Archive for the 'murder' Category

Man guilty of wife’s fake raid murder – The Independent

“A shopkeeper who bludgeoned his postmistress wife to death as she slept then blamed an armed robber was convicted of murder today.”

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The Independent, 19th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Norfolk chainsaw murderer jailed for life for wife killing – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for murdering his wife and dismembering her body at their Norfolk home.”

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BBC News, 12th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Murder cases given just one prosecutor as CPS pressured to cut costs – The Guardian

“Barristers and victim support groups have expressed concerns that in some murder trials, including forthcoming cases involving multiple defendants, the Crown Prosecution Service is instructing a single counsel for the prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

22-year minimum term for murderer – The Independent

“A ‘cynical and cruel’ killer who murdered his 21-year-old wife then dismembered her with an electric saw and hid her remains was today told that he would stay in prison for at least 22 years.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gun murder gang pair get 32 years – The Independent

“Two members of a murderous gun gang were jailed for life today for the murder of an innocent 16-year-old girl shot dead when a tit-for-tat revenge hit went wrong.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Murder convictions appeal over ‘prison guard juror’ – BBC News

“The murder convictions of two Nottingham men could be unsafe because one of the jurors was a prison officer, the Criminal Appeal Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

John Sweeney guilty of canal murders – The Guardian

“A Liverpool-born carpenter has been found guilty of murdering two former girlfriends and dumping their dismembered remains in canals in Rotterdam and London.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brighton man jailed for life for burnt body murder – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a 36-year-old drug user whose burnt body was found on a golf course on the outskirts of Brighton.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Beshenivsky killer Mustaf Jama loses appeal – BBC News

“A man who murdered a Bradford policewoman during a bungled robbery has lost an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Six people jailed in ‘severed thumb’ case – BBC News

“Six people involved in the abduction, torture and murder of a restaurant worker from Hertfordshire have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Life sentence for Evesham river plunge father – BBC News

“A man who murdered his five-year-old daughter by driving a car into a river has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Road rage killer Kenneth Noye loses appeal – The Independent

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye lost an appeal against his murder conviction today.”

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The Independent, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

River dad guilty of child’s murder – The Independent

“A father was convicted today of murdering his five-year-old daughter after he drove his car into a freezing river with her on the front passenger seat.  A jury at Birmingham Crown Court took five hours to find 42-year-old Christopher Grady guilty of murdering Gabrielle Grady.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Burnley man’s life sentence for Paul Brady’s murder – BBC News

“A Lancashire man has received a life sentence for the murder of a Rochdale drug dealer who had been kidnapped.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Raoul Moat accomplices get life sentences – The Guardian

“Two accomplices who helped shotgun killer Raoul Moat during his murderous rampage last summer have been jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS stops prosecution for 1987 killing of Daniel Morgan – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided that the prosecution of three men for the killing of private detective Daniel Morgan in 1987 cannot continue.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 11th March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Raoul Moat accomplices guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder – The Guardian

“Raoul Moat accomplices guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Scotland Yard in spotlight as axe murder case collapses – The Guardian

“A major Scotland Yard investigation has ended in failure after three men were acquitted of charges over the 1987 murder of a private investigator who was found with an axe embedded in his head in a pub car park.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Naomi Bryant inquest: Failings in sex offender release – BBC News

“A woman was killed by a convicted sex offender after a series of failings by the agencies involved in his release, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Youths face life for boy’s murder – The Independent

“Three youths face life sentences after being found guilty today of murdering schoolboy Nicholas Pearton.”

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The Independent, 10th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kenneth Noye appeals against M25 murder conviction – BBC News

“One of the UK’s most notorious criminals is appealing against his conviction for a 1996 road rage murder.”

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BBC News, 9th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

IPCC finds police response to Joanne Butler’s emergency calls was ‘flawed’ – The Guardian

“The way police responded to a woman who made two 999 calls before she was battered to death was ‘wholly inadequate’, according to a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It highlighted failings in Leicestershire Constabulary’s response to phone calls they received prior to Joanne Butler’s murder in January 2006.”

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The Guardian, 1st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man gets life for party murder – The Independent

“A knifeman who stabbed an innocent 16-year-old partygoer to death in what a judge said was any parent’s ‘worst nightmare’ was jailed for life today.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Murderers launch campaign for ‘freedom’ based on their human rights – Daily Telegraph

“Three murderers who were expected to die in jail have launched a campaign for freedom based on their human rights and the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the cases.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bamber challenges whole-life tariffs in European court – BBC News

“Jeremy Bamber and two other killers are to ask the European Court of Human Rights to rule on whole-life sentences.”

