Death Row

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Death Row Inmate’s Death Investigated As Suicide

Prison authorities say a San Quentin death row inmate’s death is being investigated as a suicide.


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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.


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South LA Serial Killer Given Additional Death Sentences

One of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given additional death sentences Friday for four killings linked to him through DNA testing while he was on death row.


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Federal Judge In OC Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Orange County on Wednesday declared California’s death penalty system unconstitutional and so “dysfunctional” that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.


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California Plans Death Row Mental Health Unit

The planned construction responds to a judge’s finding in December that mentally ill inmates on death row lack proper treatment.


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Ex-Calif. Governors Back Petition For Death Row Reform Push

Three former California governors voiced their support Thursday for a signature-gathering campaign underway to reform California’s death penalty system.


Death Row Inmate Who Killed 2 Riverside County Deputies Dies

An inmate on California’s death row for the 1997 killing of two Riverside County sheriff’s deputies has died at San Quentin State Prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2013

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LA Judge Refuses To Order One-Drug Executions

A judge turned down a bid Monday by the Los Angeles County district attorney to order the immediate execution of two death row prisoners by a new single-drug injection method.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2012

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Convicted Calif. Serial Killer Accused In 2 NYC Deaths

A man already convicted and on California’s death row for the decades-old murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl now faces charges in the slayings of two Manhattan women in the 1970s.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2012

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Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Heads To NY To Face More Murder Charges

A convicted California serial killer was headed to New York on Wednesday to face charges of killing two women in the 1970s, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said.


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Convicted Killer Rodney Alcala Will Be Extradited To NY To Face Charges In 2 More Murders

The California Supreme Court has cleared the way for convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala to be extradited to New York City to face charges in two 1970s killings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/10/2012

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California Voters Could Repeal Death Penalty In November

California voters will be asked to make a life-or-death decision this year. All of the necessary 500,000 signatures have been collected to earn the death penalty repeal a spot on the November ballot.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2012

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Death Row Inmate Admits He’s Guilty Of 1989 Cold Case Murder Of Teen

A California death row inmate has pleaded guilty to the 1989 strangulation of a 15-year-old Long Beach teenager.


David McVicker is the sole survivor of the notorious "Freeway Killer." (credit: CBS)

Sole Survivor Of Notorious ‘Freeway Killer’ Speaks Out

David McVicker will never forget the day the infamous “Freeway Killer” William Bonin kidnapped and raped him at gunpoint, then let him live.


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OC Home Depot Killer Yells ‘I’m Innocent’ Before Death Row Sentence

A man convicted of murdering a retired Marine sergeant during a botched robbery was sentenced to death on Monday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/28/2011