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Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. Iraq is conducting the trials of hundreds of foreign women who have been detained, with hundreds of their children, since August by Iraqi forces as Islamic State strongholds crumbled. Show More Summary

Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining Isis

Turks sentenced to hanging are among hundreds of foreign women being tried in Iraq An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. Iraq is conductingShow More Summary

Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday.

Texas commutes convicted murderer's death sentence

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commutes the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed. Ryan Brooks reports.

Man sentenced to prison for shooting death of Long Beach passerby

A man was sentenced Feb. 21 to 50 years to life in prison for shooting a passerby in 2015, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  On Nov. 15, 2017, Jorge Luis Rodriguez Cruz, 28, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Douglas Jerome Wilson, 37. Show More Summary

Second gang member sentenced to death for 2008 homeless encampment killing

A second gang member was sentenced Feb. 15 in the killings of five people at a Long Beach homeless encampment in 2008, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  David Cruz Ponce, 37, was sentenced to death by Los...Show More Summary

Father saves life of man who killed their family 30 minutes before execution due to take place

A man who hired a gunman to murder his mother and brother has had his death sentence commuted 30 minutes before the lethal injection took place. Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott spared the life of Thomas “Bart” Whitaker after the inmate’s father begged for his son not to be killed. Show More Summary

Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate’s family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Florida executed a man convicted of the 1993 rape and...

Former S.African soldier sentenced to death in S.Sudan

A former South African soldier was sentenced to death in South Sudan on Friday for attempting to overthrow the government. Ex-colonel William Endley, 55, was "sentenced to death by hanging" for espionage and conspiring to overthrow the government, said judge Lado Eriminio Sekwat at a court in the capital Juba. Show More Summary

Texas, Alabama Halt Executions; Florida Puts Convicted Killer To Death

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed.

Gov. commutes death sentence for man convicted of masterminding murder of mother, brother

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Thomas "Bart" Whitaker's father, Kent, who also was shot in the 2003 plot at the family's suburban Houston home but survived, led the effort to save his son from execution

Texas commutes death sentence, Florida executes murderer

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Show More Summary

Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. states

3 days agoNews : The Cutline

A trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that U.S. prison authorities will carry out three death sentences on the same day for the first time since 2010. Show More Summary

Texas Gov. Abbott to decide if killer receives clemency from death penalty

Thomas "Bar" Whitaker was sentenced to death for killing his mother and brother, but his father is asking for clemency. Whitaker was scheduled for lethal injection this morning, but now Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will decide his fate.

Texas parole board recommends killer be spared from death

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother.

Egypt sentences 21 to death for planning attacks

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 21 suspected extremists to death, including 16 in absentia, on charges of bomb making and planning attacks on public and private infrastructure, judicial sources said.

Gov. to decide fate of killer forgiven by his father, who survived deadly attack on family

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles made the unanimous recommendation that Gov. Abbott commute Thomas "Bart" Whitaker's death sentence

Hawthorne man sentenced for baby's death

A Hawthorne man was sentenced Feb. 9 to 15 years in state prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 14-month-old baby, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  Julio Mejia, 48, pleaded no contest Jan. 8 to twoShow More Summary

CALIFORNIA: Mother Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Son She Thought Was Gay, Life Sentence Without Parole

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The New York Post reports: A California mom pleaded guilty to torturing to death her 8-year-old son because she thought he was gay. Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, agreed to a plea deal Thursday for first-degree murder in the 2013 death of her son Gabriel Fernandez. Show More Summary

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