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Reedley Man Sentenced to Death for Killing Two Farm Workers

Hernan Rodriguez, 29, of Reedley was sentenced to death Friday in a Tulare County courtroom for the 2015 murders of two co-workers in a Dinuba plum orchard. On the morning of May 20, 2015, in an orchard off Avenue 400 and Road 74 in Dinuba, Rodriguez hid behind a van, took...

California to Move Some Condemned Inmates off Death Row

SACRAMENTO — More than 700 condemned inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row soon will have a chance to transfer to one of eight state prisons, a move a former district attorney termed “a slap to the face" of victims. The voluntary transfers from San Quentin State Prison’s all-male death row...

Nickey Stane Charged in 1996 Killing of Debbie Dorian

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp formally charged a suspect Wednesday in the Debbie Dorian cold case homicide. Nickey Duane Stane, 52, faces murder and rape charges for the Aug. 22, 1996 killing of the 22-year-old Dorian. She was found bound in duct tape in her apartment near Fresno State....