Patrick Bearup Loses Appeal; Murder Conviction and Death Sentence Upheld


This just in: A neo-Nazi who's the son of a former political opponent of Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio has lost the appeal of his murder conviction and challenge to his death sentence.

Read today's Arizona Supreme Court's opinion on Patrick Bearup by clicking here.

At right is his most recent photo posted on the Arizona Department of Corrections Web site.


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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.