Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

CNN — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of his execution after hearing arguments that racial discrimination played a role in his prosecution for the murder of a police officer. With Kevin Johnson set to be executed Tuesday, he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, … Read more

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

CNN — The suspect accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in an efficiently Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, earlier this year is expected to plead guilty to state murder charges Monday, according to a victims’ attorney. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 am … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.  But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to let her witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to put him to death for the 2005 murder of police Sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri … Read more

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: More than 100 women murdered in Italy so far this year

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: More than 100 women murdered in Italy so far this year

CNN — More than 100 women have been murdered in Italy so far this year, with almost half of them killed by their intimate partner or ex-partner, the Italian police said. Released on Friday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the report lists the names and details of death … Read more

Pictures this week: November 17-24, 2022

Pictures this week: November 17-24, 2022

Leia-jhene Seals hugs RJ Lewis during a vigil Sunday, November 20, at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Seals was performing the night before when a shooter opened fire in the Club Q nightclub. RJ Sangosti/AP Published 6:15 PM EST, Thu November 24, 2022 Five people were killed and at least 19 … Read more

Mass shootings in the US: 2022 could be the second-highest year

Mass shootings in the US: 2022 could be the second-highest year

CNN — This year is likely to be the second-highest year for mass shootings in the United States on record, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks gun violence incidents across the country. The Gun Violence Archive, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as one in which at least … Read more

This award-winning poem was written for the Pulse shooting victims. It’s sadly relevant again

This award-winning poem was written for the Pulse shooting victims.  It’s sadly relevant again

CNN — In times of grief, we often turn to poets to describe the indescribable. Last Wednesday, writer John Keene put on a tuxedo and won a National Book Award for a new poetry collection that includes his poem “Pulse,” a tribute to the people killed and wounded in 2016 at the Pulse nightclub, a … Read more

Prime suspect in disappearance of Canadian snowbird wants to cut deal, new film reveals

Prime suspect in disappearance of Canadian snowbird wants to cut deal, new film reveals

A new documentary delving into the disappearance of Canadian snowbird Malcom Madsen in Mexico four years ago reveals that the primary suspect in the case is willing to cut a deal with prosecutors in exchange for information about the location of the Ontario man’s body. The offer to shed light on the whereabouts of the … Read more

Coroner: Idaho students were stabbed to death in their beds

Coroner: Idaho students were stabbed to death in their beds

Four University of Idaho students who were found dead in a rental house near campus were stabbed to death in their beds and likely were asleep when they were attacked, a county coroner told a cable news channel. Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt also told NewsNation on Thursday that each victim suffered multiple stab wounds … Read more

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin applauds murder of former fighter

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin applauds murder of former fighter

CNN — Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose Wagner Group is heavily involved in the fighting in Ukraine, has applauded a video in which a former member of the group is brutally murdered. The video surfaced over the weekend on the Gray Zone Telegram channel, which frequently showcases the activities of mercenary fighters of the Wagner … Read more