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Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee in the US state’s first use of the death penalty in 12 years. It came after the US Supreme Court rejected a challenge arguing Arkansas was unfairly rushing several executions before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of April. On Thursday the state’s Supreme Court overturned a ruling blocking the use of a different drug. Lee was convicted for murder and recently told the BBC he was innocent. His third request to stay ...

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child's death

Media playback is unsupported on your device The parents who disguised the death of their baby by pretending she had died on a London bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death. Rosalin Baker, 25, and Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, had denied murdering 16-week-old Imani in September 2016. The child was found to have multiple injuries including 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull. The pair were acquitted of murder but were told by Judge Nicholas Hilliard to expect a “substantial sentence”. The Old Bailey heard other ...

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Day after sister's death, Thomas plays for Celts

2:24 AM ET BOSTON — Point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 33 points Sunday in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics‘ first-round playoff matchup with the Chicago Bulls, one day after the death of his sister in a one-car crash. Thomas, overcome with emotions multiple times before the start of the game, finished on 10-of-18 shooting with six assists and five rebounds over 38 minutes. The Celtics marveled at Isaiah Thomas, the way he competed Sunday despite what he’s going through. Their only lament was they couldn’t get him ...

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief

Prince Harry has revealed he sought counselling after spending nearly 20 years “not thinking” about the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, he said it was not until his late 20s that he processed the grief – following two years of “total chaos”. But he was in a “good place” because of the “process I have been through”. The 32-year-old prince also said boxing “saved” him after he took it up as a “good way of letting out aggression”. The Telegraph ...

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Hedge fund exec whose former firm was linked to Madoff jumps to his death

Charles Murphy of Paulson & Co., who used to work for Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Greenwich, died after he jumped from a high-rise hotel in Manhattan, according to a police source. An executive whose former hedge fund invested $ 7 billion in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme jumped 20 stories to his death from a high-rise Manhattan hotel, police said. Charles Murphy was found dead on the fourth-floor terrace of the Sofitel hotel on Monday, according to a police source. “We are extremely saddened by this news,” said John Paulson, the ...

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Driver jailed over Poppy-Arabella Clarke crossing death

A pensioner who killed a three-year-old girl weeks after being told to stop driving because of poor eyesight has been jailed for four years. Poppy-Arabella Clarke and her mother Rachel were struck by John Place’s car as they crossed Chester Road in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, in July 2016. Her mother was also seriously injured in the crash. Place, 72, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. At the time of the incident the traffic lights were on red and the green light was flashing ...

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Finsbury Park toddlers: Murder hunt over boy's death

A one-year-old boy has died after being found injured in a north London flat. Police called to Wilberforce Road in Finsbury Park on Saturday night also discovered a girl the same age who is in a critical condition. The children, thought to be twins, were taken to an east London hospital after the discovery at 23:10 GMT. The boy died in the early hours of Sunday. Police are trying to trace Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, who also lived in Wilberforce Road. A neighbour told the BBC a woman came downstairs ...

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To grieve Jose Fernandez's death, Giancarlo Stanton took life-changing journey

10:15 AM ET FORT MYERS, Fla. — His friend was gone, but the world kept spinning. So Giancarlo Stanton journeyed off to see that world, to find perspective in that world. And now, nearly six months after the tragic passing of his Miami Marlins teammate, Jose Fernandez, Stanton admits that he looks at baseball through different eyes. He has learned to “enjoy the moment,” he says, forcefully, “and understand this is the best time of my life — and have joy with it.” How did he get to this place? ...

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Pain of police custody death 'has diminished' Thomas Orchard's family

The family of a man with mental health issues who died in police custody wants to see a change in the way vulnerable people are treated. Sgt Jan Kingshott, 45, and detention officers Simon Tansley, 39, and Michael Marsden, 56, were cleared of the manslaughter of Thomas Orchard at Bristol Crown Court. Mr Orchard, 32, who had schizophrenia, died in hospital a week after he suffered a cardiac arrest in an Exeter police cell in 2012. His mother Alison Orchard said the family’s “fight for truth and transparency continues”. Let’s ...

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