[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2012-12-15 Thread Rick Halperin
Dec. 15 UNITED NATIONS/YEMEN: UN child rights official expresses dismay over Yemen juvenile offender execution The head of a key United Nations child rights committee today expressed deep dismay over the execution in Yemen last week of a woman who was believed to have been around 15

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----COLO., OHIO, IOWA

2012-12-16 Thread Rick Halperin
NOTEmy regular postings to this list will resume Dec. 29/30 Happy Holidays to all! Dec. 16 COLORADO: DA: Death penalty not practical in Colorado As the Colorado legislature prepares for the possible consideration of a bill to repeal the death penalty, I have offered my

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, VA., COLO.

2012-12-30 Thread Rick Halperin
-April 16--Ronnie Threadgill---499 261-April 24--Elroy Chester500 262-July 31---Douglas Feldman501 (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin) VIRGINIA: A turning point for death penalty? In 2012, a Louisiana

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----USA, PENN., CALIF.

2012-12-31 Thread Rick Halperin
Dec. 31 USA (NEW YORK): Rare NYS death penalty case may reach Brooklyn in 2013 The year 2013 will bring a number of new beginnings to Brooklyn. In Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 will open with courts for bocce, handball, and basketball. The Prospect Park Lakeside Project, to open in fall

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2012-12-31 Thread Rick Halperin
Dec. 31 INDONESIA: No plans to execute Bali 9 pair in 2013 The 2 Australians on death row in Indonesia appear to have received a 1-year reprieve from facing the firing squad, despite Indonesia planning to start executions again. Of the hundreds of people on death row in Indonesia, 2

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, IND., CALIF., USA

2013-01-01 Thread Rick Halperin
NOTEmy next postings will resume on Jan. 15 TEXAS: Cost of justice is a factor in the death penalty According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the 1st scheduled execution of 2013 in the state of Texas will occur Jan. 29, when Kimberly McCarthy will receive the

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, TENN., S. DAK., COLO., CALIF.

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
-April 24--Elroy Chester--501 263-July 31---Douglas Feldman--502 (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin) TENNESSEE: Tennessee searches for new death penalty drug 20 years of U.S. executions There were 43 executions in the U.S. in 2012

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 INDIA: Indian rape debate: Why death penalty is no solution The tragic case of the 23-year old woman who was brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by 6 men in New Delhi on December 16 has highlighted the unacceptable reality millions of women in India are facing. Violence

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----FLA., MD., LA., KY., NEV.

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 FLORIDA: Florida's death penalty needs fresh look 5 states have repealed the death penalty in the last 5 years, with Connecticut being the latest to do so in 2012. But as other states have become disenchanted with the ultimate punishment in light of so many wrongful

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, CALIF.

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 TEXASspring execution date 'I'm determined to be a victor, not a victim' An East Texas man will be put to death on April 9 for the capital murder of a Tyler man and sexual assault of that man's fiancee. In 1993, a Smith County jury found Rickey Lynn Lewis guilty of killing

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 IRAN 2 sentenced to death for assault caught on film The Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced 2 people to death for assault and robbery. The court reports that of the four people recently arrested for an assault and robbery case in Tehran, 2 have been sentenced to death

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----OKLA., FLA.

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 OKLAHOMA: DA to seek death penalty in Tulsa shootings Prosecutors said Friday they would seek the death penalty against 2 Tulsa men charged in the April 2012 shooting rampage that killed 3 black people and left 2 others wounded. Jake England, 20, and Alvin Watts, 33, are

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, VA., ORE, USA, MONT.

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 TEXAS: Inmate off death row but in limbo for years; He's languished in prison 3 decades after conviction overturned Jerry Hartfield was still ayoung man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-04 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 4 INDIA: SC gave death, but victim's father still waits for justice Amid the nationwide debate over giving rapists the death penalty, here is a case in which the Supreme Court awarded the death sentence, but the victim's family is still waiting for justice. Amrish Kumar's

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----NEV., OKLA., MD., FLA., OHIO, USA

2013-01-05 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 5 NEVADA: Man held in 3 Vegas slayings to face death penalty Prosecutors in Las Vegas will seek the death penalty for a white-haired ex-convict from Mississippi who has been described by police as a serial killer responsible for the slayings of 3 women in 1978 and 1994. An

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-05 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 5 IRANexecutions 2 brothers were hanged publicly in western Iran today 2 prisoners were hanged publicly in the town of Shahr-e-Kord (western Iran) early this morning, reported the Iranian state media. According to the state run news agency Mehrnews the prisoners who were

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----VA., IDAHO, ALA.

2013-01-05 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 5 VIRGINIA: No justice in Va. for Justin Wolfe A civilized society seeks to hold its citizens responsible for their actions. That is 1 reason for our courts and system of justice, and it was one reason for the trial of Justin Michael Wolfe in Virginia. Prosecutorial missteps in

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-05 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 5 INDIA: Lower juvenile age limit to 16 years: states Many state governments, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Goa, proposed on Friday that the law should be amended to reduce the upper age limit for juveniles from the present 18 years to

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----IND., USA, NEV., FLA., VA., N.H.

2013-01-06 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 6 INDIANA: Death penalty trial set to open Monday More than 5 years after being charged with the murder of his family, the trial of a Gary man facing the death penalty is expected to open Monday. And on the cusp of trial, Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak recently

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news-----VA., OKLA., GA., ARIZ.

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 7 VIRGINIAimpending execution A killer in our midst faces execution A Colonial Heights man who once ran a tattoo parlor is set to die later this month. Robert Gleason Jr., 42, is scheduled to be executed on Jan. 16. Gleason has killed 3 people including strangling 2

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----USA, MONT., MD., N.C.

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 7 USA: Guantanamo is a place of sometimes puzzling secrecy When victims of al-Qaida attacks want to talk to reporters at Guantanamo, retired Navy Capt. Karen Loftus squires the so-called victim family members to Camp Justice's press shed and introduces herself as their escort.

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 7 INDIA: New Delhi gang-rape suspects appear in court, could face death penalty 5 men accused of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student appeared in court on Monday to hear charges against them, after 2 of them offered evidence possibly in return for a lighter sentence in

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
---Ribogerto Avila, Jr.---499 261-April 16--Ronnie Threadgill--500 262-April 24--Elroy Chester--501 263-July 31---Douglas Feldman502 (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 7 IRAN: Kurdish brothers to be executed by Iranian government According to information ANF Kurdish service obtained from local sources in the East Kurdistan city of Sine, two jailed Kurdish politicians, brothers Lokman and Zanyar Muradi, will be executed by the Iranian regime in

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news-----ARK., USA, OHIO, NEV.

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 7 ARKANSAS: Death penalty sought in Ark. slaying A prosecutor said Monday he plans to seek the death penalty for an Arkansas man accused of killing a 6-year-old neighbor who already had been the victim of abuse by her father and stepmother. Zachary Holly is charged with capital

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news---PENNSYLVANIA

2013-01-07 Thread Rick Halperin
Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I share this news with you.  David Wycoff, Assistant Federal Defender in the Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project, died suddenly this weekend.  A lawyer with a PhD in physics, David was a brilliant person with years of distinguished

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ARK., ARIZ., COLO.

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 8 ARKANSAS: Prosecutor To Seek Death Penalty in Jersey Bridgeman Slaying Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Van Stone said Monday (Jan.7) he will seek the death penalty in the November killing of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman of Bentonville. During the arraignment on Monday, the

[Deathpenalty] More Action Needed - Sri Lankan at Risk of Execution in Saudi Arabia

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
URGENT ACTION APPEAL - From Amnesty International USA -- For a print-friendly version of this Urgent Action (PDF): http://www.amnestyusa.org/actioncenter/actions/uaa17507.pdf Further information on UA: 175/07 (5 July 2007) and updates ( 8 February 2008 and

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----CALIF., MD., VA., ORE., NEV., R.I.

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 8 CALIFORNIA: Accused Old Sacramento shooter faces possible death penalty Sacramento prosecutors have filed a special-circumstance allegation against the accused gunman in the fatal New Year's Eve bar shooting in Old Sacramento that has made him eligible for the death penalty.

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----N.Y., OHIO, GA., MISS.

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 8 NEW YORK: Golden Wants The Death Penalty For Cop Killers State Senator Marty Golden wants to reinstate the death penalty in New York, particularly for those who kill cops, according to a recent press release. Golden put forward the bill in light of 3 cop shootings this past

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----S. DAK., IDAHO, OKLA., S.C., MONT., COLO.

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 8 SOUTH DAKOTA: Attorney general sets priorities for 2013 Legislature Attorney General Marty Jackley intends to propose 5 bills to the state legislature during the 2013 session. The bills address penalties for juvenile murderers, privacy protections for the makers of death

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 8 SINGAPORE: Singapore Death Row Drug Defendants Can Now Seek Review Drug traffickers and other death row inmates in Singapore can now seek review of their death sentences after changes to the island city-state's mandatory death sentence went into effect with the new year, the

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-08 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 8 INDONESIA: 'Please don't sentence my mum to death': Son's plea over mum's Bali cocaine charges; Lindsay Sandiford was arrested in May after police in Bali said they found 10.6lb (4.8kg) of cocaine in the lining of her suitcase A British woman on trial in Indonesia for drug

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MD., COLO., TENN., ARIZ., USA

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 MARYLAND: Md. Gov. O'Malley sees death penalty ban within reach; He also sees transportation, gun control as priorities Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday the state Senate is within 2 votes of approving a ban on capital punishment in Maryland, and the governor underscored

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MONT., FLA., IDAOHO, VA., CALIF.

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 MONTANA: Canadian death row case falls to new Montana gov. Gov. Steve Bullock's office isn't saying how the new governor will deal with the pending request for clemency from a Canadian citizen who remains on Montana's death row for the 1982 slaying of 2 Native American men.

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----OHIO, ALA.

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 OHIO: Alliance man on death row pins hopes on DNA test. The attorney for a former Alliance man on death row for a double murder says a new DNA test on a cigarette butt could be critical evidence in an attempt to overturn his conviction. The prosecutor says new analysis would

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 PAKISTAN: No headway: Legislation to abolish death penalty unlikely; Govt finds no takers for converting capital punishment to life term. It appears that the government has dropped plans of introducing new legislation which effectively converts the death penalty into life

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 INDIA: India Gang Rape: 3 Suspects 'To Plead Not Guilty' 3 men accused of brutally gang raping and killing a 23-year-old student in New Delhi are to plead not guilty to the charges, their lawyer has revealed. Lawyer M L Sharma told the AFP news agency he will challenge evidence

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ARIZ., MD.

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 ARIZONA: Arizona court reduces Shawn Grell's death sentence to life The Arizona Supreme Court reduced the death sentence of man who doused his own daughter with a gasoline and watched her burn to death more than a decade ago in east Mesa. The court ruled in a decision

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 SAUDI ARABIA: Beheading of domestic worker shows Saudi Arabia at odds with international standards The beheading of a Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child shows once more that the Gulf kingdom is woefully out of

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----USA

2013-01-09 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 9 USA: U.S. Death Penalty Support Stable at 63%; Decade-long decline in support after 2001 seen mostly among Democrats Americans' support for the death penalty as punishment for murder has plateaued in the low 60s in recent years, after several years in which support was

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, USA, COLO.

2013-01-10 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 10 TEXAS: Jacksonville man now facing capital murder charge in death of coach The man accused of fatally shooting Stacy Hunter, a well known Jacksonville coach and mentor, was indicted on capital murder charges. Jimmy Deshawn Mosley, 24, of Jacksonville, was indicted by a grand

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ARIZ., OKLA., MD.

