Brighton ‘babes in the wood’ killer Russell Bishop jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in children, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘The “babes in the wood” killer, Russell Bishop, has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 36 years for the murder or two schoolgirls more than three decades ago.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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Man found guilty of 1986 Brighton ‘babes in the wood’ murders – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, children, forensic science, murder, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted paedophile has been found guilty of the “babes in the wood” murders at the end of a retrial that drew on scientific advances in forensics 32 years after two schoolgirls were killed.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Mother and ex-partner jailed for ‘brutal’ murder of three-week old baby treated as a ‘fashion accessory’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who treated her baby as a “fashion accessory” has been jailed with her ex-partner for 10 years each for being responsible for the “brutal” death of her three-week-old son.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2018 in children, murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

‘In 1973, a 20-year-old man murdered and mutilated his friends’ three young children. No motive has ever been established and he has never expressed regret. Now, 45 years after being jailed, David McGreavy is due to walk the streets again.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2018

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Stephen Lawrence murder suspect claimed his notoriety meant he was unable to focus on drugs trial, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, murder, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A man named as a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a multi-million drugs plot, despite attempts by his defence counsel to use the controversy surrounding the killing as grounds for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Triple child killer David McGreavy cleared for release by Parole Board – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2018 in children, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The man who murdered three small children and impaled them on ­railings has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2018

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GPs should be trained to spot controlling behaviour, review into Spalding double murder recommends – Daily Telegraph

‘GPs and teachers should be trained to spot signs of controlling and coercive behaviour, an investigation into the murder of a mother and daughter has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Hayley Weatherall and lover jailed over husband murder plots – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2018 in cancer, conspiracy, internet, murder, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A wife, her lover and his daughter have been jailed for life over a plot to kill her terminally ill husband.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2018

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Laura Mitchell loses appeal against Andrew Ayres murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2018 in appeals, joint enterprise, murder, news by tracey

‘A trainee midwife sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, who claimed she was looking for her shoes in a car park when the fatal attack occurred outside a Bradford pub, has failed to overturn her conviction. The court of appeal’s ruling in the test case of Laura Mitchell was greeted with dismay by supporters who have been campaigning for changes to the controversial “joint enterprise” rules.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2018

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Builder who passed off wife’s murder as suicide jailed after pub confession – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2018 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Police errors almost allowed a husband to get away with murdering his wife and staging a suicide until he admitted his crime to a woman in a pub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2018

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Five men jailed over unprovoked murder of Romanian man stabbed to death in London shopping centre – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2018 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, violent disorder, violent offenders, weapons by tracey

‘Five men have been jailed over the murder of a Romanian man who was chased down and stabbed to death in a London shopping centre, just weeks after he moved to the UK.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2018

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Knife crime: Should stronger stop and search powers be used? – BBC News

‘A series of stabbings on the streets of London has led to a renewed focus on knife crime and how to reduce it. One power available to the police is stop and search, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid has recently emphasised its importance in tackling violence: “If stop and search means that lives can be saved from the communities most affected, then of course it’s a very good thing,” he told the annual Police Superintendents’ Conference in September. But what powers are available to the police and what is the evidence they reduce crime?’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Gloucester man jailed for murdering wife and stepdaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2018 in domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 29 years in prison for murdering his wife and stepdaughter in an episode of “wanton savagery”.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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Man jailed for 20 years for murder of transgender woman – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing, transgender persons by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 20 years for murdering a transgender woman during a sex and drugs binge. Jesse McDonald, 25, contacted 36-year-old Naomi Hersi through the dating website Fabswingers.com, the Old Bailey heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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‘Controlling bully’ gets 23 years for Haringey wife murder – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2018 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “controlling bully” who strangled his wife and then stabbed her 49 times in front of her young son has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years for her murder.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2018

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St Leonards man Craig Savage jailed for murdering wife and mother-in-law – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his estranged wife and mother-in-law in an execution-style shooting has been jailed for a minimum of 38 years.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2018

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Dylan Tiffin-Brown: Raphael Kennedy jailed for murder – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2018 in child abuse, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drug dealer who murdered his two-year-old son in a “savage and sustained attack” has been jailed for at least 24 years.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2018

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‘Lady in the lake’ murder case referred to court of appeal – The Guardian

‘A man who hanged himself in prison after being convicted of murdering his wife and dumping her body in Coniston Water in the Lake District could receive a posthumous pardon after the case was referred to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

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Man pleads guilty to murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2018 in guilty pleas, mental health, midwives, murder, news by sally

‘A man has admitted murdering the midwife Samantha Eastwood in a bout of “intense rage” after a “longstanding affair” with her.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2018

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