Calif. voters retain death penalty despite costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost. Nearly complete […]


Calif. closely divided on hot-button initiatives

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California voters delivered a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state’s death penalty and refused to require manufacturers to […]


Voters to decide fate of death penalty

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 34 on today’s ballot would replace the death penalty in California with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The initiative would apply retroactively to inmates sentenced to death and […]


Calif. vote could boost taxes, end death penalty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An election marked by a troubled economy, record political spending and a surge in registered voters comes with California at a crossroad. The outcome Tuesday will decide whether Californians will pay […]


Poll: Support up for ending Calif. death penalty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Support is growing to end California’s death penalty, but backers of an initiative on Tuesday’s ballot still lack the majority needed to pass it, according to a Field Poll released Friday. […]


Calif. death penalty opponents say it's too costly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Death penalty opponents in California are trying a new argument this year: Abolish capital punishment because the perpetually cash-strapped state just can’t afford it. Voters in the state with the nation’s […]


3 former Cal governors oppose death-penalty repeal

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Three former California governors are urging voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty. Democrat Gray Davis and Republicans Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian […]


DA to seek death sentence for serial killer already on Death Row

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Prosecutors today said they planned to seek the death penalty for a man already on death row for killing 10 women and now charged with killing four other women. Los Angeles […]



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