Oklahoma has about a month to turn over its death penalty training protocol to attorneys representing inmates on death row as the state continues to work toward a resumption of lethal injections. Questions about the training given to those conducting executions in the state have been raised since the Department of Corrections released its updated death penalty protocol in Leggi Tutto
Oklahoma will not seek to carry out any executions while litigation continues in federal court on the state’s lethal-injection protocol, a U.S. federal district court judge has announced.At a May 5, 2020 hearing on the Oklahoma death-row prisoners’ execution lawsuit, Judge Stephen Friot of the
Suspects face federal carjacking and weapons charges in relation to the women's murdersLGBTQ activists in Puerto Rico are asking federal authorities not to seek the death penalty in the trial of two men charged with the murders of two transgender women on the island.“Revenge is not synonymous
An Iowa man suspected of murdering three women, inducing two who were pregnant, in the 1990s has been arrested.Clark Perry Baldwin, 58, was taken into custody Wednesday at his Waterloo home after investigators linked his DNA with semen and other materials recovered from the victims. A former
Netflix is now the premier purveyor of true-crime nonfiction, and few of those offerings are more binge-worthy than Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, writer/director Barbara Schroeder and co-director Trey Borzillieri’s four-part series about 2003’s “Pizza Bomber
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had non-surgical treatment for a gallbladder condition, and is now "resting comfortably", the court says.Ms Ginsburg, 87, was treated in Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital on Tuesday, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.Ms Ginsburg
A group under the aegis of Amnesty International has called on the government to abolish death penalty, noting that the practice is inhuman.The group said there is need to put pressure on the world’s last remaining executioners to end death penalty practice for good.The group in a statement by
Death row inmates at a Livingston-area prison have asked to join a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, claiming health and safety concerns put them at risk of contracting COVID-19.The Texas Innocence Network on Friday filed the class-action motion on behalf of the 208
The two men were supposed to be hanged in public but they were hanged in prison due to the Coronavirus epidemicIran Human Rights (IHR); May 4, 2020: Two prisoners sentenced to death on “corruption on earth” charges were hanged at Mashhad prison on April 28. According to the Iranian Khorasan
PETALING JAYA: Most foreigners who are charged with petty crimes do not require the assistance of interpreters as they understand Bahasa Malaysia, criminal lawyers said.They said counsel would act as interpreters and also explain the nature and consequences of the charges, a key prerequisite in
Jacob Sullivan, sentenced to death in March 2019 for the rape, murder and dismemberment of his then-girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter, Grace Packer, died of natural causes Thursday, state and Montgomery County officials said Friday.Sullivan, 47, died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm, a
(CNN) -- Assault-style weapons are banned in Canada effective immediately, the country's prime minister said Friday.The move comes less than two weeks after Canada's deadliest rampage in modern history, when a gunman in Nova Scotia killed 22 people after a 12-hour reign of terror."You don't need
An East Texas man who asserts that he is intellectually disabled has won a reprieve from his execution scheduled for next week for a 2007 shootout that left 2 sheriff’s officers dead.Randall Wayne Mays was set to receive lethal injection May 13 for the shootings at his Henderson County home.In an
KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri plans to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing two brothers from Wisconsin, according to the man's new attorney.Garland Nelson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and several other counts in the deaths of Nicholas and
Iran Human Rights (IHR); May 6, 2020: Iranian media have reported execution of a prisoner in the northeastern city of Gonbad Kavus without mentioning his name.According to Iranian semi-official Fars News Agency, a man was hanged at a prison in Gonbad Kavus city, Golestan province, on May 5
A Nigerian man was sentenced to death on Monday in the country’s first-ever virtual court ruling.The ruling, made during the state’s coronavirus lockdown, saw Olalekan Hameed, a driver, sentenced to death by hanging for the 2018 murder of 76-year-old Jolasun Okunsanya, the mother of his
Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, £76million, support, victims of trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual violence, lockdown, COVID-19‘This funding will ensure they can continue to receive the support they desperately need to rebuild their lives.’A £76 million ‘package’ aiming to ensure the most vulnerable in society ‘get the support they need’ during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic was announced on 2 May by Communities
