Man’s ‘double jeopardy’ trial ends with guilty verdict – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2009 in double jeopardy, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A violent footballer who beat his ex-girlfriend to death yesterday became the first person acquitted of a crime to be jailed for it under new ‘double jeopardy’ laws. The former Maidstone United player Mario Celaire, 31, must serve a minimum of eight years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Cassandra McDermott.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2009