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Murderbook 1900-1999

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1999
Dec 29 – Babatunde Oba, 23, trainee manager at the Broadway Boulevard Club in Ealing, was stabbed at the club. Kevin Dennis, 23, from Hackney, and his brothers Carl and Dennis were jailed for life in Feb 2000. Stefan Williams and Onyebuchuku Anyado were also jailed for life. Kevin Dennis played for Welling United FC, having previously played for Arsenal and Brentford. Their convictions were later quashed in 2004 and the retrial abandoned after it was decided that an expert witness on CCTV images was not reliable. Kevin Dennis was one of several people (along with Barry George) who were told in 2013 they could not have compensation for wrongful conviction.
Dec 29 – Gurmeet Singh Basra, 59, grocer, was shot at his shop in Auchinloch, mear Glasgow. Graeme Donaldson, 27, from Kirkintilloch, was jailed for life in 2001.
Dec 28 – Flamur Daci, 28, an Albanian immigrant from Southend, was attacked at Tesco in Gravesend, Kent, in a brawl which continued in the nearby railway station. He died in hospital on Dec 30. Five Albanian asylum seekers were identified as his killers – Edrin Hodaj, Gezim Ilgazi, Antest Dailani, Genjan Ilgazi and Ruduan Dailani. They all fled abroad (possibly to Italy). An inquest in July 2000 recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.
Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. It is thought he was killed by the Gooch gang. Unsolved.
Dec 25 – Pervinder Singh Rayatt, 19, from east London, was killed in Chinatown, central London at 4am. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. Surfraz Ghaffur, 18, from Ilford, was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Tariq Bakhari, 21, was also jailed for 2 years. A 17 year old was jailed for 18 months. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.
Dec 25 – Jason Hill, 29, from Anstey, Leicester, was shot at The Eden nightclub in Leicester in the early hours. Karlton Mills survived after being taken to hospital by taxi. James Goodman, 22, and Shaney Heskey, 28, were both jailed for life in October 2000. Heskey’s cousin Emile used to play for Liverpool and England. The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.
Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester. Her boyfriend Graham Grogan, 21, was jailed for life in Oct 2000. The trial at Minshull Street Crown Court heard he smashed her head into a wardrobe, then stabbed her in the heart, back and lungs.
Dec 23 – Jeremiah Okey was killed in Plaistow, NE London. Nana Kwaku Oppong, 29, was acquitted in March 2001.
Dec 21 – Kelvin Jackson, 45, was attacked in a Post Office in Sidcup, Kent, in a row over a bus pass. Unsolved.
Dec 18 – Ian Clark, 35, a drug addict, and Patricia Price, 44, a lesbian junkie, were shot in the head in separate rooms of a house in West Hill, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. James Chopswood Morrison, 40, from Rochdale, was jailed for life (21 years) in June 2001. Ray “Tikki” Whittaker, 33, was jailed for life (25 years). Gary Rose, 18, was acquitted. The trial heard the bodies were discovered by Mrs Price’s lesbian lover, Billy Jo Robson, on her return from a night out. Morrison was also convicted of the attempted murder of Trevor Shine, 40, the director of a market research company, who survived a shooting in Brookwood, near Woking, in Jan 2000.
Dec 18 – Emily Messer, 15 months old, died at home in Rochester, Kent, after suffering from “shaken baby syndrome”. Her mother Lisa Messer, 30, and father Stuart, 33, were never charged.
Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London. His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey. James Lawlor, 26, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life in Nov 2000.
Dec 11 – Stephen Hoggarth, 32, killed by a parcel bomb which went off at his home in Newbridge Hill, near Louth, Lincolnshire. His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours. David Broddle, from Horncastle, was found dead a few days later in a fume-filled car in Bakewell, Derbyshire, along with his girlfriend Lorraine Richardson. Police said Broddle bore a grudge after Hoggarth beat him up in 1997. It is thought Broddle found out how to make the bomb on the internet.
Dec 9 – Zac Stewart, 32, from south Croydon, stabbed in Tooting, south London. Unsolved.
Dec 6 – John Cameron Smith, 72, retired music teacher from St Leonards, Hastings, was kidnapped, driving to Islington, north London, and murdered. Adrian Pugh, 36, was jailed for life. Robert Holden, 20, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for false imprisonment. Daniel Matthews, 39, was acquitted of all charges. The trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 2000 heard that a motorist spotted Cameron Smith on the M25 motorway in Surrey and alerted police. As the traffic crawled to a halt, Mr Smith rolled down his window and pulled the top of his body out, calling to motorists: “Take a note of this number and call police.” The trial heard Smith had assets of £135,000.
Dec 5 – Barry Wallace, 18, a Tesco shelf stacker, vanished on the way home from a nightclub in Kilmarnock. His head was found on a beach 10 miles away at Barrassie, Ayrshire. His arms and legs were found in Loch Lomond. His torso is still missing. William Beggs, 36, was arrested in Holland on Dec 29 and was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2001. He spent years appealing against his conviction.
Dec 3 – Edmond Safra, 67, Jewish banking billionaire, and his nurse Vivian Torrente, died of smoke inhalation in the panic room of his penthouse in Monte Carlo. His wife Lily escaped. Ted Maher, 41, an American former Green beret, was jailed for 10 years for arson. He was released in 2007.
Dec 1 – Mara Dorman, 40, a prostitute and crack addict from Belgravia, vanished in Dec 1999, stabbed and beaten and dumped in a black trunk by the side of the road at Hurstbourne Tarrant, near Andover, Hampshire on Jan 12, 2000 by a man with a metal detector. Her boyfriend Tony Bayram, 39, a taxi driver from Walworth, south London, was jailed for life in Feb 2001. The trial at Winchester CC heard he could not afford her drug habit.
Dec 1 – Zardasht Draey, 19, Iraqi Kurd, was beaten to death at a bus stop in Fulham, west London. Chris Peterkin, 17, a student from the nearby Bayonne estate, was jailed for life in July 2000. He was caught by DNA after spitting on the victim’s body. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Draey’s father had been killed by Saddam Hussein in 1986.
Dec 1 – Belinda Debruin, had her throat slashed in Stanmore, Middlesex. Her husband Gary Debruin, 35, was jailed for life in July 2000. The trial heard he planned it all on his Psion computer.
Nov 26 –Auriel Ward, 68, stabbed at home in Lacey Green, near Wilmslow, Cheshire. Her husband Donald Ward, 73, then stabbed himself to death.
Oct 13 – Isabel Peake, 20, a Birmingham University student from Barlaston, Staffordshire, was thrown off the overnight Limoges to Paris train near Chabenet. Sid Ahmed Rezala, 20, an Algeria-born sex offender from Marseilles, fled to Lisbon but died in June 2000 after setting fire to his own cell while a guard was distracted by the France v Portugal Euro 2000 semi final match. It emerged that he had been released from prison and should have been arrested in Marseilles. Isabel was on an exchange trip with a French student from Limoges. He also murdered a young Frenchwoman, Corinne Caillaux, 36, on the Calais to Ventimiglia overnight train on 12 Dec 1999 and killed a third woman, Emilie Bazin, 20, in her basement flat in Amiens on Dec 17.
Dec 5 – Tommy Hole, 57, and Joey “The Crow” Evans, 55, shot in The Beckton Arms in Canning Town, E London. Hole had been acquitted in 1983 of murdering underworld enforcer Nicky Gerard (a friend of Ronnie Knight). It is believed Gerrard’s son, Russell, was arrested in 2000 but he was never charged. Unsolved. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1052458.stm
Nov 30 – Christine Askey, 20, a single mother who was pregnant with twins, was strangled in the bath in Preston. Waseem Mirza, 29, was jailed for life in January 2001 after a retrial.
Nov 28 – Sharon Malone, vanished from her home in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. Her body was found in North Mymms Park, near Hatfield in March 2000. Her husband Garry Malone, 44, fled to Spain with his sons Adam and Robert in January 2000 but was extradited in 2004 and jailed for life in 2005.
Nov 24 – Susan Kent, 33, a part-time cook and childminder, was stripped and stabbed in the bedroom of her home in Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent. Her ex-boyfriend David Ferguson, 30, from Chatham, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2000. The trial at Maidstone CC heard Susan was found by her mother-in-law Iris after she failed to pick up her grandchildren. Ferguson had proposed setting up a “rape club” on the internet. The judge said he was “hardly human”.
Nov 19 – Miebaka Jamabo, 21, aka Ashley Smith, was stabbed in Forest Gate, east London. A 23 year old from Canning Town was charged.
Nov 14 – Adam Alexander, 46, a lorry driver, was hit with a metal pole and dumped in a field near Errol, Tayside. Thomas Pryde, 26, a plumber and friend, was jailed for 10 years for culpable homicide. He was also jailed for 5 years for firing shots at the home of plumbing boss Steve Stewart.
Nov 14 – Lee Burey, 29, a building company foreman, and James McMahon, 34, a salesman, were stabbed to death at a house in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. A woman, aged 31, survived. Paul Bentley, 31, a neighbour with an “abnormal personality” admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was jailed for life (5 and a half years minimum) in Nov 2000. The trial at St Albans Court heard it was a case of “noise rage” and he lost his temper because of the loud music they played.
Nov 12 – Michael Moss, 15, suffered 100 injuries and was left in a playground in Litherland, Liverpool. Mark McKeefrey, 16, Alan Bentley, 16, and Graham Neary, 16, were all detained under HM Pleasure in July 2000. The trial at Liverpool CC heard one of the boys kicked him in the head shouting “Michael Owen!” They also sang Stuck In The Middle With You, from the film Reservoir Dogs, as they tortured him. They had all been drinking. McKeefrey was eligible for parole in 2011. Bentley is thought to have been released in 2013.
Nov 11 – Kathleen Worton, 67, housewife from Woodsetton, Dudley, was found in undergrowth at Wren’s Nest nature reserve in Dudley. Foul play was not suspected. She had been suffering from depression and body was only discovered in Feb 2000.
Nov 9 – Tamoor Hussain, 23, taxi operator from Alum Rock, was shot in Nechells, Birmingham. Samuel Smith, 31, from Castle Vale, Darren Watson, 27, and Peter Kow, 27, from Bristol, were charged with his murder and presumably went on trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Nov 9 – Ali “Big Ali” Nawaz Khan, 39, drug dealer, shot in his Ford Sierra in Birchills, Walsall. His half-brother Haq Nawaz Khan, 27, was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2001. His niece’s husband Ali Asgher Khan, 30, was acquitted. Big Ali’s father Mohammed Afsar Khan, 70, was also accused of soliciting his murder. The trial at Wolverhampton CC heard Big Ali had killed Haq’s sister Shanaz Begum in Pakistan during a family feud. She was shot after intervening when Ali tried to shoot a man who had raped a girl.
Nov 5 – Peter “Juppy” Clark, 25, aka Robert “Patter” Spencer, from Jamaica, shot in his Ford Escort XR3i in Kilburn, NW London. A £10,000 reward has been offered but case remains unsolved.
Nov 5 – Elizabeth Stacey, 24, psychology technician, battered with a rolling pin in a locked laboratory at the University of Westminster. Steven Reid, 33, a PhD student from Edinburgh, fled to Brighton but was arrested and jailed for life in July 2000. He claimed he was suicidal but didn’t want to die alone.
Oct 30 – Warren Selkirk, 33, a drugs courier and father of two from Bootle, shot dead at Crosby marina in Liverpool as his sons waited in a car nearby. Ian McAteer, 39, a Glasgow drug dealer, was jailed for life in June 2001. James O’Neill was acquitted on the judge’s directions. Selkirk shuttled drugs between Liverpool and Glasgow but owed McAteer money. The main prosecution witness was George Bell Smith.
Oct – Patrick Campbell, 22, Belfast-born INLA man, beaten to death in an industrial estate in Dublin. Martin McGann, 22, and four other Dubliners, went on trial at Dublin Central Criminal Court.
Nov 17 – Shai Avissar abducted and murdered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lior Saadt, an Israeli gangster, was acquitted. He was thought to have killed witnesses Julio Bacetti and Carlo Binner. The full story is told in the book Killing Kebble by Mandy Wiener http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/dead-man-walking-1.207230#.UutiQ_vDuF8
Dec 20 – Lynn Walton, 42, was stabbed at her flat in Hinchcliffe, Peterborough. Her boyfriend Ambrose Moore, 39, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Charges were dropped against his brother Thomas Moore, 45. The trial heard Ambrose stabbed her during a drunken row and then left, not realising she would bleed to death. http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/girlfriend-bled-to-death-after-attack-1-103333
Oct 29 – Judah Dewar, 35, a Rastafarian courier and father of nine from Oldham, was shot in his BMW in Longsight, Manchester. Mark Simons, 21, was jailed for 1 year for possession of a bullet. The murder charge was dropped against him. Charges were also dropped against a 15 year old gang member from Wythenshawe. It is thought that Dewar was entirely innocent and was simply targeted because of his car.
Oct 27 – Derek Campbell, 6, was thrown from a 14th floor flat in Glasgow. Her mother Allison Campbell, 26, was jailed for 5 years for culpable homicide in August 2000. The trial at Edinburgh High Court heard she had drink, drugs and depression problems.
Oct 23 – Michael Wheatley, 47, gay man from Poplar, was robbed, tied up, beaten and then thrown alive into a canal in Limehouse, E London. His body was found on Nov 4. Matthew Rowe, 19, and Jay Boardman, 19, were initially charged but charges were dropped in April 2000. His house had also been burgled.
Oct 21 – Kevin Hector, 27, from Willesden, was shot in his Ford Focus in Golders Green Road, NW London. £10,000 reward has been offered. Unsolved.
Oct 20 – Diane Harrold, 36, drowned in the swimming pool of her luxury home in Uffington, near Spalding, Lincolnshire. Her husband Colin Harrold, 34, a wealthy book dealer, was acquitted in July 2000. He had been in Amsterdam at the time. His friend Darren Lake, 30, from Peterborough, was jailed for life for murder. He was Harrold’s best man at his first wedding. At the trial at Lincoln CC Lake claimed he was offered £20,000 by Colin and blackmailed with photographs of himself being raped while on holiday when he refused.
Oct 19 – Robert and Richard Turnbull, who both had severe cerebral palsy, were smothered with a pillow after being given sleeping tablets at home at Whitecliff Bay, near Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Their mother Janquil Turnbull, 51, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in June 2000 and was given probation for three years. The trial at Winchester CC heard she suffered depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and a neurological disorder.
Oct 17 – James Airlie, 47, partially disabled security guard, was stamped on and had boiling water poured on him at his home at Commercial Quay, Leith, near Edinburgh. Robert Eadie, 31, a security guard, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder and Peter Tatton, 20, a soldier, was jailed for 10 years for culpable homicide.
Oct 15 – Janice Holbrook, 36, a drunk anorexic, died after receiving internal injuries, including 15 broken ribs, and a fractured jaw, at a flat at 26 Cromwell Street, Gloucester (over the road from Fred West’s house). Martin Jenkins survived. Her common law husband Jeff Blacklock, 41, was jailed for life (18 years) in June 2001 at Bristol CC. The tariff was reduced to 15 years on appeal. http://www.blackkalendar.nl/content.php?key=3025
Oct 13 – John Nice, 55, stabbed a dozen times at a house in South Oxhey, near Watford. William Hoey, 52, from Watford, was jailed for life in Jan 2001. Mark Goodwin, 40, from Harrow, was acquitted.
Oct 13 – John Nisbet, 25, booze smuggler from Wishaw, and William Lindsay, 26, a tobacco smuggler from Motherwell, were shot and then burned beyond recognition on a remote farm in Elphinstone, east Lothian, Scotland. Their burnt out car was found near Airdrie. Unsolved.
Oct 10 – Patrick Williams, 18, a dustman, was attacked with a baseball bat in Chatham, Kent. Lewis Horne, 26, from Luton, near Chatham, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 30 months for affray.
Oct 9 – Claudio Anunciacao, 32, from Stockwell, died of heroin intoxication, and was found in a rubbish chute at Wayland House, Sidney Road, Brixton. It was classified as a suspicious death but no-one ever charged.
Oct – Denise Eckersley, 47, was hit with a candlestick at home in Holbeck, Leeds. She was then cut up and burned at a warehouse in Brighouse, Yorkshire. A fake suicide was then mocked up in Cleethorpes. Her husband George Eckersley, 52, a warehouseman, was jailed for life in Nov 2000.
Oct 5 – Paul Peralta, 27, drug dealer, punched, kicked and stabbed, then put in a car boot and set on fire in a farm track near Port Glasgow, Scotland. Pat Hemphill, 37, and Paul McKimm, 32, walked free after verdicts of not proven in 2000. The trial heard that Peralta had tortured his 23 year old ex-girlfriend Louise Hanlon a few days before he died.
Oct 3 – Darren Pearman, 27, from Waltham Abbey, Essex, was stabbed at Epping Forest country club near Chigwell at 3.52am. His brother Scott, 26, survived. Ronald Fuller, from Grays, was charged with affray but charges later dropped. He was shot dead in August 2000.
September 1999
Sep – Rina Radloff, 51, was stabbed at home in Scottburgh, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Antoinette Radloff, 35, the second wife of Rina’s businessman husband Martin, hanged herself in jail in Dec 2000 while awaiting trial. The contract killers Mlungisi Mzimela, 23, and a 17-year-old youth, both from Umgababa, were jailed for life and 18 years, respectively. Sifiso Cele, 18, received immunity from prosecution after testifying against the killers. At the trial the judge said there was also an “evasive white man in a Mercedes-Benz” who may have been involved. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Moms-contract-killers-jailed-20020412
Up to Sep – Four women were killed in Rostov, Russia by Vladimir Krishtofa, who was sentenced to death.
Sep 29 – Junior George Collins, 39, community worker from Trenchtown, Jamaica, was shot dead outside a Rastafarian temple in Kennington, south London. Garfield Stewart, 22, from south London, and his brother Gayon, 18, from Nottingham, were both acquitted in 2001. They were both jailed for 5 years for firearms offences and were later deported to Jamaica. The trial heard they fell out with Collins because they were dealing drugs.
Sep 26 – Jesse Dirkhising, 13, raped, tortured and suffocated at an apartment in Rogers, Arkansas. In 2001 David Carpenter, 39, and his gay lover Joshua Brown, 23, were both jailed for life for murder and rape. Jesse, a boy, worked at their hair salon. The case was allegedly ignored by the “liberal media”. http://www.wnd.com/2002/09/15294/
Sep 20 – David Barnshaw, 32, a drug dealer, was abducted in the car park of the Moss Rose pub in Stockport, driven off, beaten, tortured and set on fire. Aaron Coghlan, 29, Paul Johnson, 24, Denis Burgess, 30, Phillip Moore, 38, and Stephen Beddows, 27, were all acquitted in April 2002. The key prosecution witness John Berry had made a 999 call while in the boot of the car. The judge at Preston CC heavily criticised the police and CPS, especially Detective Inspector Kenny Caldwell. Barnshaw was an associate of Chris Little, a gang leader who had been killed in 1994. Coghlan had been acquitted of killing him too. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/damning-verdict-on-murder-inquiry-bungle-1152088
Sep 19 – Vicky Hall, 17, from Trimley St Mary, was suffocated and strangled after being abducted on way home from the Bandbox nightclub in Felixstowe, Suffolk. Her body was found in a water-filled ditch in Creeting St Peter, near Stowmarket five days later. Adrian Bradshaw, 26, a businessman who owned a free newspaper, was acquitted in Nov 2001.
Sep 18 – Joseph Schonewald, 44, a father of two, was shot in Hylton Castle, Sunderland, while on his way home from the pub. His wife Christine watched him die. Robert Bell, 22, a labourer and amateur boxer, was jailed for life in June 2000. His trial at Newcastle CC heard there was no motive but Bell had bragged that he was “going to kill someone”.
Sep 17 – Ian Roach, 21, stabbed in Islington, north London, after leaving his engagement party to buy some cigarettes. A black man in a car drove off. Unsolved.
Sep 16 – Katie Kazmi, 25, prostitute and drug addict from Tilehurst, Reading, was stabbed 77 times and decapitated after being abducted in Reading. Winston Williams, 54, was jailed for life in May 2000. The trial heard Katie had agreed to sex in exchange for some cocaine. Williams had been released from Broadmoor in 1991 after stabbing stabbing two people, including a 13-year-old paperboy, in 1979.
Sep 16 – Amanda Letch, 24, pregnant mother of two, was shot as she slept at her flat in Greenham, Peterborough. Her 5 year old slept on and was unhurt. Stephen Basson, 18, was jailed for life in July 2000. Michael Rayner, 26, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Basson’s girlfriend Stephanie Higgins, 19, was acquitted but was jailed for a year for perverting the course of justice. The trial at Northampton CC heard that Basson said Higgins thought he had got Ms Letch pregnant and told him to kill her.
Sep 13 – Abdul Osman, 18, a Somali student, was stabbed in the grounds of Southgate Technical College in north London. His brother Mustafa, and a cousin, Mohammed Abdullahi, both survived. Bodrul Miah, 20, was jailed for life in Oct 2000. Ryan Reid, 19, Avinash Aubeelack, 20, Mohammed Mollany, 19, and Marcus Oranu, 18, were all jailed ofr violent disorder. Bodrul’s father Basharath Miah, 46, was convicted of perverting the course of justice. The trial heard Abdul intervened in a trivial dispute between his cousin and Aubeelack.
Sep 12 – Graham “Budgie” Mills, 43, a former Foreign Legion soldier, was stabbed with a kukri at his sister’s home in Barrack Hill, Newport, Gwent. His common law wife Linda Fitzgerald, sister Linda and niece Kerry survived. Robert Davies, 46, from Cwmbran, was jailed for life in Oct 2000. Davies also firebombed the home of other members of the Mills family.
Sep 12 – Mark Harris, 35, an investment banker, was stabbed 25 times at his flat in Notting Hill, London, during a burglary. Jacob Rhoden, 22, a chef from Paddington, was jailed for life in April 2000. The trial heard he was drunk and got away with just a watch and a bottle of perfume.
Sep – Enicko Simkoko, 20, a farm labourer, was clubbed unconscious and skinned alive near Mbeya, Tanzania. Abel Mwamwezi and Zakayo Shungwa Mwashilindi were charged with murder and went on trial in April 2005. They were working for witch doctors who wanted human skin.
Sep 7 – Ben Kamanalegi, 28, a former private in the British Army’s Parachute Regiment, was punched, kicked and beaten with a fence post in Weaste, Salford. Anthony Curtis, 20, and Richard Smith, 18, were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 and a half years each. P J McDonagh, 19, was acquitted. Rickton Henry, 19, fled to Spain. Ben, who was of Fijian origin, was working as a doorman at Epics nightclub and had thrown them out of the club four days earlier. The Attorney General appealed against the leniency of the sentences but lost. There was a suggestion the crime was racist.
Sep 5 – Chris Swarray, 27, from Manchester, was shot as he sat in his VW Golf in Ladywood, Birmingham. He was a member of Moss Side’s Gooch Close gang and was acquitted earlier in the year of attacking Jason Jones, of the Doddington gang, leaving him paralysed. A 26 year old passenger survived. The Doddington gang are believed responsible. Unsolved.
Sep 4 – David Rogers was stabbed in Albion Square, Hackney, E London. Unsolved.
Sep 4 – Raonaid Murray, 19, headmaster’s daughter, stabbed near her home in Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland. Unsolved.
Sep 2 – Rosemary Neale, 52, a former beauty queen from Norfolk, was battered to death with a rock at home in Colchester, Essex. Her paranoid schizophrenic son Jonathan Neale, 21, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Feb 2000. The trial at Chelmsford CC heard he had abused LSD and heroin and “thought he was killing the devil”. Mrs Neale’s husband was arrested in Australia in 2000 on drugs charges.
Sep 1 – Marie-France Godard, 43, vanished from home in Caen, Normandy. Her husband Dr Yves Godard, 44, fled on a yacht which sailed towards the UK. He has never been caught.
 August 1999
Aug – Anthony Scott, 30, shot in an underpass in Tottenham. Kwayle Appiah, 24, was charged in 2012 but the charges were dropped in July 2013.
Aug 31 – Yvonne O’Brien, 44, a British expat, was stabbed 40 times, mutilated and hung from a cord at her villa in Puerto de Alcudia, Majorca, Spain. “Love, sex, peace” had been scrawled on the walls in Spanish. An Arab fisherman, Ahmed Abarh, 43, aka Jimmy, was initially suspected but never charged. Unsolved.
 
Aug 28 – Violetta Wilkanowska, 39, a former Polish TV reporter from Chiswick, west London, vanished after getting off a train at Cooden, near Bexhill, East Sussex. Her body was found in undergrowth in Nov 1999. There was an open verdict at her inquest. It may not have been foul play.
 
Aug – Laura Kane, 9, abducted from Penshaw, near Sunderland, raped and suffocated and hidden under floorboards in a house in Murton, County Durham. Colin Bainbridge, 34, an electrical contractor and family friend, was jailed for life in June 2000. He claimed she died accidentally during a “tying up game”. She was on the at-risk register at the time but Sunderland City Council was cleared of complicity by an independent inquiry.
 
Aug – John (Jack) Witney, 69, was beaten with a hammer and strangled at a house in Horfield, Bristol. Nigel Evans, 39, a heroin addict, was jailed for life in May 2000. He stole a chequebook and credit card. Ironically Witney served 25 years in jail for the murder of three police officers (along with Harry Roberts) in Acton in 1966 and was released from HMP Leyhill in 1991.
 
Aug 21 – Fred Barras, 16, a gypsy burglar from Newark, Nottinghamshire, was shot at Bleak House Farm in Emneth, Norfolk. His accomplices Brendan Fearon, 29, and Darren Bark, 33, survived. Tony Martin, 56, a farmer originally from Cambridgeshire, was jailed for life (9 years) in April 2000. But his conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal in 2001 and replaced by a conviction for manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and a sentence of 5 years. He was released in 2003. He always claimed self-defence. Fearon, who was shot in the leg, was later jailed for 3 years for conspiracy to burgle. Bark, who was unhurt, was jailed for 2 and a half years.
Aug – Austin O’Reilly, 54, suffered a fractured skull during a robbery outside a petrol station in Grangetown, Cardiff. Two boys, aged 14 and 15, were acquitted in May 2000. They were never identified.
 
Aug 17 – Joanne Noble, 21, was choked to death at home on Ermine West estate in Lincoln. Her boyfriend Chris Woodward, 30, was jailed for life in June 2000.
Aug 16 – Floyd Dodson, 39, a Guyana-born drug dealer from Peckham, died “of fright and stress” after being abducted. His body was found in a barrel in Pendeford, near Wolverhampton on 30 Sep, 1999. Nigel “Chrome” Brade, 41, from London, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in July 2003. Ryan “Bigga” Matthews, 25, was acquitted. The trial heard Dodson fell out with a Jamaican drugs syndicate.
 
Aug 16 – Richard McFerran, 45, a businessman from Newry, was shot as he got out of his Mercedes convertible in Dundalk, County Louth. Kieran Smyth, 39, a Real IRA cigarette smuggler, was believed to be responsible but he was killed in February 2001 in County Meath. McFerran’s associate Stephen Connolly was murdered in 2000.
 
Aug 15 – John Neale, 63, a convicted drug dealer, and his wife Pauline Neale, 57, were stabbed at home in Catford, SE London. A £10,000 reward was offered. Unsolved.
 
Aug 15 – Noel Heffernan, 35, from Ballyfermot, south Dublin, was found dead on land near Dublin airport. Joseph Zambra, 28, was jailed for 4 years for kidnap in 2004 and Kevin McCarron, 51, got 3 years. The trial heard they had delivered Heffernan to crime boss Anthony Dempsey, who has since died.
 
Aug 15 – O’Niell Laylor was shot at a party at a flat on the South Kilburn estate in NW London. Two men fled. Unsolved.
 
Aug 12 – Howard Wright, 38, unemployed, from Penge, was shot 5 times in Norwood High Street, south London. A 23 year old man was charged but charges were dropped in March 2000 after CPS offered no evidence.
 
Aug 11 – Pat McCann, 40, was stabbed at the Aldervale flats in Craigavon, County Armagh. Paul Lindsay, 31, and a boy aged 16 both admitted manslaughter in May 2001 and were jailed.
 
Aug 10 – Wilfred Marchant, 72, stabbed in Spinney Hills, Leicester. Brian Geeson and his son Daniel, 12, survived. Kevin Hewitt, 30, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Rampton Hospital indefinitely in Jan 2000. The trial at Nottingham CC heard he had been released from a mental hospital a few weeks before. The killing took place on the day of a solar eclipse and Hewitt “thought the world was going to end”.
Aug 8 – Craig Wojcik, 20, a heroin user and petty thief from Chaddesden, was killed and his severed head was found on a railway embankment at the West Meadows Industrial Estate in Derby in March 2000. Michael Reed, 49, a postman, was jailed for life in Nov 2000. Reed said Wojcik stole from him when he let him stay at his house. He dismembered the body and put bits in the freezer.
 
Aug 5 – Susan Lawson, 39, mother of three, was sexually assaulted, severely beaten and then run run over by a car at Neat Marsh Road, Preston, near Hull. Peter Eastwood, 30, from Hull, was jailed for life in March 2000. The trial at Sheffield CC heard they kissed at Planet Earth nightclub but he got the wrong idea and then killed her when she rejected his sexual advances.
 
Aug 3 – William O’Steen, glue sniffer, was stabbed in front of children in Beckton, east London. Audie Murphy, 19, fled to Ireland but was extradited and jailed for 9 years for manslaughter in April 2000.
July 1999
 
July 31 – Laura Donnelly, 22, was raped and left in long grass in the grounds of Ferguslie cricket club near Paisley, Scotland. Thomas Brophy, 20, was jailed for life in March 2000. The trial at Glasgow High Court heard Laura had left The Shuttle nightclub at 1.50am. Brophy, who had drunk 16 pints, had left the A&E department of a nearby hospital at 2.10am. His DNA was found on her body.
 
July 29 – Charles Bennett, 22, taxi driver and IRA informer from New Lodge, was tortured and shot dead behind a nightclub in the Falls Road, west Belfast. Charges against Thomas Allsop, 45, were dropped in Dec 1999. It is thought that Bennett had stolen a weapon from an IRA cache.
 
July 29 – Patrick Logan, 40, a former convict from Northern Ireland, was shot 5 times while in bed with his fiancé at home in Withington, Manchester. He had been acquitted in 1997 of kneecapping a man. Unsolved.
 
July 27 – Michelle Donovan, 25, stabbed at home in Farnworth, Bolton. Her aunt, Margaret Fahy, 37, survived. Fahy’s partner, Michael Russell, 45, a publican, was jailed for life in May 2000. He claimed to have had a “loss of memory”.
 
 
July 27 – Michelle Wooldridge, 28, stabbed through the heart at home in Netherton, West Midlands. Her husbad Randy Rahim, 33, was jailed for life in April 2000. They had met on a cruise ship and married in March 1999.
 
July – Joseph Alcendor, 61, an elderly Jamaican, was punched in Kilburn, NW London. Leo Keaney, 31, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in Feb 2000. He had been refused entry to a party.
 
July – William O’Kane, 49, a suspected paedophile, was kicked and beaten to death with an iron bar at home in Wembley, NW London. Patrick Moran, 26, Daniel Greaney, 23, and Vincent Gill, 26, who were all Irish builders, were jailed for life in August 2000. They were vigilantes who heard about him molesting a child in Suffolk. Kieran Henry, 21, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 12 months for disposing of the iron bar.
 
July 25 – Hok Wan Leung, 34, a Chinese chef from Watford, was beaten to death at Middleborough roundabout in Colchester after a car chase up the A12 in the early hours of the morning. Lee Wan Wong, 34, from Stanmore, Van Lan Ly, 22, from Deptford, Seng Zhang, 24, from Bow, Xanh Soi Sau, 21, Chan Tai Man, Ben Sullivan, 20, Stephen Kilden, 19, Marlon Williams, 18, and Shahnin Ahmed, 19, were all acquitted. It is believed to have been a dispute between Triad gangs.
 
July 24 – Donna Bunting, 16, from Boythorpe, was punched, stamped and bludgeoned to death behind Bradbury’s nightclub in Chesterfield. Her ex-boyfriend Tony Kelly, 19, from Brampton, was jailed for life in Aug 2000. He killed her after she slapped him.
 
July 21 – Patrick Spencer, 85, and his wife Margaret, 77, died in a house fire in Manston, Leeds. Their neighbour Brenda Wilby, 49, was never charged but committed suicide in Feb 2000.
 
July 20 – Joie Ruth Armstrong, 26, a naturalist, was beheaded in the Yosemite National Park in California. Cary Stayner, 37, a hotel maintenance man at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal, was sentenced to death for first degree murder. He was also convicted of killing Juli Sund, her mother Carole Sund and Silvina Pelosso, from Argentina, also in the Yosemite in March 1999. Stayner’s brother Steven was kidnapped and sexually abused in 1972. He was freed 7 years later but died in 1989 after a hit and run. Stayner was said to be traumatised by his brother’s ordeal. He remains on Death Row.
 
July 18 – Andrew “Titch” Burke, 27, was stoned to death in Battersea and his body found in a burnt out VW Polo in Blackheath, SE London. Courtney Needham, 28, and Daniel Sinclair, 20, both from Birmingham, were both jailed for life in Oct 2000. Kevin Mantack, 30, from Manchester, and Marcus Johnson, 23, were both acquitted. The trial heard Burke was killed in revenge because they wrongly believed he had killed Alexander Ero, 30, from Birmingham, in Battersea. Burke’s fiancé Melanie Moore fought with relatives of Johnson and Mantack in the public gallery after they were acquitted at the Old Bailey. Johnson was later jailed for life for murdering male masseur Niphan Trikhana in Fulham in 2004.
 
July 17 – Fatima Kama, 28, divorced Lebanese-Canadian singer, was sexually assaulted, stabbed and left in a suitcase in the car park of Terminal 3, Heathrow airport. Former Kuwait Airlines steward Youssef Abdal Ahmed Wahid, 30, fled to Kuwait, Lebanon and UAE but was later extradited back to UK and in Oct 2011 was jailed for life (24 years). Fatima, who earned money singing at Arab weddings and parties, had taken cash and jewellery, worth at least $80,000 (£50,000), from her safety deposit box the day before she died and it is believed Wahid stole it from her.
 
July 16 – Paul Fitzgerald, 36, was kicked to death on the Somers Town estate near Euston station, London. Michael O’Connor survived. Christophe Pittman, 26, unemployed, was jailed for life in Jan 2000.
 
July 14 – Mark Hall, 32, from Bow, suffered a fractured skull after being attacked after a night out in the pub in Bow, east London. Dean Cheeseman, 18, was jailed for life. Colin Linnane, 21, and two juveniles were all acquitted.
 
July 10 – Robert Kavanagh, 29, unemployed alcoholic and junkie originally from Liverpool, was stabbed in Hove with a carving knife, and dumped on the outskirts of Bexhill, East Sussex where it was discovered four days later by a woman walking her dog. His ex-girlfriend Julie Adamson, 17, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given probation for three years in March 2000. The trial at Lewes CC heard she had suffered violence at his hands.
 
July 10 – Bradley Bolton, 34, was kicked to death in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Chris Hills, 22, Paul Wallington, 19, and Adam Shepherd, 18, were all jailed for life in Feb 2000.
 
July 6 – Dean “Bobby” Roberts, a drug dealer, was shot 5 times with a Mac 10 sub machine gun in Furness Road, Harlesden, NW London. Ricky Sweeney, 18, was jailed for life in March 2001. In January 2001 key witness Sophie Lewis, 22, survived being shot four times by Trevor Hamilton, 20, and Shimei Yungsam, 19. They were later jailed for 36 years for attempted murder.
 
July – Bexhe Alivica, 22, Albanian prostitute, was strangled and hidden under a bed in Feltham, Middlesex. Daniel Hurley, 56, a delivery driver, was jailed for life in March 2001. He claimed at his trial she had tried to blackmail him. He had killed his wife Mary in 1994.
 
July 3 – Nathan Cawley, 21, from Croydon, was shot dead on the dancefloor of the Mirage nightclub in Windsor during the Sexy Underground Garage Summer Ball. Six Yardies from Bristol were arrested. £10,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
 
July 2 – Mohammed Sabir Raja, 63, “slum landlord”, was shot in the head and stomach in Sutton, Surrey. David Croke, 58, from Brighton, and Robert Knapp, 53, were both jailed for life in 2001. Nicholas van Hoogstraten, 55, a millionaire property developer from Uckfield, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. But his conviction was quashed in 2003. The case centred on whether Mr van Hoogstraten could have known Mr Raja would die when he allegedly paid a man he met in prison to teach his rival a lesson.
 
July 1 – Jean Barnes, 87, was battered about the head at home in Tennyson Road, Worthing, Sussex. Her body was only found on July 27. David Munley, 56, was jailed for life in Nov 2000. He had stolen her antiques and then forged a note to the milkman after killing her. He lived 200 yards away. Raymond Price, from Rye, was charged with fraud but cleared of any involvement in the Barnes murder.
 
July 1 – Doris Dawson, 80, her daughter Mandy Power, 34, and her grandchildren Katie Power, 10, and Emily Power, 8, were all killed in an arson attack on a house in Clydach, Swansea. David Morris, 38, was jailed for life in April 2002. The trial heard that his girlfriend was having an affair with Amanda, who was bisexual. Morris was not the first person charged with the murders. Originally police charged Mandy’s lover Alison Lewis, 33, a former police constable, and her estranged husband Steve Lewis. 38. Ms Lewis later sued South Wales Police for wrongful arrest.
June 1999
 
June 27 – Kevin Fennell, 23, heroin addict and dealer and convicted rapist, was shot at home in Tallaght, Dublin as he handed his baby son to his partner. Two men fled in a car. They are believed to have been from the IRA or DAAD. Unsolved.
 
June 23 – Bledar Mone, an Albanian, had his throat slashed in Wembley, NW London. Sokol Drenova, 21, another Albanian, fled to Sicily and was jailed for 20 years there for killing another Albanian. He is wanted for extradition in UK. His wife was Brazilian cleaner Roselane Driza who was later accused of blackmailing a female judge and stealing sex videos from a male judge. She was deported to Brazil in 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5386330.stm
 
June 22 – Maureen Hale, 42, vanished from her home in Thames Ditton, Surrey. Her husband Martin ale, 42, a businessman, was acquitted of murder in Feb 2009. The trial heard she was having an affair with her gardener.
 
June 19 – Neil Rivers, 30, from North End, was attacked in the centre of Portsmouth. Andrew Nicolson, 19, from Paisley, Scotland, and Kevin Lewis, 20, who was Northern Irish, were both jailed for life in Feb 2000. The trial at Winchester CC heard they were both mechanics on HMS Invincible who killed him “for fun”.
 
June 18 – Michael Marples, 58, a divorcee, was fatally beaten outside Sheffield Trades and Labour Club in Talbot Road, Sheffield. Shaun Booker, 30, from Parsons Cross, was jailed for 21 months for manslaughter in June 2002. But his conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal.
 
June 18 – Leon Henry, 16, was stabbed in the stomach on his last day of school at Alperton Lower School in Wembley, NW London. Daniel Nelson, 14, was detained under HM Pleasure with a minimum tariff of 8 years. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a revenge attack after an earlier fight at a bus stop. http://www.blackkalendar.nl/content.php?key=5158
 
June 18 – Timothy Baxter, 24, student, was thrown into the Thames from the Hungerford Bridge in central London. His friend Gabriel Cornish, 25, survived. Sonni Reid, 20, John Riches, 22, and Cameron Cyrus, 19, were all jailed for life in May 2000. A boy aged 16, a girl aged 16 and a boy of 14 were detained under HM Pleasure after being convicted of murder. They cannot be named for legal reasons but if you email me at totalcrime70@gmail.com I can confirm their names. The trial heard the student was “killed for fun”.
 
June 16 – Amanda Jane Fulcher, 21, was raped and stabbed at a house in Grangetown, Teesside, and was dumped in a rubbish bin. Graeme Wilson, 24, was jailed for life at Teesside CC. Steven Staton, 20, was jailed for 6 years for disposing of the body. Amanda was a former schoolfriend of Wilson’s wife.
 
June 14 – Henry Lawes, 51, sound engineer from Harlesden, shot outside Burns House flats in Harlesden, NW London. The case against Paul Barrington Foster, 33, and Matthew Comboy, 22, was discontinued in Oct 1999.
 
June 13 – Paul “Bull” Downey, 37, a cannabis dealer from Newry, was abducted from the Canal Court Hotel in Newry, shot in the head and his half-naked body was found wrapped in a bloody sheet on a country lane between Newry and Newtownhamilton. He was a friend of Speedy Fegan, who was killed earlier in the year and killers are believed to be from DAAD/IRA. Unsolved
 
June 12 – Mitchell Davis, 16, stabbed 5 times in the street in Feltham, Middlesex. Alicia Jenkins, 42, from Pimlico, and her son David Jenkins, 20, from Bedfont, were jailed for life in June 2000. Terry Jenkins, 16, was detained under HM Pleasure. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Mitchell was killed in revenge after he beat Terry in a fight. Alicia drove the car on the night and David did the stabbing. She was given a 15 year tariff but it was reduced to 12 years on appeal. There were two other youths in the car that night.
 
June 11 – Jonathan Coles, 18, sixth former at Aylesbury Grammar School, was chased after a night out at Empire nightclub in Milton Keynes, kidnapped, robbed and then pushed into the river Ouse at Tyringham, near Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire where his body was discovered five days later. Brian Alleyne, 19, was jailed for life in Jan 2000. Dwayne Dawkins, 20, and Darren Matthews, 17, were both detained under HM Pleasure. Jason Canepe, 20, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter.
June 11 – Anwar Ahmed, 21, a homosexual, was trussed up, beaten, strangled and stabbed in a flat in Portobello Road, west London. Saad Ismail Farah, 23, from Acton, was jailed for life in Aug 2000. Hasma Jama, 21, was acquitted.
 
June 8 – Barrington Page, 44, a minicab driver, was killed and his headless and handless body was found in the River Lea in Edmonton, N London on 17 June. Unsolved.
 
June 7 – Jane Phipps, 24, and Steven Keys, 28, were stabbed in a flat in Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend. Jason Prentice, 29, from Southend, was jailed for life in Feb 2000.
 
June 6 – Paul Green, 35, father of four, shot at his girlfriend’s estate on the Callon estate in Preston. Cairo Juan Zake, 28, who was arrested in Barnsley, was jailed for life in Liverpool Crown Court in Jan 2001.
 

June 1 – Alexandra Carlsson, 22, a Swedish au pair who was moonlighting for an escort agency, was battered with a saucepan, strangled, choked and had her wrists slashed as she slept in a penthouse flat in Kew, SW London. Simon Scott, 31, a computer engineer with a good job at Cisco Systems, was jailed for life in May 2000. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was a crack cocaine user.
May 1999
May 31 – Claire Streader, 24, was strangled with her jumper in St Stephen’s Park, Canterbury, Kent. Merrick Rogers, 25, a taxi driver, was jailed for life in June 2000. The trial at Canterbury CC heard that Claire, who had an eight year old son, Ben, had spent the night out with Rogers. Unbeknown to her he was a serial sex attacker who had raped one woman and attacked two others in the previous five months.
May 29Thomas McFadden, 16, a Celtic fan, was stabbed in Bankhall Street, Glasgow. David Hutton, 21, a Rangers fan, was jailed for life in Sep 1999. Peter Rushford, 21, was jailed for a year for assault. The trial heard the victim sang The Fields of Athenry after being stabbed.
May 28 – Clayton King, 25, from Kennedy Road, Hanwell, was shot in a car in Acton Lane, Acton, west London. Unsolved.   May 27 – Adrian Roberts, 23, shot in the chest at an ex-offenders’ hostel in Harlesden, NW London. He is thought to have been killed in revenge for the murder of Patrick Smith on May 25.
May 25 – Patrick Smith, 33, was shot dead at his home in Kessock Close, Tottenham, north London. His girlfriend Laverne Furbes, 28, died in hospital the following day. Two gunmen, aged between 18 and 25, fled. The couple’s 7 year old daughter witnessed their murder. Unsolved.
May 22 – Anne Orderud Paust, a political adviser to the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, and her parents Marie Orderud, 84, and Kristian Orderud, 81, were shot at the parents’ farm in Soerum, near Oslo, Norway. Their son Per Orderud and his wife Veronica Orderud, 26, were jailed for life, as were Veronica’s sister Kristin Kirkemo and her boyfriend Lars Gronnerod. The trial heard that there was a family dispute about the parents’ £475,000 farm. It became a huge cause celebre in Norway. The actual hitmen were never identified.
Between Jan 1997 and May 21, 1999 – Several people were tortured, killed and their bodies put in acid in plastic barrels in a former bank vault in Snowtown, near Adelaide, Australia. Two other bodies were found in a hole behind a house in North Salisbury, Adelaide. Robert Wagner, 27, John Bunting, 32, and James Vlassakis, 19, were jailed for life in 2003. Mark Haydon, 40, was jailed for 25 years. Many of the victims were gay or suspected paedophiles. They included Troy Youde, 21, Fred Brooks, 18, David Johnston, 24, Gary O’Dwyer, 29, Barry Lamb, 42, Clinton Tresize, 22, Elizabeth Haydon, 37, Ray Davies, 26, Suzanne Martin, 47, Thomas Trevilynn, 18, Michael Gardiner, 9, and Gavin Porter, 29. The killings were the basis of the 2011 film Snowtown. http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/snowtown/index_1.html
May 21 – Mary Lazenby, 80, a disabled pensioner, was punched and kicked in her flat in Bethnal Green, east London. The killer posed as a water board official. Unsolved.   May – Tara Boothby, 18, was hit with a cricket bat at home in Fortsandel, Coleraine, County Londonderry. Her brother Bryn Boothby, 17, claimed she had been attacked by an intruder. He went on trial three times for murder but collapsed in the dock and was considered unfit for trial. He was later convicted of manslaughter and given probation. He later became a father and was jailed for breaching a molestation order against a former girlfriend.
May 17 – Nigel Morris, 25, died in a fight outside the Coliseum nightclub in Vauxhall, south London. Freddie Frempong, 25, went on the run. In May 2000 no evidence was offered against Hal McCollin or Richard Ramsey at the Old Bailey.
May 16 – Robert Fisne, 37, and his British wife Joy, Roland Dekow, 42, Ernst Kuster, 39, and another German, were shot at the Xanadu disco in Saarbrucken, Germany, and a nearby apartment across the border in Sierck-les-Bains, France. The gunman Gunter Ewen, 36, shot himself in a hotel room in Luxembourg the following day as armed police burst in. Ewen had been a friend of Mr Fisne but was accused by him of burglary. The Fisnes’ daughter Laura, 11, survived. The first killing was at 4.40am and the last at 5.40am.
May 16Muhammad HanifCadbury” Kodvavi, a Pakistani bookmaker and cricket gambler, was strangled at the Holiday Inn in Johannesburg, two days after the Cricket World Cup began in England. It is thought he was killed by someone in connection with cricket betting. Unsolved.
May 15 – Veronica Johnston, 41, from Dundalk, was battered with a hockey stick and a hammer at a flat in Lurgan, County Armagh. Her boyfriend David Hamill, 27, from Lurgan, and his friend Hugh Finlayson, 44, from Banbridge, were both jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in Nov 2012. Mrs Johnston’s daughter Margaret said both had “got away with murder”.
May – Lorraine Howell, 34, decapitated with an axe at home in Deansfield, Wolverhampton. Her next door neighbour Anthony Phillips, 43, a devout Christian church steward, was jailed for life (14 years) in Feb 2000. The trial at Birmingham CC heard that he was outraged that she was pregnant by his son Jamie, who was 15 at the time. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/feb/25/helencarter
May 10 – Gavin Nicholas, 28, Jamaican, was stabbed during a fight at a flat in Toxteth, Liverpool. His flatmate Wayne “Beanie” Fendison, 33, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter and then deported to Jamaica. The trial at Liverpool CC in Feb 2000 heard he got mad when Nicholas robbed him. Nicholas had been acquitted of murdering another Jamaican in Newcastle in 1997.
May 10 – Parick “Deuce” Ward, 38, a father of six from Manchester, was shot in Ballymote, County Sligo, during a traveller’s funeral. His father, Patrick “Jaws” Ward and Ned Ward survived. Martin “Bumbee” McDonagh, 27, from Hemel Hempstead, was jailed for life in Feb 2002. The trial at Dublin Central Criminal Court heard the Ward and McDonagh families were rival traveller clans.
May 9Brendan “Speedy” Fegan, 24, Northern Ireland’s biggest drug dealer, was shot in the Hermitage bar in Newry, County Down. Two men in moustaches and wigs escaped. The IRA, under its cover name Direct Action Against Drugs, claimed responsibility. Unsolved.
May 8 – Chi Keung Fung, 34, aka Kevin, who ran a Chinese takeaway owner in Redditch, was beaten to death at a house in London Heights, Dudley, West Midlands. Li Qing Lin, 30, an illegal immigrant, was jailed for life in July 2000.
May 7 – Pearl Black, 36, mother of two, was strangled at her home in Bramcote, Nottingham. Her common law husband Simon Mellors, 38, was jailed for life (14 years) for murder. The trial in Dec 1999 heard he beat and strangled her as their two young daughters slept next door. After a night out drinking in Ilkeston, he battered her with an iron bar and then strangled her to death with electrical ties from the garden shed. The next morning he took the handle off the bedroom door so the children could not get in, took them to school, and then tried to kill himself with a cocktail of beer and slug pellets, but failed. Mellors had found out his partner was having an affair with Neal Durose. Mellors’ tariff was later reduced to 12 years and he was due for release in 2011.
May 6 – Michael Martin, 54, businessman, was hit with a pickaxe at his home in Knowle Park, Almondsbury, Bristol. His schizophrenic son Matthew Martin, 25, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Doctors at Southmead Hospital had refused to section him.
May 2 – Martin Steel, 27, died in a brawl in The Foresters pub in Borrowash, Derbyshire. Paul Roberts, 52, was jailed for life in April 2000.
May 2 – Gary Mignott, 27, father of two, stabbed outside the Black and White Café in St Paul’s, Bristol. Robert Dixon, 27, a Yardie from Gwent, was acquitted in Feb 2000. The trial at Bristol CC heard Mignott went there to buy crack but he refused to pay for it.
May 1- Steven Boyce, 21, stabbed outside his home in Easterhouse,, Glasgow. Gary Sharp, 21, was jailed for 4 years for culpable homicide. The trial at Glasgow High Court heard Sharp stole some drugs and was then chased by a mob of 15 youths who called out to Boyce to try to stop him. When he tried he was stabbed.
May 1 – Leon Murphy, 20, killed at his flat in Basildon, Essex. Darren Cullen, 31, was jailed for life in May 2000.
May 1 – Dion Holmes, 29, shot at Bridge Park sports centre in Stonebridge, NW London. His wife Anne-Marie had an argument over parking earlier. Leonard Cole, 27, Jermaine Hamilton, 22, Winston Harris, 39 and Stephen Murray, 26, were all jailed for life in Jan 2000. David Lewis, 50, was acquitted. Anthony Wray, 38, fled to Jamaica.
April 1999
April 30 – Andrea Dykes, 27, from Colchester, who was four months pregnant; John Light, 32, who was the best man at her wedding; and Nick Moore, 31, a gay office worker, died in a nail bomb explosion at the Admiral Duncan pub in Great Compton Street, Soho (a gay pub). Mrs Dykes’ husband Julian survived with severe burns. David Copeland, 22, a racist and homophobic engineer from Cove, near Farnborough, was jailed for life in June 2000. He was responsible for nail bombings in Brixton and Brick Lane.
April 28 – Wallace “Jimmy” Lewis, 58, attacked at home in Salterns Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth. Robert Therlwell, 18, from Luton, was jailed for life. Claire Holman, 16, was detained under HM Pleasure. They robbed him of his credit card. His body was discovered on May 5.
April 26Jill Dando, 37, TV presenter (on Crimewatch UK), was shot in the head outside her home in Gowan Avenue, Fulham, west London. Barry George, 40, unemployed from Fulham, was jailed for life in Feb 2001. He had changed his name to Barry Bulsara to match the birth name of his idol, Freddie Mercury. His conviction was later quashed and in 2008 he was acquitted at a retrial. The only evidence against him had been disputed gunshot residue in his coat pocket. He lost a bid for compensation in 2013. In Feb 2014 it was reported that police were looking again into the possibility that she had been killed by a Serbian contract killer hired by Slobodan Milosevic after she made a TV appeal on behalf of Kosovan refugees. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7530544.stm
April 25 – Graham Anderson, 57, a former builder from Bradford, was beaten around the head with a baseball bat and a pickaxe handle, dismbered and dumped in a quarry 30 miles from Saintes in SW France. He had lived in France since 1990. His son Tim Anderson, 15, was jailed in 2001. His stepson James Lee, 22, from Guiseley, near Leeds, was jailed for 15 years for murder. Lee’s mother Jacqueline Lee, 48, was given a suspended sentence for disposing of the body, as was Stephane Bibard, 28. Mr Anderson’s daughter Louise Marsden attended the trial in France and gave evidence at the inquest in Bradford in 2009.
April 25 – Johnny “Bap” Cairns, 18, was attacked in Ballykelly, County Londonderry and left in a shallow grave in Loughamore Forest. Charges were dropped against Philip McGroarty, 29, and his brother John, 20, in October 2000. Unsolved.
April 21 – Sean Wearmouth, 29, from Dunstable, was battered with a scaffolding pole and had his throat cut. Body found naked in a pond at Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire. His former girlfriend Tracy Kyte, 30, an airport security guard from Luton, and her fiancé Byrne Lincoln, 27, were both jailed for life in April 2000. The trial at Oxford CC in April 2000 heard she thought he had got her 15 year old sister pregnant.
April 21 – Mohammed Aslam, 26, an unemployed shop worker from Pakistan and an alcoholic, was beaten to death in a spinney in Kempston, Bedford. Terry Lambert, 14, and Sergio Pantano, 14, were both detained during HM Pleasure. The trial at Luton CC heard they were schoolboys who killed for kicks and then bragged about it. While in prison Lambert passed GCSEs and A-Levels, had completed a Fine Art degree and even had paintings exhibited on London’s South Bank. He is thought to have been released in 2012, along with Pantano.
April 20Fourteen students and a teacher were shot at Columbine High School in Littleton, Denver, Colorado. Eric Harris, 17, and Dylan Klebold, 18, who dubbed themselves the Trenchcoat Mafia, shot themselves as armed police closed in. The Columbine Massacre was a major incident and later led to the film Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore, which supported gun control. http://history1900s.about.com/od/famouscrimesscandals/a/columbine.htm
April 15 – Michael Sweeney, 19, was hit once over the head with a golf club during a drunken brawl at a house in Swannington Road, Leicester, between two sides of the same family. His cousin Jason Maughan, 15, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter in Jan 2000. The trial heard that Maughan, who was sober, was trying to protect his father, who was being attacked by Sweeney and his father.
April 15 – Ann Day, 47, deputy head of Barn Street Primary School, went missing from her home in Lamphey, Tenby, west Wales. Her body washed up in July. Her husband Dennis Day, 55, a PE teacher, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of provocation and was jailed for 30 months. He pushed her off a cliff when she admitted she was having a passionate affair with another teacher, Wayne Davies, 35. His barrister told the trial: “He was cuckolded in a very public way”. His mother-in-law Joan Bingham even wrote to the court asking for clemency.
April 15 – Gary Bellingham, 42, was stabbed in Cliftonville, Kent. James Hughes, 38, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 4 months for perverting the course of justice in July 1999.
April 13 – Margaret Thompson, 38, stabbed and beaten around the head with a brick at her flat in Chaddesden, Derby. Her boyfriend Mark Leicester, 37, was jailed for life in July 2000. The judge said “life should mean life”. The trial at Leicester CC heard he killed her after she told him she was going to move to Scotland. He was jealous of her relationship with John Casement, who lives in Scotland and is the father of her young daughter. Leicester, who was originally from Warrington, had been jailed for life in 1988 for the rape and murder of his ex-girlfriend Lynne Jones, 22, and absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire and came to live with Thompson.
April 13 – Ashleigh Robinson, 17, from Millfield private school in Somerset, was strangled and kicked and dumped in an alley in Guildford, Surrey. Matthew Howick, 29, from Guildford, was jailed for life in Jan 2000. He had learning difficulties. Ashleigh was drunk and had been thrown out of Cinderella’s nightclub. She refused Howick’s sexual adances.
April 13 – Keith Balfour, 32, aka Little Andy, was shot with a Mac 10 submachine gun at the Big Ballers ticket agency in Brockley Cross, SE London. Two black men were responsible but were never caught. Unsolved.
April 11 – Richard Parkinson, 26, a bouncer at Rex nightclub in Stratford, E London, was shot. Another man survived. Beenie Man was playing at the club. Vincent Atkins, 43, from Brixton, and Joseph Francis, 35, were both acquitted.
Bank Holiday Monday (April 5) – David Wright, a father of four, was stabbed at his flat in Moreton, The Wirral. Gary Young, 26, was acquitted at Liverpool CC. Paul Owen, a soldier, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter.
April 5 – Michael Hutchinson, 28, and James Livingstone, was stabbed to death in a flat in Pollokshaws, Glasgow. Martin Reilly, 29, and Steve Shevlin, 21, were both jailed for life in Sep 1999.
Easter Saturday (April 3) – Ian Young, 58, killed in a brawl at a flat in Kinson, Bournemouth. Stephen Fyre, 28, a sailor from Portsmouth, was never charged. An inquest recorded a verdict of unlawful killing but that Fyre had acted in self-defence.
April 3 – William Senyanga, 28, Ugandan politician’s son, was punched and kicked to death and set alight in a butcher’s cold store in Windermere Avenue, Wembley, NW London. Vincent Reid, 39, an escort agency boss, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Suada Gredelj, 18, a Bosnian refugee turned prostitute, was convicted of manslaughter but given probation. The trial at the Inner London Crown Court heard she lured him to a hotel and was “following orders” from Reid. The trial heard the beating was intended to frighten Senyanga into paying back money he stole from Reid but he died after choking on his own vomit.
Good Friday (April 2) – Karl Morris, 23, was killed in a fight outside a pub in Sudbury, Suffolk. Police wanted to trace Steven Mackay, 30, from Great Cornard, Essex, in connection with the incident but he vanished and was thought to have gone to Thailand, Germany or America. Unsolved.
April 1 – Robert Michael, 38, stabbed at a house in Meadowell, North Shields. David Barsdell, 38, a neighbour, was jailed for life for manslaughter in Jan 2000. The trial at Newcastle CC heard they fell out after Barsdell’s son borrowed some CDs and never returned them.
April 1 – Elaine Collie, 46, a solicitor’s secretary and spinster, was tortured and beaten to death at home in Muirhouse, Edinburgh. John “Jock” Reid, 41, a security guard, was jailed for life in Oct 1999.
March 1999
 
? – A homeless man was killed an decapitated in East London, South Africa. Maurice Smith, 27, a high priest in a Satanist coven, was jailed for 30 years. One of his accomplices, Gunther Brandstetter, 21, was murdered and dumped in a swimming pool in 2002.  “Pay back time” was sprayed on the fridge of the house in the suburb of Amalinda.
 
March – Two elderly men and two women, stabbed after being bound and gagged at home in Remagen, Germany. Dieter Zurwehme, 57, was eventually captured in Greifswald in Aug 1999 and was jailed for life in Koblenz in May 2000. He also murdered a hotel guest in Cologne while on the run. He had been jailed for life in 1974 for murder and went on a crime spree after being given home leave. It was the biggest manhunt in German history.
 
March – Abdul Hadi, 28, a pizza delivery man, was attacked in Hackney, E London. Joshua Osinnowo, 17, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in August 1999. The trial heard a fight developed because the pizza was late but Osinnowo claimed self-defence. The Court of Appeal quashed his conviction, arguing that the judge had misdirected the jury. He was acquitted at a retrial.
 
March 29 – Maria Wodianitzky, 49, a Swedish tourist, hit her head on the ground after being attacked by a mugger on a bus in Kensington, London. The attacker, who was black and aged between 20 and 35, escaped. Unsolved.
 
March 28 – Andrew Millar, 54, beaten to death with a pot and pan at his flat in Whiteabbey, County Down. His face was shattered, with his right eye hanging from a socket and many teeth knocked out. Two jurors were physically sick when they were shown photographs. William Campbell, 19, a trainee postman, was jailed for life in June 2000. He even tried to attack Mr Millar’s sister in Belfast Crown Court.
 
March 27 – Jay Kensett, 16, a talented boxer, was stabbed after an argument in Whitehawk Way, Brighton. Darren Mateer, 31, was jailed for life in Jan 2000. Kensett had fought his friend Jonathan.
 
March 27 – Heather Lewis, 7, died in an arson attack at her home in Stapenhill, Burton-on-Trent. Her brother Joshua, 4, survived but was disfigured. Michael Green, 23, and Chris Tilling, 21, were jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. David Wileman, 24, was jailed for 10 years. The trial at Stafford CC in March 2000 heard Green bore a grudge against the children’s father Lionel Lewis and paid Tilling £200 to set fire to the house.
 
March 23 – Robert Woods, 83, was kicked to death in the communal hallway of flats in Wood Green, north London. His attacker is thought to have been a mugger. Unsolved.
 
March – Two men and a woman were found headless and without hands near a mountain road between Gillette and Roquesteron, 15 miles from Nice, France. Their murders may be connected to the murders of two Morroccan drug dealers whose disembowelled bodies were found in luggage lockers in Nice railway station in 1993. Unsolved.
 
March 21 – Kirk Hammersley-Baker, 7, throttled with a scarf and left in an outhouse in Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent. His father Karl Hammersley-Baker, 30, a gay care assistant, was jailed for life in Feb 2000. The trial at Stafford CC heard he “entertained gay lovers” after killing his son.
 
March 21 – Lesley Ann Petch, 20, strangled in West Cornforth, County Durham. Her boyfriend Joe Boyes, 36, hanged himself while on remand at HMP Holme House near Stockton-on-Tees in June 1999.
 
March 20 – Uzma Shaheen, 22, aka Nazia Bi, and her daughter Sana Majid Ali, 2, died in an arson attack at home in Lidget Green, Bradford. Her husband Chowdry Ali, 21, was acquitted in July 2000. The trial at Sheffield CC heard she planned to move to Hull after the failure of their arranged marriage.
 
March 19 – Mohammed “Tony” Karim, 52, a jeweller, and his wife Bilquis, 48, were stabbed at their shop in Preston during a bungled robbery. Peter Gavin, 19, from Preston, was jailed for life in Dec 1999 and his cousin Thomas O’Reilly, 16, was detained under HM Pleasure. Both were from Irish traveller families.
 
March 17Tahir Butt, 49, a restaurateur from south Harrow, was tied up, beaten, strangled and set alight in his Mitsubishi Shogun which was dumped near the A41 in Bushey, Hertfordshire. Manoj Mistry, 30, was jailed for life (17 years) and his brother Milan Mistry, 26, was jailed for life (27 years) in Nov 2002. Another brother, Kiran Mistry, 28, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Manoj and Tahir were involved in a love triangle with Aruna Joshi, 39, from Southall. She was also jailed for life (16 years), having lured Butt to his death. Butt was one of the leading promoters of mujra (traditional Asian dance clubs) but also had links to prostitution. The Mistrys tried to make out he was killed by Chinese gangs. In Dec 2006 Milan’s tariff was reduced to 16 years after an appeal. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218200720/http:/www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/144_10758.htm
 
March 16 – Jeremy Errington, 21, a glazier, was stabbed with a 14 inch bread knife as he tried to find out who had stolen his car in Burnt Oak, Edgware, north London. A 13 year old Asian boy who could not be named for legal reasons, was detained for 4 and a half years for manslaughter in October 1999.
 
March 15 – John Faithfull, 59, stabbed at an isolated bungalow in Talsarn, near Lampeter, Dyfed, Wales. Derek Bryce, 65, survived. Faithfull’s best friend Malcolm Hyde, 25, a schizophrenic bookbinder, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Nov 1999. The trial at Swansea CC heard he attacked them so he could be “reborn as a fresh young man”.
 
March – David Leach, 33, from Halifax, killed in an alleyway near the Discovery Bay nightclub in Bradford. Michael George, 34, from Leeds, was jailed for life in Jan 2000. Khalid Khan, 26, from Bradford, was acquitted on the judge’s directions.
 
March 13 – Rebecca Groves, 17, a trainee beautician, was raped and stabbed to death after being offered a lift home from the Hare and Hounds pub in pouring rain. She was dumped in a wood at Thringstone, near Coalville, Leicestershire. Michael Ramsell, 20, a swimming instructor from Whitwick, was jailed for life in October 1999. The trial at Nottingham CC heard he had just watched a strip show.
March 12 – Kevin Palmer, 35, vanished shortly after arriving in Britain from Spain, where he was living at the time. A man was arrested in 2003 but later released without being charged. In Feb 2014 police searched the garden of a disused pub, the Gordon Arms in Fareham, Hampshire.  Unsolved.
 
March – Marvin Sills, from Jamaica, was shot dead in Brixton, south London. Unsolved.
 
March 8 – Quemel Rama, 28, Kosovan refugee from Hammersmith, stabbed in Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater, central London. Unsolved.
 
March 7Frankie Curry, 45, one of the leaders of the loyalist Red Hand Commando, was shot 6 times as he walked across waste ground in Malvern Way, off the Shankill, west Belfast. He is thought to have been killed by the UVF after he sided with Billy Wright in the loyalist feud of 1997. He is thought to have killed 16 people since 1972. Unsolved.
 
March 7 – Alan Petch, 52, father of three, was stabbed in the neck in Holloway, north London after going to the shop to buy sweets for his son Charlie, aged four. Wayne Tute, 25, a paranoid schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely at Ashworth Hospital in Feb 2000. He had also stabbed his mother.
 
March 7 – Lee Connerty, 15, was stabbed in a fight in Kirkdale, Liverpool. A boy, aged 17, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. He was never identified.
 
March 6 – Kathleen Day, 76, her daughter Sandra Day, 51, her grandson Lee Day, 20, his girlfriend Yvonne Culverhouse, 16, and their children Rhiannon Day, 4, Maddison Day, 4, and Rees Day, 2, died after an arson attack on their home in Chingford, NE London. Richard Blair Fielding, 19, an unemployed DJ, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in May 2000 and was sent to a mental hospital without limit of time.
 
March 6 – Justin Martin, 24, nightclub doorman, stabbed in Northampton. Gary White, 18, was jailed for life.
 
March 6 – Rebecca Storrs, 18, sixth form girl from Cefn Glas, Bridgend, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death after attending a late night party in Bridgend. She was in the river Ogmore, near the Windmill housing estate. Mark Shillibier, 31, from Weston-super-Mare, was jailed for life in Oct 2000. He told a friend “I gutted her like a fish”. He had been acquitted in Oct 1998 of the murder of the son of the Mayor of Bath. He is also a suspect in the Melanie Hall case from 1996.
 
? – A homeless man was killed an decapitated in East London, South Africa. Maurice Smith, 27, a high priest in a Satanist coven, was jailed for 30 years. One of his accomplices, Gunther Brandstetter, 21, was murdered and dumped in a swimming pool in 2002.  “Pay back time” was sprayed on the fridge of the house in the suburb of Amalinda.
 
March – Two elderly men and two women, stabbed after being bound and gagged at home in Remagen, Germany. Dieter Zurwehme, 57, was eventually captured in Greifswald in Aug 1999 and was jailed for life in Koblenz in May 2000. He also murdered a hotel guest in Cologne while on the run. He had been jailed for life in 1974 for murder and went on a crime spree after being given home leave. It was the biggest manhunt in German history.
February 1999
 
Feb 28 – Rachel Glenn, 15, from Loughborough, was beaten with a bottle and left to drown in Charnwood Water, Leicestershire. Anthony Holland, 21, was jailed for life in Dec 1999. The trial at Leicester CC heard he accused her of insulting his girlfriend. His family fought members of the Glenn family at the magistrates court in July 1999.
 
Feb 27 – Andrew Boyce, 18, was beaten to death in his bedsit in Northampton and dragged to waste ground. A boy, aged 17, was jailed for life. He was never identified.
 
Feb 27 – Dean Fisher, 31, a father of two from Hackney, was run over by a coach after a brawl outside Oldham Sports Centre, where his friend boxer Jason “Method Man” Matthews was fighting Paul “Silky” Jones from Sheffield. Several men from Manchester were acquitted of manslaughter at a trial in Nov 2000. Stephen Derbyshire, 18, and Paul Derbyshire, 27, were both jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Paul Brown, 25, was jailed for 2 years and 9 months. John Niland, 19, Gary Moore, 35, Stephen Brown, 33, and John Smith, 31, were all given community service. Michael Derbyshire, 32, was acquitted of all charges. A brawl broke out after Jones was disqualified for persistent holding, it spilled outside and Fisher was run over by a coach in the chaos. Matthews fought for the WBO middleweight title in Nov 1999 but was knocked out in the 8th round.
 
Feb 21 – Sheldon Bobb, 21, a lifeguard, was kicked to death outside his flat in Lewisham, SE London. Police later claimed he might have fallen to his death. Bobb’s mother Glynis Brewster criticised the police for failing to find her son’s killer. In August 2000 police contacted a psychic in a bid to solve the case.
 
Feb 21 – Steven Brown, 35, drug dealer from Tranent, was chased and beaten to death with baseball bats in Elphinstone, east Lothian, Scotland. Scott Blake, 27, Martin Clelland, 25, and John McNeill, 29, all from Tranent, were charged with murder but charges were dropped in March 1999 due to insufficient evidence. A new probe was ordered in 2013 with a £5,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
 
Feb – Yong Koo-kwon, 49, head of Daewoo’s car operation in South Africa, was shot in the head in Johannesburg. Billy Rautenbach, 40, a Zimbabwean businessman who ran Hyundai’s South African operation, was named as a suspect but never charged. He lives in Zimbabwe and has always denied any involvement. Unsolved.
 
Feb 7 – Marcella Davis, 19, prostitute, went missing from home in Parkfields, Wolverhampton. She was last seen getting into a 4×4 vehicle. Her remains were found in a yard in Monmore, Wolverhampton in March 1999. Paul Brumfitt, 43, a tree surgeon from Woodsetton, Dudley, was jailed for life in July 2000. He had also raped two other prostitutes. He had come out of prison after being jailed for life in 1980 for the murder of a shopkeeper in Tilbury, Essex, and a bus driver in Denmark. Marcella left behind a 9 month old baby, Dionne.
 
Feb 5 – Viv Rogerson, 35, 14 stone builder and rugby player, was beaten to death over a parking space in Didcot, Oxfordshire. A neighbour was arrested and questioned but the case was discontinued.
 
Feb 4 – Geoff Dennis, 50, swimming pool manager, stabbed at home in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. John Stadden, 50, a community worker from Street, Somerset, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. Dennis was the ex-husband of Stadden’s wheelchair-bound partner Annette Brooks.
 
Feb 1 – Stephen Burke, 35, British hotel manager, had his throat cut in a bar in Miami. Martyn Smith, 30, a freelance fashion photographer also from UK, admitted second degree murder and was jailed for 40 years in 2005.
 
Jan 31 – George Mortimer, 16, rugby player, was stripped, raped, bludgeoned 30 times with a hammer and then thrown into a canal in Exeter. Darren Colling, 29, a gay drug dealer from Manchester, was jailed for life in April 2000. Charges were dropped against Colling’s boyfriend Peter Barker, 32, but he was jailed for 10 years for sex crimes. Colling had confessed to Barker. Mortimer, who was straight, went to buy cannabis from Colling.
Jan 24 – Jay Abatan, 42, (black) accountant, suffered fatal head injuries in an attack outside the Ocean Rooms in Brighton. He died in hospital a few days later. Graham Curtis, 38, and Peter Bell, 36, were initially charged with manslaughter but those charges were dropped. The family continues to fight for justice. Unsolved.
Jan 14 – Captain Bennie Lategan, a detective, was shot dead in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, South Africa while investigating an explosion at the waterfront. Ebrahim Jeneker and Ismail Edwards, members of the People Against Gangsterism And Drugs (Pagad) organisation, were acquitted in April 2003. Jeneker is already serving three life sentences and 116 years for multiple urban terror-related charges. Edwards is serving 25 years for a pipe-bomb attack on the Lansdowne police station in January 1998.
 
Jan 14 – Ian Galbraith, 37, a policeman, was shot at home in Furnace, Argyll, Scotland. His wife Kim Galbraith, 32, was jailed for life for murder in June 1999. She claimed he sexually tortured her for years. Her conviction was quashed in 2001 and replaced by a conviction for culpable homicide. She served four years and was released from HMP Cornton Vale in Nov 2003.
 
January 1999
Jan 30 – Ross Woolaway, 21, a Plymouth University graduate, was stabbed at a flat in Torquay. Barry Andrews, 26, his epileptic neighbour, was jailed for life in Dec 1999. He had claimed self-defence.
Jan 29 – Gennady Borisov, 43, head of Vnukovo Airlines’ ground services trade union, was stabbed near his flat in Moscow. Probably a contract killing. Unsolved.
Jan 29 – Richard Jackson, 16, was beaten to death in Greyhound Meadow, Oxford. Mark Numms, 25, was jailed for life in Feb 2000.
Jan 28 – Terry Madden, 52, community worker from Gurteen, bled to death after being shot in the legs in County Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Patrick McGrath, 56, from Gurteen; Michael Herron, 30; and Michael Doohan, 33, were all jailed for life in July 2000. The trial at Dublin Central Criminal Court heard that McGrath and Madden had a feud over some trees and McGrath paid £1,500 to Herron to kill Madden.
Jan 27 – Jason Mulligan, 28, was beaten to death with a baseball bat at home in Thornaby-on-Tees, near Middlesbrough. Gary Burlison, 34, and his nephew Andrew Wyatt, 21, were both jailed for life in Feb 2000. The trial at Durham CC heard that Mulligan was the new boyfriend of Burlison’s ex-girlfriend.
Jan 27 – Terry A’Court, 50, drug addict, was stabbed in the head and neck at home in Gosport, Hampshire. His wife Shirley, 43, survived. Their stepson Daryl Moore, 18, a schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Ravenswood House mental health unit in Fareham in Nov 1999.
Jan 27 – Paschal Boland, 43, a drug dealer, shot 11 times at his home in Mulhuddart, County Dublin, Ireland. He is thought to have been killed by the rival Westies gang. Unsolved.
Jan 26 – Gideon Tsagane, 29, shot dead in the Reward Garage, Islip Street, Kentish Town, north London. Tsagane was due to testify against Anthony Nolan for the murder of Patrick Delaney in July 1998. Nolan was jailed for life for the Delaney murder. But Nolan died in prison in 2010. He always protested his innocence. http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2010/jan/anthony-nolan-man-convicted-murder-patrick-delaney-dies-jail
Jan 26 – Gintautas Sereika, 30, chief prosecutor in charge of investigating organised crime in Lithuania, was shot 7 times outside his home in Panevezys, Lithuania. Vladas Blinkevicius, 37, boss of the Tulpiniai (Tulip Street) gang, and hitman Arunas Varnas, 24, went on trial in 2002. Panevezys was known in the 1990s as the “Lithuanian Chicago” because of the amount of organised crime.
Jan 26Eamon Collins, 44, a former IRA man who wrote the book Killing Rage and several articles in the Sunday Times, was beaten, stabbed and dumped in a lane near Newry, County Down. He is believed to have been killed by the IRA. Unsolved.
Jan 25 – Jorge Castillo, 18, a Colombian refugee who lived in Clapham, was lured to a car, strangled with a bootlace and dumped in a rubbish bin in Kennington, south London. Hector Cedeno, 28, Hernando “Skunk” Guevara-Jaramillo, 22, and Luisa Bolivar, 37, aka La Patrona, were all jailed for life in Feb 2000. Bolivar’s lover Juan Carlos Fernandez fled to Spain. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Castillo was killed as punishment for stealing a gold chain from Fernandez. The trio were convicted on the evidence of Bolivar’s half brother Diego.
Jan 24 – Jay Abatan, 42, (black) accountant, suffered fatal head injuries in an attack outside the Ocean Rooms in Brighton. He died in hospital a few days later. Graham Curtis, 38, and Peter Bell, 36, were initially charged with manslaughter but those charges were dropped. His brother Michael and his family continues to fight for justice. In August 2014 it was reported that a serving police officer was with Graham and Bell on the night of the attack. Unsolved.
Jan 14 – Captain Bennie Lategan, a detective, was shot dead in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, South Africa while investigating an explosion at the waterfront. Ebrahim Jeneker and Ismail Edwards, members of the People Against Gangsterism And Drugs (Pagad) organisation, were acquitted in April 2003. Jeneker is already serving three life sentences and 116 years for multiple urban terror-related charges. Edwards is serving 25 years for a pipe-bomb attack on the Lansdowne police station in January 1998.
 
Jan 22Tulay Goren, 15, a Turkish Alevi girl from Woodford Green, vanished from home. Her body has never been found. Her father Mehmet Goren, 49, was jailed for life (22 years) in Dec 2009. Her uncles Cuma Goren, 44, and Ali Goren, 52, were both acquitted. The trial heard Tulay had been having an affair with a 30-year-old man called Halil Unal. The trial at the Old Bailey heard she was killed for bringing shame on her family and also for having an affair with a Sunni Muslim as the Gorens were Alevis. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8320852.stm
Jan 19 – Horace Stuart was shot in the garden of a house in Kilburn, NW London. David Edwards, 27, a Jamaican illegal immigrant, was jailed for life in Sep 1999. The trial heard they had rowed over a girl.
Jan 11 – Janice Sheridan, 45, a champion whippet breeder, and her mother Connie, 79, were stabbed repeatedly at their isolated cottage in Upwell, Norfolk. Janice was stripped and her ankles and wrists bound with tape. Kevin Cotterell, 32, a travelling double glazing salesman from Pentney, Norfolk, was jailed for life in April 2000. The trial at Norwich CC heard that he spent the night at their house after the killing and fled wearing a wig.
Jan 10 - Robert Glazzard, a British diver, and Aaron Hopa, a diver from New Zealand, were strangled and dumped in the harbour in Dubai. It is thought they may have been involved in smuggling drugs from the Far East. Unsolved.
Jan 8 – Julie Scully, 31, an American model, was strangled, mutilated and beheaded with her remains dumped in a swamp near Kavala, Greece. Her boyfriend George Skiadopoulos, a petty officer on a cruise ship, was jailed for life in Dec 1999. They met on the ship in the Caribbean – she was married and had a three year old daughter – and she went to Greece to be with him but then changed her mind and he killed her when she said she was going back to Trenton, New Jersey.  http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/juliescully/
Jan – Five men were shot dead in a bar in Sicily. Alessandro Emanuello, 31, and several others, were accused of the crime, which was linked to the mafia.
Jan 5 – Moira Jervis, 32, a traffic warden, was strangled at her flat in Reddish, near Stockport. Her boyfriend Stuart McKay, 40, was jailed for life in March 1999.
Jan 4 – Adam “AJ” Shaw, 31, sex shop owner and DJ, stabbed in the Adult Fantasies store in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. Terry Gibbs, 19, from Poole, was jailed for life in July 1999.
Jan 4 – June Frisby, 36, vanished from home in Plumstead, SE London. Her skull and other remains were found in woods near Sidcup golf course in March 2000. Her husband Roger Frisby, 41, a postman, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in Nov 2000. The trial heard she was drunken, violent and adulterous and he claimed she kicked their daughter Ruby, aged 3. He dismembered the body, cooked it in the oven and threw some remains off clifftop in Dover.
Jan 2 – Chris Swales, 15, was beaten to death and left on a beach in Skegness, Lincolnshire. Neil Wallgate, 30, was jailed for life in Nov 1999.
Jan 1 – Linda Anderson, 44, former police secretary, was beaten to death at a flat in Musselburgh, Edinburgh. Her boyfriend Craig Dundas, 37, was acquitted of murder but convicted of serious assault. Duncan Edwards, 30, was jailed for life in May 1999.
Jan 1 – Kerry Scott, 24, a barmaid at The Centurion pub, was stabbed and beaten to death at her home in Crookhorn, near Waterlooville, Hampshire. Her boyfriend Richard Tait, 29, a convicted rapist, fled to London but was jailed for life in May 1999. He took photos of her after killing her.
1998
December 1998
Dec 31 – Lynsey Quy, 21, was killed in Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside. Her husband Mitchell Quy, 25, was jailed for life in January 2001. His brother Elliott Quy, 22, was convicted of disposing of the body. The case featured in a Channel 4 documentary.
Dec 31 – Joe Brannigan, 19, was killed in Barrowfield, Glasgow. A 17 year old was charged with murder.
Dec 29 – Neil Cuthbert, 46, was punched and kicked to death at a house in the Old Kent Road, SE London. His drinking pal Derek Shaw, 57, was acquitted in July 1999. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Cuthbert had urinated over his host’s sofa.
Dec 28 – George Edgar, 37, a well-known loyalist, was shot in Bridgeton, Glasgow as he left a masonic lodge. He served 10 years in jail for a stabbing while involved with the UDA. John Sweeney, 23 , a convicted armed robber from Glasgow, was the prime suspect. He died of a heroin overdose in a flat in Fuengirola, Spain in Feb 2000. His accomplice is still living in Spain. The UVF had threatened to kill Edgar’s assassin.   Dec 27 – Neil McCallum, 51, a businessman, was killed in a fight at a party at the Marina Sports and Social Club in West Quay Road, Poole. Steven Higgins, 47, a builder from Poole, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in July 1999. Maurice Toombs, 36, a security consultant from Bournemouth, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed for 4 years for ABH.
Dec 26 – Grant Byrom, 30, a skinhead, was stabbed on the Greenstead estate in Colchester after a fight earlier at a party. In 2013 Essex Police named Michael Donnelly, now aged 66, as a person they wanted to speak to in connection with the murder. He is believed to live abroad.
Dec 26 – Mary Robertson, 67, stabbed in a house in Manningham, Bradford. Her friend Nora Stanton, 71, survived. Jane Cawley, 26, an Irishwoman, was jailed for life in Nov 1999. The trial at Leeds CC heard that Mrs Robertson took in Cawley out of the “goodness of her heart” after meeting her during a karaoke night.
Dec 25 – A man, aged 61, was stabbed at home in Furze Platt, Maidenhead, Berkshire. His housemate Chris Booth, 38, was given an indefinite hospital order in Nov 1999. The trial at Reading CC heard that Booth had been released under “care in the community”.
Dec 25 – John Greenwell, 73, a retired pharmacist, was stabbed and beaten at his home in Fence Houses, Houghton-le-Spring, Wearside. Stephen Unwin, 20, was jailed for life in Oct 1999. He was a burglar who stole a TV and video recorder.
Dec 24 – Tony Harrington, 20, killed in a fight outside the Saracen’s Head pub in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Andrew McVicar, 16, from Spoondell, Dunstable, was convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure.
Dec 24 – Terry Boyle, 59, a minicab driver, was stabbed in the throat in Croydon. Steve Sansom, 19, a robber, of New Addington, was jailed for life in June 1999. The trial heard that Mr Boyle was working overtime to pay for Christmas presents.
Dec 21 – Stephen Crosbie, originally from Manchester, was stabbed outside his home in Parkstone, Poole. His ex-girlfriend Laura Mannion, 31, was acquitted of murder in May 1999. The trial heard he was a drunk who was frequently violent towards her.
Dec 19 – Sharon Lester, 22, and her daughter Jade, 2, were beaten and stabbed at their home in Ling Street, Liverpool. Her boyfriend John Park, 24, was jailed for life in Nov 1999.
Dec 17 – Yursula Horseman, 54, who was Swiss, suffocated with a pillow at her £2,000 a week apartment in Knightsbridge, west London. Her husband Malcolm Horseman, 65, a millionaire businessman and theatre impresario, was jailed for life in April 2000. The trial heard he killed after she nagged him to buy a house in Belgravia.
Dec 16 – Jon Kessell, 52, a car dealer, was shot at his home at Trebudannon, near St Columb, Newquay, Cornwall. Fred “The Poacher” Jago, 56, a carpenter and garage owner, hanged himself while on remand at HMP Horfield in Bristol on January 9, 1999 (on the day of Kessell’s funeral). He was also charged with the attempted murder of George Hautot, a Newquay businessman, and his son Paul. Jago had a hitlist of 12 names.
Dec 16 – Hilda Tizard, 88, a lay preacher, was tied up and strangled in her flat in Bognor Regis. She hummed hymns as she died. Patrick Rattigan, 21, a student at Chichester College, and Terry Wyatt, 27, from Littlehampton, were both jailed for life in Dec 1999. The trial at Lewes CC heard both had been drunk and were trying to burgle the house.
Dec 15 – Naseem Tariq, 34, from Wexham, Slough, was stabbed in a sports shop in the Observatory shopping centre in Slough. Her nephew Jahangir Ahmad, 34, a test engineer, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor but was later ruled as sane and jailed for life. The trial heard he “believed she was a prostitute” and thought she was laughing at him.
Dec 14 – David Wingate, 38, a carpenter, was shot in Shuttle Street, Paisley, Scotland (known as Little Soho), after spending the evening in Fury Murray’s nightclub. Wingate had been charged with the murder of Paul Hainey in Nov 1997 but was never brought to trial. He had also served 5 years in jail in the US for a road rage killing. Unsolved.
Dec 13 – Penny Conway, 38, stabbed at home in Broxtowe, Nottingham. Her husband Darrel Conway, 41, was jailed for life in 1999.
Dec 13 – Evonne Robertson, 22, was stabbed and beaten in a prolonged attack at a house in Altofts, Normanton, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Her father Richard Robertson, 47, fled to his native Scotland where he was arrested. He was jailed for life in July 1999. The trial heard he did not want her to marry her boss at the Do It All DIY store, Wayne Tankard.
Dec 12 – Helen Marshall, 21, strangled at home in Gravesend, Kent. Her estranged husband Robert Marshall, 27, the secretary of a church football team, was jailed for life in October 1999. The trial at Maidstone CC heard he caught her in bed with one of the players.
Dec 5 – John Beardmore, 49, divorced father of five, stabbed 65 times at home in Caldmore, Walsall. His lover Richard Davenport, 23, was jailed for life in April 2000.
Dec 5 – Brett Williams, 23, a gardener, was stabbed in the hallway of his home in Maindy, Cardiff. His neighbour Anthony Grant, 49, was jailed for 3 and a half years for manslaughter, on the grounds of provocation in July 1999.
Dec 1 – Marc Hayes, 20, had his throat cut in Govan, Glasgow. His body was found wrapped in a carpet at his flat. He was the nephew of Glasgow gangster John Healy. Ray Platt, 29, a heroin dealer from Govan, was jailed for 14 years for culpable homicide. The trial heard Hayes owed Platt £500. Platt had been acquitted of murdering Danny Harley in 1995.
November 1998
NovCsaba Miczi, 34, from Miskolc, Hungary, vanished and his body cut up into 11 pieces – was found in the Thames by the Pepys estate in Deptford, SE London, on Dec 14. He had been strangled and hit over the head. The killer is believed to have fled to Hungary. Police said a woman called Zsuzsanna Palfi, 26, had “vital information”. Unsolved. http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/355800.breakthrough_now_the_murder_hunt_can_begin_states_top_cop/
Nov 30 – Derek Gallagher, 32, known as The Dealer, was shot as he sat at the wheel of his Nissan ZX sports car in Sacriston, County Durham. Michael Anderson, 38, and Alan Finnigan, 29, drug dealers from New Brancepath, who worked for Gallagher, were both jailed for life in Nov 1999.
 
Nov 30 – Daniel Brown, 20, was shot dead outside the Plaza Club in Lozells, Birmingham. His brother Nigel survived. Andrew Poyser, 27; Richard Williams, 33, Gladstone Johnson, 32; and Darren Phidd, 25, were all acquitted of murder. Poyser was jailed for 6 years for possessing a submachine gun and Williams was jailed for 3 years.
 
Nov 28 – Yanisola Odetola, 5 months old, was found dead in Walworth, south London, after going missing in Tower Bridge Road, Lambeth. Her mother Elizabeth Bolarinwa, 35, a trainee psychiatric nurse, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given an indefinite hospital order.
 
Nov 27Saul “Solly” Nahome, 48, a jeweller and money launderer for the Adams family, was shot outside his home in Arden Road, Finchley, north London. The gunman was black. Unsolved.
 
Nov 26 – Lisa Tsang, 8, was poisoned with rat poison and then strangled in the loft of a house in Peckham, SE London. Her father Fan Sing Tsang, 34, a kitchen porter, was jailed for life in July 2000. He had been found drunk on cognac nearby. The trial heard that he had gambling debts but killed the girl to spite his Vietnamese wife, Nhi Tsan, who was having an affair.
 
Nov 25 – Jenny Morrison, 51, social worker, stabbed at a hostel in Balham, south London. Anthony Joseph, 26, who suffered poor mental health, was jailed for life in July 1999.
 
Nov 25 – Andrew Hoy, 31, a businessman and father of two from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, vanished after going to Portsmouth to “sort out his problems”. His red BMW was found abandoned in Highlands Road, Salisbury. He is thought to have been killed by an underworld acquaintance who he owed £20,000. Unsolved.
 
Nov 22 – Orville McIntosh, 23, from Manchester, was shot after being chased through the street in Chapeltown, Leeds, after attending a blues party. Brian St Aubern Williams, 32, was extradited from Jamaica and put on trial at Newcastle CC in Feb 2002. The trial heard that Williams owed him money. Williams came to the UK in 1996 and McIntosh in 1995.
 
Nov 16 – John Lambert, 44, from Wakefield, died of head injuries two weeks after being attacked in Ossett, West Yorkshire. James Ashton, 18, a salesman, was jailed for 2 years for manslaughter in Jan 2000.
 
Nov – Carole Parsonage, 50, battered with a hammer at home in East Finchley, north London. Her husband Michael Parsonage, 51, a Treasury official, was given an indefinite hospital order in August 1999. He was having an affair with a colleague, Rosamund Dunn.
 
Nov 13 – Nissar Ahmed, 34, owner of the Sultan restaurant in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, was shot and his dismembered body was found in woods at Briestfield, near Dewsbury. Zahid Iqbal, 30, an illegal immigrant from Cleckheaton, was jailed for life in Nov 1999. The judge said “life means life” in this case. At the trial at Leeds CC Iqbal claimed self-defence. Ahmed had supplied Iqbal with fake passport, cars and cash but Iqbal refused to pay him back. Other parts of the body were found in a canal near Huddersfield and in a reservoir at Glossop.
 
Nov – Robert Leslie, 31, a one-eyed armed robber, was stabbed outside a pub in Port Glasgow, Scotland. John Brown, 30, was jailed for 5 years for culpable homicide. William Nyquist, 35, was acquitted.
 
Nov 11 – Ian Farmer, 31, was stabbed through the eye at his flat in Grangetown, Cardiff. Mark Atkinson, 23, a former soldier, was jailed for life in June 1999. Cherry Jones, 32, was convicted of conspiracy to cause GBH. The trial heard that Farmer was her ex-boyfriend.
 
Nov 10 – Inderpal Singh Sian, 21, stabbed after a night at Liquid nightclub in Leeds. His body was found jammed under the gates of Leeds Centre for the Hard of Hearing. Sajid Shah, 25, a former workmate, was jailed for life in Nov 1999. The trial heard there was bad blood between them because Shah lost his job in a warehouse after a fight with Singh.
 
