Regina v Williams (Dean Arthur) – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2013 in alcoholism, appeals, diminished responsibility, homicide, law reports, mental health by tracey

Regina v Williams (Dean Arthur): [2013] WLR (D)  497

‘For the purposes of establishing the defence of diminished responsibility, the concept of mental responsibility, within section 2(1) of the Homicide Act 1957, described the extent to which a person’s acts were the choice of a free and rational mind.’

WLR Daily, 13th December 2013

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Man who beheaded flatmate with cleaver is jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2013 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man with paranoid schizophrenia who beheaded a flatmate with a cleaver after he “disappeared” from the mental health care system has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

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Chinese businessman found guilty of murdering family of four in ‘revenge’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2013 in complaints, costs, diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news, police, trials by tracey

‘A Chinese businessman who massacred a family of four by stabbing them to death in a “cold-blooded” revenge attack after losing a court battle with them has been found guilty of murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2013

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Hazel Bailey death: Husband jailed for walking stick killing – BBC News

“A 74-year-old man suffering from dementia who brutally beat his wife to death with a walking stick in a row over the heating has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2013

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Big Issue stabbings: Homeless man detained for life – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2013 in diminished responsibility, homelessness, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A homeless man who admitted killing two Big Issue sellers in a knife attack in Birmingham has been detained for life.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2013

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Psychiatric patient released from prison stabbed schoolgirl to death on bus – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2013 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news by sally

“A paranoid schizophrenic stabbed a schoolgirl to death just weeks after being released from prison without any supervision.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2013

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Son who killed his mother after struggling to cope with her dementia jailed for 40 months – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 20th, 2013 in arson, diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A son who smothered his mother because he could not bear watching her suffer from dementia has been jailed for three years and four months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2013

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Kieran Raiswell death: ‘Sniggering’ killer jailed – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2013 in diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who stabbed a Manchester teenager to death in a random attack in the street ‘to see what it’s like to kill someone’ has been jailed for murder.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2013

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Kieran Crump Raiswell random stab murder: Man convicted – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2013 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, murder, news by sally

“A man has been convicted of murdering a teenager in a random knife attack in a Manchester street.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2013

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Student who killed ‘devil’ arts blogger is detained indefinitely – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2013 in detention, diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by sally

“A student is to be detained indefinitely in Broadmoor secure hospital for killing an arts expert who blogged as Professor Whitestick.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2013

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Man jailed for smothering mother – The Guardian

“A man who smothered and strangled his mother has been jailed for 13 years, police said today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2013

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Oxfordshire beheading: Jonathan Limani’s appeal rejected – BBC News

“A man who beheaded a restaurant manager will not have his 19-year sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 17th May 2013

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Ivan Esack jailed for murdering wife Natalie – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2013 in diminished responsibility, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A former policeman has been jailed for at least 28 years for murdering his estranged wife at her hair salon.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2013

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Scissor death killer Sandra Clinch jailed for husband’s manslaughter – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2012 in diminished responsibility, domestic violence, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who fatally stabbed her husband with a pair of scissors in a row about tidying their house has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2012

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Stephen Farrow jailed for life for murders of vicar and retired teacher – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2012 in burglary, diminished responsibility, DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who fatally stabbed a retired teacher and a vicar at their homes in attacks six weeks apart has been jailed for life and told he will never be released.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nurse who stabbed her four-year-old to death gets 12 years – Daily Telegraph

“A nurse who stabbed her four-year-old daughter to death before attempting to kill herself has been jailed for 12 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

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Casey Kearney murder: Hannah Bonser found guilty – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2012 in diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A woman with a history of mental health problems has been found guilty of murdering a 13-year-old girl in a park in a random and motiveless attack. Hannah Bonser, 26, stabbed Casey Kearney in an unprovoked attack in Elmfield Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in February this year. She will be sentenced on Wednesday afternoon. Despite her mental health problems, a jury at Sheffield crown court rejected Bonser’s claim that she was guilty only of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-soldier Aaron Wilkinson jailed for landlady killing – BBC News

“A former soldier who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot and killed his landlady has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2012

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Appeal court quash SAS fantasy murder conviction after 18 years – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2012 in appeals, diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by sally

“Jamie Petrolini’s conviction for the 1994 murder of Mohamed el-Sayed overturned on grounds of diminished responsibility.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2012

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Former soldier Aaron Wilkinson cleared of murder – BBC News

“A former soldier who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot and killed his landlady has been cleared of her murder.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk