As the first case to be prosecuted under California's new "one-strike" sex offender law is processed, the parents of slain San Diego County teen Chelsea King are beginning to work toward passage of similar laws in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Texas.
A group of bills related to child abduction and sex offenders, including one that would incarcerate the most violent sex offenders for life without parole and provide harsher sentences for forcible sex crimes, is awaiting the signature of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The law, which would incarcerate California's worse sex offenders for life without parole, heads to the state senate floor next week after the measure unanimously passed in a state Senate committee Thursday.
The privacy rights of parents of slain children won over the rights of the public to review autopsies in a landslide vote Wednesday in the California state Senate.
A controversial California bill that would let parents of slain children seal autopsy-related information has been unexpectedly approved by a state Senate panel during what would normally be a recess.
A bill designed to keep the most violent of California's sex offenders in prison for life without parole passed the major hurdle of the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.