Telford boy Jimmy Owens detained for cricket bat murder – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2018 in affray, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A boy who murdered a man with a cricket bat has been given a life sentence, and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2018

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Man who killed friend in club crash ‘rage’ jailed for life – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2018 in assault, attempted murder, dangerous driving, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his friend when he drove a car into a crowd in a “drink-fuelled rage” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2018

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Woman given hospital order after drowning daughter in bath – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in hospital orders, insanity, murder, news by sally

‘A woman who drowned her four-year-old daughter and burned her body in what she saw as a religious sacrifice has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity and will be detained in hospital.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Viktorija Sokolova murder: Teenage killer convicted after fingerprint was lifted from video in ‘legal first’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Video footage of a fingerprint helped convict a teenage boy of the “inexplicably” violent murder of a 14-year-old in what is believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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Police win Michael Barrymore wrongful arrest challenge – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, damages, false imprisonment, murder, news, police, rape, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘Police have won a challenge against a decision that had paved the way for entertainer Michael Barrymore to receive substantial damages over a wrongful arrest he says destroyed his career.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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New inquest ordered for 1975 ‘Little Girl Blue’ murder – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in children, inquests, murder, news by tracey

‘A new inquest into the unsolved murder of a girl found dead in a wood 43 years ago has been ordered by the high court.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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Brighton ‘babes in the wood’ killer Russell Bishop jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in children, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘The “babes in the wood” killer, Russell Bishop, has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 36 years for the murder or two schoolgirls more than three decades ago.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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Man found guilty of 1986 Brighton ‘babes in the wood’ murders – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, children, forensic science, murder, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted paedophile has been found guilty of the “babes in the wood” murders at the end of a retrial that drew on scientific advances in forensics 32 years after two schoolgirls were killed.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Mother and ex-partner jailed for ‘brutal’ murder of three-week old baby treated as a ‘fashion accessory’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who treated her baby as a “fashion accessory” has been jailed with her ex-partner for 10 years each for being responsible for the “brutal” death of her three-week-old son.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2018 in children, murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

‘In 1973, a 20-year-old man murdered and mutilated his friends’ three young children. No motive has ever been established and he has never expressed regret. Now, 45 years after being jailed, David McGreavy is due to walk the streets again.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2018

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Stephen Lawrence murder suspect claimed his notoriety meant he was unable to focus on drugs trial, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, murder, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A man named as a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a multi-million drugs plot, despite attempts by his defence counsel to use the controversy surrounding the killing as grounds for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Triple child killer David McGreavy cleared for release by Parole Board – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2018 in children, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The man who murdered three small children and impaled them on ­railings has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2018

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GPs should be trained to spot controlling behaviour, review into Spalding double murder recommends – Daily Telegraph

‘GPs and teachers should be trained to spot signs of controlling and coercive behaviour, an investigation into the murder of a mother and daughter has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Hayley Weatherall and lover jailed over husband murder plots – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2018 in cancer, conspiracy, internet, murder, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A wife, her lover and his daughter have been jailed for life over a plot to kill her terminally ill husband.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2018

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Laura Mitchell loses appeal against Andrew Ayres murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2018 in appeals, joint enterprise, murder, news by tracey

‘A trainee midwife sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, who claimed she was looking for her shoes in a car park when the fatal attack occurred outside a Bradford pub, has failed to overturn her conviction. The court of appeal’s ruling in the test case of Laura Mitchell was greeted with dismay by supporters who have been campaigning for changes to the controversial “joint enterprise” rules.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2018

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Builder who passed off wife’s murder as suicide jailed after pub confession – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2018 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Police errors almost allowed a husband to get away with murdering his wife and staging a suicide until he admitted his crime to a woman in a pub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2018

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Five men jailed over unprovoked murder of Romanian man stabbed to death in London shopping centre – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2018 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, violent disorder, violent offenders, weapons by tracey

‘Five men have been jailed over the murder of a Romanian man who was chased down and stabbed to death in a London shopping centre, just weeks after he moved to the UK.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2018

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Knife crime: Should stronger stop and search powers be used? – BBC News

‘A series of stabbings on the streets of London has led to a renewed focus on knife crime and how to reduce it. One power available to the police is stop and search, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid has recently emphasised its importance in tackling violence: “If stop and search means that lives can be saved from the communities most affected, then of course it’s a very good thing,” he told the annual Police Superintendents’ Conference in September. But what powers are available to the police and what is the evidence they reduce crime?’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Gloucester man jailed for murdering wife and stepdaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2018 in domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 29 years in prison for murdering his wife and stepdaughter in an episode of “wanton savagery”.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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