Victims' Parents Urge Gov. Newsom To Stop Death Penalty ReprieveParents of Californians murdered by people now on death row launched a statewide tour to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to reverse his moratorium on executions.
California Supreme Court Judge Blasts Death Penalty SystemA California Supreme Court justice says the death penalty system in the nation's most populous state is dysfunctional, expensive and doesn't deliver justice in a timely way.
Harris Calls For Federal Moratorium On Executions In Wake Of Newsom's OrderDemocratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Thursday that there should be a federal moratorium on executions.
Gov. Newsom Calls Death Penalty 'A Failure'; Halts State ExecutionsThe clock stopped ticking Wednesday for more than 730 inmates housed on San Quentin's Death Row including Scott Peterson, Richard Allen Davis and Cary Stayner after Gov. Gavin Newsom officially signed a moratorium on executions.
PHOTOS: Bay Area Inmates On Death Row At San Quentin State PrisonThere are currently 737 inmates on the state's death row, the nation's largest. Among the condemned inmates, here are some of the Bay Area's notorious killers.
PHOTOS: Work Crew Dismantles San Quentin's Death ChamberIt was a simple sentence posted on the door to San Quentin Prison's death chamber, but its impact sparked a debate across California and the nation.
Gov. Newsom To Sign Order Halting Death PenaltyCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order placing a moratorium on the state's use of the death penalty on Wednesday morning. The order will reprieve all individuals sentenced to death in California.
BART Fatal Stabbing Suspect Could Face Death PenaltyProsecutors have added a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait to the murder charge that a 27-year-old transient faces for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station last month.
Feinstein Drops Support For Death Penalty"It became crystal clear to me that the risk of unequal application is high and its effect on deterrence is low," the senator said.
Man In U.S. Illegally Who Killed California Deputies Sentenced To DeathA man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff's deputy and a detective.
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.