Fruit farm manager jailed over deaths of men who ‘scuba dived’ for apples – The Guardian

‘A fruit farm manager has been jailed for the manslaughter of two workers who died after climbing into a sealed storage unit to collect the best apples for a competition.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Edmonton beheading trial: Nicholas Salvador to be detained indefinitely in high-security psychiatric hospital following not guilty verdict – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘The man who beheaded an elderly great-grandmother in a London suburb last year has been found not guilty – but will be confined in a high-security psychiatric hospital for life.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Andrew Stocker found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter following death of employees on an apple farm – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in employment, health & safety, homicide, negligence, press releases by tracey

‘Andrew Stocker has been found guilty by a jury of gross negligence manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2015

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Newark street racers jailed for high-speed crash death – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2015 in dangerous driving, disqualification, homicide, news by sally

‘Two speeding drivers have been jailed for killing a man as they raced at high speed through a town centre.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Amanda Young not guilty of Joshua Gafney manslaughter – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in homicide, medicines, mental health, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘A nurse who gave a patient a lethal overdose of a prescription drug has been found not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Mick and Mairead Philpott’s £350,000 defence bill draws criticism – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2015 in arson, barristers, costs, homicide, legal aid, news by sally

‘Mick and Mairead Philpott were provided with more than £350,000 of taxpayer’s money to fund a legal team including four barristers, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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De Menezes family takes case to European court of human rights – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2015 in homicide, human rights, news, police by sally

‘The decision not to charge any police officers with the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes on a London tube is to be challenged in the European court of human rights.’
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The Guardian, 3rd June 2015

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Oliver Sargent death: Safeguarding opportunities missed – BBC News

‘Health professionals missed “several opportunities” to safeguard an 11-month-old boy before he died of a skull fracture inflicted by his father, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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Scott Sheard death: Bouncer jailed for four years – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2015 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A nightclub bouncer convicted of killing a man who died more than two years after being punched outside a bar has been jailed for four years.’
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BBC News, 19th May 2015

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Tiger Moth biplane death crash pilot Scott Hoyle not guilty – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in accidents, aircraft, homicide, news by tracey

‘A biplane pilot has been found not guilty of causing a crash that killed his passenger.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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Care assistant among trio jailed for gambler’s killing – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed for 16 years for setting a trap which led to the “pitiless and wicked” murder of a professional gambler for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

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Scott Sheard death: Bouncer Stuart Humphreys guilty – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2015 in assault, homicide, news by sally

‘A nightclub bouncer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a man who died more than two years after he felled him with a single punch.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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Murder numbers at 38-year low but sex offences up 32% – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in crime, homicide, murder, news, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of murders and manslaughter cases in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for 38 years, police figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2015

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1948 Malayan killings case reaches UK Supreme Court – BBC News

‘Relatives of 24 men killed by British troops in Malaya in 1948 will take their demands for a public inquiry to the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2015

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Three found guilty over gambler’s killing – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2015 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, firearms, homicide, murder, news, robbery by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of luring a professional gambler into bringing her to his flat, where he was kicked to death for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2015

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Pensioner spared jail after stabbing wife, 77, through heart – Daily Telegraph

‘Anthony Mann, 78, kissed chronically-ill wife Jean and said ‘I love you’ after pressure of caring for her led to ‘impulse’ crime .’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2015

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Motorist escapes jail after three-year-old is crushed to death by Land Rover trailer – Daily Telegraph

‘The heartbroken family of a three-year-old boy crushed to death by a runaway trailer yesterday branded the motorist’s sentence a “joke” after he escaped prison.

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2015

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Father jailed for 10 years for manslaughter of 11-month-old son – The Guardian

‘The father convicted of the killing of his “smiley and cheerful” 11-month-old son has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Martin Thomas stab killing: Man and youths get custodial terms – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2015 in homicide, homosexuality, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A boy who stabbed to death a gay man whom he believed was interested in him has been sentenced to at least 15 years in custody.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2015

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Woman who killed son by feeding him methadone jailed for six years – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2015 in child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A heroin addict has been jailed for six years for killing her two-year-old son by feeding him methadone’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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