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2 hrs ago | The Advocate
A Lafayette teen was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of a Pineville woman.
3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
In a 1987 photo, District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt sits in his office during an interview in Lumberton, N.C. Fifty-year-old Henry McCollum and 46-year-old Leon Brown have spent 30 years in prison for the killing and rape of an 11-year-old North Carolina girl.
3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service
In an Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Leon Brown speaks with a reporter at the Maury Correctional Institution in Maury, N.C., about his incarceration.
6 hrs ago | Austrian Times
Chinese police are hunting a martial arts and two fellow cons after they killed a prison guard and escaped by dressing up in the officer's uniform during a dramatic escape from a prison in Yanshou county, in the city of Harbin, in north-eastern China's Heilongjiang province.
7 hrs ago | TheCourier.com
A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a man found guilty of killing four members of his girlfriend's family and sentenced to death in three of the southwestern Ohio slayings.
9 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland
Death penalty upheld for Cleveland man in Cuyahoga/Lorain/Sandusky spree The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the convictions and death sentence imposed on Jeremiah Jackson Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1ufyk8F The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the convictions and death sentence imposed on Jeremiah Jackson, the Cleveland ... (more)
13 hrs ago | The Times of India
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that review plea of a death convict against the sentence will be heard in open court with lawyers allowed to advance arguments.
17 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Military prosecutors have charged four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
The execution of two men in Japan on 28 August is "dismal news" and part of a grim pattern of a return to the death penalty in Japan under Prime Minister Abe, says Amnesty International.
One of the several wings in SCI-Laurel Highlands that houses sick inmates. Currently the prison houses only male inmates in the medical units, but Annette Kowalewski, the health care administrator at the prison, said plans are in place to create a medical facility for women.
President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected 97% of the mercy petitions since assuming the top office in 2012, a human rights watch group has said, stressing that death penalty has failed to act as a deterrent in the country.
Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in prison.
One of the Islamic State terror group's key financier was director of a Muslim faith school in Birmingham, it emerged today.
Jodi Arias trial update, Arias investigator granted access to crime scene, and inside the home where Travis Alexander died.
Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.
Jason Sharp is led from Judge Laura Hamilton's courtroom by Madison County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced to the death penalty on Sept.
The release of undertrials on personal bond is seen as an important move towards judicial reforms, which would also help in decongesting prisons.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 05:38 pm
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