Death penalty

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

Nathan Burris

Richmond Toll Plaza Killer Sentenced To Death

A Richmond man who gunned down his former girlfriend and her friend on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza because he believed the pair was romantically involved was sentenced to death Friday.

01/18/2013

Nathan Burris

Sentencing In Toll Plaza Murders Delayed; Killer Hurls More Insults At Victims’ Families

Sentencing was delayed Tuesday morning for a man who gunned down his ex-girlfriend and her friend at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza in 2009.

12/18/2012

Adonis Muldrow appears in a Santa Clara County courtroom. (CBS)

15-Year-Old Suspect In San Jose Crime Spree Appears In Court

A San Jose teen charged as an adult for his alleged role in a crime spree that included the killing of one man and the wounding of a police officer was arraigned Wednesday.

11/28/2012

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