Man who twice tried to kill gravely ill friend as act of mercy jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in attempts, euthanasia, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who twice tried to kill his gravely ill friend as an act of mercy has been jailed for 20 months by a high court judge.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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‘You’ve suffered enough,’ judge tells mercy killer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2014 in attempts, euthanasia, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man avoids jail after confessing to a psychiatrist that he smothered his mother as she was dying of lung cancer in a Dorset hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2014

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Lewis Dale jailed for life for murdering grandmother – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in attempts, drug abuse, grandparents, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who murdered his grandmother and tried to kill his grandfather while high on drugs has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Regina v Howe (Kevin) – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in assisted suicide, attempts, law reports, sentencing, suicide by sally

Regina v Howe (Kevin) [2014] EWCA Crim 114; [2014] WLR (D) 77

‘The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, gave guidance as to the appropriate level of sentence for offences of encouraging or assisting suicide, contrary to section 2(1) of Suicide Act 1961, taking into account the harm caused and the culpability of the offender.’

WLR Daily, 10th February 2014

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Regina v Pace and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in appeals, attempts, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

Regina v Pace and another [2014] EWCA Crim 186; [2014] WLR (D) 81

‘The mens rea of the offence of attempting to conceal, disguise or convert criminal property, contrary to section 327(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, required that the defendant knew that the property was criminal property. Mere suspicion of that fact was insufficient.’

WLR Daily, 18th February 2014

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C1 bus strangler sentenced to eight years in prison – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2014 in attempts, closed circuit television, murder, news, sentencing by michael

‘A man who strangled a passenger until he passed out on a crowded bus has been sentenced to eight years in prison.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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Joanna Dennehy’s two ‘willing accomplices’ found guilty – The Guardian

‘Two men “in the thrall” of triple-murderer Joanna Dennehy who were her “willing accomplices” have been convicted of offences related to her killing spree.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2014

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Joanna Dennehy ditch murders: Pair guilty of aiding Peterborough killer – BBC News

‘Two men have been found guilty of helping triple killer Joanna Dennehy during her 12-day spree of violence.’

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BBC News,  10th February 2014

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Prince Harry death plot criminal jailed for three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2014 in attempts, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A convicted criminal who plotted to kill Prince Harry has been jailed for three years. Ashraf Islam, 31, said he had a ”moral right to judge” the royal because he disagreed with the work of the British Armed Forces, of which Prince Harry is a member.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2014

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Birmingham mosque stabbings: attacker insane at time, jury rules – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2014 in attempts, insanity, murder, news, wounding by sally

‘A mentally ill man who stabbed a police constable and two worshippers at a mosque was insane at the time of the offences, a jury has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

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Lewis Dale guilty of murdering grandmother Irene Dale – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2014 in attempts, diminished responsibility, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been found guilty of the murder of his grandmother and the attempted murder of his grandfather in an attack “like the film Psycho”.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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Regina v Lewis (Leroy) – WLR Daily

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in appeals, assault, attempts, evidence, indictments, jurisdiction, law reports, theft by tracey

Regina v Lewis (Leroy): [2013] EWCA Crim 2596;   [2014] WLR (D)  38

‘Once an indictment had been properly preferred and signed it remained the indictment in the case, so that the Crown Court had jurisdiction to try a case where no evidence had been offered on the single indictable offence and only summary offences were left to be tried.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2014

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins begins 35-year term for child sex offences – BBC News

‘Paedophile Lostprophets’ singer Ian Watkins is beginning a 35-year sentence for child sex offences, including attempted rape of a baby.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

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Battered wife Sally Stickland ran over husband with car – BBC News

‘A woman who ran over her husband after suffering years of domestic violence has been given a suspended prison term.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2013

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins guilty of child sex offences – BBC News

‘Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of “depraved” child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2013

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Bexleyheath killer Nicola Edgington loses appeal bid – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2013 in appeals, attempts, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A psychiatric patient who stabbed a woman to death in a London street has lost a bid to appeal against her conviction and sentence.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2013

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Man who used car as revenge weapon jailed for 20 years – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2013 in attempts, dangerous driving, disqualification, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“A disqualified driver who left a father of three unable to walk or talk after using his car as a weapon in a revenge attack has been jailed for 20 years.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2013

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Tyseley ‘honour killing’ father jailed for blaze murder – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2013 in arson, attempts, families, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“A man who killed his wife and injured three daughters by setting his house on fire in a so-called honour killing plot has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2013

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Michael Bennison trial stopped over ‘lost’ DNA evidence – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2013 in attempts, DNA, evidence, murder, news, wounding by sally

“The trial of a man for the attempted murder of a woman in York has been abandoned after DNA evidence was lost.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2013

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Driver convicted over revenge hit-and-run of group of friends – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2013 in attempts, closed circuit television, dangerous driving, murder, news by sally

“A 21-year-old driver caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of friends as they crossed the street has been convicted of four counts of attempted murder.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2013

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