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New York Times Editor To Court: Paper Didn’t Blame Sarah Palin For Mass Shooting

Attorneys for Sarah Palin and the New York Times put the newspaper’s editorial sausage-making process under examination today, as a Manhattan federal district court judge heard testimony about how, exactly, one particularly gristly bite came into being.

Insisting he did not intend to imply a “causal link” between the 2011 mass shooting that left Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona severely wounded and a notorious “crosshairs” map distributed by a Sarah Palin PAC, Times editorial page editor James Bennet took the court through an exhaustively detailed parsing of a recent editorial that the former VP candidate claims was defamatory.

Bennet, who wrote the most objectionable portions of the editorial being challenged by Palin’s lawsuit, said he in no way meant to suggest that shooter “was acting because of this map.”

The map, distributed by a Palin PAC prior to the 2011 Giffords shooting that left six people

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/08/sarah-palin-new-york-times-james-bennet-defamation-lawsuit-1202150019/

High Court to rule on Hoddle St killer

The High Court is set to decide whether laws keeping Melbourne mass killer Julian Knight in jail indefinitely are unconstitutional.

Knight has been behind bars since he killed seven people and injured 19 others in a shooting rampage in Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill in 1987.

He is fighting retrospective laws passed by Victoria in 2014 preventing his release unless he’s on his deathbed or too frail to harm others.

The High Court, sitting in Brisbane, is set to rule on Thursday whether the laws are unconstitutional following legal action by Knight against the Victorian government and Adult Parole Board.

The killer pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder and 46 counts of attempted murder, and was eligible for parole in May 2014 before the law changed.

Knight was 19 and a failed, bullied army cadet when he went on the lethal rampage.

On the August 13, 30th anniversary of the shooting, Knight’s forensic psychologist said Knight

Read more at: http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/08/17/03/33/high-court-to-rule-on-hoddle-st-killer

Accused Mass Murderer In Court Today

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi man charged with killing eight people is set to appear in court.

Willie Cory Godbolt has been jailed without bond since his arrest May 28, shortly after the fatal shootings of a sheriff’s deputy and seven others who were Godbolt’s relatives or acquaintances.

The killings May 27 and 28 occurred at three homes in and around Brookhaven, Mississippi.

They began after a deputy responded to a disturbance call at a home where witnesses say Godbolt was arguing with his estranged wife.

Prosecutors will ask a judge Wednesday to send Godbolt’s case to a grand jury.

Godbolt is charged with one count of capital murder, which could carry the death penalty, in the deputy’s shooting.

He’s also charged with seven counts of murder, which could carry life without parole.

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Alleged murderer’s competency called into question in Collier court

Collier County’s most gruesome murder case is coming to a close. Accused mass murderer, Mesac Damas, said he wants to plead guilty and be executed.

He’s the man charged with the murders of his wife and five children.

It seemed like Damas had an agenda in court on Friday. He wouldn’t answer the judge’s questions, and instead told the judge he wanted to plead guilty and get it over with.

“I would like to represent myself. I would like these two gentlemen to be removed from the case, and I would like to plead guilty now,” Damas said in a court hearing.

He’s asked multiple times to fire his attorneys and said he wants to face the death penalty – but neither of those things happened in the courtroom.

After Damas refused to answer some of the questions that were asked of him, the judge ordered another competency evaluation. He’s unsure that Damas is competent

Read more at: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35939172/watch-live-colliers-most-gruesome-murder-case-could-be-over-today

Norwegian mass killer Breivik appeals to European court of human …

OSLO – Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, has filed an appeal to the European court of human rights against his prison conditions, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the Norwegian Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal lodged by the anti-Muslim far-right extremist, who killed 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity in July 2011.

One of his lawyers, Oeystein Storrvik, had said at the time that he would file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

“The essence of our complaint is that we protest against the excessive level of isolation and that this isolation has taken place for a long time,” Storrvik told state broadcaster NRK.

Breivik is seeking to overturn a March decision by a Norwegian appeals court that ruled that his near-isolation in a three-room cell

Read more at: http://ewn.co.za/2017/06/29/norwegian-mass-killer-breivik-appeals-to-european-court-of-human-rights

Norwegian mass killer Breivik appeals to European court of human rights


OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, has filed an appeal to the European court of human rights against his prison conditions, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the Norwegian Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal lodged by the anti-Muslim far-right extremist, who killed 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity in July, 2011.

See more photos of Anders below:

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, who according to local media was arrested by police after the shooting in Utoeya, is seen in this handout photo released to Reuters on July 23, 2011. A gunman dressed

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Norwegian mass murderer Breivik appeals to European court

The lawyer for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a 2011 bomb-and-shooting rampage in Norway, says he has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights a ruling that his client’s human rights have not been violated.

Oeystein Storrvik told The Associated Press on Friday that Breivik “still remains isolated with no contacts to others” and says his client’s mental health was at stake.

On June 8, Norway’s top court ruled that Norwegian authorities had not violated Breivik’s human rights by isolating him in jail. He also had claimed that frequent strip searches and often being handcuffed during the early part of his incarceration violated his rights.

Breivik earlier this month legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen.

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/norwegian-mass-murderer-breivik-appeals-to-european-court/article19179845.ece

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik appeals to European court

The lawyer for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights a ruling that his client’s human rights have not been violated.

Breivik is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting rampage in 2011.

The lawyer, Oeystein Storrvik, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Breivik “still remains isolated with no contacts to others” and says his client’s mental health was at stake.

On June 8, Norway’s top court ruled that Norwegian authorities had not violated Breivik’s human rights by isolating him in jail. He also had claimed that frequent strip searches and often being handcuffed during the early part of his incarceration violated his rights.

Breivik earlier this month legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/29/norwegian-mass-murderer-breivik-appeals-to-european-court.html

Norwegian mass killer Breivik appeals to European court of human rights


OSLO Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, has filed an appeal to the European court of human rights against his prison conditions, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the Norwegian Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal lodged by the anti-Muslim far-right extremist, who killed 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity in July, 2011.

One of his lawyers, Oeystein Storrvik, had said at the time that he would file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

“The essence of our complaint is that

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-breivik-idUSKBN19K1Q4

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik appeals to European court

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The lawyer for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights a ruling that his client’s human rights have not been violated.

Breivik is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting rampage in 2011.

The lawyer, Oeystein Storrvik, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Breivik “still remains isolated with no contacts to others” and says his client’s mental health was at stake.

On June 8, Norway’s top court ruled that Norwegian authorities had not violated Breivik’s human rights by isolating him in jail. He also had claimed that frequent strip searches and often being handcuffed during the early part of his incarceration violated his rights.

Breivik earlier this month legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen.

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/norwegian-mass-murderer-breivik-appeals-to-european-court/431520673/