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Legal news from Sunday, October 21, 2012
by Matthew Pomy

Prosecutors investigating the Lockerbie bombing are examining evidence that may implicate acquitted Libyan Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah for allegedly working with Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi who was convicted for the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. Documents obtained by Scotland on Sunday suggest the investigators are reevaluating the …

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by Cynthia Miley

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Saturday granted a stay of execution for death row inmate John Errol Ferguson in order to hear arguments on his habeus corpus petition on Friday. Ferguson was found guilty of killing eight people in 1977 and two in 1978. In September, …

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by Matthew Pomy

Human Rights Watch (HRW) wrote a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Friday asking him to veto legislation which would maintain the sentence of life without parole as an option for child offenders. According to HRW, the bill would go against the spirit of the recent US Supreme Court ruling …

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