The wife of slain Red Bluff police officer David Mobilio said she was disappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom's moratorium on executions in California.
The man who killed her husband was sentenced to the death penalty in 2005. Andrew Mickel shot and killed Mobilio in 2002 as he was filling up his patrol car at a Red Bluff gas station. Mickel then planted a 'Don't Tread on Me' flag next to Mobilio's body.
Mickel said he killed Mobilio to protest police state tactics.
Linda Mobilio-Keeling said she's still waiting for justice for her husband's killer, 17 years later.
"I don't think disappointed is a strong enough word," Mobilio-Keeling said Wednesday.
"My view is that the people voted in 2016 and it was clear what the people wanted. My opinion is that the elected officials should uphold what the people want. What I want is justice through the legal system the proper way as law abiding citizens and that is the judgment that was made."
Mobilio-Keeling made the comments while attending an event at U.C. Davis. She accompanied Assemblyman James Gallagher in delivering petitions to the chancellor's office.
They are asking for the removal of Professor Joshua Clover who has made statements calling for the killing of police officers.
There are at least 13 people on the state's death row from the Northstate.
Governor Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday freezing capital punishment in California which has the largest death row population in the country.
The executive order will withdraw the state's lethal injection protocol and close the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison.
Newsom says, among other things, the death penalty is expensive, ineffective, not a deterrent to crime and finally, it is morally wrong.
"To line people up to be executed, premeditated, state sponsored executions, one a week, for over 14 years, that's a choice we can make. Or, we can make a more enlightened choice," Governor Newsom said.
Other governors have also enacted moratoriums. Republican Illinois Gov. George Ryan was the first to do so since 2000 and later was followed by Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon. Illinois ultimately outlawed executions, as did Washington.