California Gets Supply Of Drug Used During ExecutionsCalifornia's prison department said Monday it has turned to an overseas manufacturer to replenish its supplies of sodium thiopental, a drug necessary to carry out executions in the state.
California Obtains New Supply Of Lethal Injection DrugPrison officials obtained a drug essential to the lethal injection process the day after California's first execution in nearly five years was canceled, partly due to a shortage of that very drug, a court filing stated Wednesday.
State High Court Ruling Shuts Door On San Quentin ExecutionThe California Supreme Court issued an order in San Francisco Wednesday that appears to block Thursday’s execution of a convicted murderer, regardless of whether a federal court stay is upheld in the U.S. court system.
Judge Blocks San Quentin Execution Set For ThursdayA federal judge has blocked what would have been California’s first execution, which was set for Thursday, after reassessing new injection protocols.
More Legal Maneuvering In Execution Case
Court Orders Hearing For San Quentin Death Row InmateA federal appeals court ordered a trial judge late Monday to reconsider his ruling that paved the way for California's first execution in nearly five years.
San Quentin Inmate Scheduled For Death Begins Appeal ProcessA convicted murderer who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday began an appeal to a federal appeals court in San Francisco Sunday for a stay of his death penalty.
California Execution Drug In Short SupplyThere could be yet another twist in this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer and rapist at San Quentin State Prison.
Execution Stands: San Francisco Judge Refuses RequestA U.S. District Court Judge refused to block death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown's execution. The decision paves the way for California's first execution in nearly five years.
San Quentin Inmate's Lawyers Blame Politics For Execution DecisionLawyers for death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown point to election-year politics as the reason their client was suddenly scheduled for a lethal injection this week.
Judge Reconsiders Death Penalty In California A federal judge could clear the way for California to once again begin executing death row prisoners.