Posts tagged "death penalty"

Aurora, Colorado Shooter James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison

James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado was convicted Friday evening on 24 counts of first-degree murder, two per victim, as well as attempted murder in the wounding of 70 more people. Holmes entered an Aurora movie theatre in 2012 and opened fire resulting in 12 deaths and several wounded theater goers.
He plead insanity to the murder…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

Artist Nino Sarabutra Wants Us To Think About What We Drink

Plus, medical professionals in Canada have birthed the first stem cell-assisted IVF baby.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 7, 2015

Parents Of Boston Bombing Victim Ask Government To Not Pursue Death Penalty Against Dzokhar Tsarnaev

In an open letter in the Boston Globe today, Bill and Denise Richards, parents of eight-year old Martin Richard (above), who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, requested that the government not seek the death penalty against bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev, who was recently convicted on all 30 counts he was charged with.

Beejoli Shah / April 17, 2015

Today’s Lady News: Iran Might Not Execute Adulteress After All

The head of Iran’s High Human Rights Council said the country may not execute Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a mother of two sentenced to death for adultery. It seems that human rights activists around the world — including French First Lady Carla Bruni — don’t like it when you kill people over something like marital fidelity.

Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2010

Teresa Lewis To Be The First Woman Executed In 5 Years

Tomorrow the United States will execute Teresa Lewis, 41, the first woman to be put to death in the last five years, by lethal injection. In 2002, Lewis left the door of her Danville, Virginia, home unlocked so her lover, Matthew Shallenberger, and his companion, Rodney Fuller, could murder her husband and 25-year-old stepson with…

Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2010

Quickies!: Lorena Gallo Throws Down With John Bobbitt

Lorena Gallo faced off with ex-husband John Bobbitt on “The Insider.” [Jezebel] — She’s almost unrecognizable. Love the blond hair. Yeah, I know, that’s not the issue.
Vibrating products seem to be another marketing ploy directed at women, like making things pink for the heck of it. [Dumb As A Blog]
The pregnant

Annika Harris / May 6, 2009

Death By Firing Squad For Pregnant British Woman

A pregnant woman awaiting trial doesn’t usually make international headlines. But add the fact that the woman is facing death by firing squad, and you’ve got a story that’s getting attention in Britain and the U.S. This is the fate of Samantha Orobator, a 20-year-old British woman suspected of drug trafficking in Laos. Orobator wa…

Annika Harris / May 4, 2009

Iranian Woman, Facing Death For Committing Adultery, Is Set Free

If you think America is hard on our cheaters, philanderers have been stoned to death in Iran up until this year. Although there has been a moratorium on the harsh capital punishment since 2002, last year, Jafar Kiani, who was accused of adultery, died by stoning when local authorities took justice into their own hands.

Simcha / March 19, 2008