In the months before her death, Tammy Gardner told friends and family, "The only way I'm going to get out of this relationship is by being dead." Her husband, John Steven "Steve" Gardner, terrorized Tammy. He beat her and raped her and promised to kill her if she left him. Nonetheless, Tammy found the courage to file for divorce. It was a Leggi Tutto
For at least a month, police say, Nicole Lester had been searching on her cellphone for ways to kill someone.“How do you break a neck?” she typed into Google. And, she later asked: “Where is the best place to hit a person with an ax?”Officers allege that they found the questions when reviewing
There’s a saying at the Colorado Capitol that to pass a bill into law, you need 33, 18 and one — that is, 33 House votes, 18 Senate votes and one signature from the governor.For those who tried to repeal the death penalty in Colorado last year, the 33 and one were never in question. But the 2019
On January 7, 2020, Louisiana marked the passage of 10 years since its last execution.As a result of the milestone, 2/3 of U.S. states have now either abolished the death penalty or gone at least a decade without an execution. 21 U.S. states have judicially or legislatively abolished capital
Responding to the news that Bahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeal today upheld the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa, 2 men convicted in 2014 following a grossly unfair trial that relied heavily on torture-tainted “confessions”, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle
(CNN) -- The US Justice Department is seeking the death penalty against an alleged MS-13 gang leader in Virginia, according to court documents filed Monday.Elmer Martinez, known by the alias "Killer," is accused of ordering the kidnappings and murders of two minors in 2016, according to court
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has had three opportunities to grant clemency to death-row inmates and denied it on each occasion.The day after Lee Hall was executed, Gov. Bill Lee said that the life-and-death decisions he has to make about death row inmates weigh on him, particularly as a man of faith
The regime of 13th century king of France, Louis IX, formulated and imposed what are considered to be the first formal laws that prescribed punishments for those found to have committed blasphemy. The punishments included the mutilation of the tongue and the lips.The trials were largely presided
A Magistrate’s Court hearing on Sunday indicted a man charged with Brunei’s first ‘gay’ crime since the 2019 introduction of Sharia law. The court remanded the man for further investigation. Brunei’s implementation of Sharia law in regard to sexual ‘crimes’ threatened punishments including the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 2, 2020: Eight men were hanged on the early Wednesday morning, January 1st,  at Rajai-Shahr prison, near Tehran. They were all sentenced to qisas (retribution) for murder charges. The execution of a juvenile offender was postponed for a month. According to IHR
Phillip Jablonski, 73, was found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison Friday.A man who was sentenced to death for murdering his wife and mother-in-law in their Burlingame home in 1991 has died in San Quentin State Prison, officials said.Phillip Jablonski, 73, was found unconscious in his
Gunalakshmi Karupaya and Mainthan Arumugam were married in Kuala Lumpur in 1999. Five years later, he was arrested and sentenced to death in a man's murder.When the ostensible murder victim showed up at a family funeral, Gunalakshmi Karupaya thought her prayers had been answered. Here was living
Aubrey Trail says he's ready to be executed, though he's also seeking the dismissal of 1 of the 3 judges appointed to decide whether he receives a life sentence or the death penalty.Convicted murderer Aubrey Trail says he’s ready to be executed “in a timely fashion” for his crime.But meanwhile
In addition to the many crimes inside Iran, Qassem Soleimani was responsible for many terrorist operations outside Iran. Including the killing of MEK members in Iraq and the murder of Iraqi citizens.On January 2, 2020, a U.S.-led airstrike targeted a convoy exiting the Baghdad International
The convicts have time till then to file curative petitions in the top court which may or may not be entertained, legal experts said.With a Delhi court Tuesday ordering the hanging of 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case for January 22, here is a look at India's record on death
Unexpectedly, the 2020 presidential campaign is drilling down on petty crime and homelessness. Donald Trump and his Republican allies are reviving law-and-order themes similar to those used effectively by Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew in the late 1960s and early 1970s to demonize racial
Paramedics arrived to the house to find the eight-year-old boy not breathing. His skull was cracked, three ribs broken and his skin bruised and burned.Two of his teeth were missing, BB pellets punctured his lungs and groin and he was found naked in his bedroom. He died just two days later.All
