UPCOMING TRIALS AND INQUESTS

INFORMATION ON UPCOMING TRIALS AND INQUESTS, INCLUDING DEATH OF VICTORIA MARTENS (pictured)

MANCHESTER ARENA BOMBING TRIAL 

Trial pending on 27 January at Old Bailey 
The younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will stand trial charged with murdering the 22 victims of the attack. Hashem Abedi, 22, fled to Libya after the 2017 attack. He denies any involvement in the bombing.
COUNTY LINES TRIAL (OPERATION SERPENT)

Trial ongoing at Birmingham Crown Court. T2019-7796

Zayne Donaldson, 29, and Sharon Donaldson, 53, from Northwood, and James Atkinson, 28, from Lewes Close, Northolt, have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and conspiracy to facilitate the movement of persons under 18 for the purpose of exploitation.

https://www.northants.police.uk/news/northants/news/news/2019/june-19/huge-police-operation-targets-criminal-network-exploiting-countys-children/

SICK METH KILLERS RAPED, KILLED AND DISMEMBERED CHILD WITH MOTHER’S HELP

  • Trial pending in 2020
  • Victoria Martens, 10, was dosed with meth, raped, killed and dismembered on August 23 – the day after her birthday in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Transcripts now reveal her mom Michelle, 35, initially claimed innocence
  • She told cops her boyfriend’s cousin, Jessica Kelley, killed Victoria
  • Martens ‘liked watching Victoria being raped’ by her partner and Kelley and ‘did nothing to stop attack, even though her daughter begged’
  • Michelle Martens pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of her daughter.
  • Jessica Kelley pleaded pleaded no contest to child abuse recklessly caused resulting in death, tampering with evidence and aggravated assault.
  • Martens’ boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, is charged with child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence. His trial has been delayed pending a ruling by the New Mexico Court of Appeals. His attorney, Steve Aarons, said his client is innocent and will not take a plea deal. He is the only one to face a trial.
GUNNED DOWN IN FRONT OF THE FAMILY
Fourth trial at Old Bailey on 3 Feb 2020
T2016-7416 (First trial collapsed because Judge Kramer was ill with bad back, retrial was a hung jury and so was 3rd)
Annie Besala Ekofo, 53, and her nephew Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo, 21, a psychology student, were shot dead in East Finchley on 15 September 2016.

Obina Ezeoke, 24, is accused.

BOY ‘PUSHED’ OFF BALCONY IN TATE MODERN – TRIAL

Sentencing at Old Bailey on 17 Feb 2020

Jonty Bravery, 17, has admitted the attempted murder of a six-year-old boy who was allegedly pushed off a balcony at the Tate Modern. He suffered a “deep bleed” on the brain in the incident on 4 August 2019. On 30 September it was reportedly that he was still unable to speak, eat or move his body. In an update on an online fundraising page, the family said he was being “brave” and doing “his best to move his tongue, his right arm and hand” but he is also “suffering”. “He understands everything, but doesn’t understand why he cannot manage to eat or swallow”, they said.

INCEL REBELLION VAN MASSACRE TRIAL

Trial pending in Toronto in February 2020

In April 2018a van was driven into crowds of shoppers on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Sixteen people survived. Alek Minassian, 25, has been charged with murder and is due to go on trial in Feb 2020. A Facebook post later emerged which seemed to suggest Minassian, a software developer, hated women. The post in question first surfaced on the message board 4Chan, where someone anonymously shared in an image of a mobile phone showing Minassian’s alleged manifesto. “Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please. C23249161,” it reads. “The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Elliot Rodger killed six people in a stabbing and shooting spree in Isla Vista, California, in May 2014. Before he turned the gun on himself, the 22-year-old posted a “retribution” video to YouTube and emailed a lengthy autobiographical document to almost two dozen people he knew. An online community known as the “involuntarily celibate”, or incels, who blame women for their sexual failings, fastened upon the document.

JOINT ENTERPRISE MURDER TRIAL
Trial pending at Old Bailey. Next up for mention on 20 Feb
Edison Brahimi, 29, from Islington, was arrested in December and charged with the murder of Grineo Daka, who was shot dead at the Phoenix Snooker Club in Leyton, east London in July 2019. His co-defendant was due to be Liridon Saliuka, 29, a British national who was born in Kosovo. Saliuka, who hailed from Harrow, is believed to have committed suicide in his cell at HMP Belmarsh on 2 January 2020. His sister Dita insists he was innocence. She said he was disabled after being injured in a car crash two years ago and had been put in a standard cell without an orthopaedic mattress.

