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Scott Peterson appeals death sentence to California Supreme Court

Eight years after he was convicted for the murders of his wife and unborn son, Scott Peterson has appealed his death sentence to the California Supreme Court.


Being on home invasion jury 'took toll'

Jurors who convicted a man of three murders in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion and recommended he be put to death for his crimes said Tuesday that serving on the case changed their lives -- and took an emotional and sometimes physical toll.


Judge blocks California's first execution in five years

A federal judge Tuesday blocked the execution of convicted rapist and murderer Albert Greenwood Brown, saying there was "no way" the court could conduct an adequate review of California's new lethal-injection procedures before the death sentence was to be carried out Thursday.


Death sentence for gunman in 2008 Mumbai attack

Death sentence for gunman in 2008 Mumbai attack

The Pakistani is the only survivor of the siege on the Indian city that killed 166 people. He was convicted on 86 counts, including murder and waging war.


Kim Dae-jung, 83, Ex-President of S. Korea, Is Dead

Mr. Kim survived a death sentence and an assassination attempt by past military dictators before winning the presidency and receiving a Nobel Peace Prize.


Ex-U.S. soldier found guilty in Iraqi rape, deaths

A former U.S. soldier was convicted on Thursday of raping an Iraqi girl and killing her and her family near Baghdad in 2006 and now faces a possible death sentence.


Jury verdict: Death for arsonist in fatal wildfire

A verdict has been reached in the penalty phase of the trial of a man convicted of murdering five federal firefighters who were overrun by a wildfire he ignited in Southern California in 2006.


Inmate who ate his own eye loses court challenge

Andre Thomas raised 44 claims in his petition to the state’s highest criminal court, challenging his conviction and death sentence for the slaying of his estranged wife’s daughter in Grayson County.


In China, two sentenced to death in milk-tampering case

In China, two sentenced to death in milk-tampering case

They were scapegoats in a failed product-safety system, says a lawyer for some of the nearly 300,000 babies sickened by tainted formula.

Parents of babies sickened by formula in China's largest food-tampering scandal vowed Thursday to continue their legal fight over compensation after a court sentenced two men to death in the case and handed down stiff sentences to others.


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