Saudis sentence five to death for journalist's murder

Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside the kingdom's consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul by a team of Saudi agents.

The Saudi authorities said it was the result of a "rogue operation" and put 11 unnamed individuals on trial.

A UN expert said the trial represented "the antithesis of justice".

"Bottom line: the hit-men are guilty, sentenced to death. The masterminds not only walk free. They have barely been touched by the investigation and the trial," Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard wrote on Twitter.


Husband charged with murder in Samoa

The 53-year-old woman of Lalomanu was admitted at the Lalomanu District Hospital on 24 July 2019.

Samoa Police said she was a victim of a domestic violence case.

The woman was later transferred to Motootua Hospital and passed away on Monday, 29 July 2019 as a result of her injuries.

Her husband was initially charged by police on causing injury.

An additional charge of murder has been filed in court.

The defendant is scheduled to appear in court on 12 August 2019 for mention.

Man jailed for life over machete killing in Otara church ground

Ueta Vea appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning after pleading guilty to murder in May.

The 45-year-old ambushed Laulimu Liuasi with a machete on the grounds of Ōtara's St John the Evangelist Church on 13 January.

Both he and Mr Liuasi knew each other well. They were congregants of the church and had previously completed grounds maintenance together.

At the time of his death Mr Liuasi, 62, was working and living on the church grounds as a handyman.

Kathua child rape and murder: Three men given life sentences

Three police officers were found guilty of destroying evidence and sentenced to five years in prison.

The victim, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found in a forest near Kathua city in January 2018.

The case sparked widespread anger and made headlines when Hindu right-wing groups protested over the men's arrest.

Eight people, including a former government official, four policemen and a minor, were charged in connection with the crime. One of them has been acquitted and the minor is set to be tried separately.

US policeman jailed for Australian's murder

Mohamed Noor shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond as she approached his patrol car to report a possible rape behind her Minneapolis home in July 2017.

He said the shooting was a mistake.

In court, Ms Damond's father, John Ruszczyk, called the killing "an obscene act by an agent of the state".

"Justine's death has left me incomplete - it is as if I have lost a limb or a leg," he said in an impact statement.

Ms Damond's fiancee, Don Damond, read an emotional statement addressed directly to her.

16 charged in Bangladesh for burning girl alive

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was doused with kerosene and set on fire on the roof of her Islamic school on 6 April, days after filing a complaint.

Headmaster Siraj Ud Doula, targeted in the complaint, is among those charged.

Police say he ordered her murder from prison when she refused to withdraw her accusations against him.

They described the preparations for the killing as being like a "military plan".

The case sparked mass protests in Bangladesh and shone a spotlight on the vulnerability of victims of sexual assault and harassment in the country.

Samoa man charged with wife's murder applies for release on bail

The deceased was the chief executive of the Unit Trust of Samoa, Sa'u Justina Fiapa'ipa'i Sa'u Lam.

The accused, Kolani Junior Lam, appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday where his lawyer, Komisi Koria, asked for his client to be released from custody.

Mr Lam has not yet entered a plea because police have not finalised their charges.

The prosecution will respond to the bail application once it is filed by the end of this week.

Police charged the defendant following results of a post mortem.

Samoan man charged with murder after son dies

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance but died on the way.

Police said preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had been drinking and was assaulted by his father.

Soon after the beating, the victim's wife noticed an alarming change in her husband's condition and called an ambulance.

The father has been named as Amituana'i Pesamino Kelemete Osa of Vaitele Uta

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada two years ago.

Ms Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine's belt near her body.

Antoine was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter.

She was identified as a suspect after she posted a selfie on Facebook of the two of them, showing her wearing the belt hours before Ms Gargol died.

Rihanna and Kim Kardashian back jailed teen

Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for shooting dead Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville estate agent who picked her up for sex.

The teenager who went home with Mr Allen that night had been repeatedly raped and beaten. She was on the streets by order of her boyfriend, described as a violent, drug-addled pimp named "Kutthroat", who she said verbally abused her and made her strip at gunpoint. He had demanded that she make him some money.