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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Kuwait court sentences 4 Egyptians to death

Triple execution in Kuwait in April 2013
Triple execution in Kuwait in April 2013
A court in Kuwait has sentenced 4 Egyptians to death over the killing of a Pakistani guard at a construction site.

The Egyptian nationals were sentenced on Tuesday. They were charged with murder using a hammer.

The 4 men confessed to killing the Pakistani national at the construction site where they stole 36 tons of steel, before selling it all for USD 18,000.

The verdict can be appealed.

3 other Egyptians were also sentenced to 7 years in prison for helping the four commit the crime.

In Kuwait, dozens of people are thought to be on death row over, mostly, murder and drug crimes, where execution is carried out by hanging.

Except for a return of the death penalty in 2013, execution has generally not been used in Kuwait since 2007.

Since the death penalty was introduced in Kuwait in the mid 1960s, some 71 people have been executed.

Source: Presstv, July 28, 2015

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