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  • The VA Death Panels (Saturbray)

    05/24/2014 11:00:46 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/24/14 | bray
    For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds delares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast, saying: “It is Zion; no one cares for her.”’ Jeremiah 30:17 Why should anyone be surprised there were death lists at the VA, it is the natural process of Marxism. There is no way a socialist enterprise can compete with a free market one due to the lack of profit incentives which are replaced with political ones. There is no natural selection or efficiency necessities due to budgeting and making dollars go as far as...
  • China sentences mining tycoon Liu Han to death

    05/23/2014 10:59:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24 2014 | By AFP
    A Chinese court on Friday convicted a mining billionaire said to have links with former security tsar Zhou Yongkang of murder and sentenced him to death. Liu Han led private company Hanlong, which once launched a billion-dollar bid for an Australian firm. He and his brother Liu Wei were found guilty of "organising and leading a mafia-style group", murder and other crimes, the Xianning Intermediate People's Court said. They and three accomplices were sentenced to death.
  • Egypt court sentences 528 Morsi supporters to death

    03/24/2014 2:16:37 PM PDT · by iontheball · 19 replies
    BBC News - Middle East ^ | March 24, 2014 | Orla Guerin
    A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property. The group is among some 1,200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on trial, including senior members. Authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed by the military in July. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested.
  • Texas finds new execution drug supply

    03/19/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 60 replies
    MSN News/Reuters ^ | March 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.
  • Arsonist gets death for Calif. fire that killed 5

    01/28/2013 4:26:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 28, 2013 | AP
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — An arsonist was sentenced to death on Monday for killing five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through the hills east of Los Angeles a decade ago. Superior Court Judge Michael Smith had the option of sentencing Rickie Lee Fowler, 31, to the harshest penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • Arkansas man sentenced to death for killing police officer

    07/28/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News - AP ^ | July 28, 2012 | AP
    PARAGOULD, Ark. – An Arkansas man who shot a police officer during a traffic stop last year, then coldly shot him again in the face while he was pleading for his life, was sentenced to death on Saturday. Jerry Lard was convicted Thursday of capital murder, and a Greene County judge agreed with the jury that the 38-year-old should die for killing Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt in April 2011.
  • White House and State Department Appeal for Iranian Pastor’s Life

    03/04/2012 2:45:59 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 5 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 3-3-12 | Steve Eastman
    No one outside the government of Iran knows for know for sure if Youcef Nadarkhani is still alive. It’s believed his execution order has already been signed. Despite pressure from Iranian officials, the 34 year-old pastor has refused to deny Christ and “accept the prophet Muhammad as his savior." He was first detained by the Islamic regime in 2009. This week the White House released this statement: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani for the sole reason of his refusal to recant his Christian...
  • DEAD PASTOR WALKING: Iran Rules Christian Pastor Nadarkhani to Be Executed

    03/04/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 11 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 3-4-12 | Special Guests
    After ongoing judicial deferments inside Iran and a steady stream of other world-tilting events outside, the hot international story of Iranian Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani had cooled for a few months. But, now, it’s back on the front burner again, as the Ayatollah and the state courts ruled last week that the original capital punishment sentence brought to bear on the pastor for apostasy would, indeed, stand. Available for interviews to break down the sharia law context around this case is a most unexpected individual. IQ al-Rassooli is an Iraqi-born religious scholar and Middle East affairs analyst on a crusade...
  • Pakistan seals assets of doctor who played key role in Usama bin Laden raid

    02/27/2012 1:11:32 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | unattributed
    The Pakistani doctor who was instrumental in the raid on Usama bin Laden’s compound has had all his assets sealed by the government, according to local news agencies. Shakeel Afridi and his family also had their bank accounts frozen. He is currently being held for treason by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency and could face the death penalty for his role in the May 2011 raid that took down the world's most-wanted terrorist. The doctor allegedly helped conduct a vaccination program in the village of Abbottabad in an attempt to get within bin Laden’s compound and obtain DNA from the Al...
  • Canadian resident sentenced to death for writing a computer program

