State v. Youngblood

In State v. Youngblood, 173 Ariz. 502, 844 P.2d 1152 (Ariz. 1993), the court relied on prior state law, including the availability of a jury instruction permitting inferences from missing material evidence favorable to the defendant, and held that "absent bad faith on the part of the state, the failure to preserve evidentiary material which could have been subjected to tests, the results of which might have exonerated the defendant, does not constitute a denial of due process of law under the Arizona Constitution." Id. at 1158.