Death Penalty

TORONTO | Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

TORONTO—Jan 14, 2019—  A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on Monday in a sudden retrial of a drug smuggling case and Beijing said that it has denied a Canadian diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up tensions since Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. A Chinese court in northeastern Liaoning province … Continue reading TORONTO | Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif | Trial starts in sledgehammer killings of California family

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — January 07, 2019— The 2010 disappearance of a family from their Southern California home puzzled investigators for years, with no signs of forced entry and the couple’s credit cards untouched. After their remains were found three years later in the desert more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities charged a … Continue reading SAN BERNARDINO, Calif | Trial starts in sledgehammer killings of California family

DALLAS | Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths

DALLAS — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers told investigators he wanted to “clean up the streets” of his Texas border hometown, a prosecutor said Wednesday while announcing that a grand jury had indicted the man for capital murder. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said he will seek … Continue reading DALLAS | Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths

LAREDO, Texas | Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in Texas

LAREDO, Texas  — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been charged with capital murder after telling investigators he killed four female sex workers because he considered them worthless and that he thought he was doing something good for his Texas border city, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said he will … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in Texas

GREELEY, Colo | Convicted murderer quiet on why he killed wife, daughters

GREELEY, Colo. — Christopher Watts cried, shook and stared into his lap as a judge told him he would spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. But he spoke only once at his sentencing hearing and that was to decline the opportunity … Continue reading GREELEY, Colo | Convicted murderer quiet on why he killed wife, daughters

ISTANBUL | Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

ISTANBUL — Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate. Khashoggi’s friends, Turkish politicians and others attended Friday’s funeral prayers at Istanbul’s Fatih Mosque. The prayers were held “in absentia” because The Washington Post columnist’s remains have not been found. The … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its top prosecutor said Thursday, while the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying. The Saudi moves failed to appease Turkey, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor announced Thursday he’s recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. The announcement by the kingdom’s top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, appears aimed at distancing the killers and their … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing