A 41-year-old woman who conspired to murder her husband and stepson has been executed in the US state of Virginia. Teresa Lewis was the first woman to be put to death in the US for five years and in Virginia since 1912.
Author: Gaynor Kuye
IRR News revisits the suspicious death, over thirty-five years ago, of a 17-year-old young black teenager who was found dead in a chimney at a disused shop on Upper Street in September 1974.
When police scooped up the limp body of Aiyana Jones, 7, last Sunday night they promised her father that she would be all right. They were wrong. She was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, the victim of a police Swat team member being filmed for a reality TV show.
An attorney representing the family of a seven-year-old girl who was shot to death during a raid in Detroit said the police operation was flawed and was influenced by TV production concerns.
Aiyana Jones was shot and killed as she slept on a living room sofa after an officer’s gun went off as police searched the house for a suspect.
Attorney Karri Mitchell told The Detroit News that the police “were excited; they were on TV”. “They didn’t have to throw a grenade through the front window when they knew there were children in there,” the attorney said.
In a three-page letter sent from prison and obtained by The Globe and Mail, Mr. Celil asks his mother to forgive him for all the suffering he has put her through.
Family and friends said goodbye to the 22-year-old father who was shot on the BART platform in Oakland, California New Years Day.
Thin and pale, but nonetheless overjoyed, Roxana Saberi today made her first public appearance since her release from prison Monday after more than three months in detention.
A second post-mortem examination has sensationally revealed that the newspaper seller hit by a policeman at the recent G20 protests died from internal bleeding, and not a heart attack as previously thought.