Even after a special prosecutor and a judge sided with Alfred Dewayne Brown in his quest for “actual innocence,” the state comptroller this week in a surprise move denied the wrongfully convicted former death row prisoner compensation for the 12 years he spent behind bars. The decision comes almost two months after Harris County District Court Judge George Powell Leggi Tutto
SAN BERNARDINO, June 25 — A Southern California jury yesterday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said.A San Bernardino County Superior Court
The nation’s highest court has ordered that documents to the protocol Alabama uses to execute death row inmates be made public.Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling came after reporters from National Public Radio and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asked for document filed to the
President Maithripala Sirisena is gearing to carry out the first hanging in the near future raising fresh concerns within the diplomatic and rights activists. According to sources in Presidential Secretariat, “it has been put in motion”, to carry out the first hanging in the near future, but not
RICHMOND, Va. -- The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison.Lawyers for James Alex Fields
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 21, 2019: Prisoner Jamal Haji-Zavareh who was charged with “spying for the enemy”, was executed in an unknown place in Tehran, reported a close source.According to IHR sources, Seyyed Jamal Haji-Zavareh was executed in Tehran last week. He was accused of spying for
The death sentences of five inmates including a woman were carried out Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019.The woman hanged in Gohardasht Prison, a.k.a Rajai-Shahr, was the 89th woman executed during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013.Fatemeh Nassiri had been in jail since 11 years ago when she
Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.Votée le 20 juin 1979, la suppression de la peine capitale n'a été inscrite dans la Constitution qu'en 1999.Adoptée le 17 mai 1979 par 32 voix contre 14 à la Chambre des Députés, la loi excluant l’exécution capitale entrait en
The full extradition agreement between Macau SAR and Portugal has been published at the latest Official Gazette on Monday, with criminal fugitive offenders in the 2 jurisdictions to be handed over to the requested party in accordance with the agreement’s provisions.The delivery may take place for
ATLANTA — The state parole board has delayed making a decision in a clemency hearing for a Georgia inmate set to be executed for the slaying of an off-duty prison guard.Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday. Wilson and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder
ON THE NIGHT of June 20, the United States will mark a grim milestone: the 1,500th execution since the return of the death penalty in 1976. Forty-two-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. A
Don’t expect an apology from President Donald Trump to the so-called Central Park Five, the five men who are the subject of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us Netflix miniseries, which has brought renewed attention to the case.When asked today by White House correspondent April Ryan if he would
A stark map has revealed the 318 places in North Korea where people have been publicly executed - most commonly for theft or damage to property.Using testimonies from more than 600 defectors the human rights researchers found executions commonly took place on river banks, fields, market places
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who abducted a visiting Chinese scholar from a bus stop and killed her at his apartment.Brendt Christensen
President suggests it would jeopardise weapons sales to SaudisDonald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, suggesting it would jeopardise American weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.A report on Khashoggi’s
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are awaiting a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court before determining the resentencing for the man convicted in the abduction, rape and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia in Sarasota in 2004.The resentencing trial for Joseph Smith was set for October, but on
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Mississippi prisoner tried six times for murder deserves a seventh chance because of a prosecutor's discrimination.The decision in favor of death-row inmate Curtis Flowers reflected a consensus among both liberal and conservative justices that
Marion Wilson was declared dead at 9:52 p.m. after being put to death tonight by lethal injection for a murder committed more than 2 decades ago.The execution was carried out shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the 42-year-old's final appeals.Wilson’s lawyers had asked the high
With execution drugs in short supply across the nation and increasing secrecy about the companies that provide them, The Texas Tribune is keeping track of movement in the state’s supply.06 doses expire June 5, 201906 doses expire June 27, 201915 doses expire Jan. 12, 2020Scheduled
A court in China has sentenced Fan Wei to death for producing and trafficking methamphetamine. Wei is the 2nd Canadian sentenced to death this year, and his verdict was announced amid escalating tensions between Canada and China over the arrest of a Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, in December
A father of three has been sentenced to death over the possession of heroin, as per the order of the Colombo High Court.The 43-year-old father from Colombo 13 was brought before the Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga.On the 1st of January 2013, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested the
Californians narrowly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on death row executions but they oppose abolishing the death penalty outright, a new poll shows.The findings offer some political affirmation for the Democratic governor who, after calling the death penalty immoral and unjust, stirred
In “How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty,” Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat asserts “important lessons about how abolitionists can be successful around the country” can be learned from New Hampshire – which just last month became the twenty-first state to abolish capital
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson rarely slows down, friends and family say. It seems he’s always looking over details on death penalty cases from his Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. If he’s not speaking on the criminalization of black men, Stevenson is
SAN BERNARDINO, June 25 — A Southern California jury yesterday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said.A San Bernardino County Superior Court
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are under the microscope for their “disgraceful” handling of sensitive cases.For lawyer Robert Myers, the recent AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist brought back memories of the poor handling of the 2005 Bali Nine case.His client, Scott Rush, was
On Wednesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran reported that the deputy head of the Iranian judiciary, Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, had been granted authority by the regime’s supreme leader to impose death sentences and orders of qisas, or “retribution in kind.” The move was evidently
An aside by the Democratic hopeful at a town hall triggers questions about whether he's changed his mind on another hot-button issue.Joe Biden said in a 1992 speech that criminal justice legislation he was pushing was so strict that “we do everything but hang people for jaywalking.” Two years
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to grant clemency to a 42-year-old inmate scheduled to be executed tonight.Marion Wilson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Baldwin County — along with co-defendant Robert Butts — for the 1996 shooting death of an off-duty
GENEVA/RIYADH – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator said on Wednesday.Khashoggi’s death stirred widespread disgust and hurt the image
COLUMBIA — Last week’s death sentence for Timothy Jones Jr. means the man who murdered his five children in 2014 will spend the bulk of his days alone in a 6-foot-by-14-foot cell surrounded by 36 other inmates on South Carolina’s death row.How long the 37-year-old will remain on death row at
A prisoner was hanged for murder charges at Ahvaz (Ahwaz) Central Prison last Saturday.According to IHR sources, on Saturday, June 15, prisoner Mohammad Shekaf was hanged at the Iranian southern city of Ahvaz’s central prison. He was arrested on January 29, 2015, and charged with murder.His
HARIPUR: A convict, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering his sister-in-law, would be hanged to death at the Haripur Central Prison on Wednesday morning, police and jail sources said on Tuesday.According to the prosecution record, one Chanzeb hailing from Peshawar was arrested on
Eighty years ago on Monday, a crowd gathered to watch what was to become the last public execution by guillotine in France — a grim spectacle that was captured on film.Onlookers lined up for hours to be in the front row to see the blade fall on the neck of convicted murderer Eugen Weidmann.His