Three jailed for forcing man to fall 100ft to his death – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 17-year-old girl and her boyfriend were jailed yesterday for torturing a friend with severe learning difficulties before forcing him to fall to his death from a 100ft railway viaduct.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2007

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‘Happy slap’ killing gang jailed – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men have been jailed for beating a homeless man to death in a ‘happy slapping’ incident.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2007

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Pair convicted of viaduct murder- BBC News

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

“A man and a teenage girl have been found guilty of the murder of a man with learning disabilities.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2007

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Grandmother ordered execution of cheating daughter-in-law – The Independent

Posted July 26th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A grey-haired ‘Godmother’ was convicted today of ordering the execution of her cheating daughter-in-law.”

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The Independent, 26th July 2007

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Kiyan’s killer given life sentence – The Guardian

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

“A teenager has been sentenced to at least 13 years in prison for the murder of the promising young footballer Kiyan Prince, who was stabbed to death outside his school gates.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

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Father and uncle given life for ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young Kurdish woman began life sentences last night for arranging her ‘barbaric and callous’ murder to restore their family’s ‘honour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2007

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‘Honour’ gang laughed as victim suffered – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, women by sally

“The horrific final hours of a Kurdish woman murdered on the instructions of her father and uncle because she had brought ‘shame’ on her family were revealed to a court yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

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Cot-death suspicions are revived – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in children, murder, news by sally

“Murder should never be ruled out when investigating repeat cot deaths, in spite of claims that most are natural, a study suggests.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

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‘Curry poisoning’ trial collapses – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2007 in conspiracy, murder, news by sally

“The trial of a woman accused of plotting to poison her husband’s curry has collapsed at Swansea Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2007

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Four men jailed over cartoon demo – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2007 in incitement, Islam, murder, news by sally

“Four men have been jailed for their part in protests outside the Danish embassy in London, against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

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Four 21/7 bomb plotters get life – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2007 in conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by michael

“Four men convicted of the 21 July bomb plot have been jailed for life, with a minimum tariff of 40 years each.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2007

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Man guilty of inciting murder at cartoon protest – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in incitement, Islam, murder, news by michael

“A man who called for British troops to be brought back from Iraq in body bags at a demonstration against cartoons said to be offensive to Islam was today found guilty of inciting murder.”

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Guardian, 5th July 2007

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Damilola killers lose appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2007 in appeals, murder, young offenders by michael

“Two teenage brothers convicted of the manslaughter of schoolboy Damilola Taylor have lost appeals against their sentences of eight years’ detention.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2007

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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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