Nov 9 – Denise Motley, 43, shop assistant from Luton, was bludgeoned to death in the Mirror Palace shop in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Her husband Stuart Motley, 31, a lay preacher, was acquitted in Nov 1999. The trial at Luton CC heard he had been having an affair with a Thai prostituteSupaporn Matscheroth, aka Wild Orchid. He claimed she was killed by a robber.
 
Nov 8 – A man, aged 40, was shot in the head in the Manor Park estate in Slough. James Cruickshank, 50, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in 1999.
Nov 7 – Colin Francis, 46, a paedophile from Basildon, was battered and found in the boot of a Ford Fiesta car in the car park of The Barge pub in Battesbridge, Essex. Charles Nicholl, 56, and Michael Gould, 35, were both jailed for life (16 years) at Chelmsford CC in January 2000. The trial heard they were lodgers and Francis, who had admitted indecently assaulted boys in Nov 1997, was their landlord. They intended to dispose of his body in a river but stopped off at the pub for a drink. A customer in the pub recognised Nicholls as owing him £100 and called the police, who then found the body in the boot.
 
Nov 6 – Eric Boardman, 76, and his wife Joan, 74, killed at home in Blackpool. Stephen Akinmurele, 20, was arrested but hanged himself in HMP Manchester on Aug 28, 1999 while on remand. He is also suspected of killing Dorothy Harris, 68, in a house fire in Ballasalla, Isle of Man, in Feb 1996, Jemimah Cargill, 75, his landlady, in a house fire in Blackpool in October 1998, and Marjorie Ashton in Ballasalla, Isle of Man in May 1995. Det Supt Bob Denmark described him as “one of the most dangerous men I’ve ever come across.” The inquest heard that he was “tortured by the need to kill”.
 
Nov 5 – Angus Gilmore, 63, a Scot, was set alight outside the block of flats in St Pancras, central London, where he lived. Norma Holden, 61, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in April 2000 and sent to a mental hospital without limit of time.
 
Nov 4 – Surjit Singh Chhokar, waiter, beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed outside his home in Overtown, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Ronnie Coulter, his nephew Andrew Coulter, 19, both from Wishaw, and David Montgomery, 23, from Motherwell, were charged with murder but charges were dropped against the two younger men after they incriminated Ronnie Coulter. It was said at the time that he was killed after a £100 benefit cheque was stolen from him. He was acquitted in 1999. In 2012 the Lord Advocate ordered a new investigation. Unsolved.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-16739666
 
Nov 1 – Paul Edmunds was shot outside The Sultan pub in Plaistow, NE London. Tony Argent, 31, from West Ham, was jailed for life in June 1999. Edmunds’ friend, Mickey Kelt, had got into a row with Argent during a christening party.
 
 
Nov 3 – Robert Redford, 18, building labourer, died of head injuries after being punched on his way work in Elsted Street, SE London. Charlie “The Gent” Rumbol, 21, a professional boxer, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in Dec 1999. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Redford had spent the weekend with Rumbol’s ex-girlfriend, Carly Easter.
 
Oct 31 – Jennifer King, 22, from Warmley, went missing on her way home from Chasers nightclub in Kingswood, near Bristol. Her body was found in a copse near her home. Paul Hunt, 21, a factory worker, was jailed for life in March 2000.
 
Oct 31 – Brian Service, 35, an unemployed Catholic construction worker, shot in the head as he walked home from his brother’s home in Ardoyne, Belfast. He is thought to have been killed by the loyalist Red Hand Defenders. Unsolved.
 
Oct 27 – David Tomkins, 51, surveyor from Princes Risborough, was shot as he got out of his Mazda MX5 in Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire. He died in hospital in High Wycombe. His wife Penelope Tomkins, 48, was jailed for 3 years and 6 months for soliciting to murder. Her lover Adrian Littlebury, 53, from Hayes, was jailed for life in July 1999.
 
Oct 23 – Gillian Sexton, 49, was found in the boot of a car at Ilton, near Ilminster, Somerset. Her husband Clifford Sexton, 52, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. He drove to a police station to confess to killing her.
 
Oct 22 – Nijole Siskevicine, 44, hotel worker originally from Lithuania, was raped and strangled with a ligature and dumped outside garages in Lancelot Road, Wembley, NW London. James Citro, 54, an Irishman (real name Kennedy) who later moved to Weston-super-Mare, was jailed for life (20 years) in 2011. He sent two anonymous letters to police claiming two black men were responsible. When he was finally caught in 2011 he admitted having sex with her but denied rape or murder. Citro had been convicted of rape in his native Ireland as a young man.
 
Oct 21 – Tony Robinson, 61, shot in the head in his VW Camper van outside his home in Hove. Dennis Mulder, 50, was jailed for life in 1999. The trial at Lewes CC heard that Mulder was also accused of abduction and firearms offences in Peacehaven.
 
Oct 20 – Lynda Bryant, 41, mother of two, stabbed while walking her dog at Ruan High Lanes, near Truro, Cornwall. The killer may have been a man with a bushy beard or the same man who killed Kate Bushell in Exeter. Unsolved.
 
Oct 11 – Michael Baxendale, head doorman, was stabbed after an all-night party outside Niche nightclub in Sheffield. Two others were seriously injured. A £10,000 reward was offered by his brother Steven, who owned the club. Cade Redshaw, 26, from Bolton, was charged with violent disorder, but the CPS dropped the charged due to insufficient evidence.
 
Oct 11 – Alan Bowen, 54, died of head injuries after being beaten with a sharp instrument in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. His second wife Susan Bowen, 34, and her lover Graham Kenyon, 45, a lorry driver, were jailed for life in Oct 1999. The trial heard that Bowen had killed his first wife.
 
Oct 10 – Cheryl Lewis, 42, solicitor, was poisoned with cyanide in a hotel room in Luxor, Egypt. Her lover John Allan, 47, a father of five from Birkenhead, was jailed for life at Liverpool CC in Jan 2000. The trial heard he had stolen £16,000 from her.
 
Oct 10 – Wayne Fowler, 20, died of head injuries at home after being involved in a fight earlier at the Early Retreat pub in Lower Earley, Reading. In Sep 1999 Joseph Lane, 17, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter and Charlie Lane, 18, for 4 years. Fowler had been hit over the head with a pool cue and had his head smashed against a fruit machine.
 
Oct 9 – Charles Catterall, 56, retired steel worker, died of head injuries at his council flat in Ashington, Northumberland. A boy of 15 was charged with murder. Several other boys were charged with burglary.
 
Oct 7 – Matthew Shepard, 21, a homosexual, was lured out to the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, pistol whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. Aaron McKinney, and Russell Henderson, 21, were both jailed for life in March 1999. The motive was simple homophobia.
 
Oct 7 – Wendy Upton, 40, a housewife, was killed and her skeletal remains were found behind Tesco in Lichfield, Staffordshire, nine months later. Steven Salisbury, 31, a former Tesco security guard, was jailed for life in June 2000. He claimed they had sex in exchange for food from a waste trolley and then she cried rape and he panicked and killed her.
 
Oct 5 – Douglas “Jack” Rumbold, 67, retired site watchman, was beaten in a caravan at Clembins scrapyard, Pinglewood, Reading. Daniel O’Connors, 30, and his brother Michael Connors, 34, were both jailed for 6 years for manslaughter.
 
Oct 2 – Sean Regan, a former bodybuilding champion, was stabbed in his flat above a betting shop in Southport, Merseyside. Philip Caine, 25, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in June 1999. No evidence was offered against his father Philip Caine senior, 45.
 
Oct 1 – Andrew Karanicola, 40, a father of two who suffered from chronic osteoporosis, was attacked in public toilets in Weston-super-Mare. Craig Gustar, 29, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Oct 2000. Gustar claimed Karanicola pinched his arse and there was an element of homophobia.
 
Oct 1 – Kevin Maguire, 36, and Nathan Jones, 23, shot in broad daylight in Crosby health and fitness club in Waterloo, Liverpool. Darren Becouarn, 23, was jailed for life after a retrial. Police dropped the charges against his brother Paul, 26.Darren Becouarn denied involved. He made a prepared statement accusing the club’s owners and Mr Maguire’s wife of having links with Merseyside’s underworld. He said both victims had links with the area’s drugs gangs and claimed he had been picked out as a scapegoat.
September 1998
 
Sep 4 – Isabelle Lewis, 38, mother of three from New Addington, was killed, chopped up and her decomposing, headless body was found on a golf course in Selsdon, Surrey, on Oct 17. Keith Valentine, 38, an unemployed neighbour, was jailed for life in Sep 2000. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he shot her with an air rifle but claimed it was an accident. Mrs Lewis had suffered from depression since the death of her 2 year old daughter Sherie in 1995.
Sep – Sean Lummes, 29, stabbed and beaten at home in Sheerness, Kent. His wife Susan Lummes, 32, and her lover Carl Adams, 35, were both jailed for life in March 1999.
 
Sep 29 – Lily Lilley, 71, a pensioner, was robbed, beaten and dumped in a wheelie bin in the Rochdale Canal at Failsworth, near Oldham. Lisa Healey, 14, and Sarah Davey, 15, were jailed for life in June 2000 but could not be named at the time because of their age. The Daily Mail named them in 2011 when Davey was at HMP Askham Grange, near York. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375061/Portrait-pitiless-murderer-Sarah-Davey-enjoys-nights-shopping-trips.html
 
Sep 28 – Jason “Sparky” Lewis, 19, stabbed 4 times at Hackney Wick station in east London. Kazadi Kongolo, 18, originally from Zaire, was detained under HM Pleasure in March 1999.
Sep 28 – Remy Surage, 56, stabbed in the back while walking in Orpington High Street, SE London. Paul Knight, 35, a paranoid schizophrenic from Ramsgate, was sent to Broadmoore indefinitely in August 1999. The trial heard there was no motive and Remy was picked at random.
Sep 26 – Father Paul Orchard, 80, a Catrholic priest, was stabbed at Our Lady & St Hubert Church in Oldbury, West Midlands. Mark Massey, 31, a homeless glue-sniffing tramp, was jailed for life in Feb 2000. Father Orchard had offered him food and shelter.
 
Sep 25 – Anthony Gibson, 17, a mugger from Bethnal Green, was stabbed in Strutton Ground, near Victoria, central London. Carlos Dos Santos, 38, a Portuguese chef, was acquitted on the grounds of self-defence.
 
Sep 23 – Eric Innes, 61, deaf mute bakery worker who was gay, was bludgeoned to death at home in Inverness. His body was then set on fire. George McGeoch, 27, a drifter from Glasgow, was jailed for life in April 1999. The trial at Inverness high Court heard they met by chance in the street.
 
Sep 27 – Ronald Goldie, 36, was shot in Calton Pool Hall in Glasgow Cross, Glasgow. Two men ran off. Unsolved.
 
Sep 26 – Mahamed Farah, 28, Somali cyclist, shot in the head at the junction of Phillip Lane and Janson Road in Tottenham, north London. Three men were arrested. Unsolved.
 
Sep 26 – Leslie Davidson, 18, stabbed outside the Cineplex in Antrim city, Northern Ireland. John Smith, 20, who was high on ecstasy and prescription drugs, was jailed for life in Dec 1999. He said he remembered nothing about the attack. But the trial was told he shouted: “Fuck the Shankill Butchers. Up the Antrim Butchers. No names to the peelers”. In 2012 it was reported by the Sunday Life that he was a suspect in a Troubles-related sectarian murder in 1994, that of Gerald Brady.
 
Sep – Arthur “Joe The Crow” Rouse, 44, drug dealer, shot in the face as he left home in Chiswick, west London. But his body was not found until Feb 1999 when it was unearthed under a patio at a house in Perivale, west London. Tommy Green, who lived in the house, fled to Cornwall, but was arrested and jailed for life in 2000. His nephew Jack Lang, 32, from Biggleswade, was convicted of perverting the course of justice. Both were cocaine dealers and Rouse was killed in a row over a £50,000 cocaine debt.
 
Sep 24 – Irene Swanwick, 86, widow, was stabbed at her home in West Bridgford, Nottingham. Tony Gamble, 27, was jailed for life in June 1999. He was a burglar who stole a kettle, toaster and radio alarm clock.
 
Sep 21 – Kathleen Pennington was suffocated at home in Feltham, Middlesex. Her husband Brian Pennington, 50, was jailed for life in April 1999. He claimed she nagged him all the time.
 
Sep 18 – William O’Neill, 66, was killed in a house in Port Glasgow, Scotland. Unsolved.
 
Sep 18 – Glendon Dandy, 23, stabbed in the street in Tyseley, Birmingham. A neighbour, Wayne Shipley, 31, was jailed for 54 months for manslaughter in March 1999.
 
Sep 17 – Kevin Winterflood, 45, a horticultural worker, was killed in a flat in Lake, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Nigel Ward, 31, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Feb 1999.
 
Sep 17Ted Binion, 55, a casino owner, was poisoned and strangled at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. His girlfriend Sandra Murphy, 26, a former showgirl, and her new boyfriend Rick Tabish, 40, were jailed for life in March 2000. The trial heard that the motive was money and they stole $8m of silver bullion bars from him and buried it in the desert near Pahrump, Nevada. Their convictions were overturned in 2003 and they were both acquitted at their retrial in 2004. There were doubts about his death and whether he had died of a simple overdose, possibly a suicide. Both were jailed for 1-5 years for the theft. Tabish was finally released in 2010. Binion was the son of the legendary Benny Binion, who founded Binion’s casino in downtown Las Vegas. The case was best described in the book Murder In Sin City, by Jeff German.
 
Sep 14 – Ann Trindle, 41, shot at home in Moreton, near Gnosall, Staffordshire. The house was then set alight. The inquest heard it was possible she may have shot herself. Coroner recorded an open verdict on 28 May 1999.
 
Sep 10 – Martin Cass, 26, was shot at a house in Ford End, near Great Dunmow, Essex. Jane Smith, 36, survived. Smith’s former boyfriend Johnny Piccolo, 51, a horse trader from Suffolk, shot himself after being challenged by armed police. Piccolo also shot his 26 year old son Darren Piccolo in Woodbridge, Suffolk, but he survived.
 
Sep 8 – Ruksana Begum, 21, bank clerk, stabbed on her way to work in Handsworth, Birmingham. A neighbour, Cameron Fields, 43, a paranoid schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely at Ashworth Hospital in March 1999 after admitting manslaughter (diminished responsibility). He “thought her family were draining his life force”.
 
Sep 7 – Celeste Bates, 30, her son Daniel Bates, 8, and baby Miloe Bates, 16 months, battered to death with an ornamental iron and a pickaxe handle at home in Bolton. Celeste’s boyfriend Peter Hall, 34, a care worker from Radcliffe, was jailed for life in March 1999. The trial at Manchester CC heard that Ian Bates was the father of the children. Hall feared she was going to leave him. He bragged to friends in the pub that he was going to be famous. He hanged himself in prison in Dec 1999.
 
Sep 6 – Tariq Sattar, 35, a publican, was shot in the head after being bound and gagged in the cellar of the Black Bull pub in Birkby, Huddersfield. In 2002 Kevin Fisher, 46, from Fartown, Huddersfield, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 6 years for attempted robbery. Paul Lovell, 25, from Bradford, was jailed for two years for burglary. A murder charge was dropped against him.
 
Sep 5 – Barry Queripel, 33, died of chest wounds after a fight at Perry Oak, near Bracknell, Berkshire. His brother Andrew Queripel, 32, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in May 1999. Barry’s stepdaughter Stacey, 7, was strangled in 1993.
 
Sep 4 – Lee Harris, 30, unemployed, was shot and stabbed six times in the legs and abdomen at home on the Longmead estate in Epsom, Surrey. He died in hospital. The killer fled in a white Vauxhall Astra Merit diesel estate, registration number L618 OAK. He may have been a hired hitman and it is thought to have been drug-related. Unsolved.
 
Sep 2 – Jonathan Humphries, 16, a pupil at Ifield College, was stabbed in the street in Crawley, West Sussex. Paul Fagence, 16, survived but had half a lung removed. Timothy Bell, 30, a complete stranger, was jailed for life in July 1999. The trial at Lewes CC heard he bumped into them in the street and a fight broke out.
Sep 2 – Gillian Harvey, 30, Ian Brown, 36, decorator, and Peter Smith, 31, railway worker, were all hacked to death with an 18 inch axe at a flat in Wellesley Road, Slough after being bound and gagged overnight. Harvey’s boyfriend Alan Hobbs, 31, who was high on amphetamines, was jailed for life (20 years) in July 1999. The trial at Reading CC heard Harvey was having an affair with both Brown and Smith but had just had sex with Hobbs. He was “deranged”, having abused drugs since the age of 11.
 
Sep 1 – Charles Nelson, 65, stabbed in a passageway in Kensington, Liverpool, after leaving a friend’s house. Christopher Lee, 44, was acquitted of murder in Feb 1999.
August 1998
Aug 30 – Liam Quinn, stabbed in Islington, north London. Kevin Lyons, 39, an armed robber who had absconded from HMP Maidstone in 1992, was the prime suspect. He fled to Ireland.
Aug 30 – John Quinn, 52, killed in his flat in the Gorbals, Glasgow. Unsolved.
Aug 30 – Peter Hennessy, 22, stabbed outside the Duke of Wellington pub in the City of London. Unsolved.
Aug 30 – Simon Dawson, 30, computer operator, battered and drowned at Brotherton Park, Bromborough, Wirral after spending the night at a club in Birkenhead. Carl Harrison, 19, and Craig Roberts, 16, were jailed for life in July 1999. He stopped to ask them for directions, they tortured him to reveal his PIN number.
Aug 23 – William Burnsen-Hicks, 30, was shot at home in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. His drinking pal Stephen Cartwright, 29, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. The trial heard they were playing Russian roulette after becoming bored with chess.
Aug 20 – Joanne Clarke, 24, a British graduate from Banbury, Oxfordshire, was strangled in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Tennel McIntosh, 19, mentally retarded and blind in one eye, was acquitted of murder in January 2000. The same killer is also believed to have murdered Lori Foglemann, 32, an American teacher on the same island in July 1998. A third woman, Carole Leach, 37, was beaten to death on Eleuthera in the Bahamas in August 1997. McIntosh’s trial was told he was framed to cover up the existence of a serial killer on the island, which would have been bad for tourism.
Aug – Christine Johnson, 36, a care assistant, was squirted in the face with CS gas and stabbed in the garden of her home in Norwich. Her boyfriend PC Owen Palmer, 55, was jailed for life in March 1999.
Aug 18 – Rachel Tough, 18, battered at home in Consett, County Durham. John Thompson, 27, hanged himself in woods nearby three days later. Various rumours have suggested he was linked to the murders of Paul Logan, Malcolm Hester and Julie Smailes. He was one of 6,000 men interviewed about the Smailes case but police said forensic investigation placed him at the scene (see 1996). http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/3832003.stm
Aug 17 – David Shanks, 39, gay waiter, was battered and stabbed to death at his flat in Glasgow. John Hughes, 23, was jailed for life in Jan 1999.
Aug 17 – Tracy Lambert, 19, and Susan Moore, 25, shot in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Eric Queen, 21, Francisco Tirado, 19, and Christine “Queen” Walters were sentenced to death in 2000. They were members of the Crips and the bullets had been specially painted blue, the colour of the Crips. Queen hanged himself in his cell on Death Row in August 2007. Walters’ death sentence was commuted to life without parole in 2012. http://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/walters-christina.htm
Aug 16 – Amjad Malik Farooq, 38, from Pakistan, kidnapped from a house in Bedford, battered to death with an axe and dumped in Silsoe, Bedfordshire. His niece Nyla Hussein, 22, Shazad Hussein, 25, and Imran Farid were jailed for life. Parvez Akhtar, 34, Ashiq Hussain, 45, Kadeem Hussein, 40, and Shabaz Hussain, 19, were acquitted. The trial at Luton CC heard that he was killed after disgracing the family by having an affair with his niece.  
Aug 14 – Major Anthony Jones, 82, battered with a walking stick in Sulhamstead, Berkshire. His neighbour Eric Nicholls, 64, a disabled ex-car salesman, was jailed for 30 months for manslaughter in April 1999. The trial at Kingston CC heard they had rowed about gravel extraction.
Aug 11 – Mick Willson, 62, former football referee, was shot on allotments at Netherhall, Leicester. Sandor Bata, 73, a Hungarian war veteran, was jailed for life in Sep 1999. The trial at Birmingham CC heard it was over a row about rubbish on the allotment.
Aug – Alan Bearder, 48, a netball umpire from Wolverhampton, was lured to London by a “honey trap”, robbed of his cash card and beaten to death in a squalid flat in Walworth, SE London. Billy Little, 35, a Glaswegian, was jailed for lfie in June 1999. Stephen “Tosh” McCuish, 31, from Dover, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 12 years for conspiracy to rob. Cathal Hughes, 23, was jailed for 2 years for conspiracy to rob. Charlene Newman, 19, was also convicted of conspiracy to steal. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Bearder had been tricked into believing he was going to take part in a “threesome” with two teenage girls, one of whom was Newman.
Aug 9 – Amelia Rennie, 79, Catholic widow, battered to death at home in Tile Hill, Coventry. Matthew Garlick, 23, from Hillfields, Coventry, was jailed for life in Nov 1998. It was a bungled burglary.
Aug 7 – Gary Lovelock, 29, stabbed at a house in Adamsdown, Cardiff. His girlfriend Kelly Ford, 21, was convicted of manslaughter and given two years’ probation in June 1999. She claimed it was an accident.
Aug 6 – John Young, 42, from Edinburgh, was killed in Minto’s bar in Leith, Edinburgh. Peter Christensen, 24, was jailed for life in Dec 1998. The trial heard that Young called Christensen a “nonce”.
Aug – Richard Balding, 52, stabbed outside his home in Wollaton, Nottingham. Marvin Kitchiner, 21, a neighbour, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Feb 1999.
Aug 3 – Tonette Concordia, 53, widow from the Philippines, stabbed in her flat above the Tasty Thai restaurant in Lillie Road, Fulham. Unsolved.
Aug 3Andrew Gardner, 36, Royal Mail manager from Irby, The Wirral, shot at a house in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Another Royal Mail manager, Pat Tranter, 53, from Chester, survived. James Robinson, 26, a postman and gun club member, was jailed for life (18 years) in July 1999. The trial at Stafford CC heard that Mr Gardner was investigating reports of missing mail. A third investigator Neil Roberts, overpowered Robinson, and held him until police arrived.
Aug 2 – Patricia Poston, 55, alcoholic, was strangled at home in Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor, West Sussex. Her husband Arthur Poston, 65, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given a hospital order in April 1999.
Aug 2 – Patricia Stewart, 25, stabbed in the street near her home in Hulme, Manchester. Lloyd Shirley, 19, was detained during HM Pleasure in Sep 1999.
Aug 1 – Prince Martin, 32, shot dead in Peaches nightclub in New Cross, SE London. Unsolved.
Aug 1 – Gary Spiers, 29, a Glaswegian, was battered to death at his flat in Stoke Newington, NE London. Miles George, 27, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in April 1999. He had taken “base” speed (amphetamines) and hit him with a crash helmet.
Aug 1 – Peter Harvey, 26, and his brother Brian Harvey, 31, were stabbed to death in Churchills snooker hall in Walthamstow, NE London. Warren Bowen, 37, who was high on cocaine and booze, was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter in March 1999.
July 1998
July 30Andros Aeroporos, 32, a Cypriot gangster, was shot 25 times outside the Show Palace nightclub in Limassol, Cyprus. Olena Kulyk, 19, a Ukrainian prostitute, survived. It is widely believed the rival Fanieros clan were responsible. Aeroporos had been acquitted in June 1998 of the attempted murder of Antonis Fanieros. His brothers Charalambos, 35, and Panicos, 25, were also acquitted. Unsolved.
July 29 – John Burton, 33, accountant, was punched and stabbed near Slough railway station. Cameron MacCuish, 18, and a 15-year-old from Langley, were acquitted of murder but convicted of wounding in April 1999. The trial at Reading CC heard Mr Burton had gone out for a quiet drink with a friend, Barrie Willan, and the youths tried to rob him of his cigarettes.
July 24 – Rosie White, 42, mother of three, was crushed under a hydraulic seed harrow at Higher Brynne Farm, near Roche, Cornwall. Her husband John White, 47, a farmer, was acquitted in Feb 2000. The trial at Truro CC heard she was tricked into climbing underneath. He was having an affair with Jackie Ould, the wife of a neighbouring farmer.
 
July 23 – Jean Trigg, 26, from Salford, and her son Anthony Trigg, 5, died in a house fire in Clacton, Essex. Christine Wroe, 36, and her three children survived. Unsolved.
 
July 22 – Julie Webb, 52, died of head injuries after being attacked while walking her dog in Kennel Lane, Sandiway, near Northwich, Cheshire. Unsolved.
 
July 21 – Wilbourne “Herbie” Williams, 56, a retired transport worker and Victim Support volunteer, was stabbed as he got off a 185 bus on Vauxhall Bridge, south London. Martin Gibbs, 45, a drunken bus passenger, was jailed for life (9 years) in March 1999.
 
July 19 – John Nutter, 68, died of a heart attack after being beaten by intruders at home in Pudsey, West Yorkshire. Michael Wardle, 24, and Dean Studley, 24, were jailed for 10 years for manslaughter in Oct 1999. The trial at Leeds CC heard they stole £300 and two watches.
 
July 19 – William Thompson, 64, suffered head injuries at a house on the Shankill in Belfast. A man, aged 18, was charged.
 
July 16 – Michael Grogan, 72, a retired showbusiness manager, was killed at home in Wimbledon, SW London. Joao Amare, 26, a Portuguese former paratrooper, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. A second man, Filipe Abreu Afonso, remains at large.
 
July 13 – Kathleen Peter, 48, a nursery nurse, was bludgeoned to death at home in Newport-on-Tay, Fife. Robert Rodger, 23, a burglar from Brechin, was jailed for life (15 years) in Jan 1998. Stan Thomson, from Dundee, was acquitted but jailed for 5 years for theft.
 
July 12Jason, 8, Mark, 9, and Richard Quinn, 11, Catholic brothers, died in an arson attack on their home on the Carnany estate in Ballymoney, County Antrim. Garfield Gilmour, 24, a local Protestant, was jailed for life in Oct 1999. At his trial in Coleraine he claimed he was merely the getaway driver for a UVF gangled by Johnny McKay and brothers Raymond and Ivan Parke who had a grudge against the boys’ uncle, Colm Quinn. The attack came at the height of sectarian tensions. The Quinns were almost the only Catholics on the Carnany estate.
 
July 5 – Patrick O’Dowd, 26, was stabbed in Barrhead, Glasgow. Stephen Burns, 22, was jailed for life in Jan 1999. The trial at Paisley High Court heard he had asked Burns to leave a party because he was drunk.
 
July 5Irene Silverman, 82, millionaires and former Radio City dancer, abducted from her home in Manhattan, New York. Body never found. Sante Kimes, 65, was jailed for 120 years and her son Ken Kimes, 25, was jailed for 125 years. In June 1998, with her son Kenny, Kimes perpetrated a scheme whereby she would assume the identity of their landlady, 82-year-old socialite Irene Silverman, and then appropriate ownership of her $7.7 million Manhattan mansion. Despite the fact Silverman’s body was never found, both mother and son were convicted of murder in 2000, in no small part because of the discovery of Kimes’ notebooks detailing the crime and notes written by Silverman, who was extremely suspicious of the pair. During the trial for the Kadzin murder Kenneth Kimes confessed that after his mother had used a stun gun on the sleeping Silverman, he strangled her, stuffed her corpse into a bag and deposited it in a dumpster in Hoboken, New Jersey. Ken Kimes was also jailed for life in 2004 in California for this murder –  David Kazdin had allowed Kimes to use his name on the deed of a home in Las Vegas that was actually occupied by Kenneth Sr. and Sante Kimes in the 1970s. Several years later, Sante Kimes convinced a notary to forge Kazdin’s signature on an application for a loan of $280,000, with the house as collateral. When Kazdin discovered the forgery and threatened to expose Kimes she ordered him killed. Kenneth Jr. murdered Kazdin by shooting him in the back of the head. According to another accomplice’s later testimony, all three participated in disposing of the evidence. Kazdin’s body was found in a dumpster near Los Angeles airport in March 1998. The murder weapon was never recovered, having been disassembled and dropped into a storm sewer.
 
Between July 4 and Jule 20 – Selma Ferreira Queiroz, 18, and nine other women, were killed in the Parque do Estado public park in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Francisco de Assis Pereira, 30, a motorcycle messenger, dubbed “The Maniac Of The Park”, fled to Paraguay but was captured in Aug 1998 and jailed for 268 years.
 
July 4 – Mervyn Peoples, 32, from Londonderry, was attacked outside the LEL Club in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Scott Minor, 32, from St Ives, was acquitted in 1999.
 
July 3 – Angela Talman, 30, kicked and stamped to death in a basement flat in College Terrace, Brighton. Her boyfriend John Crowley, 43, survived with serious injuries. Her former boyfriend Daniel Cox, 22, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for 6 years in June 1999. The trial at Lewes CC heard that Talman had been two-timing him.
 
July 3William “Wasy” Paul, 49, a drug dealer and former UVF man, from Glastry Gardens, Bangor, was shot on the Kilcooley estate in Bangor, County Down. Frankie “Pigface” Curry, a UVF man, who is believed to have killed him, was shot dead himself in March 1999. John McCormick, 54, a car mechanic, was charged with withholding information.
 
July 2Jozsef Tamas Boros, 42, nightclub and restaurant owner, was blown up along with three passers-by by a car bomb in the centre of Budapest. Boros was also a police informant who had grassed up Hungarian criminals linked with the Russian Solnstevskaya mafia over illegal sales of oil and petrol. He was apparently phoned on his mobile as he drove past the bomb, which was placed in a Polski Fiat car in Budapest’s Aranykéz utca. 25 people were also injured. In 2013 a man identified only as Tamas P was charged with the murder. He hired Jozef Rohác, a Slovak, to kill Boros, a key witness in the mafia-style fraud trial. Rohac is also suspected of killing Janos Fenyoe (see Feb 98).
June 1998
June 30Eric Fraschet, 33, a French comedy actor and stuntman, was stabbed on a Paris-bound train at St Andre-le-Gaz, near Grenoble, France. Paul Birch, 42, a businessman from Twickenham, SW London and an England football fan, was sent to a mental hospital in Paris in 1999. He was never charged. A court hearing heard he thought Fraschet was an Argentinian who was smirking at him after Argentina beat England in 1998 World Cup match in St Etienne. He later approached the Daily Mail, claiming the authorities were making him out to be insane.
June 29 – Julie Jones, 32, a prostitute from Ancoats, was battered about the face and head and suffered internal injuries. Her naked body was dumped in a disused market (Old Smithfield) in Shudehill, central Manchester.  It was discovered on July 3. The killer may also have killed Helen Sage, 22, a prostitute from Rusholme, who vanished in Aug 1998. Unsolved.
 
June – Gerrit Jan Ulrich, a German child pornographer who lived in Zandvoort, Holland, was killed in Pisa, Italy. He is believed to have been killed by Robert Van Der Plancken, a Belgian paedophile who was living in Prague and had links with notorious British paedophile Warwick Spinks. Ulrich was allegedly killed for “having said too much” to police and the investigation group Morkhoven.
June 28 – Daniel Ridgwell, 18, from Bracknell, was punched at a BP petrol station in Brooklands, near Lancing, West Sussex as he queued to buy a can of drink. A 17 year old was arrested.
 
June 27Frank Arkell, 68, a former Labor MP and former Lord Mayor of Wollongong, was killed at his flat in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Tie pins were stuck in his eyes. Mark Mala Valera, 19, a former dishwasher at Planet Hollywood in Sydney, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2000 and was jailed for life with no parole. He was also responsible for killing David O’Hearne, 60, a shopkeeper, who was disembowelled and sexually mutilated in Wollongong on June 13, 1998, and Trevor Parkin, 37, a convicted sex offender, who was disembowelled and sexually mutilated in Sydney in Dec 1997. Arkell and Parkin were members of a paedophile ring, led by former Mayor, Tony Bevan, who died of cancer in 1991. At his trial Valera claimed his father Jack Van Krevel sexually abused him. In 2001 Valera’s friend Keith Schreiber was jailed for life but he is eligible for parole in 2012. Van Krevel’s daughter Belinda was jailed for 6 years for killing Valera’s father.
June 25Avril Johnson, 30, a DJ known as DJ Miss Irie sister of reggae star Tippa Irie, was raped and shot in the head in front of her two children (aged 7, and 18 months) at home in Brockwell Park, Brixton. Her husband Kirk had his throat cut but survived. Tony Rowbotham, 28, aka Hyrone Hart, and Kurt “Pepe” Roberts, 19, were jailed for life in Nov 1999. Kishon Blackburn, 21, was jailed for 9 years for rape. Hart was also convicted of murdering trainee plasterer Patrick Ferguson, 34. A jury at the Old Bailey could not reach a verdict on whether Hart and Roberts murdered mother-of -three Michelle Carby, 35, who was tied up and shot through the head at her home in Stratford, London, while her children slept upstairs, on 29 June. That case was left on file.Hart and Roberts were both from Jamaica and visiting on tourist visas. They face deportation. Adrian Francis, 20, from Birmingham, was sentenced to 18 months (suspended for two years) for manslaughter because he was the police informer who grassed up Hart. He is confined to a wheelchair after being shot in 1995.Hart claims he is a victim of a miscarriage of justice – http://www.mojuk.org.uk/WMAI/hyronehart.htm
June 22 – Sinead Kelly, 21, a drug addict and prostitute from Santry, was stabbed near the Grand Canal in Dublin. Another prostitute was attacked with an iron bar 24 hours earlier. It is thought she was killed by a drug dealer she owed money to. Unsolved.
June 23 – Tobore Prince Oji, 35, stabbed at a flat in Brockley, SE London. His common law wife Velma Smith, 39, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Jan 1999.
June 22 – Louis Wade, 40, stabbed outside Upton Park football ground in West Ham. A boy aged 16 was arrested. Unsolved.
 
June 21 – Simon McCaskill, 57, a retired Navy commander, was stabbed at home in Edinburgh. His wife Catherine, aka Kit Dallas, the Edinburgh Evening News agony aunt, was disfigured but survived. Their son Kenneth McCaskill, 26, was sent to Carstairs Special Hospital in Oct 1998. He “thought he was Lucifer”.
June 21 – Jason Elliott, 27, was stabbed in the neck at home in Harwich, Essex. Gary Strunkey, 36, was jailed for 2 years for manslaughter in Jan 1999.
June 20 – Claire Hart, 13, vanished on her way to Dane Valley High School in Eaton, near Congleton, Cheshire. She was strangled and shot with an airgun before being dumped in the river Dane. Craig Smith, 19, an unemployed fettler, was jailed for life in May 1999.
June 14Kadamba Simmons, 24, a model and actress who had dated Noel Gallagher and Naseem Hamed, was strangled with a ligature in the shower at her flat in Islington, N London. Yaniv Malka, 21, her Israeli boyfriend, tried to throw himself off a 5th floor ledge of the building but was talked down. He was jailed for life in March 1999. He told the trial at the Old Bailey that it was a suicide pact.
She made her film debut posthumously in 2000 in The Wonderland Experience.
 
June 14 – Vincent “Beanie” Bean, 37, unemployed, was shot in the head at an empty shop in Easton, Bristol, during a card school. Raymond “Smiley” Falconer, 36, a bungling robber, was jailed for life in June 1999. He had lost money in a game of cards and planned to rob it back.
June 12 – Frank Steele, 19, unemployed, was stabbed outside Mystiques nightclub in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Anthony McGovern, 21, was jailed for life. Darren Cash, 17, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter.
 
June 10 – Gary Harper, 42, father of two, was kicked and stamped to death in Pollokshields, Glasgow on the night of Scotland v Brazil World Cup match. He had to be identified by dental records. James McGinlay, 21, and Craig Barnes, 18, were jailed for life. Mark Cadder, 19, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Paul McCabe, 16, and Gary Richford, 16, were both acquitted.
June 9 – John Robinson, who was celebrating his 67th birthday, was attacked when he confronted vandals attacking his fence in Yardley Wood, Birmingham. Lee Quaid, 16, was cleared of manslaughter but jailed for 6 months for violent disorder.
June 9 – Sylvia Wilson, 60, was strangled in her bed in Kingsbury, NW London. Brian Sweeney, 26, a burglar from Hendon, was jailed for life in Feb 1999.
June 7James Byrd, 48, a disabled black man from Jasper, Texas, was kidnapped, chained to a pick-up truck and dragged through east Texas. His head came off during the journey. John “Possum” King, 24, and Russell Brewer, 31, white supremacists, were sentenced to death in Feb 1999. Shawn Berry, 24, was jailed for life. Brewer was executed in September 2011. On the eve of his execution he told a TV station: “As far as any regrets, no, I have no regrets. No, I’d do it all over again, to tell you the truth. King remains on Death Row.
June 5 – Wesley Neailey, 11, raped, strangled and hit with a monkey wrench after being abducted from outside his home in the West End of Newcastle. His body was found near Healey in rural Northumberland in July 1998. Dominic McKilligan, 18, a music student from Bournemouth and a convicted paedophile, was jailed for life (20 years) in July 1999. He had been released from a young offenders’ institution 9 months earlier for gross indecent assault on four boys. He is due for release in 2018.
June 3 – William Bodle, 45, battered in a squat in Bradley Road, Bournemouth. David McMahon, 33, was jailed for life in Feb 1999.
June 3 – David Colly, 48, who was serving 30 months in prison for drug dealing, was attacked in the TV lounge of C Wing at HMP Wayland, Norfolk and died of a brain haemorrhage. Leon Van Brown, 29, admitted manslaughter in Sep 1998 and was jailed for 18 months. The trial at Norwich CC heard there had been a gang fight earlier.
Between Jan and June 1998 – Eddie Wilcox, 64, from Ryde, Isle of Wight, was pushed off a cliff at Brading Down, Isle of Wight. Chris Thomas, 32, from Newport, Isle of Wight, was jailed for life in July 1999. The trial at Winchester CC heard that Thomas was a child abuse victim and claimed Wilcox was a paedophile.
May 1998
May – Natalie Clubb, 25, prostitute and heroin addict from Hull, was stabbed 7 times and her dismembered body was dumped near Great Calvert pumping station in Sutton-upon-Hull, where the remains (a head, two arms and a leg) were discovered in July. Her boyfriend Darren Adams, 37, a junkie, was jailed for life in Feb 2000. Michael Larvin, 35, was jailed for 6 years for disposing of body parts. A key witness, Neil Pattison (cellhouse snitch), hanged himself at HMP Holme House in May 2000. He was awaiting trial for the murder of Ada Johnson, 80, in Billen Grange, Hull. The trial at Sheffield CC heard that Clubb’s prostitution paid for their heroin habit and he killed her when she threatened to leave him.
May 31 – John Knocker, 22, a Catholic drug dealer from Belfast, was shot outside the Glengannon Hotel near Cookstown, County Tyrone. A trial in April 2010 heard the killer was Frankie “Studs” Lanigan. Gregory Fox, 26, an INLA member, was jailed for 3 and a half years for assisting an offender. Nuala Delaney, 20, was jailed for 2 years. Lanigan was arrested in Dublin in 2013 and is due to be extradited across the border.
 
May 31 – Lauren Carhart, 12, was set on fire on waste ground in Moss Bank, Crumpsall, Manchester. Aaron Nicholls, 17, was jailed for life. He told the trial in Manchester CC it was an accident.
 
May 30 – Hayley Morgan, 20, a prostitute, died of a heroin overdose but had a plastic bag on her head, and was dumped in an alley in Hull. An open verdict was later recorded.
 
May – Several babies were killed in a pit village in Illies near Lille, France. Patrick Lefranc, 35, and Didier Lefranc, 31, were accused of raping their sister Patricia Lefranc, 27, and killing her babies. They were also accused of treating their father Paul Lefranc, 67, a former miner, “like a dog” and making him sleeping outside in a rabbit hutch.
 
May 25 – Maureen Kent, 28, a pub landlady and mother of four, was run down by a car in the car park of the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, after she tried to stop the theft of a charity box from the pub. She died in hospital on June 3. Chris Youd, 28, from Penkhull, Staffordshire, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter and banned from driving for 8 years. His girlfriend Kerry Day, 30, was acquitted on the judge’s directions.
May 23 – Sergeant Kent Kincaid, 40, shot dead while off-duty in Houston, Texas. He confronted youths who threw something at his car, cracking the windscreen. One of them shot him. Anthony Hynes was sentenced to death. He got a stay of execution in 2012 but remains on Death Row. He featured in a BBC documentary in March 2014.
 
May 22 – Sharon Sweeney, 44, a former rock singer, was hit 10 times with a hammer, stabbed in the throat and strangled with a pair of tights in her basement flat in Islington, N London. Her boyfriend Phillip Nobbs, 49, from Norwich, was jailed for life in April 1999. He had been released from a life sentence after killing his mother-in-law in 1972.
 
May 20 – Stephen Mills, 35, a suspected burglar, was stabbed and beaten in Collyhurst, Manchester. Michael Barratt, 36, and Yvonne Brodie were jailed for 15 months for violent disorder. Natalie Hannant, 26, was jailed for 8 months. Ann Brodie, 29, was jailed for 6 months. The trial in May 1999 heard they were vigilantes.
 
May 20 – Roy Parsons, 22, was beaten up outside a country club in Bricket Wood, near St Albans. Kevin Barry, 19, from Hoddesdon, was acquitted at St Albans CC in 1999.
May 19 – Catherine McKinlay was killed with a spade and a knife at home in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Her husband John McKinlay, 53, was jailed for life for murder in July 1999. At the trial in Glasgow High Court he claimed he was provoked into killing his wife after allegedly discovering her in bed having sex with their son, John, 22.
 
May – Andrew Taylor, 18, a father of two, was killed in a fight at a barbecue in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. Andrew Ford, 36, the host of the barbecue, was jailed for 3 years and 9 months for manslaughter in Dec 1998. The trial at Birmingham CC heard that a row broke out over how to treat an ankle injury!
 
May 15 – Gianni Vincenzo, 29, was stabbed to death outside the Water Rats pub in Battersea, SW London. Arnat Boonprasit, 27, a schizophrenic, was sent to Broadmoor in Nov 1998 after being convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility).
 
May 15 – Alan Bell, 51, was beaten over the head with a claw hammer at a homeless hostel in Corby, Northamptonshire. Michael Alderdice and William Gilmore were both jailed for life in May 2000.
 
May 14 – Russell Crooks, 17, a landscape gardening student from Walderslade, vanished after a disco at Hadlow College in Kent and was later found in a nearby copse. Neil Sayers, 18, a fellow student, from Gillingham, was jailed for life in April 1999 and Graham Wallis, 17, from Selsdon, near Croydon, was detained during HM Pleasure. The trial at Maidstone CC heard that Crooks “got on their nerves” and they frequently bullied him. Wallis confessed and gave evidence against Sayers.
 
May 14 – Lisa Dodgson, 25, her daughter Amy Louise, 2, and another daughter Rose, 9 months, died in a fire at home in Denton Burn, Newcastle. Emma Cater, 16, a babysitter, died of her injuries shortly afterwards. Alan Ray, 24, from Scotswood, was jailed for life in Feb 2000. Gary Cornish, 17, was acquitted but was jailed for perverting the course of justice, as was Patrick Graham, 28. Another suspect, Albert Erskine, 21, has since died. The trial at Newcastle CC heard Ray set the fire after Ms Dodgson rejected his romantic advances.
 
May 13 – Lorna Fernie-Davidson, 20, was “savagely beaten” at her flat in Folkestone, Kent. Her boyfriend Mark Sibbons, 34, was jailed for life in March 1999. The trial at Canterbury CC heard he killed her after she had sex with his friend Neil Westhead.
 
May 12 – Georgina McCarthy, 29, who was born in Israel, was strangled at her home in Parc Mellan, Penzance, Cornwall. Her 18 month old son Adam was taken. The boy’s father Paul Russell, 33, was jailed for life in June 1999.
 
May 11 – Intiaz Hussein Sayed Shah, 43, died of head injuries at his flat in Inkerman House, Newtown, Birmingham. Anthony Brown, 54, was acquitted in June 2000 after the prosecution offered no evidence.
 
May 10 – Isabel Brown, 74, hit on the head with a frying pan after intervening in a dispute outside a neighbour’s home in Croydon. Her neighbour Brian Mendoza, 32, went on trial at the Old Bailey.
 
May 9 – Lynne Hobson, 47, stabbed at home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Her husband Ray Hobson, 48, a sales executive, hanged himself while on remand in HMP Horwood, Bristol.
 
May 7 – Vicky Fletcher, 21, a nurse at Pontefract General Infirmary, was shot outside the Castlefields pub in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Dr Tom Shanks, 47, an anaesthetist at the hospital, was arrested after a brief siege at a school in King’s Heath, Birmingham. He was jailed for life for murder in April 2000 after a retrial. The trial heard they were having an affair. He admitted manslaughter but had denied murder.
 
May 5 – Peter Tang, 50, a widower with a young daughter, was asphyxiated in the Patchbrook tropical fish shop where he worked in Pimlico, central London. Steven O’Driscoll, 19, unvemployed from the Lairdale estate in Herne Hill, was jailed for life in Nov 1998.
 
May 4 – Matthew Waggot, 17, was punched outside the post office in Shillingstone, Dorset. He hit the pavement with “catastrophic consequences”. A boy, aged 16, was jailed for 15 months for manslaughter in Aug 1998. He was never publicly identified at the trial at Winchester CC.
 
May 4 – Mark Ogden, 22, stabbed with a 9 inch knife at his flat in Torquay, but was found in the street behind the Odeon cinema. James Dawson, 18, a skinhead, was jailed for life in Dec 1998.
 
May 3 – Lianne Singleton, 18, was strangled, beaten with a monkey wrench and then dismembered in Oldham. Her remains were found three days later behind a house in Hollins Road. Her head was in a holdall nearby. Paul Stowers, 29, was jailed for life in Dec 1998. He suffered from a personality disorder and was high on drink and drugs when he met her in a pub with his girlfriend, Lindsey Duncan. He killed her while his girlfriend was at work. She was completely unaware.
 
May 3 – Georgina O’Donnell, an innocent bystander, was shot during a fight in the Henry Cecil pub in Limerick, Ireland. His wife Angela was unhurt. Mark Cronin, 31, from Limerick, was jailed for life in Dublin in Dec 2000.
 
May 2Robin Wood, 47, a car dealer, was shot on the doorstep of his home in Kempton Avenue, Northolt. The killer was a white man aged 25-35, 5ft 7 inches tall and with fair hair. His partner Kath Pribisevic answered it to find to a man calling himself Terry and asking to speak with Mr Wood. A £20,000 reward was offered last year. Unsolved.
 
May 1 – Colin Devlin, 23, was killed at home in Kimberley Street, off the Ormeau Road in Belfast. His girlfriend Lisa Shields, 23, and the mother of his two children, was jailed for 2 and a half years for manslaughter in April 1999 and given 12 months probation. She had claimed self-defence.
May – Bill and Pat Wycherley – vanished from their home in Forest Town, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Their bodies were found in the garden in 2013. But friends had been receiving Christmas cards from them right up until 2005. Unsolved. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2466476/Missing-William-Patricia-Wycherley-The-whodunnit-No-2-Blenheim-Close.html
April 1998
April 29 -Arlene Fraser, 33, vanished from her home in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. Her husband Nat Fraser was jailed for life in 2003. Two other men Hector Dick and Glenn Lucas were acquitted. Fraser was cleared on appeal in 2011 but was jailed for life again in 2012. His second trial was recorded and televised in July 2013 in a C4 documentary, The Murder Trial.
April 29 – Brian Watt, 22, a heroin dealer, was beaten with a metal bar and a baseball bat and buried in Muirshiel Country Park in Scotland. Matthew McCready, 21, Kenneth Elliott, 21, and Francis Molloy, 22, all from Greenock, went on trial in August 1998 at Kilmarnick High Court.
 
April 29 – Sally Bond, 33, her daughter Grace, 10, and son Fraser, 7, were killed at home in Grimsby. Her common law husband Alex Lumsden, 46, a Glasgow-born joiner, killed himself a few hours later.
 
April 28 – Phillip Clarke, 41, was stabbed at home in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. His girlfriend Francesca Coffey, 31, was acquitted in Nov 1998.
 
April 28 – Janet Johnson, 27, was battered to death with a blunt instrument and found beside a railway line in Collyhurst, Manchester. Her trousers were wrapped around her neck. Martin Ward, 20, from Clayton, was acquitted of murder in Dec 1999. He had been in the pub with her earlier.
 
April 28 – Esmail “Ali” Hussein, 23, homeless, was stabbed 13 times and found naked in a water-filled quarry in Swithland, near Leicester. Stephen Marriott, 26, was jailed for life (20 years) and Gary Smith, 32, was jailed for life (18 years) in April 1999. The trial at Nottingham CC heard Marriott confessed to his girlfriend Siobhan Yorke. She said he was killed because they thought he had grassed on their plans to rob a jewellers’ shop.
 
April – Stuart Jones, was beheaded with a Stanley knife at a flat in Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, Wales. Nikki Mitchell, 27, was jailed for life. His cousin Lee Evans, 24, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given a hospital order. Jones was accused of stealing some loose change.
 
April 27 – Tom Locard, 34, from Belfast, was killed, wrapped in plastic sheeting and dumped in Dromad, County Louth, Ireland. He was a member of a drug smuggling gang and a Garda informant. Unsolved.
 
April 27 – Brian Jackson, 43, was killed in Avenham, near Preston, Lancashire. David Simpson, 25, was jailed for life in 1999.
 
April 27 – Angela Pearce, 18, a schizophrenic, was beaten, tortured and robbed in a council flat between April 9 and 27 and then buried in a shallow grave in a disused cemetery in Mabgate, Leeds. Claire Latif, 19, and Mark Francom, 16, were both jailed for life. Chris Bevis, 18, Nolene Harker, 17, and Meina Latif, 16, were detained during HM Pleasure. Andrew Gregory, 18, was a key prosecution witness who told the trial at Leeds CC in April 1999 that the gang laughed and joked as they tortured her.
 
April 20 – John O’Kane, 19, stabbed in Motherwell, Scotland. Stuart Quinn, 25, from Cambuslang, was jailed for 2 years and 9 months for assault. A murder charge against Patrick Brown, 20, was found not proven.
 
April 17 – Kathy Linaker, 33, stabbed at home in Penketh, Warrington. Her husband’s lover Jenny Cupit, 24, was jailed for life in Jan 1999. Her husband Chris Linaker probably gave evidence at the trial at Chester CC.
 
April 13 – Rajwinder Bassi Kaur, 32, a heavily pregnant Punjabi Sikh, was stabbed on Vaisakhi (Sikh holy day) in tenement flat in Glasgow. Gurmit Bassi, 33, was jailed for life in Dec 1998 along with Chris Jones, 25, a hitman who was paid £1,000. At the trial in Glasgow High Court Bassi tried to blame her husband Harbhej Singh, 34. They were rival wives.
 
April 12 – Nigel Thompson, 37, a doorman, minder and minor drug dealer, was killed after a fight between white and Asian drug gangs in Firth Park, Sheffield. Imtiaz “Ronnie” Mohammed, 19, was jailed for 3 years and 9 months for manslaughter in July 1999. Ifzal “Reggie” Mohammed was convicted of violent disorder and given community service. Tahir Mohammed, 20, and Adil Khan, 18, were also convicted of violent disorder.
 
April 11 – Mark Ashworth, 21, died of head injuries after being attacked in Bolton after a night out. Stephen Entwhistle, 22, Anthony Beech, 21, and Melissa Partington, 18, were accused of murder. The trial heard one of Ashworth’s friends had bumped into one of the other group, sparking a row.
 
April 10 – Faud Abdi, 19, a Somali from Newport, Wales, died after a stone was thrown threw his windscreen as he sat in a car in Butetown, Cardiff. Mohammed Ibrahim, 22, from St Mellons, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Dec 1998.
 
April 9 – Patrick Skehan, 68, a farmer, was bounded by his hands and legs, hung upside down from a banister, doused with petrol and set on fire at home in Killaloe, County Limerick, Ireland. Mark Cronin, 31, was jailed for life (15 years). Willie Campion, 31, was also jailed for life.
 
April 9 – Anthony Harrison, 63, a retired MOD civil servant, was stabbed at his home in The Avenue, Andover, Hampshire as he enjoyed lunch with his wife Jennifer, 61, who survived. Chris Moffatt, 26, a schizophrenic former patient at Parklands Psychiatric Hospital in Basingstoke, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in Dec 1998 and was sent to Broadmoor indefinitely. The trial heard he walked into the house through the back door.
April 8 – Carlos Bennett, 66, stabbed with an 8 inch kitchen knife at home in Moss Side, Manchester. Dean Perry, 32, a (white) burglar, was jailed for life (16 years) in October 1998. Mr Bennett confronted him after he broke in.
 
April 8Edgar Fernandes, 37, librarian and tourist from Camden, North London, was killed in a budget hotel in Istanbul and his body dumped in the Bosphorus. Mohamed Abdel Monem Abbas Aly, an Egyptian, stole his passport and credit card and fled to Malta. Malta refused to extradite him because of Turkey’s death penalty so he was sent back to Egypt. It is believed they shared a room because the hotel was over-booked. They were otherwise strangers.
 
April 5 – Nick Centi, 27, a bank worker from Whalley Range, was stabbed near a taxi rank in centre of Manchester. Marc Wilson, 22, and Colin Blundell were charged with murder and went on trial in Jan 2000. There was a hung jury and a retrial.
 
April 3 – Martin Leaver, 36, a council worker, was found with head injuries outside the Chicago Rock Café in Wolverhampton. Eric Sanderson, 35, a nightclub doorman from Wednesfield, was jailed for 18 months for manslaughter in Jan 1999. He was the brother of Olympic gold medallist Tessa Sanderson.
 
April – Litton “Slice” Hamilton, 32, petty crook, stabbed and left in a derelict bungalow in Wood Green, north London. Richard “Fiend” Gilbert, 29, fled to Bristol but was arrested and jailed for life in Nov 1999. Laura Ellis, 30, from Tottenham, was also jailed for life.
 
April – Sajjad Mahmood, 18, was found in a pond near an Asda supermarket in Accrington, Lancashire. Karl Barton, 21, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. Wayne Kelly, 22, and James Butler, 20, were both jailed for 6 years. Dean Lynch was jailed for 18 months. The trial heard they were cannabis dealers.
 
April 2 – Jason Henderson, 22, was stabbed in the back at his flat in Launceston, Cornwall. His fiancé Tara Fell, 18, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was jailed for 4 years in Sep 1999. The trial at Truro CC heard they had a stormy relationship and were splitting up and dividing tapes and CDs at the time.
 
April 1 – Konstantin Povoloski, a Russian restaurateur, was shot outside his Tractor restaurant in Pattaya, Thailand. Hardo Kerz, 29, an Estonian contract killer who had been paid $5,000, was jailed for life in April 1998. Povoloski’s business partner Yanoz Hook was also charged. He allegedly paid Kerz.
 
April 1 – Michelle Lock, 28, bludgeoned with a pipe cutter at home in Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth. Her next door neighbour Simon Coombe, 27, was jailed for life in March 1999.
April – Julie Paterson, 32, alcoholic, was found in a binliner in Darlington on May 16. Her head, arms and legs were missing. David Harker, 23, was jailed for life (14 years) in Feb 1999. The trial at Teesside CC heard that he cooked and ate her leg with some cheese and garlic. He was sent to HMP Wakefield’s notorious Cage.
March 1998
March – Sylvia Fleming, 17, a pregnant care worker, was asphyxiated and then dismembered. Her remains were found beneath a house in Mullaghmore, Omagh, County Tyrone, in May 1998. Her former boyfriend Stephen Scott, 26, a part-time fireman, was jailed for life in March 2000. Paul Rigby, 19, admitted helping to dispose of the body. At the trial at Antrim CC Scott claimed she died during a sex game after being tied up, gagged, blindfolded and injected with insulin and Temazepam.
Between March 1997 and March 1998 – six people, including three security guards and two members of the Polish mafia, were killed in a crime spree in Dusseldorf, Germany. Norman Volker Franz, 28, a prison escapee, and his wife Sandra Franz, 21, fled to Portugal and were captured on the Algarve in Oct 1999. But he broke out of his cell in Lisbon before he could be extradited and remains a fugitive.
 
March – Tina Entwhistle-Deleg, 30, a newlywed, was stabbed at a wedding party in Port Jervis, New York. Her husband Luis Deleg, 27, was jailed for 20 years to life in Jan 1999. He is now in Sing Sing prison. The trial heard that he was drunk and they argued when he accused her of flirting with his cousin. They had only been married for 10 hours.
 
March 31Chris Alder, 38, a black former soldier from Hull, died in Queen’s Gardens police station after being involved in a fight at The Waterfront nightclub in Hull. Jason Paul, 27, was charged with GBH but the case collapsed.  He was later paid £30,000 in damages by the police. PC Nigel “Tudor” Dawson, Sergeant John Dunn and constables Matthew Barr, Neil Blakey and Mark Ellerington were subsequently charged with manslaughter and misconduct in a public office but the case collapsed in 2002. PC Dawson died in Spain in Dec 2013.
 
March 28 – Matthew Fox, 24, a Fulham fan from Purley, Surrey, was beaten to death in an alley outside Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham. Barry Cullen, 30, a Gillingham fan, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Oct 1998. The trial at Maidstone CC heard there was fight before a Gillingham v Fulham game but Cullen punched Fox only once.
 
March 27 – Janine Waterworth, 21, was stabbed in an alley in Oldham. Paul O’Hara, 27, was jailed for life in Nov 1998.
 
March 24 – Olivia Perkins, 2, was discovered dead in a cottage at Box, near Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. Janette Firman, 41, was convicted of manslaughter and given 3 years probation.
 
March 23 – Leon Bickersteth, 30, was shot dead at home in Wortley, Leeds. Abdul Rehman, 32, was jailed for life in Oct 1999.
 
March 22 –Isobel Brett was killed at home in Sandwich, Kent. Her husband Graham Brett was jailed for life in Feb 1999.
 
March 21 – Rudolph Pryce, 44, died of head injuries at his flat in Radford, Nottingham. His son Jason Pryce, 15, was jailed for life in Jan 1999.
 
March 21 – Christine Nytsch, 11, was raped and strangled on her way home from swimming in Cloppenburg, Germany. Ronny Rieken, 30, a former barge hand, was jailed for life in Nov 1998. He is also believed to have killed Ulrike Everts, 13, who was abducted near Jeddeloh, Germany in June 1996.
March 20 – Rukshana Naz, 19, pregnant mother of two from Derby, was garrotted and found in a field at Denby Dale, near Huddersfield on April 1. Her mother Shakheela Naz, 44, and her brother Shazad Naz, 21, were both jailed for life in May 1999. Her brother Iftikhar Naz, 17, was acquitted. The trial at Nottingham CC heard she was killed for bringing shame on the family for getting pregnant with her lover’s child while married.
March – Gilbert Wynter, 37, an underworld enforcer from Tottenham, vanished after being lured to a south London nightclub. Wynter had been acquitted of killing Claude Moseley in 1994. He worked for the Adams family but may have been killed by them. Body never found.
 
March 20 – Richard O’Donnell, 17, was punched, kicked and knifed on the New Farm Loch housing estate in Kilmarnock. Marc Harkness, 21; Steven Harkness, 18 and Thomas Lelewell, 19, were all jailed for life. Barry Walker, 18, was jailed for 2 years for assault.
 
March 20 – Kerry Jaworska, 18, a care assistant, was beaten and strangled with a dressing gown cord in the bedroom of her home in Haddington, Lothian. Her younger sister Stephanie Jaworska, 15, was jailed for life (6 years) in Sep 1998. Her younger brother Ryan Jaworska, 13, was acquitted. The trial heard that Stephanie killed Kerry because she was “bossy”. The trial heard that they were in the custody of their father and Kerry played the role of their absent mother. Stephanie stole £60 from her sister’s bank account and spent it on trousers and cigarettes. The judge described her as “pure badness”.
 
March 19 – Phillip Lee, 56, a gay married man, was stabbed at Otterspool Promenade, a notorious cottaging spot in south Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
March 17 – Kazushi Hamano, 40, a fisherman, was strangled and his body cut in two with a saw and dumped on a beach in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. His wife, Kikue Hamano, 37, was charged with murder.
 
March 15 – Michael Stone, 25, was killed after a funeral in Whelley, Wigan. His father Ray Stone, 46, was acquitted on the judge’s directions in Jan 1999.
 
March 15David Keys, 23, a former Ulster Defence Regiment turned LVF drug dealer, who was on remand for the murder of two men (one Catholic and one Protestant) in a bar in Poyntzpass, was tortured, strangled and hanged in the LVF wing of the Maze prison near Belfast. Robin King, 33, the LVF officer commanding in the Maze, and Rod Phillips, 35, also LVF, were both acquitted in March 2000. Chris McMillan, 24, was convicted of GBH. David Patterson turned Queen’s evidence. The trial at Belfast CC heard that the LVF thought Keys was about to grass up others involved in the Poyntzpass killings.
 
March 14 – Nadia Roccia, 20, strangled with a scarf in Castellucio dei Sauri, near Foggia, Italy. Mariena Sica, 20, and Anna Maria Botticelli, 20, were both jailed for life in Feb 2000. The killers faked a suicide note which said she was a lesbian. The case was dubbed the “Italian Twin Peaks” murder.
 
March 13 – Yvonne Killian, 22, law clerk at Bromley court, strangled with her own tights at home in Erith, Kent. Her boyfriend Joe Scudder was working a night shift at a local factory. Karl Stirk, 26, was jailed for life in Jan 1999 after being arrested in Dundee. The trial heard his girlfriend had rejected him. He stole a £300 PlayStation and tried to set fire to her body. Yvonne’s father David had been murdered in 1981.
 
March 12 – Roy Eccles, 55, a retired electrical engineer, and his wife Judith Eccles, 49, originally from Bedford, were stabbed with a knife and pitchfork at their home in Kaminarata on Cephallonia, Greece. Their boat was found abandoned near the ferry port of Sami. Edward Elmazai, 19, and Lambro Pappa, 22, Albanian farm workers, were both jailed for life in Jan 1999.
 
March 11 Janos Fenyoe, Jewish Hungarian media mogul (head of VICO media group), was shot as he waited in his black Mercedes at traffic lights in Budapest. He defected to the US in 1987 but returned in the 1990s and owned 12 magazines and a daily newspaper. His pregnant wife Judit was a former model. There were rumours of Mossad involvement. Njazi Aqifi, a Kosovo-Albanian, was arrested in Aug 1998 on the Yugoslav border. But the main suspect is Jozef Rohac aka Potkan (born Sep 1956), a Slovak hitman and explosives specialist. He is believed to have committed numerous hits in Slovakia and Hungary, including the assassination of Robert Remias. In 1984 Rohac was jailed for 15 years in communist Czechoslovakia for kidnapping Deputy Minister Minister of Health and attempting to take him out of the country. He later became the first person to escape from Ilava prison. He led the Leopoldov prison mutiny in 1989. He was released in 1990 under an amnesty by President Vaclav Havel. In 2011 he was arrested in Slovakia and awaits extradition to Hungary.
March 10 – Gary Edwards, 40, died in a brawl at the Village Inn in South Ockenden, Essex. A man aged 51 suffered severe head injuries but survived. Jason Bolger, 21, was jailed for life in Feb 1999. His brother Brian Bolger, 26, was convicted of manslaughter. Craig Wicks was acquitted.
 
March 9 – Terry Spence, 37, divorcee and father of five, was shot outside the home of his lover Jane Shepherd in Poplar, east London. Unsolved.
 
March 7 – Nikos Sotiropoulos, 67, vice chairman of the Greek Union of Insurance Companies, was shot dead in front his wife and mother-in-law in Saronida, a suburb of Athens. Two contract killers were responsible. They are thought to have been working for insurance companies he closed down. Unsolved.
 
March 7 – David Young, 33, from Askern, near Doncaster, was punched in the head, fell and died outside the Eden pub in Doncaster. A man walked into a police station to confess. No more details available.
 
March 6 – Eri Katsuragawa, 15, schoolgirl, was strangled with a pillowcase as she slept in Aichi, 185 miles west of Tokyo. Her boyfriend, aged 19, admitted killing her. He said he “wanted to possess her”. She had been due to graduate from high school a few days later.
 
March 6 – Alison Park, 37, died of head injuries at home in Blackpool. Her husband Geoff Park, 49, was jailed for 12 months for manslaughter in Dec 1998.
 
March 6 – Paul Rothwell, 24, drug user and dealer, was shot dead when he opened the door of his home in Blackburn. Kenneth Hartley, 26, a former friend and fellow dealer, was jailed for life in Feb 1999.
 
March 6 – Four supervisors were shot dead at the headquarters of the Connecticut state lottery. Matthew Beck, a disgruntled accountant, claimed they were cheating. He later shot himself.
 
March 5 – Susan Craven, 54, was killed and her head was found encased in concrete in the garage of their home in Burncross, Sheffield in April 1998. Her common law husband Kenneth Peatfield, 49, was jailed for life (18 years) in Feb 1999. The trial at Sheffield CC heard he wanted her out of the way so he could move in his teenage lover, Faith Warner. Peatfield had been convicted in September 1984 of soliciting to murder and was jailed for 10 years. He had paid two men to kill his wife and 10 year old daughter, but the men went to the police. While in prison, the applicant met Alan Craven, a wealthy but illiterate car scrap dealer. On their release in 1990, the applicant started an affair with Craven’s wife Susan.
 
March 5 – Kirsty Carver, 22, civilian computer operator with Humberside Police, vanished from her home in Hessle, Hull. Her car was found abandoned in a country lane with the keys in the ignition. Her body was later found at Spurn Point. Craig Belcher, 23, a petrol station attendant from Hessle, was jailed for life in Feb 1999.
 
March 4 – Elsie “Viva” Freeman, 70, a recluse, was tied up and bludgeoned to death at her home in Impington, near Cambridge. Her body was discovered three days later. It  is thought she was killed by a burglar. Unsolved.
 
March 3 – Kathleen Geldart, 46, former wife of a magistrate, was bludgeoned to death at home in Haughton, County Durham. Her son Simon Geldart, 18, was detained indefinitely under HM Pleasure in Feb 1999. The trial at Teesside CC heard they rowed because he wanted to borrow her car.
 
March 2 – Maggie Reid, 42, mother of five, had her throat cut and was dumped in a skip in New Town, Edinburgh. Her husband Thomas Reid, 42, was charged with murder. She had apparently jilted him for a prison inmate.
Feb 1998
Feb – Jenjira Ploy-Angusriri, 22, medical student, choked to death in a Bangkok hotel, was then dissected with scalpels and flushed down the toilets over three hours. Her skeleton was dumped in a river. Her boyfriend, Serm Sakhonrat, 23, a medical student at Mahidol University, was jailed for life in March 2000. He avoided the death sentence by pleading guilty. In 2011 he was given a royal pardon and released from prison.
Jan and Feb – Four store clerks were shot dead in the space of two months in Budapest, Hungary. Mihaly Dezsi, 20, was arrested.
Feb 28 – Margo Lafferty, 27, a petite blonde prostitute, was strangled in a dark alley in Glasgow’s red light district. Brian Donnelly, 19, from Drumchapel, was jailed for life in Oct 1998. At his trial he admitted having sex with her but denied killing her. The trial heard she had tried to rob one of her punters a week earlier. Donnelly’s conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal in Nov 2000 because judge misdirected the jury. He went on trial again in 2001 and was again jailed for life. He claimed at trial that the murder was committed by a construction worker from Scarborough.
Feb 28 – John Fitzgerald, 49, a pub landlord, was stabbed 20 times and bludgeoned with a wine bottle at the Richmond Springs pub in Clifton, Bristol. He was robbed of £1,300 in bar takings. Michael Eifinger, 25, a German barman, fled to Spain but was deported after he appeared on Crimewatch. He was jailed for life in Sep 1999 and was later deported to serve his sentence in Germany. Mr Fitzgerald’s widow Lucia moved back to Ireland.
 
Feb 28 – John Bennett, 26, a petty crook from Barmulloch, was stabbed and beaten to death in Drumchapel, Glasgow. Ian McAteer, 36, Donald McPhail, 38, and Robert Burker, 32, were acquitted in Aug 1998.  
 
Feb 24 – Yong Yai Loon, 22, a Malaysian Chinese waiter, was stabbed in Lyle Street, Chinatown, central London. Quang Bui, Chi Tran, and Cuong Dang, were all jailed for life in March 1999. They were members of a Vietnamese gang.
 
Feb – Edmund Cronin, 65, a drunk, was beaten up at his home in Aston, Birmingham. Gary Turner, 30, a fellow alcoholic, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter.
 
Feb 20 – Robert Jones, 46, was beaten to death with a spanner and a crowbar at his flat in Mannamead, Plymouth. His drinking buddies Brian Baker, 58, and Stephen Horrill, 41, were both jailed for life in July 1999.
 
Feb – Kulwinder Singh Soor, a doorman, was run over by a car outside the Dove pub in Evingston, Leicester. Narender Lidar, 31, from Thurnby Lodge, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Dec 1998.
 
Feb – Roy Chivers, 50, from Kent, was stabbed at the Aberdare Country Club near Nairobi, Kenya. Peter Gachau and Simon Wairimu were acquitted in Sep 1998 but sentenced to death for another murder.
 
Feb 17 – Margaret Campbell, 78, spinster and former Wren, was beaten to death at her flat in Craigton, Glasgow. John McGeown, 39, a thief, was jailed for life in July 1998. She had no money to steal.
 
Feb 16 – Ian Godley, 37, a computer programmer and former soldier from Exeter, died in an arson attack on his flat in Newmilns, near Kilmarnock, Scotland. Two boys, aged 11 and 14, were charged with murder but the case was later dropped. Ian’s mother, Molly, continues to campaign for justice.
 
Feb 15 – Emma Jo Romans, 23, newlywed, was beaten to death at home in Barry, south Wales. Her husband Kevin Romans, 28, a builder, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 15 years in Sep 1998. The trial heard that he had survived a suicide pact. His father had committed suicide years earlier.
 
Feb 14 – Tyler Cummings, 30, an American, was shot 6 times in bed at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His wife Helen Cummings, 32, a nurse from Preston, Lancashire, was acquitted of murder, convicted of a lesser charge and given probation. She returned to Britain. The trial heard he was unfaithful and was killed on Valentine’s Day.
 
Feb 14 – Zanab Bi, 44, and her children Nazir Parveen, 16, and Tanveer Hussain, 18, killed at a house in Thornbury, Bradford. Her husband Jhangir Hussain, 42, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in Jan 1999 and was given an indefinite hospital order.
 
Feb 10Peter McNeil, 40, aka James Lawson, a car dealer and supergrass, was shot when he answered the door of his safe house in Hook, near Basingstoke. James Clelland, 41, of Crondall, near Fleet, Hampshire, was acquitted at Winchester CC in March 1999. The trial was told that McNeil gave evidence which led to the conviction of four members of the Giacolone mafia family from Detroit in 1988. But the trial heard the motive for Clelland was that McNeil had been having an affair with Clelland’s former common law wife. The trial was told that Clelland had hired a hit man. McNeil’s bodyguard, former professional boxer Sven Hamer, was unhurt.
 
Feb 3 – John Simpson, 24, from the Gorbals, was shot in a drive-by shooting in Pollok, Glasgow. Andrew Donlan, 29, from Paisley, was acquitted in Aug 1998. At the trial Donlan claimed his brother William was responsible. Simpson had survived an assassination attempt on New Year’s Eve.
 
Feb 2 – James Casey, 22, student nurse, was raped, strangled and drowned after a party in a nightclub in Motherwell, Scotland. Her was found in the river Calder. George Copeland, 37, a gay hotel porter, was jailed for life (12 years) in June 1998.
 
Feb 1Two members of The Outcasts motorbike gang – Malcolm St Clair, 36, a New Zealand-born motorbike courier, from Catford, and David “Flipper” Armstrong, 32, from Walthamstow, were stabbed at a Rockers’ Reunion motorbike rally at Battersea Arts Centre in London where 1960s singer Joe Brown was playing. A third man was seriously injured. Ronald “Gut” Wait, 44, a Hells Angel, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 15 years for GBH. He was wielding an axe. Charges were dropped against Barry Hollingsworth, 37, and Ray Woodward, 35. The killings happened during a fight involving 20 people from Hells Angels and The Outcasts which involved hammers, axes and knives. The police later raided Hells Angels chapter houses in Kent, Reading, Bedfordshire, Wolverhampton and Newcastle.
Jan 1998
Jan – Carla Thompson, 57, a devout Christian, was battered to death outside her home in Tulse Hill, south London. Agnes Erume, 60, survived. They both had nooses tied around their necks. Daniel Joseph, 18, an unemployed lunatic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given an indefinite hospital order.
Jan 27 – Dorothy Young, 53, teacher, was killed at a beauty spot on Dartmoor, Devon. Her husband Richard Young, 53, an architect from Launceston, Cornwall, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1999 and was sent to the Butler Clinic in Dawlish without limit of time.
 
Jan 27 – Spencer Dowbella, 30, was beaten to death with a sock full of snooker balls at his home in Ely, Cardiff. Robert Morgan, 18, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Dowbella had lent £100 to Morgan’s sister Tracy to buy drugs. There ensued a row.
 
Jan 26Beryl “Dornie” O’Connor, 75, was strangled in her top floor flat in Holmesdale Gardens, Hastings, which was then set on fire. Graham Fisher, 25, confessed to the crime while in Broadmoor in 2009. He admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in Sep 2010 and was jailed for 21 years. He also admitted killing Clare Letchford, 40, who died after an arson attack on her flat in Cornwallis Gardens on Jan 17, 1998. The two addresses were only 100 yards apart.
 
Jan 25 – Kate Maloney, 19, was found in a field near Black Dam roundabout beside the A30 at Basingstoke. Her boyfriend Michael Hill, 33, a fork lift truck driver, was jailed for life in Oct 1998. They had spent the night together at The Lamb pub and Mad Hatters nightclub. He claimed he left the pub early but CCTV showed him with her still at the club at 2am.
 
Jan 24 – Marsha Wray, 38, nurse, vanished after dropping her children off at Hookstone primary school in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Her Metro car was later found abandoned. Scotton Wood was searched in March 1999. Suspicion fell on her husband Colin Wray but he was never charged. In 2013 it was announced that a cold case review would be performed to see if there were any links with the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence in York in 2009.
 
Jan 24 – Jimmy Harmon, 30, mechanic and part-time pub doorman at the Robin Hood pub, vanished from his girlfriend’s home in Romford, Essex. He is believed to have gone to see a man called Andy. £20,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
 
Jan – Edwin Cox, 64, a child molester, was thrown off cliffs in the Isle of Wight. His body was never found. Chris Thomas, 22, a labourer from Newport, Isle of Wight, was jailed for life in July 1999 after a retrial. Thomas claimed Cox molested him as a child.
 
Jan 18Fergal McCusker, 28, Catholic builder from Sunnyside Park, was shot outside Fairhill youth club in Maghera, County Londonderry by three LVF loyalists (their faces painted orange) in revenge for the murder of LVF leader Billy Wright in Dec 1997. McCusker had a girlfriend in America. Unsolved.
 
Jan 17 – Betty Leywood, 80, died of a fractured skull at home in Stoke Newington, NE London. A boy, aged 16, was charged with murder.
Jan 17 – Fabio Tollis, 16, and Chiara Marino, 19, had throats cut and were dumped in a hole in woods near Milan, Italy. Nicola Sapone and Paolo Leoni was jailed for life in 2005. Andrea Volpe was jailed for 30 years. Pietro Guerrieri was jailed for 16 years. Mario Maccione was jailed for 15 years. Marco Zampollo, Eros Monterosso and Elisabetta Ballarin, received sentences between 24 and 29 years. They were all members of the Beasts Of Satan death metal band and Satanists. Volpe’s former girlfriend, Mariangela Pezzotta, 27, was also murdered by the group in 2004.
 
Jan 17 – Jonathan Abell, 22, stabbed in the head, chest and neck in Bestwood, Nottingham. Brian Wade, 52, from Nottingham, was jailed for life in Nov 1998.
 
Jan 16 – Steve Petley, 21, from Beanhill, was stabbed on Peartree Bridge in Milton Keynes. Three men were arrested. Unsolved.
 
Jan 12 – Eamonn O’Reilly, 22, drug dealer from Ballymun, was shot in the Tower Inn, Finglas, Dublin. David Thomas, 36, was acquitted in July 2000. The trial was told of a feud between the Thomas and O’Reilly families.
 
Jan 10 – Philip Box, 29, father of three, punched outside a chip shop in Lower Gornal, West Midlands. David Jones, 20, was jailed for 39 months for manslaughter in Dec 1998. Mark Hale, 20 and Chris Allsop, 20, were both acquitted at Birmingham CC.
 
Jan 10 – Rachel Long, 20, stabbed with a cake knife at a fight involving 40 people outside The Volunteer pub in Grove, near Wantage, Oxfordshire. Her boyfriend Mark Parker, 20, survived. Matthew Smith, 30, from Abingdon, was jailed for life. The trial at Oxford CC in July 1998 heard that Smith had drunk 10 pints of snakebite before gatecrashing Anouska Lipscombe’s 21st birthday party and attacking Anouska’s father with a wine bottle.
 
Jan 6 – Norah Levelle, mother of three, stabbed at her maisonette in Leighton Buzzard. Her boyfriend Rodney Brown, 48, a comic and singer from Liverpool, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) but was jailed for 9 years. He worked in nightclubs in the north of England.
 
Jan 4 – Michael Robertson, 25, stabbed after breaking into his girlfriend’s flat in Tollcross, Glasgow. Thomas McKay, 29, a student from Tranmere, Merseyside, was acquitted on the grounds of self-defence.
 
Jan – Leonard Harris, 79, retired taxi driver, beaten up during a burglary in north London. Michael Weir, 33, went on trial at the Old Bailey in 1999 but was acquitted. The judge ruled that DNA evidence was not admissible.
 
Jan 2Hannah Deterville, 15, from Paddington, west London, was killed and her mutilated body found wrapped in tarpaulin in bushes at Horsenden Hill, Greenford, Middlesex. She was a pupil at Thomas Moore School in Chelsea but it is thought she may have been working as a prostitute and may have been picked up on the Harrow Road. The body was found by a gay man who made an anonymous tip-off to the Gay & Lesbian Switchboard on Jan 24. The prime suspect is David Smith, who was jailed for life for the murder of prostitute Amanda Walker. DCI Norman McKinlay said the M.O. of the killer was the same but there was not enough evidence to charge Smith.
 
Jan 2 – Rachel Searle, 16, student and mother of 18 month old Brandon, strangled with telephone wire, burned and dumped in a lake at Bedfont, near Staines where body was found a week later. Ben Allen, 19, a heroin user from Weybridge, was jailed for life in Sep 1998. Ricky Chilton, 17, from Feltham, was given a combination order for assisting an offender. The trial heard Allen “felt rejected by her”.
 
Jan 1 – Kazia Thomas, 19, from Bow, east London, was found on the ramp to a factory in Hackney, east London, near the Powerhouse nightclub. Unsolved.
 
Jan 1 – Romano Abban, 31, stabbed in the heart in Mitcham, south London. Her lover Barbara Hughes, 39, a lesbian traffic warden, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. The trial in 1999 heard that Hughes became jealous after Abban danced with a man.
Jan 1 – Craig Flanagan, an Australian living in London, was stabbed outside the Penny Farthing pub in Edinburgh. Unsolved.
1997
December
Dec 31 – Peter Priestley, 43, was stabbed at home in Clayton, Bradford. His girlfriend Beverley Taylor, 40, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in May 1998.
Dec 31 – Susan Hooton, 36, was thrown down the stairs and her body was found in the street near Burrow Court flats in Sneinton, Nottingham. Paul Hufton, 41, was jailed for life in July 1998.
Dec 30 – Chris Hartley, 17, an unemployed fairground worker from Burnley, was killed and his headless body was found in a bin outside the New Central Hotel in Blackpool. Stuart Diamond, 20, a former Pleasure Beach worker who became a drug addict, was jailed for life in Jan 1999. He claimed drug dealers had framed him. The judge said he should never be freed.
Dec 29 – Gerald Fitzsimmons, 42, a beggar, from Belfast, was beaten up at a bedsit in Maida Vale, north London. He died in hospital on Jan 22, 1998. John Long, 23, an Irish labourer from County Mayo, was jailed for life in March 1999. The trial heard Long shared the bedsit with Fitzsimmons and attacked him after he refused to fill in a false benefit claim form or give him the proceeds of begging. Long also attacked John Cunningham, 17, after he brought home lamb chops instead of pork chops.
Dec 29 – Jeffrey Leigh, 64, a widower from Bangor, North Wales, died of head injuries at his new home in Mount Nugent, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland. Martin Williams, 18, from Wales, was arrested.
Dec 28 – Deborah Steel, 37, former landlady of the Royal Standard pub in Ely, Cambridgeshire, vanished. She has never been seen since. In Sep 2014 police arrested a 70 year old man on suspicion of murder and searched a house in Longfields, Ely.
Dec 27Billy “King Rat” Wright, 37, leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), was shot five times in the yard of HMP Maze, near Belfast, as he was preparing to go to the visiting room. Chris “Crip” McWilliams, 35, John Kennaway, 35, and John Glennon, 32, who were all INLA prisoners, were jailed for life in Oct 1998. All three were later freed (in 2000) under the Good Friday Agreement. The trial at Downpatrick CC heard Wright was serving a jail term for threatening a woman witness. McWilliams was serving life for murdering a Belfast bar manager and Kennaway had plotted to kill a Northern Ireland Tory. They climbed over a wall from the INLA yard into the LVF yard and used guns which had been smuggled into the jail. The Billy Wright Inquiry found no evidence of collusion in his killing. It has been rumoured that Wright was a government agent. McWilliams died of cancer in 2008, aged 44. Kennaway, who was arrested again, choked himself to death in an apparent suicide in HMP Maghaberry in 2007. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-billy-wright-inquiry-report
Dec 25 – Thomas Hunter, 42, Glasgow-born, was stabbed with a kitchen knife at home in Darwen, Lancashire. Margaret Copeland, 28, a mother of two, was jailed for life in July 1998. She claimed during the trial at Preston CC that he had sexually abused her.
Dec 23 – Anthony Morgan, 39, stabbed 15 times in Tuebrook, Liverpool. Goerge Tryphonos, 26, was jailed for life in July 1998. They got into a row after Tryphonos called Morgan’s girlfriend “fat” in some holiday snaps.
Dec 23 – Tanya Shorthouse, 27, a navy dockyard cleaner, was stabbed 53 times at her home in Hayden Grove, St Budeaux, Plymouth. Her boyfriend Stephen Eastel, 30, was jailed for life (14 years) in May 1999. She had been having an affair with a Navy chief petty officer on a submarine. Eastel claimed she wanted a threesome. Her 8 year old son was in the house at the time. In 2009 Eastel helped prevent a prison kitchen fire at HMP Kingston in Portsmouth. It was therefore decided to cut his tariff. He was due to be released in 2011. http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Murderer-s-jail-term-cut-preventing-blaze/story-11383361-detail/story.html#axzz2vYMgwfD1
Dec 22 – Lisa Blunt, 23, mother of four from Bestwood Park, Nottingham, was hit 10 times and found a few days later wrapped in carpet, soaked in petrol and set on fire on waste ground in Bulwell, Nottingham. Her common-law husband Vincent Shilton, 29, a factory worker, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in Nov 1998. He had gone on TV to make an appeal and claimed she vanished during a Christmas shopping trip. It emerged at trial that she was killed during a drunken row.
Dec 21 – Sean O’Toole, 34, was shot in the crowded PJ’s Moon & Sixpence pub in Birmingham city centre. Philip O’Brien, 32, was wounded. Nelson Forest, a cannabis dealer, was jailed for life in Dec 1998.
Dec 18 – Roderick Aitken, 38, and his wife Anne-Marie Aitken, 38, were last seen at a supermarket in Bearsden, Glasgow. They were killed at a farm in Little Blairlusk and dumped on land at Crosbie Mains Farms, West Kilbride, Scotland. Ian Meikhleham, 29, and John Parker, 27, were both jailed for life (20 years). Both were farmers and cannabis dealers. Aitken and Meikleham were partners in the drugs trade but fell out.
Dec 15 – Raymond Hampson, 39, died of head injuries outside the Bees Knees pub in Accrington, Lancashire. Steven Taylor, 23, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Jan 1999.
Dec 10 – John Brosnan, 50, from Leamington Spa, died of head injuries and found in the boot of a burning Ford Mondeo in Beoley, near Redditch, Worcestershire. Joe Fryers, 35, and David Alcock, 34, from Birmingham, were jailed for life in Dec 1998. It was a gangland feud.
Dec 7 – Tony Waters, 44, convicted drug dealer, kicked and stamped to death outside The East Ender pub in Hendon, Sunderland. Ernest Bewick, 43, a former professional boxer from Roker, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter (on the grounds of provocation). The trial at Newcastle CC in 1999 heard there was a power struggle for control of the city’s pubs. Bewick ran a firm of doormen who refused to allow drugs in. Waters was in the Warden Law gang, who wanted to peddle drugs. Bewick was released from prison in Jan 2001.
In the months leading up to Dec – Enrique Benavent, and three others, were murdered, dismembered and found in the garden of his house in Castellon, Spain. Emilio Pellicer, 64, a Spanish businessman and drug smuggler with interests in Bolivia, was arrested at Madrid airport.
Dec – David Kirk, 21, a Scottish university student, died of head injuries after being attacked outside a nightclub in Blackpool. Richard Bradley, 33, from Layton, Lancashire, was charged but no evidence was offered in May 1998 and he was formally found not guilty at Preston CC. Bradley’s girlfriend Melissa Charrington was charged with perverting the course of justice but was later freed.
Dec – Sharron Lynch, 22, prostitute from St Helens, was found dead in a warehouse in Liverpool. John Flanagan, 27, a homeless Big Issue seller, was jailed for life in the summer of 1998.
Dec – John Haselden, a car dealer from Newton-le-Willows, was shot in the head in the car park of Whiston Hospital in Liverpool. Stephen Lawler, 32, was believed to be responsible but was himself later shot dead.
November 1997
Nov 30 – Thomas Hall, 90, a war veteran, was beaten, tied to a chair and gagged at his home in Heaton, Newcastle. In June 1999 Gary Thompson, 32, from Rye Hill, Newcastle, was jailed for life for the pensioner’s murder. He was also convicted of conspiracy to rob the retired civil servant and robbery. John Trattles, 41, from Denton Burn, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 4 years for conspiracy to rob. Paul Dees, 28, from Lemington, was also acquitted of murder but jailed for 2 and a half years for conspiracy to rob. Geoffrey Smith, 39, from Lemington, was jailed for 18 months and Christopher Dale, 36, from Benwell, was jailed for 2 years. Alan Sidney, 30, from Newbiggin Hall, was convicted of handling property stolen in the robbery and given 200 hours community service.David Clark, 29, was cleared of all charges. The trial heard Mr Hall was tricked into opening his door.He was struck on the chest during the attack, his shoulder was dislocated and he also suffered a small stroke.He died 11 days later in hospital from pneumonia triggered by the assault.
 
Nov 30 – Shane Thompson, 19, killed outside the Two In The Bush pub in Radford, Nottingham. Tyrone Conie, 22, Chris Joseph, 18, Aaron Benwell, 17, and Makhan Dayil, 18, from The Meadows, all went on trial in Nov 1998 but the prosecution dropped the case midway through and all were acquitted. It was a fight between rival gangs.
 
Nov 29 – Jonathan Osborne, 33, was stabbed in Ely, Cardiff. David Sultana, 42, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in July 12998. He was also breaching a suspended sentence for assaulting a policeman and handling stolen guns.
 
Nov 28 – John Brown, 36, was stabbed in Stoke Newington, NE London. Gregor Schmading was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Nov 1998.
 
Nov 28 – Evelyn King, 88, died of a heart attack after a break-in at her home in Highfields, Leicester. Jason Dalrymple, 26, from Leicester, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in Sep 1998.
 
Nov – Edmund Moore, 77, was killed at his home in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. Jonathan Hudson, 33, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Dec 1998.
 
Nov 27 – Samantha Murphy, 28, was strangled in the street in Harwich, Essex. Her boyfriend Alan Royall, 50, was jailed for life. He claimed she died as part of a botched suicide pact.
 
Nov 27 – Glynn Snowden, 29, was stabbed in the stomach in Penzance, Cornwall. Paul Bolitho-Crane-Taylor, 36, from Newlyn, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in July 1998. Julian Madden, 27, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice at Truro CC.
 
Nov 26 – Michael O’Flaherty, 58, a drunk, was killed at his flat in Kidbrooke, SE London. Mark Lambert, 34, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in June 1998. The trial heard that they had a row after Lambert, who was also drunk, won an arm wrestle.
 
Nov 25 – Alex Maddison, 58, stabbed at his flat in Mount Pleasant, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. A neighbour, Scott Shepherd, 26, was jailed for life in July 1998.
 
Nov 24 – Tracy Wylde, 21, a single mother, heroin addict and prostitute, was found at home in Barmulloch, Glasgow. She had been picked up in the city’s red light district in a dark blue Ford Escort at 2.5am. She was last seen at Drugs Crisis Centre at 3.05am. She was seen on CCTV with a well-dressed man in a white jacket at 3.20am. There is DNA evidence. Unsolved.
 
Nov 23 – Mark Ayton, 19, apprentice, kicked to death in an affluent suburb of Balerno, Edinburgh, because of his English accent. Iain Wheldon, 17; Graham Purves, 18, and Ross Gravestock, 16, were convicted of culpable homicide in May 1998 and jailed for 4 years each. They were released in Nov 1999, after only two years in jail.
 
Nov 23 – Aiyse Sullivan, 19, from Exeter, was battered to death with a metal bar at her flat in Rotherhithe, SE London. The flat was later blown up with gas. Her boyfriend Shane Bath, 30, was jailed for life in May 1998.
 
Nov – Rita Riddlesworth, 51, buried under the patio of their home in Bracknell, Berkshire. Her lover Paul Beecham, 55, shot himself afterwards. He had been released from Broadmoor in 1985 after being convicted of killing his parents and grandparents in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, in 1969.
 
Nov 19 – Paul Hainey, 21, a plumber, from Shortroods, was shot in the chest and back in the street in Houston, near Paisley, Scotland. Stephen Bryson, 32, was acquitted in May 1998. The trial at Glasgow High Court was told that Bryson was a drug dealer and Hainey had told a friend he was going to by hundreds of Temazepam capsules. David Wingate, 38, was believed to have been involved but he was shot dead in Dec 1998.
 
Nov 18 – James Hutton, 44, from Bishopbriggs, was bludgeoned with concrete blocks and dumped in the garden of a house in Milton, Glasgow. Brian Abercromby, 33, from Govan, was jailed for life in March 1998. He was the brother of former St Mirren footballer Billy Abercromby. His cousin’s wife was married to Hutton.
 
Nov 18 – Farah Khan, 18, strangled at home in Windsor, Berkshire. Her husband Imran Khan, 20, a bodybuilder, was jailed for life.
 
Nov 18George Bromley Sr, 33, was shot dead at home in Valescourt Road, West Derby, Liverpool. Charles Seiga, 58, a former restaurateur, was acquitted in Oct 1998. The trial heard that Bromley was a major player in the Liverpool nightclub scene. His son George Jr, fell out with Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard in 2005. Seiga was later kidnapped and tortured. Two men – Alan Lea and Brian Airey – went on trial for those crimes. It was widely rumoured that Joey Owens was the man responsible for Bromley’s murder but in 2007 he told the Liverpool Echo he was not responsible.
 
Nov – Thomas Calnan, 69, a retired insurance agent, was hit 33 times with a hammer and covered with creosote at his home in Forest Hill, south London. Sharon Johnston, 33, a prostitute from Peckham, was jailed for life in Jan 1999. The trial heard that he was a bondage fetishist who paid her to come round. But she stole his Volvo and a camcorder while high on crack and brandy.
 
Nov 16 – Stephen McLaughlin, 22, who was of Irish origin, was attacked with a knife and wooden clubs by a group of 15 men yards from his girlfriend’s home in Preston. His family switched off his life support machine. Zia Khan was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in Nov 1999. Javed Khan was jailed for 5 years. Asif Khan was detained in a young offenders institution for 4 years. Asad Ali was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Mehboob Ali, Manwar Khan, Amer Akhtar, Saiah Rahman and Nadim Afzal were all acquitted. The trial at Preston CC heard it was a feud between two gangs of drug dealers, one Asian and one Irish.
 
Nov 15 – Peter West, 58, a divorcee and country music fan, was found in bed in Corby, Northamptonshire with his feet cut off. He had been dead for some time. A 60 year old woman – never named – was cautioned for failing to notify the authorities of his death. The post mortem could not ascertain death but it was apparent the feet had been cut off after he died.
 
Nov 15Kate Bushell, 14, a devout Christian schoolgirl, was sexually assaulted and had her throat slashed while walking a neighbour’s dog in Exwick, near Exeter. Unsolved.
 
Nov 14 – John Fitzgerald, 33, from Partington, was dumped in a field in Greater Manchester. James Chard, 18, was jailed for life in Aug 1998. Robert Jones, 19, was detained during HM Pleasure.
 
Nov 13 – Mark Adams, 28, from Sneinton, Nottingham, was kicked, punched and thrown in the Nottingham-Beeston Canal. Steven Bennett, 18, from The Meadows, was jailed for life (6 years) for manslaughter in Oct 1998. He had 18 previous convictions.
 
Nov 12 – Susan Idden, 35, from Tyneside, strangled and stripped and found in Tower Gardens park, Skegness, Lincolnshire. Robert Hewson, 39, unemployed, was jailed for life in March 1998. The trial at Lincoln CC heard that she was staying in the town to look after her sick mother.
 
Nov 12Gracia Morton, 41, Argentinian-born violinist and mother of one, vanished from her home in Iverna Court, Kensington, west London. Her body has never been found but is thought to have been buried in Oxfordshire. Her estranged husband Jonathan Morton went on trial in 2005 but hung jury. He was acquitted of murder at the trial and jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. He was 67 at the time. The police have begged him to say where he buried her body for the sake of their 4 year old daughter.
 
Nov 11 – Kieran McParland, 48, died of facial injuries at his home in Randolph Gardens, Kilburn, NW London. John Nevin, 37, was given three years’ probation for manslaughter.
Nov 11 – Kenneth Bygrave, 46, died of head wounds in Moorland Road, Brixton. Unsolved.
 
Nov 11 – Marcus Charles, 23, drug dealer, shot dead on the Church End estate in Willesden, NW London. Dean “Bobby” Roberts, a Yardie hitman, was responsible but was shot dead in 1999.
 
Nov 10 – Rudolf “Rudy” King, 22, drug dealer, shot outside a sports shop in Willesden, NW London. Marcus Charles, 23, drug dealer, was thought responsible. He was shot dead in revenge the following day. King was killed in revenge for the murder of Meshack Walsh.
 
Nov 10 – Belinda Harte, 20, mother of a 3 year old girl, was shot at home in Newry, County Down. David Conway, 27, a drug dealer, was jailed for life in April 1999. Kevin Winters, 22, went on trial in 1999 but the jury was hung. At his retrial he was acquitted but jailed for 12 months for supplying the gun. Conway claimed he had the gun because of threats from the IRA. He claimed she was shot by accident after a struggle.
 
Nov 4 – Stephen Sawa, kebab shop owner from Halewood, was shot in an upstairs wine bar in Liverpool. Bobby Chambi, 41, from Huyton, was jailed for life in June 1998. The motive was a row over a £20,000 debt.
 
Nov 3 – Patrick Kelly was killed at the personality disorder unit at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside. Gary Nuttall, 30, a fellow patient, was acquitted of murder but detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
 
Nov 2 – Stephanie Lynch, 23, strangled at home in Southport, Merseyside. Her boyfriend Cornelius O’Hale, 21, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. They had a 2 year old son together.
 
Nov 1 – Sheba Naz Malik, 25, killed at home in Shipcote, Gateshead. Her husband Farouk Iqbal, 29, was jailed for life in July 1998. The couple’s marriage had been arranged in Pakistan. Her 2 month old baby was found outside in the cold.
October 1997
 
Oct 31 – Jacqueline King, 51, from Sherborne, Dorset, was stabbed at Troutbeck, near Penrith, Cumbria. John Legros, 56, from Workington, killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning (in a car).
 
Oct 28 – Rajmikant Patel, 22, co-owner of a pizza shop in Lewisham, was killed in the restaurant, dismembered and dumped in Bradford. His burnt-out car was found in Bradford. His business partner and co-owner, Ali Shah, 32, was jailed for life in Sep 1998. His cousins Asghar Shah, 17, was jailed for 15 months for perverting the course of justice. His twin brother Akbar Shah, 17, was acquitted.
Oct – Leigh Shaw, 37, a West Ham fan, was attacked outside the Valley social club in Whitehawk, Brighton. Ryan Bish, 23, was acquitted of murder at Lewes CC.#
Oct 28 – Fiona Barnes, 28, stabbed with a steak knife at home in Kirkbampton, near Carlisle. Her jilted boyfriend Michael Parker, 34, a fireman, was jailed for life in June 1998.
 
Oct 26 – David Seymour, 30, from Checkendon, Oxfordshire, stabbed at Oscar’s nightclub in Reading. Robert Jackson, 30, survived. Peter John, 34, a car valet from Reading, was acquitted on a technicality in June 1998. The trial heard that Mr John, who was black, was racially abused.
 
Oct 25 – Glenn Greer, 28, a drug dealer and loyalist paramilitary, was killed when a bomb blew up under his car on the Kilcooley estate in Bangor, County Down. It is believed he may have been killed by fellow loyalist Frankie Curry, who was later killed. Unsolved.
 
Oct 25 – Samantha Class, 29, a prostitute, heroin addict and mother of three, was abducted from the Walker Street red light district of Hull, beaten, strangled and thrown into the river Humber. Gary Allen, 25, was acquitted of murder in Jan 2000 at Sheffield CC.
 
Oct 24WPC Nina Mackay, 25, was stabbed as she tried to arrest a man for breach of bail in Stratford, east London. Magdi Elgizouli, 30, a Somalian, was given an indefinite hospital order in April 1998. WPC Mackay had taken off her knifeproof vest earlier.
 
Oct 20 – Peter Lewis, 26, politics graduate and care worker, was stabbed during a drunken sex game at a flat in East Reach, near Taunton, Somerset. His girlfriend Justine Cummings, 26, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Broadmoor. Lewis was the son of the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He had been handcuffed and was wearing only pants.
 
Oct 20 – Lauren Creed, 5, was punched in the stomach, suffering a split liver, at her home on RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. Her mother Sharon Creed, a senior aircraftsman, was jailed for 5 years for child cruelty in Dec 1998. Creed’s boyfriend Graham Sate, 25, a merchant seaman who had been in jail for attempted murder, was jailed for life.
 
Oct 19 – Jane Leedham, 36, a former model from Telford, was stabbed at her boyfriend’s house in Parkside, Stafford. Her boyfriend Duncan Billson, 31, a physicist, survived. Her husband Andrew Leedham, 47, a machine operator from Manchester, was jailed for life in Nov 1998. Leedham met both men met through the lonely hearts column of the Shropshire Star newspaper. Leedham claimed he was “not conscious” during the frenzied attack.
 
Oct 14 – John Murphy, 59, killed at a flat in Villa Road, Lozells, Birmingham. James O’Brien, 29, was jailed for life in July 1998. David Miles, 39, was acquitted.
 
Oct 13 – Parvez Masih, 30, alcoholic Punjabi father of one with a wife in the West Midlands, was tortured with a screwdriver, hit with a blunt instrument and then dumped in a freezer in the basement of a lodging house in Bedford, where he was found three days later. He had been robbed of £99 and tortured to get hold of his PIN number. Robert McPhail, 17, from Dunoon, Scotland, and Phillip Noell, 24, from Liverpool, were both jailed for life at St Albans CC in July 1998. Noell’s girlfriend Claire McGeachey, 18, from Scotland, was acquitted. She was the mother of Noell’s son.
 
Oct 13 – William Everest, 52, a security guard and suspected paedophile, was beaten up on the doorstep of his home in Walthamstow, NE London. He died in Whipps Cross Hospital of multiple organ failure. Chris Broome, 28, was jailed for life in May 1998. Broome’s girlfriend Jennifer Walker, 33, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 2 years for manslaughter. Darren Christy, 29, was acquitted of all charges. The trial heard that Everest was tortured with knives, a baseball bat and bottles and scalded with boiling water. He was accused of sexually interfering with a young girl and had the word NONCE cut into his chest.
 
Oct 10 – Lyndsey Powell, 17, was stabbed at home in Bebington, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. No-one was charged and an inquest in July 1998 ruled it an accidental death. It heard that she had been “fooling around with knives”.
 
Oct 5 – Matthias Hintze, 20, a German soldier, was kidnapped and left to die in an underground pit in a wood near Lake Muritz in Mecklenburg, Germany. Sergeri Serov, 37, a lawyer, and Vyatcheslav Orlov, 27, a lorry driver, were both jailed for 14 and a half years in Potsdam in 1999. They were Russians who seized Hintze from outside his wealthy parents’ home in Geltrow, near Berlin, and demanded a £350,000 ransom. Four handovers failed and they abandoned him to his fate. Serov escaped from jail in Nov 1998 while awaiting trial but was recaptured in Berlin. In Nov 2001 they were also jailed for  15 years (maximum penalty allowable in Germany) for kidnapping computer dealer Alexander Galius, 50, who has not been seen since his disappearance in June 1997.
 
Oct 3 – Simon Speakman, 27, from Macclesfield, died of head injuries after a row over some chips outside Café Spice in Whitworth Street, Manchester. Steven Hughes, 22, from Chorlton, was stabbed in Oxford Road, Manchester, a short time later. Dale Grant, 31, from Ardwick, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in July 1998. Gavin Murphy, 20, was acquitted of robbery in July 1998 but jailed for malicious wounding. Lee Cunningham had a murder charge against him discharged.
 
Oct 1 – Neil Robertson, 44, from Kew, a drugs “godfather” who was on the run from Spanish police since 1993, fell from a block of flats in Brentford, west London. He was a friend of Glasgow’s infamous Paul Ferris. A coroner returned an open verdict. Police believed he killed himself. Friends think a rival drug dealer pushed him.
 
Oct 1Mary Woodham, stabbed in bed in Pearl, Mississippi. Christina Menefee and Lydia Dew, both students at Pearl High School, were shot. Seven others were injured. Luke Woodham, 16, was jailed for life in June 1998 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Grant Boyette, 19, was jailed for 5 years for being an accessory. Woodham led a Satanic group called The Kroth. Also in the group were Wes Brownell, 16, Donald Brooks, 17, Allen Shaw, 16, and Justin Sledge, 16. Charges against Shaw, Brooks, and Brownell were dropped. Menefee was his former girlfriend. Woodham will be eligible for parole in 2046.
September 1997
 
Sep 30 – Sharon Metcalfe, 39, mother of three, stabbed 65 times and collapsed outside her home in Coundon, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Dennis Hamilton, 17, a homeless burglar and friend of her son Richard, 18, was convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure in Jan 1999.
 
Sep 27 – Connor Kingston, 11 months old, died at Winstay Hotel in Ilfracombe, Devon (temporary accommodation). His mother Tina Kingston, 28, was jailed for 6 months for manslaughter in 1998. His father Dean Kingston, 31, was acquitted at Exeter CC.
 
Sep 23 – Graham Clarke, 40, stabbed at his home in Farncombe, near Godalming, Surrey. His wife Diane Clarke, 41, was convicted of manslaughter in 1998 and put on probation for 3 years.
 
Sep 20 – Angela Steemson, 27, mother of three, strangled at home in Bloxwich, West Midlands. Her husband Darren Steemson, 29, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for 5 years at Stafford CC.
Sep 19 – Freddy Tello (aka Alfredo Enrique Tello, Jr) was killed and set on fire in Maryland. Samuel Sheinbein and Aaron Needle, 17, were arrested. Needle hanged himself in jail before his trial. Sheinbein fled to Israel and was eventually extradited and jailed for 24 years. He was later sent back to serve his sentence in Israel. In Feb 2014 he was shot dead by Israeli special forces after opening fire on prison guards at Rimonim prison near Tel Aviv.
 
Sep 17 – Charles Griffith, 56; David Moore, 30; Leonard Filyaw, 31; and Sheryl Wood, 27, were shot dead at a lawnmower engine factory in Aiken, South Carolina. Three others were injured. Arthur Wise, 43, an ex-con who had been fired, was apprehended by a SWAT team after being shot and injured by police. He was sentenced to death in Feb 2001. He was executed by lethal injection in Nov 2005.
 
Sep 16 – Elizabeth Baxter, 77, was raped, beaten and strangled in her flat in Plaistow, NE London. Steven Hector, 42, a warehouseman, was jailed for life in June 1998. The trial heard that Hector owed her £200. He had broken up with his married lover, Janet Evans, a few days earlier.
 
Sep 15 – Kevin Taylor, 23, stabbed at a flat in Lisvarna Heights, west Belfast by a gang of thugs claiming to be from the IRA. In 1999 Danny McGurk, 30, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. Kevin Nellis, 20, got 5 and a half years for manslaughter. Barry Broadman, 30, and Paul Lynn, 20, got 3 and a half years for GBH. Paul Clarke, 19, was jailed for 4 and a half years for manslaughter. In 2004 Francis McColgan, 30, was also charged with murder. McGurk himself was murdered by the Real IRA at his home in Ross Road, off the Falls Road, in 2003.
 
Sep 14 – Ronald Hinkson, 32, a graphic designer from Kentish Town, north London, was stabbed outside the Barzaar pub in Colindale during a brawl. It is widely believed his killers were part of the notorious Adams family gang. Unsolved.
 
Sep 13 – Ray Clifford, 44, millionaire scrap dealer, shot in the head at his scrapyard in the village of Lidsing, near Chatham, Kent. It is thought to have been a contract killing linked to drugs. Unsolved.
 
Sep 13 – Didier Beneforti, 23, and Cathy Gilgemann, 19, a French couple, were shot as they slept in their vehicle in a layby on the motorway near Tilburg, Holland. She was raped. K Salah, 34, was jailed for life. A el-Beidhany was jailed for 13 years. D Tammoh, an Iraqi, was jailed for 11 years. O Khalil was jailed for 9 years.
 
Sep 11 – Alistair McGill, 36, an alcoholic originally from Ayr, was attacked at his home in Richmond, SW London. He died four days later. Drug addicts Nicholas Ashby, 32, David Stallford, 22, and Tony “Bonesey” Laghaney, 31, from Northern Ireland, were all jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in June 1998. The trial heard he had owed one of them £4.
 
Sep 8 – A couple, aged 55, were shot in Premery, central France. Their son Thierry Sigaud, 31, was convicted of murder. He was angry after his mother cut his hair in readiness for a carnival but he did not like the haircut.
 
Sep 7 – Roberto Villegas, 38, Argentinian polo player, was shot dead at Ashland Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, US. His lover Susan Cummings, 35, daughter of international arms dealer Sam Cummings, admitted voluntary manslaughter and was jailed for 60 days in May 1998. She only served 51 days. Her father was an ex-CIA agent who owns France-based Interarms Inc. The trial heard they room over his womanising.
 
Sep 5 – Rachel Barraclough, 18, factory worker, from Bradford, sexually assaulted and stabbed 4 times with a long knife as she walked along river towpath in Heath Common, near Wakefield, after a night out with friends. Stephen Hughes, 46, a chef, was jailed for life in Sep 1998. He was the father of her boyfriend Karl Hughes, 21, and had tricked her into meeting. She was a churchgoer.
August 1997
Aug 30 – Paramjit Singh, 34, from Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, was shot in the head and dumped in a layby near the A19 near Thirsk, North Yorkshire. His workmate Sukwinder Sandhu, 22, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in Oct 1998. Paramjit Singh Sahal, 40, and Rasham Singh Kleir were charged with perverting the course of justice. Sandhu claimed at trial that Singh threatened him with a gun and raped him.
Aug 29 – Darrell Aybie, was killed in Harvey’s pub in Luton. Spencer O’Shaughnessy, 22, fled to Ireland via Nelson, Lancashire. In Nov 1998 he was jailed for life.
Aug 29Jeffrey “Max Hunter, 22, a British law student, from Banstead, Surrey, was shot on a deserted road in Israel. His girlfriend Charlotte Gibb, from Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, survived. Daniel Okev, 45, a taxi driver and former Israeli army major, admitted murder and was sent to a psychiatric hospital for 20 years. He was paroled in 2010 from Ma’asiyahu prison. It was said he had been involved in an Israeli army death squad in the 1980s.
Aug 28 – Ann-Marie O’Kane, 22, a graduate in Spanish, strangled in her flat in Rydale, Wallsend, Tyneside. Frazer Loughlin, 28, a workmate at Fisher Foods, was jailed for life in March 1998. The trial at Newcastle CC heard him say “a voice came into his head” after they had sex.
Aug – Sandie Bowen, 53, a mother of two, vanished from Llandogo, near Monmouth, Gwent. Her husband Michael Bowen, 52, a forestry worker, was jailed for life in May 1998.
Aug 26 – Majid Khan, 15, and his sister Anum, 8, died in Mount Vernon Hospital after suffering burns in an arson attack at home in Cowley, Oxford. Mohammed Nawaz, 21, and his brother Haq Nawaz, 31, Haroon Sherif, 21, Alan Swanton, 18, and Thomas Liedl, 18, were all jailed for life for murder. The jury at Birmingham CC could not reach a verdict on Riaz Munshi. She was later jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Her sister Fiaz was charged with murder in October 2013 after she returned from Pakistan. The fire was believed to be linked to a family feud.
Aug – Eliza “Betty” Brown, 84, died of a head injury after being attacked at home in Finchley, north London. Francis Dickinson, 32, a Scouse junkie, was jailed for 17 years for manslaughter in May 1998.
Aug 24 – Ruth Romains, 47, stabbed at a house in Wash Common, near Newbury, Berkshire. Her parents John Deakin, 72, and Gladys Deakin, 73, were seriously injured but survived. Her husband Chris Romains, 39, was jailed for life in Feb 1998.
Aug 23 – Carole Leach, 37, divorced teacher from Bath, was beaten with an Indian rain stick at home in the village of Rock Sound on Eleuthera island in Bahamas. Michael Saunders, 40, a Bahamian, was acquitted on the judge’s directions in Nov 2003.
Aug 21Thomas Marshall, 12, vanished from his home in Happisburgh, Norfolk, was strangled with a necklace and dumped 50 miles away in a layby at Rowdham Heath, near Thetford, the following day. Kevan Roberts, 51, a homosexual shopkeeper from Eccles-on-Sea, was jailed for life in Nov 1999. The trial heard that Thomas was a “streetwise schoolboy who was offering sexual favours in return for money and cigarettes”. Roberts was having a relationship with his married (male) cousin at the time. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/553957.stm
Aug 18 – Warren “Lucky” Wilson, 32, a drug dealer and police informant from East Ham, was shot 4 times in the head as he sat in a car outside a nightclub in Bedford. Trevor Clouden, 37, was acquitted at the Old Bailey in Nov 2000. Clouden had been arrested in New York and extradited to the UK. His brother John gave evidence against him. Wilson’s ex-girlfriend came from Bedford.
Aug – Patricia Granger, 25, young mother with a mental age of 10, killed and dumped on wasteground in Sheffield. Michael Arliss, 31, was charged with murder but hanged himself in HMP Doncaster on March 24, 1998 before coming to trial. Arliss, hanged himself with a bed sheet tied to bars in his cell after watching a film with other prisoners. The Chamber, a rented film, featured a man facing execution in an American prison after failing to clear his name for a murder he did not commit.
Aug 15 – Barrington White, 37, shot in the chest in Hither Green Lane, Lewisham, SE London. Unsolved.
Aug 15 – Carl Doyle, 29, and his wife Catherine, 24, stabbed at their home in Ballintober, near Roscommon, Republic of Ireland. Mark Nash, 27, who was arrested in Galway, was jailed for life in August 1998. He was the boyfriend of Mrs Doyle’s sister Sarah Jane. The couple’s young children slept through the murders. Nash was the son of an Irish prostitute and a Jamaican father. It is thought he may also have killed Sylvia Shields, 59, and Mary Callinan, 61, were repeatedly stabbed and mutilated at their home in the grounds of Grangegorman Hospital in north Dublin on March 6, 1997. The Garda charged heroin addict Dean Lyons, 24, with those murders but later dropped the charges. Lyons died of an overdose in Manchester in Dec 2000.http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/jan/14/humanrights.world
Aug 13 – Des Moonan, a convicted paedophile, was beaten and strangled in Newtownards Road, Belfast. His flatmate Darren Stewart, 28, was jailed for life in April 1999. Two other men, Peter Davies, 28, and Martin Chappell, 38, were acquitted. Stewart’s conviction was later quashed on appeal. http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/en-gb/judicial%20decisions/publishedbyyear/documents/2000/2000%20nic%203182/j_j_nice3182.htm
Aug 13 – Trudie Holland-Smith, 32, stabbed in the hallway of her home in Worcester Park, south London. Her husband Nicholas Smith, 32, was jailed for life in July 1998.
Aug 8 – Derek Sweet, 26, was beaten to death in the street in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland. Terry Collins, 22, from Kirkcaldy, and Kabasele Kubalu, 22, from Methil, were jailed for life in Dec 1997. John Watson, 19, from Kirkcaldy, was detained for life in a young offenders’ institution. Stuart Collins, 17, was jailed for 10 years. Sweet’s uncle was Darryl Sweet, the drummer with the band Nazareth.
Aug 8 – Costin Tucker, 41, father of six, shot in Highfields, Leicester. David Dowe, from Rushey Mead, Shaun Bailey, 29, and Osran Samuel, 29, were charged with murder but charges were dropped in 1998. Samuel, aka Hamsa Latif, had a reputation as a local Muslim vigilante. He fled abroad to Pakistan, Afghanistan and then Nigeria where he was found in 2000 and deported. In April 2001 he was jailed for life (18 years) for murder. The trial heard that Tucker was shot as he bought cigarettes after he refuse to reveal the whereabouts of his son, who was wanted by Samuel for disrupting a party.
Aug 7Jamie Robe, 17, beaten to death with a snooker cue and a cricket stump after being chased near the Surrey Docks pub on the Osprey estate in Rotherhithe, SE London. His skull was fractured in three places, jaw dislocated and liver and kidney ruptured. James Pearce, 17, Aaron Cole, 17, and David Huggins, 16, were all jailed for life in July 1999. Steven Plank, 18, and a youth, who was 15 at the time, were both acquitted. The trial heard it began as a slanging match in a kebab shop involving two youths and a blonde girl in a miniskirt. Local Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes helped to pierce the “wall of silence” from witnesses. Around 20 witnesses had to be rehoused for their own protection. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/452581.stm
Aug 6 – Sasha Davies, 3, was thrown from a seventh floor balcony in Kilburn, north London. Her grandfather Anthony Volney, 59, was jailed for life in June 1998.
Aug – Rita Sibley, 49, strangled, mutilated and set on fire at home in West Drayton, Middlesex. Her son Chay Sibley, 26, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely in May 1998. He was a schizophrenic who had been taking drugs.
Aug 5 – Michael Pollard, 62, a pastor at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Baildon, West Yorkshire, was attacked by robbers in a layby near Nyiregyhaza, Hungary while on a mercy mission to Romania. His wife, Sovalleare, 55, survived with a broken jaw. Istvan Dudas, 19, was jailed for 11 years in June 1998. Attila Bilecz, 22, was jailed for 7 years and Laszlo Mester, 22, was jailed for 6 years. The trial heard they posed as bogus policemen.
 
Aug 2 – Peter Halliday, 67, a loner and vagrant from Musselburgh, died of head and neck injuries and was washed up at Embleton Way, near Alnwick, Northumberland. John Earle, 31, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in Aug 1998. Stephen Williams, 38, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 2 years for perverting the course of justice.
Aug 1 – Harry Downing, 64, a retired butcher, died of head injuries after being attacked in the hallway of his home in Clifton, Nottingham. Glyn Jones, 25, a burglar, was arrested in Derby and jailed for life in May 1998.
Aug 1Dillon Hill, 5, shot in the head as he tried to protect his stepfather John Bates, 28, in Daubhill, Bolton, Greater Manchester. Paul Seddon, 27, was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 1998. David Hargreaves, 24, was jailed for 18 years for conspiracy to murder, Craig Hollinrake, 25, was jailed for 16 years for conspiracy and Brian Roper, 22, was acquitted. The trial at Preston CC heard that Bates was a heroin addict and a drug dealer and Dillon’s mother Jane Hull had a conviction for allowing a house in Blackburn to be used for dealing drugs. Bates was killed for refusing to deal drugs for Hargreaves’ gang.
 
Aug 1 – April Rock, 33, was beaten, chased, doused in petrol and set on fire at her home in Spalding, Lincolnshire. She died after 15 hours in hospital. Her children, aged 2 and 4, were in the house at the time. Her estranged husband Thomas Rock, 30, was jailed for life in March 1998. He had joked about “having been to a barbecue”.
July 1997
 
July 31 – George Dean, 74, was stabbed at a launderette in Kilburn, NW London. Unsolved.
 
July – Munir Hajir Ahmed, 56, a landlord, was found in the boot of a car in Gateshead, Tyneside. Chris Larsen, 32, one of his tenants, was jailed for life in July 1998.
 
July – Bulent Giritli, 24, a heroin dealer, was shot at a gaming club in Lordship Lane, Tottenham, north London. Mustafa Sungur, 34, was jailed for life in March 1998. Hidar Aksakal and Aleksakar Darman were both acquitted. The trial heard he was shot because he owed £54,000 to the Turkish mafia.
 
July – Lee Hunt, 29, died of head injuries in Paddock Wood, Kent. Steven Bothwell, 19, a motorist, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter at Canterbury CC.
 
July 29 – Christopher Williams, 23, a taxi driver, was stabbed as he chased intruders who broke into his home in Nantyffylon, south Wales, as his pregnant girlfriend Melanie Hicks, and his baby, slept. Alan Naylor, 27; Wyndham Thomas, 20; and Chris Chislett, 18, all from Croeserw, near Bridgend, were all jailed for life in the spring of 1998. They had been drinking cider.
 
July 28 – Mohammed Nazir, 55, was shot in his home in Hull Close, Slough, Berkshire. His son Mahmood Khan, 19, was shot in the leg but survived. Two masked men were responsible. The killing came against the backdrop of a feud between the Chalvey Boys, a Muslim gang, and the Sheri Punjab, a Sikh gang. Unsolved.
 
July 27 – Janet O’Donaghue, 36, a former Ulster Defence Regiment Greenfinch, was strangled in bed at home in Armagh city after a night out. Her boyfriend David Porter confessed to killing her and was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Sep 1998.
 
July – Bernadette Martin, 18, a Catholic, was shot at her Protestant boyfriend’s home in Aghalee, County Antrim. Trevor McKeown, 37, a Loyalist Volunteer Force member and brother of a loyalist supergrass, was jailed for life in June 1998 but freed under the Good Friday Agreement.
 
July 26 – James Morgan, 16, a Catholic from Castlewellan, was killed and dumped in a water hole near his home in County Down. Norman Coopey, 26, a Loyalist Volunteer Force member, was jailed for life in Jan 1999 but released in May 2000 under the Good Friday Agreement.
 
July 26 – Yusef Goksel, 48, a factory manager from Barkingside, was shot as he tried to stop an armed robbery (wages snatch) at KFA clothing factory in Hackney, east London. A thin black man with a goatie beard got away with £20,000. Unsolved.
 
July 23 – Eddie Robinson, 46, an antiques dealer, was stabbed at the Old England pub and staggered to a neighbour’s house in Clayton-le-Moors, near Accrington, Lancashire. His nephew Simon Robinson, 22, was charged with murder.
 
July 21 – Marc Lane-Martin, 30, a researcher for the UCW trade union, was stabbed in the heart by a mugger as he left a fish and chip shop in Du Cane Road, White City, west London. Delroy Snuggs, 19, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in May 1998. The trial heard that Lane-Martin gave a passer-by a description of his attacker before collapsing.
 
July 21 – Raj Posleay, 28, from Wolverhampton, died of head injuries during an attack on a fun day and was dumped in a boating lake at Walsall Arboretum in West Midlands. Mark Jackson, 26, his wife Deborah, 29, Mohammed Khan, 27, and Kulwarn Chagger, 24, went on trial at Stafford CC in Jan 1999. There were hung juries. Their trial at Oxford CC collapsed and all went free.
 
July 18 – Scott Simpson, 9, went missing near his home in Powis Circle, Aberdeen, after playing football. In Nov 1997 Steven Leisk, 34, was jailed for life (25 years) for strangling the boy. The trial heard he also abused two other boys.He was attacked in HMP Peterhead in 1999. His tariff was cut to 15 years in 2002. Leisk served in the army in the Falklands as a medical orderly.
 
July 17 – Eliza Ward, 18, restaurant manageress, stabbed with a boning knife in the kitchen of the Café Society restaurant in Belfast. Her boss, Rene Scott Lea, 53, survived. Gerard Stewart, 22, a kitchen porter who was drunk, was jailed for life in March 1999.
 
July 15Gianni Versace, 52, world famous Italian fashion designer, was shot twice in the head outside his beachfront villa in South Beach, Miami, Florida. Andrew Cunanan, 27, a male prostitute from San Diego, was responsible. He shot himself on his houseboat in Miami nine days later after an intense manhunt. He was also responsible for the murder of two former lovers in Minneapolis – Jeff Trail, 28, an engineer, and David Madson, 33, a lecturer; property developer Lee Miglin, 72, in Chicago; and cemetery caretaker William Reese, 45, who was robbed of his pick-up truck in Pennsville, New Jersey.
 
July 13 – Albert Newman, 52, alcoholic tramp, suffered multiple injuries after being attacked in Walthamstow, NE London. Paul Ereira, 25, a cleaner, was jailed for life in May 1998. The trial heard that Ereira was drunk and was outraged when Newman tried to push him off his bicycle as he went to buy some cigarettes. He punched and kicked him and was seen jumping up and down on his body.
 
July 10 – Garid Chand, 69, his wife Swarn Kaur, 64, and their son Harkesh Kumar, 38, were battered to death with a claw hammer at home in Handsworth, Birmingham. Mr Chand’s son, Rajesh Dass, 24, who was unemployed, then hit himself over the head with a hammer. In April 1998 he was jailed for life. He was seriously hurt when he hurled himself off a fourth floor balcony at HMP Winson Green. The trial heard the bodies were found by Rajesh’s father, Prittam, who was Harkesh’s brother.
 
July 9 – Clifford Angol, drug dealer and ex-con, from Paddington, shot 6 times in his BMW outside the Warwick Castle pub in Notting Hill, west London. The killer drove off in a yellow car. Angol had stolen a Rolex watch and £2,000 worth of marijuana from other Yardies. Unsolved.
July 3 – Rechard Sajee, 30, a postman, shot at home in south Woodford, Essex. His wife Farah Sajee, 31, and her lover Yusuf Ali, 50, were both jailed for life in June 1999.
 
July – Garnett Paul “GP” Johnson, who was black, was decapitated and set on fire in a trailer park near Independence, Virginia, US. Emmett Cressell, a white labourer, 38, was jailed for life in Jan 1999. Louis Ceparano, 43, who was also white, struck a deal to avoid the death penalty and was also jailed for life in Nov 1998.
 
July 1 – Carl MacDonald, 32, from Heath Town, Wolverhampton, was beaten to death in a street fight in Bilston, West Midlands. A 17 year old from Cheltenham was charged.
June 1997
June – Diane Lavigne, a prison guard, was shot and killed while driving home from work in Quebec, Canada. In September 1997 another prison guard, Pierre Rondeau was killed when the prison bus he was driving was ambushed. Robert Corriveau was also working on that bus and escaped injury. Maurice “Mom” Boucher, 45, leader of the Hells Angels in Quebec, was jailed for life (25 years) in 2002. Also convicted was Stephane Gagne, 28, a hitman, who also got life. Boucher was involved in a fierce war with The Rock Machine biker gang. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/mom-boucher-guilty-of-murder-1.335015
June – Michael Hunt was shot dead through a door in Brixton. Aaron Charles, 14, survived. Unsolved.
June 28 – Tony Davies, 64, battered, stabbed and garrotted at his home in Salford, Manchester. Unsolved.
June 28 – Timmy Rattigan, 49, roofer and criminal, from Drimnagh, was shot dead as he filled in a betting slip at Jack Gamble’s betting ship in Dublin. He is thought to have been killed by a hitman, possibly working for the INLA. Unsolved.
June 24 – Kevin Chetwynd, 3, and his brother Christopher, 11 months, were abducted from home in Yeading, west London. Kevin’s body has never been found. Their father John Chetwynd, 43, jumped to his death from Beachy Head with Christopher in his arms. The baby died. He had earlier beaten his Vietnamese wife Thi Le, 37, with a baseball bat but she survived. When she recovered consciousness police broke the news of the children’s deaths.
June 24 – Kraig Trickett, 10, and his brother Graham, 14, died after their house in Redditch, Worcestershire, was set on fire. Stan Hale, 25, from Birmingham, and his nephew Roger Morgan, 24, were both jailed for life in June 1998. Morgan’s girlfriend, Karen Porter, 22, was jailed for 2 years for perverting the course of justice and Hale’s girlfriend Rebecca Casey, 20, was jailed for 12 months for the same offence. The trial at Worcester CC heard they were killed in revenge after Kraig “grassed” on Hale about a stolen bicycle. The boys’ parents, Brian and Mandy, later moved to Gosport, Hampshire.
 
June 24 – Chris Crowther, 28, a market trader who was homeless, and Chris Readman, 25, were stabbed in the doorway of Simply Sausages, a shop in Berwick Street, Soho, central London. James Heslin, 31, a barman who worked at the Claghan pub in Berwick Street, was jailed for life in April 1998. Crowther had beaten up Heslin in a street fight a few days before. Heslin told colleagues he had “done society a favour”. The killings were witnessed by a 20 year old French tourist. When asked why he did not kill her, Heslin said “women are a thing of beauty”.
June 24 – Angela Thomson, 17, was decapitated in the garden of a house in Irvine, Strathclyde. Brian Fairnie, 34, was unfit to plead and was sent to Carstairs mental hospital indefinitely. He believed she was possessed by evil spirits. He also assaulted his ex-wife.
June 23 – Maggie Sil, 36, and her children Emma, 6, and Mark, 5, were stabbed to death at home in Greenford, west London. Her husband Mick Sil, 38, a rugby-playing accountant, killed himself before he could be arrested.
June 23 – Suzanne Rarity, 7, was tortured and beaten in the bedroom of her home in Smalldale Avenue, Moss Side, Manchester. Her mother’s boyfriend, Paul Gaye, 32, a heroin addict, was jailed for life (20 years) in April 1998. He claimed Suzanne’s mother was responsible. The trial heard he attacked her because he thought she had lied about having had a wash. She had her hair ripped out and suffered 100 injuries.
June 22 – Kevin Bennett, 25, was beaten to death with baseball bats and then driven over by a car in Walker, Newcastle. Brian Moulding, 25; James Aikenhead, 26, and Derek Lawson, 18, were all jailed for life in May 1998. Robert Moulding was charged with assisting an offender but the case was left to lie on file. Bennett had stood up for a neighbour who was being attacked in a dispute over money.
June 21 – Martin White, 18, stabbed with a 12 inch kitchen knife as he sat in the back of a taxi outside Dollars nightclub in Glossop, Derbyshire. Timothy Croker, 24, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter in March 1998. His cousin Samuel Hutchinson, 19, was jailed for 8 years. The trial at Manchester CC heard there had been a row between White and Hutchinson over a girl, Deena Kelleher, and White gave Hutchinson a bloody nose. White told friend: “Get me an ambulance, I’m a goner.”
June 21 – Ryan McEwan-King, 22, a Scottish drama student at Nene College, was stripped, sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled in Racecourse Park in Northampton after she spurned sexual advances. Ray Ellis, 21, a student drop-out originally from Weston-super-Mare who worked in a frozen chicken factory, was jailed for life in June 1998. He was caught by DNA evidence. Miss McEwan-King was only 4’ 8” and was due to graduate a fortnight later. http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/killer-strangled-and-abused-student-a-life-full-of-promise-ended-by-a-drop-out-1.338867
June 17 – David Richards, 45, was kicked and stamped to death at his home in east Oxford. Robert Horrex, 33, from Cowley, Oxford, was jailed for life in April 1998. The trial heard that Horrex was angry that Richards had been violent to a woman friend.
June 15 – Kenny Rowe, 27, from Peckham, was shot as he sat in a parked BMW in Clapton, east London. His 19 year old girlfriend underwent surgery but survived. The killers were two men on a motorbike. Unsolved.
June 12 – Christine Maguire, 46, a prostitute, was stabbed and set alight with her own perfume at home in Bulwell, Nottingham. Byron Smith, 31, a crack user, was jailed for life in March 1998. The trial at Nottingham CC heard Smith smelt of perfume – Caprice brand – when he came home and was forced to confess by his girlfriend.
June 10Winnifred Deighton, 59, a grandmother, was raped and beaten up and found unconscious and wearing only a nightdress on waste ground near her home in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Kevin Storey, 35, was acquitted on the directions of the judge in May 1999. The judge said prosecution witness Ian Adcock was a liar. There are links with the 1986 murder of Michael Knight. Unsolved. http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Horrific-murder-grandmother-Winnie-Deighton/story-17723895-detail/story.html
June 10 – George Pugh, 56, unemployed, was stabbed in a basement flat in Kilburn, NW London. Unsolved.
June 10 – Linda Howell, 41, her son Otis, 5, and daughter Victoria, 2, died in a fire at their terraced house in Tameside, Manchester. Her neighbours Marc Williams, 23, and Stephen Daniels, 19, were both jailed for life in 1998.
June – Allison McGarrigle, 39, was killed and dumped in the sea off Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland. Charles O’Neill, 47, a paedophile, was jailed for life (30 years) and his boyfriend William Lauchlan, 33, was jailed for life (26 years). She was killed when she threatened to expose their abuse of a young boy. Ms McGarrigle was only reported missing in Feb 1998.
June 9 – Elizabeth Pinhorn, 96, was attacked in the stairwell of a block of flats in Herne Hill, south London and mugged of £25. She died on June 27. A black man in his late 20s was seen running off. Unsolved.
June 7 – Jean Darkes, 45, died of head injuries at her home in Feltham, Middlesex. Her brother, Peter Smith, 39, was jailed for life in March 1998.
June 6A newborn baby was suffiocated in the toilet at a senior prom dance in Lacey Township, Aberdeen, New Jersey. Her mother, Melissa Drexler, 18, a high school student, was jailed for 15 years for aggravated manslaughter in Oct 1998. But she was released from prison in 2001.
June 6 – Neil Mason, 32, a plasterer from Gresley, died in a fight outside Bud’s Bar in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Romany Lee, 21, of Horninglow, near Burton-on-Trent, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years. His brother Mark Lee, 26, a former professional boxer, was jailed for a year for ABH.
June 3 – Anthony “Dread” Baker, 41, a clothing worker, was shot outside The Control Tower take-away restaurant in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. The gunmen, who were stealing jewellery from the restaurant owner, were never caught. Baker tried to stop them by using a saucepan lid. Unsolved.
June 1PC Greg Taylor, an off duty RUC officer, was beaten and kicked to death outside Kelly’s pub in Ballymoney, County Antrim by a loyalist mob angered by the banning of an Orangemen’s march through Dunloy. Shane Brown and Trevor McLaughlin, both 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Dec 1998 and were jailed for four years each. But both were released from prison in 1999. Mark McIntyre, 27, and Samuel Coulter, 30, were cleared of all charges. Leslie Henry, 30, a policeman’s son and Alistair Stevenson, 30, a process worker, were jailed for life for murder but were also released early under the Good Friday Agreement from UDA wing of the Maze prison in 2000.
June – Jocelyn Harris, 37, died of head and back injuries. Her body was found on the patio of her house in Beckenham, Kent. Her husband Dr Vivian Harris, 51, a gynaecologist, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was jailed for 6 years in March 1998. He had served in the Territorial Army and his wife had been having an affair and wanted a divorce. They had two children, aged 9 and 6. He had made it look as if she had jumped out of a window but had actually hit her with a hammer.
May 1997
May 31 – William Alexander, 49, who walked with the aid of two sticks, was stabbed in bed in Bootle, Merseyside. His son Lee Alexander, 26, was jailed for life. He was burgling his father’s house.
May 30 – Wei Yi Lam, 30, aka Janet, hit over the head with a plank of wood, wrapped in cellophane and buried in the garden of a Chinese restaurant in Polegate, East Sussex. Her body was discovered on June 11. Her husband Tze Ha Tai, 32, was jailed for life in Jan 1998. He had been having an affair with her sister Maggie.
 
May 30 – Henrietta Leane, 62, died of smoke inhalation after an explosion and fire at her flat in Cricklewood, north London. Her son Paul Leane, 34, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to a psychiatric unit indefinitely. He suffered from a personality disorder and was trying to commit suicide.
 
May 29 – Regina Fleury, 43, a British expat originally from Worthing but living in Spain, was strangled in her room at the Hotel Oasis in Delhi’s old quarter. Prime suspect was Vijay Giri, 25, but he was never caught. He was a toyboy lover who romanced and then robbed her.
 
May 28Sherrice Iverson, 7, raped, strangled and then left propped up on a toilet seat in the toilet of the Primadonna casino in Primm, Nevada. Jeremy Strohmeyer, 18, a student from Long Beach, California, was jailed for life with no possibility of parole in August 1998. He claimed he did it in a drunken and drugged haze. Her mother Yolanda Manuel called him a “demon”. Sherrice’s father Leroy, 57, had been gambling at the casino and learned of her death when he asked for a six-pack of beer.
 
May – Stuart Greenwood, 46, stabbed in a drunken row at a flat in Keighley, West Yorkshire. His girlfriend Susan Stokoe, 43, was acquitted of murder in May 1998 but jailed for 5 years for manslaughter at Bradford CC.
 
May 26Jun Hase, 11, was decapitated near his school in Kobe, Japan. A 14-year-old boy referred to as Seito Sakakibara (not his real name) was sent to a mental institution for at least 11 years in October 1997. He also killed Ayaka Yamashita, 10, earlier in the year. A message – Try to catch me – was written in red pen and put in Jun’s mouth. He also wrote: “This is the beginning of the game. A bloody judgement is needed for my years of great bitterness.” The boy was released in 2004, aged 21. In 2000 the Japanese government reduced the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 14.
 
May 25 – Christine Hayes, 43, suffocated in woods near her home in Singleton, near Ashford, Kent. Her common law husband Martin Potts, 39, was jailed for life in June 1998.
 
May 24Michael McMorrow, 44, an alcoholic estate agent, was stabbed 35 times, disembowelled and had his nose and hand cut off in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York. Daphne Abdela, 15, and her boyfriend Chris Vasquez, 15, were both jailed for 10 years for first degree manslaughter. Abdela’s adopted father was a millionaire food executive. She was released after only six years in jail. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/baby-faced-central-park-killer-daphne-abdela-suing-car-crash-injuries-article-1.417455
 
May 23 – Ian Proctor, 26, stabbed in an alley in Teignmouth, Devon. Lee Allen, 23, was jailed for life in 1998.
 
May 23 – Janet Pitman, 75, an acute rheumatoid arthritis sufferer, was shot at her home, Priory Farm in Charlton Mackrell, near Yeovil, Somerset. Her son Peter Pitman, 46, was given a 9 months suspected sentence for aiding and abetting suicide,
 
May 22Katerina Koneva, 12, Macedonian schoolgirl, was strangled at home in Hammersmith, west London, after school. Andrzej Kunowski, 46, a convicted rapist and paedophile from Poland, was jailed for life in 2003. He was an illegal immigrant. Her parents Trajce and Zakalina ironically moved to UK from Macedonia to escape ethnic violence. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3586357.stm
 
May 21 – Abdul Samad, 25, hacked to death with knives and meat cleavers as he delivered a curry to Solicitor General Lord Falconer’s house in Alwyne Road, Islington, north London. Moyur Meah, 30, from Canning Town, Gulam Rasul, 39, from Bow, and Codris Ali, 30, from Bow, were all charged with murder but no evidence was offered by the prosecution. But in March 2012 Mohiuddin Bablu, 37, was jailed for life (18 years) for the murder. He had been extradited from Bangladesh. The trial heard he was killed after refused to get involved in a dispute between Bengali gangs in north London.
 
May 21 – Kenneth Hallam, 48, died of head injuries after being attacked in the utility room of his home in Wombwell, Barnsley. Darren Green, 24, was jailed for life in 1998.
 
May 20 – Gerald Hales, 61, a jeweller, was stabbed 34 times as he tried to stop a break-in at his shop in Cowbridge, South Glamorgan. A passer-by, Joseph Gatt, 28, survived. Orlando Sir, 27, from Brighton, Charles Frayne, 19, from Llanrumney, and Dallas Lee, 26, from Pontypridd, were all jailed for life in March 1998. Lee hanged himself in prison in May 1998. Sir had only just been released after serving nine years for armed robbery. Frayne was only the getaway driver and his supporters insist that he should not have been convicted of murder.
 
May 17 – Kingsley “Popcorn” Iyasara, 16, shot on the roof of a 5 storey block of flats on the Carlton Lodge estate in Finsbury Park, north London. Peter James, 17, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. Corey Wright, 17, was jailed for 5 years. Damien Gager, 19, Menelik Robinson, 18, Sean Deckon, 18, and Tshikedi Duggan, 17, were all jailed for 4 years.
 
May 10 – Jason Foster, 25, stabbed in the street in Highbury, north London. A man was charged.
 
May 9 – Marta Russo, 22, law student, shot as she walked through La Spainza university in Rome in broad daylight. Giovanni Scattone was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Fellow academic Salvatore Ferraro was jailed for 4 years for aiding and abetting him.
 
May 5Jamie Lavis, 8, from Openshaw, vanished after getting a bus in Manchester. His remains were found at Reddish Vale golf club near Stockport. Darren Vickers, 27, a bus driver, was jailed for life (25 years) in April 1999. The trial at Manchester CC heard Vickers probably sexually abused the boy. He even befriended the family afterwards. The judge described him as “truly wicked”.
 
May 3Emily Salvini, 7, died in an arson attack on her home in Caversham, Reading at 5am. Her brother Zach, 2, and mother Katie survived. Mrs Salvini was separated from the children’s fatrher Marco Salvini but they were described as the “best of friends”. Despite a £10,000 reward, it remains unsolved.
May 1 – Kristin Lisk, 15, and her sister Kati Lisk, 12, were abducted from their front garden in Spotsylvania, near Richmond, Virginia, were killed and dumped in a river where they were found five days later. Richard Evonitz, 38, was eventually identified as the killer but shot himself after being surrounded by police in Sarasota, Florida in June 2002. He had also killed 16-year-old Sofia Silva, who was abducted from her front yard near Loriella Park in Spotsylvania County in Sep 1996. Her body was found a month later in a creek. Evonitz would also have killed 15-year-old Kara Robinson who was abducted from her home in Columbia, South Carolina, in June 2002. She was raped but escaped and eventually led police to Evonitz. She is now a police officer.
 
May 1 – Donald Hamerton, 54, from Spixworth, near Norwich, was stabbed and drowned in the North Sea. The body was washed up at Winterton, near Great Yarmouth on 28 May. His common law wife was originally suspected but later cleared. It was a ruled a suicide. Hamerton, who was originally from London, had a conviction for manslaughter.
 
May 1 – Ralph Sprott, 34, firefighter who was also involved in the underworld, was shot dead at a bus stop in Clydebank, Scotland. John Ferrier, 36, and James Dunn, 33, went on trial in October 1997 but the case against them was not proven. The trial heard Sprott had beaten up Ferrier and called him a grass. Ferrier was accused of paying Dunn £10,000 to shoot Sprott.
 
May 1 – Mary Rutter, 55, was found in the gutted garage of her home in Porthill, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Her son Mark Rutter, 26, was jailed for life in July 1998.
 
May – Elva Aggiano, 46, stabbed 12 times at her home in Old Crosby, near Scunthorpe. She was with her nine year old son. Her husband, Bruno Aggiano, 56, a Sicilian-born quality inspector, was detained indefinitely at Rampton Hospital after being convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility).
April 1997
April 30 – Mark Daly, 24, was struck over the head with a sharp instrument in Streatham, south London. He died in hospital five days later. Unsolved.
 
April – Nicholas Boyd, 43, taxi driver, stabbed outside his home in Highgate, north London. His neighbour Tolga Kurter, 20, a schizophrenic, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Rampton Hospital in Dec 1997.
 
April 28 – Simon Dury, a soldier in the 2nd Battalion Light Infantry, was found with serious injuries in Bugle, Cornwall. David Orchard, 39, from Bugle, was jailed for 30 months for manslaughter in Feb 1998.
 
April 27 – Tammy Williams, 23, a Navy Wren originally from Leicester, was asphyxiated at a flat in Plymouth. Stephen Smith, 30, a 7ft tall epileptic, was jailed for life in Nov 1998. He claims he blacked out and could not remember killing her.
 
April 26 – Mark Spence, 21, an unemployed painter and decorator, was shot in The Place To Be Caribbean café in Kensal Rise, NW London. Two other men were seriousl injured. Three black gunmen escaped in a Ford Transit van. Unsolved.
 
April 26Rachel McGrath, 27, a judge’s daughter, was stabbed in the neck in the car park of the Victoria pub in Bramhall, near Stockport. Nicholas Burton, 27, from New Mills, Derbyshire, was jailed for life in March 1998. He confessed in jail to fellow inmate Paul Parkinson but claimed to be insane. The trial at Liverpool CC heard Rachel had been picking up her boyfriend Kevin Forster from the pub. He tried to rob her and she resisted. He had also kidnapped Debbie Van Gerko, 17, outside a newsagents in Gatley, Manchester, and held her captive for 11 hours. Mr Justice Morland said he should never be freed.
 
April 25 – Marvin Love, 19, a DJ from Tottenham, was abducted off the street in Tottenham, shot dead and dumped in bushes in Enfield. Wayne Scotland, 25, and his brother Shane, 23, was jailed for life in Dec 1998. He was killed for siding with a rival drugs gang.
April 23 – Devon Dawson, a Jamaican drug dealer, was shot outside the Green Man pub in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. Unsolved.
April 22 – Desmond Howells, 59, stabbed at home on the Holly Bush estate in Whitchurch, Cardiff. He died a month later. In Feb 1998 John Garwood, 35, from Tremorfa, was jailed for life for murder and robbey. Phillip Trott, 23, from Rumney, was jailed for 30 months for robbery. The trial at Cardiff CC heard Howells was pinned down on the bed and had his throat slashed.
April 22Valentin Sych, 60, the head of the Russian ice hockey federation, was shot outside his dacha near Moscow. Vyacheslav Pchelintsev, who was paid £16,000 to carry out the murder, was jailed for 16 years in spring 1999. Alexander Artemyev, 42, a former ice hockey referee, was jailed for 4 years. Four others were also jailed.One theory about Sych’s death was that he had refused to share the proceeds from sales of Russian players to the wealthy NHL in America.
 
April 21 – Gerard Moore, 45, taxi driver, was punched outside the Dog and Partridge pub in Hall Green, Birmingham by one of a group of men after a dispute over a fare. He died three days later. Unsolved.
 
April 19 – Alan Downes, 38, taxi driver and father of seven, was stabbed in the heart in Ashmore Park, Wednesfield, West Midlands. His wife Jayne Downes, 32, was acquitted in Oct 1998. The trial at Stafford CC heard that he often beat her up.
 
April 18 – Carol Fyfe, 36, a devout Catholic pub landlady, was stabbed and tortured in the bedroom above the Prince Arthur pub in Kentish Town, north London. Greg Mills, 27, an Australian barman, was jailed for life in July 1998. He stole £2,500 from her after secreting himself in the pub after closing time. He fled to Colorado, US but was traced through Interpol website and extradited.
 
April 14 – Natalie Rhee, 25, a merchant bank employee, died in a fire at a guest house in Llanrwst, Snowdonia, Wales. Her Korean husband Jong Rhee, 24, was jailed for life in April 1998. The trial at Chester CC heard that he was an inveterate gambler who had blown their life savings and took out £150,000 life insurance on her life 10 days earlier.
 
April 12 – Carol Anne Jackson, 50, antiques dealer, was tied up and beaten to death at her cottage in Wooburn Green, near High Wycombe. She was registered disabled. Unsolved.
 
April 12 – Justin Kemp, 26, father of four, beaten to death in Cardiff. Jonathan Foley, 21, from Fairwater, Cardiff, was jailed for life in Nov 1997. The trial heard that Kemp had stolen Foley’s van.
 
April 12 – Stephen Stewart, 32, was savagely beaten in Childs Way, Milton Keynes. Unsolved?
 
April 11 – George Tripp, 27, law graduate from Didsbury, was found in the Rochdale canal in Manchester. Colin MdDonald, 26, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in Oct 1997. Charges were dropped against a 14 year old boy.
 
April 11 – Perry Phillips, 5, stabbed at home in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. His 9 year old brother survived. Their mother Jenny Phillips was charged.
 
April – Jane Joseph, 28, was attacked with a hammer as she slept at their home in Feltham, west London. Her husband Trevor Joseph, 31, a chef, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained in a mental hospital in May 1998.
 
April 8 – Richard Palmer, 41, from Melksham, was killed in the garden of a friend’s home in Melksham, Wiltshire. His drinking buddy Darren Hobbs, 31, was jailed for life in July 1998. His 16-year-old girlfriend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given 200 hours community service for assisting an offender. She lied to protect him.
 
April 7 – Meshack Walsh, 26, shot outside Trendz nightclub in Homerton, east London. His brother Leon was seriously injured but survived. Rudi King, 22, a Jamaican, who was thought responsible, was shot dead in Nov 1997.
 
April 2 – Ocbu Benslimani, 24, killed in north London. Lamouri Mezine, 24, unemployed, was jailed for life in March 1998.
 
March 1997
March – Beatrice Hughes, 93, originally from Wales, died after someone stamped on her head at her flat in Rayners Lane, NW London. She died a month later. William McDonagh, 35, a crack addict burglar, from Harrow, was jailed for life in Jan 1998.
 
March 31 – Robert McDonagh, 42, a married man with 3 children, was stabbed in Shoreditch, east London. Colin Phillips, 31, a black window cleaner from the Coalville estate in Islington, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. McDonagh’s best friend Kevin Roberts, 28, was jailed for 2 months for refusing to testify. He was having an affair with McDonagh’s wife Jackie. The trial heard that McDonagh had racially abused Phillips.
 
March 31 – Ian McLaughlin, 30, stabbed through the heart during a mugging in an alley in Normanton, Derby. Darminder Singh Cheema was jailed for life for murder. Kalvir Singh Cheema and Kevin Dinsa were jailed for 30 months for robbery.
 
March 30 – Deborah Thomas, 37, poet, beaten to death in the converted loft a house in Brighton, which was then set on fire. Samson Gower, 18, was jailed for life in Sep 1998.
 
March 28 – Colin Burgess, 26, died of head injuries after being attacked opposite the Queens Hotel in Saltburn, Teesside. Wayne McMullen, 19, and Gary Fulton, 20, were both acquitted at Leeds CC in Feb 1999. The trial heard that Burgess was angry that they were calling his wife Melanie a prostitute.
 
March 28 – Hal Mulligan, 15, stabbed in a fairground in Wallsend, Tyneside. Arthur Milor, who was 17 at the time of the attack, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter in Nov 1997. He was released early but stabbed Stuart Duncans, 22, in Nov 2002 in a copycat attack. He was later jailed for life.
 
March 27 – Mary Lewis, 90, widow, sexually assaulted and stabbed at home in Leominster, Herefordshire. Simeon Small, 20, from Telford, was jailed for life in Jan 1998.
 
March 24Danny “Scarface” Roff, 36, a wheelchair-bound gangster, shot 5 times in his Mercedes outside his house in Bromley, Kent. Roff is suspected of killing Great Train Robber Charlie Wilson in Spain in 1988 and may have been killed in revenge. The killer was heavily built, with brown or ginger hair and wearing a cartoon tie. He drove off in a white Escort van. Unsolved.
 
March 23Carlo Picornie, 35, a hard-core Ajax Amsterdam hooligan with the F-Side firm, was clubbed to death on wasteland near Amsterdam during a pre-arranged fight, known as the Battle of Beverwijk. Two Feyenoord fans – one of whom was identified as Leonardo P, were jailed for 4 years each. He was a member of FIIIR hooligan gang.
 
March 23 – Nigel Fraser, 24, stabbed in the heart at home in St Ann’s, Nottingham. His wife Jane Fraser, 27, was given probation after being convicted of manslaughter in May 1998. The trial at Nottingham CC heard that he was a violent glue sniffer and she “had enough of it all”.
 
March 22 – Sarah Bateman, 88, was punched and strangled with plastic curtain wire at her home in Halesowen, West Midlands. Michael Baxter, 29, was jailed for life in June 1998 at Stafford CC.
 
March 18 – Astley McTaggart, 37, a bankrupt car dealer and property developer, was shot in the head with a sawn-off shotgun in the hallway of his home in Amherst Park, Stoke Newington, NE London. Unsolved.
 
March 17 – Michael Stevenson, 43, a security guard, was kicked to death outside the Holy Family Parish Club in Langley, Berkshire. Andrew Strain, 20, Darren Nagle, 21, and Paul Hoolan, 23, were charged with murder but charges later dropped.
 
March 16 – Guy Everton, was killed in Fulham, west London. Brian Jales, 34, from Fulham, was acquitted in Dec 1997.
 
March 14 – Stephen O’Neill, 22, from Stechford, shot in an amusement arcade in Small Heath, Birmingham. Unsolved.
 
March 12 – Michael Josey, 54, killed in an alley in Mevagissey, Cornwall. Rickie Tregaskes, 30, was jailed for life at Truro CC in July 1999.
 
March 12 – Eleni Sokell, 31, mother of one, stabbed 7 times and hit 31 times with a hammer in bed at her bedsit in Paignton, Devon. Her husband Dean Sokell, 26, a chef, was jailed for life in Sep 1998. At his  trial at Exeter CC he admitted murder on the basis that he had woken up to find he was hitting Eleni with a claw hammer – but then, while awake, carried on and finally stabbed her to silence the screams.
 
March 11 – Ian Marshall, 48, a shopkeeper with a wife and two daughters, was shot 3 times at his off licence on the Racecourse estate in Sale, Greater Manchester. David Ashberry, 19, from Middleton, was jailed for life in Dec 1997. Tony Watt, 26, was jailed for 13 years for attempted robbery. He had earlier chased Watt away with a machete but was killed as he tried to protect his father-in-law Bill Holroyd.
 
March 10 – Norman Lindsay, 26, from south Norwood, was shot in the head during a private party at the Imperial Garden nightclub in Camberwell, SE London. Three others were injured. George “Sky” Koporo, 24, went on the run and fled to Holland. He was shot dead in Amsterdam in March 2003. Koporo was 6ft 7ins tall, hence his nickname presumably.
 
March 8 – Zeus King, 19, from Chorlton, was shot in the head as he ran from a Seat car parked in Longsight, Manchester. Leon Johnson was charged with murder but charge was dropped when a key witness, Sharone White, 18, refused to testify. She was jailed for 2 months for contempt. The court heard King, the son of 1970s pop star Marcel King, was thought to have been taking part in an ambush of rival drug dealers when he was shot by his friend, Johnson, in a “friendly fire” incident. Johnson was jailed for 5 years for drug dealing.
 
March 8 – Barry Reynolds, 24, hit with a blunt instrument outside Linford Film Studios nightclub in Battersea, south London. The club, which specialised in rave/house music, lost its licence in April 1997. Unsolved.
 
March 5 – Anthony Traynor, 18, stabbed outside Sharks nightclub in Huyton, Liverpool. Alan Hodgson was jailed for life (15 years) in Nov 1997. Traynor had been trying to stop another lad being assaulted by Hodgson.
 
March 4 – Martin Higgins, 39, originally from Limerick, killed in a fight in White Hart Lane, Tottenham. Lee Roberts, 26, from Forest Gate, was jailed for life in March 1998. No evidence was offered against Brian Mulroy, 27, from Potters Bar. Higgins had been drinking in the White Hart tavern.
 
March 1Robyn Browne, 23, a transsexual prostitute, was stabbed to death at his flat in Gosfield Street, Soho, London. James Hopkins, from Leeds, was jailed for life (17 years) in Jan 2009. He caught by DNA on his palm print. DJ and TV presenter Nicky Campbell was among those DNA tested during the investigation. Browne was born James Browne but was undergoing sex change treatment.
February 1997
Feb 28 – Janice Cartwright-Gilbert, 38, stabbed and battered to death in her caravan in Wilden, Bedfordshire, which was then set alight. Justin Plummer, 29, a burglar from Bedfordshire, was jailed for life in Nov 1998.
 
February 15Billie-Jo Jenkins, 13, battered with a tent pole as she painted the back door of her foster parents’ home in Hastings, East Sussex. Her foster father Sion Jenkins, 39, a deputy headmaster, was jailed for life in 1998. He won a retrial after questions raised about the blood spatter evidence. Two subsequent juries were unable to reach verdicts and in 2006 CPS dropped the case and he walked free. His wife Lois divorced him and moved to Tasmania. Jenkins has remarried, to a millionairess, and studied criminology at Portsmouth University.
 
Feb 12 – Peggy Merlin, 20, and her sister Amelie, 17; Isabelle Lamotte, 20, and her sister Audrey Lamotte-Rufin, 17, sexually assaulted and murdered while in fancy dress at a festival and buried on a beach at Dannes, near Boulogne, France. Jean-Louis Jourdain, 37, and his brother Jean-Michel Jourdain, 34, scrap metal merchants, were both jailed for life in Oct 2000. Jean-Michel was a convicted rapist and Jean-Louis was a convicted murderer who served 11 years in jail for strangling a teenager. Prosecutor Luc Frenis described them as “the Siamese twins of horror”.
 
Feb 11 – Samuel Mugalu, 20, stabbed at home in New Cross, SE London while playing cards with his brother. Several men armed with iron bars and knives broke in. Steven Mutsoke, 20, Sheldon Nelson, 22, and Henry Mukasa, 17, were all jailed for life. Wayne Henry, 16, was detained during HM Pleasure. Tesfah Boswell, 18, was jailed for 2 years. Jaffari Masagazi, 19, Isaac Kabyanga, 20, and Leroy Kraku, 21 were all acquitted.
Feb – Michael McMonagle, 31, was killed in a house near his home in Garthamlock, Glasgow. Robert McIntosh, 37, went on the run.
 
Feb – Ian Brown, 27, decorator, shot in Colburn, near Catterick, North Yorkshire. Noel Parker, 36, was jailed for life. The trial at Teesside CC heard that Parker mistakenly thought Brown was his girlfriend’s lover.
 
Feb – Tristan Dale, 19, stabbed outside a chip shop in Gorse Hill, Swindon. Ricky Greenwood, 21, a schizophrenic, was sent to Ravenswood secure unit indefinitely.
 
Feb – Reginald Witt, 61, thrown from his sixth floor balcony in south London. Robert Jeffrey, 53, a paranoid psychotic, was found unfit to stand trial in June 1997 and sent to a mental hospital. He had also stabbed to death William Maxwell, 67, at his home.
Feb 11 – James Ward, 4, dumped behind flats in Castlemilk, Glasgow.James Reid, 59, was jailed for life. The trial heard that James had left his great-grandmother’s house to walk 50 yards to his great-aunt’s house for a sweet. Reid, who was drunk, hit him over the head with a hammer and strangled him before dumping his body by the bins. He had drunk six litres of sherry in the two days before the murder. Reid died of natural causes in HMP Dumfries in Nov 2011
 
Feb 11Barry Evans, 52, former star of TV sitcom Mind Your Language, turned taxi driver – found dead in the lounge of his home in Claybrooke Magna, Leicestershire. James Leadbitter, 18, was initially charged with stealing his car and attempted murder but the charges were dropped in 1998. The coroner returned an open verdict. The inquest heard Evans had drank a large amount of whiskey and aspirins. http://www.viola123.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/barryevanscoronersreport.htm
Feb 10 – Christopher Castle, from Catford, was stabbed in Chelmsford, Essex. Martin Cross, 35, unemployed, from Chelmsford, and Paul Sargent, from Harlow, were both jailed for life in Feb 1998. Sargent was the former leader of the far-right Combat 18 group.
Feb 10 – Kevin Muhyddin, 45, the gay son of the Lord Mayor of Bath – killed in his flat in St James’s Square, Bath. The flat was then set on fire. Mark Shillibier, 25, from Plymouth, was acquitted at Bristol CC in Oct 1998. In 1999 he tortured, sexually assaulted and murdered Rebecca Storrs, 18, in South Wales.
 
Feb 10 – Diane Elliott, 44, died of head injuries at home in Wallsend, Tyneside. Her husband, Thomas Elliott, took an overdose and was taken to hospital. He was later convicted of manslaughter and given three years’ probation.
Feb 9 – Charles Potter, 43, stabbed at his home in Dartford, Kent. Michael Clulow, 22, was jailed for life in July 1998. Jeffrey Waterman, 25, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Jane Putland, 27, was charged with perverting the course of justice.
Feb 9 – Stuart Atyeo, 25, shot 3 times as he got into his lover’s car in Moorland, near Bridgwater, Somerset. Nigel Saunders, 29, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 9 years. The trial at Bristol CC in 1998 heard Atyeo’s lover, Catherine, was the ex-wife of Saunders.
 
Feb 9 – Six people, including his parents Helen and Neville, aged 60, and neighbour Hank Van Der Wetering, 51 – shot dead in Roraimu, New Zealand – Stephen Anderson, 22, a schizophrenic, was sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely.
Feb 8 – John Kennedy, 31, stabbed in Wapping, E London. John – brother of Jade Jones from the boy band Damage – died following a fight at the Railway Arms pub, in Sutton Street E1, at around 05:50. John, a self-employed electrician and a keen footballer who played for a local team, had been out the night before his death with friends. They visited several pubs, arriving at the Railway Arms around 03:00hrs.  £20k reward offered in 2013. An anonymous witness came forward in Dec 2013. Unsolved.
Feb 4 – Matthew Eappen, 8 months old – shaken to death at his parents’ home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. Louise Woodward, 19, an au pair from Elton, near Chester, UK, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years in October 1997. She was freed on appeal and later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 279 days. As she had spent that time on remand she was freed immediately. She returned to the UK and trained as a lawyer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/woodward/107375.stm
Feb 4 – David Stutchbery, 49, stabbed at a house in Densole, Folkestone, Kent. Mary Hertz, 36, an Avon lady, claimed self-defence and was never charged. It later emerged the knife which inflicted the fatal wound was Stutchbery’s and the incident took place at her house, suggesting that he intended to harm her. 
Feb 2 – Alexander Solonik, 37, former KGB officer and prolific contract killer who once escaped from jail in Moscow – strangled and hacked to pieces, with remains left in a suitcase in the suburb of Varibobi, Athens, Greece. His girlfriend, Svetlana Kotova, was also killed. In 2011 Sergei Butorin, a boss of the Orekhovo gang (Russian mafia) was jailed for life in Russia for the Solonik killing and almost 30 other murders. Marat Polyansky was jailed for 22 years. Two other men, Vladimir Seliserov and Andrei Gusev, were arrested in Greece but never convicted.
 
Feb 1 – Stuart Gaskell, from Bacup, Lancashire, shot by a gang while working in Cape Town, South Africa. Morne Bosch, 26, and Winston Blaauw, 27, were acquitted of murder but convicted of robbery. Quinton Marinus, 25, was acquitted of robbery. Hilton Scott, 24, was not considered fit for trial. The trial in June 1998 heard Mr Gaskell’s wife Estelle had just heard she was pregnant shortly before he was murdered. Marinus later became a leading member of South Africa’s notorious 28s gang.
January 1997
 
Late Jan – Barbara Morgan, bludgeoned with a table leg at her home in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire. Her drunken son Tyrone Morgan, 17, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in Dec 1997.
 
Jan 30 – Amanda Tanner, 19, pregnant – stabbed 40 times in her flat in Barton Hill, Bristol. George McIvor, 31, a heroin dealer, was jailed for life in 1998. The trial at Bristol CC heard Amanda was the girlfriend of McIvor’s fellow dealer Gary Gould.
Jan 30 – Mary Roberts, 39, postal worker, stabbed in her flat in Hove, E Sussex. Her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, Edward Lawrence, 29, was jailed for life in Dec 1997. Lewes CC heard that the 2 year old daughter was in the flat at the time.
 
Jan 28 – Frederick Spicer, 29, died of head injuries after a fight at the Ship and Anchor pub in Dagenham, E London. Unsolved.
 
Jan 28Michael Tachie-Menson, 19, a musician, was set on fire in Silver Street, Edmonton, N London. Mario Pereira, 25, was jailed for life in 1999. Ozguy Cevat, 24, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 14 years. Charalambos Constantinou, 26, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.
Jan 26 – Isabelle Gray, 82, spinster, sexually assaulted and beaten – in the kitchen of her home in Killingbeck, Leeds (she had lived there her whole life). It is thought her killer may have been posing as a bogus official to trick his way into her house. Unsolved.
 
Jan 26 – Philip Gray, 24, labourer, stabbed in Hoglands Park, Southampton, after an argument over a dog. Stuart O’Neil, 31, was acquitted in Oct 1997.
 
Jan 25 – Janice Crompton, 59, arts teacher, died of head injuries and then dumped in a pick-up truck at a farm in South Molton, Devon. Clifford Harris, 62, killed himself by jumping into a river. His wife Margaret Harris, 60, moved to Australia. Mrs Crompton’s estranged husband was living in Cyprus at the time.
 
Jan 24 – Kyra Blench, 2, died of a ruptured colon at home in The Meadows, Nottingham. Darren Byron, 26, the partner of Kyra’s mother, was jailed for life in 1998. The trial at Nottingham CC heard that he “took pleasure in her pain” and also assaulted 3 other children.
 
Jan – Geoffrey Carver, 19, beaten to death at his home in a tower block in Eltham, SE London. Andrew Gibbins, 28, was jailed for life in 1998.
 
Jan 24 – Lucy Marshall, 82, raped and stabbed at home in Cowdenbeath, Fife. David Millar, 14, was jailed for life at Edinburgh High Court in 1997. He had been drinking Buckfast wine.
 
Jan 24 – Carl Rickard, 14, slashed with a 17 inch machete outside his school, Kidbrooke Secondary, in Eltham, SE London. Nathan Brown, 15, leader of the Golden Snakes gang from nearby Thomas Tallis School, was detained under HM Pleasure for manslaughter. Six other gang members were jailed for GBH.
 
Jan 23 – Elsie Norwood, 83, frail, diabetic, half blind – strangled, battered and astabbed at home on Grahame Park estate in West Hendon, London. Michael Whittle, 36, was jailed for life in 1998. At his trial he used an alibi that he was visiting a prostitute in Soho at the time.
 
Jan 19 – Katherin Newton, 29, mother of 3, stabbed at home in St Helens, Merseyside. Her boyfriend Phillip Fraser, 37, was jailed for life at Liverpool CC.
 
Jan – Ian Brown, 46, alcoholic, stabbed 50 times during a drunken row in Streatham, S London. His brother, Paul Brown, 42, was jailed for life. It emerged at the trial at the Old Bailey in July 1997 that Ian had helped his brother to dispose of his baby, Louise, in 1985 after she was born with Down’s Syndrome and was murdered.
 
Jan 17 – Caroline Burningham, 29, pregnant sales assistant, beaten and kicked in the front seat of her Vauxhall Astra car outside her home in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire. Wayne Licorish, 31, an “acquaintance” from Wellingborough, was sent to Broadmoor in May 1998. He was suffering from schizophrenia.
 
Jan 13 – Brandon Hale, 48, prolific gambler and money launderer, shot in the head in Queen’s Wood in Highgate, N London. He reportedly gambled away £100,000 belonging to a gang of criminals. Unsolved.
 
Jan 12 – Alistair Rattray, 53, father of four, stabbed at home at Ore, near Hastings, E Sussex, and hidden under the sofa. Robert Mault, 23, a drug addict, was jailed for life at Lewes CC in 1998. The trial heard Mault, who was homeless and had been allowed to stay on Rattray’s sofa, went on a shopping spree with Rattray’s credit cards. He claimed Rattray tried to sexually assault him.
 
Jan 11 – Zoe Evans, 9, asphyxiated at home in Warminster, Wiltshire, and then dumped in countryside, where it was found on Feb 26. Her stepfather Miles “Taff” Evans, 23, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in 1998. He had appeared at a TV press conference and made a tearful appeal for her to come. Classic case of crocodile tears.
 
Jan 10 – Pat Coulton, 52, nursing home assistant, stabbed in the grounds of Lynwood nursing home in Sunningdale, Berkshire. Her husband Michael Coulton, a policeman in Surrey Police royal protection squad, was jailed for life in 1998. The couple were apparently involved in wife-swapping.
 
Jan 10 – Keith Forster, 50, chef/businessman, attacked with a meat cleaver at home in Steventon End, near Saffron Walden, Essex. It is thought he was killed by a loanshark. Unsolved.
 
Jan 8 – Tina Longworth, 29, businesswoman, found hanged at home in Southport, Merseyside. Her husband, Paul Longworth, a sailing club commodore, was jailed for life in 1998.
 
Jan 5 – Tracy Corless, killed at home in Bacup, Lancashire. Her husband, Shaun Corless, 39, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. The trial at Preston CC heard that his children tried to stop him.
 
Jan 3 – Michael Corbett, 29, drug addict, beaten to death in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Leon Seale-Edwards, 16, and an 18-year-old man, were acquitted of murder in 1997.
In 2007 Seale-Edwards, by then 27 and a member of the Longsight Crew, was jailed for life for stockpiling and supplying weapons to gangsters in Manchester
 
Jan 3 – Guydance Dacres, 16, shot at a party in Chimes nightclub in Clapton, E London. Fabian Fatinikun, 20, and Anthony Bourne, 19, were acquitted at the Old Bailey.
Jan 1 – Nicola Dixon, 17, found in the back garden of a vicar’s house in Trinity Hill, Sutton Coldfield with massive head injuries. Colin Waite, 36, was jailed for life at B’ham CC in 2004.
 
1996
December 1996
Dec 31 – Paul Hopkins, 31, stabbed in the stairwell of flats on the Kinsman estate in Bodmin, Cornwall. Christopher Fitzgerald, 32, was jailed for life at Truro CC in March 1998.
Dec 31 – Wilf Mann, 90, retired cobbler, kicked to death at his home in Ushaw Moor, County Durham. Paul Newman, 25, who had been released from prison a few weeks before, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in Feb 1998.
Dec 30 – Rachel Garrett, 29, stabbed at her home in Coventry. Her common-law husband, and father of her son Louis, Stuart Blakie-O’Brien, 28, was jailed for 3 and a half years for manslaughter.
 
Dec 26Jon-Benet Ramsey, 6, a child beauty pageant winner, strangled in the basement of her parents’ 15-bedroom home in Boulder, Colorado. A kidnapper was initially suspected because a ransom note demanding $118,000 was found in her bedroom. But later suspicion fell on her parents John, a millionaire, and Patsy, a former beauty queen, after doubts emerged about the note and also about the lack of tracks in the snow outside. Unsolved.
 
Dec – Terrence Allamby, 43, a Yardie drugs baron, was shot dead at his flat in Reading. Howie Patterson was jailed for life in May 1997. Errington “Timo” Marks, 35, was acquitted. Allamby’s henchman, Henroy “Fly” Dryden told the trial at Reading CC that Marks told Patterson to “wet him” (kill him in Jamaican slang).
? – Greg Smith, an Irishman – kicked and punched in Dover, Kent. Barry Fox, 22, and his brother Stewart Fox, 21, were jailed for 3 years 4 months and 4 years respectively.
Dec 26 – Belinda Pereira, 26, prostitute, killed in Dublin. Unsolved.
Dec 26 – John Carty, 27, stabbed in Albert Road, Southsea. Simon Dawe, 23, killed himself in prison while awaiting trial in May 1997.
Dec 25 – Michelle Bone-Knell, 34, and her son Damian, 18 months, died in a house fire in Bushbury, Wolverhampton. Her daughter Chantel, 2, survived. Her next door neighbour Anthony Watkins, 29, was acquitted of murder at Stafford CC in Feb 1998. His baby twin sons had died in a house fire in 1993. The trial heard that he accused her of being a noisy neighbour.
Dec 24 – John Geraghty, 50, beaten to death at home in Aldershot. Graham Parker, 24, unemployed, was jailed for life in Nov 1997.
Dec 23Sophie Toscan du Plantier, 38, French TV producer, beaten with a poker at her home in Schull, County Cork, Ireland. Ian Bailey, 41, a freelance journalist who lived nearby, was suspected of the murder but was never charged. He was writing about the case and wrote an exclusive about how the murder weapon was a poker. Bailey later completed a law degree. In 2012 the Irish Supreme Court rejected an attempted by France for him to be extradited to stand trial in France. Unsolved.
Dec 22 – Paul Sims, 18, found on a railway line in Northwood, NW London. Gary Ross, 26, from Watford, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter at Inner London Crown Court.
Dec 21 – Kayleigh Ward, 9, abducted after she went to buy chips from a shop in Chester. Body found in Feb 1997 in the River Dee, across the border in Wales. John O’Shaughnessy, 30, pleaded guilty and was jailed for life (30 yrs min) at Mold CC in Dec 97.
Dec 20 – James Christie, 34, drug dealer and brother of athlete Linford Christie, stabbed with his own army knife in Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill. Simon “Wolfie” Williams, 32, drug user, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter after being acquitted of murder. The trial at the Old Bailey in Dec 1997 heard Williams bought £20 worth of crack but Christie took it and ate it.
Dec 12 – Yvonne Gilford, 55, Australian nurse, stabbed, hit with a hammer and smothered in her room at King Fahd Medical Centre in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Deborah Parry, 41, a nurse from Alton, Hampshire, was sentenced to death. Lucille McLauchlan, 33, from Dundee, was jailed for 8 years and sentenced to 500 lashes. Both sentences were commuted to time served in 1998 and both were deported back to their UK. The trial had heard Gilford was in a lesbian relationship with Parry, something she later denied.
Dec 12 – Doug Freeman, 34, father of 3, beaten to death outside Vogue nightclub in Stevenage. Colin Shaw, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter.
Dec 11 – Alice Rye, 74, tied up, sexually assaulted, tortured and stabbed in the eyes at home in Spital, Merseyside. Kevin Morrison, 59, a police informant, was jailed for life in 1999. He stole a necklace and a watch.
Dec 10 – Richard Watson, 55, millionaire computer businessman, shot at the gate of his home in East Grinstead, Sussex. His wife, Linda, 43, and daughter Amanda London-Williams, 22, were charged with murder but the case was dropped due to lack of evidence on the eve of the trial. Mr Watson had been attacked two weeks earlier by two men. Ballistics evidence suggested he was shot from the balcony of the house. In 2003 Sussex Police named hitman Paul Jones, from East Grinstead, as a prime suspect, but he was never charged. He had already been jailed for 17 years at the Old Bailey for blasting builder Ernie Bloom, 57, with a shotgun in a bungled £100 contract killing. Unsolved.
Dec 5 – Servan Kabadi, 27, from Shepherds Bush – killed in west London. Jamal Karimi, 40, student, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter.
Dec – Delroy Nedrick, father of two, killed in late night street fight in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Andrew Middleton, 23; David Coulson, 21; Phillip Smith, 23; and Craig Bauer, 25, were jailed for life at Stafford CC in March 1998. Four other men were acquitted.
Dec 3 – Alan Curtis, 34, part-time musician, was beaten to death in the street in Skerton as he walked home from a gig at the Crown Inn in Lancaster. Peter Thomas, 20, and Darrel Lee Rae, 18, soldiers with the King’s Own Border Regiment, were jailed for life (15 years minimum) in 1997 and released in 2012. He was attacked with his own electric guitar.
December 1 – Lee Harvey, 25, unemployed bus driver, was stabbed in the neck and had his throat cut as he drove down country lanes near Alvechurch, Worcestershire. His girlfriend Tracie Andrews, 28, a former model, claimed he was the victim of a road rage attack. But it later emerged that she had killed him after a row. She was jailed for life in 1997 with a 14 year tariff. She was released in July 2011.
Dec 1 – Janet McGhee, 48, shot at her home in Kimberley, near Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Her estranged husband Thomas McGhee, 53, was jailed for life in 1998. They were involved in a custody battle over their 3 year old daughter.
Dec 1 – Dennis Cockerill, 50, father of 5, headbutted and beaten up outside a Chinese restaurant in High Green, Sheffield. Lee Denton, 23, unemployed, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years. He had served 3 years in jail for raping Cockerill’s mother Hilda, 64.
November 1996
Nov 30 – Chris Lombard, 30, bouncer, was shot outside The Island nightclub in Ilford, E London. His colleague, Albert St Hilaire, 40, survived. The killer had been thrown out earlier after refusing to let himself be searched. Unsolved.
Nov 29 – Toni Paynter, 18, shot dead in front of her 2 children in a car park at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham, Kent. Her boyfriend, Barry Robinson, 21, shot himself in the same car park a few minutes later.
Nov 25 – Nelson Asu, 24, gay model – found in a packing trunk at his home in Toxteth, Liverpool. Carl Alker, 18, was detained under HM Pleasure in July 1997.
Nov 25 – Beth Robinson, 17, killed near her home in Wonastow, near Monmouth, Wales. Daniel Riches, 21, was jailed for life at Newport CC in 1997.
Nov 20 – Kenneth Speakman, 84, retired army officer and gun collector, handcuffed and then strangled at his home in Ramsgate, Kent. Anthony Swindells, 39, burglar from Broadstairs, was jailed for life in Jan 1999 with a 9 year concurrent sentence for robbery and possession of firearms. The trial at Maidstone CC heard Swindells stole 12 handguns, including wartime Lugers.
Nov 20 – Lisa Fuell, 28, pastry chef, suffocated and found in the bath at home in Kiln Close, Harlington, west London. Joseph Beck, 33, a former soldier and convicted rapist, was jailed for life in 2000. He had been living rough. She is believed to have invited him home after meeting him on the Tube.
Nov – Richard and Naoma Wendorf, killed at Eustis, near Orlando, Florida. Rod Ferrell, 17, the leader of a teenage vampire cult, was sentenced to death. In 1999 the Florida Supreme Court commuted his sentence to life without parole (due to his age).
Nov 22 – Ian Taylor, 28, drug dealer from Arnold, Nottinghamshire – shot 4 times. Body found buried near Wakefield in the north of England in 2001. John Allan, 42, from Woodthorpe, was jailed for life in 2003 for his murder. They had both been due to go on trial in 1997, accused of conspiracy to supply ecstasy and other drugs. Allan was already in jail for 19 years for drugs offences and trying to illegally influence a jury. Allan probably feared his co-defendant would grass him up.
Nov 17 – Gary Chick, 40, bouncer at Tom Pepper’s nightclub – beaten up outside club in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Paul Rowley, 28, was acquitted in December 1999.
 
Nov 10Sergei Trakhirov and 13 others – killed by a bomb at Kotlyavskoe cemetery in Moscow. Valeri Radchikov was jailed for 13 years in 2000. Radchikov, who had lost his legs in Afghanistan, was fighting with Trakhirov for control of the lucrative RFIVA Red Army Afghan veterans’ fund. Radchikov’s conviction was overturned and he died in a car crash in 2001. His accomplices, Mikhail Smurov and Andrei Anokhin were jailed for 15 and 10 years respectively but their convictions were quashed.
 
Nov – Emma Cowdrey, 26, shot at home in Rotherwick, near Hook, Hampshire. Her husband Paul Cowdrey, 38, was jailed for life in 1997.
Nov 25 – Suzanne Annis, 27, nurse, drugged and raped in a nursing home attached to Brompton Hospital in SW London. Her colleague, Kevin Cobb, 37, was jailed for life in 2000.
 
Nov 16 – Vera Holland, 47, mother of 3 – abducted, stripped and strangled. Her body set on fire in Arbourfield, Berkshire. Unsolved.
Nov – An unnamed child – dumped in a bin at a motel near University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. The child’s mother Amy Grossberg, 19, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 2 years. The child’s father Brian Peterson, 19, was jailed for 2 years.
 
Nov 13 – Dominic Murphy, 44, farm equipment salesman, shot in the head at a farm in Drumaness, County Down. Ignatius Gribbon, 36, a digger driver, was jailed for life (minimum of 13 years) in 1998. The trial heard Murphy was having an affair with Gribbon’s wife Angela.
 
Nov 10 – Mohammed Akram, 38, taxi driver, shot in the head and dumped in a wood in Carrington, Manchester. Unsolved.
Nov – Joanne Lawson, 38, multiple sclerosis sufferer, who was wheelchair bound – set on fire at her home in Southall, west London. Her husband Raymond Lawson, 53, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years. The trial at Lincoln CC in July 1997 heard that she had whispered “murder” on her deathbed.
 
Nov 9 – Christopher Scott-Strother, 50, stabbed at his flat in Oakley Square, Camden, north London. Charles Allen, 18, was acquitted at the Old Bailey in Dec 1997. Ergin Yilmaz, 15, fled to Turkey. The trial heard that Scott-Strother, a devotee of the Old Roman Catholic Church, was a homosexual paedophile how had stolen around £1m of religious artefacts. Yilmaz apparently killed him after he made sexual advances.
 
Nov 8 – Adrian Kaminsky, 28, from Salford – strangled and found in the boot of a car which was followed from Manchester to East Yorkshire. His hands were cut off. His lover Mikhail Gallatinov, 22, a convicted paedophile from Moston, was jailed for life in Dec 1997. Gallatinov had told an undercover policeman what he planned to do but police were outside when he handcuffed and strangled Kaminsky.
 
Nov 7 – Jan Polak, 67, alcoholic Polish immigrant – punched at his home in Chiswick. Edward Adler, 23, unemployed, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years.
 
Nov 6 – Sandra Austin, 52, shop worker, stabbed at home in Uphill, Lincoln. Her estranged husband Geoffrey Austin, 53, was jailed for life in 1997. The trial heard he claimed he was ill with food poisoning on the night of the murder. She was having an affair with a “toyboy”.
 
Nov 5 – Robert Casey, a schizophrenic drug dealer – shot in a car in Kensington, Liverpool. Les Jackson, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years in 1998. He was the father of Casey’s ex-girlfriend, Lynette.
 
Nov 4 – James Hancox, 28, and his American girlfriend Rhoda Priere, 30, shot in a trailer park in Pahrumph, Nevada. Her former boyfriend Theodore Widdowes later shot himself dead in a Las Vegas hotel room.
 
Nov 1 – David Younes, 32, stabbed in the street in North Kenton, Newcastle. Unsolved.
 
Nov – Tony Edwards, 62, a retired publican, beaten about the head as he walked home from the pub in Newlyn, Cornwall. He died in hospital in December. A drunken French fisherman was arrested but never charged. The Breton vessel Martholod Breizh was the only French boat in the port on the night. An inquest heard that one of the fisherman Gaeten Paille, from Brittany,told French police: “I could have punched the man, but I assure you I do not remember.”
October 1996
 
Oct 31 – Natalie Wood, 6, strangled after a row at home in Fenham, Newcastle. Her mother Melanie Jaichard, 23, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) at Newcastle CC in Nov 97 and was given an indefinite hospital order.
 
Oct 30 – Julie Smailes, 27, sales manager with US computer firm – strangled and stabbed 40 times at her home in Leadgate, County Durham. The house was then set on fire. John Thompson, 27, a local drug dealer, is definitely thought to have been involved. He hanged himself in August 1998. His friend Darren Willis, 26, was initially charged with murder but charges were dropped in 2002.
 
Oct 28 – Thomas Stewart, 35, UVF commander, shot near his home in Ballysillan, Belfast. Stewart had been stood down by the UVF after he committed a £50,000 armed robbery. He was ordered to get out of N Ireland by the UVF. Unsolved.
 
Oct 27 – Karen Tomlinson, 22, prostitute – battered and strangled at her flat in Albany Street, Hull. Steven Price, 34, from Leicester, was convicted of manslaughter at Sheffield CC in 1999 and jailed for 10 years.
 
Oct 20 – Anthony Savage, 16, from Woolwich – died of head injuries after a brawl in Eltham, SE London. Lee Stubington, 18, and two juveniles, were charged with murder and went on trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 1997.
Oct 19 – Jeremy Debonnaire, 45, terminally ill glazier, tied up and shot at his home in Bearsted, near Maidstone, Kent. William Hammell, 35, a burglar, and Clive Sands, 26, were charged but charges were dropped in April 1997 due to insufficient evidence.
Oct 16 – Lesley Fox, 29, pregnant – raped and strangled at her flat in Darlington. Norman Bowen-Jones, 17, was jailed for life at Durham CC in Nov 1997. Timothy Dunn, 15, from Newton Aycliffe, was detained under HM Pleasure.
Oct 13 – Joe Smales, 85, from Rochdale, killed outside his brother Bert’s home in Wakefield. Bert survived. Paul Maxwell, 33, and his brother Daniel Mansell, 28, robbers from Manchester, were jailed for life at Leeds CC in Feb 1998. It emerged that Maxwell was a police informer. In 2009 Mansell’s conviction was quashed. In 2011, the Supreme Court delivered withering criticism of West Yorkshire Police when it ruled Mr Mansell’s brother – Paul Maxwell – should face a re-trial after his conviction for the Smales murder had also been quashed. Maxwell subsequently pleaded guilty.http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2010_0003_Judgment.pdf
Oct – Paul Craig, 34, who was crippled with arthritis, was beaten to death in Hampton, Middlesex. Derek Passmore, 42, was jailed for life (14 years) but his tariff was reduced on appeal to 11. The trial heard how he killed Mr Craig because he believed he was dating his ex-girlfriend. Passmore absconded from HMP Ford in Sussex in summer of 2013. He remains on the run.
 
