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Gallery: Three accused in 2016 murder of Bianca Horton may face death penalty +5 more photos The three men accused in the 2016 murder of Bianca Horton may face the death penalty if convicted. Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston filed a notice of intent on Wednesday to seek the death penalty against Andre Grier, Charles Shelton and Courtney High. The men are accused of killing Horton to prevent her from testifying against Cortez Sims, who was accused of shooting her daughter and killing another woman, Talitha Bowman. Visit Chattanooga's Homicide Database Sims was convicted of Bowman's murder last year. If the men are convicted, a separate sentencing hearing will be held during which the state will ask for the death penalty. But for a death sentence to stick, prosecutors have to prove the murder was committed under certain circumstances, according to state law. In the notice filed Tuesday, the state lists three circumstances it will rely on: » … [Read more...] about State to seek death penalty for 3 accused in 2016 murder of Bianca Horton [photos, documents]
Visit Chattanooga's Homicide Database Andre Grier is arraigned via remote video in Judge Tom Greenholtz's courtroom in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Courts Building on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. 45 of the alleged Athens Park Blood gang members indicted last month on RICO charges were arraigned Friday. Andre Grier is arraigned via remote video in... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. Charles Shelton is arraigned via remote video in Judge Tom Greenholtz's courtroom in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Courts Building on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. 45 of the alleged Athens Park Blood gang members indicted last month on RICO charges were arraigned Friday. Charles Shelton is arraigned via remote video in... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. Courtney High is arraigned via remote video in Judge Tom Greenholtz's courtroom in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Courts Building on Friday, April … [Read more...] about State to seek death penalty for 3 accused in 2016 murder of Bianca Horton
Hamza Hendawi, Qassim Abdul-zahra and Maya Alleruzzo, Associated Press Updated 11:19 pm PDT, Sunday, July 8, 2018 Now Playing: Death sentences are being issued at a dizzying rate in Iraq's rush to prosecute and punish suspected members of the Islamic State group: More than 3,000 over the past few years, with new ones added every day. (July 9) Media: Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — More than a decade ago, Ismail Saleh says, a neighbor wanted to marry one of Saleh's cousins. Following the custom of their clan in northern Iraq, she was meant to wed Saleh, so the family refused. And thus, he says, a feud was born. Saleh now sits on death row in Baghdad, sentenced to hang after being accused of fighting for the Islamic State group, a charge he steadfastly denies. The chief evidence against him: the word of that neighbor. "Sometimes I wake up and for a moment I feel that this death sentence and me being here is just a bad dream," the 29-year-old told The … [Read more...] about A neighbor’s word can bring death sentence in Iraq IS trials
On the third Saturday in May, five horses took to starting gates across the United States for their final races. On Preakness day, 9-year-old Homeboykris's deadly heart attack and 4-year-old Pramedya's fatally fractured leg caught the attention of the sporting world, which had turned its eyes toward the second jewel of the Triple Crown.In Charles Town, West Virginia, 6-year-old View Tree was competing in the sport's lowest tier - maiden claiming races in which all entrants are for sale and have never won. She did not finish her ninth race and was euthanized.Six-year-old San Onofre earned $402,730 before his last start at Santa Anita Park in California. In his 45th start, 11-year-old Brother Sy catastrophically fell over a jump during a steeplechase race in Malvern, Pennsylvania."Every day we're killing horses for $2 bets. Why do we still abide this in the 21st century?" activist Patrick Battuello said. "We're so outraged about the Ringling elephants and the Sea World orcas, and … [Read more...] about Hundreds of racehorses die at the track each year. Their deaths may be preventable.