Daily Journal masthead
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with subject: Acts of torture
  • Kindergarten kidnapper tells girl, 'I'm not a monster' 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:24 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually tortured during a bizarre overnight ordeal faced her kidnapper in court Monday and asked a judge to stop her from harming others.

  • Fugitive accused of torturing prostitutes found in Mexico 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A fugitive wanted in the kidnapping and torture of two prostitutes nearly a quarter century ago is back in an Oregon jail after being arrested in Mexico.

  • California couple charged after woman found locked in shed 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:36 am

    LOS ANGELES - A woman found locked in a storage shed behind a Los Angeles County home appeared malnourished and had old and fresh wounds, investigators said as the woman's brother and his girlfriend remained held on charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment.

  • 2nd South Texas man pleads to hate crime torture of gay man 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 4:56 pm

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A second South Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges for the March 2012 torture of a gay African-American man in Corpus Christi.

  • AP Exclusive: Leading China lawyer says he was tortured story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 2:21 am

    BEIJING - In his first interview in five years, leading Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng said he was tortured with an electric baton to his face and spent three years in solitary confinement during his latest period of detention since 2010.

  • 4 charged with kidnap, torture of couple at marijuana store 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 8:55 pm

    BAKERSFIELD, California - Four people have been charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a couple for days at a Central California marijuana supply store.

  • Court hears appeal of man convicted of torturing 3-year-old 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 5:34 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - The lawyer for a man convicted of torturing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son argues the mother should have been barred from testifying about his abuse of her.

  • Man tries to revive torture claims against ex-officer 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 2:26 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A key claim in a Somali farmer's lawsuit alleging torture at the hands of an ex-officer who now lives in Virginia must be allowed to stand, or the United States will become a safe haven for war criminals, the plaintiff's lawyer told a federal appeals court Wednesday.