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Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper loses last appeal

A California death row inmate convicted of gruesome murders in Chino Hills 26 years ago lost his last appeal today when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his conviction. Kevin Cooper, 52, was sentenced to death in 1985 in...
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Scott Peterson appeals death sentence to California Supreme Court

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (2 years ago)

Eight years after he was convicted for the murders of his wife and unborn son, Scott Peterson has appealed his death sentence to the California Supreme Court. Read Post

Death Sentence Overturned For Man Who Murdered Guitarist Dave Navarro's Mother

United States / Los Angeles : LAist (2 years ago)

The man who murdered the mother of Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro nearly 30 years ago is leaving California's death row. Today the California Supreme Court reversed the death sentence of John Riccardi, convicted in 1994 for... Read Post

State's longest-serving death row inmate sees sentence overturned

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (2 years ago)

Douglas R. Stankewitz was convicted of murdering a woman more than three decades ago and had been California's longest-serving death row inmate until a federal appeals court this week overturned his death sentence. Read Post


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