15 April 2019 :
Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law SB 1314 that eliminates three aggravating circumstances from the state's death-penalty statute, potentially reducing the number of cases that would be eligible for the death penalty. However, death-penalty proponents and opponents alike indicated that they did not expect SB 1314 to have a broad impact on future capital prosecutions. Under the new law, the Arizona death penalty statute will decrease from 14 aggravated circumstances to 11. The law will eliminate: The defendant knowingly created a grave risk of death to another person in addition to the person murdered. The offense was committed in a cold, calculated manner without pretense of moral or legal justification. The defendant used a “remote stun gun” during the crime.