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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