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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

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

Voters Reject California Death Penalty Repeal

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.

11/07/2012

San Quentin execution chamber

Anti-Death Penalty Proposition 34 Failing At The Polls

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.

11/06/2012

San Quentin execution chamber

KCBS In Depth: California Voters To Decide On Death Penalty

A look at the pros and cons of Proposition 34, which could end California’s death penalty.

11/05/2012

David Mills

Oakland Man Sentenced To Death For Multiple Killings

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.

11/02/2012

San Quentin execution chamber

Proposition 34 Supporters Say Death Penalty Too Costly In Cash-Strapped State

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.

11/01/2012

San Quentin execution chamber

3 Ex-California Governors Oppose Death Penalty Repeal

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.

10/30/2012

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