Oct 9 – Geoffrey Leeming, 63, a former soldier, stabbed in the garage of his home in Haxby, York, while his wife watched Coronation Street. In 1998 Charges were dropped against his wife Jackie Leeming, 55; his daughter Jayne Leeming, 30; and his son Stephen Leeming, 32. In April 1999 the four appeared in court on fraud charges, involving the family company, Leeming Drains, which were discovered by detectives during the murder inquiry. These included false applications for mortgages, loans and benefits.Mrs Leeming, Stephen Leeming and accountant Malcolm Herbert admitted the charges and were each sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.Jayne Leeming was jointly charged with fraudulent trading, of which she was found not guilty. Jackie Leeming died of cancer in 2005.
 
Oct 8 – Stephen Sweet, 18, stabbed in Ashington, Northumberland. Martin McLan, 18, was convicted of manslaughter and detained for 5 years in 1997.
 
Oct – Ivan Milasinovich, 45, cabinet maker, hit over the head as he tried to break up a fight in Mansfield, Notts. Stephen Tighe, 19, and Carl Mercer, 23, were jailed for life in 1997. Darren Dermody, 16 ,was detained during HM Pleasure. He appealed for early release in 2001.
 
Oct 7 – Megan Ford, 54, school cleaner, pushed down steps and found at bottom of railway embankment near her home in Bridgend, Wales. Her secret lover Brian Dolan was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 15 months. He pushed her during a row.
 
Oct 6 – Pamela Stevenson, 31, strangled at home with a vacuum cleaner flex in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Her live-in lover, Gary Scullion, was charged but the case was later dropped.
 
Oct 4 – Sarah Hajney, 16 and Jennifer Bolduc, 16, High School cheerleaders, abducted, raped and dismembered in Dryden, New York state. John Andrews, 31, a factory worker, hanged himself in jail in Nov 1996 while awaiting trial.
 
Oct – Zoe Simpson, 24, mother of two, vanished from home in Manchester. Remains found in a scrapyard in Stoke. Her boyfriend Karl Richardson, 34, was arrested but released. Unsolved.
 
Oct 4 – Eric “Shaka” Brant, stabbed in his car outside The Fridge nightclub in Brixton. Unsolved.
 
Oct 3 – Gary McDonagh, 16, attacked with a machete and dumped in undergrowth in Cannock, Staffordshire. His brother William McDonagh, 30, and his sister-in-law, Noreen McDonagh, 27, were jailed for life in 1997. The trial at Stafford CC heard that Gary had been accused of child abuse.
 
Oct 1 – Richard Robertson, 32, stabbed and had throat cut in a van in Whitleigh, Plymouth. Paul Best, 30, from St Budeaux, was jailed for life in July 1997. The trial heard Best’s mistress, Annie, was married to Robertson.
 
Oct 1 – Julia Fairbanks-Smith, 37, and her daughter Emma, 4, stabbed at a remote farm. Johannes Bruintjes; Dawid Ruiters; Andre Solomons and Charles Adams were jailed in 1999 for 50 years each.
 
Oct – Susan Clark, 30, stabbed with a steak knife at home in Hailsham, East Sussex. Her bankrupt husband Anthony Clark, 33, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years. The trial at Lewes CC heard he snapped during Sunday lunch and stabbed her 16 times after she told him she had a lover.
 
September 1996
Sep – Terence Donnelly, 37, stabbed 7 times and hidden under floorboards of a house in Greenock, Scotland. Body was found on Oct 10. Alan Napier, 43, was jailed for life in Feb 1997. He had claimed self-defence.
 
Sep 25 – Claire Hampson, hit with a hammer and buried in March, Cambridgeshire. Her husband, David Hampson, 39, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. The trial at Northampton CC heard she was a nagging wife.
 
Sep 20 – Michael Adams, 47, killed at his flat in Colwyn Bay, north Wales. James Kearns, 59, from Rhyl, was acquitted of manslaughter.
 
Sep 15 – Jacqueline Hill, 45, stabbed in Maindy, Newport, Gwent. Her boyfriend Richard Hoare, 30, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years. The trial in May 1997 heard he was drunk and killed her after she burnt his Sunday dinner.
 
Sep 14 – Ahmet Cimen, 43, Turkish national, shot and thrown out of a car in Winchmore Hill, north London. Attilla Ozildrim, 36, was charged with conspiracy to murder but charges were dropped in Sep 1997 due to insufficient evidence. The murder is believed to have been linked to an Amsterdam heroin deal.
 
Sep 14 – John McNee, stabbed in Forestfields, Nottingham. Michael Claven, 33, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 6 years.
 
Sep 13 – Martin McCusker, 46, loner, stabbed on seafront in Southend, Essex. Robert Copeland, 32, an alcoholic chef, was jailed for life at Chelmsford CC. Richard Jones, 19, was acquitted.
 
Sep 13 – Lawrence Dabbs, 74, retired millionaire businessman, was found in a fume filled car in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. A neighbour John Hart, 37, was suspected after he inherited £1.4m in Dabbs’ will but charges were dropped and Mr Hart said the “finger of suspicion” had made his life “unbearable”.
 
Sep 13 – Sara Lucas, 38, strangled in Bisley, Surrey. Her boyfriend, Steve O’Callaghan, 42, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years. The judge accepted he was suffering from a “severe adjustment disorder” after discovering she had a secret lover.
 
Sep 13 – Edwin Jones, 44, paramedic from Ammanford – suffered facial injuries and left underneath railway arches in Swansea. Christian Taylor, 23, was jailed for life in April 1997. Mr Jones was gay.
 
Sep 11 – Rigaletta Nikac, 31, who was pregnant, and her father Mark, 58 – shot outside their home in Mount Pleasant, New York. Her former lover Joseph Rukaj, 38, who had won $17m in the NY state lottery in 1990, was jailed for 20 years to Life in March 1998. He claimed he had to shoot his way out of an “ambush” after her family confronted him.
 
Sep 10 – Peter Colleran, 49, beaten to death at home in Liverpool. His stepson Brian Schumacher, 36, a former Olympic boxer from Vauxhall, Liverpool, was jailed for life in May 1997.
 
Sep – Matthew Tilbury, 23, beaten with a baseball bat at Sheepcote Valley landfill site, near Brighton, where he worked. Jamie Cooper, 20, was jailed for life at Lewes CC with a minimum of 12 years. Mr Tilbury had been trying to stop a fight. The other man involved, Simon Ferguson, 26, went missing.
 
Sep 9 – Scott Ferguson, 16, stabbed to death in Paisley, Scotland. William McDermott, 15, was sent to a secure school without time limit in Jan 1997.
 
Sep 7 – Jane Crowe, 32, mother of 2, tied up in a cupboard and strangled at home in Norwich. Paul Miles, 34, her former boyfriend, a French Legionnaire, was jailed for life in 1997. The trial heard she was killed after she “belittled” him – she said her son, James, 4, was more of a man than he was. Her children, James and Emily, 5, were on holiday in Wales with her estranged husband Tony at the time. Miles returned to steal a cash card and went on the run. He was captured in Preston.
 
Sep 6 – Brian Hagland, 28, postman from London, tourist – was beaten to death on Bondi Beach, Sydney, as he walked with his fiancée Connie Casey. Aaron Martin, 22, was acquitted of murder but convicted of maliciously inflicting GBH and jailed for 2 years and 3 months. Sean Cushman, 23, was convicted of being an accessory. The sentences were so lenient that it was brought up in the New South Wales Parliament:
 
Sep 4 – Three women – their body parts were found in the deep freeze at a restaurant in Brussels, Belgium. Ghassan Bou Ziab, 40, a Lebanese restaurateur, and his brother Helmi, 32, were charged with murder.
 
Sep 3 – Andrew Poynton, 22, English literature student from Stockport – beaten up in the street in Manchester. Wayne Paley, 23, from Beswick, was convicted of manslaughter in 1999 and jailed for 2 and a half years.He had claimed self-defence.
 
Sep 2 – Jill Robinson, 54, stabbed in the kitchen of her home in Burbage, Leicestershire. Her husband, William Robinson, 58, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter.
 
Sep 1 – Mark Sayer, 22, unemployed bouncer and former schoolboy boxer (who once fought Naseem Hamed) – shot outside his home in Dormanstown, Redcar, Teesside. Carl Henderson, 26, from Bracknell, and Edwin Winter, 24, from Blyth, were jailed for life in 1997. Zarin Sharif, 33, was jailed for 20 years for conspiracy to murder. Joseph Marshall, 39, was jailed for 6 years for conspiracy to possess a firearm. Andrew Monarch, 24, and Anthony Robinson, 23, went on the run. Monarch was extradited from Spain in 2008 and acquitted of conspiracy to murder later that year.
August 1996
 
Aug 31 – Glenmore Cascoe, 24, stabbed and hit with a piece of wood after being chased along a railway line at Gypsy Hill, south London. Sebastian Hudson, 24, was jailed for life for murder and his brother Pavel, 23, was jailed for 4 and a half years for manslaughter. The trial in 1997 heard Cascoe had groped Hudson’s girlfriend Samantha Crossingham. Hudson had confronted him and Cascoe had beaten him up with a baseball bat.
 
Aug 30 – Colin Maltby, 62, former miner and convicted bigamist, killed outside his home in Scunthorpe. His wife, Marjorie Maltby, 27, was convicted of manslaughter at Lincoln CC and given a hospital order.
 
Aug 25 – Caroline Glachan, 14, from Bonhill – killed and dumped in the river Leven at Dumbarton, Scotland. Unsolved.
Aug 23 – Louise Campbell, 48, mother of 4, stabbed in an upstairs bedroom of her home in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. Her husband, Hamilton Campbell, 40, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) at Reading CC in May 1997 and given an indefinite hospital order.
 
Aug 23 – Paul Hemingway, 49, unemployed, battered around the head at his flat in Normanton, West Yorkshire. The killer is believed to have also killed on Herbert in Wakefield in 1995. Unsolved.
 
Aug – Leonard Fulbirg, 49, Geordie womaniser from Bradford – killed and dismembered. Body parts dumped in a layby at Oxenhope Moor, West Yorkshire where they were found in March 1997. Graham Haylett, 40, and Tracey Cameron, 40, were jailed for life at Leeds CC in 2006. The trial heard Fulbirg had been having an affair with Cameron while Haylett was in prison. Fulbirg had fathered 12 children and was a convicted paedophile.
 
Aug 22 – Robert Tewdwr Moss, 34, freelance journalist, tied up, gagged, kicked, punched and robbed at his flat in Paddington, W London. He suffocated. Darren Garner aka Abdul Aziz, 21, and Rondell Pereira, 19, were jailed for life in July 1997. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Moss was killed because he was gay. He had been writing about travel in Syria when he died.
 
Aug 17 – Wayne Randall, 32, stabbed in Shirehampton, Bristol, as he tried to break up a fight. Ashley Dixon, 19, from Redland, was jailed for life for murder in Nov 1997.
 
Aug 15 – Lucy Burchell, 16, schoolgirl/prostitute, from Cannock – dumped near the Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston, Birmingham, after taking unusually pure dose of heroin. Her body was found on Aug 20. Tahir Khan, 26, and Rungzabe Khan, 24, from Hodge Hill, were charged with murder but in June 1997 a judge ordered the charges be replaced with manslaughter charges and both men were jailed for 10 years.
 
Aug 15 – Angela Hunter, 18, asphyxiated and dumped in Bonnybridge, near Falkirk. Peter Schroder, 29, her casual boyfriend, a drug addict from Rotherham, was jailed for life in Feb 1997. He was also convicted of cruelty to a toddler. Schroder was dubbed The Goodnight Killer.
 
AugRashaad Staggie, joint leader of the Hard Livings gang – attacked by a mob in Salt River, Cape Town. Ozeer Booley and Abdus Saleem Ebrahim were charged with murder but charges were dropped in Feb 1998. Ebrahim was leader of People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD), a Muslim-dominated gang of anti-drugs vigilantes.  In 2002 Ebrahim was jailed for 7 years for unconnected violence. Rashaad’s brother, Rashied, was the other leader of Hard Livings. In 2004 he was jailed for 13 years for burglary from the Faure police armoury. He is due to be paroled in September 2013.
 
Aug 7 – Sarah Bottomley, 14, from Uppingham – buried naked in a field of wheat at Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire. Her stepfather Nigel Rawlings, 33, was jailed for life in Nov 1997. He had bought her jeans and taken her to the cinema and then had sex with her and killed her. He tried to set fire to the body and his car was seen returning to the scene. The body was found on Aug 19.
Summer – Jan Juri Slivinski, 35, a Lithuanian circus acrobat from Hamilton, Scotland – killed at his home in Benidorm, Spain. Roy Davies, 48, a Scottish gangster from Wolverhampton, was arrested in connection with his killing. Davies was his partner in a satellite TV installation business. In Dec 1999 Davies vanished from Fontcalent prison in Spain after £10,000 bail fee.
 
Aug 13 – Reverend Chris Gray, stabbed in the churchyard of his church in Anfield, Liverpool. Terence Storey, 31, a burglar, was jailed for life at Preston CC in Oct 1997.
 
Aug 12 – Jonathan “Beefy” Busson, 16, stabbed in Cheltenham. Wesley Keel, 19, was jailed for life in July 1997. The trial at Bristol CC heard Keel resented the fact that Busson fancied his sister.
 
Aug 10 – Rachel Thacker, 22, Salford University graduate from Cannock, beaten, stripped, mutilated and burned after being picked up while drunk outside the George and Dragon pub in Ardwick, Manchester. Duncan Bermingham, 32, a drug dealer and unemployed taxi driver who posed as a minicab driver, was jailed for life in Oct 1997 with a minimum of 20 years. He had borrowed a friend’s red Ford Sierra to pick her up and killed her when she refused his sexual advances.
 
Aug 8 – Ossie Clark, 54, 1960s fashion guru. The bankrupt drug addict was found in his dingy bedsit in Notting Hill. His Italian boyfriend Diego Cogolato, 29, a former soldier, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 6 years.
 
Aug 6 – Ronald Smith, 49, died of head injuries outside his home in Frankley, Birmingham. Dean Fox, 21; Adam Power, 22; Simon Caveney, 23 and Wayne Graham, 24, all went on trial at Birmingham CC in Nov 1997. The trial heard Mr Smith was killed after he went to protect his Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs Bill and Ben.
 
Aug 5 – Robert Bull, 59, grocer and Tory activist – killed at home near Norwich. His son Nicholas Bull, 28, was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital.
 
Aug 1 – Trude Espas, 20, found on the Grande Beach, near Geiranger, Norway. Suggestions her killer may have been Briton Tony Bromwich, aka the Costa Killer in Spain. Unsolved.
July 1996
 
July 28 – Ian Lowery, 26, from Churchdown, fell from a bridge and was run over by a train in Pirton, near Cheltenham. Several people arrested but no-one ever charged. Unsolved. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1985405.stm
 
July 26 – Phyliss Minney, 48, hit 17 times with a claw hammer at her home in Wokingham, Berkshire. Two of her children, Paul, 11, and Phyllis, 13, survived, as did a 13-year-old friend of her daughter’s, Vicky Hatfield, although she was brain damaged. Her son-in-law Dale Mandley, 32, from Northampton, was jailed for life at Reading CC in April 1997 with a 10 year minimum tariff. The judge said he was a “desperately dangerous man”. The trial heard he had cut telephone wires to the house.
July 25 – Dwight Williamson, 31, killed at home in West Dulwich, south London. His girlfriend, Jackie Cox, 278, was acquitted in April 1997.
July 22 – Anthony Winship, 52, stabbed on The Meadows estate in Nottingham. His son, Peter Winship, 20, was convicted of manslaughter and received a hospital order.
 
July 22 – Stephen Taylor, 19, killed outside Nickleby’s nightclub in West Bromwich. Adrian Houldey, 24, a bouncer turned boxer, was charged but charges were discharged at Stafford CC and he walked free.
 
July 20 – Michael Hay, 24, drug dealer – shot in Primrose Hill Street, Hillfields, Coventry. Unsolved.
 
July 18Caroline Dickinson, 14, from Launceston, Cornwall – raped and suffocated in her bed in a youth hostel in Pleine-Fougeres, Normandy, France. Francisco Montes, from Gijon, Spain, was jailed for life in 2004. Montes was an itinerant drifter who committed sex crimes as far away as Florida.
 
July – Manduf Salih, 31, beaten to death at squat in Wood Green, north London. His twin brother Sayed Salih, 31, was jailed for life. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he had harboured a grudge for 14 years.
 
July 9 – Lin Russell, 45, and her daughter Megan, 6 – battered with a hammer in a frenzied attack in a lane on Goodnestone Park estate, near Canterbury, Kent. Michael Stone, 37, from Gillingham, Kent, was jailed for life at Maidstone CC in Oct 1998. Lin’s other daughter Josie, who was 9, barely survived her wounds. The trial heard Stone was a psychopathic drug addict. But his supporters continue to maintain that he was innocent and was convicted on the basis of cellmate confessions which they insist were fabricated.
 
July 8 – Nicola Parsons, 18, care assistant – raped and asphyxiated in a hut in Stoke, Plymouth. Andrew McKinlay, 23, was jailed for life in 1997. He was caught by DNA tests of 800 men.
 
July 8 – Jade Matthews, 9, from Bootle, beaten to death and dumped on railway sidings in Bridle Road, Liverpool. Brian Smith, 13, was detained under HM Pleasure. The trial heard he killed her after she fell over and he feared he would get the blame.
 
July 7 – Katrina Taylor, 19, stabbed in the chest in a churchyard in Dyke Road, Brighton. Simon Williams, 24, and his sister Nescha, 21, were acquitted at Lewes CC in June 1997. She was convicted of false imprisonment. Fergal Scollan, 21, and Trevor Smith, 23, both from Cricklewood, were jailed for life. But their convictions were quashed and they were granted a retrial in 2000, at which they were both acquitted. It has since been claimed the murder was linked to a fraud scam in nearby Peacehaven.
July 6 – Darryl Cowles, 35, hit 7 times with a hammer in the garden of a house in Brownhills, Walsall. Andrew Reeves, who was 32 in 1996, was jailed for life in Nov 2008 with a minimum tariff of 12 years.
 
July 5 – Emily Mutch, 77, raped and murdered at her flat in Garnethill, Glasgow. Tom Galloway, 42, was jailed for life (minimum of 20 years) in Jan 1999. He stole her wedding ring.
 
June 1996
June 24 – Jackie Gallagher, 26, part-time prostitute from Paisley – abducted from Bothwell Street (red light district) in Glasgow and dumped in Bowling, Dunbartonshire. George Johnstone, 43, from Erskine, went on trial in 2004 but the case against him was not proven.
 
June 20 – Ronald Platt, 51, killed and dumped in the sea. His body was dredged up by a trawler off Teignmouth, Devon. Albert Walker, 52, aka David Davis, from Woodham Walter, Essex, was jailed for life at Chelmsford CC in 1998. Walker, who was believed to be Canadian, posed as Platt and had to kill him when the real Platt turned up from Canada.
June – Simon Tang, 28, businessman and owner of a Chinese takeaway – beaten and robbed in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. In 2013 charges of murder were dropped against Paul Allen, 39, and George Robinson, 36. Charges of perverting the course of justice were also dropped against Jacqueline Scanlon, 34, and Leanne Wilson, 35.
June – Catherine Dale, 42, killed at home in Gosport. Body not found until Nov 1996. Her husband was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter.
June 26 – Kathleen Skoof, 37, strangled after a night out at the Tower nightclub in Hull. Her husband David Skoof, 48, was jailed for life in 1997. The trial at Sheffield CC heard he was jealous of her relationship with her sisters.
 
June – Tracey Saint, 25, stabbed 18 times at her home in Paddock Wood, Kent. Ex-boyfriend Alan Rendell, 44, from Tunbridge Wells, was jailed for life in 1997. He later mutilated himself with a knife.
 
June 26 – Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist, shot dead as she sat in her car at traffic lights at Naas, near Dublin. Paul Ward, 32, was jailed for life in 1998. Brian Meehan, 32, was jailed for life. John Gilligan, who allegedly masterminded the killing, was acquitted. But he was later jailed for 28 years for drugs offences. Eugene “Dutchy” Holland, who was rumoured to be the gunman, was never convicted but died in HMP Parkhurst in 2009, where he was serving an 8 year term for an unrelated crime.
 
June 22 – Jill Williams, killed at home in Mitcham, south London. Michael Foster, 33, and Dennis McCarthy, 29, were accused of murder.
 
June 22 – Johph and Kornelia Ploch, elderly Poles (he was a concentration camp survivor)- killed at home in Fulham. Robert Savicki, 22, and Mariosz Mackza, 29, were jailed for life. Rafal Gutarwicki, 23, was acquitted.
 
June 22 – Adil Butt, 25, killed in a flat in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. His friend Bradley Sears-Prince, 23, was jailed for life in 1997. The trial at Nottingham CC heard that Butt had dared to criticise England players during the England v Spain game in Euro 96.
 
June 15 – Janet Murgatroyd, 20, clerk at Lancashire Police HQ in Preston, battered and stripped and dumped in river Ribble in Preston. Andrew Greenwood, 25, from Penwortham, was charged but charges were dropped in 1999. He was tried again in 2003 and convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years. 11 months later that conviction was overturned. Greenwood had confessed to police but now claims he was mentally ill at the time and that is why he made a false confession.
 
 
June 15 – Kathleen Dolman, 32, killed at home in Perry Barr, Birmingham. Her common law husband, Stuart Reece, 32, went on trial at Birmingham CC in June 1997.
 
June 14 – Andrew Steventon, 18, Aston University student – hit on the head with a bottle outside the Faculty and Firkin pub in Gosta Green, Birmingham. Royston Worrell, 20, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 54 months.
 
June – Harjit Singh Luther, 40, from Ilford, battered with a hockey stick and then dumped in a shallow grave at Little Abshott Farm, Warsash, Hampshire. Body was found by farmer while ploughing the field. Baljeet Singh Rai, 26, was jailed for life in June 1998 and ordered to be deported to India at the end of his sentence. Manjit Kaur Rai, 34, from Southampton, was acquitted. The trial at Winchester CC heard Luther was Mrs Rai’s lover and Singh Rai feared he would be deported if she divorced him.
 
June – Habib Saliba, 46, assistant director of UBS, stabbed 26 times at his home in Fulham. Samantha Enoch, 20, a prostitute, was jailed for life in April 1997. Ronald Tamplin, 27, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Enoch visited Syrian-born Saliba regularly for sex. But she regularly stole jewellery from his house and he was considering prosecuting her for theft.
 
June 10 – Shirley Brown, 46, bound, sexually assaulted and strangled at her home in Wigan. Stuart Hulse, 37, was jailed for life.
 
June 10 – Samiel Boon, 59, stabbed in the bathroom of his home in Cheltenham. His son, Malcolm Boon, 29, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years.
June 9 – Melanie Hall, 25, went missing from a nightclub in Bath. Her body parts were found near the M5 near Bristol in 2009. Unsolved.
 
June 7 – John O’Brien, 35, stabbed at a bus stop in Digbeth, Birmingham. John O’Reilly, 26, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years.
June 6 – William Pigg, 30, stabbed at home in Hampton, SW London. John Reid, 54, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years.
 
June – Robert O’Donohue, 19, kicked, stripped and pelted with rocks in Coatbridge, Scotland. Paul Mowat, Peter Davidson and Martin McGlinchey, all 20, were convicted in Glasgow and jailed for life. The trial in October 1996 heard O’Donohoe was attacked after he touched a girl’s bottom outside a nightclub.
 
Between May 94 – June 1996 – Ray Smith, 48, convicted murder, wrapped in plastic and put under floorboards at Bewsey, near Warrington. Simon Barnes, 27, and Christopher Tatlock, 27, were jailed for life. Smith was released from prison in 1994. The house was rented by Nacro for former inmates.
May 1996
 
May 25 – Kelvin Noon, 24, Plymouth Argyle supporter – killed in a fight with Darlington fans outside Wembley Stadium before play-off final. Peter Johnson, 30, also a Plymouth fan, was acquitted of manslaughter on the grounds of self-defence. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Johnson, who had been drinking, thought Noon was a rival (ie from Darlington).
May 25 – Dessie McCleery, 37, killed in INLA feud, shot in Chicago Pizza Pie Factory in Belfast. Brendan Gallagher, 31, from Lenadoon, was acquitted in Nov 1997.
May 24 – John Dunne, 28, Irish traveller – shot on waste ground at Erdington, Birmingham. Walter Lee, 47, another traveller, went on trial at Birmingham CC in June 1997.
May 22 – Mark Rennie, 27, was shot in Ferguslie Park, Paisley, Scotland. It was part of a drug war. Unsolved.
May 20 – Stephen Cole, 37, former Liverpool reserve footballer and security consultant – hacked and beaten to death by a 30-strong gang in the Farmers Arms in Fazakerly, Liverpool. John Riley, 45 and Robert McCarthy, bouncers from Kirkby, were jailed for life in Nov 1997. Raymond Navarro was jailed for 10 years for GBH.
May 20 – Stephen Cameron, 21, from Swanley – stabbed on a slip road off the M25 in Kent. Kenneth Noye, 50, gangster, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in April 2000. He had been extradited from Spain in 1999. Mr Cameron was the victim of a road rage attack. He was killed in front of his girlfriend, Danielle Cable, who became a key witness. Noye was acquitted of murdering a detective, John Fordham, in 1986. On that occasion he stabbed a police officer who was in his garden investigating a bullion robbery.
May 20 – Hitesh Parmar, 19, stabbed in Silver Jubilee Park, Kingsbury, NW London. Nadeem Janjua, 20, from Northolt, and Mifta Chodhury, from Sudbury, were jailed for life in 1997. Mayur Divecha, 20, was acquitted. The trial heard Janjua was a rapped who wrote a song after the killing, including lyrics: “It’s too easy to kill someone, but the pain after is immense.”
May 16 – Joanne Eddison, 15, went missing on way home from school. Body found 2 months later on a railway line near her home in Charlton, S London. Liam Tovell, 15, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. He claimed he accidentally hit her with a snooker cue.
May 16 – Eileen Maskall, 88, beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted at her home in Leytonstone, E London. Michael Shearon, 48, drink and drug abuser from Glasgow, was jailed for life (20 years minimum) in Oct 1997.
May – Benjamin Worae, 35, Ghanaian – shot in the face in a street in north London. Lee Gardiner, a self-styled gangster, was jailed for life in Feb 1997. Mr Worae was shot after his car collided with Gardiner’s. Another man, Kwame Davies, survived.
May 16 – John Marshall, 35, car dealer and salvage operator from Brentwood, Essex – shot in the head and chest and dumped in his Range Rover in Sydenham, Kent. Killer left £5,000 in the car. May be linked to Rettendon murders the previous year. Unsolved.
May 15 – Gareth Brooks, 29, killed with an axe in his bedsit in Plymouth. Adrian Hill, 31, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was jailed for life (minimum of 12 years).
May 15 – Erwin Harina, 26, and his girlfriend Jocelyn Dumpor, Filipino couple – killed at a house in Labuan, Malaysia. Ian Miller, 46, a British expat, and Rikason Piblani, 34, were suspected but charges were dropped. The bodies were not found until June 14.
May 13 – Linda Vockins, 34, PR manager from Windsor – raped and beaten to death in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines. Three local men were charged.
May 12 – Tyrone France, 31, from Newport – his dismembered body was found in Wentwood Forest, near Newport, Gwent. Dylan Watkins, 1, and Simon Spring, 23, from Newport, were both jailed for life in 1997. The trial heard the murder was drug-related.
May – Richard Uter, 25, crack dealer, shot dead in Borough Road, Southwark, after an abortive crack deal. Michael Ormsby, 23, crack dealer from Brockley, was jailed for life in 1997. He claimed he was at his flat at the time but cellsite evidence showed his mobile was at the scene.
May 11 – Paul McKenzie, 22, from Birmingham – shot outside a house in Far Town, Huddersfield, where a blues party was being held. Gavin Nicholas, 25, from Huddersfield, was acquitted at Leeds CC in July 1997.
May 10 – 7 Vietnamese cigarette smugglers – six of them were shot in a 9th floor flat at 3 Marchwitzastrasse in the Marzahn district of Berlin. The seventh was found on a bridleway. Le Duy Bao, a Vietnamese gangster known as “The Merciful” was jailed for life. Also arrested was Fan Vam Tiehn, who was captured in Moscow.
May 10 – Wayne Allsop, 27, stabbed outside his home in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Stuart Alfree, 27, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 6 and a half years. Paul Ellis, 35, was jailed for 4 and a half years.
May 8 – Dorothy Wood, 94, frail and profoundly deaf – suffocated with a pillow at home in Far Town, Huddersfield. Mark Dallagher, 25, a burglar was jailed for life at Leeds CC in Dec 1996. Dallagher was convicted on the basis of “earprint” evidence. Expert witness, Cornelius Van Der Lugt, testified that Dallagher’s ear had been pressed against the window of the house. In 2004 he was cleared, after a retrial, after it emerged from DNA tests that the earprint did not belong to him.
May – Johana Czardebon, German tourist – shot dead at The County Hotel in Bedford. Alvin Black, 36, an armed robber, from Bedford, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 1997. His accomplices, Karlton Campbell, 20, Robert Skyers, 20 and Sidney Thompson, were charged with conspiracy to rob.
May 7 – Balvir Kaur Johal, 25, and her sister Charanjit Kaur Johal, 26, beaten to death at home in Smethwick, West Midlands. Balvir’s husband Khajan Singh Johal, 27, was jailed for life at Stafford CC in March 1998.
May 6 – Helen Martin, 18, from Maesteg – hit with a wheelbrace and dumped in woods at Witches Fell, near Symonds Yat, Herefordshire. David Willoway, 31, from Bridgend, was jailed for life at Cardiff CC. He met her at a disco in Maesteg, South Wales.
May 5 – Terry Good, 12; his brother Patrick, 6; and sisters Alison, 10 and Nicola, 8 – died in fire at home in Sholing, Southampton. Their uncle, Frederick Hayworth, 59, was jailed for life at Winchester CC in May 1997. He bore a grudge against his ex-wife (their aunt).
May – Shawn Keegan, 19, transvestite; Thomas aka Deanna Wilkinson, 31, transsexual prostitute; and Brenda Ludgate, 25, prostitute – shot in a 2 hour spree over the Victoria Day weekend in Toronto, Canada. Marcello Palma, 33, was convicted of first degree murder and jailed for life (25 years minimum).
May 2 – Norman Harvey, 68, injected with a needle full of insulin in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Susan Shickle, 36, a drug addict and alcoholic, was jailed for life. The trial at Oxford CC heard Mr Harvey was accused of being a child molester.
May 2 – Fiona Ovis, 28, and boyfriend William Crompton, 18 – stabbed in a bungalow in the countryside in Llandridnod Wells, Powys. Ovis’ former boyfriend Andrew Cole, 26, was jailed for life in Jan 1997. Cole, who himself suffered stab injuries, had recorded them having sex.
 
May 1 – Owen Graham, 49, shot dead in a betting shop in Toxteth, Liverpool. His stepson Eugene Weaver was cleared of murdering Clay Benjamin in 2000. Unsolved.
April 1996
Apr 30 – Louise Allen, 13, killed as she tried to break up a fight outside a funfair in Corby. Two girls, both aged 13, were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 2 years each.
Apr 28 – 35 people (32 shot, three burned alive in a guest house) in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia. Martin Bryant, 28, a blonde haired surfer who was seen laughing during the massacre. He was jailed for life in Nov 1996 and sent to Risdon prison.
Apr 27 – John Yates, 33, stabbed outside his home in Rochdale. Christopher Allen, 21, was jailed for life in 1997. The trial in Manchester heard Yates was having an affair with Melanie Dann, who was Allen’s girlfriend.
Apr 26 – Tsoye Abimbola, 15, stabbed through the heart on street in Kilburn, NW London. Damien Holder, 17, was jailed for life in March 1997. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was killed in a row over cigarette papers.
Apr 26 – Ruth Hunt, 58, former prison counsellor at HMP Channings Wood – raped, strangled and suffocated at her home in St Leonards, Exeter. Tony Hallett, 39, a former soldier and convicted rapist from Stevenage, was jailed for life in Feb 1997. He tracked her down after the break-up of his relationship.
Apr 24 (body found on May 20) – Anthony Richards, 26, Reading University graduate, film animator, drug dealer from Bristol – killed with a drug overdose and buried in a shallow grave in woods at Tytherington, near Thornbury, Bristol. Bikers Simon Phillips, 28, from Leicester, and Christopher Evans, 26, from Bristol, were jailed for life at Bristol CC in 1998. They robbed him of £2,000 in cash.
Apr – Anthony “Tony The Greek” Constantinou, drugs baron – shot in Café Loco bar in Manchester. Unsolved.
Apr 15 – Barrington Walker, 32, hacked to death with a machete outside Marcus Garvey Community Centre in Nottingham. Alrich Hamilton, 24, and Christopher Kyle, 25, were jailed for life (minimum of 14 years). Walker was a local “hard man” who served 4 years for gang-related crime in West Bromwich.
Apr 14 – Mustafa Zarif, 32, from Kyrenia, northern Cyprus – garrotted and left in a shallow grave in Nineacres Wood in Essendon, Hertfordshire. Arkin Izzigil, 25, and Tan Onabasi, 21, were charged with murder and went on trial in July 1997. The trial heard Zarif had arrived in the UK in April 1995.
Apr – Scott McMullins, 20, killed by a gang of 20 on the Marquess estate in Islington, north London. Two teenagers were jailed for life in Nov 1996. A witness who gave evidence at the trial at the Old Bailey was forced out of her council house. Islington Council was accused of not helping her.
Apr 12 – Andrew Bentley, 26, gangster and father of two – shot in the head outside the Flying Pizza restaurant in Sheffield. Killer rumoured to have fled to Spain. Unsolved.
Apr 7 – Margaret Bremner, 78, killed at her home in Leslie, Fife. Kevin Ward, 17, was jailed for life in Edinburgh in Sep 1996. His parents Patrick and Margaret had tried to protect him.
Apr 6 (Easter Sunday) – Stevan Popovic, 75, motorist who stopped to get directions in Chapeltown, Leeds. He was beaten up and died of a heart attack. Clive Jones, 25, from Gipton, was jailed for life in June 1997. The trial at Leeds CC heard Mr Popovic was a Serbian “Chetnik”, who was picking up an old friend, Nicola Modrag, from a nearby hotel but got lost. Jones stole £50 in cash, a watch and a wedding ring.
Easter – Michael Hulse, 37, from Bolton – killed in a fight in Tenerife. Richard Fletcher and Jimmy Brandwood, both from Bolton, were charged with murder.
Apr 5 – Jonathan Reid, 51, scientist – killed at his flat in Plumstead, SE London. Vic Boreman, 29; Michael Byrne, 27, and his brother Malcolm, 28, were jailed for life. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Mr Reid was killed simply because his wife Mabel was black.
Apr 3 – Leo Gaskill, 23, killed outside a church in Bexhill, East Sussex. He was killed in a row over a piece of cheese. Sean Donoher, 31, was jailed for manslaughter but was released in 2001. He then carried out a string of violent armed robberies in Brighton, was convicted and sent back to jail.
Early April – Kelly Bates, 17, graphic designer – tortured for 4 weeks (eyes gouged out) and drowned. Her naked body was found in a bedroom of a house in Gorton, Manchester. James Smith, 49, unemployed, was jailed for life in Nov 1997.
Apr 2 – Alain Hay, 48, French gangster, and his wife Angela, originally from Portsmouth. The bodies were found in the boot of their Mercedes at the bottom of a canal in Niffer, Alsace, France, on 20 May. Charles Cretello, 46, a restaurant owner, was jailed for life in 2003. The trial heard he stole 500,000 francs from them. They had withdrawn £65,000 from a bank in Le Havre.
Apr 2 – Gawen Whalley, 23, British tourist, stabbed in suburb of Matraville in Sydney, Australia. Richard Soriano, 18, was jailed for 4 and a half years. A boy, aged 13, was jailed for 7 years.
April – Fevzi Demir, 35, the owner of a takeaway restaurant, was killed and encased in concrete at the rear of the BMT fast food restaurant in Maldon, Essex. In Oct 1998 at Chelmsford CC Vedat Kayretli, 35, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. His wife Serena was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. Charges were dropped against Orkhan Baydar, 29. Mr and Mrs Kayretli were released on appeal in June 2000 after doubts emerged about the post mortem by pathologist Paula Lannas. The prosecution had alleged that Kayretli had an affair with Fevzi Demir and claimed her husband stabbed him after finding out about it. But in June 2000 the court of appeal heard that while Lannas gave the cause of death as stabbing, she failed to spot a potentially fatal skull fracture.
March 1996
Mar 26 – Christopher Langford, 38 and his identical twin Anthony, unemployed – beaten over the head and found in Regent Canal in Islington, north London. David Dillon, 37, a drinking pal, was jailed for life in 1997. He told a friend “Don’t worry about the twins, they’ve gone for a long swim.”
Mar 26 – Pat Pearce, 51, stabbed 30 times in bed at home in Corby. Her daughter Michelle Pearce, 27, was jailed for life at Nottingham CC in July 1997. Pearce is also suspected of killing her ex-boyfriend, David Anderson, 28, in 1990.
Mar 26 – Lee McCabe, 21, factory worker – stabbed when he tried to stop a youth slapping a girl in Camberwell, south London. Unsolved.
Mar 26 – Minesh Nagreecha, 24, stabbed 12 times at his home in Hemel Hempstead. House then set on fire. Sarfraz Khan, was jailed for life in Dec 1997. His co-accused, Mr Graham, was acquitted. The trial heard Khan stole a video recorder.
Mar 24 – Claire Hergest, 21, young mum, drowned in the bath of her flat in Trier Way, Gloucester as her toddler slept nearby. Barrington Moses, 31, a former probationary constable with West Midlands Police, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in March 1997. Claire’s mother was killed in exactly the same way 19 years earlier.
Mar 23 – Michelle Lander, 34, and Gary Stephenson, 23, stabbed to death in a house in West Molesey, Surrey. Nicholas Butler, 29, unemployed, was jailed for life in March 1997.
Mar 18 – Lawrence Haggerty, 15, Celtic youth footballer – beaten to death at his home in Larbert, near Falkirk, Scotland. House set on fire. Brian Beattie, 33, a convicted burglar and arsonist, was jailed for life (15 years minimum) in Edinburgh in 1998. At his trial Beattie claimed the victim’s younger brother Dennis was responsible.
Mar 17 – Tom Nevin, 54, IRA man, killed in Jack White’s Inn in County Wexford, Ireland. His wife Catherine Nevin, 49, was jailed for life for murder in 2000. The trial in Dublin heard she was having an affair with a judge.
Mar 17 – John Doran, 60, factory worker, beaten to death with a skittles trophy at his home in Parkend Road, Gloucester. The killer set fire to the flat. Unsolved.
Mar 16 – Rhodri Williams, 14, and his brother Steffan Williams, 11 – stabbed at home in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Their French-born mother Isabelle Williams, 41, stabbed herself to death. She had been suffering from severe depression.
Mar 13 – Victoria Clydesdale; Emma Crozier; Melissa Currie; Charlotte Dunn; Kevin Hassell; Ross Irvine; David Kerr; Mhairi McBeath; Emily Morton; Brett McKinnon; John Petrie; Abigail McLennan; Sophie North; Joanna Ross; Hannah Scott and Megan Turner, all aged 5, and their teacher Gwenne Mayor, 44 – gunned down in the gym at Dunblane Primary School in Dunblane, Scotland. Thomas Hamilton, 43, an unemployed former DIY shop boss, shot himself dead. It later emerged that he bore a grudge against the school and the Boy Scouts. The incident led to a complete ban on handguns in the UK.
Mar 10 – Tahir Ali, 20, student working part-time as a waiter, was kicked and punched to death outside the Khyber restaurant in Idle, Bradford. Matthew Mitchell, 26, was jailed for life (14 years minimum). His brother Frank Mitchell, 30, was jailed for 2 years for wounding with intent.
Mar 9 – Karen Skipper, 34, drowned after having hands tied together and being thrown into the river in Fairwater, Cardiff, as she walked her dogs. Her ex husband Phillip Skipper was jailed for life in Feb 97.
Mar 8 – David Spencer, 41, punched, kicked and stamped 150 times in Darwen, Lancashire. His neighbour Daniel Holden, 33, was jailed for life at Liverpool CC in 1997. The trial heard they had a dispute over a leather jacket.
Mar 7 – Danny Marlow, 35, taxi driver – run down by stolen car in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Timothy Harris, 34, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years. Peter Marsh, 52, of Barrow-upon-Soar, was jailed for 4 years for conspiracy. The trial at Nottingham CC heard Marsh asked Harris to put the frighteners on Marlow over an unpaid £40 snooker debt.
Mar 3 – Christopher Lloyd, 4, poisoned with salt in his fizzy drinks over 10 day period – died at home in Parkfield, Wolverhampton after suffering vomiting and diarrhoea. His mother Caroline Lloyd, 24, jailed for life at Oxford CC in March 1997. She was suffering from Munchausen’s by proxy. Her husband Stuart was unaware of what she was doing.
Mar 3 – Abdeladim Gahbiche, 16, stabbed 39 times at a flat in Gournay-sur-Marne, Paris. Veronique Herbert, 20, was jailed for 15 years in 1998 and Sebastien Paindavoine, 19, was jailed for 12 years. The trial heard the victim was lured to his death by Herbert. The couple were obsessed by the film Natural Born Killers.
Mar – Yvonne Williams, 32, found face down in a stream at Wythall, Worcestershire. Her husband Jack Williams, 38, from Redditch, was jailed for life at Wolverhampton CC.
February 1996
Feb 29 – Junior Carter, 27, illegal immigrant from Jamaica – shot outside Feed The Nation Caribbean takeaway in Winson Green, Birmingham. He was involved in murder of Timothy Thomas in Lozells in June 1995. Unsolved.
Between late Feb and March 3 – Hans Otto Detmering; Claudia Cecchetti; Umberto Marchior; Paolo Vecchiolini; Tullio Melchiori; and Guerrino Botte, carabinieri – shot in the town of Merano in the Alto Adige, northern Italy. Ferdinand Gamper, 39, a German-speaking farm labourer who had far-right views, was responsible. He killed himself after a shootout with the carabinieri on March 5.
 
Feb 27 – John Hyden, 41, lawyer from Edinburgh – shot dead at the Nevski Palace Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia. It is believed he was shot by mistake. The real target was a local gangster, Vladimir Gavrilenkov. Unsolved.
 
Feb – Danny Westmacott, 16, trainee chef, stabbed outside McDonald’s in Edmonton, north London. Noel Sayles, 16; and Jason Honeyghan, 17, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey. The court heard Westmacott had earlier beaten Sayles in a fight and Sayles returned with a knife. There was a children’s party going on in McD’s at the time.
 
Feb 24 – Ian Gamble, 16, stabbed as he walked through the grounds of Barnard Castle, County Durham. A 15-year-old boy, who was never named, was acquitted in 1997. The trial heard there had been a fight between rival schools.
 
Feb 18 – Stephen Maskell, 32, killed in a massive brawl in the centre of Rugby, Warwickshire, involving 20 people. Simon Ebanks, 24, was jailed for life for murder at Birmingham CC and Bernard Reed, 24, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Ironically Mr Maskell was about to go backpacking around the world and had spent the evening at a farewell party.
 
Feb 17 – Stephen Worthington, beaten about the head with a concrete post and dumped on a track in Darlaston, Wolverhampton. His cousin Jason Doughty, 23, was jailed for life at Stafford CC. It is thought they were involved in a love triangle with a girl.
 
Feb – Derek Fisher, 46, stabbed 43 times and mutilated at his flat in Ipswich, which was set on fire. Darren Newland, 28, who was homeless, and Mark Keegan, 28, were both jailed for life in July 1997. The victim was homosexual and the motive may have simply been homophobia.
 
Feb 9 – Peter Swales, 36, pub landlord – beaten to death with a baseball bat in a road rage assault at 3am at Fitzwilliam, near Wakefield. Charges were dropped against a local man, named Knowles, in Nov 1999.
 
Feb 12 – Jeannette Broadhead, 23, strangled and found floating in a lake in Heaton Park in Rusholme, Manchester. Stephen Roe, 23, was jailed for life.
 
Feb – Peter Tooley, killed in flat above the pub they ran in Bradford. His wife Marjorie Tooley, 53, was convicted of manslaughter and given a 3 year probation order. The trial at Leeds CC heard she had been a battered wife for 8 years.
 
Feb 11 – Lee Kinch, 14, stabbed in a park in Huyton, Liverpool. Leo Gavan, 36, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given an indefinite hospital order. The trial at Liverpool CC in 1997 heard Gavan only had one arm and was being taunted by Kinch and his friends.
 
Feb 11 – Elayne Parry, 33, beauty lecturer at Dudley College – killed at her home in Chadsmoor, Cannock, Staffs. Her husband Richard Parry, 43, was convicted of manslaughter at Wolverhampton CC and jailed for 6 years.
 
Feb 11 – Velda McKelvie, 27, battered and stabbed at home in Corby, Northamptonshire. The house was then set on fire and her son Adam, 3, was left with horrific burns. He died in April 1997. Her other sons Tommy, 10, and Sean, 6, escaped injury. Andrew Callow, 24, a textile worker, was jailed for life at Nottingham CC in June 1997. The trial heard he had been having an affair with her. His mother, Marilyn Bowie, insists he is innocent and has offered £10,000 for evidence which would clear him. http://velda-mckelvie.gonetoosoon.org/
 
Feb 10 – Mohammed Sardar, shopkeeper, and his son Mohammed Ahmed Sardar – killed in their shop in Whalley Range, Manchester. Atif Iqbal, 22, was jailed for life for murder. Arif Iqbal, 24, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. Asif Iqbal, 19, was acquitted.
 
Feb 10 – Jason Wharton, 24, DJ from Sparkbrook – shot in the face during a robbery as he sat in a car outside a blues party in Hockley Hill, Birmingham. Verran Myles, 23, was jailed for life at Leicester CC. Michael Christie, 24, was jailed for 14 years for attempted murder. Leon Brown, 19, was jailed for 6 years for conspiracy to rob. Leon Bell, 21, was also jailed for 6 years, Terry
Smithen, 22
, got 6 years, and Ezekial Osbourne, 18, was jailed for 5 years. The same gang – members of the infamous Johnson Crew – are believed to have attacked Christopher Nicholas, aka President Sas, on Jan 21.
 
Feb 10 – Liam Wallace, 4, battered to death at his mother’s flat in Regis House (tower block) in Oldbury, West Midlands. His mother, Jane Hulse, 25, and her boyfriend Phillip Tong, 18, were convicted of manslaughter at Stafford CC in June 1997. Hulse was jailed for 5 years. Tong was detained during HM Pleasure.
 
Feb 7 – Glenda Hoskins, 45, strangled and drowned in the bath of her home at Port Solent, near Portsmouth. Her boyfriend Victor Farrant, 48, was jailed for life at Winchester CC in Jan 1998.
Feb 7 – David Buddin, 41, manager of Sainsburys supermarket in Poole – killed at home in Bournemouth. His lover, James Morley, 32, hanged himself at HMP Winchester while on remand in April 1996.
Feb 7 – A fight broke out between two groups of men from Southall and Cranford in west London. Harminder Singh Jhaghra was stabbed in the arm and bled to death. Kiranjit Uppal, 18, f;ed to India and remained on the run until 2013 when he was arrested on his arrival back at Heathrow airport. In October 2014 he was jailed for life (16 years). He was also found guilty of grievous bodily harm in connection with an incident which occurred on the same day, prior to the murder and was sentenced to five-years to run concurrently. The trial heard that around 4pm the Cranford group – who included friends of Uppal – were attacked by a gang from Southall. Plans were made for a revenge attack and at 8.45pm the Cranford group went to Southall and attacked a 15-year-old boy. Amarjit Lochab, 17, and Charandeep Dhariwal, 19, were convicted for assaulting the boy. Lochab received four and a half years imprisonment in a Young Offenders Institute and Dhariwal was sentenced to three years in a Young Offenders Institute. After that attack calls were made to Jhaghra by the Southall gang and he arrived. The Southall gang were then ambushed by the Cranford gang and Jhaghra was fatally attacked.
 
Feb 5 – David Morris, 47, from Wall Heath, shot in the chest at Miners Arms pub in Brierley Hill, West Midlands. Colin Yates, 42, a barman, was acquitted after a retrial.
 
Feb 4 – Judith Wells, 43, shot at point blank range in Stamford Hill, north London. Her husband, businessman David Wells, 49, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years.
January 1996
 
Jan 31 – Bobby Jones, 20, stabbed in the neck in a wood in Alexandra Park, Hastings. Drug-related. Unsolved.
 
Jan 31 – Darren Duncan, 22, shot as he sat in a VW Golf outside the Black and White Café in St Paul’s, Bristol. Joel Burke, 23, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of provocation and jailed for 12 years. Mark Morris, 24, was acquitted. Duncan’s brother, Michael, was shot in the leg.
 
Jan 31 – Lynn Oxtoby, 30, stabbed 51 times with a chisel at her home in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. Her mother Eveline Oxtoby, 61, was tortured and stabbed. Lynn’s boyfriend Robert Rich, 48, a former RAF technician, went on trial at Leeds CC in March 1997 but the trial collapsed. Rich claimed he had no recollection of the events surrounding the killings. He was retried at Sheffield CC in Dec 1997 and jailed for life. The trial heard a 999 call was made by the victims during the attack.
 
Jan 27 – Mother Superior Edna Mary Cardozo and Sister Mary Julien Fortin, both in their late 60s, were stabbed and bludgeoned to death in a convent in Waterville, Maine, USA. Two others, Sister Patricia Keane, 68, and Sister Mary Anna DiGiacomo, 72, were injured. Mark Bechard, 37, a manic depressive, was acquitted of murder in 1999 by reason of insanity and sent to an institution for the criminally insane.
 
Jan 25 – George Romaniuk, 45, from South Norwood – killed while walking his dog in woods near Lindfield, West Sussex. Julian Slater, 25, from Crawley and Jason Patrick, 25, from Haywards Heath, were convicted of manslaughter at Lewes CC and jailed for 6 years each.
 
Jan 24 – Peter Taylor, 48, was stabbed 30 times in the bedroom of his home in Holloway, north London. His girlfriend, Ulster-born former prostitute Mary Kelly, 37, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Rampton Hospital indefinitely. Her trial at the Old Bailey in June 1997 heard that she had also cut his eyeballs out.
 
Jan 21 – Joyce Quinn, 44, shopkeeper, raped and killed at her grocer’s shop in Milltown, County Kildare, Ireland. Kenneth O’Reilly, 22, an unemployed butcher, was jailed for life.
 
Jan 20 – Paddy Daly, 69, farmer – attacked and thrown down a well on his 120 acre dairy farm at Kilcummin, near Killarney, Republic of Ireland. His brother Sean Daly, 70, was responsible but died in 2000. His nephew Eugene, 21, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years, reduced on appeal to 6.
 
Between Jan 15 and 23 – Tommy Casey, 68, retired farmer – tied up and left for dead on kitchen floor of his farmhouse at Oranbeg, near Oranmore, County Galway, Ireland. Patrick O’Connor, 37, a convicted thief who was extradited from UK, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter.
 
Jan 12 – Angela Hayes, 33, unemployed singer from Bolton – sexually assaulted and strangled and dumped in a layby on the A666 at Belmont, near Darwen, Lancashire. Her boyfriend Steven Penn, 37, was jailed for life at Manchester CC.
 
Jan 11 – Kanwal Preet Kaur, 28, strangled at her home in Manor Park, Slough. Her husband Gurdail Singh Garg, 30, confessed and was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter.
Jan 5 – Steven Burton, 20, a Scotsman – stabbed at a flat in Cowley Road, Oxford. Richard Miell, 21, homeless, was acquitted.
 
Jan 3 – Carol Rice, 28, chairman of parent-teacher association and mother of two – killed at her home in Branscombe, Devon. Her alcoholic husband Leon Rice, 30, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for three years. At his trial he claimed he had been sexually abused as a child and was hallucinating that she was her abuser.
 
Jan 2 – Lorraine Carter, 19, Avon lady, strangled at a house in Daybrook, Nottingham. Glen Linley, 40, from The Meadows, Nottingham, was jailed for life in Jan 1997.
 
Jan 2 – Michael Sutherland, 31, stabbed outside a house in Hull. Unsolved.
 
Jan 2 – Anthony Erskine, 19, beaten up in the front garden of his home on the Clopton estate in Stratford-upon-Avon as he protected his father, Harry, who was being abused by yobs. Mark Hemmens, 20, and Damian Collins, 15, were jailed for life at Birmingham CC.
Jan 1 – Michael McMahon, 37, was killed outside the Hare and Hounds pub in Chesterfield. Peter Tetlow, 41, was acquitted at Nottingham CC in April 1996.
Jan 1 – Evon “Bangy” Berry, 37, caretaker – shot in the neck in St Paul’s, Bristol. Errol Jones, 22 from Manchester; Derek Jones, 22; and Gary Nelson, 23, both from Wolverhampton, were jailed for life at Bristol CC in July 1997. The trial heard how Mr Berry was shot as he backed away saying “Peace, peace”. He had tried to rescue Victor “Squeaky” Dinnall and Geert Leeuwerink, who were being pistol whipped during a street robbery. A retrial was ordered in 1999 because conviction was unsafe. Derek Jones and Nelson were acquitted at Winchester CC in 2000 but got 10 years for attempted murder of Mr Dinnall.
1995
December 1995
Between Dec 26 and Jan 10, 1996Alan Holmes, 53, a civilian garage mechanic at Kentish Town police station – tied up, tortured (for his PIN number) and left to die in his flat in Camden Town, north London. The killers took £1,000 from his account. Gangrene from wounds in his hands led to a fatal blood clot. Mr Holmes was a law graduate from Belfast and suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Dec 31 – Suzanne Beswick, 22, medical secretary from Tipton – strangled near the Vine pub in Wombourne, West Midlands. Christopher Tune, 24, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years at Stafford CC in May 96.
 
Dec 31 – Frederick Barnett, 70, battered and stabbed at home in Hull. Michael Beadle, 24, was jailed for life in Nov 97. He died in jail in March 1998. Three other men were freed on appeal in Nov 98.
 
Dec 30 – Raymond Pitt, 20, from Levenshulme – shot in a car outside the West Indian Social Club in Moss Side, Manchester. Shay Cole, 23, was acquitted at Manchester CC in Nov 96. Owen Roche, 23, had been cleared at magistrates court. A 17 year old who was also shot survived.
 
Dec 29 – Trevor Hamilton, 37, armed robber and drug dealer – shot in Handsworth, Birmingham. The killer broke down his front door and demanded jewellery before shooting him. Unsolved.
 
Dec 26 – Leonard Tall, 28, died of head injuries outside a social club in Plymouth. Peter Turner, 21, and his brother Paul Turner, 23, were both convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 and a half years each.
Dec 25 – Louise Smith, 18, raped and strangled as she walked home in Chipping Sodbury, Somerset, from a party at Spiral’s nightclub in nearby Yate on Christmas Eve. Her body was found at Barnhill quarry in Feb 1996. David Frost, 21, a civil engineer, was finally caught by police and jailed for life at Bristol CC in Feb 1998, having pleaded guilty at the last minute. The court heard he denied raping her but admitted strangling her after having sex. He was caught after 4,500 men were DNA tested. He had gone to live in South Africa but gave a DNA sample to South African police.
 
Dec – Thomas McGregor, 65, stabbed in Netto supermarket, Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Shahid Iqbal, 23, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for life. He was suffering from a serious mental disorder when he ran amok in the shop.
 
Dec 25 – Mark Bye, 23, stabbed in the head and neck outside his parents’ pub, The Nelson, in Cowley, Oxford. Jeremy Pollard, aged 15, was jailed for life in June 1996.
 
Dec 24Celine Figard, 19, French student – picked up while hitch-hiking at Chieveley services near Newbury, Berkshire. Dumped near Worcester. Stewart Morgan, 36, a lorry driver from Parkstone, Dorset, was jailed for life in Oct 96. The trial at Worcester CC heard she was raped, strangled and left in his cab for 10 days.
 
December 20 – Ubong Ekaette, 18, student from Deptford – stabbed on a footbridge near Vauxhall station in south London. Unsolved.
Dec 16 – Mhairi Julyan, 16, sexually assaulted, punched, kicked and strangled as she walked home in Kilmarnock, Scotland after watching Sleeping Beauty pantomime. Gavin McGuire, 37, a convicted rapist from Saltcoats, was jailed for life (minimum of 30 years) in May 96.
 
?  -Simon Lockett, 24, former soldier, drug addict – stabbed at his ex-girlfriend’s flat in Burnley. Wayne Taylor, 20, was jailed for life at Preston CC. Kath Norwood, 26, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years. The trial in Oct 96 heard Lockett’s entrails were found in a fridge. Taylor planned to feed them to his pet ferret.
 
Dec 12 – Daniella White, 28, a prostitute and crack addict, originally from Walsall – her naked, mangled body was found on a railway line in Blisworth, near Northampton. Philip McKenna, 48, a freelance lorry driver from Northampton, was jailed for life at Northampton CC in Oct 97.
 
Dec – Michael Earridge, 15, stabbed at his home in Walworth, south London. David McCallum, 20, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Broadmoor. His trial heard he was obsessed with the Devil.
 
Dec 10 – John Killick, 60, supermarket security guard – hit by an iron bar and stabbed outside Asda in Scunthorpe. A man was charged with murder but acquitted.
 
Dec 5 – Philip Lawrence, headmaster – stabbed as he tried to stop a scuffle outside Maida Vale School in west London. Learco Chindamo, 15, was jailed for life in Oct 96. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was a member of a street gang called Woo Sang Wu, which was modelled on the Triads. He was released from prison in 2010, after serving 15 years. He was accused of robbing a man at a cash machine in Nov 2010 but was acquitted.
 
Dec 5 – Peter Cork, 20, mechanic, shot dead at the The Joiners’ Arms in Bethnal Green, E London. Mr Cork’s father Christopher was a City of London police officer. Unsolved.
 
Dec 3 – Gordon Miller, 37, insurance accounts manager from Oxford – battered and left naked in St John’s Gardens, Liverpool (a well known cottaging spot for gay men). John Thomas, 16, and Alun O’Brien, 24, both from Liverpool, had charges against them dropped by CPS in Sep 96. Miller had a girlfriend and was not known as a homosexual.
November 1995
 
Nov – Christine Jenkinson, 42, strangled and left naked on the roof of the Trinity wine bar in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Philip Bird, 28, was jailed for life at Stafford CC.
 
Nov – Khadya Anwar, 50, blind mother of five – killed in the kitchen of her home in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. Tahir Hussain, 23, from Leeds, was acquitted of her murder in Nov 96.
 
Nov – Ian Grant, a bouncer and amateur boxer from New Zealand – killed and dumped on waste ground near his home in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. Robert Blake, 31, and Jason O’Dell, 29, went on trial for his murder at Norwich CC in Feb 2000. They were both acquitted. But Blake, who changed his name to Blake Tracey, jailed for 22 years for the attempted murder of police dog handler Pc John Griffiths who was stabbed in Histon Road, Cambridge, in 2004. O’Dell was jailed for three years in 2006 for beating up his girlfriend Patricia Nesbitt.
 
Nov 30 – Paul Ogbuehi, 23, shot in Toxteth, Liverpool after an argument. Unsolved.
 
Nov – Tressel “Chisel” Foster, 30, shopkeeper, shot dead in his car in Brixton. He was a witness in the Wayne Hutchinson case (see Dec 94). Believed to have been killed by two gunmen from Posse 28. Unsolved.
 
Nov – Alan Anderson, 39, stabbed in a flat in Sulgrave, Washington, Wearside. Gary Evans, 33, best friend and flat mate, was acquitted at his trial in July 1997.
Nov 16 – Linda Sobek, 27, model – raped and buried in the Angeles Forest in California, US. Photographer Charles Rathbun, 39, was jailed for life in Nov 96. At his trial he claimed he accidentally ran her over during a photoshoot.
 
Nov 16 – Debra Evans, 28, who was heavily pregnant, her daughter Samantha, 10, and son Joshua, 7 – stabbed in their apartment in Addison, Illinois. The baby was then torn from the womb. Her cousin Jackie Williams, 31, was sentenced to death in 1999 along with her boyfriend Fedell Caffey, who was an ex-boyfriend of Evans’. Evans’ son Jordan, 2, was left unharmed. Jordan and the baby boy were brought up by their grandparents.
Nov 5 – Derek Palmart, 45, dance hall doorman from Feltham – shot as he got into his car in Kilburn, NW London. Unsolved.
October 1995
Oct 11 – John Trant, 71, and his wife Vivian, 58; and their daughter Sophie Aderdour, 32, and her daughter Amina, 16 months old – stabbed at their home, 22 Dagmar Terrace in Islington, north London. Sophie’s husband Ibrahim Aderdour, 37, fled to his native Morocco but was arrested in Holland on Christmas Day 1998. He was extradited to the UK and jailed for life in March 2000. At his trial he tried to blame a Turkish drugs syndicate which he owed money to and claimed they had framed him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/677021.stm
Oct – Jackie Smitherman, 38, stabbed at home in Devizes, Wiltshire. Her stepfather and lover John Smitherman, 48, then gassed himself.
Oct 1 – Femi Ayoola, 27, shot in the head outside Granaries nightclub in Croydon, south London. Robert Brown, 38, a bouncer, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 1996. Ayoola had been abusing Brown.
Oct – John Dawson, 56, father of three from Nottingham – abducted, tied to a tree in north Leicestershire and strangled. James Stemp, 18, unemployed and homeless, was jailed for life in July 1996. The trial heard Dawson had simply stopped to ask for directions.
September 1995
Sep 30 – Emma Cartwright, 14, killed in the bedroom of her home in Kingswinford, Dudley, West Midlands. Her father Andrew Cartwright, 40, was convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and jailed for 3 years.
Sep 25 – John Witts, 26, heroin addict – stabbed at his mother’s home in Miners Walk, Cinderford, Gloucestershire. His brother Damian Witts was convicted of manslaughter and detained indefinitely in a mental hospital. The trial at Bristol CC heard they had rowed about drugs.
Sep 24 – 15 people shot dead by Eric Borel, 16, a neo-Nazi student in the town of Cuers, near Toulon, France. Borel shot himself under a cypress tree as the police closed in. Victims were – Yves Bichet, Eric Borel’s stepfather; Marie-Jeanne Parenti, Eric Borel’s mother; Jean-Yves Bichet, 11, Eric Borel’s half brother; Alan Guillemette, 17, a friend of Eric Borel; Marius Boudon, 59; Andrée Coletta, 65; Rodolphe Incorvala, 59; Jeanne Laugiero, 68; Mohammed Maarad, 41; Pierre Marigliano, 68; Pascal Mostacchi, 15; Denise Otto, 77; Mario Pagani, 81; André Touret, 62 and Ginette Vialette, 48.
Sep 20 – Mandy Cross, 26, shot dead in New Street, Gloucester. Her father Walter Cross, 62, was arrested but starved himself to death in prison, dying in Feb 1996.
Sep – Michael O’Hara, 39, bar owner from Wakefield – battered to death at his bar (Stevie’s Bar) in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. His lover and business partner Jackie Ambler, 34, was jailed for 27 years in 1998 for the murder. She hired two men to kill him. Gary Holmes, 33, from Littlehampton, Sussex, and Stanley Stewart, also 33, from Clackmannan, were both jailed for 28 years. The trial heard she had plotted the murder and promised to pay the two men £54,000 to kill Mr O’Hara with whom she ran the bar.
Sep 19 – Nigel Lightfoot, 60, solicitor – stabbed on the doorstep of his luxury home in Bursledon, Southampton. John Vine, 38, a solicitor’s clerk, was jailed for life at Winchester CC in Jun 1996. The trial heard he had been sacked seven years before from Lamport Bassitt solicitors and became obsessive.
Sep 15 – Harold Petrie, 46, president of the Loco Works Social Club in Inverurie, Scotland – stabbed as he tried to stop a robbery at the club. Brian Parkinson, 28, an RAF corporal at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, was jailed for life in 1996. His brother, David, was a former barman at the club. He was jailed for 4 years for robbery.
 
Sep 14 – Nathan Beale, 10, strangled at his home in Wareham, Dorset. Her mother Tara Maguire, 25, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given an indefinite hospital order.
 
Sep 13 – Naomi Smith, 15, sexually assaulted, throat slashed at Ansley Common, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Her body was found under a slide in a playground. Edwin Hopkins, 19, who lived nearby, was jailed for life in Jan 1997. He had popped out to a local shop, killed her and then came back to play Trivial Pursuit with his family. http://www.britishmurders.co.uk/murder-content.php?key=7974&name=Edwin%20Hopkins
 
Sep 13 – Lawrence Dabbs, 74, wealthy retired concrete contractor – killed at his home in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. It is thought his death may have been linked to the £1.4m he left in his will. Unsolved.
 
Sep 12 – Tim Nalty, 33, drug dealer and police informer from West Midlands – shot in bed as he slept with his wife Dawn in Shortstown, Bedford. Alvin Black, 39, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 2001. The trial heard that the motive was revenge for his informing activities. Black was involved in the rave scene in Luton.
 
Sep 10 – John Dann, 27, shot dead in Toxteth, Liverpool. His friend Richard Southern, 28, was jailed for life in Jul 1997. The trial at Liverpool CC heard Southern had become fed up of Dann’s continuous practical jokes and lured him from Lancaster to his death.
 
Sep 10 – Sandra Lee, 40, mother of two, strangled in a room at the Berwick Hotel in Lowesmoor, Worcester. Kenneth Price, 45, a lodger, was jailed for life in Jun 96.
 
Sep 9 – Anthony Moore, 32, stabbed at a pub in Toxteth, Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Sep 6 – Rachel Lean, 18, from Buxton, Norfolk – stabbed. Her body was found near RAF Coltishall in Norfolk, where her father worked. Maria Hnatiuk, 27, from Bristol, was jailed for life at Norwich CC in Nov 96. The trial heard that Hnatiuk’s lover, Ian Wells, forced her to become bisexual and engaged in kinky sex but eventually left her. She promised to kill 3 people to get him back. Rachel had just passed her A levels. Hnatiuk’s minimum tariff was set at 14 years, so she was eligible for parole in 2009. At the time of her conviction Hnatiuk was very beautiful.
 
Sep 4 – Wayne Livett, 16, stabbed with a commando knife in Gypsy Hill, south London. Lee Wallace, 16, was convicted of murder and detained under HM Pleasure. The trial at the Old Bailey in 1996 heard that Livett was attacked simply because he was tall – 6 foot 3 inches – and Wallace was trying to impress friends. They were complete strangers.
 
Sep 3 – Gill O’Dowd, 32, stabbed at her home in Tring, Hertfordshire days after her wedding anniversary. Her husband Gerald O’Dowd, 31, a bricklayer and boxer, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) at St Albans CC in Dec 95 and sent to a mental hospital. He is singer Boy George’s brother.
 
Sep – Francis Martin – killed in Legend’s nightclub in the Old Kent Road, SE London. Unsolved.
 
Sep – Jenny Day, 44, killed when Fiat Punto crashed near Swansea. Her husband Robin Day, 48, a butcher, was jailed for life in Nov 96. He had been driving the car.
Sep 2 – Michael Dooher, 19, battered with an iron bar in Chasetown, Staffordshire. Mushtaq Khan, 26, the manager of a pizza shop, was convicted of manslaughter at Wolverhampton CC and jailed for 2 and a half years.
August 1995
 
Aug 31 – Eve Howells, 48, religious education teacher – battered with a hammer on the sofa of her home in Dalton, near Huddersfield. Her husband David Howells, 47 was jailed for life; her sons Glenn Howells, 15; and John Howells, 14, were detained under HM Pleasure. The trial at Leeds CC in 1997 heard she was a domineering and provocative woman.
 
Aug 31 – Tina Owen, 35, had her throat slashed on the doorstep of her home in Porth, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Ian Cornish, 32, was jailed for life at Cardiff CC in 96.
Aug 27 (died on Aug 30) – Mark Sharp, 39, motorist – stabbed in road rage incident in High Town Road, Luton. Abdul Tajid and Rejan Uddin were jailed for life for murder at Luton CC in July 1996 but were later freed on appeal. Jomir Miah, Abdul Shahid and Forid Miah were acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years each.Abdul Abedin, 31, fled to Bangladesh and charges against him were eventually dropped in 2004.
 
Aug 26 – Jacqui Moore, 37, divorcee – whipped to death at her flat in Broomhill, near Amble, Northumberland. Stephen Cowell, 25, was charged with murder. Ms Moore hosted regular drink ansd drugs parties.
 
Aug 25 – Frank Hannon, 40, publican, shot outside the Rose and Crown pub in Kentish Town, north London, after he tried to kick a man out of his pub. The man, who was drunk, got a gun from his car which was parked nearby. Unsolved.
 
Aug 22 – Nicky “Sailor” Murphy, 26, crack dealer, shot in the head in Quinney Crescent, Moss Side, Manchester. Another man was wounded. Murphy survived being shot in the head three years earlier. His brother, Carl, was wounded three weeks later. Unsolved.
 
Aug 10 – Marjorie Roberts, 34, prostitute – dumped in the river Clyde near Jamaica Bridge in Glasgow. Unsolved. Possible victim of serial killer.
 
Aug – Gwendoline Smith, 43, stabbed 43 times with a bowie knife at home in Derby. Her 11 year old son David survived. Her other son Anthony Smith, 24, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) at Nottm CC in Mar 96 and detained indefinitely at Rampton.
 
Aug – Private Andrew Green, 19, soldier – stabbed in Peacock Avenue, Wednesfield, West Midlands. Colin Critchlow, 23, a love rival, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 66 months at Northampton CC. Private Green was having an affair with Critchlow’s girlfriend Joanne Rudge.
Aug 20 – Deirdre Kivlin, 24, bludgeoned with a brick in the stairwell of a block of flats in Newington, Edinburgh. Scott Ballantyne, 26, a glue-sniffing drifter, walked free after the case was not proven at Edinburgh HC in Feb 96.
 
Aug 19 – Betty Jakovic, 66, charity worker – stabbed and strangled at her home in Dudley, West Midlands. Darren Leech, 29, a former lodger, was jailed for life (16 years min) at Stafford CC in July 1996. The trial heard he was burgling the house and she recognised him.
 
Aug 19 – Paul Collins, 23, a Northern Irish builder – killed in a kebab shop in south London. Raymond Ridley, 30, from Leicester went on trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 96.
 
Aug 14 – Tony Sullivan, 46, stabbed outside Lola’s nightclub in Forest Gate, east London. A man was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years.
 
Aug 12 – Vikki Thompson, 30, mother of 2, hit over the head with a rock in a field at Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire. Mark Weston, 21, an unemployed handyman, was acquitted at Oxford CC in Nov 96. But after the double jeopardy rule was charged he was tried again at Reading CC in 2010 and this time convicted of murder and jailed for life with a 13 year minimum tariff. The trial heard how he chased and killed Mrs Thompson because he realised she had caught him masturbating while watching her as she walked her dog. In 1997 he even got legal aid to sue the police for wrongful arrest and prosecution. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338202/Double-jeopardy-justice-After-15-years-historic-retrial-finds-loner-guilty-young-mothers-murder.html
 
Aug 6 – John Sawers, 36, killed in Springburn, Glasgow. His wife Christine Sawers, 33, was charged with murder but charges were dropped. Her brother John Halfpenny, 19, was acquitted at the High Court in Edinburgh.
 
Aug 6 – Brian McVicar, 20 – attacked in Clydebank. His friend, Edward Brown, 17, was seriously injured. Three youths were arrested. Unsolved.
 
Aug 6 – Raymond Morgan, 25, from Islington – stabbed outside a pub in Highgate, north London. Marc Mazure, 20, from Muswell Hill, was jailed for life in Jul 96. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a case of mistaken identity. Mazure thought he was Curtis Hunt, an alleged drug dealer.
 
Aug 6 – Alex Donnelly, 29, Celtic fan – stabbed near a block of flats in Springburn, Glasgow. James Wilson, 17, was jailed for life in Aug 96. The trial heard he killed Donnelly because he refused to give him a cigarette. Wilson had taken Temazepam capsules and drunk alcohol on the night of the murder.
 
Aug 5 – William Downie, 39, stabbed in Possil, Glasgow. Stephen Shepherd, 26, from Cessnock, was charged with murder.
 
Aug 5 – John McFarlane, 46, killed in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Unsolved.
 
Aug 4 – James Boyce, 26, soldier – killed in Thornliebank, south Glasgow. Unsolved.
 
Aug – Louise Sellers, 15, battered and strangled at Billinge Hospital in Lancashire. Darren Ashurst, 21, was eventually caught and jailed for life at Manchester CC in Oct 2000. He was caught by DNA from a cigarette left at the scene. He placed a red rose at the site on the anniversary of the murder every year.
 
Aug – Mark Spicer, 18, electrocuted after falling onto a live rail during a fight in Raynes Park, south London. His friend Lee McLean, 22, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years.
 
Aug 11 – Simon Purdy, 20, stabbed at Boar’s Hill in Oxfordshire. His lover Derek Morgan, 28, was jailed for life at Oxford CC.
Aug – Sally Cannon, 20, shot at a flat in Port Glasgow, Scotland. Her boyfriend John Hemphill walked free in 2001 after a verdict of not proven at his retrial. His brother Pat got a not proven for a 1999 murder. http://www.scotsman.com/news/appeal-court-frees-glasgow-man-after-six-years-in-jail-for-murder-1-587827
 
Aug 6 – Laura Rodriguez, 37, prostitute and mother of 2 – stabbed in the neck in her flat in Hove, East Sussex. Austin Rogerson, 36, a steward at Sussex Cricket Club, was jailed for life at Lewes CC.
 
Aug 5 – Mary Morris, 84, killed at home in Woking. Her son Kenneth Morris, 51, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years.
 
Aug 5 – Joanne Tregembo, 19, travel agency clerk – tortured, beaten and stabbed at Oxwich Bay, Swansea. Adam Fury, 21, a former soldier, was jailed for life in 1996. Fury had ironically been suing the Army for bullying.
 
Aug – Edna Condi, 74, killed by a concrete block thrown from the 11th floor of a tower block in Kirkstalls, Leeds. A boy, aged 11, was convicted of manslaughter in May 96 and given a 3 year supervision order.
 
Aug 3 – Darren Fawns, 13, beaten over the head and dumped on the Massereene golf course in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Unsolved. Unsolved.
Aug 2 – Michelle Kernoll, 22, Jamaican – stabbed in his room at the Sea Shell Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Alexander Von Starck, 28, a German tourist, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 1996. The trial heard he cut her heart out and cut off her breasts. He had been taking cocaine. Lawyers foer her son Tavani sought financial damages from Von Starck. In Nov 2002 he died in prison, apparently through self-inflicted stab wounds. http://judgmental.org.uk/judgments/UKPC/2000/%5B2000%5D_UKPC_5.html
 
Summer – Ratilal Patel, 67, newsagent – beaten to death with a can of carrots at his corner shop in Wimbledon. Leon Renolds, 18, was jailed for life in Jun 96.
July 1995
 
Jul – Christopher Gee, 39, father of two daughters – clubbed at his home in Redland, Bristol. He died of his injuries a year later. Terry Latimer, 32, a vagrant and burglar, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years.
 
Jul 30 – Alex Pilkington, 18, from West Bridgford near Nottingham – stabbed during a National Mountain Bike Rally at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, Herefordshire. Jason Mardi, 18, from Tewkesbury, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years.
 
Jul – Paul Bradshaw, 42, catering worker – battered to death in a park in Boscombe, Dorset. Colin Wake, 24, and David Johnson, 23, were jailed for life at Winchester CC in 1998. Their motive was simple homophobia. Both had been drinking.
 
Jul 30 – Robert Gee, 12; Paul Barker, 13 – sexually assaulted, stabbed and strangled at Eastham Rake, The Wirral. Steven Heaney, 36, a factory worker and former army cadet commander, was jailed for life in Feb 1996. The trial heard the boys were on their way back from a fishing trip when Heaney, a homosexual, ambushed them. After killing them he played dominoes in the pub and bought a lottery ticket.
 
Jul 30 – Sophie Hook, 7, from Winsford, Cheshire – abducted from a tent in the back garden of her uncle’s house in Llandudno, north Wales. She was dumped in the sea. Howard “Mad Howard” Hughes, 32, paedophile from Colwyn Bay, was jailed for life at Chester CC in Jun 96. The judge imposed a whole life tariff.
 
Jul 25 – Christopher Smith, 37, child rapist from Walsall – kicked to death in his cell in HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire. Inmates Richard Thompson, 33, and David Amani, 38, were jailed for life in 1999. Smith had been serving a nine year sentence.
July 21 – Nobantu “Mandy” Zani, 15, schoolgirl from Bradford – strangled and dumped in a shallow grave at the Druid’s Altar near Keighley, West Yorkshire where it was found on 30 Sep. Her father Thami was a Pan African Congress activist in South Africa who was assassinated in 1985. Her mother, Mercy, lived in Bradford. Unsolved. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/archive/1999/04/30/Bradford+District+Archive/8065556.Mystery_of_girl_on_moors/
Jul 15 – Carol Tucker, 52, strangled and drowned in the river Lark in Suffolk. Her husband Squadron Leader Nick Tucker, 46, was jailed for life (11 years minimum) in Nov 97. The trial at Norwich CC heard he was having an affair with a 21-year-old Serbian woman, Dijana Dudukovic, and faked a car accident. Tucker was freed in 2008 and set up home in Thetford with his new girlfriend Jenny Peacock.
 
Jul 15 – Moelwyn Davies, 56, battered over the head on a footpath in Kidderminster. Dean Stanley, 28, and Rolf Dalton, 29, were both jailed for life at Worcester CC.
 
Jul 14 – Monica Jepson, 68, sexually assaulted and strangled at the Grange nursing home in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Heroin addict John Cook, 30, was jailed for life in 2002.
 
Jul 12 – Karen Floyd, 27, shot with an airgun at her home in Bradville, Milton Keynes. Her husband Robert Floyd, 27, was charged with murder.
 
Jul – Lionel Jeffrey, 50, from Slough, shot dead in a side street in Kensington, London by two black youths. Motive was apparently robbery. Ironically Jeffrey had served two separate 14 year sentences for armed robbery. Unsolved.
 
Jul 11 – Deborah Brackhahn-Hughes, 32; and stepsons James, 7, and Matthew, 6, strangled and then laid out with rosary beads at their home in Hemsby, Norfolk. Her husband Martn Hughes, 37, was convicted of the boys’ murder and his wife’s manslaughter and was jailed for life (13 years minimum). He absconded from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire in 2007 and then committed suicide in his car.
 
Jul 10 – Marcus Babu, 29, stabbed outside his home in Blackbird Leys, Oxford. The killer sped off in a car. Unsolved.
 
Jul – Teresa Shepherd, 24, from Worksop, Notts, killed and body never found. Peter Turner, 24, was jailed for life.
June 1995
 
Jun 30 – Shaheeda Bi, 22, heavily pregnant – killed in Burnley, and dismembered. Body parts found in and around Burnley, head found on the A59 at Clitheroe.  Her husband Javel Iqbal, 26, from Keighley, was jailed for life at Preston CC in May 96. The trial heard he had been having an affair and his wife had refused to let her move in with them. http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/archive/1996/05/21/Lancashire+Archive/6205221.BODY_IN_BITS_MURDER__Gruesome_trail_of_burned_limbs/
 
Jun – Simon Nicholls, 31, merchant banker – abused, spat at, robbed and kicked in the head at Leigh-on-Sea railway station in Essex. Alan King, 23, from Billericay, and Matthew Lucas, 22, from Basildon, were jailed for life in April 96.
 
Jun 26 – Sujad Khan, 28, shot as he watched TV in Crawley, West Sussex. His father Mushtaq Khan, 58, from Brighton, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. He then suffered a brain haemorrhage. The trial heard Sujad was shot for disobeying his father. His brother, Zia, 25, survived.
Jun 22 – Timothy “Ganja Lips” Thomas, shot in a robbery in Lozells, Birmingham. Shaka Powell, 23, from Peckham, and Rohan Gordon, 19, from Wood Green were acquitted of murder. Gordon was later jailed for life for the murder of Craig Thoms in 2007.
 
Jun – Leona McGovern, 22, prostitute – dumped in Washington Street, Glasgow. Unsolved.
 
Jun 20 – Susan Hearmon, 24, and her daughters Kylie Lowell, 6, and Julie-Anne Lowell, 4, died in a house fire in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Darren Carr, 24, a lodger, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to a secure hospital.
 
June 15 – Tasleem Begum, 20, hit by a car in Bradford. Her brother-in-law Shabir Hussain, 30, was jailed for life at Leeds CC. The trial heard she had fled an arranged marriage.
 
Jun 8 – Caroline Byrne, 24, model – thrown from a cliff called The Gap, near Watsons Bay, Australia. Her boyfriend Gordon Wood, a chauffeur, was jailed for life in 2008.
 
June – Maureen Stepan, 18, prostitute – strangled at her flat in Bradford’s red light district. George Naylor, 51, from Whitley Bay, jailed for life in Jan 99 with a minimum tariff of 20 years. He had only just been released from prison after killing Deborah Kershaw, another prostitute, in 1985. Prior to killing Kershaw, he had also served time in jail for raping a 61-year-old woman. Both his victims were killed by means of “burking” (strangulation using the forearm, as practiced by Burke & Hare).
 
Jun – Jayne Welch, 21, stabbed 60 times in a caravan near Aldershot, Hampshire. Her estranged boyfriend Stephen Hudson, 32, was jailed for life in Feb 96. The caravan belonged to Hudson’s sister.
 
Jun 3 – Mark Shilling, 17, printshop manager, stabbed in the street in Clapham, south London. Antonia Jones, 17, an art student was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 1 year. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Shilling had bullied Jones at primary school and began intimidating her again years later.
 
Jun 2 – Robert Hogarth, 32, doorman at the Cavern club – stabbed in toilet at Garlands nightclub in Liverpool. Bouncers Steven Okonkwo, 24, and Robert Hughes, 29, were charged with murder. Keith Foster, 35, survived the attack.
 
June 1 – Steven Anderson, 31, shot in the stomach in the street in Clapham, south London. The killer stole his stereo. Unsolved.
June –  Jane Harrison, 32, – disappeared from Wood Green shopping centre. Her lover Kevin Docherty, 39, claimed she had gone off with another man and even faked phone calls from her. In 2013 Docherty was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for 18 years. The body of the mother of two boys has never been found. The prosecution said she  was a devoted mother to Ryan and Taylor and it would be inconceivable that she would not contact them if she was still alive.
May 1995
 
May 30 – Ronald Mellor, 38, stabbed in a block of flats in Hastings. Unsolved.
 
May 28 – David Stedman, 68, retired policeman from Gosport who moved to Leicester in 1989 – his home in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, was set on fire. His neighbours Richard Saunders, 26 and Dean Saunders, 20, were jailed for life in July 1996. Carole Hill was acquitted of murder but got 2 years for reckless endangerment. The trial heard he staggered naked from the blazing house and died 13 hours later. The trial heard he was accused of being a noisy neighbour.
 
May 26 – Louise Crowe, 23, from New Zealand – stabbed in the street in Wood Lane, Highgate, north London. Anthony Roach, 24, a schizophrenic Rastafarian, was convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility in Feb 1996 and sent to a secure hospital indefinitely.
 
May 26 – Susan Cameron, 18, care assistant – stabbed 150 times with 4 kitchen knives at her flat in Hither Green, south London. Her boyfriend Darren Sawyer, 22, who was a crack addict, was jailed for life in Dec 1995.
 
May 26 – Jaswant “Jazz” Sandhu, 28, market trader from Wolverhampton – shot in the marketplace in Blackwood, Gwent. Mohammed “Bobby” Basharat, 25, another market trader from Oldham, fled to Pakistan. It was believed to be a row over some t-shirts. Unsolved.
 
May 22 – Ashley Stevens, 14, killed in a fight in the playground of a school in Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Wales. A 14 year old boy nicknamed “Titch” who cannot be named for legal reasons was convicted of manslaughter and freed on a 2 year supervision order. The trial heard the fight broke out after Stevens, who was 6ft 2ins, ridiculed the boy about his height – he was 5ft tall. The victim’s family were outraged by the sentence.
 
May 21 – Thomas Disley, 39, shot 5 times with a machine gun in West Kirby, The Wirral, Merseyside. Mervyn Mullin, 49, was jailed for life (7 years minimum) for manslaughter at Liverpool CC in Feb 1996. The trial heard that Mullin, a soldier and former Ulster veteran, had been dumped by Jeannette Gibbon, 17, an army cadet who he had been having an affair with since she was 13, and Disley was her new boyfriend. The trial heard that Gibbon was being treated for drug dependency.
 
May 21 – Paul Forster, 22, shot in the stomach in Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside. Believed to be drug related. Unsolved.
May 21 – Brenda Horrod, 60, battered with a hammer at her home in Hickling, Norfolk. Her husband Peter Horrod, 62, was jailed for life in Dec 1995. The trial heard Mrs Horrod was suffering from a brain tumour.
 
May 20 – Janet Swanson, 14, schoolgirl who was in the care of Leeds social services – sexually assaulted and strangled with anorak cord behind a DIY store in Killingbeck, Leeds. David McVeigh, 15, who was originally from Northern Ireland, was convicted of murder in Nov 1996 and detained during HM Pleasure. At the trial McVeigh claimed his father – who was living with Janet’s mother, Hazel Swanson, asked him: “Can’t you get rid of her for me?” His father was never charged and there is no suggestion he did say those words.
 
May 15 – Timothy Marshall, 25, Australian – killed outside Oscar’s nightclub in Greenford, NW London. Robert Kingsbury, 24, from Luton, was charged with murder but the case was discontinued by the CPS.
 
May 10 – Sabrina Brett, 17, prostitute – murdered at flat in Milton Keynes and dumped in Grand Union Canal at Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire. Ian Foster, 28, pimp, from Luton, was tried at Northampton CC on April 1996 but acquitted on the judge’s directions. His mother’s home in Hockwell Ring was shot at and he moved to the US to avoid the wrath of the Luton Irish (Sabrina was from that community. Unsolved.
May 10 – Cheung To, 25, and Lam Fei, 23 – killed in a house in Glasgow Road, Plaistow, east London. Killed by Triads. Unsolved.
 
May 10 – Jane Windridge, 78, stripped and battered at her flat in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham. Barrie Compton, 51, who posed as a bogus official to gain entry, was jailed for life in Oct 1996. He killed her for her jewellery, not realising it was worthless costume jewellery. She was also mutilated.
May 8 – Eric Cobourne, 50, church caretaker – beaten up outside a church in Cyncoed, Cardiff. Andrew Groom, 19; David Vodden, 19; and David Willey, 19 – were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for between 18 months and 2 years. Cobourne actually died of natural causes after the attack.
 
May – Victoria Odususi, 36, wife of a Nigerian Airlines official – shot at home in Stockwell, south London. Richard Humphrey, a psychopath, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Aug 1996.
 
May – Halina Szymczuk, 48, spinster, killed at home in Ashington, Northumberland. Her neighbour Richard Stoker, 60, was sent to Rampton Hospital indefinitely. The trial in Newcastle in March 1996 heard he had killed his mother-in-law, Mary Wilson, in 1976 and been released in 1987.
May – Barbara Weaver – shot at home in West Midlands. Her husband Geoffrey Weaver, 56, was convicted of manslaughter at Stafford CC and jailed for 2 years. The trial heard she was shot as she tried to prevent him killing himself.
 
May 10 – Anne Saxton, 90, killed at her home in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Paul Butcher, 30, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in 1996.
 
May 5 – Simon Shannon, 27, artist and son of a vicar – battered, throttled and had his throat cut at his flat in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Terence Smith, 36, was convicted of murder at Chelmsford CC in Oct 1997. Harry Groves, 17, was also convicted. He had tried to hang himself while in custody. Both were jailed for life but appealed. The trial heard Shannon was homosexual, which may have been relevant. Smith admitted to being bisexual.
 
May 3 – Anzoe Akbari, 56, tied up, beaten, stabbed with scissors and had his throat slashed at his flat in Wood Green, north London. Spencer Faulkner, 23, a painter and decorator, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in March 1998. He was given a 12 year sentence on top for stabbing a male nurse. The trial heard that Mr Akbari was an obsessively tidy homosexual and Faulkner, who was abused as a child, hated gay people.
 
May 2 – Derek Ashton, 43, battered about the head at his home in Blackpool. Unsolved.
May 1 – Janice Symons, 59, landlady – mutilated at her lodging house in Leicester. Richard Burton, 32, psychopathic lodger, was detained indefinitely under mental health act at Rampton for her manslaughter.
 
May 1 – Robert Huggins, 34, factory worker – found in a field near Craigs Quarry on the outskirts of Kirkliston, Lothian, Scotland. Unsolved.
 
May 1 – David Ungi, 35, drug dealer – shot 5 times as he drove through Toxteth, Liverpool. The murder was part of a feud over drug dealing proceeds at the city’s Cheers bar, which was firebombed the following day. Ungi was a cousin of Colin Fitzgibbon, who was shot on Valentine’s Day. Johnny Phillips was suspected of ordering the killing of Ungi but he died of a heart attack in 1996. He had been beaten by Ungi in a street fight in March. Others linked to the feud (on Phillips’ side) were Mark Osu, Spencer Benjamin, Ricardo Ro and Phillip Glennon but they were never charged. Osu’s brother Jason Osu was shot and injured in Wavertree in Nov 2012.
April 1995
 
Apr 29 – Chris Kiefer, 34, stabbed in his front garden in Reading, Berkshire. Gabriel McGuire, 62, was jailed for life in 1996.
 
Apr – Muriel Viner, 76, killed at her home in Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Her schizophrenic son Robert Viner, 42, later killed himself with a drug overdose.
 
Apr 19 – Haldi Mohammed, 48, Iranian-born divorcee – her mutilated body was found in the living room at her home in Golders Green, north London. Unsolved.
 
Apr 18 – PC Phillip Walters, 28, shot at a flat in Ilford, east London, after he was called to a domestic row. Ray Lee, 28, an illegal immigrant from Jamaica who worked as a warehouseman, was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey and jailed for 18 years. He is thought to have been released in 2007. Anthony Clayton, 33, from Willesden, was acquitted. The trial heard they had been hired by a girl to beat up a former boyfriend who lived at the flat. Police were called and Lee shot PC Walters.
 
Apr 17 – Paul O’Connor, 32, market trader – stabbed at the Elephant’s Head pub in Camden Town, N London. Unsolved.
Apr – Marcia Lawes, 24, trainee beautician – raped and stabbed 18 times in her flat in Brixton. Delroy “Epsy” Denton, 35, Yardie and police informer. Jailed for life at the Old Bailey in July 1996. The judge recommended he be deported to Jamaica on completion of the sentence. He is thought to have killed 7 women in Jamaica. Marcia’s family sued the police and Home Office.
Apr 15 – Naginder Singh Bharj, 48, British Aerospace engineer – killed at his flat in Whitfield Street, Gloucester. David Workman, 18, a blind beggar, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in July 1996. Mr Bharj had raped a 14 year old boy but never been charged. At his trial Workman claimed a Scottish friend, Joe Carroll, was responsible. Workman was high on drink and drugs at the time.
Apr 14 – Terry Farrimond, 26, nightclub doorman – shot as he cycled through Swinton, Manchester. Three men in a Jeep were involved. Unsolved.
Apr 12 – Gerald Lowe, 32, South African tourist – killed in Singapore. John Scripps, 35, a British expat who was on the run from HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire, was convicted of murder in Singapore in Nov 1995 and was hanged on 19 April 1996 in Changi jail. He also killed Sheila Damude, 49, her son Darin, 22, and Timothy McDowall, 28 in Phuket, Thailand.
 
