Missouri Executes Ernest Johnson Despite Appeals Over his Intellectual Capacity

Missouri executed inmate Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5 for murder despite appeals from advocates who said he had an intellectual disability. Johnson, a 61-year-old Black man, received lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre after being convicted for …

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Former UK Police Officer Wayne Couzens Given Whole-Life Prison Sentence for the Murder of Sarah Everard

A judge on Sept. 30 handed down a whole-life prison sentence to former Metropolitan Police Officer Wayne Couzens in London for the kidnapping, rape, and a murder of Sarah Everard. Couzens appeared at the Old Bailey for the two-day sentencing …

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U.S. Judge Suspends Britney Spears’ Father from Controversial Conservatorship

A United States judge has ruled on Sept. 29 to suspend Britney Spears’ father James “Jamie” Spears as her conservator. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny removed Jamie from the controversial conservatorship, citing that the situation was “not …

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