Stanislaus County DA Drops Death Penalty Retrial for Scott PetersonThe Stanislaus County District Attorney will not attempt to retry the penalty phase of Scott Peterson’s trial seeking the death penalty, according to court documents filed on Friday.
'Just Not Fair': Gascón Drops Bid For Death Penalty In Killing Of 10-Year-Old Anthony AvalosThe Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has dropped its bid for the death penalty against a Lancaster mother and her boyfriend charged in the death of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos, a prosecutor told a judge Thursday.
George Gascón Among Group That Signed Letter To Biden Calling To Commute Sentences Of All Federal Death Row InmatesLos Angeles County George Gascón is again speaking out against the death penalty, which he has repeatedly said he disagrees with "on moral and practical grounds."
Widow Of Slain LASD Sgt. Steve Owen Wants Killer To Face Death PenaltyTania Owen, widow of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve Owen, said Thursday that she wants her husband's killer to face the death penalty, but District Attorney George Gascón has said his office would no longer seek the punishment.
Prosecutors Drop Bid For Death Penalty In Retrial For Accused Cop KillerProsecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Thursday announced they would not seek the death penalty for a man awaiting retrial in connection with the June 1983 killing of a police officer in Lake View Terrace.
LA County DA Gascon To Eliminate Cash Bail, Will Re-Sentence Death Penalty InmatesThe county's lead prosecutor announced sweeping changes Monday for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, including the elimination of cash bail for misdemeanor and some felony offenses.
Mixed Reaction To Gov. Newsom's Death Penalty Executive OrderGov. Gavin Newsom's order declaring a moratorium on the death penalty in California received mixed reactions from officials across the state, including in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
With Primary Looming, Feinstein Pulls About-Face On Death PenaltyLess than two weeks out from the Primary, Sen. Feinstein has dropped her backing for the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support.
Facing The Death Penalty, Florida School Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz ArraignedNikolas Cruz is charged in the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school last month
IE Gang Member Sentenced To Death For 2013 Murders Of 'Rivals'Raymond Alex Barrera of San Jacinto was sentenced to death for the murders of a rival gang member, a "drop out" and "a snitch."
California Supreme Court Upholds Measure To Speed ExecutionsProposition 66 aims to expedite death sentences by setting a 5-year deadline on court appeals by condemned inmates.
Judge Removes Death Penalty As Possible Sentence For Mass KillerA judge will decide whether 47-year-old Scott Dekraai should remain eligible for the death penalty or sentenced to life without parole for killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon.
Sex Offender Convicted Of Murdering OC Prostitutes Sentenced To DeathThe hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in Santa Ana.
California Voters Approve Death Penalty ReformTwo weeks after rejecting an effort to toss out the death penalty, a dueling measure designed to speed up appeals so killers are actually executed won a narrow victory Tuesday with 51 percent of support.
Death Penalty Repeal Effort Fails AgainFifty-four percent of voters rejected Prop. 62, which would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the chance of parole.