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.
Joseph Naso, 79, of Reno, is charged with killing four women in Yuba, Marin and Contra Costa counties between 1997 and 1994.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.