    01/24/2012 8:48:59 AM PST · by tentmaker · 12 replies · 1+ views
    SOPHOS - Naked Security ^ | Jan 24, 2012 | Lachlan Urquhart
    Last week, an Iranian Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence for computer programmer Saeed Malekpour, whose photography program was used without his knowledge, to upload pornography to the internet.
  • Iran sentences American man to death in CIA case

    01/09/2012 10:47:41 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2012, 10:18 AM EST | NASSER KARIMI
    An Iranian court has convicted an American man of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death, state radio reported Monday, in a case adding to the accelerating tension between the United States and Iran. Iran charges that as a former U.S. Marine, Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, received special training and served at U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to Iran for his alleged intelligence mission. The radio report did not say when the verdict was issued. The 28-year-old former military translator was born in Arizona and graduated from high school in Michigan. His family is of...
  • Prosecution Won’t Seek Death Sentence for Fogel Murderer

    10/05/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/11 | Elad Benari
    The prosecution does not plan on asking for a death sentence for Amjad Awad, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the horrific murders of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar last March. According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News, the military prosecution and the defense have reached an agreement, according to which Awad will be sentenced to five life sentences in prison. The report stated that in order to impose a death penalty, unanimous support of all the judges in the panel is required. The prosecution previously attempted to impose a death sentence on a Palestinian...
  • Illegal immigrant driver in hit-and-run that killed toddler gets 17- month prison term

    12/18/2009 11:24:35 AM PST · by pissant · 87 replies · 1,762+ views
    KATU ^ | 12/18/09 | staff
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An illegal immigrant who drove away after hitting a toddler in a Salem parking lot has been sentenced to one year and five months in prison. Juan Lopez-Perez pleaded guilty Thursday morning to failing to perform the duties of a driver in a crash. Defense attorney Steven Walls said his client left the scene Nov. 24 because a crowd was gathering, he feared for his safety and he was in the country illegally. Before his conviction, the district attorney’s office said Lopez-Perez told witnesses he knew he’d struck and killed a child and that he tried...
  • New Yorkers Cry for 9/11 Plotters' Executions

    11/14/2009 4:41:03 AM PST · by kellynla · 78 replies · 3,203+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | November 14, 2009 | REBECCA ROSENBERG and CARL CAMPANILE
    <p>Outraged New Yorkers said yesterday that admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other terrorists deserve to be put to death -- and some even volunteered for the job.</p> <p>"Kill them without a trial. Just a bullet in the head and say goodbye. Why waste taxpayer money?" said Thomas Pland, 70, a truck driver from Astoria, Queens.</p>
  • Man sentenced to death in Tenn. torture slaying

    10/30/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,533+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man convicted of kidnapping, rape and murder charges in the fatal carjacking of a couple on a date has been sentenced to death. The defendant, 28-year-old Lemaricus Davidson, showed no reaction Friday as jurors announced the death sentences for the murders of 21-year-old college student Channon Christian and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Newsom. Davidson was found guilty of abducting the couple in Knoxville during a 2007 carjacking by several armed men.
  • 911 Calls Reveal Details Of Break-In Suspect Shot By [another octagenarian] Homeowner

    10/17/2009 12:09:51 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 13 replies · 1,493+ views
    WFMY2 ^ | 14 Oct | Chelsi Zash
    Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro police say an 80-year-old man is not facing charges after he shot and killed a break-in suspect early Wednesday morning. Charles Haithcock called 911 immediately following the shooting of 19-year-old Michael L. Medley who he says broke into his home. Haithcock: “A man broke in on me and pulled a gun. i shot him and he’s laying out in the yard.” 911 Operator: “Is he breathing?” Haithcock: “I don’t know. he broke in the window. He pulled the air conditioning out in the living room. And I heard something and he come back to the bedroom....
  • Beltway Sniper Shootings- FR THREAD ARCHIVES

