A federal judge will allow attorneys for an Alabama death row inmate, who the state failed to execute on Thursday night, to preserve evidence and have the inmate examined for injuries.Alan Eugene Miller was set to be executed Thursday night by the state of Alabama for his August 5, 1999 shooting spree that left three men dead in Shelby County. But it Leggi Tutto
A rare audio recording of an exchange between a death row inmate, his sister and prison staff two days before the man was hanged will be presented as evidence in a lawsuit filed by 2 condemned prisoners contesting the constitutionality of informing convicts of their executions just hours before
The state criminal appeals court shut down a district attorney’s argument that John Henry Ramirez should not be executed because the death penalty was “unethical.”The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday denied a motion to postpone the execution of a prisoner scheduled to be killed next
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Alabama’s attempt to proceed with the execution of an inmate who claims the state lost his paperwork selecting an alternative to lethal injection.In a 2-1 decision, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state's request to lift a recent
Russia Releases Morocco's Brahim Saadoun After Riyadh Mediation. Saadoun received a death sentence in June.Russian authorities released today 10 foreign prisoners, including Morocco's Ibrahim Saadoun. The decision came following a mediation by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi
A federal judge has ordered Alabama cannot execute Alan Eugene Miller, convicted of a triple homicide more than 20 years ago, by lethal injection this week, after Miller argued that he formally elected to die using another method in 2018.“Miller has shown, based on the evidence presented, a
Alabama offered death-row inmates an untested method of execution — and then went back to the even worse optionThe state of Alabama wants to kill Alan Miller. But it is having a hard time getting its act together to do so.On Sept. 12, Alabama made headlines when it announced that it would use
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — A 35-year-old woman was suffering from schizophrenia, which went untreated for years, when she stabbed her eight-year-old daughter to death last year, a court heard today (September 20).The woman had behaved erratically in the days prior to the killing, before voices told her
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Henderson Hill, senior counsel at the ACLU, about his motion against the use of "death qualification" to disqualify opponents of capital punishment.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: For decades, courts have automatically disqualified opponents of capital punishment from serving
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Sunday warned internet users of harsh penalty of death for blasphemy.The authority said that the Section 295 C of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) clearly prescribed death or imprisonment for life and fine for derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad and
OSAKA - A 57-year-old man who went on trial at the Osaka District Court on Friday for killing a 25-year-old woman at the karaoke parlor she owned last year, requested the death penalty when asked if he pleaded guilty or not.Hiroshi Miyamoto, a company employee from Nishinomiya in Hyogo
A Christian convert from Islam has been sentenced to death by the Court of Appeal in Misrata, north-west Libya.The man became a Christian around four years ago, and has been arrested several times since then by Libyan militias who act as law enforcement in the disordered country.The death
In the race to be Oregon’s next governor, the Democratic candidate says she’ll continue Oregon’s moratorium on capital punishment, while the Republican and unaffiliated candidates indicate they will revoke it, which could allow the state to resume executions.For more than a decade, Oregon
Lawyer Gopal Sri Ram said the mandatory death sentence imposed on his clients was unconstitutional and unlawful.3 individuals on death row have failed in their bids to set aside the death sentence imposed on them for murder and drug trafficking.They had claimed that the mandatory death penalty
The state of Alabama halted the execution of an inmate Thursday evening due to an inability to meet protocols before a midnight deadline, officials say.Alan Eugene Miller was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection after a US Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday vacated a lower court
The ongoing sentencing trial of Nikolas Cruz, the 23-year-old Florida man who in 2018 murdered fourteen students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, will test whether the seven men and five women on the jury hearing his case can hate the sin but
Nagaa Hammadi Criminal Court, Upper Egypt on Saturday sentenced a housewife and her lover to death by hanging – after receiving the permission of the Grand Mufti – on charges of killing her 3 children and attempted murder of her husband.The crime dates back to July 2021, when the Qena Security
In February 2022, a special court had sentenced to death 38 convicts in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast case, sharply pushing up the number of people getting capital punishment by trial courts in the state this year.Ahmedabad: Gujarat has seen a sharp rise in trial courts giving capital
Equatorial Guinea, one of the world's most authoritarian countries, has abolished the death penalty, state television announced on Monday citing a new law signed by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.Capital punishment was "totally abolished" in the oil-rich central African nation after the
A bench headed by CJI U.U. Lalit said that there were "conflicting judgments" regarding the grant of hearing to an accused before imposing the death penalty.New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a five-judge constitution bench a suo motu plea on framing guidelines on how and when
Two important human rights issues have happened this week in Iran. One of them was the Iranian regime’s decision to construct walls around the Khavaran mass graves of the victims of the 1988 Massacre. On September 13, Amnesty International stated that the regime, in favor of hiding its crimes and
The hearing will take place on Jan. 12 in Conway, South Carolina.GREENVILLE, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of the firing squad and electric chair as methods of capital punishment next year.The hearing will take place on Jan. 12 in
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate will clarify the stand of President Marcos on the possibility of imposing death penalty on high-level drug trafficking, Sen. Ronald dela Rosa said.During an interview Wednesday night with One News’ “The Chiefs” aired over Cignal/TV5, Dela Rosa said that through
Don Knight, attorney for death row inmate Richard Glossip, says new evidence in the case should be enough for a new trial.An Oklahoma lawmaker and the defense attorney for death row inmate Richard Glossip called for a new trial on the day he was scheduled to be put to death.Richard Glossip was
Why are some murderers sentenced to life imprisonment while others are sentenced to death? Channel News Asia uncovers the different scenarios, the prosecution's role and if life imprisonment is really for life.In mid-September, a 22-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment and caning for
A man in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, who lured his girlfriend to faraway Yunnan province and then asked two accomplices to kill her, was sentenced to death in Kunming, Yunnan on Tuesday.The man, Hong Qiao, killed Li Qianyue, in July 2020 over a dispute that arose during their dating. He then
AUSTIN — Texas death row inmate John Henry Ramirez filed a stay of execution last week following action by the Nueces County District Attorney, who opposes the death penalty.Ramirez is schedule to be killed Oct. 5 for the 2004 robbery-murder of a convenience store clerk in Corpus Christi.Ramirez
On Sunday, 18 September 2022, the Higher Crime Committee in the Gaza Strip issued a death sentence against (S.B.) a resident of Deir Al-Balah after he was convicted of murder of (A.B.) in a family dispute that took place on 26 August 2021.The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) reaffirms
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it plans to seek the death penalty for the man charged with using a truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path on Halloween in 2017.In a letter filed late Friday in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said Attorney General Merrick
Singapore: Singapore’s minister for law and home affairs has defended a series of hangings that have drawn international outcry this year, rejecting suggestions that the city-state’s reputation has been damaged by its resumption of executions.The south-east Asian financial hub is known for its
DUBAI (Reuters) - Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed over the death of a young woman in the custody of morality police enforcing strict hijab rules.Amini, 22, died on Friday after falling into a coma
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The sudden end of the defense case in the Parkland mass shooting trial last week drew criticism of and from the presiding judge, temporarily overshadowing the biggest question at issue — was enough evidence presented to convince a jury to spare the defendant’s life?It’s
The annual report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the death penalty confirmed that Saudi Arabia, along with other countries, has resumed executions in light of widespread violations of international law.The report was issued in the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, covers the
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is not ready to carry out an execution by nitrogen hypoxia, state officials disclosed Thursday, but said the department has completed many of the preparations for using the untested execution method.Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Q. Hamm said in an brief