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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

Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, Prison

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Supreme Court upholds death penalty in Lemoore girl's murder

The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty verdict against Gene Estel McCurdy, 54, who was found guilty 17 years ago of murdering 8-year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore.


Related Topix: Lemoore, CA, Kern County, CA, Wasco, CA

WFAA-TV Dallas

Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer during a shootout in an alley.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Bennington Banner

Grand jury to decide on Ferguson officer charges

A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Missouri, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Saint Louis University

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Court upholds death penalty for child rapist, murderer

The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a southwest Missouri man who admitted raping and killing a 9-year-old girl.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, McDonald County, MO

The Capital-Journal

Death penalty opponents glad to see GOP support eroding

Opponents of capital punishment say unease with allowing government the power to kill is growing within the libertarian wing of the Kansas Republican Party, and predict it will help with their repeal efforts.


Related Topix: Kansas, Buhler, KS

New York Daily News

Advocates want city jails to end solitary confinement

New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman and other advocates on Monday rallied outside of City Hall demanding an end to the punishment.


Related Topix: Prison

The Straits Times

Malaysian fishmonger charged with murder over fatal stabbing of 2 British students

A Malaysian fishmonger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said.


Related Topix: Malaysia,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Caller

Hickenlooper: 'Being The Alpha Dog a Just Doesn't Fit Me'

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper admitted what many people suspected when he told a Denver Fox 31 reporter that he no longer supports the death penalty, a reversal of his position during the 2010 campaign.


Related Topix: US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Conservative Political News

The New Zealand Herald

Sisters sentenced to death by hanging first women to be executed in India

India is confronting the prospect of hanging two sisters convicted of abducting and murdering young children - the first time it would have used the death sentence against women.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia,


Wineke: Death penalty seems excessive for stealing box of cigars

That's really all we know for sure. Well, we also know that Brown didn't have a gun and the police officer, obviously, had one.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Life, Self Defense, Opinion

CBS Local

Suspect Charged In Cab Driver's Death Given Death Penalty Expert As Lawyer

One of the defendants suspected in the shooting deaths of two livery cab drivers in the Bronx has been assigned a defense lawyer that is experienced in death penalty cases.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

ABC News

Saudi Arabia Executes 4 for Hashish Smuggling

Saudi Arabia executed four people from the same family Monday for attempting to smuggle "large quantities" of hashish into the kingdom, officials and a rights group said.


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