Thursday, December 2

Tag: Life Sentence

North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”
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North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”

A man has reportedly been sentenced to death in North Korea for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” into the country. According to Radio Free Asia (via Variety), authorities were led to the man after they caught high school students watching the series. The report states that “Squid Game” was smuggled into the country from China through the use of a USB flash drive. The smuggler faces death by firing squad, while the students involved in bringing “Squid Game” into school are facing prison sentences. Radio Free Asia reports: “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remot...
Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra
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Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court in Kerala, India on Wednesday, imposed a double life sentence on Sooraj S Kumar for killing his wife using a cobra. Sooraj had killed his 25-year-old wife, Uthra on May 7, 2020, by letting a cobra bite her in her sleep. The crime became known widely known as the 'Uthra murder case' and garnered international attention. In a case described by the prosecution as ‘rarest of the rare’, the convict was awarded life sentences on charges of Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) as well as 10 years rigorous imprisonment under Section 328 (causing harm using poison) and seven years imprisonment under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The trial court stopped short of awarding...
Singer R Kelly refuses to testify in sex trafficking trial
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Singer R Kelly refuses to testify in sex trafficking trial

Disgraced R&B singer, R. Kelly told a judge on Wednesday September 22, that he will not testify in his own defense at his federal sex trafficking trial to avoid avoid the risk of a potentially brutal cross-examination. 'You don't want to testify, correct?' US District Judge Ann Connelly asked the singer. He laconically responded: 'Yes, ma'am.' When asked by the judge if he understood the implications of his decision, he replied: 'correct.' Lawyers had already said Kelly was unlikely to take the witness stand. During the closing arguments on Wednesday afternoon, a prosecutor told jurors that the government had delivered on its promises to prove that the R&B singer had for years commanded close associates to help him target, groom and exploit girls, boys, and young women...
Chris Watts receiving racy love letters and sexy bikini pics in jail after he was sentenced for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters
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Chris Watts receiving racy love letters and sexy bikini pics in jail after he was sentenced for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters

Chris Watts is receiving racy love letters in jail as he serves a life sentence for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters. Prosecutors have released dozens of letters sent to the killer, according to ABC7 One woman wrote to him: "In my heart, I know you are a great guy. "If you do write me back I'd be the happiest girl alive, that's for sure #teamchris #chrisisinnocent #lovehim #socute." Another sent a saucy picture of herself wearing a bikini alongside the note: "I've found myself thinking a lot about you." She added that she hoped the scantily-clad image would "brighten" his day. Another fan wrote to him: "I feel this connection to you." Watts admitted murdering his pregnant wife Shanann as well as their d...
Freed Child killer Colin Pitchfork goes into Hiding over Fears of Vigilante Attacks
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Freed Child killer Colin Pitchfork goes into Hiding over Fears of Vigilante Attacks

Colin Pitchfork, the child killer who was freed after 33 years in prison, has gone straight into hiding over fears of vigilante attacks. He was given a life sentence in 1988 with a minimum of 30 years after strangling two 15-year-olds, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, in Leicestershire in 1983 and 1986 respectively. At the time he committed his first crime, Pitchfork was a 22-year-old married father-of-two. Pitchfork, who is now in his early 60s, pleaded guilty to two murders, two rapes, two indecent assaults, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and became the first person in the UK to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence. He was freed on Wednesday, September 2, and went straight into hiding over fears of vigilante a...
Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya
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Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country's government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses. Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives is brief and does not allow for sexual intimacy. She said; “The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands." Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura who also spoke to K24 Digital, said it would be impossible to allow the female inmates or even the male inmates enjoy conjugal rights e...
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Inmate David Sheppard released after 27 years in prison following Kim Kardashian’s push for his release

Reality star, Kim Kardashian West requests that Pennsylvania man, David Sheppard is released after his life sentence was commuted, has been granted. David Sheppard was granted clemency for his role in a deadly robbery, but his release was not without controversy. Mr.Sheppard was one of four men convicted for his role in the robbery and murder of pharmacy owner Thomas Brannan in Overbrook in 1992. The 54-year-old West Philadelphia father of five served 27 years for his role in a deadly shooting and robbery of Overbrook pharmacist Thomas Brannan. Sheppard was not the shooter but was serving life for second-degree felony murder. Last Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons and the governor approved his release, but it hit a snag. Outgoing Delaware County Republican District A...
Corey Atchison freed after serving 28 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit
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Corey Atchison freed after serving 28 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit

Corey Atchison, an Oklahoma prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder was on Tuesday, July 16, vindicated and freed of the crime.   The Oklahoma native spent 28 years behind bars, after being found guilty in 1991 for the murder of James Lane who was shot in an alleged robbery in 1990. Atchison's freedom however came after a private investigator, Eric Cullen, took up his case having previously helped to free his younger brother, Malcolm Scott in 2016 of wrongful murder conviction passed in 1994.     While in Scott's case the man who testified against him confessed to the murder of a 19-year-old woman named Karen Summers before being executed for another crime, it was found that authorities had bullied witnesses into offering false testimony in Atchis...
Kim Kardashian Finally Meets Alice Marie Johnson
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Kim Kardashian Finally Meets Alice Marie Johnson

Kim Kardashian has met Alice Marie Johnson for the first time, a week after Johnson was freed, with the reality star's help, from serving a life sentence in prison over a first-time non-violent drug offense. Though the duo had spoken on the phone before, they finally met face-to-face at Johnson's home in Mississippi to film their first joint interview for The Today Show. Host Hoda Kotb also posed for a photo with the duo. Their sit-down will air today. Kardashian and her attorney, Shawn Holley, flew from LA to meet Johnson and her family. Surprisingly, the reality star hasn't shared any updates about the meeting on social media yet, but the long-awaited encounter was surely emotional. "I'm gonna cry so much when I see her," Kim said, tearing up, while speaking to CNN last week. ...
Rapists & Wife Beaters To Face Life Sentence In Ekiti State
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Rapists & Wife Beaters To Face Life Sentence In Ekiti State

The Ekiti State Government on Monday announced that rapists and wife beaters now face life sentence. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports Development, Kola Ajumobi, said this at a public enlightenment forum in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Ajumobi also announced an increase in the maternity leave period for women in its public service from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. He said that the gesture was approved by the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, as part of his display of love and special regard for the womenfolk in the state. He said it was also aimed at encouraging exclusive breastfeeding for newly born children in the first six months of birth. It is also meant to promote good nutrition for both mothers and their newborn children, he sai...

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