Homicide

  • Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, sentence on October 13 1 week ago

    Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide and not premeditated murder. Pistorius could face up to 15 years in jail on the culpable homicide charge. The sentence is due on October 13. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, sentencing on Oct 13 September 12, 2014

    A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there...
  • Judge to announce final verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case today September 12, 2014

    The trial of blade runner Oscar Pistorius will resume on Friday. On Thursday Oscar was not found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the judge Thokozile Masipa as she rendered part of her verdict. Oscar still faces a culpable homicide conviction and a maximum sentence of fifteen years...
  • 27-year-old woman dies in hospital due to medical negligence June 9, 2014

    A 27-year-old woman died at a government hospital in neighbouring Shamli district allegedly due to medical negligence, police said. The victim identified as Nargis died on Sunday while she was undergoing an operation for sterilisation, they said. But, the family of the victim has alleged that she died because her intestine was...
  • Mumbai court orders fresh trial in Salman Khan hit-and-run case December 5, 2013

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Thursday ordered fresh trial in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case. Sessions court judge DW Deshpande has ordered that all evidence and witnesses be re-examined. The hearing in the case will begin from December 24. In his order, Deshpande said all the witnesses would be examined...
  • Jiah suicide case could be of homicidal hanging: Family quotes expert November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Jiah Khan's family lawyer claimed that the police deliberately overlooked evidence that suggested the actress was murdered. Jiah's family said that an independent expert has said that the case could be one of homicidal hanging. The Bombay High Court had asked police to carry out further investigations...
  • Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Next hearing on September 5 August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Monday fixed September 5 as the next date of hearing in actor Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run case. The actor was not present in the court as he was exempted from personal appearance in the last hearing. The charges in the case had been fixed last month...
  • Hit-and-run: Salman Khan to be tried for culpable homicide July 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-and-run case as a Mumbai court on Wednesday framed charges against him. Salman faces up to 10 years in jail if found guilty in the case. Salman Khan has pleaded not guilty in court....
  • Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan's next hearing on July 24 July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai sessions court today deferred the hearing of Salman Khan in connection with his involvement in the 2002 hit-and-run case till July 24. Salman Khan's lawyers have also filed an application before the sessions court requesting self-restraint in the media. According to the lawyers, interviews in media...
  • Hit and run case: Salman to be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder June 25, 2013

    The Mumbai Sessions Court on Monday rejected Salman Khan's review petition and ruled that the actor will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder - a charge that entails a maximum imprisonment of 10 years. The court has given Khan a month's time to appear for hearing. ...
  • Khan to be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Sessions Court on Monday rejected Salman Khan's review petition and ruled that the actor will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder - a charge that entails a maximum imprisonment of 10 years. The court has given Khan a month's time to appear for hearing. In...
  • Need to separate administrators from investigators: CJI April 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Wednesday said separation of administrators from investigators in the police was one of the necessary steps for speedy trials and faster disposal of criminal cases to reduce the huge pendency in different courts in the country. "There should be a separate wing...
  • Bombay HC acquits man convicted for murdering wife April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has acquitted a man convicted by a lower court for murdering his wife by setting her afire eight years ago. Hearing the appeal filed by Pune-resident Bhanudas Thite, a division bench of Justices VK Tahilramani and PD Kode recently set aside the 2005 order of...
  • Marines row: Salman Khurshid meets PM Manmohan Singh March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid growing speculation over India's next move on the issue of two Italian marines who have refused to come back to face trial on charges of homicide. Khurshid met the Prime Minister at his residence here. The...
  • Around world, gun rules, and results, vary wildly January 27, 2013

    Ooi (Japan): After a tragedy like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it's a statistic that is always trotted out. Compared to just about anywhere else with a stable, developed government - and many countries without even that - the more than 11,000 gun-related killings each year in...
  • 'Tibetans inciting self-immolation to be charged with homicide' December 10, 2012

    Beijing: As the self-immolations in Tibet continued unabated, China has brought a new law under which anyone caught helping someone self-immolate would be held liable for "intentional homicide", a regulation officials hope will bring down such cases. According to a regulation recently drafted by the Ministry of Public Security and the...
  • Mumbai siblings' death: Accident or double murder? September 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police have exhumed the body of 22-year-old Rameez Chougule, the younger of the two siblings who were found dead at their flat in Versova in July this year. Rameez and his elder sister Rehab allegedly died due to pesticide poisoning after pest control operations at their apartment....
  • Brazil killers ate victims flesh, sold 'dish' April 14, 2012

    Rio De Janeiro: Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said that they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make a dish they sold to their neighbours, police said on Friday. The accused, a man and two...
  • US homicide suspect had plans to kill Obama July 7, 2011

    Chicago: A 41-year-old man has been arrested for plotting to kill US President Barack Obama. James Vernon McVay, a homicide suspect accused of killing a 75-year-old woman was arrested near Madison on Saturday. McVay who is facing first-degree murder and...
  • Michael Jackson's death was 'homicide': paper January 10, 2010

    London: 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's death certificate has been revealed which claims that his death was a "murder" after all. British newspaper News of the World has obtained a copy of the original document and an amendement to it. In the original certificate dated July 7, deputy coroner Cheryl...
  • Michael Jackson death ruled a homicide August 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: The Los Angeles County Coroner on Friday ruled the June 25 death of Michael Jackson a homicide and said that the pop star died of "acute intoxication" by the anaesthetic propofol. "The manner of death has been ruled homicide," the coroner said in a statement. "Cause of death was...
  • Sidhu appeals to SC against conviction June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the three-year conviction imposed on him in a homicide case. The 43-year-old cricket commentator was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on December 6 for causing the death...