Oct – Elizabeth Olten, 9, stabbed in St Martins, near Jefferson City, Missouri. Alyssa Bustamente, 18, was jailed for life (no parole) in Feb 2012. She killed her to find out what it felt like and wrote in her diary that it was “pretty enjoyable”.
Oct 2 – Oktay Erbasli, 23, a member of the Tottenham Boys, shot as he sat in his Range Rover in Tottenham. The gunman sped off on the back of a Suzuki motorbike. The killing happened at 4.10pm on a Friday and Erbasli’s girlfriend and a 5 year old boy were in the car. Unsolved.
Sep 30 – Barry Dighton, 61, former head teacher and his wife Elizabeth, 60, were stabbed at home in south Croydon. Their son Daniel Dighton, 34, an unemployed layabout, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 15 years). The trial heard the killing was sparked by a row over his hangover. He was found hiding in the attic by police.
Sep 27 – Jason Martin, 39, from Oldham, stabbed during a brawl in Hennigan’s pub in Ballyfermot, Dublin. The brawl, which involved 30 people, was known as the Ballyfermot Bloodbath. Derek “Dee Dee” O’Driscoll was jailed for 2 and a half years for violent disorder. Martin was on the run from England, where he was wanted in connection with the abduction and murder of Paul Brady from Rochdale.
Sep 26 – Derrion Albert, 16, from Altgeld Gardens, beaten to death in a gang fight near Fenger High School on Chicago’s South Side. The fight was videotaped and uploaded onto the internet. Silvonus Shannon, 19; Eugene Riley, 18 and Lapoleon Colbert, 20, were all jailed for 32 years in 2011. Eric Carson, 16, was jailed for 26 years. Charged were dropped against Eugene Bailey, 18. The killers were from the Ville area.
Sep – Chris Hartley, shot in Clayton West, Bradford. In March 2010 his boyfriend David Large, 35, was jailed for life (30 years). Simon Mullen, 39, a hitman who had been paid £25,000, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial heard that Large had begun a relationship with a woman, Dawn Mallinson, and wanted rid of Hartley.
Sep 21 – Zhen Asghar, 18, from Bolton, killed in Manchester. Hashim Salaam, 21, from Oldham, jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. There was a clash between two groups of Asians who were out in Manchester celebrating Eid.
Sept 21 – Rick and Ruth Gee, her son, Dillen Constant, 14, her daughter Justina Constant, 16, and Rick’s son Austin, 11, were beaten to death with a tire iron in a house in Beason, rural Illinois. Chris Harris went on trial for murder in 2009. He claimed he went to the house to buy marijuana and claims Dillen was responsible and he killed Dillen in self-defence.
Sep – Diane Ward, 55, shot at home in Isleworth, Florida. Her millionaire property developer husband Bob Ward was jailed for 30 years. He claimed it was a failed suicide pact.
Sep 19 – Amran Khan, 29, shot on the doorstep of his home in Oldham. Brett Francis, 26, and his twin brother Jordan Francis were both jailed for life (28 years). Mr Khan had just put his kids to bed.
Sep – Syde Abbass, 24, abducted, dragged into a car and beaten to death in Forest Gate, east London. Blaize Lunkulu, 25, was given an indeterminate sentence (6 years minimum) and Vikar Khan, 23, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. Abbass is believed to have been carrying drugs and cash. The killing was allegedly carried out on the order of a gangster known as “Reds”.
Sep 17 – Stuart Ludlam, 44, taxi driver, shot and found in the boot of his taxi at Cromford railway station in Derbyshire. Colin Cheetham, 61, a gun fanatic from Ripley, was jailed for life (30 years). At his trial in Nottingham CC Cheetham came up with a cock and bull story about the killing having been carried by two men called “Stan” and “Geoff”.
Sep 12 – Leah Questin, 37, Filipino-born care worker from Cricklewood, last seen on a bus travelling towards Elephant & Castle, SE London. Her body was found in a suitcase in a dried-up pond in Cliffe, near Rochester, Kent. Clinton Bailey, 35, an IT specialist from Brockley, was jailed for life (30 years). They had met while online dating. Bailey tried to use his IT expertise to erase traces of his email contact with her.
Sep 12 – Shevon Wilson, 17, stabbed outside World’s End pub in St George, Bristol. Sam Lengfeld, 23, was jailed for life (17 years) in July 2010. Lengfeld was a pub regular. Two of Shevon’s friends were convicted of attacking him afterwards. The case featured in the BBC3 series Pictures of A Teenage Killing.
– Charlotte Avenall, 8, found hanged at home in Mansfield, Notts. Her parents Simon Moody, 32, and Susan Moody, 24, were never charged with murder but were jailed for 12 months for neglect in April 2010. The court heard no-one had been in her bedroom for four weeks. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8611255.stm
Sep – Eddie Thompson, 29, decorator, shot in a car in Hackney. Kallum Morris, 19; Kieron Lawrence, 19, and Paul Stoby, 18, were all jailed for life (27 years) in June 2010.
Sep 5 – Andrew Wall, 46, an unemployed recluse, was shot on the Aylesbury estate in Elephant & Castle, SE London. His drug dealer Lee Townsend, 41, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial heard Townsend had borrowed money and did not want to pay it back.
Sep 5 – Patricia Thompson, 85, strangled at home in Hartburn, near Stockton-on-Tees. Steven Hodgson, 33, a burglar from Middlesbrough, was jailed for life (34 years) in May 2010. He stole some rings and pawned them, having done research on the house in Google Maps.
Sep 5 – Jamie Kyne, 18, from Ireland, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Scotland, apprentice jockeys, died in an arson attack on a party in a flat in Malton, North Yorkshire. Peter Brown, 37, a labourer originally from the Aberdeen area, started the fire when he lit rubbish in the communal entrance. In Dec 2010 he was given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 7 years) for manslaughter. The trial at Leeds CC never really heard any reason why he had set the fire. In May 2013 the owner of the flats, Alan Foster, 65, from Norton, was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to breaching four fire safety regulations. He admitted storing combustible materials under the stairs.
Sep 4 – Vincent Francis, 34, stabbed 17 times in Wells, Somerset. Stacey Hyde, 18, a friend of his girlfriend Holly Banwell, was jailed for life (9 years). She objected to him violently abusing Holly. The Court of Appeal ordered a retrial after hearing Ms Hyde had a history of abuse and was extremely vulnerable at the time of the killing. In 2015 she was acquitted at a retrial.
Sep 4 – Michael McGurk, 45, Scottish-born property developer, shot in the head as he got out of his Mercedes in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne, Australia. His 10 year old son was with him. British property developer Mark Burby sought police protection fearing the same assassin. Unsolved.
Sep 1 – Jesse Richards, 48, scrap metal dealer from Surrey (and drug dealer), abducted in Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire and never seen again. Body not found. In April 2012 Kevin Hudson, 50, from Coventry, was jailed for 19 years for manslaughter. James Doe, 38, from Coventry, admitted manslaughter and blackmail and was sentenced to 18-and-a-half years. Matthew Taylor, 29, from Coventry, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 13 years. Joseph Doe, 37, pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and was jailed for four years. David Butler, 26, from Colnbrook, Slough, pleaded guilty to obstructing a coroner and was sentenced to four years in prison. Following his disappearance in 2009 police searched a storage unit belonging to him in Sheffield, where they discovered around £1m in cannabis resin, stored in cardboard boxes. Richards is understood to have owed £50,000 to some gypsies.
Aug – Yoshiyuki Oide, 41, officer worker, killed at Fujimi, near Tokyo. Kanae Kijima, 34, was charged with murder. He promised to marry her and then asked for money.
Aug 31 – Gary Johnson, 25, run over by a car outside the Ministry of Sound nightclub in south London. Ranjit Nankani, 29, was jailed for life (18 years). Johnson’s friend, Dwayne McPherson, 28, from Sydenham, was also jailed for life (11 years) for the attempted murder of Nankani. He ran up to the car and shot at Nankani after he crashed into a lamppost. The trial heard a row had broken out after Nankani trod on Mr Johnson’s feet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10728023
Aug 29 – Seven people were battered to death with a shotgun in their trailer in Townsend, Georgia. They were Guy Heinze Sr., 45. Rusty Toler Sr., 44, and his four children: Chrissy Toler, 22; Russell D. Toler Jr., 20; Michael Toler, 19; and Michelle Toler, 15. Also killed was the elder Toler’s sister, Brenda Gail Falagan, 49, and Joseph L. West, the 30-year-old boyfriend of Chrissy Toler. Her 3-year-old son, Byron Jimerson Jr., ended up the sole survivor but suffered severe head injuries.Guy Heinze junior, 22, was jailed for life without the possibility of parole in Oct 2013. Prosecutors said he killed the first victim in a dispute over a bottle of prescription painkillers he wanted to steal, then killed the others to avoid getting caught.http://www.cbsnews.com/news/guy-heinze-jr-ga-man-gets-life-in-prison-for-killing-father-7-others-in-mobile-home/
Aug 28 – Safrajur Rahman Jahingir, 23, delivery driver for a curry house, shot as he drove through Parsons Cross, Sheffield. Brothers Mohim Khan, 36; Mukid Khan, 33; Munaim Khan, 28; Saul Mohsin, 20; and Mohammed Faizan, 22, were all acquitted. The trial heard the gunman was drug addict Michael Fowler, who later died of a drug overdose. It was allegedly linked to a family feud.
Aug – Joanna Michael, 25, stabbed after being found in bed with another man in Cardiff. Her boyfriend Cyran Williams, 20, was jailed for life.
Aug 21 – Alyn Thomas, 22, stabbed at a house in Brackla, near Bridgend, south Wales. His girlfriend Katherine McGrath, 18, an A level student, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
Aug – David Stevenson, 28, stabbed in the beer garden of New Inn in Sutton, Surrey. Leo Cooper, 25, a love rival who was drunk and on cocaine, was jailed for life (22 years) in June 2010.
Aug – George Smith, 60, stabbed and dismembered at his flat in Barnet, north London. Dwayne Cupidon, 26, a Jamaican drug dealer and illegal immigrant, was jailed for life (26 years) in July 2010. Smith had stolen money and drugs from Cupidon’s safe.
Aug 17 – Billy Owen, 57, attacked at home in Old Swan, Liverpool. Gary Rowell, 31, was jailed for life (22 years) in Feb 2010. David Scully survived, as did a woman who was raped.
Aug 17 – Tinakorn Tuekpia, 42, chef and brothel owner, was stabbed in brothel in Bradford. Israr Hussain, 27, and Subhan Khan, 21, were both jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Syed Bukhari, 28, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to rob.
Aug 17 – Daniel Herbert, 27, a club promoter from Bournemouth, was beaten and shot in Bermondsey, south London. Bobby Winser, 21, of Bermondsey and Michael Campbell, 24, of Camberwell, south London, were both cleared of murder but jailed for 14 years each for GBH. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they blamed Herbert and his friends for the robbery of a cannabis factory.
Aug 15 – Jasmine Fiore, a Playboy model, was killed and her mutilated body stuffed in a suitcase in Los Angeles. She was identified by her breast implants. Her boyfriend Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant, hanged himself in a motel in Canada on 23 August.
Aug 9 – Rosalyn Hunt, 41, was beaten and kicked at home in Ipswich. In Sep 2010 Paul Clarke, 41, was jailed for life (27 years). Lorraine Thorpe, 15, was jailed for life (14 years). John Grimwood, 27, was acquitted. Lorraine’s father, Desmond, 43, an alcoholic, also took part in the killing but was himself killed by the others a few days later because they feared he was going to tell the police.
Aug 8 – Lisa Leckenby, 28, stabbed 5 times and stamped on her head at home in Blackhall, County Durham. Marcel Allen, 42, was jailed for life (15 years). He bragged that he had eaten a kebab after killing her. Her bother Shaun Leckenby was convicted of murdering their father Ronald in Sunderland in 2006. Ronald himself had been convicted of killing his brother Christopher, who had been in an incestuous relationship with Lisa.
Aug 8 – Linda Casey, 54, her naked and battered body was found in woods near Banstead, Surrey. One of her lovers, Peter Ling, 50, was jailed for life (18 years).
Aug – Lily Burk, 17, stabbed in “skid row” area of Alameda Street, Los Angeles. Charlie Samuel, 50, a homeless junkie, was jailed for life. She was working as a volunteer and had just taken money out of a cash machine.
Aug 2 – Chanelle Jones, 17, childcare student from Cardigan, stabbed and found in the boot of a Ford Fiesta stopped by a Stinger police trap near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales. Her father, Gary Fisher, 40, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2010. He claimed she wanted to die after being raped by a stranger.
Aug 17 – Carl Beatson Asiedu, 19, aka DJ Charmz, stabbed outside Club Life in central London. His friend Peter Lama, 19, was also stabbed in the melee Junior Ademujimi-Falade, 19, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The main suspect Jeffrey Okafor was extradited from Nigeria in 2014 and was jailed for life (17 years) in 2015. Junior Ademujimi-Falade, 21, from Leicester, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in 2011. Bolaji Kako-Are, 20, from Walworth, south London, was jailed for 30 months for violent disorder. Former Crystal Palace footballer Abu Mansaray, 20, from South Norwood, jailed for five-and-a-half-year sentence for violent disorder. Okafor’s brother, Junior Okafor, 24, from East Dulwich, was jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice. He pleaded guilty to convincing their mother to pay for a plane ticket and arranging for his girlfriend to drive his brother to Heathrow Airport.
Aug – Americo Delgado, 81, a Mexican defence lawyer, was stabbed in his office in Toluca, near Mexico City. The Zetas may have been responsible. Unsolved.
August – Campbell Bridges, 71, Scottish gem expert, killed by a mob armed with spears and machetes in Voi, Kenya. Eight people suspected to be workers of Tia Akili Mining Company, where Mwatela is a majority shareholder, have been charged with the 2008 murder of Bridges.Mohamed Kokane, Alfred Njururuka, Samuel Mwachala, James Chacha Mwita, Daniel Mnene Suleiman, Osman Hussein, Crispus Mukunguzi and Regea Omar Salim went on trial in 2013.
Aug – Samuel Alexander, 70, former university lecturer who was born Sami El-Kayoubi in Egypt – killed and buried in the garden of his house in Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire. His son Mark Alexander, 20, a university student, was jailed for life (16 years) in 2010.
Aug 1 – Paul Brady, a drug dealer from Rochdale, was kidnapped in Burnley and then killed. Paul Devalda was jailed for life (21 years).
August 1 – Benn Sacker, 24, mowed down by a car outside his home in Norris Green, Liverpool. Philip Brown, 26, was jailed for life (18 years) in Feb 2010. Brown went to Sacker’s home in a rage because his girlfriend, Hayley Digney, had called and told him Mr Sacker had been round to her house, armed with a knife, looking for his former girlfriend Hannah Tressell and waved the knife around in front of Brown’s 6 year old daughter. Brown, who was in Southport at the time, jumped in his Mitsubishi 4×4, and began calling his friends to rally “two car loads of thugs” to his cause. The gang eventually lured Sacker outside, where he was killed. Brown never named his accomplices.
July 29 – Darlene Haynes, 23, killed and had her foetus cut out of her womb in Worcester, Massachusetts. Julie Corey, 35, was arrested in New Hampshire and in Feb 2014 was jailed for life without parole.
July 28 – Swinder Singh Batth, 47, shot outside Gavin’s Sports Bar in Bilston, West Midlands. He was a victim of mistaken identity. The actual target was nearby. Two men were jailed for life – Jasbir Singh Takhar, 23, of Coseley, was given a 29 year tariff at Birmingham Crown Court.Sukwinder Singh Sanghera, 24, West Bromwich, was given 28 years.Four men and a woman were found guilty of conspiracy to commit violent disorder. They were Gurpreet Singh Ottalan, 22, of Western Driven, Bilston, who was jailed for two years; Onkar Singh Sangha, 22, of Babors Field, Bilston, who was jailed for two-and-a-half years; Jarnail Bajwa, 35, of Bickley Road, Bilston, who was given a three-year sentence; Narinder Kumar, 26, of Slade Close, West Bromwich, who received a two-and-a-half year sentence, andNeesha Dubb, 20, of Weston Drive, Bilston, who was sent to a Young Offender’s Institution for 21 months. Amardeep Singh Narwal, 25, of Sedgley Grove, Handsworth Wood, was given a three-and-a-half year sentence for witness intimidation.A 17-year-old youth was given 195 days detention for the same offence. The trial heard the killing was sparked by an incident with a laser pen.
July 27 – Mohammed Arshad, 36, taxi driver, stabbed in Kings Norton, Birmingham during a robbery. Andrew Bayliss, 29, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial in April 2011 was told that he had debts of £20,000.
July 27 – Jin Xue, 38, and his wife Li Xie, 35, owners of a Chinese takeaway in Barnsley, were abducted, killed and dumped in the boot of a car in Belle Isle, Leeds. Lu Yao Jia, 19, and Ji Peng, 24, were both jailed for life (34 years) in March 2010.
– Elif Oruc, 42, dinner lady, stabbed at home in Wembley, NW London in a fake burglary. Her husband Mikdat Sarpaz, 46, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2010. He had been having an affair with Serpil Aksoy, 33, and was planning to cash in on £375,000 life insurance policy. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=328285106&VID=204
July 25 – Dr Nadim Gulamhuseinwala, 32, was beaten to death in Green Park, London. Thomas Connor, 20, was jailed for life (25 years) and William Paton, 20, was jailed for life (23 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard they killed her during a robbery so they could find money to pay for a prostitute.
– Jayden al-Alas, four months old, died at home on the Barnsbury estate in Islington, north London
. His mother Chana al-Alas, 17, and father Rohan Wray, 20, were charged with murder amid allegations that Jayden died of head injuries but charges were dropped in Dec 2011. It later emerged Jayden had suffered a head injury at birth due to forceps delivery and other fractures were due to rickets
. The couple said the Great Ormond Street and University College hospitals should have diagnosed the disease.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17780954
July 23 – Karen McGraw, 50, stabbed three times at home in Connah’s Quay, north Wales. Her former boyfriend Trevor Ferguson, 49, from Manchester, was jailed for life (17 years) in Dec 2009.
July – Louise Evans, stabbed and beaten in Burnley. Anthony Wood, 22, was jailed for life (23 years). Matthew Maw, 20, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life (18 years). Wood continues to protest his innocence, having been prosecuted under joint enterprise law. http://www.jointenterprise.co/Anthony_New.html
July – Graham Reeve, 55, tortured for his PIN number and then strangled in Colchester. Jon Williams, 22, and Danny Howsego, 36, were both jailed for life.
July 19 – Norman “Min” Lin, 45, a newsagent, his wife Lily Lin Yunli, 43, her sister Irene Yin Yunbin, 39, and the Lins’ young sons, Henry, 12, and Terry, 9, were bludgeoned to death with a blunt instrument at their home in Epping, Sydney, New South Wales, in the early hours. In May 2011 Robert Xie, 53 – Mr Lin’s brother-in-law, was charged with the murders. He was convicted and jailed for life in Feb 2017 after FOUR trials. He never gave evidence and the motive has never become clear. The trial heard that on the night of their deaths Xie and his wife Kathy’s family gathered for their usual Friday night meal. Everyone got along well and there was no indication of the horror to come. A few hours later Xie walked 300 metres to the Mins’ house. Wielding a hammer and fuelled by ‘intense bitterness and hatred’ he slaughtered the entire family.
July 15 – Natalya Estemirova, 51, an investigative jurnalist, was abducted at 8.30am from her home in Grozny, Chechnya as she was working on “extremely sensitive” cases of human rights abuses in Chechnya by the Kadyrov regime. Two witnesses saw Estemirova being pushed into a car shouting that she was being abducted. Her remains were found with bullet wounds in the head and chest area at 4:30 p.m. in woodland near a road in the village of Gazi-Yurt in Ingushetia. The official account is that she was killed by Alkhazur Bashayev, a Chechen rebel who was killed in an air strike in Nov 2009. But friends and human rights activists doubt this version of events. She was believed to have been killed by men acting on the orders of Chechnya’s puppet leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The murder outraged the White House and the international community.
July 15 – Gordon Whitehouse, 66, killed in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. Alan Lee, 30, a labourer from Ombersley, was jailed for life (18 years). He was drunk.
July 13 – Johnny Coutu was shot dead in Laval, Quebec. In 2015 Serge Pomerleau, 51, pleaded guilty to his murder. He was one of three men who escaped by helicopter from a prison Quebec City in June 2014. But he was recaptured. Pomerleau also admitted killing Benoît Denis in Joliette in 2010. Pomerleau was jailed for 26 years. Pomerleau was already serving a 22-year prison term after he was convicted on several charges related to his role in running a massive drug trafficking ring based in Val d’Or and for having escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre.
July 12 – Bernice Novack, 87 and her son Ben Novack jr, 53, beaten to death in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ben’s wife Narcy Novack, 56, and her brother Cristobal Veliz, 59, were both jailed for life with no parole in Dec 2012. Narcy, born in Ecuador and a former stripper, was determined to get her hands on her husband’s money. He was the heir to the Fontainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach.
July 11 – Ben Lund, 19, window cleaner, was beaten up in a nightclub in Eastbourne. Nicholas Sitko, 24, a bodybuilder, was jailed for life (14 years).
July 11 – Arturo Gatti, 37, former world champion boxer (Italian-born Canadian), was strangled with strap of a handbag in a room in a holiday resort in Porto de Galinhas, near Recife, Brazil. His Brazilian wife Amanda Rodrigues, 23, a former stripper, was arrested but later freed when the police decided it was suicide. Gatti was very drunk at the time and had been rowing with his wife but his family in Canada insist he would not have killed himself. http://www.sbnation.com/2010/5/20/1647011/suicide-or-murder-in-the-case-of
July 11 – David Cauchi-Lechmere, 20, from Bow, stabbed at a house party in Beckton, east London. Jerome Taylor, 19, Lewis Wilson, 18, Tobi Egunjobi, 19 and Matthew Genesi, 20 were all acquitted of murder but jailed for 30 months for violent disorder. Nathan Jones, 19, admitted violent disorder and was jailed for 30 months. Francis Meshach, 20, Losimba Yfeko, 19, and Iyoula Yfeko, 17, were acquitted of all charges. The trial heard there was a fight between Bow and Beckton boys.http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=464231213
July 11 – Sally Garwood, 25, a teaching assistant, stabbed in Aylesbury, Bucks, while walking her dog. Robert Cusworth, 25, pub chef and complete stranger, was jailed for life (20 years) in Feb 2010.
July 9 – Junaid Khan, 21, shot outside a doctor’s surgery in Oldham. Milad Finn, 23, Liaqet Khan, 29, and Syed Shabir, 28, were all acquitted in August 2011.
July – Alan Ford, 30, beaten to death in Govan, Glasgow. John Gallagher, 17, was jailed for life (9 years) in March 2010.
July 8 – Naila Mumtaz, 21, pregnant, suffocated at home in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. Her husband Mohammed Mumtaz, 25, from Birmingham, had claimed Naila Mumtaz, 21, tried to strangle herself at home in 2009.Mumtaz, his parents ZiaUl-Haq and Salma Aslam, both 51, and brother-in-law Hammad Hassan, 24, were all jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court in Sep 2012. The trial heard Mrs Mumtaz’s in-laws thought she was possessed by evil spirits, a djinn.Mumtaz, who had to be helped out of the dock by his father, was jailed for a minimum of 13 years.His brother-in-law, Hammad Hussan, was also imprisoned for at least 13 years. Zia Ul-Haq and Salma Aslam were told they would each serve a minimum of 15 years.
July 7 – Myul Chul Jang, stabbed in a fight in New Malden, Surrey. Seong Hong, 35, was jailed for life (13 years). The area has a large Korean population.
July 9 – Melanie Billings, 43, and husband Byrd Billings, 66, were shot at their mansion in Pensacola, Florida. Leonard Gonzalez junior, 35, was sentenced to death in Oct 2010. Wayne Coldiron, 41, was jailed for life. The gang stole a safe which contained jewellery, family papers, and prescription medications. The Billings had 16 children, 12 of whom were adopted. Gary Lamont Sumner, Fredrick Lee Thornton, Donald Ray Stallworth and Rakeem Chaney Florence were also charged.http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/byrd_and_melanie_billings/1.html
July 4 – Nasar “Max” Hussain, 30, originally from Pakistan, shot in his shop, Brookhouse Wines, in Salford. In Dec 2010 Arfan Rafiq, 25, and Mohammed Hafiz, 42, and Simeon Henderson, 27, were jailed for life. Ryan Manning, 21, was given an indeterminate sentence (8 years minimum) for manslaughter. Akmal Afzal, 24, was jailed for 7 years for possessing a gun. The trial at Manchester CC heard they were members of the Castle Street gang from Bolton. Three other men – Gulfan Khan, 36, from Oldham, Tanveer Khan, 30, from Bolton and another men – are believed to have been involved and have fled to Pakistan.
July 1 – James Kamara, 22, shot in Broomhall, Sheffield. Aaron Storey, 21; Barrington Bloomfield, 21, Marcus Gad Binghi Thompson, 30, and Tobias Thompson, 26, were all acquitted in Feb 2010. The trial at Sheffield CC was told the victim was from the S10 postcode gang while the defendants were from the S3 Crew from Pitsmoor/Burngreave area.
June – Stuart Lownds, 18, hairdresser, stabbed at a party in Bestwood, Nottingham. Robert Mather, 23, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter.
June 24 – Chastity Turner, 9, shot while bathing her put bull terrier in 7400 South Stewart, Englewood, Chicago. Kevin Stanley, 26; Ronald Henderson, 29, and Davionne Whitfield, 17, are still awaiting trial. The target was believed to be Chastity’s father Andre.
June 21 – Maleha Masud, 15, and her sister Nabiha Masud, 21, died in fire at home in Tooting, south London. Shihabuddin Choudhury, 20, from Nottingham, was jailed for life. Maleha’s ex-boyfriend, Akmol Miah, 14, was convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure. He was angry after she dumped him. Rasal Khan, 18, was acquitted.
June 15 – Des “Tuppence” Moran, shot in the Ascot pasta café in Melbourne, Australia. His sister-in-law Judy Moran, 65, was jailed for 26 years in June 2010. The former Rebels bikie president Geoffrey “Nuts” Armour was jailed for 26 years. The Morans are a legendary Melbourne crime family. Getaway driver Michael Farrugia, 45, gave evidence against Moran and was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. Armour’s girlfriend Suzanne Kane, 47, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and received a suspended sentence due to time served while on remand. http://aussiecriminals.com.au/tag/des-tuppence-moran/
June – Jenna Thomas, 21, student nurse and part-time barmaid, strangled in a car in Porthcawl, south Wales. Her boyfriend Philip Packer, 50, was jailed for life (18 years) in Jan 2010. The trial at Cardiff CC heard he killed her in his car when she ended the relationship.
June – Tracy Downer, 40, stabbed to death at home in Wilnecote, Staffordshire. Her husband Simon Downer, 32, was jailed for life (20 years). His eight year old daughter gave evidence against him in court. In 2005 he had stabbed his former partner and was jailed for six years after pleading guilty to serious wounding with intent, he told the court. He met Tracy while absconding from an open prison in 2007 and they married the day after he was released from jail in April 2009.
June 7 – Claire Wilson, 21, who was heavily pregnant, was stabbed in the street in Grimsby in a random attack. Her killer was Alan McMullan, 53, a mentally ill loner who had been drinking heavily. In 2010 he was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 20 years. In 2012 the local NHS board admitted mistakes were made with McMullan.
June – David Cox, 18, a disabled man with the mental age of an eight year old, was beaten to death in Bessacarr, Doncaster. Unsolved.
June 5 – Heather Snively, 21, heavily pregnant, was battered with a collapsible police baton in Beaverton, a suburb of Portland, Oregon and her foetus stolen. Her body was hidden in the crawlspace under the house. Korena Roberts, 27, was jailed for life in October 2010. She had deliberately befriended her with an eye on her baby.
June 5 – Orville Henry, 48, stabbed with a broken vodka bottle at home in Ilford, east London. Wayne Green, 55, was convicted of manslaughter in Feb 2010 and given an indeterminate sentence for public protection (minimum of 5 years). Ashley Robinson, 41, was acquitted. The trial heard it was a row about football after Green called Henry’s team, Tottenham, a “bunch of wankers”.
June 3 – Anthony Otton, 28, shot on a balcony on the Fulham Court estate in Fulham on the day of the funeral of Darcy Austin-Bruce (see May 1). A relative of Austin-Bruce is the prime suspect. Unsolved.
May – Fred Sluggett, 61, assaulted in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester. He died of his head injuries in July 2014. Joseph Moran, 28, was charged with murder in December 2014 and awaits trial.
May – Emanuel Murray, a baby boy, was thrown out of a car window on the the I-275 highway in Florida. Richard McTear has been accused of first degree murder. His first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial . He went on trial again in July 2014. The key witness was Emanuel’s mother, Jasmine Bedwell. Bedwell burst into tears multiple times as she recounted the abuse suffered by McTear.
May 30 – Michelle Samaraweera, 35, raped and strangled in Walthamstow, NE London. Aman Vyas, 26, was detained at Delhi airport in 2011. He awaits extradition.
May 30 – Raul Flores, 29, and his daughter Brisenia, 9, shot during a burglary at their home in Arivaca, near Tucson, Arizona. Shawna Forde, 43, and Jason Bush, 39, were sentenced to death in Feb 2011. Forde and Bush wereironically anti-immigration activists and burgled the house to fund their Minuteman American Defense Vigilantes group. Albert Gaxiola was jailed for life without parole. Forde, who had a long record for theft, burglary and prostitution, accused members of a drug cartel in 2008 of sexually assaulting and shooting her.
May 29 – Ian Charlton, 18, stabbed in Grangetown, Middlesbrough. Jonathan Charlton, 22, (no relation), was jailed for life (12 years) in March 2010. A fight broke out between Ian’s brother Richard aka “Smurf” and Jonathan Charlton after a row over Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend Emma Stubbs. The case featured in BBC documentary. Ian’s mother had to move away from the area because of intimidation from relatives and friends of Jonathan Charlton.
May – Victorja Surgontaite, 22, Lithuanian, was stabbed after a row in Glasgow. Her boyfriend Shazad Javed, 24, was jailed for life (15 years) in Jan 2010.
May 27 – Kinga Legg, 36, Polish-born French citizen, beaten to death in Hotel Bristol in Paris. Her British boyfriend Ian Griffin, 40, an entrepreneur, drove off in a Porsche and travelled to the UK. He was eventually arrested and was extradited to France in 2011. He was released on bail in 2013. He still awaits trial.
May – Barry Fleming, 28, stabbed outside the Clifton Arms pub in Broxburn, west Lothian, Scotland. Chris Bouhadi, 25 a former soldier, was jailed for life (16 years) in April 2010.
May 24 – Kevin McDaid, 49, Catholic killed by a loyalist mob in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, celebrating Rangers winning the SPL title by invading a Catholic estate. Murder and manslaughter charges were dropped against John McGrath, 50; Paul Newman, 40; Aaron Beech, 23; Chris McDowell, 33; Frank Daly, 48; James McAfee, 28; John Thompson, 29; Ivan McDowell, 42 and David Cochrane, 18, in 2014. They were convicted of affray and other offences.
