Former government vet killed man during sadomasochistic sex session – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in assault, homicide, news by tracey

‘A former government vet has been convicted of killing a man during an extreme drug-fuelled sadomasochistic sex session.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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‘Joint enterprise’ prosecution figures released – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2014 in conspiracy, gangs, homicide, joint enterprise, news, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘More than 4,500 people were prosecuted for homicides involving two or more defendants over the past eight years, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2014

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Revealed: how 300-year-old duellist law is jailing hundreds for ‘joint enterprise’ killings – The Independent

‘Hundreds of people are convicted of murder or manslaughter every year in England and Wales even though they were not directly responsible for the crime, it is revealed today.’

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The Independent, 1st April 2014

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Sentence of man who killed victim with Asperger’s challenged over leniency – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2014 in appeals, assault, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A four-and-a-half-year jail sentence handed to a man who killed a man with Asperger’s syndrome with a single punch in an unprovoked attack has been referred to the court of appeal for review.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2014

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Death of Jimmy Mubenga – Charging decisions following inquest – CrimeLine

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed the evidence relating to the tragic death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010. We had previously decided in July 2012 that no charges should be brought in relation to Mr Mubenga’s death. In accordance with a memorandum of understanding between prosecutors, coroners and the police, the case was reconsidered by the CPS following the verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest. All new evidence from the inquest was taken into account during this review. In accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the decision now is that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig to be prosecuted for manslaughter.’

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CrimeLine, 20th March 2014

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Sharmila Mistry cleared of Leicester pushchair crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in careless driving, disqualification, driving licences, fines, homicide, news by tracey

‘A woman involved in a crash in which two toddlers in pushchairs were killed has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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What caused the 1985 Tottenham Broadwater Farm riot? – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in homicide, murder, news, police, violent disorder by sally

‘PC Keith Blakelock was stabbed to death in the Broadwater Farm riot in Tottenham, north London, on 6 October 1985. But what caused the riots?’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Parents jailed over rickets baby death – BBC News

‘The parents of a five-month-old boy who died from acute rickets have been jailed for manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2014

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Samuel Etherington jailed for killing Gosport teenagers – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “boy racer” has been jailed for nine years after admitting causing the deaths of two girls whom he hit with his car.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2014

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“Neknomination manslaughter” – unlikely to enter our vocabulary – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 27th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, duty of care, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘In the current moral panic about neknominate and people dropping dead after drinking two pints of gin, the “something must be done brigade” are suggesting that one of the things that might be done is to hold neknominators criminally responsible for their actions and the deaths of their neknominees.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 26th February 2014

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Attorney General considers whether single punch killing sentence was ‘too lenient’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, will decide whether to refer the four-year jail term given to Lewis Gill for the killing of Andrew Young in Bournemouth to the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2014

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Aaron De Silva guilty of Joseph Griffiths murder – BBC News

‘A prolific burglar has been convicted of murdering a grandfather whom he stabbed to death in his London home.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Man jailed for killing pedestrian with punch – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2014 in closed circuit television, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for four and a half years after killing a pedestrian with a punch to the head following a row with a cyclist about riding on the pavement.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2014

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Ryaheen Banimuslem balcony death: Sheffield man jailed over girl’s fall – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2014 in children, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A maintenance worker has been jailed over the death of a girl who fell 60ft (18m) from a balcony in Sheffield.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2014

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Sophee Redhead cleared over Lydia Bishop nursery death – BBC News

‘A former nursery worker has been acquitted over the death of a three-year-old girl in her care. Lydia Bishop got her neck caught in a rope on an outdoor slide in September 2012, on what was her first full day at York College nursery. Sophee Redhead, 25, of York, had denied manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2014

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Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child cruelty, Christianity, food, guilty pleas, health, homicide, news by sally

‘Couple told they could face jail after admitting manslaughter of their son Ndingeko, who died from rickets after his parents insisted on strict eating regime as part of their religion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

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Philpott deaths ‘not preventable’, according to serious case review – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2014 in children, domestic violence, homicide, news, reports, social services by sally

‘The deaths of the six Philpott children in a house fire started by their parents “could not have been predicted or prevented”, a serious case review has found.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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IPCC to investigate police handling of Hamzah Khan case – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2014 in child neglect, complaints, domestic violence, homicide, news, police by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate whether officers mishandled the case of a four-year-old boy whose mummified remains were found in his cot almost two years after he died.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2014

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Soldier jailed for killing daughter after returning from Afghanistan – The Guardian

‘A soldier who killed his 20-month-old daughter after surviving a rogue attack in Afghanistan has been jailed for six years.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2014

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Cancer patient Peter Redfern: Wife and daughter killer jailed – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in homicide, medicines, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A cancer patient has been jailed for life for killing his wife and daughter after suffering an adverse psychiatric reaction to his chemotherapy drugs.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2014

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