‘Harper’s law’ may not deliver promised mandatory life sentences for killing police, experts say – The Independent

‘Legal experts have raised questions over a law the justice secretary promised would mean “mandatory life sentences” for people who accidentally kill police officers.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2021

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Man convicted of killing pensioner 20 years ago after DNA breakthrough – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2021 in DNA, forensic science, homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing an elderly woman 20 years ago after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2021

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Birmingham stabbings: man given minimum 21-year prison sentence – The Guardian

‘A man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia who killed a 23-year-old man and injured seven others in a violent stabbing spree in Birmingham last year has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2021

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The killing of Sophie Moss: why did a vulnerable mother’s attacker get such a short sentence? – The Guardian

‘The man who killed Moss was given less than five years in prison, after claiming she consented to being choked. His mitigation? The “rough sex” defence that is no longer supposed to be allowed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Rachel Wilson killing: Keith Hall jailed for 2002 attack – BBC News

‘A man who got a teenage girl hooked on drugs and forced her into prostitution to fund his own habit before killing her has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2021

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Sidney Cooke: Notorious paedophile denied parole for 10th time – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2021 in child abuse, children, early release, homicide, news, parole, sexual offences by tracey

‘One of Britain’s most notorious child sex offenders has been refused parole for the 10th time. Sidney Cooke, now 94, was jailed for life with a minimum five-year term in 1999 for the abuse of two brothers.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2021

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Police officer cleared over moped rider’s death during high-speed chase – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2021 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of an 18-year-old man during a high-speed chase.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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David Fuller admits killing two women in 1987 – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2021 in diminished responsibility, guilty pleas, homicide, murder, news, women by sally

‘A man admits killing two women in 1987, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2021

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‘I see him for what he is now’: Rough sex defence trivialises violence says wife of sex choke killer – The Independent

‘The wife of a man recently sentenced to less than five years in prison for choking a woman to death in sex has said the “rough sex defence” trivialises violence against women.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2021

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‘Unduly lenient’ jail term for killing during sex considered for appeal – The Guardian

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether to appeal against the jail term of four years and eight months handed to a man who choked his lover to death during sex.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2021

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Sally Challen defence QC leads domestic homicide review – BBC News

‘The defence barrister for Sally Challen, who was the first woman to have her murder conviction quashed under coercive control laws, is to lead a review into domestic homicide laws.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2021

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Darlington man jailed for four years for killing woman during sex – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, women by sally

‘A man who strangled a vulnerable woman during sex after drinking 24 bottles of beer has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2021

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Joint Enterprise and the Real Impact of Jogee – Carmelite Chambers

Posted August 26th, 2021 in criminal responsibility, homicide, joint enterprise, news by sally

‘Tom Edwards looks at the impact of the shift from Joint Enterprise to Common Purpose in the five years since Jogee, and considers its impact in both the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.’

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Carmelite Chambers, 19th August 2021

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Harry Dunn: Civil damages deposition case postponed – BBC News

‘The deposition of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer has been postponed just days before it was due to take place.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2021

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Woodmancote shootings: Twin’s gun law anger after family deaths – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2021 in firearms, homicide, licensing, mental health, news by sally

‘A man thought to have shot his partner and daughters before killing himself was given a gun licence despite police knowing he had failed to disclose mental health issues and a conviction.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2021

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Verphy Kudi: Mother jailed for leaving toddler alone for days to starve to death – The Independent

‘The teenage mother who left her 20-month-old daughter to starve to death while she partied in London and Coventry has been jailed for nine years.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2021

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Ivi Miley death: Man jailed for killing baby daughter – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2021 in child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for killing his three-month-old daughter who died after suffering catastrophic injuries.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2021

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Seven men found guilty of murder of Blackburn student Aya Hachem – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2021 in bereavement, closed circuit television, families, homicide, murder, news, victims by sally

‘Seven men have been found guilty of murdering a law student, Aya Hachem, in Blackburn last year after a longstanding feud between two tyre firm owners.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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Cyclist jailed after Tower Hamlets hit-and-run death – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2021 in bicycles, dangerous driving, homicide, immigration, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cyclist has been jailed for causing fatal injuries to a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Two teenage boys guilty of murder of Oliver Stephens, 13 – The Guardian

‘Two 14-year-old boys who “ambushed” a 13-year-old and stabbed him to death after a dispute on social media have been found guilty of his murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

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