(San Francisco Chronicle) More than 45 years ago, Dennis Stanworth would have been happy to die for murdering two teenage girls from Contra Costa County, telling the state’s highest court to “give me an endless sleep as soon as you can.”

Stanworth never was executed for his crimes, however, and through legal twists and turns eventually made it not only off Death Row but out of prison. Now, after more than two decades during which stayed out of trouble, Stanworth is back in jail after allegedly admitting to Vallejo police that he killed his 90-year-old mother.

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