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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...
Montage of Fresno Police Chief Andy Hall and six suspects arrested in the slayings of four Hmong men

Death Penalty Possible for Six Arrested in Hmong Murders

UPDATE After 44 days, and 5,000 hours of investigative work, Fresno Police say they have solved a quadruple homicide that gripped the city and the nation. At a New Year's Eve news conference, Fresno Police Chief Andrew Hall announced the arrest of si...
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Death Penalty Sought in ‘Golden State Killer’ Case

SACRAMENTO — California prosecutors announced Wednesday they will seek the death penalty if they convict the man suspected of being the notorious "Golden State Killer" who eluded capture for decades. The move comes less than a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom ...
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Newsom Puts Moratorium on California Executions

SACRAMENTO — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. ...
Portrait of Gavin Newsom

How Will Newsom Lead California? He Explains.

In this 6-minute preview of his plans for California, Gov-elect Gavin Newsom explains why he's a risk-taker and how he plans to fix what ails the state. In the video interview above, Newsom talks about how he will lead California. He covers healthcare, his ...