– Danny Farber, young Gridiron star, shot dead in Los Angeles. He had taken his date, Araceli Nogueda, to Louisiana Fried Chicken. As the two ordered their food, 21-year-old Arlon Watson, a member of the Tragniew Park Compton Crips, rode by in a friend’s SUV. Watson, who had never met Farber, was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 80 years to life in prison.http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/magazine/12/01/dannie.farber/index.html#ixzz2Uyg59AFO
May 23 – Jahmal Mason-Blair, 17, “accidentally” stabbed in the neck in Hackney during a fight between E8 and E9 postcode gangs. Michael Ematuwo, 13, from Dalston, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. Jahmal’s sisters fought Ematuwo’s sister after sentencing at the Old Bailey in Nov 2009. The trial heard Ematuwo’s bike had been stolen by Mason-Blair’s cousin. The case featured in BBC3 documentary A Picture of a Teenage Killing.
May 22 – Five girls died in a fire at the Armadale juvenile correction centre in Jamaica. They were Ann-Marie Samuels, Nerrissa King, and Rachael King, all 16 years old; and Kaychell Nelson and Shauna-Lee Kerr, both 15. On June 4, 16-year-old Georgina Saunders became the sixth victim of the fire. Her passing was followed by that of 17-year-old Stephanie Smith. Constable Lawrence Burrell is awaiting trial charged with starting the fire by lobbing a tear gas canister into the building. The disturbance is thought to have started after police sexually harassed girls. 13 other girls were injured. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Amradale-report
May 18 – Wesley Blake, 27, shot in Croydon. Henry Buahin, 24, and Ahmed Jessey, 21, were both acquitted in Feb 2010.
May 11 – Mariano Bacio Terracino, 53, shot outside a paper shop in Naples. It was caught on CCTV and got a lot of publicity. Terracino served 10 years in jail for his involvement in the 1977 kidnapping of Guido De Martino, who later became an MP for the former Italian Communist party. He was also tried as suspect in the killing of Naples mafia member Gennaro Moccia, but was acquitted. Costanzo Apic, 28, was arrested in Castel Volturno in October 2009 and charged with the murder.
– Michael Gilbert, 26, kept as a slave, tortured and then killed. His headless body was found in the Blue Lagoon, a private lake in Arlesey, Bedfordshire.
James Watt, 26, was jailed for life (36 years). His girlfriend Nichola Roberts, 21, was jailed for life (15 years). Natasha Oldfield, 29, was jailed for life (18 years). Watt’ brother Robert Watt, 19, was convicted of familial homicide and jailed for 8 years. Richard Watt, 24, got 6 years for the same offence. His mother Jennifer Smith-Dennis, 58, got 10 years for the same offence. The trial at Luton CC in Feb 2010 heard Gilbert was a “big friendly giant” who was used by the family as a domestic slave. He tried to flee several times.http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legal-and-policy/inquiries-and-assessments/inquiry-into-disability-related-harassment/ten-cases/case-nine-michael-gilbert/
May 10 – Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, 48, a lawyer, was shot in Guatemala. Francisco and Jose Valdes Paiz, hitmen, were arrested in June 2010. It later emerged that Marzano had hired them to kill him because he wanted the President of Guatemala to be implicated. But it backfired.
May 10 – Giuseppe Gregory, 16, from Ardwick, shot outside the Robin Hood pub in Stretford, Manchester. Hiroy Zerihun, 18, was jailed for life (23 years). Njabulo Ndlovu, 18, was jailed for life (21 years). Yaseen Kholwadia, 22, was acquitted. Michael Egerton, 21, admitted perverting the course of justice. Shadrach Phipps, 19, was convicted of possession of firearms. They were members of the Old Trafford Crips and Zerihun was a friend of Louis Braithwaite, who had been murdered a year before. Gregory was killed in revenge.
– Darcy Austin-Bruce, 20, from Fulham, shot outside HMP Wandsworth while on his way to visit an inmate
. Rupert Ross, 29, from Fulham, and Leon de St Aubin, 34, were both jailed for life (30 years). They were former friends who fell out over drugs. The trial heard that Casper Smith, 30, who was in prison overheard inmate Emanuel Igunbore say that Austin-Bruce was coming to visit him. He relayed this his cousin Khori Hines, 34. Jury were unable to reach a verdict against Smith and Hines and they were eventually cleared after prosecution offered no evidence. A man was later shot dead at Austin-Bruce’s funeral (see Phillip Otton).http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=130279713&VID=228
April – Rie Isohata, 32, strangled in Tochigi prefecture, Japan. Her lover Takeshi Kuwabara was jailed for life in 2010. He was a wakarasaseya, who was paid to split her up from her boyfriend but he fell in love with her. They had a big row when she found out his real job.
April 29 – Chloe Fletcher, 4, drowned at home in Wallasey, Merseyside. Her schizophrenic mother Laura Fletcher, 22, was given an indefinite hospital order. She had rung 999 and confessed. The child was known to Wirral social services.
April 27 – Shay Ogunyemi, 16, stabbed and set upon with a dog in Larkhall Park, Lambeth, south London. Crisdian Johnson, 21, was jailed for life (24 years). His brother Shane Johnson, 25, was acquitted. The attack followed an illegal dogfight.
April 25 – Jessica McCagh, 17, was set on fire in Arbroath, Scotland and door kept closed so she could not escape. Her boyfriend Stewart Blackburn, 18, was jailed for life (21 years).
– Christophe Borgye, 36, a French flight attendant, was stabbed and then buried in a concrete tomb under the shed in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Sebastian Bendou, 36, a paranoid schizophrenic, was jailed for life (14 years) after being convicted of murder. During his trial, however, Bendou told the court he had been acting on the instructions of his 35-year-old neighbour Dominik Kocher
, of Dumfries, who has also been convicted of Mr Borgye’s murder. Bendou claimed Kocher told him in early 2009 that he’d received information from ‘someone higher up’ than he, that Mr Borgye was going to rape his daughter, and that he needed to be ‘eliminated’.
– Pauline Knowles-Samarraie, 72, battered to death in Rottingdean, Brighton with a metal lintel and set on fire. Her son-in-law Mohammed Soboh, 41, was acquitted of her murder in May 2010. He admitted marrying her daughter just to get a visa to come to Britain but said she looked on him as a son and he would never harm her. The defence case was also based on a book written by Ms Knowles-Samarraie called I Never Said Goodbye which detailed her life in Iraq, the murder of her first husband and son, and the help she later received from Mr Soboh. Her husband was a former deputy oil minister under Saddam. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8678316.stm
April 21 – Johnson Ndjoli, 19, run over, shot and stabbed in New Cross, SE London. His friend – the target – Mohammed Turay, 20, survived. He died in hospital in January 2010. Derrell Callender, 20, and his brother Dwight, 23, were both convicted of attempted murder in Dec 2009 and jailed for 25 years. The attack was part of a feud between the Callenders’ “Shower gang” and the “anti-Shower” gang. They were never put on trial for murder after his death.
April 20 – Jade Defoe, 26, brother of Tottenham and England footballer Jermaine Defoe, punched in Stratford, east London. He fell and hit his head. Chris Farley, 33, from Leytonstone, was convicted of manslaughter in January 2010 and jailed for 3 years.
April – Camille Mathurasingh, 27, stabbed at home in Bow, east London. Her ex-boyfriend Paul Bristol, 25, was jailed for life (22 years) in March 2010. He killed her after seeing pictures of her with another man on Facebook.
April 10 – Julissa Brisman, 26, model and masseuse, shot at a hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Philip Markoff, 22, a medical student, was charged with murder but killed himself in jail in August 2010 before coming to trial. He had met her through the Craigslist website and was known as The Craigslist killer.
April – Claire Atkinson, 31, stabbed in Fleetwood, Lancashire. Her ex-boyfriend Alan Entwistle, 52, was jailed for life (20 years) in Dec 2009. He drove around with her body in his car.
April 8 – Diane Fallon, 43, and her daughter Holly, 10, vanished from their home in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Next door neighbour Thomas Smith, 26, a former soldier and registered sex offencder originally from Teesside, was jailed for life (32 years) at Glasgow High Court. The trial heard he raped Holly. Holly’s teacher raised the alarm after she failed to come into school.
April 8 – Victoria “Tori” Stafford, 8, abducted, raped and battered with a hammer in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Michael Rafferty, 28, a drug user, was jailed for life (25 years minimum) in May 2012. His girlfriend Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, was the star prosecution witness against him and was herself jailed for life.
April 7 – Abraham Shakespeare, 42, was found dead under a garden in Florida. Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore was jailed for life (no parole) in Dec 2012. He had won $17m on the lottery in 2006. She went into a business partnership with him but then ripped him off and killed him.
March – Milan Jurisic, killed and disposed of in an electric meet grinder and dumped in the Manzanares river in Madrid. Four Serbian gangsters – Vladimir Milisavljevic, Vladimir Mijanovic, Sinisa Petric and Luka Bojovic – are accused of murdering him. Bojovic was a key member of the Zemun Clan, which killed Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003. They went on trial in Oct 2014. Some reports say they ate some of the flesh.
Mar 30 – Neville Corby, 42, shot in Bradford. His boyfriend Craig Freear survived. A neighbour, Ernest Wright, 68, was jailed for life (whole life tariff) in March 2010. He had served 26 years in prison for a murder in 1971. Wright murdered Trevor Hale in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1971 and received a life sentence in 1973. His minimum term was set at 13 years but he served double that after absconding four times during his sentence. The 2010 trial heard that Wright had befriended Freear’s mother, who had mental health problems, and persuaded her to have her benefit payments paid into his bank account. Freear confronted him about it and a feud began.
Mar 29 – Paul Martin, 25, stabbed in Greenwich. Michael Bowden, 28, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life (22 years) in April 2010. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was completely unprovoked and Bowden had anger management issues. He went out drinking, knowing that his girlfriend had gone out with another man.
March 28 – Samantha Revelus, 17, and her sister Bianca, 5, killed in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. Bianca was decapitated in front of a police officer. Their brother Kerby Revelus, 23, who had recently been released from prison, was immediately shot dead by the police officer. Another sister, Sarafina Revelus, 9, survived.
March 29 – Tessie Garner, 88; Lillian Dunn, 89; Jessie Musser, 88; Bessie Hendrick, 78; John Goldston, 78; Margaret Johnson, 89; Louise Decker, 98 and Jerry Avent, a nurse – shot at Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina. Robert Stewart, 45, was shot and wounded by a police officer. In Sep 2011 he was convicted of 8 counts of second degree murder and jailed for a minimum of 142 years. The trial heard he had suffered from depression and had recently broken up from a girlfriend. His defence lawyer blamed the shooting on Ambien medication which he was taking for insomnia.
March 27 – Sandra Cantu, 8, abducted, raped with an object and dumped in a suitcase in California. Melissa Huckaby, 28, a Sunday school teacher, was jailed for life in June 2010. It was never clear what motivated her to behave so horrifically. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/06/14/sandra-cantu-killing-why-did-melissa-huckaby-murder-her.html
Mar 26 – Robbie Thomson, 17, shop worker, stabbed in Coupar, Angus, Scotland. David Barker, 25, was convicted of culpable homicide but at a second trial he was convicted of murder and jailed for life (19 years).
Mar 24 – Maureen Cosgrove, 65, strangled with a ligature at her home in Sutton, south London. George Maben, 45, was jailed for life (13 years). The trial heard she was the mother of his girlfriend Lucy, who was pregnant, and he hated her influence on her. He was overheard on a bug praying for forgiveness.
March 22 – Jeffrey Howe, 49, kitchen salesman – killed at home in Pickard Close, Southgate, north London. He was then dismembered and his body parts were scattered around Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. They were discovered in early April. Stephen Marshall, 37, from Borehamwood, was jailed for life (36 years) while his girlfriend Sarah Bush, 20, was jailed for 3 years and 9 months for perverting the course of justice. Marshall had been Howe’s business partner but then moved in as a lodger. But he refused to pay the rent and eventually killed Howe in an attempt to steal his identity.
Mar 22 – Ian Newton, 45, aka Scoobie Santino, a reggae singer and DJ from Fulham, was stabbed in an underpass at Greenford roundabout in NW London in the early hours of the morning after DJing at a party nearby. Unsolved.
Mar 22 – Anthony Zervas, 29, beaten to death with metal poles in the departure lounge of the domestic airport in Sydney, Australia, during a huge brawl between Hells Angels and Comancheros “bikie” gangs. Zervas was the brother of wekk known Hells Angels gang leader Peter Zervas. Comancheros boss Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi, 29, was jailed for 21 yearsfor murder in 2012. Also jailed were Tiago Costa, 30, who got 7 years for manslaughter; Maher Aouli, 28, who got 6 years for manslaughter; Pomare Pirini, 21, who got 6 years; and Frank La Rosa, 37, who got 7 years. Shannon Peneha, 33, who turned state’s evidence and gave evidence against his friends, was jailed for 3 years for riot. Christian Menzies, 26, was acquitted of murder but convicted of affray. Usama Potrus, 26, was acquitted of murder but convicted of riot. Ismail Erden, 25, was acquitted of murder but convicted of riot. Zoran Kisacanin, 22, was acquitted of murder but convicted of riot and affray. The jury could not reach a verdict on Farres Abounader, 28. Peter Zervas was jailed for 16 months for his part in the affray.http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/major-players-and-figures-in-the-comancheros-outlaw-motorcycle-gang/story-fni0fee2-1226467118366
Mar 22 – Ahmet Paytak, 50, shot while closing up Euro Wine and Food store in Holloway, N London. His son Husseyin, 21, was shot in the leg but survived. The killers were two black men on a motorbike. Michael James, 30, who was the rider of the motorbike, was jailed for life (30 years) in 2011. Ricardo Dwyer, 26, went on trial in Dec 2013. The trial heard that the killing was linked to the feud between Tottenham Boys and Hackney Turks.
Mar 14 – Abdulkarim Boudiaf, 18, shot in Tottenham. Asher Vance, 24, was acquitted of murder in Dec 2009. Three witnesses had identified Vance as the gunman. Jack Jackson was acquitted of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.
Mar 13 – Tyler Juett, 17, from Bulwell, stabbed while burgling a house in Old Basford, Nottingham. The householder Omari Roberts, 23, was charged with murder but charged were dropped on the eve of the trial in April 2010 on the grounds of self-defence. Juett’s 14 year old accomplice was jailed for 2 years for burglary. He was due to be a witness in the trial but turned out to be a liar.
Mar 13 – Andrew Gardner, 24, tortured and beaten to death in Chilton, County Durham. His girlfriend and the mother of his child, Clare Nicholls, 28, was jailed for life (32 years) in Jan 2010. Her brother Simon Nicholls, 24, was jailed for life (25 years) at the same trial in Teesside CC. Her ex-lover Steven Martin, 44, was jailed for life (20 years). She claimed she was injured in a fight but her injuries were old.
Mar 9 – Trevor Morse, 48, huntsman from Alderminster, Warwickshire, killed by a gyrocopter at Long Marston airfield, Warks. Bryan Griffiths, 54, a fox hunt monitor from Bedworth, was acquitted of manslaughter. The incident was caught on video.
Mar 9 – PC Stephen Carroll, 48, who was married with children and a Catholic, shot at Lismore Manor in Craigavon, County Armagh when he attended a bogus 999 call. Brendan McConville, 41, was jailed for life (25 years) and John Wootton, 17, was jailed for life (14 years). The killing was claimed by the Continuity IRA.
Mar 6 – Sapper Mark Quinsey, 23, from Birmingham, and Sapper Patrick Azimkar, 21, shot as they accepted a pizza at the gates to Massereene Barracks in County Antrim. Brian Shivers, 46, from Magherafelt, was jailed for life in Jan 2012. Colin Duffy, 44, from Lurgan, was acquitted. He claimed his DNA was planted in the getaway car. The killing was claimed by the Real IRA.
Mar 6 – Connor Muir, 17, stabbed in Livingston, Scotland. Andrew Gibson, 23, a drug dealer and bully, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for culpable homicide in Oct 2009.
Mar 5 – Joseph Olliffe, 35, from Bromley, shot in DA sandwich café in Mottingham, SE London. Gary Oxley, 48, a driving instructor, was jailed for life (21 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard Olliffe had been threatening Oxley over a £6,000 drugs debt owed to a “Mr B” who was in prison.
Mar 4 – Sunny Eze, 35, drug dealer originally from Nigeria, stabbed at his flat in Shooter’s Hill, Greenwich, SE London. Michael Henry, 39, and Mark Brown, 34, who robbed him of drugs and money, were jailed for life (30 years each). Both were Jamaican nationals.
Mar 3 – Wahab “Killer” Zaaki, 18, from Chingford, stabbed in Walthamstow, NE London. Kai Shannon, 19, was jailed for life (18 years) for murder in 2012. Abubakar Alawi, 19, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. They were members of the DM Crew. Wahab’s girlfriend found out she was pregnant after his death. The case featured in a BBC3 documentary.
Mar 3 – Gerry Edwards, 59, stabbed in Bromley, SE London. Chris Bevan, 56, survived. David Kilcullen, 46, was jailed for life (32 years) in Dec 2009. The motive for the attack was homophobia.
March – Troya Sheckles was shot dead in Shelby Park, Tennessee. Steven Pettway was found guilty in 2014 and jailed for 55 years. Dejuan Hammond was jailed for 35 years for the murder in 2015. The trial heard that Sheckles was gunned down shortly after agreeing to testify in a murder case against Hammond’s brother, Lloyd.
March 1 – Ricardo Carter, 35, shot on what is called ‘the Jacob’s Ladder’ between Fairholme Gardens and Maxwell, Christ Church in Oistins, Barbados. He was the father of six children. At just before 8pm he walked through the Fairholme Gardens residential area to a set of concrete steps that lead to Maxwell Hill and its junction with Silver Hill Road. Investigations indicate that while he was about midway up the steps, he was confronted by two assailants who attempted to rob him. He resisted, and began to make his way back down the steps when he was shot in the left upper torso. He was able to make it to the garage of a nearby resident before he collapsed and died. Just after the sound of the gunshot was heard, two males were seen coming from the steps unto Maxwell Hill. One of the suspects was identified as being of dark complexion, and slim build. He wore an over sized dark coloured T-shirt and had his left hand in his pants pocket as he walked briskly in a northerly direction towards Silver Hill. The other suspect was identified as being of fair complexion , slim build with hair about 5 inches long and wore a red jacket with a hood. This suspect turned left at the top of the steps and headed west in the direction of Top Rock.
Feb 25 – Dean Skidmore, 36, robber, from Brierley Hill, was stabbed while attempting to rob a lorry (containing roller shutters) at an industrial estate in Coleshill, Birmingham. The Greek lorry driver Vassilios Michalopoulos, 41, claimed self-defence and was never charged. In July 2010 Skidmore’s cousin Troy Skidmore, 15, was jailed for 4 years for conspiracy to rob. Spencer Howells, 35, from West Bromwich, was jailed for 10 years for the same charge. Danny White was also jailed for 5 years.
Feb 22 – Pauline Adams, 57, and her granddaughter Shannen Vickers, 17, died after an arson attack at their flat in Malmesbury House, Cyprus Street, Bethnal Green, E London. Their cat and dog also died. Jake Sheehan, 19, and David Philip, 18, were both jailed for life (25 years) in Nov 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that the motive was a row over a £15 debt owed by Mrs Adams’ grandson. The case featured in a BBC3 documentary called Pictures of A Teenage Killing in 2011.
Feb 22 – Larry Safie, 25, shot in East Dulwich, south London. Taurean Taylor, 24, unemployed, was acquitted in June 2010. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Safie had come out of prison 9 days earlier. The gun was the same Glock 9mm used in a murder in October 2008 (Errol Davis) for which Taylor was also acquitted.
Feb 21 – Joseph James, 44, stabbed in the heart at home in Brockley, SE London. His father Ossie James, 73, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the father flew into a rage after his son returned from a Chinese takeaway with chicken and chips, rather than Chinese food.
Feb 21 – Anne-Sophie Turcotte, 3, stabbed 19 times and Olivier Turcotte, 5, stabbed 27 times at their home in Quebec city, Canada. Their father Guy Turcotte, 37, a cardiologist, was charged with murder. The previous month he discovered his wife, Isabelle, was having an affair with their personal trainer, Martin Huot. He found out from Huot’s girlfriend Patricia Giroux. They decided to separate but not before a holiday in Mexico. After killing the children Turcotte called 999 and was found under his bed, covered in vomit and blood. He told police he’d drunk windshield wiper fluid and wanted to die. He survived and was put on trial in 2011 and not guilty due to a mental disorder. He was released in September 2014 but faces a second trial in September 2015.
Feb 19 – Kul Hawadleh, 19, stabbed on the forecourt of a garage in Wealdstone, NW London. Abiwaheb Guiled survived. Abdul Khan, 18, was jailed for life (22 years) in Jan 2010. Michael Boyde, 37; Andrew Spence, 21; and Onochie Madelowe, 33, were all acquitted. The victim was the son of the former President of Somalia.
Feb 13 – Shane Price, 19, from Stourport-on-Severn, stabbed during a pre-arranged fight in a car park on Hartlebury Common, Worcestershire. Joe Carpenter, 19, from Kidderminster, was jailed for life (14 years). His father Paul Carpenter, 55, and mother Tracy Carpenter, 46, were both jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. The trial in April 2010 heard that the Carpenters and Prices had bad blood and the victim’s parents Fred and Eileen had agreed to the fight. But instead of a fistfight the Carpenters turned up armed with weapons.
Feb 13 – Varsha Champacial, 43, stabbed in storeroom of Peacocks shop in Mitcham, south London. Her husband Thaker Kardam Ramanlal, 47, was jailed for life (18 years).
Feb 12 – Aasiya Hassan, 36, decapitated at the offices of Bridges TV, a Muslim TV channel, in Buffalo, New York state. Her husband, businessman Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan, 44, was jailed for between 25 years to life in Jan 2010. The trial heard she had just filed for divorce.
Feb 11 – Jim McConnell, 38, a drug dealer, shot at home in Prehen, Londonderry by two masked gunmen, believed to be dissident Republicans. Unsolved.
Feb 8 – Shawn “Pinky” Callum, 26, shot on the Stonebridge Park estate in Harlesden, NW London. Callum’s cousin Paul “Grandad” Minto, 21, a convicted drug dealer from Harrow, and Linus Louisy, 22, were both acquitted in Feb 2010. Minto had only been released from jail 9 days earlier and claimed he was framed.
Jan 31 – Lakhvinder Cheema, 39, died after eating curry poisoned with aconite in Feltham, Middlesex. His former lover Lakhvir Singh, 45, was jailed for life (23 years). Cheema’s fiancé, Gurjeet Choongh, 22, was in a coma for two days but survived. On 26 January 2009, while Mr Cheema was abroad receiving treatment for cancer, Singh went to his house and put the poison in a container that held the curry. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8490795.stm
Jan 30 – Syden Pearson, 26, stabbed in the street in Worthing. Kai Orgles, 19, was jailed for life in July 2009.
Jan 30 – Daniel Keatinge, 25, a convicted gunman, was shot 4 times in Fazakerley, Liverpool. The killer was described as white, between 16 and 20 years. £10,000 reward was later offered. Unsolved.
Jan 29 – John “King” Abbey Nii Kacsu, 22, Ghanaian immigrant and boxer, stabbed on his way to Mayday Hospital in Croydon to visit his wife and newborn daughter. Charles Acquaah, 22, another Ghanaian immigrant, was jailed for life (15 years) and will then be deported. Abbey was with his three year old daughter at the time. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the pair had argued over a stolen passport.
Jan 26 – Tomasz Bundyra, 28, a Pole, battered to death and left in a disused office block near London’s Waterloo station which was used by homeless people. Five other Poles were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years each. They were ordered to be deported to Poland at the end of their sentences. They were Kristof Skobel, 48, Igor Volosin, 33, Dariusz Glusek, 29, Pawel Synowiech, 22, and Tomasz Bobola, 36. Janusz Lont, 26, was acquitted. Drink is believed to have played a large part in the killing.
Jan 25 – Bartosz Maryszczak, 26, stabbed in a house in Wembley. Nathan Hardy-Thomas, 18, and Edwyn Sarpong, 22, were acquitted in Sep 2009.
Jan 25 – Michael Eccles, 43, factory worker, was beaten to death on his way home from the off licence in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Carl Keatley, 20, and Jordan Carroll, 15, were both jailed for life.
Jan 24 – Claire Marshall, 35, stabbed at home in Milton, Cumbria. Her former partner Benjamin Cooper, 35, from Swindon, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The court heard her daughter witnessed the attack, in which her head was almost severed. Ms Marshall’s mother Marjorie was stabbed to death by her son John in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, in 1994.
Jan 24 – Stephen Lewis, 15, stabbed outside a party in Plaistow, east London by a group of 25 boys. In Nov 2009 Chris Mazekelua, 17, was jailed for life (17 years) for murder and Risassy Nyimbi, 18, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The court heard that Lewis was a member of the Chad Green Gang. His killing featured in a BBC3 documentary. His death was allegedly “avenged” in 2010 with the murder of Ailton Campos de Oliveira. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=801633855
Jan 23 – Leon Garcia-Mannaert, a nine-month-old boy, and Corneel Vermeir, a nine-month-old boy,were stabbed, along with nursery worker Marita Blindeman, 54, who tried to protect them, at Fabeltjesland crèche in Dendermonde, Belgium.Several other children were injured. In March 2013 Kim DeGelder, 20, was jailed for life. He was also convicted of stabbing a 73-year-old woman to death in her home in Beveren, not far from Dendermonde, a week before the nursery attacks. The trial had heard argument about his mental health but ruled that he was sane.
Jan 19 – Stanislav Markelov, prominent human rights lawyer, and Anastasia Baburova, 25, a trainee journalist with Novaya Gazeta, shot in Kropotkinskaya district, Moscow. Nikolay Tikhonov, 29, was jailed for life. His girlfriend Yevgenia Khasis, 24, was jailed for 19 years. The killers were neo-Nazis. Tikhonov is also suspected of murdering anti-fascist campaigner Alexander Rukhin in 2007.
Jan 18 – Liam Munn, 19, a promising footballer, was punched, hit his head and died in Nottingham. Simeon Ferguson, 19, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter in Oct 2009.
Jan 17 – Paddy McDade, 37, Big Issue seller and heroin addict, stabbed 24 times at his flat in Dundee. His friend Paul Clark, 33, a homeless heroin user, was jailed for life (11 years). They had rowed about drugs.
Jan 17 – Martyn Barclay, shot outside his home in Edinburgh. His girlfriend Caroline Igoe, 32, was jailed for life (20 years).
Jan 15 – Raymond Black, 48, stabbed 42 times in Carluke, Lanarkshire. Peter Allen, 19, who was drunk and using drugs, was jailed for life (15 years) in July 2009. The trial heard the knife was left lodged in Mr Black’s eye socket. Allen claimed Black made sexual advances.
Jan 15 – Vina Patel, 51, solicitor, was killed after her neck was broken at his office in Leicester. In May 2010 her business partner John Cort, 54, was jailed for life (29 years). Contract killer Brian Farrell, 37, was jailed for life (27 years). The trial heard that Mrs Patel was killed for the life assurance because Cort was in debt to the tune of £171,000. Farrell, who was born in Trinidad, was a male escort and claimed he was Cort’s secret lover and that explained phone calls and text messages. But it is thought Cort, a former Conservative councillor, was straight and actually preferred young black girls. The trial heard that £650,000 was also missing from the accounts of some of Cort’s clients.
Jan 13 – Umar Israilov, 29, Chechen political exile, shot on the street in Vienna. The two gunmen were both wearing military fatigues. Israilov had claimed he had been tortured in a Chechen prison and filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in 2006. Unsolved.
Jan 10 – Graham McKenna, 45, a former soldier, was stabbed in Birkenhead on the way to an Everton football match. His son Chris, 14, survived. Gary Finlay, 46, was jailed for life (25 years). He resented the fact that McKenna had stood his sister-in-law in a divorce battle.
Jan 9 – Craig Hodson-Walker, 29, shot at Fairfield sub-post office in Fairfield, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire during a bungled robbery. His father, sub-postmaster Ken Hodson-Walker, 56, was shot in the leg but survived. Craig had picked up a cricket bat to fend off the robbers. Chris Morrissey, 31; his brother Declan, 33; and Anselm Ribera, 33, all from Birmingham, were jailed for life (34 years each) in Dec 2009. The getaway driver, Adrian Snape, 24, from Small Heath, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 8 years for attempted robbery.
Jan 8 – Jamie Yeates, 15, stabbed at home in Llanelli, south Wales. His mother Maria and sister Kimberley were also attacked. His stepfather Wayne Bowen, 42, was jailed for life (16 years). The trial at Swansea Crown Court heard he was “morbidly jealous” but the exact motive was unclear.
Jan 7 – Jozsef Takacs, principal, and Laszlo Papp, 32, a teacher, shot dead at a school in Csepel, near Budapest, Hungary. Tamas Kun, 40, the janitor, and Gabor Deme, 32, a security guard, were both jailed for life in 2011. The trial heard they had embezzled money and been found out. At the trial they claimed socialist politicians were involved.
Jan 7 – Antonietta Guarino, 61, Italian, hit with a hammer at home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Her silver Toyota Yaris was stolen. Her lodger Marc Riley, 24, was jailed for life (20 years). His boyfriend David Carr-Burstow, 19, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 4 years for obstructing the course of justice.
Jan 4 – Rose Jatto, 61, stabbed 56 times at home in Camberwell, S London. Her son Wehinmi Metsaghurun, 27, fled and lived homeless until July. A few days after he killed her he suffered hypothermia while sleeping rough and had both legs amputed. In 2010 he admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Jan 2 – Stephen Vidal, 41, stabbed at home in Leicester. His partner, Sally Wood, 35, was convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence. The trial heard they had a row after taking drink and drugs.
Jan – Dale Harrell, bludgeoned with a hammer at home in Gilbert, Arizona. His wife Marissa Devault was accused of murder and went on trial in March 2014. She claims he was physically abusive and she acted in self-defence. Her former boyfriend Allen Flores testified at the trial that Devault told him a few weeks before the attack that she wanted to hire a hit man to kill her husband, Dale Harrell, at a casino hotel. Prosecutors say Devault instead killed Harrell in an attempt to get an insurance settlement to repay nearly $300,000 in loans from Flores. Prosecutors in Phoenix, Arizona are seeking the death penalty.
Jan 1 – Oscar Grant, 22, who was black, was shot in the back as he lay on the ground on the platform of Fruitvale railway station near Oakland, California. A clip of the incident appeared on Youtube. Johannes Mehserle, 27, a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, who was white, was acquitted of murder and jailed for 2 and a half years for involuntary manslaughter in Nov 2010 and was released the following year. There were riots in Oakland following the acquittal. The incident was the subject of a Hollywood movie, Fruitvale, which came out in 2013.
Jan – Amanda Birks, 27, murdered in Norton Heights, Staffordshire. Her husband Christopher Birks, 31, was jailed for life. The case was based on forensic linguistics tests on text messages.
? – Holger Holz was shot dead in front of the computer at home in Vienna. Two years later Manfred Hinterberger was killed as he slept. Estibaliz Carranza, 36, was convicted in 2012 of both murders and sentencing to life in a secure mental institution. She was Hinterberger’s lover and the ex-wife of Holz. Both bodies were hidden in the cellar of her ice cream parlour in Vienna. Carranza, who had Spanish and Mexican nationality, was known as the Ice Cream Killer and wrote a memoir in 2014.
Dec 30 – Stuart Slade, 35, stabbed in Brighton after a disagreement outside the Kitchen Bar pub. Michael Bishop, 24, fled to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but was extradited back to the UK and in May 2010 was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.
Dec 30 – Sher Khan, 60, Pakistani businessman and father of six from Newham, killed and his body found, burnt, on an embankment by the M45 motorway near Rugby, Warwickshire. His flatmate Irshad Wali, 51, from Plaistow, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2009.
Dec 27 – Emma O’Kane, 27, killed by a shard of glass after being hit by a bottle thrown into the Queen Anne Hotel pub in Rochdale. Neil McNulty, 119, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in April 2009.
Dec 25 – Marie Rankin, 81, mother of eight, sexually assaulted and beaten with a crucifix, at her home in Newry, County Armagh. Her next door neighbour Karen Walsh, 42, a pharmacist originally from Galway, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2011.
Dec 25 – Sage Aragon, 11, died of hypothermia after walking in the snow to her mother’s home in Blaine County, Idaho.
Her brother Bear, 12, survived. Her father Robert Aragon, 55, a Shoshone Native American, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial in Oct 2009. He had originally been charged with second degree murder. Charges were also dropped against Sage’s uncle, Kenneth Quintana, 29. The children lived with Aragon in Jerome, a tiny community located in the heart of the Idaho dairy industry. He was driving them to see their mother on Christmas Day morning when the car hit ice and slid into the snow bank.The trial heard he let them go walking to get help after the car got stuck in a snow drift.
His lawyer argued that Aragon was likely suffering from hypothermia, which causes confusion and poor judgment. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/idaho-jury-acquits-dad-in-girls-hypothermia-death/
Dec 24 – Craig Brown, 20, drug dealer from Battersea, shot in Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush, as he arrived at the home of his girlfriend, Denica Date, after doing some Christmas shopping. Nathan “Money” Harris, 16, was detained under HM Pleasure. Khalid El-Sheikh, 21, from the White City estate, were both acquitted of murder but convicted of possession of firearm. El-Sheikh was jailed for 10 years. Adil Saeed, 21, was also acquitted of murder. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Brown had “dissed” El-Sheikh and bitten off part of his ear. Harris was a member of the Instruments Of Cruelty (IOC) gang. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=277011332&VID=295
Dec 22 – Cheryl Camm, 28, prostitute and drug addict, stamped to death in an underpass in Toll Bar, Doncaster. Kieran Blackwell, 18, from Cantley, Doncaster, was jailed for life (11 years).
Dec 20 – Alan Street, 26, convicted rapist, tortured and killed with scissors at his home in Padiham, Lancashire. Peter Leonard, 28, was jailed for life (28 years). Alan Palmer was jailed for life (25 years). Keiran Davison, 20, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Street’s convictions were not relevant to his killing. The motive was that Leonard hated him because he was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Jayne Proctor and had beaten him in a fight. Leonard’s girlfriend, Nicola Street, 35 (no relation), was given a suspended sentence for assisting an offender. The trial heard that Leonard and Palmer told Davison, who was drunk, that Street was a paedophile.
Dec 20 – Sahar Daftary, 23, Afghanistan-born model who won the Face of Asia competition in 2007, fell to her death from 12th floor of the NV Buildings, luxury flats, in Salford Quays, Manchester. Her former boyfriend Rashid Jamil, 33, a property developer, was questioned but not charged. A coroner recorded an open verdict at inquest in 2012. The inquest heard she had told police he had raped her. The couple had an Islamic marriage but were not formally married. Her family have hired a private investigator to look into her death and have also put out an online appeal. http://www.sahardaftary.org/
Dec 19 – Davion Watt, 26, from Catford, shot in the back in Brixton. detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information. Leon Thompson, 20, from Camberwell, was charged with murder but the charge was later dropped. The case remains unsolved.
Dec 18 – Maria Stubbings, 42, strangled with a dog lead at home in Chelmsford, Essex. Her former boyfriend Marc Chivers, 42, a convicted killer, was jailed for life in Dec 2009. She was unaware he had only recently returned to the UK after serving 15 years in jail in Germany for killing a previous partner. Essex Police admitted making mistakes after an IPCC report.
Dec 14 – Karlie Pearce-Stevenson, 20, a single mum originally from Alice Springs, was murdered and her body later dumped in the Belanglo Forest, SW of Sydney, Australia. Her daughter Khandalyce, 2, was later murdered and her body was put in a suitcase which was found beside a road in South Australia in the summer of 2015. Daniel Holdom, 41, was charged with Karlie’s murder in 2015 and awaits trial. He is believed to have been a former boyfriend of Karlie. The police believe her killers committed identity fraud and stole A$90,000 from Karlie and from the state. Holdom is believed to have had female accomplices.
Dec 13 – Derrick Days jr, 10 months old – shot dead after being caught in crossfire during gang shooting in Brownsville, Miami, Florida. Jimmie L Bowen, who was 16 at the time, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted murder. Bernard M. Jones, who was 17 at the time, was accused of being behind the wheel of the Dodge Ram that sped from the scene, faces two counts of felony murder, one of attempted felony murder and one of accessory after the fact. They are due to be sentenced on 10 Feb 2013.
Dec 12 – Captain Tom Tennant and Senior Trooper William Hakim were killed by a bomb planted at the back of Wells Fargo bank in Woodburn, Oregon. Police Chief Scott Russell was critically injured. Bruce Turnidge, 57, a debt-ridden businessman, and his son Joshua, 32, a former US Navy seaman, were both sentenced to death in December 2010. The bomb had been part of an elaborate bank robbery attempt.http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20101209/NEWS/12090351/?nclick_check=1
Dec 10 – Andy Cunningham, 52, a convicted paedophile, was stabbed in his caravan in Earlsfield, south London. His genitals were also mutilated. He slept
Dec 7 – Aiden O’Kane, 50, widower, was shot as he chased teenage vandals in East Wall, Dublin. He ran after them after they threw eggs at his house. A neighbour, Conor Duffy, 15, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in March 2011.
Dec 6 – Alexandros Grigoropoulos, 15, shot in Exarchia district of Athens, sparking riots. Epaminondas Korkoneas, 38, a police officer, was jailed for life in October 2010. Korkoneas’s patrol partner, Vassilios Saraliotis, 32, was given a 10-year jail sentence for complicity.The trial heard Korkoneas had fired three shots, during an altercation with youths.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11513309
Dec 4 – George Devonish, 30, shot in Wood End, Coventry. His chain and bracelet were stolen. Unsolved.
Dec 2 – James Taylor, 11, killed at home in New Ash Green, near Dartford, Kent. His mother, Jennifer Taylor, 44, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The court heard she had a breakdown as she struggled with debts of £290,000.
Dec 2 – Francesca Bimpson, 3, died three weeks later arsonists set fire to family home in Everton, Liverpool. Her mother, Eleanor Skelhorne and sisters Christina (8) and Ann-Marie (17 months) escaped unharmed. Her father Kieran Bimpson broke both ankles when he jumped to safety. Graham Heaps, 43, from Newport, Gwent, was jailed for life in December 2009. He was a former boyfriend of Francesca’s aunt, who bore a grudge.
Nov 30 – Stephen Ritchie, 49, from Brentford, killed after a fight at Little Harlington playing fields in Sipson, Middlesex. Darren Forwood, 20, from West Drayton, was jailed for 28 months for manslaughter in July 2009. Brandon Thompson, 20, from Hillingdon, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard a fight broke out between players from Old Greenfordians (Ritchie’s team) and Kingshill Town after Old Greenfordians won a Hayes and District Sunday League game 4-3.
Nov 30 – Arthur Toop, 82, and his wife Joan, 74, stabbed and battered to death with ornamental irons at their home in Charminster, Bournemouth. Their daughter Susan, 52, a nurse, was jailed for life (18 years). The trial at Winchester CC in July 2010 heard she was impatient for her inheritance.
Nov 26 – Nigel Bacon, 50, businessman and part-time gamekeeper, stabbed outside a bungalow in Normanton Larches, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. His wife, Susan Bacon, 54, was jailed for life (24 years). Her son Michael Bacon, 20, was jailed for life (21 years). Peter Jacques, 28, was jailed for life (28 years). Mr Bacon’s father-in-law Shaun Woodcock, 41, was acquitted.
Nov 22 – David Weaver, 45, died five months after being beaten up by a group of men at a memorial event for a family member at the Hare and Hounds pub in Marsh Hill, Erdington, Birmingham. He had been collecting cash for a charity raffle, but stepped in to try to stop a fight that broke out. The fight was on CCTV but few witnesses came forward. Unsolved.
– Jason Johnson, 24, was shot in the back in an alleyway in Cavendish Avenue, West Ealing, at around 8.50pm. Dale Ebanks, 19, from Hanwell, west London, and five other youths were charged with murder in February 2009 but the prosecution were forced to drop the case because of flawed witness evidence. The killers were from the Murder Dem Pussies (MDP) gang
. Two rappers were later jailed for posting a music video on Youtube threatening to gun down witnesses to the killing. Ishmael McLean, 22, and Rowan Simon, 18, wrote and performed the track after they were arrested on suspicion of murder. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=439020760&VID=300
Nov 12 –Romario Mullings-Sewell, 2, and his brother Delayno, 3 months old, stabbed in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Their mother Jael Mullings, 21, a paranoid schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in April 2009. An inquest in 2012 heard she had been smoking cannabis which may have exacerbated her schizophrenia. She told the inquest she believed she was being pursued by the Devil and had to kill her children. She said she “loved them with all my heart”. Police and social services were later criticised. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/toxic-mix-of-paranoia-cannabis-and-warped-687690
Nov 11 – Kadeem “Snipes” Blackwood, 15, shot at Caxton Street recreation ground in Derby. Michael Hamblett-Sewell, 19, was jailed for life (23 years). Callum Campbell, 18, was jailed for life (21 years). Ashley Campbell, 23, was jailed for 2 and a half years for assisting an offender. The trial in October 2009 heard it was a pre-arranged fight. Blackwood was a member of the Yunga Browning Circle Team gang while the killers were from the A1 Crew. Hamblett-Sewell was cleared on appeal in 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-29442422
Nov 10 – Lea Brooke, 81, died of smoke inhalation at her home at Sandal Grange Farm, near Wakefield. The arsonist has never been caught. On the BBC’s Crimewatch programme in 2011 it was suggested the motive may have been a grudge involving her builder son, Howard. Unsolved.
Nov 10 – Cynthia Lynch, 43, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was shot at a KKK-style camp in Louisiana run by the Bogalusa Sons of DixieKnights. Raymond “Chuck” Foster, 44, was jailed for life for 2nd degree murder. His son, Shane, and Frank Stafford, 21, were charged with obstruction of justice. Foster jr was considered too stupid to go on trial. Stafford was jailed for 4 years. Danielle Jones, 24, was jailed for a year for giving false information to the police. The trial of Foster, the group’s “imperial wizard”, in February 2010 heard that Lynch was killed after she tried to back out of an initiation ceremony.
Nov 9 – Shane Geoghegan, 28, a rugby player, was shot as he walked home in Limerick, Ireland. Barry Doyle, 23, was jailed for life in Feb 2012. The trial heard that Geoghegan was an innocent victim of a gang war between the McCarthy-Dundon and Keane-Collopy families. He was a victim of mistaken identity.
Nov 9 – Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, model, stabbed at home in Farnworth, Bolton. Her boyfriend Ricardo Morrison, 21, was jailed for life (24 years) in July 2009. Morrison’s mother, PC Melda Wilks, a police officer, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice. Morrison was an amateur footballer and Amy Leigh’s ex boyfriend was Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy.
Nov 8 – Karlie Pearce-Stevenson, 20, a single mum, and her daughter Khandalyce Kiara Pearce, 2, vanished near Coober Pedy, Northern Territory, Australia. Karlie’s body was found dumped in Belanglo State Forest in the state of New South Wales in 2010. Khandalyce’s body was found in July 2010 near the Karoonda highway in South Australia. Near the body was a faded, greying black suitcase, a quilt, and items of children’s clothing, including a black party dress and a Dora the Explorer T-shirt. At one point the child had been stuffed inside the suitcase. Karlie was from Alice Springs but left home to travel in summer of 2008. A missing persons file was closed on 10 September 2009 after it was erroneously believed Ms. Pearce-Stevenson was safe and well but did not want family contact. No arrests have been made.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3282142/Police-link-girl-dumped-suitcase-South-Australian-highway-young-woman-notorious-Belanglo-State-Forest.html
Nov 8 – Marcelo Lucero, 37, Ecuadorean immigrant, stabbed in the chest outside Patchogue railway station in Riverhead, Long Island, New York state. Jeffrey Conroy was jailed for 25 years in May 2010. The trial heard that Conroy, who was black, was with a group ofracist bullies who were going “beany hopping” (ie attacking Hispanics). Also convicted were Jose Pacheco, 17, the son of a black mother and Puerto Rican father, and five white boys Nicholas Hausch, 17; Chris Overton, 16; Anthony Hartfold, 17; Jordan Dasch, 17; and Kevin Shea, 17. Nicholas Hausch was sentenced to five years in prison. Christopher Overton received six years. The other five were all jailed for seven-years.
Nov 5 – Taiwo McKenzie and his girlfriend Jhanel Whyte – their bodies were found in bushes at Mount Salus, Red Hills. In Sep 2012 Andre Ennis and Shane Brown were jailed for life for the murders, which became known as the ‘Good Samaritan killings’. George Cooper was charged but turned state’s witness and was jailed for only 8 years. The three men abducted and murdered the couple, who had taken medicine to them after a road accident between their cars which may have been staged. Jhanel’s mother Clover Graham became a campaigner for justice in Jamaica but she too was murdered in 2012.
Nov 3 – Dwayne Ayers, 20, was stabbed at 2am in a bungalow in Hook, Hampshire, which was used as a drugs den. It later emerged that Ayers was a member of a gang who burst in to try to steal drugs. Luke Long, who stabbed Ayers, successfully pleaded self-defence and was given a community service order for drug offences, along with Ben Davies. Dwayne’s cousin, Lucy Ayers, 28, and Joseph Hughes, 17, were both jailed for 3 years for burglary and violent disorder. Stuart Young, 21, was given a suspended sentence and 180 hours of community service for aggravated burglary. At the trial in January 2010 it emerged that Dwayne, who had an 18 month old son, had been jailed in October 2007 for causing the death of friends Callum Forbes, 15, and John Bryant, 18, after crashing a car into a tree after taking cocaine.
Nov 1 – Chen Liu, 27, Chinese immigrant, was killed with 34 nails from a nailgun and found in marshland in Sydney, Australia. Unsolved.
Nov 1 – Liberty Templeman, 15, from Brightlingsea, Essex, was indecently assaulted, strangled and drowned in a stream in Kerikeri, New Zealand. Theodorus Hermanus Kriel, 14, was jailed for life (11 years) in March 2010. The judge said he believed Kriel made sexual advances towards Liberty who punched him and he lost his temper and killed her. Kriel’s parents had emigrated to New Zealand from South Africa seven years earlier. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/3495104/Liberty-Templemans-killer-jailed
Oct 25 – Edward Dooley, 54, was hit on the head in Loanhead, Midlothian after he was found urinating in a garden. James Hendry, 34, admitted culpable homicide and was jailed for 40 months in 2014. He had survived the notorious shooting at the Marmion bar in Edinburgh in 2006 which killed boxer Alexander McKinnon.
– Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7, (known as Juice Box in the family), shot at home in Chicago. William Balfour, 27, was jailed for life in July 2012. The trial heard he had been married to Julia Hudson, sister of Hollywood film star Jennifer Hudson. The victims were Julia’s mother, brother and son (Jennifer’s nephew).
The trial heard that he had moved out in early 2008 but remained insanely jealous and lost it when he saw balloons – a gift from Julia’s new boyfriend- at the house. Julia Hudson had left for work as a bus driver when he came round. Jennifer Hudson attended every day of the trial. Sentencing Balfour the judge said: “Your soul is as barren as dark space.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178401/Jennifer-Hudson-family-killings-William-Balfour-sentenced-life-terms.html
Oct 24 – Colin Butler, 49, gay businessman, was kicked to death in High Wycombe, Bucks. In Nov 2009 Kieran Avery, 21, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The trial at Reading CC heard that Butler was very kinky and paid men to fight in front of him. He paid Avery, who was unemployed, £50 to punch him but he overdid it and killed him.
Oct 23 – Ivo Pukanic and Niko Franjic, were blown up by a car bomb in Zagreb. Pukanic was the editor of Croatia’s Nacional magazine. Zeljko Milovanic, a crime boss from Serbia, was jailed for 40 years in absentia.They were members of the notorious Zemun Clan and were angry at article Pukanic had written about organised crime. In Nov 2010 six men were convicted of murder in Croatia. Slobodan Durovic got 15 years, Robert Matanic got 33 years, Bojan Guduric-Bajone got 30 years, Željko Milovanović got 40 years and Luka Matanić and Amir Mafalani both got 16 years. The trial heard they were gangsters working for Serbian mobster Sreten Jocic, aka “Joca Amsterdam” who were paid 1.5m euros. Jocić, Željko Milovanović and Milenko Kuzmanović are standing trial for the same crime in Belgrade. Jocic was jailed for 15 years in 2010 for the murder ofGoran Marjanović at a Belgrade café.
Oct 20 – Joseph Lappin, 16, Army cadet, stabbed near Shrewsbury House youth club in Everton, Liverpool by a gang of 10 youths. Callum Naden, 17, survived. James Moore, 17, was detained during HM Pleasure (17 years minimum). Nine others admitted conspiracy to cause GBH. Thomas Riding, 18, was jailed for 5 years; John McDonald, 21, got 6 years, Colin Yell, 21, got 6 years, Anthony Preston, 21, got 5 years, Anthony Smith, 22, got 6 years, Colin Cain, 20, got 5 years and 8 months and Shaun Doyle, 17, got 5 years. Anthony Greenwood was jailed for four years and three months and Francis Jordan, 16, was jailed for four years and six months. The trial heard Moore and his gang had terrorised the estate for a year and had already been given an ASBO.
Oct 20 – Kingsley Monk, 45, company director, strangled during a robbery and siege at Driverline 247 recruitment agency in Pontypool, Gwent. Gethin Heal, Nathan Taylor and Robert Lewis survived. Russell Carter, 52, a former employee from Cardiff, fled but was arrested on a train in Newport. He was jailed for life in August 2009. Carter claimed Monk owed him money.
Oct 19 – Rosalyn Alderton, 58, stabbed 29 times in an “animalistic frenzy of rage” in Godalming, Surrey. Her boyfriend Daniel Fuller, 49, was jailed for life (18 years).
Oct 18 – Anne Brown, 51, was beaten to death with a heavy torch and dumped in a stream, Clerkland Burn, in Ayrshire, Scotland. Her daughter Lisa Brown, 21, was jailed for life (20 years). Her boyfriend John Wilson, 25, was convicted of culpable homicide and jailed for 12 years. The trial heard they had rowed over care of Lisa’s 20 month old son. The trial heard Lisa suffered from Asperger’s.
Oct 17 – Paula Poolton, 40, from Titchfield, Hampshire – vanished in Portsmouth. Her body was found in the boot of her car at Swanwick railway station near Southampton. Her lover Roger Kearney, 56, was jailed for life (15 years). The trial in June 2010 heard they had an affair after meeting at Southampton FC, where they were both stewards. She was pressuring him to leave his wife, something he did not want to do.
Oct 17 – Danny “Shep” King, 51, father of four, shot at home in Ditton, Kent. The two gunmen are believed to have stolen a car in south London. Unsolved.
Oct 13 – Ivana Hodak, 26, shot in the head at home in Zagreb. Mladen Slogar was jailed for 30 years in March 2010.She was the daughter of high profile lawyer Zvonimir Hodak, who represented General Vladimir Zagorec, who was accused of embezzling $5m worth of diamonds from Croatian government in 1990s. The trial heard that Slogar killed her because he was angry with her father for not giving him a job.
Oct 9 – Katie Summers, 24, stabbed at home in Farnworth, Bolton. Her ex boyfriend Brian Taylor, 29, was jailed for life in Feb 2009. The IPCC later criticised Greater Manchester Police for failing to deal with Taylor. Police had contact with Ms Summers, also known as Katie Boardman, five times in the four days before her death. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8419167.stm
Oct 6 – Cima Sogojeva, 27, shot at home in Golders Green, N London. Lundrim Gjikokaj, 30, a Kosovan national, from Reading, was jailed for life (28 years) in Oct 2012. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he killed Sogojeva to avoid paying back a £250,000 debt. Gjikokaj, a degenerate gambler, had arrived with a box of chocolates in a fake gesture of goodwill. Both men had been involved in the theft of money from parking meters in central London.
Oct 3 – Gordon Boon, 73, a convicted paedophile, was strangled and dumped in woods near Great Witchingham in Norfolk. Royston Jackson, 42, a convicted killer, was jailed for life with no parole. The trial heard Jackson had killed teenager Stephen Raven in Essex in 1989. Jackson and Boon met in a bail hostel after coming out of prison.
Oct – Errol Davis, shot outside the SeOne club in Weston Street, London SE1. Taurean Taylor, 25, was acquitted in June 2010. Taylor was also accused of killed Larry Safie (see Feb 2009).
Sep 28 – Angela Brown, 31, died in a fire in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. In February 2010 Stephen Muir, 16, and a boy aged 15 were jailed for life (12 years) for culpable homicide. Their tariffs were later cut to 9 and a half years. The trial heard they stole a computer and a games console and then set the house on fire. Ms Brown saved her children from the blaze but died in hospital.
Sep 28 – Sghair Larimi, 29, gangster from Grenoble, shot by a sniper from a hill overlooking Varces-Grenoble prison in France. Marcel Egea, 58, a Corsican sniper, was found hanged in his cell at Lyon-Corbas jail in January 2013 while awaiting trial. He is thought to have been hired by Mourad Bouziane.
Sep 26 – Craig Marshall, 19, stabbed in Lexden Road, Acton, west London. Kandeep Balasubramaniam, 21, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 8 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard they had argued about the quality of cannabis Balasubraniam had sold him.
Sep 21 – Adam Hustler, 41, a drainage contractor and Jehovah’s witness, shot at his large remote house in Porth Kea, 20 miles from Penzance, Cornwall. His wife Amanda, 39, survived. Jonathan Cock, 23, a former RAF airman, was jailed for life (25 years) in July 2009 after admitting murder. Truro CC heard he was the ex-boyfriend of Hustler’s daughter Danielle and was angry after being sacked from the family firm.
Sep 20 – Lucan Gordon, 23, stabbed outside the Domino club in Brixton. Unsolved.
– Matthew Pyke, 20, from Stowmarket, stabbed 86 times at home in Nottingham. David Heiss, 21, from Hunfelden, near Frankfurt, was jailed for life (18 years). The trial heard that Pyke quit university to run a wargaming messageboard. The court heard how Heiss became obsessed with Pyke’s girlfriend, Joanna Witton, through gaming forum warcentral.com and began a mission to “erase” her boyfriend.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8034687.stm
Sep 18 – Seven people shot outside a fashion shop in Castel Volturno, near Naples. The victims were Antonio Celiento, the owner of an arcade, and six African immigrants, Samuel Kwaku, 26, from Togo; Alaj Ababa from Togo; Francis Antwi, 31, from Ghana; Eric Affum Yeboah, 25 from Ghana; Alex Geemes, 28, from Liberia, and Cristopher Adams, 28, from Liberia. Joseph Ayimbora, 34, from Ghana, survived by feigning death. It was known as the Castle Volturno Massacre. In 2011 Giuseppe Setola, Davide Granato, Alessandro Cirillo and Giovanni Letizia were jailed for life and Antonio Alluce, was jailed for 23 years. The trial in Caserta heard the motive was partly racist and partly criminal. Black drug dealers had been invading the turf of local Camorra gangsters. The murders are thought to have been ordered by Camorra boss Alfonso Cesarano.
Sep 15 – Yasmine Larbi-Cherif, 22, and her sister Sabrina, 19, Algerian students who moved to the UK 10 years before, stabbed 35 times and beaten to death at luxury flat in Jupiter Apartments in Ladywood, Birmingham. Yasmine’s former boyfriend Mohammed Ali, 28, fled but was arrested at Dover. He was jailed for life (34 years) in May 2009. The trial at Birmingham CC heard he claimed they provoked him by laughing about a false rape allegation. He sexually abused the corpses and his own lawyer said he was a “hateful individual”.
Sep 13 – Oliver Kingonzila, 19, originally from DR Congo, stabbed outside the E Bar in Croydon. Triston Burke, 18, was jailed for life (14 years) in May 2009. The trial heard it was a row over a girl that Oliver’s brother Christopher was dating.
Sep 11 – Brian Haynes, 33, drugs and tobacco dealer from Huntingdon, killed in his cell at HMP Peterborough. In Feb 2010 Sebastian Waller, 26, and Shane Farrington, 26, were jailed for 9 years each for manslaughter. Paul Jefford, 24, had admitted manslaughter and was jailed for six and a half years. Sammy Lindsay, 22; Dale Maddison, 43; and Gary Stretch, 42, were all acquitted. The trial at Norwich Crown Court heard he was probably killed in a dispute over drugs or tobacco in the jail.
– Eva Rhodes, 66, Hungarian-born former British model, 66, killed with an axe at her animal sanctuary in Gyor, Hungary
. In December 2009 Csaba Adam, a caretaker who was owed wages, was jailed for life for her murder. But an inquest in 2013 heard that local policeman Horvath Zoltan Peter may well have been behind the murder. He had a grudge against her after a dispute over a stray dog. Eva’s sister Judith Majlath asked for Peter to be interrogated.http://metro.co.uk/2013/10/09/policeman-is-named-over-model-killing-4141180/
Sep 7 – Kay Morton, 39, and Paul Wilkins, 52, stabbed as they had sex on a sofa in a canal boat at Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire. Morton’s partner, William Cranston, 44, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter (due to provocation) and jailed for 12 years at Reading CC in June 2009. The trial heard he woke up from a drunken stupor and found them having sex.
Sep 3 – Kaylene Lyle, 43, vanished from St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Her body was found in Thames Water sewage works in Abbey Wood, SE London. But the inquest in 2009 heard that foul play was not suspected.
Sep 2 – Michael Ryan, 67, was beaten to death at his flat in Sutton, south London. His lodger Stuart Crawford, 45, was jailed for life (26 years) in 2011 after being extradited from Thailand. He stole £6,500 from Mr Ryan’s bank account.
Aug 31 – Shaquille Smith, 14, stabbed while walking his dog in Hackney. His sister Tahira, 16, survived. Six youths were jailed for life in July 2009. Godiowe Dufeal, 19, and George Amponsah, 19, were told they would serve at least 18 years. Amisi Khama, 18, Leon ‘Little’ Atwell, 17, Kadeen ‘Hidz’ Dias, 17, and Freddie ‘Chips’ Amponsah, 17, were sentenced to a minimum of 15 years. They were members of the London Fields Boys and killed him for no real reason but just to show their control of the area. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=953697161&VID=16
– Jill Foster, 49, and her daughter Kirstie, 15, shot at their mansion, Osbastone House, Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire. Her husband Chris Foster, 50, a millionaire businessman who was facing financial ruin, then set fire to the house and shot himself.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/7981103.stm#
Aug 23 – Dimitri Foskin, 24, shot in Newtown, Birmingham. Danni Elijah Watson, 20, from Kings Norton, was jailed for life (25 years) in Dec 2009. The trial heard that Watson was trying to rob him of some cannabis.
Aug 22 – Mohammed al-Majed, 16, Qatari language student, died of head injuries after being knocked to the ground outside USA Fried Chicken “social club” in Hastings. George Austin, 21, from Bermondsey, was jailed for 4 and a half years for manslaughter. Paul Rockett, 20, from Burwash, East Sussex, was jailed for four months for common assault and Alex Quinn, 18, from Hastings, was sent to a young offenders institution for two years. The judge decided it was a racially aggravated attack.
Aug 22 – Ezekiel Ojo, 24, shot in the head in Walworth, SE London. He is believed to have been linked to the Peckham gang OC. Man with connections to Enfield arrested but not charged. Unsolved.
Aug 21 – Ahmed Benyermak, 16, Moroccan, fell to his death after climbing down the side of a 13 storey block of flats in Hackney to escape from a gang of youths. No-one was ever charged.
Aug 16 – Matthew Sutherland, 29, was stabbed outside the Q Club in Birmingham. Isaac Taylor was jailed for life in July 2009. Marvin Tyson, 29, was jailed for 5 years. The trial heard it was rivalry between Johnson Crew and Burger Bar Boys.
Aug – Charles Hendricks, 18, stabbed near a bus garage in Walthamstow, NE London. A boy, 16, was acquitted in July 2009.
Aug 10 – Kitts Mbeboh, 60, a Cameroun diplomat (cultural attaché), was stabbed at his home in Greenford, W London. His son Ben Mbeboh, 28, an architecture student, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in July 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was a paranoid schizophrenic.
– Xi Zhou, 25, student, and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, 25
, died of head injuries in “gruesome” attack in Croydon Road, Newcastle. In May 2009 Guang Hui Cao, 30, an illegal immigrant from Morpeth, was jailed for life (33 years). He also drowned their pet cat in a bucket in the bathroom. The victims were part of an internet-based football betting syndicate
and they are believed to have been killed for their money.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8055379.stm
Aug 9 – Ian Beeston, 69, a retired design engineer, was beaten and stabbed to death in Isan province, NE Thailand. His wife Wacheerawan Beeston, 42, and her lover Somchit Janong, 48, were both jailed for life in November 2009. The trial heard that he moved to Thailand after retiring with his £350,000 life savings. The motive was money.
Aug 6 – Sally Hingston, 67, was beaten with a golf club in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire. Ben Radojevic, 25, who lived nearby, was jailed for life (21 years) in April 2010. The trial at Reading CC heard no motive was ever given.
Aug 6 – Ryan Bravo, 18, shot in the back in Costcutters shop in Walworth, SE London. Ashley Bucknor, 19, was jailed for life in September 2009 but his conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal. He was jailed for life (24 years) after his retrial in December 2010. Terroll Lewis, 19, Ray Miller, 21, and Nathan Miller, 18, were acquitted of murder. The trial heard that on the afternoon of the shooting a youth from the Organised Criminals (OC) gang, based in Myatt’s Fields, Brixton, had been shot in the leg by a member of the Peckham Young Guns (PYG). Bucknor was a member of the OC and was determined to gain revenge. The trial heard the actual targets were two men who had been in the shop moments earlier. Ryan was an innocent victim. As he was taken to the police station after his arrest Bucknor had said: “I’ve f****d up, haven’t I?”
Aug 5 – Stephon Davidson, 19, shot in the neck in a drive-by shooting in Monument Road, Ladywood, Birmingham. He died in hospital on Sep 2. Unsolved.
Aug 3 – Damian Gordon, 30, shot in the Icon nightclub in Bradford. In December 2009 Dylan McIntosh, 22, and Alfred Thompson, 26, were acquitted at the Court of Appeal in December 2009. Shaun Riley, 20, Donald Edwards, 39, and Silvino Salmon, 20, all from Manchester, were acquitted by a jury at Bradford CC. Owen Bell, 32, was also later acquitted. The trial heard it was revenge after Gordon stabbed Bell in 2005.
Aug 3 – Adamantia Karkali, 25, teacher, beheaded in front of tourists on the island of Santorini, Greece. Her boyfriend Thanassis Arvanitis, 31, a restaurant cook, wandered around with her head in his hand after killing her during an argument. He was critically ill after being shot by police. A 21 year old Greek tourist was also injured by a police bullet. It is thought Arvanitis later died of his injuries.
– Juan Abel Escalante, 27, a sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles, was shot dead outside his home in Cypress Park as he prepared to go to work at LA’s central jail.
Carlos “Stoney” Velasquez, a member of The Avenues gang, was jailed for life. The FBI launched a major investigation and discovered links between The Avenues and The Mexican Mafia (La Eme).
