Three teenagers jailed for killing rapper Mdot over a bicycle – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for stabbing a young rapper to death in a fight over a stolen bicycle in south-east London.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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Driver jailed after he killed teenage motorist in crash which split car in two – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A dangerous driver who killed a teenage motorist in a crash which split her car in half has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, January 2017

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Senior military judge mishandled trial of jailed marine Alexander Blackman, official report finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Britain’s most senior military judge mishandled the trial of a Royal Marine accused of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter to the extent that his conviction may now be quashed, the body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2017

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Police apologise to dead woman’s kin after failure to respond to 999 call – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2017 in compensation, complaints, delay, domestic violence, homicide, human rights, news, police by tracey

‘Police chiefs have issued an apology and paid compensation of more than £20,000 to the family of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence and died following a violent attack.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2016

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Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2016

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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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