Ronnie Smith

Ronnie Smith has covered crime, the courts and the justice system at daily newspapers in three states. He has written extensively about murder and capital punishment, including an execution by hanging in Washington state. His journalism career has spanned three decades and his work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Detroit Free Press, among other daily papers, and in magazines such as California Lawyer and New West. Retired, he lives in Southern California. His e-mail is
Nov 22, 2010
Robert Diaz (photo from San Quentin warden's office) Robert Diaz, the nurse who killed by injecting elderly patients with Lidocaine, evades the lethal injection execution awaiting him by dying at age 72. by Ronnie D. Smith Over the years I had thought how ironic it would...