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California death row inmate has sentenced reduced to life

Posted at 7:45 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 10:45:35-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California death row inmate has had his sentence reduced to life with a chance of parole after San Francisco's district attorney called capital punishment "undeniably cruel."

The San Francisco Chronicle says a judge on Tuesday approved a plea deal resentencing Clifford Bolden to 47 years to life.

Bolden, who's 65, will be eligible for parole when he's 79. Bolden was the last San Francisco person on death row. He was sentenced in 1991 for the 1986 robbery and stabbing of a man he met in a bar.

San Francisco's district attorney opposes capital punishment. California's last execution was in 2006.