The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, referring to the Massachusetts governor’s wife. Dukakis said he wouldn’t favor it because “I don’t see any evidence that it is a Leggi Tutto
Use of the death penalty is disappearing from entire sections of the United States, and eroding in others.That’s according to data from the Death Penalty Information Center. The center’s Executive Director Robert Dunham says not only have executions declined by 75%, but death sentences have
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 17, 2019: Three prisoners were executed on Sunday and Tuesday at the central prison of the northern Iranian city of Rasht, Gilan province.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, November 10, two prisoners were hanged at Rasht prison. Another prisoner
When Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo triggered mass protests in September over his support for regressive amendments to the Criminal Code and the founding statute of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), he beat a hasty retreat.Seeking to avoid an ignominious second term
Like the 1995 picture “Dead Man Walking,” “Trial by Fire” was created by filmmakers who believe that capital punishment is barbaric both as policy and in practice. This fact-based film takes the argument a step further in its details: While “Walking” was about a confessed killer who sought
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 26-year-old Utah man accused of killing a teenage girl after she ended their relationship last year.Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill filed a notice in 3rd District Court Nov. 8 stating his office’s intent to pursue capital punishment for
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 16, 2019: A man was hanged at the central prison of the Southern Iranian city of Bushehr Wednesday.According to HRANA, on the morning of Wednesday, November 13, prisoner Mohammad Hossein Soltani was hanged at Bushehr prison in southern Iran. He was arrested five
Stay of execution came just hours after parole board unanimously recommended 120-day reprieveThe Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed was granted a stay of execution on Friday, 5 days before he was scheduled to be put to death for a murder he insists he did not commit.The Texas court of criminal
COLOMBO: More than 250 Sri Lankan convicts aged over 65 have been given amnesty just days after the president sparked outrage by pardoning the well-connected killer of a Swedish teen, officials said Thursday.Jude Jayamaha, the scion of a wealthy Sri Lankan family and convicted in 2005 of
✔ Click here to Google translate this article into your own languageAlbert Pierrepoint trabajó la mayor parte de su vida como dependiente en una verdulería y en un bar de su propiedad. Pero fue su otro trabajo, el que realizaba de manera eventual y sin un cargo oficial, el que lo hizo pasar a
VIENNA, 12 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko answered a question about a possibility to abolish capital punishment in Belarus as he attended a press conference in Vienna on 12 November, BelTA has learned. “My answer is simple: this matter was decided at the referendum
Since the beginning of the year, seven states have executed 19 men convicted of murder. That ranks among the lowest annual execution totals since the practice resumed in 1976 after a U.S. Supreme Court decision, according to statistics maintained by the Death Penalty Information Center. But it’s
Florida can start executing condemned killers again, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the state’s changes to its death-penalty law, experts say.But so far, Gov. hasn’t signed a warrant for any of the 366 prisoners on death row.“Other than the typical motions that defendants file and
On November 16, 1900, a sixteen-year-old African American teenager named Preston “John” Porter Jr. was burned alive while chained to a railroad stake in Limon, Colorado. A mob of more than 300 white people from throughout Lincoln County gathered to participate in the brutal public spectacle
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to send back foreign citizens who supported the Islamic State is handing Western Europe a problem it had hoped to avoid.PARIS — As Turkey followed through on its threat to release more Islamic State detainees last week, Western European nations were
The rape and murder of the baby in Hanamkonda in June had triggered widespread protests.The Telangana High Court on Saturday commuted the death sentence of P Praveen, the accused in the abduction, rape and murder of a nine-month-old baby in Hanamkonda, Warangal, in June. Praveen’s death sentence
As the Legislature begins to seriously consider the budget for the upcoming biennium, legislators will be faced with some hard decisions. Revenue is down, and there aren’t many more ways to cut the fat.But there is one way: end the death penalty in Wyoming.The death penalty is an intolerable
