San Quentin Inmate Free After 25 Years On Death RowA man who spent almost a quarter of a century on California's Death Row took his first steps of freedom right into his family's arms Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter was overturned.
Death Penalty Recommended For Man Who Killed DeputiesJurors recommend the death penalty Tuesday for a man who repeatedly entered the United States illegally before killing two Northern California deputies in a case that fueled the national immigration debate.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'Get Tough' On Drug PushersUnveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.
Inmate's Sentence Overturned After 25 Years On Death RowA California man who has been on Death Row for more than 20 years could go free after the state Supreme Court threw out his sentence and conviction on charges that he raped and murdered a toddler.
State Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence In Lafayette Woman's MurderThe California Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a death sentence for the murder of a Lafayette woman during a robbery of her home in 1998.
Death Penalty Sought For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Baby Before Fatal BeatingThe San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has announced plans to seek the death penalty for a Redwood City man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's infant daughter before beating her to death in Aug. 2015.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty For NYC Truck Attack SuspectPresident Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty.
California Regulators Reject New Lethal Injection MethodCalifornia state regulators for the second time have rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty, although they could soon be overruled by a voter-approved initiative.
California Court Asked To Reconsider Death Penalty RulingOpponents of a voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling upholding the law.
State Supreme Court Fast Tracks ExecutionsThe California Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
Expedited Death Penalty Measure Upheld By California Supreme CourtThe California Supreme Court has upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
Penalty Phase Underway For Killer In Sierra LaMar TrialThe convicted murderer of missing teenager Sierra LaMar fashioned a noose out of a plastic sandwich bag while in custody last month, a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy testified in court Tuesday afternoon.