Death Penalty

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Court Considers Challenge To California Death Penalty

A federal appellate court is considering whether California’s death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays.

08/31/2015

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DA To Seek Death Penalty In Death Of Gabriel Fernandez

A 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.

07/01/2015

Joseph and Summer McStay’s skeletal remains were found in the high desert, along with the remains of their two young children, in November 2013. (credit: CBS)

DA To Seek Death Penalty In McStay Murders

The district attorney will seek the death penalty for a California man who is charged with the murders of a family of four.

06/29/2015

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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.

04/08/2015

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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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