Weigh the pros, cons and controversies surrounding the grave issue of capital punishment; should the death penalty be allowed?
My Friend Granville: Letters From Death Row
On a dark, cold January morning in 2003, my friend Granville died on the other side of the world. He was executed by the state of Texas.
Mildred Bolton: The first woman to escape Chicago’s electric chair
If you enjoy reading about classic crime stories, it’s certainly not too difficult to find some truly interesting characters. For instance, take convicted killer Mildred Bolton. If you don’t recognize the name, I can tell you she almost became the first Illinois woman ever executed in Chicago’s electric chair.
Domestic Violence on children
Aishah said that a Bedouin man came to the prophet, and said, “You kiss the children and we don’t kiss them,” So the prophet said, “Is there anything that I can do once Allah has removed mercy from your heart?” – Sahih Al-Bukhari 426/10
The power of the media
Last week, I covered the media handling of murder victim Gabby Petito. And now, the press, social media, John Walsh, and Dog the Bounty Hunter have entered the fray. It seems like everyone on the planet wants to find Brian Laundrie, who is suspected of killing Gabby Petito—the young woman he professed to love. If you look at Facebook, he seems to be everywhere except in police custody. People everywhere are posting pictures of various bald Caucasian men from different parts of the country. Laundrie appears to be public enemy number one.
The Horrific Murder of J'Anaya Thompson
In 2020, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that Alberto Garcia is ineligible to be spared execution, ruling the court did not err in their sentence, but instead, that death is a proportionate sentence to the crime, exhausting any further potential appeals.
Sunday School Mom on Death Row
Brenda Andrew was just 38 years old when she murdered her husband for $800,000 in insurance money. In partnership with her lover and fellow Church member, she lured her husband into her garage and the pair shot him twice. Brenda Andrew had previously failed to kill her husband when he noticed that his car’s brake line had been severed and reported to police that he believed he was being targeted in a murderous conspiracy.
Death Row Inmate Argues He Intended to Sexually Assault, Not Murder, Infant
“The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident,” attorneys Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming wrote in an argument prepared for the Ohio Appeals Court for their client, Steven Smith.
The Case Against Amir Adabi
The white noise of a crowd filled the spacious room. The air smells of wood polish and sweat. Jeff looks down at his watch, they’ve been there waiting for 2 hours. He sighs, eagerly awaiting the jury to make their verdict. His head hurts. “I need a drink.”, he thinks to himself. The days have long gone by when Jeff cared about not drinking in the middle of the work week.
A shake, steak and chocolate cake
A vanilla shake, steak and chocolate cake is all that stood between Jack and his untimely death. After eleven years of solitude, dimming faith and countless pleas, it seemed his fate was already decided.
Interview between the Arab ruler, and the director of the Commission of Human Rights
Interview between the Arab ruler, and the director of the Commission of Human Rights; MR President, excuse me, is this your name, or your position, the Arab ruler it
Family Business: Zizzo Law and the Old Barn Of the five independent organized crime families in the north-eastern, New York-New Jersey region, the Zizzo family had the reputation of being the most nefarious of all Cosa Nostra syndicates.
The execution of the Rosenbergs, 1953
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg went to the electric chair on 19th June 1953, having been found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union. But was this sentence a just one?