Lawmakers Introduce Constitutional Amendment To End California Death PenaltyLawmakers want to put an end to the death penalty in California.
Gov. Gavin Newsom: Death Penalty Is 'Infected By Racism'California's process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court.
Original Jurors React To Scott Peterson Death Row ReversalTwo jurors from Scott Peterson's original trial say they were surprised to learn the death penalty decision was thrown out.
California Supreme Court Upholds Conviction, Overturns Scott Peterson’s Death Penalty SentenceThe California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife, but said prosecutors may try again for the same sentence if they wish in the high-profile case.
California Death Row Inmate Found Dead, Officials Investigating If Coronavirus Is To BlameOfficials are investigating whether a death row inmate found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison died from the coronavirus.
Inmate Cited In Death Penalty Debate Dies In CaliforniaA double murderer whose case became part of California's renewed debate over capital punishment died Wednesday in a hospital long before his death sentence could be carried out.
DA Plans To Seek Death Penalty Against Suspect In Sacramento Officer's KillingDespite the moratorium on executions, prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing a Sacramento police officer.
California Supreme Court Overturns Killer's Death SentenceThe California Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a convicted double-murderer because the prosecutor focused on the defendant's racist beliefs during closing arguments in the trial's penalty phase.
Victims' Families Urge Governor Newsom To End Death Penalty Moratorium Family members of murder victims gathered in Sacramento to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to change his mind and once again allow executions in California.
Murder Victims' Parents Urge Gov. Newsom To Stop Death Penalty ReprieveParents of Californians murdered by people now on death row shared gruesome details of their loved ones' killings Thursday as they launched a statewide tour to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to reverse his moratorium on executions.
DA Will Seek Death Penalty Against Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngeloProsecutors will be seeking the death penalty against the Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo.
Families Of Murder Victims Furious At Governor's Decision To Halt Death PenaltyMurder victims' families are furious with the governor's decision to halt the death penalty.
Gov. Newsom Signs Moratorium On Executions, Calling Death Penalty 'A Failure'The 737 inmates on the largest death row in the nation got a reprieve from California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.
Gas Chamber Chair Removed, San Quentin Death Chamber ClosedThe death chamber at San Quentin State Prison has been closed.
California Death Penalty Measure Survives, But With LimitsCalifornia could take a giant step closer to resuming executions when the state Supreme Court issues a highly anticipated ruling.