An opinion in the Casa Grande Dispatch appeared on April 21, discussing the higher cost of prosecutions to Pinal County taxpayers, particularly due to a significant increase in death-penalty cases.
The article noted:
A legal conference in Casa Grande Saturday shed some light on the ongoing discussion of the higher cost of prosecution in Pinal County in recent years, specifically a sharp increase in death-penalty cases. The county now has about 15 pending capital cases, roughly three times the number that existed before Lando Voyles was elected county attorney in 2012.
The article concluded by making it clear that ongoing capital prosecution would place a burden on county taxpayers.
Many people still favor the death penalty, and it is on the books in Arizona. But if the much-higher number of death penalty cases in Pinal continue forward, taxpayers will need to open their wallets wider.
You can read the article by following this link.