Tennessee inmate Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman will leave death row months before his scheduled execution because of a deal brokered by the Nashville district attorney. Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins approved the deal Friday, allowing Abdur'Rahman, 68, to spend the rest of his life in prison instead of being put to death on April 16. The move cements Leggi Tutto
This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.WASHINGTON — A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the joint death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged as plotters of the attacks that killed
A US man accused of beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son to death allegedly told the boy to "put up his hands" to fight while the couple argued over groceries.Zachary Tricoche, 24, from Pennsauken, New Jersey, was arraigned on murder charges last week for allegedly killing Jamil Baskerville
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again brought up the issue of restoring the death penalty, vowing to approve such legislation if parliament passes it, after the murder of a woman by her ex-husband last week sparked nationwide outrage.“Everything is expected from the state. They
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the mother of Anthony Avalos and her boyfriend, who are accused of torturing the 10-year-old boy for days before his death last year.A grand jury indicted Heather Maxine Barron, 29, and Kareem Ernesto Leiva, 33, in October on charges that they
After a man posing as a FedEx deliveryman forced his way into her family’s house and fatally shot her parents and four siblings, 15-year-old Cassidy Stay played dead until the killer fled the scene.Bleeding from a wound on her head where a bullet grazed her, Cassidy managed to call 911.“It was my
The Belarusian authorities, together with representatives of the Council of Europe, plan to develop a road map of this process.Four people last year, and already two this year, were shot in the name of the state through the death penalty. The number of those executed is not made public, nor is
 Billy Jack Crutsinger is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 64-year-old Billy is convicted of murdering 89-year-old Pearl “RD” Magouirk, and her 71-year-old daughter, Patricia “Pat”
Iran's regime hanged another woman on Sunday in the north-eastern city of Mashhad, state media reported Monday.The unnamed woman was hanged at dawn on August 25, 2019 in the Central Prison of Mashhad, according to the state-run ROKNA news agency.She was found guilty of murder.She was the 94th
RAIFORD, Fla. - I honestly didn't know what to expect when I agreed to be a media witness at the execution of Gary Ray Bowles on Thursday at the Florida State Prison.Bowles was convicted of three murders in Florida and received the death penalty for killing Jacksonville Beach resident Walter
Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.La pesadilla del hispano-estadounidense Pablo Ibar comenzó un 27 de enero de 1994, cuando se encontraron en Florida los cuerpos acribillados de Casimir Sucharski, dueño de un club nocturno, y dos mujeres de 25 años, Sharon
Saudi Arabia officials say at least 23 Nigerians convicted of drug trafficking offences are facing the death penalty.The announcement by Saudi Arabia has now gained traction despite being made couple of months ago.It is coming at a time almost 80 Nigerians were arrested by Federal Bureau of
A more than $1.6 million price tag for prosecuting a Colorado death-penalty case that the victim’s family opposed and that resulted in a life sentence has caused some Coloradans to question whether capital prosecutions are worth the cost. On August 14, 2019, Miguel Contreras-Perez was sentenced
An Iraqi court sentenced 11 members of the Islamic State militant group to death, citing their involvement in five years old explosion of a strategic bridge in Babil (Babylon) Province. On Wednesday, the Babil Criminal Court’s press office stated that the members confessed their membership to the
PINE BLUFF -- A Star City couple accused of capital murder in the death of their 11-year-old son will face the death penalty if convicted, according to a notice filed by the prosecuting attorney for Jefferson and Lincoln counties.In the notice, prosecutor Kyle Hunter said the death penalty is
BANGKOK, Aug 29 — Thailand's Supreme Court today upheld the murder convictions of two migrant workers from Myanmar in the killings of two British backpackers that drew world attention to the tourist island of Koh Tao.The workers, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, were sentenced to death for the September
Click here to Google translate this story into your own language.El caso de Pablo Ibar ha vuelto a poner sobre la mesa el debate sobre la pena de muerte. Si nos planteáramos constituir un estado democrático y nos tomáramos en serio los derechos humanos, la pena capital no tendría cabida en la
