California Voters Approve Big Changes To Death Penalty ProcessCalifornia voters have decided to repair the state’s dysfunctional death penalty by speeding up appeals.
California Death Penalty Battles Remain Alive After The ElectionThe fight over the death penalty never seems to die.
California Voters Reject Repealing The Death PenaltyCalifornia voters have rejected a measure to repeal the death penalty.
California Meets Deadline To Shift Method Of Execution Before ElectionCalifornia has met a legal deadline to switch to a new method of executing condemned inmates, just days before the state's voters decide whether to do away with the death penalty.
Oakland Man Sentenced To Death For Murdering 8-Year-OldAn Oakland man has been sentenced to death for two murders, including the death of a young girl during a sleepover at her friend’s house.
Death Penalty Still Has Plenty Of Bay Area Support, Poll SuggestsA California ballot measure proposes an end to the death penalty, but there may not be enough support.
Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For Man Convicted Of Two 2013 MurdersDarnell Williams Jr., who was recently convicted of two counts of murder with special circumstances for killings in 2013, should get the death penalty because he has a history of committing violent attacks, a prosecutor told jurors this week.
Prostitute Testifies Against Oakland Man Facing Death PenaltyA veteran prostitute testified Tuesday that a man charged with two counts of murder for the fatal shootings of an 8-year-old girl in Oakland and a 22-year-old man in Berkeley in separate shootings in 2013 told her that he had killed the girl and wanted to kill the man.
Death Penalty Won't Be Sought For Drifters In String Of Bay Area MurdersMarin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said Wednesday his office will not seek the death penalty against three defendants charged with two shooting murders in Marin County and San Francisco last year.
Death Penalty Upheld For Inmate Accused Of 1985 San Quentin Prison Guard MurderThe California Supreme Court in San Francisco on Monday upheld the death penalty of a San Quentin State Prison inmate for the murder of a prison guard in 1985.
High Court Upholds Death Sentence of Motorcycle Gang KillerThe California Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the death sentence of a Santa Clara County motorcycle club member who killed three people in 1986 and 1987.
Man Accused In Oakland Mass Shooting Wants To Die As Soon As Possible To Atone, Psychologist SaysThe man accused of killing seven people and injuring three others in a shooting rampage at an Oakland university in 2012 wants to die as soon as possible to atone for what he did, a psychologist said Tuesday.