They caught the accused moving suspiciously in the vegetable market and recovered a mobile phone from him. A 45-year-old Asian, who allegedly committed double murder, was identified and nabbed by the Sharjah Police after it was discovered that the mobile phone found in his possession belonged to the first victim.    The man is currently standing Leggi Tutto
The 26-year-old woman was drinking with her friend at her apartment when the latter committed the heinous actA 26-year-old mother, who witnessed her 8-month-old child being brutally beaten and beheaded by her 48-year-old accomplice, has lost her appeal against a maximum prison sentence, and now
An Arkansas city council has agreed to allow new tests on fingerprint and DNA evidence relating to a man Arkansas executed in 2017.The Jacksonville City Council voted Friday to allow the new tests on evidence that from Ledell Lee‘s family contends the tests could exonerate Lee of the 1993 slaying
An Iraqi lawmaker claimed on Saturday that an unspecified number among a group of 7 people, whom members of the so-called Islamic State had abducted, had been executed.The kidnapping occurred on Thursday when a sleeper cell of the terrorist organization set up a mock security checkpoint on a road
Death penalty cannot be executed separately against a single convict, when legal proceedings filed by other co-convicts in the same case are pending - this is one of the arguments raised by lawyers for the convicts in the Nirbhaya case to seek deferral of their executions.The lawyers cited Rule
Two brothers who killed their next-door neighbor in the town of Cherykau were sentenced to death this month by a Belarusian court.The country is the last in Europe to impose the death penalty.In interviews with Current Time, the convicts' mother and sister expressed their grief, saying that the
NEW DELHI:With just two days remaining for the execution of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the curative petition of Akshay, one of the convicts in the case, seeking a stay on the death sentence.A five-judge bench headed by Justice
The High Court yesterday confirmed the death sentence of 8 robbers out of 10 and commuted the death penalty of two to life imprisonment in a case filed for raping and killing a schoolgirl in Laxmipur in 2012.A gang of robbers swooped on the house of Krishna Lal Devnath at Dhutia village under
Paul Perez faces charges in 2007 cold caseA silence fell over the courtroom, amplifying the sound of every sniffle, as Paul Allen Perez stood in an adjoined holding cell waiting to be arraigned.The 57-year-old father is accused of killing five of his infant children between 1992 and 2001 —
The third death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, Akshay Thakur, on Wednesday filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.The curative petition, filed by advocate AP Singh, states that the present curative
Human Rights Watch says Singapore is extremely secretive about how many executions it carries outSingapore has used its controversial 'fake news' legislation to try to suppress claims that death row prisoners are sometimes kicked to death to ensure their necks snap during botched hangings.A
Houshmand Alipour is at risk of execution after he was sentenced to death on Dec. 29, 2019, following an unfair trial, Amnesty International said on Thursday.Alipour was tried before Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj (Sine), Kurdistan Province, and was convicted of “armed rebellion
Capital punishment is a politicised, unjust, barbaric form of revenge. It is anything but justice.Every year, trial courts in India award dozens of death sentences. Many of these eventually get commuted to life sentences. You don’t hear much clamour to hang these people. You don’t see outrage on
An Arkansas city council has agreed to allow new tests on fingerprint and DNA evidence relating to a man Arkansas executed in 2017.The Jacksonville City Council voted Friday to allow the new tests on evidence that from Ledell Lee‘s family contends the tests could exonerate Lee of the 1993 slaying
On a busy day, Judge Ahmed might send several men to their deaths before lunchtime. At the Baghdad court where he works, he has presided over more than a thousand trials of suspected Isis members. Prisoners accused of belonging to one of the world’s most brutal terror organisations shuffle
No new date for the execution of the four death row inmates in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case has been issued yet.New Delhi: None of the Nirbhaya rape and murder convicts will be hanged on Saturday, a Delhi court has ruled, indefinitely postponing the execution of their death warrant after the
The application comes in the aftermath of the four Nirbhaya convicts separately and repeatedly approaching the courts for one relief or the otherThe Supreme Court on Friday admitted the government’s plea to issue some “victim and society centric” guidelines to prevent delay in execution of
