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.
California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost.
Having tried and failed before to abolish California’s death penalty on moral grounds, capital punishment foes took a new tack this election season: state finances.
A look at the pros and cons of Proposition 34, which could end California’s death penalty.
An Oakland man was sentenced Friday to the death penalty for murdering three people in a shooting in 2005 and killing a fourth person in 1997.
Death penalty opponents in California are trying a new argument this year: Abolish capital punishment because the perpetually cash-strapped state just can’t afford it.
Three former California governors joined prosecutors and families of murder victims Tuesday to urge voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.
Justice Antonin Scalia said his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the U.S. Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve.
On CBS 5, Natasha Minsker and Stephen Wagstaffe argued the case for and against Prop. 34, which would repeal the death penalty in California.
A new Field Poll shows California voters split over a November ballot initiative seeking to repeal the death penalty.