Maricopa County Prosecutor Sparks Controversy Over Attempt to Expedite Execution of Convicted Murderer

Phoenix, Arizona – Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has faced criticism for attempting to expedite the execution of convicted murderer Aaron Gunches without the involvement of the state attorney general and governor. Last year, Governor Katie Hobbs suspended executions in Arizona while a review of the process was conducted. This decision coincided with the scheduled execution of Gunches, among over 100 death row inmates awaiting the same fate. Gunches had admitted to the kidnapping and …

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