Richmond Killer Among 2 Inmates Found Dead In Cells At NorCal PrisonTwo convicted murderers were found dead in their cells within 24 hours at a Northern California prison, one murdered by his cellmate, corrections officials said.
Newsom Orders More DNA Testing In Kevin Cooper Death Row CaseGov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that death-row inmate Kevin Cooper says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.
Infamous Southern California Serial Killer Found Dead At San QuentinA former U.S. Marine who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of five Southern California women in the 1980s and 1990s by an Orange County jury in October was discovered dead in his cell at San Quentin.
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
Court Upholds Death Sentences In Pleasanton Woman's MurderThe California Supreme Court Thursday unanimously upheld the death penalties of a Sacramento couple for the murder, kidnapping and rape of a 22-year-old Pleasanton woman in 1997.
Death Row Inmate From LA Dies At San QuentinA death row inmate who was condemned for a Southern California crime spree that included multiple rapes and murder has been found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison.
2nd Condemned Inmate On San Quentin Death Row Dies In 1 WeekA second condemned inmate on California's death row has died at San Quentin prison, officials announced Monday.
Death Sentence Overturned In Salinas Triple SlayingThe California Supreme Court has unanimously overturned the death penalty but upheld the conviction of a man found guilty of three murders committed during a home-invasion robbery in Salinas in 1994.
Scott Peterson Files Appeal Of Death Sentence From San QuentinScott Peterson on Thursday filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, maintaining as he always has that he had nothing to do with the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Connor.
Lawyer Believes Two Cal Grads Jailed In Iran May Be ReleasedThe two Cal Grads detained in Iran for espionage and illegal entry will get a court hearing this weekend.Their lawyer Masoud Shaflei told reporters he expects their release based on the holiday and the anniversary of their captivity.
Death Sentence Upheld For Killer Of SFSU Grad StudentThe death sentence of a San Francisco man who tortured, stabbed and murdered a graduate student in 1985 was upheld by a federal appeals court Tuesday.