A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 2 decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening, becoming the state's first inmate to be executed this year.Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, received a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson. His time of death was
Elderly man, 81, hanged in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari with another inmate2 murder convicts including an 81-year-old man were hanged in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Province at dawn on Monday, January 27. The state-run ROKNA news agency reported the executions but it did not specify in which prison the
The Board of Pardons and Paroles declined Tuesday to grant clemency to Donnie Lance, a 65-year-old inmate whose execution looms.Attorneys for Lance have motions before several courts to halt his death, but barring any last minute intervention, he is expected to be executed after 7 p.m. Wednesday
Madison County prosecutors said in court today today they will seek the death penalty against LaJeromeny Brown for allegedly firing eight rounds and killing Huntsville police officer Billy Clardy III in a December drug stakeout.Brown appeared before District Judge Patrick Tuten for a preliminary
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate James Pavatt, who helped his girlfriend kill her husband in Oklahoma City in 2001.Pavatt, 66, has exhausted his appeals in the case and is now the 26th inmate eligible for an execution date when the state resumes
DENVER (CBS4) –  In 1859, Colorado carried out its first execution. In 2020, the state legislature is poised to repeal the death penalty.Opponents of capital punishment have introduced six bills in 12 years, but this year they say they have the votes – on both sides of the aisle – to pass a bill
There has been a trend among death row convicts to get their execution delayed through appeals and curative petitions. What are the legal loopholes that allow them to prolong their sentences despite the chief justice saying it is extremely important in such cases to have finality?Court verdicts
Florida has sentenced more innocent people to death than any other state. We are three of them — living proof that our court system makes mistakes. But we hope our nightmare can be a wake-up call for Floridians to demand greater safeguards in capital cases. One essential safeguard — requiring a
The silk vest worn by King Charles I when he was beheaded, in 1649, is going to be put on public view for the first time in a decade.The Museum of London usually keeps the fragile garment under "restricted access", last exhibiting it in 2009.The blue vest, along with other items worn by the
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Authorities in Mauritania have arrested 10 men after a video appeared on social media of a gay couple appearing to take part in a traditional wedding ceremony, human rights groups said.Police later determined the gathering was a birthday party but the men remain in
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Eight men, including a chairman of two public-listed companies, have been charged at the Magistrate’s Court here with trafficking almost 5kg of methamphetamine.Ooi Chieng Sim, 51, and Jackson Boh Khim Hean, 33, together with five Myanmar men and a China national were charged with
On February 1, 2020, India may witness its first death penalty in 5 years as the 4 men convicted for the December 2012 rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, or ‘Nirbhaya’, are hanged as per a warrant issued by a Delhi sessions court. President Ram Nath Kovind had earlier rejected a mercy petition filed
New Jersey has banned the use of ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defence in the state.The controversial legal strategy, which is mostly used in assault or murder cases, allows people to defend themselves by claiming they were driven to violence after discovering their victim’s sexual orientation or
Dylann Roof: white supremacist appeals death penalty on mental health groundsRoof, who killed nine people at Emanuel AME church, argues he had schizophrenia when he represented himself at trialDylann Roof, a white supremacist responsible for the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South
Mukesh also claimed details like him being kept in solitary confinement and other procedural lapses had been ignored when his mercy petition was being considered.New Delhi: One of the four Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged on February 1 has challenged the rejection of his mercy request citing
2 Emiratis killed in sword fight in Ajman on January 7, 2018A criminal court here has ordered on Sunday the execution of a convict in the 2018 death of 2 Emirati youths who died a sword fight.The court issued its verdict after he was convicted for intentionally killing 1 of the 2 young men
Delhi court Monday dismissed a plea filed by the father of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, challenging the court's order rejecting his complaint questioning the credibility of the sole witness in the case.Judge A K Jain dismissed the appeal filed by