    10/12/2002 2:21:02 PM PDT · by Freedom2specul8 · 91 replies · 7,458+ views
    Beltway Sniper Shootings FR THREAD ARCHIVES This thread is for everyone, be sure to bookmark it. If you create a new thread, feel free to post a link to it here as well. It will be updated as often as possible. Maryland Area Prayer Thread: Pray for Metro area Freepers and Families If anyone has time today and is so inclined, you can listen to the Prince George County or Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Dispatches on the internet at http://www.sconfire.com/livedispatch.htm. The links are on the right side about halfway down. I will try to be tuning in through out...
  • DEATH SENTENCE FOR DC SNIPER!!!!

    09/16/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 196 replies · 8,746+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 16 2009 | Daily Mail Foreign Service
    Court sets execution date for Washington, DC sniper mastermind A Virginia judge has ruled that the mastermind behind the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington, DC that left 10 people dead will be executed on November 10. John Allen Muhammad is expected to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask Governor Timothy M. Kaine for clemency. Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people shot to death during a 2002 rampage that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area. uhammad and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo killed six people in Alabama and Louisiana before moving...
  • Death penalty for 2003 Mumbai bombers: court

    08/06/2009 12:34:46 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 535+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | Aug 06, 2009 | N/A
    An Indian court on Thursday sentenced to death three people, including a married couple, for planting bombs that killed 52 victims in the city of Mumbai in 2003.
  • THE SOON TO BE DECEASED YEMEN 7...

    07/17/2009 5:11:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 694+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 17 July 2009 | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET - Quote: THE SOON TO BE DECEASED YEMEN 7... ...recently sentenced to death.
  • Man Gets Death in 5 Arson Murders

    06/06/2009 5:12:45 AM PDT · by libstripper · 4 replies · 458+ views
    Associat ed Press ^ | June 6, 2009 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    A convicted arsonist was sentenced to death Friday for setting a Southern California wildfire that killed five federal firefighters struggling to defend a rural home from raging, wind-driven flames.
  • Conspirator Kennedy receives death sentence in yacht murders

    05/02/2009 11:20:03 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 52 replies · 1,918+ views
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Friday, May 1, 2009 | By LARRY WELBORN
    Ex-gang member shows no reaction when he gets maximum for tying couple to anchor, throwing them overboard. SANTA ANA A former Long Beach gang member-turned-youth-minister showed no emotion today when he was sentenced to death for his role in the murders-at-sea of a Newport Beach couple who were tied to an anchor and thrown overboard. The presidentially-named John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 43, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by an Orange County jury in January for the Nov. 15, 2004 deaths of Thomas and Jackie Hawks. The jury also found that he committed multiple murders for financial gain, which...
  • Officials appeal court ruling that spared Princeton MA dog

    02/19/2009 1:22:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 521+ views
    telegram ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Alaskan malamute Sunny’s reprieve from a death sentence may be short-lived, as the Board of Selectmen last night decided to appeal the court’s decision to spare his life. After going into executive session, selectmen announced in open session that they will appeal the decision made Friday in Leominster District Court to overturn the board’s Dec. 8 decision to kill the year-old dog.“We will be appealing the decision on the dog hearing,” said Selectman Raymond A. Dennehy III.Sunny’s owner, Leo J. Montagna, said he was shocked to hear about the selectmen’s decision when he was contacted by phone last night. Sunny...
  • Death for man who kidnapped, murdered Idaho boy

    08/27/2008 4:09:19 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 33 replies · 598+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | REBECCA BOON
    BOISE, Idaho - A longtime sex offender was sentenced to death Wednesday for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old northern Idaho boy after federal jurors who watched video of some of the brutality deliberated just three hours. The jurors' recommendation was binding on U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, who thanked them, dismissed them and then sentenced Joseph Edward Duncan III. Relatives of the victim, Dylan Groene, remained somber as the jury's decision was announced. Duncan murdered Dylan's mother, older brother and his mother's fiance to kidnap him and his younger sister, who was sexually abused along with...
  • CA: Court overturns death sentence for 3rd time (9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals)