2013-01-10 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 10 ARIZONA: Arizona Supreme Court reduces Shawn Grell's death sentence to life in prison The Arizona Supreme Court reduced the sentence of Shawn Grell Wednesday. Grell was originally sentenced to death for one of the most chilling and gruesome murders in East Valley history. He

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-10 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 10 CHINA: Alleged killer of 10-year-old may face death penalty Prosecutors indicted a male suspect on a murder charge yesterday over the death of a 10-year-old boy, and said they are seeking the death penalty. The Tainan District Prosecutors Office's (TDPO) indictment stated

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MARYLAND

2013-01-10 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 10 MARYLAND: Astle on death penalty: 'Don't take me for granted' Sen. John C. Astle, considered one of the swing votes on a possible repeal of the death penalty, said Thursday that some opponents of capital punishment are jumping the gun in counting him as an ally. Astle, an

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ARIZONA

2013-01-10 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 10 ARIZONAnew execution date Arizona high court grants execution warrant motion A March 6 execution date has been set for an Arizona prison inmate who's been on death row since 1985. The Arizona Supreme Court granted a motion for an execution warrant Tuesday for

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, VA., LA., PENN.

2013-01-11 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 11 TEXAS: Kerry Max Cook's Exoneration Fight Gets Personal Kerry Max Cook, who spent 2 decades on death row for a 1977 murder, says Smith County prosecutors are fighting dirty in their mission to stymie his efforts to prove his innocence. In a motion filed Wednesday in Smith

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----CALIF., MD., N.C., ARIZ., OHIO

2013-01-11 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 11 CALIFORNIA: 1-time death row inmate suspect in Vallejo slaying A Vallejo man who gladly accepted a death sentence after killing 2 Pinole teenagers more than 45 years ago, has been arrested at his home for killing his mother. Vallejo Police said that Dennis Stanworth, 70,

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-11 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 11 SRI LANKA/SAUDI ARABIA: UN human rights offices voices 'deep dismay' over execution of Sri Lankan woman in Saudi Arabia; Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) The United Nations human rights office today voiced its deep dismay

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----FLORIDA----SignOn.org - The Death Penalty in Florida

2013-01-11 Thread Rick Halperin
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[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ILL., FLA.

2013-01-11 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 11 ILLINOIS: Friday is decade since Gov. Ryan emptied Illinois death row. It was 10 years ago that former Gov. George Ryan commuted the sentences of 167 Illinois death row inmates. Friday's anniversary marks one decade since Ryan said he had to act because Illinois' capital

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, OHIO, USA, CALIF.

2013-01-12 Thread Rick Halperin
--499 261-April 24--Elroy Chester--500 262-July 31---Douglas Feldman--501 (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin) OHIO: Convicted killer could face death penalty for newly discovered homicide A fire that killed 2 people at 262 S

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-12 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 12 IRAN: Abdol-Karim Lahidji: Judiciary's Intimidation Tactics and Disproportionate Punishments Marks Its Failure to Deliver Public Justice In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, prominent France-based lawyer and human rights activist

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----VA., ARIZ., ILL., OHIO

2013-01-12 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 12 VIRGINIAimpending execution Governor, judge won't stop killer's execution Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will not block next week's scheduled execution of a former Colonial Heights tattoo artist who shot 1 man to death, strangled 2 other prisoners and vowed to keep killing

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-12 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 12 SRI LANKA/SAUDI ARABIA: The despicable act of the execution of Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia It is indeed a great gesture by the Government of Sri Lanka, by both the Members of Parliament as well as the Members of the Opposition in observing a moment of silence on the most

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----USA, MD.

2013-01-12 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 12 USA: Leave revenge out of justice; Life in prison prevents killers from killing again If I had my way we would abolish the death penalty in favor of life without parole. Several states already have, and I expect more will follow. It isn't that I don't think the worst

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----VA., OHIO, ARIZ.

2013-01-13 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 13 VIRGINIAimpending execution Gleason set to die Wednesday by electrocution The handwritten letter, mostly in cursive script, details the woman's job, the ages of her two children and even noted that her e-mail name was Blue eyes. It begins: My name is Robert Gleason...and

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MONT., USA, N.Y., MD., CONN., S. DAK.