Pope Francis has invited an 83-year-old Japanese man whose death sentence has been suspended to a large-scale mass to be held Nov. 25 in Tokyo during the pope's visit to Japan, the Vatican said Friday.The Vatican said, however, that the pope has no plan to hold a meeting with Iwao Hakamada who
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A 16-year-old student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire on classmates at a high school north of Los Angeles on Thursday morning, fatally wounding two teens and striking three others before turning the gun on himself, police said.The shooter, whose attack
Everett Glenn Miller should be executed for killing two Kissimmee, Florida police officers, a jury unanimously recommended Wednesday.The 12-member jury deliberated for five-and-a-half hours at the Osceola County Courthouse before deciding the Marine Corps veteran should be sentenced to death for
A co-defendant of Georgia death row inmate Ray "Jeff" Cromartie, sentenced to be executed for murder, said recently he had no idea who pulled the trigger.With the planned execution just one day away, co-defendant Thad Lucas says he's been keeping a secret the past 25 years that makes him believe
NATCHITOCHES — A decision hasn't been made yet on whether to seek the death penalty for a woman accused in the burning death of a 6-month-old baby, said prosecutors Tuesday during a hearing on multiple motions.Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 27, sat between her two attorneys from the New
A man who allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old son for being gay appeared in court in Nevada on Wednesday, November 6.53-year-old father Wendell Melton was arrested and accused of the murder of his son Giovanni on November 2 2017, but is yet to go to trial and is currently under house
Rahmael Holt joins list of Southwestern Pa. men on death rowConvicted cop killer Rahmael Holt’s appeal of his death sentence to the state Supreme Court could take a year to 18 months to resolve, says a Westmoreland County attorney representing another convicted killer on Pennsylvania’s death
SINGAPORE – A 22-year-old man, who was arrested after two women were found dead in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Commonwealth on Oct 27, faces a fresh charge for allegedly murdering his 90-year-old grandmother.The State Court handed down the new charge to Gabriel Lien Goh, a
Two persons convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Ayodhya were awarded capital punishment by a special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court on Saturday. The incident happened in a village under Ayodhya’s Bikapur police station limits on November 11
When William Barr announced in July that the Trump administration would resume executing federal death-row prisoners by the end of the year, a practice that has been under unofficial moratorium since 2003, he framed it as a debt being settled with the families of the prisoners’ victims. “The
Attorneys for Lee Hall are requesting that he be granted a new trial due to bias by one of the jurors at his initial trial. A female juror has recently come forward and acknowledged that she saw herself in the shoes of the victim, because she was a domestic abuse survivor. The juror further
Fled Pattaya court to avoid trial on drug chargeAn American facing drug charges who shot himself and his Thai wife to avoid arrest after fleeing from Pattaya court last week was pronounced dead on Thursday.Dr Puwadol Kittiwattanasarn, the Sakaeo Crown Prince Hospital director, said Bart Allen
Convicted killer seen laughing during prosecutor’s closing argumentsCLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man convicted of killing his then-girlfriend’s children was sentenced to death on Wednesday afternoon.Judge Timothy McCormick followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Matthew Nicholson to the
A man convicted of killing a Georgia convenience store clerk 25 years ago was put to death late Wednesday night, authorities said. Inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson, authorities said
Azlin Arujunah and Ridzuan Mega Rahman, both 27, allegedly subjected their five-year-old boy to a waking nightmare of repeated torture and abuse A couple who allegedly killed their five-year-old boy by pouring boiling water over him three years ago began their trial on Tuesday at Singapore's High
Three teachers were also injured in the attack, in which a man entered a kindergarten in Yunnan Province and sprayed a caustic chemical, the official state news agency said.A man sprayed a corrosive chemical inside a kindergarten in southwest China, injuring 51 students and three teachers
After more than three decades on death row, Utah inmate Ron Lafferty died in prison Monday of natural causes.Lafferty was convicted in the 1984 killings of his sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter Erica.The religious-motivated murders were featured in the Jon Krakauer book