Death penalty Sentence Examples
Any one who removed a boundary stone was accursed (sacer) and might be slain with impunity; a fine was afterwards substituted for the death penalty.
The president had made up his mind that the sentence must be carried out; the congress by a great majority were resolved not to permit the death penalty to be inflicted.
He favoured the death penalty for spies, but after the war advocated amnesty for political prisoners.
He had, however, entered the ranks of the Girondins, and had voted in the trial of the king against the death penalty and in favour of the appeal to the people.
On the 24th of February 1848 he was chosen by the Republicans as a member of the provisional government, and as minister of justice he secured the decrees abolishing the death penalty for political offences, and making the office of judge immovable.Advertisement
He is praised and quoted (as Joannes Witlingius) for his judgment against applying the death penalty to anabaptists or other heretics in the De Haereticis, an sint persequendi (1554), issued by Sebastian Castellio under the pseudonym of Martinus Bellius.
The death penalty was commuted into a punishment worse because more shameful than death.
The preachers could get the statute passed, but the sense of the laity prevented the death penalty from being inflicted, except, as far as we know, in one or two instances.
As constable of Dundee he secured the commutation of the death penalty on minor offenders under his jurisdiction, and his expressed maxim was " in the greatest crimes it is thought wisest to pardon the multitude and punish the ringleaders."
The popularity of Charles, now greatly increased, was raised to national enthusiasm by the discovery of the Rye House plot in 1683, said to be a scheme to assassinate Charles and James at an isolated house on the high road near Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire as they returned from Newmarket to London, among those implicated being Algernon Sidney, Lord Russell and Monmouth, the two former paying the death penalty and Monmouth being finally banished to the Hague.Advertisement
A law of 1902 provides the death penalty for any murderous assault on the president of the United States, the chief executive of any state, or the heir to any foreign throne.
The death penalty was abolished in Maine in 1876, restored in 1883, and again abolished in 1887.
The government, however, did not venture to carry out the grim sentence which the law still applied to traitors, and introduced an act enabling it to commute the death penalty to transportation.
His courage, as well as his moderation, was again displayed during the revolution of 1830, when, as president of the parliamentary commission for the trial of the ministers of Charles X., he braved the fury of the mob and secured a sentence of imprisonment in place of the death penalty for which they clamoured.
It was due to him that, in 1832, the right, so important in actual French practice, was given to juries to find "extenuating circumstances" in cases when guilt involved the death penalty.Advertisement
He was a deputy to the National Convention for the department of Seine-et-Oise, and was sent on a mission to organize the new department of Mont Blanc. He was thus absent during the trial of Louis XVI., but he made it known that he approved of the condemnation of the king, and would probably have voted for the death penalty.
The newly organized government of the empire, however, instead of inflicting the death penalty on him and his principal followers, as would have been the inevitable sequel of such a drama in previous times, punished them with imprisonment only, and four years after the Hakodate episode, Enomoto received an important post in Hokkaido, the very scene of his wild attempt.
Among those of New Haven are the prohibition of trial by jury, the infliction of the death penalty for adultery, and of the same penalty for conspiracy against the jurisdiction, the strict observance of the Sabbath enjoined, and heavy fines for " concealing or entertaining Quaker or other blasphemous hereticks."
Soon the death penalty was imposed on ministers holding conventicles.
Even convicted criminals often escaped the death penalty by securing a Royal Pardon.Advertisement
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In 1618 however he was imprisoned for being a priest in England - a 'crime ' which carried the death penalty.
Mali raised concerns over the practice of female genital mutilation and Botswana was criticized because it retains the death penalty and prohibits homosexuality.
The prosecution used his past association with the Black Panther Party to seek the death penalty.Advertisement
Serious consequences including false imprisonment and the carrying out of the death penalty have resulted from poor transcription in the past.
His case remains at the center of a national firestorm on the death penalty.
She recently undertook a death penalty internship with barristersÃ¢ chambers in Trinidad & Tobago, working with clients on death row.
Not only is the death penalty used against children, it is also routinely meted out for entirely trivial offenses.
She was also strongly opposed to the death penalty.
I think I believe in the death penalty - I do not know.
This, he explained, meant persons under sentence of death or charged with offenses for which the death penalty could be imposed.
The Court then reinstated the death penalty in 1976 with the notion that statutes revised in the interim would eliminate previous problems.
Over 8000 people gathered in the heart of Amsterdam to take part a Tibetan freedom concert condemning repression in Tibet and the death penalty.
Harboring a priest could incur the death penalty and merely being a priest constituted high treason.
Without doubt, we execute the death penalty with a thinly veiled racial bias.
In 1825 the reactionary parlement once more brought back the middle ages, by decreeing the death penalty for public profanation, the execution to be preceded by the amende honorable before the church doors.
Worse still in Sudan homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty.
Michele Dominguez Greene also fights for many social issues facing the world today, and works with organizations such as Amnesty International USA, Death Penalty Focus and Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace.
To Libra, it is perfectly rational to oppose the death penalty in some cases, only to openly support it in others.
The death penalty was freely awarded for theft and other crimes regarded as coming under that head; for theft involving entrance of palace or temple treasury, for illegal purchase from minor or slave, for selling stolen goods or receiving the same, for common theft in the open (in default of multiple restoration) or receiving the same, for false claim to goods, for kidnapping, for assisting or harbouring fugitive slaves, for detaining or appropriating same, for brigandage, for fraudulent sale of drink, for disorderly conduct of tavern, for delegation of personal service, for misappropriating the levy, for oppression of feudal holders, for causing death of a householder by bad building.
This death penalty was also fixed for such conduct as placed another in danger of death.
For the second offence the penalty was to be twenty years' imprisonment (August I, 1793), for which the death penalty was ultimately substituted (May 10, 1794).
The worst sacrilege of all, defiling the Host, is mentioned frequently, and generally brought the death penalty accompanied by the cruellest and most ignominious tortures.
Execution by electricity has been the death penalty since 1898.
Marat's name was long an object of execration on account of his insistence on the death penalty.