Death Penalty

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Federal Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In LAX Shooting

Federal 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.

CBS Los Angeles–01/02/2015

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Santa Maria Man Could Get Death In Mother’s Slaying

A 29-year-old Santa Maria man could face the death penalty in the slaying of his mother.

12/26/2014

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California Attorney General Defends Death Penalty

Attorney 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.

12/01/2014

Kevin Williams  was murdered on Friday evening during a robbery. (credit: CBS)

Man, 35, Charged With Fatally Shooting Popular South LA Barber In April

Kevin Williams was shot on April 25 at a barber shop in the 6500 block of South Western Avenue.

11/13/2014

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Man Convicted Of Pair Of 2004 Murders Sentenced To Death

A man convicted of killing two workers during a robbery spree ten years ago has been sentenced to death.

09/08/2014

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Garden Grove Man Gets Death Penalty In Stanton Double Murder

A Garden Grove man was sentenced to death Friday for the murders of a Stanton sales associate and his secretary.

CBS Los Angeles–06/13/2014

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Lawyer: Dekraai Will Plead Guilty To Killing 8 In Salon Meritage Shooting

Scott 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.

04/28/2014

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Stepson, 40, Charged With Murder Of Former Lake Elsinore City Councilman

The victim had been stabbed repeatedly including a dozen lacerations to his neck.

03/19/2014

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Death Recommended For ‘Serial Baby Killer’

A jury recommended death for a man, called a “serial baby killer” by a prosecutor, who was convicted of killing his 2-month-old daughter and kept her body in a plastic container for a year.

12/19/2013

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SoCal Man Convicted Of Murdering Father, Sister Of His Ex-Girlfriend

A Southern California man was convicted Friday of the murders of the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend, and the attempted murder of her mother, in what prosecutors say was an ill-conceived attempt to reunite the couple.

11/22/2013

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Larry Flynt Fights To Save White Supremacist Who Shot, Paralyzed Him

Hustler publisher and President Larry Flynt, who has been confined to a wheelchair since being injured in a 1978 shooting in Georgia, is fighting to save the white supremacist who shot him from being executed.

11/12/2013

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Porn Publisher Larry Flynt Wants To Spare Life Of Man Who Left Him Paralyzed

Porn publisher Larry Flynt says he doesn’t want to see the serial killer whose gunshots left him paralyzed 35 years ago put to death for his crimes.

10/17/2013

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Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Man Convicted Of Rape, Murder Of Widow, 84

A jury has recommended the death penalty for a 28-year-old man convicted of raping and killing an 84-year-old widow.

CBS Los Angeles–10/07/2013

LA Gang Member Sentenced To Death For 4 Murders

A gang member has been sentenced to death for the murder of four people, including a 10-year-old boy shot in an unprovoked attack aimed at children.

09/06/2013

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Mothers Of Slain Marine, Wife React To Their Killers Being Sentenced

The mothers of the victims spoke out in court Friday during sentencing.

08/16/2013

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