Rudy Aguirre Jr, also known as “Lil Psycho,” 32, was jailed for 25 years in October 2013. He was a senior member of the Mexican Mafia. Carlos Renterria, 19, was jailed for 25 years. Several other people were convicted of involvement in the murder of Escalante. Armando “Chivo” Albarran, 30, was only extradited from Mexico in Dec 2012. Guillermo “Pee Wee” Hernandez was jailed for 21 years for manslaughter. Arnoldo Pineda, 31, also admitted manslaughter and is awaiting sentencing. Roberto Salazar, 26, remains a fugitive. In 2014 Jose Renteria was sentenced Monday to life without parole. A jury found Renteria incited Escalante’s murder when he handed a gun to a fellow gang member and told him to “kill any park,” a reference to rival gangs in the Highland Park and Cypress Park neighborhoods of north east LA. He got a consecutive sentences of 65 years to life in prison for being a gang member and an earlier attempted murder where Renteria was the shooter. The trials heard Escalante was mistakenly identified as a member of the rival gang by Velasquez, who was a member of the Avenues. The killing was the culmination of months of tension which began in February when Danny “Klever” Leon, an Avenues member, was shot dead by police shortly after he gunned down a rival with an AK-47.http://www.justice.gov/usao/cac/Pressroom/2013/123.html
Aug – Paul “Farmer” Martin, shot in the Jolly Toper pub in Finglas, Dublin. The prime suspect was Eamon “The Don” Dunne, who was himself shot dead in April 2010.
Early Aug – Trevor Walsh, a Dublin criminal, shot 4 times in his garden in Finglas, Dublin, hours after being released from Mountjoy jail. Unsolved.
July 31 – Gemma Dorman, 23, stabbed in Lavender Hill, south London. Her ex boyfriend Vickramgit Singh, 26, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2010. She had been stalked.
– Tim McLean, 22, carnival worker, stabbed and beheaded in front of passengers on a Greyhound bus between Edmonton and Winnipeg, Canada
. Vincent Weiguang Li, 40, a newspaper deliveryman, who moved to Winnipeg from China in 2004, was held not criminally accountable in March 2009 and was detained indefinitely in a mental institution. The victim’s family were very angry. The trial heard Li was a schizophrenic who began eating McLean’s flesh. There were 37 passengers on board the bus at the time. It happened near Portage la Prairie. Amazingly, in 2012, the authorities agreed that Li could be gradually released from hospitalhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/vince-li-cannibal_n_1525929.html
July 28 – Suzanne Tamim, 30, Lebanese-born pop star who won Egypt’s version of Pop Idol, stabbed at her home in Dubai. In May 2009 her lover, Hisham Talaat Moustafa, an Egyptian businessman and lawyer and close friend of President Mubarak’s son Gamal, was sentenced to death in Egypt for her murder, along with hitman Mohsen al-Sukkari, a former policeman who he paid $2m to kill her. She was married at the time to an Iraqi kickboxer. But their sentences were quashed on a legal technicality. In a retrial in 2010 Moustafa was jailed for 15 years and al-Sukkari was jailed for life. There were false rumours Moustafa had escaped during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
– Curtis Smith, 36, care worker, shot dead in Limehouse, E London with a Mac-10 sub machine gun. Andrew Denty, 30, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2009. George Ogaba was acquitted. Emmanuel Okot, 25, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Smith looked after Denty’s brother Clifford, who was wheelchair-bound after being shot. The trial heard that Denty was jealous of Smith’s close relationship with his brother. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=104096595
July 26 – Dr Catherine Mullany, 31, and her husband Ben, 31, from Swansea, shot while on honeymoon in Antigua. Dr Mullany died instantly while her husband was mortally wounded and died after being flown back to the UK. In December 2011 Kaniel Martin, 20, and Avie Howell, 17, were jailed for life. They were robbers who had earlier killed shopkeeper Woneta Anderson.
July – Margaret Borris, 39, mother of three, run down and run over several times in Paisley, Scotland. Rona McKenzie, 45, was jailed for life (15 years) in January 2009. The trial heard that McKenzie and Borris both had children by the same man, James Wandrum, and did not like each other. McKenzie dumped the car in a reservoir.
July 19 – Elliot Guy, 27, a cabinet maker from Hanwell, west London, was stabbed in the neck at a party in Tufnell Park, north London. Colin Welsh, 42, a schizophrenic, from Tottenham, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) but was jailed for life (12 years) in March 2010. It emerged that he had attacked a fellow student while at university in St Andrews, Scotland, in 2006 but was fined and not sent to jail. Mr Guy had only recently become a father and his partner, Amy Smith, said he was a “wonderful, warm, gentle and paternal man” who doted on his daughter Eleanor.
July 11 – Tarek Chaiboub, 17, aka “Terror Kid” or “GT”, from Wincobank, shot in Frenchie’s barber shop in Burngreave, Sheffield. Nigel “The General” Ramsey, 22, jailed for life (35 years) in July 2009. Denzil Ramsey, 20, was jailed for life (25 years). Michael Chattoo, 20, jailed for life (30 years). Levon Menzies, 17, jailed for life (20 years). David Ahmed, 19, was acquitted. The trial at Sheffield CC heard that it was part of an internal dispute among the S3 (postcode) gang. Chaiboub was a friend of Jonathan Matondo. Chaiboub had been stabbed 5 days before by Javan Galloway, who was jailed for 9 years for attempted murder. Ramsey had been in HMP Wolds at the time of the murder but arranged it using a smuggled mobile phone. Ramsey’s girlfriend, Keisha Mindley-Donaldson, 24, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. Chelsy Craven, 19, was also charged with assisting an offender. In 2013 Ramsey’s cousin, Sterling, took parti in The X Factor as part of a boy band:
July – Yusufu Miiro, 20, stabbed in a block of flats in Walthamstow, NE London. Khyrie Hylton, 17, was jailed for life (16 years) in May 2009. They were love rivals. Miiro was dating Hylton’s ex-girlfriend. Hylton’s sister, Rachel, appeared on The X Factor in 2008.
July – Luis Ramirez, Mexican immigrant, was beaten to death in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Brandon Piekarsky, 19, and Derrick Donchak, 25, were convicted of a federal hate crime in October 2011 and jailed for 9 years each. They were part of a group of white high school students who attacked Ramirez as he was leaving a community festival and shouted racial epithets as they beat him to death. “The jury found that Mr Ramirez died as a result of his ethnicity or race.” The murder was the subject of the documentary Shenandoah.
July – Mickey Causer, 18, beaten to death in Huyton, Liverpool. James O’Connor, 19, was jailed for life (11 years) in March 2009. Gavin Alker, 19, was acquitted. Charges were dropped against Chris Douglas, 19. The trial heard that the victim was openly gay and his attackers were homophobic.
July 10 – Adnan Patel, 21, stabbed in Leyton, E London after he confronted drug dealers. Akeel Shah, 24, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder. Clint D’Mello, 24; Moneeb Khalid, 20, and Mohsin Akram, 18, were cleared of murder but convicted of violent disorder. D’Mello was jailed for 4 years, Khalid for 30 months and Akram for 28 months. The Old Bailey heard that Mr Patel, a devout Muslim, decided to confront the gang after his 14-year-old brother Imran was kicked out of school on suspicion of buying drugs. The teenager told his older brother the drugs had been supplied by D’Mello. Adnan and his younger brother Munwwar, 17, arranged to meet D’Mello and warn him off.
July 6 – Ashley Reynolds, 23, mother of three, pushed off an 8th floor balcony in Poplar, east London. Her partner, Terry Neale, 51, was jailed for life (18 years).
– Shakilus Townsend, 16
, lured to his death and stabbed in Beulah Crescent, Thornton Heath, south London.“Honey trap” Samantha Joseph, 15, was jailed for life (10 years). Her boyfriend Danny McLean, 18, was jailed for life (15 years).
Don-Carlos Ellis, 18, and his brother Tyrell, 19, was jailed for life (12 years) Andrew Johnson-Haynes, 18,
was jailed for life (12 years), Andre Thompson, 17, was jailed for life (14 years) and Michael Akinfenwa, 18, was jailed for life (12years). The killers were from the Don’t Say Nothing (DSN) gang. McLean decided to teach Townsend a lesson after he started flirting with Joseph. The story was retold in the BBC drama My Murder
July 1 – Dee Willis, 28, a cyclist, was stabbed in Peckham, S London, after a row. Motorist Sarah Anderson, 25, was jailed for life (15 years) in March 2009.
June 30 – Hamouda Bessaad, Tunisian waiter, stabbed on the Old Kent Road in SE London. Abdinasir Hassan, 21, a Somali, was jailed for life in Sep 2009. The trial heard he had a row with an Algerian in a café and mistook him for Bessaad.
– Laurent Bonomo, 23, and Gabriel Ferez, 23, French students working on DNA protein research, tortured and stabbed at their flat in New Cross
, SE London. Daniel “Danno” Sonnex
, 23, was jailed for life (40 years) at the Old Bailey in June 2009. Nigel Farmer, 33, was jailed for life (35 years). Sonnex’ brother Bernie was also implicated during the trial but never charged. Sonnex was later cleared of attacking a guard at HMP Long Lartin.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8030777.stm
June 29 – Ben Kinsella, 16, stabbed outside a bar in Holloway, north London. Michael Alleyne, 18, was jailed for life (19 years) in June 2009. Juress Kika, 18, was jailed for life (19 years). Jade Braithwaite, 19, was also jailed for life (19 years). The case got a lot of media attention because Kinsella’s sister was EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella.
– Emmett Sheils, 22, pizza delivery man, shot by masked gunmen in Creggan, Londonderry. Gary Meenan, 19, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in Nov 2010. His girlfriend, Nadine Kelly, 19, was given a 1 year suspended sentence for perverting the course of justice by providing him with a false alibi. Mr Shiels was part of a group of youths who were trying to track down and chase a group of armed men dressed in camouflage paramilitary style clothing. The masked gang had already shot at one car in the Bogside when they were confronted by the group in the Creggan area.
It is thought the gang were linked to the INLA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11795707
June 24 – Adam Chadwick, 20, shot at a house in Harehills, Leeds by three masked gunmen. £5,000 reward has been offered. Unsolved.
June 23 – Hameeda Begum, 71, and her granddaughter Alana Mian, 4, killed in a house fire in Great Lever, Bolton. Six firemen were injured. Nobody has been charged with murder or arson. But Tracey Peers-Holland, 26, was jailed for 12 months for witness intimidation. Simon Buckley, 22, was also convicted of witness intimidation went on the run before being sentenced. Unsolved.
June 23 – Rosemary Dove, 68, farmer’s wife, run over by a getaway car at East House Farm, Bishop Middleham, County Durham. Tony Blair, 21, from Coundon, was jailed for 8 years for GBH and theft. The trial at Teesside CC in Dec 2008 heard he was stealing precious red diesel from the farm.
June 19 – David Idowu, 14, stabbed in Borough, SE London. Elijah Dayoni, 16, from Catford, was jailed for life (12 years). Dayoni was born in DR Congo and came to UK via Angola. Idowu was an innocent victim of a row between his school and Walworth Academy, where Dayoni went.
June 19 – Jose Rivera, a federal corrections officer at Atwater penitentiary in California. James Leon Guerrero and Joseph Cabrera Sablan await trial. A prison security videotape appears to catch them red-handed; the tape is believed to show Guerrero restraining Rivera while Sablan stabs the guard numerous times with a handmade pick. Sablan was serving time for murder. Guerrero was serving a life sentence for conspiracy to rob the Bank of Guam. Guerrero had arrived at Atwater on June 19, 2008, after being transferred from another facility.
June 15 – David Garrity, 32, shot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Stephen Coulter was jailed for life (32 years) in March 2010. His brother Lee was jailed for life (32 years). Jason Sunderland was jailed for life (32 years) and Wesley Porter was jailed for life (27 years). JENGbA campaigned on behalf of Porter, whose only involvement was in insuring the Volvo used as a getaway car.
June 12 – Samantha Wright, 24, a homeless woman originally from Stevenage, killed and kept in a wheelie bin at a flat in Duddingston, Edinburgh. Her body was not found until October 2009 and by that time it was impossible to say how she died. Robert “Papa Smurf” Chalmers, 59, was jailed for life (23 years) in 2011. He claimed Vasile Ungureanu, a Big Issue seller, was responsible. It was the second time Chalmers had been found guilty of murder.He has already served nine years of a life sentence imposed for a murder in Renfrewshire in December 1973.Chalmers had stabbed drinking friend William White, 47, after a row in Mr White’s home in Beech Road, Johnstone.
– Kevin Tripp, 57, shopper, was punched and fell over fracturing his skull at Sainsbury’s supermarket
in Merton, SW London. Tony Virasami, 37, from Catford, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 4 years. His girlfriend, Antoinette Richardson, 37, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 18 months. The trial heard Richardson rowed with a man over queue jumping.
Virasami attacked Tripp by mistake, thinking he was the man who had insulted Richardson. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7975921.stm
June 9 – George Auchterlonie, 45, was beaten to death at his flat in Plymouth. Barry Johnson, 40, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. His new bride Wendy Shobrook, 40, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial heard the happy couple got drunk on their wedding night and had a blazing row during which she set fire to his bed. She then went and spent the night with Auchterlonie but in the morning claimed he had tried to rap and rob her. Johnson turned up and battered Auchterlonie.
June 9 – Caylee Anthony, 2, vanished from her home in Orlando, Florida. Her mother, Casey Anthony, 22, was acquitted in July 2011. It was a verdict which stunned America. The trial heard that Caylee was only reported missing on July 15. Her mother had been out nightclubbing. The prosecution claimed she killed the child because she got in the way of her hedonistic lifestyle. Casey initially pointed the finger at a childminder Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez who was completely innocent and had never even met Casey or Caylee. During the trial she claimed Caylee drowned in her parents’ swimming pool and also claimed that her own father had sexually abused her, something he denied. She was convicted of providing false information to police but was released only weeks after her conviction. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13986356
June 8 – Skyla Whitaker, 11, and her best friend Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, were shot dead as they walked down a road near Weleetka in rural Oklahoma. The case remained unsolved until 2011 when Kevin Sweat, 28, admitted responsibility. He has been arrested for the murder of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor, 23. Sweat claimed he shot the girls because he thought they were “monsters” coming to get him. He was spared the death penalty in a plea bargain and jailed for life.
June 7 – Geoffrey Harries, 49, former police constable, stabbed in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Daniel Williams, 30, was acquitted of murder, having claimed self-defence. But he was convicted of manslaughter in March 2009 and jailed for 10 years. Swansea CC heard that Harries was awaiting trial for possessing 2,082 child abuse images. Williams denied he was a vigilante.
June 6 – Rahmona Ahmedin, 23, Ethiopian, stabbed in the chest at home in Peabody Square, Islington. Her body was later found by a trucker in a laybe on the A1301 in Cambridgeshire. Her boyfriend Jamal Bakhit, 24, a homeless Ugandan, was jailed for life (20 years) at Snaresbrook CC. She had several affairs and planned to leave him. After he killed her he sent fake text messages from her phone.
– Taylor Placker, 13, Skyla Whitaker, 11, were shot in Weleetka, Oklahoma. Ashley Taylor, 23, vanished and is also believed to be dead. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kevin Sweat, 22, has been charged with first degree murder and is still awaiting trial. He claims to have been mentally ill at the time. Sweat has claimed he stabbed Taylor. Her body has not been found. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/kevin-sweat-not-guilty_n_2973426.html
June – Simon Everitt, 17, kidnapped, beaten up, tied to a tree and set on fire in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Jonathan Clarke, 19; Jimi-Lee Stewart, 25 and Maria Chandler, 40, were all jailed for life in May 2009. The trial at Norwich CC heard Everitt was killed after he started dating Clarke’s ex-girlfriend.
– Arsema Dawit, 15, stabbed while in school uniform in a lift in a block of flats
, Matheson Long House, in Baylis Road, near Waterloo station in central London. Her former boyfriend Thomas Nugusse, 21, from Ilford, went straight to Hungerford Bridge and called 999, saying he planned to jump off. He confessed to having killed his girlfriend. He was talked down and arrested but he tried to hang himself while in custody awaiting trial. He was brain damaged and unfit to plead. In May 2009 a jury at the Old Bailey concluded that he was responsible and he was given an indefinite hospital order. Arsema’s mother Tsehaynesh Medhani has continually complained about the police’s failure to do anything about Nugusse, who was stalking her daughter and refused to accept the relationship was over.
They are awaiting a new inquest. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8056164.stm
– Michael Kahan, 39, violinist, was stabbed after going to get his wife breakfast in Crumpsall, Manchester. Jonathan Mills, 31, from Chadderton, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given an indefinite hospital order in Nov 2008. Mills was suffering delusions that Jewish people were preventing him from getting his tablets for paranoid schizophrenia changed. He had been released from hospital 10 days earlier. Mr Kahan was a talented violinist specialising in traditional Jewish Klezmer music. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/killers-family-warning-974676
May 31 – Abdo Saeed Al-Selwi, 47, Yemeni newsagent, was shot in the chest at Carol’s newsagent, Page Moss Parade, Knowsley, Merseyside. Ronald Higgins, 37, a robber from Knotty Ash, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in May 2009. The trial heard he had a “morbid fascination with serial killers” but was caught on CCTV and arrested shortly afterwards.
– Pat Regan, 53, anti-gun campaigner, stabbed at her flat in the centre of Leeds
. Her grandson Rakeim Regan, 19, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital. He had also stabbed a railway official at Leeds station. Afterwards Home Secretary Jacqui Smith paid tribute to Mrs Regan
, who had campaigned against guns and knives for many years after her own son was murdered. The Regan family said Pat and Rakeim were “failed” by the Leeds Mental Health Crisis Team.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6938309.stm
– Shajayan Navaneethan, 5, and his sister Sharani, 4, stabbed at home in Carshalton, Surrey. Their 6 month old sister Trishana survived. Their mother Sasikala Navaneethan, 35, a Sri Lankan Tamil, then slashed her wrists and took rat poison but survived. She admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in July 2009. Her husband Navarajah, 39, a shopkeeper in Coulsdon, was cleared of any involvement. But at the Old Bailey trial his wife’s lawyer said she had been depressed because he beat her and had affairs with other women. She had also witnessed terrible events during the Tamil Tigers conflict. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200935/Mother-cut-childrens-throats-took-poison-cope-violent-marriage.html
May 30 – Sharmaarke Hassan, 17, a member of The Money Squad gang (Somalis), shot as he sat on a bench near the Regents Canal in Camden, north London. Chen Shire, 21, and his cousin Did Parkes, 23, aka Mudiwa Shire, and a boy aged 16, were all acquitted in June 2010. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that claims that the younger boy hired the older youths to avenge him after Hassan’s friend beat him in a fight. Hassan was convicted of dealing cannabis earlier in the month.
May 29 – Moira Jones, 40, businesswoman who worked for Britvic, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in Queen’s Park, Glasgow. Marek Harcar, 32, a gypsy from Slovakia, was jailed for life (25 years) in March 2009. At his trial at Glasgow High Court he sought to blame sex offender Jason Mulheron. Mulheron told the court he might be a “revolting man” but he did not kill her.
May 28 – Patrick Mellard, 33, stabbed in the back in a park in Balsall Heath, Bimringham. Unsolved.
May – Cara Marie Burke, 17, from Wandsworth, south London, strangled and chopped up before being dumped in and around Goiania, Brazil. The remains were not found until 31 July. Her cocaine addict boyfriend Mohamed D’Ali Carvalho Santos, 20, was jailed for 21 years in May 2009. The trial heard she was killed after she moaned about his drug use.
– Amar Aslam, 17, beaten to death in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Amir Hussain Ali, 20, was jailed for life (12 years). Asif Khan, 16, was jailed for life (9 years). Ibrar Hussain and Hassan Ali Rehman, both aged 15, were jailed for 2 years each for manslaughter. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/dec/06/uk-crime-teenage-killing
May 24 – Rob Knox, 18, actor who starred as Edwin Belby in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, stabbedwhile protecting his brother Jamie, 16, at the Metro bar in Sidcup, Kent. Karl Bishop, 19, was jailed for life (19 years) in March 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Bishop turned up in an Audi A3, pushed past the bouncers and began attacking Knox’s group.
– Rose Pizem, 4, vanished from home in Netanya, Israel. Her body was found in a suitcase in the river Yarkon, near Tel Aviv
. Her French mother, Marie-Charlotte Pizam, 23, and her Israeli grandfather Roni Ron, 45, were both jailed for life in June 2011.
The trial heard Ron and Pizem were having an incestuous relationship and he killed the child because he saw her as an obstacle. He claimed he slapped her and did not mean to kill her. The day after they were convicted, Marie-Charlotte Pizem’s mother, Isabelle Day,
committed suicide by jumping off the 60-metre Bruton Bridge in Normandy, France.http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-7543,00.html
May 17 – Rosimeiri Boxall, 19, from Thamesmead, bullied and tormented, she fell or jumped to hear death from third floor window of a hostel in Coleraine Road, Blackheath, SE London. In December 2009 bully Hatice Can, 13, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Her friend Oluwafemi Ajose, 17, was also convicted of manslaughter and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Boxall, who was born in Brazil and adopted by a British vicar and his wife, was slapped and had her hair pulled and air freshener was sprayed in her face. Ajose and Rosi were supposed to be best friends but Ajose and Can had been drinking vodka.
May 16 – Sallie Rohrbach, 44, insurance investigator based in Raleigh, North Carolina – found in woods near Fort Mill, South Carolina. Michael Howell, 40, the owner of Dilworth Insurance Agency in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she was auditing, was jailed for 27-35 years in May 2009.
May 15 – Victoria Couchman, 19, from St Leonards – her body was found in Redgeland Wood in Queensway area of St Leonards, East Sussex in October 2008. Her father Tony Couchman, 45, was charged with her murder but killed himself in HMP Lewes by slashing his wrists on the eve of her trial in January 2010. The inquest heard that after she disappeared her mother, Fiona Masters, received text messages from her phone saying she had set up home with a new boyfriend. But it is thought her father had sent the txts after killing her. He is also thought to have altered her Bebo profile after her death.He is thought to have disposed of her body in his car and then sold it. Ms Couchman had surgery following a car crash in which her brother Dean, 17, died in November 2005.At around the time of her disappearance, Ms Couchman was seen outside the house she shared with her father in St Leonards, and was heard to say: “I have had enough. He’s too controlling.” Couchman had told police that he had not reported her missing because she had vanished on previous occasions and was on a final warning with social services.He claimed to fear that social services would take away his grandchild but the authorities denied to police that she had been given a ‘final warning’. The inquest also heard that children had been playing with Victoria’s skull.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087707/Victoria-Couchman-Skull-missing-mother-19-killed-father-children.html
May 13 – Nathan Lyons, 17, from Birmingham, was killed and his body dumped in a recycling depot in Redditch. But it was not discovered until the recycling container was emptied at a waste disposal centre in Crayford, Kent. Scott Hancox, 34, a drug addict from Redditch, and his girlfriend Amanda Alden, 29, from Bromsgrove, were both jailed for life at Worcester CC. She screamed abuse at him after the verdicts were read out. The trial heard Nathan was employed by a Birmingham drugs gang which and was minding drugs that Hancox was selling. The exact motive remains unclear.
May 13 – Aleksandra Lipski, 27, stabbed at home in Maindee, Newport, Gwent. Her husband Daniel Lipski, 28, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in October 2010. The trial heard the couple had been married for only 5 months. They moved to the UK from Poland in 2000.
May 12 – Sarah Richardson, 26, stabbed at home in Brown Lees, Staffordshire. Her estranged husband Edward Richardson, 41, was jailed for life (17 years) in January 2009.
May 12 – Steven Bigby, 22, stabbed in the chest outside McDonald’s in Oxford Street, central London. Anthony Costa, 18, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a spontaneous row after a drink was spilt.
May – Edward Covington, 35, is facing the death penalty for the grisly killings of Lisa Freiberg, 26, and her children, 2-year-old Savannah and 7-year-old Zachary, inside their home in Lutz, a small town in Hillsborough County, Florida. Pleaded guilty in Oct 2014
– Jimmy Mizen
, 16, described as a “gentle giant” (he was 6 foot 4), stabbed in the neck with a glass dish at the Three Cooks bakery in Hither Green, SE London. In March 2009 Jake Fahri, 19, was jailed for life (14 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard that a fight broke out between the two, with Fahri the aggressor. In Nov 2009 Fahri was stabbed and injured in Moorland young offenders’ institute near Doncaster. The Mizen case got a lot of media attention and afterwards his parents set up the Jimmy Mizen Foundation http://www.jimmymizen.org/
May 9 – Sylwia Sobczak, 26, Polish woman from Tottenham, her body was found in a country lane near Dummer, close to the M3 in Hampshire. Zia ul-Haque, 27, from Camden, north London, was charged with murder but hanged himself in July 2008 while on remand at HMP Winchester.
– Anthony “Big Nervez” Ogazi, 21, small time drug dealer, stabbed in a block of flats in Walworth, S London. Peter “Peewee” Reis-Relvas, 29, was jailed for life (18 years) for murder. Demetre Fogo, 18, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. Sebastian Garcia Atehortua, 17, and Ashley Cudjoe-Butcher, 17, were both jailed for 10 years for manslaughter
andSoheib Quinn, 17, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.Aaron Kendall was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed forseven years for conspiracy to rob, while Ricardo Gunter, 16, received a six-and-a-half year sentence for the same offence.
The trial heard it was a petty row over a bag of skunk. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=386875176
May 5 – Emad Qureshi, 26, died in an explosion at a house in South Harrow, NW London. Manslaughter charges were dropped against a group of girls. It is understood the target may have been his neighbor, Charlotte Anderson, 17, who suffered serious injuries.
May 3 – Michelle Thomson, 25, and her brother Ryan, 7, stabbed at home in Buckhaven, near Methil, Fife. Their father, Robert Thomson, 49, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life in Sep 2008. His other son, Ross, 20, survived because his father sent him to the supermarket. Thomson had left a suicide note but made no attempt to kill himself. The trial at Edinburgh high court heard he was in the process of getting divorced from June, who described him as “pure evil” afterwards. Another son, Shaun, 27, was in the Army at the time.
May 3 – Lyle Tulloch, 15, from Peckham, stabbed in the stairwell of Newall House, Southwark, S London. Damien Solobowale, 18, from Gypsy Hill, and Tobi Peters, 17, were jailed for life (12 years).
Lyle’s brother Mark was later jailed for stabbing to death Junior Nkwelle in an unrelated incident (see Sep 2012).
May: Sanam Navsarka, 2, suffered 100 injuries at home in Huddersfield. Her mother’s boyfriend Subhan Anwar, 21, was jailed for life with 23 year minimum tariff in 2009. The mother, Zahbeena Navsarka, 21, of Riddings Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter. In Feb 2103 Anwar was murdered in HMP Long Lartin, Worcs.
May 3 – Paul Ross, 6, and his brother Jay, 2, from Royston, Glasgow, were stabbed in a car near Lennoxtown, Glasgow. Their father Ashok Kalyanjee, 46, tried to kill himself and was taken to hospital but was later released. He was jailed for life (21 years) in January 2009. He killed them to spite their mother Giselle. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7839646.stm
May 1 – Timur Gusov, 26, Russian, stabbed on waste ground in Highgate, north London. Roman Kochiev survived. Mubarak Suleymanov, a Chechen from Nottingham, was jailed for life. Adam Terlo, 32, a Chechen from Leicester, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard there was a “razborka” – a straightener, or pre-arranged fight – to sort out bad blood between the two groups.
April 30 – Richard Emery, 62, alcoholic, vanished from his flat on the Townsend estate in Bournemouth. His body was found at the end of May in a suitcase buried near Throop Road. Richard Ormond, 34, and Samantha Faulder, drug addicts, were both jailed for life (24 years). The trial at Winchester CC in March 2009 heard that they stole money from him before killing him.
April 29 – Elaine Walpole, 47, mother of three, raped and killed at Dreibholz Court, Dereham, Norfolk. Juvinal Batican Ferreira, 20, was jailed for life (22 years). He was an addict and burglar who also robbed an elderly couple in King’s Lynn on May 6. Ferreira, who was born in Gambia, claimed to be 16 but was proved to be older. Radiographs of the defendant’s wrists, clavicles and lower jaw (wisdom teeth) were examined by bone and dental experts.
April 28 – Eudy Simelane, 31, lesbian footballer and member of South African football squad, robbed, gang-raped and stabbed 12 times after coming out of a pub in KwaThema township near Johannesburg. Her body was dumped in a stream. In September 2009 Themba Mvubu, 24, from KwaThema, was found guilty of murdering, robbing and being an accessory to the rape and was jailed for 31 years. Thato Mphithi was jailed for 32 years. Khumbulani Magagula, 22, and Johannes Mahlangu, 18, were acquitted. “God will be their judge,” said Judge Mokgoathleng. The trial in Delmas, Mpumalanga heard that Eudy was picked out for “corrective rape” because of her sexual orientation.
April 26 – Kemal Ozdemir, 42, battered to death at home in Wood Green, north London. His lodger Katsiaryna Komar, 27, was jailed for life in Feb 2010.
April 25 – Wayne “Brandz” Freckleton, 25, shot at Ike’s barber shop in Acton Lane, Harlesden, NW London. Femi Forde, 24, was jailed for life (30 years). Richard Osborne, 26, was also jailed for life. Antoine Richards, 18, and Jamal Smith, 27, from Colchester, were both acquitted. Aaron Bernard was convicted of assisting an offender. The trial heard that the shooting was revenge for the murder ofMohamed Korneh and Selorn Gbesemete (see Dec 2002) http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=721933933
April 23 – Damian Oldfield, 33, stabbed at home in Harehills, Leeds. Anthony Morley, 35, a former Mr Gay UK, was jailed for life in October 2008. The trial at Leeds CC heard that Morley cut a chunk out of Oldfield’s leg and planned to cook it.
April 22 – James Hughes, 22, was strangled and found in a suitcase at his home in Redditch, Worcestershire. His mother Heather Wardle, 39, was found hanged nearby. Her husband Barry Kirby came under suspicion for a time but an inquest later decided she had killed him and then committed suicide. James had the mental age of a baby. Worcestershire social services were later criticised for their role in the case. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/8232324.stm
April 22 – Nyaraui (Naomi) Benjamin, 34, run over by a Serco prison van in Brixton. Serco van driver Andrew Curtis, 48, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in May 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Naomi had been dancing in the middle of the street when Curtis drove at her in a “moment of madness”. There were 11 inmates in the Serco prison van.
April 13 – Vishal Gurung, Nepalese waiter from Esher, Surrey, drowned in the Thames after a night out in central London to celebrate Nepali New Year. Rocky Gurung, 20, a student from Morden, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. Kemik Thakali, 19, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. Missan Gurung, 22, was jailed for 9 months for manslaughter. Roman Thapa, 20, student, was acquitted of all charges.
April 7 – Georgi Stoev, 35, wrestler and former bodyguard, turned crime author, shot in the head in a hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was thought that responsibility may lie at the hands of Mladen “Madzho” Mihalev, a Bulgarian mafia don. Unsolved.
April 7 – Borislav Georgiev, head of an energy firm which ran the Kozlodui nuclear power station, shot in Sofia, Bulgaria. Also Bulgarian mafia involved. Unsolved.
April – Ilan Nissim was shot in the back at a house in Miami. Janepsy Carballo, 37, was jailed for life for first-degree murder in Nov 2014. The trial heard that Nissim was the business partner of Carballo’s husband, Orlando Mesa, a drug dealer. She believed he was responsible for her husband’s murder in March 2008. She lured him to her house and then shot him. She claimed at trial that she was acting in self-defence. Mesa had given Nissim $180,00 for a real estate transaction, but the money was later stolen. Prosecutors say Nissim had nothing to do with Mesa’s murder.
March 31 – Bakari Davis, 24, stabbed in Edmonton, north London. Sean Lynch, 19, was jailed for life (17 years). Michael Oladapo, 22, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Kenneth Opoku, 22, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Davis was attacked after a row with Oladapo.
March 29– Jolanta Bledaite, 35, a Lithuanian migrant worker living in Brechin, was smothered with a pillow and then dismembered. Her head and hands were washed up on a beach in Arbroath, Scotland. Two other Lithuanians were convicted. Vitas Plitnykas, 40, was jailed for life (28 years) and Aleksandras Skirda, 19, was jailed for life (20 years). The trial heard they thought she had £10,000 which they were going to steal. It emerged that Plytnykas had been convicted of manslaughter in Germany in 2001 after stabbing a man to death during an argument over money.
March 27 – Kelly Mack, 29, from Clacton, was run over by a train on a level crossing near Hythe station inColchester, Essex. Her boyfriend, Darren Palmer, 39, was acquitted of manslaughter at Chelmsford CC in January 2009. The trial heard she got her Ugg boot caught in the level crossing as a train was coming. She got her foot freed just in time but died after she ran to the side Palmer was at, rather than the side she had come from. He had been rushing to get a train back to Clacton. They had both been drinking heavily.
March 26 – Michael Hanrahan, 60, dairy farmer, and his son Denis, 27, shot at their farmhouse in Moyvane, County Kerry, Ireland. Thomas Barrett, 30, a farmworker and friend of Denis, from Causeway, County Kerry, was jailed for life in March 2011. He was never able to explain his motivation.
March 23 – Ross Davidson, 19, beaten to death during a burglary at his flat in Byker, Newcastle. Kenneth Power, 22, was jailed for life (24 years) and Graeme Duncan, 22, was jailed for life (22 years). Steven Gilbert was jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to rob. The trial heard he was killed in front of his girlfriend and they got away with only an Xbox games console.
– Jamie Simpson, 33, originally from Derby, manager of Matalan store
– stabbed in the neck in Kingsland shopping centre in Hackney. Kobina Essel, 19, was jailed for life (20 years) for murder. Three men were convicted of manslaughter and jailed – Roy Williams, 30, got 19 years, Simeon Jumah, 24, got 14 years and Anthony Maina
, 19, got 6 years. Duane Owusu, 19, got 8 years for robbery and Randy Ose-Owusu, 17, got 9 years. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Williams was a former Matalan employee who claimed to be a friend of Simpson. He organised the robbery and told his friend, Jumah, there could be £30,000 in cash to rob. Maina was jailed for life for an unrelated murder (see Oct 2007).http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=60455790
March 16 – Julianna Redding, 21, model, strangled in Santa Monica, California. Her boyfriend, Dr Munir Uwaydeh, later fled to his native Lebanon and remains on the run. His assistant Kelly Soo Park, 45, was acquitted of murdering Julianna in 2013. The trial heard her described as being a “female James Bond”. The trial also heard she had been paid $250,000 by Dr Uwaydeh to kill Julianna. She became involved with him after her father, Greg Redding, got involved in a business deal with Dr Uwaydeh.
March 15 – Luke Harris, 26, innocent bystander, shot in Bagot Arms pub in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. Leighton Cohen, 20, was jailed for life (23 years) in January 2009. Michael Stubbs, 21, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. The actual target had been arguing with Cohen in The Goalpost pub near Wolves’ Molineux stadium earlier.
March 8 – Alison Mack, 51, strangled and stamped on in a flat in Edinburgh. Her boyfriend, Douglas Stockdale, was jailed for life (17 years) in January 2009.
March 2 – Jamiel Shaw junior, 17, a Los Angeles High School football star, was shot by two Hispanic men while returning home from the Beverley Center. A gang member, Pedro Espinoza, was later apprehended and convicted of the murder. He was sentenced to death. Espinoza thought Shaw was from the rival Blood gang because he was wearing a red Spiderman backpack. Because Espinoza was an illegal immigrant from Mexico and member of the 18th Street Gang who had just been released from jail, the shooting sparked controversy and political debate over LA’s status as a sanctuary city. In response to the controversy, the Shaw family is supporting “Jamiel’s Law”, which would rescind Special Order 40. Mayoral candidate Walter Moore campaigned as a supporter of this initiative. An attempt to get this proposal onto the May 2009 election ballot failed, when supporters did not gather enough signatures. Shaw’s father supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign and Trump mentioned the case several times.
March 2 – Cecil Dotson, 30, and his sons Cecil II, and Cemario, 4, Cecil’s girlfriend Marissa Williams, 27, and friends Hollis Seals, 33, and Shindri Roberson, 22, were shot and stabbed in Memphis, Tennessee after a day of heavy drinking. Cecil’s sons, CJ, 9, and Cedric, 5, and Ceniyah, who was 2 months old, survived. Cecil’s brother, Jessie “Uncle Junior” Dotson, 35, was sentenced to death in October 2010. He had just come out of prison after serving 14 years for a murder. CJ, who was found with a knife protruding from his head, testified against his uncle at the trial, as did Cedric.
March – Leonid Rozhetskin, 41, Russian financier and lawyer, vanished from his holiday home in Jurmala, Latvia. Blood was found inside the house. A body was found in the forest 25 miles away in the summer of 2012. It is believed to be him but there are rumours that he has gone into federal witness protection programme in US. He is thought to be tied up with Russian mafia activity.
March 15 – Rachel Jones, 26, stabbed while cycling through Anfield, Liverpool. Louise Gardiner, 26, from Kensington, Liverpool, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder in March 2009 after a retrial. The trial at Liverpool CC heard there was a feud between the victim and the Gardiner family. Gardiner admitted killing but claimed it was manslaughter due to provocation.
March 15 – Michael Jones, 18, student at University of London, tied to a chair, tortured with a knife and beaten to death at home in Edmonton, N London. He had 116 injuries. Tony “Curly” Paul, 46, a civil servant from Enfield, was jailed for life (24 years) in Dec 2008. He stole gold chain, rings and spectacles. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was a former boyfriend of Michael’s mother, Kathleen Kirby-Jones. The son was seen as an obstacle to their relationship.
March 13 – John Finney, 42, traveller, abducted from his Mitsubishi Shogun 4×4 at a traveller site at Northam, near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. His headless and handless body was found by a garage block in Ickleford, near Hitchin. Norman Jones, 50, was jailed for life (33 years) at St Albans CC in May 2009. Joseph Jones, 23, was jailed for life (30 years). Gary Lattimore, 40, and Mark Curran, 28, were both acquitted. The trial heard that Finney was killed over some drugs he had stolen.
March 2 – Jamiel Shaw, 17, high school American football star, shot in Arlington Heights, Los Angeles. Pedro Espinoza, a member of the 18 Street gang and an illegal immigrant, was sentenced to death in August 2009.
March 1 – Syed Mehdi, doorman, shot at the Blue Ice bar in Ilford, E London. A second man survived. Suspects were caught on CCTV. Unsolved.
Feb 29 – Ian Sutherland, 43, originally from Liverpool, tied up, tortured and murdered in Harlesden, NW London. John Huggins, 48, a lorry driver, and Mark Saunders, 42, a criminal, were both jailed for life (30 years). Julie Crowe, 35, was convicted of actual bodily harm.
Feb 28 – Ade Pukeliene, 57, Lithuanian widow and cleaner, battered over the head at Custom House, east London, after returning from a night shift cleaning offices in Canary Wharf. Two black men on a moped mugged her and escaped. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law. Unsolved.
Feb 19 – Jeff Akers, 50, a homosexual, was stabbed in public toilets in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Mark Malone, 30, a married father who had drunk a bottle of vodka, was jailed for life. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the motive was homophobic.
Feb 19 – Sunday Essiet, 15, orphan, stabbed after playing football with friends in Woolwich, SE London. Adeniyi Oloyede, 19, was jailed for life (13 years). Myles Maddy, 18, was jailed for life (15 years). Ademola Docherty, 19, was jailed for life (16 years). Ifedotun Gbadebo-Araoye, 20, was jailed for life (16 years).
Feb 18 – Emma Forrester, 34, stabbed at home in Croydon. Her husband Wayne Forrester, 34, was jailed for life (14 years). She had made him move out and changed her Facebook profile to single.
Feb 18 – Scarlett Keeling, 15, from Bideford, Devon, raped and murdered on the beach in Anjuna, Goa, India. Samson D’Souza, 31, and Placido Carvalho, 43, were charged with sexual assault, outraging modesty and destroying evidence. Both have denied the charges. Their trial is ongoing. Scarlett’s mother had brought her on a six month holiday and then left to travel around India.
Feb 16 – Martine Vik Magnussen, 23, Norwegian business studies student, vanished after leaving Maddox nightclub in central London. Her body was found in a flat in Great Portland Street. Farouk Abdulhak, 21, a fellow student from Yemen, fled to Yemen and remains on the run. His family are very wealthy.
Feb 12 – Andrew Burns, 27, from Strabane, was killed and dumped near a Catholic church in Castlefin, County Donegal. He is thought to have been a police informer. The killers are believed to have been dissident republicans from Oglaigh nah Eireann. Unsolved.
Feb 9 – Charlene Gaither, 28, killed and cut up on the Tennessee/Mississippi border. Her boyfriend, James Hawkins, 33, was jailed for life in 2011. The chief prosecution witness was his 15 year old daughter who testified that he forced her to help cutting her up.
Feb 8 – Kevin “Shangy” McFarlane, 27, died in a fight in the street in Plaistow, E London. Delano “Lexus” Forbes, 36, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they had a row over Forbes’ girlfriend Sasha Scott.
Feb 7 – John Mongan, 30, traveller, was attacked with an axe and a sword in front of his heavily pregnant wife Julia at home in west Belfast. Chris Stokes, 32, was jailed for life (20 years). Edward Stokes, 36, was jailed for life (22 years). Their nephew Martin Stokes, 15, was detained under HM Pleasure. The killers were from Londonderry but their motive is unknown.
Feb 6 – Lakhdar Ouyahia, 43, Algerian – killed in Kilburn, NW London. His headless body was found in the street. The head was found in the Grand Union Canal four days later. Mohamed Boudjenane, 45, his neighbour and love rival, fled to Derby but was jailed for life (22 years) in October 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Boudjenane also kidnapped and raped a Filipina nanny. His sentence was later reduced on appeal by six years.
Feb 3 – Rhoda McFarland, 42; Jeni Bishop, 34; Connie Woolfolk, 37; Sarah Szafranski, 22; and Carrie Chiuso Hudek, 33, shot in Lane Bryant clothes shop in a mall in Tinley Park, Chicago. The killer, who was black, is believed to have been a bungling robber. Unsolved. SEPARATE FEATURE TO COME SOON.
Feb 2 – Edward Craythorne, 21, from London, robbed, chopped up and thrown in a well in the village of Mal near Shengjin, Albania. His friends, Mario Pjetrushi, 18, and Arlind Vukaj, 19, were both jailed for life in November 2008 at a court in Lezha, northern Albania.
Jan 29 – Louis Braithwaite, 16, from Fallowfield, shot in a betting shop in Withington, Manchester. He died on Feb 10. The gunman escaped in a blue car. A court later heard allegation that Travis Bailey was believed to be responsible for the shooting. But he has never been charged. Bailey’s friend Giuseppe Gregory was later shot in an alleged revenge attack. Unsolved.
Jan 27 – Nawajid Ali Khan, 31, run over by a 4×4 outside his pizza takeaway in Sheffield. His wife, Faria Khan, 28, was jailed for life, along with Neelam Kauser, 19; Kanu Kangi, 20; Brian Yorachi, 19. They were members of “Dem Boyz”. She hired them for £200.
Jan 27 – David Martin, 40, a window cleaner, was stabbed with a cutlass in the front garden of a house in Rutter Gardens, Mitcham, south London. His neighbour Gary Kelly, 37, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. His girlfriend, Kay Scrivener, 41, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey in Jan 2009 heard Mr Martin’s son had gone to retrieve a football from Kelly’s garden but was kicked by Kelly. The boy rang his father who went to confront Kelly, who had been smoking cannabis. Mr Martin’s father had been murdered in a pub in 1986.
Jan 26 – Eric Mills, 46, stamped on in Ladbrokes in Harlesden, NW London. Donovan Calder, 54, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given a 3 year supervision order.
Jan – Sarah Melia, 34, stabbed at home in Horwich, Bolton. Her brother, Mark Kitchen, 37, was acquitted at a third trial at Manchester CC after two trials collapsed. Sarah was found by her 15 year old daughter.
Jan – David Ward, 38, a former policeman and car dealer, was tied up with leather belts in his bathroom and battered to death at home in Wakefield. Michael Sharp, 25, was jailed for life (27 years). Christopher Gill, 27, was jailed for 9 years. Ryan Hill, 29, was jailed for 8 years and 9 months. Stacey Foster, 23, was jailed for 6 years and 8 months. The trial heard that Ward was a cocaine dealer and they burgled his house, looking for cash.
Jan 26 – Fuad Buraleh, 19, from Hayes, stabbed as he took a short cut through Dean Gardens in West Ealing, London. Anthony Sheehan, 21, from Northolt; Lee Beavis, 24, from Eastcote; Richard O’Donoghue, from Ruislip; and Scott Baker, 19, from Hanwell, were all jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Carl Cadogan, 63, was jailed for 18 months for violent disorder. His son Myles, 23, was jailed for life (20 years). He trial at the Old Bailey heard that Buraleh spat at Carl Cadogan on a bus. He called his son who recruited a posse to ambush Buraleh.
Jan 24 – Wayne and Judy Anderson; Scott Anderson; his wife Erica and their children Olivia, 6, and Nathan, 3 – all were shot at their isolated home in Carnation, near Seattle. The Anderson’s daughter, Michele, 29, and her boyfriend Joe McEnroe, 29, have been charged and are due to go on trial in 2014. They lived in a nearby caravan. It is thought there had been a family dispute over money.
Jan 21 – Boduka Louis Mudianga, 18, art student – stabbed in Edmonton, North London. Kevin Lewis, 18, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that Lewis was a member of The Redbrick Thugs gang, while Mudianga was from Dem Africans.
Jan 20 – Brianna Denison, 19, college student from California, kidnapped, raped and murdered in Reno, Nevada. James Biela, 27, a construction worker, was sentenced to death in May 2010.
Jan 19 – Halton McCollin, 20, shot in Stretford, Manchester. He is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity. The target was probably Aaron Rouse, 23, a former Manchester United player, who is now in jail. The gun used was used to kill Tyrone Gilbert in July 2007. Unsolved.
Jan 17 – Karen Aim, 26, tourist from Orkney Islands, Scotland – died of head injuries in Taupo, New Zealand. Jahche Broughton, 15, was jailed for life (12 years) in April 2009.
Jan 11 – Georgina Edmonds, 77, died of head injuries at home in Brambridge, Hampshire. Matthew Hamlen, 32, from Eastleigh, was acquitted in January 2012. The trial at Winchester CC was told that his DNA was found on the murder weapon, a rolling pin. He denied killing her while burgling the house.
He was initially cleared of the murder in 2012. Under new double jeopardy legislation, he was convicted following a review of DNA evidence. In Feb 2016 he was jailed for life (30 years).
Jan 5 – Faridon Alizada, 18, stabbed to death at a flat in Erith, Kent. Lee James, a bare-knuckle fighter, was jailed for life (26 years) for his murder. He was off his head on cocaine at the time. The crime was witnessed by Michael Adebowale, who later became a Muslim extremist and was jailed for life for murdering soldier Lee Rigby in 2013.
Jan 5 – Jana Shearer, 21, stabbed, cut up, boiled and partially eaten at home in Tyler, Texas. Her boyfriend survived. Lee McCuin, 25, died in jail in December 2008 while awaiting trial.
Jan 4 – Deborah Hatto, 42, from Crawley, West Sussex – stabbed and tortured at home in Coin, near Malaga, Spain. Her German boyfriend Jimmie Willis, 59, was jailed for life in June 2009.
Jan 1 – Bradley Whitfield, 16, kicked, punched and stabbed in the neck with a vodka bottle in the early hours of New Year’s Day in Leicester. Darren Carr, 34, was jailed for life (16 years) in Nov 2008. His girlfriend, Nicola Faulds, 34, from Braunstone, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Her son, Lewis Faulds, 16, was jailed for life (9 years). Lewis’s girlfriend, Chelsea Faxon, 16, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. That was later reduced to 4 years. They had all been drinking heavily.
Jan 1 – Henry Bolombi, 17, stabbed 13 times after a row on a bus in Edmonton, N London. Jamar Graham, 25, and Onique Nembhard, 25, went on trial at the Old Bailey in Nov 2013. Nembhard, a Jamaican national of no fixed abode was jailed for life imprisonment (19 years) while Graham, also a Jamaican national of no fixed abode, was jailed for life (15 years).
Jan 1 – Mavis Clift, 75, died in a fire at home in Northampton. Her husband was badly injured and her daughter Susan Robinson was seriously injured. Ms Robinson’s estranged husband Paul Barber was charged with murder by arson but died in prison while awaiting trial. In the months leading up to the fire, Ms Robinson had telephoned police repeatedly reporting harassment, criminal damage and a threat to kill by her estranged husband, and reported that she was ‘terrified of what he was going to do’. The case was referred to the IPCC.
Dec 31 – Mohammed Arif Iqbal, 26, from Crumpsall, shot in a car in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Gangland. Unsolved.
Dec 28 – Kenrick Hutson, 74, a retired chief immigration officer, was shot on the verandah at his home in Spooners Hill, St. Michael, Barbados. The assailant then existed through the front gate and was seen running along Butlers Avenue towards Codrington Hill. The assailant was identified as having a slim build, and dark complexion. He was wearing a whitish shirt, dark coloured pants and a cap with the peak facing front.
Dec 26 – Dipo Seweje, 20, from Walworth, shot on the Aylesbury estate in south London. Operation Trident case. Unsolved.
Dec 25 – Valerie Twyman, 62, killed at home in Ramsgate, Kent. Her grandson Max Twyman, 24, who was schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Dec 25 – Darren Catherall, 40, father of 6 from Wigan, killed in Norley Hall, Wigan. James Halliday, 29, from Wigan, was jailed for life (15 years) in May 2008.
Dec 21 – Sue Goswell, 63, stabbed at home in West Chiltington, near Worthing, West Sussex. Her mentally ill husband Roger Goswell, 66, later killed himself by driving his Smart car into a tree.
Dec 21 – Asif Mahmood Ahmed, 28, from Bolton – found near Derby Ward Labour Club in Bolton. May have been a racist attack. Unsolved.
Dec 19 – Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach, 20, US Marine, who was eight months pregnant, beaten over the head at Marine base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Corporal Cesar Armando Laurean, 22, another US Marine who was married, fled to Mexico but was eventually extradited after North Carolina promised not to seek the death penalty. In August 2010 he was jailed for life. He had tried to claim that his wife Christina was responsible.
Dec 19 – Laura Milne, 19, unemployed and with learning difficulties, was killed at a flat in Union Street, Aberdeen and then dismembered. Stuart Jack, 22, was jailed for life (18 years). Debbie Buchan, 18, and Leigh McKinnon, 18, were both jailed for 9 years for attempted murder. Jack was later attacked in HMP Cornton Vale. It is thought Laura may have been working as a prostitute.
Dec 13 – Michael Davis-Bingham, 43, dodgy property consultant and womaniser, stabbed at his home in Wolverhampton. Unsolved.
Dec 8 – Billy Ward, 21, stabbed on a night bus in Croydon, S London. Starfield Badza, 18, and Junior Lumbango, 18, were both jailed for life (18 years).
Dec 8 – Pastor David Brash, 62, a former Baptist minister from Warrington – killed and his body thrown in a swamp in Mindanao, Philippines. His Filipino wife, Annalyn Bataller Brash, 23, confessed to killing him and was presumably jailed. She hired two men, Renante Puerte Prado, 22, and Noah Martinez Noja, 30. Motive was to take his money.
Dec 7 – Nehemiah Myrie, 24, stabbed in Northampton. Terrence Smith, 28, an illegal immigrant who took him to hospital, was acquitted in June 2008.
Dec 6 – Sharon Birchwood, 52, disabled, attacked at home in Ashtead, Surrey. Her husband Graham Birchwood, 54, was jailed for life (32 years). He killed her for £150,000 life insurance. Paul Cryne, 58, a lifeguard from Manchester, was the hitman he hired. Cryne fled to Pattaya, Thailand but was extradited and jailed for life (32 years) in August 2010.
Dec 5 – Jaswant Singh Bajwa, 30, and Kulwant Singh Dodar, 31, beaten to death with a hammer in a flat above a chip shop in Shrewsbury. Sukhdev Singh, 26, an illegal immigrant, was acquitted of murder and jailed for 5 years for manslaughter (on the grounds of provocation). The trial at Stafford CC in Oct 2008 heard that they had sexually assaulted him.
December – Shannon Collins, 29, vanished in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her boyfriend Shawn Wruck, 42, has been charged with murder and went on trial in May 2016. The trial heard that the very first night Shawn Wruck met an undercover RCMP officer, the 42-year-old admitted he played a role in the murder of his girlfriend Shannon Collins. The Mountie – identified only as Officer C to keep his identity confidential – testified from a trial that Wruck told him he had a lot of issues with an ex-girlfriend “but he got rid of her.” When the officer asked him how, he said Wruck explained “he had contacted two native females to come over and kill her.” “He said they choked her,” testified C. “He made a reference of watching the life leave her. He said after that he just went and dumped the body.”
Officer C said he told Wruck, “Well that’s good. You got rid of your problem.”
Dec 2 – Jevgenia Suveri, 22, stabbed at home in Bromley, SE London. Her brother Vladislav, 10, survived. Alessandro Selvaggi, 25, was jailed for life. He was high on drink and drugs.
Dec – Ted Shaxted, 36, beaten up in a flat in Northfleet, Kent. Kelvin Horlock, 31, from Strood, was jailed for life (16 years) in Feb 2009. Bill Saunders, 28, and Marvin Service, 33, from Gravesend, were jailed for life (14 years). Trevor Lees, 36, from Northfleet, was jailed for life (13 years). The trial at Maidstone CC heard that Shaxted had crashed a car belonging to Horlock’s mother. Their convictions were quashed and they faced a retrial in 2011. This time Horlock, Saunders and Lees were convicted of murder. Horlock was ordered to serve a minimum of 14 years and four months before being considered for parole; Lees 12 years and six months and Saunders 13 years and four months. The jury could not agree on Service. He faced a third trial in Dec 2011 and was acquitted.
Nov 10 – Young Soo Do, 62, one of the world’s top Tae Kwon Do instructors, was shot dead while washing cars with a friend at the rear of his martial arts studio in Miami. His friend Leclerc Prosper survived. A reward of $57,000 has been offered. The case is unsolved.
Nov – Heather Stacey, 44, killed and left in a flat in Royston Mains Place, Edinburgh for a year. Her head and bones were found in a bag in Newhaven, near Edinburgh, on Dec 31, 2008. Her fiancé, Alan Cameron, 54, was jailed for life (25 years). He was a paedophile who had been jailed for child sex offences in 1995. He stole £5,000 from Heather’s life savings and probably killed after she found out.
Nov 27 – Sean Taylor, American football player for the Washington Redskins, shot at home in Florida. Eric Rivera, who was 17 at the time, went on trial in Nov 2013. Four other people were also charged in the case. One of them, Venjah Hunte, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and burglary charges and was jailed for 29 years. He testifed against Rivera. The others charged were Jason Scott Mitchell, 19; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18. The trial heard that they planned to burgle his home, and were unaware that he was injured and at home.
Nov – Michelle Crossley, 39, beaten and stabbed at home in Laity, near Helston, Cornwall. Her lover Gary Chadwick, 43, was jailed for life (12 years).
– Bienda “Bobby” Litembola, 17, originally from DR Congo – beaten to death in Canning Town, east London. Larry Morrison, 22, a heroin dealer, and his brother Michael, 21, were both jailed for life (12 years) in June 2008. The trial heard that Bobby became jealous after finding a text message to his girlfriend from her ex-boyfriend, Larry. He went to confront Larry but was attacked by the pair. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=285313187
Nov 15 – Etem Celebi, 17, lifeguard, shot near his home on the Smalley estate in Stoke Newington, NE London. Richard “Scarface” Harrison-Allen, 19, was jailed for life in 2010 after a retrial. Sheldon Small was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they were from the rival Stamford Hill estate. Celebi was reportedly a friend of X Factor winner Leona Lewis.
Nov 13 – Colin Smith, 40, property developer and gangster, shot after being lured to Nel’s Gym in Speke, Liverpool. Believed to be linked to Stephen Lawlor. Unsolved.
Nov – Michael McGrath, 57, drug addict – beaten to death with a vase at home in Carshalton, Surrey. Ryan Parker-Saunders, 23; Yuxiang Lui, 26; and Chou Wei Leong, 22, were all jailed for life (16 years). Jerome Castillo was jailed for manslaughter. They ran a crack den from his house and killed him after suspecting him of stealing drugs.
Nov 9 – Tobiasz Minski, 23, Polish student – his body was found near a canal in Huddersfield. Daniel Sykes, 25, a former soldier from Slaithwaite, was jailed for life (27 years). The trial heard the motive was robbery.
Nov 5 – Derek “Dego” Stevens, 35, drug dealer, shot in the head as he drove his Land Rover in Halewood, Merseyside. Carl Fury, 24, admitted manslaughter in July 2008 and was jailed for 12 years.
Nov 5 – Stephen Croft, 34, beaten up and body left on a bonfire in The Wirral, Merseyside. Jamie Smith, 13, was detained under HM Pleasure (13 years minimum) in February 2008. The trial at Liverpool CC heard Smith stole some cigarette papers and a lighter from Croft, who was homeless.
Nov 5– Kate Prout, 55, vanished from her farmhouse at Redmarley in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Her husband Adam Prout, 46, was jailed for life (18 years) at Bristol CC in Feb 2010. The trial heard he was having an affair with a woman called Debbie Garlick. Kate wanted a divorce but he feared the cost of a settlement. Her body was found on his land in 2011.
Nov – Rashmi Badiani, 56, and Radhaben Chauhan, 72, ladies – died in Hayes Park nursing home in Leicester. Nathan Mann, 20, was jailed for life (24 years). In September 2011 he murdered an inmate at HMP Frankland in Durham.
Nov 3 – Heather Burton, 79, hit with a hammer at home in Reepham, Norfolk. Her neighbour, Colin Barker, 63, was jailed for life (13 years) in Oct 2008. The trial at Norwich CC heard they were having an argument and he “completely lost it”.
Oct 31 – Thomas Grundy, 56, shot dead in Liverpool. His stepson Graeme Kee, 29, a drug addict, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given an indeterminate sentence.
Oct 31 – Meredith Kercher, 21, Leeds University student, sexually assaulted and stabbed at her apartment in Perugia, Italy, where she was on a work exchange programme. Rudy Guede, 22, fled to Germany but was extradited and jailed for 30 years. Miss Kercher’s flatmate Amanda Knox, 20, was jailed for 26 years in Dec 2009, along with her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, who was jailed for 25 years. They were later cleared on appeal but face a retrial in 2013.
Oct 30 – Linda Stein, 62, former manager of The Ramones, turned real estate agent – beaten to death with a yoga stick at her flat in New York. Her personal assistant, Natavia Lowery, 26, was convicted of 2nd degree murder and jailed for 25 years to life in Feb 2010. The trial heard that Stein was a vindictive and racist boss and Lowery snapped.
Oct 28 – Stacy Peterson, 23, vanished from her home in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Her husband Drew Peterson has never been charged with her murder but in Feb 2013 he was jailed for 38 years for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in an empty bathtub in 2004.
Oct 28 – Daniel Malakov, dentist, was shot dead in New York. His estranged wife Dr Mazoltuv Borukhova was jailed for life. She paid her cousin, Mikhail Mallayev $20,000 to kill her husband. Mallayev was also jailed for life. The couple were from a close-knit family of Bukhara Jews originally from Uzbekistan.
Oct 23 – Lidia Motylska, 19, garrotted after getting off a bus in Beeston, Leeds. Abobakir Mustafa Jabari, 38, was jailed for life (19 years) at Sheffield CC. He was the Iraqi Kurdish flatmate of her boyfriend Ajeen Jabar. He disapproved of the relationship because she was Polish and not a Muslim.
Oct 22 – Gary Guthrie, 35, a Jamaican from Streatham, S London, was shot dead in Streatham. Rowan Williams, 33, survived. In March 2009 Darrell “English” Albert, 28, was jailed for life (13 years). Junior Cameron, 24, was jailed for life (26 years). Michael Wabara, 23; Simon Rhodes-Butler, 31; Courtney Hutchinson, 23; and Nathan Cross were all acquitted.
Oct 20 – Paul Quinn, 21, lorry driver from County Armagh – bludgeoned with iron bars in a shed in County Monagahan after being lured to his death. He had won a fight with a senior Provisional IRA man who had been bothering his sister. In November 2007 UUP peer Lord Laird named the following men in Parliament as being involved, the son of Vincent Traynor, Peter and Patrick Quinn, PJ Caraher and son Michael, “Slab” Murphy, Sean “The Surgeon” Hughes and James McArdle. Sinn Fein claimed the murder was linked to diesel smuggling across the border. Unsolved.
– Four drug dealers: Corey Lal, his older brother Michael, Ryan Bartolomeo and Eddie Narong, were shot dead, along with two eyewitnesses – Ed Schellenberg, a maintenance man, and innocent neighbour Christopher Mohan, in Suite 1505 of high rise tower block in Surrey, near Vancouver. Known as the Surrey Six case.
Dennis Karbanovec, 27, was jailed for life (15 years) in April 2009 after pleading guilty. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/karbovanec-sentenced-to-life-in-surrey-slayings-1.855374 Cody Haevischer, Matthew Johnston and Michael Le are on trial charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder at the Vancouver Law Courts. Prosecutor says they were members of the Red Scorpion gang, headed by Le and Jamie Bacon, who is also charged in the Surrey Six case but being tried later. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f67e8e35-fe20-4b4c-b515-d6829c5c3461
Oct 17 – Jonathan Matondo, 16, shot in a playground in Burngreave, Sheffield. Negus Nelson, 18, an albino, was acquitted after two trials. The trials heard the killing was part of a feud between postcode gangs in Sheffield.
Oct 14 – Philip Poru, 18, shot as he sat in a Ford Fiesta in Plumstead, SE London. His friend, also 18, survived. Believed to be gang-related. Unsolved.
Oct 18 – Lucky Dube, 43, a South African reggae singer and icon, was shot during a botched carjacking in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa. Sifiso Mhlanga, Julius Gxowa and Mbuti Mabe were found guilty of murder and jailed for life (25 years). They also carjacked a Mercedes two days later.
– Laura Hill, 25, a British dental nurse originally from Eastbourne, Sussex, was found in a block of flats in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She had died of a cocaine overdose but it could not be proved if she had been murdered. A former boyfriend of Miss Hill revealed how she was offered money to travel to Argentina to help smuggle back drugs. An inquest was held in 2016 Argentina nurse’s cocaine-induced death ruled ‘unexplained’ – BBC News
Oct 7 – Rizwan Darbar, 17, stabbed in a park in West Ham, east London. Anthony Maina, 19, was jailed for life (14 years) for murder. Kirkland Gayle, 19, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter and robbery. Charges were dropped against Amos Wahome, 18. The trial heard that the motive was to steal Darbar’s mobile phone. Maina was also involved in the Matalan murder in 2008.
