Death Penalty

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

GREELEY, Colo. | Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids

GREELEY, Colo.— A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two daughters pleaded guilty Tuesday under a plea deal allowing him to avoid the death penalty but putting him in jail for life without a chance of parole. Christopher Watts entered his plea Tuesday during a court hearing, replying “guilty” nine times in … Continue reading GREELEY, Colo. | Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids

PITTSBURGH | Synagogue rampage suspect indicted as funerals continue

PITTSBURGH — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, four days after 11 people were killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. The indictment, which was expected, charges Robert Bowers with 44 counts, including hate crimes. Federal prosecutors have previously indicated they … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Synagogue rampage suspect indicted as funerals continue