Life Imprisonment News
DUI inmate in cell with killer dies amid prison housing woes
Idaho prison officials with too many minimum-security inmates often bunk them with prisoners convicted of much more serious crimes
Man gets life without parole for 1 of 2 SW Michigan slayings
A man accused of killing two people in two counties in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for one of the crimes
Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons
A repeat drunken driver's death at an Idaho prison is shining a light on a complex system used by many U.S. prisons to determine who will share a cell with whom.
An hour into California trial, ex-Marine admits to killing
An hour into his murder trial, a former Marine acknowledged killing an Army reservist in a California motel in 2012 _ a brutal attack in which the victim was stabbed 44 times and shot twice
Report: Turkey seeks life prison term for US pastor
Media reports say Turkish prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for an American pastor who is accused of links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for a failed coup attempt in Turkey
Pakistan arrests suspect in student's slaying over blasphemy
Pakistani police arrest key suspect sought in 2016 lynching of university student falsely accused of blasphemy
As Kim Wall's murder trial begins, friends seeking 'justice' hope her legacy empowers women journalists
Three years ago, Kim Wall was reporting from the Marshall Islands for what would become one of her last published stories. Wall, an award-winning independent journalist, had traveled there on grant money and a tight budget with two friends, who were also graduates of Columbia Journalism School.
Kim Wall memorial grant opens for applicants so slain journalist's “spirit will live on'
Applications are being accepted for a memorial grant established in memory of a reporter who went missing while reporting on an inventor who allegedly killed her. Kim Wall, 30, an international freelance reporter who covered what she described as “the undercurrents of rebellion,” went missing in
Supreme Court to consider whether a lawyer can't admit a client's guilt against his wishes
Supreme Court justices will consider Wednesday if a defendant’s attorney can admit a client’s guilt to a jury – as a concession defense - against the client’s expressed objection. Robert McCoy, in 2011, was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for the 2008, shooting and killing of his estranged