Death Penalty Sought For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Baby Before Fatal BeatingThe San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has announced plans to seek the death penalty for a Redwood City man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's infant daughter before beating her to death in Aug. 2015.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty For NYC Truck Attack SuspectPresident Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty.
California Regulators Reject New Lethal Injection MethodCalifornia state regulators for the second time have rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty, although they could soon be overruled by a voter-approved initiative.
California Court Asked To Reconsider Death Penalty RulingOpponents of a voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling upholding the law.
State Supreme Court Fast Tracks ExecutionsThe California Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
Expedited Death Penalty Measure Upheld By California Supreme CourtThe California Supreme Court has upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
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.