The four death row convicts are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan GuptaThe four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7am in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said on Tuesday.Additional sessions judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued death warrants
Overview of Iran’s human rights situation in 2019Year 2019 was marked by brutal clampdown on Iranian society. Beset by a whole host of economic, social and political crises, the clerical regime has tried to rein in simmering social discontent by use of brute force.Hundreds of people have been
Military court convicts Palestinian terrorist for 2018 murder of Ari FuldA West Bank military court convicted a Palestinian teenager of murdering Israeli-American Ari Fuld in a 2018 stabbing attack at the West Bank’s Gush Etzion Junction.The Judea Military Court court found 18-year-old Khalil
Sievers was found guilty of first-degree murder for plotting his wife’s murder.FORT MYERS, Fla. - A judge has sentenced Mark Sievers to death.Sievers was found guilty of first-degree murder for plotting his wife’s murder.Dr. Teresa Sievers was killed in her Bonita Springs home in
Virginia has executed nearly 1,400 people in its history — more than any other state. But as a new Democratic majority prepares to begin the legislative session, some see an opportunity to end executions in Virginia.A bill to abolish the death penalty has been filed by Del. Lee Carter, a Democrat
Apparently shocked by the growing incidents of sexual abuse of minors in the province, members of the treasury and opposition benches in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday demanded speedy trial of and death penalty for child abusers.Some opposition members proposed that Paragraph No 66
A few days after death warrants were issued against all 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, one of the convicts, Vinay Sharma, has filed a curative petition, seeking a stay in the death penalty, in the Supreme Court on Thursday.As per the Supreme Court's verdict, Mukesh Singh
Tennessee's next execution is set for Feb. 20, and the AG wants nine more after thatEach of the six men executed by the state of Tennessee since August 2018 has had a history of mental illness, childhood abuse or both. It’s hard to find a person on death row, in this state or any other, without
An Australian man is facing death by hanging after he was charged with murdering his wife in Singapore.Former Melbourne podiatrist Paul Leslie Quirk, 48, was arrested after Christina Khoo Gek Hwa was found dead at the couple's flat on January 3.Court documents revealed police received a call for
As Georgia prepares to carry out its first execution of 2020, lawyers for death row inmate Jimmy Meders say DNA tests will show he was not the person who shot and killed a convenience store clerk in Brunswick more than three decades ago.Meders is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection
A French academic who reportedly partook in a hunger strike alongside detained Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert has had her charges dropped by Iran.Iran has dropped espionage charges that had been laid against an Iranian-French academic detained in the Islamic republic since last year, her lawyer
John Steven Gardner is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, inside the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 63-year-old John is convicted of the murder of his wife, 41-year-old Tammy Gardner on January 23, 2005. John has
The recent reforms introducing more democracy in Kazakhstan are also an answer to a global problem – how to respond to the lack of public confidence in leadership around the world, writes Shavkat Sabirov.The damaging lack of public confidence in political leadership around the world has many
"Had he been guilty he may have deserved it, but not being guilty, he doesn't deserve it."Just 52 years ago, despite contradictory evidence, numerous appeals and huge protests, Ronald Ryan became the last person in Australia to die by capital punishment.In never-before-seen footage, new angles of
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A collection of Wyoming conservatives held a news conference on Thursday, January 2nd to announce the formation of a group that is working to repeal of Wyoming’s Death Penalty.Wyoming Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, also known as CCATDP, is a network of social
Singapore’s claim that the death penalty deters drug use might be wrong, here’s why Speaking before the country’s parliament, Singapore’s minister for home affairs, K Shanmugam extolled the country’s success in fighting drugs. He attributed these results to Singapore’s harsh drug laws, which
Criminal lawyer Rosal Azimin Ahmad says it is possible to infer a mule’s knowledge of the drugs based on the amount and how well they were hidden.2 lawyers have suggested that judges be given the discretion to decide on penalties for drug traffickers so that “mules” who are duped into carrying