UK Murder

Man Killed British Primary School Teacher Given Death Sentence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

A man convicted of the murder of a British primary school teacher has been sentenced to death in Qatar, after a court found he assaulted Lauren Patte...

Former IRA Leader Ivor Bell Charged In Connection With Abduction And Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

A veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA murder more than 40 years ago of Belfast mother of 10 Jean McConville is due in court today. ...

Reeva 'Seated In Defence Position' as Oscar Fired Shots

Cassandra Ward | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

A ballistics expert has testified in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius that Reeva Steenkamp was bent down in a brace position as the Olympian shot her. Speaking of the gunshot wound in Reeva's right arm, Cpt Mangena said: "In this instance the deceased was most probably seated in the defence position"...

Ex-Police Commander Fuels Pistorius' Defence Argument

Cassandra Ward | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Missing evidence, gloveless forensic experts and coached statements of police officials, could be the key to a 'not guilty' verdict for Oscar Pistorius. The murder trial of the Olympic sprinter has so far heard overwhelming evidence of inconsistencies in his version of events on the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Bullet-Ridden Door From Pistorius' Home Is Wheeled Into Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he broke down a door to reach his dying girlfriend after he shot her in the bathroom, a foren...

Steenkamp 'Ate Hours Before Death', Pistorius Trial Hears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend killed by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, ate only a couple of hours before her death, contradicting the athlete's claims...

Mother Who Stabbed Three Children Found Dead In High Security Hospital

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

A mother who stabbed her three young children to death has been found dead in a high security hospital. Theresa Riggi, 50, was jailed for 16 years for...

Oscar Pistorius Vomits In Dock Amid Graphic Testimony

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius vomited into the dock during a pathologist's graphic testimony about the injuries inflicted on his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, after h...

Jayden Parkinson Died From 'Pressure To The Neck'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in a freshly-disturbed grave, died from "pressure to the neck", police have revealed. The 17-year-o...

John Leo Lowe Charged With Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A man was charged with murdering a mother and daughter who were shot dead at a dog breeding farm on Tuesday evening. The bodies of Christine Lee, 66, ...

Woman Arrested Over Jayden Parkinson Murder

PA | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A woman has been arrested by police investigating the murder of teenager Jayden Parkinson whose body was found in a freshly disturbed grave. The 48...

82-Year-Old Man Arrested After Surrey Killing Spree

PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

A pensioner who is suspected of shooting dead two women and four dogs was known to the police. The man, who was named by a source as breeder John L...

Miranda Barbour is a Sad Fantasist Not a Prolific Serial Killer, and She Has Played an All Too Eager Media

Martin Newman | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK
Martin Newman

Her story came out of the blue. A seemingly unnecessary, unprompted confession to a local newspaper reporter that she had committed anywhere between 2...

No Charges Brought Against Man Arrested Over Alps Murders

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family, French prosecutors have said....

Congo Court Finds Briton Guilty of Killing Friend

Simon J Clark | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Simon J Clark

A joint British-Norwegian citizen was found guilty of killing his friend and cellmate in the Democratic Republic of Congo even though there was expert evidence to suggest he was innocent.

'Deal With Devil' Led To Satanic Ritual Murder Of Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Two teenagers have been charged with killing a 15-year-old girl in an attempt to make a deal with the devil. Corriann Cervantes was found dead in a...

Teenage Girl Found Dead In Surrey

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenage girl was found dead, police said. The body was discovered at an address in Oxted, Surrey. ...

Dead Children and the Law

Felicity Gerry | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

During the past week, people across the world were shocked and saddened by the story of the disappearance and subsequent death of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular in Scotland. This shock then turned to disbelief after his mother, Rosdeep Kular, 33, was detained... She appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday and idiots on the internet had a field day.

Ohio Killer To Be Executed By Controversial Drug Cocktail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Today, Ohio killer Dennis McGuire is sentenced to die in prison, using a drug cocktail which has never before been used to kill inmates. Because of...

Teen On Trial For Murder Of Schoolboy

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager will stand trial on Monday accused of murdering a schoolboy at a party. Jay Whiston, 17, of Aster Close, Clacton, Essex, was stabbed at ...

Father 'Murdered Son With Axe Fearing He Was A Flesh-Eating Demon'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police say a 51-year-old man has confessed to killing his teenage son with an axe – because he apparently believed him to be a flesh-eating demon. ...

Jayden Parkison Body Formally Identified After Didcot Grave Search

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The body of a teenager found buried in a graveyard has been formally identified as 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson. Thames Valley Police said further tes...

The Woolwich Killers Must Not Be Allowed to Drive a Wedge Between Communities

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

As we move into 2014, we hope that both Far Right and Al-Qaeda influenced groups and individuals realise that we collectively as communities, will not allow them to drive a wedge between us as residents and neighbours. Collectively, we can also counter their belief that a clash of civilisations is inevitable. It is not and we alone can prove them wrong.

TV's Latest Weird Lord Lucan Theory: It's One Hell of a Stretch

Bill Coles | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

There are many obscure and bizarre theories floating around out there about what might have happened to Lord Lucan after he disappeared in 1974. That is why this incredible mystery has turned into such a fantastical myth. But even so... the weird ending of ITV's latest Lord Lucan two-parter - Lucan - was, well, one hell of a stretch.

Jayden Parkinson Detectives Focus Search On Oxfordshire Grave

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson are focusing their investigation on a grave next to a church. Thames Valley Police said the hun...