TRIAL: MALAYSIAN AIRLINER SHOT DOWN OVER UKRAINE

Trial at The Hague District Court in the Netherlands (in a high security courtroom near Schiphol) due to begin on 9 March 2020

Four people, including a prominent eastern Ukrainian separatist commander, have been charged in absentia with murder in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine that killed 298 people.

One of the suspects, Russian national Igor Girkin who led the separatist forces in Donetsk in 2014, dismissed the accusations. Girkin has since been ousted from his post and now lives in Moscow. The other three people charged are Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov, both who have Russian citizenship, and Leonid Kharchenko, who is a Ukrainian national.
Dutch investigators said that even if the four may not have pushed the button itself to launch a Buk missile that downed the plane, they were implicated in the preparations of the launch, making it sufficient to charge them.

POLICEMAN KILLED TRYING TO STOP THIEVES

Trial at Old Bailey on 9 March. Set to last 6 weeks

In August PC Andrew Harper, 28, was killed as he tried to stop a gang of burglars in Berkshire. He had been married for four weeks.

Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer, Reading, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murder. Two 17-year-old co-defendants deny manslaughter and conspiracy to steal. Thomas King, 21, from Basingstoke, has admitted conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

Long, who is alleged to have been driving the van, also admitted conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

PREGNANT WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH
Trial at Old Bailey pending. In for mention on 20 March 2020
The ex-partner of a heavily pregnant woman stabbed to death in her own home has accepted responsibility for her killing, the Old Bailey has heard. Aaron McKenzie, 25, is charged with the murder of Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, who was eight months pregnant. He is also accused of the manslaughter of her baby, Riley, who was delivered at the scene but died in hospital four days later. Mr McKenzie is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.
DEATH IN THE BEER GARDEN TRIAL
Trial at Old Bailey on 27 April 2020
David Bearman, 71, from Hornchurch, and Colin Naylor, 72, from Rayleigh, are charged with the manslaughter of  Harvey Tyrell, 7, who died when he was electrocuted in the beer garden of the King Harold pub in Romford, Essex. The inquest heard from a witness that Harvey stood on a garden light and and grabbed a railing above his head, and then appeared to “tighten up” and “straightened up” before letting go and falling over a wall, hitting his head.
SABINA RIZVI INQUEST
Inquest pending at Old Bailey in May or June 2020
In 2003 Sabina Rizvi was shot dead outside a London police station after being interviewed about a stolen car. One of her killers was jailed for life but the others have got away with it. Her family are still seeking the truth.

HIT AND RUN OUTSIDE SCHOOL

Trial at Chelmsford Crown Court on 1 June 2020. PCMH on 31 January.

Harley Watson, 12, died after being struck by a car outside Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, on 2 December 2019. Terry Glover, 51, of Loughton, was charged with murder and 10 counts of attempted murder.

TERRORIST TRIAL
Retrial at Old Bailey on 1 June 2020 
A terror suspect accused of planning an attack using knives, axes and drones. Hisham Muhammad, 25, was preparing a terrorist attack near his home in Whitefield, Manchester before he was arrested on 4 June last year, it is claimed. He bought the weapons along with sharpening implements, face coverings, camouflage makeup and combat clothing before researching potential targets, including Castle Amoury Barracks, Bury.
HOMELESS ROMANIANS SET ON FIRE TRIAL

Retrial at Old Bailey began on 22 June 2020

Petra Deliu, 51, and Ionel-Octavian Stancia, 37, go on trial for murder of Ionut Manea, 38, and attempted murder of Petrisor Manea, homeless Romanians, whose makeshift campsite on land next to the southbound carriageway of the A406 in Ilford, Essex was set on fire in June 2019.

