Commons to debate Shipman case – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2007 in doctors, murder, news, parliament by sally

“Mass murderer Harold Shipman is to be the subject of an MPs’ debate this month, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

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Regina v. Wilson (Ashlea) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 6th, 2007 in law reports, murder by sally

Fear of disobeying father is no defence to murder

Regina v. Wilson (Ashlea)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A boy aged 13 did not have any defence to a charge of murder on the ground that he was complying with his father’s instructions, which he was too frightened to refuse to obey.”

The Times, 6th June 2007

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R v Brown; R v Carty – Times Law Reports

Posted June 5th, 2007 in law reports, murder, sentencing by sally

Removing disparity in life tariffs reflecting age disparity of murderers

R v. Brown; R v. Carty

Court of Appeal

“Where two codefendants committed a murder jointly and one was aged just over 18 and the other just under, the sentencing judge, in fixing the minimum terms to be served, should adopt the starting point appropriate to each age and then move to a position where any sentence disparity was no more than a fair reflection of the age difference between the offenders.”

The Times, 5th June 2007

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‘Devoted’ husband gets life for killing wife – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A husband who killed his wife after she begged him to help her die was jailed for life today.”

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The Guardian, 25th May 2007

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Sentence extended for lawyer murder – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“One of the two robbers convicted of murdering Linklaters lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Times, 14th May 2007

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Murder appeal lawyer petitions European Court – The Times

Posted April 19th, 2007 in appeals, human rights, murder, news by sally

“A solicitor who has spent 11 years trying to clear two men convicted of triple murder lodged a petition at Europe’s highest court today claiming they were denied a fair trial.”

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The Times, 18th April 2007

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