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Boy, 7, was tortured to death and fed to pigs; state agencies failed him, says lawsuit

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Oklahoma man arrested after allegedly torturing, raping several women

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Cabell judge OKs photos, word 'torture' in murder trial

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Lawsuit against psychologists who designed CIA torture program settles

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Police arrest Albuquerque man accused of torturing woman

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Men accused of torturing turtle, beating veteran

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Men accused of torturing turtle, beating veteran

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'Every bone looks like it's broken': Cat stolen from shelter found dead in nearby dumpster
SHORELINE, Wash. - The King County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes unit is investigating after a cat, reported stolen from a shelter in Shoreline Tuesday, was found dead in a nearby dumpster. Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Office said the incident is definitely a case of animal abuse, but there is no indication of torture, despite what some employees have said   Read More ...
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Feds charge 75-year-old biker named Snake, two others with kidnapping and torture
Three Kansas City biker club members are facing federal charges of conspiracy of kidnapping and torturing an Independence man over a drug debt. The three were previously charged in Jackson County Circuit Court in the September 2016 incident. Those charges will be dismissed now that federal charges have been filed. Two of the defendants are father and son: Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 25, and Randal G   Read More ...
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3 now charged after twins, 4, found bound, gagged, duct-taped to wall
COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - A third person is now charged in connection with a startling abuse case involving twin 4-year-old boys in College Hill. Rowdy Warren, 30, is held in lieu of $10,000 bond at the Hamilton County jail. He faces one count of obstruction of official business. He misled police as they investigated Sunday, delaying them from doing their job   Read More ...
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3 now charged after twins, 4, found bound, gagged, duct-taped to wall
COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - A third person is now charged in connection with a startling abuse case involving twin 4-year-old boys in College Hill. Rowdy Warren, 30, is held in lieu of $10,000 bond at the Hamilton County jail. He faces one count of obstruction of official business. He misled police as they investigated Sunday, delaying them from doing their job   Read More ...
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3 now charged after twins, 4, found bound, gagged, duct-taped to - | WBTV Charlotte
COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - A third person is now charged in connection with a startling abuse case involving twin 4-year-old boys in College Hill. Rowdy Warren, 30, is held in lieu of $10,000 bond at the Hamilton County jail. He faces one count of obstruction of official business. He misled police as they investigated Sunday, delaying them from doing their job   Read More ...
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Couple's alleged abused of 2-year-old was 'torture,' prosecutor says
GALLOWAY -- South Jersey authorities say a Galloway couple abused their 2-year-old daughter in a way that was described by a doctor as a "level of torture." Yolanda Torres, 33 and Jose Velez, 52, were arrested Friday and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a release. Torres was also charged with aggravated assault, the release said   Read More ...
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Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website amid widespread media blockade
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just one day after the organization released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails. “Egyptian authorities keep insisting that any incidents of torture are isolated crimes by bad officers acting alone, but the Human Rights Watch report proves otherwise,” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said on Thursday   Read More ...
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Report: Egypt security forces 'routinely torture political detainees'
(CNN)Egypt's police and National Security officers are carrying out widespread and systematic torture of political prisoners, which probably amounts to a crime against humanity, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday. Security forces "routinely torture political detainees with techniques including beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and sometimes rape," the group claimed. Prosecutors typically ignore prisoners' complaints and sometimes also threaten them with torture, it said, "creating an environment of almost total impunity," HRW said in a press release accompanying the report   Read More ...
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Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity." In a 63-page report released Wednesday, Human Rights Watch says el-Sissi, a U.S. ally who was warmly received at the White House earlier this year, is pursuing stability "at any cost," and has allowed the widespread torture of detainees despite it being outlawed by the Egyptian constitution   Read More ...
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Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity." In a 63-page report released Wednesday, Human Rights Watch says el-Sissi, a U.S. ally who was warmly received at the White House earlier this year, is pursuing stability "at any cost," and has allowed the widespread torture of detainees despite it being outlawed by the Egyptian constitution   Read More ...
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Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt
CAIRO – An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity." In a 63-page report released Wednesday, Human Rights Watch says el-Sissi, a U.S. ally who was warmly received at the White House earlier this year, is pursuing stability "at any cost," and has allowed the widespread torture of detainees despite it being outlawed by the Egyptian constitution   Read More ...
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‘You Iraqis are the worst’: ICE accused of torturing detainees at private prisons
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing one of the most powerful private-prison corporations in America for torturing immigration detainees. “According to the ACLU, ICE agents at GEO’s 1,500-bed Colorado detention center are retaliating against Iraqi nationals who have joined an ACLU class-action lawsuit to stop the U.S. from deporting them,” the Miami New Times reports. “The ACLU says employees at the GEO facility are denying Iraqis food, water, and access to the restroom to intentionally make their lives a living hell   Read More ...
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Boy, 7, was tortured to death and fed to pigs; state agencies failed him, says lawsuit
Adrian Jones' short, tortured life was spent isolated from outsiders, confined in filthy, mice-infested houses where he was "home-schooled" by the parents who ultimately killed him, according to court documents. But the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother were meticulously documented, through dozens of surveillance cameras. As his family moved from place to place across Kansas and Missouri, his stepmother captured photos of the horrors, images stored online and later recovered by authorities   Read More ...
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Oklahoma man arrested after allegedly torturing, raping several women
TULSA, Okla. – A man who is accused of kidnapping, torturing and raping four different women has been arrested. Officials say Victor Hursh, 60, kidnapped, tortured, drugged, and raped four different women within the time span of two years, starting back in June 2015. reports a homeless woman told police Hursh had offered her a place to stay back in June   Read More ...
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Mom and 3 Others Charged in Alleged Beating and Torture of 10-Year-Old Girl After She Escaped Home
A 10-year-old girl in upstate New York is reportedly safe after allegedly being physically beaten and tortured at the hands of four adults, including her mother, according to multiple reports. Leslieann Raeder, 34, was arrested by Oswego County police and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after the bruised and malnourished girl escaped her home in Albion, New York, on Wednesday and showed up at a neighbors house begging for help,   Read More ...
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Cabell judge OKs photos, word 'torture' in murder trial
HUNTINGTON - A Cabell judge ruled at a hearing Friday that autopsy photos and the word "torture" can be used at the September trial of two parents accused of beating to death 3-year-old Jayden Jones last summer. Aaron Brendon Miles, 32, and Mariya Ajena Jones, 24, are charged by indictment with first-degree murder, murder of a child by a parent/guardian, death of a child by a parent/guardian, conspiracy to commit child abuse causing bodily injury and two counts of child neglect creating a substantial risk of injury   Read More ...
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Social workers knew 7-year-old boy killed and fed to pigs was being tortured by parents, lawsuit claims  
The family of Adrian Jones is suing social workers in Kansas and Missouri claiming they knew the little boy was being tortured and abused by his father and stepmother but did nothing to help him. Adrian's oldest sister, his maternal grandmother and biological mother filed the suits this week in Kansas and Missouri. In the document, obtained by KCTV, the family alleges that despite documented calls and reports of the abuse over several years, Adrian was not removed from the home   Read More ...
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Boy, 7, was tortured to death and fed to pigs; state agencies failed him, says lawsuit
Adrian Jones' short, tortured life was spent isolated from outsiders, confined in filthy, mice-infested houses where he was "home-schooled" by the parents who ultimately killed him, according to court documents. But the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother were meticulously documented, through dozens of surveillance cameras. As his family moved from place to place across Kansas and Missouri, his stepmother captured photos of the horrors, images stored online and later recovered by authorities   Read More ...
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Boy, 7, was tortured to death and fed to pigs. State agencies failed him, says lawsuit.
Adrian Jones’s short, tortured life was spent isolated from outsiders, confined in filthy, mice-infested houses where he was “home-schooled” by the parents who ultimately killed him, according to court documents. But the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother were meticulously documented, through dozens of surveillance cameras. As his family moved from place to place across Kansas and Missouri, his stepmother captured photos of the horrors, images stored online and later recovered by authorities   Read More ...
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Uncle arrested in torture, death of 7-year-old niece
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in central California say they have arrested a 24-year-old man in the torture and death of his 7-year-old niece. The Stockton Police Department says officers arrested Arthur Combs after responding to a call about a medical emergency involving a child. The department says officers on Tuesday transported the girl to a hospital where she died "as a result of being abused   Read More ...
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Chicago schools adding police torture scandal to curriculum
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most shameful chapters in the story of Chicago is about to be taught to students all over the city. On Monday, the Chicago Public Schools announced that a pilot program launched last year in which students are taught about a police torture scandal that has dogged the city and the police department. The episode will now be part of the curriculum for every 8th grader and high school freshman in the nation's third-largest school district   Read More ...
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New law needed to allow torture victims to sue Afghan government: activists
KABUL (Reuters) - Human rights activists are urging Afganistan's President Ashraf Ghani to expand anti-torture laws enacted months ago to allow victims abused by security forces to seek restitution and compensation. A "Redress Annex" attached to the anti-torture law would allow victims to take the government to civil court, something not currently allowed under the law, say activists. The annex has been drafted and its backers hope Ghani will sign a decree making it an official part of the law   Read More ...
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Navy man accused of torturing neighbors' dogs ordered to stand trial
VISTA (CNS) - A former Navy man accused of torturing and disfiguring his next-door neighbors' dogs over a period of months in Oceanside, poisoning them, burning them with acid and gouging out one of their eyes, was ordered Friday to stand trial on animal cruelty and other charges. David Christopher Herbert faces 16 years in prison if convicted. The 36-year-old defendant allegedly tormented his neighbors -- two successive sets of residents -- beginning late last year by puncturing tires on their cars, trespassing in their home, and stealing and mutilating their dogs, one of whom remains missing and is presumed dead   Read More ...
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Alabama Mother Cecily Burton And Acquaintance Charged After 9-Year-Old Boy ‘Tortured’
Thirty-one-year-old Alabama mother Cecily Burton and her acquaintance, 40-year-old Marzel Mills, are behind bars this weekend, having been charged in connection with the torture and attempted murder of her 9-year-old son. Authorities say that they were alerted about the horrific abuse by an unidentified relative of the boy, who was reportedly concerned after noticing that “something was wrong” with the 9-year-old   Read More ...
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Mother, acquaintance in custody after child 'tortured'
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A 9-year-old boy is recovering after Alabama police said he was tortured by his mom and an acquaintance of hers. WBRC-TV reports he was being treated at Children's Hospital in Birmingham but is expected to pull through. Tuscaloosa Police said a relative notified them after noticing something was wrong with the child. The child's mother, 31-year-old Cecily Burton, was arrested along with 40-year-old Marzel Mills for attempted murder and aggravated child abuse   Read More ...
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Mother, acquaintance in custody after child 'tortured'
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy is recovering after Alabama police said he was tortured by his mom and an acquaintance of hers. WBRC-TV reports he was being treated at Children's Hospital in Birmingham but is expected to pull through. Tuscaloosa Police said a relative notified them after noticing something was wrong with the child. The child's mother, 31-year-old Cecily Burton, was arrested along with 40-year-old Marzel Mills for attempted murder and aggravated child abuse   Read More ...
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Mother, acquaintance in custody after child 'tortured'
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy is recovering after Alabama police said he was tortured by his mom and an acquaintance of hers. WBRC-TV reports he was being treated at Children's Hospital in Birmingham but is expected to pull through. Tuscaloosa Police said a relative notified them after noticing something was wrong with the child. The child's mother, 31-year-old Cecily Burton, was arrested along with 40-year-old Marzel Mills for attempted murder and aggravated child abuse   Read More ...
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Updated: Notorious teen killer wanted in new case
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Copyright © 2017 Albuquerque Journal It’s been almost seven years since Mitchell Overhand was released from prison after pleading guilty as a teenager to killing his parents and burying them in the back yard of their Paradise Hills home in 1988. Now police are looking for him again as one of the suspects in a brutal kidnapping, beating and torture of a man over a $2,500 drug debt   Read More ...
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Murrieta Couple Charged With Torturing And Abusing 5-Year-Old Boy, Who Remains In Grave Condition
Riverside County prosecutors say that a Murrieta couple is facing criminal charges for allegedly torturing and abusing a child, who remains in grave condition. Los Angeles Times reports that police received a 911 call on Tuesday about a child in “medical distress” at a home in the 24000 block of Verdun Lane. Responding officers and members of the Murrieta Fire and Rescue found a frail and injured 5-year-old boy inside the Murrieta home who appeared to be malnourished and in need of immediate medical attention   Read More ...
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Man charged federally for torturing, killing victim in 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man accused of torturing his victim with a hot screwdriver before killing him in 2008 faces federal charges, a year after the South Carolina Supreme Court threw out his state conviction. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake says a grand jury on Thursday indicted 38-year-old Antonio Miller of Columbia on charges of kidnapping resulting in death, drug conspiracy resulting in death and using a gun in drug trafficking causing death   Read More ...
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Man charged federally for torturing, killing victim in 2008 - | WBTV Charlotte
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man accused of torturing his victim with a hot screwdriver before killing him in 2008 faces federal charges, a year after the South Carolina Supreme Court threw out his state conviction. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake says a grand jury on Thursday indicted 38-year-old Antonio Miller of Columbia on charges of kidnapping resulting in death, drug conspiracy resulting in death and using a gun in drug trafficking causing death   Read More ...
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Man charged federally for torturing, killing victim in 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man accused of torturing his victim with a hot screwdriver before killing him in 2008 faces federal charges, a year after the South Carolina Supreme Court threw out his state conviction. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake says a grand jury on Thursday indicted 38-year-old Antonio Miller of Columbia on charges of kidnapping resulting in death, drug conspiracy resulting in death and using a gun in drug trafficking causing death   Read More ...
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San Diego Navy sailor and girlfriend accused of torturing 5 year-old boy
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A San Diego Navy sailor and his live in girlfriend have been accused of child abuse and torture of a five-year-old boy. Murrieta Fire and Rescue responded to call of a young boy in distress, and on arrival, MPD and MFR located the five year old boy with severe injuries. His condition required immediate medical attention and he was transported via ambulance to a local hospital   Read More ...
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Calif. couple accused of torturing young son in home with 15 pets
A Navy sailor and his girlfriend are accused of torturing his malnourished 5-year-old son, who was found in "extremely unsanitary" conditions at the California home along with 15 pets. The child in the care of Benjamin Whitten and Jeryn Johnson was hospitalized in grave condition on Wednesday after officers arrived on the scene following a 911 call. Eleven dogs and four cats were seized   Read More ...
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Murrieta couple charged with torturing 5-year-old boy until he went into a coma
A Murrieta father and his girlfriend have been charged with torturing the man’s 5-year-old son until he slipped into a coma, Riverside County prosecutors announced Thursday. The father, Benjamin Whitten, and his live-in girlfriend, Jeryn Johnson, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of torture, child abuse and causing great bodily injury, said Lt. Tony Conrad, spokesman for the Murrieta Police Department. They were charged Thursday with one count of torture and one count of child abuse causing the child to become comatose, prosecutors said   Read More ...
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Lawsuit against psychologists who designed CIA torture program settles
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed The ACLU hailed the settlement Thursday as a "historic victory" for their clients (CNN)Two foreign-born men who claimed they were brutally tortured while held in CIA prisons and the family of one man who died in custody have settled their lawsuit against the two psychologists who developed the agency's program, bringing an end to what would have been a landmark case just weeks before trial   Read More ...
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Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case
A settlement in the lawsuit against two psychologists who helped devise the Central Intelligence Agency’s brutal interrogation program was announced on Thursday, bringing to an end an unusual effort to hold individuals accountable for the techniques the agency adopted after the Sept. 11 attacks. Lawyers for the three plaintiffs in the suit, filed in 2015 in Federal District Court in Spokane, Wash   Read More ...
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Why Was an Italian Graduate Student Tortured and Murdered in Egypt?
Regeni was undeterred. Proficient in five languages, he was insatiably curious and exuded a low-intensity charm that attracted a wide circle of friends. From 12 to 14, he served as youth mayor of his hometown, Fiumicello. He prided himself on his ability to navigate different cultures, and he relished Cairo’s unruly street life: the smoky cafes, the endless hustle, the candy-colored party boats that plied the Nile at night   Read More ...
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Hong Kong Police Say Activist Faked Account of Kidnapping and Torture
Photo HONG KONG — The police in Hong Kong said on Tuesday that a pro-democracy activist falsified his account last week of being abducted by men he said were mainland Chinese security officers who put staples in his legs. The bizarre tale heightened concerns about the deterioration of the rule of law as mainland China’s authoritarian government tries to exert greater influence over the semiautonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong   Read More ...
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Italy: progress in probe of Cairo torture murder of scholar
ROME (AP) — Italy is letting its ambassador take up his post in Cairo, citing Egyptian progress in a probe of the 2016 torture death of an Italian scholar that had weighed on diplomatic ties. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano says the diplomat will bring a letter from him asserting determination to discover the truth about the murder. Giulio Regeni was a Cambridge University doctoral student researching labor movements in Egypt   Read More ...
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