Murder Trial

Church Warden sentenced to 36 years for murdering University Lecturer

A sadistic church warden who murdered a university lecturer following a campaign of physical and mental torture has been jailed for more than 30 years. Benjamin Field, 28, who killed Peter Farquhar, 69, in order to inherit his house and money was given a life term with a minimum term of 36 years by Mr […]

Murder Trial: HMP Pentonville. Officers “Did Favours” for Inmates Jury Told

Prison officers at a north London jail would regularly do “favours” for prisoners, including smuggling contraband, the widow of a fatally-stabbed inmate has told a court. New father Jamal Mahmoud, 21, was allegedly attacked by three fellow prisoners in a battle over illicit phones and a knife on G Wing of HMP Pentonville on October […]

Alan Charlton ‘body in carpet’ conviction sent to appeal

A man convicted of murdering a Cardiff teenager whose remains were found wrapped in carpet 25 years ago has had his case sent to the Court of Appeal. Alan Charlton is serving a life sentence for killing 15-year-old Karen Price, who disappeared from a children’s home in 1981. He was convicted in 1991 and an […]

27 Years For Boss Killer

A shop worker has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years for murdering his “friendly and popular” boss in a frenzied knife attack in South Yorkshire. Naeem Mehmood, 27, stabbed Parvaiz Iqbal 51 times in the freezer room of his butcher’s store and supermarket in Rotherham in October last year. Mr Iqbal, 40, was […]

Cregan to die in jail

One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan is set to die in prison with a whole life sentence for murdering four people after his long-running trial came to an end today. Cregan, 30, had previously pleaded guilty during the trial to killing policewomen Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, and father and son David Short, 46, […]