Landon Durham, 16, has been charged with capital murder. He will be charged as an adult, but the death penalty will not apply as he is under 18. A teenage boy has been charged with murdering his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers. Deputies responded to a home in Munford, Alabama, late on Tuesday, the Talladega County Leggi Tutto
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty is suing Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister for invoking the city-state’s anti-fake news law over a statement it made regarding the method of execution for the death penalty.The human rights lawyers’ organisation filed the originating summons at the High Court
Justices back away from a 2016 decisionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision that revamped the state’s capital-punishment system.The
On 27 January 1945, Soviet troops cautiously entered Auschwitz.Primo Levi - one of the most famous survivors - was lying in a camp hospital with scarlet fever when the liberators arrived.The men cast "strangely embarrassed glances at the sprawling bodies, at the battered huts and at us few still
Two Supreme Court judgments pronounced in 1982 and 2014, when read collectively, say that none of the four death row convicts in Nirbhaya case can be hanged before the last one has exhausted all legal options including the mercy plea. There must be a difference of 14 days between rejection of
The fate of the Department of Justice’s recently proposed federal execution protocol is now in the hands of the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently heard arguments on whether the government overstepped when it created a uniform protocol.The case, In the Matter of the
Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given a new trial, in light of evidence the bishops say suggests the inmate is actually innocent.“The deeply troubling facts of Mr. Dailey’s
The girl's mother said her husband had been raping their daughter for long which resulted in her pregnancy.A special court in Rajasthan's Kota awarded death penalty to a 45-year-old man for repeatedly raping and impregnating his 17-year-old mentally unsound daughter before killing her.At the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 19, 2020: A woman was hanged at Shiraz city’s central prison (Adel-Abad Prison) on January 14. She was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder charges around three years ago.According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, prisoner Maliheh Haji-Hosseini
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The Forensic report shows the young Kuwaiti was killed by his cousin by stabbing him in the head, reports Al-Anba daily. The Forensics has carried out an analysis of the accused person to determine the type of substance he consumed before committing the crime which rendered
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 18, 2020: Two men were hanged on Thursday, January 16, at the central prison of Borujerd city, Lorestan province, Iran.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, January 16, two men were hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Borujerd
New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) The Supreme Court will hear on January 20 a plea of a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile at the time of commission of the offence.A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan
We refer to your story “Group claims of brutal ‘neck-snapping’ procedure in Singapore jail when hanging fails” (16 Jan), on the statement by Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), claiming Singapore’s prison authority practises “brutal and unlawful hanging methods”.LFL’s statement contains falsehoods. It is
In a case prosecutors now describe as a “perfect storm” of injustice, Pennsylvania death-row prisoner Christopher Williams and his co-defendant Theophalis Wilson have been exonerated of a 1989 triple murder in North Philadelphia.On December 23, 2019, conceding that later-fired prosecutors had
Ministry of Home Affairs moves court appealing for a deadline of seven days.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on January 22 moved the Supreme Court to frame guidelines to execute death penalty of condemned prisoners within seven days of rejection of their mercy petitions.The move comes amid
New Delhi, Jan 23 (PTI) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved verdict on a plea seeking review of death penalty it awarded to a woman and her lover for killing her parents, two brothers and their wives and strangulating her 10-month-old nephew in Uttar Pradesh.A bench comprising Chief Justice S A
Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- The number of Republican state lawmakers opposed to capital punishment is growing, a conservative group claims, as anti-death penalty activists look forward to continued momentum from the right on this issue in 2020. “The nation is down to only 25
The High Court yesterday upheld a life sentence for a man convicted of killing a three-year-old girl, known as “Little Light Bulb” (小燈泡), in a gruesome knife attack in Taipei in 2016.In the retrial, doctors for the prosecution said that Wang Ching-yu (王景玉), although diagnosed with schizophrenia
The Court of Cassation chaired by Judge Ahmad Al-Ajeel ruled in favor of the Court of Appeals to execute a Kuwaiti man accused of beating and torturing a child to death in a vehicle, and to imprison the mother of the child for 10 years with hard labor.The case file indicates the crime dates back
Gupta moved the apex court on January 17 challenging the High Court's order that dismissed his claim of being a juvenile in December 2012The Supreme Court of India (SC), on January 20, rejected a petition filed by Pawan Gupta, a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.Gupta
Twenty other guards were injured in suicide bombing of their bus in Tunis in 2015 in attack claimed by Islamic StateA Tunisian court on Friday sentenced eight people to death over a suicide bombing that targeted a presidential security bus in the capital Tunis in November 2015.The attack, claimed
A woman named Maliheh Haji Hassani was laid to rest in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz Central Prison.According to news reports, Maliheh Haji Hassani was executed in the central prison of Shiraz on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Maliheh Haji Hassani was 29 years old. She was arrested in 2016 for the murder
A Japanese government survey shows about 80 percent of respondents support maintaining the death penalty.The Cabinet Office conducted the survey on the country's use of capital punishment in November 2019, covering 3,000 people aged 18 or older. 1,572 people responded.81 percent of the
Nirbhaya case: 3 death row convicts now seek more documentsNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Advocate A.P. Singh, lawyer for three of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case again moved an application before a Delhi court seeking directions to the Tihar Jail authorities to supply him
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme CourtNew Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its
Replacing the death penalty with death in prison is not true progress.Late last week, a clip of an interview from the New York Times with Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the rounds on social media. In it, Warren spelled out her position against the death penalty, citing the evidence of wrongful
A Delhi court dismissed a plea seeking permission to meet the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case to convince them to donate their organs.Delhi court dismissed a plea seeking permission to meet the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case to
SAN BERNARDINO —  The 62-year-old welder convicted in the brutal beating deaths of a Fallbrook family of four — including two young children — was sentenced Tuesday to death.Charles “Chase” Merritt, 62, was convicted in June of four counts of murder.The sentence was handed down by San Bernardino
Prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for a 37-year-old woman accused of brutally killing her former husband and stepson last year.In a hearing at the Jeju District Court, prosecutors demanded the death penalty for Koh Yu-jeong, who allegedly murdered her former husband and 5-year-old
The Sharjah Criminal Court has called on the family of an Asian victim, who was murdered by his wife and lover and his chopped body parts dumped in industrial area no. 1, to appear in the court to decide whether to accept the blood money or proceed with execution of the death penalty.The case
A Texas man has been charged with capital murder after allegedly cramming his partner’s 10-month-old daughter into a backpack and leaving her alone in his car for five hours, where she subsequently died.Trevor Marquis Rowe, 27, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Lubbock
4 Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged on Feb. 1The President had rejected the mercy plea of Mukesh, one of the convicts, on Friday.On a day President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea of death row convict Mukesh Singh in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, a Delhi court on Friday issued a
A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A S Bopanna will hear the plea of Pawan Kumar Gupta.Gupta moved the apex court on Friday challenging the high court's order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile in December 2012.Besides, the convict has sought a direction restraining the
A day after the state parole board spared the life of one condemned inmate, the state of Georgia announced the scheduled execution of another. Donnie Lance, 65, sentenced to death in 1999 for the murders of his his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Jackson County, is to be given a lethal injection of