The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the fourth death sentence of Randy Lee Guzek for the 1987 killing of a couple near Bend. The court had overturned Guzek's death sentence on procedural grounds three times, in each instance requiring a new sentencing trial.
The man accused of shooting a Waffle House server over a no smoking ban had only one question when standing before a judge for his initial appearance on Monday. "Is the death penalty going to be involved in this charge?" suspect Johnny Max Mount asked Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.
The resumption of a dialogue between the EU and Belarus will become a platform for further discussion of the issue of the death penalty. David Spiers , Deputy Chief of the UK Mission to Belarus, said it in an interview to the Human Rights Center "Viasna" .
Law enforcement agencies from the Colorado Springs region, as well as from Denver, Colorado, secure the perimeter during the shooting at a Planned Parenthood on Centennial Blvd., in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 27, 2015. Photo by Daniel Owen.
A group of activists protested outside the Indonesian Consulate and Beijing's Liaison Office in Hong Kong to call for the abolition of the death penalty. An alleged drug dealer from Hong Kong, Wong Chi-ping, was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court earlier this month for possessing hundreds of kilograms of methamphetamine, while a Beijing court in October handed down a death sentence to a Hong Kong businessman who was caught with a large quantity of cocaine.
In an effort to call attention for the abolition of the death penalty, the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine will be taking part in an international prayer service tonight. The prayer service, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, is part of an international project that began in Italy, according to a release from the Diocese of St. Augustine.
An outspoken government backbencher wants Australian citizenship stripped from terror suspects who are able to become nationals of another country. Days after calling for the death penalty for terrorists, George Christensen says legislation revoking passports from dual nationals should go further for those who can become citizens of another nation.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam prays to the High Court to uphold the lower court verdict that sentenced 152 convicts for killing 74 people including 57 army officials in the 2009 Pilkhana mutiny. File photo Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today prayed to the High Court to uphold the lower court verdict that sentenced 152 convicts for killing 74 people including 57 army officials in the 2009 Pilkhana mutiny.
KUCHING: The case of Jabing Kho, the Sarawakian on death row in Singapore, is having an impact on Malaysia's capital punishment. Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Nancy Shukri said on Sunday abolishing the mandatory death sentence is a 'priority' for her.
Pope Francis travelled to Uganda's holiest shrine today to pay tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith. The Pope, on the second leg of his first African tour, said mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern.
Hanoi, Nov 27 : Vietnamese lawmakers on Friday passed an amended Penal Code which removes death penalty for seven crimes including robbery, production and trade of adulterated food and drug possession. At the 10th session of the 13th National Assembly in capital Hanoi, the lawmakers approved the revision, which takes effect from July 1, 2016.
Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made. The online newspaper VnExpress said the new regulation was part of the revised Penal Code unanimously passed by the National Assembly today.
A member of Uganda's LGBTI community says he hopes the pontiff spreads a message of love and tolerance during his visit. It is a weekend of anticipation for Uganda's LGBTI community.
Nearly 30 years after the brutal 1987 slaying of a Terrebonne couple - and after court costs topping $3 million - the Oregon Supreme Court on Friday rejected convicted killer Randy Lee Guzek's appeal of his fourth death sentence, affirming that penalty for the first time and refusing to remand the case for a fifth sentencing trial in Bend. Guzek was 18 at the time of the brutal slayings of Rod and Lois Houser and was convicted of two counts of aggravated murder in 1988.
Defense Attorney Gary Pendleton, murder suspect Brandon Smith and Private Investigator Todd Gubler during a hearing in Smith's aggravated murder case in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Defense Attorney Gary Pendleton, murder suspect Brandon Smith and Private Investigator Todd Gubler during a hearing in Smith's aggravated murder case in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
Duong Chi Dung , former chairman of state shipping giant Vinalines, stood an appeal trial in Hanoi last April. He and one of his subordinates were sentenced to death for embezzling VND10 billion each in a dock scam busted in May 2012.
More than 50 people are at increased risk of imminent execution following reports in national media outlets close to the Saudi Arabian authorities that they will soon be put to death in a single day, warns Amnesty International. The mothers of five Shi'a Muslim activists who are among the prisoners have implored King Salman for clemency, after learning that preparations potentially associated with impending executions have taken place.
Sri Lanka said on Friday it was calling on Saudi Arabia to pardon a domestic worker sentenced to death by stoning after she admitted committing adultery while working in the Arab nation. An official from Sri Lanka's Foreign Employment Bureau said the married 45-year-old woman who was working as a maid in Riyadh since 2013 was convicted of adultery by a Saudi court in August.
Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 per cent of the illegal money they made. Under the revision, which takes effect from July 1 2016, the country also will abolish the death penalty for seven crimes: surrendering to the enemy, opposing order, destruction of projects of national security importance, robbery, drug possession, drug appropriation, and the production and trade of fake food.
Seven people, including a village head and a former acting abbot arrested falsifying a death certificate for murderous mother-in-law Juree Jan-ngam appear at a police media briefing at the Crime Suppression Division on Friday. Seven people have been arrested, including a village head and a senior monk, for allegedly abetting and issuing a fake death certificate to enable a wealthy, convicted murderess evade the death penalty.