West's final words: 'In the beginning, God created man. And Jesus wept. That’s all.' Stephen West wept. The curtains in the execution chamber opened at 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2019 — one year, six days and four condemned men since Tennessee revived its death penalty. West’s was to be the fifth name on a list Leggi Tutto
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region ⁠— More than 100 individuals have been executed in Iraq since January, with a staggering 8,000 more on death row, according to Iraq's UN-approved human rights body.The execution figures came from Iraqi Ministry of Justice data that was reviewed by the Iraqi High Commission
Montgomery County’s only death row prisoner lost a long-shot bid for clemency Monday, just over 48 hours before he is scheduled for execution.For convicted killer Larry Ray Swearingen, these final days and last-minute legal filings must feel familiar. The Wednesday execution date marks the sixth
Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, 32, was found guilty of carrying 51.84g of heroin at Woodlands Checkpoint in September 2014. He was due to be executed at dawn on May 24, 2019. He appealed for a stay of execution so that he could challenge the clemency process. He was granted a stay by the Court of
Christian Ranucci, condenado en 1976 por el asesinato de la niña María Dolores Rambla, fue uno de los últimos ejecutados en Francia. El caso sigue provocando debateClick here to Google translate this article into your own languageLas últimas palabras de Christian Ranucci se escucharon con
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 16, 2019: A man was executed at the prison in the Iranian city of Khodabandeh for murder Wednesday.According to the Iranian Students News Agency, the man was sentenced to death for killing three people of a family last year. The whole process from his arrest to the
The Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack who fled the UK to join Islamic State has been stripped of his British citizenship, according to reports. Jack Letts was 18 when he left his Oxfordshire home in 2014 and travelled to Syria to fight with the terror group. He was captured by the Kurdish YPG
Mexico City (AFP) -- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that Mexico does not want the El Paso shooter who killed 22 people -- targeting Mexicans -- to be executed, and will seek to extradite him from the United States.The confessed shooter in the mass killing in the Texas border
The French government is pushing back on criticism from a U.N. human rights expert over the fact French citizens who joined ISIS are standing trial in Iraq, a country with a death penalty.Agnès Callamard, the U.N. “special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions,” urged Paris
Iraqi forces on Monday night announced the capture of an Islamic State (ISIS) commander and 6 other militants in southwest Kirkuk province who are alleged to have committed "heinous crimes" against civilians.The 7 unnamed ISIS suspects were arrested by Iraqi troops, the defense ministry announced
Iran's regime has hanged at least seven prisoners in recent days, according to a group monitoring the human rights situation inside the country.Iran Human Rights Monitor reported on Tuesday two prisoners were hanged on Saturday, August 10, in the central prison of Mashhad, according to a report
A judge in Dallas County, Texas, has issued an order giving defense attorneys representing Darlie Routier, a former Altoona woman on death row for the 1996 murder of one of her young sons, access to the district attorney’s files in the case.Routier’s mother, Darlie Kee, who was raised in Altoona
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 16, 2019: Three people were hanged at Zahedan Central Prison Thursday.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, August 15, three prisoners were hanged at the Iranian city of Zahedan for murder charges.HRANA website has identified them as Olya Norouzehi
On Thursday, Florida is scheduled to execute a notorious serial killer who targeted gay men on a murderous rampage in the 1990s.Gary Ray Bowles’ criminal record is truly horrific. From March to November 1994, he drifted from one state to another, cruising gay hotspots for victims who he would
Rep. Scott Wiggam, R-Wooster, is working on legislation to allow Ohio prison officials to obtain fentanyl from drug busts. "This is a much less violent way than the electric chair and the latest lethal injection (Dennis McGuire's 2014 death) that took 26 minutes," Wiggam told The Enquirer. "This
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Correction has confirmed the state doesn't have the necessary drugs to execute any of the eight men who are on death row.Indiana is one of 29 states that allows capital punishment. But it's been nearly a decade since the state's last execution, and no
