Death Penalty

Court Considers Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appellate court is considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
DA To Seek Death Penalty In Death Of Gabriel FernandezA Palmdale couple charged with capital murder in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son will face the death penalty, prosecutors said Wednesday.
DA To Seek Death Penalty In McStay MurdersThe district attorney will seek the death penalty for a California man who is charged with the murders of a family of four.
Wife Of Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Says Death Penalty For Tsarnaev Would Be 'Too Kind'A Southland resident who was critically wounded in the Boston Marathon bombing reacted to the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty on multiple counts Wednesday.
Federal Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In LAX ShootingFederal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court papers filed Friday.
Santa Maria Man Could Get Death In Mother's SlayingA 29-year-old Santa Maria man could face the death penalty in the slaying of his mother.
California Attorney General Defends Death PenaltyAttorney General Kamala Harris on Monday urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court decision invalidating the state's death penalty.
Man, 35, Charged With Fatally Shooting Popular South LA Barber In AprilKevin Williams was shot on April 25 at a barber shop in the 6500 block of South Western Avenue.
Man Convicted Of Pair Of 2004 Murders Sentenced To DeathA man convicted of killing two workers during a robbery spree ten years ago has been sentenced to death.
Garden Grove Man Gets Death Penalty In Stanton Double MurderA Garden Grove man was sentenced to death Friday for the murders of a Stanton sales associate and his secretary.
Lawyer: Dekraai Will Plead Guilty To Killing 8 In Salon Meritage ShootingScott Dekraai, 44, had been locked in a custody dispute with his ex-wife over their-8-year-old son before he strapped on a bulletproof vest, took three guns and entered Salon Meritage in 2011, police said.
Stepson, 40, Charged With Murder Of Former Lake Elsinore City CouncilmanThe victim had been stabbed repeatedly including a dozen lacerations to his neck.