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Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.

The court announced the decision in the presence of Mohammad Imran, 24, who had pleaded guilty during the five-day trial, the public prosecutor Ehtesham Qadir told reporters outside a high-security prison in the eastern city of Lahore, where the trial was held.

Imran was arrested in January, two weeks after authorities say he raped and killed 7-year-old Zainab Ansari and threw her body into a garbage dump in the city of Kasur. Angered over her murder at the time, residents attacked a police station, sparking clashes in which two persons were killed.

Zainab disappeared in the first week of January while walking to a nearby home for Quranic studies.

Her parents had gone to

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pakistani-court-sentences-serial-killer-death-53160357

Accused Tampa serial killer will face death penalty if convicted

The man accused of killing four people in separate shootings last year in a Tampa neighborhood could face the death penalty if he’s convicted of the crimes.

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren will seek the death penalty against Howell “Trai” Donaldson III, said Hillsborough County Circuit Court spokesman Mike Moore on Tuesday.

Authorities have not released a motive for the killings, and it’s not yet known when Donaldson’s trial might begin. His next court hearing is Friday.

Residents of the Seminole Heights neighborhood feared a serial killer was on the loose after the shootings – on October 9, 11, 19 and November 14, 2017 – left four people dead.

Anthony Naiboa, Monica Hoffa, Benjamin Mitchell and Ronald

Read more at: http://kfor.com/2018/01/25/accused-tampa-serial-killer-will-face-death-penalty-if-convicted/

Convicted Russian Serial Killer On Trial For Murder Of 60 More Women

A former Russian police officer who was sentenced to life in prison for the killings of 22 women is on trial again, charged with murdering 60 more women.

The second trial of convicted serial killer Mikhail Popkov, 53, began at the Irkutsk regional court in southeastern Siberia on January 10.

The judge announced the charges against Popkov and adjourned the trial until January 15, also ruling that the hearings will be held behind closed doors.

Popkov, a former police officer from the nearby city of Angarsk, was arrested in 2012 after a series of DNA tests linked him to rapes and murders of three women in 1997. He later confessed to killing more women, the authorities said.

In January 2015, Popkov was found guilty of the murder of 22 women and the attempted murder of two women between 1994-2000, and was sentenced to life in prison.

Authorities say he later confessed to killing 59 more

Read more at: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-serial-killer-popkov-trial-murder-60-more-women/28966824.html

Convicted Russian Serial Killer On Trial For Murder Of 60 More …

A former Russian police officer who was sentenced to life in prison for the killings of 22 women is on trial again, charged with murdering 60 more women.

The second trial of convicted serial killer Mikhail Popkov, 53, began at the Irkutsk regional court in southeastern Siberia on January 10.

The judge announced the charges against Popkov and adjourned the trial until January 15, also ruling that the hearings will be held behind closed doors.

Popkov, a former police officer from the nearby city of Angarsk, was arrested in 2012 after a series of DNA tests linked him to rapes and murders of three women in 1997. He later confessed to killing more women, the authorities said.

In January 2015, Popkov was found guilty of the murder of 22 women and the attempted murder of two women between 1994-2000, and was sentenced to life in prison.

Authorities say he later confessed to killing 59 more

Read more at: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-serial-killer-popkov-trial-murder-60-more-women/28966824.html

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp reportedly claims more victims

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claimed in a letter he wrote to a South Carolina newspaper that he killed more than the seven people he was convicted of murdering.

In a letter to the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kohlhepp, 46, said he had tried to tell investigators about his other victims, “but it was blown off.”

“Yes there is more than seven,” Kohlhepp wrote in the eight-page letter. “I tried to tell investigators and I did tell FBI, but it was blown off. It’s not an addition problem, it’s an multiplication problem. Leaves the state and leaves the country. Thank you private pilot’s license.”

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, told The Associated Press the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to 14 charges including seven counts of Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/convicted-serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-reportedly-claims-victims/story?id=51709128

Judge appoints new attorneys for convicted serial killer

The families victimized by a serial killer will not find out until next year if the killer will die for his crimes.

Anthony Kirkland murdered four women, including a 13-year-old girl, who was attacked while she was jogging.

On Monday, the judge appointed two new attorneys to argue for Kirkland’s life.

The judge named the new attorneys because Kirkland’s original defense team withdrew from the case last week.

That happened because Kirkland was communicating with an attorney in the State Public Defender’s Office who was not working on his case.

“I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve tried hundreds of murder cases. I’ve never seen this happen before, where somebody not representing him is actually talking to him when he’s in the jail, and basically undercutting two very good local attorneys. Basically, bad-mouthing them, calling them names, and saying that they don’t know what

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Convicted serial killer could get 2nd chance as re-sentencing begins

The visit comes at a time when Trump faces uncomfortable questions at home about Russia and possible gun controls following deadly mass shootings.

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