    06/16/2008 3:38:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 87+ views
    A federal appeals court has overturned for the third time the death sentence for a man convicted of bludgeoning a young woman to death with an iron bar during a 1981 burglary in San Joaquin County. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals voted 2-1 that lapses by Fernando Belmontes' defense lawyer kept the jury in the dark about information that could have led to a less severe sentence. That information included details about Belmontes' violent home life as a child and how that might have contributed to his criminal behavior. The murder occurred in Victor,...
  • MK Eldad says law demands death sentence for those who give away Golan

    05/26/2008 4:18:33 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 84+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | May 26, 2008 | Staff
    But Israeli leftists were ready to pounce. Following Eldad's remarks, MK Ran Cohen (Meretz) said he would complain to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, demanding that MK Eldad be probed for incitement. "These words of slander are reminiscent of the days before Rabin's murder and must not be heard," Cohen explained. "The law enforcement authorities must prevent this from a public figure." An official at Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Office said in response that "the man and his words are unworthy of a response." NU-NRP MK Zevulun Orlev said in a letter to Eldad that he was "amazed by the remarks."...
  • Islam intrinsically violent - convert

    03/29/2008 9:10:08 PM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 54 replies · 935+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 3/23/2008
    ITALIAN editor and critic of Islamic extremism Magdi Allam, who converted to Catholicism from Islam and was baptised by Pope Benedict XVI, today branded his former faith as intrinsically violent. "I had to do this (abandon Islam)", Allam wrote in a long letter to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. "Beyond ... the phenomenon of extremists and Islamist terrorism at the global level, the root of evil is inherent to a physiologically violent and historically conflictual Islam," wrote the Egyptian-born journalist, who says he has received death threats and is under police protection. One of seven adults baptised during an...
  • Executions May Be Carried Out at Gitmo (lethal injections)

    02/12/2008 5:33:22 PM PST · by jdm · 61 replies · 118+ views
    AP via NewsMax ^ | Feb. 12, 2008 | Staff
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- If six suspected terrorists are sentenced to death at Guantanamo Bay for the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. Army regulations that were quietly amended two years ago open the possibility of execution by lethal injection at the military base in Cuba, experts said Tuesday. Any executions would probably add to international outrage over Guantanamo, since capital punishment is banned in 130 countries, including the 27-nation European Union. Conducting the executions on U.S. soil could open the way for the detainees' lawyers to go to U.S. courts to fight the death sentences. But the updated regulations make...
  • Declaration by the Presidency on Behalf of the EU Concerning Death Sentences in Iran

    02/08/2008 8:57:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 110+ views
    EUROPA ^ | February 07, 2008
    Declaration by the Presidency on Behalf of the EU Concerning Death Sentences in Iran February 07, 2008 EUROPA Press Releases The EU condemns the increasing recourse to death sentences and executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The EU also reiterates its longstanding opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances. The EU is in favor of the universal abolition of the death penalty and urges the Islamic Republic of Iran to abolish the death penalty, if necessary by initially establishing a moratorium on executions, in line with the UN General Assembly resolution adopted in December 2007 on a Moratorium...
  • Afghan Senate revokes death sentence (more good news that the Taliban is losing... read on...)

