Harley Watson hit-and-run: Terence Glover admits manslaughter – BBC News

‘A man has admitted killing a 12-year-old boy in a hit-and-run near a school.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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Damilola Taylor: What lessons have been learnt 20 years on? – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2020 in children, gangs, homicide, London, news, offensive weapons, victims, young offenders by tracey

‘Twenty years ago, 10-year-old schoolboy Damilola Taylor was stabbed in the leg and left to die in a south London stairwell. It took six years and three trials for brothers Danny and Ricky Preddie to be convicted of manslaughter. They were aged 12 and 13 at the time of the killing.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2020

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Domestic abuse victims with ‘trapped capital’ should not be denied legal aid, court rules – The Guardian

‘Victims of domestic abuse should not be denied legal aid because they have assets trapped in a home, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2020

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R v Broughton Clarifying Causation in Gross Negligence Manslaughter – 2 Hare Court

Posted November 17th, 2020 in causation, drug abuse, evidence, expert witnesses, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘In 2017 a 24-year-old woman, Louella Fletcher Michie, died at the Bestival Music Festival, having taken 2-CP, a Class A drug, supplied by her boyfriend, the appellant.’

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2 Hare Court, November 2020

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Rough sex excuse in women’s deaths is variation of ‘crime of passion’ – study – The Guardian

‘Men who kill women are increasingly using the “sex game gone wrong” excuse as a contemporary variation on the traditional crime of passion defence, research has found.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2020

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Stoffel & Co. v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42 – Hailsham Chambers

‘In Stoffel & Co. v Grondona, the Supreme Court considered the operation of the common law defence of illegality in the context of solicitors’ negligence for the first time since its seminal decision in Patel v Mirza [2017] AC 467. At the same time, the Court handed down judgment in a clinical negligence case: Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2020] UKSC 43.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 3rd November 2020

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Jack Mitchell death: Father jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2020 in child abuse, domestic violence, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who admitted causing the death of his teenage son by shaking him as a baby has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2020

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Divisional Court gives guidance on article 2 inquests – UK Human Rights Law Blog

‘R (Peter Skelton and anr) v Senior Coroner for West Sussex [2020] EWHC 2813 (Adminn). Susan Nicholson and Caroline Devlin were killed by the same man during the course of abusive relationships. They died in 2011 and 2006, but the man was not convicted – of murder and manslaughter respectively – until 2017. The inquest into Susan’s death in 2011 resulted in a verdict of accidental death. Following the murder conviction, the Coroner applied to the High Court for this to be quashed, with the intention of holding a short inquest at which a fresh conclusion of “unlawful killing” would be recorded. However, the Claimants in this case – Susan’s parents – sought to expand the scope of the inquest to consider what they thought, understandably, were police failings. They were successful; this blog explains why, and examines the wider implications of the ruling.’

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 5th November 2020

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Mental health, clinical negligence and the illegality defence – UK Human Rights Law Blog

‘In Ecila Henderson v. Dorset Healthcare University NHS Trust Foundation [2020] UKSC 43 the Supreme Court has revisited the defence of illegality (“ex turpi causa”) in the context of a claim for clinical negligence.’

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 3rd November 2020

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Man admits killing his children at London home during UK lockdown – The Guardian

‘A man has admitted slitting the throats of his two young children during lockdown. Nadarajah Nithiyakumar, 41, attacked his daughter Pavinya, aged 19 months, and three-year-old son Nigash at the family home in Ilford, east London, on 26 April.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer to have sentence reviewed – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2020 in appeals, domestic violence, families, homicide, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who strangled a mother-of-two after she exposed their affair will have his 10-and-a-half year sentence for manslaughter reviewed.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2020 in domestic violence, families, homicide, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A police officer who strangled his long-term lover after she exposed their affair to his wife has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2020

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Inquest concludes that fatal stabbing of Bathsheba Shepherd could have been prevented – Garden Court Chambers

‘The family of a vulnerable woman who was killed by her housemate while in supported accommodation have spoken of their loss after an inquest found that her death could have been prevented if effective risk assessments had been carried out.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 5th October 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer cleared of murder – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2020 in coercive & controlling behaviour, guilty pleas, homicide, murder, news by sally

‘A police officer who strangled his long-term lover after she exposed their affair to his wife has been cleared of murder.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2020

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PC Andrew Harper death: Why his family wants the law to change – BBC News

‘The sentences handed down to the killers of PC Andrew Harper have sparked much public debate and resulted in his widow and mother launching rival campaigns calling for tougher punishments for those who kill emergency services workers.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2020

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Bamford baby death: Father jailed for killing two-month-old son – BBC News

‘A father has been jailed for nine years for killing his baby son by shaking him, causing fatal head injuries.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Tashan Daniel’s Tube station killers lodge appeals – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2020 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A killer jailed for fatally stabbing an Arsenal fan on a London Underground platform is to appeal against his murder conviction, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2020

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Drivers who kill others could receive life sentences under new laws – BBC News

‘Drivers who kill others after speeding, racing or using a phone could receive life sentences under new legislation.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2020

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Olivia Burt’s family ‘disappointed’ with CPS decision – BBC News

‘The parents of a student who died when a barrier collapsed outside a nightclub say they are “deeply disappointed” no-one will face criminal prosecution.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2020

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Harry Dunn: Family to meet with top prosecutor amid talks over trial in absentia – The Independent

‘The family of Harry Dunn has been invited to a meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) amid government discussions about the possibility of a trial in the absence of the teenager’s alleged killer.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2020

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