New Delhi, Mar 2 (IANS): The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the curative petition filed by Pawan Gupta, the last of the four convicts on death row in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case. With this, all four have exhausted their legal remedies. A five-judge bench headed by Justice N. V. Ramana, considered the curative plea in-chamber, also rejected Leggi Tutto
A Chinese man was sentenced to death row Sunday on charges that he stabbed two people to death at a coronavirus checkpoint in China earlier this month, according to state media.Ma Jianguo, 23, was accused of murdering two people on Feb. 6 in the province of Yunnan, the Xinhua News Agency
Jalandhar, February 29 -- A 45-year-old man was today awarded death sentence by the Kapurthala Sessions Court in a seven-year-old murder case.Baljinder Kumar, alias Kala, was convicted for the murder of four persons, including his wife and two toddlers, over a money dispute. Referring to several
ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu once said: “To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.” There is no doubt that the continuing incidents of child abuse and murders across the country require action. However, we need to ask ourselves whether such mediaeval retribution is the right
LAHORE, PAKISTAN – Inside a small Lahore courtroom, the packed crowd attending the hearing of a blasphemy case against a Christian pastor is most notable for the absence of hard-line clerics shouting insults and demanding the death penalty.For years, they would attend such hearings in force
McKINNEY, Texas -(CBSDFW.COM) – After eight hours of deliberations a Collin County jury sentenced convicted capital murderer Brandon McCall to death.McCall shot and killed Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard in February 2018.Earlier in the day, the prosecution and defense teams made stirring
A Mississippi man convicted in eight killings has been given the death penalty for four of the slayingsMAGNOLIA, Miss. -- A Mississippi man was given four death sentences by a jury on Thursday, hours after he spoke in court and blamed the devil for his actions the night eight people were shot to
The death penalty was abolished in the country in 1929.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke on Wednesday about the recent proposal to restore the death penalty in Mexico."I don’t believe in the death penalty and I don’t think it’s an option, an alternative,” he said in his press
When federal agents busted into Anthony Todt's Florida home to arrest him in a fraud case, they found the decomposing bodies of his wife and children.On Tuesday, a grand jury charged him with 4 counts of capital murder and one count of animal cruelty for killing the family dog, Florida State
IRAN is forcing thousands of gay people to undergo gender reassignment surgeries in a sick bid to “cleanse” the country of homosexuality.The Islamic Republic legalised transsexuality in 1987 and is second only to Thailand in its number of trans surgeries.However, prominent LGTB activists have
Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the pending case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in the serial sniper shooting spree that rocked Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia 17 years ago.Last fall, the court heard arguments in the case after a
DENVER – The bill to repeal Colorado’s death penalty cleared its final legislative hurdle Wednesday afternoon in a 38-27 vote in the House of Representatives, and the governor’s office says he will sign the measure in what is expected to be one of the most consequential moments of the 2020
✔ Click here to Google translate this story into your own languageCe vendredi, le Conseil constitutionnel n'a pas estimé contraire à la Constitution la non réhabilitation judiciaire des condamnés à mort. Il était saisi par le fils de Jacques Fesch, guillotiné en 1957, qui avait trouvé la foi en
Will this stall the scheduled hanging on March 3?New Delhi: Two days before the scheduled execution of the four convicts of Nirbhaya gangrape case, Pawan Gupta, one of the four, has moved the Supreme Court requesting an open-court hearing of his curative plea, his lawyer AP Singh has informed.The
The UK has delivered a statement following release of Singapore Prison Service's annual statistics on judicial executions in 2019.“The UK’s long-standing policy is to oppose death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. The UK believes that its use undermines human dignity, that
PTI -- Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, moved a curative plea in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment.He has also sought a stay on the execution of the black warrant issued by
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Roy Lewis Norris one of the “Tool Box Killers” who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California more than 40 years ago has died, state corrections officials said Tuesday.Norris and Lawrence Sigmond Bittaker kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered five girls in 1979
