Tag Archives: murder

Appeal Denied—OJ Simpson to Remain Behind Bars

OJ Simpson will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future after the Nevada Supreme Court declined to overturn his 2008 conviction. Simpson was convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to 9-33 years at a state prison. He appealed…

Study Shows Racial Disparity in Death Penalty Sentences

A new study evaluated death sentences over 28 years in North Carolina and found major distinctions depending on the race of the victim. In particular, the study found that a defendant was three times as likely to get the death…

Murder case against retired judge has challenges

MONTREAL (CBC) – The case of Jacques Delisle, a retired judge charged with first-degree murder, is creating unusual difficulties for Crown prosecutors. Former Quebec Court of Appeals judge Jacques Delisle appeared at the Quebec City courthouse on Tuesday in connection…

Against assisted suicide

A few days ago the Canadian House of Commons rejected an assisted suicide bill. The proposed legislation would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients or people in unrelenting pain to end their lives. Currently, doctors or nurses or anyone else…

Where will the trial for the 9/11 plotters be held?

The Obama administration declared the 9/11 plotters will not be tried in civilian courts in New York, and they are considering alternative venues. Mayor Bloomberg of New York told the administration security alone would cost $200 million. Bloomberg had been…

Killer cop seeks funds for appeal

Peter Edwards Staff Reporter A Toronto police officer who ran up a $1.2-million legal aid bill while on trial for his mistress’s murder is now seeking taxpayer funding to appeal his conviction. Richard Wills is scheduled to appear Tuesday at…