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Jurors Tear Up During Trial For ‘Double Initial’ Murder Suspect

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.

06/17/2013

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California Voters Reject Repeal Of Death Penalty

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.

11/07/2012

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Poll: Support Grows For Ending California Death Penalty

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.

11/02/2012

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3 Former California Governors Oppose Death-Penalty Repeal

Three former California governors are urging voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.

10/30/2012

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Supreme Court Rules Against Life Without Parole For Young Criminals

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.

06/25/2012

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Violent Crime Victims’ Families Rally At Capitol

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.

04/24/2012

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California Voters To Decide On Death Penalty In November

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.

04/23/2012

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Judge Blocks Importation Of Drug Used In Executions

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.

03/27/2012

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Top Judge: Calif. Death Penalty ‘Not Effective’

California’s top judge says the state’s capital punishment system is “not effective” and needs an overhaul that the state cannot afford.

12/25/2011

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Judge Tosses Out California’s Death Penalty

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.

12/16/2011

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Death Penalty Ban Likely To Extend Into 2013

The moratorium on California’s death penalty will likely extend into 2013.

11/02/2011

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Poll Finds Two-Thirds In California Back Death Penalty

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.

09/29/2011

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