(CNN) -- The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld Jodi Arias' murder conviction and life sentence in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend, rejecting her assertions that she was denied a fair trial. Arias was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for killing her ex-boyfriend, 30-year-old Travis Alexander. His body was found -- Leggi Tutto
The man was held after seen spitting at shopping trolleysCairo: A man, arrested for spitting at trolleys at a shopping mall in Saudi Arabia, could face a death sentence if convicted, a prosecution source has said.The unidentified offender had been arrested after he had been reportedly seen
Ralph Drollinger, a minister who leads the weekly Bible study group for Donald Trump’s cabinet, says coronavirus is God’s judgment on us.In particular he blames LGBT+ people, environmentalists and people with ‘depraved minds’. However, the good news is that God doesn’t think America is as bad as
Though the state death chamber is shut down capital punishment cases still go on in trial courts around CaliforniaIt was the afternoon of March 13, 2019, and at San Quentin State Prison, the symbolism was hard to miss.A handful of prison guards were photographed grappling with the apple-green
Colorado becomes 22nd state to abolish the death penaltyColorado is following the trend that we're seeing in the West, which is a steady movement away from the death penalty -- first in practice, and then in abolition. With Governor Jared Polis’s signature this afternoon, Colorado became the 22nd
Sixteenth in a series of articles commemorating Women's History Month by spotlighting a significant speech or testimony delivered by a woman in the U.S. on this date.Helen Prejean’s passionate testimony against the death penalty on March 23, 1998, came soon after one of the highest profile
TOKYO -- Japan on Friday marked the 25th anniversary of a fatal nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway.Tokyo Metro staff, relatives of victims and Transport Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba observed a moment of silence at 8 a.m. at Kasumigaseki subway station on the Hibiya Line to remember those who died in
March 20 (UPI) -- Two executions have been postponed in Texas this month, and it's possible the coronavirus pandemic could disrupt several more, which one expert says could reduce the dwindling support for the death penalty in the United States.With many non-essential public spaces shut down to
Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 19, 2020: Death-row prisoner Alireza Sa’daei was hanged at Zanjan prison on March 11, 2020. According to IHR sources, Alireza Sa’daei was executed on the morning of Wednesday, March 11, at the central prison of Zanjan city, Iran.He was sentenced to qisas
The four hanged on Friday were gym instructor Vinay Sharma, bus cleaner Akshay Thakur, fruit-seller Pawan Gupta and unemployed Mukesh Singh, who were all sentenced to death by a fast-track court in 2013.In 2017, the Supreme Court upheld death sentences against four men, with judges ruling the
Tihar jail official says the four 16 December gang-rape convicts have made no special demands, have been meeting their families.New Delhi: The four 16 December gang-rape convicts have “lost their appetite” and are spending most of their time “watching Bollywood movies on TV” as their date of
On March 5, the trial court had issued fresh warrants for hanging on March 20 at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31).New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts
Norway announced Thursday that it had extradited a fundamentalist Islamic preacher to Italy, despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, where he has been sentenced to jail for leading a jihadist network."Krekar is no longer in Norway. Krekar has today been extradited to Italy," Norwegian Justice
Concerns grow over 54-year-old’s interrogation and treatment while held in isolation with no consular or legal accessChina is preparing to formally indict Australian academic Dr Yang Hengjun with espionage, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty, as concerns grow over his isolation
"The most basic and profound argument against death penalty is that the State can’t give life so it can’t take it away either."The execution of Nirbhaya’s killers has once again triggered a debate on death penalty in India with the United Nations calling on all nations to put a moratorium on it
Colorado becomes the 22nd state to end the use of capital punishmentGov. Jared Polis on Monday signed a bill abolishing Colorado’s death penalty, simultaneously commuting the sentences of the three men on the state’s death row.Polis converted the death sentences of the men — Nathan Dunlap, Robert
One of the fastest-growing trends in the Ohio judicial system is the sentence of life in prison without parole, adding momentum to a move away from the death penalty.While some are pleased with the shift away from executions, which are costly to take to trial and uphold, others say that life
