Condemned Killer Royce Lyn Scott Dies At Local Hospital; 3rd Death Row Inmate To Die In A WeekDeath Row inmate Royce L. Scott, condemned for the brutal rape and murder of a 78-year-old woman in her Palm Springs home in 1992, has died while being treated for an undisclosed medical illness, state prison officials announced Tuesday.
Pinole Cop Killer James Odle Dies Of Natural Causes On San Quentin's Death Row A California inmate condemned to death nearly four decades ago for killing Pinole Police Officer Floyd “Bernie” Swartz during a shootout died Friday of natural causes at age 71, prison officials said.
Notorious Irvine Torture Killer Found Dead In San Quentin Death Row Cell Noel Jesse Plata, a Southern California gang member, sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering an 18-year-old college student during a home invasion robbery, was found dead early Monday in his cell at San Quentin.
State Supreme Court Upholds Serial Killer Chester Dewayne Turner's Death SentenceThe state Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Chester Dewayne Turner, a notorious serial killer who targeted homeless women in Southern California.
Scott Peterson Lawyer Mark Geragos Knew Dangers Of 'Stealth Jurors' Going Into Murder TrialThe lawyer who represented convicted murderer Scott Peterson during his 2004 trial on Thursday said he recognized the danger of what he called "stealth jurors" during the high-profile case during an exclusive interview with KPIX.
Report: Scott Peterson Conviction To Be Reexamined In San Mateo CourtAccording to published reports, the case of convicted murderer Scott Peterson -- who was convicted of killing his wife Laci and their unborn son -- will be reexamined in a San Mateo County court due to a potential issue with a juror.
COVID: 27th San Quentin Inmate Dies After Being Infected With COVID-19While the COVID-19 outbreak that once numbered more than 2,200 positive cases at its height among San Quentin inmates had subsided to just three on Saturday, the illness has claimed another life among the prison population, officials announced.
Scott Peterson Death Sentence Overturned By State Supreme Court; New Penalty Phase Trial OrderedMore than 15 years after the Christmas Eve murder of pregnant Modesto schoolteacher Laci Peterson grabbed national headlines, the California Supreme Court tossed out the death sentence of her husband, Scott Peterson, and ordered a new penalty phase trial.
Condemned Multiple Murderer Orlando G. Romero Dies While Being Treated For COVID-19Condemned killer Orlando Romero, sentenced to death along with his brother Christopher Self in 1996, died Sunday at a hospital outside of San Quentin while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, according to state prison officials.
Child Killer John Beames Is Latest San Quentin Death Row Inmate To Die From CoronavirusJohn Beames, a child killer from Tulare County, appears to be the latest death row inmate to die from the coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison, according to prison officials.
Condemned Killer Todd Givens Investigated For San Quentin Death Row Guard AttackCondemned killer Todd Givens, on San Quentin's Death Row for a pair of Tulare County murders, allegedly attempted to slash a guard's neck with a prison-made weapon while being served breakfast, according to prison officials.