- Benjamin Schreiber, a 66-year-old man who was imprisoned for life in 1996 now claims he had served his life sentence after he died briefly
- He had suffered from Kidney stones in 2015 and had passed out before being revived by doctors
- Schreiber claimed his term ended after 'dying' and was in court to demand his release
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A man identified as Benjamin Schreiber who is serving time in jail for murder has said he has served is life sentence because he briefly died during a medical emergency.
Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was convicted of beating a man to death in 1997 and has been in jail ever since.
A court has denied his request to be released because if he can make such a plea, he must still be alive.
Schreiber says his heart stopped five times at a hospital in March 2015, where he had been taken from Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.
Years earlier he had signed a ''do not resuscitate'' agreement, according to the Des Moines Register.
Medical staff called his brother in Texas, who told them that if Schreiber was in pain, they could give him something to ease it, court records reportedly said.
Otherwise, they were to allow him to die.
Doctors administered IV fluids and operated on Schreiber to fix the damage done by kidney stones, the paper added.
Schreiber apparently argued that he was sentenced to life, “not to life plus one day”.
He asked to be released in April 2018 which the Iowa Appeals Court has now ruled against.
“Schreiber is either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot,” the court said.
Meanwhile, telling photos of mothers with babies strapped to their backs while journeying across a stream at Mognori, the Ghana-Burkina Faso border in Bawku, Upper East region have emerged online.
And there’s nothing simple about the photos which convey powerful messages of what mothers especially those in deprived areas go through as they go about their daily activities.
While this is not unique to just the women, these mothers risk their lives and those of their children as they jostle and bustle in an effort to make something meaningful of their day.
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