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.
The planned construction responds to a judge’s finding in December that mentally ill inmates on death row lack proper treatment.
Three former California governors voiced their support Thursday for a signature-gathering campaign underway to reform California’s death penalty system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A California death row inmate has pleaded guilty to the 1989 strangulation of a 15-year-old Long Beach teenager.
David McVicker will never forget the day the infamous “Freeway Killer” William Bonin kidnapped and raped him at gunpoint, then let him live.
A man convicted of murdering a retired Marine sergeant during a botched robbery was sentenced to death on Monday.
Convicted serial killer Chester Turner, who is on death row for murdering 10 women in Los Angeles County, has been ordered to stand trial once again.
A man who was sentenced to death in 2007 for murdering 10 women in Los Angeles County over a ten-year period is expected to plead not guilty to four additional murders that were committed in the 1980s and 90s.
A report says California is having a tough time recruiting lawyers for post-conviction challenges, leading to long delays for those on death row who are waiting for an attorney.