The State Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering an Oxnard woman more than two decades ago.
Christopher Sattiewhite killed Genoveva Gonzales in January of 1992.
His attorney argued that Sattiewhite has a diminished mental capacity, and that there were also a number of technical issues with the trial.
However, the high court ruled that a pretrial examination showing that the then 24 year old man was competent to stand trial was valid.
The justices rejected a number of other arguments, including a challenge to the constitutionality of the death penalty.