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LA County DA Calls On Voters To Reject Lethal Injection Ban

The chief prosecutor for Los Angeles County urged voters on Monday to uphold the death penalty in California on the upcoming November ballot.


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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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Calif. Receives Major Shipment Of Drug For Executions

While many states are running short of a drug necessary to carry out executions, California just received a major shipment.



Records Detail Frantic Hunt For Lethal Injection Drug

Newly-revealed documents show California officials launched a global search to replace the knockout drug in the cocktail used to execute death row inmates.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/09/2010

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Report: Calif. Ready To Resume Lethal Injections

A shortage of a particular drug that has halted lethal injections in California may be nearing an end, but opponents are raising safety questions about the chemical’s origin.



Ariz. Outsources Lethal Injection Drug; California Next?

Arizona executed a man whose attorneys argued could’ve been suffocated if the non-FDA approved sodium thiopental was ineffective — and California may soon face a similar challenge.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/27/2010

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