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Arizona Will Delay Execution of Condemned Prisoner; Idaho Introduces Death Penalty by Firing Squad

HeadlineMar 28, 2023

Arizona’s Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs signaled Monday she will delay the planned April 6 execution of death row prisoner Aaron Gunches, who’s set to receive a lethal injection after pleading guilty to murder in 2002. Hobbs has vowed she would not sign off on any executions unless she’s confident that Arizona isn’t violating constitutional rights when enforcing the death penalty. Meanwhile, Idaho’s Republican Governor Brad Little signed a bill Friday allowing execution by firing squad. Mississippi, Utah, Oklahoma and South Carolina have passed similar laws. 

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