Apr – Marie-Paul Cotils – killed in a bar in Hainault, Belgium. Maurice Hincq was jailed for 20 years in March 1998. He claimed he was under the influence of Prozac.
 
Apr 11 – Mark Hattersley – stabbed in Edgeley, Stockport. Peter Beedell, 24, from Adswood, Stockport, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years in May 1996.
 
April 11 – Janet Brown, 51, the wife of a wealthy scientist (working for Glaxo) was found dead at her home in Radnage, Buckinghamshire. She was naked, handcuffed, and had been bludgeoned. She may have interrupted burglar and was killed because she recognised him. Unsolved.
 
Apr 10 – Gillian Montgomery, 53, multiple sclerosis sufferer – stabbed and beaten at her home in St Leonards, East Sussex. Hakan Yagiz, Turkish drug addict, fled to Turkey but was convicted in Istanbul in May 1999 and sentenced to 36 years hard labour. He stole £100 and a Dictaphone and left the taps running in the house.
 
Apr 9 – James McHugh, 45, shot 3 times in the Ashfield lounge bar in Possil Park, Glasgow. Thomas McGovern, 28, was charged with murder but charges were dropped in Sep 1995 and he was cleared. Unsolved.
 
Apr 9 – Paul Nixon, 35, Crystal Palace fan – hit with concrete block and then run over by a coach during clash between football supporters outside the New Fulbrook pub in Walsall just before FA Cup semi final at Villa Park in Birmingham. Manchester United fans Neil Spence, 29; his brother Ian Spence, 28; Steven Rimmer, 20; were charged with manslaughter but charges were dropped at a committal hearing in 1996. Charges were also dropped against United fans Paul Withers, 36; Floyd Crowther; Raymond Curtis and Barry Nelson. The court heard there was bad feeling between the two clubs after the Eric Cantona kung-fu kick incident at Selhurst Park in January 1995. United won the game but lost in the final to Everton.
 
Apr 8 – Alana Link, 53, killed at home in Birmingham but dumped in a field near Driffield, East Yorkshire. Her husband, Martin Link, 53, killed himself by drinking anti-freeze.
 
Apr 5 – Douglas Borrill, 29, stabbed in head and chest on the doorstep of his newsagent’s shop in Derby. Joseph Jenkinson was jailed for lfie.
Apr – “Mad Mick” Briggs, 40, former convict, shot at the Raggalds Inn pub in Queensbury, Bradford. John Spalding, 39, a former paratrooper, and Morgan Duffy, 29, were both jailed for life in Dec 1996. Their trial heard that they were in dispute with the publican, David Baines, who survived the shooting. Also injured was John Paisley, from Halifax.
 
Apr 3 – Michael Olymbious, 40, Greek property dealer – shot in the head in Walworth, south London. There has been speculation he was killed by the Ukrainian mafia or that it was the “Curse of Brink’s Mat”. Unsolved.
 
Apr 2 – Catherine Boot, 37, Zimbabwean who worked at Burger King – dismembered and dumped in a pond near Guildford, Surrey. Her psychotic neighbour, Jason Baldwin, 28, a slaughterhouse worker, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor.
 
Apr 1 – Michael McMurtry, 53, strangled and stabbed. Dumped on a beach in Hayling Island, Hampshire. His neighbour Tim Slater, 28, an unemployed fisherman, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Broadmoor in Nov 1995. He hanged himself there in Nov 1998. The nurse who found him, Stuart Townson, committed suicide shortly afterwards.
March 1995
March 31 – Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, a rising Latino superstar, was murdered by her fan club manager in a Corpus Christi motel in Texas. Her death was met with widespread shock and disbelief by her fans. In 1993, Selena, as she was known, won a Grammy for her album Selena Live and was widely expected to break through into the US mainstream. Yolanda Saldivar was suspected of stealing from her boss. Ms Saldivar was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.
 
Mar 30 – Nasreen Akhtar, 29, mother of four – strangled at home in Oxford as she springcleaned. Hakim Khan, 32, a taxi driver, was acquitted of murder at Oxford CC in Dec 1995. Mrs Akhtar’s body was discovered by her daughter Nazreen, 11.
 
Mar 29 – Leonard Kinsley, 59, a Wild West fan, hit 12 times over the head in Salford. Unsolved.
 
Mar 27 – Maurizio Gucci, 46, grandson of the firm’s founder – shot outside his office in Via Palestro, Milan. His ex-wife Patrizia Martinelli, 49, was jailed for 29 years in 1997. Also jailed were Giuseppina Auriemma, a clairvoyant – who got 25 years; Ivano Savioli, 40, a night porter, who got 26 years; Benedetto Ceraulo, 35, the gunman, who got 29 years; and Orazio Cicula, 58, the getaway driver, who got 26 years.
 
Mar 24 – Sharon Hall, 24, stabbed in a block of flats in Paisley Close, Stoke-on-Trent. Jason Rigby, 24, was charged with murder but hanged himself in HMP Winson Green a week later.
 
Mar 22 – Brian Cochrane, 31 – shot in Glenora Drive, Paisley, Scotland. Gerald Egan, 24, from Barrhead, and Charles Melvin, 30, from Glasgow, went on trial accused of his murder but the charges were not proven. Melvin vanished in 2000 and his wife Margaret believed he had been murdered. The murder of Mr Cochrane was believed to be due to a gang war.
 
Mar 22 – Tony Hemsworth, 51, electrician from Barrow (worked at GEC) – strangled in the bath at a hotel in China. He was working for GEC Alsthom on the CEPA-Slipform Shajiao C power project near Guangzhou. Unsolved.
Mar 2013 people died and 50 were injured when sarin gas was let off on the Tokyo subway by members of a cult called Aum Shinrikyo, led by Shoko Asahara. Asahara has been sentenced to death. Also responsible were Ikuo Hayashi, whose death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment, Tomomitsu Niimi, who was sentenced to death, Kenichi Hirose, who has been sentenced to death, Toru Toyoda, who was sentenced to death, Masato Yokoyama, who was sentenced to death, Kiyotaka Tonozaki, who was jailed for life, Katsuya Takahashi, who was arrested in 2012 and awaits trial. 
Mar 20 – Malcolm Murray, 45, run over by a Ford Transit van after a pub fight in Orpington, Kent. Sam Ripley, 33, landscape gardener, was jailed for life in April 1996. Mr Murray died after being airlifted to a hospital in Leeds.
 
Mar 20 – Leslie Cook, 35, Hell’s Angel – stabbed in The Tumbler pub in Hayes, west London. Sid McFarlane, 36, was jailed for life (15 years min) at Old Bailey in Nov 95. Cook had been jailed in 1980 for shooting PC Philip Olds, who was left crippled. He was released from jail in 1989.
 
Mar 1 – David Ewin, 38, criminal – shot during police operation in Castelnau, Barnes, SW London (died on 16 Mar). PC Patrick Hodgson was acquitted of murder after a retrial in Dec 1996. Ewin, who was on day release from prison, was driving a stolen car and had stopped to buy cigarettes from a shop but the Flying Squad from Barnes were trailing him and apparently thought he was about to rob the shop. He drove off and an armed officer shot him as he clung to the bonnet of the car.
February 1995
Feb 20 – Jonathan Copley, 7, and Rachel Rooney, 15, stabbed with scissors at the little boy’s home in Bradford. Tariq Rehman, 34, was jailed for life in March 1996. He was Rachel Rooney’s mother’s lover and the trial heard the killings were done to cover up a sex attack by him on Rachel.
Feb 19 – Shaqir Khan, 27, beaten to death at a house in Bradford. Nicola Iqbal, 15, was raped and buried under the floorboards of the house. Mohammed Ayub, 41, a friend of Khan’s and lover of Susan Iqbal (Nicola’s mother) was jailed for life at Leeds CC in Oct 1996.
 
Feb 15 – Ciaran Malone, 5, killed at home in Caragh, County Kildare, Ireland. Jerome Kavanagh, 22, a babysitter, was jailed for life in 1996.
 
Feb – Barry Trigwell, 44, private detective – was battered with a blunt instrument at home in Walmley, near Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. His wife Ethel Trigwell, 43, was jailed for life in 1996. She died of cancer in a hospice in 2007, having been released from prison shortly before her death. The South African hitmen she hired, Paul Ras and Loren Sundkvist, were jailed for life in 2003.
 
Feb 6 – Mary Smith, 71, a widow – raped and beaten to death in Gravesend, Kent. Unsolved.
 
Feb 4 – Andrew Odju, 30, drug addict – killed at his home in Maida Vale, west London. His brother Michael Odju, 28, was convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence.
 
Feb 3 – David Beesley, 28, Kwik Save supermarket manager – shot in the head at his store in West Didsbury, Manchester. Richard Allen, 32, a crack addict, was jailed for life in 1998. The trial heard Mr Beesley was not due to work that day.
 
Feb 1 – Jayna Hopps, 23, pregnant mum – battered to death in an empty shop in Preston Grange, North Shields. Her boyfriend Anthony Gordon, 17, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in 1996. He had killed her after finding out she was pregnant with his child (he was engaged to another girl). He was released from Sudbury open prison in 2007 and met a local girl in Burton-upon-Trent. She went to the local paper after finding out of his past.
January 1995
 
Jan 31 – Julie Norman, 32, bank clerk – killed at her flat in Southend. Unsolved
 
Jan 30 – Luigia Fiori, 68, mother of five – sexually assaulted and strangled at her home in Wembley. Richard Reid, 22, was jailed for life in July 1995.
 
Jan – Kevin Ricketts, 16, college student from Birmingham – body never found. Allan Giles, 40, labourer from Birmingham, was jailed for life in July 1997.
 
Jan 26 – Tarsem Singh Purewal, 61, editor of Des Pardes newspaper – shot at their office in Southall, west London. Believed to have been linked to politics in the Punjab, India. Unsolved. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4354435.stm
 
Jan 24 – Antonio “Tony” Marrocco, 48, car trader, beaten to death with a wrench; and colleague Paul Sandham, 29, stabbed 40 times at TM Motors in Morecambe, Lancashire. Terry Clifton, 26, was jailed for life in Jan 1997 at Preston CC. He refused to attend the trial, which heard that he believed they had ripped him off over a car he sold them.
 
Jan – Mohammed Najib, 27, stabbed in his car in Gipton, Leeds. Two boys, aged 19 and 15, were charged.
 
Jan 18 – Claire Hood, 15, schoolgirl who was playing truant – sexually assaulted and killed in Cath Cobb Woods in St Mellons, Cardiff. Neil Owen, 19, a computer studies student, was jailed for life at Cardiff CC in Nov 1996. Owen tried to claim at trial that he left her alive and well after having consensual sex.
 
Jan 15 – Thomas Kane, 34, killed in the bath of his home in Nottingham. Malcolm Rainey, 51, was convicted of manslaughter at Nottm CC and jailed for 5 years. A 23-year-old man was also convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 2 years and 3 months.
 
Jan 13 – Andrew Knowles, 26, stabbed in the lift at Briarsdale Court, a block of flats in Gipton, Leeds. Clive Spink, 51, was jailed for life in March 1996.
 
Jan 10 – Suschita Jungblot, 20, Swiss au pair – sexually assaulted and killed in an alley behind Ritzy’s nightclub in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Darren Smith, 28, a sex offender who was on leave from prison, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Dec 1995.
 
Jan 9 – Gavin Duffy, 26, cable layer – stabbed in Harehills, Leeds. Unsolved.
 
Jan – Sandra James, 39, poisoned with horse drug Immobilon at her home in Winshill, Burton-on-Trent. Her husband Ryan James, 41, a vet, was jailed for life in Sep 1995. He had been having an affair.
 
Jan 5 – Jason Davies, 23, killed at a house in Worcester. His housemate Barry Gibson, 25, was jailed for life in March 1996. The victim was the stepson of a West Midlands Police officer. The trial heard the pair had been watching a TV programme about serial killers.
 
Jan 1 – Colin McIntyre, 35, stabbed 17 times with a diver’s knife in Duston, Northampton. Mark Baldwin, 19, was acquitted of murder at Northampton CC in July 1995.
 
Jan 1 – Alan Bennetta, 36, judo expert and violent father of three – stabbed with a carving knife at his home in Llangellnor, Mid Glamorgan. His son, Simon Bennetta, 18, was acquitted of manslaughter. The trial in June 1995 heard he had been trying to protect his mother from more abuse.
 
Jan 1 – Thomas Oakes, 14, poisoned at his home in Deane, Bolton. His father James Oakes, 34, killed himself.
January – Diana Goldsmith, 44, mother of three – went missing after taking her 3 children to school in Sevenoaks, Kent. Her body was only found in March 1997. Her former common-law husband, power shower inventor and millionaire Derek Goldsmith, 62, from Mottingham, SE London, was acquitted at Maidstone CC in May 1999. Ian Colligan, 35, hanged himself while on remand in HMP Belmarsh in Nov 1997. Michael Fitzpatrick, 34, was jailed for 17 years for conspiracy to murder. Michael Danaher, 28, was convicted of kidnapping and jailed for 6 years.
? – Inger Dohr, 86, a German millionairess, and her son Rolf Hesse, 56, were bludgeoned to death and dumped down a well in Calonge, northern Spain. Their bodies were discovered in 1998. Gregory Cook, a Briton, and Patrick Leuycky, a Belgian, were arrested in May 1999 and accused of stealing £200,000 from them. They were later released. Unsolved.
 
1994
December 1994
Dec 30 – Amina Khatun, 24, was stabbed and beaten to death at her home in Washington, Wearside. Her brother Syed Fokrul Islam, 30, from Darlington, was charged but charges were dropped in 1996. It is thought it was an honour killing within the Bangladeshi community. Unsolved.
Dec 30 – Judy Newell, 35, and her 5 children – died in fire in flat on Longfield estate in Bermondsey, SE London. Scott Vowls, 24, a barman and former lodger, was jailed for life x 6 at Old Bailey in March 1996. Trial heard he bore a grudge against her brother Lee.
 
Dec 24 – Margaret Witcombe, killed at her home in Abertillery, Gwent. Her ex-husband Philip Manning, 42, was convicted of murder and jailed for life at Cardiff CC in July 1995. He had been arrested in London a few days after the murder, with a nail bomb strapped to his chest. He had just been released from jail on parole. Her new boyfriend, Neil Jones, survived the attack.
Dec – Lee Ann Nichols and Shannon Lowney , receptionists, shot in abortion clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts. John Salvi, 24, a hairdresser and anti-abortion activist, was jailed for life. He committed suicide in 1996.
 
Dec 27 – Shabir Khan, 32, taxi driver – stabbed in a taxi rank in Market Hill, Luton. Suleman Khan, 36, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. Alqub Hussein, 25, was acquitted. Charges were dropped against Aurangzeb Kiani, 46. The trial heard it was a feud between rival Kashmiri families.
 
Dec 26 – Dr Joan Francisco, 27, gynaecologist originally from St Lucia – strangled at her maisonette in St John’s Wood, north London. Her former boyfriend, Tony Diedrick, 37, a computer studies graduate, was jailed for life in 1999. The family later brought a civil action against him.
 
Dec 26 – Anthony Kelman, bouncer, 30, shot outside a nightclub in Brixton. Wayne Hutchinson, 21, was jailed for life in Feb 1996 after being convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility). He was also convicted of killing shop assistant Margaret Hatton, 41, who was stabbed to death in a late night store in Brixton. Hutchinson was on leave from a mental hospital at the time. The trial heard he thought he was a “tiger in the jungle” and also shot two of his friends. He is in Broadmoor.
 
Dec 25 – Justin Spencer, 21, beaten to death in a bedsit in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Alan Gardner, 19, and Kevin Drew, 18, were jailed for life after a retrial.
 
Dec 24 – Tracey Mertens, 31, kidnapped from Nechells, Birmingham and dumped near Eaton, Cheshire. She had moved to Rochdale. Drugs connection. Unsolved.
 
Dec 21 – Stephen Cuddy, 24, drama student – attacked in Liverpool. Keithley Pinney, 33, a schizophrenic drifter from Coventry, was jailed for life in Nov 1995 and sent to Broadmoor.
 
Dec 20 – Ruth Raines, 73 , killed at her home in Malton, North Yorkshire. Her former employee, Timothy Veasey, 32, was charged with murder but hanged himself in HMP Wolds.
 
Dec 15 – Bruce Mitchell, 33, builder – stabbed outside his home in Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex. His neighbour Alan Kelly, 33, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for manslaughter.
 
Dec  14 – Shirley Wilson, 61; Arthur Wilson, 65; and Bob Mitchell, 55 – stabbed in the village of Bramford, near Ipswich. Jason Mitchell, 24, a schizophrenic, was jailed for life at Ipswich CC.
 
Dec – Andrew Cuttress, 15, stabbed on a playing field in Coseley, West Midlands. Mark Parker, 20, from Walsall, was jailed for 2 years at Stafford CC in 1996.
 
Dec 12 – Dr Michael Meenaghan, 33, DNA profiling expert at Oxford University – shot in the kitchen of his home in Blackbird Leys, Oxford. Had the hallmarks of a contract killing. Unsolved.
 
Dec 10 – Margarita Zamorano, 22, Spanish exchange student – stabbed 22 times at her home in Canley, Coventry. Fernando Garrido, 25, Warwick University student, was jailed for life in Nov 1995. He became obsessed with her. After the murder he fled to Manchester and confessed to a Catholic priest.
 
Dec 5 – Wayne Garwood, 28, amateur footballer – beaten to death at the back of a Chinese takeaway in Thetford, Norfolk. Gary Sinclair, 22, a private in the 1st Scottish Highlanders, was jailed for life at Norwich CC in 1995. He served 13 years. Sinclair’s father, Angus, was convicted of the 1977 World’s End murders in Edinburgh.
 
Dec 1 – Grant Noble, the son of former Manchester United player Bobby Noble – killed outside the Station pub in Sale, Manchester (Sean Wilding survived). Simon Fell, 33, was jailed for life in March 1996. Fell also shot dead Christopher Adshead, 19, in Trafford Park, Manchester, because he had witnessed the murder.
 
Dec 1 – Susan Hanso, 34, from Luton – stabbed at Warboys Kennels and Cattery in Cambridgeshire. Her estranged lover Kevin Boswell, 48, was jailed for life in 1995. Her parents Ruth and Paul were injured as they tried to stop him.
November 1994
? – Steven Burt, 25, a farm worker, vanished after his family claimed he went to work on a pig farm. His mummified body was found in a sleeping bag in Fen Meadow Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk. His father Tony Burt, 61, an accountant, was convicted of failing to carry out a proper burial in June 2000 after an open verdict at the inquest at Ipswich. The inquest heard that the family lived in squalor and Burt drank heavily after losing his job at GRE.
Nov 30 – Mohan Singh Kullah, 60, shopkeeper – beaten with a brick outside his shop in Cimla, near Neath, Wales. Stephen May, 23, was jailed for life in Oct 1995. Grant Watkins, 22, and Ian Thomas, 20, were both jailed for 8 years. The trial at Cardiff CC heard they were racists.
 
Nov 29 – Rikki Neave, 6 – stripped and strangled, spread-eagled in a supposedly sacrificial position. Dumped naked in scrubland off Eye Road, Welland, Peterborough. Her mother Ruth Neave, 27, a drug addict – was acquitted of murder at Northampton CC in Oct 1996 but was jailed for 7 years for cruelty. She was freed in 2000 and reportedly moved to Cambridge.
 
Nov 22 – Audrey Fisher, 48 – stabbed in the garden of her home in Kiln Green, Berkshire. Stuart Williamson, 27, was sent to Broadmoor in 1995.
 
Nov 22 – Ethsham ul Haq Ghaffor, 26, taxi driver – shot in Gedling, Nottingham. Several people arrested but not charged. Unsolved.
Nov 20 – Michael Walkling, from Penge – beaten up outside a nightclub in south Londno. Mark Colleary, 22, student, and Francis O’Donnell, 20, labourer, were both acquitted of manslaughter and jailed for 2 months for affray.
 
Nov 20 – Pamela Booth, 48, prostitute – killed at her flat in Hull. Andrew Jackson, 23, was jailed for life in 1996.
 
Nov 18 – Martin “The General” Cahill, 45, legendary criminal – shot dead outside his home in Ranelagh, Dublin. He had just got into his car. He is thought to have been killd by the IRA, acting through a north London gang. Brendan Gleeson starred as Cahill in a film.
 
Nov 17 – Connie Mannion, 55, strangled at her flat in Headington, Oxford. Michael Bennett, 40, a vagrant from Bath, was jailed for life. She had allowed him to stay at her home.
 
Nov 16 – Brian Phillips, 62, trombonist – found in lovers’ lane at Frodsham, Cheshire. His lover Pollyanna Peate, 34, a euphonium player, was acquitted of manslaughter at Chester CC in Dec 1995. The trial heard he may have died of a heart attack as they had sex. She was married and had been conducting a secret affair with her colleague in a brass band.
 
Nov 16 – David Rayner, international cyclist – hit his head on the kerb outside Maestro’s nightclub in Bradford after being thrown out. Steven Johnson, 29, a bouncer, was cleared of manslaughter in Dec 1995.
 
Nov 15 – Amelia McAllister, 21, stabbed at home in East Kilbride, Scotland. Her boyfriend, Ian Gray, survived. Robert Brown, 25, was charged with murder.
 
Nov 14 – Angela Dawson, 52, died of head injuries at her home in Mixenden, Halifax. Her son, Stuart Dawson, 22, was jailed for life.
 
Nov 13 – Barry Bailey, 42, taxi driver – suffered 80% burns outside his home in Walton, Liverpool. Four men were arrested but not charged. Unsolved.
 
Nov 10 – Salma Ali Ahmed, 21, stabbed at home in Holloway, north London. Her husband Eidarus Sharif Musse, 22, was jailed for life in July 1995.
 
Nov 10 – Duncan Clarke, 34, from Manchester – stabbed at the baggage franchise in Littlewoods shop, Cardiff. Karl Hughes, 19, a skinhead from the Rhondda, was jailed for life in May 1995.
 
Nov 8 – Martin Edwards – strangled in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Nov 7 – Lindsay Jo Rimer, 14 – abducted after going to buy cereal. Her body was found in the Rochdale Canal near her home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, five months later. Unsolved.
 
Nov 6 – Andrew Cook, 33, market trader – beaten and stabbed in the throat at home in Downside Walk, Northolt, NW London. Brett Evans, 26, from Hayes, was jailed for life, as was Jonathan Caffrey, 23, an Irishman living in Northolt. Caffrey was given a 12 year minimum tariff and was later deported to serve his sentence in Portlaoise prison in Ireland. The trial heard Cook was attacked for spreading rumours about Evans’ girlfriend.
 
Nov 5 – Geoffrey Nadin, 47 – stabbed in his bedroom in Currier Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. Robert Harrison, 27, drug addict burglar, jailed for life in June 1995.
 
Nov 4 – Mary Povey, 64 – stabbed at home in Denton, near Gravesend, Kent. Her son Ray Sinclair, 33, a schizophrenic, was convicted of manslaughter and detained indefinitely in a mental hospital.
 
Nov 1 – Nayntara Ali, 11, schoolgirl – disappeared on her way to school, punched to death and rolled up in a carpet in a disused yard in Forest Gate, east London. Her parents have since moved to Pakistan. Unsolved.
 
Nov 1 – John Penfold, 21, cashier from Chessington, Surrey – stabbed in Woolworths shop in Teddington, west London. Ian Kay, 27, from Bracknell, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in July 1995 and given a minimum tariff of 22 years.
October 1994
 
Oct 31 – Marjorie Marshall, 50, wife of National Trust adviser – stabbed at her home in The Damsels, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Her son John Marshall, 19, was convicted of manslaughter at Bristol CC in Oct 1995 and given three years’ probation. The court heard he had been depressed at the time.
 
Oct 28 – Lauren Williamson, 44, factory worker from Bordon – strangled in a layby near Greatham, Hampshire. Her workmate Lee Tyson, 18, from Whitehill, was jailed for life at Winchester Crown Court in Sep 1995. The trial heard how he killed her, while drunk, after she gave him a lift home from a works party in Petersfield. After killing her he put her body in the passenger seat and drove off, but collided with a car driven by Elsie Wiggins, 74, who died later in hospital.
Oct  – Daniel Handley, 9, from Beckton, east London. He was abducted and taken to a minicab office in Camberwell, south London where he was abused. He was then killed in a layby near Junction 14 of the M4 before being dumped at Bradley Stoke North, near Bristol. The human remains were discovered on 27 March 1995 when foxed uncovered his shallow grave. Timothy Morss, 32, a cab driver from Bristol, and his gay lover Brett Tyler, 30, a florist, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey in May 1996. They were given minimum tariffs of 50 years. They had fled to the Philippines after the murder but returned before the body was found.
 
Oct – Mary Odegbami, 27, killed in a house in East Ham, London. Her decomposing body was not found until March 1995. She had been tied up and starved for 14 days. Her fiancé, Nicholas Sogunro, 26, the leader of a small religious cult, was convicted of manslaughter and false imprisonment and jailed for 6 years in Dec 1995. His follower, Thomas Macaulay, 25, was acquitted of manslaughter but jailed for 18 months for false imprisonment. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that they were trying to “drive her demons out”.
 
Oct – Michael McCaffery, 46, caretaker – at his flat in Kensington. Andrew Bull, 21, a rent boy, was jailed for life in Sep 1995.
 
Oct 25 – Joseph Collins, 36, who was disabled – stabbed 18 times at his home in Islington. His stepson Martin Mursell, 28, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Jan 1996. He had been released from Rampton Hospital prematurely.
 
Oct 23 – Patricia Harrison – killed at her home in Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. Her jilted husband Stephen Harrison, 46, was jailed for life in Dec 1995. The trial heard how she had run off with her lesbian lover.
 
Oct 22 – Graham Bowen, 23 – stabbed on wasteground at Digbeth, Birmingham. Paul Ellis, 31, owner of a wine bar, was convicted of unlawful wounding and jailed for 21 months.
 
Oct 19 – Tony Mullins, 37, father of 3, stabbed at the Oliver Cromwell pub in Nechells, Birmingham. John Hughes, 30, a nightclub bouncer, was charged with murder and went on trial in March 1996.
 
Oct 23 – Gladys Parker, 85, widow – died in hospital 6 weeks after being attacked at her home in Chard, Somerset. Unsolved.
 
Oct 21 – Michael McCormack, 59, and John Ogden, 34, shot dead outside the Prince of Wales pub in Balham, S London. It is thought to have been a case of mistaken identity. Unsolved despite a £20,000 reward in 2004.
 
Oct 20 – Jason Connors, 22, shot, and Sean Farrelly, 24, stabbed – in the Star Gazer pub in Selsey, West Sussex during a karaoke night. Michael Murray, 31, was jailed for life (18 years minimum) and his nephew Sean Reardon, 20, was also jailed for life. Patrick Reardon, 63, was convicted of a lesser offence and jailed for 3 years.
 
Oct 17 – Silje Marie Redegaard, 5 – hit with a stone and trampled to death in a pond in woods near her home in Trondheim, Norway. Two boys, aged six, admitted the offence but were too young to be prosecuted. They were freed to go back to their kindergarten. They have never been named.
 
Oct 16 – Rachel Kyvetos, 24 – strangled and buried in garden of house in Trinant, near Crumlin, Gwent. Her ex-husband Anthony Tilling, 24, was convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and sent to Ashworth mental hospital in Liverpool. The trial heard Kyvetos had fallen in love with a Greek waiter while on holiday, like in the film Shirley Valentine. Tilling was later freed.
 
Oct 15 – Mandy Wix, 26, prostitute – killed in bedroom at Bartram Avenue, Braintree, Essex. Unsolved.
 
Oct 14 – Raymond Ennis, 28, taxi driver – stabbed in Clapham, South London. Orlett Ellis, 30, survived. Wayne Mowat, 21, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years. Kehinde Adenekan, 18, was acquitted. The Old Bailey trial in 1995 heard Mr Ennis was attacked after he tooted his horn at Mowat’s girlfriend.
 
October 11 – Kathleen Hempsall, 40, part-time midwife – stabbed 30 times at home in Lincoln. Alan Poulter, 20, a robber, was jailed for life in Oct 1997. Perry Calvert, 20, was acquitted at the same trial in Nottingham CC.
 
Oct 10 – Jim Cunningham, 19 months old – died in fire at home in Seacroft, Leeds. His father Michael Cunningham, 25, and mother Mandy McKenna, 21, set the fire in a bid to get rehoused but the fire got out of control. Cunningham was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years in Feb 1996. McKenna was jailed for 5 years.
 
Oct – Nicholas Brazil – shot dead at The Pelican pub in Notting Hill, west London. Frank Lazar, a Hungarian, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey.
 
Oct 10 – Claire Barrie, 20, lab technician – attacked at home in Bridgehill, near Consett, County Durham. Her mother’s ex-boyfriend, Richard Wilkinson, 42, was jailed for life in Nov 1995. The trial heard he blamed her for him breaking up with her mother.
Oct 8 – Christine Graham, 20 – fell from 9th floor of a tower block in Nechells, Birmingham. Her ex-boyfriend Michael Nelson, 27, was acquitted at Birmingham CC in 1995.
 
Oct 7 – Adrian “Duffus” Harrison, 19, from Brixton – shot outside the Walmer Castle pub in Camberwell, south London. Unsolved.
 
Oct 5 – Susan Crawford, 33, mother of four – stabbed in Brixton. Her boyfriend Michael Folkes, 32, aka Lukewarm Luke, was sent to Broadmoor indefinitely in April 1995. He was a former mental patient who had been released from Bethlem Hospital in Croydon in 1993.
 
Oct 4 – Guy Jacob, Laurent Gerard and Thierry Memard, police officers, and Amadou Dialoo, a taxi driver – shot in Paris. Audry Maupin, 23, died in the shoot-out. His girlfriend Florence Rey, 19, a philosophy student was jailed for 20 years at a trial in Paris in Sep 1998. She was released from jail in 2009. Abdelhakim Dekhar was jailed for four years for supplying the gun. He was said to be the third member of the gang but he claimed to be an Algerian secret agent trying to infiltrate the French far left. After being released from jail he went to live in England for several years. In November 2013 he hit the headlines again when he went on a gun rampage, firing at Liberation newspaper, a French TV station and a French bank in the centre of Paris. He was later arrested after a huge manhunt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25036807
 
Oct 1 – Alex Scott, 34, top racehorse trainer – shot at the Oak Stables he ran at Chieveley, near Newmarket. William O’Brien, 58, former chief groom at the stables, was jailed for life at Norwich CC in July 1995. The trial heard O’Brien lost his temper after falling out with his boss.
 
September 1994
Sep 30 – Norman Manning, 26, robber from Birmingham, stabbed 12 times outside his cell in HMP Long Lartin. Fellow inmate Frederick Lowe, 41, from Aberdeen, was jailed for life at Birmingham CC in July 1996. Bruce Knowles, 28, was acquitted. The trial heard it was a row over a piano lesson.
 
Sep – Steven Helwich, 18 – stabbed in a nightclub in Douglas, Isle of Man. Charles “Chucky” McCluskey, from Scotland, was jailed for life in 1995
 
Sep 28 – Hussein Abdi Hassan, 30, thrown off a landing in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Sep 27 – Caroline Williams, 29, stage manager – stabbed in neck with a screwdriver at her luxury flat at Surrey Quays, south London. Richard Whyte, 22, a homeless schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely at Broadmoor in early 1996. Her husband was in Plymouth at the time.
 
Sep 26 – Julie Pacey, 38, nursery nurse – sexually assaulted in the downstairs bathroom of home in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Unsolved.
 
Sep – Oliver Henry, 19, assaulted with a beer bottle outside a pub in Camberley, Surrey. A man was charged but acquitted on grounds of self-defence.
 
Sep – Eric Morse, 5, dangled and dropped from 14th floor Ida B Wells Housing Project in Chicago – Jessie Rankins, aged 10, and Tykeece Johnson, 11, were jailed for 10 years. They were released in 2004. Rankins was jailed again in 2006 for stealing a pit bull terrier.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-eric-morse-killersmar24%2C0%2C3213920.story
 
Sep 25 – Charlie Collins, 72, convicted sex offender, and his son Steven Collins, 37, attacked with an axe at their home in Kingsbridge, Devon, which was then set on fire. James Proctor, 16, claimed self-defence, saying Collins Sr tried to assault him. Convicted of murder at Plymouth CC in Dec 1995 and detained at HM Pleasure.
 
Sep 22 – Keith Jones, 37, stabbed in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Sep 20 – Linda Torney and her two children, John Torney junior, 13, and Emma, 11 – shot at family home in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Her husband John Torney, 39, a Royal Ulster Constabulary police officer, was jailed for life (20 yrs min) in March 1996. The trial heard he was having an affair with a colleague, Ailsa Millar. Torney continues to deny murder and claims his son killed his mother and sister and then shot himself. Torney is currently in HMP Maghaberry.
 
Sep – Hassan Bilgi, 46, Turkish Cypriot heroin dealer from London – tied up, shot and dumped in a field at High Halstow, near Rochester, Kent. Had no connection with Medway towns. Unsolved.
Sep 16 – Louise Jensen, 23, Danish tour guide – abducted near Ayia Napa, Cyprus, after her moped collided with their Jeep. She was raped, beaten about the head with the spade and buried in a remote part of the island. Allan “The Cube” Ford, 27; Geoff Pernell, 24 and Justin “Binny” Fowler, 28, soldiers with the Royal Green Jackets, were jailed for life with no parole at Larnaca in March 1996. Their sentences were reduced to 25 years in 1998 but they were deported to the UK in 2006 and later released from prison. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/4792915.stm
Ford is from Birmingham; Pernell from Oldbury and Fowler from Falmouth, Cornwall.
 
Sep 15 – Julia Giannetto, 34, mother of a young child – stabbed and battered at her flat in Clifton, Bristol. Her husband Robert Giannetto, 39, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in 1995.
 
Sep 11 – Wilburn Clarke, 31, stabbed outside a crack den in Denbigh Street, Bristol. Luther Richards, 25, from Wolverhampton, went on trial at Bristol CC in July 1995.
 
Sep 10 – Carol Wardell, 38, assistant manageress of Woolwich Building Society in Nuneaton – killed at her home in Meriden, West Midlands and dumped in a layby near Coventry. Her husband Gordon Wardell, was jailed for life at Oxford CC in Dec 1995. He went through a TV charade by claiming they had been attacked at home by a gang of robbers who tied him up and stole £15,000 from the building society where she worked. The trial heard that Mrs Wardell had found out he had been visiting prostitutes.
 
Sep 9 – Elaine Gorman, 52, killed at her flat in Camberwell, S London. Unsolved.
 
Sep 8 – Glenroy “Pee Wee” Amoo, 25, from Leicester – shot in the neck as he slept with his girlfriend in Braunstone Firth. He died 94 days later. Chris Farrell, 26, and Chris Dalrymple, 23, were jailed for life at Leicester CC in April 1996 with Farrell getting a 15 years minimum tariff and Dalrymple 18 years. The trial heard Dalrymple was determined to gain revenge on Amoo, who he felt had humiliated him several times.
Sep 5  – Peter Dunphy, 26, killed outside a Liverpool hotel. James Kelly, 22, a footballer with Wolves, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years. He was released from prison in 1998 and spent spells at Bury, Doncaster and Scarborough before retiring from the game.
Sep 5 – John Newman, 47, Australian Labor MP – shot in the chest outside a Labor Party meeting in Cabramatta, Sydney. Phuong Ngo, 43, a city councillor and wannabe MP, was jailed for life in Nov 2001. He wanted Newman’s seat and hired a hitman from the Vietnamese community. Two other men, David Dinh and Tu Quang Dao, were acquitted. It is thought the 5T Gang were involved.
 
Sep 1 – Emma Knight, 20, prostitute – beaten to death with a baseball bat at her flat in Headington, Oxford. Her boyfriend John Puffett, 27, was jailed for life in Jul 1995.
 
Sep 1 – Leyland Hoppie, 46, from Wisbech – shot in the back while repairing a security camera in a jeweller’s shop in Ilford, Essex. Robbers Junior Willis, 27; Neville Andrews, 26; and Shiraz Bhayat, 20, from Stoke Newington, were jailed for life in Nov 1995.
 
? – Fred Clancy, 65 – beaten and stamped to death during a robbery at his south London home. Joanne Smith, 27, who was deaf, was jailed for life in Oct 1995. Her brother Barry Smith, 29, was jailed for 8 years. Darren Sams, 17, was detained under HM Pleasure.
August 1994
 
Aug 26 – Kenneth Brown, 56, gay tycoon who owned a number of nightclubs – shot in an outbuilding in the grounds of his mansion, Hunter’s Lodge in Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire. Unsolved.
 
Aug – Richard Everitt, 15, white schoolboy – stabbed on Somers Town estate in north London. Abdul Hai, 20, and Badrul Miah, 20, were both acquitted at the Old Bailey in Oct 1995. The trial heard the motive was racial hatred.
 
Aug 22 – Frank Latham, 50, stabbed in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Aug 22 – Janice Wood, 36, divorced mother of 2 – shot in Bradford but body never found. Her former boyfriend Michael Sagar, the boss of a demolition firm, was charged with assaulting her in a pub the night before she vanished. Unsolved.
 
Aug 18 – Carole Moore, 35, strangled and stabbed in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Aug 18 – Sinda Ozcelebi, 32, from north London – stabbed 25 times in a public toilet in Antalya, Turkey. Her mother-in-law Nura Yucesoy, 58, was jailed for 15 years. She had hired a hitman, Murat Cigir, 29, from Istanbul, to kill Sinda to stop her getting back with her son Turgay. Cigir was jailed for life. Turgay lives in London with the couple’s daughter Nuran, who was born in 1991.
 
Aug 17 – Tom Winstanley, 46 – battered to death at a flat in Newton Heath, Manchester. His hands had been tied. A 15-year-old boy was arrested by police. Unsolved.
 
Aug 16 – Maxine Moorhouse, 35, mother of 4 from Hitchin – found in the boot of a Rover car in a scrapyard. Her boyfriend Keith Sole, 49, a security guard, was jailed for life at Chelmsford CC in May 1995. The trial heard she had been seeing another man but insisted it was just platonic.
 
Aug 14 – Gabor and Ingrid Bartos, brothel owners, and four Russian prostitutes – strangled in a high class brothel in Frankfurt, Germany. Eugen Berwald, 25, and his wife Sonja, a prostitute, went on trial in Jan 1996. Berwald was jailed for life and his wife was given 6 years for letting him into the brothel. The trial heard the motive was robbery. Claims that the Russian mafia were involved were denied.
 
Aug 8 – Warwick Batchelor, 80, former Unilever executive – stabbed with a sharpened screwdriver in a block of flats in Hassocks, West Sussex. Edward Martin, 67, from Burgess Hill, was jailed for life at Lewes CC in Nov 1995. The trial heard the pair were feuding over the affections of 52-year-old June Cuxson who Martin had met at a tea dance.
 
Aug 7 – Marina Coppell, 39, Colombian-born prostitute – stabbed in a frenzy in her flat in Marylebone, central London. Unsolved.
 
Aug 5 – Julie Finley, 23, prostitute and drug addict from Liverpool – body found near A570 Rainford bypass, Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Unsolved.
 
Aug 4 – Philbert Elie, 33, killed at her home in Dagenham, Essex. Her boyfriend Mark Corbin went on trial for murder in Feb 1995.
 
Aug 1 – Amy Shepherd, 86, retired secretary – sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed – at her maisonette in Wibsey, Bradford. Richard Whelan, 23, was acquitted on the judge’s directions at Leeds CC in Feb 2000.  But Whelan was jailed for life for the motiveless murder of Mary Kilbride, 80, a retired teacher, who choked on her own blood in her home in Odsal, Bradford, after being attacked on Aug 10. Mrs Kilbride was stabbed in the eye with a vanity mirror.
 
Aug 1 – Clarence Cooper, 84, war veteran – stabbed and suffocated at his home in Palfrey, Walsall. Michael Webb, 47, from Manchester, and Michael Micklewight, 18, from Walsall, were jailed for life in Feb 1996. Jason Matthews, 18, was acquitted.
July 1994
 
Jul 31 – Leslie Woodward, 17 – stabbed in Liverpool. Man charged.
 
Jul 26 – Saing Sarson, 30, Thai divorcee and mother of 4 from Congleton, Cheshire – stabbed and battered to death and dumped under a disused bridge at Bignall End, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Carl Johnson, 27, a drug dealer, from Audlem, Staffs, was jailed for life at Stafford Crown Court. He killed her after she criticised his girlfriend.
 
July 25 – David Enticknap, 39, driving instructor – stabbed in his sleep in Woking, Surrey. His Thai wife Porn Enticknap, 30, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) at Old Bailey in March 1995 and sent to a mental hospital. Trial heard she thought he was using black magic to harm their daughter.
Jul – Joy Millington, 17, stripper – killed at her flat in Peckham, S London. Her boyfriend Edward O’Brien, 25, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years.
 
Jul 22 – Christopher Little, 31, drug dealer – shot in Stockport. Arran Coghlan, Graham Mansell, Peter Shurety, Dean Bell and Roy Fraser were all acquitted of murder at a trial in Manchester in 1995. The main witness was supergrass Shane Burke.
 
Jul 21 – John Hadley, 57, stabbed 15 times at his home in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Stephen Phillips, 36, a mentally ill man from Coventry, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained indefinitely at the Reaside Clinic in Hull.
 
Jul 20 – Sandra Parkinson, 22, hotel worker from Ayrshire – found on a clifftop path near Salcombe, Devon. Alan Connor, 32, a drifter from Yorkshire, hung himself in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in Aug 1994, before he could be arrested. He had also raped a woman in Shropshire in 1992.
 
Jul 20 – John Watkins, 22, stabbed in Luton. A man was charged.
Jul – Ronald Williams, a police officer, and two children – shot in a diner in New Orleans. Antoinette Frank, 23, an off-duty police officer and Williams’ partner, was found guilty in Sep 1995, along with Rogers Lacaze, 18.
 
Jul 20 – Colin Murphy, 53, beaten to death at his home in Todmorden, Yorkshire. Unsolved.
 
Jul 20 – Anthony Adams, 32, stabbed in Brixton in a dispute over drugs. Unsolved.
 
Jul 19 – Kenneth “Happy” Mullings – shot in Shepherds Bush, West London. Gang war. Unsolved.
 
Jul 19 – Wendy Hubbard, 27, strangled and found in a slurry puit in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire. Her boyfriend, Kevin Gautry, 31, was jailed for life. The trial at Nottm CC heard she was having an affair with a man in a wheelchair.
 
Jul 15 – Derek Wignall, 26, from Mansfield – stabbed in Liverpool. Unsolved.
Jul – Donna O’Dwyer, 26, jumped from a balcony when fire broke out in tower block in Leyton, east London. Peter Thurston, 34, a BT engineer, was jailed for life in Sep 1995.
 
Jul 12 – David Foley, 36, minicab boss, shot outside Northumberland Arms pub in King’s Cross, London. Wayne Hurren, 35, from Shoreditch, was acquitted on the judge’s orders at the Old Bailey in March 1999. In 1988 he was jailed for 20 years for armed robberies. The trial heard he arranged the killing of Mr Foley from HMP Parkhurst after the victim had beaten up Hurren’s wife. Hurren was thought to have connections with Adams family.
July 12 – Carol Clark, 25, unemployed waitress – stabbed near her home in Burnley. Her body was rolled up in an old carpet and left in the yard of a derelict house. Her neighbour Paul Mitchell, 32, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for life at Preston CC in Jan 1995.
Jul 11 – Maura Fyfe, 46, stabbed at home in Horsham, West Sussex. Her common-law husband William King was convicted of manslaughter at Lewes CC in Oct 1995.
 
July 11 – Andrew Branbury, 23, stabbed at a private party in Stoke Newington, NE London. Unsolved.
 
July 11 – Phillip Bell, 24, stabbed at his home in Bolton. His father, 55, was charged but was later detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
 
July – Robert Nixon, stabbed at his home in Onslow Street, Sunderland. His body was found 11 months later at Fulwell Quarries. His younger brother Carl Eden, 34, was jailed for life at Newcastle Crown Court in Oct 1995.
 
July 10 – Myrtle Allen, 53, prison officer’s wife – her dismembered body was found in a freezer in the attic of their home in Chester-le-Street, Country Durham. Her husband Michael Allen, 44, was jailed for life in July 1995. The trial at Newcastle Crown Court heard that his wife was an “outrageous flirt” and this may have been why he killed her.
 
July 9 – Michelle Robotham, 22, strangled in Dagenham, Essex. Her husband Jason Robotham was charged with murder.
 
July 9 – Michael Johnston, 26, stabbed in Moss Side, Manchester. Unsolved.
July 7 – Martin Nevin, 29, beaten to death in Crumpsall, Manchester. Unsolved.
 
Jul 6 – Julie Ann Clayton, 27, an Australian living in a commune in Towcester, Worcestershire – buried in a ditch in Coleby, Lincolnshire. Denzil Walker, 46, a market trader from Hull, was jailed for life and sent to HMP Long Lartin.
 
July 6 – Steven Green, 25, from Hackney – killed at British Deaf Sports Council disco in Birmingham. Anderson Simon, 28, who was deaf, was charged with murder.
 
July 5 – Mark Simpson, 23, from Rochester – stabbed in car park of a nightclub in Gillingham, Kent. Daniel Latham, 22, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for 5 years at Maidstone CC in April 1996.
 
July 3 – Sharon Harper, 21, barmaid at the Market Cross pub in Grantham, Lincolnshire, was viciously beaten and dumped on waste ground nearby. A couple from Hove, East Sussex, were arrested in 1999 but never charged. Sharon left behind a daughter, Sara. Unsolved.
 
July 2 – Gary Henbest, 31, Zimbabwean engineer – beaten up in a taxi queue in Finsbury Park, north London. Peter Goold, 28, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter on the grounds of provocation. The trial at the Old Bailey in July 1995 heard Mr Henbest had picked a fight after demanding money for a cab.
July 1 – David Gunningham, 26, nightclub bouncer – killed in Barry, South Wales. Andrew Hocking, 26, Barrington Thomas, 23, and Steven Selby, 34 went on trial at Cardiff CC.
June 1994
June – Donovan Beckford, 22, shot outside the King’s Arms in Peckham, south London. Unsolved.
 
June 30 – Rosie Palmer, 3, killed in a cul-de-sac in Headland, Hartlepool, after going to an ice cream van to buy an ice cream. Shaun Armstrong, 32, an unemployed former miner, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in July 1995.
 
June 30 – Samantha Walker, 22, from Tetbury, Gloucestershire – killed on her way home from a party in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Barry Wilcox, 24, supermarket worker, jailed for life in Bristol CC in July 1995.
 
June – Aileen Gibson-Steele – strangled in her bedsit in north London. Lawrence Hughes, 20, from Finsbury Park, was jailed for life in Jan 1995.
 
June 20 – Michelle McGrath, 27, was raped and murdered in an alley near an Irish bar in Orlando, Florida, during the World Cup in the USA. Thomas Gudinas, 20, was sentenced to death in 1995.
 
June 17 – PC Lewis Fulton, 28 – stabbed in the Gorbals, Glasgow. Philip McFadden, 18, a schizophrenic, was ruled insane in 1994 and sent to Carstairs secure hospital.
 
June 15 – Marian Alcock, 39, mother of 2 – struck over the head and found in a wheelie bin in Stafford. Her boyfriend Leslie Turley-Maus, 23, was cleared of obstructing a coroner in 1994.
 
June 10- Nicole Brown Simpson and her new boyfriend Ronald Goldman – stabbed outside home in Los Angeles. Ms Simpson’s estranged husband, OJ Simpson, 46, a former American football star and film star, was acquitted of both murders in October 1995. He was later found responsible for the murders in a civil trial.
June 10 – Elizabeth Mercer, 83, retired London Underground ticket collector – beaten over the head at her home in Leyton, east London. Edward Ross, 26, unemployed drug addict burglar, was jailed for life (15 years minimum).
June 6 – Susan Roberts, 28 – killed in a battered wives’ hostel in Penycae, Clwyd, Wales. Her estranged and neurotic husband, David Roberts, 35, was jailed for life in March 1995.
 
June 1 – Margaret Renner-Ceres, from Sierra Leone – stabbed at the Elite travel agency in central London. Unsolved.
 
June 1 – Catherine Hampshire – stabbed in the bedroom of her home in Gants Hill, east London. Frank Hampshire, 62, a psychotic who had not been taking his medication, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Dec 1994 but sent to Rampton Hospital.
 
June 2 – Shamsuddin Mahmoud, 26, waiter – shot at an Indian restaurant in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. Michael Ross, 15, was jailed for life (25 years minimum) at Glasgow High Court in 2008. The trial heard he was a racist who later became a soldier and served in Iraq. His father, PC Edmund Ross, was jailed for 4 years for concealing evidence. Ross has always denied murder and appealed in 2010.
May 1994
 
May 30 – Lisa Anderson, 20 – killed in front of her little brother at home in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Her drunken stepfather Ernest Vardy, 28, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years at Durham CC.
 
May 25 – Sarah Rigby, 11 – sexually abused and strangled, found behind a clothes rack in a house in Wallasey, Merseyside. Malcolm Frosdick, 58, a convicted child molester who had spent 40 years I jail, was jailed for life at Liverpool CC. He fled to his home town, Leicester, after the body was found. He had lured her to his house with sweets.
 
May 20 – Dawn Shields, 19, prostitute from Sheffield – dumped in shallow stone-filled grave at Mam Tor in Peak District, Derbyshire. Unsolved. There was speculation in 2013 she may have been killed by Crossbow Cannibal Stephen Griffiths.
 
May 17 – Joan Cox, 42, from Forest Hill, south London – stabbed in Dover. Her husband Joseph Cox, 42, a minicab driver, was jailed for life in Nov 1995. The trial heard he killed her after she told him he wasn’t the father of one of her children. His father had killed his mother years before.
 
May 16 – Philomena Gillane, 40, pregnant hospital cook, from Ballinasloe, County Galway – stabbed 6 times, shot in the back and dumped in the boot of her car at Athlone railway station in County Meath, Republic of Ireland. Her husband Patrick Gillane was jailed for 8 years in Dec 1997 for soliciting two men to kill his wife. He was released in 2003. The hitmen have never been caught.
 
May 15 – Cara Hepworth, 17, schoolgirl – sexually assaulted and beaten to death as she walked home from a night out in Maidstone, Kent. Michael Allen, 22, was jailed for life in July 1995. He had left his business card by her body, presumably by accident.
 
May 10 – Raymond Folkes, 30, strangled with a telephone flex at his flat in Victoria, central London. Stewart McNab and Marcus Brand, homeless down-and-outs, were jailed for life at Chelmsford CC in 1995. The trial heard Mr Folkes was gay and picked them up thinking they were rent boys.
 
May 9 – Jimmy Painter, 44, stabbed at his home in Moreton, The Wirral, Merseyside. His wife Jan Painter, 32, was acquitted of manslaughter. The trial heard she was suffering from pre-menstrual tension and stabbed him in a trivial row over £1.20. Jury heard his last words were “She didn’t mean it”.
 
May 9 – Christopher Bartlett-Judd, 59 – stabbed at his home in Botley, Hampshire. Troy Whitcher, 28, was jailed for life at Winchester CC in 1995. Ricky Prosser, 27, was acquitted.
 
May 8 – Gerry Stephens, 42, and his lover Christine Rees, 37 – killed at a taxi cab firm office in Risca, Gwent, Wales. Michael Attwooll, 50, a partner in the taxi firm, and John Roden, 28, were jailed for life at Newport CC in 1995. The case was later referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Stephens and Rees were both married and someone sent photos of them to their partners. Both men continue to insist on their innocence. Attwooll was given a minimum tariff of 25 years and Roden 21 years.(SEE MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE) http://www.mojuk.org.uk/justice/rodenattwooll.html
 
May 7 – Emma Merry, 18, prostitute from Tividale, near Dudley – attacked and dumped on Sneyd Hill industrial estate in Stoke-on-Trent. Kevin Williams, 38, a punter from Burslem, who had a history of sex attacks was jailed for life at Stafford Crown Court in 1995.
 
May 5 – Fiona Woods, 40, gynaecologist’s receptionist – stabbed in face and chest at surgery in Old Woking, Surrey. Dr Julia Wright, 46, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for 4 years in Dec 1994. The court heard Woods was having an affair with Dr Wright’s husband, Dr Jeremy Wright. GMC said Wright would be able to practice medicine on her release from prison.
May 4 – Christopher Horrox, 30, from Glossop – was killed at the junction of Bombay Street and Sackville Street in central Manchester. Marcel Williams, 30, went on trial at Liverpool CC in March 1996 but the trial was sensationally halted when new evidence came to light. The trial had heard that Williams was the business partner of Jimmy Carr, 45, who survived being shot. He had employed Mr Horrox, a Warwick University graduate, to help him with fly-posting. Mr Williams insisted he was at a barbecue in Halebarns, Cheshire, at the time.
 
May 3 – Malcolm Albrighton, 48, a former soldier - was killed outside his house in Atherstone, Warwickshire. Carl Holland, 22, a burglar from Nuneaton, was convicted of manslaughter at Birmingham CC and jailed for 8 years.
 
May 2 – Leslie Winder, 52, a former gravedigger – was killed at a house in Barmston, Washington, Wearside. Stuart Butler, 23, a print worker, was jailed for life in June 1995. Butler was the ex-boyfriend of Mr Winder’s daughter Dawn and he was burgling her house at the time. Mr Winder just happened to be there at the time and confronted him. Butler claimed he was in Sunderland that day.
 
May 1 – Fiona Pope, 8, stabbed as she slept at home in Barnstaple, Devon. Her mother, Janice Pope, 38, from Roundswell, Barnstaple, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given indefinite leave in a mental hospital.
April 1994
 
April 30Karen Reed, 33, shot on the doorstep of her home in Willow Way, Woking, Surrey. Her killers are believed to have been two Chechen hitmen, who posed as pizza delivery men. It was a case of mistaken identity. The actual target was Reed’s sister Alison Ponting, a former BBC World Service producer who had been married to Gagic Ter-Ogannisyen, an Armenian KGB agent who had killed two Chechens. Miss Ponting came to stay with her sister when she realised she may be a target of the Chechens. Unsolved.
29 April – Father Joe Walsh, 37, parish priest; Imelda Riney, 29, artist; Liam Riney, 3, her son – shot dead and left in shallow graves in woods near Whitegate, County Clare, Republic of Ireland. Brendan “The Fox” O’Donnell, 20, from Wolverhampton, was jailed for life at Dublin Central Criminal Court in April 1996. He tried to hang himself in a mental hospital and died in July 1997. O’Donnell claimed to have had an affair with Imelda but it was a fantasy. He claimed to hear voices from The Devil and said Imelda was “the Devil’s daughter”.
April – Mazhar Hussain, 39, taxi driver – stabbed to death in robbery on Hawarden Hill estate in Cricklewood, north London. Melanie “Mad Mel” Myers, 20, jailed for life. Her accomplice Clifton Quartey, 18, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. Myers got away with £4. A senior detective described Myers, who had a string of convictions for violence from the age of 14, as ‘the most violent woman I have ever dealt with’. While awaiting trial she escaped from high-security Holloway Prison in the first break-out at the women-only jail for eight years.
Apr 27 – Diane Williams, 28, accounts clerk – stabbed in Harehills, Leeds as she ran away. Her ex-boyfriend Worrell Bailey, was charged with murder.
Apr 23 –Paul Carson, 22 – stabbed to death while in bed in Weston-super-Mare. Peter Griffiths, 30, was jailed for life for murder at Bristol CC in March 1995. Griffiths admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) but prosecution refused to accept his plea. The trial heard it was a case of mistaken identity. Griffiths wanted to kill his estranged wife’s boyfriend but she was sleeping in the spare room and had let her friend Tracey Carrington sleep in her bed, with her boyfriend, Mr Carson. Griffiths claimed he had a vision of himself as a medieval knight who needed to avenge his wife’s honour.
Apr 16 – Njoli Djema, 2, Zairean refugee from Leytonstone – beaten about the head and mutilated after death with a sharp instrument. Her body was found on waste ground in Beckton, E London. Her Zairean boyfriend Mabota Kumbi, 30, was arrested in Sweden in August 1994. He went on trial in June 1995 but it ended in a hung jury.
April 14 – Ron Cousins, 78 – stabbed at his home in Chelmsford, Essex. He was then covered in white paint. David Collins, 32, from Bedford, was charged with murder but that charge was dropped. He was convicted of burglary.
Apr 11 – Madhavi Ambasna, 82, and his wife Railat, 72 – stabbed, battered and mutilated at their flat in Benson Close, Hounslow, W London. Their mentally disturbed neighbour Milton Wheeler, 24, was jailed for life in Feb 1995 and given a minimum tariff of 18 years. Mrs Ambasna had accused him of stealing milk from their doorstep. He took two girls back to their flat and raped them there. When he was six, Wheeler’s father Russell Gainford was jailed for life for murdering a 77-year-old woman by slashing her throat in Accrington, Lancashire. He was released on licence in 1992. Wheeler was beaten by his father and sexually abused by his brother. Aged 18, he was jailed for attempting to rape a girl. When he came out of jail he moved to London. His brother was jailed for 10 years for raping a woman he forced to re-enact porn.
Apr 15 – Sara Alesworth, 20, battered at her home in Aylesbury. Her father, Dr Pat Alesworth, fled to France but was extradited. He was sent to a mental hospital in Feb 1995 but hanged himself in Sep 1995.
 
Apr 14 – Michael Donovan, 32, beaten and stabbed at home in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Apr 13 – Gill Dawson, 50, clubbed with an iron bar at home in Sutton Coldfield. Her husband Peter Dawson went on trial at Birmingham CC in March 1996.
 
Apr 12 – Muzhar Hussain, taxi driver – killed during robbery on Howarden Hill estate in Neasden, NW London. His killer, Melanie “Mad Mel” Myers, 20, was jailed for life.
 
Apr 8 – Marc Kelsey, 43, unemployed butler from Lakenheath – battered to death and dumped semi-naked in woods near A1101 in Mildenhall, Suffolk. Andrew Wright, was jailed for life (17 years minimum tariff) at Norwich CC in 1997. His mother, Patricia Carter, was jailed for attempting to pervert the course of justice after she tried to hire a hitman to kill a key witness. It is thought there may have been a homophobic motive.
 
Apr 7 – Larry Burt, 56, from Margate – strangled as he painted landscape scenes on wasteland in Wapping, E London. Unsolved.
 
Apr 6 – William Hodge, 53 – stabbed in a street in Glasgow. Unsolved.
 
Apr – Danny Dyke, 31, originally from Eastbourne – his remains were found buried on a mountain near Garnswllt, West Glamorgan. John Welsby, 37, and John Wilson, 38, from Swansea, were both jailed for life. Terrence Welsby, 40, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 30 months for disposing of the body. Dyke worked as a physio with Aberavon rugby club.
 
Apr 5 – Brian Eastoe, 53, police informer – battered to death and thrown off a balcony at a block of flats in Bradford. Richard Palmer and Ian Reardon were convicted of manslaughter at Leeds CC in Feb 1995 and jailed for 6 years each.
 
April 4 – Helen McEwan, 80 – hit with a chair at home in Longsight, Manchester. The house was then torched. Unsolved.
 
Apr 3 – David Wheaden, 37, from Burnley – killed in a fight in Manchester. Unsolved.
 
Apr 2 – Angela Jenkinson, 32, who was seven months pregnant – strangled on waste ground in Bradford, 100 yards from her home. Detective Constable Vince Hand, 30, was suspected of the murder but killed himself at Melton Constable in Norfolk in Sep 1994. He was married to Louise, a vice squad officer, but was having an affair with Ms Jenkinson, who was pregnant by him.
 
EasterMargaret Wright, 31, epileptic Protestant from Forthriver – stripped, beaten, tortured and shot 4 times in a loyalist drinking den before being dumped in a wheelie bin in The Village, south Belfast. Stephen Rules, 30, and Christopher Sheals, 29, were jailed for life for murder in Feb 1996. They killed her because they thought she was a Catholic. Two other men who were involved, Billy Elliott and Ian Hamilton, were killed by the Red Hand Commando and UVF respectively after it emerged the victim was a Protestant. Three other men – 21-year-old David Jess; 24-year-old Warren Gibson and 24-year-old Stephen Salters were jailed for seven years for helping to dispose of the body. Elliott’s wife Alison was given a suspended sentence.
March 1994
 
Mar – Lila King, 77 – killed and hidden in a gas meter cupboard in Brighton for 18 months. Her daughter, Kathleen Ford, 43, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years.
 
Mar 31 – Barry Stubbings, 51, City stockbroker – stabbed and had his throat slit at his flat in Whitechapel, E London. Mr Stubbings was gay and his killer, thought to be a male prostitute, was caught on CCTV but never arrested. Unsolved.
 
Mar 30 – John Partridge, 50, and Margaret Burtenshaw, 46 – stabbed at their home at Wood Farm, Cowley, Oxford. Her ex-lover, Robert Shreeve, 31, was jailed for life at Birmingham CC in Feb 1996 with a 20 year minimum tariff. He worked in the Lord Chancellor’s office.
 
Mar 29 – Indu Bina Bhagchandaney, 46 – her body was dismembered and found on a rubbish dump in Cricklewood, N London. Her servant, Esakki Muthu Gopal, 23, was charged with murder.
 
Mar 28 – Michael Fry, 44, shop worker – bludgeoned with a claw hammer at home in Yeovil, Somerset. A neighbour Nicholas Redding, 26, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in 1999. The trial Fry, who was homosexual, had been attacked because Redding thought he was abusing his daughter. Attempts were made to decapitate him with a saw. His legs were cut off and tied to a chair.
 
Mar 28 – Nicola Conroy, 12, stabbed at Hall Garth School in Acklam, Middlesbrough. Steven Wilkinson, 29, a former pupil at the school, was detained indefinitely at Ashworth mental hospital after being convicted in Dec 1995 at Leeds CC of manslaughter (diminished responsibility). The court heard he thought he was “possessed by the serpent and the dove”. He had earlier stabbed Emma Winter – she survived – and held an imitation gun to Sohil Malik.
 
Mar 26 – Ian Butler, 49, street cleaner – shot outside his home in Stokenchurch, Bucks. His brother-in-law George Holland, 41, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in May 1995.
 
Mar 25 – Lesley Kenny, 10, and her brother Joseph, 8 – hit with a hammer at home in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Their father Aidan Kenny, 34, was sent to a mental hospital indefinitely in Sep 1994. He had been hearing voices.
 
Mar 22 – Charlotte Alexander, 4; Amy Alderton, 3 and Dean Alderton, 1  – died in house fire in Peterlee, County Durham. Charlotte’s mother Lisa escaped. Graham Alderton, 29, the children’s father, was convicted of manslaughter x 3 and jailed for 10 years. The trial heard he was a drunk who started the fire in a bid to get rehoused by the council.
 
Mar 20 – Theophilos Georgiadis, pro-Kurdish activist – shot outside his home in Nicosia, Cyprus. Thought to have been killed by agents of Turkish intelligence (MIT). Unsolved.
Mar 20 – Shaun Monaghan, 56 – strangled in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Mar 19 – Trevor Monerville, 26, from Hackney – stabbed in Trumans Road, Stoke Newington, NE London. Unsolved.
 
Mar 18 – Mehmet Kaygusuz, 33, Kurdish businessman/drug smuggler – shot while playing backgammon at a Turkish café in Mildmay Park, Islington. Believed to have been killed in dispute with Turkish or Kurdish drugs rivals. Unsolved.
 
Mar 18 – Colin McLachlan, 26 – stabbed in Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Mar 17 – Mark Penfold, 31, and Penny Barry, 26 – killed in Parkside, Plymouth. Lisa Edwards, 22, and her brothers Sean and Stuart were jailed for life in April 1995.
 
Mar – Amanda Wagg, 17 – stabbed in Woolworth’s store in King’s Lynn. Shaun Thrower, 23, a postman, was jailed for life at Norwich CC. The trial heard she had dumped him. He was obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger films.
 
Mar 15 – Wendy Speakes, 51, barmaid – stabbed at her home in Barn Lane, Wakefield. Chris Farrow, 32, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in Nov 1994. The trial heard he was a shoe fetishist who had forced her to wear blue shoes.
 
Mar 8 – Tesrod Beckford, 15, stabbed in Ladywood, Birmingham. Averol Miller, 34, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 2 years. Birmingham CC heard they were rowing over a girl. Miller was stabbed first and almost died from his injuries.
 
Mar 6 – Phyllis Saville, 85, former headmistress and widow – stabbed to death on the way to church in Wimborne, Dorset. A boy, aged 13, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained indefinitely. He suffered from Asperger’s syndrome. He was never identified.
 
Mar 2 – Jason Kelly, farm worker from Telford – found in a wheelie bin in Bilston, West Midlands in May, covered with sand. Paul Shaw, 23, was jailed for life for murder at Stafford CC in Mar 1996. Kevin Adams, 22, was acquitted. The trial heard it was a drug-related murder.
 
Mar 2 – Andrew Andoh, 39, journalist – stabbed in a flat in south Norwood, London. His lover, Sheila Arthur, was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey and jailed for 6 months.
Mar 1 – Yann Piat, 42, a politician from the conservative UDF party, and an anti-corruption crusader. She was killed near Hyeres in southern France. Lucien Ferri, 22; and Gerard Finale, 45, were jailed for life for her murder. Marco di Cervo, 22, was jailed for 20 years. They were hired by the French mafia to kill her because of her anti-corruption crusades.
 
Mar 1 – Colin Hickman, 55, solicitor – stabbed 10 times at his home in Earlsdon, Coventry. Timothy Caines, 34, a crooked businessman, from Moseley, Birmingham, was jailed for life in 1995. He had stolen £250,000 in an investment fraud and Hickman was threatening to expose him.
February 1994
 
Feb 27 – Michelle Rocca, 22, originally from Gloucester – killed at home in Gunhild Way, Cambridge. Her husband Raffaele Rocca, 27, unemployed, was convicted of manslaughter at Norwich CC and jailed for 6 years.
 
Feb 27 – Bryan Humberstone, 21, stabbed in a cul-de-sac in Plumstead, south London, following an earlier fight. Manjit Brya, 21, and his brother Pardeep Brya, 16, were acquitted at the Old Bailey in Oct 1994 on the grounds of self-defence.
 
Feb 25 – Louise Murrie, 9, from Reading – was suffocated in a guest house in Southend. Her mother Ann Murrie, 38, who was schizophrenic, was sent to Broadmoor.
 
Feb 25 – Peter Penning, Maurice Payne, James Miller and 8 other men – died in a fire at a seedy sex cinema club Dream City in Clerkenwell, central London. David Lauwers, 36, a tailor’s cutter, who was deaf and homeless, was jailed for life (10 years minimum tariff) for manslaughter at the Old Bailey in March 1995. He was acquitted of murder. Lauwers had earlier been turned away by doorman Alfred Parsons and headbutted.
 
Feb 24 – Linda Davies, 40, and her over Paul Shaw, 30, who was disabled – killed at their home in Powell Avenue, Blackpool, which was set on fire. Davies’ ex-boyfriend Roger Davies, 50, went on trial at Lancaster Crown Court.
 
Feb 21 – Ravinder Singh Rohal, 20, killed on snow-covered wasteground in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. Sukhwinder Singh Garcha, 18, was jailed for life at Brum CC in 1995.
 
Feb 19 – Henry Janes, 50, taxi driver, of Clydach, Swansea – stabbed in the back in Pontardawe, near Swansea. Lee Cooper, 20, robber, jailed for life at Cardiff CC in Jan 1995.
 
Feb 13 – Derek Jamieson, 47 – beaten with a wooden stave in Huyton, Liverpool. Unsolved.
 
Feb 12 – Paul Heap, 22, robber – died after scuffle in a shop in Rochdale he was trying to rob. James Chadwick, 53, shopkeeper, was charged with murder but charges were dropped. He died of a heart attack later that year. The other robber, Spencer Reeves, 21, was jailed for 15 months.
 
Feb 8 – Sergeant Derek Robertson – killed while trying to stop a post office robbery in Croydon. Robin Eades, 31, a builder, from New Addington, was jailed for life for murder at Old Bailey in Jan 1995. Two brothers called Snelling were acquitted.
 
Feb 7 – David Matthews, 36, drug dealer from Newbridge, Gwent – killed in HMP Long Lartin after a row over Scotland v England rugby match on TV. Mohammed Saeed, 29, from Cardiff, was jailed for life for murder at Worcester CC in 1995.
 
Feb 6 – Darren Brennan, 23, stabbed in the Spencer district of Northampton. Unsolved.
Feb 6 – Ryan Keen, 20, semi professional footballer with Nantwich Town – burned alive (with white spirit) in Nantwich, Cheshire. Andrew Card, 32, from Crewe, and Barry Oliver, 30, from Nantwich, were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 6 years each. The trial heard Card resented Keen going out with his former girlfriend.
 
Feb 3 – Yvonne Westley, 33 – killed at family home in Ramsbury, Wiltshire. Her husband David Westley, 34, a former soldier, was convicted of murder at Bristol CC and jailed for life.
January 1994
 
Jan 31 – Ian Cridland, 33, from Bursledon, Hants; Tom Williams, 22, from Salisbury; Billy Clever, US businessman and his wife Kathy – shot on Computacenter Challenger yacht off Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. Robbers Mellanson Harris, 23, and Marvin Joseph, 22, were convicted of murder at the High Court in Antigua in Jan 1996 and sentenced to death by hanging. Donaldson Samuel, 23, was jailed for 15 years with hard labour. The death penalties were never carried out.
 
Jan 30 – Grant Price, 43, accountant from Lee-on-Solent – kidnapped from Gosport and stabbed in Keyhaven, Hampshire. Matthew Pearce, 22, and Darren Jones, 21, were both jailed for life at Winchester CC in June 1995. Motive – to steal his car.
 
Jan 25 – Terry Maidens, 34, businessman in Birmingham – killed at his home in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Colin Middleton, 40, a former employee, was jailed for life for murder in Feb 1995. He was described as the “killer with the laughing eyes”.
 
Jan 24 – Harry Stephenson, 51, bricklayer – killed at home in Heath, Cardiff. Colin Shankland, 33, a neighbour, “flipped” after they complained about noise from his car and radio. John and Eileen Mullane and their daughter Lynne survived. Shankland was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for 8 years in Oct 1994.
 
Jan 23 – Paul Huggill, 21 – stabbed at a house in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder.
 
Jan 22 – Paul Harman, 28, a former chef – stabbed in the neck at Chetwode, near Bicester, Oxfordshire. A man was arrested.
 
Jan 20 – Kieran Hegarty, 11, stripped naked, thrown into a flooded quarry and battered against a tree near Strabane, County Tyrone. Brian Doherty, 19, who had been released from mental hospital the previous day, was jailed for life at Antrim CC in May 1995 after being convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. Doherty was illiterate and had been sexually abused.
 
Jan 20 – Avril Lucas, 47, disabled drunk – killed in her flat in Spa Road, Gloucester. Derek Hurdley, 41, an unemployed lorry driver, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 3 years at Bristol CC in Feb 1995.
 
Jan 17 – Angela Jones, 40, building society cashier – killed at home in Barry, South Glamorgan, Wales. Her husband Terry Jones, 42, a fire officer for Amersham International, was charged with murder. He was being sued by the Child Support Agency.
 
Jan 16 – Sarah Lewin, 35, mother of two – stabbed in her kitchen in Sheepridge, Huddersfield. Unsolved.
 
Jan 14 – Mohammed El-Sayed, 44, killed in Bayswater, west London. Jamie Petrolini, 19, and Richard Elsey, 19, were both jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Oct 1994. Elsey convinced Petrolini he was an undercover SAS officer and said Petrolini had to “slot” the Egyptian chef, who was picked at random. Both were studying at Oxford. In 2012 Petrolini’s murder conviction was quashed and replaced with a manslaughter conviction on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He was suffering from schizophrenia. He has now been moved to a psychiatric hospital.
 
Jan 12 – Julian “Turbo” Stewart, 21, drug dealer, from Stretford – shot as he cycled through Moss Side, Manchester. He was 2nd lieutenant in Doddington Gang. £10,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
 
Jan – Basil Wilcomb, 49, British Rail steward – killed at a friend’s house in Fulham, which was then set on fire. It is thought he may have been killed because he was gay. Unsolved.
 
Jan 10 – Oswald Brown, 33, a fashion store boss – shot in his shop, Delancy Fashion, in Stoke Newington, north London. Unsolved.
Jan 7 – Shirley Leach, 66, stripped, sexually assaulted and strangled in the toilets at Bury bus station in Greater Manchester. Ian O’Callaghan, 26, a bus driver, was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 28 years.
Early 1994 – Karen Thomas, 33 – stabbed 18 times with a screwdriver, slashed 10 times with a craft knife, battered with a hammer, suffocated with a plastic bag AND strangled with a washing lin at home in Wyke, near Bradford. Her boyfriend Darren McKenzie, 29, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in Nov 1994. The trial heard she had taunted him about his impotence after the couple tried to make love.
 
1993
 
December 1993
? – Paula Mottram, 48, strangled with a dog lead in Wood Green, north London. Martin O’Connor, 19, from Barnet, was jailed for life in April 1995. O’Connor’s friend, Jermaine Thomas, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter. The court heard O’Connor had sex with her once and felt disgusted with himself. He killed her after she threatened to tell his parents unless he had sex again.

Dec 31 – Karen Best, 35, strangled at home in Coventry. Her husband Simon Best, 38, was convicted of manslaughter at Birmingham CC and jailed for 5 years.
 
Dec 31 – Viv Graham, 34, former heavyweight boxer and notorious “hard man” and gangster – shot in the street outside the Queen’s Head pub in Wallsend, Tyneside. Unsolved.
 
Dec 30 – Thomas Spence, 47, attacked with a pick axe handle on the front lawn of his home in Nechells, Birmingham, as he scattered his father’s ashes. Lambert Small, 67, a neighbour who had paranoid schizophrenia, was committed to a secure hospital.
 
Dec 30 – Anthony Brown, 38, from Bonymaen – killed in an alley off the High Street in Swansea. Vincent Avo, 32, was charged with murder.
 
? – Samantha Leaman – killed in her flat in Blackpool. Russell Irvine, 22, a registered sex offender, was jailed for life in March 1994.
Dec ? – Susan Miller, 33, killed in London. Her boyfriend, Michael Foulkes, a schizophrenic known as Luke Warm Luke, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in April 1995.
Dec 30 – Robert Fowler, 38; Eleanor Fowler, 56; Pamela Lazore-Epperson, 32; Richard Urban, 42; and John O’Donnell – killed by bombs sent through the post in upstate New York, including the Massena Indian reservation. Michael Stevens, 53, was jailed for life with no prospect of parole in 1995. His accomplice, Earl Figley, 53, was jailed for 20 years after testifying against him. The trial heard both were ex-convicts who disliked Native Americans. Stevens was angry at the victims who encouraged his Native American girlfriend, Brenda Lazore, to leave him and take his child.
 
Dec 29 – Matthew Eley, 23 – stabbed at the Quick Snack burger bar at Cardiff central station. Mark White, 35, was jailed for life in June 1994. The trial heard he attacked Eley in front of horrified commuters after Eley began a relationship with a teenage girl who was known to White.
 
Dec 27 – Leonard Walton, 42, motor trader and traveller – shot with his own shotgun at his caravan in Thorne, near Doncaster. His daughter Violet, 15, was acquitted of murder on the grounds of self-defence at Sheffield CC in Dec 1994. The court heard he had launched a violent attack on another daughter, Linda, 22.
 
Dec 23 – Paul Logan, 28, delivery man for Golden Flower Chinese restaurant – shot as he delivered food to a bogus order at Blue House Farm in Shotley Bridge, Northumberland. Keith Suddick, 30, a local businessman and friend of Tyneside gangster Viv Graham, was questioned about the murder but never charged. Suddick was jailed for 8 years in 1999 for firebombing a van belonging to Mr Logan’s father. Suddick died of a cocaine overdose in 2012. Unsolved.
Dec 21 – Peter Homer, 45, shot dead outside his son’s home in Middlesbrough. David Fields, 29, who was high on drink and drugs, was jailed for life. He had just been released on parole.
 
Dec – Farida Patel, 22 – suffered multiple injuries at her family home in Ilford, east London. Her brother Hafiz Patel, 19, was jailed for 12 months for manslaughter in Nov 1994. Siraj Tutla, 25, was jailed for 3 years for her role in Farida’s death. The trial heard that the family employed a Muslim “high priestess” called Mona Rai, 47, to exorcise a djinn (spirit) from Farida. Rai was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Farida’s sister Rabiya, 25, was jailed for 12 months for manslaughter and perverting the course of justice.
 
Dec 21 – Peter Homer, 45, shot dead outside his son’s home in Middlesbrough. David Fields, 29, who was high on drink and drugs, was jailed for life. He had just been released on parole.
Dec 21 – Fiona Ivison, 17, prostitute from Sheffield – her half-naked body was found in a multi storey car park at the bus station in Doncaster. Alan Duffy, 25, unemployed from Batley, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in 1995. He had been one of her customers. She was strangled and battered.
 
Dec 20 – James Coade, 78, killed at his flat in Westminster. Suzanne Winson, 35, a young mum from Fulham, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Aug 1994. She had stolen £330 from him.
 
Dec 17 – Newton Stewart, 21, killed outside the Foresters pub in Tooting, south London. In Jan 1995 Ricky Smith, 22, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. James Little, 18, got 5 years and Neil Bates, 18, got 4 years.
 
Dec 16 – Adnan Abdul Al Sane, 46, a Kuwaiti millionaire – he was cut up with an Arab sword and his head was found in Cannock, Staffordshire, and his torso in Manchester. Unsolved.
 
Dec 15 – Dr Barry Taylor, 45, a lecturer at Portsmouth University, bludgeoned with a hammer, and his wife Janet, 46, who had her throat slashed – at their home in Worsley Road, Southsea, Hampshire. Mohamed Amine Akanour, 24, a Moroccan student, was jailed for life in Jan 1995. He was a former boyfriend of their daughter Jennifer and killed them to “punish her” after she broke up with him.
 
Dec – Pat Morgan, 75, widow – stabbed at her home in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Danielle Yablokovsky, 24, was jailed for life at Cardiff CC. She had previously served time in prison for the manslaughter of her stepfather, who she claimed sexually abused her. Her trial in July 1994 heard she was a dangerous woman who “got a buzz out of violence”.
 
Dec 8 – Amy Federici, 27, interior designer; James Gorycki, 51, advertising account executive; Mi Kyung Kim, 27; Maria Theresa Tumangan Magtoto, 30, lawyer; Dennis McCarthy, 52, office manager and Richard Nettleton, 24, college student – shot on a New York to Long Island commuter train near Merillon Avenue station in Garden City, New York. Colin Ferguson, 35, a Jamaican-born New Yorker with a chip on his shoulder about whites, hispanics and Asians. He was convicted of murder in Feb 1995 and jailed for 315 years to life. He is due for parole in 2309.
 
? – Tom Wall, 76, a retired cabinet maker – killed in a park in Blackpool. Nicky Chambers, 17, was convicted of manslaughter at Preston CC in July 1994 and given 5 years in a young offenders’ institution.
 
Dec 8 – Tamsin Elmswood, 36, killed in School Street, Weymouth, Dorset. Her boyfriend Barry Thompson, was charged with murder.
 
Dec 1 – Craig Mackie, nuclear chemist – killed in Dunbar, Lothian, Scotland. Martin Scott, from Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire was jailed for life for murder in March 1994. The trial heard there was a love triangle and Scott was the jilted lover who took revenge on her new lover.
 
Dec 1 – Derek Severs, 69, retired ICI executive, and his wife Eileen, 69 – bludgeoned to death at their home near Hambleton Water, Rutland, Leicestershire. Their son Roger Severs, 30, was jailed for life for their murders at Northampton CC in Dec 1994. He wanted to inherit their £1m estate. Severs was a sponger, who was into kinky sex.
November 1993
 
Nov 25 – Serena Steele, 14, from Smethwick – died of a drug overdose at a flat in Aston, Birmingham. Her death was later ruled to be suicide. The inquest heard she had been bullied by another 14-year-old girl.
 
Nov 23 – Lilian Notley, 88, killed at her home in north London. Francis Casey, 18, an Irish traveller, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Sep 1994.
 
Nov 21Karen Hales, 21, young mum – stabbed at her home in Lavenham Road, Ipswich. House was then set on fire. Her 18 month old daughter Emily is believed to have witnessed the murder but was too young to identify the killer. She escaped the fire (see link). Unsolved. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-25028273
 
Nov 21 – Alan Singleton, 56, from Skelmersdale, and Simon Bruno, 28, from Salford, Department of Transport investigators – shot at Urmston Exhaust and Tyre Company, Chestergate, Stockport. Tom Bourke, 31, was jailed for life at Manchester CC in Dec 1994. His brother Walter, 36, was acquitted. The trial heard that Bourke was suspected of MOT fraud and feared the inspectors were about to take away his lucrative licence to perform MOTs. The killer wore a Halloween mask. Bourke has always maintained his innocence. It later emerged that extra security was thrown up around the trial after a gun was found in HMP Strangeways amid claims it was meant for Bourke to use as part of an escape. It was actually smuggled in by John Haase and had nothing to do with Bourke. SEE MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE section.
Nov – Diane Hunt, 41, from Telford – strangled and dumped in her car in a layby near Shrewsbury. Her husband, Alan Hunt, 38, a sales manager, was convicted of manslaughter but given a suspended sentence in Oct 1994. The court heard he killed after she confronted him about three affairs he was having.
 
Nov 20 – John Fanning, 38, a former Royal Green Jacket and Falklands war veteran – killed in his flat in Shepherds Bush, west London. Raoul Billia, 19, a rent boy, was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey in August 1994 and jailed for 9 years. The trial heard that Mr Fanning was gay. Billia was cleared of murdering another gay man, Phillip Davis, in 2003.
 
Nov 16 – David Hird, 52, postman – hit 4 times over the head and then run over with his own van while on his rounds in Woodseats, Sheffield. David Bearham, 34, from Wincobank, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 14 years at Sheffield CC in July 1998. His accomplice Cameron McArthur, 19, was jailed for 7 years. Both were cleared of murder. The motive was robbery and the pair got away with £5,000. Charges of perverting the course of justice against Bearham’s mother, Yvonne, 56, were dropped.
 
Nov 8 – Ken McAllister, 42, unemployed – battered with an iron bar in his flat in Colwyn Bay, north Wales. David Griffiths, 46, a neighbour, was acquitted in May 1994. Mr Griffiths almost died on remand after going on hunger strike for 52 days at HMP Walton in Liverpool. The trial heard that Mr Griffiths developed an obsession that McAllister was at the heart of a Satanic paedophile ring.
 
Nov 7 – Paul Blackledge, 31, a badger baiter – shot 4 times at a house in Blackburn. Alan Neale, 36, was jailed for life at Preston CC in Nov 1994. The trial heard Blackledge was sharing a house with Neale’s ex-girlfriend, Lynn Smith. Blackledge has been shot and wounded in woods near Preston in March 1993. His attacker on that occasion got 10 years.
 
Nov 7 – Ali Ibrahim, 21, a Sudanese student – stabbed on the seafront at Brighton. Ian Leaney, 26, was jailed for life at Lewes CC. Stephen McKifill, 22, was acquitted. The trial heard that Mr Ibrahim has spilt Leaney’s lager in a pub nearby.
 
Nov 5 – Diane Easton, 15 – strangled in wood near her home after spending the evening at Chaplin’s nightclub in Warrington. Unsolved.
 
Nov 4 – Peter Gallagher – attacked with a hammer at his home in Accrington, Lancashire. Karl McLennan, 33, a heroin addict from Hove, East Sussex, was jailed for life in Nov 1993.
 
Nov 2 – Samantha Bissett, 27, stabbed, and her daughter Jazmine, 4, who was sexually assaulted and suffocated – at their flat in Heathfield Terrace, Plumstead, south London. Robert Napper, 28, a machine operator from Plumstead, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in Oct 1995 and sent to Broadmoor indefinitely. The trial heard that Samantha was skinned and he kept part of her abdomen as a “trophy”. Napper was later found responsible for the death of Rachel Nickell in July 1992.
October 1993
 
Oct 31 – Julie Baines, 18, unemployed – raped and beaten on waste land near Abrigg, outside Wakefield, West Yorkshire. She had been walking home from a nightclub. Shahid Walayat, 22, who worked in a pizza shop, was jailed for life in May 1995.
 
Oct – Leslie “Catweazel” Bailey, paedophile killer – murdered in his cell at HMP Whitemoor near March, Cambridgeshire. Michael Cain jailed for life for the murder.
Oct 24 – John Culshaw, 24 – stabbed with an 8-inch knife at his home in Scholes, Wigan. Diane Leonard, 24, was acquitted of murder at Liverpool CC in Dec 1994. The trial heard he was her sister Marie’s boyfriend and she accused him of injuring her baby son.
 
Oct 21 – Claude Moseley, 25, former British high jump champion, from Stamford Hill, north London. He disappeared outside White City tube station in west London. Gilbert Wynter, 34, a drug dealer and enforcer for the Adams family, was acquitted of murder at the Old Bailey in Feb 1995. Witnesses had refused to give evidence against him. Wynter mysteriously later disappeared and is believed to have been murdered himself.
 
Oct 20 – PC Patrick Dunne, 44, and William Danso, 31, a drug dealer from Ghana – shot in Cato Street, Clapham, south London. Gary Nelson, who had been 23 at the time, was finally jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 2005. Richard Watts, 34, was jailed for 10 years for firearms offences. Anthony Francis, 28, was jailed for 6 years. The trial heard PC Dunne was attending a domestic dispute nearby when he heard the gang arrive and shoot Danso six times. He was shot once.
 
Oct 20 – Peter Howell, 40, stabbed in the chest in a street in Semilong, Northampton. Unsolved.
 
Oct 15 – Helen Claxton, 20, stabbed in a house in Nottingham. Her jilted lover Shaun Moorcroft, 29, a pizza parlour worker, was jailed for life in Dec 1994.
 
Oct 10 – Dr Ann Mead, 34, a GP, killed outside her home in south London. Brian Hale, 45, from east London, who had met her through the lonely hearts column Socialist Partners, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in July 1994.
 
Oct – Donna Lindsaty, 18, killed in Illogan, Cornwall. Bradley Scott, 21, was jailed for life at Truro CC.
 
Oct 7Leslie “Catweasel” Bailey, 40 – strangled in a cell at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire. Inmates John Brookes, 30, from Kent, and Michael Cain, 26, from Leicestershire, were jailed for life for murder in July 1995. Bailey was a member of a notorious paedophile gang. Cain, a convicted murderer, and Brookes, who had a manslaughter conviction, refused to give evidence at their trial at Birmingham CC. The main witness was a robber and fellow inmate, Andrew Baum.
 
Oct 5 – unidentified woman hitch-hiker, 24, killed and body left near Gottingen, Germany. Unsolved.
 
