Rikki Neave death: No charges over schoolboy murder – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in evidence, murder, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a six-year-old boy almost 24 years ago will not face charges, prosecutors have said.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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Jeffrey Barry: Brutal murder ‘could have been avoided’ – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in mental health, murder, news, racism, reports, social services by tracey

‘The murder of a man by a violent schizophrenia patient “could have been avoided” had a medical tribunal been given complete information on his past, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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Doncaster Christmas Day killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Christmas Day killer who stabbed her step-grandfather more than 120 times with a steak knife has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2018

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Moped teen ‘highwaymen’ handed life sentences – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two moped riders who stabbed a charity youth worker to death during a “four-hour spree of violence” have been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2018

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Parachute murder bid: Emile Cilliers jailed for life – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2018 in attempts, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An Army sergeant has been jailed for life for trying to murder his wife by sabotaging her parachutes.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2018

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Student jailed for life after stabbing autistic teenager to death over WhatsApp argument – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A student who stabbed an autistic teenager to death after an online row over who was more “gay” has been jailed for life as new statistics show knife crime is at a six-year high.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Kyle Yule: Five teenagers jailed for knife attack murder – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2018 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Five teenagers who murdered a 17-year-old found dying in a friend’s front garden have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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Jeffrey Barry release ‘blunders’ led to neighbour murder – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2018 in mental health, murder, news, secure hospitals by tracey

‘A series of failings led to the murder of a man by a violent schizophrenia patient, the BBC has learned. Jeffrey Barry stabbed neighbour Kamil Ahmad at their supported flats in Bristol in July 2016, hours after his release from a secure mental hospital. Barry had been detained after hearing voices and threatening to murder Mr Ahmad. But an independent panel was not told of his history of violence towards his neighbour before approving his release.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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Here’s another Jeremy Thorpe scandal – its chilling legacy in law – Geoffrey Robertson – The Guardian

‘I defended the New Statesman during the legal fallout of the 1970s scandal. But ultimately a veil of secrecy was drawn over the British jury system.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2018

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Garry Newlove’s killers set for release from prison as ‘frustrated’ widow calls for change in law – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2018 in murder, news, parole, victims by sally

‘Two of the three killers who kicked Garry Newlove to death are set to be released from prison, as his widow calls for a change in the law to allow victims of crime to be informed about parole hearings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2018

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Army sergeant guilty of trying to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2018 in attempts, murder, news, retrials by sally

‘The “very dangerous, coercive and manipulative” physical training instructor showed no emotion as he was convicted on Thursday of two counts of attempted murder and a third count of damaging the gas fitting recklessly endangering life following a retrial at Winchester Crown Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2018

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Secret evidence leads to downgrade of convictions over Stoke shooting – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in appeals, conspiracy, evidence, firearms, grievous bodily harm, murder, news by tracey

‘Secret evidence that was not disclosed at trial has led to the overturning of the convictions of five men for conspiracy to murder following a shooting in Stoke-on-Trent in 2010.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2018

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Murder and fraud: What happened to Carole Packman? – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fraud, insurance, murder, news, parole by sally

‘For years Sam Gillingham believed her mum had walked out on her, but the truth began to emerge when her father tried to fake his own death. Russell Causley is now serving life for his wife’s murder. As his sentence is reviewed by the Parole Board, his daughter fears she may never know why her father murdered her mother.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

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Man jailed for murder of bartender in London park at Christmas – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2018 in guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for life with a minimum of 29 years at the after he admitted killing a bartender in a park as she made her way home at Christmas.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2018

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Woman whose acid attack on ex-lover left him in such pain he took own life is cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2018 in hazardous substances, murder, news, suicide by tracey

‘A jealous woman whose ex-boyfriend ended his life after she threw acid over him has been cleared of murder as photographs emerged of the scorched bed where he was attacked.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2018

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Dean Lowe jailed for Kirby Noden’s murder in Cornwall – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his girlfriend with a rock and a metal pole before flushing her body parts down the toilet has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2018

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Father who blamed his son for murder he committed jailed for at least 26 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A man who pressured his 14-year-old son to take the blame for a murder he committed has been jailed for at least 26 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2018

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Jon Venables: Judge rules legal challenge against killer’s anonymity by James Bulger’s family cannot be granted in current form – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2018 in anonymity, injunctions, murder, news by tracey

‘A judge has said he will not grant a legal challenge by relatives of murdered toddler James Bulger against an order protecting his killer’s identity in its current form.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2018

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Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer denied parole – BBC News

Posted May 4th, 2018 in child abuse, murder, news, parole, rape by tracey

‘A double child killer who was the first person to be convicted using DNA evidence has been refused parole. Colin Pitchfork was given life sentences in 1988 for the rapes and murders of 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2018

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Released after 43 years: Murderer who became one of Britain’s longest serving prisoners is freed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 4th, 2018 in imprisonment, murder, news, parole, sentencing by tracey

‘One of Britain’s longest serving prisoners has been released after 43 years behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2018

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