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2018 Death Penalty report: Saudi Arabia’s False Promise

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With crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at the helm, 2018 was a deeply violent and barbaric year for Saudi Arabia, under his de facto leadership.
PhotoDeera Square is a public space located in front of the Religious Police building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which public executions (usually by beheading) take place. It is sometimes known as Justice Square and colloquially called Chop Chop Square. After Friday prayers, police and other officials clear the area to make way for the execution to take place. After the beheading of the condemned, the head is stitched to the body which is wrapped up and taken away for the final rites.
This year execution rates of 149 executions, shows an increase from the previous year of three executions, indicating that death penalty trends are soaring and there is no reversal of this trend in sight.
The execution rates between 2015-2018 are amongst the highest recorded in the Kingdom since the 1990s and coincide with the ascension of king Salman to the t…

Arkansas teenager charged in infant's death; he tried to revive daughter by shocking her with extension cord, police say

Tyler Buchanan
A 19-year-old man is scheduled to go before a Crawford County circuit judge today, charged with smothering his infant daughter then trying to revive her by shocking her with a live extension cord.

Tyler Buchanan was charged Monday with capital murder in the June 12 death of his 2-month-old baby whom he was trying to stop from screaming so he could sleep, according to court documents.

If convicted of capital murder, Buchanan could face the death penalty or life in prison.

Buchanan remained in the Crawford County jail Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bond. Court records show a public defender was appointed to represent him.

Court records show Buchanan also was charged in December with possession of drug paraphernalia, six counts of theft of property by credit or debit card, breaking or entering and theft of property.

Police were called to 1112 Baldwin St. in Van Buren on the morning of June 12 about a report of an unconscious baby. 

Medical personnel transported the child to Sparks Hospital in Van Buren where she was pronounced dead.

A probable cause affidavit said that during questioning by police, Buchanan initially said the baby awoke about 5:30 a.m. that day and that he fed her a bottle and she went back to sleep. 

Buchanan woke later to find the baby not breathing, and he cut off the end of an extension cord and attempted to use it to shock her back to life, according to the affidavit.

Buchanan later admitted to holding the baby's head against his shoulder to stop her from breathing because she was screaming and he wanted to go to sleep, the affidavit said. He told officers he knew what he was doing was wrong.

He also admitted that he smothered the child about 2 a.m. but never called for help, the affidavit said. 

Help was not summoned until about 9 a.m. when the baby's mother awoke, found Buchanan holding the baby and he told her the baby was not breathing. 

The baby's mother called 911.

Source: Arkansas Online, Dave Hughes, July 11, 2018


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