    02/02/2008 5:24:51 PM PST · by jdm · 2 replies · 43+ views
    UPI ^ | Feb. 02, 2008 | Staff
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Afghan Senate has withdrawn its demand for the death sentence for Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, following protests from the public and media, a report said. Kambaksh, a 23-year-old journalism student, was sentenced to death after downloading information about Afghan women's rights, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Because the original ruling was proposed by a strong ally of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a religious court, there appeared to be little chance of saving Kambaksh's life, the report said. The death sentence revocation is said to increase hope for his eventual freedom. "The upper house...
  • Canadian judge to rule on Jew facing euthanasia

    01/06/2008 10:38:54 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 29 replies · 110+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 6, 2007 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    A Canadian judge is due to decide this week whether to renew a temporary injunction against Winnipeg's Grace General Hospital, whose doctors want to detach an 84-year-old Orthodox Jew from a respirator and hasten his death, against his family's wishes. However, it was learned Sunday that the patient, Samuel Golubchuk, regained consciousness several days ago and appears to be improving. Although a hospital doctor treating Golubchuk wrote "Awoke" on his chart, the hospital did not disclose this to the court. The family said the hospital had been trying to make the patient appear to be dying and with minimal brain...
  • Semen boosts HIV transmission

    12/16/2007 2:34:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 553+ views
    Nature News ^ | 13 December 2007 | Heidi Ledford
    Fibres may be more important than viral load in determining transmission rates. A component found in semen can enhance HIV transmission by as much as 100,000-fold, researchers have found. The results, if verified in a clinical setting, could identify a new way to help prevent the spread of the disease. "I think this is tremendous," says Christopher Pilcher, an HIV researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who was not affiliated with the study. "It raises a lot of really fundamental questions about how HIV is transmitted." Over 80% of HIV infections are acquired through sexual intercourse, primarily via...
  • CA: Court upholds death sentence of man convicted of hacking deaths (Kevin Cooper)

    12/04/2007 3:30:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 197+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/4/07 | Kim Curtis - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for convicted murderer Kevin Cooper, whose 2004 execution was stayed just hours before he was to die by lethal injection. The planned execution was halted after the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals reopened the case so two DNA tests on a blond hair and a bloody shirt found at the murder scene could be done. DNA testing wasn't available in 1984. Cooper, who has long maintained his innocence, was convicted of the murders of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, both 41, their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica, and Christopher...
  • CA: High court: Death sentence for triple murderer upheld

    11/29/2007 11:56:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 254+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for a San Bernardino man convicted of killing three children in 1996. Martin Mendoza was sentenced to death for the murders of the children, which included two of his stepchildren, and attempted murders of four other people, including two sheriff's deputies. His automatic appeal to the state Supreme Court was affirmed unanimously.
  • Parole proposed for youths who kill (Barf Alert)

    11/27/2007 1:19:53 PM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies · 54+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2007 | Gary Marx
    Michael Cooks was a seasoned gang banger and drug dealer when he gunned down two men in Englewood. He was also 14 years old. Cooks is now 32, and after serving more than half of his life in prison, he says he has grown into a different person than the boy who pulled the trigger. "I've calmed things down, learned to actually think before I react in certain situations," he said in an interview at Menard Correctional Center, about 85 miles south of St. Louis. "I've learned to walk away, which is why I don't be getting in fights or...
  • Woman in Case of Baby Cut From Womb Gets Death Penalty

    10/26/2007 3:50:58 PM PDT · by nmh · 38 replies · 215+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Friday, October 26, 2007 | Associated Press
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A jury on Friday decided that a woman convicted of killing an expectant mother and cutting her baby from her womb should receive the death penalty. Jurors deliberated for more than five hours before recommending the sentence for Lisa Montgomery. Prosecutors say a judge will sentence Montgomery, but is obligated to abide by the jury's recommendation. Montgomery, 39, was convicted Monday of kidnapping and killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett on Dec. 16, 2004, in the victim's home in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore. She was arrested the next day in Melvern, Kan., where she was showing...
  • COUEY GETS DEATH PENALTY

    08/24/2007 11:56:17 AM PDT · by cjohnson1 · 224 replies · 7,424+ views
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  • CA: Justices uphold Night Stalker convictions, death sentence (now if we had a way to whack 'em)

