Archive for the 'double jeopardy' Category

CPS Statement on Howard Martin – Crown Prosecution Service

“Durham Crown Prosecution Service has advised Durham Police there is not enough new evidence under the double jeopardy provisions for the Director of Public Prosecutions to authorise an investigation into former GP Howard Martin, acquitted of the murder of three of his patients six years ago.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man convicted of murder in double jeopardy retrial – The Independent

“The first person to face a murder retrial following the discovery of new forensic evidence was convicted today.”

Full story

The Independent, 13th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

File loss blunder in rape case – BBC News

“A man suspected of raping a woman 12 years ago cannot face prosecution, as the police have lost the case file.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man’s ‘double jeopardy’ trial ends with guilty verdict – The Independent

“A violent footballer who beat his ex-girlfriend to death yesterday became the first person acquitted of a crime to be jailed for it under new ‘double jeopardy’ laws. The former Maidstone United player Mario Celaire, 31, must serve a minimum of eight years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Cassandra McDermott.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Scientific advances brought demise of double jeopardy rule – The Times

“It was David Blunkett who scrapped the 800-year-old legal principle that people could not be tried twice for the same crime.”

Full story

The Times, 22nd May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Footballer convicted of killing girlfriend in double jeopardy case – The Times

“A footballer today admitted killing his former girlfriend more than six years after he was cleared of the crime.”

Full story

The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New trial bid over death fall man – BBC News

“The former wife of a father who killed his young son in a plunge from a hotel balcony is calling for him to be prosecuted when he returns to Britain.”

Full story

BBC News, 6th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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