploded in the state's most-watched murder trial
That's what the jury gave Scott Falater, convicted of killing his wife in the Sleepwalker Murder Case
Scott Falater, a mild-mannered Mormon family man, inexplicably stabbed his wife 44 times, then drowned her in the family pool while a neighbor watched. His defense? He was sleepwalking.
ELDERLY CHURCHGOERS IN THE EAST VALLEY TRUSTED THE YOUNG COMPUTER NERD WITH THEIR LIFE SAVINGS. NOW THEY'RE BROKE.