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.
California Poised For November Showdown Over Death PenaltyDeath penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely.
Inmate Dies While Awaiting ExecutionPrison officials say an inmate at San Quentin State Prison has died of natural causes while awaiting execution for a 1994 slaying in Sacramento County.
Fresh Supply Of Execution Drug Bought From UKCalifornia's corrections officials say they turned to a British manufacturer to refresh their supply of a lethal injection drug needed to resume executions on death row.