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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

Nathan Burris, stands inside court during  his death penalty trial. (Photo: Dan Rosenstrauch/Contra Costa Times)

Richmond Toll Booth Slayer Gets Death Sentence, Taunts Victims’ Families

A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury on Tuesday handed down a death sentence for a 49-year-old Richmond man who murdered two people at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza in the summer of 2009.

11/20/2012

Nathan Burris

Jury Weighs Death Penalty For Richmond Toll Booth Killer

A Contra Costa County jury is now weighing the fate of the man who murdered his former girlfriend and her male friend on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza.

11/15/2012

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