State Attorney General Seeking Death Penalty For Man Who Killed 8 At Hair SalonCalifornia's attorney general will continue to seek the death penalty for a man who killed eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon and whose sentencing has been delayed by a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants.
California Supreme Court Puts Prop. 66, Death Penalty Measure, On HoldThe California Supreme Court has halted implementation of a voter-approved measure intended to speed up the appeals process for Death Row inmates.
California Voters Will Decide Fate Of Death PenaltyCalifornia voters can kill the death penalty or resuscitate it on Election Day.
Prop 62: Voters To Decide If California Does Away Or Speeds Up Death Penalty ProcessIt's one of the most emotionally charged issues on the November ballot: California's death penalty.
State Of Nevada Can't Find Companies Willing To Sell Drugs Needed For ExecutionsState officials were told in August that one of the two drugs that make up a cocktail in Nevada's lethal injection has expired, and the pharmaceutical company that produces it refuses on principle to give the state any more.
Proposition 66: Changes In Death Penalty Challengeshanges procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals.
Proposition 62: Repealing The Death PenaltyRepeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
California Death Penalty Repeal Supporters Cleared To Gather SignaturesThe Justice That Works Act of 2016 aims to repeal the death penalty and would apply retroactively to people already sentenced to death.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
California Releases Plan To Use 1 Drug In ExecutionsCalifornia is proposing to allow corrections officials to choose one of four types of barbiturates to execute prisoners on death row.
Families Of Murder Victims Seek Death Penalty Reforms In CaliforniaAdvocates for death penalty reform are trying to get sweeping changes made in the way California’s justice system.
Court To Rule If California Death Penalty Is Cruel, UnusualNo one would argue that California's death penalty provides swift justice.