Man who shot wife at care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2016 in care homes, detention, elderly, firearms, homicide, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2016

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Dalian Atkinson: Police officers probed over footballer death – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2016 in complaints, homicide, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘Two police officers are under criminal investigation after the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson who died after he was shot with a Taser.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2016

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‘Zombie knives’ ban to come into force – BBC News

‘A ban on the sale of so-called “zombie knives” is set to come into force in England and Wales later this week.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2016

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Prisons now unacceptably violent, says watchdog – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2016 in assault, drug abuse, homicide, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘Prisons in England and Wales have become “unacceptably violent and dangerous places”, the chief inspector of prisons has warned. In his first annual report, Peter Clarke said the “grim situation” revealed in last year’s report was now “even worse” is some areas.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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Optometrist Honey Rose guilty over Vincent Barker death – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2016 in children, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘An optometrist who failed to spot an eye condition in a boy who later died has been found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2016

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Nurse accused of botching procedure is cleared of manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, nurses by tracey

‘A nurse who was accused of botching the insertion of a feeding tube into a 10-year-old girl’s stomach has been cleared of the child’s manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2016

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Man neglected by mental health services gets life sentence for manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2016 in homicide, mental health, news, sentencing, social services by sally

‘A man who is mentally ill has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 10 years for killing a retired solicitor after their cars were involved in a minor collision.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2016

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Drink and drug-drivers who cause fatal crashes should be charged with manslaughter and face life sentences, nine in 10 people think – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, news by sally

‘Drink or drug-drivers who cause fatal crashes should be charged with manslaughter and should face life sentences in prison, nine in 10 people think.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Boy, 14, sentenced for manslaughter of Haile Langa – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced after being found guilty of stabbing a man to death in London.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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M4 fatal crash driver jailed after falling asleep at wheel – BBC News

‘A van driver who killed three passengers in a crash on the M4 after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Poundland stabbing: Trevor Joyce given life sentence for manslaughter – BBC News

‘A mental health patient who fatally stabbed a man in a Poundland store has been sentenced to life imprisonment.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Susan Whiting death: Woman guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in homicide, news, rape by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for life for murdering a student with learning difficulties as his wife has been convicted of her manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2016

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‘Take allergies seriously or face jail’ says CPS after curry house owner convicted of manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

‘Food businesses have been warned by the CPS to take allergies seriously or face jail, after a restaurateur was imprisoned for six years for killing a customer by selling him a curry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2016

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Doctor cleared over death of 12-year-old boy – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor accused of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a 12-year-old boy has been cleared of wrongdoing. Lyndsey Thomas had been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court after being charged in connection with the death of schoolboy Ryan Morse, who died at his home in south Wales following several months of ill health. But on Tuesday the GP was acquitted after a judge directed a jury to return a not guilty verdict on the 42-year-old.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Man found guilty of manslaughter for road rage stabbing of solicitor – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2016 in complaints, detention, families, health, homicide, inquiries, news by sally

‘The family of a retired solicitor stabbed to death by a man with known mental health problems following a minor car accident has criticised the NHS for failings that left him free to kill.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Don Lock death: Ten killings to be reviewed by NHS trust – BBC News

‘Ten killings involving patients of a mental health trust will be reviewed after the conviction of a man who stabbed a motorist to death.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2016

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Stephen Ward jailed for killing baby son Jordan – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who killed his nine-month-old son by violently shaking him and causing “catastrophic injuries” has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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MoD could face manslaughter charges over training deaths following calls it should lose immunity from prosecution – The Independent

‘The British military could face charges of corporate manslaughter under landmark changes in law being proposed by a parliamentary committee.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2016

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Paul Mallin jailed for Ilford care home stabbings – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A jealous lover has been jailed for 19 years for stabbing to death his former girlfriend and her 86-year-old fiance at a care home in north-east London.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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