Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Man jailed for murder of Plymouth teen – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man fascinated with serial killers has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for murdering an 18-year-old woman he abducted from a bus stop.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2022

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When can parental responsibility be removed from a terrible parent? – Transparency Project

‘In the summer of 2021, Jade Ward was killed by her estranged husband Russell Marsh at their family home. He is now serving a life sentence for her murder. She leaves behind four little boys who are now being raised by her mother and other family members. This is not an isolated tragedy. Each year, many women are killed by their partners or former partners, and it is likely that many of those will have children.’

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Transparency Project, 18th May 2022

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Shani Warren: Man guilty of murder in 1987 Taplow Lake case – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a woman who was found bound and gagged in a lake 35 years ago.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2022

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Woman convicted of murdering baby she wanted to adopt – The Guardian

‘A former care worker who used physical force and lost her temper with a baby boy she was in the process of adopting has been found guilty of murder.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2022

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Daughter of woman whose corpse was abused loses High Court inquiry fight – The Independent

‘A woman whose mother’s corpse was abused by a necrophiliac murderer has lost a High Court fight with Health Secretary Sajid Javid over arrangements for a public inquiry.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Julia James killing: man found guilty of murdering PCSO in Kent – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2022 in community support officers, murder, news by tracey

‘A man who stalked women in the woods has been found guilty of bludgeoning a police community support officer to death.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2022

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Dual national Pakistani killer who renounced British citizenship loses deportation battle in Court of Appeal – EIN Blog

‘Zulfiqar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 492 (14 April 2022). In this important judgment on deportation, dual nationality, foreign criminals, executive powers and duties, proportionality, public interest and the right to respect for private and family life, the Court of Appeal has unanimously held that a person’s status as a foreign criminal status within the meaning of section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 and section 117C of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 has to be determined at the date of the decision to make a deportation order.’

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EIN Blog, 13th May 2022

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Levi Bellfield: Raab says granting marriage request ‘inconceivable’ – The Guardian

‘Granting Levi Bellfield’s request to get married in prison is “inconceivable” unless serious safeguarding concerns are addressed, Dominic Raab has said. Bellfield, who murdered Marsha McDonnell, Amelie Delagrange and Milly Dowler, is engaged and has requested a prison wedding, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2022

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Jessie Earl: Coroner records verdict of unlawful killing Published14 hours ago – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2022 in bereavement, families, inquests, murder, news, police, suicide, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A woman found dead more than 30 years ago was murdered, a coroner has ruled, following a campaign by her family.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2022

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Five killers including triple murderer who smothered his baby have jail terms reviewed by judges – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2022 in appeals, child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Five notorious killers including Sarah Everard’s murderer and a father who smothered his own baby daughter are having their sentences reviewed by senior judges.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2022

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Worcestershire pizza shop owner found guilty of murdering and burying his wife – The Guardian

‘A pizza shop owner has been convicted of murdering his wife and burying her body in an unmarked grave that police did not discover for more than six months, despite extensive searches.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2022

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Joint enterprise ruling has not led to fewer homicide charges, report finds – The Guardian

‘A landmark UK judgment that was expected to lead to a reduction in joint enterprise prosecutions and convictions for homicide has had no discernible effect, while the number of Black people convicted of murder under the controversial doctrine has risen, research suggests.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2022

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Helen Anderson: Boyfriend jailed for mother-of-four’s murder – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2022 in domestic violence, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a mother-of-four whose body was found in undergrowth by a roadside.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: ‘Jurors should be offered support’ – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2022 in child cruelty, children, juries, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘Jurors who have to see and hear harrowing evidence during a trial should be given more support, an academic has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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The Observer view on failures of the child protection system – The Guardian

‘Two decades after the Victoria Climbié case led to an inquiry, recent deaths show we have learned little from such tragedies.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2022

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James Watson found guilty of murdering Rikki Neave in 1994 – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2022 in child cruelty, children, DNA, families, forensic science, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 41-year-old man described as a “fantasist” and a “monster” has been found guilty of the murder of the schoolboy Rikki Neave, who was found strangled in woods near Peterborough nearly 28 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Stephen Port victims’ families ‘sceptical’ of police reforms – The Independent

‘A lawyer representing the victims of Stephen Port has said they remain sceptical about proposed policing reforms to how unexplained deaths are reported.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2022

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Logan Mwangi: mother, stepfather and unnamed teen found guilty of murder – The Guardian

‘A five-year-old boy was murdered by his mother, stepfather and a 14-year-old youth after months of abuse and imprisonment in the “dungeon” of his small, dark bedroom, a jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Death classifications expanded after serial killer inquests – BBC News

‘The national police approach to investigating unexplained deaths is to be reformed following the inquests for victims of serial killer Stephen Port.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2022

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Dagenham Iceland killing: Father and son given life sentences – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father and son who repeatedly ran over a man in front of witnesses in a car park have received life sentences for his murder.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2022

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