Tangaraju Suppiah is expected to be hanged on Wednesday for a conviction of ‘abetting by engaging in a conspiracy to traffic’ 1,017.9 grams of cannabisBritish tycoon Richard Branson on Monday urged Singapore to halt the imminent execution of a man sentenced to death over 1kg (2.2 pounds) of cannabis, saying it “may be about to kill an innocent man”.Singaporean Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, Leggi Tutto
Johnny Johnson, a man who sexually assaulted and killed Cassandra 'Casey' Williamson, 6, in St. Louis in 2002, has been given an execution date of August 1The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man who sexually assaulted and killed a six-year-old St. Louis County girl in
The Republican Party has certainly changed in the age of Donald Trump. But one grim constant in GOP presidential politics is the primacy of the death penalty.In the 2000 Republican presidential primary, and probably in the general election, Texas Gov. George W. Bush was aided by the steady tempo
Rights activists and family members say there were loopholes in the case and that Tangaraju never handled the drugs.The family of a Singaporean man due to be hanged next week over a kilogram of cannabis pleaded for clemency from the authorities Sunday and urged a retrial.Tangaraju Suppiah, 46
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has officially abolished the death penalty.Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5087 on Friday, which removes state laws that Washington’s Supreme Court determined are invalid or unconstitutional. The state’s high court struck down the death
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a bill that will allow juries to impose the death sentence even if all 12 jurors do not agree.He is also likely to approve a second bill passed by the lawmakers on Tuesday that would make sexual battery of a child under age 12 a death penalty
Miami (AFP) – Un tribunal de apelaciones del estado de Florida rechazó la celebración de un nuevo juicio para Pablo Ibar, un ciudadano hispano-estadounidense condenado a cadena perpetua en 2019 por un triple asesinato que niega haber cometido, informó este jueves una organización que lucha por su
A week before he was scheduled to be put to death, a court has put Cantu’s execution on hold while new developments are considered, including recanted testimony and questions about evidence at his 2001 trial.The execution next week of Texas inmate Ivan Cantu has been halted pending review of new
SINGAPORE - A former business owner, who was wanted for drug trafficking and subsequently arrested in Malaysia in March, was charged with the offence in a Singapore district court on Monday.Appearing in court via video link, Singaporean Lian Hoe Heng, 56, will face the death sentence if convicted
The Bar Council has called on the government and Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail to immediately take steps to abolish solitary confinement of prisoners, and for prison authorities to implement appropriate reforms to improve the living conditions of inmates, especially those on
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed the executions of three death row inmates amid continued struggles to find pharmaceutical suppliers for the state’s lethal injection method.DeWine’s office said in a statement he was “issuing the reprieves due to ongoing problems involving the willingness
Nearly 5 years after Washington's death penalty law was ruled unconstitutional, the Legislature has voted to permanently repeal capital punishment in the state.The state House voted 58-39 on Friday to remove remaining references to the death penalty from Washington law.The measure, which was
Johnny Johnson, a man who sexually assaulted and killed Cassandra 'Casey' Williamson, 6, in St. Louis in 2002, has been given an execution date of August 1The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man who sexually assaulted and killed a six-year-old St. Louis County girl in
The law lowers the threshold for the death penalty decisions from all 12 jurors to 8 jurorsOne day after Governor DeSantis signed new legislation which lowers the threshold for a jury vote on death penalty cases, there’s one very important unanswered question--in which cases will this law
Trump and DeSantis want to make it easier to execute people, and Biden could face a rush of clemency requests from federal death row.A few months ago, unnamed sources told Rolling Stone that former President Donald Trump was musing about ordering group executions, firing squads — and even
OKLAHOMA CITY — A state appeals court on Thursday rejected a request to overturn the conviction of a high-profile death row inmate.The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals punted on Attorney General Gentner Drummond’s request to vacate Richard Glossip’s conviction, which, if approved, could have
The only French citizen currently on death row in the United States had his punishment changed to a life sentence after a Texas appeals court ruled in his favor Wednesday.Joseph Jean was sentenced to death in January 2011 after killing 2 teenagers with a baseball bat in April 2010 in Baytown
