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FILE - In this March 17, 2005 file photo Scott Peterson is escorted by two San Mateo County Sheriff deputies as he is walked from the jail to a waiting van in Redwood City, Calif. The California Supreme Court has overturned the 2005 death sentence for Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife. The court says prosecutors may try again for the same sentence if they wish in the high-profile case. It upheld his 2004 conviction of murdering Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant with their unborn son. (AP Photo/Justin Sullivan, Pool,File)

California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

Aug. 24, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scott Peterson's conviction for killing his pregnant wife will stand, but the California Supreme Court on Monday overturned his 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. The justices cited “significant errors" in jury selection in overturning the...

California's Golden State Killer faces life prison sentence

Aug. 17, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., a former police officer, faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 13 rape-related charges and 13 murder counts stemming from crimes in the 1970s and 1980s across six California counties. He pleaded guilty in June and is...

This July 23, 2020 booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Lesa Lopez, 52. The California woman was arrested for allegedly killing her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later thanks to genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother arrested in her baby's 1988 killing thanks to DNA

Aug. 3, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman has been arrested in the death of her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later because of genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday. Lesa Lopez, 52, admitted to investigators she was the mother of the baby...