Death Penalty
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China sentences Canadian to death

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/14/19, 10:29 am

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced to death a Canadian man suspected of drug smuggling. The court in the northeastern Liaoning province announced Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s sentence after rejecting his plea of innocence. A Chinese court initially sentenced Schellenberg to 15 years in prison in 2016 for serving as an accessory to drug smuggling. Last month, an appeals court agreed with prosecutors that the sentence was too lenient and scheduled a retrial.

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Sex trafficking law has unintended consequences

Compassion | Police and experts say the business has moved back out to the streets
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 12/05/18, 04:57 pm

Recent government efforts to curb sex trafficking might have also caused setbacks to the effort to help victims, police and rescue groups said.

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Tennessee death row inmate chooses electric chair

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/02/18, 11:45 am

Tennessee used the electric chair for the first time since 2007, executing double-murderer Edmund Zagorski Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his request for a stay. Zagorski, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, becoming only the second person in the state to be executed by electrocution since 1960. He was convicted for killing two men during a drug deal decades ago and had been on death row for 34 years.

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