A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state because of the coronavirus pandemic. Billy Joe Wardlow was put to death at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 1993 killing of Carl Cole at his Leggi Tutto
This evening the Supreme Court refused to block the execution of Billy Wardlow, scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT in Texas. Wardlow was sentenced to death row for the 1993 fatal shooting of 82-year-old Carl Cole during a botched robbery. Wardlow, who was 18 years old at the time of the crime, said he and
Wardlow has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that he was too young to get the Texas death penalty. His execution would be the first in Texas to proceed during the pandemic as the coronavirus rages across the state.On Wednesday evening, Texas plans to execute Billy Joe Wardlow for a 1993 East
While many countries around the world have banned the death penalty, the same is not true for the United States, as evidenced by the 9 states with the most total executions in 2020. The death penalty has been around for thousands of years. In fact, it was the go to punishment for dozens of
There's one thing every person who knows Billy Joe Wardlow can agree on: he should not be executed.Wardlow was only 18 when he fatally shot 82-year-old Carl Cole during a robbery at the man's home in Cason, Texas on June 14, 1993.During his trial in 1995, Wardlow testified that he hadn't intended
(Beirut) – A Tunisian court sentenced two men accused of sodomy to two years in prison on June 16, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The decision violates their rights to privacy and nondiscrimination under international law and Tunisia’s 2014 constitution. The police also attempted to subject
The federal government is warning Australians that if they travel to China, they could be arbitrarily detained.The Australian government has updated its China travel advice to reflect the risk of being arbitrarily detained for endangering national security.The Department of Foreign Affairs and
Bones fragments were discovered in the walls of the Chapelle Expiatoire, ParisThe remains of up to 500 people executed by guillotine in the French Revolution could be buried in the walls of a Paris monument, experts believe.  Bone fragments were discovered in the walls of the Chapelle Expiatoire
New death sentences and executions were at historic lows in the first half of 2020, the Death Penalty Information Center reported in its 2020 Mid-Year Review. The report, released July 2, attributed the record-low numbers to the combined effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and a
SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — Two death row inmates at San Quentin State Prison died Friday at outside hospitals from what appear to be complications related to COVID-19.The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation identified the inmates as Scott Thomas Erskine, 57, and Manuel Machado
"The key remedy is punishing them (offenders) severely"Jakarta (ANTARA) - District courts in different parts of Indonesia have awarded the capital punishment to at least 100 drug offenders in the first half of 2020, said National Police Chief, General Idham Azis."May they soon be executed by
A woman has been sentenced to death and her three female accomplices jailed for killing two men, dumping their bodies in tanks of concrete.Pham Thi Thien Ha, 32, a resident of HCMC, was awarded the death penalty Friday by a court in neighboring Binh Duong Province for instigating the murder of
From Confederate statues to blasting NASCAR, President leans in on white anxieties.AP - President Donald Trump is wielding America’s racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to
“The federal death penalty and the death penalty in this country are at a state of injustice and they have been since their inception. The death penalty itself is, simply put, a bad public policy – morally, economically, socially and legally,” said Abraham Bonowitz, co-director of Death Penalty
While California has not executed a death row inmate since 2006, an out-of-control COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison may have contributed to the death of a 5th condemned inmate on Saturday.To date, more than 1,300 prisoners and 120 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at
Changes in Malaysia’s government must spur, not stall, human rights reforms, including efforts to establish an independent police commission, Amnesty International said today.In a new briefing published today ahead of the July parliament session, the organization is calling on Malaysia to seize
Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 6, 2020: A man sentenced to "retribution in kind" for premeditated murder has been executed in Mashhad Central Prison.According to Khorasan newspaper, on the morning of July 4, a 32-year-old man on death row was executed in Mashhad Central Prison. The prisoner who
The following story has been Google translated from Belarusian. Read the original here.The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has appealed to the Pardon Commission under the President of the Republic of Belarus to invite Vice President and human rights activist Valyantsin
In December 2019, Dzhokhar’s lawyers argued that the 26-year-old’s death penalty sentence should be overturned on the grounds that their client didn’t receive a fair trial. The appeal states that the trial should not have been held in Boston due to intense media coverage surrounding the case and
Oklahoma's attorney general believes death row inmates are eligible to receive a commutation hearing, according to a letter his office issued Tuesday that refers to a previous attorney general opinion on the matter.Earlier this month the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted to ask Attorney
Final preparations are underway for the execution of Harold Wayne Nichols, who was convicted in Hamilton County Criminal Court of the rape and murder of Karen Pulley in 1988.The execution is currently set for 7 p.m. on Aug. 4.The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now accepting
Lincoln County prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty of a Sioux Falls man accused of killing a woman after she was leaving work in January. Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman said Thursday that his office intends to seek the death penalty against Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr.
UNFPA, report, 19 rites, women and girls, FGM, child marriages, infanticide, widowhood practicesWe must tackle the root causes, especially gender-biased norms.Urgent and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) has said
TOKYO -- From April 2022, the age of majority, or the age one is considered a legal adult, in Japan will lower from 20 to 18. While this leaves the status of important annual rituals such as coming-of-age ceremonies in limbo, the shift will allow younger people a wider range of privileges such as
Attorneys for a number of inmates held on Oklahoma’s death row filed an updated complaint in federal court on Monday, the latest step in the saga of the return of the death penalty in the state.The lawsuit, which is attempting to halt the eventual executions of dozens of inmates on death row
Former Pennsylvania death-row prisoner Kareem Johnson has been exonerated, 13 years after being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death by a Philadelphia jury. On July 1, 2020, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas completed his exoneration, formally entering an order dismissing all charges
Federal executions are set to resume next week. They are scheduled for July 13th, July 15th, and July 17th. A small local group gathered outside the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute Monday afternoon to protest the resumption of the death penalty.TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Federal
Next week, Wesley Ira Purkey is scheduled to be put to death at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, when the federal government resumes executions after a 17-year hiatus. Purkey was found guilty and sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri for the 1998
A former property agent killed his pregnant wife and four-year-old daughter because he "lost it" after being provoked when his wife belittled him in front of the girl, his lawyer argued in the High Court on Friday (July 3).In arguing that Teo Ghim Heng, 44, should be found guilty of culpable
On July 15, the federal government plans to execute Wesley Purkey, a 68-year-old man with multiple brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. The law is clear. Under the Constitution, an execution can only be carried out when the prisoner understands why he is being
A Nigerian vehicle spare parts dealer charged with trafficking in 387.6g of methamphetamine today escaped the death penalty due to “misapplication of the law” by the trial judge.Benjamin Chinedu, 40, was instead sentenced to 18 years in jail and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan for
#FixTheCMS, DWP, Child Maintenance Service, Gingerbread, Mumsnet, the Good Law Project, GLP, four parents, Letter Before Claim, Judicial ReviewNon-payment means many single parent families are living in poverty.Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families, Mumsnet and the Good Law Project (GLP) are supporting four women who have sent a Letter Before Claim to notify the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of their intention
A Zen Buddhist priest filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Attorney General William Barr and other officials seeking to delay one of the four executions set to begin this month, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty in 17 years.The suit, filed by the American Civil
Southall Black Sisters, Step Up Migrant WOmen coalition, the Domestic Abuse Bill, write to your MP, 6 July 2020, migrant women, help, No Recourse to Public Funds, These women are effectively denied access to routes to safety that are available to other victims of abuse.The Domestic Abuse Bill currently making its way through Parliament has been described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to provide safety and protection to survivors of domestic