Archive for the 'homicide' Category

Gosport woman jailed for husband’s penthouse stab death – BBC News

“A woman who stabbed her husband to death in their luxury Hampshire penthouse flat after rowing over their buy-to-let empire has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Domestic homicide reviews take effect – Home Office

“From today, local areas should undertake new action to tackle domestic homicide following any case where someone has been killed by their current or former partner, Home Secretary Theresa May announced.”

Full press release

Home Office, 13th April 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Reading text message killer driver jailed – BBC News

“A teenage driver who ploughed into a woman in Reading moments after receiving a text message has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Blind man’s 12 years custody for woman’s crash death – BBC News

“A registered blind man from Suffolk, who stole a car which was involved in crash which left a woman dead, has been sentenced to 12 years custody.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lorry driver jailed for A1 workman’s death – BBC News

“A lorry driver who killed a workman has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Commons to hear of Buckingham girl killed by cyclist – BBC News

“The parents of a Buckingham girl who was killed by a cyclist will be in the House of Commons later as their fight to change the law continues.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Edward Chopping spared jail for manslaughter of wife – BBC News

“An 84-year-old man from east London who killed his wife so she did not have to go to a care home has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

OAP spared jail over wife’s death – The Independent

“A frail 84-year-old who killed his ailing wife after becoming terrified that she would be taken into a care home wept as he was spared jail today.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disabled woman jailed for Milton Keynes fire killings – BBC News

“A disabled woman has been jailed for 12 years for the manslaughter of a mother and daughter in a fire.”

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BBC News, 14th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Damilola Taylor killer returned to prison – The Guardian

“One of two brothers convicted of killing Damilola Taylor has been returned to prison after breaching licence conditions that were applied to him after he was released last year.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Malton jockey fire deaths conviction appeal upheld – BBC News

“A man jailed for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years for killing two young jockeys in an arson attack has had his conviction upheld.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Khyra Ishaq starvation pair’s appeal fails – BBC News

“A mother and stepfather jailed for starving a seven-year-old girl to death have lost their appeals.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS decision on Atherstone fire deaths: Three fire service managers face charges of manslaughter – Crown Prosecution Service

“Three Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service managers will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence for the deaths of four firefighters in a warehouse in Atherstone-on-Stour in 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided.”

Full story

Crown Prosecution Service, 28th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Will the new Corporate Homicide Act save lives? – The Guardian

“Solicitors believe it will take a high-profile fatal accident to test the ability of prosecutors to hold big companies to account.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.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

Ruby Thomas given seven years for homophobic attack on Ian Baynham – The Guardian

“A former public school pupil who took part in the ‘mindless, drink-fuelled’ and fatal homophobic beating of a civil servant, stamping on him and kicking him as he lay unconscious in Trafalgar Square, today began a seven-year sentence in a young offenders’ institution after being sentenced for manslaughter.”

Full story

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

Man jailed for neglect death of sister at Tyneside home – BBC News

“A man whose disabled sister was found dying in squalor in the North Tyneside home they shared has been jailed for her manslaughter.”

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BBC News, 11th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS publishes guidance on Non-Accidental Head Injury cases involving children – Crown Prosecution Service

“Updated guidance for prosecutors on dealing with Non-Accidental Head Injury (NAHI) cases involving children, formerly known as ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ cases, has been published today by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 6th January 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Murder convictions for child head injuries to require extra evidence – CPS – The Guardian

“Evidence of head injuries is unlikely to be sufficient on its own to charge someone with homicide, attempted murder or assault of young children, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Trafalgar Square killers: two found guilty of attack that left gay man dead – The Guardian

“Former private school pupil and ex-boyfriend convicted at Old Bailey of manslaughter of civil servant.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man lawfully killed by son of stabbing victim, coroner rules – The Guardian

“A mechanical engineer who believed he was being controlled by radio waves and fatally attacked a woman in her home, before being stabbed by her teenage son, was lawfully killed.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for killing jockeys in Malton flat fire – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years for killing two promising young jockeys in an arson attack in North Yorkshire.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.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

G20 policeman faces misconduct charges over Ian Tomlinson death – The Guardian

“The police officer who attacked Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests will be accused of ‘inadvertently causing or contributing’ to his death at a gross misconduct hearing, it was revealed today.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jail for man who knifed friend in ‘initiation ceremony’ – The Guardian

“A weapons collector who killed his friend by knifing him in the heart while they were testing out an armoured vest has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Second jail term for fatal attack – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for a second time for an attack on a man who later died from his injuries.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for killing man urinating through letterbox – The Independent

“A ‘good neighbour’ who stabbed a man he caught urinating through his letterbox on a yob-plagued estate was jailed for five years today after admitting manslaughter.”

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The Independent, 29th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man convicted of parents’ manslaughter in south London – BBC News

“A man has been jailed indefinitely for killing his parents at their home in south London after they criticised him for being in bed with a hangover.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Battered women who kill to be main beneficiaries as homicide law changes – The Guardian

“Few people seem to have noticed that the law of murder in England and Wales changes on Monday. With only a few days to go, the Ministry of Justice had not published the circular it normally issues in good time to inform ‘public and stakeholders’ – in this case, killers and courts – about changes in legislation and their commencement dates.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Driver jailed after Oxfordshire man dies in crash – BBC News

“A man who caused a crash that killed an Oxfordshire man, then drove from the scene and later lied to police, has begun a five-year jail term.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.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.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver jailed for Gerrards Cross cyclist crash death – BBC News

“A driver who hit a cyclist leaving him dying in a Buckinghamshire road has been jailed for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source; www.bbc.co.uk

Trust admits drug death blunder at Telford hospital – BBC News

“A hospital has admitted giving a patient with pneumonia and breathing difficulties a combination of drugs that led to his death.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver jailed over Sunderland boy’s death – BBC News

“A driver has been jailed after admitting causing the death of a 12-year-old Sunderland boy who had overcome cancer.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th 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

‘One punch’ boast killer from Oldham jailed – BBC news

“A 22-year-old who boasted that he possessed ‘a killer punch’ has been jailed for killing a man with just one blow outside a Greater Manchester pub.”

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BBC News, 7th 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

Teenager sentenced for killing soldier – The Independent

“A teenager who killed a soldier just days before he was returning home to his family for Christmas was detained for two and half years today.”

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The Independent, 27th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sentences of ‘happy-slap’ killers ‘not unduly lenient’ – BBC News

“The sentences of two members of a ‘happy-slapping’ gang who killed a grandfather in south London were not unduly lenient, the attorney general has ruled.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Soldier fight death case dropped – BBC News

“A man accused of attacking a soldier who later died in hospital from serious head injuries has had the charges against him dropped.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cocaine smuggler jailed for 20 years after drug-laced rum killed drinker – The Guardian

“A smuggler has been jailed for 20 years for the manslaughter of a taxi driver who died after unwittingly drinking a shot of rum from a bottle heavily laced with cocaine.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Damilola Taylor killer to be freed despite posing ‘high risk’ – The Guardian

“One of the killers of Damilola Taylor will be released early from prison, despite showing no remorse at his trial and probation reports stating he posed ‘a high risk’ of attacking more people.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

TV boss jailed for killing wife – BBC News

“A television location manager who killed his wife with a single blow during an argument after a dinner party has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 3rd August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Campaigners try to force MoD to court over Afghan killings – The Guardian

“The prospect of a judicial review into previously covered-up civilian shootings in Afghanistan has opened up after human rights campaigners launched an attempt to take the Ministry of Defence to court.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No charges over death of Ian Tomlinson – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, announced today that no charges will be brought in relation to the death of Ian Tomlinson at the ‘G20 protests’ in London on 1 April 2009.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

NHS Somerset to hold inquiry into killer care home boss – BBC News

“An NHS inquiry is to be held into how a former care home manager in Somerset was able to siphon off prescription drugs from the elderly people she nursed, the BBC can reveal.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kent woman wins Sheerness murder conviction appeal – BBC news

“A Kent woman jailed for life for stabbing her boyfriend in 2006 has won her appeal against a murder conviction.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Huddersfield hit-and-run death driver jailed – BBC News

“A man who was driving a car which hit and killed a teenager in West Yorkshire has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson death: lawyers challenge CPS over decision not to prosecute – The Guardian

“The Crown Prosecution Service’s decision that no charges will be brought in relation to the death of Ian Tomlinson has been challenged by lawyers, who argue it shows a disparity in how the criminal justice system treats police officers and members of the public.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man, 74, jailed for killing son in takeaway row – The Independent

“A 74-year-old man was jailed for five years today for stabbing his son through the heart because he brought home the wrong takeaway.”

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The Independent, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson death: police officer will not face criminal charges – The Guardian

“The police officer who was caught on video striking a man during the G20 protests last year who later died will not face criminal charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jail term for Luton man over fatal punch – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for punching a teenager, killing him following a year-long dispute between the two.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for fatal drunk crash in Nottinghamshire – BBC News

“A driver who killed two passengers in a crash in Nottinghamshire has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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