Ben Butler to appeal against conviction for murdering daughter Ellie – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in appeals, children, murder, news by sally

‘A man who murdered his six-year-old daughter 11 months after the high court returned her to his custody is appealing against his conviction and life sentence.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2016

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Dating site murderer Miles Donnelly jailed for life – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in internet, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a single mother he met on a dating website has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2016

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Coroner could reopen inquest into murdered Ellie Butler – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in children, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of a six-year-old girl who was murdered by her father could be reopened, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder – Crown prosecution Service

‘James Warnock, 56, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of seventeen-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni in August 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for the rape of Yiannoulla. Warnock was convicted on 14 July 2016. The crimes took place in Yiannoulla’s home, where she lived with her family, in Hampstead, north London.’

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Crown prosecution Service, 18th July 2016

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Travolta fantasist guilty of 1982 teenager’s rape and murder – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2016 in DNA, murder, news, rape by sally

‘A man who described himself in court as looking like John Travolta has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a teenager 34 years ago.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2016

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How To Prevent Miscarriages Of Justice: Let Journalists Speak To Prisoners – RightsInfo

’17 years ago, the highest court in the UK declared that a policy prohibiting journalists from interviewing prisoners to uncover potential miscarriages of justice violated the right to free expression.’

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RightsInfo, 8th July 2016

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Man found guilty of murdering sex worker in Leeds – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in immigration, murder, news, prostitution, robbery by sally

‘A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a sex worker in Leeds before spending the money he stole from her on takeaways, drugs and cigarettes.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Regina v Walker (Triston) [2016] EWCA Crim 751 – WLR Daily

Regina v Walker (Triston) [2016] EWCA Crim 751

‘The defendant was charged with murder. On 4 August 2007 the crown prosecutor made a decision to charge his co-accused with assisting an offender. That decision was taken employing the threshold test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”) under section 37A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and considering the statutory charging procedures set out in section 37B, namely that when a case was referred by police to the DPP, the DPP should decide whether there was sufficient evidence to charge, decide which offence to charge and notify the police of his decision. The co-accused was charged by police on 21 August and the next day he was sent for trial. On 10 October a crown prosecutor gave written consent to the institution of proceedings against the co-accused. At trial the co-accused gave evidence which was broadly supportive of the defendant’s account but which contradicted that account in some respects. The defendant was convicted of murder. He sought leave to appeal against conviction, contending that the proceedings against the co-accused were a nullity, since the DPP had not given his consent until after he had been sent for trial; that, therefore, the co-accused should not have been on the same indictment as the defendant; that the co-accused’s contradictory evidence had done collateral damage to the defendant’s case; and that the conviction was therefore unsafe.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Alice Gross inquest finds schoolgirl was unlawfully killed – The Guardian

‘Alice Gross, the 14-year-old believed to have died at the hands of Arnis Zalkalns, a Latvian builder, in 2014, was unlawfully killed in a sexually motivated attack, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Alice Gross: Evidence shows ‘police did not contribute to death’ – BBC News

‘The death of a girl suspected of being killed by a convicted murderer, was not contributed to by the actions of police, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood murder: Stephen Beadman jailed for life – BBC News

‘A man who raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl after his friend had groomed her through Facebook and texts has been jailed for at least 35 years.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood’s killer brought to justice – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two men have been convicted of a range of offences that culminated in the rape and murder of Leicestershire teenager Kayleigh Haywood.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th June 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood murder: Man guilty of falsely imprisoning teenager – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2016 in false imprisonment, murder, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who murdered and raped a 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of falsely imprisoning her.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2016

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Becky Watts death: Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare appeals thrown out – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2016 in appeals, murder, news by tracey

‘The killers of teenager Becky Watts have had applications to appeal their convictions and sentences thrown out.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2016

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Sean Buckley jailed for minimum of 17 years for baby’s murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend’s baby son by beating him with a garden chair.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Devon man jailed for life after murdering partner of 40 years – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A retired scientist who murdered his partner in a row over a duvet has been jailed for life, police said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Man ‘driven mad by mother’ jailed for stabbing pregnant partner – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who repeatedly stabbed his pregnant partner after pressure from his disapproving mother “tipped him over the edge” has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Untold: Britain’s dirtiest murder cover-up has become a must-listen podcast – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in inquiries, media, murder, news, police, private investigators by sally

‘In 1987, Daniel Morgan was found dead in a pub car park with axe wounds to the head and £1,000 in his pocket. Now a gripping new podcast is lifting the lid on the most investigated murder in British history.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Swansea landlord killer David Ellis guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in murder, news by sally

‘A tenant who bludgeoned his landlord to death in Swansea and dumped his body 140 miles away has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2016

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