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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Suspended sentence for optometrist who missed boy’s fatal condition – The Guardian

‘An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during a routine eye test of an eight-year-old who later died has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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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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