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Man Gets Death Penalty in Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

9 hours 36 min ago

Tyrone Harts, 41, was sentenced to death Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, after a 2011 murder in which he shot his former girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her children. A man who shot his former girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her children was sentenced to death Friday, prosecutors said.

Families of Death-Row Inmates' Victims Sought

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:41pm

Four men remain on Maryland's death row even though Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill repealing the state's death penalty last May. But with only two months left in office, O'Malley may be taking action to commute the sentences to life in prison before Republican Larry Hogan takes office. Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said Friday that O'Malley's office contacted him and asked to speak with relatives of two men whose killers were sentenced to death in Baltimore County.

Death penalty tossed in murder of Denver teen

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:40pm

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Death Penalty Bill Passes Ohio House

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:25am

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio House has passed a bill to shield the makers of lethal injection drugs and those involved in executions from public record. It was a 61-25 vote.

Overstreet ruled not competent to face death penalty

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:16am

A northern Indiana judge has ruled Michael Dean Overstreet is not currently competent to be put to death. During a four-day hearing in September attorneys for Overstreet presented testimony on his mental competency.

Florida man faces death penalty in 2005 waitress slaying

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:06am

A South Florida man is facing the death penalty after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the savage 2005 slaying of a Miami-area waitress. Jurors deliberated about nine hours before convicting Rafael Andres on Wednesday in the killing of 31-year-old Yvette Farinas.

Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:01pm

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Wiley Bridgeman. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland in 1975.

Ex-Marine pleads not guilty in slayings of 2 girls

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:00pm

A former Marine already sentenced to death in the slaying of a sailor in Virginia pleaded not guilty on Thursday in the 2005 slayings of two young Illinois girls who were playing in a forest preserve. The plea by Jorge Torrez, 26, comes days after he was returned from Virginia by the Lake County State's Attorney, who has vowed to try him even though he received the death penalty in Virginia.

Ohio House votes to shield execution drugmaker

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:01pm

The names of companies providing lethal injection drugs to the state would be shielded for at least two decades under a bill that cleared the Ohio House on Thursday. Over objections by some Democrats that the proposal goes against government openness and risks more execution-related lawsuits, the Republican-led chamber voted 61-25 in favor of it.

Judge overturns death penalty for Wyoming inmate

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:51pm

U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne said Thursday that Eaton had not been properly represented by his defense lawyers during his trial. The judge says Wyoming can grant a new sentencing proceeding for Eaton within 120 days or keep him locked up for life without parole.

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:45pm

A Swedish appeals court on Thursday denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's latest request to dismiss an arrest warrant for alleged rape and molestation -- cases that he says are false and politically motivated. Assange, 43, has been living in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for more than two years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where prosecutors want to question him about 2010 allegations that he raped one woman and sexually molested another.

MOJ to review case after rapist-murderer escapes death penalty

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:36am

The Ministry of Justice said Wednesday that it will review a case in which a man was sentenced to life imprisonment a day earlier for repeatedly raping the daughter of his partner and later murdering her. Amid concerns by lawmakers that the sentence was too lenient, Vice Justice Minister Tsai Pi-yu said the case is still under legal proceedings and has yet to receive a final ruling.

Authorities considered dropping death penalty in Hicks case

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:31am

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office considered dropping the death penalty against Charles Ray Hicks in exchange for information on murders he's suspect of committing in Texas, but he failed to provide sufficient information to seal the deal, a county detective said. Detective Wendy Serfass on Wednesday said Hicks is a suspect in the unsolved homicides of several women in the area of Fort Worth, Texas.

Godhra train carnage case: Convict awarded death penalty; jumps parole

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:35am

The central jail authorities here today sounded an alert after Salim Zarda, one of the accused in Godhra train burning case who was awarded death penalty, jumped the parole. "Salim Yusuf Zarda, who was sentenced to death in Godhra train carnage case, had jumped his 15-day parole which ended on Tuesday.

Egypt prosecutors demand death penalty for Morsi

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:25pm

Prosecutor Emad el-Sharawy said on Wednesday that Morsi and his aides must be handed down the death penalty on espionage charges, PressTV reported. Morsi and 35 Muslim Brotherhood leaders are standing trial for what the military-backed court calls destabilization of Egypt through collaborating with such groups as Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah and leaking confidential information to foreign countries.

Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:22pm

" Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah state lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs. The proposal from would call for a firing squad if the state cannot obtain the lethal injection drugs 30 days before the scheduled execution.

Stay denied death row inmate said to be delusional

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:14pm

A Texas judge has refused for a second time to delay the next month's scheduled execution of a convicted murderer whose attorneys say is severely delusional and ineligible for the death penalty. State District Judge N. Keith Williams in Gillespie County refused Wednesday a renewed request by attorneys for convicted killer Scott Panetti that Panetti's Dec. 3 execution date be reset or withdrawn.

Five Indian Fishermen on Death Row in Lanka Released

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:14pm

Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking were released today after President Mahinda Rajapaksa commuted their death penalty. Prison officials said the five have been handed over to the immigration authorities for further action.

Eric Holder's revenge? No death penalty for cop killers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:14pm

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning from his post as the longest-serving member of President Obama's Cabinet. From the "Fast and Furious" scandal, to collecting reporters' phone records, to the Defense of Marriage Act, here's a look at Holder's c... Almost immediately following his comparison of the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting in 2014 with the Ku Klux Klan-style lynching of teenager Emmett Till in 1955, the U.S. Justice Department announced that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder eliminated the possibility of capital punishment being implemented for four cop-killers in Virginia, according to several news reports on Tuesday .

Honour killing: Pakistan court awards death penalty to 4 relatives for stoning woman to death

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:56pm

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan today sentenced to death the father, two brothers and former husband of a pregnant woman, who was stoned to death by them outside Lahore High Court in a case of 'honour killing'. Judge Haroon Latif awarded death penalty to Farzana Parveen's father Muhammad Azeem, brother Muhammad Zahid, former husband Mazhar Iqbal and cousin Jumah Khan.