Resentenced to Death – The Convicted Murderer who Killed Police Detective Doug Jacobs
Photo: Steve Woodruff
RIVERSIDE – When the murderer of a Riverside Police Detective was sentenced to death in 2003 for the slaying, the California Supreme Court reversed the death verdict in 2018 while upholding the guilty verdict. As a matter of course, the penalty portion of the trial had to be conducted one more time.
That extensive legal process took place in 2021, and on 10/12/2021, a new jury once again found that Steve Woodruff (58) should receive the penalty of death. Riverside County Judge Charles Koosed affirmed the jury’s decision.
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and Riverside Police Department declared that Woodruff was officially sentenced to death on 11/05/2021 by Judge Koosed for the 2001 murder.