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In Taliban's First
Dec 7, 2022 11:44 AM CST
In Taliban's First Public Execution, Victim's Father Pulls Trigger
Man who confessed to 2017 stabbing is shot dead
- In November, the Taliban's supreme leader told judges that Shariah and its associated punishments should be fully enforced. One of those punishments, public executions, was imposed on Wednesday in Afghanistan, in what the BBC reports is believed to be the Taliban's first public execution since it regained power...
TikTok Sued Over
Deaths of Girls 8, 9
Jul 7, 2022 7:30 PM CDT
TikTok Sued Over Deaths of Girls 8, 9
Platform displayed 'blackout challenge' videos on the girls' 'for you' page, lawsuit says
- TikTok has been sued again over the deaths of children who were participating in a challenge promoted by the social media platform. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County, says Heriberto Arroyo of Milwaukee found his 9-year-old daughter Arriani Jaileen Arroyo hanging in their home in February 2021. The same...
Found Dead in UK
Mar 4, 2022 9:17 AM CST
Ukraine-Born Oligarch Found Dead in UK
Surrey police describe Mikhail Watford's death as unexplained
- A Ukraine-born oligarch has been found dead in unexplained circumstances at his home in the UK, according to Surrey police. Officers were called to a $24 million property on the exclusive Wentworth Estate in Virginia Water, Surrey, on Monday following the discovery of a body. "An ambulance was called...
After 2-Year Hiatus, Japan
Resumes 'Abhorrent' Practice
Dec 21, 2021 7:38 AM CST
After 2-Year Hiatus, Japan Resumes 'Abhorrent' Practice
3 death-row inmates executed amid continued controversy over how death penalty is carried out
- For two years, Japan hasn't carried out any executions. That changed Tuesday with the hanging of three death-row inmates, reviving outcry from human rights activists on the controversial way in which the country carries out capital punishment. At a presser, Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa cited the "extremely brutal"...
In Afghan Public Square,
a Gruesome Display
Sep 25, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
In Afghan Public Square, a Gruesome Display
Taliban hang dead body from crane in Herat, signaling return to group's ways of the past
- The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the...
Before Hanging Death, His
Girlfriend Made Angry Threat
Jun 21, 2020 4:00 PM CDT
Before Hanging Death, His Girlfriend Made Angry Threat
Malcolm Harsch's family say he did in fact kill himself
- A black man whose hanging death roused the ire of activists did indeed die by suicide, the
New York Times
reports. A family spokesman says video of Malcolm Harsch, 38, taking his life in Victorville, Calif., last month confirmed he hadn't been lynched. Sheriff's officials reinforced that by...
Cops Say They
Jun 15, 2020 7:15 AM CDT
Cops Say They Hanged Themselves. Their Families Disagree
Robert Fuller, Malcolm Harsch found hanged from trees in S. California, and families want answers
- Cops say two black men found hanged from trees in two separate incidents in Southern California took their own lives, but their families are pushing back on that, insisting neither one would've ended their lives that way. The
New York Times
reports that the body of 38-year-old Malcolm Harsch,...
Black Man Found Hanging
From Tree Near City Hall
Jun 13, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Near City Hall
Robert Fuller's body was found in Palmdale, California
- Authorities in the Southern California city of Palmdale are investigating the death of a 24-year-old black man found hanging from a tree near City Hall, which they originally described as an apparent suicide, prompting outrage in the community, the AP reports. A passerby reported seeing Robert Fuller's body around...
He Was Ready to
Place His Order.
Then He Saw
Oct 29, 2019 10:45 AM CDT
He Was Ready to Place His Order. Then He Saw 'Disgusting' Decor
Erik Pocock says McDonald's Halloween stickers showed hanging that resembled lynching
- A McDonald's in Massachusetts has put out an apology after catching flak for gruesome Halloween decor that some say looked uncomfortably like a lynching.
reports on customer Erik Pocock's visit to a North Andover restaurant on Oct. 22, where he spotted a set of seasonal stickers depicting...
Experts Have Different Take on
Epstein's Broken Neck Bones
Aug 16, 2019 7:33 AM CDT
Experts Have Different Take on Epstein's Broken Neck Bones
'Actually suggests much more strongly that it was hanging'
- Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy appears to have created more questions than answers , but one reporter says the conspiracy theories may be unnecessary. Writing for CNN Business , Oliver Darcy notes the
story that set the internet abuzz reported on Epstein's post-mortem, which found "multiple breaks in his...
