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Local & Regional California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths
Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be feeding addictions, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Local & Regional Court considers challenge to California death penalty Court considers challenge to California death penalty
A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether a novel legal theory had been addressed by the state Supreme Court.