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THE AXE MURDERER BUTCHER OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO SOON BE RELEASED

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A decision on whether a man who hacked four members of a WA family to death with an axe can be released from prison is set to be made by the state’s attorney-general early next week.

William Patrick Mitchell becomes eligible for parole on Sunday, after serving 20 years in prison for the 1993 murders of 31-year-old Karen MacKenzie and her three children, Daniel, 16, Amara, seven and Katrina, five.

Psychologically it affected many of the investigators 

The state’s Prisoners Review Board has considered Mitchell’s case and is due to send a report to the WA Attorney-General Michael Mischin.

He will study the recommendation and is due to make his determination public early next week.

“The attorney is advised that Mr Mitchell’s first statutory report date is October 13, 2013 and that the PRB reviewed Mr Mitchell’s case on 20 September 2013,” a spokeswoman for the attorney-general said.

Mitchell’s crime is still considered one of the most shocking in WA’s history, with some details so gruesome they were suppressed by the court at the time of his trial.

Earlier this year, a childhood friend of Amara garnered almost 1500 signatures on a petition urging authorities to keep Mitchell in jail for the rest of his life, which was tabled in parliament by local MP Ian Blayney.

WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan revealed detectives who captured Mitchell were still haunted by what he did.

“Psychologically it affected many of the investigators who went there, and some of them have not gone back to investigating that type of crime,” Mr O’Callaghan said.

Mitchell was originally sentenced to an indefinite term of prison, but that decision was overturned in 1996.

He was transferred to medium security at Bunbury Regional Prison in 2009 and will become eligible for parole from October 13.

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THE BILLIONS STASHED WORLDWIDE BY GADDAFI TO BE RETURNED

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THE CRIMINAL DICTATOR & DESPOT WHO STOLE THE MANY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WERE UNDER HIS CARE IS FINALLY HOPEFULLY GOING TO GET HIS JUST DESERTS IN THAT THE STOLEN MONEY IS TO BE RETURNED TO THE PEOPLE

Assets worth billions of dollars belonging to slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi are thought to be held by South African banks according to a newspaper report.

South Africa’s Sunday Times reported reported that Libyan investigators had found evidence that more than $1 billion in cash, gold and diamonds was being held by four South African banks and two local security companies.

The paper reported that the claims are being investigated by the office of the South African Finance Minister and that Libyan officials also met with President Jacob Zuma and the Justice Ministry of the African nation in attempts to return the loot.

Gaddafi was killed in October 2011 during the North African country’s revolution and the new government has been trying to repatriate the dictator and his family’s assets which by some accounts could top $80 billion are are stashed in bank accounts and vaults around the world.

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MORE OF THE MOST BRUTAL FORMS

OF EXECUTIONS OVER CENTURIES

1. Pendulum slicer

The pendulum was an instrument in torture and death via capital punishment used by the Spanish Inquisition. Although designed to cause maximum pain before death, the pendulum was also used to induce psychological fear into the victim, thereby extracting confessions quickly. The victim was first fastened to a wooden bench with ropes so that it was impossible for him to move. Above the victim was a crescent-shaped blade which would begin swinging to and from. Gradually the bar to which the blade was attached would be lowered bringing it closer and closer to the victim’s torso. It would usually be at this point that the victim would confess. If no confession was made, the blade would continue to lower until it began cutting through the victim’s torso. Eventually, the victim would be cleaved in two.

2. Immurement

Immurement is a form of capital punishment where a person is walled up within a building and left to die from starvation or dehydration. This is distinct from being buried alive, in which the victim typically dies of asphyxiation. The folklore of many Southeastern European communities refers to immurement as the mode of death for the victim sacrificed during the completion of a construction project, such as a bridge or fortress. Many Bulgarian and Romanian folk songs describe a bride offered for such purposes, and her subsequent pleas to the builders to leave her hands and breasts free, that she might still nurse her child. Later versions of the songs revise the bride’s death; her fate to languish, entombed in the stones of the construction, is transmuted to her nonphysical shadow, and its loss yet leads to her pining away and eventual death.

3. Lapidation


Lapidation, is a form of capital punishment whereby a group throws stones at a person until the person dies. No individual among the group can be identified as the one who kills the subject. This is in contrast to the case of a judicial executioner. It is slower than other forms of execution, and hence is a form of execution by torture.

4. Back Breaking

A form of capital punishment was merely to break the back of the criminal and leave him to die of thirst. It was a Mongolian method of execution that avoided the spilling of blood on the ground.

