UPDATE: Scott Peterson To Be Re-Sentenced For 2002 Christmas Eve Murder Of Pregnant WifeA San Mateo County judge on Wednesday ruled that Scott Peterson -- who has been on San Quentin's Death Row since his 2004 conviction for the Christmas Eve murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn child -- will be re-sentenced to serve life in prison without parole.
San Quentin Guard, 2 Others Accused in Death Row Contraband Cellphone SchemeA San Quentin State Prison guard and two other suspects are being charged with attempting to smuggle cellphones into the prison's Death Row, according to Department of Justice officials.
California Supreme Court Rejects Attempt To Make It Harder To Impose Death PenaltyCalifornia’s top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor of the current system.
California Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Impact Future Of Death PenaltyThe California Supreme Court began hearing arguments Wednesday in the death penalty appeal of Donte McDaniel, a case that legal experts say could impact the future of capital punishment in the state.
Newsom Orders Independent Investigation In Death Row Inmate Kevin Cooper's ConvictionWhile not granting him the pardon he sought, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered an independent investigation into the conviction of Kevin Cooper, a death row inmate whose case has drawn national attention.
Death Penalty Overturned For California Mom Who Killed Her 4 DaughtersThe California Supreme Court on Monday reversed the death penalty for a woman who killed her four young daughters and tried to kill her son by setting their house on fire 23 years ago.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Charles Crawford Dies; Murdered Teen Girl, Man In Fremont In 1996A convicted Alameda County murderer on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead at an outside hospital, corrections officials said Thursday.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Lumord Johnson Found Unresponsive In Cell, DiesAn inmate on death row at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County has died, state corrections officials said.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Johnny Mungia Dies At Outside HospitalJohnny Mungia, a convicted killer on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison for more than two decades, died Tuesday morning at an outside hospital, corrections officials said Tuesday.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Louis Peoples Found Dead In His CellA Stockton man sentenced to death for the murders of four people in 1997 was found dead in his cell on at San Quentin State Prison, prison officials said Wednesday.
Condemned Death Row Inmate Jose Francisco Guerra Dies At San QuentinPrison officials on Tuesday confirmed that a condemned death row inmate at San Quentin died at the prison after being found unresponsive in his cell Monday afternoon.
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.