Murder conviction of Chinese MI6 informant referred to appeal court – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in appeals, informers, intelligence services, murder, news by tracey

‘The murder conviction of a leading Chinese dissident and MI6 informant has been referred to the court of appeal after the Guardian uncovered evidence that was withheld by the police.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Two British students given life sentences for ‘drive-by’ plot – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, Islam, murder, news, police, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two British students have been jailed for life for plotting to kill police or soldiers in a shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2016

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Ben Butler murder trial: Ellie ‘killed after conviction quashed’ – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2016 in child abuse, children, murder, trials by sally

‘A “hot-tempered” father accused of killing his six-year-old daughter had a conviction for assaulting her as a baby quashed, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2016

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Dempsey Nibbs jailed for beheading partner Judith Nibbs – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A jealous man who decapitated his long-term partner at their east London flat before flushing her head down the toilet has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2016

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Jailed mother Lesley Dunford sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing second child – The Independent

‘A mother already in prison for killing her daughter has been sentenced to a further 13 years after pleading guilty to killing her baby son.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2016

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Dempsey Nibbs found guilty of beheading wife Judith Nibbs – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of beheading his common-law wife at their east London flat.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Ayeeshia Jane Smith murder: Mother jailed for at least 24 years – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, murder, news, sentencing, social services by sally

‘A “devious” and “selfish” mother has been jailed for at least 24 years for stamping her toddler daughter to death.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2016

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Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Mum Kathryn Smith guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, murder, news, social services by tracey

‘A mother has been found guilty of murdering her 21-month-old daughter, who died with injuries likened to a car crash victim.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Angela Wrightson case: Can children be natural born killers? – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in children, families, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two teenage girls have been detained for torturing and murdering a vulnerable woman in north-east England. But when a child deliberately kills, what is to blame? Is it possible some children are simply bad? Or are there other factors at play?’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Angela Wrightson case: Can children be natural born killers? – BBC News

‘Two teenage girls have been detained for torturing and murdering a vulnerable woman in north-east England. But when a child deliberately kills, what is to blame? Is it possible some children are simply bad? Or are there other factors at play?.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Youth the one mitigating factor for teenage girls who killed – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in anonymity, mental health, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘The 15-year-olds were given the equivalent of an adult life sentence and could be detained indefinitely.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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Angela Wrightson murder: How the media fought to report the case – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2016 in internet, media, murder, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, trials by sally

‘The jury in the trial of two girls convicted of murdering a vulnerable woman heard graphic evidence of how they tortured and beat her to death. But the crime sparked such abusive comments on Facebook that a judge feared the girls could not have a fair hearing. He scrapped the case and ordered a retrial for the following year – leading to a seven-month fight by the media to be allowed to report on it. This is what happened.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2016

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Angela Wrightson murder: Two girls guilty of killing woman in brutal attack in her own home – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 6th, 2016 in care orders, murder, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Two schoolgirls who took selfie pictures as they tortured and killed a frail alcoholic in her own home had run away from local authority care 18 times in the month leading up to the killing, it has emerged.

After the guilty verdicts were delivered, Hartlepool Council announced the launch of a serious case review to establish if more could have been done to prevent the out of control pair carrying out the appalling murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2016

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Bamber appeal letters ‘ill-conceived’, say Essex Police – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2016 in appeals, disclosure, evidence, internet, media, murder, news, police by sally

‘Police have accused a multiple murderer of “circumnavigating the formal process” of appeal by using the media and websites to fight his conviction.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2016

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Four men convicted in relation to plot to murder servicemen – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 24th, 2016 in armed forces, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men have been convicted of planning to commit a terrorism inspired murder or murders on the streets of London following a trial at the Old Bailey which concluded today. Two others have been convicted of firearms offences connected with the same incident.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2016

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Becky Parker murder: Matthew Smith jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘The ex-boyfriend of a pregnant mother-of-two has been jailed for life for her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2016

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Husband jailed for ‘brutal’ murder of concert pianist wife Natalia Strelchenko – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘John Martin killed talented musician Natalia Strelchenko on their two year wedding anniversary.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2016

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Man jailed for deliberately dousing wife in white spirt and setting her on fire after argument – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after being convicted of deliberately setting his wife on fire, killing her.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

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How did one man’s claims spark a major child abuse inquiry? – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, murder, news, police by sally

‘The claims were horrifying. Politicians, generals and spies had tortured and sexually abused children in apartments, hotels, and army bases. Three boys had been murdered.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Last living suspect in VIP paedophile ring inquiry will not face charges – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, inquiries, murder, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘The last living suspect at the centre of a police investigation into an alleged VIP paedophile ring that was accused of killing three children has been told he will face no charges. Harvey Proctor, the former Conservative MP, was given the news on Monday afternoon following a conversation between his solicitors and a senior Met officer.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2016

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