Appeal court extends jail term over claw hammer attack – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in appeals, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who smashed the skulls of three sisters with a claw hammer as they slept in a London hotel room has had his minimum term increased from 18 years to 27.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2015

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Boy, 16, who murdered teacher Ann Maguire loses challenge to jail term – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in appeals, murder, news, school children, sentencing, teachers, young offenders by sally

‘The 16-year-old boy who murdered teacher Ann Maguire has lost a challenge to his 20-year minimum term.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2015

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Tahira Ahmed murder: Life sentence for wife decapitation – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who decapitated his wife at their home in west London has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2015

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Pornography online is driving ‘horrific’ crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in internet, judges, murder, news, pornography, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘Lord Chief Justice warns that extreme material on the internet appears to be intensifying the actions of some murderers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2015

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Man cleared of Ngoc Giam Dang ‘giant pestle’ murder – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2015 in murder, news by sally

‘A restaurant worker accused of using a giant oriental pestle to club to death a 74-year-old love rival has been cleared of murder at the Old Bailey.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2015

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Family of woman killed by ex-partner loses battle to sue police for negligence – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2015 in appeals, domestic violence, families, immunity, murder, negligence, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘A family has lost its battle in the supreme court for the right to sue police for negligence over the death of a young mother killed by her ex-boyfriend in fit of jealous rage.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Alice Gross – joint statement from the CPS and the Metropolitan Police – Crown Prosecution Service

‘At the end of the investigation into the disappearance and death of Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) submitted a report to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). That report proposed that Arnis Zalkalns was responsible for her abduction and murder.’

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Corwn Prosecution Service, 27th January 2015

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Patrick Curran jailed for life for murdering Joan Roddam – BBC News

‘A man with a fetish for older women has been jailed for life for the murder of a pensioner in her Cornwall home. Patrick Curran was 27 when he strangled 74-year-old widow Joan Roddam at her home in Delabole, in November 2003.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2015

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of girlfriend with kitchen knife – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Andre Bright killed Victoria Adams, with whom he had a young daughter, after a period of abusive behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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‘Clare’s Law’ saves 1,300 women from violent partners in first year – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, murder, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A groundbreaking scheme that allows women to discover if their partner has a history of violence has been hailed a success after figures showed that more than 1,300 such warnings have been issued in less than a year.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2015

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Virgin teenager Ben Moynihan: Guilty of stabbing women – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in attempts, autism, murder, news, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘An 18-year-old man has been found guilty of attempting to stab three women to death.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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Death certificate changes urged by top pathologist – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in community service, coroners, doctors, documents, families, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘It is “incomprehensible” that the death certificates system has not been reformed since the conviction of Harold Shipman, a leading pathologist says.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Breck Bednar murder: PCC links lack of action on mother’s warning to cutbacks – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2015 in complaints, murder, news, police, recidivists, sexual grooming by sally

‘The mother of a schoolboy murdered by a teenager he met online has criticised a police and crime commissioner for suggesting that cutbacks were to blame for the police’s failure to act on her warnings about her son’s killer.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2015

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Connor Barrett party murder youths jailed for life – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Two teenagers who murdered a man at a 21st birthday party they gatecrashed have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2015

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Connor Doughton gets life sentence for Michael Lee Emmett murder – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, learning difficulties, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager who murdered a father-of-three has been told he will spend at least 15 years behind bars.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Breck Bednar murder: Lewis Daynes sentenced to life in prison – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2015 in murder, news, police, sentencing, sexual grooming, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy he met through online gaming.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2015

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‘Online predator’ who stabbed boy, 14, to death faced sexual assault charges – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2015 in internet, murder, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A teenager who stabbed to death a 14-year-old boy he met while playing online video games was also accused of sexually assaulting another boy, it can be reported for the first time.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2015

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Men jailed over Haringey street shootout – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2015 in attempts, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An armed officer who risked his life to protect the public during a shootout in north London has been commended for his “courage and resolve”.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2015

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Gloucester hospital killer Ryan Matthews given whole life order – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2015 in inquiries, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted murderer who stabbed to death a worker at a mental health unit has been sentenced to a whole life order.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2015

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Man jailed for murdering ex-wife in custody battle – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2015 in custody, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who “brutally” battered to death his ex-wife to get custody of their young son has been given a life sentence for murder.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2015

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