Revenge porn threats should be made illegal, review suggests, after Alice Ruggles murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2019 in armed forces, domestic violence, murder, news, police, pornography, stalking by sally

‘Revenge porn threats should be made illegal after the murder of Alice Ruggles, a domestic homicide review has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2019

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Nurse jailed for injecting husband with insulin could have murder conviction quashed, court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A nurse who spent 15 years in prison for murdering her disabled husband by injecting him with insulin could have her conviction quashed in the wake of new medical evidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

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Woman jailed for drowning three-year-old daughter in bath – The Guardian

‘A woman who drowned her three-year-old daughter in the bath to prevent her estranged husband from having contact with the girl has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2019

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Tavis Spencer-Aitkens: Three found guilty of stab murder – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2019 in gangs, homicide, murder, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Two men and a teenager have been found guilty of murdering a 17-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2019

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Phillip Nicholson: ‘Chances missed’ to protect murdered man – BBC News

‘A vulnerable man who was murdered by his ex-partner and her lover could have been better protected, a review found.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2019

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Tina Malone: Shameless star avoids jail after revealing James Bulger killer Jon Venables’ new identity – The Independent

‘Shameless star Tina Malone has avoided going to jail after she admitted to breaching an injunction that protected the identity of James Bulger killer Jon Venables by sharing a post on social media.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2019

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What Happens When A Solicitor Provides The Client With No Guidance As To Costs? – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted March 13th, 2019 in costs, foreign jurisdictions, murder, news, notification, solicitors by sally

‘You would hope that, these days, situations where a solicitor has provided his client no guidance as to costs would be rare. One came before Master Leonard in a Solicitors Act assessment of a bill for work representing the client’s son, who had been arrested and charged with murder following a fight in Crete. The client’s son denied any involvement.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 25th February 2019

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Police guilty of gross misconduct in domestic abuse murder case – The Guardian

‘Police officers risk losing their jobs and pensions if they fail to properly investigate domestic abuse including stalking, harassment and coercive control following a landmark misconduct ruling.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2019

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Gun in Paul Cleeland murder trial ‘did not kill victim’ – BBC News

‘A forensic report on a murder in 1972 has proved the gun relied on at trial did not kill the victim, lawyers claim.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2019

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Reporting restrictions and the James Bulger murder – David Burrows – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 8th, 2019 in anonymity, murder, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘In February 1993, two-year-old James Bulger was abducted, tortured and then murdered by two 10-year-olds, Jon Venables (JV) and Robert Thompson. As Sir Andrew McFarlane P says in the opening words of Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 494 (Fam) (4 March 2019): ‘The family of young James Bulger were and are deserving of the greatest sympathy as the indirect victims of this most horrific crime.’ It was James’s father and his uncle who brought the question of publicity – or not – for JV back to court.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th March 2019

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Sally Challen’s son launches public appeal for her murder charge to be downgraded – Daily Telegraph

‘The sons of a woman who killed her husband in a hammer attack have launched a public appeal for her murder charge to be downgraded and have accused the CPS of “discrimination against women”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2019

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The decision not to lift Jon Venables’ anonymity order shows judges will not give in to the internet -The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2019 in anonymity, children, injunctions, judges, judiciary, murder, news by tracey

‘ames Bulger’s killers may evoke little sympathy but, as Will Gore explains, they remain vulnerable to being killed themselves if their new identities become widely known.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2019

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John Downey: Hyde Park bombing suspect can be extradited over double murder charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2019 in explosives, extradition, Ireland, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘Hyde Park bomb suspect John Downey can be extradited from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland to face charges over the murder of two soldiers in 1972, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2019

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Keeley Barnard: Killer daughter ‘posed no risk’ to mum – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2019 in alcoholism, doctors, domestic violence, families, murder, news by tracey

‘An alcoholic who threatened her husband with a knife “posed no risk” to her mother, who she later killed in “rage and frustration”, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2019

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Sally Challen appeal: judges give hope to women who killed their abusive husbands – Daily Telegraph

‘Dozens of women imprisoned for murdering their partners after violent, abusive relationships will seek to overturn their convictions, lawyers have said, after a wife jailed for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer won her appeal to secure a retrial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2019

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More than 200 criminals supervised by private probation firms charged with murder since 2014 – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2019 in contracting out, murder, news, probation, statistics by tracey

‘Some 225 convicted criminals being supervised by private firms have been charged with murder since the probation service was overhauled in 2014, official figures show.’

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The Independent, 27th February 2019

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Pat Finucane murder inquiry fell below human rights standards, judges rule – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2019 in human rights, inquiries, murder, news, Northern Ireland, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The official investigation into the 1989 murder of the Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane, one of the most notorious killings of the Troubles, was ineffective and failed to meet the standards required under human rights law, the supreme court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2019

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Sally Challen: Hammer killer wife in ‘landmark’ appeal – BBC News

‘A woman who bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer is set to challenge her murder conviction in what is being described as a landmark case.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2019

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James Bulger: Father of murdered toddler in legal bid to reveal more details about killer’s new life – The Independent

‘The father and uncle of murdered toddler James Bulger have begun a legal battle for information about one of the killers, Jon Venables, to be made public.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2019

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Birmingham pub bombings: Inquests into 1974 deaths to resume – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2019 in bereavement, coroners, explosives, inquests, murder, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by tracey

‘Inquests for the 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are set to reopen later after a long legal fight by families.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2019

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