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  • Jury recommends death for Jesse Driskill for murders of Johnnie, Coleen Wilson in 2010

    Jury recommends death for Jesse Driskill for murders of Johnnie, Coleen Wilson in 2010
    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...
  • North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

    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-...
  • Bullard wants legislation to help the wrongly convicted

    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...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    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...
  • Report: Execution delayed so Pam Bondi can attend fundraiser

    Report: Execution delayed so Pam Bondi can attend fundraiser
    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...
  • Four face death penalty after conviction in Indian gang rape

    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,...
  • Syrian war crimes escalating on both sides, U.N. probe finds

    Syrian war crimes escalating on both sides, U.N. probe finds
    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....
  • Florida execution delayed because of attorney general's fundraiser

    Florida execution delayed because of attorney general's fundraiser
    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...
  • Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party

    Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party
    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...
  • Four sentenced to death in India gang-rape case

    Four sentenced to death in India gang-rape case
    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...
  • This I No Longer Believe -- the death penalty

     
    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......