IMMIGRATION SCAM TRIAL

Trials pending at Southwark Crown Court. Hung jury in Dec 2019. CPS to decide if retrial in 2020

T2015-0351

(Defendants are Khan, Moody, Rashid and Bashir)

Three judges and six other lawyers arrested over an alleged plot to scam £12.6million from the legal aid system have appeared in court. Part-time immigration judges Kareena Maciel, 46, and Rasib Ghaffar, 48, along with part-time civil judge Razi Shah are accused of making claims in excess of £12.6m. The others charged are legal clerk Gazi Khan, 49, barrister Shahid Rashid, 57 and solicitors Joseph Ameyaw-Kyeremeh, 67, Azhar Khan, 46, Lloyd Moody, 48 and Samira Bashir, 46 and Gazi Khan.

UNLICENSED BOXING DEATH TRIAL

Retrial pending at Norwich Crown Court on 13 July 2020
Jakub Moczyk, 22, known as Kuba, died during a boxing match at the Atlantis Arena in the Tower Complex in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in November 2016. The promoter, Aurelijus Kerpe, 34, of Great Yarmouth, and the medical cover provider, Andrew Cowlard, 54, of Ormesby, have been charged under the Health and Safety at Work Act. In October 2017, the Norfolk senior coroner Jacqueline Lake ruled Kuba’s death was a result of misadventure.

MAN SHOT POLICE ON TRIAL FOR ROBBERY PLOT

Trial pending at Kingston Crown Court in 2019
Brooklyn McFarlane, 23, (12.02.1995) of St John’s Drive, Wandsworth, was shot by police at a house in Laycock Close, Wimbledon. He faces a trial for conspiracy to commit robbery, along with Abdirahman Mohomad Omar, 23 (01.05.1995) of the same address. McFarlane had been discharged from hospital on 4 December 2018.

ESSEX LORRY DEATHS TRIAL

Trial pending at Old Bailey or Chelmsford Crown Court in 2020

Eight women and 31 men died in the back of a lorry which was parked in Grays, Essex. Maurice “Mo” Robinson, 25, from Craigavon, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter and other offences. Eamonn Harrison, 22, from Northern Ireland, was arrested in Dublin on a European Arrest Warrant and faces extradition for manslaughter. Police are also seeking Ronan, 40, and Christopher Hughes, 34, who are originally from County Monaghan. In Vietnam police have arrested two people over people smuggling in Ha Tinh province. Prosecutors alleged Mr Robinson was part of a “global ring” of people smugglers. He faces trial at the Old Bailey or Chelmsford Crown Court.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-50261287

AIR POLLUTION INQUEST

Inquest pending in Southwark, London

Ella Kissi-Debrah, nine, suffered a fatal asthma attack in February 2013 after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for breathing problems. An inquest in 2014, which focused on Ella’s medical care and ruled she died of “acute respiratory failure”, was quashed by high court judges in light of new evidence regarding air pollution levels. A provisional ruling was made at Southwark coroners court for it to be a “full” inquest under article 2 – the right to life – of the Human Rights Act, which scrutinises the role of public bodies in a person’s death. Assistant coroner Philip Barlow told the court “it seems to me that article 2 is engaged,” but said it was subject to any further submissions he received from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Transport. Ella lived 25 metres from the South Circular Road in Lewisham, south east London.

INLA BROTHEL KEEPING TRIAL

Trial pending at Laganside Crown Courts, Belfast

Three people face trial over an alleged INLA-run brothel racket in Belfast.

Brian Gillan, 60, from Lurgan Road, Glenavy, has been charged with blackmail with menace and possessing criminal property. Cristina-Teodora Musa, 22, of Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast, has been charged with keeping a brothel and controlling the prostitution of three women. Florin Ghita, 32, was also charged with concealing criminal property. The charges follow raids in Belfast, Lisburn, Crumlin and Newtownabbey in May 2018.

They are Cristina-Teodora Musa, who is 22, of Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast. As well as brothel-keeping, she was also charged with controlling the prostitution of three women.

Florin Ghita, 32, of Agincourt Avenue, was also charged with concealing criminal property.

WAYNE HURREN INQUEST

Inquest pending in west London

Wayne Hurren, a notorious gangster, slit his own throat in HMP Wormwood Scrubs in March 2019.

