Torture

Bay Area resident Geng He at a news conference in San Francisco, California on August 7, 2014 following the release of her husband, Gao Zhisheng from a Chinese prison. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.

08/07/2014

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Redwood City Man Pleads No Contest To Torturing Puppy To Death In Front Of Daughter

A man accused of torturing a puppy to death in front of his 4-year-old daughter pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges in Redwood City on Friday in exchange for no more than three years in prison.

07/28/2014

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Richmond Mother Jailed For Torturing, Killing Young Son Released From State Hospital

A Richmond mother has been freed three years after a judge found her criminally insane and committed her to a mental hospital after the 2006 killing of her 8-year-old son.

04/29/2013

James Hetfield of Metallica (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Bin Laden Shooter: Navy Seals Asked Not To Use Metallica For Torture

According to the anonymous Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, Metallica asked that their music not be used for torture after the band discovered…

02/14/2013

Kathryn Bigelow

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Director Defends Torture Scenes

Director Kathryn Bigelow is defending torture scenes in “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying the military hunt for Osama bin Laden wasn’t free of moral consequences.

01/16/2013

Jesusa Tatad

Woman To Stand Trial In Brutal San Mateo Boiling Water Attack

A judge has ordered trial for a California woman charged with pouring boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband in a jealous rage over another woman.

07/13/2012

Robert Gardner

Benicia Man Sentenced In Torture, Murder Of Martinez Teen

Benicia resident Robert Gardner was sentenced to 29 years to life in prison Thursday morning for his role in the torture and murder of a Martinez teenager days before Christmas in 2009.

05/17/2012

UC Berkeley School of Law professor John Yoo

‘Torture Memo’ Lawsuit Against UC Berkeley Professor Tossed Out

A former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.

05/02/2012

Robert Gardner

Guilty Verdict In Benicia Meth-Fueled Teen Torture Killing

A Benicia man accused of killing an 18-year-old man during a meth high has been found guilty of first-degree murder and torture.

03/30/2012

Shemeeka Davis (Antioch Police Dept.)

Antioch Foster Mother Gets Life In Prison In Child Torture-Murder

A judge Friday morning sentenced Antioch woman Shemeeka Davis to life in prison for torturing and abusing her two foster children and for murdering one of them.

01/06/2012

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