(Reuters) - Oklahoma needs not delay a planned resumption of executions set for this week while a court case challenging the state's three-drug protocol for killing condemned inmates is adjudicated, a federal judge ruled on Monday.Judge Stephen Friot of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma denied five death row prisoners' request for a preliminary injunction after a Leggi Tutto
Oklahoma’s 1st execution since January 2015 is set for Thursday, pending any last-minute action.John Marion Grant, 60, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.Grant received a death sentence for the 1998 killing of Gay Carter, a 58-year-old prison
Last year, an unprecedented spate of executions by the U.S. federal government—ordered and administered by then-president Donald J. Trump and his Catholic attorney general, William Barr—claimed the lives of 12 men and one woman. It also exposed many of the moral concerns and systemic breakdowns
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 25, 2021: Cousins Ali Mohammad Mohammadi and Eslam Mohammadi who were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for “murder during a tribal clash” have been executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison. Ali Mohammad’s mother died of a heart attack following her son’s
NCRI -- Terrified of the Iranian people’s rage and hatred, the mullahs’ criminal regime has stepped up repression, torture, and executions in a desperate attempt to terrorize the public and prevent the outbreak of protests and uprisings. At least 31 prisoners have been hanged in various Iranian
Man awarded death penalty by a special POCSO court in Rajasthan for raping and killing a seven-year-old girl on SeptemberA 25-year-old man on Saturday was awarded death penalty by a special POCSO court in Merta city, Nagaur, for raping and killing a seven-year-old girl on September 20 this year
Arman Abdolali is on death row for killing his girlfriend when he was just 17Rights groups have criticised Iran after a senior official said the fate of a condemned man convicted of a murder he committed at the age of 17 is in the hands of the victim’s family.Arman Abdolali, now 25, is facing the
The last federal criminal defendant who had been facing execution for a crime in Connecticut was resentenced to life in prison Thursday in federal court for a horrific, triple murder in Bridgeport 16 years ago.Azibo Aquart, now 40 years old, was 23 in 2005 when he and others in his drug crew
The state of Alabama Thursday executed Willie B. Smith III for the 1991 robbery and murder of Sharma Ruth Johnson. Smith was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m., according to the Associated Press. He had no last words. Smith's attorneys sought a stay of the death sentence, arguing that the state failed
An intellectually disabled Alabama death-row prisoner has appealed a federal district court ruling that clears the way for his execution on October 21, 2021.On October 17, a federal district court judge denied for a 2nd time Willie B. Smith III’s claim that putting him to death by lethal
A jury will recommend whether he should be sentenced to life imprisonment or death for the rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Jury selection for the penalty phase will begin Jan 4, 2022. The former student who waged a deadly attack against his classmates and
TYLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A Texas jury convicted a former nurse Tuesday, Oct. 19 of capital murder in the deaths of four patients who died after prosecutors say he injected them with air following heart surgeries.The Smith County jury deliberated for about an hour before finding William
Today, an Oklahoma District Court held a hearing on the preliminary injunction to halt upcoming executions scheduled from October 2021-February 2022 for 4 people on the state’s death row.In response to this news, Paul O’Brien, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, said:“There is no
(Reuters) - Oklahoma need not delay a planned resumption of executions set for this week while a court case challenging the state's three-drug protocol for killing condemned inmates is adjudicated, a federal judge ruled on Monday.Judge Stephen Friot of the U.S. District Court for the Western
Beginning this Thursday, the state of Oklahoma plans to kill 7 people over the next 5 months.The last few times Oklahoma attempted to execute death row inmates, it botched the procedures so badly — using the wrong drug and an improper IV setup, in separate cases — that the state stayed executions
"There were explicit warnings. Two students told an assistant principal the year before the tragedy that Cruz might hurt others and even shoot up the school."The most vicious killer in South Florida history will spend the rest of his life in prison for the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas
The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea is Netflix's latest true-crime documentary that you don't want to miss. The gripping three-part series documents the crimes of Yoo Young-chul, who killed 20 people, many of whom were sex workers or elderly and wealthy.The documentary features new
Scott Peterson is expected to personally appear at his re-sentencing hearing on December 8.Scott Peterson was denied bond as his re-sentencing for the killing of pregnant wife Laci and the couple’s unborn child looms in December.John Goold, the deputy district attorney and public information
YOKOHAMA – Prosecutors on Friday demanded the death penalty for a former nurse, accused of killing three patients by putting a disinfectant into their intravenous drips at a Yokohama hospital in 2016.Ayumi Kuboki, 34, has admitted to acting with premeditation in mixing an antiseptic solution into
South Carolina’s prisons director and a Republican lawmaker say they will renew their push next year to pass a law that would shield the identities of drug companies selling the state ingredients for the lethal injection cocktail. If they’re successful, South Carolina could potentially buy lethal
A study on the mental illness and intellectual disability among death row prisoners has shown that over 62 per cent had at least one mental illness, half of them contemplated suicide in jail and experienced adverse childhood and traumatic life experiences.Project 39A, a criminal justice program
In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ policies in Africa.In Nigeria, the umbrella body for Christian churches
A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first implementations.Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in January signed the bill into law covering killers diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar
A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities said Monday.Francis Wayne Alexander would have been 21 or 22 years old when Gacy killed him sometime between early 1976 and early 1977
UN: Iran has deeply flawed judicial processes, where even most basic safeguards are absentUnited Nations: Iran executed more than 250 people, including at least four child offenders, in 2020 and so far this year has carried out 230 executions that included nine women and one child who was
Mississippi prison employees will conduct once-a-week rehearsals as the state prepares for its 1st execution since 2012, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain says.Cain told The Associated Press on Friday that the rehearsals for a lethal injection are usually done once a month at the Mississippi
A Hong Kong man with a history of mental illness may soon be executed in mainland China, where he was sentenced to death in 2017 for drug trafficking. His elderly parents are now in Shenzhen waiting for their first – and perhaps last – visit to him as they made a desperate appeal to the
High-profile death row inmate Julius Jones on Wednesday asked an Oklahoma City federal judge for a temporary stay of his execution.Jones is set to be executed Nov. 18.Joining him in the emergency request were death row inmates John Marion Grant, Donald A. Grant and Gilbert Ray Postelle.U.S
JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday set a Nov. 17 execution date for an inmate who withdrew his appeals and once filed court papers calling himself "worthy of death.”Mississippi has not had an execution since 2012, and it had six that year.David Neal Cox pleaded guilty in
Four capital murder cases in Hockley county; D.A. Angela Overman says she would seek the death penalty in latest oneLUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Hockley County currently has four capital murder cases on the docket, a high number for a rural area. That includes last month’s indictment of the accused
State news agency said at least 24 people were executed in Syria on Wednesday, where the death penalty remains legalThe Syrian government executed dozens of people on Wednesday for deliberately starting wildfires that ravaged parts of the country last year.A statement from Syria's justice
The United States Supreme Court is facing, yet again, the controversial question of the death penalty. This time, the issue arises in a high-profile case coming out of the District of Massachusetts: the prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for participating, with his older brother Tamerlan (who died
A Texarkana man accused of beating his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son to death has been indicted for capital murder by a Bowie County grand jury.Joshua Lowe, 28, is accused of causing the death of Javontae Neeley. The baby’s mother, Christy Wedgeworth, 24, was indicted Thursday for injury to a
Death-row exoneree Robert DuBoise is suing the City of Tampa, four Tampa police officers, and the forensic odontologist who falsely testified against him, alleging that they fabricated evidence that led to his wrongful conviction and death sentence. DuBoise was exonerated in August 2020 after a