Teenager cleared of manslaughter after killing stepfather with one punch – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2017 in domestic violence, homicide, news, young persons by sally

‘A teenager who killed his stepfather with a punch to the head has walked free from court.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2017

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Texting lorry driver who killed a pensioner has jail term increased – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2017 in attorney general, dangerous driving, homicide, judges, news, sentencing by sally

‘A texting lorry driver who was reaching down to tune his radio when he killed a pensioner has had his sentence increased after judges found it was unduly lenient.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2017

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Amanda Telfer death: Construction boss jailed – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A construction boss has been jailed over the “wholly needless” death of a lawyer who was crushed by falling windows.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2017

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Marine A: Sergeant Alexander Blackman to be released from prison on Friday – The Independent

‘A Royal Marine who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, will be released from prison on Friday, according to the group set up to campaign for his release.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2017

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Woman jailed over Facebook birthday message death crash – BBC News

‘A woman who was trying to send a message on Facebook when she crashed into a pensioner’s car, killing him, has been jailed for 27 months.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2017

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Swindon man jailed for single punch killing on night out – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2017 in homicide, news, sentencing, violence by sally

‘A man has been jailed for eight years after killing a man with a single punch during a night out in Swindon.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2017

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Driver faces private prosecution over death of cyclist in London – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The driver of a car that hit a cyclist who later died has appeared at the Old Bailey in a private case brought by the Cyclists’ Defence Fund.

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

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Decorator cleared of killing Czech man in London street attack – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2017 in homicide, London, news, self-defence by sally

‘A painter and decorator has been cleared of killing a Czech man in a street attack which sparked fears of post-Brexit violence.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

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Fewer prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in charities, homicide, news, police, prosecutions, road traffic offences, statistics by sally

‘Prosecution and conviction rates for drivers who cause fatal road crashes are lower than they were five years ago, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2017

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Royal Marine Alexander Blackman expresses ‘relief’ at sentence cut – BBC News

‘Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has spoken of his “profound sense of relief” after his sentence for shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan was reduced.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

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Mayfair window crush death: Kelvin Adsett guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has been convicted over the death of a woman who was crushed by window frames weighing more than half a tonne.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2017

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Lorry driver Dariusz Tokarczyk jailed for killing Jodie Moss – BBC News

‘A lorry driver who killed a 21-year-old woman while selecting music on his mobile phone has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Driver jailed over Poppy-Arabella Clarke crossing death – BBC News

‘A pensioner who killed a three-year-old girl weeks after being told to stop driving because of poor eyesight has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Marine Alexander Blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter – BBC News

‘A Royal Marine jailed for shooting an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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Thomas Orchard custody death: Three officers found not guilty of killing man with schizophrenia in police custody – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2017 in death in custody, homicide, mental health, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A custody sergeant and two detention officers have been found not guilty of killing a man with mental health problems in police custody.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2017

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London man jailed for killing friend with single punch after shoe prank – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, homicide, London, news, sentencing, violence by sally

‘A City worker who fatally punched a friend after his shoe was thrown out of a taxi window has been jailed for three years.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Drug addict jailed for killing child actor in London car chase – The Guardian

‘A drug addict with more than 50 previous convictions has been jailed for 12 years for killing a child actor and his aunt when he hit them with a stolen car.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Judge convicts Leeds ‘cash for crash’ killers – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in conspiracy, fraud, homicide, insurance, juries, news, road traffic by sally

‘Three men involved in a “cash for crash” scam which killed an 88-year-old woman in Leeds have been convicted.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2017

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Man who killed banker with one punch cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in assault, homicide, murder, news by sally

‘A man who killed a banker with a single punch has been cleared of murder.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2017

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Judge in ‘crash for cash case’ dismisses jury and takes case on himself after jurors were offered bribes outside the courtroom – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in bribery, conspiracy, fraud, homicide, judges, juries, news, trials by sally

‘A judge used a rare legal power to dismiss a jury and take the case on himself after jurors said they were offered bribes outside the courtroom.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2017

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