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UN rights chief urges Indonesia to halt looming executions

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:10pm

The U.N. human rights chief on Wednesday urged the Indonesian government to abandon plans to execute more than a dozen people for drug offenses. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the U.N. Human Rights Office is "deeply concerned" by death penalty cases that lack transparency and compliance with the right to receive a fair trial, including the right to an appeal.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty In Bartlesville Murder Case

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:36pm

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Dewey man charged with the murder of a Bartlesville man in April. Scott Offutt, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kyler Holeman.

Chinese corruption prosecutors seek death penalty for mother of...

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:51am

Qu Zhang Mingjie is accused of embezzling 350 million yuan in a real estate scam in Harbin, where she was a city official Titled Your Girl , the single is dedicated to her mother, Qu Zhang Mingjie. "Though I haven't been able to talk to her, feel her or reach her in any way in the last two years, I know deep down in my heart, there's a place that's warm like the sun and bright like the moon.

The Death Penalty and the Liberal Constitutional Agenda

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:22am

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The Latest: Shocked French town honors slain priest

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:08am

Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on ... . In this grab made from video, police officers close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Julie Bishop speaks out against death penalty as Indonesian executions loom

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:55pm

Cilacap : Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has stressed Australia's opposition to the death penalty to Indonesia as the nation counts down the hours until it executes about 14 convicted drug felons. Ms Bishop said that while there were no Australians in the current round of executions, she had reiterated Australia's stance to Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi at the ASEAN meeting in Laos on Monday.

Oklahoma court stays execution for man in woman's death

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:55pm

An Oklahoma appeals court has stayed the execution of a man convicted of killing a 24-year-old woman while a mandatory appeal of his conviction and sentence are pending.

The Latest: Prosecutor: No evidence of sex before slaying

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 7:41pm

The Latest on the grand jury meeting in the case of two former Virginia Tech students charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl : A prosecutor says a 19-year-old accused of killing a 13-year-old girl will not face the death penalty when he goes to trial because there's no physical evidence he had sexual contact with her the day she was killed. Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt said in an email Tuesday that prosecutors would have to show David Eisenhauer abducted Nicole Lovell last January with the intent to sexually defile her in order to seek a capital murder charge against him.

Indiana prosecutor to seek death penalty in 'Purge' killings

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:29pm

A prosecutor said Tuesday that he'll seek the death penalty against an Indianapolis man who he says killed three people in four days in attacks inspired by the horror movie "The Purge."

California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:29pm

A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control... . Framed by a burned-over hillside, rear, and an American flag in the foreground, a helicopter drops fire retardant ahead of advancing flames as a wildfire approaches Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday, July 25, 2016.

Jacksonville killer avoids death penalty, gets 35 years in 2009 killing

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:29pm

Kevin Marshun Rushing is approached by his attorney Richard Kuritz upon entering Judge Virginia Norton's courtroom in the Duval County Courthouse on Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Jacksonville, Florida. A Jacksonville man who faced a potential death sentence for a 2009 murder will avoid Death Row and go to prison for 35 years.

Condemned home invasion killer is resentenced to life term

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:59pm

A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of... A Connecticut man condemned to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion has been resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole because the state abolished the death penalty. Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles.

Georgie Bingham's stalker faked his own death in a bid to meet her

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 8:27am

'This country IS great': Michelle Obama jabs at Trump; heralds progress that means she can 'wake up in a White House built by slaves' and says 'I'm with her' in rousing speech backing Hillary Priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two 'Islamic knifemen' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead before searching for explosives Man who murdered Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters is spared execution and resentenced to life in prison after state abolishes death penalty Embattled Yahoo CEO Marrisa Mayer hits out at 'sexist reporting that plagues women leaders' by focusing on their appearance as she confirms $4.83billion sale to Verizon 'Did the Russians hack Paul Simon too? Legend, 74, is mocked and even prompts concern for his well-being after shaky performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water at the Democratic National Convention 'I know more ... (more)

Executions imminent in Indonesia as spiritual advisers told to be ready

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:25am

The spiritual advisers who will spend the final hours of life with those condemned to die in Indonesia's next round of executions have been told they will be carried out around midnight on July 29 to 30. Fairfax Media understands around 16 convicted drug felons could be killed including foreign citizens from China, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. "We were told just today of the execution date, it's the 29th of July," a source told Fairfax Media..

Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:16am

This March 14, 2011 file photo released by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Joshua Komisarjevsky. Komisarjevsky, one of two men sent to Connecticut's death row for the slayings of a mother and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion, is set to be resentenced Tuesday, July 26, 2016, to life in prison without the possibility of release because the state abolished the death penalty.

Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:16am

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Indonesia: Halt Upcoming Executions

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:12pm

Two death row prisoners were moved on 24 and 25 July to Nusakambangan prison island, where 13 executions were carried out in 2015. A lawyer has been informed about the imminent execution of his client and three other Nigerian nationals .

Colorado law to speed up death penalty is failing, advocates on both sides say

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 5:50pm

Rhonda Fields, left, mother of Javad Marshall-Fields, and Christine Wolfe, mother of Vivian Wolfe, Sylvia Marshall, Javad's grandmother, and family friend gather outside the courhouse, Wednesday, at Arapahoe County Justice Center on May 14, 2008. Sir Mario Owens was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.

Gillette man escapes death penalty in child murder case

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:34pm

A Gillette man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son will not face the death penalty when he goes to trial in October. The Gillette News Record reports that prosecutors have withdrawn their request to seek the penalty for Donald Foltz Jr., who is accused of abusing and killing the toddler in December 2014.

Duterte allies win leadership of Congress ahead of speech

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 6:38am

New President Rodrigo Duterte's two main political allies have been elected to head the two chambers of the Philippine Congress in overwhelming victories he would need to push proposed legislation, including restoring the death penalty and shifting the country to a federal state. Filipino activists and supporters for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raise their clenched fists as they arrive near the gates of the House of Representative where President Duterte is set to deliver his first state of the nation address in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Monday July 25, 2016.