Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office

Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office Appeal letter on behalf of Lindsay Sandiford, 56, rejected after mix-upSister Hilary Parsons accuses Foreign Office of 'incompetence and insensitivity But plea finally accepted after agonising 18-hour waitMs Parsons reveals fellow suspect Julian Ponder has made death threats to her sister By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 22:22 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 February 2013 A grandmother facing execution in Bali for drug-smuggling nearly lost her chance to appeal against her sentence because of an astonishing Foreign Office mix-up. After 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad 12 days ago for smuggling 1.6 million worth of cocaine, British Embassy officials offered to submit a letter to court on her behalf, saying that she intended to contest the penalty. Sandiford had seven days after her sentencing to file the letter.

Nancy Lanza"s chilling instructions to babysitter: "Never turn your back on Adam"

'Never turn your back on Adam': Nancy Lanza's chilling instructions to babysitter before he watched 'gifted killer who could not feel physical pain' Ryan Kraft described Adam as very intelligent, quiet and introvertedRequired extra supervision at school from a physical disorder which meant he could not feel painHis mother would sometimes have to be summonsed to deal with himA school psychologist was assigned to monitor Adam full timeFederal agents say there is no evidence that Lanza went to a firing range in recent months to practice for the shooting When he was freshman at high school he was flagged to the school security chief She withdrew him when he was 16 after ongoing disputes about his careNancy planned to move to North Carolina or Washington state so she could enroll him in another college Governor implies that school gunman Adam Lanza killed himself and may have been stopped in his tracks before he could kill more people | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Killer: Adam Lanza shot and murdered 27 people Friday, 20 of them schoolchildren The babysitter who watched the Sandy Hook Elementary school killer Adam Lanza when he was nine-years-old was warned by mother Nancy to never turn his back on the child, not even to go to the bathroom.