SUDANESE ASYLUM SEEKER INQUEST

Inquest pending in 2019

Mustafa Dawood died after falling from a roof while fleeing immigration officers raid in Newport, South Wales. The inquest was opened in August 2018 and then adjourned.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45044816

TULSE HILL INQUEST

Inquest pending in south London

Justyna Kalandyk, 29, died after being hit by two lorries and two cars as she used a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill, around 6.45am on December 11.

Ms Kalandyk was originally from Poland but had been staying with relatives in Wandsworth.

IRAQ OIL BRIBERY TRIAL 
 
Trial pending at Southwark Crown Court in 2020
 
The Serious Fraud Office has investigated suspected bribery and money laundering involving Monaco-based oil and gas firm Unaoil. The case revolves around the award of contracts to supply and install single-point moorings and oil pipelines in southern Iraq between 2005 and 2013.
The following face trial:
  • Ziad Akle, who was Unaoil’s territory manager for Iraq, has been charged with one offence of conspiracy to make corrupt payments, contrary to section (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
  • Paul Bond has been charged with two offences of conspiracy to make corrupt payments, contrary to section (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
  • Stephen Whiteley has been charged with one offence of conspiracy to make corrupt payments, contrary to section (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
Basil Al Jarah, who was Unaoil’s Iraq partner, has admitted making corrupt payments

INQUEST: FIRE IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Inquest to take place in Reading in Early 2020

Sarah-Jane Williams died after a fire broke out in her bedroom at Prospect Park Hospital, Reading, on 6 December 2015. Her family’s lawyer, Sefton Kwansnik, told a pre-inquest hearing a doctor had advised that Ms Williams “should not be held” at the hospital. Mr Kwansnik said Dr Rami El-Shirbiny did not believe 36-year-old Ms Williams had been “appropriately placed on Daisy ward” due to a “fire risk”.

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE INQUIRY

First phase is over. Second phase may not start until 2020.

Dead included  Isaac Paulos, who lived with his family on the 18th floor, was found on the 13th floor, Westminster Coroner’s Court was told.Inquests of Mary Ajaoi Augustus Mendy, 54, Khadija Saye, 24, and Mohamednur Tuccu, 44, were also opened. Dr Fiona Wilcox, senior coroner at Westminster Coroner’s Court, adjourned the inquests until a later date.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GANG WARS (CANADA)

Retrial pending in 2020. Mistrial declared in May 2019.

Jamie Bacon, a leading player in the Red Scorpions gang, is awaiting trial in Vancouver for the murder of Dennis Karbanovec in 2008. Charges against him for his role in the Surrey Six murders in 2007 were stayed by the Supreme Court. His brother Jonathan was shot dead in August 2011 in Kelowna.

PAKISTANI POLITICIAN MURDERED IN LONDON – TRIAL

Trial pending in Pakistan (at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan)
It is alleged Mohsin Ali personally killed MQM politician Imran Farooq in Edgware, London. The other suspects Moazzam Ali and Khalid Shamim have been declared as accomplices. It also said that MQM leader Mohammad Anwar consider Imran Farooq a threat to the party after he developed differences with them and was probably working to form a faction. Dr. Imran Farooq lived in self-exile in London from 1999 and on Sep 16, 2010, ‘armed men’ had killed Dr Imran Farooq by stabbing him multiple times and hitting with bricks.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS CORRUPTION TRIAL 

Trial under way in Providenciales. Not due to finish until late 2019

Michael Misick, former Prime Minister, and 10 others due to go on trial for corruption.

NORTHERN IRELAND TROUBLES LEGACY INQUEST (ROSEANNE MALLON)

Inquest pending at Laganside Courts Complex. 4 weeks.

Roseanne Mallon, 76, was killed by a loyalist death squad (probably Billy Wright and his UVF men) in 1994. She was related to several former republican prisoners and it was part of a dirty war against IRA/Sinn Fein-related families.

British Army allegedly colluded in the killing by turning a blind eye (and possibly giving the address to Wright). Wright was never charged. The killing remains unsolved.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7851907.stm

DUTCH TOURIST SERIAL KILLER

Trial pending in Aruba (but not until his release in 2038 from jail in Peru)

Joran Van Der Sloot, a young Dutchman, was jailed in 2012 for killing a Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores, in Lima in 2010.

He is also the prime suspect in the murder of Natalee Holloway, a teenager from Alabama, who vanished on Aruba.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.