2013-01-13 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 13 MONTANA: Ronald Smith Death Row: Board That Rejected Canadian Inmate's Clemency Bid Under Fire In Montana The Montana parole board that recommended against clemency for death-row Canadian Ronald Smith may be examined for being too tough on criminals. A motion being

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-13 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 13 INDIA: Death penalty will not end rapes: Puri Shankaracharya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swamy Shri Nischalananda Saraswati of Puri today said death penalty will not end incidents of rape in the country and women should be placed in a higher position in the society to stop such

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----LA., KY.

2013-01-14 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 14 LOUISIANA: 'Dead Man Walking' author to speak on death penalty Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon may have played her in the 1995 movie Dead Man Walking, but New Orleans audiences will get the chance to see the real Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., H '05, at Loyola University New

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-14 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 14 INDIA: President rejects mercy plea of death row convict President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the mercy plea of death row convict Saibanna Ningappa Natikar, who had murdered his wife and daughter. This is the 2nd mercy petition that Mukherjee has rejected after assuming

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----OHIO, MONT., UTAH, TENN., USA

2013-01-14 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 14 OHIO: Can Ohio Handle the Truth About The Tyrone Noling Case? In the face of a demand for DNA testing of evidence, state lawyers contort themselves to keep a man on death row. There are 4 hard truths in Tyrone Noling's unenviable life. The 1st 3 form a part of his past that

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-14 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 14 SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia rejects maid beheading criticism; Riyadh deplores international condemnation over recent execution of Sri Lankan maid convicted of killing infant. Saudi Arabia has criticised world reaction to its beheading of a Sri Lankan maid convicted of killing

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS

2013-01-14 Thread Rick Halperin
URGENT APPEAL TO HELP HANK SKINNER FINANCE THE REST OF THE DNA TESTING While a partial unknown DNA profile has been found on two evidence items which excludes Hank Skinner, the state of Texas is refusing to pay for the rest of the DNA testing, which on one hand could prove his

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-14 Thread Rick Halperin
URGENT ACTION APPEAL - From Amnesty International USA -- For a print-friendly version of this Urgent Action (PDF): http://www.amnestyusa.org/actioncenter/actions/uaa33712.pdf Further information on UA: 337/12 (26 November 2012) Issue Date: 14 January 2013

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----VA.,MD., ARK.

2013-01-15 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 15 VIRGINIAimpending (electrocution) execution Ex-attorneys appeal to block Virginia execution Former attorneys for a condemned Virginia inmate are appealing a federal judge's ruling that they have no authority to appeal his case against his wishes. Attorney Jon Sheldon

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----UTAH, IND., USA, MONT., ARIZ., IDAHO

2013-01-15 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 15 UTAH: Matthew David Stewart's attorneys want judge to declare death penalty unconstitutional Attorneys for an Ogden man accused of opening fire on police officers, killing 1 and injuring 5 others, have filed a motion arguing that Utah's death penalty law is

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-15 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 15 LIBYA: Trial of Gaddafi's last PM adjourned A Libyan court Monday adjourned to February 11 the trial of Moamer Gaddafi's last premier Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, accused of killing civilians and financial crimes. Defence lawyers had asked for the delay to allow time to summon

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----PENN., VA., MD., US MIL., UTAH

2013-01-15 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 15 PENNSYLVANIA: Death penalty sought in KOP double murder The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty against Raghunandan Yandamuri, the man accused of killing a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia last year. We filed the notice to

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-16 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 16 BANGLADESH: Mushtaq asked prison boss to let killers in; Says chief state counsel in jail killing case The conspiracy to kill the 4 national leaders inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975 was hatched at the Bangabhaban, Anisul Huq, principal state counsel in the jail

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-16 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 16 SAUDI ARABIAexecution Smuggler beheaded in Saudi Arabia; 4th execution so far this year Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani man in the eastern Khubar province on Wednesday after he was convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry announced. Arshad Mohammad was

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ARKANSAS

2013-01-16 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 16 ARKANSAS: Beebe: Would sign death-penalty repeal Gov. Mike Beebe says he would sign a bill to repeal the death penalty in Arkansas if the legislature sent it to him. Beebe was asked about a hypothetical bill banning capital punishment during a Wednesday meeting of the

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----VA., OKLA., OHIO, S. DAK.

