Five Criminal cases you need to know from February – One Inner Temple Lane

Five Criminal cases you need to know from February

One Inner Temple Lane, 19th March 2012

Source: www.1itl.com

Regina v Dowds – WLR Daily

Posted February 24th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, defences, diminished responsibility, homicide, law reports by tracey

Regina v Dowds: [2012] EWCA Crim 281;  [2012] WLR (D)  43

“The reformulation of the statutory conditions for diminished responsibility was not intended to reverse the well established rule that voluntary acute intoxication was incapable of being relied on to found diminished responsibility and the presence of a recognised medical condition, although necessary, was not always a sufficient condition to raise the issue of diminished responsibility.”

WLR Daily, 22nd February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Boy, 15, who battered mother to death detained for at least five years – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2011 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“James Gethen, now 16, was given an indeterminate detention order by a judge at Leeds crown court, who heard he had significant psychiatric problems at the time he killed his mother Ann, 39. Gethen was told he must serve at least five years before he is considered for release.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011

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Wife-killing Yorkie advert man walks free from court – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in diminished responsibility, euthanasia, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who appeared in the original Yorkie chocolate bar adverts has walked free from court after he admitted killing his terminally-ill wife.”

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BBC News, 23rd September 2011

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Yorkie advert star admits killing terminally-ill wife – BBC News

“The star of the original Yorkie chocolate bar adverts has admitted killing his terminally-ill wife.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2011

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Yvonne Freaney cleared of murder of autistic son, 11 – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2011 in autism, diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by sally

“A woman has been cleared of the murder of her severely autistic 11-year-old son.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2011

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Woman jailed for killing autistic son, 12, with bleach – BBC News

“A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2011

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‘Mercy killing’ husband George Webb freed from prison – The Guardian

“Appeal judges overturn the custodial sentence for the manslaughter of his ill wife in favour of a suspended term.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2011

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Mental health patient detained indefinitely for killing brother, nine – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2011 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news by sally

“A mental health patient was detained indefinitely today (17 January) for wounding his sister and stabbing to death his younger brother, with whom he had a close and loving relationship.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pensioner cleared of murdering wife in mercy killing – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2010 in diminished responsibility, euthanasia, homicide, murder, news by sally

“A pensioner who smothered his 75-year-old wife in a “mercy killing” has been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

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Flesh-eating Hastings killer jailed for 21 years – BBC news

Posted September 17th, 2010 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A Broadmoor patient who confessed to killing two women in East Sussex in 1998 and eating flesh from one of them has been jailed for at least 21 years.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for killing 100-year-old mother in Stepney – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2010 in diminished responsibility, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A former black cab driver has been jailed for six years for killing his 100-year-old mother.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

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Changes to the law of homicide – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in diminished responsibility, homicide, infanticide, legislation, news, provocation by sally

“In relation to acts or omissions on or after 4 October 2010, critical changes to the law of homicide are made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. The issues are dealt with in part 2 chapter 1.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Nurse guilty of murdering parents at Bournemouth home – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in diminished responsibility, murder, news by sally

“A nurse who stabbed her parents before hitting them over the head with an iron has been found guilty of their murders.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2010

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Khyra Ishaq’s mother appeals over prison sentence – BBC news

Posted June 28th, 2010 in appeals, child abuse, diminished responsibility, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“The mother of a seven-year-old girl who was starved to death at her home in Birmingham has lodged an appeal to reduce her jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

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Man sectioned over Stapleford grandfather’s killing – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2010 in diminished responsibility, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has said mental health doctors in Nottinghamshire should ‘examine their consciences’ after a paranoid schizophrenic stabbed his grandfather.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2010

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Man ‘angry at phone call’ killed stranger in Greenwich – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2010 in diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by sally

“A man who stabbed a stranger to ‘release his rage’ at not being able to get through to his girlfriend’s phone has been found guilty of murder.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2010

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Schizophrenic man jailed for fatal stabbing in London – BBC News

“A schizophrenic man who pleaded guilty to killing a father in north London months after being fined for another attack has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2010

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Mother who starved daughter to death guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2010 in child cruelty, diminished responsibility, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother who starved her seven-year-old daughter to death was cleared of murder today after a court accepted her plea of manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2010

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M6 dash woman jailed over killing – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2009 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman has been jailed for killing a man she met on the day she appeared in court for punching a police officer who tried to stop her running on to the M6.”

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BBC news, 26th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk