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. Their nickname came from the tools like a screwdriver, pliers and an Leggi Tutto
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
✔ Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.Condamnée à mort dans son pays pour blasphème en 2010 puis acquittée, cette mère de famille, qui vit désormais au Canada, a demandé l'asile politique à la France.Un mois après l’affaire Mila, une adolescente iséroise victime de
The Court of Cassation presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Ajeel has commuted death sentence by hanging to life imprisonment for 2 security operatives affiliated to Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense respectively who were accused of kidnapping and raping a Kuwaiti woman in a desert
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday awarded an accused 6 time death penalty and 74 years imprisonment.The accused was involved in killing 3 police officials.In addition to the death sentence, the accused has to pay Rs500,000 as compensation to the legal heirs of each of the deceased.Abdul
Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up an appeal from death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is challenging his sentence based in part on the fact that Texas relied on evidence that was later proven to be scientifically invalid.Reed was sentenced to death more than 20
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
White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he's been "targeted by staff," "verbally harassed and abused without cause" and "treated disproportionately harsh."The 25-year-old Roof, who
An Alabama inmate spared from execution by questions over whether dementia had erased memories of his crime has died on death row at the age of 69, state officials said Monday.Vernon Madison spent more than 3 decades on Alabama's death row for the killing of a police officer in 1985. His last
Al-Monitor -- The deadly bombings claimed by the Islamic State group hit 3 Egyptian churches, including the Mar Girgis Coptic Orthodox Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta where worshippers were attending Palm Sunday mass.Egypt has executed 8 men sentenced to death over deadly attacks claimed
Nick Sutton, the man Tennessee will electrocute tonight, was raised amid substance-fueled violence and rage. [This article was originally published hours before Nick Sutton's execution in Tennessee's electric chair.]Nick Sutton was not sober or free from abuse until he came to Tennessee's death
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Monday set dates for two more executions in 2020, further cementing the state's status as a national outlier as use of the death penalty continues a broad decline.The latest order from the state's high court sets execution dates for Byron Lewis Black and Pervis
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 SC has said it would hear on March 5 the plea filed by the Centre challenging the Delhi HC verdict which held that the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya case have to be executed together.The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hear on March 5 the plea filed by the Centre challenging the
Oklahoma messed up 3 executions in just 2 years.Oklahoma took a 5-year hiatus from the death penalty after botching 3 executions in just 2 years. Now Gov. Kevin Stitt says the state will start killing convicts again—with the same lethal injection protocol as before.Stitt, Attorney General Mike
Xinhua -- A 31-year-old Vietnamese woman was sentenced to death for trafficking nearly 8 kg of methamphetamine, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.The court in the southern Tay Ninh province on Tuesday handed down the death penalty to Nguyen Hang Ni from Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh
SC on Tuesday will hear a petition filed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs seeking direction for separate executions in the Nirbhaya gang-rape & murder caseThe Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a petition filed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs seeking direction to execute the death
Indore, Feb 24 (PTI) -- A 28-year old man was sentenced to death on Monday by a court in Indore in Madhya Pradesh for kidnapping, raping and killing a minor girl in December last year.Ankit Vijayvargiya was given the death penalty under section 376 (A) (death due to injuries suffered during rape)