2013-01-16 Thread Rick Halperin
the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. (sources: Associated Press Rick Halperin) OKLAHOMAnew execution date Execution Date Set For Man Convicted Of Killing Bixby Woman A March execution date is set for a man convicted of killing a Bixby woman in 1999. The Oklahoma Court

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, PENN., MD., FLA., UTAH

2013-01-17 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 17 TEXAS: Death penalty to be sought in 2 capital murder cases 2 defendants in separate pending capital murder cases in Lubbock will face the possibility of the ultimate punishment. District Attorney Matt Powell said notices of intent to seek the death penalty have been filed

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----ARK., VA., US MIL., ORE., GA., USA

2013-01-17 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 17 ARKANSAS: Ark. governor reverses course on death penalty After running for governor as a supporter of the death penalty, Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday that the experience of signing a death warrant for the 1st time caused his thinking on the issue to evolve and that he would

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-17 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 18 BANGLADESH: German central bank pulls out of Bangladesh cooperation over plans to execute counterfeiters Germany's central bank is shelving plans to help fight currency counterfeiting in Bangladesh because of reports the country is planning to include execution among the

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, ARIZ., ALA., USA, S. DAK.

2013-01-18 Thread Rick Halperin
--Ronnie Threadgill--499 261-April 24--Elroy Chester--500 262-July 31---Douglas Feldman--501 (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin) ARIZONA: Arias Interview to Be Used in Her Death Penalty Trial Accused killer Jodi Arias talked

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MONT., CALIF., MD., US MIL.

2013-01-18 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 18 MONTANA: Clemency for Ronald Smith? New Governor Should Say Yes Montana's last Governor, Brian Schweitzer, disappointed many individuals when, at the end of his term, he decided to not act on the clemency petition for Canadian death-row inmate Ron Smith. His last-minute

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MISS., IND., OHIO

2013-01-18 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 18 MISSISSIPPI: Solving Kathy Mabry's Murder: Brutal 15-Year-Old Crime Highlights Decades-Long Mississippi Scandal J.D. Bubba Roseman, the first black sheriff of Humphreys County, is a convivial man. In his office and in casual conversations on the street in this town of 2,200,

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-18 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 18 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 17 Indians awarded death sentence in murder case in Dubai to be released Decks have finally been cleared for the release of 17 Indians, who were awarded death sentence for the killing of a Pakistani man in Sharjah, where a local court yesterday wrapped

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MD., CALIF.

2013-01-19 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 19 MARYLAND: Maryland and the Death Penalty Maryland's governor, Martin O'Malley, chose Jan. 15, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., to announce his determination to repeal the state's law allowing capital punishment. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, he

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-19 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 19 IRANexecutions: Public Hangings in Pakdasht (Yesterday) and Urmia (Today) - 2 Men Are Scheduled To Be Hanged Publicly In Tehran Tomorrow 2 men were publicly hanged in Pakdasht (South of Tehran) yesterday morning reported the official Iranian media today. The men were

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, FLA., COLO., LA., VA., OKLA.

2013-01-20 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 20 TEXASnew execution date John Quintanilla has been given an execution date of May 14; it should be considered serious. (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin) *** Executions under Rick Perry, 2001-present-253 Executions in Texas: Dec. 7, 1982

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-20 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 20 IRANexecutions Iran hangs 2 in public for machete attack: report Iran hanged two men in public, after a video posted on YouTube last month showed them assaulting a man in a Tehran street with a machete, the ISNA news agency reported. The sentence, issued by the

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, PENN., MD., MISS., ARIZ., CALIF.

2013-01-21 Thread Rick Halperin
-April 24--Elroy Chester--498 260--May 14John Quintanilla, Jr.---499 261-July 31---Douglas Feldman--500 (sources: TDCJ Rick Halperin) PENNSYLVANIA: Small pool of attorneys qualified to handle death

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide----MALAYSIA, EGYPT, INDIA, BANG., S. ARAB., IRAN

2013-01-21 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 21 MALAYSIA: Islamic party PAS holding Malaysia's election key; Corruption and financial scandals dog nation's ruling coalition, positioning PAS as kingmaker In downtown Kuala Lumpur earlier this month, the charismatic opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim led tens of thousands of

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, VA., LA., USA

2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 22 TEXAS: Dallas DA Craig Watkins to push for law allowing appeals based on racial factors Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he plans to advocate for a state law that would allow criminals to appeal their conviction or sentence on the grounds that race was a

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----MD., KY., ARK., ILL., CALIF.

