LA Judge Refuses To Order One-Drug ExecutionsA 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.
'Long Overdue': DA Asks Court To Order Executions Of Death Row InmatesA statewide ban on the executions of California inmates by lethal injection faced its strongest challenge yet on Thursday.
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.
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.
Jury Recommends Death For Man Guilty Of Killing Girlfriend, 3 OthersA jury has recommended the execution of a South Whittier man for the first-degree murder of a girlfriend and three other people.
Will Executions Resume In California?California's death penalty is again in legal limbo.
Calif. Calls Off Execution After Court SetbacksThe 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.
Schwarzenegger Delays Execution By 45 HoursCalifornia Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has delayed Wednesday's execution by nearly two days.
Judge Refuses To Reconsider Decision On ExecutionA federal judge has refused to reconsider a decision that paved the way for California's first execution in nearly five years.
Judge Clears Way For First Calif. Execution Since 2006A federal judge has cleared the way for California's first execution since 2006 after the state revised its lethal injection procedures.