Man who killed banker with one punch cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in assault, homicide, murder, news by sally

‘A man who killed a banker with a single punch has been cleared of murder.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2017

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Judge in ‘crash for cash case’ dismisses jury and takes case on himself after jurors were offered bribes outside the courtroom – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in bribery, conspiracy, fraud, homicide, judges, juries, news, trials by sally

‘A judge used a rare legal power to dismiss a jury and take the case on himself after jurors said they were offered bribes outside the courtroom.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2017

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Nurse spared jail over fatal blood transfusion blunder – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in blood products, homicide, news, nurses, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A blundering nurse whose patient died after she gave him the wrong type of blood has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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Driver cleared over fatal Nissan Qashqai crash – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2017 in careless driving, dangerous driving, homicide, news by tracey

‘A driver who told a court her Nissan Qashqai “took off” and sped out control before hitting a pedestrian has been cleared of causing a fatal crash.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2017

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Russell Square stabbings: Zakaria Bulhan detained indefinitely – BBC News

‘A man who admitted killing a US tourist and wounding five others in a rampage in central London last year has been handed an unlimited hospital order.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2017

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Bath tipper truck crash: haulage company owner and mechanic jailed – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, news, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘The owner of a haulage company and a mechanic have been jailed after a 32-tonne truck with faulty brakes killed four people, including a four-year-old girl, when it careered down a steep hill in Bath.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Becky Morgan: Man jailed for not helping drowning teenager – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for killing a 17-year-old woman by not helping her when she fell into the sea.’

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BBC News, January 2017

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Former grammar school boy who did not help drowning teenager whilst high on drink on drugs is jailed for manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A grammar school pupil who left his date to drown without helping her after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs has been jailed for manslaughter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2017

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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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