Bail case ‘matter for judiciary’ – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2008 in bail, judges, murder, news by sally

“The Attorney General will not investigate a judge who freed a Met Police inspector who then apparently killed himself and his mother-in-law.”

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BBC News, 15th January 2008

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Judge in murder case bail row – The Times

Posted January 15th, 2008 in bail, judges, murder, news by sally

“A judge who freed a policeman accused of murdering his wife, enabling him apparently to kill again, said yesterday that he could not remember why he had granted bail.”

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The Times, 15th January 2008

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Media challenge national security claim for secrecy in murder trial – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2008 in murder, news, public interest immunity, reporting restrictions, witnesses by sally

“Media organisations including the Guardian yesterday challenged a demand unprecedented in modern times – that witnesses at a forthcoming murder trial should be heard in secret, for ‘national security’ reasons.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2008

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Jury picked for Suffolk murder trial – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2008 in juries, murder, news by sally

“A jury of 10 men and two women was selected yesterday to hear the trial of a forklift truck driver accused of murdering five prostitutes during a killing spree carried out at a pace never seen before in Britain.”

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The Independent, 15th January 2008

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City chief who killed his daughter believed Satan had possessed her – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in insanity, murder, news by sally

“A millionaire City executive and ‘totally devoted father’ killed his two-year-old daughter by smashing her head against the floor because he believed she had been taken over by a ‘malign and satanic entity’.

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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Bail rules inquiry after officer on murder charge kills himself and trial witness – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2008 in bail, murder, news, suicide by sally

“The Ministry of Justice said last night it will urgently review its guidance to judges in the wake of the tragic consequences of a decision to grant bail to a senior police officer accused of murdering his wife.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2008

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Police board calls in independent experts to re-examine Omagh bombing evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2008 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“The Northern Ireland Policing Board last night agreed to appoint a team of independent experts to re-examine evidence from the Omagh bombing, in an attempt to bring to justice those responsible for the 1998 atrocity.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2008

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Man not guilty of Omagh murders – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A Northern Ireland man has been cleared of the murders of 29 people who died in the Omagh bomb attack in 1998.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Tagging blunder in teenage killer case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2007 in bail, electronic monitoring, murder, news, young offenders by sally

A teenager who stabbed a friend to death after a drunken party should have been under curfew and wearing an electronic tag, it was disclosed yesterday.

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2007
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Curry killer must serve 16 years – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman jailed for life for murdering her husband with a drugs overdose disguised in a curry has been told she must serve at least 16 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2007

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Sharon Beshenivsky killers denied sentence cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2007 in appeals, murder, sentencing by sally

“Two men jailed for life for shooting a policewoman to death today failed to win a cut in their 35-year minimum sentences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2007

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Government launches consultation into review of murder law – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 13th, 2007 in consultations, murder by sally

“The Ministry of Justice today (12 December) announced the next step in the first comprehensive review of murder law for fifty years.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 12th December 2007

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Why is Home Office trying to stage murder trial in secret? – The Times

Posted December 13th, 2007 in murder, public interest immunity, trials by sally

“The Home Secretary is seeking to have the trial of a man accused of murdering a prize-winning author held in secret because the defendant may have links with British Intelligence, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 13th December 2007

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Straw defends early release of man who then killed partner – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2007 in dangerous offenders, murder, news by sally

“The justice secretary, Jack Straw, was forced to defend the government’s early release scheme for prisoners today after it emerged a man who murdered his partner ‘should have been behind bars’.”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2007

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Teenager jailed for rape receives second life sentence for murder – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in murder, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager who was jailed for the rape of a schoolgirl two weeks ago was given a second life sentence yesterday for killing a father of two in a flash of temper.”

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The Guardian, 8th December 2007

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‘Lady in Lake’ killer to appeal – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A man found guilty of the ‘Lady in the Lake’ murder of his wife is to appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2007

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Serial killer nurse Allitt must serve 30 years – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The serial killer nurse Beverly Allitt must serve a minimum of 30 years in jail for the murder and abuse of children in her care, the high court ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2007

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Doubt cast on baby death verdict – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2007 in evidence, murder, news by sally

“Fresh evidence casting doubt on the conviction of a woman for the murder of a boy she was babysitting, has been uncovered by BBC Newsnight.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2007
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Child killer Allitt’s tariff set – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Killer nurse Beverly Allitt, jailed for life for murdering four children and attacking nine others, has had her minimum tariff fixed at 30 years.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2007

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Judge confines Nickell murder suspect to Broadmoor – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A man has appeared in court accused of killing Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common more than 15 years ago.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2007

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