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Woman jailed for killing autistic son, 12, with bleach – BBC News

“A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Mercy killing’ husband George Webb freed from prison – The Guardian

“Appeal judges overturn the custodial sentence for the manslaughter of his ill wife in favour of a suspended term.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mental health patient detained indefinitely for killing brother, nine – The Guardian

“A mental health patient was detained indefinitely today (17 January) for wounding his sister and stabbing to death his younger brother, with whom he had a close and loving relationship.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pensioner cleared of murdering wife in mercy killing – The Guardian

“A pensioner who smothered his 75-year-old wife in a “mercy killing” has been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Flesh-eating Hastings killer jailed for 21 years – BBC news

“A Broadmoor patient who confessed to killing two women in East Sussex in 1998 and eating flesh from one of them has been jailed for at least 21 years.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for killing 100-year-old mother in Stepney – BBC News

“A former black cab driver has been jailed for six years for killing his 100-year-old mother.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Changes to the law of homicide – Law Society’s Gazette

“In relation to acts or omissions on or after 4 October 2010, critical changes to the law of homicide are made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. The issues are dealt with in part 2 chapter 1.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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