Oct 1 – Jon Newby, 22, care worker, from Devizes, Wiltshire – stabbed at a hostel in Cowley, Oxford. John Rous, 47, who was mentally ill, was sent to Broadmoor indefinitely in June 1994. The trial heard he committed the killing so he could go to Broadmoor.
September 1993
 
Sep 19 – Keith Nicholson, 47, from Bridlington – beaten, stabbed and burnt on moorland at Bransdale, near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. His daughter Michelle Nicholson, 22, a drug addict, and her junkie boyfriend David Smethurst, 33, were jailed for life at Sheffield CC in Dec 1993.
Sep 19 – Sujitha Puvaneswaran, 13, found in a forest in Mindergangelt, Germany. She was from a Tamil family. Unsolved.
Sep 18 – Gary Colley, 37, tourist, from Bradford – shot on the highway near Monticello, outside Tallahassee, Florida. John “Billy Joe” Crumitie, 18, was jailed for life in Pensacola in Sep 1995. accomplice Deron “Lowlife” Spear, 19, was jailed for 8 years. The trial heard it was a robbery which went wrong.
? – Alison Thorpe, former beauty queen – stabbed 50 times at her home in Kent. Her ex boyfriend Jason Anderson, 25, was jailed for life in Feb 1995.
Sep 14 – Andrew Birjukov, 37, bricklayer and cocaine dealer – shot in Two Brewers pub in Catford, S London. He was drinking with a friend, former footballer Bobby Campbell. Two hitmen shot him. Unsolved.
Sep 12 – Alwen Baker, 68, killed at his bungalow in Hampton, near Evesham, Worcestershire. John Newman, 60, from Frome, Somerset, was jailed in 1994 but not for murder.
Sep 11 – Diane Hunt, 14, schoolgirl – ran away from home in Scarcase, Hull. Her neighbour Alexander Harrison, 36, was jailed for life for murder in 1995.
Sep 10 – Brian Williams, 17, trainee mechanic – stabbed in Samuel Wright Close, Warmley, Bristol. Shane Welling, 17, was jailed for life for murder in Nov 1994. He had been drinking heavily.
Sep 9 – Detective Constable James Bourke, 50 – killed in his flat in Quinton, Birmingham. His neighbour, Jeffrey Gould, 52, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained indefinitely. Gould was a paranoid schizophrenic who believed Bourke was God’s spy.
Sep 7 – Mark White, 24, waiter from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester – beaten, bitten and drowned on Blackpool beach. Gary Ward, 20, a nightclub bouncer, was jailed for life. James Docherty, 19, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years.
Sep 6 – Andre Branco, 19, stabbed in a park in Palmers Green, north London. Eight youths were charged with various offences.
Sep 4 – Kathryn Chappell, 31, secretary from Bolton – found in a wheelie bin at Great Hope Mill, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. Her ex boyfriend Dominic Booth, 23, was jailed for life at Manchester CC in June 1994.
August 1993
Aug 31 – Sharon Pritchard, 21, single mum – killed in an alley near her home in Croeserw, Port Talbot, Wales. Her ex-boyfriend, and the father of her 2 children, Neil Hurley, 22, was convicted at Swansea CC and jailed for life.
Aug 24 – William Brown, an elderly man, and his sister Ann – tied up and killed at a flat in Bethnal Green, E London. Unsolved.
Aug 21 – James Alexander, 83, beaten to death at his sheltered flat in Hampstead, north London. Owen Davies, 31, was arrested in Poland and charged with murder.
Aug 19 – Five seamen (four Russians and their German captain) – killed on the SS Baerbel, a German freighter, in the North Sea between London and Germany. A Russian seaman, aged 28, from Kaliningrad, was charged with their murders at a court in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Aug 19 – Florence Jeffrey, 70; Margaret Godfrey, 50; and Susan Godfrey, 24 – attacked with a hammer at two houses in Oxford. Margaret’s husband Ron Godfrey, 58, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained indefinitely in a mental institution. Florence was his mother-in-law and Susan his daughter. He was allowed out on leave in 1997.
Aug 5 – Raymond Kelly, off duty soldier – stabbed outside a pub in Withington, Manchester. Unsolved.
Aug 1 – George Leitch, 37, businessman and gambler, from Gipsy Hill in Streatham – stabbed and dumped at a landfill site at Cormongers Lane in Redhill, Surrey. Unsolved.
July 1993
July – Patrick McMahon, 67, strangled at his flat in west London. Brian Blacklin, 45, from Newcastle, was jailed for life in April 1994. It is thought a homophobic motive may have been involved.
July 27 – Harry Tooze, 67, and his wife Megan, 65 – shot in the cowshed of their smallholding near Llanharry, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Jonathan Jones, 33, a market researcher, was jailed for life at Newport CC in Jan 1995. But he was freed on appeal in April 1996. His girlfriend was the Tooze’s daughter Cheryl. At trial it was claimed that he had eyes on their inheritance. He has always denied any involvement.
July – Jimmy Boyle, 50, unemployed shipyard worker – beaten and stamped to death in his home in Belfast. John Auld, 27, a drinking companion, was convicted of manslaughter at Belfast CC in 1994 and jailed for 4 years. He had claimed he panicked after Boyle made homosexual approaches.
July 27 – Marylou Archer, 59, stripped strangled and axed to death at home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Her husband, Dennis Archer, 71, a retired vet, immediately committed suicide.
July 26 – Akhlaq Ahmed Razzaq, 9, schoolboy – brutally beaten in Salt Hill Park, Slough. Tahir Malik, 16, regarded as a lonely “nutter”, was convited at the Old Bailey in July 1994 and detained under HM Pleasure.
July 19 – Sean Williams, 7, the son of the landlord at The George pub in East Finchley, abducted, sexually assaulted and dumped, wrapped in black bin bags, in flats at Kitchener Road. Colin Hatch, 21, who had been released from Feltham YOI 3 months earlier after serving 2 year of a 3 and a half year sentence, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Jan 1994. Hatch, whose father was a violent transvestite, had written about his paedophile fantasies and confessed to the murder, showing no remorse. In 2011 he was strangled in his cell at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire by another inmate, Damien Fowkes.
July 17 – Steven Davies, 24, beaten to death in a snooker club in Bargoed, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Jason Evans, 21, a former schoolboy boxing champion, was convicted of manslaughter at Cardiff CC and jailed for 21 months in Jan 1994.
July 10 – Cormack Mahon, 36, accountant, from Dalston – stabbed outside a pub in Islington on his stag night. Christopher Laffan, 30, was jailed for life for murder. His brothers Darren Laffan, 28, and Tony Laffan, 29, were acquitted of murder, affray and conspiracy.
July 8 – Thomas Boedeker, 54, German tourist – shot in VW Caravanette near Cairnryan ferry port, near Stranraer, Scotland. His wife and daughter were seriously injured. Jim Boyce, 53, a bus cleaner, pleaded guilty to murder at the Sheriffs Court in Oct 1993 and was jailed for life. It was a simple robbery.
July 6 – Stephen Sweet, 32, unemployed, killed at his flat on The Esplanade, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Unsolved.
July 4 – Emily Lucas, 46, mother of 3 from Sunderland – killed in her daughter’s bedroom in Seaham, County Durham. Paul Bacon, 26, was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Teesside CC in 1994 and detained indefinitely in a secure unit. He had developed an obsession with her daughter.
July 2 – Mandy Duncan, 26, prostitute – vanished from red light district of Portman Walk, Ipswich. Body never found.
July 2 – Sean Hadley, 23, builder, from Dronfield, near Sheffield – shot outside Josephine’s nightclub in Sheffield. Anthony Caruana, 39, from Nethersthorpe, was sent to Rampton Mental Hospital indefinitely. He had also pointed a gun at PC Graham Saunders.
June 1993
June 29 – Christine Robinson, 18 months; Anthony Robinson, 5 months – found in their cots in separate bedrooms at home in Ouston, Chester-le-Street, County Durham. Their mother, Maxine Robinson, 25, was jailed for life at Sheffield CC in April 1995. In 2004 Robinson admitted killing her first born child, Victoria, in 1989.
June 25 – Richard Fox, 17, shot outside a flat in Appin Close, Haghill, Glasgow. Patrick Healy, 16, was acquitted of murder but convicted of involvement in another violent incident that night and jailed for 7 years. The gunman has never been caught. John Paul Kearney, 19, and  Daniel Sweeney, 29, were seriously wounded, and Margaret Mullen, 30, also hit by a bullet.
June 23 – Gillian Haynes, 48, killed at a party at the home in Pershore, Worcestershire, of Colin Shepherd, manager of Pershore Town FC. Duncan Gilchrist, 36, who was the jilted boyfriend of Mrs Haynes’ daughter, was jailed for life at Shrewsbury CC in June 1993.
June 22 – Tommy Roche, 42, road workman who doubled as a minder – shot 3 times as he worked at a bus stop outside McDonald’s in Bath Road, West Drayton (opposite the Radisson Edwardian Hotel) near Heathrow. The killing is thought to be linked to the murder of Donald Urquhart  (who he worked for as a minder) in January 1993. Unsolved.
June 22 – John Sygrove, 32, roof tiler  – hit with a machete at a family birthday party on Eastfield estate in Scarborough, N Yorkshire. His brother Chris Sygrove, 20, was cleared of murder at York CC in July 1994 but convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 6 years.
June 21 – Betty Barrett, 67, raped, battered and left in a trunk which was found in a blood-spattered bedroom at her home in Cawdor Road, Ladywood, Birmingham. David Dunleavy, 17, burglar from Belfast, was detained under HM Pleasure. James Doherty, 42, burglar, from Newtown, Birmingham, was jailed for life in Nov 1994.
June 14 – Thomas Keery, 67, night porter – stabbed and bashed over the head with a vase at Glastonbury Hotel in Eastbourne, E Sussex. Bruce Cornish, 23, unemployed, a thief, pleaded guilty to murder at Lewes CC in 1994 and was jailed for life.
June 14 – Alan Bryant, 50, factory worker – stabbed at the Springwell Inn, Wrekenton, Gateshead. Michael Quinn, 25, who had escaped from prison, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in Nov 1995 with a 16 year minimum tariff. He stabbed Mr Bryant when he tried to stop him stealing the pub’s takings. Wilfred McFarling, Quinn’s mentally impaired accomplice, was convicted of manslaughter.
June 13 – Noel Fitzgerald, 72, retired RAF sergeant from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire – shot on P Street in a rough area of Washington DC not far from the White House. He was a tourist. Unsolved.
June 11 – Les Reed, 45, retired steel worker – beaten to death as he walked home from a nightclub in Cardiff. Steve James, 19, Michael Mundell, 19, and two juveniles, were jailed for life at Cardiff CC in Feb 1994. Mr Reed and his friend, Mr Tull – who was also beaten up – had tried to stop the youths vandalising bollards.
June 10 – Peter Savage, 53, from Intake, near Doncaster – stabbed in a bed on the general medical ward at Doncaster General Hospital, South Yorkshire. Kenneth Emerson, 30, a jobless fitter, was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Sheffield CC in 1994 and sent to a mental hospital.
June 9 – Denise Johnston, 35, strangled at the pub, The Lion Tavern, in Moorfields, Liverpool. Her partner and the father of her son, David Ashworth, 31, was jailed for life in 1994. He was arrested in Newcastle.
June 7 – John “Old Jack” Goult, 80 – stabbed at his flat in Liverpool. Unsolved.
June 7 – Martin Jacks, 23, accountant with Ernst & Young – shot in the leg at his flat in Putney, SW London. Arron Bamborough, 23, and Roland Thorp, 26, from Chessington, Surrey, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey. It is thought they mistakenly targeted the Cambridge graduate. The real target was a drug dealer who lived in the same block.
June 7 – Scott Blyth, 17, from Burbage, Leicestershire – stabbed outside Buzz nightclub in Hinckley, Leicestershire. His attackers were a gang from Coventry and Nuneaton area. Scott’s father was former Coventry City goalkeeper Jim Blyth. Unsolved.
June – Laura Shatanawi, 36, vanished from her home in Hartlepool. Her husband Dr Hassan Shatanawi, 46, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in Oct 1994.
June 7 – Iktikhar Malik, 23, drug dealer – shot on the doorstep of his home in Fenham, Tyneside. Michael Dodgson, 37, a drug addict who owed him money, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC.
June 5 – Amar Cheringuene, North African youth – beaten up and thrown off the Malaga to Madrid train by a gangs of racists. Unsolved.
June 4 – June Smith, 45, care worker – shot outside Texas Home Care store in Cheltenham. Her common-law husband Stewart Jobson, 42, a former bus driver who was on bail for previous attack on her, shot himself seconds later.
June 3 – Tracey Cowley, 24 – found by a roadside near Cannock, Staffordshire with a kagoul cord round her neck. Her husband Simon Cowley, 31, was jailed for life for her murder at Nottm CC in July 1995. The couple were known to neighbours as Mr and Mrs Anorak. He killed her during a bizarre sex act.
June 1 – Kadijatu Kamara, 26 – battered to death and left in the freezer at her home in Camberwell, south London. Her husband, Ibrahim Bangura, 29, fled to Sierra Leone but was convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and jailed for 3 and a half years at the Old Bailey in Sep 2002. His sister Sento Bangura also fled to Sierra Leone but moved to Holland.
June 1 - Jimmy Moody, 55, notorious gangster – shot 4 times in the Royal Hotel (pub) in Lauriston Road, Hackney. Moody had escaped from prison in 1980 and been on the run ever since. Unsolved. It is widely thought that Danny Roff (himself later murdered) was the gunman.
May 1993
May 31 – Eric Goodwin, 73 – stabbed at his home in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. His son Ray Goodwin, 35, then cut his head off. But the trial at Nottingham Crown Court heard Eric was a violent father and Ray was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years.
May 31 – Chris “Tuffy” Bourne, 34, Yardie cocaine dealer – gunned down in Vassalls Road on the Russell Grove estate in Brixton. Ray Grant, 28, a rival Jamaican drug dealer, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in March 1994 and given a minimum tariff of 20 years. Devon Lindo, Albert Gentles, 23, and Barrington Howard, 20, were all acquitted.
May 31 – Keith Shepherd, 53, from Acomb, Northumberland – stabbed in the groin at a party in Hexham. Thomas Maguire, 24, a gatecrasher, was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of provocation at Newcastle CC in 1994 and jailed for 5 years. Mr Shepherd’s son, Stephen, needed emergency surgery after also being stabbed.
May 30 – Christopher Vaughan, 34, shot at his home in Basil Road, Brixton, S London by three or four men. Unsolved.
May 29 – David Edwards, 26, Yardie drug dealer – shot in Church Road, Norwood, south London. Unsolved.
May 27 – Katrina Monk, 12, schoolgirl – grabbed in an alley in Bradley Road, Enfield, N London. Keith Collard, 24, a computer geek, soft porn addict and sexual inadequate, was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey in Dec 1993. He had been repairing a gate nearby as Katrina walked by. He was released from prison in 2009. Katrina’s stepfather, Lewis Poole-Warren, committed suicide in 2009 after learning Collard might move back to the Enfield area. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1197245/Father-murdered-girl-commits-suicide-learning-paedophile-killer-released-near-him.html
? – Darren Corbett, 21, bludgeoned and stabbed at home in Cardiff. Matthew Smith, 24, from Aberarth, Dyfed, was jailed for life. He also killed petty criminal Ian McLoud, 31, in Cardiff jail after he became annoyed by McLoud talking in his sleep.
? – Jamie Smith, (girl) six months old – died at her home in Stone, Staffordshire. Her father Simon Smith, 27, was jailed for life at Stafford CC in July 1996.
May 25 – Norman Roberts, 43, shot outside the Prince Regent pub in Bethnal Green, E London. Michael Pearman was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey in Dec 1993 and jailed for 7 years.
May 24 – Dawn Wisden, 30, daughter of the Danish prime minister – killed in New Compton Street, Soho, London. Anthony Ayers, 27, from Beckton, E London, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in June 1994.
May 23 – Stuart McCue, 25, bricklayer and “hard man” of Whitehawk estate – shot outside the Valley Social Club in Brighton. Mark Ryder, 25, his former best friend, was jailed for life at Lewes CC in Oct 1994. Peter Saville, 40, and Martin Renyard, 27, were acquitted.
May 21 – John Lockwood, 65, child molester – stabbed in his car in Leeds. A woman, 40, who could never be named for legal reasons was acquitted of murder at Leeds CC in Jan 1994. Her daughter had been molested by Lockwood but she claimed she stabbed him by accident.
May – Michael White, 22, weightlifter – body found in Grand Union Canal in Harlesden, NW London. Linda Bowman, 42, and her daughter Sarah Bowman, 22, were acquitted after a trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 1994. Mrs Bowman was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. Her daughter was given a suspended sentence.
May 12 – Abdel Hag, 21, Moroccan – shot in the head in a cafe in Brussels. The racist cafe owner was believed to be responsible.
May 3 – Julie Garvey, 37, part-time accountant, and her sons Benjamin, 4, and Hannah, 2, killed at their house in Teddington, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Julie had been battered over the head and the children smothered. Her husband, Dennis Garvey, 40, a computer expert, went missing and his body was found washed up in Suffolk a few days later.
April 1993
Apr 30 – Marina Turvey, 19, and her daughter Charlene, 7 months – shot in Milton Road, Luton. Her ex-boyfriend (and Charlene’s father) David Edwards, 21, was jailed for life at St Albans CC in 1994. Marina’s husband John survived.
Apr 30 – Grant Jackson, 17 – died in a fight at a school in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. Errol Donaldson, 14, from Notre Dame School, was jailed for life in 1994.
between 27 April and 4 June – Garry Pettitt, 25, drug dealer, and his girlfriend, Jean Larkin, 24 – dumped in shallow grave at Coppull, near Chorley, Lancashire. Frank Mullen, 34, a drug dealer, and his brother Jimmy, 26, were jailed for life at Liverpool CC in Oct 1994.
Apr 27 – Deborah Buxton, 35, wife of a wealthy chemist – stabbed 11 times with garden shears as she walked along a footpath at Marston-on-Dove, Derbyshire. David Bond, 27, from Stretton, Staffs, was jailed for life (40 years) in May 1994. He had attacked a woman in Nottingham 11 weeks earlier.
Apr 22 – Stephen Lawrence, 18, black youth – stabbed at a bus stop in Eltham, SE London, by a group of white youths. A private prosecution of several men failed in 1996. But in 2012 Gary Dobson and David Norris were jailed for life (15 and 14 yrs max respectively) at the Old Bailey. He was the victim of a racist attack and the police were accused of institutional racism by the Macpherson Report which said they failed to follow up leads. One of the main witnesses was Stephen’s friend Duwayne Brooks.
Apr 20 – Paul Milburn, 34 – shot in his car in Bricket Wood, near St Albans, Herts. Justin Clarke, 37, from Merseyside was charged with murder.
Apr 19 – Karen McGregor, 26, prostitute and drug addict – stabbed near Scottish Exhibition Centre in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Unsolved.
April 15 – Paul Tierney, 27, burglar – shot as he tried to break into a Yemeni-owned shop in Toxteth, Liverpool. Ahmed Muhsen, 30, security guard, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for a year.Apr 11 – Sharon Hall, 23, and her mother Lilian Hall, 62 – stabbed at the Essoldo bingo hall in Walker, Tyneside. Sharon’s former common-law husband Malcolm McEvoy, 32, was jailed for life in Jan 1994.
Apr 11 – Guillem Agullo, 18, left-wing student from Valencia – stabbed in Montangejos, near Valencia, by right-wing gang. Pedro Cuevas, who had confessed to the stabbing, was jailed for 14 years in prison in 1995 while his co-defendants were acquitted. But Cuevas only served 4 years in prison and stood as a candidate for the Alianza Nacional in municipal elections in 2007.
April 4- Sean Morris, 30, Sheffield United fan from Rotherham – struck with a single punch in a brawl outside Wembley (FA Cup semi final). James Conroy, 34, a Sheffield Wednesday fan, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 3 years.
April 2 – Daniel Driver, 35, Christian Camp employee and paedophile – shot in a courtroom in Tuolomne County, California. Ellie Nesler, 41, whose 7 year old daughter was one of Driver’s victims, was jailed for involuntary manslaughter and died of cancer in 2008.
April 12 – Sarah Guy, 34 – killed at her home in Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol. Her boyfriend James Bullock, 39, hanged himself in HMP Horfield, Bristol, a week later.
April – Andrea Yorath, 20 – stabbed at home in Folkestone, Kent. Her jealous boyfriend Matthew Allen, 20, was jailed for life at Maidstone CC in April 1994.
April – Jean Bellis, 38, stabbed with scissors in the living room of her home in Kingstanding, Birmingham. Her lover, Peter “Pee Wee” Hastings, 25, was jailed for life at Birmingham CC in 1999.
April – Anabel Segura, 22, daughter of wealthy industrialist – abducted on a Madrid street, held for £750,000 ransom and then hanged within hours. Emilio Munoz, 38; and Candido Ortiz, 27, were both jailed for 39 years each. Munoz’s wife Felisa admitted posing as Anabel in a phone call but said she was in fear of her husband.
March 1993
Mar 28Carol Clark, 32, Bristol prostitute – strangled and dumped in Sharpness docks, south Gloucestershire. Unsolved. May have been “Midlands Ripper” or may even have been Fred West. No DNA evidence.
Mar 27 – Jean Bradley, 47, air stewardess from Crowthorne, Berkshire – stabbed as she got into her BMW outside Acton Town underground station in west London. Frank Marnell, 39, from Northolt, was charged but the case was dropped as he had an alibi and the only evidence against him were eyewitnesses who were contradicted. Mr Marnell suffered from mental illness. Unsolved.
Mar 23 - Zulbiye Gunduz, 12, Turkish girl – killed outside her home in the Netherlands. She was killed a psychotic patient.
Mar 20 – Sergeant Bill Forth, 34, police officer – stabbed in Clover Hill, Gateshead when he attended reports of a domestic incident. Paul Weddle, 25, who was high on drugs, drink and glue at the time, was jailed for life in Feb 1994 at Newcastle CC. Phillip English, 15, was detained under HM Pleasure but was freed on appeal in 1997 after it was proved he was in a nearby street at the time of the stabbing. Weddle can apply for parole in 2018.
Mar 15 – Joan Douglas, 50, factory worker – stabbed in the chest at home in Bedlington, Northumberland. Paul Allison, a burglar, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC.
Mar 10 – Richard Miles, 29, panel beater – stabbed in the back garden of his home in Newtown, near Stroud, Gloucestershire. Unsolved. Police later tried to claim it might have been suicide.
Mar 5 – Maria Sloane, 79 – stabbed in her home in Sunderland. Her nephew Anthony Finnegan, 28, was jailed for life for her murder after a trial at Newcastle CC in Jan 1994. The star witness was Finnegan’s disabled cousin (Mrs Sloane’s son) Eddie, who was also attacked. Motive was money for drugs.
Mar 4 – Joanne Sherbourne, 24 – vanished after leaving a nightclub in Brighton. Body was found on the Devil’s Dyke, near Hove. Stephen Dallimore-Cooper, 30, a barman, was jailed for life in 1994.
Mar 1 – Murray Pugh, 24, student teacher from Bath – killed in Cheltenham High Street. Paul Wheway, 21, from Cheltenham, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in June 1994.
February 1993
Feb 28 – Ruslan Zaurbekovich Utsiev, 39, and his brother Nazarbek Utsiev, 20 – shot in the head and trussed up in polythene at a house in Harrow, Middlesex. Nkrtitch Martirossian, 30, hanged himself in prison while awaiting trial. Gagik Ter-Ogannisyan, 33, an Armenian former KGB officer, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in October 1993. The trial heard that Ruslan Utsiev was the Chechen “prime minister” and they were killed to stop attempts by the Chechens to buy arms to launch an independence struggle. The trial was also told that an assassin from the Armenian mafia in Los Angeles, Ashot Detmendzian, was due to be hired to carry out the hit but he could not get a UK visa. Ter-Ogannisyan was married to a BBC producer, Alison Ponting, and her sister was later killed in revenge by a Chechen hit squad. Ter-Ogannisyan was due for parole in 2008. It is not clear if he has been released yet.
Feb 28 – Harold Dixon, 68, killed in Peterborough. Simon Coles, 24, unemployed, was jailed for life for his murder at Northampton CC in Feb 94.
Feb 23 – Amaranath Bandaratilleke, 32, Sri Lankan barrister’s clerk who also ran a newsagents, R&R Agencies in King Street, Hammersmith. Shot during a robbery. Eyjolfur Andrews, 16, a heroin addict and the son of TV actor Barry Andrews, was jailed for life at Old Bailey in Dec 1993. He stole 26p in the robbery. Andrews’ minimum tariff of 9 years was increased by the home secretary to 12 but later reduced back down to 9 by judges. Sam Perman, 18, was also convicted of manslaughter. He was not the shooter.
Feb 22 – Matthew Fleming, retired civil servant, killed on The Loan Path, near Livingston, Scotland. Andrew Deacons, 23, from Livingston, was jailed for life in 1994.
Feb 20 – Fiaz Mirza, 42, taxi driver – killed at Victoria Dock in east London. Mark and Ricky Lee were jailed for life in Sep 1993. The trial heard the motivation may have simply been racism. Melanie Myers, 19, was acquitted. She was later jailed for life for killing another taxi driver in April 1994.
Feb 17 – Monica Rippin, 68, was hit in the face at home in Peterborough, during a robbery. The attacker stole her handbag. Unsolved.
Feb 15 – Christopher Rogers, 39, gay Labour councillor – stabbed at a house in Carlton, Nottingham. Mr Rogers was deputy chairman of Manchester City Council’s education committee. Colin Henry, 35, a gay joiner, from Carlton, was jailed for life at Nottingham CC in Feb 1994. The trial heard Mr Rogers was a sado-masochist who was wearing a PVC basque when he died. Henry was a believer in witchcraft while Rogers believed in Satanism. They had rowed about the relative merits of both creeds. A third homosexual, Paul Simmonds, was also at the house and gave evidence at the trial.
Feb 14 – James Bulger, 2 – abducted from the Strand shopping centre in Bootle, Liverpool, while his mother Denise was distracted. He was led away and taken to a freight railway line at Cherry Hill in Walton. There he was stoned and beaten to death and had paint splashed on him. He was left for dead and body was hit by a train. Robbie Thompson, and Jon Venables, who were both 10, and from Walton, went on trial at Preston CC in Nov 1993, convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure. Their minimum tariff was set at 8 years, which caused outrage. It was later increased to 10 years by the Court of Appeal and to 15 years by the home secretary Michael Howard. But this was later adjudged to be illegal and their tariff was reduced. Venables and Thompson were both released in 2001 and given new identities with draconian restrictions banning the press from revealing their new names. In 2010 Venables, by then 27 and living in Cheshire, was jailed for 2 years for possessing child pornography images. He was released again in 2012 and in 2013 someone posted an image on the internet purporting to show what he looks like now.
Feb 13 – Pauline Turner, 30, and her son Jamie Turner, 2 – killed at their home in Ronkswood, Worcester. She was stabbed 60 times and mutilated. He was strangled. Darren Gale, 24, a factory worker, from Worcester, was jailed for life at Hereford CC in June 1994. Gale had drunk 11 pints and was searching for someone to have sex with.
Feb 12 – Doris Shelley, 82, died after a burglary at her home in Martlesham, Suffolk. Unsolved. Supporters of Simon Hall (who was convicted of murdering Joan Albert in Capel St Mary – which is on the other side of Ipswich – in 2001) claim he is innocent and an unknown person may have killed both Doris and Joan.
Feb 12 – Wesley McSwan, five months old – at home in Boscombe Down, near Amesbury, Wiltshire. Wesley had been smashed against his mother’s shoulder. His father Lee McSwan, 22, was convicted of manslaughter in Feb 1994 at Winchester CC and jailed for 8 years. He had claimed Wesley’s mother, Karen Symes, was responsible.
Feb 10 –“Flash” Harry Fuller, 45, car dealer, and his wife Nicola Fuller, 27, were shot at their cottage in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Stephen Young, 34, an insurance broker from Pembury, Kent, was jailed for life at Hove CC in Feb 1994. He had to be retried after it emerged that the jury had used a Ouija board during their deliberations. The trial heard he had £100,000 debts and hoped to find a lot of cash in the house. The trial also heard a 999 call Mrs Fuller made before she was killed. Young remains in jail but still protests his innocence.
Feb 6 – Stephen Smith, 30, stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle outside the Archer Inn in Plymouth. Alex Binnie, who brandished the bottle, was cleared of manslaughter. Stephen Williams, Michael Andrews and Stephen Burt were all jailed for violent disorder. The gang planned to confront barman Derek Lewis.
Feb 4 – Roger Dale, 46, a taxi driver, from Liskeard, Cornwall – shot in a lane near Helland on Bodmin Moor. Shane Williams, 22, a factory worker, from Bodmin, was jailed for life at Truro CC in Dec 1993. He had told his girlfriend the previous day that he was going to “kill a cabbie”. At the trial Williams claimed he was trying to rob Mr Dale and put the shotgun in his mouth to scare him but it went off.
January 1993
Jan ?- Paul Sheldon – stabbed 71 times in Edinburgh. Andrew Somerville, 29, a complete stranger, was jailed for life in Sep 1993.
Jan 31 – Paul Kempster, 48 – stabbed in Bristol Road, Quedgeley, Gloucester. Thomas Lundberg, 41, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in April 1994 with a 7 years tariff. He was the estranged husband of Marian Lundberg and Kempster was her new lover. Lundberg’s son, Ziggy, was injured in the incident.
Jan 31 – Nasim Bibi, 23 – bludgeoned to death in Marsh, Huddersfield. Abdul Ghaffar, 28, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in Sep 1994.
Jan – Stacey Queripel, 7 – strangled in woods near Bracknell, Berkshire. Her mother Gilliane Queripel, 33, was initially questioned about her death but she was never charged. The case remains unsolved. In 1998 Stacey’s stepfather Barry Queripel was himself murdered.
Jan 30 – Ronald Wright, 37 – stabbed at Kelham Green in St Ann’s district of Nottingham. John Connellan, 20, and his brother David Connellan, 19, were jailed for life in March 1994 at Nottingham CC. They got into a row with Mr Wright over his barking dog. Their father, Derek Connellan, 46, and a friend, Andrew Duncan, 21, were acquitted of murder and manslaughter.
Jan 27 – Mark Askham, 20, beaten up outside Silks nightclub in Redcar, stripped and left for dead on the beach, where he drowned. Michael Emmerson, 27, was only arrested in 1996 and was acquitted of murder but jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in 1997.
Jan 22- Arthur Brumhill, 76 – beaten over the head with a tyre lever at Denton’s pet shop in Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Unsolved. The killer is believed to have been wearing a yellow shirt.
Jan 22 – Linda Fleming, 23, trainee pharmacist from Elland – bludgeoned to death and dumped by the B6114 near Scammonden, Huddersfield. Her father Derek Fleming, 51, a joinery manager, was jailed for life in Jan 1994. They had rowed about his work.
Jan 20Claire Tiltman, 16 – stabbed 9 times in an alley in Dartford, Kent, as she walked to a friend’s house. In Feb 2014 Colin Ash-Smith, by now 45, was charged with murder. He awaits trial.
Jan 17 – Janet Maloney, 41, was run over by a Daimler car outside her home in Chapel Row, Bucklebury, Berkshire. Her businessman husband Gerald Maloney, 41, was jailed for life at Reading CC in Jan 1994.
Jan 13 – Peter Davis, 23, unemployed – died of head injuries after an attack in Elson, Gosport, Hants. John Wright, 57, from Gosport, was acquitted of murder at a trial in Dec 1994. His son, John Wright, 32, was convicted of manslaughter at the same trial at Winchester CC and jailed for 7 years, reduced on appeal to 4 years.
Jan – Jacqueline Evans – her body was found in the river at Tinkersdale, near Harden, Clwyd, North Wales. Her policeman husband Sgt Stuart Evans was jailed for life in 1994 and spent time in HMP Nottingham.
Jan 12 – Kevin ‘Rico’ Richardson, 29, convicted killer and one of the leaders of Strangeways prison riot, was shot dead in Park End, Middlesbrough. Gangster Keith McQuade, 38, was charged with murder but charges were dropped at Guisborough magistrates court. Also cleared was Dawn Downey. McQuade was later charged with murdering Lee King in 2000 but was acquitted. He was however jailed for life for firearms offences and died in Hull jail in 2009.
Jan 9 – Richard Ehlenfeldt, 50, restaurant owner and his wife Lynn, 49; and employees Michael Castro, 16; Rico Solis, 17; Marcus Nellsen, 31; Thomas Mennes, 32; and Guadelupe Maldonado, 46 – shot at Brown’s Chicken and Pasta diner in suburb of Palatine, Chicago, during a bungled robbery which netted only $2,000.  In 2007 Juan Luna, who had been 18 at the time of the murders, was jailed for life after one of the jurors voted against the death penalty. In Illinois death penalty has to follow a unanimous decision. In 2009 Luna’s friend, James Degorski, who was two years older, was also jailed for life after two jurors voted against the death penalty. Both men maintain their innocence. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4148355.stm
Jan 4 – Percy Noble, 80, was beaten to death at his home in Sleights, North Yorkshire. In April 1994 Karl Pride, 21, unemployed, from Scarborough was jailed for life at Teesside CC. Motive was robbery but he took only an electric razor.
Jan 3 – Donald Urquhart, 55, Scottish millionaire businessman/crook from Royston, Herts – shot 3 times by a motorcyclist as he walked down Marylebone High Street, central London.  Urquhart’s Thai girlfriend, Rattiya Iamsrithong, was unhurt. Graeme West, 32, a bankrupt roofer turned bouncer and hitman was jailed for life for the murder in Dec 1994. He was paid £20,000. Andrew Karn, 29, was acquitted of murder at the same trial at the Old Bailey but was jailed for 2 years for firearms offences. Geoffrey Heath, 36, a taxi driver and middleman from Maltby in Yorkshire was later jailed for 5 years for his role. The alleged mastermind has yet to be brought to justice.
Jan 3 – John “Benjie” Stanley, 14 – shot at Alvina’s pattie and dumpling shop in Moss Side, Manchester. Unsolved. Despite his age, Benjie was reportedly a drug courier who had £25,000 in a building society account. The inquest heard he had swapped coats with a friend, Neville “Tito” Gunning, who might have been a case of mistaken identity.
Jan 3 – Angela Stewart, 25, from Wrecclesham, Surrey – beaten and burned in Alice Holt Forest, near Bordon, Hants. Her husband Ben Stewart, 24, a camera technician, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in July 1993. The trial heard he had been having an affair with a neighbour.
Jan 1 – James Campbell, 25 – stabbed at home in Huddersfield. His wife Tracy, 21, was charged with murder was acquitted at Leeds CC in 1994.
1992
December 1992
Dec – Richard Harris, 31 – killed at his flat in Leamington Spa, Warks. Karen McBlane, 25, went on trial at Birmingham CC in Feb 1994.
Dec 26 – James Eggleton, 70 – stabbed 18 times in the village of Russell’s Water, Oxfordshire. His neighbour Paul Beechey, 38, was jailed for life at a retrial at Oxford CC in 1995 (after a hung jury at the first trial). Beechey was a drug abuser and thought he would get £1k by burgling Eggleton’s house.
Dec 26 (Boxing Day) – John Savva, 43, hotel manager – stabbed 3 times at the Metropole Hotel in Ventnor, Isle of Wight. David Mangan, 24, unemployed, was charged with murder but committed suicide while in HMP Winchester in Feb 1993.
Dec 26 – Kathleen Rogers, 39 – found in a ditch at Wetheringsett, near Debenham, Suffolk. Her partner Sidney Wood, 43, was jailed for life at Norwich CC in Dec 1993.
Dec 25 (Christmas Day) – Jahangir Akhtar, 36, taxi driver – killed in Nottingham. Christopher Dore, 25, was jailed for life at Nottingham CC in Feb 1994.
Dec 23 – Johanna Young, 14, beaten and sexually assaulted, before being dumped in a frozen gravel pit in Watton, Norfolk. Body was found in Boxing Day. Unsolved.
Dec 22 – Sarah Burke, 99, originally from Lancashire – stamped on at The Green, a council-owned residential home in Redruth, Cornwall. Del Hampson, 21, unemployed, was jailed for life for the murder. He had been drinking heavily and broke into the home around 3am.
Dec 20 – Gillian Bennett, 33, travel agent – tied up, stabbed and set on fire in Streatham, south London. Winston Goulbourne, 25, a car salesman, was jailed for life (20 years tariff) at the Old Bailey in August 1993. The trial heard that Gillian bought a car from him 10 days earlier and he had sabotaged it to give himself a pretext to go and see her. He killed her when she resisted his advances. Goulbourne was obsessed with sex, had 2 girlfriends and had just had sex with one of them before he went to Gillian’s flat.
Dec 18 – Peter Wickins, 32, video game retailer, from Chelsea – stabbed 19 times in a flat in Fulham. Gordon Topen, 22, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Nov 1993. The trial heard Topen’s girlfriend, Frances Graham, 33, was a prostitute and Wickins was one of her clients but Topen was jealous and thought Wickins was her secret lover. Topen, who was on drugs at the time, stole a Rolex watch, a wallet and a pair of cufflinks from the victim. Miss Graham was the main prosecution witness. Wickins’ firm was Game, which later became a major high street chain.
Dec 18 – Brenda Howe, from Walthamstow – her body was found in Wake Valley Lake in Loughton, Essex. Her husband Brian Howe, 44, was charged with murder but acquitted after a trial at the Old Bailey in June 1993. Their only child, John Howe, aged 7, gave evidence against him, saying he saw them fighting through a hole in the bedroom wall. But Mr Howe claimed she went out shopping at 5.30am, after the fight in the middle of the night.
Dec 17 – Jonathan Zito, 27, musician from Hornsey – stabbed in the eye as he stood on the platform at Finsbury Park tube station. Christopher Clunis, 30, a paranoid schizophrenic, was found guilty of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. His widow, Jayne Zito, founded the Zito Trust to campaign for more measures to protect the public from dangerous mentally ill people. The Trust closed in 2009, after the 2007 Mental Health Act was introduced, tightening up restrictions on “care in the community” patients.
Dec 13 – Suzanne Capper, 16 – tortured, injected with drugs and eventually set on fire at a house in Moston, Manchester. Her body was dumped on a golf course in Romiley, near Stockport. Glyn Powell, 28; his wife Jeannette Powell, 25; Bernadette McNeilly, 23; and Andthony Dudson, 16, were jailed for life with tariffs of 25 years (except Dudson who got 18 year tariff). Jeffrey Leigh, 26, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 12 years for false imprisonment. Clifford Pook, 17, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 15 years for false imprisonment. Leigh was freed in 1998 and Pook in 2001. Dudson is due to be released in 2013.
Dec 12 – David Martin, 49, businessman – disappeared from his home in Naphill, Buckinghamshire. Colin James, 49, his business partner, from Mill Hill, north London, was convicted of murder and jailed for life at the Old Bailey in May 1994 despite Martin’s body never being found.
Dec 10 – Bob Osbourne, 40 – killed outside his home in Streatham, south London. Joe Elliott, 19, a suspected vandal who had been taking LSD, was acquitted at the Old Bailey in July 1993. He claimed self-defence. The trial heard Mr Osbourne was a “good neighbour” who had come out to remonstrate with Elliott, who claimed Mr Osbourne was armed with a hammer.
Dec 7 – Grace Livingstone, 50 – shot through the back of the head at her house in The Moorings, Dublin. Unsolved. Her husband was James, head of the Special Inquiry Branch of the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. He discovered the body and was questioned by the Garda. In 2011 Mr Livingstone claimed she was killed by an IRA sniper on the orders of a Provo boss he was investigating at the time.
Dec 2 – Harold Smith, 71, and his wife Mary, 72, and their wheelchair-bound son Harold, 47 – tortured, stabbed and beaten by burglars at their home in Northfield, Birmingham. Unsolved.
November 1992
Nov – Andre Blackman – shot at a dance in Stoke Newington, N London. Leroy “Scarface” Lesley, 26, a Yardie, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Aug 1993.
Nov 21 – Natalie Pearman, 16, prostitute, originally from village of Mundesley, Norfolk – strangled and dumped in a lovers’ lane at Ringland Hills, outside Norwich. Unsolved. May have been work of a serial killer, possibly even Ipswich killer Stephen Wright.
November 18 – Lisa Bayliss, 20, trainee audiology technician at Royal Liverpool Hospital – beaten and strangled in a layby near Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside. Paul Higham, 27, a bus driver from Wigan, was jailed for life in Sep 1993. Lisa has been a passenger on his bus.
October 1992
Oct 31 – Vaughan Fedyn, 14 week old baby – died at home in Mansfield, Notts. It was initially thought to be cot death but in 1996 the baby’s father Andrew Trippy, 29, was charged with murder. He was acquitted after a trial at Nottingham CC in October 1998.
Oct 30 – Katie Sullivan, 23, care assistant at a rehab centre for the mentally ill in Kingston-upon-Thames, SW London. She was stabbed 14 times. Erhi Inweh, a schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital after admitting manslaughter (diminished responsibility). The trial heard she believed Katie was an anti-Christ. Katie’s mother Sandra shouted in rage as she was led away. Katie had planned to take a doctorate in clinical psychology at Oxford University and had spent much of her young life doing voluntary work. Her brother Mike Sullivan became The Sun’s crime editor. In 2013 he wrote that Inweh had spent 10 years in Broadmoor before being released and he had no idea what happened to her after her release.
Oct 27 – Kerry Gannon, 23; her sister Lisa Gannon, 18, who was 9 months pregnant; their father Thomas Gannon, 48; his own son David Baker, 28; Ross Smith, 35; and his common-law wife Leslie Read, 25 – shot dead in Terrigal, 37 miles north of Sydney, Australia.  Kerry’s former boyfriend Malcolm Baker, 45, handed himself in to police, was convicted of murders and jailed for life in Aug 1993. He remains in prison but has suffered mental health problems in recent years. Kerry’s new boyfriend, Chris Gall, 22, survived despite being shot in the face. It was known as the Central Coast Massacre. http://justiceaction.org.au/cms/images/stories/CmpgnPDFs/malbakcases05_09_2012.pdf
Oct 19 – Joyce McCulloch, 77, widow – battered in the living room of her home in Alvaston, Derby. The body was then set alight. Steven Latham, 41, was jailed for life at Nottingham CC in Dec 1993. Latham only had one arm and he apparently killed her after she made a “hurtful remark”.
Oct 19 - Laura Houghteling, 23, disappeared from her home in Bethesda, Maryland. Her body has not been found. Hadden Clark, 40, a cross dressing cannibal, was jailed for 30 years for murder in 1993. In 1999 he was jailed for an additional 30 years for murdering Michelle Dorr, 6, in 1986. Clark, was a familiar face in the homeless community around Bethesda. Those who knew Clark described him as an eccentric and generous man with periods of depression and a compulsive desire to be accepted. He lived out of a rusty 1983 Datsun pickup truck and a makeshift campsite in the woods. When he was unable to find steady jobs, he worked as a gardener or handyman. For nearly two years, he had worked as a part-time gardener at the house Houghteling shared with her mother. http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/clark/bomb_4.html
October – Sophia Kneen, 30, unemployed oil broker – killed at her flat in Fulham, west London. Her former boyfriend Tim Brockman, 32, a City commodities dealer was found hanged in the same flat. The inquest heard he told friends in a pub his plans for that night were “murder and then suicide”. They thought he was joking.
Oct 8 – Nikki Allen, 7 – battered and stabbed 37 times and found in a disused warehouse in Sunderland. George Heron, 23, a shy “computer buff” was acquitted on the judge’s directions in Oct 1993 after the judge ruled that his confession to police had been under “oppressive” conditions. Unsolved.
Oct 7 – Michael “Tall Mick” Rowledge, 31, a member of Hell’s Angels Wolverhampton chapter – shot as he sat in his car outside a supermarket in Aintree, Liverpool. In 1993 Delroy Davies, 37, from Manchester, was acquitted after a trial at Liverpool CC. Thomas Dures, 28, was jailed for 13 years for conspiracy to murder. Rowledge had come to Liverpool to collect a £140k drug debt owed to an Hells Angels associate in Holland.
September 1992
Sep 10 – Michael Graver – stabbed in an underground car park in London. Michael Buchanan, a schizophrenic, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey.
Sep 6 –Bob Wignall, 55, was beaten and stabbed in woods near his home in Addlestone, Surrey. His wife Sandra Wignall, 48, was jailed for life with a 15 year minimum tariff at the Old Bailey in Oct 1993. Her lover Terence Bewley, 43, was also jailed for life (30 years), as was Harold Moult, 42. The trial heard that Mrs Wignall performed oral sex on her husband shortly before he was killed. Wignall and her lover stood to profit from a £21,000 life insurance policy. Bewley was on licence from prison at the time. He had been jailed for life for the murder, in November 1971, of Lillian Shapero, a credit collector, who he suffocated and robbed of £30. He had been jailed for life (20 years) but got out after 10 years. Bewley was then released again (after 19 years).SEE MAIN STORYSep 5 – James Doy, 55, a nightwatchman – shot at Osborne Transport’s haulage yard in Rotherham. Geoffrey “Crusher” Dudgeon, 35, who had escaped from HMP Stocken in Leicester was charged with murder. A lorry and £5,000 were stolen from the yard.
Sep 2 – Ashiq Hussain, 20, taxi driver from Sparkhill – stabbed at taxi office in Birmingham. Mark Jarvis, 27, was convicted of manslaughter in 1993 and jailed for 5 years.
Sep 2 – Tanya Probyn, 28 – found in her car which had driven into the river Severn at Stonebench, near marital home in Longney, near Gloucester. Her estranged husband, Jonathan Probyn, 33, a gas worker, was charged with murder and went on trial at Bristol CC in Oct 1993. The first trial collapsed because his lawyer was “professionally embarrassed”. At the retrial in March 1994 he was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 15 years. The couple had been fighting over custody of their two children.
Sep – Susan Oliver, 37, nursing director, at home in Barking, E London. Her boyfriend Trevor Thomas, 51, an ambulanceman, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained in a psychiatric hospital. He had been a hero when the IRA bombed the Baltic Exchange in London in April 1992.
August 1992
Aug 27 – Elton Henry, 76, OAP and cannabis dealer – asphyxiated (bag over head) at his home in Whalley Range, Manchester. Unsolved.
Aug 25 – Sian Collier, 24, betting shop manageress – stabbed 9 times, beaten and strangled with telephone cord in the shop in Newport, Gwent. Tony Clapham, 31, a lorry driver and gambling addict was jailed for life in Nov 1993. He had gambled away a £2,000 loan. He robbed her of £400 in takings and then hired a car to take his wife and child on holiday to Weymouth.
Aug 25 – Wendy Bridge – killed in Selby, North Yorkshire. Peter Brookes, 29, from Selby, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 4 years.
Aug 24 – Michael Hogben, president of Concordia University Faculty Association; Jaan Saber; Phoivos Ziogas; and Matthew Douglass – shot at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Professor Valery Fabrikant, 52, a professor of engineering and Russian Jewish émigré, was jailed for life in 1994. He had been accused of plagiarism and was in dispute with various colleagues.
Aug 23 – Jason Dalson, 6, and his sister Natalia Dalson, 5 – strangled at a flat in Maple Close, Tottenham. Their mother Sharon Dalson, 23, a schizophrenic who had been “hearing voices”, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Rampton Hospital indefinitely in Jan 1994.
Aug 22 – Paul Bartlett, 20, a soldier with the Royal Engineers – shot in the head at Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, near Aldershot, Hants. Stuart Nield, 17, a fellow Royal Engineer who had been on guard duty with Bartlett, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was given a 2 year supervision order in Feb 1993.
Aug 16 – Dawn Kenure, 37, mother of 4 – battered with a hammer at home in Rutland St, Leicester. Her secret lover Dean Garrett, 37, a labourer, was jailed for life at Leicester CC in 1994.
between Aug 1992 and July 1993 – Craig Swann, 30, Southampton University student from Broxburn, Lothian. He was beaten with a baseball bat and buried head first on mushroom-growing land at Loch Tummel, Tayside. Andrew Davidson, 42, an unemployed bouncer, from Broxburn, was convicted of culpable homicide at Linlithgow Sheriff Court in Dec 1993 and was jailed for 4 years.
Aug 15 – Kevin Errington, 25, shot in his bedroom in Carrville, County Durham. Coroner eventually concluded it was suicide.
Aug 15 – Jane Elton, 43, hit with a bottle at their weekend home at Middleton-on-Sea, near Bognor, West Sussex. Her husband David Elton, 45, an executive with oil company Ultramar, drowned himself immediately afterwards.
Aug 14 – Marion Hood, 45 – struck with an iron bar in her garage in Paisley, Scotland. Her husband Robin Hood (yes, that’s his name), 45, hanged himself 72 hours later.
Aug 13 – Ferzana Kauser, 18 – killed at home in Bradford. She had been betrothed to marry. Unsolved
Aug 12 – Michael Watkins, 27, from Brighton, and Ricky Lucas, 26, from Reading – stabbed outside a surgery in Reading. Martin Vaughan, 26, was jailed for life at Reading CC in 1993. He had claimed it was self-defence.
Aug 9 – Tracey Carey, 20 – stabbed and throat cut at her home in Shearman Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Her neighbour Glenroy Allison, 35, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in June 1993. Tracey’s baby daughter Kayleigh was upstairs in her cot at the time.
Aug 8 – Michael Huntington, 29, from Horden, County Durham – stabbed at a party in nurses’ quarters in Harlow, Essex. Gary Johns, 19, from Clerkenwell, south London, was jailed for life at Chelmsford CC in July 1993.
Aug 5 – Loubna Benaissa, 9 – vanished after going to buy some yoghurt for her mother in Brussels, Belgium. The body was only found in March 1997 in the basement of a house in the city. Patrick Derochette, 34, was convicted of the murder but found insane and locked up indefinitely. He had claimed the girl banged her head after a struggle. Her elder sister Nabela Conte (nee Benaissa) later wrote a book about the case, called In The Name of My Sister. She is now a lawyer in New York. The family were of Moroccan descent.
Aug 2 – Ruhullah Aramesh, 24, an Afghan refugee (former mujahideen) – beaten and kicked to death outside his house in Thornton Heath, south London. Barry Hannon, 17; Paul Hannon, 16, and Joseph Curtin, 15, were all jailed for life for race hate killing. Aramesh had come out to protect a girl who was being groped. Curtin was freed by the Court of Appeal in 1996.
Aug 1 – Helen Gorrie, 15, from Jodrell Close, Horndean, near Portsmouth – asphyxiated at the rear of Merchistoun Hall, Horndean, during a wedding. In Nov 1999 John Corcoran, who had been 21 at the time of the murder and had lived  in Warren Park, near Havant, was jailed for life. He had been caught by advances in DNA technology.
July 1992
July 25 – Dr Elizabeth Howe, 34, an Open University lecturer from Oxford – stabbed in her bedroom at York University during a summer school. Robin Pask, 31, a lab technician and mature student, from Horwich, Bolton, went on trial at York CC in July 1993 but the trial collapsed. He was later sent to Rampton indefinitely.
July 23 – Shawn Hanby – killed in a maisonette in Bramley, Leeds. Catherine Kempster, 41, was sought in connection with his death. She had been on day release from HMP New Hall in Wakefield, where she was serving a 6 year sentence for manslaughter. But no evidence was offered and charges were later dropped.
July – Patrick French, a student – killed in Market Square, Kingston-upon-Thames. Dean Monaghan, 19, and Scott Steer, 19, were charged and went on trial at the Old Bailey in March 1993.
16 July – Edna Phillips, 70 – strangled with a dog lead and slashed in the face with a Stanley knife at her home on the Pen-y-waun estate in Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan. Neighbours Maria Rossi, 17, and Christina Molloy, 17, went on trial in March 1993 at Cardiff CC and were detained under HM Pleasure. They had also broken eggs over the dead body. Both had been high on drugs and cider at the time. A mob of 300 broke into their Rossi and Molloy homes after they were charged and both families moved away. The Rossi family hated Mrs Phillips because she complained about the noise and drunkenness emanating from their house. Maria Rossi later changed her name to Maria Smith and was released from prison.
15 July – Carolyn Taylor, 54, widow – killed in the hall of her home in South Holmwood, near Dorking, Surrey. Gaeton Beisy, 56, a Corsican pilot, went on trial at the Old Bailey in Feb 1993. The couple had met on holiday the previous year.
15 July – Rachel Nickell, 23, housewife and part-time model – sexually assaulted and stabbed on Wimbledon Common while walking her dog with her son, Alex, aged two. In September 1994 Colin Stagg was acquitted after a trial at the Old Bailey. The trial heard that Stagg had been entrapped by a female police officer who tried to get him to make confessions about the murder. He was exonerated. Robert Napper – who was already in prison for killing Samantha Bisset and her daughter Jazmine – pleaded guilty to killing Nickell in 2008. He remains in Broadmoor and is unlikely to be released.
July – Mr Norris – body discovered in a shallow grave at Whitehall, Bristol. His wife Pat Norris, was charged with manslaughter, as was Paul Weeks, 22.
summer – Lincoln Stewart, crack dealer – shot in the head at The Miah Centre (reggae club) in Moss Side, Manchester. Unsolved.
Nov – Michelle Dorr, 6, was murdered in Maryland in 1986 and Laura Houghteling, 23, was murdered in 1992. Both were stabbed. In 1993 Hadden Clark, a cross dressing cannibal, pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was jailed for 30 years. In 1999 another 30 years was added to his sentence.
June 1992
June 7 – Ronald Penrose, 43, suspected burglar and drug pusher – attacked outside his home on the Penrhys estate in Tonypandy, south Wales. His head was hit against a wall 8 times. Michael Jones, 40, was jailed for 9 months while his nephew Ian Jones, 23, was given a community service order. Penrose’s son Jon Jason, 15, was also kidnapped and beaten up. Michael Thomas, 27, and Howard Walsh, 47, also went on trial in 1993.
June 6 – Katie Rackliff, 19, hairdresser from Hawley, Hampshire – stabbed 29 times after leaving Ragamuffins nightclub in Camberley, Surrey. In 1997 Sharon Carr (who had been 12 at the time of the attack) was jailed for life for murder at Winchester CC. She was a sexual psychopath who admitted to the crime while in a YOI and wrote poems about it in letters. Carr was given a minimum tariff of 14 years.
June 4 – Paula Gilfoyle, 32, who was 9 months pregnant – found hanged in the garage of her home in Upton on the Wirral, Merseyside. Her husband Eddie Gilfoyle, 30, was convicted of murder at Liverpool CC in July 1993 and jailed for life. He was freed from jail on licence in 2010. He has consistently said he was innocent and tried to clear his name. At the trial the prosecution claimed he tricked her into writing a suicide note. Both Gilfoyle and his wife had been having affairs.
June 1 – Jayne Harvell, 26, former barmaid at The Old Thumper pub in Westbourne – stabbed and battered at her flat in Bournemouth. Malcolm Smith, 40, who had escaped from HMP The Verne in Portland, was jailed for life for raping and murdering her. Smith was also known as Malcolm Graves.
May 1992
May 30 – Donna Simpkins, 27, strangled with a flex at home in Pinehurst, Swindon. Her boyfriend Robert Mantack, 30, was jailed for life at Bristol CC in 1993.
May 28 – Stephen Davison, 39, originally from Swindon – shot in the St Helier Tavern on the St Helier estate in Carshalton, Surrey. His dismembered torso was found in a pond at Reigate, Surrey in September. The gunman was Anthony Crabb, 35, who was jailed for life for murder (with a protected jury). Gary Taylor and Michael Bond were both jailed for 9 years for perverting the course of justice. Tyrone Evans, 28, was arrested but died of a drug overdose in HMP High Down, Surrey before going on trial.
May 25 – Colin Thomas, 28, punched to the ground in a pub in Acrefair, near Wrexham. A man was charged with manslaughter. No details.
May 24 – Andrew Farrer, 22, from Woolwich – stabbed after an argument at a barbecue in Canning Town, east London. Unsolved ?
May – Dean Fisher, 19, was killed and wheeled off in a wheelbarrow in Leeds. Michael Pearson, 19, was charged with murder. ?
May 24 – Graeme Woodhatch, 38, a roofing contractor from Belsize Park – shot 4 times as he made a phone call at the Royal Free Hospital in north London. Deith Bridges, 20, roofer; Paul Tubbs, 33, roofer; and Te Rangimaria Ngarimu, 27, a student from New Zealand, were all jailed for life after a trial at the Old Bailey in May 1994. Ngarimu was the shooter, hired (for £7,000) by Tubbs and Bridges, who claimed Woodhatch had cheated them out of money. Sensationally Bridges – who was on bail during the trial – was shot and injured after coming out of a pub in Ruislip during the trial.
May 23 – Carl Kennedy, 3 – hit on the head with an axe. He was discovered in undergrowth yards from his home in Willenhall, Coventry. Paul Esslement, 16, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years at Birmingham CC in 1993. But he was released on appeal in 1997. Esslemont’s case was featured on the BBC’s Rough Justice programme.
May 20 – Alan “Chippy” Kearley, 42, a drug dealer from Christchurch, Dorset – shot dead in a country lane near Matchams, Dorset. His friend. Keith Hanger, 30, was convicted of killing him and sent to jail but he later ended up in Broadmoor after an attack on Stockwell Strangler Kenneth Erskine.
May 18 – Jeffrey Hill, 23, and Wayne Lucas, 27 – killed at a house in Parkside, Cambridge. David Bangs, 23, a half-American who was staying at Cambridge YMCA, was jailed for life at Norwich CC in March 1993.
May 17 – John Taylor, 48, beaten up outside his home in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire after he claimed about noise. Philip Hill, 17, was convicted of manslaughter at Winchester CC and jailed for 2 and a half years but was released after 9 months.
May – Florence Jackson, 89, drowned in the River Brede near Rye, East Sussex. Her niece, Sheila Bowler, 67, a teacher, was jailed for life at Lewes CC in 1993. But she was released on appeal in 1997 and acquitted at a retrial in 1998. The prosecution claimed the motive was money she was due to inherit. Ms Bowler claimed her aunt wandered off after she stopped to get a flat tyre and must have fallen into the river by accident.
May 10 – Scott Beaumont, 16, stabbed in the street in Wombwell, near Barnsley. Avril Gregory, 17, and Nicola Mott, 15, were convicted and jailed for HM Pleasure (life). Beaumont’s girlfriend has been involved in a fight with the girls and Beaumont and had taunted them and called them slags. They hunted him down.
May 2 – Karen Fonander, 32, mother of a 2 year old girl – killed at her flat in Fulham. David Kriendal, 26, from Beckenham, Kent, was charged with murder.
May 1 – Brian Newman, 53, found in a stream in Knowle, Bristol. Andrew Kirk, 20, was convicted of killing him and sent to Broadmoor.
April 1992
April 26 – Christopher Porter, 28, drug dealer – shot in the head as he slept at home in Litherland, Liverpool. His girlfriend Sandra Fleming, 26, suffered years of being raped and tortured by him. In Jan 1993 at Liverpool CC she was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of provocation and sentenced to three years of probation.
April 23 – Matthew Manwaring, 62 – shot; and Alison Manwaring, 25 – strangled at their home in Aldersey Gardens, Barking, E London. The bodies were found in a house in Abbeywood, SE London. Ben Laing, 20, a lorry driver from East Ham, was convicted of murder in 1993 and jailed for life with 25 yrs tariff. The day after murdering and dismembering the couple he spent the day at Alton Towers, driving there in car he stole from the couple.
April – Leslie Baines, 38, and Andrew White, 29, were murdered in a house in Holbeck, Leeds. Unsolved (?)
April 20 – Mabel Roberts, 45; Andrew Manners, 29; Adrian Johns, 31; Paul Jones, 33; and Tim Sharpe, 28 – died in a fire at a birthday party in a flat in Hove, East Sussex. Trevor Carrington, 38, a flight attendant from Brighton, had started the fire as a prank. He later committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a lorry.
April 19 – Paul Carter, 24, was attacked in a street in the Chuckery area of Walsall, West Midlands. Mohammed Hussain, 20, was jailed for 9 years for attempted murder. Basharat Hussain, 19, and Ashiq Ibal, 21, were charged with violent disorder. Carter’s friend, James Walker, 23, was criticially injured.
April 18 – Matthew Robinson, 4 – sexually assaulted and smothered in the bedroom of his parents’ lodging house in Plymouth. James Cochrane, 24, a lodger (with conviction of sex attack on a little boy in 1985) was jailed for life in Nov 1992 at Exeter CC and given a mininmum tariff of 25 years.
April 13 – Jason Dick, 21 – stabbed outside his home in Langstone Road, Copnor, Portsmouth. His brother, factory worker Keith Dick, 29, was convicted of manslaughter in 1993 at Winchester CC and jailed for 5 years. A fight broke out after Jason interrupted his brother as he listened to the Portsmouth v Liverpool FA Cup semi-final replay on the radio! (Liverpool won on penalties).
April 12 – Tara Calnan, 5 months old – thrown into the River Nidd near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Her mother Maxine Davis, 29, from Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and detained indefinitely at Rampton Hospital in Notts.
April 11 – Lilian Vaughan, 51, suffered head injuries in the hall of her home in Maerdy, south Wales.  Unsolved(?)
April 11 – Mohammed Azam, 47, poisoned with arsenic at his home in Bradford. His lover Zoora Shah, 41, an illiterate Pakistani who claimed battered wife syndrome, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in Dec 1993. It was the first arsenic murder trial since 1970. Azam’s brother, Sher Azam, was president of the Bradford Council of Mosques. Motive – she wanted his house.
? – David Hitchmough, 41, barman, from Hampshire – killed in a brawl in Eastbourne, Sussex. Jimmy Ashley, 33, originally from Liverpool was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter at Lewec CC and jailed for 2 years. In 1998 during a drugs raid at his flat in St Leonards, East Sussex, Ashley was shot dead in bed by police.
April 9 – Paul Newman, 36, a financial adviser – attacked with a claw hammer in Eggington, near Leighton Buzzard, Herts. Jason Warr, 18, was jailed for life at Bedford CC in 1993. He was given a 12 year tariff. He was freed in 2004 and later gained a degree and then a PhD in criminology. Warr has always denied murder.
April 9 – Peter Jowett, 43, died at New Manor Farm in Winterslow, Hampshire. But it was later ruled an accident.
April 8 – Olumide Allen Opyokun, 41, shot outside his home in Clapton, east London. Unsolved.
April – William Walsh, 18, hit by a monkey wrench in Stevenage, Herts. Anthony Coughtrey, was jailed for life in Sep 1993 at Luton CC.
April 1 – Jacqueline Palmer-Radford, 39, sexually assaulted and strangled at her home, The Old Post Office in Eversley, Hampshire. Unsolved.
March 1992
March 24 – Suzanne Cattermole, 47, from Iver Heath, Bucks – found in a drain in the grounds of a Saudi businessman’s estate. Her husband Philip Cattermole, 47, who was a handyman on the estate, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in April 1993.
March 14 – Dean Osborne, 18, bludgeoned with a mallet while he slept. Buried in a shallow grave in woods at Burton Hastings, near Nuneaton, Warks. His brother, Jason Osborne, 20, from Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, was jailed for life for murder in Nov 1992. The brothers had rowed over a girl.
March 11 – Hilda Marchbank, 89 – killed at her home in Royton, nr Oldham, Greater Manchester, which was then ransacked. Her niece, Susan May, 51, was convicted of murder and jailed for life. She served 12 years in prison and came out in 2005. She has consistently protested his innocence and sought to clear her name. The Guardian newspaper claimed in 2012 that evidence pointed to a local heroin addict, Michael Rawlinson. He died in 2001.
March 5 – Manzula Amlani, 43, divorced insurance clerk originally from Kenya – raped and stabbed in an alley near Bagshot station in Surrey. Ian Russell, 20, from Camberley, was later convicted of murder and jailed for life. He had drunk champagne and smoked cannabis shortly before the attack.
March – Beatrice Greig, 80 – bludgeoned with a hammer at her home in Nottingham. Her daughter, Patricia Bass, 49, from Ripley, Derbyshire, was jailed for life in 1995 but released on appeal the following year. She was convicted of murder by a fresh jury in 1997 but was finally cleared by the Court of Appeal in 1998.
March 5 – Christopher Coyle, 39, an innocent neighbour – shot at a block of flats in Harlington, near Heathrow. Lance Corporal Gregory Hobbins, a Coldstream Guard, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years. He had taken his ex-girlfriend hostage and shot through the front door, killing Mr Coyle and wounding PC Roy Daniels, who was about to force entry to the flat.
March 5 – David Wilson, 47, businessman, shot dead at his home in Brinscall, near Chorley, Lancashire. In Oct 1993 contract killer Stephen Playle, 33, and arms dealer Stephen Schepke (aka Michael Crossley), 44, were jailed for life for the murder. They were given 20 year tariffs but these were later cut to 18 years. The mastermind of the hit, American criminal Michael Austin (aka Hector Portillo), 39, was also jailed for life but given a 24 year tariff.
? – Annette Stoppard, 22, stabbed in Halifax. Her former boyfriend Peter Firth, 30, was jailed for life at Leeds CC. They had a row because he had been having an affair.
February 1992
Feb 29 – Adele James, 24, hairdresser and mother of 2, from Pemrboke Dock – strangled and left on a remote cliff path near Pennar Park holiday camp in Dyfed. William O’Donnell, 36, a neighbour with whom she was having an affair, was jailed for life in 1993.
Feb – Terry Malone, 24 – stabbed with a chisel in Low Fell, Gateshead. Norman Walker, 34, businessman, was acquitted of murder in Dec 1992 but jailed for 18 months for affray. Peter Fay, 22, a student, was acquitted of all charges at the same trial at Newcastle CC. Malone was a vandal who was damaging cars and the defendants were vigilantes.
Feb 27 – Thomas Coleman, 30, a trainee gardener and born-again Christian, was attacked with an axe at Cardinal Newman School in Keresley, Coventry. His colleague, trainee gardener Robert Green, 20, who happened to be a Satanist, was sent to a mental hospital without limit of time after being convicted in July 1992.
Feb 24 – Lisa Greenaway, 14, from Shard End, Birmingham – stabbed 8 times with a steak knife in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. Sabrina Carr, 14, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter, on the grounds of provocation. Her sister Tammy Carr, 15, was acquitted, as was their father Daniel Carr, 37.
Feb 23 – Anne-Marie Smyth, 26, Catholic mother of two from Armagh – attacked in a house in Belfast after spending the evening at Hillfoot Glentoran supporters club in loyalist east Belfast. Her body was dumped on waste ground. A group of UVF bigots were convicted of the murder. Philip Murray, 27, David Magee, 23, Samuel Cooke, 29, Graham Bingham, 23, and Stephen Manners, 32, were jailed for life (25 yrs min) in Dec 1994. Manners was released in 1999 under the Good Friday Agreement and was shot dead in Newtownards in 2001.
Feb 7 – Keith Yarwood, 24, trained carpenter – attacked in bedsit in Cwmbran, Gwent. Ricky Fox was jailed for life in March 1993. He had just come out of prison after serving time for burglary. Murder was motiveless.
Feb 4 – Kate Tobutt, 37, nurse, and Noel Neville, 29, bricklayer. They were stabbed in the living room of her home in Pinner, north west London. her husband, BA engineer Leslie Tobutt, 42, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. He had discovered his wife and her lover when he returned home after pretending to go to work.
? – Andrew Kyriacou – stabbed to death at a barbecue in Southwark. His neighbour, Terrence Norman, 52, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years.
January 1992
Jan – Gwen Midwinter, 42, a nurse from Penzance – killed in her garden. Her husband was jailed for life.
Jan – Patricia Hall, 39, a mother of two, was killed at her home in Pudsey, West Yorkshire. Her husband Keith Hall, 38, confessed but was acquitted after a trial at Leeds Crown Court in March 1994.
Jan 30 – Arthur Collinson, 63, died at home in Kirkdale, Liverpool. His friend William Smythe, 38, believed Collinson’s story that he had cancer (which he just made up to get drinks bought for him in the pub) and carried out euthansia. In April 1992 he was jailed for life.
Jan 27- James McDonald, stabbed to death at home in Kew, Southport, Merseyside – His wife Kathleen Hobson, was jailed for life but this was reduced to 6 years for manslaughter after it emerged he had been sexually violent towards her.
Jan 26 – Andrei Kuznetsov and Vladimir Litvinenko, Russian mafia fraudsters – shot at their home in Los Angeles. Two former Red Army soldiers, Sergei Ivanov, 28, and Alexander Nikolaev, 31, were later jailed for life for their murders.
Jan 25 – Navid Sadiq, 15, shot in the head at Tower Wines, an off licence in South Norwood, London. Joe Conroy, 27, a robber from Peckham, who was high on lager and heroin, was jailed for life in Oct 1992. Navid’s uncle, Nassar Ali, 25, was shot in the stomach but survived.
Jan 20 – Khalid Dad, 22, beheaded at his home in Slough. His father, Majid Syed, 60, and sons Kauser Jafri and Moddesir were jailed for life at the Old Bailey in August 1992.
Jan 19 – Linda Mottershead, 36, from Sutton, near Macclesfield – died at the roadside at Algreave, near Buxton. Her husband was jailed for life for her murder in 1993 at Chester Crown Court.
Jan 15 – Joanne Thorns, 18, from Bewbush, Crawley, West Sussex – stabbed to death outside her house by Kerri-Lisa  McCammont, 17. Jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
Jan 11 – Nicola Yates, 10, from Eldene in Swindon. Body found at Coate Water Country Park. Her father, Richard Yates, 32, was jailed for life for murder in 1992.
Jan 10 – Richard Lyddon, 36, trainee nurse from Taunton – stabbed 10 times in the men’s lavatory at Reading railway station. His killer was Thomas Stewart, 41, a dye maker from Reading, who was drunk. Homophobic motive?. Stewart was jailed for life in 1993.
Jan 9 – Joanne Rankin, 23, and Barbara Hunt, 27 – attacked at his flat on the Glasbury estate in Stockwell. Bodies chopped up and never found. Former butcher Thomas King, 51, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in June 1992. Two other women escaped with their lives – Margaret Horner and Nicola Corner.
? – Irene Tuohy, 19, stabbed 35 times in Hertfordshire. Peter Smith, 41, from South Oxhey, was jailed for life for murder at St Albans CC in April 1992.
1991
December 1991
Dec – Alison Clark, 26, factory worker – sexually tortured and left for dead in the bath at his home in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. Her lover Trevor Smith, 46, was jailed for life at Leeds CC in May 1993. He had described the torture he carried out in a notebook.
? – Lloyd Davies, 28, car salesman – shot in a pub in Stoke Newington, north London, after a row about parking outside a motor showroom. Barry Crane, 34, a motor trader from Bracklesham Bay, Sussex, was acquitted of all charges on the judge’s directions at the Old Bailey in Oct 1992. The trial heard that Davies was armed with a knife.
? Bernard “Bunny” Newton, 67 – casino and nightclub owner (and former trawler skipper) – killed at his his son’s house in Irby, Grimsby. Clifford Newton, 45, had been bullied for years by his father. In June 1992 at Nottingham CC Newton was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter.
? – David Nock, 16, stabbed on his way home from a rugby club disco in Cheltenham. Darren Kelly, 21, was jailed for life at Bristol CC.
Dec 29 – Panchadcharam Sahitharan, 28, Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, 28, beaten with baseball bats in Plaistow, East London. Gary Hoskin, 20, and Andrew Noble, 37, were charged but Hoskin was acquitted and charges dropped against Noble.
Dec 27 – Sarah Furniss, 14, from Bramley – killed in a tyre warehouse in Wortley, Leeds. Anthony Hopkin, 20, was jailed for life in Oct 1993.
Dec 22 – Fred Clarke, 59, stabbed at a house in Langley, Berkshire. Unsolved.
Dec 21 – Reginald Waldron, 56, stabbed with a pickaxe at his shop in Cotteridge, Birmingham. Shop was then set on fire. Andrew Chaplin, 28, a former public schoolboy from King’s Norton, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years. He had spent stolen money from the shop on champagne.
Dec 20 – Cathy O’Neill, 66, who suffered from a muscle-wasting disease – had her head banged on the floor and her throat cut at home in Shepherds Bush, W London. Her live-in carer, Clare Bastow, 31, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in July 1992.
Dec 16 – John Shippey, 47, company director from Ightham, Kent, who had embezzled #800,000 from his company. He was kidnapped, stabbed and burned. Body found in the the boot of his car in Warwick Wold, near Merstham, Surrey. One of his three mistresses, Jo Watson, 50, and her son, Karl, 29, were jailed for life for murder at the Old Bailey in Nov 1993.
Dec 14 – Nicola Payne, 18, walking home from her boyfriend’s house in Wood End, Coventry. Her body has never been found. One of the suspects, David Judge, 24, killed himself shortly afterwards. David’s brother, Keith, and their father, Patrick, were arrested but not charged in 2012. Unsolved.
Dec 13 – Detective Constable Jim Morrison, 26, off-duty police officer, killed in Montreal Place, Aldwych, central London as he chased a Moroccan handbag thief. Unsolved.
Dec 7 – Robert Croudace, 25, postman, killed while on his round in Derby. John Coyne, a colleague and mail sorter, from Alvaston, Derby, was jailed for life in Jan 1993. His wife had moved in with Croudace.
Dec 4 – Caroline Griffin, 28, stabbed at her home in Flint, Clwyd, north Wales. Her boyfriend, Craig Jones, 27, was tried at Mold Crown Court.
Dec 3 – Dawn Smith, 46, and Michael Mander, 33, killed at Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Smith’s husband, Alan Smith, 53, thought she was having an affair. He was jailed for life at Norwich Crown  Court.
Dec 3 – Kenneth Neal, 42, BT worker and father of two, from Rotherhithe, shot near his home in Oxley Close, Bermondsey. Unsolved.
Dec 3 – Jenny Dean, 36, killed in the foyer of Swindon Crown Court. Her husband, Bernard Dean, 43, later hanged himself while on remand at HMP Horfield in Bristol.
November 1991
Nov 29 – Sergeant Alan King, policeman based in Chingford, stabbed to death at Higham Hill, Walthamstow. His killer was Nicholas Vernage, 26, who was later given five life sentences. Vernage also killed minicab driver Javaid Iqbal, 34, and his ex-girlfriend, Lorna Bogle, 21. Vernage’s friend and fellow tramp, Peter Grenfell, 28, was convicted of wounding and sent to Rampton.
Nov 26 – Terry Daddow, 52, freelance financial consultant with Lloyds Bank, shot on the doorstep of Chaplefield Cottage in Northiam, near Hastings. The gunman was Robert Bell, a former soldier and French Foreign Legionnaire, from Kent. He was acting on orders from Daddow’s wife Jean, 53. She was jailed for life (18 years min) in 1993 while Bell also got life. Also convicted was Roger Blackman.
Nov 25 – Joy Taylor, 33, from Rochester, Kent. Shot outside her flat by her estranged husband Peter Taylor, a known criminal. He was jailed for life in 1992.
Nov 23 – Lara Perrill, 18, killed as she walked home from a disco in Gillingham, Kent. British Rail worker Kevin Houghton Draeger, 34, from Rainham, was jailed for life for murder in 1992.
Nov – Paul Furness, 21, died after a fight on the Jubilee estate in Ashington, Northumberland. Alan Swindon, 24, from Felling,  Gateshead, was jailed for life (min of 24 years) in May 1993.
Nov 11 – Carolyn McLaughlin, 30, hit with a claw hammer at her home in Swinton, Greater Manchester, as the police waited downstairs. Her husband William McLaughlin, 34, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years.
Nov – Corinne Griffin, 8 – killed as she ran an errand to the corner shop in Mansfield, Notts. Sex offender Terry MacCready was jailed for life for her murder in 1992.
October 1991
Oct 31 – Julie Green, 24, student nurse, battered 16 times with a lump hammer. Found in the storeroom at the rear of her home in Wigan. Her husband Warren Green, 26, a solicitor with the Crown Prosecution Service, was jailed for life in March 1993 at Liverpool Crown Court. The trial heard they were both having affairs. The motive was #120,000 life insurance policy.
Oct 1991 – Bruce Bryan, garage owner and driver for Charlie Kray – killed after drinking together at The Stocks Club in Chelsea. Ronald O’Sullivan, 37, a book trader from Chigwell, Essex was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 1992. He was released in 2010. O’Sullivan’s son is snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Oct 16 – 23 people were shot as they cowered under tables at Luby’s cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. George Hennard, 35, from nearby Belton, had a grudge against women. He shouted out “This is what Bell County has done to me”. He then shot himself as police moved in.
Oct – the headless and handless body of a man, aged 45-60, was discovered in a layby at Bolney, West Sussex. Has never been identified. Unsolved.
Oct 10 – Barbara Finn, 34, prostitute – vanished from the red light district of Coventry.
Oct – Darren Samuels, shot in Moss Side, Manchester. Part of gang war. Unsolved.
Oct  – Fred Maltby, 75, a retired farmer – killed with an axe in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire. Dennis Smalley, 49, a sheet metal worker, was jailed for life at Lincoln CC in July 1994. He was also convicted of murdering bookmaker Joe Rylatt, 61, at his office in Lincoln. Smalley had been £19,000 in debt to his victims. Smalley died in HMP Whitemoor in May 2004. 
September 1991
Sep – Gary “Hop” Summar, 37, disabled war veteran and alcoholic drifter – stabbed 70 times, eyes gouged out and left ear cut off at an overnight camping ground near Hawkins Bar, Trinity county, California. Five men and three women were charged with murder. They were the so-called Hawkins Bar Eight. Eventually in 1994 Robert Fenenbock, 43; Cherrie Frazer, 30, and Sue Hanby, 44, were jailed for 25 years to Life. Barbara Adcock was also due to go on trial. The trial heard that the defendants, who had been drinking, attacked Summar because they believed he had molested a 4 year old girl.
Sep 28 – Elizabeth Killic, 20, stabbed in front of her babies in Lee High Road, Lewisham. Her Turkish husband Hussein Killic, 25, a kebab shop worker, later tried to jump out of a window but survived. In Sep 1992 he was jailed for life.
Sep 20 – Nellie Rose Griggs, 77 – hit 59 times with a hammer at her home in Rochford, Essex. Her husband William Griggs, 79, was jailed for life for murder in March 1992.
Sep 20 – Cordeliah Lovett, 16, trainee hairdresser from Croxley Green, Herts – strangled and left in a grave at Sundon, Bedfordshire. Christopher Grove, 23, sex offender, was jailed for life at St Albans CC in June 1992.
Sep 18 – Bobby Glover, 31, and Joe “Bananas” Hanlon, 23, shot in their car parked in Darleith Street, Shettleston, Glasgow. They were believed to have been lured to their deaths by William Lobban. Unsolved but widely believed to be revenge for  the murder of Arthur Thompson on 31 Aug.
Sep 16 – Sarah Bowdler, 68, charity worker – tied up and strangled at her home in Pleck, Walsall. Unsolved.
Sep 9 – Dr John Gore, 57, nuclear physicist and his wife Ruth, 55 – bludgeoned with an axe at their cottage in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Their son Christopher Gore, 27, a maths genius and schizophrenic, was convicted at Bristol CC in Oct 1992 and sent to Broadmoor.
Sep 9 – Lyn Rogers, 17, from Catford. She was killed when she answered a job advert and her body dumped in Rotherfield, east Sussex by Scott Singleton, 35, from Crawley, who posed as a potential employer. He was a Walter Mitty character who fantasised about being a pilot. In July 1992 he was jailed for life at Lewes Crown Court.
Sep 9 – Lady Brenda Cross, 73 – clubbed to death with fire irons in the basement of an antiques shop in Pimlico, central London. The owner of the shop, Fred Bartman, 68, a retired TV actor, was acquitted of her murder in 1993. She was his part-time employee.
Sep 5 – Paul Lavender, 28, beaten to death with a baseball bat in apparently motiveless crime. Mark paul, 20, from Battersea, went on trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 1992.
August 1991
Aug 31Arthur “Fat Boy” Thompson, 31, drug dealer, shot 3 times outside his home in Provanmill Road, Springboig, Glasgow. He was on weekend leave from Noranside prison in Forfar. Thompson was the son of legendary gangster Arthur Thompson Sr, who died of a heart attack in March 1992. Paul Ferris, 28, a former Thompson enforcer, went on trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court in July 1992 and was acquitted. His alleged accomplices had been Bobby Glover and Joe Hanlon (see Sep 18, 1991).
Aug 31 – Sarah Crump, 33, hospital secretary and part-time prostitute, 33, killed at her flat in Lady Margaret Road, Southall. Lorry driver David Smith, 36, who had previous convictions for rape, was acquitted of her murder in July 1993. He was later convicted of another murder and it is highly likely he did murder Miss Crump.
Aug 28 – Anna McGurk, 23, from Gloucester – killed in Castle Meads, near the river Severn in Gloucester. Her killed, Andrew Hagans, 26, from Cheltenham, had been controversially freed on bail for rape. In 1992 he was jailed for life.
Aug 25 – Veronica Anderson, 42, found in her car in Penketh, near Warrington. The killed left a bloodstained glove in the car. Case unsolved.
Aug 17 – Roberta Armstrong, 15, and 6 other people – shot at a shopping mall, Strathfield Plaza in west Sydney, Australia. Wade Frankum, 33, a part-time taxi driver, later shot himself.
Aug 14 – Paul Pearson, 7, from Marske-by-the-Sea – strangled with garden twine after he cycled past allotment at Saltburn, Cleveland. Richard Blenkey, 32, local paedophile, was jailed for life (min 20 years) at Teesside CC in Oct 1992.
Aug 10 – Rebecca McBride, 6 – body found in a lake at Penygroes, near Ammanford, Dyfed. Her brother, Simon McBride, 15, was convicted of killing her. He had sexually abused her. He was sentenced to HM Pleasure at Swansea Crown Court in 1992.
Aug 10 – Angela Flaherty, 7, raped and left in undergrowth near Huddersfield Town’s football ground. Anthony Craven, 18, who had been taunted about being a virgin, was responsible. He was jailed for life in 1993.
Aug 10 – Sharon Hoare, 19, typist turned prostitute, originally from Yate, near Bristol – battered, stripped and throttled at her flat in Fulham. Unsolved.
Aug 7 – Alison Shaughnessy, 21, was killed at her flat in Battersea. Her husband John was having an affair with Michelle Taylor at the time. Michelle Taylor and her sister Lisa went on trial and were convicted of murder and jailed for life in 1992. They were both freed on appeal in 1993 after the Court of Appeal unearthed new evidence. see also Bernard O’Mahoney.
Aug 7 – Edith Rogers, 82, a widow, was violated and robbed of 70 pounds at her home near New Houghton, Derbyshire. Carl Walker, 26, an unemployed miner, and neighbour, was jailed for life for a minimum of 20 years after being convicted of murder in 1992. He spent the proceeds of the robbery in a nightclub.
Aug 7 – Frederic Roucault, 29, and Anne-Marie Faehr, 35, and their children, David, 14, Jonathan, 9, and Elodie, 3, were murdered in Wallers, north east France. Bodies dumped in a wood near Tournai in Belgium. Unsolved.
Aug 3  -David Brindle, 23, armed robber and innocent onlooker Stanley Silk, 47, shot dead at The Bell pub in Walworth, south London. Contract killer Jimmy Moody is widely believed to have carried out the shooting. He himself died in 1995. Never convicted of the murder.
Aug 2 – Sarah Turner, 21, art student from Ewell, Surrey. She was strangled at Leith Hill, near Dorking, Surrey. Anthony O’Shea, 24, a musician, was convicted of manslaughter and sent to a psychiatric unit. He told doctors he thought she was the Devil.
? – Mr Watts, father, and his son – stabbed at home in Brigg, Humberside. Paul Watts, 25, was jailed for life in 1992 at Nottingham CC for murdering his father and brother. The court was told he heard voices telling him they were vampires.
July 1991
July – Kevin Fox, a criminal – shot with his own pistol in the Memory Lane pub in Plaistow, E London. Unsolved.
July 31 – Brian Smith, 32, father of 3 – shot dead as he slept at home in Watlington, Norfolk. His wife, Jo Smith, 32, was jailed for life at Norwich CC in Nov 1993.
July  30 – Christopher Stanley, 9 – body found in a pillbox near Hounslow Heath golf course in W London. Kelvin McMahon, 24, from Hounslow, was acquitted of murder at a trial in 1993.
Jul 27 – Andrew Maylett, 16, killed in a fight at a wedding reception at Crosland Moor Liberal Club in Huddersfield. John Brereton, 18, – the bride’s brother – was jailed for life in 1992. It had been a fight over 2 pounds worth of cannabis.
Jul 16 - Alan Brooks, 53, pub landlord – killed at the Clydesdale pub in Loughton, Essex. Unsolved.
July 16 – Donald McKenzie, 36, lodger – stabbed 24 times as he slept in his bed at Long Thornton Road, Mitcham, south London. Jonathon Neill, 16, killed him “to know what it felt like” and “to have the sign of the devil 666″. McKenzie was a lodger in Neill’s parents’ home. Neill was convicted of murder in July 1992 at the Old Bailey and detained under HM Pleasure. He was released in 2006 and moved to be with his parents, who had moved back to Northern Ireland. He was freed from prison in 2005 but recalled in 2006. He fled an open prison in 2009.
July 10 – Julie Dart, 18, prostitute – kidnapped from Leeds and then dumped in a field near Grantham, Lincolnshire. Her killer was toolmaker Michael Sams, 50, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, who later kidnapped Birmingham estate agent Stephanie Slater and held her captive for a week while awaiting a ransom. Slater was freed. Sams was convicted in July 1993 at Nottingham CC and was given four life sentences.
July – Marika Sparfeldt, 34, run over with a car at riding stables near Bremen, Germany. Christine Dryland, 42, the wife of a British Army major serving in Germany, was convicted but received a 12 month supervision order because of her severe depression. Sparfeldt was the lover of Dryland’s husband, Tony. The lenient sentence caused resentment in Germany.
Jun 30 – Sonia Forsythe, 13, battered to death and hidden under a coal bunker in north Belfast. Junior Craig, 26, was jailed for life for murder.
Jun 20 – Harry Collinson, 46, council planning officer – shot outside an illegally built bungalow in Consett, County Durham, while serving an enforcement notice. Albert Dryden, 51, an unemployed steel worker, took exception to the planning order and shot Mr Collinson. He was jailed for life in 1992.
Jun 17 – Lynne Trenholme, 29, prostitute – stabbed at Pinky’s massage parlour in Chester. Unsolved. Killer may have been the Midlands Ripper.
June – Ghislaine Marchal, 65, rich, highly-educated French widow – stabbed 3 times in the throat at her home in Chemin St Barthelemy, above Cannes, France. Her Moroccan gardener Omar Raddad, 31, pleaded guilty and was jailed for life in Feb 1994. He spent time in Grasse prisonFreed in 1998 after President Chirac gave him a presidential pardon after pressure from King Hassan of Morocco. Crucial to the case was the fact that Omar m’a tuer (Omar killed me) was written in blood on the wall. Defence lawyers said the victim would not have used such a grammatically bad mistake.
 
