San Quentin Death Row Inmate Fatally Stabbed In Exercise YardA condemned man from Southern California was fatally stabbed by a fellow inmate on an exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison, authorities announced Friday.
Pope Condemns Use Of The Death Penalty
Death Row Inmate Convicted Of Santa Cruz Slayings Dies In HospitalCalifornia prison officials say an 81-year-old condemned inmate has died while awaiting execution for two murders he committed near UC Santa Cruz 36 years ago.
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.
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.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Dead In CellA San Quentin State Prison death row inmate convicted of killing an armored car guard in Southern California was found dead in his single-inmate cell Wednesday afternoon.
State Supreme Court Fast Tracks ExecutionsThe California Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.