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Multiple life sentences can't be directed to run consecutively, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the convicts in the cases of multiple murders could be awarded multiple life sentence but these could not be ordered to run consecutively as life sentence means life in jail for the rest of the convict's life.

Lifetime imprisonment sentenced to 5 men for murder

Five persons were today sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 21,500 imposed on each of them by a court here in a murder case.

Chad ex-dictator gets life sentence for crimes against humanity

The case, at the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) -- a special tribunal set up by the African Union under a deal with Senegal -- is the first time a country has prosecuted a former leader of another nation for rights abuses.

German bakery blast: Bombay HC commutes convict Himayat Baig's death sentence to life

German bakery blast: Bombay HC commutes convict Himayat Baig's death sentence to life

The court commuted Baig's sentence to life for possession of explosives, while acquitting him on the rest nine charges.

Florida top court overturns Spaniard`s death penalty

Florida's supreme court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a Spaniard sentenced to death for a triple murder in 1994, and ordered a retrial.

Uber rape case: Driver Shiv Kumar Yadav gets life sentence

An Uber cab driver held guilty of raping a passenger last year in an incident that sparked a nationwide debate on women's safety, has been sentenced to life in prison.

SIMI activist Abu Faisal awarded life imprisonment for killing an ATS jawan in 2009

A Bhopal Court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to SIMI activist Abu Faisal in connection with the murder of Special Armed Force (SAF) constable Ghisiram Yadav at Khandwa in 2009. The court had on Friday held Faisal guilty of murder, criminal conspiracy, unlawful activities and illegal possession of arms in this case.

Machil fake encounter case: Northern Command chief confirms life sentence to six army men

Machil fake encounter case: Northern Command chief confirms life sentence to six army men

The Army's northern command GOC on Monday confirmed the life sentence awarded to six army personnel, including a colonel-rank officer, by a general court martial in the 2010 Machil fake encounter case, an army official said.

`Batman` theater shooter begins life sentences

James Holmes was led out of a Colorado courtroom in shackles Wednesday to begin serving consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole for the shooting deaths of 12 people in a packed "Batman" movie premiere three years ago.

Bombay HC upholds life term given to man for killing pregnant wife

The Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a man by a lower court for killing his pregnant wife by setting her afire for not meeting his dowry demands.

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Life sentence for infanticide in Erode

A court here has awarded life sentence to a 30-year-old man for killing his daughter.

UP: Life sentence for woman, son-in-law in murder case

 A local court here has sentenced a woman and her son-in-law to life imprisonment for murdering her husband nine years ago.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Life sentence is like slow poison, convict must realise victim's pain, says SC

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Life sentence is like slow poison, convict must realise victim's pain, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi must suffer to realise the victim's pain.

Finnish mum gets life for killing five newborns

A Finnish court on Monday sentenced a 36-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her five newborns between 2005 and 2013 and hiding them in a freezer.

Swiss court upholds life sentence for Guatemalan ex-policeman

A Swiss appeals court on Monday confirmed a life sentence slapped on Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen for 10 murders committed in the Central American country.

Chhatradhar Mahato, 5 others awarded life sentence in West Bengal

Chhatradhar Mahato, convener of a Maoist-backed organisation, and three others connected with ultra Left activities, were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Kenyan gets life for murder of US teacher in Qatar

A Kenyan security guard was sentenced to life in prison by a Qatari court on Tuesday for the murder of American teacher Jennifer Brown in 2012.

Egypt Brotherhood chief handed fourth life sentence

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment the head of the banned Muslim Brotherhood over the killing of protesters who stormed the group`s Cairo headquarters in 2013.

Prosecution now seeks life sentence for Abu Salem in Jain case

The prosecution in the builder Pradeep Jain murder case on Friday changed its stand and demanded life imprisonment for the gangster Abu Salem instead of the death sentence.