Jun 1- Katherine Ayling, 24, from Littlehampton. Vanished from Alsager College in Cheshire. Body found in a car at Gatwick airport. Her killer was her obsessive American ex-boyfriend, Curtis Howard, 23, who was extradited from Boston and jailed for life in 1994.
Jun – Ian Dyson, 48, from the south Acton estate. He was killed in the Crown pub in south Acton. Building worker Andrew Bourke, 25, went on the run to Birmingham but was arrested and convicted of manslaughter. Jailed for 7 years.
May – Lesley Howell, 30, and her policeman lover Trevor Buchanan, 31, were found asphyxiated in a car in Castlerock, Northern Ireland. It was assumed to be a suicide pact. But it later emerged that Howell’s husband Colin, a dentist, was responsible. He confessed and in 2010 he was jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years. His lover, Hazel Stewart, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years although she still protests her innocence.
Apr – Diane Watson, 16, schoolgirl – stabbed during break time at Whitehill secondary school in Glasgow. Her killer, Barbara Glover, 15, was sentenced to HM Pleasure and sent to HMP Cornton Vale. She was released in 2000 despite objections by Diane’s parents. Diane’s brother Alan killsed himself because of the press coverage of his sister’s murder, which made it look like she had been a bully. Case was mentioned at Leveson Inquiry.
Apr – Vandanaden Patel, 21 – murdered by her husband Jayantibhai Patel, 34, from Clapton, east London, in the reception at Stoke Newington police station. He was jailed for life in 1992.
between Apr 12 and 26 – Simon Law, a businessman from Kent – kidnapped from his home in Elmstead, near Ashford, Kent. Body never found. Neville van der Merwe, a South African hitman, was accused of the murder.
Apr 14 – Rachel McLean, 19, disappeared from Oxford. Found under floorboards of flat in Oxford. She had been killed by her boyfriend, John Tanner, 22, Nottingham Univ student, who did a police appeal and claimed to have no knowledge she’d been killed. Her was jailed for life in Dec 1991.
Apr 14 – Liz Anderson, 63, from Cricklewood – beaten, strangled and mutilated with a carving knife at her home in Cricklewood, north London. James Anderson, 43, her stepson, was jailed for life in 1992.
Apr – Janet Marshall, 37, killed at home in north London. Roy Azizi, 18, and Rene Sampat, 37, were jailed for life for the murder.
April – Jo Ramsden, 21, Down Syndrome sufferer, from Bridport – sexually assaulted and murdered at Hunters Lodge in Lyme Regis, Dorset. Her body was found a year later. Michael Fox, 48, a retired psychiatric nurse, from Bournemouth, was convicted of various sex attacks on vulnerable women but was never charged with killing Jo. He was jailed for life.
March 27 – Penny McAllister, 24, originally from Arundel – killed in Drumkeeragh Forest, near Ballynahinch, County Down. Her killer was Susan Christie, 23, who had been having an affair with Penny’s husband, Captain McAllister (a soldier serving in Northern Ireland). In 1993 she was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
March 11 – Ahmet ‘Turkish Abi’ Abdullah, 30, drug dealer, shot dead in a betting shop in Bagshot Street, Walworth, south London. Brothers Tony and Patrick Brindle were acquitted of his murder after a trial at the Old Bailey in 1992. The Brindles were members of an infamous south London family while Abdullah had links with the rival Arifs. In Sep 1995 Tony Brindle survived being shot in the chest by Irish hitman Michael Boyle.
Feb – Tony “White Tony” Johnson, gangster (son of Moors Murders mother Winne Johnson) – shot in the car park of the Penny Black pub in Cheetham, Manchester. Des Noonan, Derek Noonan and Damien Noonan, were acquitted of murder in 1992, as were Paul Flannery and Michael Sharples. Tony McKie survived the shooting.
Feb – Dassa Jackson, 30, killed and body left in a lock-up garage in Forest Gate, east London. Cedil Jackson, 36, her builder husband was jailed for life (min 18 years) in 1992.
Feb 17 – Ray Kelly, 17, cashier, shot at a petrol station in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. Jamil Chowdhary, 25, and Mohammed Nazir, 21, both from Reading, were convicted at Winchester CC in 1992 and jailed for life. It was a bungled robbery.
31 Jan – Hannelore Klinkhammer, 43, beaten to death and buried under a shed in the garden of their home in Ganzedijk, Netherlands. Her husband Richard Klinkhammer, a Dutch crime writer, aged 52, was convicted and jailed for 6 years.
Benjamin Warren, 49, director of an international language centre – stabbed in Berkeley Square, central London. Seamus Reed, 32, a vagrant, was jailed for life in March 1992.
1990
? – Peter Iles – stabbed at home in Southsea. His girlfriend Janet Gardner , 52, was convicted at Winchester Crown Court in 1991 of manslaughter (on the grounds of provocation) and jailed for 5 years.  She was a battered wife.
December 24 (Christmas Eve) – Patrick Quinn, 56, Irish labourer from Hammersmith, was killed in a cell in Hammersmith police station after being locked up with another drunk, businessman Malcolm Kennedy, 44. Kennedy was jailed for life in Sep 1991 but continued to protest his innocence. He claimed Quinn was killed by police officers. He obtained a retrial and was jailed for manslaughter and sentenced to 9 years. He was freed in 1996.
December 21 – shipping clerk Geraldine Palk, 26, raped and stabbed 81 times in Fairwater, Cardiff. Her killer, carpet fitter Mark Hampson, 34, was jailed for life in 2004 after being caught by DNA.
December 21 – taxi driver Steven Johnson, 25, from Hanley, Stoke, had his throat slashed and was left for dead at Mow Cop, Staffordshire. Robbed of 50 pounds. Killing remains unsolved. Case reopened in 2011.
December 1 – Patrick Hurling, 50, bludgeoned and strangled at his home in Hertford. Unsolved?
November 4 – Susan Forrest, vanished from her home in Alexandra Palace, north London and was later found in Kent. Her husband, Orette Forrest, was jailed for life in 1991.
October 4 – Oliver Dickens, 67, killed in Carlisle by schizophrenic Stephen Findlay, 23, who was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in June 1991.
October 3 – Mohinder Cheema, was shot dead at his off license in Hounslow. Suspicion originally fell on the Tooti Nungs extortion gang but it later emerged that his wife Julie Cheema, 44, had hired a hitman, Robert Naughton, 20, to kill him so she could be with her lover, Neil Marklew, 19. She was jailed for life in 1991.
September – Nicola Porter, 28, and her lover Alan Ward, 44 – she was stabbed at her home in Edgware while he was shot at his home in Hendon. Jealous husband Stewart Porter, 33, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 9 years in Nov 1991.
September 20 – Arif Roberts, 15, black schoolboy stabbed at Gladesmore School in Tottenham.  A 16 year old Vietnamese boy (never identified) went on trial in 1992 for the murder but was acquitted on the judge’s directions because identification evidence was undermined. The motivation was apparently racial friction between black and Vietnamese pupils. Unsolved.
September 14 – Patrick Allen, 30, killed in Warrington Road, Dagenham by Mohammed Khan, 33, a financial consultant. He was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in 1991.
September 5 – prostitute Gail Whitehouse, 23, was strangled and dumped in bushes off Steelhouse Lane in Wolverhampton’s red light district. Killing remains unsolved but is thought to have been carried out by the serial killer nicknamed the Midlands Ripper, who targeted prostitutes.
September 4 – Andrew Pilch, 34, killed in Elsing, Norfolk. Kevin Hearle, 23, Nigel Hearle, 25 and Andrew Watts, 21 were all acquitted of murder in 1991.
August 28 – PC Laurence Brown, 27, was shot in Pownall Road, Hackney, by Mark Gaynor, 21, who had been jilted by his girlfriend and took it out on the policeman. He was jailed for life in March 1991 but hanged himself shortly afterwards.
August 28 – Gary Thompson, 32, and John Weston, 29, shot in Glen Road, Oadby, Leicestershire.  Warren Slaney, 23, was jailed for life for the murders but has always protested his innocence. The killings were allegedly linked to the “hot dog wars” between rival fast food van operators.
August 27 (Bank Holiday Monday) – Sedley Sullivan, 28, from Birmingham shot  at Caribbean festival in Chapeltown, Leeds. His killer is thought to have been Tony “White Tony” Johnson from Manchester, who was himself shot dead in 1991 in Manchester.
On the same day Frank Harris, from Birmingham, was stabbed at the same festival in Leeds. Tony Salmon, a DJ from Birmingham, was acquitted of killing him.
August 26 – Christina Powell, 17, Christa Hoyt, 18, Sonja Larson, 18, Travy Paules and Manuel Taboada, killed at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  They were all killed by Danny Rolling, a policeman’s son and drifter who had served time in prison. In 1994 he was sentenced to death and he was executed in 2006.
August 23 – Paul Stevens, 33, a gay man, beaten to death and dumped in the Grand Union Canal in Hayes in what may have been a homophobic attack. Unsolved.
August 4 – Patricia Morrison, 28, and Elaine Forsyth, 31, were killed in a flat in Holloway, north London. Their bodies were dumped in a car left on the street. The killer was Michael Shorey, a former boyfriend of Morrison. He was jailed for life in 1991.
August – Mandy Rothwell, 17, pregnant, killed by boyfriend Anthony Smith, 19. He was jailed for life but later freed on a technicality.
July 1990 – Brendan Carey, armed robber, shot in pub in Caledonian Rd, Islington. Hitman Jimmy Moody is believed to have been responsible. Unsolved.
July – Beverley McGowan vanished from her home in Florida. Her decapitated body was later found in Pompano Beach. Her killer, Elaine Parent – who was British, killed her so she could steal her identity. She was known as the Chameleon Killer. She had replied to an advert for a room-mate. Parent went on the run and shot herself in 2002 after being cornered by police.
July – James McDonald, killed by his wife Kathleen Hobson, 44, who was jailed for life for murder. But her sentence was  reduced in 1997 after it emerged she had been a battered wife.
? – Laurence McDonagh, a musician, 30, was stabbed and buried in the garden of a house in Martello Road, Hackney, east London, some time in 1990. It was discovered in June 1997. His flatmate Andrew Aitken, 31, who was also a musician, was jailed for life in Sep 1997 after returning from Australia. He had told police about the body. Nobody even realised McDonagh was dead.
June – Nick Whiting, car dealer and Brinks Mat launderer, bound and shot dead on Rainham Marshes, Essex. Contract killer Jimmy Moody is believed to have been responsible. Unsolved.
May – Joanna Parrish, 20, a British language student from Gloucestershire, strangled with a cord and left in the river Yonne in Auxerre, France. Case remains unsolved but there is a suggestion she was killed by French serial killer Michel Fourniret.
May – Rachel Soloman, 28, and her unborn baby Sasha Walker, was stabbed at home in Stanks Drive, Leeds. Michael Brady, 25, was jailed for 7 years for her manslaughter.
April – Charlie Wilson, former Great Train Robber, shot by his pool in Costa del Sol, Spain. Unsolved. Various names have been suggested for the killer, including hitmen Roy Adkins (himself killed in Sep 1990 in Amsterdam) and Danny Roff (also killed).
April – Susan Zack, 31, a pharmacist from Essex, and her Austrian boyfriend Hartwig Bayerl, 44, went missing from their yacht off the coast of Australia. Another Austrian, Manfred Weissensteiner, who was found on the yacht, was later jailed for life. But there have been reports of Bayerl being seen alive since.
March 25 – 87 people died (mostly young Hondurans) in a fire at the Happy Land Social Club in Bronx, New York. The fire was started by Cuban Julio Gonzalez, who had come to the US as part of the Mariel boatlift. His target had been his girlfriend, hat check girl Lydia Feliciano, but she ironically survived. Gonzalez was jailed for 25 years to life in August 1991.
Feb – Mohammad al-Ruwaili, a Saudi businessman, vanished in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2010 five Thai policemen were charged with his murder – Colonel Prapas Piyamongkol, chief of Nam Khun police station; Colonel Samchai Jusanit, chief of Sop Moei police station; Lt Col Suradet Udomdee; Sgt Prasong Thongrag, and a 5th policeman. The murder is linked to some blue diamonds which were stolen from a Saudi prince by a Thai cleaner in 1989.
Feb – Arminda Perry, 26, Filipina former prostitute  – killed at her bungalow in High Kinnerton, Clwyd, north Wales. Her husband John Perry, 52, was jailed for life for her murder in Nov 1991.
Jan 22 – Surinder Gill, an insurance broker, was hijacked as she drove in Lambeth, south London. He was stabbed 39 times and dumped in Hounslow, west London. He is believed to have been killed by the Holy Smokes gang. Unsolved.
1989
Dec – Johnny Lane aka John Gobba shot in Limehouse. Friend of E End cocaine smuggler. Professional killer Jimmy Moody is believed to have been responsible. Unsolved.
Nov – Jade Uncles, 5 months old, killed at home in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Her mother Michelle Uncles, 24, moved to Rochester, Kent and confessed six years later. But she was acquitted at Bristol CC in April 1996.
Oct 31 – Annabella Symington, 77, strangled at her home in Stranmills, Belfast. Inspector Kenneth McConnell, 58, policeman from Carrickfergus, was jailed for life (minimum 18 years) in May 2011. McConnell, a gambling addict, was having an affair with her niece and killed her to steal £200 to pay gambling debts.
Aug 20Jose and Kitty Menendez, wealthy couple, shot at their home in 722 North Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Their son Lyle Menendez, 21, was jailed for life in 1995. His brother Erik, 18, was jailed for life after a retrial in 1996. The Menendez brothers painted a picture in court of violent and abusive parents. The reality was that they were spoilt rich kids who wanted to get their hands on their inheritance.
Aug 2 – Two Sri Lankan security guards were burned to death in a fire at an amusement arcade in Soho, London, after a robbery. Victor Castigador, an illegal immigrant from the Philippines (he arrived in 1985, who worked at the arcade, was jailed for life in 1990 and later given a whole life tarriff. The manager and a female cashier survived the fire and testified against Castigador and his teenage accomplice, Paul Clinton, who was also jailed for life with a 20 year tariff (because of his youth).
June 13 – Malcolm Thornton, 42, was stabbed as he lay in a drunken stupor on the sofa at home in Atherstone, Warwickshire. His wife Sara Thornton, 41, was jailed in 1990 but released on appeal in 1995. She was retried in May 1996 at Oxford CC and acquitted of murder. She was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter but walked free due to time served. The trial heard that he was a drunkard and a wife-beater and she killed him in self-defence. The case became a key domestic violence issue.
June 2 – Tina Bell, 18, killed near her home in Billingham, Teesside. Her bones, which had been cleaned with acid, were discovered in a field. Unsolved http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/tina-bell-murder-retracing-billingham-3686680
 
April 30 – Ken MacIntosh, shot on the street in Monkseaton, near Whitley Bay. 16 others were wounded. Robert Sartin, 22, a civil servant, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in May 1996 and sent to Ashworth Hospital for life. MacIntosh, who was a complete stranger to him, begged Sartin to live but was told: “No. It is your day to die http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/robert-sartins-rampage-recalled-20-1453637
 
?  – Kay Halliday, 18, mother of a little boy, stabbed and strangled at home in West Bromwich. Her son, Nikki, 2, was hiding in the bed. Pardip Minhas, was jailed for 6 years in 1990 for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but was released after only four years. He later changed his name to Sanam Gil. The trial heard he killed her after she refused to give him a cigarette. They had only known each other for a week.
March – Lionel Webb, estate agent shot in Stoke Newington. Drugs found in office safe. Jimmy Moody was responsible but never convicted and shot dead in 1993.
Jan 17 – Raphenar Or, 9, and four other pupils (mainly Cambodian and Vietnamese) – shot in playground of Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California. 35 other children were injured. Patrick Purdy, 26, a mentally ill drifter, killed himself.
? – Richard Holdsworth, suffocated and robbed at his flat in Cardiff. Patrick McCann, 34, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years in 1990. He claimed at trial that his sisters Bridget and Susan were responsible.
1988
Dec – Sharifin Bibi, 19 and Hashmut Ali, 44, a textile worker, both from Huddersfield. Sharifin had brought shame and dishonour on her family by going off with a married man. Mohammed Saleem, 32, and Abdul Haq, her brothers, were jailed for life for murder at Leeds Crown Court in 1991.
Aug 30 – Wayne Lomas, car dealer and moneylender from Hengrove, found in a “concrete coffin” under a house in Southville, Bristol. In March 1995 Richard “Jimmy” Browne, 48, a builder, from Knowle, Bristol, was convicted of perverting the course of justice and jailed for 2 years but he walked free because of time spent on remand. Bristol CC heard that he had dispose of the body, knowing that Mr Lomas had been murdered. Unsolved.
Aug 26-28 – Stanislav Puidokas, 68, was stabbed and attacked with an axe and a lump hammer at  his home in Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Anthony Arkwright, 19, was jailed for life in 1989 and given a whole life tariff. Puidokas was his grandfather. He also killed his neighbour, Raymond Ford, 45, in Wath-upon-Dearne, stabbing him 250 times and disembowelling him. He also killed Marcus Law, who was in a wheelchair, stabbing him 70 times and gouging his eyes out. Arkwright placed cigarettes in the eye sockets and claimed it was revenge for Law scrounging cigarettes off him.
Aug – Keith Slater, 35, driving instructor – stabbed on the doorstep of his home in Hessle, Hull. Martin Brown, 23, from Anlaby, fled to Australia but was extradited in 2006 and jailed for life in 2007.
? – Alwyn Alfred, from Chiswick, was shot at point blank range at the Priory community centre in Acton, west London. Half his head was blown away but he remained alive for 9 days. Trevor Miller, 24, a Yardie from Jamaica, was jailed for life in May 1989. Barron Campbell, 16, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that Miller and Campbell were from a gang called The Governor Generals Posse.
 
May 25 – Rowan Barnet, 26, shot in the chest outside a drinking club in Harlesden, NW London. Unsolved.
Mar 23 – Debbie Linsley, 26, from Edinburgh – stabbed on the 14.16 train from Orpington to London Victoria. She boarded the train at Petts Wood and entered an old fashioned compartment with room for six people and doors at each side of the carriage. The train arrived at platform 2 at Victoria Station and British Rail staff discovered the body on the floor.  She had been to visit her parents and brother Gordon in preparation for his wedding a few weeks later. Debbie was originally from Bromley and was working as a hotel manager in Edinburgh. A French passenger later revealed she heard screaming on board the train after it left Brixton. Her attacker was injured during the attack and left samples of his blood at the scene. DNA traces allowed cold case inquiry in 2013.
Mar 16 – Mickey Thompson, US motorsports racing legend and his wife Trudy – shot outside their home in Los Angeles. Michael Goodwin, 61, business partner, was jailed for life, without parole, in 2007. The killing was carried out by two hooded hitmen.
Mar 12 – Suzannah Reddan, 26, from Letterkenny, County Donegal – dismembered at a flat in Kilburn, NW London and dumped outside a women’s refuge in Limehouse, E London. Connor Downey, 24, a machine operator from Woking, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 3 years. He strangled her after she changed her mind about wanting to have sex. After his release from jail Downey returned to Ireland and in 2004 was sentenced to 12 years in jail after being found guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault of a young woman. He was released in 2012.
Feb 15 – Stuart Gough, 14, newspaper boy, raped and murdered while delivering papers in Hagley, Worcestershire. Victor Miller, a gay computer operator from Wolverhampton, was jailed for life and given a whole life tariff. He is suspected of numerous 28 other assaults on boys. Stuart was bludgeoned with a rock.
1987
Dec 2516 people were killed in and around Dover, Arkansas, US. Ronald Gene Simmons, 46, was executed by lethal injection in 1990. Most of them were his own relatives who he strangled. Other were shot. He had been jilted by his girlfriend.
Dec – Fiona Gallant, 18, vanished on the A12 in Colchester, Essex, while visiting her grandmother. She was raped and dumped near Copford. Was known as the Little Red Riding Hood case. John Bell, 37, from Manchester, was jailed for life in 1993.
8 Dec – Eight people shot dead at the office of Australia Post in Queen Street, Melbourne. Frank Vitkovic, 22, shot himself after the massacre. Vitkovic had become depressed and embittered after injuring his leg playing tennis, followed by a failed operation to repair the damage.
 
?– Doris Waldock, 33, drowned in a Jacuzzi while on holiday in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal. Her husband PC Alan Waldock, 41, an officer with Northumbria police, was acquitted at a trial in Portimao in 1988. The trial heard she had a kidney disorder and could have passed out in the Jacuzzi. She did have head injuries but her husband said she got them when she slipped on the marble floor.
? – Ninderjit Kular, 26, strangled with her own scarf while on honeymoon in Punjab, India. Her husband Mohan Singh Kular, 41, from Swindon, was jailed for life in Nov 1997. The trial at Bristol CC heard he made it look as if she had died in a road accident. Motive was £800,000 in life insurance. The jury was unable to decide on a second murder charge – that he murdered his lover and business partner Baksho Kaur Hans, 29, in India in 1981 using an almost identical method. He is due for parole in 2014.
 
Oct 11 – Elizabeth and Nicholas Newall, 57 – killed at their home at St Brelade in Jersey. Their son Roderick Newall, 27, a former lieutenant in the Royal Green Jackets, was jailed for life in Aug 1994. A murder charge was dropped against his brother, Mark Newall, 26, an investment banker in Paris. But he was jailed for 6 years for disposing of the bodies. He was released in 1996. Roderick was released in 2007.
Sep 2 – Fitzroy Johnson, unemployed, was shot in the head in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. Efton Barton, 29, was charged with murder.
Aug 19 – 15 people, including his mother Dorothy Ryan – shot in and around Hungerford, Berkshire (he also killed a woman picnicking in the Savernake Forest). Michael Ryan, 27, a deranged landscape gardener and gun nut, shot himself after being surrounded by armed police at John Of Gaunt School.
Aug – Thomas Scotland, 48, an electrician with Rank Xerox, killed at his home in Pankhurst Crescent, Stevenage. His wife, June Scotland, drugged his stir fry and beat him to death with a rolling pin. She was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter but was given only probation. This was because the trial heard Scotland had “mentally and physically tortured her and her children”.
Apr 2 – Rita Parminter, prostitute, known as Apricot Lil – sexually assaulted and strangled in Hastings, East Sussex. Leonard Tedham, 35, a former Hell’s Angel, was jailed for life in 1988. See 1983 murder.
Between December 10, 1986 and May 8, 1987, Kathryn Narayan, 22 – her dismembered body was found under the patio of her home in Thetford, Norfolk. Her father-in-law Uday Narayan, 66, who was an inveterate gambler, killed her so he could claim life insurance and RAF pension to pay off his debts. His son, a RAF serviceman, had died and Kathryn was his widow
Easter – Shani Warren, 26, secretary – tied up and found in Taplow Lake, Bucks. Clive Barwell is a suspect in this murder. He was jailed for life in 1999 for a series of rapes.
April – schoolgirl Michelle Calvy, 16, raped and strangled in Tockholes, Blackburn. Anthony Entwhistle was jailed for life and was later told he would have to serve a whole life tariff.
 
Mar 10Danny Morgan, a private detective, was killed with an axe in the head in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, SE London. His business partner Jonathan Rees, was due to go on trial with the Vian brothers and a man called Cook but the case collapsed in 2011. Unsolved.
Paul Thorne, drugs courier from Bristol – he was lured to Fenwick Moor in Ayrshire, Scotland, but his body has never been found. In 1988 Ricardo Blanco, a Spaniard and former Foreign Legionnaire, from Clydebank, was jailed for life and was told he would be deported at the end of his term. Blanco married (while in prison) Jacqueline Wylie, the widow of his former partner William “The Worm” Toye, who was jailed for life in 1995 for the murder of Eddie Maxwell. Toye was killed in a fight in HMP Perth in 1996.
 
1986
Dec 4 – 32 people were shot over a six-hour period in various locations in Bogota, Colombia. Campo Elias Delgado, 52, an English teacher and former Vietnam War veteran (despite being Colombian) was shot dead by police. http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/delgado-morales.htm
Oct 30 – Four drug dealers – Angel Castro, Juan Rodriguez, Jesus Perez and Hector Figueroa Hernandez – were shot dead in Longwood district of the Bronx, New York. On Nov 19, six police officers were shot – four of them seriously – by the prime suspect Larry Davis, 20, as they tried to arrest him at an apartment in Morrisania district of the Bronx. Davis was acquitted of the murders but later jailed for other offences. He became a folk hero among black youth in New York who hated the police. In 2008 David was stabbed to death with a homemade shank in a prison in Ulster County.  http://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/04/nyregion/larry-davis-cleared-in-the-1986-slayings-of-4-drug-suspects.html
Sept 28 – Cyrile Beining and Alexandre Beckrich, both 8, were beaten with a rock and dumped by a railway track in Montigny-les-Metz, Lorraine, eastern France. Patrick Dils, 16, confessed and was jailed for life in 1989. But he retracted his confession and was cleared in 2002, winning 1m euros in compensation. In April 2014 Francis Heaulme, a French serial killer known as the Criminal Backpacker, went on trial for the murders. But his defence claimed a third man, Henri Leclaire, was really responsible.
 
Aug 20 – 14 employees were shot dead (20 wounded) at a post office in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pat Sherrill, 44, a postman who was facing the sack, shot himself at the end of the rampage. The massacre spawned the term “going postal”.
Tracey Butler, 4, died at her home in Newark, Notts, after being given 23 anti-depressant tablets. Her sisters Claire, 7, and Debbie survived. Their mother, Celia Beckett, 35, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 5 years in Oct 1995.
 
May 2 – Julie Perigo, 51, nightclub stripper and prostitute, stabbed to death at her flat in Downhill, Sunderland. Unsolved.
Mark Knox, 2, was thrown down the stairs at home in New Parks, Leicester. His stepfather Stephen Knox, 29, was charged but the case was dropped in 2010. In 2007 the victim’s sister Kerry Harrison told a counsellor of her “haunting” memory of him throwing Mark down the stairs but she was only 3 years old at the time.Feb – Sherri Rasmussen, 29, nurse – shot in Los Angeles. In 2012 Stephanie Lazarus was jailed for life for murder. The killing was initially thought to be a robbery but it was later discovered that the motive was personal – Lazarus, who later became an LAPD detective, was furious when her college sweetheart John Ruetten married Rasmussen. She was caught by DNA on a bitemark.http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/blog/2013/03/08/video-the-cop-on-cop-interrogation-of-stephanie-lazarus/index.html
Mitsuo Fujishima, 55, drowned a relative of his former wife in a bath in 1986 and murdered an acquaintance of her days later in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. He was executed in December 2013.
 
1985
Dec – JoAnn Nichols, 55, teacher, vanished in Dec 1985. She was hit over the head but her body was only found in 2013 in a foetal position, tied with rope and wrapped in plastic behind a false wall at her house in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her husband, retired IBM worker James Nichols, died in December 2012 of natural causes aged 82. Their son, aged 25, drowned in 1982.
Oct – Ivan Romanowskyj, 74, a Ukrainian immigrant, was stabbed in the eye and hit on the head with an axe at home in Tredworth, Gloucester. John Evans, 37, a soldier who lived next door, was jailed for life in Oct 1996. The coroner had originally returned a verdict of suicide! The case was reinvestigated after Evans admitted having climbed through the attic to get to the neighbour’s house.
Neil Anderson, 50, antique restorer, beaten to death and set on fire in his office in Bermondsey, SE London. Roger Pellicci, 40, an odd job man and friend, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 3 and a half years.
John and Linda Sohus – remains found at their former home in San Marino, California in 1994. Christian Gerhartsreiter, a German who used the alias Christopher Chichester, finally went on trial for their murder in 2013. He had already been convicted of abducting his daughter in Boston, where he was known as Clark Rockefeller. A real Walter Mitty character.
Jacqui Murray, 23, a Mayfair prostitute, picked up near the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, central London, shot at close range and dumped. John Steed, 34, a fitness fanatic and psychopath from Penge, south east London, known as “the M4 rapist”, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in Nov 1986 after admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He was told in 1997 that he would never be released from prison. In July 1997 he hanged himself in HMP Full Sutton. Steedraped three other women. ailey in 1986. At his inquest in 1998 his mother, Sheila Steed, from Coulsdon, Surrey, wept. Steed conducted a series of attacks on women in southern England in the autumn of 1985. His first victim was a 20 -year-old girl he picked up at a bus stop in Croydon. He took her to Epsom racecourse, and raped her after pressing a screwdriver to her throat. Steed threatened to kill his second victim, a 19-year-old girl, before raping her. His third rape attack almost resulted in the death of a 39-year-old woman, whom Steed abducted on the M4. He was arrested after killing Miss Murray, whom he picked up in Mayfair then blasted at close range with a shotgun. The inquest heard that after turning to Buddhism, Steed had told prison medical staff that it was his duty as a Buddhist “to escape Hell” – Hell being Full Sutton Prison.
Easter Sunday – Wayne Keeton, 10, abducted while riding his BMX bike at Bestwood, Nottingham. His body was later found in the River Leen. Philip Atherton, 21, was jailed for life in 1986. Mark Cleary, 18, was also jailed for life but later released on appeal.
 
Jason Swift, 14, was abducted from Hackney, was abducted by a gang of paedophiles, raped repeatedly and then his body dumped in Ongar, Essex.
Barry Lewis, 6, was abducted in south London and body found at Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire.
Mark Tildesley, 7, was abducted from a fair in Wokingham, Berkshire.
Sidney Cooke, 50, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years. He was paroled in 1998 but in December 1999 he received two life sentences for a series of rapes in the 1970s. He is expected to die in HMP Wakefield and recently had a stroke.
Lesley “Catweasel” Bailey, 40, was jailed for life (15 years minimum) but was murdered in HMP Whitemoor in 1993.
Robert Oliver, 35, was jailed for life (15 yrs) and released in Oct 1997. He changed his name to Oliver Lee. He is not believed to have reoffended. This is what he looks like:
Another member of the gang was Lenny Smith, 30, was jailed for 10 years in 1992 for child sex offences and later died of AIDS in prison.
New Year’s Day – Aristos Constantinou shot dead at his home in Bishop’s Avenue, Edgware, north London. His wife Elena has come under suspicion. Unsolved.
1984
Dec 19 – Colin Maxwell, 13, from Horseferry Road – bound found in June 1986 in the back garden of a house in Streatham, south London. Albert Newman, born in 1947, was acquitted at the Old Bailey in 2004. He had confessed to the murder while he was mentally ill.
? – Julian Brookfield, 19, – went missing from Darwen, Lancashire. Body found on 23 July 1994 under a house which had been demolished at Ewood Park, Blackburn. Brian Blakemore, 50, from Accrington, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years in April 1996.
July 1821 people were shot dead at branch of McDonald’s (ranging in age from 8 months to 74) in San Ysidro, near San Diego, California. James Huberty, 41, was shot dead by police. He had drunk soft drink and danced to music on a portable radio as he shot people. Huberty, a survivalist, believed that government regulations were the cause of business failures, including his own. Most of his victims were Mexican-American but it is not known if he was racist.
23 June – Charla King, 11, raped and strangled in Utah. John Albert Taylor was executed by firing squad in 1996. He always denied he killed her.
 
May – Barbara Harrold, 53, killed by a parcel bomb at her home in Ightham, Kent. Keith Cottingham, 52, bought a villa in Spain from the victim in 1981 and became embroiled in a dispute over it with her. After her death he fled there. He was extradited in 2003 but died in Oct 2004, before he could go on trial for the murder. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/3969571.stm

? – Michael Groves, 16, hacked to death in a flat in West Ealing, west London. Hells Angels was written on a wall in blood. David Richards, 53, a Hells Angel, was jailed for life. He absconded from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire in 2005 and went to live in Wolverhampton. He was finally arrested in 2014 and jailed for two and a half years for escaping lawful custody.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2652380/Killer-run-nine-years-got-disability-benefit-passport-Police-refused-hunt-him.html

1983
Dec 12 – Gary Collins, 25, drug dealer from Hastings – body found in 1984 in Shooters Wood, Brightling, near Battle, East Sussex. Unsolved. May be linked to 1987 Leonard Tedham case.
Oct 23Basil Laitner, 59, his wife Avril Laitner, 55, and their son Richard Laitner, 28, were killed at a wedding reception in Dore, Sheffield.Arthur Hutchinson, 42, then raped Avril’s siter Nicola at knifepoint. He was jailed for life in 1984 and later told he would never be released. He was convicted by a palmprint left on a bottle of champagne.

Aug 31 – Priscilla Strole, 40, killed in Fairfield, California by Robert Hathaway, 17. Case remained unsolved until 2014 when Hathaway referred to it in a suicide note. She was sexually assaulted and beaten/stabbed with kitchen knives, a can opener and a piece of decorative wood. Killer also stole jewellery.
? – Gary Hutchings, 23, shot in Camden Walk, Islington. Was apparently having an affair with the wife of an underworld hitman. Unsolved.
? – Stjepan Djurekovic, a Croatian dissident, was shot dead at Wolfratshausen, near Munich, West Germany. In 2008 a German court convicted Krunoslav Prates for life for the murder. In 2013 they said they would ask Croatia – which joined the EU on 1 July 2013 – to extradited Josip Perkovic so he could go on trial. Prates and Perkovic were both agents of the Yugoslav secret service.
1982
 
Nov – Margaret Johnson, stabbed on Aldershot Common in Hampshire while walking her dogs. Peter Fell, 22, a compulsive liar, was jailed for life at Winchester CC in May 1983.
July 10 – Kalinka Bamberski, 14, died after being injected with a drug in Lindau, Bavaria, Germany. In 2011 a court in Paris, France sentenced her stepfather, Dieter Krombach, 76, a retired German doctor, to 15 years in prison for unintentionally killing her. Krombach cleared of murder. Krombach, a cardiologist, claimed he had given her an iron injection to help improve her suntan. Her father Andre pursued the case for years and once arranged for Krombach to be kidnapped and brought to the prosecutor’s office in Mulhouse.
? – Patricia Furlong, 21, abducted, raped and strangled after a local festival at Glencullen, County Dublin, Ireland. Vince Connell, 45, a former radio DJ from South Africa, was arrested in 1990 but was acquitted in 1995. He was jailed for 12 years for assaulting a woman in 1996. He died of a heart attack in 2000.
 
April 26/27 – 57 people were shot dead in villages in Uireyong county, Sang-Namdo, South Korea during one night. Woo Bum Kong, 27, a police officer, blew himself and three hostages up after being cornered by police. He had an argument with his girlfriend after she woke him up by swatting a fly on his chest. He had been drinking heavily.
1981
Nov – John Haddon, 13, cycling home from school in the Midlands. Paul Corrigan, a sex offender since 1965, was jailed for life.
Oct 16 – Michelle Folan, 23, killed in London and buried under the Royal Northern Hospital in Archway, north London. Her husband Patrick Folan, 26, a bricklayer from Galway, was jailed for life in 2001. The body was only found in June 1999 when the hospital was knocked down and the site cleared. The trial heard that Folan killed his wife after receiving divorce papers from her. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218200720/http:/www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/144_10244.htm
 
June 6 – Marion Crofts, 15, abducted, raped and murdered in Aldershot. Her clothes were found in the Basingstoke canal. Tony Jasinskyj, a soldier who was 25 at the time and later moved to Leicester, was jailed for life (20 years minimum) in 2002.
1980
Aug 7 – Alan Addis, 19, Royal Marine, from Wrawby, near Scunthorpe, disappeared in North Arm, Falkland Islands. Three people – Titch Jaffrey, a farmhand, David Clark, a farm manager, and Tony Blake, an engineer, were interviewed but never charged. Body never found. Unsolved.
Easter (April 5)Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, 71, strangled and stabbed 32 times, including having the Satanic sign of the inverted cross carved into her neck 9 times, in a hospital chapel in Toledo, Ohio. Father Gerald Robinson, 42, a Catholic priest, was sentenced to 15 years to Life in April 2006. The trial heard that Robinson was accused of being involved in demonic child abuse.
10 Feb – Elizabeth McCabe, 20 – body found in Templeton woods, Dundee, Scotland. Vincent Simpson, was then aged 34. In 2007 he was acquitted of murder. The trial heard he had an alibi.
1979
Between 1979 and 1993 several elderly people were assaulted at the Summerhill hostel for elderly men in Summerhill Terrace, Ladywood, Birmingham. The former manager, George Brittain, 68, was acquitted of murdering Alexander Mowbray, 75, and Edward Whitehouse, 83, but was jailed for 2 years for assault.
Aug 19 – Paul Masters, 17, killed in Poughkeepsie, upstate New York, US. Albert Fentress, 37, a history teacher, was sent to a mental institution. The trial heard he cut off and ate Paul’s genitals. He told officials that with scenes from the movie ”Deliverance” playing in his head, he lured the teen-ager into his basement, tied him to a post, sexually abused and mutilated him, shot him twice in the head, and cooked and ate parts of his body.He has claimed he is cured – most recently in 2012 – but has so far not been released. http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/fentress-albert.html
Easter – Malcolm Shott, 23, carpenter, stabbed at home in Wandsworth, S London. Hamish MacPherson, 25, university drop-out, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Broadmoor. The trial heard he was obsessed with Shott’s wife, Anne. He absconded from Bethlem Hospital in Kent in 1994. Not clear if he was ever recaptured.
Jan 19 – Lynda Farrow, 29, pretty young mum, who was pregnant – stabbed in Woodford Green, north London. Unsolved.
1978
Oct 26 – Five people killed during an “orgy of terror” in the Black Country. Barry Williams, 34, later admitted manslaughter and was sent to Broadmoor. He was suffering from paranoid psychosis. At 7pm he shot dead his neighbour on the Bustleholme Mill estate in West Bromwich, George Burkitt, his wife Iris and their son Philip. Their 17-year-old daughter Jill survived. He then drove to Stockingford, near Nuneaton, where he killed Michel and Lisa Di Maria, an Italian-born couple who ran a petrol station, by firing shots through the window of an office. There was then a 30-mile high-speed car chase across Derbyshire’s Peak District before he was arrested. More than 900 live bullets and a 0.22-calibre pistol were found stashed inside his Ford Capri. He was released in 1994 and changed his name to Harry Street. In Jan 2014 he was arrested in possession of guns and explosives, admitted the charge in Oct 2014 and was sent back to Ashworth Hospital.
July – Candice Williams, 13, raped and murdered in a tower block in Erdington, Birmingham. Patrick Hassett, 33, was only caught years later thanks to DNA. In March 1992 he was jailed for life.
? – Asha Bostan, 22, vanished from a hotel in Bristol. Her body was found buried in the Mendip Hills, Somerset. Her ex boyfriend, Yasuo Soma, fled back to Japan. He committed suicide in 1985.
Summer – Dawn Falconer, 16, killed and buried in the garden of a house in Walsall, West Midlands. Her next door neighbour, Dave Sharpe, 54, was jailed for life at Shrewsbury CC in Nov 1995.
? – Jean Crowie, 34, throttled with a rope and buried in the back garden of her home in Coalville, Leicestershire. Her body was only found in Aug 1994 after a neighbour, Denysa Edmonds, saw publicity about the Cromwell Street murders in Gloucester. She suddenly remembered Jean’s husband William Crowie had been digging a deep hole at around the time she disappeared. He had claimed she had left him and lied to his own children about where she was. Her husband William Crowie, 56, denied murder and was convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility at Lincoln CC in Oct 1995 and jailed for 5 years. The trial heard he had set up home with a teenage babysitter after his wife disappeared. Mrs Crowie’s sister, who lived in Plymouth, was outraged and asked her MP to raise the matter in Parliament. A petition signed by Rose Hayes and Wendy Jasper, sisters of Jean Crowie; by Malcolm Westmore and Andrew Edwards, the brother and son of Jean Crowie respectively; and by 2,000 other people, was submitted to Parliament demanding life sentences for killers.
1977
Nov 2 – Charles Gunn, 72, petrol pump attendant – hit over the head during a robbery at a garage in Beaumont, Lancaster. Brian Garrity, 21, from Preston, was jailed for life in 2002. His wife Janet, who had provided him with an alibi, grassed him after they got divorced.
OctoberChristine Eadie, 17, and Helen Scott, 17, vanished after spending the night in the World’s End pub in Edinburgh. Their naked bodies were found on the beach at Gosforth Bay in East Lothian and at a field six miles away. Angus Sinclair, who was 62 in 2007, was acquitted after a trial in that year.  Sinclair was convicted of the murder in 1961, aged 16, of his eight-year old neighbour Catherine Reehill who was raped and strangled.He is serving a life sentence in HMP Peterhead for killing 17-year-old Mary Gallagher in November 1978. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8405242.stm
 
1976
Sep 6 -Geoffrey Small, newsagent, shot at his shop in Sutton, Surrey. Alan Savage, who by then was 72, was jailed for life in 2003. Robert Ward, who had been 20 at the time of the killing, was acquitted on the judge’s direction. The trial heard that Small was having an affair with Ward’s mother. Savage was given another 18 months for refusing to testify against Ward, who he had originally claimed had hired him to carry out the murder. Ward has always insisted he was innocent.
Susan Giles, 14, tied up, sexually abused and battered in a tiny garage in Northampton. Michael Ireland, 42, was jailed for life. He was known as the “Little Red Riding Hood Killer”. His trial heard that he drank her blood. He was released in 1995.
July 17Carol Park, 30, a teacher, vanished from home in Leece, near Barrow, Cumbria. Her body was found on the bottom of Coniston Water in the Lake District in the summer of 1997. It was known as The Lady In The Lake case. The body was dressed in a blue baby doll nightgown, bound in a foetal position and wrapped in plastic sacks. Her husband Gordon Park, 53, a retired school teacher, was charged with murder but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence in Jan 1998. He married a woman called Jenny in the 1980s. He was finally jailed for life in 2004. The trial heard she had been having an affair. His alibi was that he took the children to Blackpool on a day trip and she was gone when he returned. He committed suicide in his cell in HMP Garth in 2010.
 
1975
31 Dec  – Grace Adamson, 85, was stabbed at her home in Bradford by Mark Rowntree, 19. On 3 Jan 1976 he also killed Stephen Wilton, 26, at a bus stop in Keighley, and on 7 January he killed prostitute Barbara Booth, 24, and her son Alan, 3, at her home in Burley, Leeds. Rowntree, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) at Leeds CC in late 1976 and detained in Rampton Hospital. He was later transferred to St Luke’s Hospital in Middlesbrough where he remains.
Oct 5 - Lesley Molseed, 11, abducted and sexually assaulted while running an errand in Rochdale. Dumped in Yorkshire. Stefan Kiszko was convicted of the murder and jailed for life but he was later cleared on appeal when it became clear he could not have committed the crime. He died in 1993. DNA tests later led to the conviction of Ronald Castree, 58, who was convicted in 2007 and is now serving a life sentence.
July 30Jimmy Hoffa, 62, former boss of the Teamsters trade union, vanished after going to a meeting in the car park of a restaurant in Bloomfield, near Detroit. The Teamsters were connected with the mafia at the time and it is thought he was killed by the Detroit mob. His killer is thought to have been Tony Giacolone, who he went to meet. But his body has never been found and no-one has ever been convicted. Professional hitman Richard Kuklinski, aka The Iceman, claimed in his book to have killed Hoffa. Unsolved.
May – Patricia Allen, 39, her son Jonathan, 7, and daughter Victoria, 5, vanished from home in Salcombe, Devon. Her husband John Allen, 41, later moved to Bournemouth. He was jailed for life at Exeter CC in Dec 2002. The principal witness was his lover Eunice Yabsley.
March – Eve Stratford, 22, Playboy bunny girl, raped and killed in her home in Leyton. DNA traces have linked her murder to the killing six months later of Lynne Weedon, who was 16 when she was bludgeoned to death in Hounslow.
? – Sheila Deakin, 18, strangled in an argument in Stafford. Her boyfriend Michael Smith was jailed for life and was only released in Aug 2005. The following year he battered Peter Summers to death with a champagne bottle and left him dying in his flat in Stoke on Trent. The motive was the theft of £8,000 in cash belonging to Mr Summers’s partner, Sarah Welch, which Smith then squandered on a shopping spree with his girlfriend. He has now been given a whole life tariff.
1974
Nov 7Sandra Rivett, 29, a nanny, was beaten to death with a lead pipe in the basement of house in Belgravia, central London. Her employer, Lady Lucan, survived. The perpetrator, her husband Lord Lucan, 39, a professional gambler, fled the house and drove to Uckfield, Sussex. His car was later found abandoned in Newhaven. Lady Lucan believes he is dead.
Aug – A woman’s headless body was found in a field near Cockley Cley, Norfolk. She was 5′ 2″, plump, and wearing a nightdress. The case was re-examined in 2008 but body never identified. Unsolved. http://www.norfolk.police.uk/newsevents/coldcases/homicideattemptedhomicides/cockleycley.aspx
1973 
Sep 10 – Pauline Floyd, 16, and her friend Geraldine Hughes, 16, were raped and murdered in woods at Llandarcy, near Neath, south Wales. Joe Kappen died of cancer in 1990 but was suspected of being the killer. Police tried to DNA test him from beyond the grave. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2003/jan/18/weekend.kevintoolis
April 13 – Paul Ralph, four; his sister Dawn, 2, and baby sister Samantha, 9 months – murdered at a house in Gillam Street, Rainbow Hill, Worcester. Paul had been strangled, Dawn was found with her throat cut, and Samantha died from a compound fracture to the skull. David McGreavy, a lodger who was babysitting for the children’s mother Dorothy Urry, was convicted of murder and jailed for life. Mrs Urry, now known as Dorothy Clay, now lives in Andover, Hampshire. In 2013 he remains in jail but is seeking parole.
Linda Thomas, taxi driver, beaten to death in Port Talbot, south Wales, and dumped down a mineshaft in Baglan. Trevor Howell, a labourer from Swansea who had been drinking and taking drugs, was jailed for life. In Aug 1993 he escaped from HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire.
John Farrell, a labourer, was garrotted in London. Robert Maudsley, a rent boy and drug addict from Liverpool who he had picked up for sex, was jailed for life and later sent to Broadmoor. In 1977 Maudsley and another patient, John Cheeseman, took a child molester hostage and tortured him to death. He was sent to Wakefield prison and in 1978 he killed two more prisoners on the same day, Salney Darwood and Bill Roberts. He has been in solitary confinement since 1983.
1972
22 April – Maxwell Confait, 26, gay prostitute and transvestite aka Michelle – asphyxiated at 27 Doggett Road, Catford, SE London. Flat was then set on fire. Colin Lattimore, 18, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) after a trial at the Old Bailey in Nov 1972 and sent to Rampton Hospital. He had a mental age of eight. His friend, Ronnie Leighton, 15, was jailed for life for arson. Ahmet Salih, 14, was sent to a borstal for four years after being convicted of arson.  Miscarriage of justice.http://everything2.com/title/The+Maxwell+Confait+Murder
April – Roderick Mayes, 22, drug addict, had his skull fractured with a metal footscraper. His body was found in the garden of 47 The Boulevard, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, in 1995. His mother, Margaret Mayes, died in 1995 and his brother Sean Mayes died of AIDS in the same year.
1971
September – 10 people shot with a rifle in Hope Forest, near Adelaide, Australia. Cliff Bartholomew was jailed for life but freed in 1979.
? – Trevor Hale beaten to death with an iron bar in Aylesbury, Bucks. Ernest Wright, who then trying to burn his body in a shallow grave, was jailed for life in 1973. He was freed in 1999 and in March 2009 he shot dead Neville Corby, 42, at his home in Bradford. Wearing a balaclava he twice reloaded his shotgun as he fired six shots at Mr Corby and his intended target, Craig Freear, 31, whom he had a long-standing feud with. He has now been given a whole life tariff.
1970
March – Gary Hanlon, 12, and Susan Blatchford, 11, were abducted from their home in Enfield, north London. Their bodies were later found in Epping Forest. The case became known as the “Babes in The Wood” case and remained unsolved for years. In 2000 Ronald Jebson, by then 61, admitted killing them and was jailed for life. He was already serving two a life sentence for the murder of Rosemary Papper, 8, who was abducted in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, in June 1974. He was convicted of that in 1975. Jebson had changed his named from Ronald Harper. He is still alive but will never be freed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/741689.stm
1968
 
April – Roy Tutill, 14, pupil at Kingston Grammar School in SW London. Sexually assaulted and strangled in a copse in at Mickleham, SW London. Brian Field, then 32, a gardener, was jailed for life in 2001. He had moved to the West Midlands. He is also suspected of involvement in the mysterious disappearances of David Spencer, 13, and Patrick Warren, 11, who were last seen in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, near Field’s home, on Boxing Day 1996.
 
1967
Aug 19 – Christine Darby, 7, was abducted from a street in Walsall, West Midlands, raped and dumped in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. Raymond Morris was jailed for life in Nov 1968 and died in HMP Preston in March 2014, aged 84. He is also suspected of killing Diane Tift, 5, and Margaret Reynolds, 6, who vanished from Bloxwich, and Birmingham, respectively in 1966. Their bodies were also found in Cannock Chase. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26557796
June 29 – Anthony Fletcher, 33, a have-a-go hero who was posthumously awarded the George Cross, was shot during a bank robbery in Chelsea, London. Arthur Jackson, 59, a paranoid schizophrenic, fled to California but was extradited and in Jan 1997 was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for life. He was sent to Broadmoor and transferred to Carstairs in Scotland. He is better known for stabbing Theresa Saldana, actress and star of Raging Bull, in 1983 after becoming obsessed with her. He died of heart failure in 2004.
May 6Keith Lyon, 12, grammar school boy, was stabbed 13 times with a steak knife and dumped under bushes near Woodingdean, Brighton. He was robbed of four shillings. His father, band leader Ken Lyon, died in 1981. Unsolved. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/7000082.stm
Nanette Hanson, 26, needlework teacher, shot at St John’s High School in Dundee. Robert Mone (born in 1948), was jailed for life at Perth CC. He had held 11 schoolgirls hostage before killing her. Mone was found insane and sent to Carstairs mental hospital but he escaped with his lover, Thomas, McCulloch in 1976. Armed with knives and an axe, they killed nurse Neil McLellan, 46, patient Iain Simpson, 40, and PC George Taylor, 27, and left two workmen terribly injured. He is currently in HMP Perth, Scotland.
Jan 5 – Angus Sibbet, money collector and playboy, shot and dumped in his E-type Jaguar on the outskirts of Newcastle. Michael Luvaghio, 38, and Dennis Stafford, 22, were jailed for life in 1967. Both served only 12 years in jail. The trial heard how Sibbett worked for Luvaghio’s older brother, Vince, who ran fruit machines in pubs and clubs. The case was the basis of the book Jack’s Return Home which was made into the film Get Carter starring Michael Caine as a man who comes to the North East to avenge his brother’s murder. Luvaghio and Stafford have always protested their innocence but have failed to clear their names.
1966
Aug 1 – 14 students were shot on the campus of University of Austin, Texas. Charles Whitman, 25, a mechanical engineering student who climbed up the 27-storey clock tower, was shot dead by police. He had earlier stabbed his wife and mother as they slept. It appeared he was mentally ill, possibly as a result of a brain tumour.
Between 1965 and 1971
Erik, James, Julie, Molly and Noah Hoyt – all suspected cot deaths in Owego, New York state, US. Their mother Waneta Hoyt, 48, was convicted in 1995 and jailed for 75 years.
1964
May 7 – Anne Dunwell, 13, strangled with her own stockings and found at the foot of a heap of manure near Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Coal dust was found on her clothes and it was believed a miner may have been responsible. Unsolved.
1961
Aug – Jacqueline Marie Thomas, 15, killed in Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Anthony Hall, who was 70 by the time he was charged in 2007, had charges against him stayed. He died in a hospice in 2011. Watson, who had never met Farber, was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 80 years to life in prison.
1957
Feb – Moira Anderson, 11, schoolgirl, vanished near her home in Coatbridge, Scotland. Bus driver Alexander Gartshore was the last person to report seeing her alive. He died in 2006. In 2014 Scotland’s Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, said they believed Gartshore was responsible for Moira’s murder. He said he hoped the statement would bring closure to Moira Anderson’s family. In 2013 police opened a family grave in Lanarkshire hoping Moira’s body may have been concealed there but no trace of her was found.
1954
July 7 – Marilyn Shepherd, pregnant, killed in the bedroom of her home in Cleveland, Ohio. Her husband, Dr Sam Sheppard, was jailed for life but freed on appeal in 1960. Sheppard claimed his wife was killed by a bushy-haired man who also attacked him and twice knocked him unconscious. He died of a drug overdose in 1970. It is claimed the real killer was Richard Eberling, a window cleaner, who was jailed in 1989 for another murder. Dr Sheppard’s plight was the loose basis for the Harrison Ford character in the film The Fugitive.
1951
15 July – Brenda Goddard, 5, murdered at home in Bath, Somerset. In August he killed nine year-old Cicely Batstone in Bath. John Straffen (born 27 February 1930) was found to be unfit for trial and sent to Broadmoor but he escaped the following year and killed another child, five-year-old Linda Bowyer, who was riding her bike in the village of Farley Hill. He was caught and sentenced to death but reprieved because of his mental state and jailed for life. He died in prison in Nov 2007. http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/john-straffen/biography.html
 
1930
Nov 6
A man was hit over the head with a mallet and burned to death in a Morris Minor car in the village of Hardingstone, near Northampton. Alfred Rouse was later hanged for the crime and took the name of his victim to the gallows. DNA samples were taken in 2014 in a bid to identify the victim.

Murderbook 2000-2014

All are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. Please email me at totalcrime70@gmail.com if you see any inaccurate information.

2014
Oct 10 – Jordan Brennan, 17, was attacked outside a corner shop in Gorton, Manchester at 7.30pm. He did not go to hospital but was found unconscious in bed the following morning and died soon afterwards. A boy aged 16 has been charged with murder.
Oct 10 – Gwendolyn Pratt, was beaten over the head at her home in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her son Steven Pratt, 45, was charged with murder. At his first court appearance he admitted he was guilty and said he did not want a trial. Pratt had only been released from prison two days before he killed her. He killed his next door neighbour, Michael Anderson, again in Atlantic City, in 1984, when he was 15. Two years later he was jailed for 30 years.
Oct 4 – Kieran McGrath, 26, died outside Ashton-under-Lyne police station after being shot in a “targeted attack”. Paramedics tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at 10.25pm. He was shot after leaving the nearby Sheldon Arms pub a few minutes earlier and is thought to have driven himself to the police station.He is believed to have been a friend of John Short, a member of a notorious family in Manchester (see Dale Cregan). http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/kieran-mcgrath-murder-shooting-victim-7886667
Oct 4 – Warren Ramdeen, 31, stabbed at his flat on the 10th floor of Churchill Court in Northolt, NW London. Rishe Campbell, 18, from Pinner, a 17-year-old boy from Northolt and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with murder await trial.
September 2014
Sep 30 – Adam Cadman, 32, was beaten to death at a flat in Alton, Hampshire. Nicholas Fields, 30, has been charged with murder. Lorraine Jones, 32, and Chris Carrigan, 34, from Farnborough, have been charged with robbery and perverting the course of justice.

Sep 25 – Colleen Hufford, 54, stabbed and beheaded at Vaughan Foods factory in Moore, Oklahoma. Traci Johnson, 43, survived. Alton Alexander Nolen, a convicted criminal and converted Muslim, has been charged with murder. Not clear if he was jihadist or just disgruntled employee.

Sep 18 – Rakesh “George” Desoura, 42, from Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon, was beaten to death outside a fish & chip shop.  Harkitan Singh Tiwana, 55, of 136 Appletree Avenue, Uxbridge, and Bikram Multani, 30, of Southall, have been accused of manslaughter.

Sep 15 – Two British tourists killed, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, killed on Koh Tao island in Thailand. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun have been charged with murder.

Sep 13 – Serena Hickey, 43, from Milton Keynes, was killed at the Premier Inn in Kempston, Bedford. Her boyfriend Darren Ellis, 38, later threw himself in front of a train near Nuneaton. He was a convicted drug dealer.

Sep 11 – Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight, 21, shot in the head in Battersea. Husnu Ibrahim, 30, Steven Pulham, 29, and Dean Copeland, 30, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Sep 4 – Palmira Silva, 82, a grandmother who ran a cafe, was stabbed to death and beheaded in the garden of her home in Nightingale Road, Edmonton, N London.  Nicholas Salvador, 25, from Enfield, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mr Salvador is also charged with assaulting a police officer. There were unconfirmed reports in The Sun newspaper that Mr Salvador was an Islamic convert.

Sep 4 – Phillip Steels, 51, from Enfield, died after a fight in Green Street, Enfield, N London. Malachi Lindo, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.Sep 3 – Glynis Bensley, 47, was beaten over the head in the street in Smethwick, West Midlands. A boy aged 13 has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Sep 2 – Penelope “Pennie” Davis, 47, supermarket worker, stabbed to death as she tended her horses in a field near Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire. She lived in nearby Blackfield with her husband, Pete, who she married earlier in 2014.

Sep 1 and 2 – Billy Jack Chatman, 55, Freelin Hensley, 67, Darrell Lewis, 65, and Gerald Lee Smith, 65, beaten to death at their homes in Bucyrus, near Columbus, Ohio. Donald Hoffman, 41, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Sep 1 – Leighann Duffy, 26, stabbed in the neck and arm at home in Walthamstow, NE London. Her six-year-old child received treatment at the scene for a minor injury. Lloyd Byfield, 48 has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 1 – Peg Noble and Leigh Cleveland, who worked in a job centre in Ashburton, New Zealand, were shot dead. Lindy Curtis survived. John Tully, 48, an unemployed miner, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The trial heard he had returned from working in Australia and failed to find anywhere to live. He ended up living in a tent. Local politician Winston Peters said Tully had emailed him on August 14 about his problems but never replied to his replies.
August 2014
Aug 30 – Tony Charlery, 59, a grandfather, stabbed in the neck in Portobello Road Notting Hill at around 0045hrs. He had been stabbed in the street after going (on his own) to a bar called the Mau Mau shortly before midnight.Aug 26 – Adrian “Andre” Young, 24, was stabbed to death by a group of men near Doodlebug’s cafe in Croydon. Andre seemed “happy” as he had lunch with his girlfriend Lisa Stanley and his seven-month-old son in the cafe just minutes before. Jordan Glasgow, 26, from Sydenham, has been charged with the murder of Adrian Young and awaits trial.
August 28 – Alice Gross, 14, vanishes from the towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Brentford. Her body is found on Sep 30 in the river Brent at Hanwell. Arnis Zalkalns, 41, a Latvian building labourer and convicted murderer is the prime suspect. He is found hanged in woods at Boston Manor Park on 4 October.
August 20 – Mohamed Afzal, 38, stabbed in Trinity Road, Southall. Gaurav Sharma, 33, and Jaswinder Singh, 27, have been charged with murder.
Aug 18 – Shih Chia-chin, billionaire Taiwanese tycoon, murdered and dumped in remote part of Tainan province, Taiwan. His chauffeur Hsieh Yuan-hsin, 39, fled to Thailand and was arrested in northern Thailand while using his cousin’s passport. He was later extradited to Taiwan. Shih was sentenced to an 18-month suspended prison term after his internet gambling ring was cracked nine years ago.  http://www.smh.com.au/world/taiwan-millionaire-shih-chiachin-murdered-after-kidnap-police-chase-chauffeur-20140826-108cs7.html#ixzz3CYaJdE19
Aug 16 – Daniel McNulty, a drug dealer, was stabbed to death in a flat in Redfern, Sydney. Harriet Wran, 26, the daughter of former New South Wales state premier Neville Wran, has been charged with murder. She is accused along with her boyfriend Michael Lee, 35, and Lloyd Haines, 29. Police said a fight broke out over a A$70 (£39) drug deal. Another man, Brett Fitzgerald, was left critically injured. Wran is a methamphetamine (ice) addict. Neville Wran died in April 2014. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725408/Neville-Wrans-daughter-Harriet-charged-murder.html
Aug 14 – Shana Tanesia Cover, 34, killed at her home in Rugby, Warwickshire. Owen Williams, 50, from Grizedale, Rugby, was charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 14 – Richie Williams, 64, died during a fight in West Derby, Liverpool. Matthew Connah, 37, of Barons Hey, Stockbridge Village, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 13 – Nicholas Stewart, 25, stabbed on a basketball court on the Henry Prince estate in Earlsfield, Wandsworth. Simeon Wasey, 24 charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug

Sep 13 – Serena Hickey, 43, from Milton Keynes, was killed at the Premier Inn in Kempston, Bedford. Her boyfriend Darren Ellis, 38, later threw himself in front of a train near Nuneaton. He was a convicted drug dealer.

10 – Anayat Bibi, 39, was stabbed to death in Firth Park, Sheffield. Her partner Mazhar Nawab, aged 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Aug 9 – Knijah Bibb, 3, shot dead at her home in Landover, Maryland. Davon Wallace, 25, is wanted for murder. He allegedly fired at the house after his girlfriend’s brother started wearing his clothes. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fatal-shooting-of-3-year-old-girl-in-landover-may-have-started-with-a-fight-over-clothes/2014/08/11/fc39f7d8-217e-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html?tid=hpModule_13097a0c-868e-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

Aug 6 – Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, Newcastle University students on a placement at Sarawak General Hospital in Malaysia, stabbed to death in a bar in Kuching. Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, a fishmonger, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He allegedly attacked them for being noisy. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/medical-student-murders-man-23-4075747

July 2014
July 31 – Shanay Walker, 7, died of a head injury at a house in Bestwood Park, Nottingham. Her aunt Kay-Ann Morris, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

July 27 – Jordan Banton, 23, from Rugby, was found shot dead in his car in a country lane near Rugby. The killer is believed to have escaped in a silver Vauxhall Insignia which was dumped in the Hilmorton area of Rugby. Darell Atkins, 28, and Paul Clarke, 32, have been charged with murder and await trial.

July 26 – Aiwa Matuso, 15, was beaten and strangled at a flat in Sasebo, Japan. Her 15 year old classmate has been charged with murder. Aiwa was also decapitated and had a hand cut off. The killer has shown no remorse but has not been named.

July 25 -Keisha Williams, 34,  and her children, 15-year-old Keiearra Williams, 10-year-old Thomas Joseph Reed and 7-year-old Terrance Moore were killed by an SUV which crashed into them as they were selling fruit for a church fundraiser in Philadelphia. Cornelius Crawford, 23, and 19-year-old Johnathan Rosa have been charged earlier with murder, kidnapping, conspiacy, robbery, aggravated assault and sexual assault. Authorities allege that the defendants carjacked a real estate agent after a house showing, then plowed into the group at an intersection about a mile away.

July 13 – Afyon Saint-Hilaire, 22, from Bromley, was stabbed in a fight in Downham, SE London. Marcus El-Alfy, 18, from Bromley, Lance Slowley, 23, from Thornton Heath and Jordache Smith-Challis, 19, have been charged with murder and await trial.

July 12 – Helen Dawson, 48, was stabbed and Ivor Spratek, 40, beaten to death in a drunken attack in a house in Bradford. Austin Brayford, 37, was a violent racist who had said: “They don’t deserve to live in our country. There are too many of them, I hate Polish. Polish people are pains in the arse.” In fact Dawson was English and Spratek was Czech. Brayford fled to Blackpool but confessed to what he had done to some waitresses in a cafe. In October 2014 he was jailed for life (30 years).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ive-two-dead-bodies-flat-4402481

July 10 -Cristina Omes, 38, and her children, five-year-old Giulia and Gabriele, 20 months, stabbed at home in Motta Visconti, near Milan. Her husband computer consultant Carlo Lissi has been charged with the triple murder. After the crime he went to a bar to watch the Italy v England World Cup match.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/dad-kills-wife-two-kids-3703907#ixzz38gAeottI
July 5 – Genesis Rincon, 12, shot in the head in Paterson, New Jersey. She was later declared brain dead. Jhymiere Moore, 19, has been charged with first degree murder. His lawyer said he believed he was aiming the gun at someone else. Moore awaits trial.
July 3 – Zydrunas Laurinavicius, 38, Lithuanian builder, was stabbed to death in Hendon during a mugging in broad daylight. Four people have been charged with murder -
Terae Eusebe, 20, of East Ham, Terngu Agera, 23, of Canning Town; Marlon O’Brien, 21, of Beckton, and Bruno Guimaraes, 22, of Stratford. They await trial.
July 2 – Ikram Ullah Khan, 28, aka Ikram Elahi, stabbed in the neck in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, during a brawl. Umar Zazai, 25, from Birmingham, Khalid Jan, 23, from Sparkbrook, and Naweed Bashardost, 22, have been charged with murder and await trial. A total of 11 people have been arrested in connection with the disorder the broke out on the night of the stabbing.
June 2014
June 30 – Philip Silverstone, 67, stabbed to death in Belsize Park, north London. Leo Barnes, 32, of Runcorn Road, Balsall Heath, charged with murder.  He is also charged with the murder of Cynthia Beamond, 80, in Halesowen, West Midlands.
June 26 – Aulton “Tom” Rogers, 60, pub worker, stabbed to death on a path near Swindon railway station. Jason Voong, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He is also accused of attempted murder of Leanne James, 24, on the same footpath on May 8.
June 17 – Nahid Almanea, 31, a Saudi Arabian PhD student, was stabbed 16 times as she walked on the Salary Brook trail in Colchester, Essex. She was studying English. Police said she may have been killed because of her Islamic dress.
June 15 – Theresa DeKeyzer, 22, vanished after a domestic violence incident in Detroit. Her decomposed body was found in December at a storage facility – it was in a 55 gallon drum capped with cement and covered with plastic. Her boyfriend Scott Wobbe, 37, has been charged with first degree murder and awaits trial.

June 4 – Constables Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche – members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – were shot dead after responding to a report of a man with firearms in a residential neighbourhood in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen survived. Justin Bourque, 24, pleaded guilty in Sep 2014 to three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder and will be sentenced in October 2014. His father said Bourque went from living with his parents and six siblings in Moncton to buying a gun, getting kicked out of the house, and becoming depressed and paranoid.

June 1 – Daniel St Hubert, 27, an ex-convict, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.  He killed Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto, 6, and critically injured Mikayla Capers, 7, in an East New York elevator Sunday evening as the children were headed to get ice cream, police said. He allegedly told the kids to “shut up” before stabbing them, the NYPD said. St. Hubert was charged with second degree murder, attempted murder, weapons possession, assault and vandalism.

June – Brian Mulligan, 28, a former soldier from Ashtead, in Surrey, was stabbed in the chest in a row in Christ Church, Barbados. He had lived on the island for a few months. Michael Beckles, 44, from Barbados, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

May
May 31 – Miss Wu, a young woman, was beaten to death in a McDonald’s restaurant in Zhaoyuan, Shandong province, China. She was attacked by six people, led by Zhao Lidong, after she refused to give them her phone number. They were from Church of Almighty God cult. The public face of the Church of the Almighty God is a website full of uplifting hymns and homilies. But its core belief is that God has returned to earth as a Chinese woman to wreak the apocalypse. The only person who claims direct contact with this god is a former physics teacher, Zhao Weishan, who founded the cult 25 years ago and has since fled to the United States.

May 30 – Aaron Boyce, 24, from Crab Hill, St Lucy, stabbed near Pleasant Hall Cemetery, St Peter, Barbados. Kason Edwards, 22, Jason Clement, 26, and Rasmakonner Haile Tafari Lowe, 22, are accused of murder, arson, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. Edwards and Lowe are also jointly charged with rape. Edwards and Clement are also charged with the murder of Jason Husbands, 32, who was found lying next to his car in St Lucy in Aug 2012.  A fourth man, Gregory Ryan Burnett, 29, has been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

May 28 – Two cousins, aged 12 and 14, were raped and then hanged from a tree in an impoverished village, Katra Shahadatganj, in Badaun district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Both girls were from a low caste and their killers were from upper castes. The case attracted worldwide outrage and condemnation. Five men – Pappu, Awadhesh and Urvesh Yadav (brothers) and police constables Chhatrapal and Sarvesh Yadav have been charged with murder and await trial. The girls had gone into the field at night to relieve themselves because no houses in the village have lavatories.

May 26 – Arulchelvam Prasanna, 34, shopkeeper, fell from a moving van in car park of Costco in Watford. Patrick O’Driscoll, 34, of Hertford, and James O’ Driscoll, 45, of Roydon, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Oct 2014. Mr Prasanna was found with head injuries in the Hartspring Lane store car park and died 11 days later at St Mary’s Hospital in London. The O’Driscolls also admitted conspiracy to steal.

May 25 – Anowar Tagabo, 25, a peace and development studies student, was attacked during a night out in Sheffield. Nathan Tomlinson, 23, of Lowedges, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be sentenced on 13 November 2014.

May 24 – Ashley Latty, 25, shot dead in Dagenham. Damien Carnigie, 29, Nana Oppong, 34, Kestrel Dyer, 25, of Barking; Daniel Agyeman, 24, of Thornton Heath, Nicholas Terralonge, 28, from  Leytonstone, Jerome Mcleish, 22, and Howard Fender, 26 , of Romford, and Jerome Joseph, 27, have been charged with murder. Aimee Penfold, 24, of Croydon, has been charged with assisting an offender. Adam Penny, 23, from Whitechapel was charged with the murder but the charge was discontinued.

May 12Isabel Carrasco, 59, a politician with the ruling Popular Party, shot on a footbridge in Leon, Spain. Maria Montserrat Gonzalez Fernandez, 55, and her daughter Montserrat Triana Martinez Gonzalez, 35, were charged with murder. Both were members of the Popular Party and the younger woman had a grudge after losing her job with the council. tp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/12/isabel-carrasco-politician-spain-shot-dead

May 11 – Mughu Lugata, 40, an albino woman, was killed and dismembered in Bariadi district in western Tanzania. The mob armed with machetes broke into her house, cut off her left leg, two fingers from her left hand and removed one of her nails. Two local witchdoctors, Gudawa Yalema and Shiwa Masalu, from the same village, have been charged with murder.

May 9 – Simon Bennett, a barber, was killed in the Thorntree pub in Brambles Farm, Middlesbrough. Craig Conway charged with murder.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/craig-conway-appears-court-accused-7117537

May 9 – Tamara Holboll, 67, died in a fire at a house in Lawford Road, Camden, N London. Peter Holboll, aged 44, charged with murder.

May 7 – A 79 year old man was stabbed to death in Jasmine Terrace, West Drayton. Ahmed Hussain, 28, has been charged with the murder.

May 6 – Helene Pastor, 77, wealthy woman, was shot as she left hospital in Nice, France. Her son-in-law Wojciech Janowski, 64, Poland’s honorary consul in Monaco, has been charged with murder. Her driver, Mohammed Darwich, 64, also died from injuries sustained in the attack. Janowski’s partner Sylvia, 53, has also been arrested. Two hitmen – Alhair Hamadi, 31, and Samine Said Ahmed, 24, from Marseille’s rough northern districts – have also been charged.

May 6 – Jamil Palmer, 18, stabbed to death in Feltham, Middlesex.

May 4 – Alim Uddin, 17, stabbed at a block of flats in Holmewood Gardens, Brixton. Boy of 16 charged with murder.

April 2014

April 28 – Endia Martin, 14, shot dead in Chicago. Another teenage girl has been charged with murder. They were fighting over a boy.

April 28 - Ann Maguire, 61, a Spanish teacher who was due to retire, was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds. A boy was later charged with murder. The killing took place in front of a class of children.

Apr 27 – Franciszek Karol Malinkowski, 51, construction worker from Poland, was killed and found on waste ground at Ermine Road in Finsbury Park, N London.

April 22 – Martin Thomas was killed in a botched burglary in Roehampton, S London. A 15 year old boy has been charged with murder.

April 22 – James Fiennes, 49, was stabbed with a pair of scissors at the Tapestry pub in Mortlake, SW London. Nicholas Hunter, 36, a businessman, has been charged with murder.

April 22 - Twins, Ben and Max Clarence, 3, and sister, Olivia, four, died at home in New Malden, SW London. Their mother Tania Clarence, 42, has been charged with murder. The twins had a genetic disease that causes fatal respiratory problems.

April 22 – Fiona Warzywoda, 33, stabbed to death outside a solicitor’s offfice in Victoria, Australia. Craig McDermott, 38, charged with murder.

April 21Tony Gilchrist, 35, from Staines, Surrey, was reportedly shot six times at his shop, Fish Buddies, on the island of Malapascua on Saturday. His killer was alleged to have been a security guard who he had dismissed for turning up late for work after a drinking session. His alleged killer was named in local news reports as 42-year-old Melchor Alciso Jr, from Hinundayan, Southern Leyte, in the Philippines. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27109042
April 20 (Easter Saturday) – Madison Horne, 2, was killed in Kelty, Fife, Scotland. Kevin Park, 26, has been charged with murder.
April 19 (Good Friday) – Tommy Crossan, 43, former member of Continuity IRA, shot dead at5pm at a fuel depot in Belfast. A 26-year-old man has been arrested. Thought to be a feud within dissident republican circles.

April 14 – Five people stabbed to death at a house party in Brentwood, suburb of Calgary, Alberta. Matthew Douglas de Grood, a recent graduate of the University of Calgary, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

April 13 – Three people killed in attacks outside the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City. Frazier Glenn Cross, a 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in his native North Carolina and later the White Patriot Party, has been charged and awaits trial. Ironically none of the victims were Jewish. They were Dr William Lewis Corporon, 69, and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, 14, who were at the community center for a singing contest audition, while 53-year-old Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at the retirement complex.
April 10 – Edgar Dart, 56, a British citizen who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, shot dead by masked robbers who burst into his mother’s home in the Bahamas.
He was killed after he struggled with the raiders at the property in Emerald Bay, Grand Bahama.
April 5- Andy Bush, 48, British millionaire gold dealer shot dead at his villa near Estepona, Spain. His ex-girlfriend was arrested in Slovakia.
April 2 - Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16, was strangled at her boyfriend’s parents’ house in Cheltenham. Her boyfriend Aston Robinson, 18, was jailed for life (14 years) in Oct 2014. Kayleigh-Anne was 24 weeks pregnant at the time with his baby. He strangled her until she was unconscious and then left her locked in the house where he went to a betting shop to check on a bet. She was later taken to hospital but never regained consciousness and the heartbeat, Lily-Rose, stopped the following day. The trial heard he was jealous and possessive and strangled her “to teach her a lesson”.
March 2014
March 31 – Taniyah Thomas, 10, shot during a home invasion in SE Pennsylvania. Her mother was a crack dealer and the mother’s live-in boyfriend also has drug-related convictions in 2011 and 2013.
Police have questioned the couple but have yet to name or arrest any suspects in the shooting.
March 30 – James Attfield, 33, stabbed in Castle Park, Colchester, Essex. He was left with a brain injury in 2010 following a car accident which weakened the left side of his body and affected his reasoning and speech.
March 24 – Mohammed Yasser Afzal, 22, from Forest Gate, was stabbed in the neck on the Broadway in Stratford, east London, at 8pm. Gulam Chowdhury, aged 23 of Barking and Nargis Riaz, aged 20, have been charged with murder and await trial.
March 23 – Mehmet Hassan, 56, a keen gambler, was found dead at his home in Baxter Road, north London. He is believed to have been playing poker earlier and is thought to have been killed in a “honey trap”. Nicholas Chandler, 28 of Bow, E1; Leone Granger, 24 of Gillingham, Kent and Kyrran Jackson, 27 of Lewisham have been charged with murder and await trial.
March 22Shereka Marsh, 15, was shot dead in Hackney, east London. A boy, aged 15, has been charged with her murder and will go on trial in September 2014.
March 19 – Anel Baez, 16, stabbed 65 times in Guamúchil, Sinaloa state, Mexico. Her best friend Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez, 16, was arrested after pretending to grieve at her funeral. It was a dispute over some nude photos on Facebook. http://www.crimelibrary.com/blog/2014/04/01/girl-stabs-best-friend-65-times-is-arrested-pretending-to-grieve-at-funeral/index.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
March 16 – Rivka Holden, 55, stabbed at home in Colindale, NW London. Nicolae Patraucean, 21, a Romanian, from Stanmore, admitted murder and was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 2014. He had stolen her red Hyundai car, driven it away and abandoned it in Kingsbury.
March 15 – Eamon Ferguson, 35, killed in the Ardoyne district of Belfast. Louis Maguire, 26, and Christopher Power, 31, from County Offaly, Ireland, have  been charged with murder and await trial.
March 15 – Mick Hunt, 37, kicked, punched, stripped and left for dead after a drunken late night falling out with friends in South Norwood, south London. Fiona Nalty, 14, and her boyfriend Arry Green, 22, were jailed for life (19 years) in October 2014.
March 15 – Kirsty Wright, 21, stabbed at home in Redditch, Worcestershire. Akeel Hussain, 29, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.March 12 – Alexa-Marie Wheatley, 4, died at home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Her father Carl Wheatley, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 14 – Johran McCormick, 17, was shot dead in the bedroom of his girlfriend in Houston, Texas. The girl’s father came into the bedroom late at night and found him in her bed. She denied knowing who he was so the father, Shawn Curley, shot him, thinking he was an intruder. Curley has not been charged.
March 13 – Neil Buchel, 39, went missing from Braintree Road, Dagenham, and was reported missing to police on 18 March. It is known Mr Buchel was involved in an altercation earlier on the day he disappeared, at around 3pm. He was with a friend in Heath Park, Dagenham when they became involved in a verbal altercation with another group of males. Police were called and a 41-year-old male arrested on suspicion of public order offences. He was subsequently issued with a penalty notice for disorder. No-0ne has yet been charged with Mr Buchel’s murder.

March 11 – Colin Pierre, 31, bled to death after being shot in the leg and left to die in woodland off Gledhow Valley Road, Leeds, in the early hours. The prosection allege Mr Pierre was shot as a punishment meted out by Anthony Micah Pyke, a “ruthless Leeds drug dealer” who was also known as BJ. Pyke, 32, of Gordon Terrace, Meanwood, Ian Wilson, 37, and Trevor Isles, 49, both of Highfield Green, Pudsey, are on trial where they pleaded not guilty to murder and two offences of kidnapping. The court has heard Wilson and Isles both worked for Pyke and were responsible for collecting Mr Pierre from a house in Morley before delivering him to Pyke. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/witness-tells-murder-trial-of-fatal-shooting-in-leeds-woodland-1-6819460

March 8 - Corporal Geoffrey McNeill, 32, stabbed in Clive Barracks in Tern Hill, near Market Drayton, Shropshire. Corporal Richard Farrell, 23, has been charged with murder and is currently on trial. The trial heard that Farrell attacked McNeill around 5am after they returned from a drunken night out. Earlier McNeill had punched Farrell and he bore a grudge. The trial continues.
March 5 – Sara Al Shourefi, 28, killed at a house in The Oval, Firth Park, Sheffield. Thahi Harroba Manaa, 36, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 4 – Hazel North, 19, went missing from her home in Dunfermline, Fife, and was found dead in a park in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. John Davis, 25, has been accused of murdering her and awaits trial. Ms North last spoke to her family on March 4 when she told her sister she was travelling to Kilmarnock to meet a friend.
March 3 – Ronald Parsons, 71, was killed in Bromley, Kent. Daniel Atkins, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 1 – Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, stabbed to death and left in a car parked in Montague Road, Leytonstone, east London. They were discovered at 1am.  Post-mortem examinations found the cause of death for Mr Carriere was given as stab wounds to the neck, while the cause of death for Mr Manful was given as shock and haemorrhaging, and stab wounds to the chest. Case Jones, 19 and Devonte Campbell, 19, have been charged with murder and await trial.

March – Neill Buchel, 39, a father of two, vanished in Dagenham, Essex. His body was found floating in a lake at the Chase Nature Reserve in Rush Green in April. Bradley Andison, 46, Chas Quye, 35, and Scott Hunt, 41, from Dagenham, and Elvis Kwiatkowski, 35, from Royston, have been charged with murder. Colin Bushaway, 60, from London SE9, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.


March 1
– also charged were Mohamed Tiet, 18, Omar Hassan, 21, and two boys, aged 16 and 17.

February 2014

Feb 25 – Dwayne Simpson, stabbed in Brixton. Rio Julienne-Clarke, 21, charged with murder.

February- Ginevra Hollander, 43, an Italian porn star, whose real name was Federica Giacomini, vanished from home in Vicenza, Italy. Her body was later found packed into a plastic crate at the bottom of a lake. Her boyfriend, Franco Mossini, has been charged with murder. He is a convicted murderer who shot dead the lover of his ex-wife in 1978. He spent years in psychiatric hospitals. Shortly after Hollander disappeared he turned up in a Vicenza hospital dressed in a Rambo costume and with a toy gun.

Feb 13 – Connor Tremble, 17, from Oxford, stabbed on Fairacres Road in Oxford. He died in hospital two days later when his life support machine was switched off. His girlfriend’s former boyfriend William Blencowe, 21, of Oxford Road in Banbury, went on trial for murder in Aug 2014. Grant Clemens, 24, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and Bradley Jones, 21, of Chipping Norton, have been accused of perverting the course of justice.

Feb 13 – Loretta Saunders, 26, a part Inuit woman from Labrador who was studying at St Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, vanished. Her body was later found in woods off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick two weeks later. Blake Leggette, 26, and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, have been charged with murder and await trial. Ironically Loretta’s studies focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women. She was three months pregnant. Leggette and Henneberry allegedly stole her car and were arrested in Harrow, Ontario. She had also rented out an apartment to them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568902/Loretta-Saunders-missing-Body-pregnant-student-26-investigating-murdered-aboriginal-women-dumped-alongside-highway-hundreds-miles-home.html

Feb 12 – Fatima Bibi, 43, was beaten to death at home in Daling Way, Hackney. A boy, aged 16, was acquitted of murder on grounds of insanity and given an indefinite hospital order.

Feb 11 – Mashboor Hussain, 62, from Wandsworth, was beaten to death at his home in Selkirk Road. Aaron Burnett, 19, and Kofi Yeboah, 19, were charged with manslaughter but case was discontinued in September 2014.

Feb 9 – Carly Scott, 27, pregnant, vanished on the island of Maui in Hawaii and her SUV was later set on fire. Her ex-boyfriend Steven Capobianco, 24,  has been charged with second-degree murder. Capobianco is the father of Scott’s unborn child and has adamantly denied hurting her.

Feb 7- Babafemi Junaid murdered in Stockwell. Robert Anderson, 23, charged with murder. Christopher Munsaka, 19, charged with conspiracy to commit GBH.

 
Feb 26 – Nancy Pfister, a socialite, was killed at home in Aspen, Colorado. Her personal assistant Kathy Carpenter, 56, of Aspen, is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Pfister, whose late parents co-founded the popular Buttermilk ski area west of Aspen, was found dead in her mountain home after returning from Australia to deal with problem tenants. It was Carpenter who reportedly found the body in an upstairs closet at the home and notified police. Investigators now believe she conspired in the killing with former tenants, William Styler, 65, and his wife Nancy Styler, 62. The Stylers rented Pfister’s posh house but weren’t holding up their end of the bargain, according to Pfister’s Facebook posts leading up to her death. All three await trial.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/suspect-charged-aspen-socialite-nancy-pfister-death-article-1.1723405
Feb 25 – Alan Jeal, 64, from Wadebridge, was found with multiple injuries and a sock in his mouth on the beach at Perranporth, Cornwall. Unsolved.
Feb 25 – Dwayne Simpson, 20, from Stockwell, south London, stabbed in Rossiter Grove, Brixton. He died in hospital two days later.
Feb 24 – Georgina Drinkwater, 30, fell to her death from a 3rd floor balcony in Queens Park, west London, at 3am while trying to “get away from someone”. A man was arrested at the scene and bailed to return in late April.  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/georgina-drinkwater-pregnant-mum-of-two-who-3180901
Feb 23 – Christine Lee, 66, and her daughter Lucy Lee, 40, were shot at home in Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey. John Lowe, 82, a dog breeder, of Keepers Cottage Stud, Tilford, had been charged with murder and awaits trial. Four dogs – a Labrador and three German Shepherds – were also found shot. It has been reported that the shotgun in question was returned to Mr Lowe before the incident by Surrey Police.
Feb 20 – Paul Thrower, 46, killed with an axe in Hayes. Three boys, aged 16, 17 and 17, have been charged with his murder
Feb 19 – Gus Allman, from London area, was stabbed in Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent. A 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman have been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries. Police want to speak to Timothy Avril, 22, as part of their investigations.
Feb 18 – Hollie Gazzard, 20, a hairdresser, was stabbed with scissors at the shop, Fringe Benefits, where she worked in Southgate Street, Gloucester. Her boyfriend Asher Thomas Maslin, 22, of Cheltenham, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Her family said she was a “beautiful, happy and loving girl”.
 Feb 15 – Trevor Allen, 56, a motorist, from Manchester, was attacked by the side of the Manchester Road in Rixton, near Warrington. Mark Slater, 46, a lorry driver from Oldham, was charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 11 – Mashboor Hussain, 73, was attacked at his home in Selkirk Road, Wandsworth, S London. Aaron Burnett, 19, and Kofi Yeboah, 19, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Feb 7 – Dean Mayley, 24, from Northolt, was stabbed after getting a bus to visit a relative in Greenford, west London. Mayley had special educational needs and may have been picked on because of it. Ryan Beresford, 18, from Acton, and three 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder and await trial.
Feb 7 – Babafemi “Femi” Junaid, 22, stabbed in Clapham Road, Stockwell, south London. He got into a car but then collided with a bus 50 yards down the road. He died later in hospital. Evan Edwards, 18, of Stockwell Gardens estate, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 3 – Basel Aghabra, 19, was stabbed at a flat in Lilestone Street, London NW8. Yusef Al-Jaaf, 19, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 2 – Eduardo Coutinho, 80, a Brazilian film director, was stabbed to death at his home in Rio de Janeiro.  His wife survived. His son, Daniel Coutinho, 41, who suffers from mental health problems, is believed to have been responsible. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-26010254
Jan 2014
Jan 31Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, a Colombian-born prostitute from Streatham, was beaten to death at her work flat in Earl’s Court, west London. She had been robbed of cash.  Robert Fraser has been charged with her murder and awaits trial.

Jan 25 – Isaac Stone, 19, a rapper who performed under the name Dynamikk, was chased, trapped and set upon by four men who punched him repeatedly, kicked him and stabbed him several times in a residential street in Bedford. His friend Shajidur Rahman survived with four deep slashes delivered to his head and face. The day before a video they were in was posted on YouTube. In August 2014 Mohammed Hussain, 22, Rubel Miah, 19, his brother Javed Miah, 21, and Fahim Khan, 20, went on trial at Luton CC charged with murder and attempted murder. The trial heard that in the video alcohol was sprayed over the name Raz which has been tagged on a wall. The prosecutor said: “It upset someone.” Mohammed Hussain, 22, Rubel Miah, 19, his brother Javed Miah, 21, and Fahim Khan, 20, were jailed for life in Sep 2014. Hussain got a 25 year tariff, Rubel got 28 years, Javed 26 years and Khan 28 years.

Jan 24 – Elizabeth Thomas, 17, was stabbed and then cut up with saws in her boyfriend’s bedroom in Oxted, Surrey. Her mildly autistic boyfriend Steven Miles, 17, was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 2014 at Guildford Crown Court. The trial heard he was obsessed with TV serial killer Dexter. She had been planning to break up with him.

Jan 21 – Annie Hung “Kim” Pham, 23, beaten to death outside the Crosby Bar and nightclub in Santa Ana, California. Vanessa Tapia Zavala, 25, has been accused of murder. She was attacked after accidentally “photobombing” Zavala. The fight was recorded on cell phone video, which police then reviewed.
Jan 20 – Nicola “Coco” Campolongo, 3, was shot, along with his 52 year old grandfather, Salvatore Iannicelli, and his Moroccan girlfriend, were shot and dumped in a burned-out car in Calabria, Italy.
The victims are from the mountain town of Cassano allo Ionio. Iannicelli was under house arrest for drug trafficking. Coco’s father was in prison for drug trafficking, as was Iannicelli’s daughter.
Jan 18 – David Alderson, 72, a keen cyclist from Falmouth, was found dead at Wheal Maid, a former mine near Carharrack, Cornwall. Police initially thought he had died in a cycling accident. But Kevin Cooper, 33, from Redruth, was later arrested in Newbury, Berkshire, and charged with murder. He awaits trial.
Jan 18 – Mabel Figueroa, run down with a Ford pick-up truck and killed in Perrine, near Miami, Florida. Her brother Michel was shot dead. Mabel’s husband, Ivan Wong, 41, has been charged with murder. He told police  he believed his wife “was having an extramarital affair.” Wong then turned his fury toward his house, leaving the front of it in ruins by repeatedly slamming his truck into it. The damage left a gaping hole that revealed the family’s living room. Those injured were Wong’s 70-year-old father in-law, Modesto Figueroa, Michel Figueroa’s wife Maria, and Ernesto Cardenas, a family friend.
Jan 17 – Roger Pratt, 62, from Briton, was beaten to death on his yacht off the coast of St Lucia. His wife Margaret survived. Motive was robbery. Four men – Richie Kern, Kervin Devaux, Fanis Joseph and Jeromine Jones have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 17 – Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, died after taking Ecstasy tablet at an illegal rave in Pump Lane, Hayes. He died in hospital on 20th. Nicqueel Pitrora, 18, from Croydon, and Ryan Kirk, 20, from Beckenham, charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, and possession of class B drugs (cannabis).
Jan 16 – Marcello da Cunha Freire, vice chairman of the Salgueiro samba school in Rio de Janeiro, was shot and died of a heart attack. The murder happened a month before the Rio carnival.
Jan 15 – Martin Stokes, 30, was stabbed to death at a house in Nettleton Road, Gloucester. A second man survived. Tony Poole, 51, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Tony-Poole-charged-murdering-Martin-Stokes/story-20670608-detail/story.html
Jan 15Mikaeel Kular, 3, vanished from his home in Edinburgh. His mother claimed he disappeared during the night while she was asleep. His body was discovered two days later in Kirkcaldy, Fife. His mother, Rosdeep Kular, 33, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. She has four other children.
Jan 14 – Chad Oulson, 43, shot dead in the Grove 16 Theater cinema in Wesley Chapel, a suburb of Tampa, Florida. Curtis Reeves, 71, a former police captain, has been charged with second degree murder and awaits trial. Reports say Reeves shot Oulson in a row over texting in the cinema during a performance of the film Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg. Eyewitness Charles Cummings said: “Somebody throws popcorn. I’m not sure who threw the popcorn. And then bang, he was shot.” Reeves and his wife were sitting behind Oulson and his wife. Oulson told Reeves he was texting with his 3-year-old daughter, who was at home.
Jan 10 – Tom O’Gorman, 39, a policy researcher with a conservative think tank in Ireland, was stabbed to death at home in Dublin. His lodger, Saverio Bellante, 34, an Italian, has been charged with murder. Police say he admitted killing his landlord, cutting his chest open and eating his heart after a row over a chess match. A pathologist said the heart was still in place but a lung was missing. Detective Patrick Traynor testified that when charged with murder Bellante had replied: “I am guilty.” He awaits trial.
Jan 9 – Nathiban Vageswaran, 8 months old, and his brother Anopan, 5, were killed at home in Kenton, NW London. Their mother Jeyavani Vageswaran, 33, then hanged herself. Her husband Sakthivel Vageswaran, found the bodies when he returned home
January 7  – Former Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear, 29, and her British husband Thomas Berry, 39, have been shot dead in their car in Venezuela. Their five-year-old daughter, who was injured in the incident, is said to be in a stable condition in hospital. Police have launched a investigation into the killing, which happened on the highway leading from Valencia to Puerto Cabello. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25642041

January 1 – Steve Herbert, 34, found in Hull city centre in the early hours of New Year’s Day.  Samuel Jordan, 22, Soul Humphries, 21, and Tiffany Clark, 23, have been charged with murder and await trial.

 2013

December 2013

Dec 31 –  Christopher Cerqua, 31, stabbed to death in Hythe, Hampshire during a drunken row. His twin brother Robert Cerqua is on trial at Winchester Crown Court. Mr Cerqua denies murder.

Dec 31Mark Denton, 31, an amateur boxer, was killed in a fight at a New Year party in Hartlepool. A 17-year-old, a 23-year-old and a man in his 20s were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Dec 29Shamim Gabriel, 33, from Kenya, stabbed at home in Taywood Road, Grand Union Village, Northolt. Her partner, Richard Otunga, 37 has been charged with the murder and awaits trial. Their young daughter was physically unharmed.

Dec 28 – Kenneth Chapman, 48, a former soldier and teacher, was killed with a heroin overdose at his home in Eccles, Manchester. Christopher Sawyers, 36, was jailed for life (33 years) for murder. His girlfriend Kirsty Edmondson, 23, was acquitted.
He then took selfies by the body. Sawyers was also found guilty of manslaughter in relation to the death of a former accountant who was killed by a cocktail of drink and drugs in July 2013.
The pair posed for pictures taken as his body decomposed in the same room and even went on to film themselves having sex in his bed at his home.
Edmondson was sentenced to three years after admitting theft and fraud charges.

Dec 28 – Anthony Hughes, 44, beaten to death with a golf club and other weapons at a house in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Steven Yeomans, 44, and Andrew Scott, 29, had been drinking with Mr Hughes when an argument broke out. In Sep 2014 Yeomans was jailed for life (18 years) at Stafford Crown Court, while Scott was told he would serve a minimum of 15 years.

Dec 28 – Janet Lockhart, 29, and her son Michael, 2, killed at home in Bonnyrigg, near Edinburgh. Her husband Garry Lockhart, 32, was charged with murder and awaits trial.

Dec 27 – Jasmin Pretorius, 4, raped and murdered in Brakpan, South Africa. Her uncle, a drug addict, has been charged. Brakpan is a former gold and uranium mining town which is renowned for being rough and also has a reputation for incest.  http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/uncle-accused-of-killing-girl-4-1.1627306#.Us0RWkr6S8A

Dec 26 – Hassan Isman Omer, 31, from Poplar, shot dead at 03:04 at a private function inside the Avalon nightclub, Shaftesbury Avenue, central London. Danny Walker, 32, has been charged with murder. Dean Robinson, 32, a barber, has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs (crack cocaine) and concealing criminal property (contrary to Proceeds of Crime Act). Both await trial.
Dec 22 – Aftaben Khanom, 74, shot dead in St Johns Wood, NW London.Mohammed Abdul Qayoum, aged 35, charged with murder and awaits trial.
 
Dec 18 – Donald McNichol, 54, assaulted in a community centre in Stockwell, south London. Daniel Okello, 19, and Monsur Rahman, 18, charged with murder and await trial.
Dec 17 – Simon Holdsworth, 36, beaten to death and robbed of his necklace after walking home from a late shift and getting off a bus in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, around 11pm.  The case featured on Crimewatch in March 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-26650234

Dec 17 – Dean Williamson, 31, nightclub bouncer, stabbed to death at home in Chadwell Heath, east London. His girlfriend Annie Merrilees, 25, was acquitted of murder on the grounds of self-defence in Oct 2014. Both had been drinking and taking drugs and got into a violent row during which Williamson grabbed a knife.  She told the court: “I was upset about what he did to me but I loved him. He loved me too”

http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/annie_merrilees_cleared_of_murder_after_killing_violent_boyfriend_dean_williamson_1_3797283

Dec 15 – Jean Campbell, 53, killed in Cranhill Park in Glasgow’s east end while walking her German Shepherd dog.

Dec 14 – Glennis Brierley, 64, a psychotherapist, was found at a house in Calf Hey, Shore Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester. Her son Matthew Brierley, 45, has been charged with her murder and awaits trial.

Dec 13 – Jayden Parkinson, 17, vanished in her home town in Upton, Oxfordshire. Her boyfriend Ben Blakely, 22, was charged with murder and is due to face trial in 2014. Jayden’s body was found in the Great Western Cemetery at All Saints’ Church in Didcot, a week later.
Dec 10 – Anna Maria Thomas, 61, was strangled at her home in Putney, southwest London. Police were called to a flat in Chilworth Court, Windlesham Grove, at around 1.19pm. A 33-year-old man later detained and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Dec 6 – Rowan Thomas-Williams, 20, shot and taken to Northwick Park Hospital after a shooting in Mulberry Court, Edgar Avenue, Harlesden, NW London at 2am.
Dec 6 – Robert Cameron Redus, 23, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, was shot dead after sarcastically asking a campus cop, “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?” Campus police Corporal Christopher Carter had pulled Redus over at around 2:30 a.m. for allegedly speeding and driving erratically. A witness said Carter kept telling Redus to stop, then warned him repeatedly to “stop, or I’ll shoot,” before firing six times. Texas Rangers are investigating whether to charge Cpl Carter.

Dec 5 – Zbigniew Michniewicz, 36, found dead at a house in Greenford Road, Greenford, west London. A fight is believed to have taken place between three white males in November. Detectives said a grave was prepared for the victim in the back garden. Grzegorz Roznerski, 40, from Slough, Arkadiusz Majchrazak, 45, and Piotr Juszczak, 20, were charged with conspiring to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a dead body without lawful excuse and await trial.

Dec 4 – Edwin Mazordze, 30, who was born in Zimbabwe, fell from 8th floor balcony of a block of flats in Foleshill, Coventry . He had lived in Coventry since 2004. Unemployed Younis Masih, 39, from Eden Street, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Dec 3 – Joshua Folkes, 17, from Enfield, was stabbed in Bowes Road, Palmers Green, north London at 00.45am. Halil Ankay, 18, and Kreshnik Etemi, 18, have been charged with murder. A 15-year-old girl was arrested and later bailed.
Dec 2 – Antonio Rodney-Cole, 22, from Hackney, stabbed in Marton Road, Stoke Newington, north London.
Dec 2 – Donald McNicol, 54, assaulted at a community centre in Stockwell, south London. Six people have been charged with murder and await trial. They are Gino Sawyers, 19, from Mitcham, Dalton Williams, 18, from Thornton Heath, Daniel Okello, 19, from Ambleside Avenue SW16, Monsur Rahman, 18, of Stockwell Road, a boy of 16, and a boy of 17.

Dec 1 – Neil Roberts, 60, from Ballabeg, was killed in the Isle of Man. Ian Anderson, from Castletown, has been charged with murder.

Dec – Jason Timmons, 29, and his pregnant wife Amanda Murphy, 24, were killed when their SUV collided head-on with a pick-up truck on Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Robert Dellinger, 53, a businessman and former Fortune 500 executive, has been charged with 2nd degree murder. He allegedly tried to kill himself but survived the crash and killed them instead.

November 2013

Nov 29 – At 11.45pm on a Friday night Christopher Foster, 34, was stabbed in Borough High Street, SE London. He died in hospital at 1.05am. Mr Foster, from Walworth, was the father of a four-year-old girl. He is believed to have been stabbed while having a cigarette with a friend in an alleyway outside St Christopher’s Inn. Witnesses said they saw seven suspects wearing hooded clothing carrying baseball bats and at least one knife. It is thought to have been a case of mistaken identity. Aytach Lisani, 33, from Brentwood and Billy Dove, 29 from SE London, were charged with murder and await trial.
Nov 28 – Sharon Hayter, 55, and Stephanie Owen, 29, were murdered in Knowsley village, Merseyside. William Owen, 55, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-25185379
Nov 27 – Bernadeta Nawracaj, Polish prostitute aka Julia Anders, stabbed at a flat in The Tower, Richmond, SW London. Her flatmate and fellow prostitute Edyta Zawadska, 24, was jailed for life (17 years) for murder in June 2014. She killed her out of jealousy because she was earning more money.
Nov 21 – Stephen Crook, 43, was found in a house in Alphington Road, Exeter. He died later in hospital. Steven Webster, 40, from Okehampton; Ryan Singleton, 25, from Coventry; Darren Twigger, 39; and a 17-year-old boy have all been charged with murder and await trial.
Nov 13 – Sharon Hayter, 54, and her disabled daughter Stephanie Owen, 29, were beaten to death in Knowsley, Merseyside. Sharon’s partner William Owen, 55, pleaded guily to murder on the eve of his trial and was jailed for life (25 years).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27236318

Nov 12 – Troy LaFerrara, 42, was stabbed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania after he answered an advert on Craigslist from a woman who said she was a “companion for men who hated their wives”. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, were charged with murdering Troy. Miranda then told a newspaper reporter she had killed more than 22 men in Alaska (where she grew up), California, Texas and North Carolina. Troy was stabbed 20 times, his wallet was stolen and his corpse was dumped in an alley. They then went to a strip club. Nobody really believes she is a serial killer but FBI looking into it.

