See also: Proposition 34: Campaign to Repeal the Death Penalty is Gaining Traction, According to Poll
The absentee ballot results are in and, so far, it's not good news for supporters of Proposition 34, the ballot measure that would repeal the death penalty in California.
Good news today for supporters of Proposition 34, the initiative that would end executions in California and see the sentences of the state's 725 death row inmates automatically commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
According to a Field Poll released this morning, for first ... More >>
KTLAJames Fayed is sentenced to death.James Fayed's crime was as heinous as they come: Last summer, the wealthy businessman admitted to a Los Angeles jail mate that he'd paid several men to murder 44-year-old Pamela Fayed, his estranged wife, in a Century City parking garage in 2008. (The cou ... More >>
calwatchdog.comThe California death chamber: Even more expensive than it is terrifying.The court of public opinion was in an uproar yesterday, both in the hours before and after Georgia man Troy Davis was executed by the government for a crime he maintains he didn't commit. By this morning, # ... More >>
Richard Ramirez is still alive.To kill or not to kill, that is the question that could be coming to a voting booth near you. Will you pull the trigger?
The state Assembly's Public Safety Committee approved Berkeley state Senator Loni Hancock's SB 490 last week, setting off a firestorm of cri ... More >>
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This is pretty close to being the best science fair project ever. Most kids make exploding volcanoes. Jessyratfink make a fully functional electric chair for her Barbie doll to demonstrate how currents and conductivity work. Her project "completely disgusted ... More >>
Updated with Attorney General's office calling off the execution. First posted at 11:46 a.m.
That California death row execution of Albert Greenwood Brown, Jr., scheduled for Wednesday, then Thursday, looks like its it might not happen any time soon.
Update: California Attorney General Jerr ... More >>
Stewart won't get the tourLarry Stewart, the vicious crime machine who murdered the quiet, innocent, liquor store owner Sang Yun "Sam" Kim, severely beating and choking the South Los Angeles shopkeeper with his own belt -- then chemically burning him with bleach -- has escaped Death Row.
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CDCRGregory Powell.Onion Field killer Gregory Powell was denied parole this week after nearly 47 years behind bars, despite his plea for more freedom before he dies from terminal prostate cancer. The 76-year-old reportedly told a parole board in San Luis Obispo, "I've done enough time. I'm a ... More >>
It's hard to even write this: Toronto-based Death Row Records announced today that the company will be issuing a sampler in conjunction with National Record Store Day, which takes place around the country on April 18. The label, founded in LA by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, released some of the most i ... More >>
(All photos by Brandon Perkins. For full gallery, check out the Death Row Auction slideshow.)
It was perfect. The portrait of Nate Dogg in itself was tacky, but Suge Knight's alleged tweaks to the painting -- black eye and multiple bullet holes -- were priceless. The frameless artifact wasn't th ... More >>
As the L.A. Times' Jack Leonard reported, Timothy McGhee, the charismatic but deadly leader of the Toonerville street gang, had his death sentence for three murders confirmed by Superior Court Judge Robert Perry on Friday. Last August's L.A. Daily story about the jury's sentencing recommendation ( ... More >>