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State's new execution plan is challenged in court

Aug 2, 2010 6:32:00 PM - latimes.com
Death row inmate's lawsuit alleges that California corrections officials rushed through the reform process, and that the procedure they sent forward is likely to cause pain.

A death row inmate convicted of the 1985 torture and murder of a pizza deliveryman in Glendale asked a court Monday to strike down the state's newly revised execution procedures as illegal and likely to inflict excruciating pain if used on any of California's 700-plus condemned prisoners.