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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Death driver’s drug levels ‘highest police had seen’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who had a “staggering amount” of drugs in his system when he killed a passenger in a car crash has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Teenager found guilty of stabbing 18-year-old to death with ‘Zombie Killer’ knife – The Independent

Posted April 4th, 2016 in homicide, news, weapons, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of stabbing 18-year-old Stefan Appleton to death with a 2 foot-long ‘Zombie Killer’ machete in a north London park.’

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The Independent, 1st April 2016

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Man jailed for killing friend who asked to be punched – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2016 in guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for three years after killing a friend who asked to be punched in the face, police said.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2016

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Clayton Williams convicted of PC Dave Phillips’s manslaughter – BBC News

‘A car thief has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a policeman by running him over in a stolen pick-up truck during a chase.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Rotherham pair who kicked Muslim grandfather to death while calling him a ‘groomer’ jailed for 46 years – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2016 in homicide, murder, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘Two men convicted of kicking a 81-year-old grandfather to death in a racially motivated and “unprovoked” attack have been jailed for 46 years.’

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The Independent, 29th February 2016

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Catalogue of errors around protection of Jayden Parkinson before murder, review finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police and care services criticised over handling of Jayden Parkinson, 17, who was strangled by her violent ex-partner Ben Blakeley after she told him she was pregnant.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2016

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Dolton Powell murder: Joint enterprise ruling causes charge rethink – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in appeals, gangs, homicide, interpretation, joint enterprise, murder, news, racism, Supreme Court by sally

‘Prosecutors are reconsidering murder charges in the trial of eight people following a Supreme Court ruling on the joint enterprise law.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2016

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R v Taylor (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted February 18th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, appeals, homicide, law reports, theft, uninsured drivers by sally

R v Taylor (Appellant) [2016] UKSC 5 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 3rd February 2016

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Cheryl James: Teenage army recruit ‘may have been killed by someone else’ – The Independent

Posted February 9th, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, forensic science, homicide, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘New forensic evidence reveals that a teenage army recruit found dead at Deepcut barracks may not have shot herself and could have been killed by someone else, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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George Verrier death: Two Met Police constables dismissed – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, homicide, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Two Met Police constables have been dismissed for gross misconduct after a teenager died when he was punched in south-east London in September 2013.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2016

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Paedophile killer Sarah Sands’ sentence extended – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, complaints, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who stabbed a paedophile to death in east London has had her three-and-a-half-year jail sentence more than doubled.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2016

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Poppi Worthington death file to be reviewed by CPS – BBC News

‘Prosecutors are to review the death of Poppi Worthington after a family court judge ruled her father sexually assaulted her before she died.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Murder rate rises after spate of killings in June 2015 – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in homicide, murder, news, statistics by sally

‘Murders and killings in England and Wales have increased to their highest level for five years, figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Abuse survivors ‘re-victimised’ through family court process – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of domestic abuse should not endure the trauma of being cross-examined by their abusers in court, a national charity has recommended in a study on child deaths.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2016

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Poppi Worthington death: toddler was sexually assaulted by father, says judge – The Guardian

‘A baby who died in suspicious circumstances had been sexually assaulted by her father just before her death, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Landmark case puts NHS Trust on trial alongside two doctors it is claimed were underqualified – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in corporate manslaughter, doctors, homicide, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Court hears two underqualified doctors watched as a previously healthy young woman lay dying without taking the basic steps that could have saved her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Jack Adcock death: Doctor and nurse get suspended sentences for manslaughter – BBC News

‘A doctor and an agency nurse who “seriously neglected” a six-year-old boy who died in hospital have been sentenced for his manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2015

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