Child killer gets longer life sentence – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 19th, 2017 in appeals, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Marvyn Iheanacho who killed a 5 year old boy has had his sentence increased by 3 years after representation at the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 17th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Catford park murder: Longer sentence for lost shoe boy killer – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in abuse of position of trust, appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A killer who beat a five-year-old boy to death for losing a trainer in a park has had his prison sentence extended to a minimum of 21 years.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Criminal or casualty? – Counsel

Posted October 12th, 2017 in armed forces, diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, murder, news, war by sally

‘Marine A is a salutary lesson on the pressures of modern warfare and those acting for service personnel, say Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris.’

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Counsel, October 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Kevin Nunes murder: Staffordshire Police ‘mishandled’ paid witness – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, gangs, murder, negligence, news, police, reports, witnesses by tracey

‘”Significant failures” by Staffordshire Police over a gangland killing led to the unsafe convictions of five men, a police watchdog report has found.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Aaron Barley jailed for life for Stourbridge stabbings – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A homeless man who “destroyed a family” by stabbing to death a mother and son who had helped him has been jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman’s murder in care home could have been prevented, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2017 in autism, care homes, mental health, murder, news, social services by sally

‘The murder of an 18-year-old woman by a fellow resident at a care home who had previously attempted to strangle other women was both predictable and preventable, a serious case review has found.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Sadistic killer Jason Marshall jailed for 39 years – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2017 in extradition, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, torture by tracey

‘Sadistic killer Jason Marshall, who was filmed murdering a man during a bondage sex session, has been jailed for 39 years.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prison inmates given life sentences for murder of convicted double killer – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in conspiracy, murder, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Two prison inmates who murdered a convicted double killer in his cell after being “ordered by God” to attack him have both been handed life sentences.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in burglary, crime, firearms, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for sexually-motivated murder of 18-year-old student – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2017 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for the sexually motivated murder of a teenage student. Mark Buckley, 52, attacked 18-year-old Ellen Higginbottom, before taking her laptop and mobile phone and then leaving her for dead near a wheat field close to Orrell Water Park in Wigan, Greater Manchester.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Coventry killers face longer in jail – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 7th, 2017 in appeals, deferred prosecution agreements, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Murderers Stephen Weeks and Drew Thorpe have had their sentences increased following ULS referral.’

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Attorney General's Office, 6th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith death: Social workers ‘missed danger signs’ – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2017 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, social services by sally

‘Social workers missed signs of danger around a toddler who was stamped to death and focused too much on the condition of the mother who killed her, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for murdering niece who was also partner – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2017 in domestic violence, imprisonment, incest, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for murdering a woman who was his niece and also his partner.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2017

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UK police broke law in case of British backpackers murdered in Thailand – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency in the UK has been forced to admit it acted unlawfully when it gave information to Thai police that helped send two men to death row for murdering two British backpackers.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Palestinian cartoonist’s 1987 murder reinvestigated – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2017 in freedom of expression, murder, news by tracey

‘The murder of a Palestinian cartoonist who was shot dead in the street is being reinvestigated 30 years on.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Homeless man jailed for Hyde Park murder – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2017 in deportation, homelessness, immigration, imprisonment, London, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A homeless man has been jailed for at least 26 years for murdering a “kind and peace-loving” carer in London’s Hyde Park after the authorities failed to deport him on at least six occasions over two years.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity – BBC News

‘A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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Gang members guilty of ‘hunting down’ and killing 18-year-old in street – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2017 in gangs, murder, news by sally

‘Eleven young men, including a 14-year-old boy, have been convicted of the gangland killing of an 18-year-old in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Mother who stamped toddler daughter to death has sentence for murder reduced by five years – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in appeals, child cruelty, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother who stamped her toddler daughter to death has had her minimum sentence reduced by five years after an appeal.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cody-Anne Jackson jailed for suffocating daughter, 2 – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mum who suffocated her two-year-old daughter after sending the toddler’s father “one last picture” of her has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk