A jail informant scandal has unraveled numerous high-profile cases and threatens to upend still more.
The judge had removed the death penalty as an option because of law enforcement's misuse of a jailhouse informant.
It's a rare move and leaves Scott Dekraai likely facing eight consecutive life sentences.
Legal experts say the jurors' "witch hunt" finding demonstrates the need for an independent probe in Orange County.
As sheriff's department officials clam up, the sentencing in an Orange County massacre remains mired in misconduct.