Sally Challen case: ‘Mum killed Dad but we get to be happy again at Xmas’ – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2019 in appeals, coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘Sally was originally found guilty of murder but successfully appealed against her conviction.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2019

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Colin Payne guilty of Mark Bloomfield pub row murder – BBC News

‘A martial arts expert has been found guilty of murdering a charity worker after a row in a pub.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2019

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Family of murdered autistic man attack coroner’s refusal to hold ‘full and fearless’ inquest – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner has been criticised for refusing to hold a “full and fearless” inquest into murder of autistic man killed by a dangerous criminal just out of prison on licence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2019

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Police referred to standards watchdog over death of 12-year-old boy killed outside school – Daily Telegraph

‘Police investigating a hit and run outside a school tonight referred themselves to the standards watchdog over their “previous contact” with the murder suspect.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2019

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Farieissia Martin to appeal against murder conviction – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news by tracey

‘A woman serving a life sentence for stabbing her ex-partner to death has won the first stage of a bid to overturn her murder conviction.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2019

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Triple killer Alexander Lewis-Ranwell not guilty of murder due to insanity – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in child abuse, mental health, murder, news by tracey

‘A man who killed three elderly men because he wrongly believed they were paedophiles has been cleared of murder.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2019

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Andrew Highton jailed for murder of partner Linda Treeby – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for the “savage and brutal” murder of his partner on her 64th birthday.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2019

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Lee Vernon jailed for baby son’s shake murder – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who shook his baby son to death has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Sana Muhammad crossbow death: Ex-husband jailed for ‘evil’ murder – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot dead his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow in a “brutal and evil attack” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Women appeal against murder convictions after Sally Challen case – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘Two women who killed their partners will appeal their convictions this month, in the first cases of their kind to be heard since Sally Challen successfully challenged her murder conviction on the grounds of having suffered years of domestic abuse.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2019

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Mia Gregson murder: Couple jailed over toddler’s death – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2019 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his girlfriend’s 23-month-old daughter because she was crying has been jailed for life for her murder.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2019

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Grace Millane’s Trial Exposes A Dark Trend In Coverage Of Violence Against Women – Rights Info

Posted November 28th, 2019 in media, murder, news, victims, women by sally

‘The murder of Grace Millane in 2018 seized front pages of media outlets worldwide, with article after article fixated on details of her personal history. These details implied that the sexually violent nature of Millane’s death was somehow a product of her own actions, and this treatment is itself part of a much larger media trend in how violence against women is represented.’

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Rights Info, 27th November 2019

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Mia Gregson death: Man murdered girlfriend’s 23-month old daughter because she would not stop crying – The Independent

Posted November 27th, 2019 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, children, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend’s 23-month-old daughter because she would not stop crying.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2019

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Review launched into Government’s compensation scheme for families of British people murdered overseas – Daily Telegraph

‘A review is under way into the Government’s compensation scheme for families of British people murdered outside the UK and the European Union.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2019

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Justice Secretary in move to challenge release of killer who hid body – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘An urgent Ministry of Justice (MoJ) investigation has been launched after murderer Ian Simms was granted parole despite his refusal to reveal the whereabouts of the body of his victim Helen McCourt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms set for parole – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2019 in murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The mother of a murder victim is “horrified” her daughter’s killer will be freed despite never revealing where her body is.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Chip shop death: Geoffrey Bran cleared of murdering wife with oil – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A chip shop owner accused of killing his wife by throwing boiling oil over her has been cleared of her murder.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2019

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Jodie Chesney murder: two teenagers jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenagers have been jailed for life for the “callous, casual and irresponsible” murder of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2019

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Stephen Port: jury to decide whether police blunders were a result of homophobia – Daily Telegraph

‘A jury will look at whether “prejudice” played a part in how police initially treated the deaths of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims, a coroner has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2019

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Man jailed for life for Isle of Wight chainsaw attack murder – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The trustee of a communal vegetable garden on the Isle of Wight has been jailed for at least 25 years after murdering a fellow project worker by attacking him with a chainsaw and strangling him.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2019

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