Dylann Roof to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

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By Meg kinnard, Los Angeles Daily News January 4, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them that there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. But […]

Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison at age 40

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Josh Peter, USA TODAY Sports Posted: 1:38 p.m. EST January 13, 2016 Lawrence Phillips, the former football star facing murder charges, was found dead early Wednesday at Kern Valley State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton told USA TODAY Sports. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide, according to […]

Too Old to Commit Crime?

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By DANA GOLDSTEIN | The New York Times MARCH 20, 2015 DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV is facing the death penalty or life in prison for the Boston Marathon bombing. But what if, instead, the maximum prison sentence were just 21 years? That was the sentence that Anders Behring Breivik received in 2012 after killing 77 people, most […]

Inmate gives recorded speech during university graduation


By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com October 17, 2014 Do you remember Mumia Abu-Jamal, 60, a former black nationalist, was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1981 killing of Officer Daniel Faulkner? The inmate Abu-Jamal delivered the graduation address last week at Vermont’s Goddard College in a speech recorded over prison telephone lines. He was initially sentenced […]

Clayton Lockett’s execution botched due to new drugs administered

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By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 30, 2014 Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: http://www.streetgangs.com/race/042914-donald-sterling-banned#sthash.4GcdPLhK.dpuf By Stefani Camille Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: http://www.streetgangs.com/race/042914-donald-sterling-banned#sthash.4GcdPLhK.dpuf Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: http://www.streetgangs.com/race/042914-donald-sterling-banned#sthash.4GcdPLhK.dpuf Clayton Lockett, 38, was convicted of the killing of 19-year-old, […]

High court looks at Florida death-row inmate with low IQ

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By Adriane Quinlan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune March 02, 2014 at 1:30 PM, updated March 02, 2014 at 1:47 PM A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than […]

Banker Te, ( – 1994)

Banker Te ( – 1994), was killed during the early summer of 1994. Related posts: Gang member convicted in 1994 cold case murder USC student’s 1994 shooting could be reopened as a homicide case In re Williams (1994) 7 C4th 572 Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond Admits To Setting Up 1994 Tupac Shakur Shooting Darrell “Fee 1″ […]

Pedro Espinoza is confronted by slain high school football player’s family in court

STREETGANGS.COM | March 16, 2013 Los Angeles – Four family members of Jamiel Shaw Jr, 17, who was killed by 18th Street gang member Pedro Espinoza, 19, in 2008 during the ongoing conflict between several Bloods sets and several factions of 18th Street made Victim Impact Statements in open court during sentencing. Althea Shaw (Aunt), […]

California death row inmates executed between 1978 – 2005

California death row inmates who have died between 1978 – 2005 Related posts: Death penalty is considered a boon by some California inmates Death row inmates sue Angola Prison over ‘extreme’ temperatures Many death row inmates oppose bid to halt executions Inmates end California prison hunger strike Stanley Tookie Williams, Could be First Gang Member […]

The murder of Jamiel Shaw was not over a Spiderman backpack or race


By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer November 9, 2012 | 2:09 a.m. Last Friday, Judge Ronald Rose upheld the jury’s sentence of death against Pedro “Darky” Espinoza who was convicted in the 2008 first degree murder of Jamiel Shaw. Many observers who had been watching this trial anticipated that this sentence was inevitable because […]

Jury orders death penalty for killer of Jamiel Shaw II

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By Victoria Kim (Los Angeles Times) | May 24, 2012 A 23-year-old gang member who shot and killed a high school football star he mistook for a rival gangster in 2008 should be put to death, a Los Angeles jury decided Wednesday. Jurors reached the verdict after about a week of testimony in the penalty […]

Texas executes gang member for murder of 2 girls


KRGV.com 08/23/10 HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas has executed a former gang member who took part in the rape and murder of two teenage girls who were walking home from a neighborhood party 17 years ago. Thirty-five-year-old Peter Anthony Cantu was strapped to a gurney in the Huntsville Unit prison death chamber and given a lethal […]