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Mother’s boyfriend found guilty in systematic torture, murder of 8-year-old boy

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Former ISIS prisoner recounts rape, torture

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Judge throws book at 'devil' who tortured, killed autistic teen

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Man Who Tortured Girlfriend’s Autistic Son Gets 65-Year Prison Sentence

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Missouri father accused of torturing, killing daughter’s kitten

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

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Navy man accused of torturing neighbors' dogs ordered to stand trial

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Prosecutors: Pocatello woman tortured husband’s ex-wife before stabbing her to death
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Prosecutors say woman was tortured, killed by ex-husband’s new wife
OREGON (KPTV) — A secret indictment filed in Multnomah County Court alleges an Idaho woman, armed with a knife, broke into her husband’s ex-wife’s Gresham home to kill her more than a year ago. The indictment also claims Angela McCraw-Hester tortured Annastasia Hester before she killed her. The indictment was unsealed as McCraw-Hester made her first court appearance Thursday morning after she was extradited from Idaho and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Wednesday   Read More ...
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Mother’s boyfriend found guilty in systematic torture, murder of 8-year-old boy
LOS ANGELES – The boyfriend of Gabriel Fernandez's mother has been found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the boy's May 2013 death. A jury found Isauro Aguirre, 37, guilty of intentionally killing the 8-year-old boy after the court heard horrific descriptions of the torture the child endured. The jury began deliberating on Tuesday, after the four-week trial, and announced late Wednesday morning that they had reached a verdict   Read More ...
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Mother's boyfriend found guilty in 8-year-old's torture, murder
LOS ANGELES (KCAL/KCBS/CNN) – A California man faces a possible death sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder for the torture-killing of his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son. The jury deliberated for less than six hours before handing down a guilty verdict Wednesday for Isauro Aguirre, 37, in the May 2013 death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez. Gabriel’s older brother testified that Aguirre routinely beat the 8-year-old, shot him with a BB gun, forced him to eat cat feces and made him sleep in a cabinet with his hands and feet bound   Read More ...
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Mother’s boyfriend found guilty in systematic torture, murder of 8-year-old boy
LOS ANGELES – The boyfriend of Gabriel Fernandez's mother has been found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the boy's May 2013 death. A jury found Isauro Aguirre, 37, guilty of intentionally killing the 8-year-old boy after the court heard horrific descriptions of the torture the child endured. The jury began deliberating on Tuesday, after the four-week trial, and announced late Wednesday morning that they had reached a verdict   Read More ...
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At UN rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture
GENEVA (AP) - Government envoys from Sri Lanka told the U.N.'s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture, a move that an advocacy group attributed to an Associated Press report documenting allegations from men who said they were brutalized, raped and branded. The Human Rights Council held a long-planned review of Sri Lanka's record a week after the AP investigation relayed the accounts of more than 50 men who said they were tortured under the current government, some as recently as July   Read More ...
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Mother’s boyfriend found guilty in systematic torture, murder of 8-year-old boy
LOS ANGELES – The boyfriend of Gabriel Fernandez's mother has been found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the boy's May 2013 death. A jury found Isauro Aguirre, 37, guilty of intentionally killing the 8-year-old boy after the court heard horrific descriptions of the torture the child endured. The jury began deliberating on Tuesday, after the four-week trial, and announced late Wednesday morning that they had reached a verdict   Read More ...
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Mom's boyfriend found guilty in boy's horrific torture death
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 05:51PM A Palmdale man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez. Isauro Aguirre's fate was announced on Wednesday afternoon. The jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and also guilty in the special circumstance allegation of murder involving the infliction of torture. This count makes Aguirre eligible for the death penalty, though jurors were explicitly instructed not to consider potential penalties   Read More ...
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At UN rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture
GENEVA (AP) — Government envoys from Sri Lanka told the U.N.'s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture, a move that an advocacy group attributed to an Associated Press report documenting allegations from men who said they were brutalized, raped and branded. The Human Rights Council held a long-planned review of Sri Lanka's record a week after the AP investigation relayed the accounts of more than 50 men who said they were tortured under the current government, some as recently as July   Read More ...
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LA County man convicted of torture-murder of 8-year-old boy
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son. The jury also found Wednesday that 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre intentionally tortured little Gabriel Fernandez. Gabriel died May 24, 2013, of injuries that included a fractured skull, broken ribs and burns across his body. The jury was ordered to return Nov   Read More ...
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Mother's boyfriend guilty of murder in torture death of 8-year-old Palmdale boy
A 37-year-old man accused of torturing and beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death in a case that called into question the county’s child welfare system was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre, also finding true a special allegation that the murder was committed with the infliction of torture   Read More ...
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John McCain Tried to Block a Routine Trump Appointment Over Torture
Sen. John McCain took to Medium Wednesday to rail against the confirmation of Steven Bradbury as general counsel of the Department of Transportation based on what McCain sees as Bradbury’s past justifications for torture. While Bradbury was at the Department of Justice, he helped author a series of memos that provided legal justification for 13 so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” including waterboarding, forced nudity and humiliation, physical force, cramped quarters and more   Read More ...
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Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of abuses "baseless and unfounded." He spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday as he attended the U   Read More ...
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Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape
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Jury Deliberations Begin In Torture Killing Of 8-Year-Old Palmdale Boy
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a 37-year-old security guard charged, along with his girlfriend, with the torture-murder of her 8-year-old son in their Palmdale home. A prosecutor Monday called the defendant an “evil” man who “liked torturing” the youngster and did so systematically in the months leading up to the child’s death   Read More ...
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Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of their abuses come nearly a decade after Sri Lanka's civil war ended and days ahead of a review of the Indian Ocean nation by the U   Read More ...
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Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of their abuses come nearly a decade after Sri Lanka's civil war ended and days ahead of a review of the Indian Ocean nation by the U   Read More ...
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Sri Lanka says it will investigate alleged torture of Tamils
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Sri Lanka says it will investigate alleged torture of Tamils
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will investigate allegations by more than 50 ethnic Tamils that they were abducted and tortured by police or army soldiers long after the end of the island nation's civil war. An Associated Press investigation published Wednesday offered detailed testimony from 20 of the men, along with photographs of injuries they said were sustained when they were raped, branded or beaten repeatedly in custody   Read More ...
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Men report rape, branding and torture by Sri Lankan forces
LONDON (AP) — He was barely a teenager when Sri Lanka's civil war ended, spared by youth from witnessing its horrors. But last year, the brutal conflict caught up with Witness #205. Raped, branded and beaten, he is one of more than 50 men who say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current government. The men's previously unpublished accounts conjure images of the bloody civil war that ended in 2009   Read More ...
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Dozens of men say Sri Lankan forces raped and tortured them
LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a "torture room" equipped with ropes, iron rods, a bench and buckets of water   Read More ...
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Dozens of men say Sri Lankan forces raped and tortured them
LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a "torture room" equipped with ropes, iron rods, a bench and buckets of water   Read More ...
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Dozens say Sri Lankan forces raped and tortured them
London — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a “torture room” equipped with ropes, iron rods, a bench and buckets of water   Read More ...
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Men report rape, torture under Sri Lankan government
But last year, the brutal conflict caught up with Witness #205. Raped, branded and beaten, he is one of more than 50 men who say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current government. The men's previously unpublished accounts conjure images of the bloody civil war that ended in 2009. The men agreed to tell their stories to The Associated Press and to have the extensive scars on their legs, chests and backs photographed in July and August   Read More ...
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Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka government
LONDON – An investigation by The Associated Press has found that more than 50 men from Sri Lanka's Tamil ethnic minority say they were raped, branded and tortured under the current government. The AP reviewed 32 medical and psychological evaluations and conducted interviews with 20 men in the investigation published Wednesday. The men said they were accused of trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group and were tortured between early 2016 to as recently as July of this year   Read More ...
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Men report rape, torture under Sri Lankan government
LONDON (AP) — He was barely a teenager when Sri Lanka's civil war ended, spared by youth from witnessing its horrors. But last year, the brutal conflict caught up with Witness #205. Raped, branded and beaten, he is one of more than 50 men who say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current government. The men's previously unpublished accounts conjure images of the bloody civil war that ended in 2009   Read More ...
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Will DNA testing free man convicted of raping, torturing woman in 1990?
Will DNA testing exonerate a Pennsylvania man who has been jailed since 1990 for a rape where the victim was horribly tortured? A state Superior Court panel has decided that John Kunco should have the chance to find out. It made that call in a recent ruling, rejecting an appeal by Westmoreland County prosecutors of a county judge's order granting Kunco's request for the DNA review   Read More ...
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Lawyer: Disabled student suffered 'medieval-type torture' at school
Buy Photo. A 26-year-old disabled student suffered "medieval-type torture" for years at the hands of people who were supposed to protect and educate her, the student's attorney, Jonathan Marko, told reporters Thursday. Sitting with the student and her parents, Marko detailed the alleged abuse at the heart of the federal lawsuit filed a day earlier against a teacher, her supervisor and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District   Read More ...
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Metal BBs, handcuffs found at apartment used to torture boy, prosecution says
The prosecution rested its case Wednesday against a man accused of killing his girlfriend's son and closed with a detective who listed all the items the man is said to have used to torture the child.   Read More ...
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Grandfather of tortured, murdered boy says Gabriel was like his son
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:20AM The grandfather of Gabriel Fernandez, a Palmdale boy who authorities say was tortured to death by his mother and her boyfriend, sobbed in court on Monday as he testified about his beloved grandson, who he said he practically raised as his own son with his late wife. Testimony continued in the trial against Isauro Aguirre, the boyfriend of Gabriel's mother, Pearl Fernandez   Read More ...
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Appeal backfires on teen who tortured, murdered elementary school teacher
A state appeals court Monday ordered a Lancaster County judge to resentence a teenager who admitted participating in the torture and murder of an elementary school teacher. However, that ruling by a panel of the Superior Court can't really be considered a win for Marcus Anthony Rutter, who is serving a 54- to 109-year prison term. In fact, it could result in Rutter spending even more time - maybe even the rest of his life - behind bars for the December 2014 slaying of 32-year-old Nicole Mathewson   Read More ...
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Palmdale boy in torture case had BBs lodged in groin, skin missing from his neck, nurse testifies
An 8-year-old Palmdale boy who prosecutors said died after months of torture and abuse was suffering from BB gun injuries to his neck and groin area, skin was missing from his neck and there was trauma to his genitals when he arrived at the hospital, an emergency room nurse testified this week. “There were abrasions. There were open wounds .… There was skin missing off the top of the neck, so there were multiple injuries on Gabriel [Fernandez] … head to toe,” Registered Nurse Alison Segal testified in court Friday, according to KABC-TV   Read More ...
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U.N. torture watchdog ends trip to Rwanda, citing obstruction
KIGALI (Reuters) - The U.N. subcommittee on torture prevention has suspended a visit to Rwanda, citing obstructions imposed by the government that compromised its fact-finding mission. Rwandan authorities barred the U.N. delegation from accessing some detention sites and made it impossible for them to conduct “private and confidential interviews”, a statement from the U.N. body published on Friday said. The body said it was only the third time in 10 years it had suspended a mission   Read More ...
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Former ISIS prisoner recounts rape, torture
"I will never forget the things that happened to me" Lincoln, Nebraska — A Yazidi woman once held held captive by ISIS makes a plea for more U.S. involvement in Iraq. "I don't want the U.S. government to stand idle and not do anything about these kinds of crimes," Shireen Jardo said. The 26-year-old, now lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. Speaking through an interpretor, Jardo said, ISIS captured all 27 members of her family in northern Iraq on Aug 3, 2014   Read More ...
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CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' U.S. Senate torture report -- then did not
CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' U.S. Senate torture report -- then did not By Patricia Zengerle. Reuters October 18. 2017 12:58AM. The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building is pictured in Langley, Va. (REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo) WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday   Read More ...
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CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's watchdog is telling Congress that he's never read the Senate's torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's harsh treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who became deputy inspector general at the CIA in July 2012 and has issued scores of recommendations to improve the agency's effectiveness, appeared Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee   Read More ...
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CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy inspector general at the CIA since July 2012, told the Senate intelligence committee that the classified disc containing the 7,000-page report was lost for a time and later found, but that he never took time to read the full document   Read More ...
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CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy inspector general at the CIA since July 2012, told the Senate intelligence committee that the classified disc containing the 7,000-page report was lost for a time and later found, but that he never took time to read the full document   Read More ...
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