Pistorius, South African athlete who killed girlfriend, is freed from prison 

Associated Press 01/05/2024

PRETORIA, South Africa — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison on parole after serving nearly nine years in prison for killing his girlfriend and is now at home, South Africa’s Department of Corrections…

Mother gets life sentence for fatal shooting of 6-year-old son at Ohio hotel

Associated Press 12/19/2023

BROOKLYN, Ohio — A mother who shot and killed her 6-year-old son in an Ohio hotel after taking him there for a special day of fun was sentenced Monday to life in prison. Daneicha Bringht, 31, of…

Chopped body found in Bilibid septic tank

Tetch Torres-Tupas 07/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A chopped body was discovered inside a septic tank of a dormitory in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), a jail official said Wednesday. NBP Acting Superintendent Sr. Insp. Angelina Bautista, however, said they have…

Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten released from prison

07/12/2023

Leslie Van Houten, once part of the “Manson family” that carried out Charles Manson’s orders in a killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles in 1969, was released from prison on parole on Tuesday after 53 years, her…

Honduras massacre: 46 women slaughtered by gang members in prison

AP 06/22/2023

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Gang members in a women’s prison in Honduras slaughtered 46 other women inmates by spraying them with gunfire, hacking them with machetes and then locking survivors in their cells and dousing them with flammable…

Ecuador authorities confiscate pigs, fighting cocks from prison

Reuters 06/17/2023

Ecuadorean security forces have confiscated pigs, fighting cocks and more than two dozen bladed weapons, among other items, from a high-security wing of Bellavista prison in the city of Santo Domingo, the country’s military said on Friday.…

Solons OK with stiffer child abuse penalties; lukewarm on jailing parents

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 05/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — While there was unanimous support for the amendment of current laws to ensure stiffer penalty for child abuse, lawmakers and resource persons issued concerns with proposals to provide prison terms as penalties for parents…

Tattooed Mexican cat seeks new home after life behind bars

Reuters 02/23/2023

The Sphynx cat, which doesn’t yet have a name, is about 1 year old and has spent weeks in the Mexican city of Juarez under the care of animal rescue workers after police found him in a…

Man gets 22 years in prison for attempting to murder noisy neighbors

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 01/12/2023

SEOUL — A Incheon man will serve 22 years in prison for the attempted murder of three members of a neighboring family over noise complaints, after he dropped his appeal, according to legal professionals and news reports…

Removal of 40-year limit on prison terms proposed

DJ Yap, Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 09/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Should convicted rapists and murderers languish for up to 90 years in prison? They should, according to Leyte representative and chair of the House justice committee Vicente Veloso III, who proposed removing the 40-year…

Freed OFW says she never lost hope while in UAE prison

Inquirer.net 11/02/2018

JENNIFER Dalquez, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was released from prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said Friday that she never lost hope that she would return home someday and be with her family again.…

3 DEAD IN PRISON VAN AMBUSH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern, Nestle L. Semilla 09/13/2018

It was supposed to be just another trip to the courthouse. But while traversing the slope of Barangay Kalunasan in Cebu City at past 9 a.m. on Thursday, the service vehicle of the Cebu Provincial Detention and…

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