California Governor Gavin Newsom signs executive order to stop the death penalty in California

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to halt death penalties in the state.

According to reports, California hasn’t executed anyone since 2006 due to legal challenges to its methods, and the state has put to death only 13 people since 1978. The new executive order is said to last throughout Newsom’s duration in office, giving a reprieve to 737 individuals on death row.