Death penalty on hold in California

May 30, 2013 6:19:37 PM PDT
The death penalty will remain on hold for now in California. Late Thursday, a state appeals court ruled against reinstating the death penalty.

The court says state prison officials did not comply with administrative rules when creating regulations. One of the biggest issues is the continued use of the three-drug lethal injection method.

In a statement issued Thursday afternoon the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said, "The CDCR is continuing to develop proposed regulations for a single drug protocol in order to ensure that California's laws on capital punishment are upheld."