    05/29/2007 11:02:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 627+ views
    The Supreme Court refused to review the convictions and death sentence Tuesday for serial killer Richard Ramirez, the so-called Night Stalker who killed 13 people in California in the 1980s. The justices declined without comment to act on Ramirez's appeal. His killing spree terrorized the Los Angeles area in 1984 and 1985. Satanic symbols were left at murder scenes and some victims were forced by the killer to "swear to Satan." Ramirez, convicted in 1989, is not likely to be executed any time soon. He still has another round of federal appeals to pursue and the state's death penalty has...
  • Supreme Court throws out 3 Texas death sentences

    04/25/2007 1:36:48 PM PDT · by deport · 33 replies · 1,258+ views
    AP via American Statesman ^ | 4-25-07 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court threw out death sentences for three Texas killers Wednesday because of problems with instructions given jurors who were deciding between life in prison and death.In the case of LaRoyce Lathair Smith, the court set aside the death penalty for the second time. It also reversed death sentences for Brent Ray Brewer and Jalil Abdul-Kabir.The cases all stem from jury instructions that Texas hasn't used since 1991. Under those rules, courts have found that jurors were not allowed to give sufficient weight to factors that might cause them to impose a life sentence instead of...
  • Saddam deputy loses final appeal(Former Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan to swing)

    03/15/2007 3:40:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 740+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/15/07
    Saddam deputy loses final appeal Former Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan has lost his appeal against a death sentence for killing Shia Muslims in the 1980s. Ramadan was sentenced to hang after an appeal by the Iraqi High Tribunal, which previously jailed him for life. He was tried alongside former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein over the killing of 148 Shias in the village of Dujail. Under Iraqi law he must follow Saddam Hussein to the gallows within 30 days of the appeals process being exhausted.
  • Judge sentences girl to abort baby 13 year old had to abort because of a judge ruling

    02/20/2007 12:38:29 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 33 replies · 1,474+ views
    MaltaStar ^ | 17 February 2007 | World News
    An Italian judge ordered a 13 year old girl from Torino to abort her unborn child because her parents were opposed to the baby. Italian legislation states that a minor is not allowed to decide whether to abort or not and the 'decision' falls entirely on the guardians or parents. The shocking story was brought into light by Italian newspaper La Stampa in which the paper reports that the girl didn't want to abort the baby but had to after the ruling. She then had to receive treatment after telling her parents she was going to attempt a suicide. The...
  • Supreme Court moves to reinstate California man's death sentence

    11/13/2006 10:19:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 499+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 11/13/06 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday moved to reinstate the death penalty for a California man convicted of murdering a 19-year-old woman during a burglary. Justices reversed an appeals court ruling that threw out Fernando Belmontes' death sentence because the trial judge misled jurors who were considering whether to give Belmontes the death penalty or life in prison. The 5-4 decision was the court's first since starting its new term in October. It reflected an increasingly common division in death penalty cases between the court's conservative and liberal blocs. Justice Anthony Kennedy said it was implausible to conclude that jurors...
  • Army Recommends Death for Accused GIs (Sad)

    09/03/2006 4:20:13 PM PDT · by npg · 39 replies · 1,252+ views
    Drudge ^ | npg
    An Army investigator has recommended the death penalty for four soldiers accused of murder during a raid in Iraq. Lt. Col. James P. Daniel Jr. made the recommendation in report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Daniel found several aggravating factors that warrant a sentence of death in the case of four soldiers accused of killing three men during the May raid in the Salahuddin province. Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard, Spc. William B. Hunsaker, Pfc. Corey R. Clagett, and Spc. Juston R. Graber, all of the Fort Campbell, Ky.- based 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, were...
  • Army Recommends Death for Accused GIs

