Woman guilty of ‘horrific’ Sheffield murder – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2017 in murder, news by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of the “horrific” murder of a man after taking drugs at a house in Sheffield.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2017

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Millionaire who killed his wife sued by sons for ‘profiting’ from murder – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in appeals, children, divorce, domestic violence, families, murder, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A millionaire businessman who stabbed his wife to death in the midst of a bitter divorce row is being sued for £1.5m by his two sons.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2017

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Boy, 15, jailed for Notting Hill stab murder – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2017 in London, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-boy has been jailed for 13 years for murdering a teenager in an ambush in Notting Hill.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2017

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First man extradited from Pakistan for over a decade jailed for two murders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 10th, 2017 in extradition, murder, news, Pakistan, sentencing by tracey

‘The first man to be extradited to the UK from Pakistan since 2005 has today (8 February) been jailed for life over the murders of two men in Bradford.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2017

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Soldier jailed for love rival ambush and attack – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in attempts, kidnapping, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A soldier who abducted and stabbed his love rival has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

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Number of child murders falls to lowest figure since records began – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in children, murder, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of child murders fell to the lowest level on record last year despite an 11 per cent rise in adult homicides across Britain.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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Retired dentist who tried to murder wife after falling victim to fraud spared jail as she begs judge not to send him to prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A retired dentist who tried to strangle his wife with a tie after he was conned out of £200,000 has been spared jail after she begged the judge not to send him to prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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Norma Bell death: Gareth Dack to serve 33 years in jail – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cocaine addict who strangled a foster mother and then tried to cause an explosion to hide evidence has been jailed for a minimum of 33 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Judges reject media request to release marine shooting video – The Guardian

‘Three of the UK’s most senior judges have rejected a request by the Guardian and other media organisations to sanction the release of video footage showing a British Royal Marine shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2017

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Don Hale: One man’s fight for justice – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in media, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, rape by sally

‘Fifteen years ago Stephen Downing was acquitted after spending 27 years in prison for murder, overturning one of Britain’s most notorious miscarriages of justice and putting into the spotlight the local newspaper editor who helped to bring the police’s case tumbling down.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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Families of murder victims to get more support – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 19th, 2017 in families, murder, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Relatives of murder victims where an individual is acquitted after a trial will be offered enhanced support under a scheme launched today (17 January). Justice After Acquittal (JAA) has worked with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and police to draw up new National Standards of Support (NSS). JAA is a voluntary organisation set up to provide support to families who suffer the double trauma of the murder of a loved one and the subsequent acquittal of the alleged perpetrator.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2017

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European court rejects whole-life murder term challenge – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2017 in appeals, human rights, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A British triple-killer has lost a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life prison term.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2017

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Daniel Morgan murder suspects named in court 30 years after killing – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2017 in conspiracy, corruption, malicious prosecution, media, murder, news, police by sally

‘The alleged conspirators in the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan have been named in court, nearly 30 years after the private detective was found dead with an axe embedded in his head in a pub car park.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2017

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Jailed marine Alexander Blackman’s defence team ‘fell below standard required’, official report concludes – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 4th, 2017 in armed forces, legal representation, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by tracey

‘The legal team tasked with defending a Royal Marine accused of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter were responsible for a litany of failings that rendered his subsequent conviction unsafe, the body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd January 2017

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John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer was ‘unlawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in inquests, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘Notorious criminal John “Goldfinger” Palmer was shot six times in a “contract-style” killing, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

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Woman guilty of Letchworth casserole dish murder – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in burglary, families, murder, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘A woman who killed her half-sister with a chicken-shaped casserole dish while disguised in a goatee beard and wig has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2016

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Businessman who killed his wife and tried to burn the house down jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 16th, 2016 in arson, domestic violence, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A former City trader who knocked his wife unconscious, set her body on fire and then took his dog for a walk has been jailed for life today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th December 2016

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Jailed Marine A’s senior officers ‘missed warning signs’ – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2016 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, mental health, murder, news, reports by tracey

‘Senior officers missed signs that the unit of a now-jailed marine was suffering from exhaustion, a Royal Navy review has found.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2016

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Stefano Brizzi jailed for PC Gordon Semple’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2016 in murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who strangled a Metropolitan Police officer before trying to dissolve his body in an acid-filled bath has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2016

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Marine’s conviction for killing Afghan insurgent could be quashed – The Guardian

‘A former Royal Marine serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent faces the “real possibility” of having his conviction quashed following the presentation of new evidence, an independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016

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