Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole
Local / Uncategorized / Virginia

Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia death row inmate who came within two days of being executed before his sentence was commuted decades ago amid questions about his guilt was granted parole. The Virginia State Parole Board on Monday approved Joseph Giarratano’s release, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported . Giarratano, now 60, was convicted of … Continue reading

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Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial
National / U.S. News

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn’t surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter’s black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he’s just relieved there was a conviction after former … Continue reading

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader’s resignation
Europe / Uncategorized

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader’s resignation

MILAN (AP) — Maltese authorities faced mounting pressure Thursday to ensure an independent investigation into the slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was known for her fearless reporting on corruption in the small Mediterranean island nation. The 53-year-old journalist’s three grown sons called on Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign, saying he … Continue reading