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  1. News - World - CRIME

    Former nurse convicted in US of assisting man’s suicide in Britain

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by AP

    ... who admitted going online and encouraging people to kill themselves has been convicted of assisting the suicide of a British man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman. The conviction follows a legal battle that has spanned more than four years and led to the reversal of part of a law in the US state of Minnesota that outlaws the practice. District Judge Thomas Neuville ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence upheld for Zhou Yongkang-linked tycoon Liu Han convicted of 'mafia' crimes

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:14pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Zhou Yongkang-linked mining magnate loses appeal against murder, casino convictions Tycoon's death sentence is upheld A Sichuan mining tycoon with links ... were also given death sentences, while 31 others were convicted of crimes ranging from murder to involvement in mafia-style gangs after their 21-day trial. Liu Han's Hanlong Group- ...

  3. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Singer who left six lovers to die by erotic asphyxiation executed in Hunan

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:32pm by James Griffiths

    ... People's Court overturned his conviction for four of the murders, but upheld the death sentence against him for the remaining two. China's top court approved that sentence on August 29 ...

  4. News - World - CRIME

    US serial killer guilty of three murders

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles US serial killer convicted of three murders A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the United States has been convicted of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles. Samuel Little, 74, appeared almost cheerful as he was found guilty of crimes that will jail him for life without chance of parole. He ...

  5. News - World - CRIME

    Conviction, life term for Toronto murder witnessed on webcam from China

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:28am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Toronto Ex-boyfriend testified to helplessly watching rape, murder on live video chat from Beijing Life sentence for murder witnessed on webcam A man accused of attacking and raping a Chinese student in her Toronto apartment as her ex-boyfriend watched helplessly via webcam from China has been convicted of first-degree murder. The jury deliberated for just ...

  6. News - World - CRIME

    Ex-SAC fund manager Mathew Martoma sentenced to nine years for insider trading

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:22pm by Reuters

    ... in an insider trading prosecution." A federal jury convicted Martoma, who worked in SAC's CR Intrinsic Investors unit, in February of securities fraud and conspiracy. He had faced up to 20 ... York to 11 years in prison. The case against Martoma stemmed from a broad investigation of insider trading at SAC. Eight employees have been convicted or pleaded guilty and SAC last year agreed ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Three given death penalty over Kunming rail station attack

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:28pm by Andrea Chen

    ... after being convicted of taking part in the attack. She was given a more lenient sentence because it emerged she was pregnant while in detention, the court said. The ethnicity of the suspects ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Former Chicago policeman convicted of grisly murder plot

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Former policeman guilty of murder plot A former Chicago police officer who spent years on death row before his murder conviction was overturned has been found guilty of a grisly plot to kill a businessman but acquitted of a second plot to kill another businessman and his wife. Steven Mandell was convicted of plotting to kidnap, torture, extort money, ...

  9. News - World - CRIME

    Canadian porn star accused of dismembering Chinese student goes on trial

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:27am

    ... on mental health grounds. Canadian media have reported that Magnotta was treated for paranoid schizophrenia – a condition he has long suffered – in 2005, when he was convicted of fraud. Lawyers ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    Two repairmen convicted for spilling 200 barbs along Henan highway

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 05:32pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Two men who scattered hundreds of metal nails along a Henan thoroughfare in a plot to get more customers for their tyre-repair business were convicted of endangering public security on Saturday. The perpetrators, surnamed Yang and Li, ended up damaging more than 10 cars over the course of their operation, Xinhua reported. Yang was sentenced to two ...




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