JUDGE ACCEPTS INSANITY PLEA IN COLO. SHOOTING CASE
The court clerk placed a written advisory of the ground rules of the plea before Holmes so he could examine it as Judge Carlos Samour Jr. read through all 18 points.
Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case
The evaluation could take months. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Judge rejects Colo. shooting suspect’s [...]
Fort Hood victims upset; suspect can question them
Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he will never forget locking eyes with the gunman who entered a Fort Hood building Nov. 5, 2009, and then unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment.
Nidal Hasan can represent himself at trial, raising specter of jihadist rants (+video)
Major Hasan made his request at a hearing last week, and the judge, [...]
PHILADELPHIA (TheBlaze/AP) — A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic agreed Tuesday to give up his right to an appeal and faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence. The news comes just one day after Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were delivered alive and killed [...]
May 5, 2013
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Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have left at least three people dead and 60 injured.
Up to half a million protesters gathered in the city, where rioters set fire to shops and vehicles as police fought to contain them.
The activists are calling for those who insult Islam to face the death penalty.
Police have moved in to expel thousands of [...]
The addition of a ?renowned death penalty lawyer to the defense of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a coup for his growing team of lawyers and a strong signal they could try to strike a plea deal that would spare the accused teen terrorist his life, legal experts say.
With San Diego attorney Judy Clarke now in the fold, Tsarnaev’s defense gained a nationally recognized ?defender who has successfully steered [...]
North Korea has announced that an American tourist is to be tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that carries a possible death penalty.
The case against Korean-American Kenneth Bae, who has been imprisoned in North Korea since early November, could further stoke tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.
Responding to the development, the US State Department said the welfare of US citizens overseas remained a “critical priority” and that [...]
The punishment for the alleged crime includes execution.
(CNN) — North Korea plans to begin a trial against a U.S. citizen detained there last year, state media said Saturday, complicating tense relations between the two nations.
“He will soon be taken to the Supreme Court of the DPRK to face judgment,” the news agency said, using the official name of the country, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
North Korea will put an [...]
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother implicated in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, has been arraigned in his hospital bed, a federal official said.
The charges against him have been sealed, however, Gary Wente, the circuit executive for the US Courts in Boston, said.
The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group – a multi-security agency unit tasked with interrogating high-value suspects – had previously been unable to question Tsarnaev following his capture on Friday night [...]
GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief called on the United States on Friday to close down the Guantanamo prison camp, saying the indefinite imprisonment of many detainees without charge or trial violated international law.
Navi Pillay said the hunger strike being staged by some inmates at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in southeastern Cuba was a “desperate act” but “scarcely surprising”.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly condemned the executions on [...]
from Russia Today:
In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the two big themes for 2013: the execution of the too big to fail outlaw banks and the death of the Bretton Woods engineered fiat and faith debt based system as nations around the world ask for the return of their gold. They also talk to several Keiser Report guests about their predictions for 2013, including predictions from Rob Kirby [...]
Mass murderer Adam Lanza is yet another example of how society is collapsing right in front of our eyes. When I was young, I never imagined that someone would come into my school and try to kill me. But now any school that does not have armed security is being incredibly foolish. The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday was the second worst school [...]
Paul Joseph Watson
October 11, 2012
During a recent appearance on the StarTalk Radio Show, Real Time host Bill Maher expressed his desire to see more people killed via abortion, suicides and the death penalty because “the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.”
Asked by host Neil deGrasse Tyson what he thought about the death penalty and abortion, Maher re-affirmed his support for both, remarking, “The Pope is [...]
Brisbane Times: A mob of Indonesian Islamists waving jihad flags attacked the US embassy yesterday, throwing rocks and bricks, but they were repelled by tear gas and riot police. About 500 people from a number of radical groups were protesting against the movie The Innocence of Muslims by calling for the arrest and death penalty for the movie’s director Sam Bacile and the Florida preacher Terry Jones who had planned to [...]
A Texas man convicted of killing a police informant has been executed after the US Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was too mentally impaired to qualify for the death penalty.
Marvin Wilson, 54, was pronounced dead late on Tuesday, 14 minutes after his lethal injection began at the state prison in Huntsville.
He was convicted of fatally shooting a police drug informant nearly 20 years ago in Beaumont.
Wilson’s attorneys had argued that [...]
Notice how with all these MK Ultra patsies they including their middle name (I.E. Lee Harvey Oswald)
Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty on Tuesday, as expected, to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting spree at a grocery store just outside of Tucson, Ariz.
Loughner’s plea, coming after a federal judge ruled that he was competent to stand trial, means he will not [...]
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is ignoring a Metropolitan Police order to surrender himself at a police station, his representative has said.
Susan Benn said he was advised to “decline to comply” and will remain inside the Ecuadorian embassy while his application for asylum is processed.
Officers from the Met’s extradition unit delivered a note to Mr Assange at the London embassy on Thursday.
He wants to avoid being sent to Sweden to [...]
Tampa (SchnittShow.com) – Within just a few short hours of surgery on his foot Monday, Aurora, CO shooting victim, Pierce O’Farrill tells nationally-syndicated radio host, Todd Schnitt, that he wants to talk to the shooter, James Holmes.
In the exclusive “Schnitt Show” interview, O’Farrill, who was shot three times, recalls the horror in vivid detail and says,“I would like to talk to him. I do forgive him.” As for the possibility [...]
Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers said Monday her office is considering pursuing the death penalty against Holmes. She said a decision will be made in consultation with victims’ families.
