Penalty Phase Underway For Killer In Sierra LaMar TrialThe convicted murderer of missing teenager Sierra LaMar fashioned a noose out of a plastic sandwich bag while in custody last month, a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy testified in court Tuesday afternoon.
California Slowly Moves Toward Resuming ExecutionsCalifornia is one of 12 states that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.
Death Sentence In Oakland Murder UpheldThe California Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the death sentence of a man who murdered a 20-year-old woman in her Oakland apartment in 1996.
Charleston Church Gunman Dylann Roof Sentenced To DeathA federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015.
California Supreme Court Halts Death Penalty Appeals MeasureThe California Supreme Court has halted implementation of a voter-approved measure intended to speed up the appeals process for Death Row inmates.
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.