Joseph Lyle Menendez (born January 10, 1968) and Erik Galen Menendez (born November 27, 1970) are brothers who are known for their conviction in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their wealthy parents, entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Mary "Kitty" Menendez (née Anderson), residents of Beverly Hills, California. Under the terms of the sentences for their multiple crimes, the brothers will spend the remainder of their lives in prison.
April 9, 1984: The You Next case. Margaret Backhouse turns the ignition of her husband’s car, setting off a pipe bomb filled with nitroglycerine and shotgun pellets in the small farming community of Horton, England. Hundreds of pellets lacerated her body and practically tore away her legs, but she was relatively lucky in that most of the bomb’s force was deflected away from her...
Tonch Weldon was sentenced to life in prison without parole in August 2011 for the June 2009 murder of Amy Gephart. Weldon and his wife Amanda had an open marriage and they shared a sexual relationship with Amy Gephart. The two women fell in love and decided to leave Weldon, which resullted in him shooting Gephart and attempting to commit suicide. He managed to blow his jaw off with the shotgun and had to be airlifted to hospital to save his life.
Joseph Lyle Menendez (born January 10, 1968) and brother Erik Galen Menendez (born November 27, 1970) were convicted in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, residents of Beverly Hills, California. Under the terms of the sentences for their multiple crimes, the brothers are expected to spend the remainder of their lives in prison.
Shawn Michael Bentler murdered his parents and three teenage sisters with a shotgun in order to receive the family inheritance. The Iowa youth received five life sentences. Four of the sentences are to be served concurrent and the fifth sentence served consecutively.
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, a prisoner in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to death as a minor, faces "death by crucifixion" after a final appeal has been dismissed. He was arrested in 2012 when he was just 17, during a crackdown on anti-government protests in the Shiite province of Qatif. According to the International Business Times, Al-Nimr was accused by the authorities of participation in illegal protests and of firearms offences, despite there being no evidence to justify the latter charge.