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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…

Indonesia to Resume Executions of Drug Convicts

Jakarta. Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo hinted on Friday (08/04) that executions of drug traffickers would resume, following the completion of his office's inventory of death-row inmates.

"Surely, we have never said the executions would seize. We will continue when the time is right," Prasetyo said in Jakarta. He added that the executions would most probably take place within a few months.

However, Prasetyo declined to mention the names of any death-row inmates who might be considered for execution this year, as the Attorney General's Office was still processing the details. 

As in previous executions, the AGO will likely prioritize drug convicts.

Indonesia executed 14 convicts last year, including nationals of Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands and Nigeria, by firing squad despite repeated pleas for mercy from foreign governments and international organizations and activists.

Amid international outrage, Indonesia postponed other scheduled executions. Officials said it was so the government could focus on reviving the flagging economy.

Source: Jakarta Globe, April 8, 2016


3.4 Kilos of Meth Found in Police Officer’s Home

Pinrang, South Sulawesi. Around 3.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine were confiscated from a police officer’s home in Pinrang district, South Sulawesi on Thursday evening (07/04).

South Sulawesi Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Frans Barung said the drugs were seized during a raid at the home of police officer Brig. Supardi, who serves the Sidenreng Rappang District Police.

As reported by Tribunnews, the police team — led by Pinrang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Adri Irniadi — found 400 grams of meth in the suspect’s cupboard and another four kilograms was found in a storage room.

No arrests were made during the raid as the suspect is currently undergoing a police training.

Investigations are continuing.

Source: Jakarta Globe, April 8, 2016

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