California Poised For November Showdown Over Death PenaltyNearly 750 convicted killers are sitting on the nation's largest death row, but no one has been executed in California in a decade because of ongoing legal challenges.
RFK's Assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, Denied Parole For 15th TimeSirhan, 71, will be eligible for another parole hearing in five years.
No Death Penalty For Man Charged In 3 LA KillingsSeventy-three-year-old Samuel Little faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of the killings.
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.
Chatsworth Double Murder Suspect Pleads Not GuiltyBrent Zubek, 43, pleaded not guilty to two counts of capital murder in the shooting deaths of 40-year-old John David Lee and Oletta Jean Williams, 28.
Calif. Chief Justice Says Death Penalty Is No Longer EffectiveCalifornia's top judge says the state's capital punishment system is "not effective" and needs an overhaul that the state cannot afford.
Report: Lawyer Shortage Slows Capital AppealsA 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.