Oct 4 – Shokat Chenia, 45, drugs gang boss – stabbed in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire. One of his lieutenants, Carl Fowler, 36, was jailed for life (20 years) in Sep 2008. Matthew Barker was jailed for 3 years for assisting an offender.
– Magda Pniewska, 26, a Polish care worker shot in the head
as she walked across a car park in New Cross, SE London, after leaving work at BUPA’s Manley Court. Armel Gnango, 17, was jailed for life (20 years) in May 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Pniewska was on the phone to her sister Elzbieta when she walked into crossfire between two gangsters. Gnango appealed on the basis that Pniewska was not his target. His conviction was quashed by the High Court but reinstated by the Supreme Court. He was convicted on the basis of “transferred malice”.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16179517
Oct 2 –Robel Towelde, 21, shot in stairwell of an estate in Stockwell, S London. Jermaine Callum, 18, and Ngosi Edwards, 19, were both jailed for life (19 years) in July 2008.
Oct 1 – Zuzanna Zommer, Polish girl, 14, raped and had her throat cut at home in Leeds. A neighbour, Michael Clark, 40, who was a convicted rapist, was jailed for life (35 years) in May 2008.
Sep 30 – Shane Owoo, 16, drowned in a water-filled clay pit, Lunt Pool, in Bilston, West Midlands. Marvin “Shotty” Walker, 21, and Chris Lewis, 22, were jailed for 5 and a half years for manslaughter. Tobias Davies, 20, was jailed for 12 months for ABH. The trial at Birmingham CC heard that they threw stones at him to stop him getting out of the water. They accused him of stealing a bicycle.
Sep – Gareth MacDonald, 30, gay British Airways steward, hit with a fire extinguisher in a room at Travelodge, Heston services in west London. His lover, Glenn Rycroft, 33, from north Wales, was jailed for life.
Sep 28 – Body parts were found in Dudenpark, Brussels, Belgium. They were later found to be those of Mohammed Ezzoubairi, 26, who had been killed in his flat in Schaerbeek. In June 2013 Sidi Mohamed Atir and Abdessamad Azmi were convicted and jailed for 20 years each. Zacharia Benaissa was jailed for 23 years. The case was known as The Manga Killer case because a note found near the body related to the manga comic Death Note: Watashi wa Kira desu (I am a killer). Atir was obsessed with manga comics.
Sep 23 – Ryan Hawkins, 4, stabbed at home in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield. His sister Donna, 14, was seriously injured. His father Chris Hawkins, 47, was jailed for life (21 years) in March 2008. The trial at Leeds CC heard that he attacked the children out of spite because his wife, Valerie, was having an affair.
Sep 18 – Daniel “Iceberg” Denis, 26, shot in his BMW car in St Andrews Road, east Acton, west London. The killer drove off. The weapon used was a Mac 10 submachine gun, one of a batch of 90 supplied by Guy Savage, a dealer based in Northolt. Unsolved.
– Bonnie Barrett, prostitute – vanished from her flat in Canning Town, east London. Her body was never found.Derek Brown, 47, a deliver driver from Rotherhithe, was jailed for life (30 years).
He was also convicted of the murder of Xiao Mei Guo, 29, a Chinese illegal immigrant who sold pirate DVDs for a living. Her body was never found either. Brown claimed they were killed by a biker gang and Chinese Snakeheads respectively but forensic and circumstantial evidence against Brown was overwhelming and he refused to answer questions after 30 minutes of cross examination by Brian Altman QC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7610021.stm
Sep 13 – Louise Evans, 48, literacy teacher, stabbed 43 times near her car in a car park at East Sutton Park open prison near Maidstone, Kent. Her former boyfriend Keith Prest, 48, jailed for life (17 years) in Oct 2008. Ms Evans, a single mother who was involved in training prisoners, had been in a “stormy relationship” with Prest. He was convicted as a result of forensic scientists’ work, including so-called “Cinderella” prints involving his feet. SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE ON THIS CASE COMING SOON.
Sep 10 – Hanna Mack, 6, sexually assaulted and found hanged hanged in the garage of her home in Navarro Mills, near Corsicana, Texas. Shaun Arender, 19, was jailed for life with no parole. Kevin Anders, 32, was jailed for a total of 98 years on child pornography charges. Kevin was the boyfriend of Hanna’s mother, Dana.
Sep 8 – Moses Ssendawula, 41, voluntary worker, was shot in Burgess Park, Camberwell, SE London. Robert Hill, 29, rang police to say he killed Moses. He later admitted it was a false confession and he was jailed for wasting 400 hours of police time. Unsolved.http://www.streathamguardian.co.uk/news/2114665.print/
Sep 8 – Kelli Chapple, 23, and David Matos, 28, were shot dead at an apartment in Jacksonville, Florida. Her family were not aware she was dating him until after her death. He was probably the intended target and she was killed just because she was a witness. Unsolved.
Sep 3 – Julien Warrington, 44, stabbed and beaten at his flat in King’s Cross, north London. John Fitzgerald, 27, was jailed for life (17 years). His brother Declan, 22, was jailed for life (15 years). Alan Ellis, 18, was jailed for life (14 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a case of mistaken identity.
Sep 3 – Yasin Abdirahman, 22, stabbed in Southall, west London. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was killed by Murder Dem Pussies (MDP) members. They were:
Sheldon John-Lewis , 19, of no fixed address, guilty of murder – minimum 15 years imprisonment
Joshua Williams of Aylesbury, Bucks, found guilty of murder – a minimum 14 years imprisonment
Andre Mason , 16, of Osbourne Rd, Acton, found guilty of the murder of Yasin Abdirahman – minimum 13 years imprisonment
Carlos Cyrus , 14, of Goring Way, Greenford, found guilty of manslaughter – sentenced to seven years in jail
Rahin Rahimi , 17, of Hanbury Rd, Acton, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – four years imprisonment
Lamar McGregor , 15, of , Shepherds Bush Green found guilty of conspiracy to commit GBH – sentenced to a three-year supervision order
Hassan Kamara , 19, of Wulfstan St, Shepherd’s Bush, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – four years imprisonment
Daniel Thomas , 17, of Tentelow Lane, Southall, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – four years imprisonment
A 15-year-old youth of Luton, Beds, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – a 12 month supervision order
A 14-year-old youth of Shepherd’s Bush found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GB
Charges were dropped against Ashley Quashie-Pownall, 18, and Peter Kutupekamara, 18.
Aug 28 – Keith Cowell, 52; his son Matthew, 17; and Tony Dulieu, 33 – were shot at a house in Bishop’s Stortford, Essex with a sub-machine gun. Ian Jennings hid in the garden. Cowell’s wife had just left for work at Stansted. Matthew’s girlfriend Claire Evans was injured but her daughter Courtney was unharmed. Kevan Thakrar, 20, from Stevenage, was jailed for life (35 years) in June 2008. His brother Miran Thakrar, 23, was jailed for life (42 years). Their father Atul Thakrar, 46, Yilay Tufensoy, 20, from Enfield, and his girlfriend Amanda Dansie, 20, were jailed for 4 years each. Jay Thakrar, 24, was acquitted. The trial heard that the killings were linked to a cocaine deal which went wrong. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7503118.stm
Aug 23 – Daniel Quelch, 33, landscape gardener from Reading, stabbed 80 times and throat slit at his mother’s house in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Ben Frankum, 25, a paranoid schizophrenic intruder, from Littlehampton, was convicted of murder but sectioned in a mental hospital.
Aug 22 – Rhys Jones, 11, Everton supporting schoolboy – shot in the car park of Fir Tree pub in Croxteth, Liverpool. Sean Mercer, 17, was jailed for life (22 years). Gary Kayes, 25, and Melvyn Coy, 24, were both jailed for 7 years for assisting an offender. James Yates, 20, and Nathan Quinn, 18, were both jailed for 5 years. Mercer’s mother, Janette, 48, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. Dean Kelly, 18, was jailed for 3 years for hiding the gun. The trial at Preston CC heard that Mercer was from the Croxteth Crew and the actual target was Wayne Brady, 19, a member of the Strand Gang, aka Nogga Dogz. Rhys just happened to cycle past and was entirely innocent.
Aug 17 – Stacey Westbury, 23, raped and stabbed at home in Fulham. Chris Braithwaite, 21, who was on bail for rape, was jailed for life in June 2008.
Aug – Adam Michalski, 24, Polish man, stabbed in Wrexham. Thomas Blue, 25, an unemployed Scotsman, was jailed for life in Dec 2007. The trial heard that the crime was “part racially motivated”.
Aug 15 – Sebastiano Strangio, 39; Francesco Gorgi, 16; Francesco Pergola, 22; Marco Pergola, 20; Marco Marmo, 25; and another man were shot dead in two cars near the train station in Duisburg, Germany, which has a large Calabrian population. Giovanni Strangio, 28, was arrested in Amsterdam and 2009 and extradited to Italy. In 2011 he was jailed for life in Locri, Italy. The trial heard that the Duisburg massacre was part of a violent feud between Ndrangheta gangs in the town of San Luca, Calabria.
Aug 14 – Dr Victoria Anyetei, 53, Ghanaian locum consultant paediatrician – stabbed in her car outside her home in Dartford, Kent. David Quartey, 21, a law student, was jailed for life (15 years). The trial at Maidstone CC heard she was his legal guardian but he killed her when she confronted him about failing his law exams.
Aug 13 – Rosalind McManus, 58, patient, was strangled with a belt in Birch Hill Hospital (psychiatric unit) in Rochdale. Telahum Tedola, 36, a fellow patient, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Tedola was a schizophrenic who heard voices telling him to kill her because she had accused him of being a spy.
Aug 12 – Gerard Tobin, 35, Canadian Hell’s Angel from London, shot as he rode his Harley Davidson on the M40 near Leamington Spa after attending the Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire. Sean Creighton, 44, from Coventry, president of the south Warwickshire Outlaws, was jailed for life (28 years) after pleading guilty to murder. Simon Turner, 40, fron Nuneaton; was jailed for life (30 years). Malcolm Bull, 53, of Milton Keynes, got life (25 years) and Dean Taylor, 47, of Coventry, got life (30 years). Karl Garside, 45, got life (26 years); Dane Garside, 42, got life (27 years); and Ian Cameron, 46, got life (25 years). The trial at Birmingham CC heard there was a long running feud between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws and the latter were furious that the Bulldog Bash was being held on what they considered to be their turf.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7619574.stm
Aug 11 – Sophie Lancaster, 20, beaten up “for being a Goth” in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire. Her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, was badly injured but survived. Brendan Harris, 15, was jailed for life (18 years). Ryan Herbert, 16, was jailed for life (16 years). Danny Hulme, 16, and Joseph Hulme, 17, were both jailed for 5 years for GBH. Danny Mallett, 17, was jailed for 4 years at Preston CC.
Aug 11 – Miriam Baldock, 60, stabbed at home in Camden, north London. Her husband Maurice, 61, survived. Stuart Forsyth, 40, Glaswegian former Foreign Legionnaire, was jailed for life (19 years) in Feb 2008. She was his foster mother. The trial at the Old Bailey heard “they treated him like a son”.
– Garry Newlove, 47, kicked to death outside his home in Warrington after he accused them of vandalism. Adam Swellings, 18 and Stephen Sorton, 17, were jailed for life in January 2008. Jordan Cunliffe, 15, was detained under HM Pleasure. Two other youths, aged 15 and 17, were acquitted. His widow was made a Tory peer, Dame Helen Newlove. In 2012 she was appointed Victims’ Commissioner. Joint enterprise campaigners claim it was a miscarriage of justice.http://justice4jordancunliffe.wronglyaccusedperson.org.uk/
– Amanda Murphy, 47, beaten to death in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Her abusive boyfriend Andrew Mournian, 36, was jailed for life (14 years) at Leeds CC. The trial heard he had been released early from prison – after being convicted of assaulting her in June – due to overcrowding. The case became a political hot potato.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7139202.stm
Aug 5 – Evren Anil, 23, stabbed in Crystal Palace, south London. Dejon Thompson, 18, and Patrick Rowe, 17, were both jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey said he was attacked when he complained about them throwing litter through the open window of his car.
Aug 4 – Anthony Kearney, 34, DJ, stabbed in east London. Ulysses Carbon, 31, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
August 3 – Jerome Boyer, 35, a heavyweight boxer, was shot seven times in Lawnville, Philadelphia as he returned home from watching a fight. His record was 0-2 with 2 KO’s. Unsolved
Aug 3 – Peter Connolly, aka Baby P, 17 months old – beaten and abused at home in Tottenham, north London. In May 2009 his mother Tracey Connelly was given an indeterminate sentence with a minimum term of five years for her part in her son’s death. Her brother, Steven Barker, 32, was jailed for life (10 years) for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently over his role in Baby Peter’s death. Jason Owen, 36, was given an indefinite sentence with a minimum term of three years. Connelly is believed to have been released in Nov 2013. The head of Haringey social services, Sharon Shoesmith, was sacked after a damning report. She later won £600,000 for unfair dismissal.
Aug 3 – Nathan Foster, 18, shot in Marcus Garvey Way, Brixton. Junior Glasgow, 17, was jailed for life (21 years) in April 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was aggrieved after Kori Bell – a friend of Foster’s – stole his chain necklace.
Aug – Paige Chivers, 15, vanished after a getting a bus into Blackpool. In December 2009 a man was arrested on suspicion of murdering Chivers but was later released. In July 2015 Robert Ewing, 60, from, Bispham, was jailed for life (33 years) for murder. Gareth Dewhurst, 46, was convicted of helping dispose of her body and jailed for eight years. Ewing was described as a “devious” paedophile who murdered Paige to stop her reporting their sexual contact. The trial heard Paige was “sexually promiscuous” and an “easy target”, which was recognised by Ewing, whose flat near her home in Bispham was “something of a magnet” for young girls who he allowed to smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs. Ewing had previous convictions for child sex offences.
– Gethin Owen, 47, kicked and punched outside his home in Cardiff. Dickson Ho, 18, was acquitted of murder but convicted of GBH. He was given a suspended sentence of 50 weeks and told to do 180 hours of community service. The trial heard that Ho had been having an affair with Owen’s wife, Tracey, 35. Owen, who was drunk, confronted him and racially abused him but the judge said he had a heart condition and could have died at any time.http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/teenager-cleared-murdering-lovers-husband-2171651
July 29 – Billy Bates, 43, from Possilpark – his body was found in an oil drum in the Clyde near Erskine Bridge, Glasgow. He is thought to have been involved in the murder of Thomas Cameron in June. Unsolved.
July 27 – Tyrone Gilbert, 23, shot in a drive by shooting at a wake in Frobisher Close, Chorlton, Manchester, after funeral of Ucal Chin, who had been shot in June. Colin Joyce, Aeeron Campbell, Ricardo and Narada Williams, were all jailed (see Ucal Chin). Hassan “Chucky” Shah, 24, and Gonoor Hussain, 24, both from Longsight, were both jailed for between 6 and 15 years.
July 26 – Abukar Mahumed, 16, Somali, from Tulse Hill, shot in Stockwell, S London. David Taitte, 20, from Stockwell, was charged with murder but the charges were later dropped. Unsolved.
July 23 – Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her daughters Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11 – raped and strangled at home in Cheshire, Connecticut. The house was then set on fire. Her husband, William Petit, was beaten but escaped and survived. Joshua Komisarjevsky, 27, and Steven Hayes, 44, both convicted burglars, were both sentenced to death in 2010 and 2012. It sounds like a scene from the film Law Abiding Citizen. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/steven-hayes-connecticut-home-invasion_n_3893312.html
July 23 – “Big Bad” James Oyebola, 47, former British heavyweight boxing champion, shot in Chateau 6 nightclub in Fulham Road, west London. In October 2008 Kanyanta Mulenga, 22, was jailed for life (28 years). Cyle Carth, 18, from Wimbledon, admitted affray and was jailed for 6 months. He admitted he had been smoking in the bar, which sparked a brawl when Oyebola, who was working as a bouncer, told him to put it out. The smoking ban had only come into effect earlier that year. Dean Francis, 23, and Rene McKoy, 19, were both acquitted of murder and gave evidence for the Crown. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/7616552.stm
July 20 – Lee Cook, 21, barrister’s clerk – punched once at the Alibi Bar in Shoe Lane, City of London. Fell and hit his head. Rick Maynard, 27, was jailed for 14 months for manslaughter. Lee’s mother Karen was furious with the sentence. Charges were dropped against Adam Lowe, 26, a City of London Police officer, and Lloyd Moore, 26. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that a fight broke out after a drink was spilled in the pub.
July 15 – Kolawole Babadiya, 28, bouncer, was shot shielding clubbers outside the SW8 bar in Clapham, south London. The killer, who used a Mac-10 sub machine gun, fled. It is not clear who the target was. Unsolved.
July 13 – Nuno Gaiato, 26, bouncer, and Aurelio Palha, 42, owner of Chic nightclub, shot in Oporto, Portugal. Hugo Rocha, Jose Santos and Vasco Cardoso were all jailed for 12 years in 2009. The fourth member of the gang, Alberto “Mad Berto” Ferreira, was shot dead on 9 Dec 2007.
July 12 – Beverley Samuels, 36, nurse, her daughter Kesha Wizzart, 18, and son Fred Wizzart, 13, were beaten to death at their home in Fallowfield, Manchester. Her former boyfriend, Pierre Williams, 32, fled to Birmingham but was arrested and jailed for life (38 years) in March 2008. Kesha had sung a Toni Braxton song on the TV show Stars In Their Eyes. She was raped and her mother was sexually assaulted during the attack. The trial at Manchester Crown Court heard that Williams was obsessed with the Bible and had underlined several passages about a “special oil” and then mixed cocoa butter oil with the victims’ blood.
July 11 – Thea Zaudy, 94, Jewish widow who came to the UK from Germany in 1939 – killed at her home in Notting Hill, west London. The charred remains of her body were found in a suitcase on Milton Common in Oxfordshire two days later. Her Polish cleaner, Jolanta Kalinowska, 41, from Ealing, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2008. Her son, Adrian Ryszard Lis, 23, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. His girlfriend, Monika Sienkiewicz, 19, and another friend, Lucasz Gajda, 25, were both acquitted at Oxford CC. The trial heard Kalinowska emptied her account of £10,000 and then went on a shopping spree.
July 11 – Steven Galsworthy, 41, pub landlord, stabbed in the Lion’s Head pub in Bournemouth. Garry Varley, 39, was jailed for life (18 years). He had earlier been charged with ABH over another attack on Galsworthy in February 2007.
July 8 – Alexandra Flanagan, 33, a hairdresser, was killed and dismembered in Barrie, Ontario, and then her body parts were dumped in the local area. Her killing remained unsolved until 2011 when an undercover cop, pretending to be a mafia man, obtained a confession from Andrew Keene, 29, who led him to the scene where he had buried parts. Keene, who was married, was told in the sting that he had impressed a gangster who wanted to use him as a hitman. On 2 July 2015 Keene was sentenced to 25 years to life in jail and cannot seek parole for 17 years.http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/06/25/womans-killer-awaits-sentence-after-elaborate-police-sting-yields-a-confession.html
July 5 – Duane ‘Fatboy’ Tomlin, 21, a cocaine dealer, shot six times by two gunmen when he was ambushed on his way to settle a dispute over £3,000 in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Robert Dominic Bernard, 30, formerly of Plomer Avenue, Hoddesdon, was jailed for life (31 years) for murder in Oct 2013. Adrian ‘Ace’ Thomas, 30, of Lion Road, Edmonton, was acquitted. The trial heard the victim told her sister: “You don’t know who I am, I’m Fatboy. People out there want to kill me, I have to protect myself.” Bernard fled to Thailand in 2007 and was only extradited in 2012.
July 1 – Michael Morgan, 15, stabbed at a party in a caravan park in Lancing, West Sussex. Kieran Wright, 17, was jailed for life (12 years).
June – Ben Hitchcock, 16, stabbed in the back after gatecrashing a party in Beckenham, SE London. Mitchell Elliott, 19; Andre Lawrence-Bennett, 18, and Tunji Ololu, 18, were all acquitted in March 2008.
June 27 – Paige Birgfeld, 37, a single mother and ‘soccer mum’, was abducted from her home in Grand Junction, Colorado, and murdered. Her body was found in a gully in 2012. Lester Jones, 65, was jailed for life without parole in 2016 after a retrial. The trials heard that she lived a secret double life as an escort to support her children. He had been one of her clients. In 2014, a fellow escort told investigators Jones called Birgfeld for an appointment but canceled when he realized she was the ex-wife of a man with whom he worked at the local fire department http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4069756/Man-65-convicted-death-mother-three-led-double-life-escort.html
June 26 – Martin Dinnegan, 14, stabbed in the street in Islington, N London. Joseph Chin, 15, was jailed for life (12 years) in August 2008. Kevron Williams, 16, was jailed for 4 years for GBH. Sean Clarke, 20, and Rene Baptiste, 20, were both acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was killed after giving someone a “dirty look”.
June 23 – Annaka Pinto, 17, shot during an all-night dance at the Swan pub in Tottenham. In January 2009 Tristan Walker, 21, was jailed for life (27 years). His girlfriend Simone Manning was acquitted of assisting an offender but Ricardo Lumsden, 31, was jailed for assisting an offender. Marlon Golding was also acquitted of the same offence. At his trial Walker tried to blame Rowan “Big Head” Campbell, who he said was carrying the gun which went off during a scuffle on the dancefloor. The Swan was later closed down on police advice.
June 19 – Sian Simpson, 17, stabbed at a house in Croydon after her cousin called her to help in a dispute over a man. Chelsea Bennett, 18, was acquitted in July 2008. She claimed self-defence.
June 18 – Brendan Keilar, 43, solicitor, was shot in Melbourne, Australia. Paul de Waard, a Dutch backpacker, survived. Christopher Hudson, 30, was jailed for life (35 years minimum) in Nov 2008. Keilar had tried to stop Hudson attacking his girlfriend, Karen Douglas. Hudson was on steroids and ice (methamphetamine) at the time.
June – Thomas Cameron – shot in the car park of the Auchinairn Tavern in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. The prime suspect Derek McGraw Ferguson, 47, fled to Spain and remains on the run.
June – Michael Cameron, stamped to death in the hospital wing at HMP Kilmarnock, a private jail, in Scotland. David Martin, 20, was jailed for life (24 years) in March 2008. The trial at Edinburgh High Court heard that Cameron was on remand for rape while Martin was convicted of murdering Gilbert Grierson in Irvine in March 2006.
– Ucal Chin
, 24, from Chorlton-on-Medlock, shot in his car in Anson Road, Manchester. Lee Amos, 33, was jailed for life (35 years), Colin Joyce, 29, was jailed for life (39 years),
Aeeron Campbell was jailed for life (32 years), Narada Williams was jailed for life (35 years), Ricardo Williams was jailed for life (34 years) and Kayle Wint was jailed for 15 years. There was another murder committed at Ucal Chin’s funeral. Amos and Joyce were leading members of the Gooch Gang. Chin was allied to the rival Longsight Crew http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7978653.stm
June 13 – Davina Baker, 15, and her sister Jasmine, 13, killed at home in The Crofters, Stretham, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. Their mother, Rekha Kumari-Baker, 29, was jailed for life (33 years) in September 2009. The trial at Cambridge CC heard that she had split up with their father, David Baker, and killed them out of spite.
June 11 – Monika Szmecht, 20, Polish waitress, set on fire and dumped in a lay-by in Rainford, Merseyside. Andhony Clarke, 26, a businessman from Bootle, was jailed for life (23 years) in April 2008. Philip Savin, 29, was jailed for 4 and a half years for his role in disposing of the body. David Clarke, 45, was jailed for 2 years.
June 11 – PC John Henry, 36, police officer, stabbed in George Street in the centre of Luton. A window cleaner survived. Tennyson Obih, 22, was arrested with a Taser and was later jailed for life.
June 9 – Norman Hawkins, 59, who was suffering from throat cancer – battered to death at a flat in St Paul’s Cray, Kent. Lee Scamp, 21, was suspected of the killing but died in a fire. See the murder of Nigel Stemp in April 2007. May have been the same killer.
June 5 – Yanire Izaga, 2, thrown from the balcony of an exclusive apartment on the Albert Embankment in central London. His father, Alberto Izaga, 36, was found not guilty by reason of insanity and detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
June 4 – Brian McGlynn, 28, doorman, shot in bed at 3.30am at home in Waterside, Londonderry. His girlfriend was uninjured. It is thought the INLA were responsible. Unsolved.
June 1 – Mark Tredinnick, 39, from Collier Row, shot in front of his 4 years sold and dumped in Benskins Lane near Romford, Essex. Tony Osborne and his brother Mark, drug dealers, were jailed for life in February 2009, along with hitman Wayne Collins, 26. Terry Sherman, the alleged getaway driver, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Tredinnick was suspected of stealing £100,000. Botanist Patricia Wiltshire, aka The Pollen Lady, gave evidence at the trial.
June – Sara Neligan, 33, nurse, stabbed in Dublin. Her boyfriend Brian McBarron, 26, was jailed for life in January 2009.
June – 21 people were beaten with metal bars and then robbed in and around Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Some had eyes gouged out or ears cut off. Viktor Sajenko, 19, and Igor Supruniuk, 19, were both jailed for life in Feb 2009. An accomplice Olexhander Ganzha was jailed for 9 years. The victims included a 14-year-old boy and a pregnant woman, all apparently chosen at random. The pair did not rob their victims of money but instead took souvenirs like an earring or a cellphone.
Between January 2005 and June 2007 several elderly people, including Lucy Cox, 97, Marion Alder, 79 and Francis Hay died at Parkfields nursing home in Butleigh, near Glastonbury, Somerset. Rachel Baker, 44, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter but her husband Leigh Baker, 50, was acquitted at a trial in Bristol Crown Court in 2010.
May 30 – Kate Beagley, 32, from Walton-on-Thames – stabbed after going on a blind date in Richmond. Her body was later found in woods near Oxhey, Hertfordshire. Karl Taylor, 27, a football coach, was jailed for life (30 years) in March 2008. At his trial he came up with a preposterous story about her stabbing herself while they were in a pub beer garden. He put her body in the boot of his car and called his girlfriend, Lauren Chan-Lok, as he drove along.
May – Kevin Johnson, 22, demolition worker – stabbed with a Stanley knife on the doorstep of his home in Pennywell, Sunderland. Dean Curtis, 19, Tony Hawkes, 17, and Jordan Towers, 16, were all jailed for life (minimum of 46 years between them). The victim’s father, John, a cab driver, campaigned for tougher sentences.
May 21 – Sam Brown, 15, student, was stabbed on the Grange Park council estate in Blackpool. Kevin Allen, 28, survived. Thomas Knowles, 19, was given an indeterminate sentence in March 2008 with a minimum term of 5 years and 83 days.
May 18 – Helen Maughan, 24, orphan with learning difficulties – sexually assaulted and killed on towpath of River Colne in Colchester, Essex after going on a pub crawl and getting drunk. She was then dumped in the river. Alex Young, 17, was convicted of murder in April 2008 and detained under HM Pleasure (minimum of 15 years). Lewis Hayward, 14, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years at Chelmsford CC.
May 15 – Atiq Rehman, 18, clubbed to death at a mosque in Milton Keynes. Ghur Rehman, 26; Bilal Zaman, 21, and Usman Ali, 20, were all jailed for life. Haroon Awan, 22, was acquitted. The trial heard there was a dispute over how to run the mosque in Wolverton.
May 15 – Terry Nicholas, 52, a criminal, was shot dead by police outside a restaurant in Park Royal, NW London. An inquest jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing but no-one has ever been charged. The inquest heard Nicholas was wearing a bulletproof vest because he feared being shot by rivals.
May 12 – Sana Ali, 17, pregnant – stabbed 43 times in the bedroom of her home in Bury, Greater Manchester. Harmohinder Kaur Sanghera, a dental student from Solihull, was jailed for life (14 years). The trial at Manchester CC heard Sanghera was having an affair with Sana’s husband Sair.
May – Warren Gray, 24, shot in his 8th floor flat in Catford, SE London. Marvin Hussain, 24; Sebastian Baptiste-Gomez, 23; and Michael Peters, 23, were all jailed for life in May 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Gray was killed after he raped one of their friends.
May 5 – Stephen Green, 55, former soldier – kicked and stamped on in an underpass in Luton. Nicholas Garland, 18; Shane Liddy, 19; Richard McNamara, 19; Darryl Bennett, 18, were all jailed for life. All of them had been on bail at the time.
May 5 – Mickael Bousson, 5, and his sister Mary, 6 weeks old – killed at home in Thornton Heath, S London. Their mother Patricia Bousson, 26, was found not guilty by reasons of insanity and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
May 3 – Madeleine McCann, 3, vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, The Algarve, Portugal. It became a huge cause celebre. Her parents Gerry and Kate had been checking on her during the evening but discovered her missing. She has never been found. Fresh appeal made in 2013. Unsolved.
May 1 – Timothy Smith, 40, former Rutland Times reporter – stabbed at a bus stop in Nottingham. Rickell Corey Patterson, 17, from St Ann’s, was jailed for life (14 years) in Dec 2007. The trial heard he was killed after he accidentally walked into Patterson’s bike.
May – Esra Akyuz, 6, raped and murdered by the 16 year old son of a neighbour in Turkey.
April 30 – Kamilah Peniston, 12, shot at home in Gorton, Manchester. Her brother Kasha Peniston, 16, was jailed for 2 years for manslaughter in Oct 2007. His mother, Natasha Peniston, 33, was jailed for 3 years for possessing a firearm. Her trial heard she was looking after the gun for her boyfriend, Kertman Grant, from Camberwell, south London. But in 2010 he was acquitted of possessing the gun after the CPS dropped the charges. The gun had been buried in the garden but Kasha dug it up and accidentally shot his sister. In 2010 Kasha, by now an addict, was jailed for 9 years for drugs and firearms offences. The judge said he had learnt nothing from his sister’s death.
April 27 – Denise Higgins, 52, retired social worker from Oxfordshire – had her throat slashed at her rented home in Margao, Goa, India. Anand Kumble, 27, a waiter at a beach bar, was jailed for life in March 2010 and committed suicide a week later.
April 26 – Theodora Mayniakowa, 86, and Maria Vlahaki, 63, Greek Orthodox nuns – murdered at Assumption of the Virgin monastery near Aghios Andrea, Astros, Greece. The killers – a gang of robbers – stole Byzantine treasure from the monastery, including a crucifix containing wood from Christ’s cross. Unsolved.
April 22 – Gareth Russell, 25, strangled in a cell at HMP Lewes, East Sussex. His cellmate, Simon Wishart, 22, an American, was jailed for life (18 years) in May 2008. The trial at Lewes CC heard Wishart killed him for teasing him about his American accent.
April – Janet Hossain, 32, beautician – vanished from Manor Park in east London. Her body was found in Tilbury. Her lover, Westley Ibe, 27, from West Ham, was jailed for life (22 years).
April 20 – Rohan Ricketts, 34, Jamaican – shot and stabbed as he collected a curry from the Shahjahan takeaway in Harewood, Leeds. Michael Rungen, 34, was jailed for life (30 years) in Dec 2008. Rungen is known to be the getaway driver but police are still searching for the gunmen. Rungen refused to name them.
April 19 – Xing Xie Xie, 23, Chinese student living in Lambeth – her dismembered body was found in the Thames at Rotherhithe. Her Belfast-born boyfriend Trach Lon Gian, 26, was jailed for life (22 years). His other girlfriend, Noor Azura Mohd-Yusuff, 21, a Malaysian prostitute from Ealing, was jailed for life (15 years). A third man, Chanh Ngo, fled to Vietnam. The trial heard that the victim is believe to have been decapitated while she was still alive. But she had been incapacitated with a cocaine overdose. Ms Xie came from the Sichuan province of China, from a respected academic family background and was a successful student at Liverpool University after she came to the UK in 2002. But she then met Gian.
