Dangerous killer who made legal history could be moved to open prison – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2022 in double jeopardy, imprisonment, murder, news, parole, perjury, prisons by tracey

‘A “dangerous” killer who murdered a pizza delivery girl in a frenzied sex attack in a case that made legal history could be moved to an open prison.’

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The Independent, 12th September 2022

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Wendell Baker: Attempt to block release of rapist denied – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2020 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, parole, rape, release on licence by sally

‘An attempt to block the release of a man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been rejected by the Parole Board.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2020

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Wendell Baker: ‘Double jeopardy’ pensioner rapist cleared for release – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2020 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, parole, rape, release on licence by sally

‘A man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been cleared for release from prison by the Parole Board.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2020

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Prolific thief Michael Weir jailed for 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2019 in burglary, double jeopardy, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A serial burglar has been sentenced to life for the murders of two pensioners during break-ins in 1998.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2019

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in DNA, double jeopardy, forensic science, murder, news, retrials by tracey

‘A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Bob Higgins case: ‘I will never get a feeling of closure’ – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2019 in child abuse, double jeopardy, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘Police have apologised to six victims of football coach Bob Higgins for the way the case was handled in the 1990s.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Friston issues “double jeopardy” warning over conduct issues – Litigation Futures

Posted February 4th, 2019 in civil procedure rules, costs, double jeopardy, news by sally

‘Conduct issues that could have been dealt with at trial cannot be revisited during detailed assessment, the author of Friston on Costs, sitting in the Senior Courts Costs Office, has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st January 2019

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Family of murdered Muslim teenager say they feel discriminated against by police after they fail to convict anyone for eight years – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, double jeopardy, murder, news, police, retrials by sally

‘AbdulKarim Boudiaf was 18 when he was fatally shot in the neck while walking with friends outside a pub in north London in 2009. A man stood trial for his death, but no one has ever been convicted. His family tell The Independent they feel discriminated against because of their race and class background.’

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The Independent, 12th December 2017

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Double jeopardy case: Wendell Baker jailed for pensioner rape – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2013 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

“A man convicted under the amended double jeopardy law of raping a pensioner has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2013

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At last: Rapist Wendell Baker finally found guilty of 1997 attack after police bungles – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2013 in DNA, double jeopardy, evidence, news, police, rape by sally

“A rapist was finally convicted today after a series of police and prosecution blunders allowed him to evade justice for 15 years following his merciless attack on a pensioner inside her own home.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2013

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Rape suspect on trial again under double jeopardy law – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2013 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, rape by sally

“A builder cleared of raping a pensioner in her bedroom despite matching DNA evidence has gone on trial again under the double jeopardy law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2013

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Regina v JFJ – WLR Daily

Posted April 26th, 2013 in appeals, assault, double jeopardy, law reports by tracey

Regina v JFJ: [2013] EWCA Crim 569;   [2013] WLR (D)  149

“A plea of autrefois acquit or convict was to be narrowly confined to cases where the offences were the same in fact or law. In any case where the narrow application of that principle would result in unfairness or injustice to a defendant, amounting to oppression, the remedy lay in the power of the court to stay the proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 24th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Change in double jeopardy law led to Gary Dobson’s retrial – The Guardian

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in double jeopardy, murder, news by tracey

“Gary Dobson could never have been convicted of murdering Stephen Lawrence nearly 19 years ago if the law had not been changed in 2003.”

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2012

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Dobson and Norris found guilty – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in double jeopardy, evidence, forensic science, murder, news, racism by tracey

“Two men have been convicted of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, 18 years after he was stabbed to death at a south London bus stop. Gary Dobson and David Norris were found guilty by an Old Bailey jury after a trial based on forensic evidence.”

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BBC News, 3rd January 2012

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John Dillon jailed for rape of grandmother in 1982 – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in double jeopardy, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

“A man has been jailed for life under the double jeopardy law three decades after raping his own grandmother.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2011

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End of ‘year and a day rule’ led to Clift murder charge – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2011 in double jeopardy, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Screwdriver killer Leigh Clift was brought back to court and convicted of murder following a change in a the law allowing him to be charged with a different offence over the same attack on Milton Keynes man Jonathan Barton.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2011

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Society formally urges Clarke to ban referral fees – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 4th, 2011 in double jeopardy, fees, news by sally

“The Law Society has written to justice secretary Kenneth Clarke urging him to act immediately to ban referral fees, after he revealed last week that he is ‘considering’ the issue.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th July 2011

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Joint CPS and MPS statement on Stephen Lawrence case – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted May 19th, 2011 in double jeopardy, murder, press releases, retrials by tracey

“Stephen Lawrence was murdered on 22 April 1993 in an unprovoked attack. Two men have recently been charged with his murder: David Norris and Gary Dobson. They are both in custody and will stand trial later this year at the Central Criminal Court.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th May 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

CPS Statement on Howard Martin – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 11th, 2011 in doctors, double jeopardy, murder, press releases, prosecutions by sally

“Durham Crown Prosecution Service has advised Durham Police there is not enough new evidence under the double jeopardy provisions for the Director of Public Prosecutions to authorise an investigation into former GP Howard Martin, acquitted of the murder of three of his patients six years ago.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man convicted of murder in double jeopardy retrial – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2010 in double jeopardy, evidence, murder, news, retrials by sally

“The first person to face a murder retrial following the discovery of new forensic evidence was convicted today.”

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The Independent, 13th December 2010

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