LawFuel.com – California – The death sentence has been imposed by the California Superior Court on a man convicted of killing four women and dumping their bodies in different parts of California.
Wayne Adam Ford was denied defense motions requesting a new trial or a sentence more lenient than the death sentence, which a jury recommended last August.
At present California is under a death penalty moratorium as its lethal injection method has been found unconstitutional. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered a new injection protocol to ensure that the condemned do not suffer unnecessary pain when executed.
In a pre-sentencing report made public after the hearing, Ford apologized to the victims and their families but said he was not guilty of first-degree murder.