Four convicts hanged to death in Tihar Jail

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Sandeep Goel, Director-General of Tihar jail, confirmed to reporters outside the prison that the four convicts had been hanged together at 5.30 a.m.

India was rocked by the brutal nature of the gangrape and murder in December 2012, which led to a major reform in rape laws. Tens of thousands of students took to the streets, putting pressure on the then UPA government to act swiftly.

Man facing execution for Florida girl’s murder is innocent, accomplice claims: report

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Two men were convicted of stabbing to death a 14-year-old girl in Florida 35 years ago, but now one says the other — who faces execution — is innocent, according to a report Sunday.

The new twist comes in the case of Shelly Boggio, whose May 1985 murder prosecutors say was sexually motivated, according to a lengthy Tampa Times report. She was beaten, stabbed 31 times and held underwater until she drowned.

Juries found Jack Pearcy, now 64, and James Dailey, now 73, guilty of her murder, but in a recent court filing Pearcy, who is serving a life sentence, says he alone killed Shelly…