Teenagers given life sentences for Newlove murder – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three youths convicted of kicking and beating Garry Newlove to death outside his own home after a seven-hour drinking binge were today all jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

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Wife jailed for killing husband – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

“A mother who stabbed and beat her husband to death after she suffered ‘frightening’ abuse has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008

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New trial bid over death fall man – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2008 in double jeopardy, murder, news by sally

“The former wife of a father who killed his young son in a plunge from a hotel balcony is calling for him to be prosecuted when he returns to Britain.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008

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Women face prison for ignoring a murder under their own roof – The Times

Posted February 6th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

“Two sisters wept and their mother screamed abuse when all three were found guilty yesterday of turning a blind eye to the horrific murder of a young woman in their house.”

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The Times, 6th February 2008
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Aspiring model was murdered for sexual gratification, jury told – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“The man accused of murdering aspiring model Sally Anne Bowman admitted having sex with her corpse but denied killing her, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2008

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Father of headmaster’s killer jailed for murder – The Observer

Posted February 4th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The father of Learco Chindamo, who stabbed to death headteacher Philip Lawrence, has been sentenced to 25 years for murdering a former girlfriend. Italian Giuseppe Massimo Chindamo, 55, who has been described as a Mafia gangster, was also ordered to pay nearly £100,000 in compensation to his victim’s family.”

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The Observer, 3rd February 2008

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Climbié lessons not learned, says research – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2008 in child abuse, murder, news, social services by sally

“The social care professions have failed to heed the lessons of Lord Laming’s landmark inquiry into the murder of child abuse victim Victoria Climbié, government-funded research revealed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 1st Janaury 2008

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Author was ‘murdered for wealth’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2008 in identity fraud, murder, news by sally

“A reclusive millionaire author was murdered by a man who stole his identity in order to plunder his wealth, the Old Bailey has heard.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2008

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Murder rate falls for fifth successive year, but concern over ‘hidden’ family violence – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, statistics by sally

“The number of children murdered by their parents has risen by about one-third in the past year, from 24 to 33 victims, according to the latest Home Office homicide figures published yesterday. The figures reveal that this ‘hidden’ crime of parental child murder overshadows the highly publicised murders in which five under-16s were shot dead and a further four children were stabbed to death.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2008

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‘Killer’ policeman breached bail condition – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2008 in bail, murder, news by sally

“A judge released a senior police officer accused of murder on bail despite feeling it was a ‘very borderline decision’, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 31st January 2008

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Juror speaks out: ‘the court saw us as idiots’ – The Times

Posted January 29th, 2008 in juries, murder, special report by sally

“In an unprecedented move, two jurors recently spoke out to condemn the conviction of Keran Henderson, a childminder, for the murder of 11-month-old Maeve Sheppard while in her care. Their comments, revealed by The Times, were made anonymously. Now, in an exclusive article, the foreman, a lecturer living in Berkshire, questions the practical workings of the jury system.”

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The Times, 29th January 2008

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I want full story on my children’s murder, says father – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2008 in child abuse, murder, news by sally

“It is a year since Jimi Ogunkoya’s two children were murdered by their mother, and five years since a report into the death of Victoria Climbié which was supposed to put an end to similar tragedies.”

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The Guardian, 28th January 2008

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Youth gangs triple child murder rate – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2008 in children, firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

“Murders of children by other children have tripled in three years, as more of the nation’s youth get drawn into a deadly world of guns and knives.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2008

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The extraordinary case of Britain’s most secret murder trial – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2008 in murder, news, public interest immunity, reporting restrictions by sally

“A court hearing tomorrow, being described by lawyers as unprecedented in UK legal history, will decide whether the death of the man who took the last photograph of George Bernard Shaw must remain a mystery.”

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The Independent, 27th January 2008

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Straw in talks over bail murder – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2008 in bail, murder, news by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw is to meet the family of a murdered man to discuss why his killer was out on bail.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2008

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Man denies murdering Rachel Nickell – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“Robert Napper today pleaded not guilty to the 1992 murder of Rachel Nickell.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2008

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Teenage killer was on bail after committing seven offences – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in bail, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“The leader of the gang that kicked and beat Garry Newlove to death was released on bail despite having admitted to carrying out seven separate offences in the year leading up to the murder.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008

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Straw supports the courts after bail row over Newlove murderer – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in bail, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“Jack Straw came to the defence of judges and magistrates faced with controversial bail decisions last night, as it emerged that a teenager who killed Garry Newlove had been bailed ten hours earlier.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

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Teenagers convicted of Garry Newlove murder – The Times

Posted January 17th, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“The wife of father of three Garry Newlove, killed as he confronted a gang of teenage vandals, has delivered an emotional plea for the three youths convicted of his murder today to be handed maximum life sentences.”

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The Times, 16th January 2008

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Judge agrees to hold murder trial in secret – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2008 in murder, public interest immunity, reporting restrictions, witnesses by sally

“Much of a murder trial will be held in secret for reasons of ‘national security’, an Old Bailey judge ruled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2008

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