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Death penalty ruled unconstitutional in California

Los Angeles - A federal US judge ruled that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system which administers it.Opponents of capital punishment hailed the ruling by judge Cormac Carney as a landmark decision.
In the Media by AFP

Child bride who killed allegedly abusive husband to be executed

Tehran - Razieh Ebrahimi is scheduled to be executed after she shot her husband in the head while he was sleeping. She claims she suffered years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the man she was forced to marry.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

Florida executes death-row inmate, third in U.S. in 24 hours

Starke - Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.
In the Media by AFP

Iran executes man despite international pressure

Tehran - Iran on Sunday hanged a man said to be affiliated to an exiled opposition group, state media reported, despite international pressure on the Islamic republic to halt the execution.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. Supreme Court halts Missouri execution

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court indefinitely delayed the execution of a Missouri killer hours before a deadline, sending his appeal back to a lower court.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

U.S. Supreme Court suspends execution of Missouri murderer

Bonne Terre - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a last minute stay of execution for a convicted murderer and rapist who argued that a rare medical condition risked making the lethal injection unconstitutional.
In the Media by Chantal VALERY (AFP)

Botched US execution not 'carried out humanely': WHouse

Washington - The White House said Wednesday a botched execution in Oklahoma, which has sparked allegations the inmate underwent torture before dying, fell short of humane standards.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. states of Missouri, Florida execute two couple-killers

Washington - Two Americans were executed, one in the state of Missouri and the other in Florida, each for the murder of a couple.
In the Media by AFP

Iran mother spares life of son's killer with slap

Tehran - An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes man convicted in stabbing murders

Huntsville - The US state of Texas executed a man for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

New lethal drug supply found for Texas executions

Houston - A serial killer was put to death on April 3 in Texas. This followed the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting the lawyers' demand that the source of the lethal injection drug be revealed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Body of Mexican executed in US returned home

Nuevo Laredo - The body of a Mexican national who was executed in the US state of Texas has been transferred to his hometown of Nuevo Laredo to be buried.Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was put to death Wednesday by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes Mexican after appeals fail

Huntsville - The US state of Texas executed a Mexican national despite frantic late appeals based on possible trial irregularities and mental disability, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes serial killer

Huntsville - Texas put to death a serial killer, after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-ditch appeal over the source of lethal injection drugs.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

U.S. serial killer set to die after court reverse

Washington - A U.S. serial killer is set to die by lethal injection on Thursday after a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling which postponed the execution in the latest legal battle over the drugs used to carry out death sentences.
In the Media by AFP

World's 'longest-serving' death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

Tokyo - A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate was Thursday granted a retrial in Japan over multiple murders in 1966, after doubts emerged about his guilt.Shizuoka District Court decided to "start the retrial over the case" of Iwao H...
In the Media by AFP

Convicted rapist and killer executed in U.S.

Washington - A man was executed Wednesday in the U.S. state of Missouri for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, authorities said.It was the fifth execution in as many months in the midwestern state using a controversial chemical for lethal injections.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager

Texas on Wednesday executed Ray Jasper, a 33-year-old aspiring rap musician convicted of stabbing to death a San Antonio music studio owner after slitting his throat so he could rob him of equipm...
In the Media by Jon Herskovitz (Reuters)

India's top court stays execution of two Delhi gang-rapists

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the death sentence of two of the four men convicted of the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that horrified the country and sparked weeks of protests.The court suspended the execution of the t...
In the Media by AFP

India's top court stays execution of two Delhi gang-rapists

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the death sentence of two of four men convicted of the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that shocked the country and sparked weeks of protests.The court suspended the execution of the two men...
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes woman who killed mentally disabled man

Washington - Texas performed a rare execution of a woman Wednesday, putting to death a prisoner convicted of the brutal murder of a mentally disabled man 15 years ago.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Wrongful convictions overturned at faster pace in 2013

Washington - A record number of wrongful convictions were overturned in 2013 due in large part to tougher policing, but many more unjust decisions were left in place, according to a report released Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

US states mulling execution methods amid drug shortage

Washington - Electric chairs, gas chambers or firing squad: American states that retain the death penalty are mulling a return to long-abandoned execution methods as they grapple with a shortage of lethal injection drugs.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

US Supreme Court grants murderer last-minute reprieve

Washington - The US Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay to a convicted murderer who is challenging the drugs prison officials had planned to use on Wednesday for his execution.
In the Media by AFP

Appeals against US executions amid drug controversy

Washington - Lawyers for two men facing imminent execution in the United States lodged appeals amid ongoing controversy over the choice of drugs used to carry out lethal injections.
In the Media by AFP

Oklahoma executes second inmate with controversial drug

Mcalester - The US state of Oklahoma executed a second inmate by administering a new drug that has sparked controversy over suffering the condemned may go through while dying.Kenneth Hogan, 52, was put to death in the southwestern state.
In the Media by AFP

US top court denies reprieve for Mexican death row inmate

Houston - The US Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal Wednesday to block the controversial execution of a Mexican man convicted of murder in Texas.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Texas set to execute Mexican despite diplomatic uproar

Washington - The US state of Texas was set to execute a Mexican man convicted of murder on Wednesday despite a diplomatic outcry, as his lawyers turned to the US Supreme Court in hopes of a last-minute reprieve.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

New execution drug takes long time to kill US murderer

Lucasville - A US murderer struggled and gasped for air for at least 10 minutes as he was put to death in a prolonged execution using a controversial new drug cocktail, according to witnesses.
In the Media by Chantal VALERY (AFP) - 4 comments

Western media's take on Kim Jong Un's uncle being eaten by dogs

Pyongyang - Rumors are flying that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jade Song Thaek, was executed, not by the usual firing squad, but by being stripped naked and then placed in a cage with 120 attack dogs.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments
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Suzanne Margaret Basso was 44 when she murdered her boyfriend In Houston on August 25  1998. She was...
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Suzanne Margaret Basso was 44 when she murdered her boyfriend In Houston on August 25, 1998. She was sentenced on September 1, 1999
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Blood stains at the exit point from the room where Todashev was interrogated.
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An Arab-Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani, has been executed for being an "enemy of God"
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Man who was allegedly kidnapped by Syrian soldiers, forced to take off all their clothes and then executed.
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Man who was allegedly kidnapped by Syrian soldiers, forced to take off all their clothes and then executed.
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World War I execution squad. Original caption: "Austria's Atrocities. Blindfolded and in a kneeling position, patriotic Jugo-Slavs in Serbia near the Austrian lines were arranged in a semi-circle and ruthlessly shot at a command."
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium, Kabul, November 16, 1999. The mother of five had been found guilty of killing her husband while he slept, after being beaten by him.[130][131]
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