5. Iron Maiden

An Iron Maiden is an iron cabinet constructed to kill or torture the condemned. The iron cabinet was built with sharp objects like spikes, knives or nails inside of it. An individual was placed inside standing and the doors of the cabinet were closed repeatedly forcing bleeding and punctures until death due to blood loss or lack of oxygen should lungs be punctured. This form of capital punishment was used throughout the 18th Century in England

6. Execution by Elephant

Execution by elephant was, for thousands of years, a common method of capital punishment in South and Southeast Asia, and particularly in India. Asian Elephants were used to crush, dismember, or torture captives in public executions. The animals were trained and versatile, both able to kill victims immediately or to torture them slowly over a prolonged period. Employed by royalty, the elephants were used to signify both the ruler’s absolute power and his ability to control wild animals. The sight of elephants executing captives attracted the interest of usually horrified European travellers, and was recorded in numerous contemporary journals and accounts of life in Asia. The practice was eventually suppressed by the European empires that colonised the region in the 18th and 19th centuries. While primarily confined to Asia, the practice was occasionally adopted by Western powers, such as Rome and Carthage, particularly to deal with mutinous soldiers.

7. Damnatio ad bestias

Damnatio ad bestias was a form of capital punishment in which the condemned were maimed on the circus arena or thrown to a cage with animals, usually lions. It was brought to ancient Rome around the 2nd century BC from Asia, where a similar penalty existed from at least the 6th century BC. In Rome, damnatio ad bestias was used as entertainment and was part of the inaugural games of the Flavian Amphitheatre. In the 1st–3rd centuries AD, this penalty was mainly applied to the worst criminals and early Christians (Latin: christianos ad leones, “Christians to the lions”). It was abolished in 681 AD.

8. Sawing

Sawing was a method of execution used in Europe under the Roman Empire, in the Middle East, and in parts of Asia. The condemned were hung upside-down and sawn apart vertically through the middle, starting at the groin. Since the the body was inverted, the brain received a continuous supply of blood despite severe bleeding, consciousness thereby continuing until, or after, the saw severed the major blood vessels of the abdomen. The movement of the saw caused a body to sway back and forth making the process difficult for the executioners. The Chinese overcame this problem by securing the victim in an upright position between two boards firmly fixed between stakes driven deep into the ground. Two executioners, one at each end of the saw, would saw downwards through the stabilized boards and enclosed victim.

EXECUTION OF PEOPLES BY BRUTAL MEANS LISTED BELOW

The execution of criminals and political opponents has been used by most societies—both for crime punishment and to suppress political dissent. Execution of a person by the judicial process as a punishment for an offense is called capital punishment or death penalty. In most places that practice capital punishment it is reserved for murder, espionage, treason, or as part of military justice. In some countries sexual crimes, such as rape, adultery, incest and sodomy, also carry the death penalty. In many countries that use the death penalty, drug trafficking, corruption, cowardice, desertion, insubordination, and mutiny are also capital offenses. Most historical records and various primitive tribal practices indicate that the death penalty was a part of their justice system.However some methods of execution were quite vicious & brutal .They are listed herein

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GARROTTING


The garrote was very common once,  but is no longer sanctioned by law in any country though training in its use is still carried out in the French Foreign Legion. The garrote is a device that strangles a person to death. It can also be used to break a person’s neck. The device was often used in Spain until it was outlawed in 1978 together with the abolition of the death penalty. It normally consisted of a seat in which the prisoner was restrained while the executioner tightened a metal band around his neck until he was dead. Some versions of the garrote incorporated a metal bolt which pressed in to the spinal chord, breaking the neck. The victim may pass into a state of severe and painful convulsions and then pass into death. This spiked version is known as the Catalan garrote. The last execution by garrote was José Luis Cerveto in October 1977. Andorra was the last country in the world to outlaw its use, doing so in 1990. However garroting is still common in India according Indian author and forensic expert Parikh.

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SCAPHISM

Scaphism, also known as the boats was an ancient Persian method of executing people & designed to inflict a very torturous death. The naked person was firmly fastened within a back-to-back pair of narrow rowing boats (or a hollowed-out tree trunk), with the head, hands, and feet protruding. The condemned was forced to ingest milk and honey to the point of developing severe diarrhea, and more honey would be rubbed on the body so it would attract insects to the exposed appendages. The person would then be left to float on a stagnant pond or be exposed to the sun. The defenseless individual’s faeces accumulated within the container, attracting more bugs & insects, which would eat and breed within his or her exposed and increasingly gangrenous flesh. The feeding would be repeated each day in some cases to prolong the torture, so that dehydration or starvation did not provide him or her with a quick death. Death, when it eventually occurred, was probably due to a combination of dehydration, starvation and septic shock. Delirium would typically set in after a few days. Death by scaphism was deliberately painful, humiliating, and protracted

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FLAYING

Flaying is the removal of skin from a living body. Like a slaughtered animal is flayed in preparation for human consumption, or for its hide or fur; this is more commonly called skinning, flaying is similar method applied to living humans. Flaying of humans was used as both a method of torture and execution, depending on how much of the skin is removed. Flaying is an ancient practice, used by Assyrians and Ming Dynasty.

