Jurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes on Monday, as a prosecutor showed images of the victims’ bodies and described how they were discovered.
California voters rejected the latest attempt to repeal California’s death penalty, dealing a blow to activists who saw this election as their best chance in 35 years to end capital punishment in the state.
A new poll finds growing support for ending California’s death penalty, but backers of an initiative on Tuesday’s ballot still lack the majority they need to pass it.
Three former California governors are urging voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
here were hundreds of photos displayed for all to see and emotional outcries from murder victims’ families gathering from across the state at the Capitol on Tuesday to speak up for those they’ve lost.
Should the death penalty be abolished in California? It’s a debate voters will get to decide on when they go to the polls in November.
A federal judge has blocked the importation of a drug used in executions on grounds the Food and Drug Administration ignored the law by allowing it into this country.
California’s top judge says the state’s capital punishment system is “not effective” and needs an overhaul that the state cannot afford.
A Marin County judge has tossed out California’s newly adopted lethal injection procedure, saying prison officials failed to properly consider a one-drug alternative to execute inmates.
The moratorium on California’s death penalty will likely extend into 2013.
A new survey shows more than two-thirds of California voters favor keeping the death penalty, a finding that hasn’t changed significantly in a decade.