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 hearing in a small courtroom filled to standing room with law enforcement officers. Tuten Leggi Tutto
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
A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing a San Antonio police detective as the officer sat in his patrol vehicle in front of Public Safety Headquarters in 2016.State District Judge Ron Rangel signed a scheduling order setting April 27 for the capital murder trial of Otis Tyrone
Mukesh, along with three other convicts, is scheduled to be hanged on February 1 at 6AM. Mukesh, in the exercise of his legal remedies, moved the Supreme Court after his mercy plea was rejected by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.Matters pertaining to execution are of top priority, the
A court in Iran has sentenced a 65-year-old convert to Christianity to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs” even as he is yet to be tried in the court for two other charges, a religious freedom watchdog group has reported.The U.K.-based group Article 18 reported this week
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 25, 2019: At least two men were hanged on Thursday, January 23, at a prison in the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas. They were sentenced to death for drug smuggling. According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, on the morning of Thursday, January 23, 2020
In the basement of St. Paul's Ramsey County Jail 114 years ago next month, a trap door swung open and convicted killer William Williams, a rope cinched around his neck, fell through. The state of Minnesota was carrying out its 66th execution. And its last — unsurprisingly, considering how it
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday evening the continuation of its follow-up of the case of an Egyptian citizen accused of smuggling narcotic drugs into Saudi Arabia. While the case sparked controversy on social media websites, the death sentence against the Egyptian
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty is suing Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister for invoking the city-state’s anti-fake news law over a statement it made regarding the method of execution for the death penalty.The human rights lawyers’ organisation filed the originating summons at the High Court
Justices back away from a 2016 decisionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision that revamped the state’s capital-punishment system.The
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
Anthony J. Pardon, facing the possibility of the death penalty if convicted of raping and murdering a woman in her East Side apartment, has decided to represent himself in his trial, which is set to begin Monday with jury selection. The judge is among those who think it’s a bad decision.There’s
NEPAL (THE KATHMANDU POST) – Umesh Yadav was working on a water pipeline in Saudi Arabia in 2006 when Mohammad Latif Wasir, a Pakistani colleague, asked him for a torch. Yadav said that as he passed the torch, Wasir fell off a ladder and injured his nose. An angry Wasir then started to pummel
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has rejected any offer of “blood money” for the murder of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende in Kuwait, saying the lawyer hired by the Philippine government to prosecute is not authorized to suggest or accept blood money from her
Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case, has challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Supreme Court.The convict had moved a curative petition in the top court after a Delhi court issued a death warrant in his name and had
A Barguna court has sentenced a college teacher to death and a lawyer to life imprisonment for the murder of a teenage girl in 2017.Barguna's Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Hafizur Rahman announced the verdict on Sunday.The recipient of the death penalty, identified as
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida Supreme Court decision involving the death penalty has thrown between 100 to 150 cases into legal limbo, experts say.On Thursday, the court said it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a defendant convicted of murder should be sentenced
New Analysis by Top Forensic Experts Provides Powerful New Evidence Supporting Lee’s Longtime Claim That He Was Innocent of 1993 Murder LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Innocence Project, the ACLU of Arkansas, Hogan Lovells US LLP, and Little Rock attorney John Tull
We refer to your story “Group claims of brutal ‘neck-snapping’ procedure in Singapore jail when hanging fails” (16 Jan), on the statement by Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), claiming Singapore’s prison authority practises “brutal and unlawful hanging methods”.LFL’s statement contains falsehoods. It is
In a case prosecutors now describe as a “perfect storm” of injustice, Pennsylvania death-row prisoner Christopher Williams and his co-defendant Theophalis Wilson have been exonerated of a 1989 triple murder in North Philadelphia.On December 23, 2019, conceding that later-fired prosecutors had
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
Papua New Guinea's Police Commissioner has called for the death penalty for those who kill police officers.David Manning's comments came after the killing of a policeman in Porgera in Enga Province.Mr Manning said an attack on the constabulary was an attack on the government and state."The death
The Islamic Republic has executed five people in recent days in Iran, international Human Rights Organizations report.Ali Ashouri, a man accused of carrying weapons and drugs, and kept for twelve years behind bars, was hanged on January 6, in Dastgerd, Isfahan, central Iran, says Iran Human
A former Japanese crime syndicate boss on death row who was acquitted over the murder of 2 people for which he confessed his involvement after his capital punishment sentence was finalized was found dead at the Tokyo Detention House on Sunday, it has been learned.Osamu Yano, 71, the death-row
Iran has executed a drug kingpin nicknamed the "Crocodile of the Persian Gulf" and dismantled his smuggling ring, state media report.The "crocodile" was arrested in the middle of transferring more than 100 tonnes of drugs in international waters, officials said.The 36-year-old and an accomplice
Keith “Bo” Tharpe spent years on Georgia’s death row insisting a juror’s racist views had put him there.Tharpe — who finished what he expected to be his last meal on Sept. 26, 2017, before the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of his execution — died late Friday at the Georgia Diagnostic and
Condemned killer from Jackson Co set for executionA state court judge has denied a request for a stay of execution in the case of Donnie Lance. The 65 year-old Lance is on Georgia’s death row for 2 murders committed 22 years ago in Jackson County. His 39 year-old ex-wife and her 33 year-old
Landon Durham, 16, has been charged with capital murder. He will be charged as an adult, but the death penalty will not apply as he is under 18.A teenage boy has been charged with murdering his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers.Deputies responded to a home in Munford, Alabama, late on Tuesday
Nirbhaya case: 3 death row convicts now seek more documentsNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Advocate A.P. Singh, lawyer for three of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case again moved an application before a Delhi court seeking directions to the Tihar Jail authorities to supply him
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme CourtNew Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its