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.
Condemned Cold Case Killer John Abel Dies At HospitalCondemned Inmate John Abel, sentenced to San Quentin's death row after evidence linked him to a 1992 Orange County slaying, has died at a local hospital, prison officials announced Saturday.
Controversial San Quentin Death Row Inmate Transfers Set To Begin When voters passed Prop. 66 in 2016 most believed the measure would speed up state executions, they never thought it would lead to condemned prisoners being allowed to request a transfer off San Quentin's Death Row.
Justice Department To Resume Federal Executions In DecemberThe Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003.
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.
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.
California Court Asked To Reconsider Death Penalty RulingOpponents of a voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling upholding the law.
Expedited Death Penalty Measure Upheld By California Supreme CourtThe California Supreme Court has upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
California Slowly Moves Toward Resuming ExecutionsCalifornia is one of 12 states that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling Thursday that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
Lawmakers Reject Plan To Streamline California Death PenaltyTuesday was an emotional day in Sacramento where a senate public safety committee rejected measures to streamline the death penalty process. The most vocal was Marc Klaas whose daughter Polly was murdered in 1993.
California Death Penalty Moratorium Likely To Extend Into 2013Government lawyers on Wednesday agreed to resume their court battle with inmate lawyers no earlier than September, which will push back any scheduled executions into 2013.
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