Jurors likely would have spared Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty during his 2015 trial, had they learned his older brother and accomplice allegedly killed three people in Waltham less than two years before the blasts, said a filing Wednesday from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The amicus brief from the organization was submitted in Leggi Tutto
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday it will seek the death penalty against 5 suspects in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a killing that has seen members of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage implicated in the writer's assassination.Prosecutors announced that 11
Saudi state media say that 11 suspects in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have attended their first court hearing, with prosecutors seeking the death penalty for five of them.Thursday's brief statement from the state-run Saudi Press Agency did not name the suspects.Khashoggi, a
Blaine Keith Milam's execution is scheduled for 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 29-year-old Blaine is convicted of the murder of 13-month old Amora Carson in Rusk County, Texas, in December 2008. Blaine has been
Allen County prosecutors want a judge to reject claims by a man facing the death penalty that he shouldn't be executed because of his age.Marcus Dansby was 20 years old – 12 days shy of his 21st birthday – when he allegedly killed 4 people, including his unborn child, Sept. 11, 2016. Now 23, he
TOKYO — A Japanese man drove a minivan directly into a crowd of pedestrians out for New Year’s celebrations just after midnight Tuesday morning, injuring eight people, in what he said was retaliation for the “death penalty.”Police spokesman Satoshi Mishima said a 21-year-old man had been
This year, for the first time in the modern history of the death penalty, no single county in the United States imposed more than two death sentences.That stands in stark contrast to many years in which the use of capital punishment was more concentrated in counties like Philadelphia, Harris
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 30, 2018: Iranian authorities have executed a woman on murder charges, according to reports by several Iranian media outlets. No information regarding time and place of the execution was revealed in the reports.On December 26, the state-run news website Young
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is studying possible implementation of death penalty for the convicts of the bribery case of Drinking Water System (SPAM) projects at Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR)."We will study it first to see whether the case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A court ruling this week puts the police murder case of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal back in the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Amnesty International, Hollywood celebrities and death penalty opponents worldwide.Abu-Jamal, a one-time taxi driver and
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A Chinese serial killer who mutilated several of his 11 victims – the youngest of whom was eight – was executed on Thursday.Gao Chengyong, 54, nicknamed the “Jack the Ripper of China”, was sentenced to death in March by Baiyin Intermediate People’s Court in northwestern Gansu province for
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has rejected the resentencing plea of James Duckett, the rookie Mascotte cop who was sentenced to death in the 1987 rape and murder of 11-year-old Teresa Mae McAbee.Duckett was seeking relief based on recent U.S. and Florida Supreme Court rulings that say
Saudi uses the death penalty for several offences including murder, drug-related crimes and terrorismA Saudi national was executed in Madinah on Wednesday for stabbing a man to death, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.Ahmed bin Ali bin Samer al-Mutairi was found guilty of killing another
Vernon Keenan says public opinion will drive it out of GeorgiaThe retiring director of the GBI predicts Georgia will do away with the death penalty.  Vernon Keenan made the prediction on the final day of his 16 years on the job, and 45 years in law enforcement.Even for the most egregious cases –
The death rate spiked in the Crown Prince's first eight months of power. There were 133 executed compared to 67 in the previous eight months. Half the number of people killed were foreign migrants, many for drugs offences. Last month death sentences for teens involved in the Arab Spring were
On the evening of Nov. 1, as day turned into night outside the Riverbend National Security Institution in Nashville, Tennessee, Edmund Zagorski spoke his last words. “Let’s rock,” he said, before prison staff covered his head with a black shroud and sent thousands of volts of electricity through
AMMAN — The Court of Cassation upheld a March Criminal Court ruling, sentencing a 27-year-old man to 20 years in prison after convicting him of murdering his younger sister for reasons related to family honour in Mafraq in July of 2016.The court declared the defendant guilty of the premeditated
George Brinkman, Jr. is separately charged in Stark County for two more killingsCLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man has received a death sentence for killing a woman and her two adult daughters at their home outside Cleveland.Forty-six-year-old George Brinkman Jr. didn't address the panel of judges as
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The London-based international human rights organisation, Amnesty International, says while it welcomes a “significant reduction” in the application of the use of the death penalty in the English-speaking Caribbean in recent years, it is urging all regional countries
Robert Mitchell Jennings is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 61-year-old Robert is convicted of murdering Houston Police Department Vice Officer Elston Howard on July 19,1988 in
SINGAPORE - A man appeared in court to face a murder charge on Wednesday (Jan 2) after a woman was found dead at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang at the weekend.Bangladeshi Ahmed Salim, who turned 30 on Tuesday, was charged with murdering Ms Nurhidayati Wartono Surata, 34, between 5.08pm and
In 2019, poor and marginalised litigants approaching the Supreme Court can expect quality legal aid to fight their cases. This came about after an in-house study by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (SCLSC), that concluded that poor litigants on death row or facing harsh punishments are
Iraq sentenced more than 600 foreigners including many women and dozens of minors in 2018 for belonging to the Islamic State group, the judiciary said on Monday.Iraq declared "victory" over IS at the end of 2017 after a 3-year war against the jihadists, who once controlled nearly 1/3 of the
"Where is the dignity in rendering a human being completely defenseless and taking them out and killing them?" - Sister Helen PrejeanLouisiana's use of the death penalty has reached record lows in recent years amid ongoing debate — both statewide and across the country — about the potential for
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A St. Louis-area man shot his girlfriend, her two young children and her mother in the home they all shared, authorities said Saturday. He exchanged gunfire with officers as he fled and was captured several hours later in a convenience store, covered in blood and
A Canadian citizen convicted of drug smuggling in China faces the possibility of harsher punishment, including the death penalty, after a Chinese court agreed with prosecutors that his initial 15-year sentence was too lenient.The decision threatens to heighten tensions between Beijing and Ottawa
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SIX more suspects have been held in Morocco as cops probe terror links of a gang of ISIS thugs who beheaded two Scandinavian tourists.The arrests bring the total to 19 people now in custody over the murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and her university pal Maren Ueland, 28