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Analysis: The Paradox Of Humanely Conducting Death Penalty Executions

KCBS interviews Stanford Law Professeor Robert Weisberg who says the death penalty is highly paradoxical since the U.S. allows executions, but then says it should be done humanely.

04/30/2014

Alaysha Carradine

D.A. Seeks Death Penalty For Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Girl At Sleepover In Oakland

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that it will seek the death penalty for the man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old girl during a sleepover at an East Oakland home last July.

04/17/2014

San Quentin State Prison

California Voters May Soon Decide On Death Penalty Changes

Three former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state’s lengthy death penalty process.

02/13/2014

Joseph Naso (Washoe County, NV Sheriff's Office)

Serial Killer Naso Ordered To Pay $171K For Assistance In Defense

Marin County Superior Court Judge James T. Chou ordered convicted serial killer Joseph Naso to pay the county nearly $171,000 for expenses incurred during his murder trial this year.

12/13/2013

Joseph Naso. (CBS)

Jury Recomends Death For Convicted ‘Double Initial’ Serial Killer Joseph Naso

A Marin County Superior Court jury has recommended death for a 79-year-old former photographer convicted in the decades-old murders of four women in what became known as the ‘double initial’ serial killings.

09/17/2013

The gurney inside the lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (CBS)

Death Sentence Upheld For Former Millbrae Cop Who Killed 6

A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence for a former Bay Area policeman who killed six people in 1983.

08/07/2013

San Quentin execution chamber

Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution Method

California prison officials say they won’t appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state’s three-drug cocktail means of execution.

07/10/2013

San Quentin execution chamber

Court Finds California Erred In New Lethal Injection Rules

Corrections officials made several “substantial” procedural errors when they adopted new lethal injection rules, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could further delay a resumption of executions in California.

05/31/2013

Joseph Naso seen during a previous Marin County court appearance. (CBS)

Jury Selection To Begin Marin County Serial Killer Case

Joseph Naso, 79, of Reno, is charged with killing four women in Yuba, Marin and Contra Costa counties between 1997 and 1994.

04/29/2013

San Quentin execution chamber

Conviction, Death Penalty Reinstated In 1979 San Jose Murder

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday reinstated the murder conviction and death penalty of a Santa Clara County man who has been on death row for 33 years.

03/07/2013

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