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              FILE - In this May 18, 2011, file photo, convicted killer Gary Haugen leaves Marion County courthouse after a hearing  in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday,

    FILE - In this May 18, 2011, file photo, convicted killer Gary Haugen leaves Marion County courthouse after a hearing in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday,

    Posted: 3/14/2013 3:13:29 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 18, 2011, file photo, convicted killer Gary Haugen leaves Marion County courthouse after a hearing in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday, March 14, 2013, from lawyers for Haugen and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber--a lower court sided with Haugen, who says Kitzhaber overstepped his authority when he issued a temporary reprieve two weeks before Haugen was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection.((AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
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              FILE - In this Nov 22, 2011, file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber pauses while announcing in Salem, Ore., that the execution of convicted killer Gary Haugen will not go on as schedule

    FILE - In this Nov 22, 2011, file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber pauses while announcing in Salem, Ore., that the execution of convicted killer Gary Haugen will not go on as schedule

    Posted: 3/14/2013 3:13:29 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov 22, 2011, file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber pauses while announcing in Salem, Ore., that the execution of convicted killer Gary Haugen will not go on as scheduled and no more executions will happen while he is in office. The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday, March 14, 2013, from lawyers for Haugen and Kitzhaber--a lower court sided with Haugen, who says Kitzhaber overstepped his authority when he issued a temporary reprieve two weeks before Haugen was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
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              File--In this May 13, 2011, file photo taken from a video monitor in Salem, Ore., convicted killer Gary Haugen speaks during a hearing where a judge considered the  prosecutors' request

    File--In this May 13, 2011, file photo taken from a video monitor in Salem, Ore., convicted killer Gary Haugen speaks during a hearing where a judge considered the prosecutors' request

    Posted: 3/14/2013 3:13:29 PM EST
    File--In this May 13, 2011, file photo taken from a video monitor in Salem, Ore., convicted killer Gary Haugen speaks during a hearing where a judge considered the prosecutors' request to issue a death warrant in the case of the 49-year-old inmate who has asked to waive remaining appeals and proceed with his execution by lethal injection. The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday, March 14, 2013, from lawyers for Haugen and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber--a lower court sided with Haugen, who says Kitzhaber overstepped his authority when he issued a temporary reprieve two weeks before Haugen was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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              FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers speaks to reporters, as his attorney Sam Adam Jr. listens, after Beavers' arraignment on federal tax-ev

    FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers speaks to reporters, as his attorney Sam Adam Jr. listens, after Beavers' arraignment on federal tax-ev

    Posted: 3/13/2013 8:48:30 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers speaks to reporters, as his attorney Sam Adam Jr. listens, after Beavers' arraignment on federal tax-evasion charges in Chicago. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the judge presiding over Beavers' tax-evasion trial imposed a gag order on the attorneys handling the case after one of the defense lawyers said jury-pool selection was "rigged." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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              FILE – In this July 20, 2007 file photo, inmates of Asia's largest prison Tihar Jail stand inside the jail complex, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and car

    FILE – In this July 20, 2007 file photo, inmates of Asia's largest prison Tihar Jail stand inside the jail complex, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and car

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE – In this July 20, 2007 file photo, inmates of Asia's largest prison Tihar Jail stand inside the jail complex, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, Monday, March 11, 2013, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File)
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              FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, Flying Souls, the first musical band of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, wait to get on stage to perform during a musi

    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, Flying Souls, the first musical band of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, wait to get on stage to perform during a musi

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, Flying Souls, the first musical band of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, wait to get on stage to perform during a musical evening for its inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, Monday, March 11, 2013, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
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              FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, watch from behind locked gates, during a musical evening for inmates in Ne

    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, watch from behind locked gates, during a musical evening for inmates in Ne

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, watch from behind locked gates, during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, Monday, March 11, 2013, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
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              FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, prison officials stand in the background as an inmate of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, listens to a band play  duri

    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, prison officials stand in the background as an inmate of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, listens to a band play duri

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, prison officials stand in the background as an inmate of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, listens to a band play during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, Monday, March 11, 2013, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
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              FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, an Indian policeman rides a bicycle inside Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is

    FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, an Indian policeman rides a bicycle inside Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, an Indian policeman rides a bicycle inside Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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              FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in south Asia, dance during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Ti

