Murder

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 […]

Richard Huckle stabbed to death at Full Sutton Prison

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles, who abused up to 200 Malaysian children, has been stabbed to death in prison. Richard Huckle was murdered at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire on Sunday, sources said. The Sun reported that he had been stabbed to death with a makeshift blade and was found in his cell. Huckle was given […]

Mother ‘Elated’ Helen’s Law Will Deny Killers Parole Until Bodies Are Found

Read our Comment Piece: Helen’s Law: What Happens When Juries Believe A Liar? The mother of murdered Helen McCourt said she is “elated” laws are to finally change so killers are denied parole if they refuse to reveal where they hid their victim’s body. Marie McCourt has begged murderer Ian Simms to tell her the whereabouts of her daughter’s […]

Helen’s Law: What Happens When Juries Believe A Liar?

By Mark Leech Like any parent I can’t even begin to understand the heartache of Marie McCourt, the mother of Helen McCourt, who has no idea where her daughter’s body is located because the person convicted of her murder, Ian Simms, refuses to say – insisting he is innocent of the crime. Now, under new […]

Serial killer admits to Dowler murder

Serial killer Levi Bellfield’s shock confession to the murder of Milly Dowler has prompted police to review probes into “a number” of other crimes. Bellfield, who was given a whole-life prison sentence in June 2011 for killing the 13 year old, made the admission for the first time during an investigation into whether he had […]

Mentally ill inmate admits battering cell-mate to death

A mentally ill prisoner has admitted battering his cell mate over the head with a television set as he awaited trial for a random attack on a walker at popular beauty spot. In June 2014, Taras Nykolyn, 46, pounced on Roger Maxwell as he took an early morning stroll near the Windmill landmark on Wimbledon […]

Whole life sentence to be re-examined

A triple killer’s claim that his whole-life prison sentence breaches his human rights is to be re-examined by European judges. Arthur Hutchinson’s case will be considered again after it was referred to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Earlier this year a judgment from the Strasbourg court ruled that there […]

Jane Andrews to be released say Parole Board

The Prisons Handbook 2015 – out now  /  Home Page  /  Converse Prison Newspaper Former royal aide Jane Andrews, who was jailed for stabbing her boyfriend to death in 2001, is to be released from prison, the Parole Board has said. She flew into a rage when he told her he had no intention of marrying her […]

Killer cleared on retrial

The Prisons Handbook 2015 – out now  /  Home Page  /  Converse Prison Newspaper   A young woman fell to her knees sobbing as she was cleared by a jury of murdering her friend’s violent boyfriend after a retrial ordered by the Court of Appeal. Stacey Hyde was originally convicted at Bristol Crown Court in 2010 […]

35 years for maniac nurse

Self-styled ‘angel turned evil’ Victorino Chua has been jailed for at least 35 years for murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others. Father-of-two Chua, 49, described by detectives as a narcissistic psychopath, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two acute wards at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, in June and July 2011. […]