Hamamatsu (CNN) -- Sitting in an armchair next to his sister, in a cozy living room in the Japanese city of Hamamatsu, Iwao Hakamada looks like your average 83-year-old grandpa.But in 2014, he became the world's longest-serving death row inmate, after spending nearly five decades in a tiny
Doubting the deterrent effect of death penalty in curbing crimes, Justice J S Verma Committee and Law Commission had argued against executions, viewing it as a "regressive step" even in rarest of rare cases, as punishment "cannot be reduced to vengeance".The Justice Verma Committee, which was
Introduce ‘systematic changes’ to the legal framework to deter violence and improve access to justice for women, it urges CentreThe International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Friday condemned the hanging of the four men convicted for Nirbhaya’s gangrape and murder while stating that the
While convicts Pawan and Mukesh’s houses were locked when ThePrint visited, Vinay Sharma’s parents have placed their faith in god.New Delhi: It’s 12 hours before the convicts in the 16 December gangrape case are set to be hanged, and a quiet sense of reflection has taken over life at the Ravidas
New Delhi: The Delhi court Thursday dismissed the plea of three of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case seeking stay on the execution which is slated for early morning on Friday.Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana dismissed the plea of Akshay Kumar, Pawan
New Delhi, Mar 19 (PTI) A Delhi court on Thursday reserved order on plea of three of the four death row convicts Akshay Kumar, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma, seeking stay on their death penalty, saying the second mercy plea of one of them was still pending.The convicts had moved court on
“You have to learn how to deal with yourself.”For 27 years, Keith LaMar has survived solitary confinement in a supermax prison in Ohio, isolated for 23 hours a day in a space the size of a bathroom. From his bed, if he crooks his neck at just the right angle, he can look out through a slit of
Ruling comes after two alleged terrorists were transferred from Syria to US for trialThe British government acted unlawfully by handing the US information on two suspected Isis terrorists without assurances that the death penalty would not be used, the Supreme Court has ruled.Judges allowed an
Colorado abolished capital punishment. But COVID-19 is pausing it everywhere else.With a signature from Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado on Monday became the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty. But the governor’s long-planned intervention comes at a moment when capital punishment is already at a
(New Delhi, Paris) -- India’s execution by hanging early this morning of four men in Tihar prison in New Delhi, after five years without executions, is a step in the wrong direction and must be strongly condemned, FIDH and its member organization People’s Watch said today.In 2013, the four men –
Last week saw the hangings of the 4 men in Delhi who gang-raped a 23-year-old student on a bus in 2012. (The unnamed woman later died of her injuries.) The case shocked the world and sparked a revolution about female safety within India (although women there are still raped at the rate of 1 every
Officials in Colorado this afternoon announced that human remains found in Florida have been 'tentatively identified' as 11-year-old Gannon Stauch.The boy went missing from the Colorado Springs area on January 27. Stauch's stepmother, Letecia Stauch, 36, earlier this month was booked into the El
New Delhi: The European Union (EU) Friday condemned the hanging of four convicts of the 16 December Delhi gang rape case, calling it a “cruel and inhumane punishment”.“Today, four executions took place in India. Those executed were convicted of gang-rape and murder of a paramedical student. The
All too often lawmakers in India hold up the death penalty as a symbol of their resolve to tackle crime, said the Executive Director of Amnesty International IndiaDeath penalty is never the solution towards ending violence against women, rights group Amnesty International India said on Friday
A Manikganj court on Wednesday sentenced death penalty to a man for burning a child after rape and murder at Daulatpur in Manikganj on October 20, 2018.The Judge of Manikganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Mohammad Ali Hossain handed down the verdict to Shahadat Hossain Sadhu
NEW DELHI: The hanging of the four men convicted of the 2012 gang-rape of Nirbhaya will not bring justice to her parents, former Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph said today, two days before their scheduled execution. Justice Joseph questioned whether such crimes would stop with this hanging."By
A jury on Monday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of shooting and killing 3 people and wounding 2 others after responding to an ad for a used car, prosecutors said.The same jurors last month found Jade Douglas Harris, 37, guilty of 3 counts of murder and several other chargers