Report to General Assembly says that 253 Iranians believed executed last year, overall rate dropped due to sharp decrease in use of death penalty for drug offensesUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN expert on human rights in Iran said last year saw increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of
Sister Helen Prejean is best known for her 1993 memoir, Dead Man Walking, about her role as a spiritual adviser to a convicted killer on death row. The story was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Prejean has accompanied six prisoners to their executions and
Immediately following the deadly arson attack on anime production company Kyoto Animation last month, police apprehended 41-year-old Shinji Aoba, who was taken into custody near the scene of the crime while saying “They stole my novel” and “I spread the gasoline and lit it with a lighter.”Aoba
West maintained that while he raped the 15-year-old victim, his accomplice killed the womenStephen West has been executed in the electric chair 33 years after he was sentenced to death for the 1986 murders of Wanda Romines, 51, and her 15-year-old daughter, Sheila, near Knoxville. West, who
Death row inmate Stephen Michael West has been moved into a cell next to the execution chamber, where he is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night unless Gov. Bill Lee intervenes.Prison officials announced the move Tuesday, saying West, 56, had been placed on death watch. Death watch
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – France’s foreign ministry has denied complicity in the “illegal transfer” of its nationals suspected of fighting for the Islamic State (ISIS) from Syria to Iraq in February, dismissing claims made by a United Nations special rapporteur as “pure speculation.”The UN
COLUMBUS - An Ohio lawmaker has an innovative solution to the state's problem securing execution drugs: use fentanyl seized by police instead. Rep. Scott Wiggam, R-Wooster, is working on legislation to allow Ohio prison officials to obtain fentanyl from drug busts. That option is far more humane
Gary Ray Bowles started his eight-month murderous binge in Daytona Beach by killing John Hardy Roberts on March 14, 1994, inside the victim’s beachside home and now he is set to be the 99th death row inmate executed in Florida in modern times.The killing spree began in Daytona Beach.Eventually
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in
In my opinion the death penalty is constitutional. It is also my opinion that there exists overwhelming evidence that the death penalty is often dispensed in an unjust fashion. My opinion matters only because I am one of five members of a body that funds Dallas County's efforts to bring about the
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama attorney general’s office says it will not release to the news media a copy of a contract related to death penalty litigation.The attorney general’s office on Tuesday cited security reasons for refusing a records request from The Associated Press for a copy of
Florida Supreme Court refuses to block death row inmate Gary Ray Bowles' execution. Bowles is currently scheduled to be executed on August 22, 2019.TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals by Death Row inmate Gary Ray Bowles, who is scheduled to be executed next week
This is Antonio Basco. His wife of 22 years, Margie, was murdered in El Paso. Mr. Basco said he had no other family so he invited anyone, who wanted to come, to attend his wife’s services in El Paso on Friday, August 16th, at Perches Funeral Home.EL PASO — Antonio Basco, overwhelmed by loneliness
His name was Kirugumi wa Wanjuki, not known to many but those who are keen on history, and those who were unlucky enough to go through his hands.He lived in a cold village at the foot of the Aberdares, a poor and desolate man surviving on a meagre pension and a decayed mud house, a reward for his
A former mayor of Tehran sentenced to death over the murder of his wife has been spared by her family in a post shared on Instagram on Wednesday.Mohammad Ali Najafi, 67, was sentenced to death last month after being convicted of shooting dead his second wife Mitra Ostad at their home in the
White House to propose expedition for cop killers, mass shootersThe Trump administration is pushing for legislation that would accelerate certain federal death penalty cases.The new legislation is expected around Labor Day, according to Attorney General William P. Barr, and will specifically
Even as the Indonesian government refused to grant mercy to any of the 22 prisoners it executed from 2013-2016 for drug trafficking, it was making diplomatic efforts to save its citizens who had been sentenced to death for drug trafficking abroad. Their efforts have paid off for three men who had
Justin Olsen created a Discord server for his iFunny subscribers where he allegedly threatened to kill federal officers.An 18-year-old Ohio man charged Monday with threatening a federal officer allegedly posted extensively online about mass shootings, specifically targeting Planned Parenthood