Death row

Nidal Hasan (Undated Bell County Sheriffs Department photo / AP)

Fort Hood jury hears from soldier shot in head

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Jurors deciding whether to impose a rare military death sentence on the Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009 heard testimony Monday from victims and […]


German director Werner Herzog (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Herzog on tackling texting and driving in new film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his documentaries, Werner Herzog has examined grizzly bears, plane crash survivors, cave paintings and death row inmates. For his latest project, the 70-year-old filmmaker is exploring the dangers of texting […]


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. 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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