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AP: Court Ruling Opens Door For Federal Execution Of Murderer

Joseph Edward Duncan III was convicted of killing several members of a Coeur d’Alene family before snatching their two young children.


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Police Search For 3rd Victim, Suspects In Montclair Execution Murders

Police Monday were looking for a third victim after two men were found with their mouths duct taped and shot execution-style in a San Bernardino County garage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/09/2015

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Person Of Interest Named In ‘Execution-Style’ Murder Of Garden Grove Man

Garden Grove police are searching for a person of interest in connection to the “execution-style” murder of a 46-year-old man last week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2013

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Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution

California prison officials say they won’t appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state’s three-drug cocktail means of execution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/10/2013

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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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‘Long Overdue’: DA Asks Court To Order Executions Of Death Row Inmates

A statewide ban on the executions of California inmates by lethal injection faced its strongest challenge yet on Thursday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/03/2012

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Calif. Chief Justice Says Death Penalty Is No Longer Effective

California’s top judge says the state’s capital punishment system is “not effective” and needs an overhaul that the state cannot afford.


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Ex-DA Garcetti Backs Calif. Effort To Abolish Death Penalty

A former Los Angeles County district attorney is the latest — and perhaps most surprising — public official to call for an end to the death penalty for criminals in California.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/30/2011

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Jury Recommends Death For Man Guilty Of Killing Girlfriend, 3 Others

A jury has recommended the execution of a South Whittier man for the first-degree murder of a girlfriend and three other people.


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Will Executions Resume In California?

California’s death penalty is again in legal limbo.


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Calif. Calls Off Execution After Court Setbacks

The California Supreme Court appears to have ended the state’s attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly five years.


Victim’s Family: Execution Stay ‘Averts Justice’

The family of a woman raped and murdered by Albert Brown thirty years ago say they’ve been waiting a long time for justice, but they’re confident the stay of execution will elapse.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/28/2010

Schwarzenegger Delays Execution By 45 Hours

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has delayed Wednesday’s execution by nearly two days.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/27/2010

Judge Refuses To Reconsider Decision On Execution

A federal judge has refused to reconsider a decision that paved the way for California’s first execution in nearly five years.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/25/2010

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Judge Clears Way For First Calif. Execution Since 2006

A federal judge has cleared the way for California’s first execution since 2006 after the state revised its lethal injection procedures.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2010