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The following are articles Sara Catania has previously written for the LA Weekly on the death penalty:

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March 7 - 13, 2003
Ignoble Sentence
Death row's nominee for peace prize might be helped by high-court ruling on racial bias.

March 7 - 13, 2003
Web Exclusive: What They Said
More from the interviews with Stanley 'Tookie' Williams and prosecutor Robert Martin.

Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, 2003
Trouble for a New Death Row
Legislature’s top budget expert against Gov. Davis' $220 million plan.

Feb. 21 - 27, 2003
Freedom From the Test
Mass IQ exam at San Quentin called off

Feb. 7 - 13, 2003
Death Mansion
What’s really behind Gray Davis’ push for a 1,000-bed death row?

Jan. 17 - 23, 2003
The Accidental Hero
Illinois Governor Ryan and the death penalty.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 5, 2002
Mercy on Death Row
The first death-row inmate to be spared since the high court’s ban on executing the mentally retarded.

November 22 - 28, 2002
Test Phobias
IQ tests for all San Quentin’s death-row inmates worry attorneys

November 15 - 21, 2002
A Third Reprieve
One of California’s most notorious death-row inmates wants to be spared — again

November 8 - 14, 2002
A Killer's Plea
Clarence Ray Jr.’s defense wants California’s highest court to spare his life because he’s mentally retarded

June 28 - July 4, 2002
Who Should Die?
Executing a mentally retarded death-row inmate is cruel and unusual punishment, the nation's highest court ruled last week.
Also, The Ultimate Test - deciding who to spare.
The County's 10 - death-row inmates and mental retardation.
Excerpts - from the mouths of justices.

March 1 - 7, 2002
Justice Faces I.Q. Test
Likely ruling could spare mentally retarded on California’s death row

February 15 - 21, 2002
Indecent Executions
Considering death row's mentally retarded inmates

February 1 - 7, 2002
The Killing Routine
Stephen Wayne Anderson’s final 15 minutes

January 25 - 31, 2002
A Killer Job
How a lousy lawyer landed Stephen Wayne Anderson on Death Row
Also, A Brush With Life

March 9 - 15, 2001
The Insane System
Judge considers whether convicted killer is mentally fit to halt his appeals

March 10 - 16, 2000
''Crimes We Abhor''
The state prepares to kill a killer

April 9 - 16, 1999
Offbeat feature:
Dead Man Standing

February 12 - 18, 1999
The Quietest Killing
Silent night for Siripongs

February 5 - 11, 1999
Death Watch
Gov. Davis to rule on execution appeal

December 18 - 24, 1998
Death Row Reprieve
Ruling stalls execution for Kelly, dozens more



December 11 - 17, 1998
Offbeat feature:
Dance With Death

Nov. 26 - Dec. 3, 1998
Offbeat feature:
Can’t Kill for Trying

November 6 - 12, 1998
Offbeat feature:
The Avengers

May 22 - 28, 1998
Killing Joke
For jurors, Kelly trial lasted way too long

May 15 - 21, 1998
The Alienists
Where experts divide, jury must decide

April 31 - May 7, 1998
Sanity Check
Court weighs Kelly's mental state; Lungren presses execution date

April 24 - 30, 1998
A Matter of Life or Death
Condemned prisoner’s sanity trial begins

April 10 - 16, 1998
Last Rights
Convicted murderer Horace Kelly is scheduled to be put to death. Why? His lawyers failed to file his federal appeal.
Also, Death Defying
Saving a killer deemed too crazy to die

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