There’s an ongoing and uncivil war between many Republicans and Democrats. But two former Ohio governors have called a truce and created a friendship. And though they’re from different parties, Republican Bob Taft and Democrat Ted Strickland have a lot of views in common. Bob Taft became governor in 1999. His first year in office, Cleveland killer Wilford Berry Leggi Tutto
Lawmakers, agencies and industries are known to quibble over the value of a human life when deciding whether the benefits outweigh the costs of a proposed law or regulation. The EPA, for example, puts a person's worth at $10 million. But Florida's politicians never ask, nor do they seem to care
A trial date has been set for Khalid Shaikh Mohammad who is the alleged architect of the 9/11 terror attacks. Mohammed, a senior al-Qaida figure who has portrayed himself as the mastermind of the atrocity, will stand trial with four other men on January 11, 2021. The five men are currently being
It is soul-bruising to contemplate the torture that 10-year-old Anthony Avalos endured in his Lancaster home for more than a week before dying last year. Whippings with a looped cord and belt. Repeatedly held upside down then dropped on his head. Getting slammed into pieces of furniture and
Click here to Google translate this article into your own languageUn hispano acusado de la muerte en 2016 de dos policías con un rifle de asalto en una ciudad turística del sur de California, John Félix Hernández, fue condenado este viernes a la pena de muerte por un juez estadounidense.El
In 2016, together with former colleague Assistant Federal Public Defender Donnie W. Bethel, I wrote, “[p]eople of all persuasions, political parties, and philosophies have awakened to the terrible toll the crises of overcriminalization and mass incarceration have wrought on America.”Then, a year
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
An appeal opens Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of 2 young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.The appeal at the court in Sale, near Rabat, comes six weeks after three ISIS group supporters were sentenced to death over
Thailand’s Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal of two Burmese men convicted of the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao; they continue to be on death row.Lawyers for Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun—who are migrant workers from Burma—sent the final 300-page appeal to the court
"The circumstances in which the warrants were issued raises troubling questions as to whether the state is executing the most morally culpable individuals for the worst of the worst crimes or the most vulnerable prisoners and prisoners who were provided the worst legal process."In a year in which
The man, Zhong Yuan, was executed in Zhejiang province on Friday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.BEIJING: China executed a man for raping and murdering a 19-year-old female passenger who reserved a ride in his car from Didi Chuxing, the country's largest ride-hailing platform.The man
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
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
US charged the five with war crimes that include terrorism, hijacking and nearly 3,000 counts of murder for their alleged roles A military judge has set a trial date for five men held at Guantánamo Bay and facing the death penalty for their alleged role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks – nearly 20
La madre y su novio enfrentan cargos de asesinato por tortura del niño de 10 años.LOS ÁNGELES — La fiscalía anunció este miércoles que se buscará la pena de muerte contra una mujer de Lancaster y su novio, acusados del asesinato por tortura de su hijo de 10 años. Heather Barron, de 29 años, y
A California death-row inmate convicted of a quadruple murder in Compton died Thursday evening of an apparent suicide, prison officials said Friday.Aswad Pops, 48, was being housed in a single cell at San Quentin State Prison, which holds all condemned male inmates in the state.Pops was
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 30, 2019: Eight prisoners were executed at Rajai-Shahr prison Wednesday morning. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, August 28, at least eight people were executed at Rajai-Shahr prison of Karaj city, near Tehran. Six of them were sentenced to
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”