Stanislaus County prosecutors said Friday they will again seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson, whose death sentence was recently overturned nearly 16 years after he was convicted of slaying his pregnant wife, Laci, and the couple’s unborn son.The California Supreme Court tossed Peterson’s death sentence in August, saying the trial judge dismissed jurors who generally opposed capital Leggi Tutto
Lucknow: A court here awarded death penalty to a man in connection with the rape and murder of a one-and-a-half-year-old girl in 2014.Special judge (POCSO) Vijay Pal awarded the death sentence to Jitendra Singh on Friday, government counsel Vedpal Singh said.On May 3, 2014, an FIR was lodged at
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Federal charges have been filed against Elmer Manzano, the man accused in the shooting death of Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston.The announcement of the charges came from U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick, who wrote on Twitter, "My office has charged Elmer Manzano with being
The Justice Ministry on Wednesday introduced a system in which the executions of death row inmates are reported to victims of criminal cases via document or phone if they wish.To make such notifications possible, the existing mechanism to inform people of the results of criminal trials, the
The death penalty will be sought when Mark Howard Wilson Jr. goes to trial in the late August deaths of two young brothers in their Melrose home, according to State Attorney R.J. Larizza.The announcement came after a Putnam County grand jury indicted the 30-year-old on two counts of first-degree
If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.After 2 decades on death row, Ruben Gutierrez’s time nearly came this summer. A little over an hour before he was due to be killed in the execution chamber housed in Texas’ Huntsville Unit, a
The Iranian authorities hanged five prisoners in Rajaishahr and Qa’en prisons in Alborz and South Khorasan provinces respectively at dawn on October 13. The judiciary had sentenced four of the victims to the death penalty for alleged homicide and Moharebeh [waging war against God] by armed
Torture, humiliation and coerced confessions are rampant in North Korea's pretrial detention system which treats people as worth "less than an animal", a rights group said Monday in a report on the country's opaque legal processes.US-based Human Rights Watch drew on interviews with dozens of
Reforming a criminal justice system that is rife with bad practices and convicts scapegoats is critical to avoid meting out capital punishment to the wrong peopleTwo years ago, anti-death penalty advocates were surprised by Thailand's first execution in nine years when 26-year-old Teerasak Longji
Victim’s son: We demand execution of criminal who killed our father.According to the Gaza-based Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, authorities there have handed down 10 death sentences so far in 2020. This brings the number of capital sentences issued in the Palestinian territories since 1994 to
Executions Scheduled for Two Federal Inmates Convicted of Heinous MurdersAttorney General William P. Barr today directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of two federal death-row inmates, both of whom were convicted of especially heinous murders at least 13 years ago.Lisa
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 15, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to death on drug-related charges, has been executed at Ghaen Prison.According to the Balouch Activists Campaign, a male prisoner was executed at Ghaen Prison in South Khorasan province on the morning of Tuesday, October 13. He has
(Beirut) –Egyptian authorities executed 15 men convicted for alleged involvement in three cases of political violence as well as 2 women and 32 men convicted in criminal cases between October 3 and 13, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately halt executions, and
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A flurry of filings in the capital murder resentencing of Heather Keaton have occurred in the last week.On Friday, attorneys for Keaton filed no less than four motions to bar the death penalty when she is resentenced for the 2011 murders of her step children, 4-year-old
He’s called for tougher prison sentences and the death penalty for high-level drug dealers, but that’s discredited by a body of research finding that tougher criminal penalties don’t slow the flow of drugs into the US.Several months after his inauguration, President Donald Trump said the opioid
Scott Peterson’s case is returning to Stanislaus Superior Court Friday for the first time since national publicity resulted in a transfer to San Mateo County before his murder trial began 16 years ago.What exactly will be discussed at the hearing is not yet clear; the California Supreme Court in
The clerical regime lashed Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza Omidi 80 times for drinking communion wine.The sentence was carried out on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at the Prosecutor’s Office of Rasht.Mr. Mohammad Reza (Yuhan) Omidi finished his 2-year sentence on September 14 after which