The quantum of penalty awarded to a convict often depends on judges’ perception of the crime, rather than its severityIn 2006, a Supreme Court bench of justices S.B. Sinha and Dalveer Bhandari commuted the death term of Amrit Singh, then 33, who was convicted of rape and murder of a
HOUSTON, Texas — Beto O’Rourke lost Texas in 2018. But his unsuccessful Senate bid led to a big change in the state’s largest city: a major overhaul of the criminal-justice system.The candidacy of O’Rourke, a young and charismatic congressman, energized Democratic voters in this red state and
Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent several years on death row after a 2010 conviction of blasphemy, has said she is seeking political asylum in France.Bibi, 49, said in an interview with France's RTL radio on February 24 that her "great desire was to live in France."On February
Iran Human Right (IHR); February 26, 2020: At least four people were hanged in Zahedan city, capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province, on February 4 and 5, 2020.According to a news piece published by HRANA and confirmed by IHR sources, at least four prisoners were hanged on Tuesday, February 4
DENPASAR: Two Thai women convicted of smuggling methamphetamine into Bali have escaped a possible death sentence on the Indonesian holiday island after a court sentenced them to 16 years in jail.The district court in Bali's capital Denpasar said Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes - a janitor
Feb. 26 (UPI) — Colorado’s House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would abolish the death penalty in the state.The Senate approved SB100 on Jan. 31 and if the House gives its OK, which is expected, Colorado would be a signature away from being the 22nd state to
The victim's family rejected the blood money.The Ajman Criminal Court has handed death penalty to a 21-year-old Arab man for killing his friend during a fight in an apartment in Al Rashidiya area in Ajman. The parents of the deceased refused to accept the blood money.During the hearing, the first
Mohammad Rasoulof was prevented from attending the festival but won top award for his film There Is No Evil, about capital punishment in IranDissident Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof won the top prize at the Berlin film festival for There Is No Evil, a searingly critical work about the death
The last high-profile attempt to learn the source of Virginia’s execution drugs ended in a black bar. In 2016, the Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request to learn which pharmacy had provided the state’s Department of Corrections with materials for its next two executions. The
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man who was convicted of murdering an elderly woman in 1991 is set to be executed this spring after five criminal trials, a rarity in death penalty cases, an expert said.Throughout his trials, which unfolded over more than a decade and featured a
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is expected to give a death sentence Friday to a man prosecutors call “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who was found guilty of the home-invasion murders of two women.A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty in October for 44-year-old Michael Thomas Gargiulo, whose
The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee today approved a bill that would take one step out of the death penalty appeals process at the state level, with Republicans supporting the legislation and Democrats opposing it.The committee voted 4-3 in favor of the bill by Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, that
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CBS 4) — The Court of Criminal Appeals denied a post-conviction DNA test and lifted an order temporarily staying the execution of death row inmate Ruben Gutierrez.Gutierrez was convicted of the heinous murder of 85-year-old Escolastica Harrison of Brownsville.After 22 years of
✔ Click here to Google translate this story into your own language(Los Angeles) Le Colorado va devenir le 22e État américain à officiellement abolir la peine de mort : les députés locaux ont adopté mercredi par 38 voix contre 27 une loi qui supprime cette disposition à partir du 1er juillet
Citizen sentenced to death for reportedly leaking confidential information to Iranian intelligence, state TV reportsA court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 1 citizen to death and 7 others to prison on charges of treason and spying for Iran, state television reported.The Saudi national sentenced to
After months in a Rome jail, a pair of boyhood pals from California went on trial, accused of murdering an Italian policeman during a summer vacation in Italy.ROME — After months in a Rome jail, a pair of boyhood pals from California went on trial Wednesday, accused of murdering an Italian
Across the country, the death penalty is in steep decline. But in September, the state’s attorney general sought execution dates for nine men, and its Supreme Court set dates for two of them.In April 1996, Tony Carruthers, charged with kidnapping and murder, stood in a Tennessee courtroom