SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate Kenneth Friedman, 58, who was on California’s death row from Los Angeles County, was pronounced dead at San Quentin State Prison early Sunday morning, August 26, 2012 at 5:24 a.m. The death is being investigated as a suicide. Friedman was single-celled.
Division of Juvenile Justice
By Dennis Flynn is patiently awaiting Thursday. That's the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown has to sign into law SB9, a bill proposed by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, which would let some prisoners appeal lifetime sentences they received for crimes committed when they were juveniles.
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, KPBS-- Hope for criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole hangs in the balance.
By State prison officials and the FBI on Sunday escorted death row inmate Wesley Shermantine to Linden in an ongoing search for the remains of murder victims he and boyhood friend Loren Herzog discarded over a 15-year killing spree.
By C. Johnson, News 10-- A source says so-called "Speed Freak Killer" Wesley Shermantine was temporarily released from San Quentin's death row to aid the FBI in the search for additional victims.
L.A. Now-- Prison officials suspect suicide after a death row inmate at San Quentin was found dead early Sunday morning.
The Associated Press-- The California Supreme Court has tossed out the death penalty of a man convicted of killing two San Jose jewelers more than 25 years ago.