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4 indicted in Altizer kidnapping, torture case

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4 indicted in Altizer kidnapping, torture case

- HUNTINGTON - Four men have been indicted for reportedly kidnapping and torturing a drug associate inside a Huntington residence, then abandoning him in a wooded area outside the city. Torra Antione Johnson, 34, Donte Drequan-Antonio Hendricks, 21, James Lee Hughes, 31, and Leeshawn Strickland, 34, each face multiple charges in the case, according to criminal complaints from Cabell County Magistrate Court
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'Puppy Doe' torture case to begin this week

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'Puppy Doe' torture case to begin this week

- 'Puppy Doe' torture case to begin this week Deanna Terminiello has spent many long hours standing outside Norfolk Superior Court over the years as the case of Radoslaw Czerkawski, the man accused of torturing a young dog dubbed “Puppy Doe,” inched toward trial, the Patriot Ledger reported. But when jury selection for the trial finally begins Tuesday, Terminiello plans to be inside the courtroom, along with many other dog lovers and animal welfare advocates from around the country
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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

- A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. MESERVEY, Iowa — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping
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DA to seek death penalty in Gwinnett torture case

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DA to seek death penalty in Gwinnett torture case

- Calling the deaths of a mother and son “outrageously ... vile,” Gwinnett’s top prosecutor said Monday he will seek the death penalty against a Norcross man accused of torturing them last August. Rickey Taylor, 28, was indicted on 19 charges, including murder, armed robbery and false imprisonment in connection with the deaths of 61-year-old Nicola Sramek and her 29-year-old son James Sramek, according to the office of Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter
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Judge Grants Continuance in Lindsey Morrow’s Animal Torture Case

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Judge Grants Continuance in Lindsey Morrow’s Animal Torture Case

- WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – Another continuance has been granted in the case of a woman accused of neglecting the dogs she was supposed to be saving. Lindsey Morrow faces five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2 degree fraudulent practices, and 2 degree theft. Morrow operated Bully Breed Miracle Networking & Rescue in Warren County
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Dr. Drew surprised he feels ‘sorry’ for assailants in torture video: ‘We have failed them’

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Dr. Drew surprised he feels ‘sorry’ for assailants in torture video: ‘We have failed them’

- Dr. Drew Pinsky says he was surprised by his reaction to the videotaped assault and torture of a mentally disabled white man by an acquaintance and three other people. The celebrity doctor told TMZ that he “felt awful” for the victim, who relatives say was traumatized by the attack, but he also felt an odd sense of compassion toward the four suspected assailants. “I had a very strange reaction: I
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Apparent torture video prompts police investigation

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Apparent torture video prompts police investigation

- The Chicago Police Department is investigating an apparent torture video after a disoriented man was found walking around in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood.
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Judge's ruling clears way for Daley to be questioned in Burge torture case

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Judge's ruling clears way for Daley to be questioned in Burge torture case

- A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward accusing former Mayor Richard Daley of ignoring evidence that white detectives working under disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured dozens of black suspects into murder confessions. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve's ruling sets the stage once again for Daley to potentially be forced to give sworn testimony about what he knew of the painful legacy of police
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Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case
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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4 indicted in Altizer kidnapping, torture case
4 indicted in Altizer kidnapping, torture case HUNTINGTON - Four men have been indicted for reportedly kidnapping and torturing a drug associate inside a Huntington residence, then abandoning him in a wooded area outside the city. Torra Antione Johnson, 34, Donte Drequan-Antonio Hendricks, 21, James Lee Hughes, 31, and Leeshawn Strickland, 34, each face multiple charges in the case, according to criminal complaints from Cabell County Magistrate Court   Read More ...
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'Puppy Doe' torture case to begin this week
'Puppy Doe' torture case to begin this week 'Puppy Doe' torture case to begin this week Deanna Terminiello has spent many long hours standing outside Norfolk Superior Court over the years as the case of Radoslaw Czerkawski, the man accused of torturing a young dog dubbed “Puppy Doe,” inched toward trial, the Patriot Ledger reported. But when jury selection for the trial finally begins Tuesday, Terminiello plans to be inside the courtroom, along with many other dog lovers and animal welfare advocates from around the country   Read More ...
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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case
Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. MESERVEY, Iowa — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping   Read More ...
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DA to seek death penalty in Gwinnett torture case
DA to seek death penalty in Gwinnett torture case Calling the deaths of a mother and son “outrageously ... vile,” Gwinnett’s top prosecutor said Monday he will seek the death penalty against a Norcross man accused of torturing them last August. Rickey Taylor, 28, was indicted on 19 charges, including murder, armed robbery and false imprisonment in connection with the deaths of 61-year-old Nicola Sramek and her 29-year-old son James Sramek, according to the office of Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter   Read More ...
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Man charged in kidnap-torture case faces explosives charge
MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man accused of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend is facing an explosives charge. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2t0csnJ ) that 41-year-old Charles Albright is charged with unauthorized possession of offensive weapons, a felony. A court filing says Albright broke Iowa law in Cerro Gordo County by possessing "a bomb, explosive or combination of such parts comprising an offensive weapon   Read More ...
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Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that said part of Farhan Warfaa's lawsuit against Yusuf Abdi Ali could move forward. Warfaa claims Ali tortured him for three months in 1987 and 1988 before shooting him and leaving him for dead   Read More ...
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Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that said part of Farhan Warfaa's lawsuit against Yusuf Abdi Ali could move forward. Warfaa claims Ali tortured him for three months in 1987 and 1988 before shooting him and leaving him for dead   Read More ...
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Judge Grants Continuance in Lindsey Morrow’s Animal Torture Case
Judge Grants Continuance in Lindsey Morrow’s Animal Torture Case WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – Another continuance has been granted in the case of a woman accused of neglecting the dogs she was supposed to be saving. Lindsey Morrow faces five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2 degree fraudulent practices, and 2 degree theft. Morrow operated Bully Breed Miracle Networking & Rescue in Warren County   Read More ...
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Lawyers in torture case seek materials the CIA calls secret
By MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) - Lawyers for two psychologists who developed harsh interrogation methods in the government's war on terror want a judge to allow them to interview two CIA officials and have access to documents the government claims are secret. But government lawyers told the judge Friday the officials and material are protected under the state secrets privilege and releasing it would threaten national security   Read More ...
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Lawyers in torture case seek materials the CIA calls secret
Lawyers for two psychologists who developed harsh interrogation methods in the government’s war on terror asked a judge Friday to allow them to interview two CIA officials and have access to documents the government claims are secret. But government lawyers told the federal judge in Spokane that the officials and documents are protected under the state secrets privilege and making them public would threaten national security   Read More ...
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Lawyers in torture case seek materials the CIA calls secret
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for two psychologists who developed harsh interrogation methods in the government's war on terror want a judge to allow them to interview two CIA officials and have access to documents the government claims are secret. But government lawyers told the judge Friday the officials and material are protected under the state secrets privilege and releasing it would threaten national security   Read More ...
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State Secrets Privilege Invoked to Block Testimony in C.I.A. Torture Case
State Secrets Privilege Invoked to Block Testimony in C.I.A. Torture Case Photo The Justice Department has invoked executive powers in a bid to block the testimony of several top C.I.A. officials in a federal lawsuit against two psychologists who helped run the agency’s harsh interrogation program. Hoping to prevent the officials, including Gina Haspel, the agency’s new deputy director, from being forced to testify, the Justice Department is using the state secrets privilege, which means the executive branch is asking the judge in the case to keep information out of court by asserting that its disclosure would damage national security   Read More ...
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SCRAPS confirms person of interest in cat torture case
SCRAPS confirms person of interest in cat torture case SPOKANE, Wash. - There is a person of interest in the case of cats being tortured and killed in Spokane, according to SCRAPS. They wouldn’t name him, but they were able to confirm Tyler Engstrom’s name after a web story went viral, naming him as a possible suspect. SCRAPS says at this point he’s not a suspect, but because his name came up during the investigation, they would like to   Read More ...
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Lawyers in CIA torture case argue over secret documents
Defense attorneys in a lawsuit filed by three men who claim they were victims of waterboarding and other torture by the CIA are battling over the release of secret documents related to their interrogations in the war on terror. The lawsuit targets psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who ran a Spokane, Washington-based company that made millions of dollars from the CIA to develop methods to extract information that included   Read More ...
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9 Syrian Officials Are Accused of Torture in Spanish Court
9 Syrian Officials Are Accused of Torture in Spanish Court Photo International lawyers have filed a criminal complaint against nine Syrian security and intelligence officials in a Spanish court, accusing them of torture and other human rights violations. It is the first case specifically citing members of Syria’s government to be heard in a Western court. The names of the officials have not been made public, because prosecutors hope this will improve their chances of apprehending the officials outside Syria   Read More ...
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Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Psychologists in C.I.A. Torture Case
Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Psychologists in C.I.A. Torture Case Photo A federal judge on Friday allowed case brought by former detainees to move forward against two American psychologists who helped devise the C.I.A.’s now-defunct program to interrogate terrorism suspects using techniques widely considered to be torture. A United States District Court judge, Justin L. Quackenbush, denied a motion by the psychologists that sought to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction under provisions of a 2006 law that limits   Read More ...
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Afghanistan Orders Arrest of Vice President’s Guards in Rape and Torture Case
Afghanistan Orders Arrest of Vice President’s Guards in Rape and Torture Case Photo KABUL, Afghanistan — The attorney general of Afghanistan has ordered the arrest of nine vice-presidential bodyguards over accusations of rape and torture made by a political rival, and the vice president himself remains under investigation, officials said on Tuesday. The arrest warrants, confirmed by the attorney general’s office, came after Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the more senior of Afghanistan’s two vice presidents, and his bodyguards refused to show up   Read More ...
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Grosse Ile teens get probation in guinea pig torture case
Grosse Ile teens get probation in guinea pig torture case Buy Photo. Two Grosse Ile high school students accused of torturing and killing a Guinea pig before a lacrosse game last April received probation Wednesday after pleading guilty. Tanner Coolsaet, 19, and Michael Roth, 18, will have no criminal record if they successfully complete probation of two years and three years, respectively. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner said he had allowed for extra time in the case to make   Read More ...
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UNBELIEVABLE! Not even a week after torture video, Obama claims THIS about race relations [video]
UNBELIEVABLE! Not even a week after torture video, Obama claims THIS about race relations [video] “I am absolutely convinced that race relations are better on the whole, ” Obama said. Wha? WATCH: Whoa nelly. He goes on to blame REACTIONS to police shootings in communities on the issues we’re seeing with race relations and then brings up Rodney King to in some way prove race relations are better? Trending. “Now we have a bunch of videos, raises the temperature and makes people focused,” he   Read More ...
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Dr. Drew surprised he feels ‘sorry’ for assailants in torture video: ‘We have failed them’
Dr. Drew surprised he feels ‘sorry’ for assailants in torture video: ‘We have failed them’ Dr. Drew Pinsky says he was surprised by his reaction to the videotaped assault and torture of a mentally disabled white man by an acquaintance and three other people. The celebrity doctor told TMZ that he “felt awful” for the victim, who relatives say was traumatized by the attack, but he also felt an odd sense of compassion toward the four suspected assailants. “I had a very strange reaction: I   Read More ...
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Facebook Live torture video: Labels blind us
Facebook Live torture video: Labels blind us Recent Facebook Live video depicted a mentally disabled white man tortured by a group of black teens Issac Bailey: While many have resorted to name-calling the teens since the attack, this is counter productive Issac Bailey has been a journalist in South Carolina for two decades and was most recently the primary columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach. He was a 2014 Harvard University Nieman fellow.   Read More ...
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Judge denies bail for 4 suspects in Chicago torture video
Judge denies bail for 4 suspects in Chicago torture video A judge denied bail Friday for the four suspects accused of beating a mentally disabled man and streaming it live on Facebook. The four appeared before Cook County Associate Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil who asked them, "Where was your sense of decency?" As seen in the horrifying video that appeared online this week, a young, mentally disabled white man was beaten, threatened with a knife and taunted with profanities directed   Read More ...
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Bail Denied for 4 Suspects Accused in Alleged Facebook Torture Video
An Illinois judge has denied bail for the four suspects charged in connection with a Facebook video that allegedly showed them torturing an 18-year-old man whom police characterized as having "mental health challenges." The suspects' public defenders were seeking that they be released on a "reasonable bail," but Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos-Cecil denied the request. When announcing her decision, Kuriakos-Cecil stared at the defendants and asked, "Where was   Read More ...
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'Facebook Live' torture video raises ethical questions for social media giant
'Facebook Live' torture video raises ethical questions for social media giant Facebook has long been reluctant to admit that it has become a news organization -- and not just a news organization, but perhaps the most important one. It wasn't until the very end of 2016 -- a year in which the company was forced to address the promotion of fake news stories on its platform -- that founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg even referred to Facebook as a "media company."   Read More ...
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Police: Charges soon for suspects in Chicago 'torture' video
Police: Charges soon for suspects in Chicago 'torture' video Police say formal charges are expected to be filed Thursday against four suspects in connection with a half-hour video, which exploded on social media, that appears to show at least one black man torturing and taunting a white man and making disparaging remarks about President-elect Donald Trump. The video was Initially posted via Facebook Live under the account of someone named Brittany Herring and spread quickly via Twitter and under   Read More ...
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'Sickening' Facebook Live torture video is latest black eye for Chicago
'Sickening' Facebook Live torture video is latest black eye for Chicago Late Wednesday, a video showing four African-Americans tying up and torturing a mentally disabled white man in an apartment on Chicago's West Side spread like wildfire across social media. Initially posted on one of the alleged perpetrators' Facebook page, it quickly made national and international headlines. "I’ve been a cop for 28 years and I’ve seen things that you shouldn’t see in a lifetime, but it still amazes me how   Read More ...
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Apparent torture video prompts police investigation
Apparent torture video prompts police investigation The Chicago Police Department is investigating an apparent torture video after a disoriented man was found walking around in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood.   Read More ...
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Woman arrested in boy's death was convicted in torture case
Woman arrested in boy's death was convicted in torture case One of the women arrested in the death of a 7-year-old Milwaukee boy previously was convicted of neglecting a baby who was "tortured" in her home and died from his injuries, court records show. The 7-year-old boy was taken from a home near S. 19th St. and W. National Ave. and to a hospital Tuesday, police said. He was suffering from numerous injuries and died several hours later, according to   Read More ...
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Ruling clears way for questioning of Daley in torture case
Ruling clears way for questioning of Daley in torture case CHICAGO (AP) _ A federal judge has ruled a lawsuit accusing former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley of ignoring evidence of police torture by ex-police commander Jon Burge can go forward. Judge Amy St. Eve’s ruling Tuesday means Daley may be forced to give sworn testimony about what he knew of torture revealed when Daley was Cook County state’s attorney. Daley has been ordered to give a sworn deposition in other   Read More ...
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Judge's ruling clears way for Daley to be questioned in Burge torture case
Judge's ruling clears way for Daley to be questioned in Burge torture case A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward accusing former Mayor Richard Daley of ignoring evidence that white detectives working under disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured dozens of black suspects into murder confessions. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve's ruling sets the stage once again for Daley to potentially be forced to give sworn testimony about what he knew of the painful legacy of police   Read More ...
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'We will not waterboard': John McCain defies Donald Trump on torture (+video)
'We will not waterboard': John McCain defies Donald Trump on torture (+video) Tough-talking US President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called for harsh treatment of terrorism suspects and their families as a way to project American might worldwide, going so far as to say he'll reinstate the interrogation tactic known as waterboarding. Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona, however, bluntly defied Mr. Trump on Saturday, telling an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia that torturing terror suspects can undermine   Read More ...
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man pleads guilty in child torture case
man pleads guilty in child torture case CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man admitted to burning and beating a toddler so severely that a detective described the abuse as "torture" and said his injuries were "unbelievable without seeing," according to court records. Andre Avent Jr., 23, burnt a 2-year-old boy all over his body and whipped him with a cord over several weeks this summer, records say. Avent pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of felonious assault,   Read More ...
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"If you scream...": Hong Kong court hears chilling Jutting torture video
"If you scream...": Hong Kong court hears chilling Jutting torture video Story highlights Jutting is on trial for the murder of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong The former British banker filmed his brutal torture of one woman on his phone "If you say no, I'll hit you twice," former British banker Rurik Jutting is heard telling an Indonesian woman in horrifying videos played to a Hong Kong jury on Tuesday. Jutting, 31, is being tried for the murder of   Read More ...
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Hong Kong jury to see British banker's "torture video" in murder trial
Hong Kong jury to see British banker's "torture video" in murder trial HONG KONG (Reuters) - A graphic video of a former British banker killing an Indonesian woman in his apartment will be shown to a jury in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the first in a series of extreme evidence to be shown during the trial which has attracted global attention. Rurik Jutting, whose trial for murdering two Indonesian women two years ago started on Monday, pleaded not guilty to murder on   Read More ...
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Couple charged with murder, torture in case of toddler's body found in bag at Mexico border
Couple charged with murder, torture in case of toddler's body found in bag at Mexico border A man and woman have been charged with several felony counts in connection with the discovery of a 2-year-old girl's body in a duffle bag at the U.S.-Mexico border in August, prosecutors announced Thursday.   Read More ...
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Canada security agencies helped Syria in torture cases: documents
Canada security agencies helped Syria in torture cases: documents Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's spy agency and federal police quietly cooperated with Syrian military intelligence in the post-9/11 torture of three Canadians, documents revealed by public broadcaster CBC showed Monday. The three men were arrested by Syrian military intelligence during trips abroad from 2001 to 2004, suspected of Al-Qaeda links. Each claimed upon return to Canada that he had been tortured, and that Canadian security officials had supplied their captors   Read More ...
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Man's sentence reduced in Hilltop torture case
Man's sentence reduced in Hilltop torture case A man for his involvement in the will have his sentence reduced by 14 years after the Franklin County Court of Appeals overturned his rape convictions. Davonte Clark, 22, was one of three men of kidnapping and assaulting a man and his girlfriend when they visited a drug house in the 100 block of N. Harris Avenue on June 24, 2014. The jury found Clark guilty of five counts of   Read More ...
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Man sentenced to 10 years in Ross County torture case
Ernest "Dollar Bill" Moore III was scheduled to face a jury trial Wednesday, but hoping to avoid a harsher sentence, Moore pleaded to charges that he kidnapped and tortured a Ross County man last summer. Ross County Common Pleas Judge Michael Ater sentenced Moore to 10 years in prison on charges of kidnapping and felonious assault, giving him credit for the last 11 months he has spent behind bars. By   Read More ...
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3rd Grosse Ile teen charged in guinea pig torture case
3rd Grosse Ile teen charged in guinea pig torture case A third teenager faces animal cruelty charges involving the torture and killing last spring of a guinea pig in Grosse Ile, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday. The 16-year-old, who was on the Grosse Ile High School lacrosse team, is accused of stabbing the guinea pig with a knife April 30 during a team meeting before a game. The boy's name was not released, and he is to be   Read More ...
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