More than 100 people are currently sitting on death row in Arizona, handed the highest form of punishment, but it's unclear if those 116 prisoners will ever pay the price.
"The state of the death penalty in Arizona is that it's broken," said Assistant Federal Public Defender Dale Baich.
This discussion recently came up in an Arizona courtroom in the brutal murder of 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Canella. She was strangled, sexually abused and left in a shallow grave.
Prosecutors asked for the death penalty for defendant Justin James Rector, then withdrew that request, saying, "There is no reasonable likelihood of the death penalty actually being imposed in a realistic and efficient timeframe given the current state of affairs surrounding persons sentenced to death."