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Cedar City man charged with capitol murder

3 hours 46 min ago

Angelo Seth Carrasco, 34, was charged Thursday in 5th District Court with aggravated murder, a capital offense for which he could face the death penalty if convicted. He was also charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, punishable by up to life in prison, and aggravated assault, which carries a five-year maximum prison sentence.

Robert Kelvin Ellis' wife Noor faces death penalty after paying to have him murdered

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:41am

Wife who 'paid $14,000 to have her businessman husband murdered' in Bali faces the death penalty after he was found with his throat slashed in a rice field Body of Ellis, 60, was discovered in a Bali rice field, with his throat cut and his hands tied on Tuesday Police allege the wife paid Arli, the boyfriend of her maid known as 'F', $14,000 to kill her husband A woman accused of arranging the murder of her Australian businessman husband in Bali could face charges carrying the death penalty. The development in the case comes as the couple's Perth-based sons arrive in Bali to mourn their father, Robert Kelvin Ellis.

Police killer Harry Roberts gunned down three unarmed officers in Braybrook Street, west London

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:45am

Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison within days - despite being warned by a judge that he faced dying in jail. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in an act which shocked the country and was condemned by the judge as "the most heinous crime for a generation or more".

Ohio man convicted in sledgehammer slayings

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:54am

A jury has convicted a 20-year-old northeast Ohio man of killing his girlfriend's parents with a sledgehammer and will consider whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison. Shawn Ford Jr. was convicted Wednesday in Akron of aggravated murder and other charges in the April 2013 deaths of Margaret and Jeffrey Schobert of New Franklin.

Spell pleads guilty to crack-induced murder

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:41pm

A mentally-disabled man pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder of a Montana teacher after a crack-induced frenzy that residents said ultimately changed their small town forever. Michael Keith Spell, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a count of deliberate homicide in a deal with prosecutors, who dropped an attempted kidnapping charge but are calling for a 100-year prison sentence.

Asia Bibi: Church to appeal Death penalty

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:24pm

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to their country's Supreme Court after a lower court upheld the death penalty for a blasphemy ruling against a Christian mother A lower court upheld the death penalty for a blasphemy ruling against Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five children and the Catholic leaders in Pakistan have decided to appeal to their country's Supreme Court . Father Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace has told the Catholic News Service, "Like it or not, we have to accept the court order."

Accused murderer one step closer to Delaware trial

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:21pm

Matthew Burton is one step closer to being extradited to Delaware to face trial for the 2012 death of Nicole Bennett. Burton has been fighting extradition in order to have his trial in Maryland, where he would not face the death penalty.

Florida candidates bicker over who had the more comfortable upbringing

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:31am

Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate in Davie, FL, October 15, 2014. Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor.

Pakistani court upholds death sentence for Christian woman accused of insulting Islam

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:51am

Asia Bibi was harvesting berries in Pakistan five years ago when she took the drink of water that could cost her her life. A Christian in the Muslim-dominated and increasingly intolerant nation, the mother of five was quickly assailed by the other women working the field in a tiny village in the Punjab province.

Final Florida debate for gov. heated and personal

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:07am

Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott spent their final debate of the campaign sharply criticizing each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty. The debate Tuesday night was the last of three held in the past few weeks.

'Mercy' of victims' families allows Pelham man convicted in 3 murders to avoid death penalty

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:25pm

A Pelham man convicted of capital murder will serve life in prison without parole and will not appeal his case, after reaching an agreement with the victims' families and attorneys. Jon Ingram Staggs Jr., 22, was convicted Monday on five counts of capital murder in the 2012 deaths of Casey Lee Cumberland, 22, Joshua Adam Smith, 22, and Simeon Gilmore, 19. The trial, which lasted more than two weeks, began Oct. 6 with jury selection.

Political ad critical of governor's stance on death penalty

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:29pm

The father of a victim in the 1993 murders of four people at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Aurora criticizes Gov. John Hickenlooper for sparing the killer from execution. Dennis O'Connor speaks in a 13-minute, emotionally intense political video posted Sunday on YouTube by the Denver-based "A Better Colorado Future" and supervised by Republicans Andy George and Kelly Maher.

Mother Of Armenian Teen Murdered By Azeri Saboteurs Demand Death Penalty

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:37pm

MOTHER OF ARMENIAN TEEN MURDERED BY AZERI SABOTEURS DEMAND DEATH PENALTY 01:05, 21.10.2014 STEPANAKERT. - The Azeri saboteurs do not deserve to live after they murdered my son, told Karine Tsakalyan, the mother of a teenage boy Smbat Tsakalyan, who was killed by Azerbaijani saboteurs on th territory of Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Armenia News reports.

Jury retrial to begin on whether Jodi Arias should get life or death sentence

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:45am

Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death sentence for her murder 's been a long legal journey for Arias, 34, whom a jury found guilty last year of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, 30. This week's court proceeding in Arizona is a retrial of the penalty phase. In 2013, the same jury that convicted her became deadlocked later on whether she should be executed for the 2008 murder of Alexander, who was stabbed 29 times, shot in the face and had his neck slit from ear to ear.

China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:01am

Figure from a knowledgeable source marks a fall of 20 per cent in executions, but China retains world lead in using death penalty The world's top executioner, China, put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said on Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret. The figure was a fall of 20 per cent from 2012, the Dui Hua Foundation said, and a fraction of the 12,000 in 2002.

Alleged Kansas JCC shooter could face death penalty

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:21am

Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. appears at his arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges on April 15, 2014 in New Century, Kansas. A court in Kansas amended charges against the alleged gunman in a shooting spree at two Jewish agencies in Kansas City.

Trial could start soon for man accused of stabbing wife to death

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:43pm

A 44-year-old Central Florida man faces the death penalty if he is convicted of killing his wife outside of a local sub shop. STORY AND UPDATE YOU AS THE SHOW CONTINUES TO PROGRESS.

5 things to know about the sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias, a year after murder verdict

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:40pm

Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday at the sentencing retrial, more than a year after a jury found her guilty of killing Travis Alexander in June 2008.

CrimeAdam Matos pleads not guilty; prosecutors to seek death penalty

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:38pm

Adam Matos, charged with murdering four people in Hudson last month, entered a not guilty plea in court Monday morning, while prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty. Standing in a red prison jumpsuit before Circuit Court Judge William Webb, Matos confirmed he will waive his right to a speedy trial.

High court to review California death penalty case

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:43am

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego. The justices said Monday they will hear California's appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that overturned the conviction and sentence for Hector Ayala.