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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by California Today ByNicholas Kristof and Charles McDermid May 21, 2018 Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up .) Last week, Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist at The Times, published a piece on what he believes to be an injustice in California — a case in which a life hangs in the balance. We asked Mr. Kristof to discuss reaction to his column. Pressure seems to be growing on Gov. Jerry Brown to allow advanced DNA testing in the case of Kevin Cooper, a black man on San Quentin’s death row for the brutal 1983 murder of a white family. After my in-depth column in the opinion section on the case, Senator Kamala Harris has called on the governor to allow testing and so has John Chiang, the state treasurer and a candidate for governor. As my column notes, I … [Read more...] about California Today: Should the Case of the Death-Row Inmate Kevin Cooper Be Re-examined?
By Sean Emery | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 13, 2018 at 1:24 pm | UPDATED: April 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm SANTA ANA – A former Death Row inmate who more than three decades ago killed a man in Newport Beach was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Santa Ana jury last year convicted James Andrew Melton, 66, of special-circumstances murder for the 1981 killing of Antony Lial DeSousa, ending the third trial Melton had faced for the slaying. Prosecutors say Melton used advertisements in gay magazines in order to meet rich, older men who he could rob. Prosecutors said that Melton – who had two rape convictions – met DeSousa, a 77-year-old retiree, through such an ad, robbed him and strangled him at his condo. Melton has been behind bars since his 1981 arrest. In 1982, Melton was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He spent more than a decade on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison, until a … [Read more...] about Former Death Row inmate gets life in prison for 1981 Newport Beach murder
Bay City News Service Published 10:07 am, Friday, February 2, 2018 A San Quentin State Prison death row inmate convicted of killing an armored car guard in Southern California was found dead in his single-inmate cell Wednesday afternoon. Henry Abbott, 48, was found unresponsive at 3:23 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 4:09 p.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. A San Bernardino County jury sentenced Abbott to death on Feb. 17, 2006. Abbott was convicted of the first-degree murder and robbery of Brinks armored car guard Samuel Saenz on Oct. 30, 2000. Abbott shot Saenz in the back of the head as Saenz left the Bank of America in Ontario with a large white bag that contained $202,292, according to the CDCR. LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing The tacro is the newest San Francisco food trend San Francisco Chronicle NASA's Curiosity at Martian Scenic Overlook NASA / … [Read more...] about Death Row Inmate Who Killed Armored Car Guard Found Dead In Cell
Updated 5:15 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018 Photo: Uncredited, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This undated photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Joe Henry Abbott. Abbott, awaiting execution for killing an armored car guard, has died, leaving behind a mystery over what happened to more than $200,000 stolen in the deadly heist (California Department of Corrections via AP) less This undated photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Joe Henry Abbott. Abbott, awaiting execution for killing an armored car guard, has died, leaving behind a mystery over what happened ... more Photo: Uncredited, AP Death row inmate who stole $200K in fatal heist dies 1 / 1 Back to Gallery SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A California man awaiting execution for killing an … [Read more...] about Death row inmate who stole $200K in fatal heist dies