April 16 – Karen Allamby, 39, a mother of four who was also a drug user and possible prostitute, was murdered. Her headless body was found at Cane Vale, Christ Church, Barbados. She had been preparing to testify against a former boyfriend who raped her. Unsolved. http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/18431/closed-dead
April 16 – Nigel Stemp, 54, disabled, beaten to death at his flat in St Paul’s Cray, Kent. James Head and his identical twin Stuart were jailed for life in Nov 2008. See June 2007 killing of Norman Hawkins.
April 15 – Danielle Bidgway, 32, a businesswoman, strangled at home in Abercynon, south Wales. Her husband Craig Bidgway, a househusband, was jailed for life (14 years) in Dec 2007. The trial at Cardiff CC heard she had been cheating on him and was living part of the week with her lover Anthony Williams. The trial heard he snapped after she offered £40,000 to buy his share of their house. Afterwards he tried to kill one of his two sons, who was autistic.
April 11 – Michele MacNeill, 50, died in a bathtub after being knocked out with drugs prescribed for cosmetic surgery, at home in Pleasant Grove, a Mormon community 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her husband Martin MacNeill, 58, a doctor, was jailed for 17 years to life. The trial heard that he killed her so he could be with his mistress, Gypsy Willis. He was convicted largely on the basis of evidence from jailhouse snitches.
April 6 – Neil Williams, 41, from Telford – robbed and murdered in Stirchley, West Midlands. Nine days later Andrew Owen, 42, was robbed and murdered in Sedgley, West Midlands. Gabriel Bhengu, 26, and Jabu Mboane, 25, South African robbers, were jailed for life (30 years) in April 2008. Bhengu’s girlfriend Kashia Allen, 24, a student from Wolverhampton, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Both killers had overstayed their visas and will be deported at the end of their sentences.
April 6 (Good Friday) – Krystal Hart, 22, pregnant – shot at her flat in Belleville Road, Battersea, SW London. Thomas Hughes, 40, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Hughes was a friend of Hart’s downstairs neighbour Angela Brewer, who was described in court as the “neighbour from Hell”. They had been involved in a long-running dispute. At his trial Hughes tried to blame a Jamaican friend of Ms Brewer, despite incriminating CCTV evidence.
April 6 – Uriah Pennant, 48, robbed, beaten and shot in Croydon. Christian Curniffe, 29, an aspiring actor, was jailed for life (23 years). Lisa Gillick, 30, a prostitute, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. Gary Phillipowsky, 27, was jailed for 5 years for robbery. The trial at Blackfriars CC heard the trio planned to rob him. Gillick was used to lure him into an alley for sex where Curniffe attacked him.
April 6 – Paul Erhahon, 14, stabbed outside his home in Leytonstone, east London. He died in his mother’s arms. Paul Benfield, 16, and Kevin Adu-Marcet, 15, were convicted of murder and jailed for life (13 years) in May 2008. Jordan Conn, 15, was jailed for life (11 years). Nathan Desnoes, 16, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 12 years. Theo Diah, 18, was convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence (7 years minimum). The trial heard that the killers were from the Cathall Boys gang from E15 postcode while the victim was associated with the Thatched House Tugs gang from E11 postcode. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7232344.stm
April 4 – Doug Belcher, 60, attacked at home in Bletchley, Bucks. Mahad Ali was jailed for life (20 years). Ben Lloyd, 30, from Harrow, and his brother Stephen Lloyd, 34, from Chesham, were both jailed for 5 years each for burglary. The trial heard that there were £10,000 worth of cannabis plants at Belcher’s house.
March – Steven McArdle, 26, stabbed at Warburtons bakery in Bellshill, Glasgow. Paul Steadward, 35, a workmate at the bakery, was jailed for life. The trial heard that McArdle was killed after coming back 15 minutes late from a tea break.
March 31 – Lewis Singleton, 18, stabbed in Woolston, Southampton. Rikki Johnson, 18, was jailed for life. He committed the murder while electronically tagged and under curfew.
March 27 – Maksim “Mad Max” Kurochkin, 38, gangster from Dnepropetrovsk who was on trial for extortion – shot outside a courtroom in Kiev, Ukraine. Two snipers fled in a Mazda car. Kurochkin, director of the Russia Club, was a friend of Ukrainian Prime Minister Yanukovich. His bodyguard and two associates were killed earlier in March. Unsolved.
March 26 – Lindsay Ann Hawker, 22, English teacher, from Coventry – strangled and found naked in a bath full of sand in Ichikawa, near Tokyo. Tatsuya Ichihashi, 28, went on the run and had plastic surgery to change his looks. He was eventually arrested in Nov 2009 in Osaka as he prepared to travel to Okinawa. He was jailed for life in July 2011. She had been teaching him English.
March 25 – Richard Petty, 34, a drug dealer, from Billingham, near Stockton, was stabbed to death over an £80 drug debt. Mark “Peo” Pearson, 28, from Redcar, was jailed for life. He had pleaded guilty. Joe Tingle, 23, was also jailed for life in September 2007after being convicted by a jury at Teesside Crown Court. Both got tariffs of 18 years. It was Pearson who had stabbed Petty. The trial heard Mr Petty had “taxed” £80 from Mark Fairweather – a street dealer who sold heroin around his neighbourhood for Pearson and Tingle. Tingle, who accompanied Pearson to Mr Petty’s flat, claimed at his trial he did not know his accomplice had a knife and would not have gone along if he did. However, he was found guilty after the prosecution said he was the “team leader” in a joint enterprise. Petty’s brother James said: “He was no saint, but no one deserves to die the way he did.”
March 17 – Adam Regis, 15, nephew of Olympic sprinter John Regis – stabbed in Beckton, east London. Unsolved.
March 17 – Bob Woolmer, 58, English coach of Pakistan cricket team – found dead in the bath at his room in the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica after Pakistan were knocked out of the Cricket World Cup by Ireland. There were rumours of match-fixing but an inquest later ruled it death by natural causes.
March 12 – Nathaniel Clark, 35, was shot dead as he sat in a Chevrolet car in Hollywood, Florida. His girlfriend Shanae LaRose, 19, was also shot but survived. Their two-year-old daughter Natalia was sitting in the back seat and was unhurt. $10,000 reward offered but the case is unsolved.
March – Odwayne Barnes, 16, stabbed near Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham. Damien Belle, 18, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (12 years) and Nathaniel Darby, 20, and Michael Hayles, 17, were both jailed for 10 years each for manslaughter. Barnes was a member of the Bang Bang Crew while his killers were from the Slash Crew.
March – Hilda Owen, 71, battered with a hammer and screwdriver in Skegby, Nottinghamshire. Peter Smith, 44, was jailed for life (30 years).
March 3 – A dismembered woman’s torso was found in a suitcase in Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, upstate New York. The victim was a heavy-set Hispanic or light-skinned African-American woman, about five feet seven inches tall. She had a tattoo of two red cherries on a green stem on her right breast. She had been stabbed to death and then decapitated and dismembered. Her legs later washed up on West Gilgo Beach in New York. Police also found clothes in the suitcase and scraps of paper which, when pieced together, looked like a calendar with the Spanish word cinco (five) and the phrase “begin to live”. The suitcase had clearly washed up there but the victim was never identified and the murder never solved.
Feb 26 – Charlie Stead, 92, war veteran, battered to death at home in Dundonald, east Belfast. Unsolved.
Feb 26 – Delphine Douyere, her husband Christian Doupes, and their friend Jerome Faure, French charity workers – hacked to death with machetes at their apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tarsio Wilson Ramires, 25, was jailed for 59 years in Nov 2007. Two hired killers – Jose Gonzaga Cardozo, and Luiz Gonzaga, were both jailed for 52 years. It emerged at the trial that Ramires, a former street kid, had hired the pair to kill Douyere to cover up the theft of £20,000 from her charity for street kids.
Feb 25 – Luis Arturo Herrera, head of Guatemalan National Police’s organised crime unit, shot at El Boqueron prison in Cuilapa, Guatemala. Also killed were three of his officers, Marvin Mendez, 31, Jose Lopez Areaga, 29, and Jose Gutierrez, 37, who were being held on suspicion of killing three El Salvadorean politicians, William Pichinte,José Ramón González and Eduardo D’Aubuisson, son of veteran right-winger Roberto D’Aubuisson on 19 Feb 2007. Herrera is believed to have been killed by members of the Mara Salvatruncha gang who broke into the jail during a riot. On March 26, 2007, Erwin Sperisen, the chief of the National Police, and Carlos Vielmann, the Interior Minister, resigned as a consequence of the two sets of killings. In July 2008, 13 suspects accused in the killings of the four suspects were acquitted by a judge. On July 14, 2008, the state prosecutor who had accused the 13 men, Juan Carlos Martínez, was shot dead in Guatemala City.
Feb 24 – Tatyana Tsmifer, 30, and Lyubov Svirkova, 25, Russian prostitutes, found shot dead in deckchairs on Jomtien beach in Pattaya, Thailand. Anuchit Lumlert, 24, was sentenced to death in Sep 2007.
Feb 22 – Mitja Hofmann, 9, sexually abused and abducted on his way home from school in Leipzig. Buried in an allotment. Uwe Kolbig, 43, bricklayer and convicted paedophile, was jailed for life with no parole in Sep 2007. They were captured on CCTV together on a bus.
Feb 18 – Sheldean Human, 7, raped and murdered in Pretoria West, South Africa. Andrew Jordaan, 30, was jailed for 25 years for her murder in 2008. In 2012 Jordaan was killed in prison by fellow inmate Justice Mazuwa. They allegedly got into an argument over an English Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United. It is alleged that the pre-match scuffle between Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and United captain Patrice Evra sparked the argument between the inmates.http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2012/02/14/dead-inmate-confirmed-as-little-sheldean-s-killer
Feb 15 – Sue Hale, 49, disabled woman, and her carer, Sarah Merritt, 39, stabbed at a flat in Townhill Park, Southampton. David Tilley, 47, was jailed for life.
Feb 14 – Kodjo Yenga, 16, from Notting Hill – stabbed in Hammersmith Grove, west London. Tirrell Davis, 17, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (15 years). Brandon Richmond, 14, was jailed for life (14 years). Kurtis Yemoh, 17, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 19 years, as was Jamal Bridgeman, 15, and Michael Williams, 14. They were all members of the Murder Dem Pussies (MDP) gang.
Feb 13 – Younis Khan, 53, taxi driver – shot as he drove his cab in Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Ashley Cohen, 24, was jailed for life (33 years) in March 2008. David Cohen, 27, was jailed for life (31 years) and David Ashmore, 45, was jailed for 3 years. The trial at Sheffield CC heard he was killed in revenge after his son Imran was involved in a fight.
Feb 13 – Billy Cox, 15, shot in his bedroom in Clapham North, S London. Unsolved.
Feb 12 – Mustapha Charkaui, 57, a hospital worker, beaten with a spade at home in Aylesbury, Bucks by two masked men. His wife Krystina survived. Unsolved.
Feb 11 – Mian Shahid Mahmood,29, shot in Halifax. John Reeves, 54 and Sam Lee, 29, from Sheffield, Naveed Mahmood, 23, and Arza Khan were all jailed for life in June 2008. The trial heard it was an honour killing. The victim was Khan’s sister’s husband. He moved to the UK from Pakistan in 2006 to marry Yasmin, who didn’t want to marry one of her nephews, thereby “dishonouring” the family.
Feb 11 – Nicola West, 34, hospice worker, raped and strangled and found in the boot of a car near Ipswich. Robert McCarry, 35, and Paul Waters, 28, Scotsmen living in Ipswich, were both jailed for life in Jan 2008. At their trial at Ipswich CC they tried to claim she had died during a three-in-a-bed sex game.
Feb 10 – Casey Leigh Mullen, 2, raped and murdered at a house in Gipton, Leeds. Her uncle, Michael Mullen, 21, was jailed for life (35 years).
Feb 6 – Michael Dosunmu, 15, shot in bed at home in Peckham, S London. Mohammed Sannoh, 18, and Abdi Omar Noor, 21, were both jailed for life (30 years). Dosunmu’s brother Hassan was part of the same robbery gang as Javarie Crighton and he was killed by mistake in revenge for murder of Crighton.
Feb 4 – Chamberlain Igwemba, 47, Nigerian, shot in his flat in Peckham, S London. Unsolved.
Feb 3 – Javarie Crighton, 21, stabbed in Peckham, S London. Orlando Madden, 27, jailed for life (14 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard Crighton was part of a robbery gang and had a falling out with Madden over the proceeds.
Feb 2 – James Smartt-Ford, 16, shot at Streatham Ice Arena in S London. He staggered on to the ice rink after being shot. Unsolved.
Feb – Robert Mair, 57, drug dealer – beaten to death with weights and tied up in a cupboard at his home in Northfields, Aberdeen. Drek Carswell, 40, from Ayrshire, was jailed for life (16 years) in Sep 2007. Stephen Rankin, 32, was acquitted.
Jan 28 – Victor Yuill, shot at his salvage yard in Rigside, Lanarkshire, Scotland. James “Dally” Duncan, 60; Russell “Gus” Dewar, 64 and John Graham, 21, were all jailed for life in Dec 2007.
Jan 27 – Andrew Ayres, 50, was beaten to death by a pack of “absolute animals” after jumping a taxi queue outside the Kings Head pub in Bradford. Laura Mitchell, 22, was jailed for life (13 years), along with Michael Hall, 22 and Henry Ballantyne, 20. Carl Holmes, 21, pleaded guilty to murder. All four must serve a minimum of 13 years and six months. Bradford Crown Court heard Mr Ayres had tried to stop a fight after Mitchell and three friends had attacked a group of people. The court was told that Mitchell had “gone off her head” in the row after brothers Craig and Dean Powell rightfully claimed it was theirs. Mitchell and Hall appealed in 2016, claiming they were wrongly convicted under joint enterprise law.
Jan 25 – Dean Tully, 37, shot dead by two balaclava-wearing intruders at 9.22pm at his flat in Green Dragon Lane on the Haverfield estate in Brentford, W London. There were nine people in the flat at the time and it’s not thought Mr Tully was deliberately targeted. Police said the only evidence officers have to go on, was one boot mark found in the flat, ‘incredibly poor’ CCTV footage from around the estate and the Czech Republic CZ25 sub-machine gun which killed Mr Tully. It was recovered the weapon from a bin in December 2008 after a gang of men were seen waving it around a Streatham night club. The killing is believed to be linked to a feud between drug gangs on the estate.
Jan 25 – Paulo Costa, 29, drug user – stabbed n Rectory Park Avenue, Northolt, NW London. Navarone John-Vacher, 17, was jailed for life (10 years) in Sep 2007. The trial heard John-Vacher was a drug dealer who thought Costa had robbed him. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=611551261&Case=Teenage-dealer-stabbed-addict-to-death:-Paulo-Costa
Jan 24 – Bryan Kocis, 45, gay porn producer, stabbed 28 times and almost decapitated in his apartment in Dallas Township, Pennsylvania, which was then set on fire. Joe Kerekes, 34, and his boyfriend Harlow Cuadra, 27, both gay porn actors and escorts from Virginia Beach, were both jailed for life without parole in March 2009. It emerged during their trial that they killed him because they wanted to make porn films with Sean Lockhart, an actor who was under contract to Kocis.
Jan 24 – Donna Wilson, 30, stabbed at home in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Her former boyfriend Shaun Clarke, 45, hanged himself in woods nearby. He had served 16 years in jail for murder and clearly did not want to go back to jail. She had reported threats by him to the police earlier in the month. IPCC investigated.
Jan 24 – Jevon Henry, 18, mechanic, stabbed on the Lisson Green estate in St John’s Wood, west London. Taz Uddin, 22; Jubed Miah, 25; Toufajul Miah, 20; Kamal Abdul, 20; and Muhid Abdul, 20, were all jailed for life in March 2009. The trial heard they were a drug dealing gang from Lisson Green.
Jan 19 – Hrant Dink, 52, the editor-in-chief of the Armenian “Agos” periodical, was shot dead outside his office in Istanbul. Ogyun Samast, a teenager, was jailed for 22 years in 2012 and Yasin Hayal, who organised the assassination, was jailed for life. But in 2014 the convictions were quashed. Journalist Ercan Gun was arrested in connection with the murder in 2016, after the failed Gulenist coup. According to eyewitnesses, Dink was shot by a man of 25 to 30 years of age, who fired three shots at Dink’s head from the back at point blank range before fleeing the scene on foot. According to the police, the assassin was a man of 18 to 19 years of age. Two men had been taken into custody in the first hours of the police investigation, but were later released. Another witness, the owner of a restaurant near the Agos office, said the assassin looked about 20, wore jeans and a cap and shouted “I shot the infidel” as he left the scene.
Jan 13 – Catherine Marlow, 28, office worker from New Zealand – stabbed in a shower at a finance company, Research Now, in Kennington, south London after coming in to work on a Saturday. Matthew Fagan, 31, an American computer expert who had been sacked by the company, was jailed for life (28 years) in Sep 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Marlow found Fagan stealing computers from the office and he killed her.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7632305.stm
Jan – Thierry Baudry, 41, extortionist, tortured and stabbed with scissors in his cell in the prison at Rouen, France. Nicolas Cocaign, 38, admitted killing him at a trial in June 2010 but was sent to a psychiatric hospital. The trial heard he cut out Baudry’s lung – thinking it was his heart – cooked it on a stove in the cell and then ate it.
Jan – John Iveson, 36, criminal, was last seen at Hill Farm near Nantwich, Cheshire. Paul Billington, 40, and Mark Done, 47, were both acquitted at Chester CC. The trial heard that Iveson was owed £250,000 by Billington. Iveson left behind a pregnant wife.
Jan 10 – Thanha Khanum, 6, and Anika Khanum, 5, strangled at home in East Ham, E London. Their mother Juli Begum, 26, then hanged herself.
Jan 7 – Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom Jr, 23, from Knoxville, Tennessee, went for a date at a local restaurant. When they didn’t return to their homes by the following morning, their parents alerted authorities. It wasn’t long until they made the shocking discovery of Christopher’s mutilated body beside some railroad tracks in East Knoxville. However, Channon was nowhere to be found. Investigators discovered her abandoned car the following day and fingerprint analysis on the car led them to the home of 25-year-old Lemaricus Davidson. Once inside his residence, they found the body of Channon – she was shoved inside a disposal bin. Arguably one of the most shocking double murders of the decade, it was revealed that a senseless gang of five car-jacked the young couple and drove them to Lemaricus’ house and unleashed relentless fury. Christopher was gagged and tied up; he was then repeatedly sodomised with a foreign object before being shot dead and set alight. Channon was repeatedly raped and beat around her genital area, as well as her head. Finally, they poured bleach down her throat before hog tying her and shoving her into a garbage bag to suffocate. Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, George Thomas, and Vanessa Coleman were all found guilty of murder along with a number of other crimes. Eric DeWayne Boyd was found guilty of being an accessory to the car-jacking and sentenced to 18 years. Lemaricus received a death sentence. Latalvis and George received life sentences. Vanessa received 53 years, later commuted to 35 years.
Jan 4 – Helen Hill, 36, shot dead at her home in New Orleans. Her husband, Dr Paul Gailiunas, a doctor, was wounded. Their two-year-old toddler was hurt. They had only returned to the city five days earlier after the devastation of Hurrican Katrina. The killer had earlier tried to force his way into a house four doors away. The killer was black but has never been traced. Unsolved.
Jan 3 – Rina Panchal, 26, shop worker – stabbed at TK Maxx shop in Leicester. William Otim Alikori, 32, a cleaner at the shop, hanged himself on 25 January while on remand in HMP Leicester. The inquest heard that Alikori complained about not being paid shortly before the incident.
Jan 2 – Atiyebi Omuaru, 25, shot as he went to pick up his car from a garage on the Lyon Business Estate in Barking, Essex. Two black gunmen were caught on CCTV which was later shown on Crimewatch. The killers took cash during the incident. Mr Omuaru was a Nigerian from the Association of Rivers Communities. Unsolved.
Jan 1 – Paul Kelly, 32, stabbed outside the Longacre Tavern in Bath, Somerset. In April 2008 Nathan Dixon, 17, was acquitted. Karl Eastwood, 20, was convicted of GBH and given an indeterminate sentence (2 years minimum). In March 2007 a poem naming the defendants was posted up around the city. In April 2013 Dixon stabbed a friend, Jacob Russell, in the street after a dispute over a Facebook comment, but Russell survived. Dixon was jailed for 15 years for that attack and police made a fresh appeal for evidence relating to the killing of Paul Kelly.
Dec – Michael Lyons, 21, shot at a garage, Applerow Motors, in Lambhill, Glasgow. His cousin Steven Lyons and friend Robert Pickett survived. James McDonald, 35, and Raymond Anderson, 46, were both jailed for life (35 years).
Dec – Jake Mackay, 18, stabbed in the street in Leicester. Dimple Scaife, 17, the mother of his child, was jailed for life (12 years minimum). She claimed she acted in self-defence.
Dec 26 – Stephen Callaghan, 37, was beaten and shot with an airgun in Cottingham, Hull. Daniel Sellers, 18, was jailed for life (18 years) in Oct 2007 and Luke Anderson, 17, was jailed for life (15 years). The trial at Hull CC heard the motive was robbery and they were beating him to get his PIN number.
Dec 18 – Parvaiz Iqbal, 41, killed at home in Deane, Bolton. Jiri Motl, 33, was jailed for life (28 years) and Vladimir Brandeys, 27, was jailed for life (17 years). Both were Czechs. Mr Iqbal’s phone was stolen, which appeared to be the only motive.
Dec 15 – Cheryl Green, 14, innocent black girl – shot in Harbor Gateway district of Los Angeles during gang war. Jonathan Fajardo, 18, was sentenced to death in 2010. Ernesto Alcarez, 20, was jailed for 238 years to life in June 2012. They also killed accomplice Christopher Ash, who they thought was going to snitch on them. The killers were from the (Hispanic) 204th Street gang who were in a war with black gangs.
Dec 15 – Owen Henry Wilson, 53, shot at home in Handsworth, Birmingham. Rennard Russell, 36, from Oldbury was acquitted in 2010. The prosecution claimed Russell, a drug dealer, killed Wilson because he believed he had stolen £33,000 from him. The trial heard that Wilson was on the phone to his daughter in Jamaica when he was shot and she heard the killer’s voice.
Dec 13 – Rebecca Riley, 4, died at home in Brockton, Massachusetts. Her father Michael Riley was jailed for life without parole in 2010. Her mother, Carolyn Riley, 35, was jailed for life (parole in 15 years) after being convicted of 2nd degree murder. The trial heard that they had overmedicated Rebecca, who had been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder by child psychiatrist Kayoko Kifuji.
Dec 9 – Jimoh Plunkett, 24, from south London, shot at Zest nightclub in Princes Street, Ipswich. Two others from Stanway, Essex, survived. There were 800 people in the club at the time but few witnesses came forward. The gunman is believed to have been from the Peel Dem Crew. Afterwards the police – who were busy with the Suffolk Strangler case at the time – asked for the club to be closed down. Unsolved. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-23768222
Dec 4 – Olu Olagbaju, 26, a music producer, stabbed and beaten up on the dancefloor of Shadan’s nightclub in City of London. Dashem Tesfamichael, 23, fled to Miami but was extradited and in 2008 jailed for life (13 years). Fernando Anyere, 22, Ademda Oladeji, 29, Okechukwu Okpala, 25, and Uzoma Okpala were jailed for 2 years each for violent disorder. A third Okpala brother, Obinna, 29, of Chafford Hundred, Essex, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after driving Tesfamichael to Stansted Airport from where he fled the UK. He was jailed for 2 years.
Nov 24 – Suryahant Purushottnam Patel, 60, stabbed in Harlington High Street, near Heathrow, Middlesex. Laidi Benomor, 30, an unemployed Tunisian, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor in July 2007. Benomor, who had been driving a car, also attacked five other people, critically injuring a 69-year-old man.
Nov 29 – Laila Rezk, 51, beaten to death after getting off a bus in Putney, SW London. Lloyd Edwards, 18, from Roehampton, was jailed for life (18 years).
Nov 26 – Alexis Nikolopoulos; Christos Nikolopoulos; Vasillis Nikolopoulos; Lambros Antressas and Ilias Pipas, hunters, were shot dead in a field near the village of Kalyvia, 175 miles NE of Athens. Dionysis Foukas, 37, a shepherd, was jailed for life in 2008. He claimed they were trespassing on his land and argued with his father Lysimachus Foukas, 73, who was also jailed for life.
Nov – Grace Moore, 38, raped and killed at home in Suffolk, east Belfast. Kristoff Alauya, 23, a Nigerian, was jailed for life in Nov 2008.
Nov 25 – Sean Bell, 23, a black New Yorker, was shot outside the Kalua strip club in the Jamaica district of Queens on his stag night. His friends Joseph Guzman, 31, and Trent Benefield, 23, survived. Detective Michael Oliver, Detective Gescard Isnora and Detective Marc Cooper were all acquitted in Jan 2008. They claimed they thought he was about to pull out a gun.
Nov – Wesley Scott, 56, Victor Young, 55, and Hartley Campbell, 36, shot near Montego Bay, Jamaica. Orrett Grant, Eldon Calvert, Gleason Calvert and Michael Herron (members of the Stone Crushers gang) went on trial in 2012. They walked free after it emerged that a policeman had lied during the trial.
Nov 21 – Paul Doohan, 41, from Mitcham, kicked, punched and stamped on in a disused school in Wimbledon which was used as a squat and drug den. Dean Forde, 21, was jailed for life in Feb 2008. His girlfriend Suzanne Jiminez, 32, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 2 years for perverting the course of justice after she gave him a false alibi.
Nov – Tran Nguyen, 44, beaten to death in Newport, Gwent. Quynh Van Huynh, 51, was jailed for nine years for manslaughter at Cardiff CC in 2008. Than Van Le, 32, and Cong Van Le, 50, were sentenced to seven years each. The gang took him to be punished in a house near Heathrow because they suspected him of stealing £40,000 worth of cannabis crop that he was caring for.
The trial heard his wife was telephoned during the ordeal and told: “Be prepared to collect your husband’s corpse.” He was driven back to South Wales and carried into hospital in Newport with broken ribs and a head injury by two men who fled the scene. He died about eight hours later. Bac Phuong Nguyen, 30; and Son Van Nhu, 24, from Feltham; and Paul Harrison, 36, from SE London, were all acquitted.
Nov 19 – Darren Ogiste, 20, shot in the chest at a house in Stoke Newington, NE London. He was suspected of the murder of Erkan Konakli (see Nov 2003). Unsolved.
Nov 18 – Els van Doren, 38, died while skydiving in Belgium when her parachute was sabotaged. Her love rival, Els Clottemans, 26, was jailed for 30 years in Sep 2010. They were rivals for the affections of Marcel Somers.
Nov 17 – David Keeffe, 56, a lawyer, and his wife Carol Ann, 60, were shot dead at their home in Athens Township, near Sayre, Pennsylvania. He may have been killed because of a grudge over his personal injury work. A reward of $118,000 has been offered. Unsolved.
Nov 14 – Olufunke Sobo, 36, her brother Yemi Sobo, and her children Abigail Sobo, 12, and Steven Crampton, 5 – stabbed at home in Hawthorn Gardens, Newcastle. Her former lover, and the children’s father, Neil Crampton, 33, was jailed for life (35 years) in Nov 2008.
Nov 13 – Meshack Bernard-Brown, shot on his 20th birthday in Lozells, Birmingham. Mahtab Azam, 19; Asi Nadeen, 27, and Mohammed Asif, 20, were all jailed for life in Nov 2007 after a retrial. Their convictions were quashed in 2010 and replaced by violent disorder and four year terms in jail, which meant they walked free.
Nov – Mohammed Busharat, 24, shop worker, shot at a convenience store in Lozells, Birmingham. His elder brother Mohammed Sabir was murdered in 2003. Unsolved.
Nov 6 – Kam Fun Chung, 65, aka Helen, beaten and suffocated at her home in Vine Road, Cowley, Middlesex. Dean Atkins was jailed for life (35 years) and his brother Michael Atkins was also jailed for life (35 years). Thomas Carty, 21, from West Drayton, hanged himself while on remand. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Mrs Chung had just cashed up and left the Mandarin Chinese restaurant in nearby Yiewsley. They searched the house looking for her money but never found it. They were also convicted of another aggravated burglary the same night.
Nov 6 – Thomas O’Hare, 33, a convicted paedophile and his girlfriend, Lisa McClatchey, 21 – both were beaten with hammers at their home in Tassagh, County Armagh. The house was then set on fire. Adrian Morgan, 25; Niall Smith, 37; Martin Smith, 40; and Stephen Smith, 30 have been charged with murder and await trial. The Smith brothers’ father Colum Smith, 57, is accused of impeding the course of justice.
Nov 4 – Eugene Attram, a member of the Stick Em Up Kids (SUK) gang, stabbed in Mitcham, S London. Ashley Rookwood, 18, was jailed for life. Loren Fejziu, 18; Sunil Alleyne, 18; and Ebenezer Sampson, 18, were all convicted of violent disorder. John Ayanru, 19, was acquitted. The trial in August 2008 heard they were members of the Terror Zone gang.
Nov 1 – Alexander Litvinenko, 43, former FSB agent, poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. He died in University College Hospital, London a few days later. Andrei Lugovoi, another FSB agent and a supposed friend of Litvinenko, fled back to Moscow and Russia refuses to extradite him. Litvinenko was a friend of Boris Berezovsky and Alex Goldfarb and was investigating the murder of Anna Politkovskaya.
Nov 1 – Caneze Riaz, 39, and her daughters Sayrah, 16; Sophia, 12; Alicia, 10; and Hannah, 3 – died in a fire at their home in Accrington, Lancashire. Her husband – the children’s father – Mohammed Riaz suffered 65% burns in the blaze and died two days later. The inquest heard he was a Conservative Muslim who killed them because they were defying his views on dress and attitude.
Oct 25 – Bethlehem Ayele, 34, was shot dead as she drove her car in Alexandria, Virginia and stopped at a traffic light. A man walked up and shot her. She was a federal witness who was due to testify against a ruthless gang called Murder Incorporated which controlled crack and heroin distribution in Washington DC and was responsible for 31 killings between 1998 and 1999. She had refused a place in the federal witness protection programme but had simply moved out of Washington and changed her name. Two of the leaders of the gang, Kevin Gray and Rodney Moore had been jailed for life in 2005.Unsolved.
Oct 24 – Lihau Cao, 27, pregnant Chinese dancer and waitress, vanished from home in Hendon, NW London. She was only reported missing in Feb 2007. Her husband, Robert Ekaireb, 37, was jailed for life (22 years) in Jan 2014. Her body has never been found.
Oct 18 – Altantuya Shaariibuu, a 28-year-old Mongolian model and interpreter, killed by Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar in Malaysia. The case was at the centre of allegations of huge kickbacks in a government purchase of French submarines. Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar went missing in 2015 after being released on appeal.
Oct – Peter Hoe, 43, local hard man – stabbed at home in Eston, Middlesbrough. David Reed, 31, and his brother Terry, 29, were both jailed for life (18 years) in Aug 2007. They were convicted because of DNA (Low Copy Number) found on a broken knife at the scene.
Oct 28 – Trevor Berbick, 52, former world heavyweight champion – killed with a machete blow to the head in Norwich, Jamaica. His nephew Harold Berbick, 20, was jailed for life in Dec 2007 and a friend, Kenton Gordon, 19, was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter in 2008. The trial heard there had been a land dispute between Berbick and his nephew.
