Death penalty sought for man accused of killing prostitutes
Prosecutors in Florida announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against a man who they say preyed on prostitutes, causing panic in the Daytona Beach area over a series of killings more than a dozen years ago. Prosecutors charged Robert Hayes, 37, with three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of three women in that area between 2005 and 2006. All of the women were found nude, lying face down.
allowed a suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines to return to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Dutch prosecutors have said, in defiance of an extradition agreement.
Vladimir Tsemakh, an alleged air defence specialist for pro-Moscow separatists, was one of dozens of prisoners exchanged by Kiev and Moscow in September in a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of conflict.
The Netherlands said it had then immediately asked Moscow at the highest levels to hand him over for questioning over the 2014 downing of the plane, but that Russia said it could not find him.
Toyah Cordingley murder brief of evidence tied up in red tape for months
A brief of evidence recommending the arrest of a key person of interest in the murder of Cairns woman Toyah Cordingley, languished with police lawyers for months. Ms Cordingley was killed while walking her dog along Wangetti Beach in Far North Queensland on October 21 last year.The key suspect, Innisfail nurse Rajwinder Singh, fled to India two days after her murder, leaving behind his wife and children.© Facebook Toyah Cordingley He is believed to be living in the state of Punjab near the Pakistani border.
"According to media reports Mr Tsemakh had already returned to his residence in eastern Ukraine," the Dutch prosecution service said in a statement on Monday.
"The Public Prosecution Service has concluded that Russia willingly allowed Mr Tsemakh to leave the Russian Federation and refused to execute the Dutch request, while under the European Convention on Extradition, it was obliged to do so."
The convention is under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the continent's foremost human rights body, which Moscow joined in 1996.
The Netherlands is due to put four other suspects on trial in absentia in March over the shooting down of the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with a Russian-made BUK missile, which killed all 298 people on board.
3 people injured in Hague stabbing, Dutch police say
Three people were wounded in a stabbing in The Hague’s main shopping street Friday night, and police were searching for at least one suspect, authorities said.A Dutch police spokeswoman said it was still too early to say whether a terror motive was to blame for the attack in The Hague.
Dutch prosecutors said they "regard Tsemakh as a suspect", and that they had questioned him in Kiev earlier this year following his arrest by Ukrainian government forces.
Butthen handed him over to Russia as a key part of September's swap, despite appeals by the Netherlands not to do so.
The Netherlands said it sent Russia an extradition request before the plane carrying him to Moscow had even landed as there were indications he wanted to flee to eastern Ukraine.
"The Russian Federation does not extradite its own citizens but since Mr Tsemakh is a Ukrainian citizen, there were no impediments for his extradition," it said.
But despite a personal appeal by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Russia said he could not be extradited "because no information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Tsemakh in the Russian Federation was available."
The trial of the four other suspects is scheduled to start March 9 at a courtroom near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
The trial will go ahead without the suspects if they are not turned over to Dutch authorities.
Trump Says Giuliani to File Report on Findings From Ukraine .
President Donald Trump said that his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, plans to prepare a report for the U.S. Justice Department and Congress about allegations of misconduct the former New York mayor says he uncovered during a recent trip to Ukraine. Trump said Giuliani, a central figure in the impeachment investigation into whether Trump pressured Ukraine into a politically-motivated investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, hadn’t briefed him on his findings. But, the president said, “I hear he found plenty.