The man who drove a car into a crowd, killing 5 and injuring 13 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, in January, was sentenced to death on Monday.The Intermediate People's Court of Guangzhou handed down the verdict to 22-year-old Wen Qingyun for endangering public security by dangerous means.The
On 19 April, Tangaraju s/o Suppiah and his family were informed that his hanging had been scheduled for 26 April.Rocky called in the afternoon. "I have some bad news," he said.I immediately knew what he was going to say. I just didn't know whose name I would hear on the line next."Tangaraju got
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow the death penalty for people who commit sexual batteries on children under age 12, sending the issue to Gov. Ron DeSantis.Lawmakers hope the bill (HB 1297) will ultimately lead to the U.S. Supreme Court reversing a 2008
Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Texas. Forty-nine-year-old Ivan is convicted of murdering 27-year-old James Mosqueda and 21-year-old Amy Kitchens on November 4
The 15th Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, by Iran Human Rights and ECPM reveals the highest annual number of executions since 2015.At least 582 people were executed, an increase of 75% compared to 2021. In 2022, Iran’s authorities demonstrated how crucial the death penalty is to instil
New measure comes after Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz sentenced to life in prisonFlorida will soon no longer require unanimous jury recommendations for judges to impose death penalty sentences under a bill the Legislature approved Thursday, a reaction to the life sentence handed to the man who
According to newly obtained information, an unidentified woman was executed for murder charges along with protesters Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini in Karaj Penitentiary on January 7.According to new information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a woman was executed in Karaj
Catholic organizations have called a new Florida law that ends the unanimous jury requirement in death penalty sentencing “stunning” and a “thinly veiled attack on human life,” while the state’s governor and potential 2024 presidential contender argues the law allows proper justice to be
BROOMFIELD, Colorado, April 21 (Reuters) - Colorado-based Biofire Tech is taking orders for a smart gun enabled by facial-recognition technology, the latest development in personalized weapons that can only be fired by verified users.But in a sign of the long, challenging road that smart guns
La defensa del hispano-estadounidense estudia interponer recurso ante el Tribunal Supremo del EstadoNuevo varapalo judicial contra Pablo Ibar, ciudadano hispano-estadounidense de origen vasco, declarado culpable en 2000 y condenado a muerte por un triple asesinato ocurrido en 1994. El tribunal de
“The devil is in details:” This is an apt description of the mandatory hijab laws of the Islamic Republic, laws that are so remote from modern life, so contrary to human rights and to Islamic Republic’s own constitution that it is difficult to believe that they truly exist. And these laws are
The Sindh High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence handed down to a man into life imprisonment in a triple murder case.An additional district and sessions court (West) had sentenced Mohammad Shadeed to death in April 2022 for killing his wife Aneela and two minor children in their home in
WASHINGTON (CBSNewsTexas.com/AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that longtime Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed should have a chance to argue for testing of crime-scene evidence that he says will help clear him.  The justices, in a 6-3 decision, sent Reed's case back to a lower court for
The city-state has traditionally executed people for drug offenses, but cracks in the national consensus are appearing.Word of death sometimes comes by the most bureaucratic means. Notice that Pannir Selvam Pranthaman would be killed by the Singaporean government arrived at his sister’s home via
Islamabad, Apr 17 (EFE).- A Chinese man who works at a hydropower project was arrested over blasphemy allegations from the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday, police said.Police have filed a case against the suspect identified as Tian under a law that carries death penalty or life
Florida taxpayers paying costs for a host of legal fights during Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tenure look certain to face more with a Senate panel defying a U.S. Supreme Court ruling by approving a measure making child rape subject to the death penalty.The Republican governor, poised soon to announce his
In the request, death row inmate Randy W. Tundidor cited Judge Elizabeth Scherer’s actions after the Parkland school shooter was sentenced.The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday granted a death row inmate’s request to disqualify a Broward County circuit judge from his case because of actions after