Edith Thompson: Hanged woman’s case denied pardon bid – BBC News

‘The case of a woman hanged over 100 years ago for the murder of her husband does not meet the requirements for a royal pardon, a commission has ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2024

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Cat killer sentenced to life for Oxford murder as part of sexual fantasy – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2024 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A cat killer obsessed with violence and death has been jailed for life with a minimum of 24 years after being convicted of murdering a man she deliberately targeted as part of a sexual fantasy.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2024

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Sobhia Khan: Concern over hospital release of man who killed wife – BBC News

‘A coroner has found “numerous failings” led to a man being able to beat his wife to death after his release from a secure psychiatric unit.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2024

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Cat killer Scarlet Blake found guilty of murdering Jorge Martin Carreno – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2024 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, murder, news by michael

‘A woman obsessed with death who once livestreamed the killing of a cat has been found guilty of murdering a man.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2024

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Killer nurse Lucy Letby in final bid to appeal convictions – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2024 in appeals, attempted murder, children, imprisonment, juries, murder, news, nurses, retrials by michael

‘Lawyers for Letby will ask senior judges for permission to bring an appeal against all her convictions at the hearing in London provisionally listed for April 25, a judiciary spokeswoman confirmed on Friday [23rd February]’

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The Independent, 23rd February 2024

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Marina Koppel: Man’s bloody footprint used to convict him of 1994 murder – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2024 in DNA, forensic science, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been convicted of killing a woman almost 30 years ago, with a bloody footprint and a hair stuck to a ring being used to identify him.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2024

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Man poisoned Essex couple with fentanyl before rewriting their will, court told – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2024 in murder, news, poisoning, wills by sally

‘A man poisoned a married couple with the opioid painkiller fentanyl and rewrote their will the day after they died, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2024

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Mother of Colin Pitchfork victim dismayed as he wins new release hearing – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2024 in appeals, murder, news, parole, rape by tracey

‘The mother of one of Colin Pitchfork’s victims has expressed her anger after the rapist and murderer won an appeal for a fresh parole hearing to determine whether he should be released from prison.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2024

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Gang who killed man for fake designer watch jailed – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2024 in gangs, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang of robbers has been jailed after they killed a music manager for a fake designer watch.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2024

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Detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure incompatible with young murderers’ human rights – Law Society’s Gazette

‘High Court judges have ruled that to keep a young offender convicted of murder detained indefinitely is incompatible with certain rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th February 2024

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Husband jailed for killing wife in car fire – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2024 in domestic violence, families, imprisonment, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by michael

‘An 80-year-old man who killed his wife in a “uniquely savage” car fire has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 21 years and eight months.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2024

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Shea Gordon: Teens jailed for life after birthday party murder – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2024 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Two teenagers have been jailed for life after murdering a boy at an 18th birthday party in east London.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2024

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Neath Port Talbot: Mathew Pickering jailed for life for murder – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his on-off girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 17-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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Police forced to run background checks on sex abuse suspects or face sack under proposed ‘Gaia’s Law’ – The Independent

‘Police officers who fail to run background checks on sex offence suspects will face being fired under new measures proposed to parliament to crackdown on sexual predators.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2024

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Joint enterprise law: MP’s bill seeks to stop innocent bystanders being jailed – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2024 in bills, criminal justice, gangs, homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A proposed amendment to English law could stop innocent people being imprisoned under the controversial joint enterprise doctrine.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2024

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Brianna Ghey: Why teenagers who killed her can be named – BBC News

‘Two teenagers who murdered 16-year-old Brianna Ghey after devising a “kill list” of children to target will be named for the first time today.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2024

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Builder jailed for killing Dudley woman who hired him for extension – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2024 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A builder who killed a customer in a brutal hammer attack after “chronic” delays in building an extension to her home has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2024

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Lucy Letby murder convictions appeal bid rejected – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2024 in appeals, children, murder, news, nurses by tracey

‘Serial child killer Lucy Letby has had an initial bid to challenge her convictions for murdering seven babies and attempting to kill another six refused by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2024

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Valdo Calocane: CPS to be investigated over handling of Nottingham killer case – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are to be investigated for their handling of the Valdo Calocane case, including their decision to accept his manslaughter pleas, the attorney general has announced.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2024

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Nottingham attacks: attorney general considering killer’s sentence for review – The Guardian

‘The attorney general is considering whether judges should review the sentence of the Nottingham killer Valdo Calocane after receiving a submission that it could be unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2024

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