It happened again. The third time since August. In the four decades since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled capital punishment was constitutional in 1976, Tennessee only executed six men.  Now, in a matter of four months, three people have been executed, two by electrocution. Three more executions are scheduled in 2019, and another three in 2020. Leggi Tutto
On January 25, 2012, after his working hours, MSRTC driver Santosh Mane hijacked a bus and went on a driving rampage, mowing down dozens of bystanders and killing nine, in Pune.UNE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday commuted the death sentence awarded to Santosh Mane, a driver of the
Attack on mother dogged man for two decades before he exploded in angerA man from Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, was sentenced to death on Tuesday for killing three neighbors in revenge for his mother's death, a local court said.Zhang Koukou, 36, stabbed Wang Zixin and two of his sons, Wang Zhengjun
A Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel has been declared a legitimate refugee by the UN, the Australian government says.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, refused to board a flight from Bangkok to Kuwait on Monday and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room.She
Craigslist killer Richard Beasley’s appeal of his death penalty conviction was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.Beasley’s case was included in a list of appeals Monday morning that the high court declined to hear.Beasley, a death row inmate from Akron, argued that Ohio Supreme Court Justice
The Union Cabinet has approved certain amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, to strengthen the special law in view of rising sexual crimes against children. Approved by the Union Cabinet late last month, the amendments provide for stringent punishment
Authorities in Somalia have executed two assassins associated with insurgent group, Al-Shabaab. The duo were convicted by a military court of murdering a traditional chief.Hassan Ali Hassan, 25, and Abdirahman Isse Ali, 22, were executed in the capital Mogadishu, the military confirmed on
The first case to be taken up will be the Shakti Mills gang rape of a photo journalist in 2013. The conviction of the trio, Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Shaikh, were based on the new law which stipulated the death penalty for convicts of multiple rapes.The Bombay high court (HC) this year
It will likely be more than a year before the man accused of killing a transgender teen in Texas County in 2017 will stand trial in Greene County.Andrew Vrba, 19, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse, that of 17-year-old Ally Steinfeld, a
Police of Vietnam's northern Son La province said on Friday that they have detained 2 local young women for transporting over 1.7 kg of synthetic drug.The duo aged 20 and 28 from Son La's Thuan Chau district were arrested on Thursday when they were transporting over 17,400 pills of lab-made
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 4, 2018: Last month IHR and several other rights groups and news websites received reports about the execution of 12 imprisoned drug offenders on December 6, in the Central Prison of Kerman, South-Eastern Iran. IHR has now confirmed the reports through several
Parliamentary response shows government spent £10m on Islamabad’s terror prosecution programmeBritish taxpayers are funding prosecutions in Pakistan that have led to dozens of death sentences, according to newly disclosed details of a secretive UK aid programme.The documents reveal that the
A 16-year-old American boy fighting on behalf of the Islamic State was captured on the battlefield in Syria, an American-backed force fighting the militants said Wednesday.If the teenager is proved to be a United States citizen, he would be the first American minor to be caught fighting on behalf
Unlike most death row inmates, Scott Raymond Dozier wanted to die.Convicted of the 2002 killing and dismemberment of a Las Vegas man, Mr. Dozier waited for years while his lawyers appealed his death sentence. But he found the wait more agonizing than the prospect of execution. 2 years ago he
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla.-- Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against the man charged with killing a woman, and their unborn child on the Treasure Coast last year.In the court filing Monday, the state says the murder of Tania Wise encompasses a number of aggravating factors that merit the
RAWALPINDI: Since the establishment of military courts, cases of 717 accused terrorists were sent to them by the federal government and 646 of them have been finalized.The swift trial courts were set up through a constitutional amendment for a period of two years in January 2015 to stem the
Females who commit so-called crimes against morality can sometimes meet the death penaltyA young Saudi woman who fled to Thailand is pleading not to be forced back to Saudi Arabia."I just want to survive," 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun said in a social media video where she can be seen
Magistrate Judge Mohamed Moosa passed the sentence in absentia solely based on her confessionNaifaru magistrate court has sentenced a 25-year-old woman from Naifaru island to death by stoning, after she confessed to having extramarital sex.Magistrate Judge Mohamed Moosa passed the sentence in
(CNN) - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured two Americans in Syria who are suspected of being ISIS fighters, the militia said in press release Sunday.The militia identified the men as Warren Christopher Clark (Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki) and Zaid Abed al-Hamid (Abu Zaid
(CNN) - Scott Dozier, a death row inmate in Nevada, was found dead in his cell Saturday of an apparent suicide, state department of corrections officials said.Dozier, 48, was hanging from a bed sheet tied to an air vent in his cell at Ely State Prison, the department said in a news release.He was
A 43-year-old man who has sat on Alabama’s Death Row for 15 years is getting a new trial.The Alabama Supreme Court announced in its weekly orders on Friday that Emanuel Aaron Gissendanner, who was convicted of murdering Margaret Snellgrove in 2001 during a robbery and a kidnapping, will receive a
An Indonesian domestic worker named Nurhidayati Wartono Surata, 34, was allegedly killed in Singapore on Sunday at the hands of a 30-year-old Bangladeshi named Ahmed Salim.Nurhidayati’s lifeless body was found in a room at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang on Sunday evening with marks on her
An alleged jihadist born and raised in Switzerland is facing trial in the capital of Iraq, according to an investigation conducted by the 10vor10 programme and the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper.Iraqi troops captured the 24-year-old man, a Turkish national who grew up in Switzerland, as they regained
On January 8, a double homicide case is being presented in Babruysk court. The defendant is an ex-con who served 12 years for previous crimes.According to the theory of the prosecution, Alyaksandr Asipovich, a 36-year-old resident of Babruysk, brutally killed two girls on July 20, 2018. The man
State officials have been working to replace lethal injection with nitrogen gas now going on 4 years. As time has gone on and inmates continue to wait questions are mounting about the process and whether Oklahoma will even have another execution.Oklahoma has been working to start using nitrogen
The Sections 4, 5, 6 of the Act are proposed to be amended to provide the option of stringent punishment, including death penalty, for committing aggravated penetrative sexual assault on a child.The Government on Tuesday introduced in Lok Sabha amendments to the POCSO Act, which provides for the
The teenager, who left her abusive parents in Kuwait after denouncing Islam, fears that she might be killed. Her action has called for global attention as United Nations said she would be given access to international protections.An 18 year-old Saudi teenager, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who was
IT MIGHT not have been a coincidence that as the new Congress convened Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced the opening of a trial of 11 people charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. After all, the U.S. Senate so far has come closest to imposing meaningful consequences on Crown Prince
BEIJING: A court in southern China has put a man to death after he injured 12 children in a knife attack at a kindergarten, the state broadcaster said on Monday.Violent crime is rare in China but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many targeting children.China
The head of an Iranian parliament committee to combat economic corruption, Amir Khojasteh, has called for the public execution of those found guilty of corruption.“Thirty one people have been identified as behind Iran’s economic corruption and must be executed in public squares,” Khojasteh said
Tommy Zeigler has been on death row since 1976. The state has rejected his repeated requests for DNA testing.The state attorney’s office that prosecuted Tommy Zeigler for the murders of his wife, in-laws and another man at his furniture store on Christmas Eve 1975 says that it is taking a fresh
UN renews call for independent investigation with ‘international involvement’The United Nations Human Rights Office spokeswoman said on Friday that a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia into Oct. 2 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "not sufficient."Speaking to press members in Geneva
The case of Jessica Kumala Wongso, who was found guilty of murdering Wayan Mirna Salihin with a cup of Vietnamese coffee spiked with cyanide, is arguably one of the most widely covered court cases in recent Indonesian history (even spawning a distasteful restaurant ad and a coffee label) and is
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The commission investigating a shooting massacre at a Florida high school unanimously approved its initial findings and recommendations Wednesday, including a controversial proposal that teachers who volunteer and undergo training be allowed to carry guns.The 15-member