Death penalty

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.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling Thursday that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
Prosecutors Won't Seek Death Penalty For 'Shrimp Boy' Chow In SF CaseFederal prosecutors announced Monday they will not seek a death penalty against Chinatown fraternal association leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” if he is convicted of causing the murder of his predecessor as the group’s leader.
California Court To Rule If Death Penalty Delays Constitute Cruel, Unusual PunishmentThe question a federal appeals court will consider Monday is whether years of unpredictable delays from conviction to execution resulted in an arbitrary and unfair system that violates the Constitution's Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.
Supreme Court Upholds Drug Used In Botched Executions; California Not AffectedThe Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn't use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
Death Penalty Sought In Case Against Stockton Bank Robbery Suspect Who Used Hostage As Human ShieldProsecutors say they’re seeking a death sentence against a California man charged with killing a bank robbery hostage used as a human shield in a shootout with police.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death In Boston Marathon BombingsJurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reached a verdict Friday afternoon as they try to determine if he should be sentenced to life in prison or executed.
Attorney General Harris Files Papers Defending Death Penalty's Constitutionality In CaliforniaCalifornia’s attorney general has filed court papers defending the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty.
Weekend Magazine With Liz Saint John November 23, 2014
CA Attorney General Kamala Harris To Appeal Ruling That Declared Death Penalty UnconstitutionalHarris calls the decision a "flawed ruling" and said she will ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney.
Brisbane Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Of Woman On San Bruno Mountain 25 Years AgoA man facing the death penalty for allegedly killing and sexually assaulting a woman 25 years ago has pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court.
Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal InjectionChief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said properly trained firing squads are a "foolproof" way to quickly execute an inmate .

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