Holmes has been assigned a public defender, and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said the former doctoral student has “lawyered up” since his arrest early Friday, following the shooting at an Aurora theater that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, some [...]
July 13, 2012
If Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is extradited to the United States, he can expect to be treated worse than a terrorist. Some have suggested that he could be executed.
According to accused Assange accomplice Bradley Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, his client and other soldiers accused of “aiding the enemy” – in the Wikileaks case, the enemy is the American people – are treated worse than al-Qaeda terrorists.
“It defies all logic [...]
In 1986, the battered body of 13-year-old Krystal Jean Baker was found dumped under an interstate bridge in Chambers County, Texas.
She had been beaten, raped and strangled to death, but it took 16 years for her killer to be brought to justice.
In April this year, Kevin Edison Smith, the man who choked the life out of the innocent girl, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Former defence attorney Jose Baez reveals in new book that there were also suicide searches on Anthony family computer
He speculates they could have been from Casey Anthony’s father George
On July 5, 2011, a jury sensationally acquitted Anthony of all three charges which together carried the death penalty
Someone in the Anthony house conducted several suicide-related searches on the family computer, including ‘fool-proof suffocation’ and ‘venturing into the pro-suicide pit’ on the [...]
The skin on Trayvon’s knuckles was broken when his body was autopsied
The revelations suggest a fight consistent with Zimmerman’s story about being attacked and beaten
Zimmerman reported feeling sick when he thought about the shooting
The neighborhood watch volunteer was under the care of a psychologist and taking Adderall and a sleep medication before the shooting
George Zimmerman had a broken nose, two black eyes and cuts on the back of his head [...]
Oslo— The Associated Press
Published Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 5:08AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 9:13AM EDT
Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik planned to capture and decapitate former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland during his shooting massacre on Utoya island, he said Thursday.
Mr. Breivik told a court in Oslo that he planned to film the beheading and post the video on the Internet. Mr. Brundtland had already left the Labor Party’s [...]
Daughter started acting abnormally, claims father
Saudi Arabia beheads sorcerers, says lawyer
A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl on a shopping trip in Saudi Arabia.
She may face the death penalty as the Middle Eastern country is known to behead convicted sorcerers.
Police spokesman Mesfir al-Juayed confirmed yesterday that details of the woman’s arrest published in local media were correct.
The daily Okaz reported [...]
A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder after throwing his girlfriend’s four-year-old daughter down the stairs in a violent rampage, according to police.
Travis Gauldin called 911 on Thursday night claiming Malisa De La Sancha had fallen down the stairs at her Piqua, Ohio home on his watch.
The little girl suffered severe head injuries and died in hospital two days later.
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Local NBC affiliate WDTN reports Malisa succumbed to her [...]
On an 86-62 vote, the House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Wednesday night to a bill repealing the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Connecticut one step away from becoming the 17th state to abolish capital punishment.
The bill, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to sign, advanced after a 9 1/2-hour debate focused largely on a provision that still mandates capital punishment for Connecticut’s 11 death row inmates.
One Goh facing death penalty after being charged today with 7 murders
Ellen Cervellon was teaching at another campus on Monday
She says Goh was ‘never forced out of program’
The college administrator at the California Christian college where a gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage said today she believed that she was the intended target – but had been teaching elsewhere that morning.
Ellen Cervellon said alleged shooter One Goh, 43, dropped [...]
AFP - The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers does not remember the incident, his lawyer said Monday, but the Pentagon has announced that he could be charged within days.
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales — who prosecutors say returned to his base and turned himself in after the shooting rampage could face the death penalty if convicted, according to US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
The 38-year-old trooper’s civilian attorney told CBS [...]
Robert Bales transferred to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas on Friday night
Wife and two children moved to Ft Lewis-McChord base for protection
She wrote in blog she was ‘sad and disappointed’ her husband was overlooked for promotion
Soldier, 38, ‘did not want to go to Afghanistan’ after three tours of Iraq
Bales could face death penalty if convicted, says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Details are emerging that depict the home life of the U.S. soldier [...]
By Xu Pingting
China Daily/Asia News Network
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012
If corruption of over 500,000 (S$99,426) yuan is punishable by death, no official will dare to do that anymore, said Zhao Runtian, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, on Monday. His speech draws heated comments online.
The light punishment against corruption may be encouraging graft, added Zhao, who is also secretary of the Heze Municipal Committee of the CPC in Shandong province.
NBC Bay Area
The death penalty will not be sought in the case of a convicted killer who admitted to killing a fellow San Quentin inmate.
A San Quentin inmate will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole for the 2010 prison yard killing of a fellow inmate, but will avoid the death penalty originally sought by prosecutors.
Frank Souza, 33, was already sentenced to a 60 [...]
01/11/12 07:55 AM ET
LONDON — Five men are on trial in Britain for allegedly distributing leaflets calling for gay people to be killed, charged under a new law that makes such actions a hate crime.
The men allegedly gave out flyers titled “The Death Penalty” that showed a noose and said gay people would be punished. Two other leaflets were used to publicize a protest against a gay pride march in [...]
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing the death penalty, again refused to convert to Islam to save his life.
Nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 for the crime of apostasy because he allegedly abandoned Islam for Christianity. As a pastor, Iranian clerics believe that Nadarkhani was preaching in order to convert Muslims.
Before his last hearing Wednesday, Nadarkhani had been given three previous chances to repent, and all three [...]
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Troy Davis, the condemned inmate who convinced hundreds of thousands of people but not the justice system of his innocence, filed an eleventh-hour plea Wednesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer.
His execution had been set to begin at 7 p.m., but [...]