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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.


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.


Gov. Brown Considers Change To Lethal Injection Method

Gov. Jerry Brown is ordering California prison officials to explore using a single drug for lethal injections instead of three, in an effort to restart long-stalled executions in the state.


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California Death Row Inmates In Multi-State Suit Over Execution Drug

Attorneys for the prisoners in Tennessee, Arizona and California argued before U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration is breaking the law by allowing sodium thiopental to be imported since it is an unapproved drug manufactured overseas.


Marin County Judge Strikes Down Lethal Injection Procedure

A Marin County Superior Court judge on Friday struck down California’s three-drug lethal injection procedure, ruling it was in violation of state law.


Judge Plans On Tossing California’s Death Penalty

A Marin County judge is planning to toss out California’s newly adopted lethal injection procedure.


New SF Judge To Review California Death Penalty Challenge

A long-running challenge to California’s death penalty procedures that has resulted in executions being put on hold for five years has been assigned to a new federal judge in San Francisco.


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

Study Considers Cost of California’s Death Penalty

A report released Monday tallies the cost of carrying out an execution in California, suggesting that the financial impact to California taxpayers since capital punishment was reinstated in the state is in the neighborhood $4 billion.


A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

6 Arrested In Vallejo Torture, Murder Case

Vallejo police arrested six people from Fairfield Friday suspected of involvement in a murder in May, police said.

CBS San Francisco–06/11/2011

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Former San Quentin Warden To Lead Anti-Death Penalty Group

A former warden of San Quentin State Prison and former California Corrections Department director has become the new chief of an anti-death-penalty group.

CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011