Category Archives: News Appearance

Arizona Criminal Attorney Russ Richelsoph is frequently interviewed by Arizona News Media on various criminal law cases view appearances here

Arizona Second Degree Murder Interview

I was interviewed by ABC 15 reporter Sonu Wasu regarding the second degree murder charges against Natalie Renee Russell who is accused of recklessly causing the death of her two year old daughter with extreme indifference to human life.  The toddler drank a 120 ml vial of methadone, and then Ms. Russell tried to revive the toddler with methamphetamine instead of seeking medical help.

Shooting in Glendale. Was it self defense?

Glendale woman kills alleged armed robber outside a convenience store in the early morning hours of August 1, 2016.  Watch Glendale criminal attorney Russ Richelsoph explain Arizona self defense laws and when the use of deadly force is justified to Fox 10 Phoenix reporter Ty Brennan.

Police Body Camera Use

Watch my 3TV News interview with Jared Dillingham where I explain police body camera use with regards to the Tempe Police shooting of Dalvin Hollins and the implications of the failure of the involved officer to activate his body camera.

Attempted Kidnapping in Arizona

My interview with ABC15 reporter Nohelani Graf explaining the legal requirements for attempted kidnapping in Arizona and the likely reasons that Luke Bahe was only charged with misdemeanor assault.

 

9th Circuit Says Concealed Carry is Not a Right

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Peruta v. San Diego, ruled there is no right to carry a concealed firearm under the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. Watch my interview with AzCentral.com where I explain how this ruling will affect Arizonans.

 

Was Off. Brailsford Justified in Shooting Daniel Shaver?

Watch my 12 News interview on the self-defense and deadly force legal issues in the murder case against former Mesa police officer Phillip Brailsford.

Indecent Exposure or School Prank?

Red Mountain High School student Hunter Osborn has been arrested for 69 counts of Indecent Exposure and one count of Furnishing Harmful Items to Minors.  Hunter is accused of exposing his penis during a football team photo used in the high school yearbook.  Should  Hunter be treated like a criminal?

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Domestic Violence and Self Defense

What happens when a victim of domestic violence is accused of killing their abuser?  Watch my 12 News story commenting on this issue.

Gilbert mom Jennifer Sariah Smith is accused of killing her husband after a history of being the victim of domestic violence at his hands. Continue reading Domestic Violence and Self Defense

Civil and Criminal Liability in Independence High School Shooting

Could the student who provided the gun in the Independence High School shooting be charged with a crime? Could he be sued?  What about his parents?  On February 16, 2016, I appeared on 3TV News to answer these questions.

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