When Oregon’s legislators passed a new law limiting the scope of the state’s death penalty, the sponsors of the measure offered assurances that it would not apply retroactively to prisoners on the state’s death row. Now, a new legal opinion by the Oregon Department of Justice has raised questions
In one of the case before the Supreme Court bench, the petitioner-convict was given a death sentence imposed under Section 302 IPC by the trial court for killing a minor girl after raping her.Death sentence cannot be imposed except in the rarest of rare cases. It is not just the crime which the
The first Indonesian convict to be sentenced to chemical castration says he is refusing the punishment amid doubts that the authorities actually have the means to carry it out.Allowed out of his isolated cell for an authorized interview with the media yesterday, convicted child molester Muh Aris
An Indonesian man named Muh Aris bin Syukur from the city of Mojokerto in East Java was sentenced with chemical castration for the rape of nine children in a landmark ruling for the country.In 2016, President Joko Widodo signed a Perppu (Presidential Regulation In Lieu of Law) introducing the
ISTANBUL — The nine conservationists had embarked on one of the most ambitious wildlife projects in Iran in recent years, setting camera traps in seven provinces to monitor the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah, whose dwindling population stalks Iran’s central plateau.They worked with the
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he has no plans to witness an execution as Tennessee continues to put people to death.Lee, a Republican, was offered a witness seat after he declined to stop the past two executions since taking over Tennessee's top political office in January
Sex outside of marriage is illegal under Iranian law and can carry death penaltyTwo Iranian politicians' sex tapes have been leaked on social media by activists trying to highlight the hypocrisy of officials who preach morality under strict Islamic law.The first video was posted online on August
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal death row inmate from Kansas who raped, killed and dismembered a 16-year-old girl and beat an 80-year-old woman to death wants the chance to present claims that his trial lawyer was ineffective.Attorneys for Wesley Ira Purkey on Tuesday requested a stay of his
District Attorney Glenn Funk said Wednesday he wants to vacate a death sentence handed down 32 years ago because of prosecutorial misconduct and racial bias during the 1987 trial.Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman, 68, is scheduled to be executed April 16. If this agreement is approved, the execution would be
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 27, 2019: According to the Iranian media, Hamidreza Derakhshandeh was hanged in public this morning. He was sentenced to death for the assassination of an Iranian cleric three months ago. According to the state-run news website Iran Online, Hamidreza Derakhshandeh
"I don’t know if I deserve to live, but I do know that I don’t deserve to die, for everything and everyone around me, for the future, and for others that might be in the same predicament as I am in now.”So wrote Pannir Selvam Pranthaman on his 32nd birthday, in a letter published by news website
What he wanted, he allegedly told Texas investigators in a chilling confession, was to clean the streets of Laredo. That's why, he said, he went on a 12-day rampage, killing 4 women and leaving them on the side of rural roads.Juan David Ortiz, a 35-year-old Navy veteran and former intelligence
In Gaza, where the government is in the hands of Hamas, a fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organization, LGBT Palestinians are subjected to torture, imprisonment, and capital punishment. In 2016, for example, 34-year-old Mahmoud Ishtiwi was executed for homosexuality, despite being a former
Robert Bowers, 46, shouted "all Jews must die" as he fired on congregants gathered for Sabbath services at the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, authorities said.U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Pennsylvania man accused of bursting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a
Click here to Google translate this article into your own language. A principios de mes, una corte de apelaciones del noveno circuito en California, Estados Unidos, anuló la sentencia de muerte dictada en contra del mexicano Carlos Avena Guillén, impuesta en 1982 por el asesinato de dos personas
The Singapore Prison Service (SPS)’s statement on 31-year-old Malaysian death row prisoner Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s letters last Fri (23 Aug) was “blatantly false”, said his Malaysian instructing solicitor N Surendran.The legal advisor for Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation
On this day in 1972, 27-year-old Cretan electrician Vassilis Lymberis was executed by a firing squad for murdering his mother-in-law, his wife, and his two children. Lymberis and his accomplices burned down his family home, while 4 members of his family were inside in January 1972.It was August