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8 min ago | Amnesty International USA

Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities' callous disregard to human rights

The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, World News, Yemen,

4 hrs ago | Dissident Voice

Three Women Working Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment

As the nation was horrified by another botched execution this summer, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, legal scholar in New York and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, San Quentin, CA, US News, US Supreme Court, Liberal Political News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

A look inside Nevada's death row with a federal defense attorney

For decades, Michael Pescetta has sought to help dozens of defendants facing Nevada's often imposed yet seldom used death penalty.


Related Topix: Nevada, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Las Vegas, NV

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Death penalty upheld in throat-slashing serial murders

Lucas, a carpet cleaner from Spring Valley, originally was charged with the murders of two other women and another child between 1979 and 1984.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spring Valley, CA, San Diego, CA

CBS Local

CA Attorney General Kamala Harris To Appeal Ruling That Declared Death Penalty Unconstitutional

State Attorney General Kamala Harris is appealing a ruling last month that declared California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Amnesty International USA

China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals

The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years' of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Prison, Amnesty International, Activism, Charitable Organizations


After 25 years of appeals, death penalty stands

He was a serial killer that sent shock waves throughout San Diego County back in the late 70s and early 80s.


Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, Violent Crime, Prison

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.


Related Topix: Ogden, UT, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

California To Appeal Ruling Tossing Death Penalty

California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty.


Related Topix: California Government, California


Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Life, Self Defense

Cybercast News Service

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.


Related Topix: California Government, California

The Family Badge

Lawyers: Dying death row inmate deserves clemency [PHOTOS]

Max Soffar , 58, has been on death row more than 33 years for a 1980 robbery at a Houston bowling alley where three people were shot and killed and a fourth was maimed.


Related Topix: Harris County, TX

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Grand jury indicts 13 year old Yoel Munoz on murder charges

FT. MYERS, Fla.-The State Attorney's Office says because of his age, Yoel Munoz is not eligible for the death penalty.


Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Cape Coral, FL

Chambersburg Public Opinion

German sentenced to death in China over killings

Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Sex offender charged with aggravated murder in double slaying

A sex offender has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder for the alleged killing of his two roommates in Spanaway Sunday morning, prosecutors announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Pierce County, WA

Daily Kos

CO-Gov: GOP Renews Death Penalty Attacks On Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper said Sunday he has changed his mind since his first run for governor and now opposes the death penalty, but the immediate fate of convicted killer-turned-campaign-issue Nathan Dunlap is still unclear.


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

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Victims' families on the death penalty

The Marion County Prosecutor was emotional as he announced the man accused of killing Ofc.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Indiana

Washington Times

UAE ruler approves sweeping counter-terrorism law

The ruler of the United Arab Emirates has approved a sweeping new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and fines of up to $27 million.


Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News

KCDZ 107.7 FM

Suspect in Corwin Murder Could Face Death Penalty, Evidence Revealed

The man accused of killing Erin Corwin, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, made his first appearance in court yesterday in Anchorage, Alaska, his home state.


Related Topix: Twentynine Palms, CA, San Bernardino County, CA


15 years without an execution: the death penalty in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Monroe County, PA, Northampton County, PA