Five people arrested over Pop Smoke's murder
Los Angeles Police Department officials served multiple search warrants early on Thursday (09Jul20), and three adults and two juveniles have since been taken into custody.According to TMZ, they are each being interviewed regarding their alleged involvement in Pop's death back in February (20), when he was fatally shot during a home invasion at his rented Hollywood Hills property.The Welcome to the Party hitmaker, real name Bashar Jackson, was just 20 years old.It's not clear what charges the suspects will face, but the news emerges a week after Pop's manager, Steven Victor, expressed optimism ...
US student accused of Rome policeman's murder 'beaten' in custody
Rome (AFP) - An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman says he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, a leaked official transcript showed.Finnegan Lee Elder and fellow US student Gabriel Natale-Hjorth stand accused of killing Mario Cerciello Rega, who was in plain clothes when he was slain in a night drug bust on July 26 last year in an attack that sparked national outrage."They beat me pretty bad … in the (police) station," Elder was secretly recorded as saying during a private conversation in prison with his father and American lawyer."They threw me to the...
Two men charged over brutal assault on French bus driver
Bayonne (France) (AFP) - French prosecutors on Wednesday charged two men with attempted murder after a bus driver was assaulted and left brain dead for refusing to let aboard a group of people who were not wearing face masks.Four men set upon 59-year-old Philippe Monguillot in the southwestern town of Bayonne on Sunday after he asked three of them to wear masks and tried to check another man's ticket.The other two men have been charged with non-assistance to a person in danger and one has also been charged with attempting to hide a suspect, the local prosecutor's office said.The four men made ...
Killer of former German president's son found guilty of murder
A Berlin court has handed down a murder verdict in the trial over the stabbing of the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker.The court passed a sentence of 12 and a half years, ordering the the 57-year-old to be detained in a psychiatric institution.The sentence took reduced criminal responsibility into account. A life sentence is otherwise stipulated for murder in Germany.
Trial resumes of man charged with murder of German president's son
A verdict is expected on Wednesday in a high-profile murder trial following the stabbing to death of the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker, after the court dismissed the suspect's application to reject the judge, claiming bias.The Berlin Regional Court also dismissed the 57-year-old defendant's application to reject the psychiatric assessor on the same grounds.Proceedings resumed after a brief interruption to consider the suspect's application, which had been issued via his defence attorney.Prosecutors then began issuing their plea ahead of an expected verdict.Fritz von We...
Suspect charged with murder of German president's son rejects judge
The suspect in a high-profile murder trial following the stabbing to death of the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker has formally rejected the presiding judge, claiming bias.The 57-year-old defendant also rejected the psychiatric assessor on the same grounds, according to a statement read out by his defence lawyer in the Berlin Regional Court.Proceedings have been interrupted to examine the application. It remains unclear whether the hearing will continue, with a verdict initially expected later in the day.
Iraq’s enemies fire a warning shot with Hisham Al-Hashimi’s murder
ERBIL, IRAQI KURDISTAN: In a move that shocked the Arab world late on Monday, unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Hisham Al-Hashimi, a leading Iraqi expert on Daesh and other armed groups. As with so many unsolved murders of prominent public personalities in Iraq since 2003, there is no dearth of suspects. The big question is what action Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi can afford to take under the circumstances.The 47-year-old Al-Hashimi was a well-respected Iraqi academic and political analyst. His expertise on Daesh earned him the position of adviser to the US-led Global Co...
UK to blacklist Saudis involved in Khashoggi murder in new sanctions on regime
Saudi officials linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be included in a new tougher sanctions regime which will be announced today by the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.Details of the post-Brexit sanctions regime will be set out in Parliament today targeting human rights abusers, with Saudis among those included in the list. The alleged killers of Khashoggi will be among the first foreign citizens to face visa bans and asset freezes, a move that is likely to strain ties to one of Britain’s biggest allies in the Gulf.“With this legislation, the UK will have new powers to sto...
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UPDF officer, LDUs charged with murder of 65-year-old man in Oyam
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) 5th Division Court-Martial on Friday pressed charges of murder against two Local Defence Unit personnel and a UPDF officer accused of killing a 65-year-old man.Pt Jolly Thomas Opoka, Pt Felix Okumu (both LDU personnel) and their operations commander, Lance Corporal Geoffrey Ogwang (UPDF), appeared before the court sitting at Amati Primary School, Kamdini Sub-county in Oyam District. The court, chaired by Col Paul Omara, charged the suspects with murder and remanded them to Loro Prison as proceedings continue.Prosecution led by Lt Alex Rasto Mukhwana to...
14 & 15-year-old teens charged with first-degree murder
Both teens are detained in custodyMembers of the Winnipeg Police Service have charged a 14-year-old male for four recent shootings, including a homicide on Canada Day.- On July 1, 2020, at about 2:27 a.m., an injured 44-year-old male was found on Balmoral Street near Cumberland Avenue. The male had been struck by a vehicle, but it was later determined that he had been shot beforehand. The male remains in a hospital in critical but stable condition.- At about 3:15 a.m., a 27-year-old female and an 18-year-old male were walking in the 400 block of Flora Avenue when they were shot. The female suc...
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