death penalty

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Another reason folks don’t vote

We read a lot of late on the death penalty. How terrible it is and how the cost has soared out-of-control. It is a fact that the cost is astronomical. I suspect that many of those ...

Death penalty costs sky-high

Federal judge Arthur Alarcon and Loyola law professor Paula Mitchell have completed a three-year study of the cost of the California death penalty. Californians have spent more tha ...

Death-penalty an option in Weimar double-murder case

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is keeping open the option of pursuing the death penalty in its prosecution of Lee Konnerth on two murder counts. Konnerth, 35, is c ...

Death penalty can kill the innocent

Abolishing the death penalty is the only way to assure that the government does not execute innocent people. One-hundred and thirty-nine people have been freed from death rows in ...

Life without parole costs less

Gov. (Jerry) Brown could save taxpayers billions of dollars with the stroke of a pen. He would only need to commute the sentences of the 703 death row inmates to life without parol ...

Death penalty costs mount

Steve Cavolt’s frustration at the slowness and cost of our death penalty system is palpable (Reader Input, March 9). The only solutions proposed are to hire more lawyers and to p ...

Kill the death row dwellers

I am responding to Paul Comiskey’s letter of March 2 titled “Death row costs way too much.” Why? Because our elected officials and judges keep them in prison for 20-, 30-ye ...

Death row costs way too much

The crime victims’ compensation fund will soon be out of money. It helps victims of violent crime with medical bills and counselling. Families are helped with funeral expenses. ...

Death penalty too expensive

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to sell 11 state buildings for $1.2 billion dollars in a desperate attempt to ease a $28 billion budget deficit. This will change the state from ...