Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty thanks to one holdout juror -- Number 17. Acting on a tip from a source, I dug up proof that Juror 17's ex-husband was prosecuted for murder by the same prosecutor in the Jodi Arias trail. We first broke the story on social media. The news created a firestorm and led many, including fellow jurors, to question the outcome of the penalty phase.
The protest made international headlines. After two men from Phoenix were killed while attacking a Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Garland, Texas, a Phoenix man organized an anti-Islam rally outside their mosque. Hundreds turned out wearing profanity laced anti-Islam shirts. But after being invited into the mosque, one protestor vowed to never wear the offensive shirt again. This story generated a huge buzz on social media and provided a unique angle to a story the entire nation was following.
ICE's immigrant detention center in Eloy, AZ, has been at the center of criticism for a number of recent suicides and hunger strikes. Detainees complained about poor medical care and inhumane conditions. After weeks of pressing ICE to let our cameras inside, we finally got it in.
Colorado City, Arizona, is one of the most infamous towns in the state. Beneath its beauty and locale lies a dark history. Hundreds of polygamous families and FLDS church members call it home. Their leader, Warren Jeffs, has been in prison for nearly a decade, but, when we returned to Colorado City, we found his influence remains strong.
As he sat locked up in prison, Warren Jeffs' followers believed he would eventually be released. Their faith in their polygamist leader was so strong, they built him and his many wives a 14-bedroom mansion. The mansion sat empty for years until a group of former followers got their revenge. They bought the mansion and turned it into a bed and breakfast.