2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 22 MARYLAND: On King's Birthday, Gov. O'Malley Calls for Md. Death Penalty Repeal 1 week ago today, on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced that he would introduce a bill calling upon the Maryland legislature to abolish the death penalty

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----COLO., FLA., ARIZ.

2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 22 COLORADO: Colorado Considers the Future of the Death Penalty 2 competing bills on the future of the death penalty in Colorado may be taken up by the state Legislature this session. State Representative Claire Levy, a Democrat from Boulder County, wants to make the maximum

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 22 INDONESIA: Bali drugs: Death sentence for Briton Lindsay Sandiford A 56-year-old British grandmother has been sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Lindsay Sandiford was arrested at Bali's airport in May last year after 4.8kg (10.6lb) of

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, USA, ALA., ILL., VA., GA., ARIZ., CALIF.

2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
will be forever hindered in the true pursuit of human justice. Rick Halperin (source: Letter to the Editor, Dallas Morning News) USA: Our Death Penalty: Inciting Murder And Killing Arbitrarily When Robert Gleason Jr. was put to death in Virginia on January 16 (he chose the electric chair) he

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2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 22 MALAYSIA: Man sentenced to the gallows for double murder A contractor, who had placed a home-made parcel bomb which exploded in front of an apartment unit, killing 2 people 2 years ago, was sentenced to death by the High Court today. Mohd Khayry Ismail, 48, was found guilty

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2013-01-22 Thread Rick Halperin
URGENT ACTION APPEAL - From Amnesty International USA -- For a print-friendly version of this Urgent Action (PDF): http://www.amnestyusa.org/actioncenter/actions/uaa13712.pdf Further information on UA: 137/12 (18 May 2012) and updates (19 July 2012) Issue Date:

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----TEXAS, ALA., ARIZ., MD.

2013-01-23 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 23 TEXAS: Brothers may face death penalty 2 brothers already facing the possibility of life in prison on allegations of sexual exploitation of children now are also eligible for the death penalty in the triple-slaying of an accuser - their daughter/niece - and 2 adults. A grand

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-23 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 23 MALI: Human rights group warns of dozens of executions by Malian forces amid fight with jihadists A France-based human rights group is warning about dozens of summary executions and other abuses allegedly committed by Malian troops as they counter-attack jihadists holed up

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-23 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 23 CANADA: Innocence Lost; the human cost of a wrongful conviction Patrick Andrew Boivin You will be hanged by the neck until you are dead, Justice Ronald Ferguson pronounced to Truscott after the verdict was read. May the Lord have mercy upon your soul. Innocence Lost: a play

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----OHIO, IND., MO., NEB.

2013-01-24 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 24 OHIO: Death penalty sought in murder of pregnant teen in Akron The man accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old pregnant girl in Akron could be sentenced to death if convicted. On Jan. 6, David Stoddard, 24, shot Anna Karam in the living room of an East Archwood Avenue

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2013-01-24 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 24 FRANCE: Executions in Iran France condemns the 2 executions by hanging carried out in public on January 20 in Iran. Iran is thereby violating its international obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which it freely subscribed. More than

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide

2013-01-24 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 24 IRAN (executions): 2 prisoners Executed In Iran- 16 Executions in 8 Days 2 prisoners were hanged in 2 different Iranian prisons, reported the Iranian state media today. 1 of the prisoners was convicted of murdering a security officer in Khoramdareh (Province of Lorestan,

[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----US MIL., ARIZ.

2013-01-24 Thread Rick Halperin
Jan. 24 US MILITARY: Fort Hood shooting suspect wants death penalty out The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a

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