    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in south Asia, dance during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Ti

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in south Asia, dance during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, Monday, March 11, 2013, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
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              FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, an inmate of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in south Asia, dances during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s

    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, an inmate of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in south Asia, dances during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, an inmate of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in south Asia, dances during a musical evening for inmates in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, Monday, March 11, 2013, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
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              FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, an Indian police officer prepares to close one of the gates at Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi, India. In

    FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, an Indian police officer prepares to close one of the gates at Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi, India. In

    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:23:31 AM EST
    FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, an Indian police officer prepares to close one of the gates at Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi, India. India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there. The two sides of India’s most famous jail emerged this week when a man accused in the notorious rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus was found dead in his cell, either a suicide, according to jail officials, or a victim of foul play, according to his family. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, Mark Berndt, right, a former South Los Angeles-area elementary school teacher at Miramonte Elemenary looks to his attorney, Victor Acevedo durin

    FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, Mark Berndt, right, a former South Los Angeles-area elementary school teacher at Miramonte Elemenary looks to his attorney, Victor Acevedo durin

    Posted: 3/13/2013 2:38:37 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, Mark Berndt, right, a former South Los Angeles-area elementary school teacher at Miramonte Elemenary looks to his attorney, Victor Acevedo during his arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court Metropolitan Branch. The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle claims and lawsuits filed by students and families from an elementary school where Berndt was accused of spoon-feeding children semen in what he called "tasting games," lawyers in the cases said Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photos/Al Seib, Pool, File)
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              FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from a Federal complaint filed against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, cook and eat

    FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from a Federal complaint filed against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, cook and eat

    Posted: 3/12/2013 11:43:28 AM EST
    FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from a Federal complaint filed against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women. Valle, whose lawyers said he was just fantasizing and had no intention of harming anyone, was found guilty on Tuesday, March 3, 2013 of conspiracy and of accessing a national crime database. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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              FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from Federal complaint filed in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged w

    FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from Federal complaint filed in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged w

    Posted: 3/7/2013 10:13:27 AM EST
    FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from Federal complaint filed in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women. At Valle’s conspiracy trial, the jury has heard that he was part of an international community of fetishists who got their kicks trading wild fantasies about violent acts against women. His lawyers say it was all harmless fantasy. The case is extreme, but experts say said it touches on a common challenge in law enforcement: deciphering intent without running afoul of the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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              FILE - In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo.  Lawyers for Holmes have indicated their client might plead not g

    FILE - In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Lawyers for Holmes have indicated their client might plead not g

    Posted: 3/1/2013 6:18:28 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Lawyers for Holmes have indicated their client might plead not guilty by reason of insanity. In court documents made public Friday, March 1, 2013, James Holmes' attorneys want the judge to declare portions of the state's insanity defense laws unconstitutional. The filings say the laws in which a defendant may waive their right to remain silent and reveal confidential medical information should be unconstitutional in cases involving the possibility of execution. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, File)
  •  - Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Posted: 2/28/2013 11:34:14 AM EST
    Delwar Hossain Sayedee (R), 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka February 28, 2013. A Bangladesh tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, the third verdict by the court set up to investigate abuses during the country's independence war, and two people were killed in protests by his supporters. Sayedee was found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said. REUTERS/Stringer
  •  - Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Posted: 2/28/2013 11:34:14 AM EST
    Delwar Hossain Sayedee (R), 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka February 28, 2013. A Bangladesh tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, the third verdict by the court set up to investigate abuses during the country's independence war, and two people were killed in protests by his supporters. Sayedee was found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said. REUTERS/Stringer
  •  - Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Posted: 2/28/2013 7:25:48 AM EST
    Delwar Hossain Sayedee (R), 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka February 28, 2013. A Bangladesh tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, the third verdict by the court set up to investigate abuses during the country's independence war, and two people were killed in protests by his supporters. Sayedee was found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said. REUTERS/Stringer
  •  - Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka

    Posted: 2/28/2013 7:25:48 AM EST
    Delwar Hossain Sayedee (R), 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, sits inside a vehicle next to a police officer on his way to a court in Dhaka February 28, 2013. A Bangladesh tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, the third verdict by the court set up to investigate abuses during the country's independence war, and two people were killed in protests by his supporters. Sayedee was found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said. REUTERS/Stringer