A former executive at Yoozoo Games was sentenced to death on Friday in the 2020 poisoning of the founder of the high-profile Chinese gaming company, which has links to Game of Thrones and the new Netflix series, "The Three-Body Problem."Xu Yao poisoned the food of company founder Lin Qi in December 2020 because of a dispute over the running of the business, Leggi Tutto
The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to halt the execution of Brian Dorsey, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection next month for killing his cousin and her husband 18 years ago.Judge W. Brent Powell wrote in the unanimous decision that Dorsey "has not demonstrated he is actually
Japan on Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of a fatal nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway system by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult.About 20 Tokyo Metro staff and relatives of victims held a moment of silence at 8 a.m. at Kasumigaseki subway station on the Hibiya line to remember two former
RIYADH (Reuters) – Amnesty International criticised a leaked draft of Saudi Arabia’s first penal code on Tuesday, saying it would codify practices ranging from flogging to gender discrimination and urging changes to align it with international standards.In a report, Amnesty said the draft penal
A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature this session proposed adding death penalty eligibility for defendants suspected of lewd and lascivious conduct with children under 12 years old. It was held in a Senate committee Friday.An effort to expand capital punishment in Idaho died when a bill
More than 25,000 people have endorsed a proposal calling for a blanket death penalty for child abusers, after a one-year-old boy died allegedly from abuse while in foster care.The proposal, posted by a person called Lu I-shan (呂易珊) on the government-administered Public Policy Online Participation
California is transferring everyone on death row at San Quentin prison to other places, as it tries to reinvent the state's most notorious facility as a rehabilitation centre.Many in this group will now have new freedoms. But they are also asking why they've been excluded from the reform - and
Three years after four women of Asian descent were shot and killed at spas in Fulton County, it remains unclear when the suspect will face his death penalty trial.Robert Aaron Long pleaded guilty to killing four people at Young’s Asian Massage in Cherokee County on March 16, 2021 and was given a
Scott Peterson was convicted in 2004 in the deaths of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant, and the couple's unborn child.The two-decade-old murder conviction of Scott Peterson was the focus of a court hearing Tuesday when the Los Angeles Innocence Project revived the case in
An execution scheduled for next week would be the first in Georgia in more than four years. The state is trying to move past an agreement made amid the coronavirus pandemic that effectively halted lethal injections.Willie James Pye, 59, is set to be put to death March 20. He was convicted of
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 11, 2024: Moein Salahvarzi, a man who spent 32 years on death row for murder, was executed in Ilam Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ilam Central Prison on 11 March. His identity has been established as
In May 1990, Jonathan Eig, then a reporter for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, witnessed the electric-chair-execution of Dalton Prejean at Angola State Penitentiary for the 1977 murder of a Louisiana state trooper. Mr. Eig watched Mr. Prejean’s execution through an observation window, and
Amnesty International and the ACLU of Alabama held a rally at the Alabama statehouse on Thursday in support of HB27, later marching to Gov. Kay Ivey's office to submit petitions calling for clemency for an inmate currently on death row.Robin "Rocky" Meyers was sentenced to life without the
Georgia carries out first execution in more than 4 yearsA Georgia man convicted of killing his former girlfriend 3 decades ago has been put to death in the state's first execution in more than 4 years.Authorities say 59-year-old Willie James Pye was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m. Wednesday evening
Pye was convicted of murder and other crimes in the November 1993 killing of Alicia Lynn Yarbrough.ATLANTA — A Georgia man should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled and feels remorse for killing his former girlfriend three decades ago, his lawyers wrote in seeking clemency for
HANOI, March 19 (Reuters) - Vietnamese prosecutors called on Tuesday for the death penalty to be handed to Truong My Lan, the mastermind of the Southeast Asian nation's largest financial fraud on record, state media said.Lan, the chairwoman of real estate developer Van Thinh Phat Holdings Group
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Marco Antonio Perez on Monday formally became a condemned man for the murder of a police officer, although a jury already had determined his fate.Under state law, the jury’s sentencing decision in February in the capital murder case was binding. That made Monday’s hearing a
