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

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Scientific advances brought demise of double jeopardy rule – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2009 in double jeopardy, news by sally

“It was David Blunkett who scrapped the 800-year-old legal principle that people could not be tried twice for the same crime.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2009

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Footballer convicted of killing girlfriend in double jeopardy case – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in double jeopardy, homicide, news by sally

“A footballer today admitted killing his former girlfriend more than six years after he was cleared of the crime.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

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New trial bid over death fall man – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2008 in double jeopardy, murder, news by sally

“The former wife of a father who killed his young son in a plunge from a hotel balcony is calling for him to be prosecuted when he returns to Britain.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008

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Regina v. IK; Regina v. AB; Regina v. KA – Times Law Reports

Posted May 16th, 2007 in double jeopardy, immigration, law reports by sally

Double jeopardy requires two sets of criminal proceedings

Regina v. IK; Regina v. AB; Regina v. KA

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Double jeopardy was not available as a plea in bar unless both sets of proceedings were criminal and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission was not a criminal court.”

The Times, 16th May 2007

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