Virtual Death Sentences for Drug Smugglers via Zoom

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In pure pandemic style, courts in Indonesia and Singapore have utilized Zoom to serve death sentences to individuals convicted of drug trafficking. 19 drug offenders were sentenced to death in Indonesia during virtual hearings held on Zoom and What’s App between March 2020 and March of this year. Two drug trafficking convictions resulted in death by hanging in Singapore last year.

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Gonzalez Revealed As Calif. Mass Shooter

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Aminadab Gonzalez has been identified as the individual who fatally shot four people at a business park in Orange, California on Wednesday. According to Lieutenant Jennifer Amat of the Orange Police Department, it is believed that the shooting was related to a “business and personal relationship which existed between the suspect and all of the victims.” 

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Teen Murder Case

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In the North Carolina murder case of Casey Johnson, prosecutors against Joseph Ray Carroll sought the death penalty Monday.

According to the Richmond County Daily Journal, there were “aggravating circumstances” in the 15-year-old’s death. Carroll, who dated Johnson’s mother, was indicted on a murder charge Feb. 15. Johnson’s mother, Michelle, is also charged with murder. Since the initial arrest of Carroll, his murder charge has been upgraded to capital murder.

Johnson was horrifically beaten and taken to the hospital Jan. 20. Soon after, he was declared brain dead. His death was ruled a homicide, and the medical examiner declared his death as the cause of “severe trauma to the head, consistent with that of a car accident.”

According to WSOC TV, investigators found signs of physical abuse in the home prior to Johnson’s death. They also found videos of the abuse on Carroll’s cell phone, where he would record Johnson and his siblings being punished.

Carroll will appear in court this summer to face the death penalty trial.

 

The Return of Capital Punishment In South Carolina

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The most recent actions of the South Carolina Senate have resurrected the antiquated methods of capital punishment by way of electric chair or firing squad. South Carolina is one of twenty-eight states who remain pro-capital punishment.

This past Tuesday the states Senate voted in favor to restart state executions after a decade-long moratorium. The bill will implement older practices such as the electric chair, the new default for capital punishment, with death by firing squad as an “alternative”.

Trump to End His Presidency with 3 Death Row Executions

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Lisa Montgomery, Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs are to be put to death this week. Montgomery is scheduled for Tuesday, Johnson for Thursday and Higgs for Friday. There is a massive outcry among Americans for different reasons: the legality of these sentences, the risk of COVID-19 and the humanity of the lethal injection.

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Misch Charged With Murder 30 Years Later

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David Misch has finally been charged with the 1988 murder of 9-year-old Michaela Garecht after DNA evidence connected him to the crime scene. Before he became a suspect in Michaela’s case, Misch was already in prison for committing three other other murders that occurred around the same time that Michaela was abducted.

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‘Twitter killer’ confesses to nine murders

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Takahiro Shiraishi known as ‘twitter killer’ has pleaded guilty to murder in court Wednesday. Shiraishi, 29, was arrested in 2017 when police found body parts in his apartment. The serial murderer targeted women contemplating suicide on Twitter claiming he could help them die or commit suicide with them. 

Tinder Dating Turned To Murder

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Rinaldi Harley Wismanu, 32, a human resource development manager at a construction company was murdered, chopped into pieces then robbed by a female who is identified as, LAS of 27, and her boyfriend, DAF of 26 from Tinder.

Grandmother Could Face Death Penalty In Alleged ‘Systematic Torture And Beatings’ Of 12-Year-Old Grandson

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Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Montana grandmother who’s accused of carrying out the “systematic torture” of a 12-year-old boy. Patricia Batts, 48, was charged in the murder of her grandson, James Alex Hurley, whose emaciated and beaten body was found in February.

Missouri to seek death penalty in Wisconsin brothers’ deaths

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The state of Missouri plans to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing two brothers from Wisconsin, according to the man’s new attorney. Garland Nelson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and several other counts in the deaths of Nicholas and Justin Diemel, of Shawano County, Wisconsin.

Serial killer Phillip Jablonski dies on California death row

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A serial killer whose five victims included two wives has died on California’s death row, authorities said Monday.

Phillip Carl Jablonski, 73, was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell on Friday and pronounced dead within minutes. His cause of death is awaiting an autopsy, but he had been assigned a single cell, said corrections department spokeswoman Terri Hardy.

5 Saudis sentenced to death for role in killing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

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Five men have been sentenced to death for their roles in the killing of former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashogghi, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced Monday. The five unnamed individuals have been sentenced to death for “committing and directly participating in the murder of the victim,” according to the Saudi public prosecutor.

U.S. prosecutors weigh death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

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The case of Robert Bowers, the man accused of massacring 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue last year was set to return to a federal courtroom on Thursday, as prosecutors weigh whether to pursue the death penalty against him. Bowers has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to a 63-count indictment. Some of the charges, including murder as a hate crime, can carry the death penalty.