Military prosecutions: ‘Unfair’ investigations to be barred – BBC News

‘British troops and veterans will be given stronger legal protections against prosecution, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2019

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Peterborough car stabbing: Woman, 18, guilty of murdering admirer – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘An 18-year-old woman who murdered an admirer by stabbing him in a “fit of anger” in his car has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2019

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Baseball bat murder trial: Neil Sutherland cleared 11 years on – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A man has been acquitted of the murder of a former soldier who died 11 years after he hit him with a baseball bat in “self-defence”.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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Daniel Hegarty: ‘Soldier B’ to be prosecuted over murder of Northern Ireland teenager in 1972

Posted April 15th, 2019 in armed forces, murder, news, Northern Ireland, prosecutions by michael

‘A former soldier is to be prosecuted over the murder of a teenage boy, who was shot twice in the head in Derry in 1972.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2019

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Pendine murder: Caravan park stabbing killer jailed – BBC News

‘A man who stabbed his neighbour to death on a caravan park during a fight has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2019

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Disciplinary action for police officers over Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers are to face disciplinary charges over the case of a woman murdered after being stalked by her former partner, whose repeated pleas for help instead saw her fined for wasting police time.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Sally Challen at home after murder conviction quashed – BBC News

‘A woman who served nine years in jail for her husband’s murder before her conviction was quashed has been reunited with her sons.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2019

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Murder witnesses to be given same support as victims’ families under plans to stop ‘cycle of brutal offending’ – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2019 in bereavement, murder, news, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘People who witness fatal stabbings and murders in London will be given the same support as bereaved relatives under new proposals. The justice secretary, David Gauke, said trauma can fuel a “continued cycle of brutal offending” amid warnings that children exposed to violence at a young age can become more vulnerable to gangs.’

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The Independent, 4th April 2019

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Birmingham pub bombings: Victims ‘unlawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, juries, murder, news, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘The coroner at the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings has instructed the jury to return a verdict of unlawful killing.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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The neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill – BBC News

‘A jury has been unable to decide whether Jack Renshaw, a neo-Nazi who admitted a terrorist plot to kill an MP, remained a member of a banned terrorist group. At the end of his fourth and final trial of the past two years, the full story of those cases can now be told.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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‘Frail’ pensioner who beat wheelchair-bound husband to death with a pole cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A “frail” pensioner who beat her wheelchair-bound husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering decades of “hell” and abuse has been cleared of his murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2019

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Jill Dando murder will never be solved, says lead detective – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2019 in inquiries, murder, news, police, retrials by tracey

‘The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved. Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark 20 years since the 37-year-old television presenter’s shooting in April 1999 in Fulham, west London, Hamish Campbell said he did not think any new suspects would ever be brought to court.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2019

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In the matter of an application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Review (NI) [2019] UKSC 7 Part Two – UKSC Blog

Posted March 28th, 2019 in human rights, inquiries, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police, Supreme Court, terrorism by sally

‘The appellant argued that all the relevant evidence pointed to the decision not to hold the inquiry being a sham. The basis on which it had been suggested that this was a decision taken in the public interest was, Mrs Finucane argued, spurious. Moreover, the process of consultation and discussions was entirely cosmetic. The outcome had been predetermined. (See Lord Kerr’s summary of the grounds of challenge at paras 50-52)’

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UKSC Blog, 26th March 2019

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In the matter of an application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Revewi (NI) [2019] UKSC 7 Part One – UKSC Blog

Posted March 28th, 2019 in human rights, inquiries, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police, Supreme Court, terrorism by sally

‘On 27 February 2019 the Supreme Court gave judgment in the appeal brought by the widow of the Belfast solicitor, Pat Finucane, against the refusal of the Secretary for State for Northern Ireland to hold a public inquiry into her husband’s death. Giving the leading judgment, Lord Kerr (with whom Lady Hale, Lord Hodge and Lady Black agreed) allowed the appeal on the basis that there had been a breach of the investigative obligation under ECHR, art 2. The Supreme Court found that although Mrs Finucane had a legitimate expectation that there would be a public inquiry into Mr Finucane’s death she had not shown that the government’s decision not to fulfil this promise was made in bad faith or that it was not based on genuine policy grounds. Lord Carnwarth gave a concurring judgment in which he commented on the criticism that had been made of obiter remarks he had made in United Policyholders Group v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2016] UKPC 17 in relation in relation to the necessity for a detriment to have been suffered before a claim for substantive legitimate expectation could be made.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th March 2019

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Angela Wrightson: Killer girls bid to extend anonymity – BBC News

‘Two girls who were 13 and 14 when they murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home are taking legal action to remain anonymous into adulthood.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2019

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Man sentenced to 24 years for murder of released child killer – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2019 in child abuse, murder, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 24 years after being found guilty of torturing and stabbing to death a convicted child killer shortly after he was released from prison.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019

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Abusive wife jailed for life for husband’s murder – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who killed her husband after “systematically” abusing him and hitting him with a rolling pin has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2019

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Murder conviction quashed after detective hid relationship with juror – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2019 in disclosure, juries, murder, news, police, retrials by sally

‘Three killers had their murder convictions quashed because a police officer involved in the case failed to disclose she knew one of the jurors in their trial, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2019

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Revenge porn threats should be made illegal, review suggests, after Alice Ruggles murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2019 in armed forces, domestic violence, murder, news, police, pornography, stalking by sally

‘Revenge porn threats should be made illegal after the murder of Alice Ruggles, a domestic homicide review has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2019

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Nurse jailed for injecting husband with insulin could have murder conviction quashed, court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A nurse who spent 15 years in prison for murdering her disabled husband by injecting him with insulin could have her conviction quashed in the wake of new medical evidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

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