California Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty RulesCalifornia's top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor of the current system where jurors need not unanimously agree on aggravating factors used to justify the punishment.
DA Says They Won't Seek Death Penalty Again Even If Scott Peterson Gets New TrialCalifornia prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't again seek the death penalty against Scott Peterson in the 2002 slaying of his pregnant wife even if he is granted a new trial based on juror misconduct.
California To Move Some Condemned Inmates Off Death RowMore than 700 condemned inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row soon will have a chance to transfer to one of eight state prisons, a move a former district attorney termed "a slap to the face" of victims.
Court Won't Block Death Penalty Trials Despite MoratoriumThe California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block death penalty cases from proceeding during Gov. Gavin Newsom's moratorium on executions.
California Supreme Court Justice Blasts Death Penalty System"In these respects, Proposition 66 promised more than the system can deliver."
How Many People Are Wrongfully Sentenced To Death In California? As the fallout continues after Governor Gavin Newsom decided to halt the death penalty, the reasons behind the decision are coming to light. One of those reasons is the innocent people on death row
Constitutional Amendment Proposed To Change California's Death Penalty Laws A California Assembly Member has introduced a constitutional amendment to end the death penalty in our state.
Pres. Trump Not 'Thrilled' Gov. Newsom Halting ExecutionsPresident Donald Trump says he's not "thrilled" with California's plan to halt death penalty executions.
Governor Newsom To Sign Executive Order Stopping California's Death Penalty For NowGov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty in the Golden State.
Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible, Changing Church's StancePope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible and that the Catholic Church will work towards its abolition around the world.
Sen. Feinstein Drops Support For Death PenaltyCalifornia U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer supports the death penalty, a significant policy shift as she seeks re-election against a Democratic challenger.
Court Battle Begins Over Whether Executions Will Resume In CaliforniaState officials say California now has the necessary regulations to execute condemned inmates using a single dose of powerful barbiturates.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'Get Tough' On Drug PushersUnveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty In NYC Truck AttackPresident Trump has used the Halloween attack to push his agenda of tightening immigration laws and toughening anti-terror policies.
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.