| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:59 PM
LEBANON, Mo. -- A jury returned multiple guilty verdicts and recommended the death penalty for Jesse Driskill for killing Johnnie and Coleen Wilson in their secluded home near Lebanon in 2010. The Attorney General’s Office, including Attorney...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:09 PM
A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.
The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE A-- State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, said Thursday that would not let the state impose the death penalty unless there was DNA evidence linking the accused to the crime.
“Over the past several years there has been a paradigm shift...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The execution for a man who killed two women was delayed so Attorney General Pam Bondi could attend her campaign fundraiser, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.
The execution of 50-year-old Marshall Lee Gore, a former escort service owner, was scheduled...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:40 AM
NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Summary executions, torture, hostage-taking and indiscriminate shelling of civilian homes are among the war crimes committed by both sides in the Syrian conflict, a special investigative panel of the United Nations Human Rights Council reported Wednesday....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Florida's attorney general has apologized for prompting a delay in an execution originally scheduled for Tuesday because the date conflicted with one of her political fundraisers.
State attorneys general typically march to electoral victory by preaching...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight — someone more interested in scoring TV time on "Fox & Friends" than actually dispensing justice back home.
But Bondi has taken superficiality to new heights. Or...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:01 AM
NEW DELHI -- An Indian court Friday sentenced four men to death in the December rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus, one of the nation’s most closely watched legal decisions in recent history.
The judge announced...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:32 PM
By William Reedy, Chicago At one time I believed that the death penalty is appropriate in some cases. This I no longer believe. Honestly, I still feel that way sometimes, that the world is better off when some fiendish criminal......