    09/02/2006 11:42:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 190 replies · 5,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | AP
    PHOENIX - An Army investigator has recommended the death penalty for four soldiers accused of murder during a raid in Iraq. Lt. Col. James P. Daniel Jr. made the recommendation in report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Daniel found several aggravating factors that warrant a sentence of death in the case of four soldiers accused of killing three men during the May raid in the Salahuddin province.
  • Ex - Con Author Sentenced to Death

    08/18/2006 7:15:33 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 27 replies · 1,002+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- An ex-con who co-wrote a book about life in prison was sentenced to death Friday for killing his live-in girlfriend and raping a 15-year-old girl.
  • Calif. Supreme Court upholds S.J. man's death sentence

    08/17/2006 4:51:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 410+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/17/06
    The California Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence of a San Jose man convicted in 1989 after two trials on charges he killed a witness against him in a robbery case. Fermin Ledesma was originally convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 1980, in a case prosecuted by current Santa Clara County District Attorney George Kennedy, for the 1978 murder of Gabriel Flores, a gas station attendant Ledesma robbed and later killed after Flores identified him to police. That conviction was overturned in 1987 after the California Supreme Court ruled that he had received ineffective assistance from...
  • California girl killer's death sentence overturned (9th Circus)

    08/11/2006 1:34:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,307+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/11/06 | David Kravets - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction, but set aside the death sentence of a man condemned for kidnapping and murdering an 8-year-old Hayward girl in 1978. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means Richard Hovey's sentence is changed to life without parole. If the decision withstands appeal, Hovey, who tossed a bound Tina Salazar of Hayward from a car after beating her, would be removed from death row at San Quentin State Prison. The San Francisco-based appeals court reversed the sentence after concluding Hovey received ineffective assistance of counsel during the...
  • CA: Justices uphold Night Stalker convictions, death sentence (If this was Texan, he'd be long gone)

    08/07/2006 2:01:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 433+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/7/06 | David Kravets - ap
    The California Supreme Court upheld the convictions and death sentence Monday for serial killer Richard Ramirez whose so-called Night Stalker killing spree terrorized the Los Angeles area in the mid 1980s. Ramirez, 46, was sentenced to death in 1989 for 13 Los Angeles-area murders in 1984 and 1985. Satanic symbols were left at murder scenes and some victims were forced to "swear to Satan" by the killer, who entered homes through unlocked windows and doors. The justices unanimously denied claims that Ramirez was incompetent to stand trial, that the case should have been moved outside Los Angeles, and that all...
  • Execution Plans Still Underway

    06/27/2006 4:10:13 PM PDT · by dfwddr · 15 replies · 553+ views
    Newschannel5.com ^ | 6/27/2006 | Ch. 5
    LOCAL NEWS TENNESSEE NEWS KENTUCKY NEWS NATIONAL NEWS WORLD NEWS SPECIAL REPORTS Printer-friendly version E-Mail this page to a friend Execution Plans Still Underway Posted: 6/27/2006 4:30:00 PM Updated: 6/27/2006 5:32:38 PM Execution Plans Still Underway Despite a stay for Paul Reid issued on Tuesday afternoon, the Riverbend Maximum security prison is still making preparations for two executions. By Tuesday afternoon, both inmates, Sedley Alley and Paul Reid were still on Death Watch. All day the Department of Corrections was preparing for one or two executions.
  • Judge Who Ruled Death Penalty Unconstitutional Sentences Man to Death

    06/16/2006 2:10:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 30 replies · 1,192+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2006
    BURLINGTON, VERMONT (AP) -- A man who kidnapped a supermarket worker and killed her as she prayed for her life was sentenced Friday to die, the first person to get the death penalty in Vermont in almost a half-century. Donald Fell, 26, was sentenced by a federal judge who once ruled the death penalty unconstitutional. Speaking in court for the first time after years of court appearances, Fell apologized twice in a brief statement for stomping 53-year-old Terry King to death in November 2000 on a roadside in Dover, New York. "The words are inadequate," Fell said, his voice barely...