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  1. Trial opens for accused police killer -Read the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | The Robesonian

    ... in court, one count of possession of firearm by a felon, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. The death penalty is not an option in this trial. Brown was declared intellectually deficient for a capital case during a pre-trial hearing in ...

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  2. Sugar Land father fights to save son from death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | KBMT

    His father, Kent Whitaker, met with a member of the parole board in Austin on Tuesday in a last effort to try and stop the execution. His father was also shot, but he survived.

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  3. School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to actRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    ... video connection from jail. His lawyers have said he will plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty. No decision has been made on that. Soon after the shooting, several legislative leaders were taken on a tour of the school ...

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  4. Plea seeks public hanging of convict in Zainab caseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Times

    LAHORE: A petition seeking public hanging of Kasur's serial killer, who has been awarded death penalty by a court in the rape and murder case of Zainab, was filed in the Lahore High Court on Monday. Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Ishtiaq Chaudhry moved the petition in the high court, calling for public execution of Imran Ali condemned to death in the Zainab case.

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  5. Possible 'logistical problems' with jailhouse stabbing trialRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Penticton Herald

    ... ged the second attempt in 2007, when Canada did not send him back to his native Iran because he would face the death penalty, a source previously told the Herald.

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  6. School shooter makes first live appearance in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... and other lawyers watched from the gallery. He is facing 17 counts of premeditated murder and could face the death penalty. The Broward County Public Defender's Office, which is representing Cruz, has already said he will admit guilt and is hoping ...

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  7. East Brunswick rabbi deserves death for sex crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

    Since the time of Megan's Law I have been in favor of a death penalty not only for murder but for sex crimes against children. There's the murder of the physical body, then there's the murder of everything the child was going to be before some lecherous monster stole it and changed them forever.

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  8. Parkland school shooter makes first live appearance in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    ... and other lawyers watched from the gallery. He is facing 17 counts of premeditated murder and could face the death penalty. The Broward County Public Defender's Office, which is representing Cruz, has already said he will admit guilt and is hoping ...

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  9. .com | Botswana hangs man after two-year hiatusRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | News24

    Botswana at the weekend hanged a 28-year-old man following the murder of his girlfriend and her son in 2010, its first execution after a two-year hiatus, a prison official said Monday. The execution of Joseph Tselayarona execution follows President Ian Khama's remarks few weeks ago that he supports the death penalty.

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  10. Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolitionRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Jurist

    Barrow stated, "at this junction, I will use this opportunity to declare a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in The Gambia, as a first step towards abolition." The Gambia has not used the death penalty since 2012, where former president Yahya Jammeh [BBC profile] executed nine soldiers by firing squad.

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  11. Marco Rubio says he believes Florida school shooter should be executedRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Fox News

    Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student is charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder and will remain held in Broward County custody; Phil Keating reports from Florida. The teen who killed 17 people in a shooting rampage last week at his former Florida high school deserves the death penalty, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Monday.

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  12. Hamilton County leads Ohio in sending people to death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Morning Journal

    ... later this year, had one more strike against them: They were convicted of murder in a place that embraces the death penalty like few others in America. Hamilton County has sent more people to death row and is responsible for more executions than any ...

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  13. Crime against women: Rajasthan govt to amend IPC for stricter punishment, says CM RajeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    The Rajasthan government will amend Indian Penal Code for stricter punishment for offenders in cases related to crime against women, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Monday. Replying to a debate on the state budget 2018-19 presented by her in the Legislative Assembly, she expressed concern over crime against women and said the government had decided to amend IPC for making provisions for stricter punishment, even up to death penalty for the guilty in heinous cases like rape with minors.

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  14. On same-sex marriage, state officials have rights, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    ... excused from handing out fliers for meat products because they were vegan. Prison guards who disagree with the death penalty are allowed to avoid being involved in executions. The Supreme Court recently ruled that shipping centers cannot require ...

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  15. Life or death for shooter?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Castanet.net

    ... Cruz, said there were so many warning signs that Cruz was mentally unstable and potentially violent that the death penalty might be going too far. Finkelstein said Cruz would likely plead guilty if prosecutors opt not to seek the death penalty. ...

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  16. French extremist Melina Bougedir carriyng her son in court in Baghdad. Photo: AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    ... in Iraq for allegedly joining IS wrote to French President Emmanuel Macron warning that they could face the death penalty. Several dozen French citizens suspected of links to the extremist group are believed to be in detention camps or prisons in ...

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  17. For school shooting suspect, main question is life or deathRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Lethbridge Herald

    ... Cruz, said there were so many warning signs that Cruz was mentally unstable and potentially violent that the death penalty might be going too far. Finkelstein said Cruz would likely plead guilty if prosecutors opt not to seek the death penalty. ...

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  18. Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining ISRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Baghdad, Feb 19 : An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a Turkish woman to death and 10 other foreign women to life imprisonment for joining the Islamic State militant group. "The Central Criminal Court issued a death penalty by hanging for a female Turkish citizen and issued 10 verdicts of life sentences for other females from different nationalities," a spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council said.

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  19. Chennai techie gets death penalty for rape, murder of 7-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Times of India

    The Chengalpet mahila court sentenced 23-year-old mechanical engineer S Dashvanth to death for sexual assault and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Mugalivakkam in February 2017. Special judge P Velmurugan found Dashvanth guilty under sections of the POCSO Act and the IPC and sentenced him to death and 46 years in jail.

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  20. Gambia President Announces Moratorium on Death PenaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Voice of America

    President Adama Barrow announced the moratorium while addressing a large crowd gathered Sunday for the country's independence anniversary. This tiny West African nation is emerging from 22 years of dictatorship that were marked by arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.

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