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Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Randal G. Holmes, Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Torture

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to his role in a conspiracy to kidnap and torture an Independence, Mo., man. Randal G. Holmes, also known as “Peckerwood” or “Wood,” 53, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to one count of conspiracy to commit … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Randal G. Holmes, Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Torture

MOSCOW | The Latest: Merkel wishes Germany good luck but won’t attend

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel is wishing Germany luck against South Korea after the “torture” of the defending champion’s last-minute win against Sweden, but she won’t be attending the match. Germany salvaged its chances of advancing with Toni Kroos’ injury-time winner on Saturday. It … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Merkel wishes Germany good luck but won’t attend

Trump’s pick to lead CIA to face questions about torture

WASHINGTON/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next director of the CIA is a career spymaster who oversaw torture at a secret prison during one of the darkest chapters in the agency’s history. If confirmed, 61-year-old Gina Haspel would become the first female head of the CIA. She’s described by … Continue reading Trump’s pick to lead CIA to face questions about torture

California DA says couple’s abuse of 12 kids became torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif./January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of … Continue reading California DA says couple’s abuse of 12 kids became torture

Abuse in house of torture was ‘severe, pervasive, prolonged’

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, … Continue reading Abuse in house of torture was ‘severe, pervasive, prolonged’

Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torture

SANTIAGO, Chile/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis on Wednesday headed to the heart of Chile’s centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country’s bloody military dictatorship. The Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, where the pope will celebrate Mass, was built … Continue reading Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torture