TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — National attention turned to Terre Haute in 2020 as federal executions resumed at the Federal Correctional Complex on the southside of town after a 17 year hiatus.This wasn’t the first time Terre Haute received such attention nor was it the longest time the country has gone without a federal execution.George W. Bush’s administration carried out three executions between Leggi Tutto
More than 35 members of Congress signed a letter asking Biden to commute the sentences of the remaining 50 people on federal death row.Reps. Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley released a letter today asking President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of the remaining 50 people on federal death row
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- A judge on Thursday continued until April a status hearing in the renewed penalty phase of the 2004 murder trial of Scott Lee Peterson.Appearing by Zoom from San Quentin State Prison, where he has been imprisoned for 16 years, Peterson waived his right to proceed at this
Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate have called on incoming President Joe Biden to take quick action on his campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty. Legislators introduced three bills to abolish the federal death penalty and urged the President to issue executive orders to
Former commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn has been sentenced to death for the premeditated murder of construction tycoon Chuwong Sae Tang that he tried to pass off as a car accident six years ago.The Phra Khanong Criminal Court on Wednesday handed down the maximum penalty for the 56-year-old
With an execution date set for December, the Payne Family discusses Pervis and their hopes for overturning his sentence now hinging on new DNA evidence Memphis Commercial AppealThe DNA of an unknown male was discovered in new analysis of evidence from the Pervis Payne death penalty case, an
Willie B. Smith, III, is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. 51-year-old Willie is convicted of the robbery, kidnapping, and murder of 22-year-old Sharma Ruth Johnson in October 1991. Willie has been
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday granted the stay for Blaine Milam, 31, to review intellectual disability claims.He had been set for lethal injection on Thursday for killing his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter during what the couple had said was part of an “exorcism.” He was
The 13th and last execution of a federal inmate under Donald Trump’s presidency has taken place in Terre Haute, Indiana.Dustin Higgs, 48, had been sentenced to death for the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge. His lawyers argued it was “arbitrary and inequitable” to execute him
For the second time in less than five weeks, the federal government has executed a death-row prisoner who likely was intellectually disabled, without affording him judicial review to determine his eligibility for the death penalty. Corey Johnson (pictured) was pronounced dead from lethal
The following article has been Google translated from Uktainian.In Belarus, for the first time in 2021, the death penalty was handed down. Viktor Skrundzyk was sentenced to death in Slutsk.This was reported by the human rights organization "Viasna".The decision was made by the Minsk Regional
The federal execution of a woman who was mentally ill was the act of a morally bankrupt administrationIn the early hours of Wednesday morning, Lisa Montgomery became the first woman to be put to death by the United States government for almost seven decades. At the Indiana penitentiary where she
A call to refer the Iranian regime’s crimes to the UN Security CouncilThe executions of two prisoners on Monday and Tuesday, January 18 and 19, 2021, in Sanandaj and Zahedan, respectively, brought to at least 33 the number of prisoners hanged during the last thirty days by the religious fascism
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 21, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Zahedan Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central Prison yesterday, January 20. The identity of the prisoner who had
In 1994, public approval for capital punishment was around 80 %. Today it's below 50 %.Maurice Chammah’s “Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty” is a work of non-fiction, which bears stating because every so often a character passes through the book almost as caricature
The High People's Court of Tianjin said on Thursday that it will uphold death penalty for Lai Xiaomin, former chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co, dismissing his appeal.On January 5, Lai was sentenced to death by the Secondary Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin for taking staggering
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 20, 2021: A prisoner who had been sentenced to death on “drug-related” charges, has been executed at Zahedan Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in the early hours of Tuesday, January 19, in Zahedan Central Prison. The
Edward Lee Busby, Jr., has been given a new execution date of Wednesday, February 10Edward Lee Busby, Jr., is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, inside the Walls Unit at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 48-year-old Edward is
"Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent tonight in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs will be remembered long into the future as one of the most thorough, resounding indictments of this administration’s reckless, immoral, illegal effort to execute as many people as possible, as quickly as possible." - Sister Helen
President-elect Joe Biden says he’s against the death penalty now. A case involving the surviving Boston Marathon bomber waiting for him on Day One will test if he means it.The Justice Department under President Donald Trump is petitioning the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentences of
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 14, 2021: Two brothers who were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for “premeditated murder” during a group fight, have been executed at Ardebil Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, two male prisoners were executed in the early hours of Wednesday
Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday.Johnson was sentenced to die after he was convicted of killing 7 people in 1992 as a part of the drug trade in Virginia. The weeks
The state has executed 113 people since 1976.Virginia state lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would abolish the state's death penalty.Virginia House of Delegates member Mike Mullin and state Sen. Scott Surovell introduced bills to their respective houses that would abolish the death
PESHAWAR: The provincial government has decided to introduce a legislation to criminalise the rising child organ trade in the province which will be punishable with a death penalty and a Rs2 million fine.By the same token child trafficking is also to be criminalised and a punishment of 25 years
A 13-year-old boy who was handed a decade-long jail sentence for blasphemy last year will now walk free.He was convicted by an Islamic court in August for making uncomplimentary remarks about God during an argument with a friend in northern Kano state.But a secular appeals court overturned the
This is the fifth edition of the Death Penalty in India: Annual Statistics Report published by Project 39A at National Law University, Delhi. Over the course of five years, the law and the implementation of the death penalty in India have seensignificant changes.2020 saw the only execution in
The girl’s body was found in an agricultural field a day after she went missing on March 13, 2019. It later emerged that her brother had abducted and taken her to their uncle’s houseA local court in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district has convicted a 12-year-old girl’s brother and uncle for raping
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 18, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Sanandaj Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Sanandaj Central Prison in early hours of this morning, January 18. The identity
Saudi Arabia executed 25 people in 2020, according to monitoring carried out by ESOHR and Reprieve. Violations of international law included the execution of at least one minor and at least five people convicted of drug-related offences, amid persistent concerns of systematic torture and
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 15, 2021: A prisoner who had been sentenced to death on “drug-related” charges, has been executed at Qazvin Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Qazvin Central Prison on the morning of Thursday, January 15. His identity
Only five states carried out a total of seven executions across the United States last year. That is the fewest state executions in nearly 40 years. However, that is not the full story when it comes to the death penalty in America.In the second half of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and a
A back-and-forth legal battle continued into the final hours before Dustin Higgs, 48, convicted in a triple murder in Prince George’s County in 1996, is scheduled to be executed Friday, which would make him the last federal inmate to be put to death under President Donald Trump as he leaves
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.When Scott Mueller drove to Indiana in July to see Daniel Lewis Lee die, he stayed at a Holiday Inn. The hotel was nice enough, and only a 10-minute drive from the federal execution chamber in
Higgs was sentenced to death for his role in a triple murder. A key witness later said the government’s case was “bullshit.”ON THE NIGHT Lisa Montgomery was executed by the Trump administration, Alexa Cave Wingate arrived at the Springhill Suites in Terre Haute, Indiana, at 9 p.m. The hotel sits