Big Find in Epstein Autopsy
Leads to New Questions
Aug 15, 2019 6:43 AM CDT
Big Find in Epstein Autopsy Leads to New Questions
Epstein had broken bones in neck
- If you thought the conspiracy theories swirling around the death of Jeffrey Epstein were already in overdrive, get ready for the next level. That's because an autopsy has been performed on the accused sex trafficker, believed to have taken his own life last week, and an eyebrow-raising find was...
Country Hires 2 Hangmen,
Says Executions Will Happen
Jul 1, 2019 4:08 PM CDT
Country Hires 2 Hangmen, Says Executions Will Happen
Sri Lanka last put a man to death in 1976
- Sri Lankan prison authorities have recruited two hangmen ahead of planned executions that would end a 43-year-old moratorium on the death penalty, an official said Monday. The recruitment of the two hangmen comes as prison authorities are preparing to carry out an order by Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena, who...
Teen Helped Girl Hang
Herself. Now, the Sentence
Dec 8, 2018 10:15 AM CST
Teen Helped Girl Hang Herself. Now, the Sentence
Tyerell Przybycien says his actions don't 'deserve pity'
- A teenager found guilty of helping his schoolmate hang herself has received his prison sentence: five years to life, CNN reports. Tyerell Przybycien, now 19, bought the rope and compressed air that 16-year-old Jchandra Brown used to take her own life in a Utah campground in May 2017. He also...
Malaysian Court Orders
US Citizen to the Gallows
Sep 4, 2018 12:11 AM CDT
Malaysian Court Orders US Citizen to the Gallows
Gerald Mickelson found guilty of murdering ex-wife
- A Malaysian court has sentenced an American man to death by hanging for killing his ex-wife, but the man will appeal the ruling on the grounds that he acted in self-defense, the AP reports. Lawyer KA Ramu says the High Court found his client, 63-year-old Gerald Wayne Mickelson, guilty of...
Japan Carries Out 2nd
Mass Execution This Month
Jul 26, 2018 3:47 AM CDT
Japan Carries Out 2nd Mass Execution This Month
Final 6 Aum Shinrikyo members hanged
- Thursday was the final day of reckoning for members of a doomsday cult that killed dozens of people in Japan in the 1990s. Six members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult were hanged, weeks after the mass execution of cult leader Shoko Asahara and another six of his followers , the BBC...
In Japan, Mass Hanging of
Cult Leader, 6 Followers
Jul 6, 2018 2:01 AM CDT
In Japan, Mass Hanging of Cult Leader, 6 Followers
They were members of Aum Shinrikyo, responsible for Japan's worst terrorist attack
- Japan on Friday executed the leader of a doomsday cult and six of his followers, public broadcaster NHK reports, a mass hanging that had been rumored for months . Chizuo Matsumoto, also known as Shoko Asahara, was the head of Aum Shinrikyo, the group responsible for the 1995 sarin nerve gas...
10 Found Hanging in Family's
Home Had Cotton in Ears
Jul 2, 2018 9:55 AM CDT
10 Found Hanging in Family's Home Had Cotton in Ears
Writings found suggest 'definite spiritual and mystical practices,' say Delhi police
- Police say it's "still too early" to know how 10 family members ended up dead and hanging from the ceiling in Delhi, India, but some early details from their investigation into the deaths are dribbling out. The bodies of the 10, as well as that of an elderly...
Aussie Grandma to
Death by Hanging
May 24, 2018 8:01 AM CDT
Malaysia Sentences Aussie Grandma to Death by Hanging
Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was found to be carrying meth in her luggage in 2014
- A 54-year-old Australian grandmother who was acquitted of drug trafficking charges in December has just seen the tables turn. The ruling was overturned on appeal, and a Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced her to death, with the head of a three-judge panel saying "you are convicted and will suffer...
Tycoon's Brother Found Liable
for Rebecca Zahau's Odd Death
Apr 4, 2018 7:02 PM CDT
Tycoon's Brother Found Liable for Rebecca Zahau's Odd Death
Zahau's family awarded $5M in wrongful death suit over 'bizarre' 2011 hanging
- Rebecca Zahau was found hanged naked with her hands and feet bound in a California mansion in July 2011, and investigators concluded it was suicide . The 32-year-old's family alleged it was murder , and on Wednesday a San Diego jury decided someone else was responsible for her death. The
3 Boys Saw a Man
'Leave Me,' He Said
Apr 1, 2018 1:20 PM CDT
3 Boys Saw a Man Attempting Suicide. 'Leave Me,' He Said
English students rewarded for saving man's life
- Last year, three schoolboys stumbled on a man trying to hang himself off a bridge. Now they've been awarded by a British charity for saving the man's life, the
reports. "If ever there was a story to balance up the bad ones this is it,"...
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