Teenager guilty of ‘shoot-out’ murder – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A 17-year-old youth was facing a life sentence today after being found guilty of murdering a nursing assistant in a ‘Wild West’ shoot-out.”

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The Independent, 22nd May 2008

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Youths to appeal against Garry Newlove murder sentences – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“Two youths convicted of the murder of Garry Newlove have been granted leave to appeal, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2008

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Regina v Davies (Gareth) – Times Law Reports

Posted May 19th, 2008 in law reports, murder, sentencing, standard of proof by sally

Regina v Davies (Gareth)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A judge deciding whether aggravating features existed to increase the appropriate starting point for the minimum term of a mandatory life sentence should apply the same standard of proof as that applied by the jury in reaching their verdict.”

The Times, 19th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Hammer-blow murderer can ask for parole after judge overturns life sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2008 in murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

“Reginald Wilson, currently serving life for slaughtering Teesside skin specialist, David Birkett, can ask the Parole Board to free him next month after a top judge overturned his ‘whole life’ jail tariff yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2008

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Bamber told he will die in prison – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A killer convicted of murdering five members of his family has been told he will die in jail.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Human rights lawyers seek set jail term for Yorkshire Ripper – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, is likely to be told that he will never be freed when he is given the minimum term he must serve for the murder of 13 women. He has instructed lawyers to apply to the High Court for a tariff – the minimum term – to be set for the first time since he was jailed in 1981.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

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Brothers guilty of running down father-of-two – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“Two brothers were yesterday found guilty of murdering a father-of-two after trying to steal his radio. Balbir Matharu saw one of the men breaking his van window and tried to stop him. But the thieves, Albert and Tommy Willett, drove off in their car, dragging Matharu under it for 40 metres along the road, then ran over him.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2008

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Yorkshire ripper launches freedom bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe has launched a bid for freedom, claiming his human rights have been breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2008

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Human rights law ‘shielding rapists’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, murder, news, rape by sally

“A senior police officer has launched a scathing attack against ‘appalling’ murderers and rapists who protect themselves from justice using the Human Rights Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2008

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Killer rapist must serve 35 years – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A convicted rapist who murdered a 14-year-old girl in a frenzied attack at her home has been told he must serve at least 35 years in prison.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Teenagers jailed for Kodjo Yenga’s murder – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers were today sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in jail for the murder of a 16-year-old schoolboy.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2008

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Two men guilty of mugging murders – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“Two men have been found guilty of murder after two men died being mugged.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

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Police investigate fatal blast that destroyed three homes – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“Detectives investigating an explosion that killed a man and destroyed three terrace houses were last night examining whether he was murdered.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2008

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Toddler death babysitter released – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2008 in appeals, child abuse, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

“A babysitter found guilty of murdering her neighbour’s two-year-old son by banging his head against a banister has won an appeal against her conviction.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2008

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‘Brainless thugs’ get life term – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge branded two men the ‘perfect example of brainless, mindless thugs’ as he jailed them for life for the murder of a grandfather they had mugged for his mobile phone.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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Regina v Hodgson; Regina v Pollin – Times Law Reports

Posted April 30th, 2008 in indictments, law reports, murder by sally

Regina v Hodgson; Regina v Pollin

Court of Appeal

“Where appellants had originally been charged with attempted murder but after discussion agreed to admit a lesser charge, the fact that ‘intent’ was omitted from the indictment was not a fatal flaw.”

The Times, 30th April 2008

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Teenagers jailed for life for killing goth woman – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers were given life sentences today for murdering 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster because she was a goth.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2008

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Killer’s maximum tariff reduced – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who abducted, sexually attacked and strangled a young, female, Royal Navy photographer has won a two-year reduction in his minimum tariff.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2008

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Bus stop killer wins sentence cut – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A Nottingham teenager convicted of murdering a man at a bus stop has had his 14 year minimum jail sentence cut.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2008

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Wife of murder victim Garry Newlove slams ‘disgraceful’ court system – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2008 in criminal justice, murder, news, young offenders by sally

” A woman who saw her husband kicked to death by a gang of teenagers outside their house in Cheshire told MPs that the courts system was ‘utterly disgraceful’.”

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The Times, 22nd April 2008

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