SINGAPORE - The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has issued a letter of demand to lawyer M. Ravi to apologise and retract comments he had made about a case involving a drug runner who escaped the gallows.In a video interview with alternative news site The Online Citizen (TOC) on Monday (Oct 19)
Kingdom was only candidate not to secure a seat on the 47-member UN human rights councilSaudi Arabia’s failure to secure membership of the UN human rights council is a rebuke to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a social reformer who is a major human rights abuser.Russia and China were both
PETALING JAYA: Singapore’s Court of Appeal has set aside a previous death sentence it meted out to Gobi Avedian, a Malaysian who was convicted of drug trafficking.Lawyer M. Ravi said that Singapore’s top court reviewed its previous decision of sentencing Gobi to death on the account of a
The US is set to execute a female federal inmate for the 1st time in 67 years, Donald Trump’s justice department has said.Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a Missouri woman in 2004 and stole her unborn baby, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the US penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 8
The Court of Appeal on Friday (Oct 16) threw out an application by a Singaporean drug trafficking convict to conduct a judicial review into his case. He was originally scheduled to be hanged last month.Syed Suhail Syed Zin, 44, was in 2016 sentenced to death for trafficking at least 38.84g of
“My sources also name Moslem Rahimi, a supermarket owner, who witnessed the murder, who has stated Afkari was not the killer.”The British-Iranian investigative journalist Potkin Azarmehr revealed on Wednesday that a new witness has provided additional evidence to the widespread view that Iran’s
With less than two weeks remaining before the election, and President Donald Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls, Trump is traveling to battleground states and holding rallies with his often unmasked and often not socially-distanced base. His closing argument appears to be
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 21, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for “premeditated murder during the course of an armed robbery” has been executed in Sanandaj Central Prison.According to the Iran Human Rights, this morning, Wednesday, October 21, a male prisoner was
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 21 (IANS): A POCSO court in Uttar Pradesh here has sentenced a man to life behind bars till his death after finding him guilty of raping a six-year-old girl.Special judge Veena Narayan held the accused, Dalpat, guilty and also slapped a penalty of over Rs 2 lakh on him
There have been no executions in Oklahoma since 2015.Many citizens wonder if that lengthy moratorium should ever end. Some who defend use of executions have, over the past half-decade, come to believe the process has become problematic. A recent interim study by an important legislative panel
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has said he has no problem with being held responsible for the many killings under his anti-drugs crackdown, adding that he was ready to face charges that could land him in jail, though not charges of crimes against humanity.President Rodrigo
Reform to Curb Death Penalty for Children Leaves Glaring Exceptions(Beirut) – Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men charged with protest-related crimes, some of which they allegedly committed as children, Human Rights Watch said today. The ongoing cases
The Dubai Public Prosecution has demanded the death penalty for a gardener who allegedly strangled an Emirati man to death with a piece of cloth over previous verbal brawls. The Dubai Court of First Instance heard that the 29-year-old defendant, a Pakistani, had been taking care of the frail and
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 16, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder has been executed at Sari Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Sunday, October 4, a male prisoner was executed in Sari Central Prison. His identity has been
An 88-year-old man on death row since 1999 for committing 3 murders died of pneumonia on Saturday morning at the Tokyo Detention Center.According to the justice ministry, Wasaburo Takada had been in the hospital wing of the detention center since June of 2018, Sankei Shimbun reported. His
The Supreme Court yesterday extended till October 28, 2020, the stay order issued earlier, on the re-imposition of death penalty on murder convicts.A group of petitioners has complained that the re-imposition of the death penalty by the retired President Maithripala Sirisena, was inhuman and the
A man was sentenced to death for raping and killing a college student 28 years ago in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Wednesday.Ma Jigang, now 54, noticed that the student, surnamed Lin, was studying by herself in a classroom at Nanjing Medical University-then known as Nanjing Medical College-on