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A man convicted of one murder and multiple rapes, including one in Costa Mesa, will receive the death penalty. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, was convicted in February of one felony count of special-circumstances murder in the commission of sodomy,...
Re. "O.C. prosecutors likely to have sought death penalty for Dorner": Friday's article that the Orange County district attorney would have asked for the death penalty in the case of Christopher Dorner is a classic example of dumb and dumber. If you...
I lament the defeat of Proposition 34, the initiative that would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. As a pastor, Jesus' death is never far from my mind. State-sanctioned execution was wrong when Rome...
Tags: Elections, Human Interest, Punishment, Politics
ORANGE — Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers President Kimberly Claytor joined Orange County clergy and organized labor leaders Wednesday to advocate for Proposition 30, which would raise taxes on high-income earners to pay for schools, and other...
An inmate sentenced to death hung himself in his cell at San Quentin State Prison over the weekend, officials announced on Tuesday. The inmate, James Lee Crummel, 68, is the 20th death row inmate to take his own life since California reinstated capital...
Tags: Prisons, Suicide, Punishment, Barbara Lee
A new jury will decide whether a man convicted of raping and killing a pregnant Costa Mesa woman should receive the death penalty or life in prison. On Monday an Orange County Superior Court judge scheduled a retrial in the penalty phase of Jason Michael...
Question: I'm a Holocaust survivor who made it to the United States through the Dominican Republic by a big miracle. As time went by, I realized one thing: God did not let the Holocaust happen; we let it happen. Recently, I read a newspaper article about...
You have probably seen recent newspaper articles saying that the only U.S. manufacturer of sodium thiopental — the anesthetic that begins the three-drug process used in putting condemned prisoners to death — has announced that it was...
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Garden Grove man accused of executing a Costa Mesa man and his co-worker during a robbery last year in Stanton. Because of the seriousness of the alleged crime, and the nature of the slayings, a panel...
Tags: Trials, Prosecution, Lawyers, Anaheim, Costa Mesa
The head of a deadly crime syndicate sentenced to life in federal prison earlier this month for robberies across California will be transferred to the state corrections system to face the death penalty for an earlier conviction, federal officials said....
Tags: Justice System, Murder, Trials, California, Crimes
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Daniel Wozniak, the Costa Mesa man accused of killing and beheading his neighbor then killing a friend of the neighbor to cover up the first crime, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas announced...
Prosecutors won't decide until after a preliminary hearing whether they should seek the death penalty against a Costa Mesa actor accused of killing two Orange Coast College students, officials said Wednesday. Daniel Wozniak, 26, is charged with two...
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