Elsie Scully-Hicks – Family Court Judgment Released – Transparency Project

Posted November 21st, 2017 in adoption, child abuse, family courts, judgments, murder, news by sally

‘Mr Justice Moor has today [20 November] published his judgment about the death of Elsie (known to her biological family as Shayla). You can read the judgment here: The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff -v- Matthew Scully-Hicks and Others.’

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Transparency Project, 20th November 2017

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Elsie Scully-Hicks: Killer dad ‘was suitable to adopt’ – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2017 in adoption, child abuse, murder, news by sally

‘A father who murdered his 18-month-old baby was given a “glowing report” on his suitability to adopt her, a judge has found.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2017

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Father jailed for at least 33 years for murdering his children – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 20th, 2017 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who suffocated his two young children with a cloth soaked in petrol before setting fire to the family home has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 33 years for their murder today (20 November).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Toddler murder trial begins after almost 50 years as witness aged four at the time ‘reveals truth’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2017 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news by tracey

‘A stepfather carried the secret of a toddler’s murder for almost 50 years before the truth was uncovered by a witness aged four at the time, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2017

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Father tried to kill girl to repair his relationship, UK judge finds – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2017 in attempts, care orders, child abuse, murder, news by tracey

‘A man twice tried to suffocate his infant daughter thinking her death might help heal his relationship with his partner, a judge has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2017

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Burglar jailed for 20 years after killing father and daughter in house fire – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in arson, burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A debt-ridden gambler has been jailed for 20 years for killing a father and his eight-year-old daughter by setting their home alight in a “seriously reckless” attempt to cover up a burglary.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

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Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad jailed for life for murder – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in adoption, child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered his 18-month-old daughter just two weeks after formally adopting her has been handed a life sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Elsie Scully-Hicks: Murdered by adopted father – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2017 in adoption, child abuse, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Elsie Scully-Hicks was just 18 months old when she died from catastrophic injuries. Her adopted father Matthew Scully-Hicks inflicted a catalogue of violence on her in the eight months she lived with him.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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Teddy Tilston murder: Man who beat partner’s two-year-old son to death in fit of rage jailed for 17 years – The Independent

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in child cruelty, children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old son after flying into “a rage” has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2017

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Burglar who murdered former navy officer jailed for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A serial burglar will serve at least 27 years in prison for twice running over a former Royal Navy officer in a botched house burglary as his wife watched in horror.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

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Sunderland man jailed for murdering wife after she found indecent images of child – Daily Telegraph

‘A husband who murdered a popular primary school teacher after she confronted him about making indecent images has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2017

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Pentonville Prison murder: Anonymous witness’s identity revealed – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2017 in anonymity, evidence, murder, news, prisons, trials, witnesses by sally

‘An anonymous witness in the Pentonville prison murder trial pulled out of giving evidence when his cover was blown after less than an hour in court.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2017

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Luton woman jailed for at least 22 years after admitting sister’s murder – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2017 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years after admitting the frenzied murder of her sister, with whom she lived and with whose husband she was having an affair.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2017

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Identity of anonymous prison murder trial witness mistakenly revealed in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in anonymity, murder, news, prisons, trials, witnesses by michael

‘An anonymous witness in the Pentonville prison murder trial has withdrawn after his cover was blown after less than an hour in court in what a judge described as a “very regrettable accident”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Leicestershire men jailed for Badoo meet-up murder – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2017 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of a man one met through the dating-focused social networking app Badoo.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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