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LINGCHI

Known also as slow slicing, Lingchi was reserved for crimes seen as especially severe, such as treason or killing of one’s parents. Also could be translated as slow process, lingering death or death by a thousand cuts, was a form of execution used in China from about AD 900 until its abolition in 1905. The process involved tying the person to be executed to a wooden frame, usually in a public place. The flesh was then cut from the body in multiple slices in a process that was not specified in detail in Chinese law and therefore most likely varied. In later times, opium was sometimes administered either as an act of mercy or as a way of preventing fainting. The punishment worked on three levels: as a form of public humiliation, as a slow and lingering death, and as a punishment after death. In variable forms, it also involved dismemberment i.e cutting, tearing, pulling, wrenching or otherwise removing, the limbs & genetalia of the condemned.

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BREAKING  WHEEL

Breaking wheel or the Catherine wheel was a capital punishment device used  in the Middle Ages and early modern times for public execution by cudgelling to death. It was used during the Middle Ages and was still in use well into the 19th century. Breaking on the wheel was a form of torturous execution formerly in use in countries like France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Russia, the US. The wheel was typically a large wooden wagon wheel with a number of radial spokes, but a wheel was not always used. In some cases the condemned were lashed to the wheel and beaten with a club or iron cudgel, with the gaps in the wheel allowing the cudgel to break through. Alternatively, the condemned were spreadeagled and broken on a St Andrew’s cross consisting of two wooden beams nailed in an “X” shape, after which the victim’s mangled body might be displayed on the wheel.

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BRAZEN BULL

Brazen Bull or the Sicilian Bull is a  execution device designed in the ancient world of Greece. Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder, proposed to Phalaris, the tyrant of Akragas, Sicily, the invention of a new means for executing convicted criminals. Accordingly, he cast a bull, made completely in brass, hollow, with a door on the side. The condemned was placed & locked in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became yellow hot and causing the person inside litterally  roasting to death. The bull was  designed in such a way that its smoke rose in spicy clouds of incense. The head of the ox was designed with a complex system of tubes and stops so that the prisoner’s screams were converted into sounds like the bellowing of an angry  bull. It is also said that when the bull was reopened, the scorched bones of the remains shone like jewels and were made into bracelets & other ornamental items.

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DISEMBOWELMENT

Disembowelment or evisceration is the removing of some or all of the vital organs, usually from the abdomen. On humans, as a method of death penalty, it is fatal in all cases. It has historically been used as a severe form of very painfull capital punishment. Finally the last organs to be removed were invariably the heart and lungs so as to keep the condemned alive (and in pain) as long as possible.  Disembowelment played a part in methods of execution and ritual suicides once in Japan.

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BOILING

Where the victim is dipped in a big bowl. This method was used in Russia and Europe 3000 years ago and they used oil, acid or water. This type is considered slow and extremely painful. This penalty was carried out using a large cauldron filled with water, oil, tar, tallow or even molten lead. Sometimes the victim was immersed, the liquid then being heated, or he was plunged into the already boiling contents, usually head first. The executioner could then help speed their demise by means of a large hook with which he sank the person deeper. An alternative method was to use a large shallow receptacle rather than a cauldron; oil, tallow or pitch then being poured in. The victim was then partially immersed in the liquid and fried to death.

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IMPALEMENT

This method of execution is probably the most painful and interesting death method. Impalement as a method of  execution involves a person being pierced with a long sharpened stake. The penetration could be through the sides, through the rectum, through the vagina, or through the mouth. This method leads to a painful death, sometimes taking days. The stake would often be planted in the ground, leaving the impaled person suspended until death.  In some forms of impalement, the stake would be inserted so as to avoid immediate death, and would function as a plug to prevent blood loss. After preparation of the victim, perhaps including public torture and rape, the victim was stripped and an incision was made in the perineum between the genitals and rectum. A stout pole with a blunt end was inserted. A blunt end would push vital organs to the side, greatly slowing death. The pole would often come out of the body at the top of the sternum and be placed against the lower jaw so that the victim would not slide farther down the pole. Often, the victim was hoisted into the air after partial impalement. Gravity and the victim’s own struggles would cause him to slide down the pole. This method is extremely painful and was used by the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Greek empire, and ancient Roman Empire.

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DRAWING & QUARTERING

To be hanged, drawn and quartered was the penalty for high treason in medieval England has remained on the statute books but seldom used in the United Kingdom and Ireland until abolished under the Treason Act of 1814. It was a spectacularly gruesome and public form of torture and execution, and was reserved only for the most serious of crimes, which was deemed more heinous than murder and other capital offences. It was applied only to the male criminals, except on the Isle of Man. Women found guilty of treason were sentenced to be taken to a place of execution and burned at the stake, a punishment changed to hanging by the Treason Act of 1790 in Great Britain. First the convict is dragged on a wooden frame called a hurdle  to the place of execution. This is one possible meaning of drawn, then he is hanged by the neck for a short time or until almost dead. After that he is disembowelled (described above) and emasculated and the genitalia and entrails burned before the condemned’s eyes. Finally the body beheaded and the torso divided into four parts. Typically, the resulting five parts (i.e., the four quarters of the body and the head) were gibbeted (put on public display) in different parts of the city, town, or, in famous cases, in the country, to deter would-be traitors who had not seen the execution.

 

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