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    Gabriel Castaneda - California Death Row


    Summary of Offense:

    Castaneda was sentenced to death in San Bernardino County on January 9, 2000 for the March 30, 1998 murder of x-ray technician Colleen Kennedy, 40, of Fontana. Castaneda, was a native of El Monte who lived in Ontario when he was arrested. Kennedy, her hands bound with a shoelace behind her back and a tube sock stuffed in her mouth, was stabbed in the neck more than two dozen times with a Phillips screwdriver. Her carotid artery and jugular vein were severed.

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    S085348 People v. Castaneda is set for oral argument on direct appeal in the California Supreme Court on April 5, 2011.

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    THE PEOPLE, v. GABRIEL CASTANEDA

    In an 88-page opinion, the California Supreme Court has AFFIRMED Castaneda's conviction and death sentence. The court vacated the kidnapping charge.

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    P. v. Castaneda 8/17/11 SC

    Rehearing denied.

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    In today's United States Supreme Court orders, Castaneda's petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis was DENIED.

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    On January 18, 2012, Castaneda filed a habeas petition before the California Supreme Court.

    http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.g...doc_no=S199475

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