The chief prosecutor for Los Angeles County urged voters on Monday to uphold the death penalty in California on the upcoming November ballot.
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.
While many states are running short of a drug necessary to carry out executions, California just received a major shipment.
Newly-revealed documents show California officials launched a global search to replace the knockout drug in the cocktail used to execute death row inmates.
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.
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.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has delayed Wednesday’s execution by nearly two days.
A federal judge has refused to reconsider a decision that paved the way for California’s first execution in nearly five years.
A federal judge has cleared the way for California’s first execution since 2006 after the state revised its lethal injection procedures.