Two jailed for Ali Qasemi pizza delivery killing – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who killed a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch-and-grab” robbery for three pizzas have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2016

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Bus driver found guilty of killing three men in fatal car collision – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2016 in dangerous driving, homicide, news by sally

‘A bus driver has been found guilty of killing three people in a ‘devastating and avoidable’ Valentine’s Day motorway crash.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2016

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Man jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, homicide, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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Regina v Wilcocks – WLR Daily

Regina v Wilcocks

‘The defendant was charged with murder. He admitted that he had strangled his partner, but denied murder on the ground that he had suffered a loss of control and that he had a personality disorder such as to give rise to a defence of diminished responsibility. He was convicted of murder. He applied for permission to appeal against conviction on the grounds that the trial judge had: (i) been wrong to decide that the burden of proof in relation to diminished responsibilty lay on the defendant under section 2 of the Homicide Act 1957, as amended, notwithstanding article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; (ii) misdirected the jury in relation to the words “general capacity for tolerance or self-restraint” in section 54(3) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009; and (3) failed to give the jury guidance on the meaning of the word “substantially” in section 2(1)(b) of the 1957 Act.’

WLR Daily, 3rd November 2016

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MoJ rules out homicide law review – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 4th, 2016 in homicide, Ministry of Justice, news, select committees by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has dismissed calls to create US-style degrees of murder, ruling out a consultation due to an ‘already full programme’ of reform and legislation. In a letter to the chair of the House of Commons justice committee this week, justice minister Sir Oliver Heald said he did not share concerns that the law needed to be urgently reformed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd November 2016

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Bournemouth man who punched and killed girlfriend jailed – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who punched and killed his girlfriend just days after he was overheard saying he would kill her has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2016

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Pizza Hut delivery driver Ali Qasemi’s killer found guilty – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch and grab” robbery for three pizzas.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2016

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Father found guilty of killing toddler who ‘drowned in food’ – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in child cruelty, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his toddler son by force-feeding him a mixture of bread and cereal.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2016

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Prison reforms ‘simply not achievable’ amid ‘loss of control’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2016 in homicide, news, prisons, suicide by sally

‘The government’s ambitious prison reform plans are “simply not achievable”, the former chief inspector of prisons has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2016

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Coroner asks CPS to probe Freckleton baby death – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2016 in birth, coroners, crime, Crown Prosecution Service, homicide, inquests, news by tracey

‘The inquest into a baby boy’s death at a vicarage in Lancashire has been halted and the coroner has referred the case to prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2016

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Man jailed after killing best friend with single punch in ‘silly row’ – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2016 in assault, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his best friend with one punch after a “silly row”, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2016

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Teenager loses appeal over 27-year sentence for Essex knife murders – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who stabbed two strangers to death in Essex in 2014 has lost his appeal against a minimum term of 27 years’ detention.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Man who killed his unborn baby during attack loses appeal against life sentence – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2016 in appeals, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, homicide, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attacked his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend, killing their unborn baby, has lost his appeal against a life sentence.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2016

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CPS to review Poppi Worthington death – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are re-examining the case of a toddler from Cumbria who died after being sexually assaulted.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Soldiers facing prosecution for Iraq drowning were cleared a decade ago after witnesses were shown to have lied – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2016 in armed forces, homicide, Iraq, news, prosecutions, witnesses by tracey

‘Three servicemen who face being prosecuted for manslaughter over the death of an Iraqi teenager were cleared a decade ago, after it emerged that key witnesses had lied about the claims and were paid expenses in exchange for their testimony.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2016

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Grandmother and mother jailed over pitbull that killed baby – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2016 in dogs, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The mother and grandmother of a six-month-old girl who was mauled to death by an American pitbull have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Four British soldiers ‘forced Iraqi teenager into river where he drowned’ – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2016 in armed forces, death in custody, homicide, Iraq, news, reports, war, young persons by tracey

‘The Ministry of Defence has said it is “extremely sorry” for the death of an Iraqi teenager who drowned after being “forced” into a Basra canal by four British soldiers.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2016

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Murder law will not be reformed, justice minister tells MPs – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2016 in homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, select committees by tracey

‘he government has rejected growing calls for a major overhaul of the law on homicide, including the creation of a US-style offence of first-degree murder, saying it would create a “murder-lite” category for most killings.’

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The guardian, 14th September 2016

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Acquitted dad Craig Beattie ‘killed baby son’ family judge said – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2016 in child abuse, criminal justice, family courts, homicide, news, reports by tracey

‘A father who was acquitted by a jury of killing his six-week-old son has been named as the person responsible for his death in a ruling by a high court judge.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2016

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Ameen Jogee convicted in retrial after successful joint enterprise appeal – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, joint enterprise, news, retrials by sally

‘A man whose murder conviction was quashed by the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling on joint enterprise has been convicted of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2016

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