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3 hrs ago | Harry's Place

ISIS's Banker, Al Muntada Trust, and senior Labour MPs

One of the Islamic State terror group's key financier was director of a Muslim faith school in Birmingham, it emerged today.

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Related Topix: Antichrist, Terrorism, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Prison

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Investigator to revisit home of Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias faces sanctions

Jodi Arias trial update, Arias investigator granted access to crime scene, and inside the home where Travis Alexander died.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ

10 hrs ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Juror in Nathan Dunlap trial speaks out, disagrees with Hickenlooper's handling of case

Steve Cohen was one of 12 individuals who recommended the death penalty for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap 18 years ago in a Colorado Springs courtroom.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Newms360.com

Analysis: Mississippi may be on execution hiatus

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, US Supreme Court, Prison

Alabama Live

Alabama death row inmate Jason Sharp seeks new trial in 1999 rape-murder

Jason Sharp is led from Judge Laura Hamilton's courtroom by Madison County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced to the death penalty on Sept.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Alabama, Prison, Madison County, AL

The Times of India

Undertrials who have served half of their maximum terms to be freed

The release of undertrials on personal bond is seen as an important move towards judicial reforms, which would also help in decongesting prisons.

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Related Topix: India, World News

Weird Asia News

Execution by Elephant: Ancient Capital Punishment in India

The death penalty is one of the oldest methods of criminal sentencing. Although different countries have had equally gruesome methods of inflicting the highest form of punishment, India had one of the most brutal methods of criminal torture: execution by elephant.

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Related Topix: Weird

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Concord Monitor

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

People who vote in the Democratic primary in Senate District 15, which comprises Concord, Hopkinton Henniker and Warner, can't make a bad choice.

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Related Topix: Henniker, NH, Warner, NH, Opinion

Times of Oman

Jailed former Bangladesh minister dies

Dhaka: An elderly former Bangladesh minister who was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle died on Saturday after a prolonged illness, an official said.

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Related Topix: Bangladesh, Asia, World News,

Daily Camera

Colorado's pro-death penalty voters could make Hickenlooper pay

Nathan DunlapC was granted a reprieve on his death sentence for the 1993 Chuck E. Cheese murders by D Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2013, a move that is playing out in the 2014 elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Colorado Government, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Denver, CO

Times of Oman

Court commutes Badie's death sentence to life term

Mohamed Badie, right, the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, stands behind bars as he is tried at a court in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Callaway County boy died from 2 gunshot wounds

A 3-hour autopsy was performed Friday morning on Hathman. Scottie Willet, 27, faces a first degree murder charge for the Thursday morning shooting death.

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Related Topix: Callaway County, MO, Violent Crime

The Miami Herald

Talks underway to resolve 10-year-old California prison death

As federal prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for the long-awaited trial of a former U.S. Penitentiary Atwater inmate, they're disputing over whether it should be held in Fresno or Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Prison, California

WSOCTV

3 more warrants unsealed in Maggie Daniels' homicide case

We will have the latest on what is in the warrants released Friday on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 p.m. Early Thursday, Eyewitness News obtained search warrants in the Maggie Daniels murder case that were unsealed by a judge and shed light on how she was killed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Journal

Hearing will determine if man competent for death penalty

The man sentenced to death for murdering a Franklin College student 17 years ago understands why he's on death row, but his attorneys say he doesn't comprehend that his execution will mean the end of his life.

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Related Topix: Franklin College

KTAR

Inmate accused of killing brother heard voices before allegedly killing cellmate

An inmate accused of fatally beating and stabbing his cellmate in a Phoenix-area jail told investigators that he heard voices just before the attack telling him "it's either him or me," according to police reports.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ

WALB-TV Albany

Warren Hill poses new challenge for Ga. death penalty

South Georgia Medical Center has been using the robot for about four years now, but wants the public to be more aware of it so that more people may consult their doctor about using it.

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Related Topix: HealthSouth Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine, South Georgia Medical Center, Healthcare Industry, Robots

Alabama Live

Alabama Supreme Court rules OK to deny bond in Limestone County capital murder case, though no death penalty sought

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Alabama Supreme Court reversed a state appeals court today and ruled that bond can be denied for a Limestone County man charged with capital murder even if he is not facing the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Limestone County, AL, Huntsville, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Off the Kuff

The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas

Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state's swagger over being tough on crime like "Old Sparky," an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison

Suria

Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Japan

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