Kevin Clash’ Accuser Was paid 125 Thousand Dollars to stay mute about sex abuse allegations. $125,000 Settlement Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo — agreed to pay his accuser $125,000, with one string attached — that the accuser recant his story that Clash had sex with him when he was a minor. […]
A woman, beheaded by the sword thousands of miles from home.
Corrections and Clarification Appended: February 19, 2008Lawrence King, an eighth grader who identified as gay and wore makeup and nail polish, was 15 when he was declared brain dead on Feb. 13
A secret execution inspires revulsion and protest”If I am assassinated on the gallows, there will be turmoil and turbulence, conflict and conflagration.”A death-cell prediction by former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali BhuttoThe sputter of midnight traffic had given way to the long wait for dawn when the 1,400 inmates of Rawalpindi District Jail began to pray. Imperceptibly at first, their murmur grew as they recited from the Koran; the time for execution was approaching
A legal tug-of-war over Ohio’s execution procedures grew more confused Monday as Ohio’s governor granted a temporary reprieve to a murderer scheduled for lethal injection this week. The action came just hours after the state’s attorney general’s office asked the U.S.
Death row inmates in Japan spend decades in isolation and face inhuman conditions that can lead to mental illness, Amnesty International said Thursday. Some who have exhausted their legal options are not told they will be put to death until the last minute, the human rights group said.
The Supreme Court has granted a condemned Georgia inmate’s request that his execution be delayed as he attempts to prove his innocence. The inmate, Troy Davis, has gained international support for his long-standing claim that he did not murder a Savannah police officer nearly two decades ago. Justice John Paul Stevens on Monday ordered a federal judge to “receive testimony and make findings of fact as to whether evidence that could not have been obtained at trial clearly establishes petitioner’s innocence.” Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer supported the decision