A policeman was killed by a mentally ill man on a Taiwan Railways train.The judgement in the first round of court proceedings found him innocent based on Article 19 of the Criminal Law, which provides special regulation for crimes committed by the mentally ill.Cases can then be appealed to the
Two men who are accused of murdering two transgender women in Puerto Rico on April 21 have been charged under the federal hate crimes law.An affidavit signed by Special FBI Agent Lazaro Duprey-Ojeda and released by the Justice Department on Friday states Sean Díaz de León, 19, “wanted to shoot
The former mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Ali Najafi, who is being held in prison for the murder of his second wife said he has paid 100 billion rials (roughly $650,000) to the victim's immediate relatives and acquired their forgiveness.In Iran’s Islamic criminal code, if a dead victim’s family
✔ Click here to Google translate the following story into your own languageLe 29 avril 2015, Serge Atlaoui, condamné à la peine capitale en Indonésie pour trafic de drogue échappait in extremis à son exécution mais il reste depuis incarcéré dans le couloir de la mort."On est traumatisés, on a du
Iran Human Rights (IHR); April 30, 2020:  A prisoner sentenced to death on “drug” charges has been executed in Hamadan Central Prison.According to IHR sources, Vahed Rostamzadeh who was sentenced to death on “drug” charges, was executed in Hamadan Central Prison on Thursday morning, April 30.He
"What's the main argument that has been convincing so many conservatives to turn against the death penalty?"I'm often asked that question, and it's my least favorite because there isn't just one reason for this transformation. There are at least a dozen reasons.As I've sat in state capitols
Jerusalem (AFP) -- Days after Israel's spectacular announcement that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured and brought to Israel for trial, Gabriel Bach was given an assignment that forever changed his life.Bach was Israel's deputy state attorney when, 60 years ago this month, the
The Islamic Penal Code puts the age of criminal responsibility for males at 15 and 9 for females.Iran Human Rights (IHR); May 7, 2020: Majid Esmaeilzadeh, a juvenile offender who was executed at Ardabil prison on April 18, 2020, “was tortured to confess at the time of arrest”, his father told
8 men condemned to death by trial courts walked out free men after Islamabad High Court (IHC) decided their appeals during the lockdown period.Limited to hearing cases of only urgent nature during the lockdown, the IHC decided at least 25 appeals, which were pending for the last 6 years.The
Oklahoma must give death row prisoners suing the state more information about a new lethal injection protocol released in February.Judge Stephen Friot of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ordered officials on Tuesday to give the inmates all available information about
Women's Budget Group, Coventry Women's Partnership, Migrant women and the economy, report, migrant women, NHS, no recourse to funds, COVID-19, immigrantion policy, keyworkersWe need to value the contribution of migrant workers.Many migrant women currently providing lifesaving care and vital services during the Covid-19 outbreak, risk being left without support by UK immigration rules, according to a new report published by the Women’s Budget Group and Coventry
Anthony Davis' opera The Central Park Five, with a libretto by Richard Wesley, has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music.The Pulitzer jury cited The Central Park Five as "a courageous operatic work, marked by powerful vocal writing and sensitive orchestration, that skillfully transforms a
Apex court acquits drug courier of one chargeThe prosecution's practice of bringing two separate charges against an offender in relation to a single block of cannabis-related plant material is "indefensible" and "impermissible", the Court of Appeal said last Wednesday.The ruling came as the apex
CAIRO -- Sudanese officials said Saturday that they are working to criminalize the widespread practice of female genital mutilation after the transitional government approved a landmark draft law.Under the proposed amendment to the criminal code, anyone found guilty of performing the procedure
In a case long marred by prosecutorial misconduct, the Missouri Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for Walter Barton, rejecting his claims of innocence and incompetence to be executed. The court’s ruling on April 27, 2020 made no mention of Barton’s additional request to put off his
The state parole board is recommending Gov. Mike DeWine commute an East Cleveland killer’s death sentence to life in prison without parole.The board voted 6-2 for mercy for 58 year old Gregory Lott, who killed John McGrath by setting him on fire after breaking into McGrath’s house in July
The only Native American on federal death row lost a bid Thursday to look into potential racial bias in his case.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by a federal court in Arizona that Lezmond Mitchell had no grounds to interview jurors for potential bias against Native