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Frank Atwood Case Update: Atwood Petitions Arizona Supreme Court for New Trial; Atwood to Ask Ninth Circuit for Rehearing on Execution Methods

Posted by emily on June 07, 2022
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Atwood asked the Arizona Supreme Court to review a post-conviction relief petition based on evidence of his innocence, prosecutorial wrongdoing after the Pima County Superior Court denied his post-conviction relief petition

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Frank Atwood Petitions Arizona Supreme Court for Stay of Execution

Posted by emily on June 03, 2022
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Atwood is asking Court to halt his execution while it weighs a post-conviction relief petition based on innocence claims, state’s withholding of evidence

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Using Cyanide Gas in Executions is an Affront to Jewish Values

Posted by Kirsty Davis on June 03, 2022
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Arizona’s use of Zyklon B should shock the conscience of all Americans.

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Statement Following Arizona Supreme Court’s Failure to Notify Atwood’s Legal Team of Decision

Posted by emily on June 01, 2022
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Legal team points to this misstep as emblematic of problems plaguing Arizona’s death penalty system

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Frank Atwood: Phoenix Federal Court to Decide Whether Arizona Must Designate New Execution Method

Posted by emily on June 01, 2022
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Mr. Atwood has requested an alternative, constitutional method of execution, contending that forcing him to choose between cyanide gas and lethal injection violates his rights

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Atwood Execution: For Media

Posted by emily on May 25, 2022
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Frank Atwood: Federal Appeals Court Weighs Legal Innocence Arguments

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ADCRR Restricts Media Access to Executions

Posted by emily on May 24, 2022
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Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. has demanded the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry comply with the permanent injunction issued by the U.S. District Court, which requires execution witnesses be permitted “to view the entirety of the execution.” In Mr. Dixon’s execution, when the curtains separating the execution chamber from the witness room were opened, Mr. Dixon was already strapped to the gurney and covered with a blanket. Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. also demands that the Arizona Republic be permitted to attend upcoming executions, including Frank Atwood’s, as a media witness. Read the Republic’s story and the demand letter at AZ Central.

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Problems with Dixon Execution

Posted by emily on May 12, 2022
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According to media witnesses, it took 25 minutes for the execution team to insert an IV into Mr. Dixon. Eventually, the team made an incision in his groin in order to access a vein, requiring them to clean up “a fair amount of blood.” After the drugs were administered, Dixon gasped and then lost consciousness after a few minutes. Read additional reporting from AZ Central.

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Updates on Clarence Dixon

Posted by emily on May 11, 2022
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Media is reporting that Mr. Dixon was executed this morning. There was a delay due to the execution team having trouble finding a suitable vein. Mr. Dixon is reported to have appeared to be in pain. Follow updates at AZ Central.

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Frank Atwood Execution: For Media

Posted by emily on May 04, 2022
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