Damilola killers in bid to appeal – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Two brothers jailed for killing schoolboy Damilola Taylor are to seek permission from the High Court to appeal against their conviction.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2007

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Girl killer’s earlier rape charge – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2007 in murder, news, rape by sally

“A man jailed for life for the rape and murder of his two-year-old niece was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl four years ago, it has emerged.”

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BBC News,  3rd July 2007

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Prosecutors accused failure in Kiyan trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2007 in juries, murder, news by sally

“A catastrophic failure by prosecutors prevented a jury in the Kiyan Prince murder trial hearing key evidence that the young footballer’s killer had allegedly threatened to stab a girl, according to a judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2007

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Lockerbie bomber granted second legal appeal – The Times

Posted July 3rd, 2007 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news, Scotland by sally

“A former Libyan intelligence officer found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing was given permission today to launch a second appeal against his conviction.”

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The Times, 3rd July 2007

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Teenager guilty of Kiyan Prince murder

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in murder, news by michael

“A 17-year-old boy was today convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering talented young footballer Kiyan Prince last May.”

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Guardian, 2nd July 2007

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Uncle gets life for Casey murder – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in murder, news, rape, sentencing by michael

“A man has been jailed for life after admitting the rape and murder of his two-year-old niece in Leeds.”

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BBC News, 2 July 2007

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Murderer wins review over use of secret parole evidence – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in murder, news, parole by sally

“A 71-year-old man jailed 40 years ago for murdering three police officers in Shepherds Bush, west London, was given permission yesterday to seek a judicial review. The 30-year sentence passed on Harry Roberts expired nine years ago.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2007

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Lockerbie bomber granted new appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news, Scotland by sally

“The Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has been granted a second appeal after an independent commission ruled yesterday that his conviction was unsafe.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2007

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Six years on, evidence that helped convict TV presenter’s murderer is deemed valueless – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2007 in evidence, murder, news by sally

“Scientific evidence which helped convict Barry George of the murder of the BBC presenter Jill Dando six years ago has since been codified by the government’s Forensic Science Service as “of no value”, the Guardian understands.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2007

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Dando’s killer wins second appeal hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Barry George, the disturbed loner who is serving life for the murder of the television presenter Jill Dando, has won the right to a new appeal, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2007

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Cleared of killing TV presenter … after five trials – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“One of Britain’s longest- running murder cases ended yesterday after five trials and two appeals with the acquittal of two men who faced charges of killing the television presenter Mark Levy.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2007

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Dishonourable acts – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, Islam, murder by sally

“Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her family. Each year, 12 British women like her die in ‘honour’ killings. Why aren’t we doing more to save them?” 

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The Guardian, 13th June 2007

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Dead soldier’s father calls for murder inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in armed forces, freedom of information, murder, news by sally

“The father of a teenage soldier who died in mysterious circumstances at Deepcut barracks called today for a murder inquiry to be launched after the emergence of what he said was fresh information about the police investigation into her death and a subsequent cover up.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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Father guilty of daughter’s ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in domestic violence, murder, news, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young woman who ‘besmirched their honour’ by becoming involved in a relationship with someone they considered to be the wrong man were today convicted of her murder.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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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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Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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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