SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A ballot initiative aimed at reducing prison sentences for people who commit nonviolent crimes including drug possession and petty theft will go before California voters in November, the state said Thursday. The measure would reduce such crimes to misdemeanors, unless the defendant has prior convictions for violent or serious crimes, according to the text of the initiative, posted on the website of the California Secretary of State. Supporters say the proposition would save up to $250 million per year in incarceration costs. ...
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For friends and family of Susan Lowe, the Bellevue woman strangled to death more than 34 years ago, Thursday’s guilty murder plea by a violent sex offender finally offered the answer they were looking for.
For the third time the state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on a question of capital punishment in the case of Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson, who are accused of killing six members of Anderson’s family in Carnation on Christmas Eve in 2007.