Lindsay Sandiford, 67, was imprisoned in Indonesia in 2013 for trying to smuggle £1.6 million worth of cocaine into the country in her suitcase.Now cellmates of Ms Sandiford have revealed she has fresh hope of escaping the death sentence.A new law being introduced in January means the
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo has lifted a more than two-decade-old moratorium on the death penalty as authorities struggle to curb violence and militant attacks in the country, according to a justice ministry statement released on Friday.The statement, dated earlier this week, said the ban from
Scott Peterson was convicted in 2004 in the deaths of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant, and the couple's unborn child.The two-decade-old murder conviction of Scott Peterson was the focus of a court hearing Tuesday when the Los Angeles Innocence Project revived the case in
Hengaw; Monday, March 11, 2024 - The death sentence of two Afghan inmates, identified as Noor Mohammad Tajik and Abdul Basit (surname undisclosed), previously convicted of "homicide" by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was carried out in Qazalhessar Prison, Karaj.According to
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling the practice unconstitutional, Sen. Mike Moon’s legislation would allow the death penalty in non-homicide casesA bill that would add child sex trafficking and statutory rape to the crimes eligible for the death penalty was debated Monday in a Missouri Senate
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 7, 2024: Milad Galavi, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Khash Prison.According to Haal Vsh, a man was executed in Khash Prison on 3 March. His identity has been reported as 29-year-old Milad Galavi from Zabol.Milad was
BOSTON, March 21 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday directed the judge who presided over Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 2015 trial to investigate whether two jurors were biased and should not have been seated, creating potential grounds to overturn his death sentence.The
Two Pakistani women sentenced to death for killing their madrassa teacher over blasphemy allegations, highlighting the sensitivity of blasphemy in PakistanTwo Pakistani women have been sentenced to death for murdering their madrassa teacher who they accused of committing blasphemy, police said
KOTA KINABALU: A 52-year-old paperless Filipino failed in his appeal against his death sentence for murdering his acquaintance in Lahad Datu six years ago.A three-member bench comprising Justices Datuk Supang Lian, Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah and Datuk Wong Kian Kheong, unanimously dismissed
Court says appeal not filed within time frame required by lawTAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s constitutional court has declined to review an additional appeal lodged by 37 death row inmates on the grounds that it was submitted too late.The 37 condemned inmates filed the appeal on Feb. 27, which
PUTRAJAYA: A former policeman, convicted for the murder of a two-year-old boy and his babysitter nearly 20 years ago, saw the Federal Court commute his death sentence to a 40-year jail term today.A three-member bench chaired by Justice Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal also ordered Nahar Abu Bakar, 48, to
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 14, 2024: Behzad Bidrang, a man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Qazvin Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Qazvin Central Prison on 14 March. His identity has been
Georgia plans to put Willie James Pye to death on March 20, in the state’s first execution since January 2020. The state wants to hide as much of that event as possible and, in so doing, to push the limits of execution secrecy in this country.Its plan is a bold departure from the history of
Mansour Mansouri, previously sentenced to death for murder, was executed in Ilam Central Prison on 11 March.The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) had reported the execution of another prisoner, Moein Salavarzizadeh, in Ilam Central Prison on the same day.A source who spoke to KHRN said
FRANKFORT — Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman is moving to restart executions in Kentucky.Coleman announced Friday that he has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to end what a news release from his office called a “nearly 15-year ruling that has blocked the imposition of the
When the district court handed down the death sentence in 2021, Nomura told the judge, “You’ll regret the decision for the rest of your life.”Fukuoka (Jiji Press)—A Japanese high court Tuesday overturned a lower court ruling sentencing the head of the Kudo-kai crime syndicate to death over four
Move follows Alabama’s recent killing of death row inmate Kenneth Smith using previously untested methodThree of the largest manufacturers of medical-grade nitrogen gas in the US have barred their products from being used in executions, following Alabama’s recent killing of the death row inmate