On Nov. 7, 1960, William Tines was electrocuted in the Tennessee electric chair.  The next execution in Tennessee was Robert Glen Coe in 2000.  During this 40- year period, Tennessee continued its historical trend of executing fewer citizens than any other Southern state. From 2000-2017 the slow pace of executions continued with six people killed by the state. Leggi Tutto
Today's death warrant was issued after the Tihar jail authorities informed the trial court that three of the four convicts -- Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh and Akshay Singh -- have exhausted all legal optionsNew Delhi: The four convicts, who got death penalty for the gangrape and murder
TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors on Monday (Feb 17) called for a 30-year-old man to be given the death penalty for allegedly murdering 19 disabled care home residents in one of the country's worst mass killings.Satoshi Uematsu, a former care home employee, did not dispute his involvement in the 2016
WYOMING — With opposition to capital punishment mounting across the country, Wyoming toed the water but ultimately struck down any hope of repealing the death penalty.Support for abolishing the death penalty in Wyoming appears to be growing but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide this time around
Oklahoma will resume executions by the lethal injection method, officials said Thursday.The surprise announcement came at a news conference by Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter and Corrections Department Director Scott Crow.Efforts will continue to develop a way to carry out the
In Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the Supreme Court on Thursday (February 13)  appointed senior advocate Anjana Prakash to represent one of the four death row convicts as he was unrepresented after dropping his earlier lawyer. The top court also reserved its order on the issue of rejection
As courts are deciding the question of execution of Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Kumar and Vinay Sharma in the December 2012 gang rape and murder case, the debate on the death penalty in India is once again at the forefront. Public outcry following the incident led almost the entire nation
Rahmael Holt simply said “no” when asked Wednesday whether he had anything to say before his death sentence was formally imposed.Holt, 31, of Harrison, Allegheny County, officially became the 133rd person on Pennsylvania’s death row when he was condemned to death by lethal injection for shooting
Prison officials have now confirmed that assisted suicide should be available to Swiss prisoners.Swiss officials, following a request to die from an imprisoned child rapist, have confirmed that prison inmates will be allowed to undergo assisted suicide. Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of
A Delhi Court on Wednesday adjourned for tomorrow the hearing on pleas seeking fresh death warrants against four convicts.The Delhi court has also offered to give convict Pawan Gupta legal aid after he said he does not have a lawyer. "Any condemned convict is entitled for legal aide till his last
A woman and her son were arrested for possessing 21.8kg syabu worth RM1.09 million (S$365,000) during a raid at a house in Muar.State police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the 46-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son were arrested at 3.40pm on Wednesday by the state Narcotic Crime
A bill to repeal Wyoming's death penalty has been filed for the 2020 session of the Wyoming Legislature.House Bill 166 is being sponsored by Laramie County Republican Rep. Jared Olsen, with numerous co-sponsors from both parties. The bill would repeal the death penalty, leaving people convicted
New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) A Delhi court Monday said it will shortly pronounce order on the pleas seeking fresh death warrants for the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana reserved the order after hearings during which Mukesh
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In the backdrop of procedural delay in the Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court has decided to fast-track the hearing of criminal appeals involving death penalty.A circular was issued on Friday by the apex court saying all appeals must be listed for hearing not later than six
2 prisoners were hanged on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020 in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz.The 2 prisoners had been convicted in a common case of murder and rape.Hadi Mahi and Sadeq Akbarpour were arrested in 2016 and subsequently sentenced to death. They were detained all the time in Adelabad
Vinay Sharma through his counsel made a last ditch effort to escape from the gallows claiming that all the relevant records were not brought before the President including that he had been subjected to torture and ill-treatment in jail due to which he had developed mental illness.New Delhi: One
TOKYO -- A 70-year-old man who was on death row for killing one person 1997 and two others in 2000 died in prison in Tokyo on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Justice Ministry said Yoshiro Asa died of interstitial pneumonia, Fuji TV reported. His death leaves the number of inmates on death row in
"If any other program was as inefficient as this, we would eliminate it."In the spring of 2015, I was living in Omaha, Nebraska, and my friends and I, being the political junkies we are, were all watching as the Nebraska legislature voted one by one to override the governor's veto to end the use
New Delhi [India], Feb 12 (ANI) -- The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday the plea of Vinay Sharma, a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case. Sharma has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the President of India's decision to reject his mercy plea. The bench of Justice R Banumathi
Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence on a former village headman who murdered a teenage schoolgirl in northeastern Thailand. He had already been sentenced to death by two lower courts.On Dec 23, 2015, Ruadeewan Polprasit, an 18-year-old known as “Nong Snow”, was returning home on
Authorities in Somalia's northeastern Federal State of Puntland have executed 2 of 3 men convicted of rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, Garowe Online reports.Aisha Ilyas Aden was raped and murdered at Galkayo city in Puntland in early February 2019, an incident that triggered demonstrations
In reaction to some parliamentarians’ opposition to harsh punishment for child rapists, Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Monday suggested holding a referendum on public executions.RELATED | National Assembly passes resolution to publicly hang child rapistsSpeaking
The Supreme Court Tuesday sought response from the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict which dismissed its plea against stay on their execution.It also granted liberty to the authorities to approach the
SKYNEWS - The Chinese authorities have criminalized the intentional concealment of the new Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms or distortion of information about the patient's condition. It is reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to a statement by a Chinese court.The court ruling also said that
Nathaniel Woods is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. 44-year-old Nathaniel was sentenced to death for his part in the murder of three Birmingham police officers: 58-year-old Carlos Owen, 40-year-old
On Friday, a three-judge Supreme Court bench dismissed Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma’s appeal against the President’s rejection of his mercy petition.On Friday, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna dismissed Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma’s
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) -- A special district court in southern Tripura on Thursday pronounced death sentence for two youths accused of brutal gangrape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.Special Public Prosecutor Paltu Das said special district court in Udaipur (southern Tripura) judge A.K. Nath
(CNN) -- Attorneys for the man accused of killing 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last year have pleaded not guilty to 90 federal charges on his behalf, a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office in Texas said.Wednesday, Patrick Crusius walked inside an El Paso federal courtroom for
Aramis Ayala told a group at a Wednesday St. Petersburg Legacy Week event that she doesn’t regret her announcement against the death penalty.ST. PETERSBURG — The way Aramis Ayala sees it, there are two types of people who want to be state attorneys: those who love the law, and those who love
A bid by a Malaysian drug mule on death row to start a court challenge against the rejection of his clemency plea was dismissed by the High Court on Wednesday (Feb 12).Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, 33, was granted a stay of execution in May last year (2019), a day before he was due to be hanged for
PETALING JAYA: The special committee to review alternative sentences to the mandatory death penalty has submitted its official report to the government, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said the chairman of the committee, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, had on
Egypt’s legislature on Monday gave its initial approval for toughening up already draconian anti-terrorism laws, with amendments that include life sentences and capital punishment for funding terrorism, the state-run news agency said.The sweeping anti-terrorism law was enacted in August 2015. It
The death penalty is (almost) as old as humanity itself. Did you for example know that the first established death penalty laws date back as far as the 18th century B.C.? The Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon codified capital punishment for 25 different crimes. It was only in the 20th century
The following story was originally published in April 2019.“Capital punishment as seen in America has always been a discriminatory practice,” the 2020 presidential hopeful said.Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, has called for the