Death row

Teofilo Medina Jr. (California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Multiple Murderer Dies Of Natural Causes After 28 Years On California’s Death Row

A man who was on death row for killing three store clerks during a robbery spree three decades ago in Southern California has died of natural causes at a prison hospital in Vacaville, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

03/23/2015

Leon Chauncey Cooper

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Who Raped, Killed Teen Stepdaughter Dies In Hospital

A San Quentin State Prison death row inmate convicted of the 1998 rape and murder of his stepdaughter in Sacramento County died Wednesday at a nearby hospital, state prison officials said Thursday.

03/19/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Michael Lee Elliot Dies At Hospital

San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.

12/09/2014

San Quentin execution chamber

Inmate On San Quentin Death Row Since 1995 Dies Of Natural Causes

State prisons officials say a San Quentin death row inmate convicted of two 1985 murders in Los Angeles has died of natural causes.

11/05/2014

San Quentin State Prison

California Voters May Soon Decide On Death Penalty Changes

Three former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state’s lengthy death penalty process.

02/13/2014

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide In San Quentin Prison

A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.

10/08/2013

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

Notable Deaths 2013

Marin Coroner Says ‘Night Stalker’ Died From Lymphoma, Hepatitis C

Condemned San Quentin State Prison inmate Richard Ramirez, known as the “Night Stalker,” has been determined to have died from complications from B-cell lymphoma, according to a Marin County coroner’s report.

06/17/2013

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

Justin Alan Helzer, a death row inmate at San Quentin, died from an apparent suicide on April 14, 2013. Helzer was convicted of five murders in Concord and Marin County in 2000. (San Quentin State Prison)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

San Quentin death row inmate Justin Alan Helzer, who was convicted in 2004 of five murders in Concord and in Marin County in 2000, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell Sunday, San Quentin State Prison Lt. Sam Robinson said this afternoon.

04/15/2013

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