Lethal injection

U.S. Supreme Court (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Supreme Court Upholds Drug Used In Botched Executions; California Not Affected

The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn’t use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.

06/29/2015

Alix Tichelman appears in a Santa Cruz court, July 9, 2014. (CBS)

Woman Dubbed ‘Call Girl Killer’ Gets 6 Years In Jail For Google Exec’s Death

The woman accused of injecting Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes with a fatal dose of heroin and leaving him to die, was sentenced to 6 years in prison Tuesday.

05/19/2015

A view of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shows an electric chair and gurney August 29, 2001 in Lucasville, Ohio. (Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal Injection

Chief 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 .

07/24/2014

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

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

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.

04/26/2012

Execution Chamber

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.

02/10/2012

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.

12/16/2011

Judge Plans On Tossing California’s Death Penalty

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

12/15/2011

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California Attitudes Shift On Death Penalty For 1st Degree Murder

More than two-thirds of California voters favor keeping the death penalty despite a growing preference for life without parole for certain crimes, a new survey shows.

09/29/2011

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