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BBC News, 26th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Life sentence for US wife killer Harold Landry – BBC News

“A US businessman who stabbed his wife 23 times and left her under a hedge has been jailed for at least 16 years.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Millionaire found guilty of murdering wife – The Independent

“A retired American millionaire who stabbed his wife to death as he battled to stop her benefiting from their impending divorce was convicted of murder today.”

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The Independent, 24th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother cleared of killing children in house fire – The Guardian

“A mother cleared of killing her children in a house fire wept as she walked free from court and said she just wanted to start piecing her life back together.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Paula Poolton killer loses Royal Mail unfair sacking case – BBC News

“A Royal Mail worker from Hampshire who was sacked when he was charged with murdering his married lover has lost his case for unfair dismissal.”

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BBC News, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-soldier gets life for trying to blow up pregnant wife – The Guardian

“A former reservist soldier has been jailed for life after being found guilty of trying to murder his pregnant wife by booby-trapping a car with a hand grenade.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bradford family fire deaths: brothers jailed – BBC News

“A man who killed two children and their mother in an ‘evil and cowardly’ arson attack in West Yorkshire has been jailed for at least 29 years.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jeremy Bamber loses appeal court bid – The Independent

“Jeremy Bamber’s convictions for murdering five of his relatives more than 25 years ago will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Cases Review Commission has said.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Sisters sentenced for killing father over contents of safe – The Guardian

“Two teenage sisters described by a judge as ‘Judas-like and wicked’ have been given lengthy jail sentences for the brutal murder of their father.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenager and partner convicted of murdering her father – The Guardian

“A teenager wept when she was found guilty of murdering her father while he slept in his bed after a dispute over money.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gipsy Hill murder: Six jailed for shooting ‘peacemaker’ – BBC News

“Five men and a teenage boy have been jailed for life for shooting dead a ‘peacemaker’ in south London.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Knifeman jailed for life over footballer’s murder – The Independent

“A knifeman who stabbed to death a promising teenage footballer as he tried to help his friends was jailed for life today with a minimum term of 19 years.”

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The Independent, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Authorities to be probed over Naomi Bryant death – BBC News

“A coroner has told a jury to decide if authorities’ actions contributed to a woman’s death at the hands of a sex offender on licence from prison.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jeremy Bamber hopes new crime scene evidence will free him – The Guardian

“Police investigating the White House Farm killings, for which Jeremy Bamber was convicted of multiple murders, have been accused of corrupting vital evidence after claims they allowed the crime scene to be used as a training exercise for firearms officers.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dog row shooting neighbour jailed for 18 years – BBC News

“A man who shot his neighbours in a row over their Rottweiler-mastiff dog has been jailed for 18 years.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Convicted killer Eddie Gilfoyle’s gagging order lifted – BBC News

“A gagging order placed on convicted murderer Eddie Gilfoyle upon his release from jail has been lifted.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suffolk murder conviction appeal rejected – BBC News

“An appeal against the conviction of a man jailed for the murder of an elderly woman in Ipswich has been rejected by High Court judges.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Yorkshire Ripper must die in prison, appeal court rules – The Guardian

“Judges reject Sutcliffe plea, and say the interests of justice demand ‘nothing less’ than a whole life sentence.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Raoul Moat’s alleged accomplices face attempted murder charges – The Guardian

“Two men accused of helping Raoul Moat will face charges of attempting to murder David Rathband, the police officer shot and blinded by the former bouncer, prosecutors have said.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gunman jailed for attempted murder in Bolton – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for shooting two men outside a Bolton Nightclub 10 years ago.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three life sentences for 1982 murder of Dalston family – BBC News

“A man has been given three life sentences for killing a woman and her two daughters in east London in 1982.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hertfordshire housemate killer jailed for life – BBC news

“A man who murdered a housemate over a row about a woman and buried him in the garden in Hertfordshire has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Axing provocation defence ‘not sensible’ – Lord Judge – BBC News

“New laws aimed at protecting female victims of domestic violence have come under fire from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brothers jailed for murder of uncle run over in Kent – BBC News

“Two brothers have been jailed for life for murdering their uncle who was run down by a Range Rover in Kent.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Killer Roger Kearney claims Royal Mail sacking ‘unfair’ – BBC News

“A man jailed for killing his married lover is to take his former employers to tribunal after he was sacked following his conviction.”

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BBC news, 15th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for 23 years for chef murder – BBC News

“A man who murdered a chef following a classical music concert in Essex has been jailed for at least 23 years.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.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.”

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The Independent, 13th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judgment reserved in murder appeal as forensic evidence divides experts – The Guardian

“Scientists split over fibres that prosecution says links jailed office worker to home of widow killed during break-in.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

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

Family anger at IPCC and police after failings that led to mother’s murder – The Guardian

“Relatives of Maria Stubbings plan action after Essex force failed to inform mother that her new partner was a convicted killer.”

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The Guardian, 7th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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