California To Release Plan To Use 1 Drug In ExecutionsCalifornia is set to release plans to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, a change that comes nearly a decade after the state last put an inmate to death.
Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal InjectionChief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said properly trained firing squads are a "foolproof" way to quickly execute an inmate .
Inmate Gasps For Over An Hour During Arizona ExecutionA condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
Analysis: The Paradox Of Humanely Conducting Death Penalty Executions KCBS interviews Stanford Law Professeor Robert Weisberg who says the death penalty is highly paradoxical since the U.S. allows executions, but then says it should be done humanely.
Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution MethodCalifornia prison officials say they won't appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state's three-drug cocktail means of execution.
Oakland Man Sentenced To Death For Multiple KillingsAn 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 MethodGov. 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.
California Death Row Inmates In Multi-State Suit Over Execution DrugAttorneys 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 ProcedureA 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 PenaltyA Marin County judge is planning to toss out California’s newly adopted lethal injection procedure.
New SF Judge To Review California Death Penalty ChallengeA 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.
Study Considers Cost of California's Death PenaltyA 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.