Man due in court over Nickell murder – Reuters

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

“A 41-year-old man was due to make a preliminary appearance in court on Tuesday, charged with the murder of young mother Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common 15 years ago.”

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Reuters, 4th December 2007

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Killer who attacked men with sword jailed for life – The Guardian

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

“A sword-wielding killer, who claimed he had been chasing an intruder he believed had raped his wife when he attacked two other men in the street, was jailed for life yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2007

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I’m getting back to before it started, says former suspect Colin Stagg – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in media, murder, special report by sally

“It is, Colin Stagg ardently hopes, all over. That was what he said in an email yesterday in which he explained why he never, ever, wanted to talk to the media again and hoped to return to the anonymous life he led before he was arrested 15 years ago for the murder of Rachel Nickell in front of her son, Alex, on Wimbledon Common.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2007

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46 years after inquest, witness is charged with teenager’s murder – The Times

Posted November 30th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“Almost half a century ago Anthony Hall told an inquest that he had nothing to do with the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found lying in a Birmingham allotment.

Yesterday Mr Hall, 70, stood in the dock at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, charged with killing the teenager, Jacqueline Thomas, who is believed to have been sexually assaulted and strangled. It is one of the oldest cases to reach court.”

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The Times, 30th November 2007

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Burglar freed early battered mother to death – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2007 in electronic monitoring, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A teenage serial burglar battered a mother to death in her home after being freed early from prison with an electronic tag.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2007

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Man charged with Rachel Nickell murder – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A man was charged today with the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in July 1992, the Crown Prosecution Service said.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2007

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‘Angel of death’ gets appeal date – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The convicted child killer Beverly Allitt has been given a date for an appeal against her sentence.”

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BBC News, 26th November 2007

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Vodafone faces court case in “bugging” row – The Observer

Posted November 26th, 2007 in interception, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

“Senior British managers of Vodafone are facing a private lawsuit from the family of a former employee who claim that he was murdered to stop him revealing a major phone-tapping scandal.”

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The Observer, 25th November 2007

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Litvinenko’s widow goes to court to hunt assassin – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in extradition, human rights, murder, news, Russia by sally

“The widow of the poisoned Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko said yesterday that she had filed a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights to try to force Russia to find out who was behind his death.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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Teenagers who boasted about killing young father get life – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three teenagers were detained for life yesterday for the murder of a young father who was killed because he left his house to ask them to be quiet.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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‘Honour’ killing: pressure grows on UK to extradite suspect from Iraq – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in extradition, Iraq, murder, news by sally

“A man who is wanted in the UK for his alleged involvement in a notorious ‘honour’ killing has been arrested in northern Iraq and offered for extradition, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2007

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Manning murder conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2007 in murder, news, retrials by sally

“A man jailed after the murder of an 18-year-old woman has won his appeal against conviction at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 15th Novemebr 2007

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George granted retrial in Dando murder case – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2007 in murder, news, retrials by sally

“Barry George today won his challenge against his conviction for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando, after the court of appeal ordered a retrial.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2007

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Boys on trial for murder after man was kicked to death outside his home – The Times

Posted November 15th, 2007 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A father of three was punched and kicked to death by jeering, drunken youths when he left his house to find out who had damaged his wife’s car, Chester Crown Court was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 15th November 2007

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George’s Dando appeal ruling due – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Barry George is due to learn if an appeal against his conviction for the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999 has been successful.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2007

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Conviction too late for victim of ‘worst miscarriage of justice of all time’ – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

“The family of Stefan Kiszko said last night that they hoped Ronald Castree “rots in Hell” for ruining the lives of two families.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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Justice at last as DNA traps girl’s murderer 32 years on – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in DNA, murder, news by sally

“Her sister punched the air in triumph and her mother could not contain her delight outside the court. After more than 32 years the criminal justice system finally got it right for Lesley Molseed.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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Man found guilty of 1975 child murder – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in DNA, murder by sally

“A comic book trader was today jailed for life with a recommendation that he serve at least 30 years after being convicted of the murder of schoolgirl Lesley Molseed more than three decades ago.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Warning to media at Dando appeal reopens debate on court coverage – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in appeals, media, murder, news by sally

“At the start of the appeal last week into the conviction of Barry George for the murder of Jill Dando, the lord chief justice fired a broadside at those who sought to influence the outcome of the hearing in either direction.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Government urged to investigate Lawrence inquiry leak – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2007 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is under growing pressure to investigate the leaking of new evidence on the killing of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence, just hours before a report criticised the head of the Metropolitan Police for obstructing an inquiry into the Stockwell shooting.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2007

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