Headines we won't soon forget

Headines we won't soon forget

Headines we won't soon forget

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 1:20 PM

PHOENIX -- These are just a few of the Arizona stories for which 2013 will be remembered.


  Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
5-22-13-5p-pena-watkiss-arias_small_square Jodi Arias trial begins Opening arguments in the murder trial of Jodi Arias began on Jan. 2. Prosecutors said she planned and executed the stabbing and shooting death of her lover, Travis Alexander, in June 2008, She claimed self-defense. The trial was a media spectacle that went on for months. Arias herself spent a total of 18 days on the witness stand. Jodi Arias murder trial stories
Mark-grace_small_square Mark Grace reports to Tent City Former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster and player Mark Grace began serving a four-month sentence for his second DUI charge on Feb. 10. He was released from Tent City on June 10. Mark Grace calls missteps 'embarrassing'
3-14-13-debra-j-milke-doc_small_square Milke murder convictions overturned A federal appeals court threw out the convictions of Debra Milke, the woman on Arizona's death row who was found guilty of murder in the 1989 killing of her 4-year-old son. The little boy was shot in the back of the head so the defendants could collect a life insurance policy. It would be month before Milke was released on bond. Retrial set for 2015; defense claims double jeopardy
3-21-13-phx-sky-train_small_square PHX Sky Train debuts On April 8, the public got its first opportunity to travel on the PHX Sky Train, an automated inter-terminal train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Sky Train: 'This is a ride to the future,' Stanton says
Fb98df71-9cb4-44b4-88cd-1fd9c6164658-big_small_square Closing arguments in Jodi Arias trial After months of drama and graphic testimony, lawyers in the Jodi Arias murder trial wrapped up their closing arguments on May 4. Jodi Arias murder trial stories
100413_630-arias_small_square Jodi Arias convicted of murder On May 8, a jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Travis Alexander. They later found her eligible for the death sentence, but they were unable to impose it. At this point, Arias has not been sentenced and a date to begin retrying the penalty phase has not been set. Jodi Arias murder trial stories
5-19-13-gmaz-820-phx-officials-news-conf_small_square Firefighter killed, pinned between emergency vehicles Bradley Harper, 23, was killed when he got caught between an ambulance and a fire truck as the two were trying to pass each other on a narrow road. Firefighter Brad Harper killed
5-19-13-raetzweb_small_square Phoenix police officer killed in hit-and-run An officer with the Phoenix Police Department was killed after being hit by an SUV while on the scene of a DUI investigation. Officer Daryl Raetz, 29, had been with the Phoenix Police Dept. for six years. Days later hundreds of officers attended his daughter's kindergarten graduation. Phoenix police go to kindergarten graduation of fallen officer's daughter
6-19-13-dale-hausner-bkgd_small_square 'Serial Shooter' Dale Hausner dies Dale Hausner, who was convicted in Phoenix's "Serial Shooter" attacks, was found unresponsive in his cell at Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence just after noon on June 19. His death was later ruled a suicide. Man convicted in Phoenix's 'serial shootings' dies
Yarnell19-facebook_small_square 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots killed in Yarnell Hill Fire Tragedy at Yarnell Hill
Jorge-vargas_small_square MSCO detention officer shot, killed in his driveway A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed in his driveway early the morning of Aug. 8. Jorge Vargas was 27 years old. MSCO detention officer shot, killed in his driveway
8-29-13_baby_in_hot_car2_small_square Baby boy dies after being left in hot car outside sports bar A 3-month-old boy died after his father allegedly left him in a hot car parked outside a sports bar for hours. Police said they believe the father, Daniel Gray, was smoking marijuana while the baby was sitting in the car. Gray, 31, later pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and child abuse. Phoenix man pleads not guilty after infant son dies in hot car
12126552_s_small_square 6-year-old killed in joyride crash; 8-year-old was driving A 6-year-old girl was killed when her 8-year-old brother apparently took her for a joyride, leaving their mother at home to think they had been kidnapped. The car hit a pole Both kids were still in their PJs. 911 calls released about deadly Ariz. joyride
Milke-112_small_square Accused child killer released on bond Debra Milke, the Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row, was released on bond after a judge ruled there's no direct evidence linking her to the 1989 death of her young son. She was reunited with her ailing mother a few days later. Milke's murder conviction was overtunred in March. Milke has emotional reunion with ailing mother
9-4-13_chrisman_stand_day_2_small_square Ex-Phoenix officer convicted of aggravated assault Former Phoenix police officer Richard Chrisman, who put a gun to a suspect's head when the man questioned him about entering his house without a warrant, was convicted of aggravated assault, but a jury failed to reach a verdict on a second-degree murder charge he faced for shooting and killing the man later in the confrontation. Ex-Phoenix officer convicted of aggravated assault
Moreno_court_documents-4_small_square Teen arrested in murder of MCSO detention officer Leonard Moreno, 15, his mother, and a 20-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the murder of Maricopa County dentention officer Jorge Vargas. Teen arrested in shooting death of MCSO dentention officer
100213_ryder-cruelty_(4)_small_square Dog found hanging from doorknob A 2-year-old dog spent weeks recovering after she was found hanging from a doorknob. The person who was supposed to be caring for her is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty. It was later discovered that Ryder had been stolen and she was reunited with her rightful owner. Dog found hanging from doorknob; woman arrested for animal cruelty
081213_johnathan-doody2_small_square Mistrial in temple murders An Arizona judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991. Johnathan Doody was originally convicted in 1993, but that conviction was overturned in 2011. His retrial started in August. The jury was not able to reach a verdict. Doody's second retrail began Dec. 4. Retrial ends in hung jury; second retrial set
10-29-13-i-10_crash-_9pm_first_block-3_small_square Deadly pile-up on I-10 near Picacho Peak DPS officials said 19 vehicles - 10 commercial vehicles, seven passenger cars, one tanker and one recreational vehicle - were involved in chain-reaction collisions south of Casa Grande during a dust storm shortly after noon. 3 killed in 19-car wreck on I-10 near Picacho Peak
11-26-13_karen_briown-_tucson_kids_kidnapped.jpg1_small_square 3 girls say they were imprisoned in Tucson home A Tucson couple are in custody after three sisters told police they were imprisoned in their home by their mother and stepfather for up to two years. The girls are 12, 13 and 17 years old. The children have been removed from the home and police arrested their mother and stepfather. Police report released in Tucson child imprisonment case
121413_730am-doody_small_square Third temple murders trial begins One of Arizona's most notorious murder cases headed back to court for a rare third trial as prosecutors again seek a conviction in the killings of nine people, including six monks, at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991. Johnathan Doody's 1993 conviction was overturned, and then his retrial, whih began in August, ended in a hung jury in late October. Doody was originally sentenced to 281 years in prison
Claudia-lucero_small_square Body found in dumpster ID'd as Mesa teen Three days after a body was found in a Mesa dumpster, police identified the victim as Claudia Ann Lucero, a 14-year-old student at Westwood High School. Her mother's estranged boyfriend, Alex Anthony Madrid, 31, was arrested for her murder. No bail for suspect in teen's murder
12-11-13-chrisman-plea_small_square Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter Former Phoenix police officer Richard Chrisman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a deal that spares him another trial on charges of second-degree murder and animal cruelty. A jury convicted him of aggravated assault in September, but was hung on the murder and animal crualty counts. Ex-Phoenix officer pleads guilty to manslaughter
19358471_s_small_square New Year's Eve Have a safe and happy new year!

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