Nov 15 – Bernadeta Nawracaj, 43, died of head injuries after an incident at her home in The Towers, a tower block in Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond.  Her body was only discovered on Nov 30 but she may have died two weeks earlier. Edyta Zawadsky, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Nov 15 – Dr Geraint Hughes, 60, a GP, killed at home in Feock, Cornwall. His wife, Marion Hughes, 58, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Nov 15 – Damian Chlywka, 29 – his body was found in a well in Warlingham, Surrey. He had been tied up and beaten. Seven men, aged between 21 and 27, were arrested and bailed. The dead man had come to the UK from Poland in 2008.

Nov 12 – Paula Newman, 20, from Beckenham, died of a heart attack after being thrown from a black BMW 325 in New Addington, near Croydon. Her boyfriend Kane Boyce, 33, was charged with murder and awaits trial. 

Nov 12 – Amy Lord, 24, a graduate and digital media analyst, kidnapped at knifepoint on her way to the gym in Boston, Massachusetts. She was stabbed and left in a wooded area in Hyde Park area. Edwin J. Alemany has been charged with her murder and attacks on two other young women in the same area in a 24 hour period. He attempted suicide shortly after his arrest.

Nov 11 – Troy LaFerrara, 42, was stabbed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, have been accused of murder and await trial. Mrs Barbour claims to have killed 22 people but her father Sonny Dean, from Texas, claims she is a manipulative liar and not a serial killer. The couple met their victim through Craigslist. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2564896/Sexually-abused-age-four-uncle-sex-Satanist-twice-age-drugs-spells-mental-institution-The-making-warped-mind-teenage-girl-killer-claimed-murdered-22.html

Nov 11 -Three members of the Yellow Dogs, an Iranian expat band in the US, shot dead at an apartment in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Ali Eskandarian, 35; Arash Farazmand, 28; and Soroush Farazmand, 27, had just received political asylum in the US. Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie, 29, has been charged with murder. He was allegedly angry about being thrown out of another band, the Free Keys. The Yellow Dogs’ two other members were not at the flat at the time of the killing.  The band is well-known among young Iranian expatriates in the US. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24907725

Nov 6 – Joezell Williams, 61; Bryan Williams, 29; and Kevin Perryman, 40, shot in a backroom of Al’s Barber Shop in Detroit where they were gambling. Up to 30 people were gambling in a tiny back room at the barbershop in a strip mall shortly before 6 p.m. when shots were fired from a high-powered rifle through an open back door.   When the gunfire began, the gamblers tried to escape the room through a door that led back into the barbershop, but that the jam of bodies prevented them from escaping. Larry O’Neil Walker II has been charged with assaulting a federal officer and is expected to be charged with the murders.

Nov 5 – Renisha McBride, 19, black motorist, shot dead in the white suburb of Dearborn Heights, near Detroit, in the middle of the night. Her car had crashed and she went on to the porch of a house to knock on the door and ask for help. The householder, Theodore Wafer, 54, an airport maintenance worker, shot her. He awaits trial.  http://www.freep.com/article/20131107/NEWS05/311070119/Renisha-McBride-shot-in-face-not-back-of-head-Dearborn-Heights

Nov 4 – Ridda Zanab, 21, killed at a house in Bradford. Police would like to speak to Danish Irfan, 21, from Bradford in connection with the ongoing investigation.

Nov 3 –  Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, were hit by a Honda Civic while walking in Gosport, Hampshire in the early hours of the morning. Miss Lewry’s former boyfriend Samuel Etherington, 20, from Gosport, has been  charged with two counts of manslaughter and awaits trial.

Nov 3 – A man was killed outside a shisha bar in Gorst Road, Park Royal, NW London. Abdulaziz Sharif Osman, 22, unemployed, has been charged with murder. Miran Kareem Shukir, 22, an engineer, of Pichurst Lane, West Wickham, Kent, and Nasir Ali Farah, 25, a bank worker of Bredhurst Close, SE20, have been charged with violent  disorder.
Nov 1 – Gerardo Hernandez, 39, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent and a father of two, was checking IDs when he was shot dead at Los Angeles International Airport. Three other people were wounded in the attack. Paul Ciancia, 23, from Los Angeles, was shot by police four times but survived and was later charged with murder. Mr Hernandez was the first TSA agent to be murdered since it was set up in the wake of 9/11.
Nov 1 -Veselin Laganin, shot dead in his home in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. In February 2012 Laganin was arrested along with Czech gangster Radovan Krejcir and former bouncer Jason Dominguez-Baya in connection with the alleged robbery of a businessman at a Pretoria West electronics shop.
Nov 1 – Gerardo Hernandez, 39, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent and a father of two, was checking IDs when he was shot dead at Los Angeles International Airport. Three other people were wounded in the attack. Paul Ciancia, 23, from Los Angeles, was shot by police four times but survived and was later charged with murder. Mr Hernandez was the first TSA agent to be murdered since it was set up in the wake of 9/11.

October 2013

Oct 29 – Mariana Popa, 24, Romanian prostitute, stabbed at 00:15 in Ilford Lane, Ilford, E London, near the junction with Loxford Lane. CCTV showed a suspect. Farooq Shah, 20, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. 

Oct 28 – Sean Humphrey, 26, attacked at his flat in Etive Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.

Oct 28 – Ellie Butler, 6, died from head injuries after being found collapsed at home in Westover Close, on the Shanklin Estate in Sutton, Surrey. Her father Ben Butler, 34, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 27Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, Sri Lankan Tamil pizza delivery driver, stabbed and found slumped at the wheel of his car in Southey area of Sheffield. He was making his last ever delivery before going to a new job as an IT consultant. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. In July 2014 Kasim Ahmed, 18, from Darnall, and Shamraze Khan, 26, from Sheffield, were jailed for a minimum of 23 and 24 years respectively. They were habitual street robbers.

Oct 27 – Francis McGraw, 55, attacked at his flat in Hermiston Road, Springboig, Glasgow. His brother was legendary gangland figure Tam “The Licensee” McGraw.

Oct 20 – Joele Leotta, 20, Italian waiter – stabbed at a flat above Vesuvius Italian restaurant in Maidstone, Kent. His friend Alex Galbiati, 20, survived. Aleksandras Zuravliovas, 26, , Saulius Tamoliunas, 23, and Linas Zidonis, 21, were jailed for life for his murder in June 2014. Tomas Gelezinis, 30, was acquitted of all charges. Witnesses allegedly heard someone shout: “You Italian ****, coming over here taking our jobs”. The trial heard they attacked the men because they believed they had made a complaint against one of them to their landlord about noise from the flat. Zuravliovas, got a minimum term of 21 years, while Zidonas, 21, and Tamoliunas, 24, will serve a minimum term of 20 years.

Oct 18 – Amoe Seline Stevens, 24, killed at home in Cairnfield Avenue, Neasden, NW London. Mohammud Yassin Yusuf, aged 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 17 – Henry Stangroom, 21, chef, stabbed in Lavender Sweep, London SW11. Andrew Morris, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 16 – Anthony Campbell, 49, killed at a house in Fulham. Neighbour Danny O’Gorman, 50, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 14 - Shammi Atwal, 45, a businessman, was killed as he tried to defend his business, Glenn & Co, a cash and carry in east London. Vidmantas Gorskoves, 26, Aurimas Diliunas, 27, Farhan Sheikh, 39, Deibidas Sumskas, 25, Reiniks Kivers, 28, and Edgaras Balezantis, 25, were all convicted of manslaughter and conspiracy to rob. Gorskoves, Diliunas, Balezantis and Sumskas were all jailed for 11 years. Sheikh and Kivers were both jailed for 13 years.
Oct – Special Constable Jermaine Bartley, 27, shot at his home in Irwindale Meadows, St James, Jamaica. His spouse was also shot and critically injured.

Oct 10 – Parvaiz Iqbal, a popular 40-year-old father-of-three boys, died in his butchers in Eastwood, Rotherham after being stabbed 51 times. Police later received reports of a man running through the town centre with a machete and arrested a 27-year-old on suspicion of murder near the Tesco store. One of Mr Iqbal’s employees, who tried to help at the scene, was also stabbed and suffered a serious stomach wound. Councillor Mahroof Hussain, who is the cousin of Mr Iqbal’s mother, said the shop was particularly busy yesterday ahead of the Eid celebrations. He said: “Parvaiz went into the fridge and the guy went after him with a knife. Naeem Mahmood, aged 27, of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, was jailed for life (27 years) in Feb 2014.

Oct 7 – Paul Joseph, 43, killed at home in Collier Street, Islington, N London. His father George Joseph, 76, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 6 – Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, died in hospital after sustaining injuries in a brawl in the Park Hotel pub in Middlesbrough. He had gone out to celebrate the birth of his baby son. Several people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Oct 5 – Badri Dabir, 69, died of head injuries at her home in Aitken Road, Barnet, N London. Mohammed Badvie, 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

September 2013

Sep 30 – Sean McHugh, 19, was stabbed with a sword stick at a launderette in Anfield, Liverpool. Reese O’Shaughnessy, 19, Andrew Hewitt, 15, Keyfer Dykstra, Corey Hewitt and Joseph McGill, all 14, were found guilty of murder and await sentencing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27317528

Sep 14 – Harjit Chaggar, 69, was thrown into the basement of the Sani Globe store in Chatham, Kent, where she died. Mohammad Islam, 29, from Gillingham, and Murshed Miah, 38, from Maidstone, were both jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 25 years in prison. Abdul Hannan, 45, from Maidstone, and Rasad Miah, 27, of Chatham, were both sentenced to five years in prison.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-27326538

Sep 27 - Calvin Clarke was stabbed in Haymarket, Sheffield. In Feb 2014 Orrett Duncan, 40, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control and was jailed for 12 years. The trial heard that Clarke and Duncan were love rivals. Duncan saw Clarke standing outside a shop armed with a knife. He walked into a Wilkinsons with two of his young children and bought a knife. He then  sent his children into another shop across the road. He then confronted Clarke, who took his knife out. They fought and Clarke slashed at him. Duncan got his knife out and stabbed him.

Sep – Joshua Ribera , 18,  rapper known as Depzman – stabbed outside TC’s club in Selly Oak, Birmingham at 11pm. He was attending an event in memory of Kyle Sheehan who died after being stabbed in the leg in Birmingham in Sep 2012. Armani Mitchell of The Green in Northfield has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Sep 18 – Kyle McDonald, 19, was shot dead in Battersea, SW London. In Aug 2014 Noor Omar, 23, a plumber from Battersea, was acquitted of murder. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that the bullet used to kill Mr McDonald – a rapper known as Veli Goodfellaz – dated from the First World War. Also charged was Darrell Michael Giscombe aged 23, of Weekley Square.

Sep 18 - Pavlos Fyssas, left-wing rapper known as Killah P, stabbed during a brawl after watching a football match in a cafe in Keratsini, a suburb of Athens. Giorgos Roupakias, 45, a supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn party, has been charged with his murder and awaits trial. The murder sparked riots by leftists in Athens. The police later raided the offices of Golden Dawn, an anti-immigrant party.

Sep 13 – Micah Urquhart, 19, stabbed in the heart at his flat in Luton. Waqar Younis, 19, and Paul Lynam, 18, have been charged with murder and went on trial in March 2014. Younis told the trial the first he knew of the killing was when he saw it reported on the local TV news. He said he knew Micah had smashed windows at his family’s home after bad feeling developed over a tackle on the football field. The trial heard Hertfordshire social services moved Micah into the flat to help him integrate into the community but it became a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Sep 13 – Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab and sons, Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15, died in a house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester.  Tristan Richards, 22, was jailed for life (35 years) and Kemo Porter, 19, was jailed for life (25 years). Six other men were cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.Shaun Carter, 24, was jailed for 15 years, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, was detained for 15 years in a young offenders’ institution.Jackson Powell, 20, Aaron Webb, 20, Akeem Jeffers, 21, of Buslingthorpe, Leeds, wered jailed for 12 years. Cairo Parker, 17, from Leicester, was jailed for eight years.

Sep 13 – Antoin Akpom, 20, assaulted in Kent Street, Leicester, at about 5.30pm. Hussain Hussain and Abdul Hakim, both aged 19, have been charged with murder and await trial. Mr Akpom, who coached a youth football team at Leicester Nirvana FC, was left for dead.

Sep 13 – Amina Bibi, 43, stabbed 70 times at her home in Forest Gate, E London. Her husband Mohamed Ali, 65, was jailed for life in 2014 along with Frederick Best, 47, a crack addict,who he hired to carry out the murder. Best was paid £1,000. He was disturbed by her eldest son who came back from school (at 8.30am) because he had forgotten his school books. The boy, 11, found her dying in a pool of blood. The trial heard police found Ali had called Best on his mobile several times prior to the murder. Ali was conducting an affair with his sister-in-law in Pakistan and had also built up a large amount of debt.

Sep 12 – Varkha Rani, 24, was killed in Walsall, West Midlands. Her new husband Jasvir Ram Ginday, 29, was charged with murder and went on trial in March 2014. The trial heard that he told a neighbour he had set fire to “general rubbish” but police found body parts. They married in India in March 2013 and she moved to the UK in August 2013 to be with him. The trial was told that he was a secret homosexual and that was why he killed her. The trial continues     http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2014/03/19/husband-killed-newly-wed-wife/

Sep 11 – Rodney Adams, 44, shot in St Ann’s Road, Tottenham. Jamie Nicholson, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Sep 9 – Anne Bury, 56, from Swainby, North Yorkshire, shot at her villa in Dalyan, Turkey. Her son Alex and mother Celia were injured. Veli Acar, 46, the family’s gardener, has appeared in court in connection with the shootings and been detained in prison. He was Mrs Bury’s lover and killed her after she broke up with him.

Sep 3 – Rosemary Shearman, 77, killed in Hornchurch, Essex. Thomas Blazquez, 50, of Redbridge, has been charged with the murder and awaits trial. He is a former Old Bailey prosecution case worker. Mrs Shearman had been preparing to go on a Saga cruise around the Canary Islands when she was attacked.

Sep 2 – Antiq Hennis, one, was shot in the face as gunfire rang out in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York at 7.20pm. The gunman was aiming at his father, Anthony Harris, who has a criminal record. Daquan Breland, 23, was arrested in Pennsylvania and charged with second degree murder, along with Daquan Wright, 19.

Sep 2 – Harjit Chaggar, 69, a widow and grandmother, bled to death after being thrown into a basement under a shop in Chatham, Kent. Her decomposing body was discovered 12 days later. Abdul Hannan, 44, Murshed Miah, 38, both from Maidstone, and Mohammed Liakat Islam, 28, from Gillingham, have been charged with murder and went on trial at Canterbury CC in March 2014. They also deny preventing her lawful burial, as does Rasad Miah, from Chatham. 

August 2013

Aug 30 – Patrick Bradley, 29, was stabbed to death during a vicious brawl in Greenock, Scotland. Derek Grant, 38, was jailed for six years for culpable homicide after pleading guilty. The trial in Aug 2014 heard Grant got into a fight with Bradley, a serial offender and “man of violence”, after his son Jordan was robbed of his iPhone. Grant was blinded in one eye during the brawl. Bradley had previously been jailed for stabbing another man in the eye. After Grant was jailed his wife said  they feared reprisals.

Aug 29 – Ayesha Ali, 8 – killed in Ilford, E London. Her mother Polly Chowdhury, 34, and another woman, Kiki Muddar, 41, from Chadwell Heath, are accused of murder and await trial.

Aug 26 (bank holiday) – Surjeet Singh, 23, stabbed in the neck during a fight in Southall Park at about 9pm. Six men were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Surjeet.
Aug 24Sabrina Moss, 24, nursery school teacher, shot at 4.12am in the street on Kilburn High Road, north west London, at the junction with Messina Avenue. Her friend, Sabrina Gachette, survived. Hassan Hussain, 28, from Willesden, and Martell Rico Warren, 22, of Hillingdon, and Yassin James, 19, from Wembley, were jailed for life (37 years) in Aug 2014. Simon Baptiste, 29, was jailed for four years for conspiracy to cause GBH.
August: Tjostolv Moland, a Norwegian, killed in his cell in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His cellmate Joshua French,  a former serviceman who holds dual British-Norwegian nationality is set to go on trial for murder. The men shared a cell after being sentenced to death by firing squad for murder and spying in 2009. Mr French, who was born in Kent, claims Moland committed suicide.
Aug 22 – Kevin MacKay, 39, drug dealer, was killed in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Andrew Brown, 23, and Dean Melnyk have been charged with murder and went on trial in March 2014. The trial heard MacKay died hours after the funeral of Jamie Abba, 19, aka Jabba, who died after taking ecstasy tablets supplied by MacKay. MacKay’s daughter Chelsea, 19, told the trial at Glasgow High Court that Jabba was one of her best friends. She was asked what effect the death of her father had on her and broke down crying as she said: “It’s ruined my life.” The trial continues.
Aug 21 – Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20, stabbed in Homerton, east London. Daniel Campbell, 18, of Nye Bevan estate, was jailed for life (17 years) in Oct 2014. The murder followed a chance encounter in Homerton High Street between Campbell and Lamarni, who was with a friend. On seeing them approaching, Campbell wenmt into a local shop, pulled out a knife and went back into the street to confront Lamarni and his friend. Campbell stabbed Lamarni once outside the shop, causing Lamarni to collapse on his back in the middle of the road. Campbell then fatally stabbed Lamarni in the chest, before running off into the Linzell Estate.
August 20 – Narendra Dabholkar, founder of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), a leading rationalist group, shot dead in Pune, India by a gunman on a motorbike. Vikas Khandelwal has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Dabholkar had campaigned against supersitious practices in India. Ironically Khandelwal claimed police hired a tantrik – or psychic  – in a bid to crack the case.  http://www.mid-day.com/articles/dabholkar-probe-now-accused-says-black-magic-used/15474158
Aug – Louise Brough – her body was found in a freezer in a council flat in Wilmcote House, Tyseley Road, Portsmouth. A 53-year-old man, from Southsea ,has been bailed until November.
Aug 16 – Chris Lane, 22, an Australian on a baseball scholarship, was shot dead in Duncan, Oklahoma.  Michael Dewayne Jones, 18, and 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna have been charged with murder and await trial.

Aug 14 – Orina Morawiec, 21, stabbed at a house in Eastdown Park, Lewisham. Farhad Safi, 22, was jailed for life (17 years) in March 2014. The trial heard Orina phoned her mother to make arrangements to meet her later that afternoon. The two agreed to go swimming and having lunch together and arranged to meet outside the Carphone Warehouse on Lewisham High Street at 1pm. During his interview Safi handed police a prepared statement in which he denied all responsibility for Orina’s murder but claimed a gang had killed her in order to put him in prison.
Aug 12Ajmol Alom, 16, a keen local boxer who had just finished his GCSEs at Langdon Park School – he was stabbed in Spey Street, Poplar, E London. Another boy survived. A week later his parents learned he had got 8 A grades at GCSE. Aminur Nadir Khan, 20, Mashudur Rahman, 22, and Ali Akbar Choudhury, 20, were all jailed for life (23 years). Alom was just about to find out his A level results. He hoped to be a doctor. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ajmol-alom-murder-three-men-3508993
Aug 6 – Taquii Khezihi, 20, stabbed outside Costcutter, in The Mall, Acton, west London. Alex Henry, 20, of Home Farm Road, W7; Cameron Ferguson, 19, from Southall; and Janhelle Murray-Grant, 19, of W7, were convicted of murder and jailed for life in March 2014. Tayyib Younis, 19, of Northcote Avenue, Acton, was acquitted.
August 4 – Gail Lucas, 51, stabbed to death in Chapeltown, Leeds, with the knife she used to protect herself. Her former boyfriend Stephen Maynard, 54, was jailed for life (14 years) in Dec 2013. The trial heard she drove to his flat after a party. The couple had been together since the 1980s and have two grown up children but Ms Lucas ended the relationship in 2011 due to Maynard’s continued violence towards her. In the months before the attack Ms Lucas had been moved to a safe house as Maynard continued to ignore injunctions and court orders designed to stop him from approaching or threatening her.
Aug – Neil Tulley, 54, stabbed 60 times at a house in Bellfields, Guildford, Surrey. Joshua Ellis, 22, and his brother Jerome Ellis, 14, were convicted of murder in March 2014 and will be sentenced in April. Mr Tulley was their mother’s boyfriend.
Aug 4 – Anu Kapoor, 27, receptionist, stabbed at home in Shrewsbury Road, east London. Her husband Rojel Haque, 40, admitted murder and was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2014.  Police were called by Haque at  16:50 on Sunday 4 August. Haque said he had come home from work to find his wife stabbed at their home address. He later admitted murder. The couple had two young children, a boy a girl, aged 8 years and 2 years.
July 2013
July 31 – Linah Keza, 29, stabbed at a flat in King Edward Road, N9. David Gikawa charged with murder.
July – Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, from Leyton, east London, was killed outside a bar in Malia, Crete in July in a fight which involved up to 30 British people. Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, from east London, has been charged with murder and is due to go on trial in Oct 2014.
July 26 – Liam Hamilton, 32, stabbed in the street after a family feud spiralled out of control in Poplar, east London. The confrontation, which involved at least nine members of the Hamilton family, was filmed by a neighbour on his mobile phone. It ended when Liam’s cousin Paul Hamilton, 30, ran up and plunged a knife into his back in the doorway of a block of flats. Hamilton was jailed for life (26 years) in Feb 2014. His brothers Noel Hamilton, 35, of Manchester Road, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs, and Thomas Hamilton, 36, of Poplar High Street, were acquitted of murder and violent disorder. James Hamilton, 27, was acquitted of violent disorder. The trial has heard that the feud began after an argument between eight year old girls.

July 20 – Rosemary Gill, 48, was battered to death with a dumbbell in St Werburghs, Bristol. Her daughter Jasmine, 19, found her body. Her husband, Nirmal Grill, 49, was jailed for life (17 years). The trial at Bristol Crown Court in MAy 2014 heard he killed her after finding out she was having an affair with her ex-husband Andrew Cooper. Gill paid a private investigator to follow his wife and fit a tracking device on her car. She had been with Cooper between 1982 and 1986 but married Gill in 1989. She met Cooper, a ;orry driver, again in 2013. She told Gill she wanted a divorce. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-27604741

July – Charles Parker, a registered sex offender, and his wife Gretchen, were stabbed at their home near Jonesville, South Carolina. Jeremy and Christine Moody have been charged with the murders. Moody admitted to targeting Parker because he was a registered sex offender. They were the only members of a racist gang called Crew 41.http://www.wspa.com/story/22905753/two-bodies-dogs-found-inside-union-county-home

July – Louisa Denby, 84, was stabbed at her home in Shipley, West Yorkshire. In Dec 2013 at Bradford CC her grandson, Nathaniel Flynn, 26, admitted murder and also admitted attempting to murder a nine-year-old boy, Jason D’Arcy, in a nearby skate park. He was later jailed for life. Flynn moved in with his gran in 2009 after leaving the US where he had been living with his mother in Virginia.
July 19 – Julie Beattie, 24, died in a fire in Asolandor Drive, London SE17. Ashley  Williams, aged 48, of Asolando Drive,was jailed for life (25 years) in April 2014. He hit her with a hammer and set fire to her after she threatened to leave him.
July 18 – Alexandra Kovacs, 25, strangled and dumped in a suitcase in a park in Dollis Valley, north London. Laszlo Gyarmati, 29, a Hungarian national, was jailed for life (17 years).
The trial heard Gyarmati and Miss Kovacs had met some months previously when they briefly lived in the same property. She was killed in the middle of the night.
July 10 – Shivani Kapoor, strangled at home in Northwood, NW London. Her husband Manas Kapoor, 35, was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2014. Kapoor, who worked for Morgan Stanley, was facing a disciplinary meeting at work about some missing money.
July 14 – Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, disabled, beaten to death and then set on fire at his home in Brislington, Bristol. Lee James, 24, was jailed for life (18 years) while his friend Stephen Norley, 25, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. Mr Ebrahimi, who was originally from Iran, had been wrongly branded a paedophile after he took photographs of children he suspected of vandalising his hanging baskets. Norley helped James drag Mr Ebrahimi’s body from the scene of the attack and obtained white spirit to burn the body. His remains were found 100m from his maisonette in Capgrave Crescent. The IPCC are investigating various failures. Bristol council also investigating mistakes it made.
July 13 – Graham Buck, 66, stabbed to death in village of Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. Ian McLoughlin, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was jailed for life (40 years) in Oct 2013.  Mr Buck was stabbed after going to help a neighbour, Francis Cory-Wright, 86, who was being robbed. Mr McLoughlin, who was arrested in Tottenham, north London, had killed two people before – Len Delgatty in 1984 and Brighton barman Peter Halls in 1992. But sentencing him at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Sweeney said he was forbidden from imposing a whole life tariff because of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. Two other people have been charged with assisting an offender: David McCollin, 50, of Ridley Villas, Hackney, east London, and Shirley Dean, 54, of Ermine Road, Tottenham, north London.
 
July 12 – Orville Brown, 47, of Elmhurst Road, Enfield, stabbed to death. Paul Floyd Marshall, 51 (27.5.62) unemployed, also of Elmhurst Road, Enfield awaits trial for murder.
July 10 – Shivani Kapoor, strangled at home in Northwood, NW London. Her husband Manas Kapoor, 35, was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2014. Kapoor, who worked for Morgan Stanley, was facing a disciplinary meeting at work about some missing money.
July 7 – Cody Johnson, 25, pushed to his death in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. His wife Jordan Graham, 22, has been charged with first degree murder and is due to go on trial in Dec 2013. They had been married for eight days when they argued over her doubts about the marriage. She texted a friend that she planned to confront Johnson about those doubts. The trial is in in US District Court in Missoula.

June 2013

June – Gary Brisco, 42, was killed at a homeless hostel in Whitechapel, east London. Mehretab Zemicael, 43, an Eritrean national, was jailed for life in March 2014.

June 30 – Katherine Dixon, 40, stabbed at home in Ullathorne Road, Streatham, south London. Her jealous and controlling boyfriend Jonathan Tebbs, 46, was jailed for life in March 2014. The trial heard he killed her after she tried to end their relationship.

June 29 – David Findlay, 41, had his throat with a butcher’s knife in Toryglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Alan Storie, 26, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder. The trial heard Findlay had taunted him about his ginger hair. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-25859849

June 29 – Mohamed Abdullahi, 20, from Kentish Town, stabbed in York Way, Islington. Dean Winston, 19, and Calvin Jerelle Collins, 19 were jailed for life for murder in March 2014.  Kyle Sober-Froud, 19, admitted murder and was also jailed for life. The trial heard he was killed after they mistakenly believed he had fired a gun at Winston’s house earlier.

June 25 – Georgina “Doddy” Barnett, 90, battered to death at home in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Thomas Brogan, 46, was jailed for life (18 years) in Oct 2013. The trial heard he was drunk and angry after breaking a mobile phone.
June – Asma Begum, 21, stabbed in the leg in Gipton, Leeds. Her boyfriend Aseeb Rahman, 24, was jailed for life (16 years) in Dec 2013. The trial heard he killed her after she complained about his drinking. Rahman made a 999 call after the attack and suggested an intruder was to blame for causing her injuries. Sentencing him the judge described him as a “violent bully” who had a terrible attitude to women.
June 23 – Darrell Farnham, 44, shot through the heart with a crossbow in Aylesbury, Bucks. Russell Gill, 42, was jailed for life (24 years) in Oct 2013. The trial at Reading CC heard Gill had a drugs habit and owed £6,000 to Mr Farnham, who was his former landlord.
June 21 – Rebecca Thompson, 11, strangled at home in Bushey, Hertfordshire. Her father Simon Thompson, 52, then drove his VW Golf into a roundabout. Thompson pleaded not guilty to murder but prosecutors accepted his plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-25861100
June – Phyllis Dunleavy, 66, from Dublin, killed, dismembered and buried in a shallow grave on Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh. Her son James Dunleavy, known as Seamus, has been charged with her murder and awaits trial. Her other son was shot dead in 2005.
June 21 – Jeff Coombes, 51, was killed at his flat in Walthamstow, NE London. His neighbour Leonard Head, 50, was jailed for life (25 years) in Feb 2014.
June 17 – Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro gridiron player, shot and his body dumped in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Aaron Hernandez, a professional NFL player with the New England Patriots, was charged with the murder in August 2013. He is also rumoured to be under investigation over a shooting on July 16, 2012, in Boston when Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, were shot dead in a car. It is also claimed that he shot and blinded a man after an incident in a Miami strip club.
June 15 – David Hutchinson, 63, a retired council worker and alcoholic, was killed with one punch after being attacked at home in Nelson, Lancashire. Lukas Karpavicius, 16, from Lithuania, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. The boy bragged about it being his “first knockout” after landing the fatal punch from behind. Mr Hutchinson was struck from behind to the face with such force that he suffered a broken right jaw and in his resulting fall he fractured his left skull near to the eye socket which caused bleeding to the brain.
June 15 – Colin Greenway, 56, had his throat slashed in Greenwich, SE London. His neighbour Daha Mohammed, 51, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely. Mr Greenway was wheelchair-bound. Mohammed walked to HMP Belmarsh after the killing and admitted to a member of staff that he killed him.

June 14 – Jake Milton, 17, stabbed near the junction of Cossington Road and Newquay Road in Knowle West, Bristol. Nathan Warburton, 19, and Lewis Talbot, 18, have been charged with murder and await trial.

June 10 – Damaris Martinez, Dominican national, vanished from Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Her body was found, concealed in a box, a week later beside the Millennium Highway. Romano Giovanni Howell, 34, from Kew Town, has been charged with murder and awaits trial in July 2014.

June 10 – Colin Bolton, 28, was stabbed to death at a flat in Kingston-upon-Thames. Andrew Nichols, 45, was convicted of manslaughter in March 2014. The trial heard Nichols was jealous and discovered his girlfriend of 18 months was dating another man. Nichols fled to Portsmouth but was arrested.

June 8 – Alice McMeekin, 58, and Katie Jenkin, 20, axed to death at home in Cumbria. John Jenkin, 24, had been released from Furness General Hospital two days earlier after trying to commit suicide by taking a cocktail of LSD, whisky and painkillers and jumping into a river. In March 2014 his plea of guilty to manslaughter (diminished responsibility) was accepted and he was sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. He was suffering from schizophrenia.

June 4 – Reema Ramzan, 18, was beheaded with a knife at house in Herries Road, Shirecliffe, Sheffield. Aras Hussein, 20, of Herries Road, awaits trial accused of murder. He has also been charged with assaulting five people at the Northern General Hospital, where he was taken following his arrest.

 June 2Ali Ismail Kokmaz, 19, a student, was beaten to death with baseball bats and truncheons during the so-called Occupy Gezi protests against the government in the city of Eskisehir, Turkey. The attack was recorded by security cameras and Korkmaz, wearing a “World Peace” T-shirt, suffered a brain haemorrhage and died after 38 days in a coma. Eight men went on trial in Feb 2014, including four plain clothes policemen,Savan Gekvunar, head of the police unit, Mevlut Saldogan, Huseyin Engin, and Yalcin Akbulut.

June – Reema Ramzan, 18, student, was stabbed and decapitated at a flat in Sheffield. Her boyfriend, pizza delivery driver Aras Hussein, 21, then stabbed himself in the chest. He was jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 20 years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-27050266

June 7 – Rania Alayed, 25, from Syria, was stabbed to death at a flat in Salford, Manchester. Her husband Ahmed Al-Khatib, 35, from Middlesbrough, was jailed for life (17 years) in June 2014. He claimed he killed her in self defence when she approached him in the form of an evil apparition, a djinn, and commanded him to bury her body. Her body has not been found. He said he buried hear beneath trees near the A19 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. During the trial Al-Khatib put his hands around the throat of an interpreter and then banged his head against the glass of the dock. But the prosecution said he was faking mental illness. He had originally tried to pretend the mother-of-three was still alive and had moved to Turkey.

May 2013

May 30 -Alfred Stemporowski, 55, a Polish national of no fixed address, found dead by some bins in Keats Close, Enfield, north London. Damin Walczyk, 29 (dob 24.09.83), a Polish national of no fixed abode has been charged with the murder and awaits trial.
May 29 -Giuseppina Fazzani, 82, died in a fire at her home in Deptford, SE London. Tuan Anh Le, 23, a Vietnamese national, was jailed for 13 years for manslaughter.
May – Matthew Stevenson, 10, and his sister Carla, five, had their throats cut at home in Lyon, France. Their father Julian Stevenson, 48. who was English, fled on roller skates but was arrested nearby. He hanged himself in a French prison on New Year’s Eve 2013 while awaiting trial. He had been involved in an acrimonious custody battle with his French ex-wife and had a drink problem. His visitation rights were curtailed after a violent clash with his ex-wife in 2010.

May 27 – Rico Dardis, 30, DJ, from Parkstone, – body found in sea at Steamer Point, Friars Cliff, off the coast of Bournemouth. He was killed by a boat propeller. Two men have been arrested and bailed.

May 26 – Andrew Iacovou, betting shop manager, shot in betting shop in Morden, south London. In Jan 2014 Shafique Ahmad Aarij, 21, a regular gambler at the shop, was jailed for life (26 years). The trial heard he robbed Mr Iacovou, a father of three, of £296 and then walked out the store and caught a bus, covered in blood. 

May 24 – Marjorie Gilby, 88, stabbed in sheltered accommodation in Sutton Street, London E1. Imran Douglas, 17, from Romford, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2013.  A nurse had been walking past Marjorie’s room when she spotted that the door, that was always open, was closed. As she looked through the letterbox she saw a man in Marjorie’s room. After she entered the room she found Marjorie suffering from a stab wound, and a rear window was open.
May 24 – Angelica Timis, Romanian woman, 35, killed by former Italian boyfriend, because he did not accept the end of the relationship in Guardamiglio, Italy. Maurizio Cicer, 49, awaits trial.http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ro&u=http://www.gazetaromaneasca.com/observator/36-comunitate/5934-angelica-timi-35-de-ani-ucis-de-fostul-iubit-italian.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3DAngelica%2BTimis%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DULh%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official

May – Rigat Essag Ghirmay, 28, murdered and dismembered in Toronto, Canada. Adonay Zekarias, 42, was charged with murder in Oct 2013.  He also stabbed Nighisti Semret, 55, a cleaner, as she left work at 7am on 23 Oct, 2012, in pouring rain. Both victims were Eritrean immigrants. Zekarias also immigrated to Canada from Eritrea in the past five years.

May 23 – Anthony Quinn, 32, British expat quantity surveyor, attacked at 4am after coming out of a bar in Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. His body was later found in the harbour. Misael Castillo, 19, of Long Bay and Stanford Forbes Jr, 18, of Leeward Highway, have been accused of murder and await trial. http://tcweeklynews.com/quinn-murder-case-defence-attorney-wants-higher-fees-p4382-1.htm

May 22Lee Rigby, 25, soldier, hacked to death after being run down by a car near Woolwich Barracks in SE London. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, remain in hospital after
being shot by police when they charged towards armed officers in Woolwich after allegedly assaulting Drummer Rigby. Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo have been charged with murder and await trial.
May -Fabiana Luzzi, 15, stabbed to death by a 17-year-old suitor, known only as Davide M, when she refused to have sex with him after kissing in a forest on the edge of Corigliano Calabro in Calabria in southern Italy.http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/05/29/italy-rages-against-murder-of-fabiana-luzzi.html
May 20 – Atif Ali, 27, shot after a collision between his car and another car in Leicester Road, Luton. In Jan 2014 four men were charged with conspiracy to murder – Sajed Hussain, 31, from Portland Road, Luton; Mohammed Shazhad Mahroof, 28, from Selbourne Road, Luton; Mark O’Neil, 40, from Lansbury Drive, Hayes, Middlesex and Bernard Pillay, 41, from Campion Close, Hillingdon, Uxbridge. They all await trial.
May 18 – Xhem Krasniqi, 31, Albanian scaffolder – shot dead in Church Road, Hove, East Sussex while visiting relatives. Mr Krasniqi lived in Kent. Sussex Police say they know the gunman’s name. Two other men escaped unhurt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-22593705

May 14 – Turkish-born Serafettin Demirsay, 65, stabbed at home in Vineyard Way, Kempston, Bedford, at 21:30 BST after three men forced their way in.  His 68-year-old partner was threatened, stabbed in the arm and had money and jewellery stolen. A man, 24, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

May 12 – Burak Yildirim, 17, Fenerbahce fan – stabbed to death at an Istanbul bus station hours after derby match against arch-rivals Galatasaray. A 20-year-old Galatasaray fan was charged with murder. Galatasaray lost 2-1.

May 11 – Richard Craddock, 51, businessman, stabbed in the neck in his car in Gowerton, Swansea. Katie Ann Jenkins, 24, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years in July 2014 after admitting manslaughter. The former call centre worker met Mr Craddock through a friend in May 2013. On the night of the stabbing she had been at his flat in Sandfields, Swansea, with a friend when she claimed Mr Craddock told her she was attractive and tried to touch her. She then hid a knife in her bra when he gave her a lift.

May 10 – Businessman and blogger Dennis Lane, was stabbed at home in Ellicott City, Maryland. His daughter Morgan Lane Arnold, 14, and her boyfriend Jason Bulmer, 20, have been charged with murder and await trial. Prosecutors say Bulmer told police that Arnold told him to kill her father because “she was sick of him.”
May 9 – Pamela Devitt, 63, killed by four bit bull terriers while out walking in Littlerock, California. The dogs’ owner Alex Jackson, 31, was convicted of second degree murder in Aug 2014 and faces 24 years to life.
May 9 – Lisa Bennett, 39, vanished after leaving a shop in Selly Oak, Birmingham. A murder inquiry was launched in Feb 2014.

May 9 – Champion Ganda, 17, from Romford – stabbed in Forest Gate, east London. A 16-year-old boy survived.

May 8 – Khadar Hussein, 19, from Beckenham, shot dead in Kenilworth Road, Penge, south London. Trai Williamson, 19, of NFA, has been charged with murder. Trial pending.

May 6- Tim Bosma, 32, killed at Ancaster, near Toronto, Canada after letting two men test drive his Dodge Ram truck that he was selling over the internet. The truck was later found at the hoeme of Dellen Millard. Millard, and Mark Smich, are accused of murder and await trial. Police are also investigating the Nov 2012 death of Millard’s father, Wayne, and the disappearance of his former girlfriend Laura Babcock, 23, in the summer of 2012.

May 2 – Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, prosecutor in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto – ambushed and shot dead as he was driving from his Islamabad home to a court hearing in the Bhutto case in Rawalpindi. Police have not speculated on a reason for the shooting.

April 2013

AprilThe decomposing bodies of Andrew Stout, Steven White and Kaylie Bailey were discovered at Stout’s farm in Ottawa, Kansas. The body of Bailey’s daughter, Lana-Leigh, 18 months old, was found in a suitcase several days later. Kyle Flack has been charged with capital murder and awaits trial. http://www.kshb.com/news/detective-kyle-flack-admitted-killing-housemate-with-shotgun-in-franklin-county-homicide-trial

April 30 – Philomena Dunleavy, 66, killed, beheaded and dismembered at home in Edinburgh. Her remains were dumped on Corstorphine Hill. Her son James, 40,  an Irish Muslim convert, was converted of culpable homicide and sent to Carstairs Mental Hospital. The trial heard he killed her because he believed she had shamed the family.

April 29 – Mohammed Saleem, 82, was stabbed in the back after leaving the Green Lane Mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham. Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, a Ukrainian, has been charged with murder. He was also charged with setting fire to the mosque in July 2013.

April 27 – Sean Hayes stabbed to death at a house in Bexley, SE London, after confronting his brother Mark. Mark Hayes, 53, was jailed for life (22 years) in July 2014. The trial heard the pair had fallen out 10 years earlier after Sean failed to attend his father’s funeral. The killing occurred on the day of their brother Tommy’s funeral. The two sides of the family clashed in a pub in Lee Green and Sean went round to Mark’s house after he was told Mark threatened to bottle his daughter.

April – Heather Arthur, 50, jazz singer, was stabbed in the heart at home in Gosforth, Newcastle. Her controlling husband Mark Arthur, 50, was jailed for life (18 years) in Feb 2014. The trial at Newcastle CC heard he killed her after learning she was having an affair with a saxophonist Paul Gowland.  Arthur denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/heather-arthur-murder-trial-mark-6701908

Apr 24-  Derek Boateng, stabbed as he travelled home on a bus to celebrate his 16th birthday in north Londonn. Shawn Green, 15, and from Havering, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of stabbing the college student on the Route 393 bus through Highbury. He was sentenced to life (12 years). Green got on the bus in Highbury at 15:06hrs and became involved in a brief exchange of words with Derek. Within minutes the teenage attacker, who was just 15 at the time of the incident, had pulled out a blade and stabbed Derek in the chest.
Apr 23 – Kaziah Burke, 25, shot several times near the New Era petrol station on Airport Road in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Cortez Simmons, 29, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Apr 23 – Thomas Ward, 21, a traveller, was shot by three masked men as he slept with his wife and his five-day-old daughter in a caravan in Stevenage. His cousin John Boy Ward, 32,  was arrested near Copenhagen, Denmark, in Feb 2014. His pregnant wife Joleen Josie Ward, 21, from Chadwell Heath, has been charged with assisting an offender.

April 18 – Zafer Eren, 34, shot dead in The Meadway, Southgate, N London. Samuel Zeria, 20, has been charged with the murder of Mr Eren and awaits trial on 11 Nov 2013. Wayne McNeish, 32, has been charged with perverting the course of justice. Jamie Marsh-Smith, 22, has been charged with attempted murder in a case linked to the Eren shooting. Eren was a member of the Tottenham Turks.

April 14 – Jerome Edwards, 23, shot dead in Camberwell, SE London. Clleon Smith, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

April 10 – Michael Kerr, a DJ, was stabbed to death in Satmar Lane, Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone, Kent. In Dec 2013 Charlotte Coulson and Alicia Davis, both 22, were jailed for life for murder. After slitting his throat they claimed he had tried to rape Davis. During the trial, the jury heard both defendants were heavy drinkers and, on the day before his death, Davis had sex with Mr Kerr for money so she could buy more alcohol. Davis was given a tariff of 25 years and Coulson 20 years. The trial heard they “concocted a vicious story about Michael Kerr in order to exonerate themselves”.

April 9 – Paul Foster, 46, known as Big Shyne, was shot outside a friend’s house in Brunel Road, Luton. The killing was the third of 10 shooting incidents in the town this year, and the first gun-related fatality. Mr Foster was the uncle of murdered teenager Delaney Brown, 19, who was deliberately knocked off his bike by Kyle Beckford, 22, while driving a stolen BMW, last September.

April – Lisa Clay, 41, and her six-year-old boy Joseph Chadwick, were found dead at their bungalow in the village of Bolton-le-Sands, in Lancashire. Man, 34, arrested.

April 6 -Sarah Groves, 24, British traveller – stabbed to death in a floating hotel on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. Richard de Wit, 43, a Dutch national, has been charged with her murder. He has confessed but denied sexually assaulting her. She was there with her Indian boyfriend, who she had met in Goa.De Wit fled with only his passport, leaving behind all his belongings, but was arrested in Qazigund, a town just under 45 miles south of Srinagar.
April 5 – Mohammed Hussein, 17, shot in Bounces Road, Edmonton, north London. Natneal Tesfay, 20, and Christopher Aluma, 18, charged with murder and await trial.
April 3 – John Chapman, 56, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, buried in Thorney Dyke, near Peterborough. Their deaths are thought to be linked to the death of Kevin Lee, 48, from Peterborough, whose body was found in a roadside ditch at Newborough on March 30. He had been stabbed. Robert Moore, 55, of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, has been charged with assisting an offender.
March 2013
March 30 – Mike McLelland, district attorney in Texas, and his wife, shot. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21986432

Mar 22 – Karl Bradley, 31 – shot 4 times in the back garden of his house in West Derby, Liverpool. Bradley was said to be “known to the police”. Unsolved.

Mar 18 – Daneshia Arthur, 30 – killed at home in Baden Powell Close, Dagenham, Essex. Delton Coley, 35, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Mar 10 – Ibrahim Ali, 20 – stabbed in a fight at a house party in Stamford Close, Tottenham at around 5am. Four other men were found at the scene suffering various injuries.  Three people await trial accused of murder. They are Tara Phillips, 32, of Cheffins Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire; Chez Degoze, 27, from Tottenham; and Rhys Brown, 20 of N15.

Mar 9 – Tom Brittain, 26, songwriter and R n B artist known as Twister, stabbed at a flat in Parkside Quarter, Colchester, Essex. Jack Hummerstone, 18, from Clerkenwell, was jailed for life (26 years) for murder in Sep 2013. Andre Vella, 19, from Frinton, was jailed for 10 years for aggravated burglary and possessing an imitation firearm. The trial heard the pair planned to rob Brittain of drugs and cash. Other people in the flat locked themselves in a room.

Mar 8 – Roberto Troyan, 63, suffered head injuries at his home in Mount Street, Mayfair, central London. David Jeffs, 36, from Larch Close, Arnold, Nottingham, was jailed for life in Dec 2013. The trial heard Jeffs, a financial adviser, had defrauding Troyan, a former client, out of £343,000. Troyan inherited a significant sum of money when his civil partner died.

March 7 – Christina Edkins, 16, from Ladywood, Birmingham, was stabbed on a bus as she travelled to Leasowes High School in Halesowen. A 22- year-old man from Walsall has been arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act. In Oct 2013 he admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital. It emerged that Simelane was a paranoid schizophrenic.

Mar 4 - March 4 – Christie McHugh, 33, from Barnet, was run over in a road rage incident in a car park in Barnet. Ophelia Okai-Koi, 52, a nurse, was found guilty in June 2014 of causing death by careless driving and was jailed for 12 months and disqualified from driving for two years. Okai-Koi, who had been to the supermarket, got into a row with Mrs McHugh and her husband. A row broke out and Okai-Koi called 999.
She was advised to wait for police but tried to drive off. Mrs McHugh climbed onto the bonnet of the car. Okai-Koi drove off and Mrs McHugh fell off and suffered fatal injuries.

Mar 3 – Pamela Jackson, 55, from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, died of a fractured skull. Her body was dumped on the moors above Halifax and discovered on 27 May. Her boyfriend Adrian Muir, 51, from Halifax, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 18 years for manslaughter. The trial heard he had a torried relationship with Ms Jackson. She once boasted of having another lover and told Muir in a text message: “He is great in bed.”

Mar 2 – David Kochs, 43, died after being involved in drug-fuelled sado-masochistic gay sex at a flat in Jesmond, Newcastle. Kirk Thompson, 46, a former vet, went on trial in Feb 2014. He denies manslaughter. Mr Kochs was burned and suffered severe internal injuries. After he died Thompson left him under a duvet and has sex with another man. He met both online.

February 2013

Feb 19 – Abbie Emmett, 43, from Addlestone, Surrey, fell to her death from their hotel room in Dubai. Her husband, motorbike racer Sean Emmett, who won 19 British Superbike events, was arrested on suspicion of consuming alcohol without a licence. He returned to the UK in Dec 2013 and was arrested by Surrey Police on his arrival. He has not been charged.

Feb 17 – Peter Hagan, 16, stabbed in a tower block (Albion House) in Neville Gill Close, Wandsworth. He bled to death in the stairwell. In Dec 2013 Jamaal Ferguson, 23, of Albion House, was sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 21 years. His brother Malki Ferguson, 22; Romell Martin, 22; and Dean Harmes, 27, were all sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 17 years.

Feb 22 – Benedykt Nowak, 34 – died in a fire at a factory on Dilloway Industrial Estate in Southall, west London. Jakub Ostrowski, 36, from Isleworth, and Mariusz Florowski, 38, from Greenford, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Feb 21 -Kenny Cherry, aka Kenny Clutch, a pimp and aspiring rapper, originally from Oakland, California – shot and crashed his Maserati into a taxi on The Strip in Las Vegas. The taxi burst into flames, killing driver Michael Boldon, 62, and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48. Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, 26, was arrested in LA a week later . He has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Feb 16 – Rashid Naeem, 29, a stallholder, was stabbed at Queens Market in east London. Karlton Burton, 15, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder and Javauntee Campbell, 16, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. The trial heard the boys stole watches from the stall and then stabbed Naeem when he confronted them.

Feb 14Reeva Steenkamp, 29, model – shot in the bathroom of a house in the gated community of Silver Lakes, near Pretoria, South Africa. Her boyfriend, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He has claimed he shot her by accident, thinking she was an intruder.

Feb 14 – Subhan Anwar, 24 – killed in his cell in HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire. Fellow inmates Gary Smith, 47, and Lee Newell, 44, have been charged with murder and await trial. Anwar was convicted in 2009 of murdering his girlfriend’s child, Zahbeena Navsarka, in Huddersfield.

Feb 13 – Kieron Butterworth, 17 – stabbed in Harehills, Leeds. Ghanu Stout, 27, was charged with murder and awaits trial.

Feb 13 – Loretta Saunders, 26, a part Inuit woman from Labrador who was studying at St Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, vanished. Her body was later found in woods off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick two weeks later. Blake Leggette, 26, and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, have been charged with murder and await trial. Ironically Loretta’s studies focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women. She was three months pregnant. Leggette and Henneberry allegedly stole her car and were arrested in Harrow, Ontario. She had also rented out an apartment to them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568902/Loretta-Saunders-missing-Body-pregnant-student-26-investigating-murdered-aboriginal-women-dumped-alongside-highway-hundreds-miles-home.html

Feb 11 – Ganimete Hoti, 42, stabbed at home in Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, NE London. In Feb 2014 her husband Muhamet Hoti, 44,  was jailed for life for murder. They had three children.

Feb 8 – Paul Cunningham, 35, illegal cannabis grower, battered with a golf club at his flat in Haghill, Glasgow. Stuart Patterson, 27, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2013. He claimed his wife Kimberley Reid, 25, had killed Mr Cunningham. Reid admitted stealing cannabis plants from the flat and gave evidence against Patterson after having her not guilty plea to murder accepted by the Crown. She was jailed for 22 months.

Feb 8 – Lylah Aaron, 3, beaten to death at home in Shiregreen, Sheffield. Delroy Catwell, a DJ, 31, was jailed for life (20 years) in Nov 2013. The child’s mother, Precious Chibanda, a trainee nurse, had gone to work at Derby Royal Infirmary. She left the child in the care of Catwell, her boyfriend.

Feb 6 – Pernella Forgie, 79, killed at her home in Catford, south London. Her son Simon Forgie, 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Feb 3 – Tina Casey, 42, stabbed at home in Holywell, Tyneside. Her mother-in-law Heather Emmonds, 58, from Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, was jailed for life (20 years) in Dec 2013. She admitted stabbing but claimed she was not in control of her actions. But she was found guilty by a jury. Miss Casey had been in a long-term relationship with Emmonds’s son Keith. After they split up she threatened to take her son to live in the Isle of Man. She had already twice tried to poison the younger woman by crushing sleeping tablets into a chilli and a sweet and sour dish she had prepared. Emmonds was later found collapsed in her Vauxhall Corsa after crashing it at a roundabout in Shiremoor, North Tyneside, having taken an overdose of sleeping tablets. Inside the car were 10 handwritten notes in which she admitted what she had done.

Feb 3 – Shaun McDermott, 44 – attacked outside the Havering Oak pub in Romford. Sean Boggans, 29, from Brentwood, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Sep 2013.

Feb 3 – Monica Quan, 28, daughter of LAPD captain and her boyfriend Keith Lawrence, 27 – shot in Irvine, California. Chris Dorner, 33, former US Navy Seal and LAPD cop, was also responsible for other shootings. He fled into the mountains of southern California, was surrounded by cops and shot himself before setting a house on fire. He had been fired from LAPD in 2009 and took it badly. Quan’s father was officer who represented him at disciplinary hearing. While on the run Dorner filed this manifesto, which was posted on the internet: http://www.policymic.com/articles/26194/chris-dorner-manifesto-full-text-read-the-full-christopher-dorner-manifesto

Feb 2 – Chris Kyle, 38, Iraq war veteran and former US Navy Seal dubbed “deadliest sniper in US history” and his neighbour, Chad Littlefield – shot at Rough Creek Lodge shooting range in Texas. Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Routh was apparently suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and Kyle and Littlefield were trying to help him.

Feb 2 – Sarai Sierra, 33, American holidaymaker from Staten Island, New York, mother of two – died of blow to the head, body dumped near city walls in Istanbul, Turkey. She vanished on Jan 2. She was married but had sex with a Turkish man while on holiday. Ziya Tasali, 46, a homeless scrap paper collector, was arrested near the Syrian border, charged with murder and awaits trial. He has reportedly confessed to killing her after inhaling paper thinner.

Feb 2Anene Booysen, 17, gang raped, murdered, and disembowelled on a building site in Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. Jonathan Davids, 22, and Johannes Kana, 21, have been charged with murder and await trial.

January 2013

Jan 31 – Mark Austin, 53, beaten up in Aylesbury, Bucks. Unsolved.

Jan 31 – Sasha Marsden, 16, childcare student – stabbed and set on fire in an alley in Blackpool. David Minto, 22, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 29Hadiya Pendleton, 15, student who sang at President Obama’s second inauguration a few weeks earlier – shot after sheltering from rain in a park in South Side, Chicago. Victim of gang violence. Kenneth Williams, 20, and Michael Ward, 18, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Jan 28 -Debbie Levey, care manager, found dead at her country cottage in East Ashling, near Chichester, West Sussex. Phillip Brown, 45, was charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 27 – Hani Hicham Abou El-Kheir, 16, from the Churchill Gardens estate in Pimlico – stabbed in Lupus Street, Pimlico, central London. In Feb 2014 Ahmed Mikhaimar, 19, was jailed for life (26 years); Craig Boyce, 25, was jailed for life (27 years); Tarquai Joseph, 18, was jailed for life (26 years); Arber Barbatovci, 20, was jailed for life (26 years) and another 19 year old who cannot be named for legal reasons was jailed for life (26 years).  Donjeta Gashi, 20, was convicted of perverting the course of justice in relation to paying for accommodation at the Full Moon Backpacker hotel in Bristol for one of the accused, who went on the run. She was jailed for 9 months.

Jan 25 – Detective Adrian Donohoe, 41, from Garda Siochana – shot during an attempted robbery at a credit union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, County Louth. Four men in a VW Passat escaped. Unsolved.

Jan 24 – Joudia Zimmat, 34, French jogger – stabbed in Imes, France. Robert Plant, 32, a British national, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 22 – Chloe Siokos, 80, Greek Cypriot, found dead at her home in North Finchley, north London. House then set on fire. Her husband Argyrios Siokos, 69, is believed to have been responsible. He was found dead in a bedroom.

Jan 20 – Riley Turner, 4, was killed at home in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Anwar Rosser, 33, a former soldier, was jailed for life (whole life) in Feb 2014 at Bradford CC. Riley’s family had allowed him to stay the night on a sofa. He went upstairs and killed the boy. He was described as a “psychotic, bullying alcoholic”.

Jan 20 – PC Gareth Francis, 28, off duty police officer based at West Didsbury – punched in the street in Edgeley, Stockport, after a night out. Westley Holland, 20, has been charged with manslaughter and awaits trial.

Jan 19 – Petra Meirnykas, 49, Lithuanian – found in a warehouse in Rainham, Essex. Ausras Maslovas, 45, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 19 – Riley Turner, 4, found dead at his home in Oakworth, near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Anwar Rosser, 32, has been charged with murder and will go on trial at Bradford CC on July 22, 2013. http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resources/JCO/Documents/Judgments/sentencing-remarks-coulson-j-r-v-rosser.pdf

Jan 18 – Egidijus Ceplionis, 40, Lithuanian – died in Pembury Close, Hackney, E London. Giedrius Zinkevicius, 38, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 17 – Shaun O’Neill, 2, died at home in Modbury, near Plymouth. His mother Angela Vane, 40, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 16 – Aslan Usoyan, 75, aka Ded (Grandpa) Khasan, ethnic Kurd mafia godfather – shot by a sniper near a restaurant in Moscow. He has been involved in a feud with Georgian rival Tariel Oniani. Unsolved.

Jan 16 – Keiran Crump Raiswell, 18, student at Sheffield University – stabbed in Whalley Range, Manchester. Imran Akhtar Hussain, 26, from Bracknell, Berkshire has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 13 – Joseph Kent, 24, attacked outside Xscape ski centre in Milton Keynes. Samir Bostan, 25, from Middleton, MK; Tariq Bostan, 26, from Luton; and Hamza Noor, 22, from Wembley, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Jan 13Pawel Pacholak killed in Streatham. Three men charge with manslaughter: Viktoras Tarasov, 38, of Aurelia Road, Croydon, Valodia Tarasov, 34, of Abingdon Road, London,  Juruius Tarasov, 32, of Howard House, Barrington Road, London. They await trial.

http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=225407545&Case=Death-in-Streatham:-Pawel-Pacholak

Jan 11 – Wayne Busst, 32, and Ian Gladwish, 31, both Big Issue sellers – stabbed in Union Street, Birmingham. John Ward, 23, who was also homeless, was jailed for life (12 years) in Oct 2013. He had a history of mental health problems and on the day of the murder travelled from London on the train, bought whiskey and heroin and then attacked the victims after “hearing voices” telling him to kill.

Jan 12 – Xavier Lewis – shot in Duncans, Jamaica. Omar Jarrett, 21, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. This shooting is believed to be linked to the Imani Green murder.

Jan 11 -Imani Green, 8, sickle cell sufferer from Balham, south London – shot in her cousin’s corner ship in Duncans, Jamaica. Three others were injured. The shooting is believed to be related to a feud over a Jamaican lottery scam involving Jamaicans in the US. Unsolved.

Jan 9 – Patricia Goodband, 76, owner of a building supplies firm – beaten and found on Jan 22 in the grounds of her home in Woodhams, near Aylesbury, Bucks. Chris Symons, 63, has been charged with murder. Robert Taft, 59, has been charged with obstructing justice. They await trial.

Jan 9 – Sakine Cansiz, 55, one of the founders of PKK; her friend Fidan Dogan, 32; and her friend Leyla Soylemez, 22; shot at a Kurdish information centre in Paris. Omar Guney, 30, from Sivas, Turkey, has been charged with murder. He was their former driver. Motive unclear but PKK supporters suspect the Turkish state of involvement.

Jan 7 - Anastasia Voykina, 23, Russian model – found in a maisonette in Streatham, south London. Her Portuguese boyfriend, Felipe Lopes, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 3 – Janelle Duncan-Bailey, 25, mother of two, from Croydon – found in a car in Thornton Heath, south London, after she went missing. Her boyfriend Jerome McDonald, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

2012

December 2012

Dec 30 – Dogan Ismail, 17 – stabbed outside Latimer House in Beaconsfield Road, Peckham, south London. Dawda Jallow, 15, was convicted of murder in June 2013 and jailed for life (13 years) the following month. The trial heard Dogan went on to the Aylesbury estate to try to get back his stolen Blackberry phone. Anthony Munroe, 18, was originally charged with murder but that charge was dropped and he faces trial for theft only.

Dec 29 – Darryl McClymont, 23, from Isleworth – stabbed in Ferney Meade Way, Isleworth – Richard Relvas, 23; Jermaine Reid, 21; Ange Akapea, 22; and Mohamed Aradour, 23, all from south London, have been charged with murder and went on trial in Oct 2013. The trial heard that someone planted a tracking device on his Mazda car to follow him and ambush him. 

Dec 28 – Julia Thurgarland, 70, churchwarden – strangled at her farm in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire. Her husband Peter Thurgarland, 71, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

December 24 (Christmas Eve) – Church organist and lay preacher Alan Greaves, 68, died after being attacked on his way to Midnight Mass in Sheffield. Mr Greaves, from High Green in Sheffield was found on a pavement near his home. Ashley Foster, 21, of Wesley Road, High Green, denies murdering Mr Greaves. He will stand trial on 24 June 2013. Jonathan Bowling, 22, has already pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

Dec 24 -Eddie Vials stabbed to death in Gosport, Hampshire. His love rival Marc Lindsey is on trial for murder.
Dec 24 – Charmaine Macmuiris, 37, mother-of-three, stabbed 10 times at a flat in Carmarthen, Wales. Her jealous boyfriend David O’Sullivan was jailed for life (14 years minimum) at Swansea CC in June 2013. The trial heard he went out for a pint and a pizza after killing her. He changed his plea to guilty moments before he was due to give evidence. She was found dead on Christmas Day.
 
Dec 22 -Moshood Abiola Akanbi, 26, aka Shaun Akanbi, fashion designer (founder of Billy Boyce chain) – stabbed at his flat in Kilburn, NW London. Achraf Jandara, 20, was jailed for life for murder and robbery in 2013. The trial heard the pair exchanged Facebook messages and arranged to meet at Akanbi’s flat for sex. But Jandara stole clothes and killed him.

Dec 22 – John Morrison, 50, Liberal Democrat former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, from Milngavie – beaten up in Glasgow city centre. Darren Murphy, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Dec 21 – David Charlton, 25 – stabbed in front of his girlfriend in South Shields. Keith Honeyman, 19, and boy, 15, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Dec – Samuel Francis, 38, tattoo artist – murdered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Brent Tyler Bouren, editor of Full Throttle Midwest magazine, has been charged with second degree murder and awaits trial.

Dec 17 – David ‘Les’ Ross, 39, manager of the Rubix nightclub – found dead at Village Express Inn in Corby, Northamptonshire. Believed linked to a burglary at his house the week before. Unsolved.

Dec 16 – Evaldas Svolkinas, 34, from Romford – killed and dumped in a stream, Carter’s Brook, in Wincanton Road, Romford, Essex. Andrej Malinkovskij, 42, and his wife Julija, 27, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Dec 16 – John Roberts, 32, a football badge seller, was found with head injuries in his home in Park Terrace, Winlaton, Gateshead. At the time he was facing a charge of abducting a 14-year-old girl. In Dec 2013 police said a woman’s DNA had been found at the murder scene. Unsolved.

Dec 16 – A medical student, 23 (her identity is known but we are not using it in accordance with Indian media rules) – lured on to a bus near Delhi, gang raped and murdered. Six men have been charged with rape and murder. They are Ram Singh, 33; his brother Mukesh; Vijay Sharma; Akshay Thakur; Pawan Gupta and a juvenile. In March 2013 Ram Singh was found hanging from a ventilation shaft in his cell in Tihar jail. The others await trial.

Dec 15 – A boy identified only as Fang, aged 10 – had his throat cut in a toilet at a video arcade in Tainan City, Taiwan. A man identified only as Zeng, 29, confessed and said he killed him so he could go to prison.

Dec 13 – David Remmer, 35 – stabbed 54 times in a homeless hostel in Talgarth Road, West Kensington, London. Thomas Kearney, 38, was extradited from Ireland and in Sep 2013 he was jailed for life (20 years).

Dec 9 – Irene Celaya, 62 and her sons Francisco Moreno and Bernard Franco, 53 – shot on Tule River Indian reservation in California. Irene’s other son Hector Celaya, 31, later shot himself after being chased by police. His children Andrew Celaya, 6, and Alyssa Celaya, 8, survived the shooting.

Dec 7 – Jose Banda, 20, was shot dead in Alvin, Texas, after he crashed into a man and his sons as they pushed their truck on a road because it had run out of petrol. David Barajas jr, 12, and Caleb Barajas, 11, were killed. Their father David Barajas sr, 32, went home and got a gun before returning to shoot Banda. Barajas was acquitted in Aug 2014. The defence claimed Banda was a gang member and could have been shot because of his affiliations.

Dec 6 – Alex Stewart, 49, from Archway, north London – died in Whittington Hospital of septicaemia on 19 Dec after being beaten up and having his sternum broken. A man has been arrested.

Dec 4 – Eamon Kelly, 65, notorious criminal and “crime consultant – shot outside his home in Killester, north Dublin. Killers believed to be extortionists from the Real IRA. Unsolved.

Dec 2 – Robert Calabia, 34; Jennifer Kim, 26; Amanda Ghossein, 24 and Teofilo ‘Jo Jo’ Navales, 49 – shot outside a boarding house in Northridge, Los Angeles. Ka Pasasouk, 31, an illegal immigrant from Laos; Howard Alacantra, 30, Christina Neal, 33 and Donna Rabulan, 30, were arrested at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. They have been charged with murder and await trial. Believed to be a drug motive.

Dec 2Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, linesman who worked with Buitenboys football club – attacked at a boys’ football match in Amsterdam, Holland. Six boys, aged 15 and 16, from the Nieuw-Sloten team, were convicted of manslaughter in June 2013 at a trial in Lelystad. Their father, El-Hasan D, 50, was jailed for six years for manslaughter. Five youths were jailed for 2 years each and another was sentenced to a year. A seventh player, age 15, was sentenced to 30 days detention for assault.

Dec 1 – Janee Parsons, 31, American – stabbed to death at home in Bicester, Oxfordshire, as she prepared for a weekend away with her new boyfriend. He husband Andrew Parsons, 38, was jailed for life (20 years minimum) for the murder, committed in front of their young son. The trial at Oxford Crown Court heard how the attack was captured on a dictation machine left under a bed by Parsons to spy on his wife, who had confessed her affair two weeks earlier.

November 2012

Nov – Akua Agyeman, stabbed at home in Enfield, north London. She died of her injuries on January 2. Her husband Minta Adiddo, 38, was jailed for life (17 years) in Dec 2013. The trial heard he stabbed her in a fit of rage and jealousy. Adiddo had admitted to manslaughter but denied murdering her.
Nov 22 – Gaynor Bale, beaten to death at her Hackney home. Her boyfriend Douglas Samuel, 35, was jailed for life (20 years) in Nov 2013.
Nov – Patrick Lawless, murdered in Teddington, SW London. Patrick Conway, 21, from East Molesey charged with manslaughter and Inigo Anderson, 21, from Hampton, Middlesex charged with ABH. Aaron Noonan, 21, from Richmond charged with violent disorder, as was Max Mears, 19, Ben Axelrod, 26, from Epsom, James Hales, 21, from Hampton,Edward Thompson-Membury, 21 of E2, and Callum Hurley, 20, from Hampton. They all await trial.

Nov 19 – Paula Castle, 85, mugged in the street in Greenford, west London. Jiervon Bartlett, 14 and Nayed Hoque 15, from Southall, admitted manslaughter and robbery and were both jailed for six years in May 2013. The Old Bailey heard the pair, who met up in a children’s home, were truanting from school and after mugging her they spent the money on fast food and phone top-up cards. They mugged another woman the following day.

November 19 – Marcus Innocent, 35, shot in Woolwich, south London. In July 2014 Daniel Burgess, 34, a former soldier, was jailed for life (28 years). In Sep 2014 Perry Sutton, 26, from Dartford, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Richard Brennan, 30, from Plumstead, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 19 years for possession of firearm with intent to endanger life. Jack Brennan, 22, from Kidbrooke, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Patrick Brennan, 24, from Kidbrooke, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Sonny Murphy, 40, from Kidbrooke, was jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice and three years for possession of a firearm. Keli-Ray Birch, 31, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit GBH.

Nov 17 – Germaine Edwards, 28, from Bilborough, Nottingham – shot in Fairnley Road, Nottingham. Daniel Simpson, 32, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Nov 12 – Khanokporn Satjawat, 42, Thai pharmaceutical manager for Brist0l-Myers Squibb – attacked in toilets at SECC Conference Centre in Glasgow. Clive Carter, 34, a G4S security guard at the centre has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Nov 10 – Thierry Christian-Gnanakumar, 22, killed in Lewisham. Kohulan Podiappuhamey, 24, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder. The following were convicted of violent disorder and jailed – Aathavan Rajakumar, 24, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Rubieus Selvaratnam, 21, from Catford, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months;  Jeyasuthan Theiventhrampillai, 33, of New Malden was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Jayruban Vivekananthan, 26, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Pirunthan Kunaratatnam, 23, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Kaviloan Venayakamoorthy, 23, of Eastdown Park, Lewisham was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months. Jius James Vijashinghe, 27, from Blackheath was found not guilty.

Nov 10 – Joseph Griffiths, 73, stabbed 22 times at home in Fulham, west London. Aaron De Silva, 21, a prolific burglar, was jailed for life (minimum of 32 years).

Nov 10 – Gregory Faull, 52, retired US citizen (from Florida) – shot at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. John McAfee, 67, the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software company was initially suspected. He had moved to Belize in 2009. McAfee fled to Guatemala but was captured. He was then extradited to US. Charges were dropped.

Nov 10 – Joseph Griffiths, 73 – stabbed during a burglary in Fulham. Aaron de Silva, 20, from Earl’s Court, has been charged with murder and aggravated burglary and awaits trial.

Nov 10 – Patrick Lawless was killed in a fight outside the Royal Oak pub in Tedddington, Middlesex. Patrick Conway, 22, from East Molesey, was found guilty of manslaughter in March 2014 and will be sentenced in April 2014. He had earlier pleaded guilty to violent disorder. Inigo Anderson, 22, from Hampton, was found not guilty of ABH. James Hales, 22, of Hampton Hill pleaded guilty to two counts of GBH and one count of violent disorder. Max Mears, 19, from East Sheen, was found guilty of violent disorder. Callum Hurley, 20, of Hampton, was found guilty of violent disorder. Edward Thompson-Membery, 22, was found not guilty of violent disorder. Aaron Noonan, 21, from Richmond, was found not guilty of violent disorder. Ben Axelrod, 26, from Epsom, was found not guilty of violent disorder.

NovWilliam Jensen, 2, and her sister Tyler, 4, died of hypothermia in a car at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort while their mother was smoking marijuana and having sex with a man in a car nearby. Heather Jensen, 25, is being sentenced on March 21, 2014. The trial heard the children’s father Eric Jensen, 26, died in a car accident a month earlier.  Jensen had a lowe IQ and was not aware of the danger. She turned the heating up in the car. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/heather-jensen-found-guilty-of-child-abuse-false-reporting-not-guilty-of-homicide

Nov 8 – Nadarajah Mathinthiran, 49, a former Tamil Tigers commander – shot as he left HQ of CCTF (Tamil Co-Ordination Committee in France) in Paris. His daughter Saarrah claimed the Sri Lankan govt were responsible. Two Sri Lankans, both aged 33 but not named, have been charged and await trial.

Nov 7 – Amelia Arnold, 19 – went missing from home in Stevenage. Her body was found near Hatfield a few days later. Jack Wall, 22, was charged with her murder. Joseph Potter, 41, has been charged with perverting the course of justice. Both await trial.

Nov 1 – David Black, 52, prison officer at Maghaberry jail – shot as he drove to work along the M1 in N Ireland. Sean McVeigh, 33, has been charged with murder. Damien McLaughlin, 36, from Dungannon, has been charged with supplying the car used in the murder. Both await trial. Mr Black was the first prison officer killed in N Ireland in 20 years and the 31st since the start of the Troubles.

October 2012

Oct 31 – Gay Conway, 24, stripped, beaten and strangled in Broomfield Township, Michigan. John D White, 55, a convict turned church pastor who had an obsession with pornography, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. It is believed he may have committed necrophilic acts. White later took her 3 year old son to see his father, dressed in a Halloween costume.

Oct 30 – Bethany Deaton, 27, nurse – died in a minivan in Grandview, Missouri. Her boyfriend Micah Moore, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Bethany was found with a bag over her head and had taken an overdose. There was even a suicide note. But Moore later confessed to killing her. He apparently did it because he feared she would tell her therapist about sexual assaults on her by Moore and Deaton’s husband Tyler.

Oct 28 – Abed Polin, 46 – stabbed at her home in Barkingside, east London. His son Nasser Polin, 20; and daughter Nameerah Polin, 25, survived. Mohammed Ali, 39, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 27 – Jamie “Bullet” Sanderson, 20, from Southall  – stabbed at Oceana nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames. Ashley Milne, 22; Brandon Francis, 19; Benjamin Onwuma, 22; Levan Greenfield, 22; charged with murder and awaiting trial.

Oct 25 – Daniel McKay, 36, drug dealer, shot in the living room of his home in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Unsolved. Dissident republicans.

Oct 25 – Lucia Krim, 6; and Leo Krim, 2 – drowned in the bath in their apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, NYC. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, tried to kill herself (cut her own throat). She has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The children’s parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, have another daughter, Nessie, who survived.

Oct 22 – Satyavahi Venna, 61, and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna, 10 months old, were abducted from their apartment in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, was convicted of their murder in October 2014 and could face the death penalty. He had demanded a $50,000 ransom but had already killed the child, possibly by accident. He was caught partly because he used the nicknames of Saanvi’s parents, who were known to only a few people. He confessed but during the trial he claimed he had been coerced into that confession. He also claimed he had been forced at gunpoint to carry out the kidnapping. But he had a string of gambling debts.

Oct 20 – Harold Muzeremwi, 20, stabbed in Mottingham, south London. In May 2013 Delaney Barnett, 27, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (minimum of 20 years). He was also convicted of the attempted murder of 25-year-old Nash Leigh Walsh- Drew. The trial at Woolwich CC heard how Barnett visited the home of his former girlfriend in Kingsley Wood Drive. He found her watching television with Walsh-Drew in a bedroom. He went to the kitchen and armed himself with two knives before attempting to attack Walsh-Drew. Muzeremwi, who was in the lounge, heard the commotion and went to protect his friend.

Oct 25 – Jean Farrar, 77, beaten to death at her home in Brentford. Daniel Barnett, 20, from Brentford, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 22 – Satayrathi Venna, 61, and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna, 10 months old, were abducted and then killed in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 27, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Oct 2014. Yandamuri, an IT worker, moved to the US from India in 2007. The baby’s parents had gone out and left Mrs Venna, who was visiting from India, to look after the baby. Yandamuri, who had a gambling habit, hoped to hold the baby hostage for $50,000 but dropped her as he struggled with Mrs Venna, who was then stabbed. During the trial he tried to present evidence to the jury that two white men, whom he identified only as Josh and Matt, forced him to help them into the apartment where they killed Satyavathi Venna and kidnapped Saanvi Venna.

Oct 19 – Lee-Anna Shiers, 20; her son Charlie, 15 months; her nephew Bailey, 4; and niece Skye, 2 – in a house fire in Maes y Groes, Prestatyn, North Wales. Shiers’ boyfriend Liam Timbrell, survived. Melanie Smith, 42, has been charged with arson and murder and awaits trial.

Oct 19 – Karina Menzies, 32 – was run over by a van in Ely, Cardiff. 12 other people – including 7 children – were also injured during a series of hit-and-run incidents on the same day (a Friday). Matthew Tvrdon, 31, admitted manslaughter and has been sent to a mental hospital indefinitely. He had stopped taking anti-psychotic medication, under doctors’ orders.

Oct 15 – Antoine Sollacaro, 63, lawyer and senior figure in the Corsican nationalist FLNC, who had defended many FLNC members including Yann Colonna (who killed the prefect of Corsica in 1998) – shot at a petrol station in Ajaccio, Corsica. The gunman escaped on the back of a motorcycle. Unsolved. FLNC has split in recent years.

Oct 15 – Jean-Dominique Allegrini-Simonetti, 50, former FLNC militant, shot and dumped in the mountains of Corsica. Unsolved. Linked to ongoing feud.

Oct 15 – Dr Sabah Usmani, and her children; Hira, 13; Sohaib, 11; Muneeb, 9; Rayyan, 6; and Maheen, 3, died in a house fire in Harlow, Essex. The father, Dr Abdul Shakoor, survived after trying to rescue his family. Arson. A neighbour’s car was also set on fire. Unsolved.

Oct 13 Captain Barkey, aka Joslyn Hamilton, 50, a famous reggae dancehall DJ from Jamaica; and his girlfriend Tracy Bennett, 38 – shot in a car at a motel in the Bronx, New York. Their killer, Joseph Kernizan, 42 – who was the father of 2 of Miss Bennett’s children – later drove to Florida and shot himself in his car as police closed in.

Oct 12 – Catherine Gowing, 37, a vet from County Offaly in Ireland – vanished after failing to arrive at work in Mold, North Wales. Her burnt out car was found near a quarry in New Brighton, near Mold. Her remains were found in a pool in a field at Sealand, Deesside, 2 weeks later. Clive Sharp, 46, from Bethesda, Gwynedd, pleaded guilty to her murder in Jan 2013 at Mold Crown Court and will be jailed for life. He was a friend of Ms Gowing’s housemate.

Oct – Anthony Power, 78, lingerie tycoon, beaten to death in High Hazels Park, Darnall, Sheffield. Imran Khan, 30, from Darnall, was jailed for life in March 2013 with a minimum tariff of 26 years. The trial heard Mr Power had gone to the park to look for his brother Thomas, who had dementia. Khan attacked him and stole the keys to his Bentley car.

Oct 6 – Sally Lawrence, 47, died when car crashed into a tree in Oadby, Leicestershire. Iain Lawrence, 53, a former airline pilot, has denied murder and is currently on trial. The prosecution claimed he deliberately crashed the car into a tree because he was struggling to come to terms with the break up of their 12-year marriage. He says it was an accident and his leg went into spasm and that he could not move his foot off the accelerator as the car headed for the tree.

Oct 6 – Pauline Gillen, 69; and Jason Duffield, 39, stabbed at a block of flats in Acacia Avenue on the Yew Tree estate in Walsall, West Midlands. Ian Woolley, 43, has been charged with both murders and is awaiting trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Oct 5 – Jessica Ridgeway, 10 – vanished on her way home from school in suburb of Denver, Colorado. Her dismembered body was found on Oct 11 in a park in Arvada (7 miles away). Austin Sigg, 17, has been charged with sexually assaulting and murdering her. He is also charged with trying to kidnap a 22 year old woman in May 2012. He awaits trial.

Oct 4 (not found til Oct 14) – Vincent Kershaw, 84, was beaten about the head and left for dead at his home in Milnrow, Rochdale. Michael Fearon, 56, from Littleborough, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

Oct 4 – Pelivan Zekaj, 23, an Albanian national – stabbed at Burger King in Wood Green shopping mall during a fight. Daniel Lewis, 19, from Barking, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Oct 1April Jones, 5, vanished after getting into a vehicle on the Bryn-yr-Gog estate in Machynlleth, Wales. Mark Bridger, 46, was convicted of murder in May 2013 and was jailed for life (whole life tariff). April’s body has not been found. At his trial at Mold Crown Court Bridger came up with a preposterous story about how he had actually run her over but could not remember what he had done with her body. But it was proved he had been accessing child porn on his computer on the day she died.

September 2012

Sep 29 – Shauna Tiaffay, 46, waitress at the Palms Resort in casino, Las Vegas – bludgeoned with a hammer at home in Las Vegas. George Tiaffay, her estranged husband, has been charged with murder and awaits trial along with Noel Stevens, a homeless man who was allegedly paid $600 to kille her.

Sep 5 – Delaney Brown, 19, who was deliberately knocked off his bike in Luton by Kyle Beckford, 22, while driving a stolen BMW, last September. Beckford was convicted of murder earlier in Nov 2013 and was jailed for life (24 years). The trial at Luton CC heard they were friends at school but later joined rival gangs. Beckford was in the Marsh Farm Gang while Brown was in the Lewsey Farm Gang, aka The Trap Gang.

Sep 29 – Sharlana Diedrick, 32, young mother, from Watford – stabbed 16 times as she sat in a car in Harlesden, NW London (11.10pm). She died at hospital 45 mins later. Her former boyfriend, Marvin Samuels, 30, from Harlesden, was jailed for life (33 years) for murder in Oct 2013. He also raped a 42-year-old stranger as she walked her pet chihuahua near Welsh Harp reservoir in Neasden, NW London on the same day. He claimed at trial that he was not “mentally responsible” for the crimes.

Sep 26 – Shaun Chambers, 21, from Greenwich – stabbed in Beaconsfield Road in the Aylesbury estate in Walworth, SE London. A second man, aged 18, survived. A boy, aged 16, has been charged and is awaiting trial in June 2013. He cannot be named for legal reasons.

Sep 27 – Junior Nkwelle, 15 – stabbed on the Loughborough estate in Brixton. A girl, aged, 14 and her 17-year-old boyfriend were acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter in March 2013. Neither can be named for legal reasons.

Sep Shaun “The Guv’nor” Cummins, 45, former professional boxer and area champion – killed, dismembered and put in a freezer in his home town of Leicester. In May 2013 Thomas Dunkley, 29, was sentenced to life in prison at Leicester Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 34 years. In 2004 he was paralysed in a motorbike accident which left him requiring home care. Dunkley was described as Mr Cummins’ “informal carer”.

Sep 22 – Corrie “The Sniper” Sanders, 46 , former world heavyweight champion – shot during a robbery at Thatch Haven country lodge restaurant near Brits in North West Province, South Africa. Three Zimbabweans – Paida Fish, 19; Samuel Mabena, 27; and Chris Moyo, 25 – have been charged with murder and await trial. Cash and a digital camera were stolen. They are also accused of the murder of Mauritz Oberholzer, 66, who was shot on a farm nearby.

Sep 21 – PC Fiona Bone, 32, and PC Nicola Hughes, 23 – shot at a house in Hattersley, Manchester, after attending a 999 call. Dale Creegan, 29, was jailed for life in June 2013. He has since been transferred to Ashworth secure hospital. Several people, including Raj Mohammed Khan, 41, and Patricia Kelly, 55, have been accused of assisting him to evade arrest. They await trial.

Sep 21 – Kyle Sheehan, 16,  was stabbed in the leg in Jiggins Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham at around 10.15pm. Four men, aged 30, 24, 19, and 17, were arrested in connection with his death but later released with no further action. His friend Joshua Ribera was murdered a year later.

Sep 18 – Kim Buckley, 46; Kayleigh Buckley, 17; and Kimberley Buckley, 6 months – died in a house fire in Cwmbran, south Wales. Carl Mills, 27, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2013. Mills, an unemployed alcoholic and Kimberley’s father, had bombarded his on-off partner Kayleigh with threatening texts before the blaze, convinced she was inside with another man.

Sep 15 – Kevin Ssali, 14 – stabbed in Burnt Ash Road, Lee, south east London after he got off a bus. A boy, 17, has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial in June 2013.

Sep 12 – Catherine Wells-Burr, 23 – found in a burning Ford Focus near A358 at Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset. Three people have been convicted of murder and await sentencing. They are (Catherine’s boyfriend) Rafal Nowak, 31; (his former partner) Anna Lagwinowicz, 32; and Tadeusz Dmytryszyn, 38. Catherine was a graduate and a business analyst who worked in Chard, Somerset.

Sep 11 – Jean-Pierre Colombani, 24; Jean Gandolfi, 24; and Sebastien Mattei, 34 – shot in their car in Castirla, Corsica. The victims were gangsters and the killers are believed to be from Brise de Mer (Corsican mafia). Unsolved.

Sep 11 – Massimiliano Spelta, 43, owner of pharmaceutical company; and his girlfriend, Carolina Pajaro, 21, from Dominican Republic – shot in a busy street in central Milan. The killers were gunmen on the back of a scooter. Unsolved.

Sep 10 – Christian Vieira, 19; Patrick Machado, 16; Douglas Ribeiro, 17; Glauber Siqueria, 17; Victor Costa and Josias Searles – shot at a waterfall near Chatuba favela in Rio de Janeiro. They are believed to have been killed by gunmen working for gang leader Ramilton Moura da Silva. Unsolved.

Sep 7 – Jay Whiston, 17, stabbed at a house party in Colchester, Essex, organised on Facebook.Edward Redman, 18, was jailed for life (17 years).

Sep 5 – Delaney Brown, 19, run over while riding his bicycle in Luton. Kyle Beckford, 22, of Waleys Close, Luton, was jailed for life (24 years) for murder. He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Sep 5 (died on Sep 13) – Arron Payne, 26, stabbed in Chalkhill Road, Wembley. Dean Gabay, 22; was jailed for life (25 years) in Aug 2013. Mark Reid, 29; Tachane Roach-Johnson, 22; Jamal Walters, 18; and Jarveer Walters, 22, were all acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a revenge attack. Gabay also had a conviction for manslaughter for a murder in 2008.

Sep 4 – Saad al-Hilli, 50; his wife Iqbal, 47; and mother-in-law Suhaila al-Allaf, 74 – shot in their BMW car near Lake Annecy in the French Alps. They were an Iraqi family, who lived in Claygate, Surrey. He worked in the defence industry. Their daughter Zainab, 7, was injured. Another daughter, Zeena, 4, survived unhurt and was found hidden beneath the bodies 8 hours later. Sylvain Moller, 45, a French cyclist, was also shot dead. Unsolved.

Sep 2 – Stuart Smith, 33, from London – stabbed in Back Colquitt Street in centre of Liverpool at 2.45am. Joseph Walker, 27, from Hayes, London; Mark McEwen, 39, from Brixton; Michael Samuels, 39, from Croydon, were all charged with murder and await trial. All three defendants are believed to be Arsenal fans who were in Liverpool for a League match on the Sunday.

Sep 1 – Annette Creegan, 40, from Mitcham, south London – dumped in Norfolk Broads, near Wroxham. Her American boyfriend John Didier, 40, an NHS worker, was responsible. He then drowned himself. Ms Creegan’s 13-year-old daughter was found unharmed on their boat on the Broads.

August 2012

Aug 31 – Nathan Somers, 19 – stabbed at a birthday party. Body found in Beacon Hill Conservation Park in Newark, Notts. Jemelle Rodney, 27; Reuben Edwards, 18; and a boy, aged 16, charged with murder and await trial.

Aug 28 – Piotr Mikewicz, 40, street cleaner – stabbed in Rylett Road, Shepherds Bush, west London. Roger Buckingham, 30, has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

Aug 27 – Sean Dugas, 30, former crime reporter in Pensacola, Florida – body encased in concrete in Decatur, Georgia. Chris and William Cormier, 31, twins, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Aug 26 (died 2 days later)– Celeste Fronsman, 29, prostitute and drug user – raped and set on fire near Zanesville in Ohio, US. Three people from Canton, Ohio, were charged with murder and await trial. They are LaFonse Dixon, 33; Monica Washington, 24; and Katrina Culberson, 20, all from Canton, Ohio.

Aug 25 – Loretta Gates, 30 – her headless torso was found at the base of Niagara Falls, in upstate New York, on 29 August. Her head was later found nearby. She lived in nearby Niagara Falls. Unsolved.

Aug 24 – Gaetano Marino, 24, aka “Moncherino” (Stumpy) – shot dead after leaving the beach at Terracina, near Rome. Marino was leader of the Secessionisti clan who seceded from the Di Lauro Clan. He got his nickname because he lost both hands while handling a bomb in the 1990s. Unsolved. Probably killed by Di Lauro clan.

Aug 24 – Kareem Alphonso, 11, and Jacob Peters, 19 – shot at home in the Laventille slum in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Unsolved. Kareem’s father Victor is awaiting trial for a murder in 2009.

Aug 24 – Liliya Zaripov, 38, and her mother Farida Zaripova, 76 – stabbed at home in Kazan, Russia. Igor Danilevsky, 38, university PhD lecturer, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial. He was a friend of Zaripov and they fell out after he dropped out of a holiday with her to Egypt. But Danilevsky sought to create a red herring and scrawled Free Pussy Riot in blood on the wall of the apartment. Pussy Riot were a feminist rock band who were jailed a week earlier in Moscow and got a lot of attention.

Aug 23 – Anthony Kirlew, 50, racehorse trainer – shot at Caymanas Park racecourse near Kingston, Jamaica. Mr Kirlew is the 3rd racehorse trainer killed in Jamaica since 2004. Unsolved.

Aug 23 – Nathan “Tanny” Baggy, 23, street food vendor – stabbed in Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain, Trinidad. His attacker got into an argument after refusing to pay $4 for a “doubles” (a type of Trinidadian sandwich). Not clear if he has been charged.

Aug 21 – Hanad Osman, 24 – stabbed behind a business centre in Gleneldon Mews, Streatham, south London. Ayanle Adan, 26; and Ahmed Hassan, 25, have been charged with murder and are due to go on trial in April 2013.

Aug 20 – Sehriban Akpinar, 17 – stabbed in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She had been cycling from her home. Three boys, aged 14-15, charged with murder and await trial.

Aug 19 – Clover Graham, 56, human rights activist (works with UNHCR) – had her throat slashed near Caymanas Polo Club in Kingston, Jamaica. In October police charged three men with murder – Simeon “Fret Dem” Lewis, 25; Quron “Q” Patterson, 22; Shannon “Wire” Campbell, 18. They await trial.

Aug 18 – Delia Hughes, 85, great-grandmother, beaten to death at her flat in Ocean Village, Southampton. Unsolved. Police have put out images of a man seen on CCTV near the scene around the time she is thought to have died.

Aug 18 – Megan Boken, 23, former volleyball star at St Louis University – shot in her car during a botched robbery in St Louis. Keith Esters, 18; and Johnathan Perkins, 18 – who are cousins – have been charged and await trial.

Aug 17 – Jeremy Triche, 27, and Brandon Nielsen, 34, sheriff’s deputies – shot dead at La Place, near New Orleans. Jason Triche, 30; and Michael Boyington, 33, also sheriff’s deputies, survived. Four members of the Sovereign Citizens terrorist group have been charged with murder and await trial. They are Derrick D Smith, 22; Terry Lynn Smith, 44; Kyle Joekel, 28 and Teniehca Bright, 21.

Aug 11 – Guang Hua Liu, 41 – her body was dismembered and body parts found in various places around Toronto, Canada. Her boyfriend Chun Qi Jiang, 40, a Chinese construction worker, was charged with her murder and is awaiting trial. He moved to Canada in 2002 and had a 4-year relationship with Liu.

Aug 19 – Thomas Overton, 18, was stabbed in Leyton, east London. In May 2013 Ahmed Ahmed, 17, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (15 years minimum). Kondwani Phiri, 18, was found guilty of violent disorder and sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment. Luke Porter, 19, was acquitted, as were two juveniles who cannot be named.

Aug 15 – Eleftheria Demetriou, 79, stabbed at home in Wood Green, north London. Hakim Abdillahi, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mrs Demetriou, a Greek Cypriot, was originally from the village of Spathariko, near Famagusta, in Cyprus.

August 10David Short, 46, shot and hit by exploding grenade in Clayton, Manchester. Four men have been charged with murder. They are Dale Cregan, 29, from Droylsden; Anthony Wilkinson, 33, from Beswick; Francis Dixon, 37, from Stalybridge; and Jermaine Ward, 24. Mohammed Imran Ali, 32, from Chadderton, has been charged with assisting an offender. All await trial.

Aug 8 – Kevin Kennedy, 50, died in Nottingham. His headless body was found on wasteland in Sneinton, Nottingham. Peter Healy, 50, from Sneinton; and Tara Swift, 40, from Leicester, have been charged with murder and await trial. Police are still searching for Mr Kennedy’s head.

Aug 7 – Maurice Costa, 60, leading member of Brise de Mer (Corsican mafia) – shot dead at