Judge refuses to oust prosecutors in Milke case - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Judge refuses to oust prosecutors in Milke case

Updated:
Debra Milke Debra Milke
  • Crime & JusticeMore>>

  • Trial set for woman accused of injuring husband

    Trial set for woman accused of injuring husband

    An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.
    An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.
  • Calif. serial stowaway arrested at Sky Harbor

    Calif. serial stowaway arrested at Sky Harbor

    Remember the serial stowaway woman who has a history of trying to sneak onto flights in California? It turns out she's been busted again, but this time, it was in the valley.
    Remember the serial stowaway woman who has a history of trying to sneak onto flights in California? It turns out she's been busted again, but this time, it was in the valley.
  • Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

    Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

    A judge sentenced a 75-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.
    A judge sentenced a 75-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge has refused to disqualify the Maricopa County Attorney's Office from the case of an Arizona woman whose conviction was overturned in the death of her 4-year-old son.

Judge Rosa Mroz of Maricopa County Superior Court rejected the request by Debra Milke's lawyers. They claimed the office is pursuing the cases purely for political reasons.

Milke was convicted and sentenced to death in 1990 for sending her son off to visit a mall Santa Claus with two men who fatally shot the boy in the desert.

The conviction was overturned in March after an appeals court found prosecutors hadn't turned over evidence of misconduct by a police detective. The detective had testified that Milke confessed to him.

Milke has maintained her innocence.

Her retrial is scheduled for Sept. 30.

Follow this story:

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices