Sally Challen can inherit controlling husband’s estate, rules judge – The Guardian

‘A woman who won an appeal over her conviction for murdering her controlling husband can inherit his estate, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2020

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Jaden Moodie: ‘Chances missed’ to protect boy groomed by dealers – BBC News

‘A boy who was “butchered” in a drugs turf war after being groomed by drug dealers had been arrested in a crack den months earlier but police did not contact child exploitation staff, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2020

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COVID-19 : a murderous virus? – Church Court Chambers

Posted May 19th, 2020 in causation, coronavirus, murder, news, prosecutions, unlawful killing by sally

‘Notwithstanding the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a global effort to fight the same, some individuals have taken it upon themselves to exacerbate the horror of the virus by spitting at others, purporting to have coronavirus. The Criminal Justice System is sadly accustomed to dealing with offences that involve threats to spread disease via bodily fluids; these offenders are often seeking to cause psychological terror and harm, rather than physical harm. However in circumstances such as this, the immediate psychological fear caused by the concern that the victim may have contracted the virus, may then be sadly outweighed by the pain and suffering of contracting the virus and subsequent death.’

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Church Court Chambers, May 2020

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Murder trial resumes with counsel and jury swapping seats – Legal Futures

‘A jury trial resumed at the Old Bailey yesterday, with barristers in the jury and press boxes, and jurors socially distancing in counsel’s rows after being told there were no face masks for them.’

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Legal Futures, 12th May 2020

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‘Lady in the Lake’ murder: Gordon Park’s conviction upheld – BBC News

‘Three senior judges have rejected a posthumous appeal against the conviction of Gordon Park, the so-called “Lady in the Lake” killer.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2020

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Yousef Makki death: inquiry into Greater Manchester police dropped – The Guardian

‘A watchdog has dropped its misconduct investigation into Greater Manchester police’s handling of a case involving the death of a schoolboy in Cheshire.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2020

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Martin Cooper: ‘Sadistic psychopath’ sentenced for 1980s rape – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2020 in murder, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man jailed for life for brutally murdering and raping a teenager in 1987 has been sentenced for attacking a second victim before the killing.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2020

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Jeremy Bamber lawyers seek review of CPS refusal to disclose evidence – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2020 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, judicial review, murder, news by sally

‘Lawyers representing Jeremy Bamber, who is serving a whole life sentence for killing five members of his family in 1985, will ask the high court to review the refusal of the Crown Prosecution Service to disclose evidence they believe could undermine his conviction.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2020

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MPs to try to ban ‘rough sex’ murder defence in domestic abuse bill – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2020 in bills, defences, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘MPs are to try to outlaw the courtroom murder defence of “rough sex gone wrong” during parliamentary debates on the domestic abuse bill, as cases of domestic violence soar during the coronavirus lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2020

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East Finchley shooting: Man to face fifth trial over same murder charges – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2020 in murder, news, trials by sally

‘An Old Bailey judge has ruled that a man can go on trial on the same murder charges for a fifth time.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2020

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Tougher penalties proposed for attacks on UK emergency workers- The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2020 in assault, consultations, coronavirus, emergency services, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Judges will be able to impose tougher punishments on anyone convicted of assaulting emergency workers or threatening to transmit diseases under sentencing guidelines proposals published on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2020

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Do Medical Practitioners have a duty to disclose Genetic Disorders despite the Principles of Confidentiality? – Exchange Chambers

‘An analysis of the ethical and legal considerations underpinning a decision to inform a patient’s relatives about a diagnosis of a genetic disorder in light of the recent judgment handed down in ABC v St Georges Healthcare and Others [2020] EWHC 455 (QB).’

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Exchange Chambers, 25th March 2020

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Tashaun Aird death: Three teens jailed over stab death – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2020 in gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death with a samurai sword and a zombie knife in an east London park have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2020

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New Judgment: Elgizouli (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10 – UKSC Blog

‘The appellant’s son is alleged to have been one of a group of terrorists operating in Syria, involved in the murder of US and British citizens. The US made a mutual legal assistance request to the UK in relation to an investigation into the activities of that group. The Home Secretary requested an assurance that the information would not be used directly or indirectly in a prosecution that could lead to the imposition of the death penalty. The US refused to provide a full death penalty assurance and the Home Secretary agreed to provide information to the US without requiring any assurance. The appellant challenged the Home Secretary’s decision by way of judicial review. The questions for the Supreme Court were firstly whether it is unlawful for the Secretary of State to exercise his power to provide MLA so as to supply evidence to a foreign state that will facilitate the imposition of the death penalty in that state on the individual and secondly whether it is lawful under the Data Protection Act 2018, Part 3 for law enforcement authorities in the UK to transfer personal data to law enforcement authorities abroad for use in capital criminal proceedings.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th March 2020

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Wembley gang shooting: Trio guilty of mistaken identity murder – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2020 in gangs, homicide, murder, news by sally

‘Four men have been found guilty of the revenge killing of a shop worker who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2020

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Teenager jailed for 24 years over murder of Lancashire sales assistant – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2020 in imprisonment, internet, mental health, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who lured a “gentle, kind-hearted” sales assistant to a remote beauty spot on a date and stabbed him to death has been locked up for a minimum of 24 years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2020

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Alex Davies stabbing: Teen guilty of Grindr date murder – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2020 in internet, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been convicted of the murder of a sales assistant who he stabbed more than 100 times and left in a remote woodland location.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2020

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Andre Bent murder trial: Vasilios Ofogeli found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2020 in attempted murder, murder, news, violent disorder, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy who stabbed a man to death during a brawl after a rap concert has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2020

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Met Police criticised for response to VIP abuse inquiry review – BBC News

‘A watchdog has criticised the Met Police for being slow to learn lessons from a damning review of its probe into a Westminster paedophile ring.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2020

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Bradford gang jailed for ‘sadistic’ torture and murder – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2020 in murder, news, sentencing, torture by tracey

‘Three drug dealers who brutally tortured and murdered a man have been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2020

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