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Convictions upheld in Ohio death penalty case

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.


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

3 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Death penalty upheld for Cleveland man in Cuyahoga/Lorain/Sanduskya

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 The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the convictions and death sentence imposed on Jeremiah Jackson, the Cleveland ... (more)


Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Ohio

7 hrs ago | The Times of India

SC frames new rules for hearing review petitions of death row convicts

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.


10 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

S. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death

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.


10 hrs ago | ABC News

S. Korea Soldiers Charged With Homicide Over Death

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.


Mon Sep 01, 2014

Ekklesia Daily News

Hangings in Japan 'dismal news', says Amnesty International

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.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Christian, Religion

O-R Online

Elderly imates cared for at SCI-Laurel Highlands

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, State Prisons

Hindustan Times

Rights watchdog slams large number of death sentences says they have failed to curb crime

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Pratibha Patil


Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing cellmate

Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in prison.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Central Utah Correctional Facility, Utah

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ

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.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi