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OHIO (USA): SUPREME COURT ORDERS REVIEW OF FORDā€™S DEATH SENTENCE IN 2013 SLEDGEHAMMER KILLINGS

November 12, 2019:

Ohio Supreme Court on 7 November 2019 threw out the death sentence of Shawn Ford Jr, 25, because of his low IQ. Ford was given the death penalty in 2015 for slaughtering Margaret and Jeffrey Schobert (his girlfriend’s parents, both White) in April 2013 at their home in Akron, Ohio. At Ford’s sentencing hearing, his attorneys argued that his low IQ should have prevented Judge Tom Parker from ordering him to be executed, but their argument was unsuccessful and Ford was sentenced to death. Ford will now be given a hearing to determine if his intellectual disability prohibits his execution after the Supreme court ruled 5-2 in his favor. Ford brutally attacked the Schoberts with a sledgehammer after they banned him from visiting their adoptive daughter, Chelsea, in the hospital. She had been hospitalized by a beating she’d received at the hands of Ford. Prosecutors said Ford stabbed and beat Chelsea 10 days before the murders after she refused to have sex with him at a party. Enraged that he could not see Chelsea, Ford enlisted the help of his 14-year-old cousin Jamal Vaughn to kill the Schoberts. Vaughn, who was later sentenced to life in prison, said he first did not believe Ford was serious about the killings, but testified: ‘He told me he was going to force me to do it.’

(Source: metro.co.uk, 07/11/2019)

SRI LANKA: DRUG TRAFFICKER KALU THUSHARA SENTENCED TO DEATH
MALAYSIA: APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE OF BUSINESSMAN FOR MURDER
SUDAN: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED IN KERMANSHAH, KASHAN
ZAMBIA: GOV'T SAYS READY FOR TALKS TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
SRI LANKA: SUPREME COURT EXTENDS STAY ORDER AGAINST IMPLEMENTING DEATH PENALTY
NIGERIA: WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING CO-WIFE, SEVEN STEP CHILDREN
SOMALIA: COURT-MARTIAL SENTENCES SOLDIER TO DEATH FOR MURDER
INDIA: HC CONFIRMS DEATH PENALTY FOR FIVE FROM AHMEDNAGAR FOR KILLING THREE DALIT MEN
USA: SUPREME COURT RULING HALTS SCHEDULED FEDERAL EXECUTIONS
IRAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ā€˜INSULTING THE PROPHET OF ISLAMā€™
EGYPT: 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING 3 POLICEMEN IN 2016 ROBBERY
SOMALIA: POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING
TENNESSEE (USA): LEE HALL EXECUTED IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
MALAYSIA: THREE GET DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
JAPAN: HIGH COURT CHANGES PERUVIAN MAN'S DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IN PRISON
PAKISTAN: ANTI-TERRORISM COURT HANDS DOWN DEATH PENALTY TO FACILITATOR IN DATA DARBAR SUICIDE BLAST CASE
INDIA: SC STAYS EXECUTION OF DEATH PENALTY OF CONVICT IN RAJASTHAN BOMB BLAST CASE
IRAN: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING ā€˜ATTEMPTED RAPISTā€™
BANGLADESH: THREE JMB MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING AN OPERATIVE OF THE SAME OUTFIT IN CHAPAINAWABGANJ
PAKISTAN: ATC HANDS DEATH TO FOUR MURDERERS OF 20 PERSONS
SUDAN: RSF OFFICER SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING CIVILIAN IN EL GENEINA
USA: FEDERAL APPEALS COURT REFUSES TO LIFT INJUNCTION AGAINST FEDERAL EXECUTIONS
BOTSWANA: 44-YEAR-OLD MAN HANGED FOR MURDERING HIS EMPLOYER
SAUDI ARABIA: SPECIALIZED CRIMINAL COURT HANDS DOWN DEATH SENTENCES TO FIVE SHIA ACTIVISTS FROM QATIF
MOROCCO: AN EGYPTIAN MAN AND HIS ACCOMPLICE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING A MOROCCAN
IRAN: MAN EXECUTED AT BIRJAND PRISON FOR DRUG CHARGES
MALAWI: FOUR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING ALBINO
IRAQ: COP SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING PROTESTERS
AFRICAN COURT DIRECTS TANZANIA TO DROP THE MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY

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