The first murder was (allegedly) committed by Cain, who killed his brother Abel. The Bible says that God punished Cain by placing a mark upon him "lest anyone finding him shall kill him," and Cain was banished to the land of Nod.
Now Abel gets into the act. And the penalty for the murder he commits is death.
Imposed by the State this time. And unanimously affirmed.
That's your California biblical reference for the day. Thanks, Cal Supremes.