How a 1937 mafia hit and wrongful conviction led Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend death penalty in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was about 10 years old when he met a man wrongfully convicted of murder, an encounter that educated him about injustice and laid the groundwork for his decision to place a moratorium on executions this week. “This has been a 40-year journey for me,” Newsom said Wednesday, minutes after signing the executive order […]

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