Oct 22 – Salvatore Attanasio, Camorra gangster – shot in Naples. Believed to be seceding from the Di Lauro clan. Unsolved.
Oct 22 – Naomi Phipps, 30, lesbian prison officer – strangled and suffocated with a plastic bag at home in Redditch, Worcestershire. Her neighbour, Matthew Doman, 18, was jailed for life (20 years) in Aug 2007. She was suspended from work at HMP Blakenhurst after taking cocaine. He claimed they had consensual sex after he drank 10 pints.
Oct 13 – David Woods, 51, father of six, beaten to death behind 53 Degrees nightclub near University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Denham Yates, 18, was jailed for life (13 years) for murder and Bobby Birmingham, 17, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter.
Oct 13 – Prel Marku, 22, bricklayer, was shot at an Albanian club above Auto Audio workshop in Park Royal, NW London. He was innocent victim. The actual target, Petrit Brahoj, 31, survived. Kutjim “Timi” Spahiu, 33, was jailed for life (33 years). Mohammed Mehmeti and Lulzim Bici were acquitted. Herland Bilali, 28, went on the run (probably to Albania). It is thought the dispute was between gangs over a parking meter fraud in Connaught Square.
Oct 10 – Peter Ramsey, 40, Canadian artist – beaten to death as he left Tesco Express in Millbrook, Southampton. A boy, aged 15, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years. A boy, aged 13, was jailed for 18 months.
Oct 7 – Anna Politkovskaya, 48, fearless Russian investigative journalist and mother of two, shot dead in the lift at her apartment block in Moscow. Rustam Makhmudov, 34, a Chechen, his brother Dzhabrail, 25, and Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, a former police investigator, were all acquitted at a trial in 2009. That verdict was overturned by an appeal court and they went on trial again in July 2013, along with their uncle, Lom-Ali Gaitukyev. Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was jailed for 11 years in 2012. Charged were dropped against two others, Shamil Burayev and Lt Col Pavel Ryaguzov. None of the trials have ever explained who ordered the killing and why. There remains a suspicion that she was killed by the Russian state because of her journalism, which embarrassed the state.
Oct 7 – Ronald Jabalee, and his wife Christine, 58, were beaten and stabbed to death and left in their garage in New Baltimore, Michigan. They both worked in the meat industry in nearby Detroit. Just before she died Christine managed to scrawl a message on the garage floor with blood. The killer spotted the writing and washed most of it away. Only the letters SSEUIC were found under the car but police have been unable to decipher what Christine was trying to say. Detectives think there could be a connection to Ronald’s brother Roger who was jailed for seven years for his involvement in drug trafficking for biker gangs. A $160,000 reward has been offered by CrimeStoppers. Unsolved.
Oct 1 – Steven Nyembo Ya Muteba, 40, mature student and father of two – stabbed outside his home in Hackney after remonstrating with noisy youths. Joseph Ekaette, 17, was jailed for life (14 years) in Dec 2007. He was also convicted of raping a girl.
March 5 – Carmine Amoruso, 43, mafiosi, shot in a bingo hall in Mugnano, near Naples. Cesare Pagano was jailed for life for the murder but he is seeking to appeal, claiming he was in Barcelona with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at the time. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2612735/Jose-Mourinho-Frank-Lampard-used-alibis-Mafia-godfathers-accused-mob-hit-rival-gunned-video-arcade.html
Fernand Labossiere, 78, his mother, Rita Labossiere, 74, and his brother, Remi Labossiere, 44. Their bodies were found in their burned-out farmhouse in St. Leon, Manitoba., in 2005.
Sep 26 – Kevin Davies, 29, died in a shed at a house in Bream, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Scott Andrews, 27; David Lehane, 35; and Amanda Baggus, 26, were all cleared of murder and manslaughter but were jailed for 10 years each for false imprisonment. He had been kept a prisoner for 4 months but might have died of natural causes.
Sep 24 – Daniel Ross, 22, shot in the head on the dancefloor at Scala nightclub in King’s Cross, central London. Unsolved.
Sep 15 – Jimella Tunstall, 24, and her children killed in East St Louis, Illinois. Tiffany Hall, 24, a family friend, pleaded guilty to murder in June 2008 and was jailed for life without parole. She killed Jimella and then cut her womb open with scissors so she could steal her unborn baby. Her boyfriend, who was in the US Navy, turned her in to police. The bodies of Jimella’s three children, Demond, 7, Ivan, 2, and Jinela, 1, were found in a washing machine/dryer. When the foetus died Hall went to hospital and claimed to have miscarried after being raped.
Sep 15 – Wendy Billing, 32, from Greenford – stabbed 7 times as she picked her son John, 3, up from Old Actonians nursery in Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing, W London. Her ex-boyfriend Sean Francis, 37, threw himself in front of a train at Hanwell station 20 minutes later. He had broken an injunction earlier and got a conditional discharge.
Sep 14 – Lucy Braham, 25, stabbed at a house in Harrow-on-the-Hill, NW London. William Jaggs, 22, an Oxford undergraduate, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor in July 2007.
Sep 9 – Jessie James, 15, shot dead in Moss Side, Manchester. His mother insisted he was not involved in gangs. Unsolved.
Sep 9 – Duncan Frame, 52, from Plumstead – died in a brawl in the Cutty Sark pub in Thamesmead, SE London. The fight was allegedly between Spurs and Charlton fans. Unsolved.
Sep 17 – John Hayward, Vicki Friedli and Becky Friedli were found dead at a burning house in Pinyon Pines, the Coachella Valley, California. Robert Lars Pape and Cristin Smith await trial.
– The skeletonised body of Melanie Wallner, 32, South African, was found in a wheelie bin outside her home in Cobham, Surrey in June 2009. Her foot was protruding. Her husband Peter Wallner, an unemployed German chef, fled to Malta with his lover. He was extradited and in June 2010 he was jailed for life (20 years). It is thought she may have been killed as early as Aug 2006 but body not found until 2009. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10223786
Aug 28 – Angelo Cottarelli, 56, businessman, and his Polish wife Marzenna, 41, and their son Luca, 17, shot and had throats cut in the basement of their home in Via Zuaboni, Brescia, Italy. Vito Marino and his cousin Salvatore Marino, both Ndrangheta men, were jailed for life in 2008. Cottarelli was an estate agent and nightclub owner who was laundering money for their people trafficking trade. When the carabinieri arrived he was still alive. He blinked to say he knew who did it but died before he could name them.
Aug 28 – Michael Bailey, 43, stabbed at a house in Torquay. His nephew, Gareth Thomas, 20, a private with the Devon and Dorset Light Infantry, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in June 2007. The trial at Exeter CC heard Thomas, who was drunk, had returned from service in Basra, Iraq two days earlier.
Aug 23 – Liam “Smigger” Smith, 19, leading member of the Nogzy Crew – shot dead after visiting a friend at HMP Altcourse, Merseyside. Ryan Lloyd, 20, was jailed for life (28 years). Thomas Forshaw, 18, was jailed for life (20 years). A 16-year-old boy was jailed for life (18 years). Liam Duffy, 26, was jailed for 20 years for manslaughter. The killers were from the rival Croxteth or Crocky Crew. In 2007 Rhys Jones, 11, was killed in an apparent revenge attack by the Nogzy Crew.
Aug 22 – Mark Daniels, 24, shot in drive-thru McDonald’s in Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester. Elroy Otway, 25, fled to Qatar but was extradited and jailed for life (28 years) in June 2009. Martin Joyce was acquitted. The trial at Manchester CC heard Daniels was shot for daring to stand up to Otway.
Aug – Rebecca Rice, 18, model – stabbed 10 times at their flat in Pettistree, Suffolk. Her boyfriend, Stuart Adcock, 34, an insurance clerk and part-time photographer, was jailed for life (16 years) in Feb 2007. The trial at Norwich CC heard he was possessive and jealous and killed her when she planned to leave him.
– Peter Woodhams, 22
, shot outside shops in Canning Town, east London. Bradley Tucker, 18, was jailed for life in March 2007. A 17-year-old was acquitted. He cannot be named for legal reasons. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Woodhams had survived being stabbed in the neck in January 2006. His fiancé Jane Bowden phoned the police repeatedly about hassle he was getting from some youths. An IPCC report criticised police failures and two officers were required to resign. http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/ipcc-investigation-police-response-peter-woodhams-stabbing
Aug 16 – George Walker, 20, shot as he sat in his living room in Castlemilk, Glasgow. His father George Walker senior, who ran a security firm, was the real target. He had survived being shot in August 2005. John Smith, 20 and Thomas Campling, 36 were jailed for life (25 years). Marcello Pacitti, 26, was jailed for life (15 years). Getaway driver Alan Burns, 41, was jailed for 10 years for culpable homicide. Pacitti gave evidence against the others to get a lighter sentence.
– Liam Hogan, 6, pushed from a hotel balcony at the Petra Mare Hotel in Lerapetra, Crete, Greece. His sister Mia, 2, survived. Their father John Hogan, 32, from Bradley Stoke, Bristol, was acquitted of murder on mental health grounds and send to a psychiatric hospital after a trial in Jan 2008. The trial heard he pushed Liam and then jumped (holding Mia) after a drunken row with his wife Natasha. He is freed and returns to UK in June 2009. In Nov 2011 an inquest in the UK recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-15894734
Aug – Anthony Clark, 43, drowned in Mesquite, Texas (his body was tied to a cinder block and dumped in a lake). Dale Clayont “Tiger” Jameton, 28, was jailed for life (no parole) in Dec 2007. His girlfriend, Jennifer Lee McClellan, was jailed for 10 years. Jason “Trooper” Hankins, Courtland “Rabbit” Edmonds and Richard Mann were all convicted of capital murder. They were all members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and killed Clark because they suspected him of being a snitch.
July – Uzma Rahan and her children, Adam, 11; Abbas, 8, and Henne, 6. They were beaten to death with a rounder bat at home in Cheadle Hulme, near Stockport but were not found until August 20. Her husband Rahan Arshad, 36, drove to Heathrow in his BMW and fled abroad but was extradited and jailed for life (natural life) in Feb 2007. The trial at Manchester CC heard he killed her after finding text messages on her phone from her lover.
July 29 – Beata Bryl, 23, Polish model from Gliwice – abducted. Her charred body was found in woods in Wooburn Green, near High Wycombe. Unsolved.
July – William West, 76, an Irish widower, from Hastings – beaten with a wooden pestel in Sanyang resort, Gambia. His Nigerian wife, Kate, 26, was jailed for life in Gambia in Nov 2009 after admitting murder.
July 26 – Jennifer Moore, 18, student, from Harrington Park, New Jersey, who was abducted, raped and murdered while on a night out in Manhattan, New York. Drayman Coleman was jailed for life. Kristal Riordan, 24, was also convicted.
July 25 – Chief Clement Oluremi Awojoodu, 69, Nigerian tribal chief – killed at a house he owned in Erlanger Road, New Cross, SE London. Peter Brown, 45, and Dacosta Whyte, 55, were both jailed for life (22 years). Sedley Allen, 56, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that he visited the UK 3 or 4 times a year to check on the property.
July 24 – Jim Stanton, 58, sales manager, shot at Aintree Commercial Vehicles in Aintree, Merseyside. The killer escaped in a stolen Toyota Avensis. Police have offered £20,000 reward. Unsolved.
July 22 – Shezan Umarji, 20, stabbed in a gang fight on the Callon estate in Preston. In Nov 2007 Liam McKerney, 19, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. His brother Kieren, 17, and Lee Moore, 19, were both acquitted. The judge ruled it was not racially motivated.
July 22 – Mohammed Parvaiz, taxi driver from Birkby, Huddersfield – lured and beaten to death and dumped in Field Head, Golcar, Huddersfield. Christopher Murphy, 18, and Michael Hand, 19, were jailed for life in Jan 2007. Graeme Slavin, 18; and Steven Utley, 17 were detained under HM Pleasure. Michael Beeby, 16, and Jason Harris, 17, were acquitted of murder but convicted of violent disorder and given 10 month and 8 month detention and training orders respectively. The trial at Leeds CC heard that it was a racially aggravated murder.
July 21 – William Moy, 43, from London, shot in a café bar in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella, Spain. Believed to have been a gangland hit. Unsolved.
July 18 – Jason Greene, 29, from Kenton, NW London, shot in Chalk Hill, Wembley, as he took his children, aged 4 and 8, to school. Christopher Toussaint, 18, was jailed for life in Sep 2007. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Greene was killed in revenge for the murder of Shaun Stanislas in March 2005, which he is believed to have been involved in.
July 15 – Julian “Buster” Knight, 16, stabbed during a fight in Thamesmead, SE London. Stelios Paraschakis, 19, fled to Greece but was extradited back and jailed for life (18 years) in June 2007. His girlfriend, Amy Curran, 18, was jailed for 18 months for affray. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Knight was entirely innocent. Paraschakis was looking for a group of youths who had set fire to his mother’s garden fence.
July 16 – Brian Johnson, 59, and his wife Tina, 57, originally from Swansea – beaten with a hammer in La Oliva, Fuertaventura, Spain. Their tenant Juan Carmelo Santana, 42, was jailed for 39 years in April 2009. He killed them while high on drink and drugs after they demanded rent on the flat where he lived.
July 13 – Stephen Lloyd, 25, from Fazakerly, shot as he sat in his van on an industrial estate in Bootle, Merseyside. Unsolved.
July 9 – Alan Senitt, 27, British Jewish activist, from Pinner, NW London, stabbed during an attempted robbery in Georgetown, Washington DC. Christopher Piper, 25, was jailed for 52 years. He had also tried to rape Senitt’s lady friend, who he was escorting home from the cinema. Jeffrey Rice, 22, was jailed for 37 years. Olivia Miles, 26, was the getaway driver and was convicted of robbery. A 15-year-old boy was sentenced to youth custody. Senitt had stood as a Labour candidate in council elections in Edgware in 2005.
July 8 – Peter Purcell, 70, his wife Josie, 70, their disabled son Keith, 44, and another son, Glen, 41, were killed at their home at 45 Benwell Grove in the west end of Newcastle. Their nephew David Bradley, 41, a Gulf War veteran and former private in the Royal Artillery, admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility in Jan 2007 and was given an indeterminate sentence with a minimum tariff of 15 years. The local NHS trust later apologised for its failings. Bradley had first come to their attention 10 years before.
July 7 – John Curran, 52, machine operator, pushed in front of a tube train at Highbury & Islington station. Mehmet Bala, 20, a schizophrenic, from E London, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility).
July 5 – Steven Hoskin, 39, who had learning difficulties, beaten, tortured with cigarette ends, drugged and thrown 100ft from a viaduct in Cornwall. Darren Stewart, 30, was jailed for life (25 years) and Martin Pollard, 21, was jailed for life (18 years). Sarah Bullock, 17, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter.
July 4 – Egeli Rasta, 27, Estonian woman jogger who worked on cosmetics counter at Harrods – vanished after going jogging on Mitcham Common in S London. Her body was found on July 16. Garath Davies, 22, was jailed for life (23 years) in January 2008.
July 4 – Ernest Clifford, 45, shot at home in Moss Side, Manchester. Unsolved.
July 1 – Samantha Tapper, 24, prostitute, and Annie Eels, 55, receptionist – beaten over the head during a robbery at a brothel (Rachel’s Health Spa) in Frankwell, Shrewsbury. Garry Harding, 22, from Welshpool, a former client, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life in April 2007. The trial at Birmingham CC heard he stole £330. He had huge gambling debts.
June 29 – Colin Nobes, British playboy and drug trafficker from Portsmouth who had escaped from jail in UK in 1996 – died of a fractured skull. His decomposing body was found beneath a bridge in Denia, Spain. Lindsey Slade, 39, from Birmingham, and Adrian Marshall, 46, from Newcastle, were jailed for 16 years in Alicante in March 2011. Bridget Stokes, from Darlington, was jailed for 21 months for her part in helping them cover their tracks.
June 24 – Tracey Bennawit, a British expat, shot at home in Oviedo, Florida. Her boyfriend Adam Strickland survived. Her son Caelin, 14, witnessed the attack. Her former boyfriend Darren Bridgeman, 34, from Malvern, Worcestershire, fled to the UK and was extradited and jailed for life in June 2009.
June 23 – Lynne Barwick, 29, prostitute, strangled after vanishing from the red light district of Hull. Edward Akester, 26, a sexual sadist, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2007.
June – Allan Chappelow, 86, a reclusive gambler, was killed at his home in Downshire Hill, Hampstead, N London during a burglary. Wang Yam, 45, who was born in China, was jailed for life (20 years) in 2009 after a retrial. Wang was a Chinese dissident and large parts of the trial were in camera because of allegations involving the security services.
June 12 – Charla Mack, stabbed in a garage in Reno, Nevada. Her estranged husband Darren Mack, 46, was jailed for life (20 years) in Nov 2007. He also shot Judge Chuck Weller, a family court judge.
June 10 – Nathalie Mahy, 10, and her stepsister Stacey Lemmens, 7, abducted outside a seedy bar, Les Armouriers, in a run-down area of Liege, Belgium. Their bodies were found beside a railway 200 yards away. Both had been raped and strangled. Abdellah Ait Oud, 39, a convicted paedophile, was jailed for life (30 years) in June 2008.
June 8 – Alex Mulumba Kamondo, 15, stabbed in Lambeth, S London. Adu Sarpong, 18 and Nana Sarpong, 20, were both jailed for life (14 years). The judge criticised knife culture.
June – Eliza Davis, 15, killed with electrical wire at a sleepover in Collie, near Perth, Western Australia. Two teenage girls were jailed for life (15 years minimum). They were never named.
May 27 – Thomas Grant, 19, student from Gloucester – stabbed in the chest on a Glasgow to Paignton (Devon) train. He jumped off the train at Oxenholme, Cumbria. Thomas Lee Wood, 21, from Skelmersdale, was jailed for life (21 years) in Nov 2006. The trial at Preston CC heard that Grant and Wood were complete strangers but Wood was in a bad mood after a row with his girlfriend.
May 24 – David “Noddy” Rice, 42, drug dealer – shot in Marsden, South Shields. In March 2007 Steven Bevens, 39, was jailed for life. Derek Blackburn, 51, the getaway driver, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. Detective Constable John Jones was jailed for 5 years for corruption. He was given cocaine and prostitutes by drugs kingpin Allan Foster, 31, who is still on the run, believed to be in Spain.
May 19 – Ashleigh Ewing, 22, psychology graduate and novice mental health worker – stabbed in kitchen of house in Heaton, Newcastle. One of her patients, Ronald Dixon, 34, a paranoid schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Oct 2007. He had walked into the police station and confessed.
May 19 – Catherine Grosstephan, 89, widow – raped and strangled at home in Theydon Bois, Essex. Scott Thompson, 23, a homeless man who lived in a tent in Ilford, was jailed for life in Feb 2007. The trial at Chelmsford CC heard he was on bail at the time for another sex attack at Walthamstow bus station.
May 18 – Kiyan Prince, 15, promising footballer who was in QPR’s youth team – stabbed outside The London Academy in Edgware, N London. Hassan Mohammed Hasan, 16, was jailed for life (13 years) in July 2007. Kiyan had tried to break up a fight. His father was former boxer Mark Prince. http://www.kiyan.org/who-we-are/mark-prince/
May 16 – Garth Muir, 30, drug addict – killed with a samurai sword on the doorstep of his home on the Hazel Leys estate in Corby, Northants. James Hunter survived. Leon Hill, 26, was jailed for life (28 years) in May 2007. His father, Richard Hill, 51, a heroin dealer, was jailed for 20 years for manslaughter. He later had £258,000 confiscated.
May 15 – Michael McIlveen, 15, Catholic – attacked by a loyalist gang in Ballymena. In Nov 2008 Mervyn Moon, 17, was jailed for life (10 years). Christopher Kerr, 19, was jailed for life (9 years) and Aaron Wallace, 18, got life (8 years). Motive was sectarian hatred. At his funeral boys wore Celtic and Rangers shirts.
May 14 – Patrick Fleming, 40, drug dealer – stabbed at a flat in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Desmond Heaney, 25, from Ballymena, was jailed for life (22 years) in Feb 2008 but tariff was reduced to 20 years in 2011. Kevin Gilmore, 29, was acquitted. Fleming had had £460,000 of assets frozen by the Assets Recovery Agency in 2004.
May 11 – Oulemata Niangadou, 24, nanny from Mali, and Luna Drowart, 2, the child she was looking after – shot in Antwerp. A Turkish woman, Sengul Koc, survived. Hans van Themsche, 18, a white racist whose father helped form the Vlaams Blok party, was shot by police and arrested. In Oct 2007 he was jailed for life.
May 11 – Lily, still born baby girl – body found in a bag near the River Alne in Warwickshire. Her mother, Rachael Davies, 26, from Alcester, was convicted of concealing a birth and given probation for 2 years in Aug 2007.
May 11 – Nisha Patel-Nasri, 29, off-duty special constable – stabbed with a kitchen knife from her own home on the doorstep in Wembley, NW London. Her husband Fadi Nasri, 33; middleman Roger Leslie, 37; and the actual hitman, Jason Jones, 35, were all jailed for life. Tony Emmanuel, 40, the alleged getaway driver, was acquitted. The couple had been out to celebrate their third wedding anniversary but he was having an affair with a Lithuanian girl, Laura Mockiene.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7288533.stm
May 2 – Rocky Dawson, 24, shot in front of his two young children in Hornchurch, Essex. Chris Pearman, 54, from Waltham Abbey, was jailed for life (23 years) in Jan 2007. James “Jimbles” Tomkins, 57, went on the rain but was arrested in Spain in 2010. In 2011 he too was jailed for life.
April 28 – Alfusaine Jabbi, 22, Muslim spiritual healer from The Gambia – killed and found in Leagrave Park car park, Luton, Bedfordshire. Imran Khan, 26, was jailed for life (20 years) and Tariq Malik, 28, was jailed for life (22 years) in June 2008. Rubina Shah Maroof, 37, went on the run to Pakistan but was brought back and jailed for 10 years for manslaughter in 2010. Guhar Mirza, 26, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice. Khalid Malik, 28, was acquitted. The trial at Luton CC heard he was killed after refusing to pay back the £14,000 he had been paid for unsatisfactory services as a spiritual healer. He was known as Mr Wahib and had an office in Bury Park, Luton.
April 26 – Khizar Hayat, 40, and Hamidullah Hamidi, 31, Afghan national – died in a firebombing at a newsagents’ shop in The Oval, Kennington, S London. Robert Torto, 32, from Stockwell, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to a mental hospital indefinitely in July 2007. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was one of a series of attacks and Torto, who was black, had hurled racist abuse. But he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
April 22 – Hayder Ali, 24, from Southfields, and his brother Mohammed Ali, 23, from Battersea – stabbed and battered to death after being dragged out of a van in Tooting, S London. Bilal Kayani, 19; Imran Hussein, 23; Imran Asif Ali, 19; Usman Butt, 21; Hassan Mir, 18; and Aazam Butt were jailed for life. Shahzad Kayani, 19; Omar Butt and Quadeer Khan, 22, were all acquitted. All the convictions were quashed after it emerged that the victims’ father had been speaking to prosecution witnesses about their evidence. After another retrial in 2010 Usman Butt pleaded guilty to the murder of Hayder Ali and violent disorder. He was jailed for life (11 years). Hassan Mir pleaded guilty to the murder of Hayder Ali and violent disorder and was sentenced to life (12 years). Imran Ali pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause GBH and was sentenced to six-and-a-half years. Imran Hussein was jailed for 74 months.http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/topstories/5002103.___A_disgrace_to_their_religion_____Dad_of_murdered_Wandsworth_brothers_speaks_out/
April 21 – Christopher Alaneme, 18, stabbed in Sheerness High Street, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Peter Connolly, 29, from Peckham, was jailed for life (15 years) in Dec 2007. Andrew Giblin, 26; Terence Beaney, 23; Sean Duhig, 23; and Gerry Duhig, 27, all from south London, were all acquitted. The judge at Maidstone CC ruled that the murder was not racially-motivated. The victim was black and had a white girlfriend, Callie Inns. The defendants were white.
April 17 – Terry “TJ” Edmonds, 17, sexually assaulted and strangled with her own scarf, hidden in a suitcase and then dumped in car park in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where her body was discovered 12 days later. Phillip Bell, 22, who was homeless and lived in the car park, was jailed for life (28 years) at a second retrial in 2009 after two hung juries. The victim’s mother Helen attended all three trials. The judge described him as “evil”.
April 12 – Jamie Rose Brolin, 10, (girl), abducted and killed in Purcell, Oklahoma. Her body was found in a wardrobe. Kevin Underwood, 26, a neighbour, was sentenced to death in Feb 2008. He lured her to his home by offering to let her play with his pet rat. He planned to eat her body and was found in possession of a hacksaw and a meat tenderiser. He is on Death Row.
April 12 – Colin Browne, 38, shot and stabbed on the Grange estate in East Finchley, N London. Aaron Gordon, 30, was jailed for life (30 years) for murder. John-Paul Oboh, 25, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Lamont Emesibe, 20, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Alex Agustin was jailed for 5 years for GBH. Browne was killed after seeking out a gang who had attacked his friend, Lascal Mullings. Police are still seeking Piers Guthrie in connection with the killing.
April 8 – John “Boxer” Muscedere, 48; George “Pony” Jessome; George “Crash” Kriarakis, 28; Luis “Chopper” Raposo, 41; Francesco “Bam Bam” Salerajno, 43; “Big Paul” Sinopoli, 30; Michael “Little Mikey” Trotta, 31; and Jamie “Goldberg” Flanz, 37 – were shot and dumped in four vehicles found in a field at Shedden, 12 miles from Toronto. Wayne “Weiner” Kellestine, 56; Frank Mather, 32; Brett “Beau” Gardiner, 21; Dwight “Big D” Mushey, 36; Marcello Aravena, 30; and Michael “Taz” Sandham, 36, were all jailed for life (25 years). Chargers were dropped against Eric Niessen, 45; and Kerry Morris, 56. It emerged at trial that the killings were linked to an internecine feud within the Bandidos’ Toronto chapter.
April 6 – Cheryl Moss, 33, nurse – stabbed to death during a cigarette break at St George’s Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex. Stuart Harling, 18, a trainee accountant, was jailed for life (20 years) in June 2007. At his trial at the Old Bailey he tried to claim he was mentally ill and had outbursts in which he swore at the prosecutor and judge, as if he had Tourette’s. He was faking it. Harling was a Walter Mitty character who planned to steal a car, drive to Africa and start a coup in Equatorial Guinea!
April 2 – Fiona Marshall, 41, and her partner Richard Flippance, 44 – stabbed at home in Brampton Ash, Northamptonshire. Her obsessively jealous estranged husband, Alex Marshall, 36, was jailed for life (30 years) in April 2007. Fiona was the stepsister of Carphone Warehouse tycoon David Ross.
March 31 – Ryan Whitehead, 24, shot on the doorstep of his home in the Manor estate in Sheffield. John Barnes, 25, and Gavin Reeves, 22, were both jailed for life in Oct 2006.
March 31 – John Bartlett, 29, ran a van car repair business in Erith but was also a drug dealer – shot in the head with a 12-bore shotgun in Chislehurst, Kent. John Seton, 24, a drug dealer from Mottingham, was jailed for life in Sep 2008 after being extradited from Holland. Lee Osborne, 25, was acquitted of murder and convicted of assisting an offender. The trial heard Bartlett owed £24,000 in a drug debt.
March – Tommaso Onofri, 17 months old, strangled and hit with a spade after being kidnapped in Parma, Italy. His body was buried and discovered in April. Mario Alessi, a convicted rapist, was jailed for life in May 2008. His girlfriend Antonella Conserva was jailed for 30 years. Their son Giuseppe, 6, was taken into care. The trial heard Alessi demanded a 1m euro ransom from Tommaso’s father, Paolo Onofri.
March 25 – Joe Shipton, 61, beaten to death with a baseball bat at his squalid home in village of Sheering, near Harlow, Essex. Shipton was an eccentric loner who stole women’s clothing off washing lines. He is thought to have £20,000 hidden at his home. Unsolved.
March 21 – John Ward, 26, a convicted drug dealer, shot through the front door of his home in Point Clear, near St Osyth, Essex. Peter Jones, 40; Martin Valentine, 42; and David Taylor, 40, were all jailed for life (30 years) in May 2007. Stephen Walker, 28; and Vishnu Bhaskaran, 27, were acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Ward’s father Gary was in jail for drug dealing. The key prosecution witness was supergrass Martin Brown. The trial heard that the intended target was Ward’s friend, Stuart Higgins, who owed the money £250.
March – Lee Clement, tortured and strangled in Woolwich, SE London. Thomas Puxty, 26, a drug addict, was jailed for life (28 years) in 2011.
March – Maria Wright, 71, stabbed 40 times at home in Kentish Town, N London. Her son Amato Wright, 39, a crack addict, was jailed for life (28 years). He was robbing her of money for drugs.
March 12 – Terry Johnson, 53, former publican from Newlyn, Cornwall, and his wife Josephine, 54, stabbed and strangled at home in Khania, Crete. Their son Ryan Johnson, 32, a dance instructor, was acquitted in May 2007.
March 12 – Carlton Alveranga, 20, and Richard Austin, 19, shot dead outside the Brass Handles pub in Langworthy, Salford, Greater Manchester, after they tried to kill David Totton and Aaron Travers as they watched Manchester United v Newcastle game on TV. Nobody has been convicted of killing them but several people have been convicted for their role in the attack on Totton and Travers. Ian McLeod, 42, was jailed for life (21 years) in Feb 2007 and Constance Howarth, 37, was jailed for life (20 years). Warren Mason, 24, was acquitted. Howarth had been a spotter. In 2009 Bobby Speirs, who had masterminded the hit and hired the gunmen was jailed for life (23 years). He had an alibi as he was at Old Trafford watching the game. GMP have said they wish to speak to Marcus Rico Callaghan, 26, in connection with the killings of Alveranga and Austin.
March 10 – Roderick Hine, 44, and his lover’s children, Samantha, 16, Marcus, 7, and Patricia, 10, in a house fire in Cheddleton, Staffordshire. Mark Goldstraw, 31, was jailed for life (35 years) in Nov 2006. The trial at Stafford CC heard that Goldstraw was a former boyfriend of Amanda Carter who could not handle rejection by her. He was on licence from jail after being convicted of the manslaughter of another girlfriend, Deborah Wheatley, in 2001.
March 7 – Paul Butterworth, 53, friend and fellow cannabis smoker – stabbed with a pair of garden shears at home in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Laurie Draper, 31, a paratrooper, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter in Oct 2006. The trial at St Albans CC heard he suffered a psychotic reaction to cannabis.
March 7 – Jordan Jackson, 20, and his girlfriend Leyla Djemal-Northcott, 21, shot at a flat in Menlo Gardens, Upper Norwood, S London. Michael Ennis-Simpson, 25; Shaun Sutton, 26, Leon Russell and his twin brother Lee, were charged in Nov 2011 but the trial at Woolwich CC collapsed in Nov 2012 due to “fatal flaws” in the identification evidence. Jordan’s twin brother Kieran survived the attack and was the key prosecution witness but he admitted the killers had worn masks. Unsolved.
March 2 – Joe Geeling, 11, had cystic fibrosis – stabbed and beaten to death with a frying pan and dumped in Whitehead Park, Bury, Greater Manchester. Michael Hamer, 14, was jailed for life (12 years) after pleading guilty to murder in Oct 2006. He trial at Manchester CC heard how Hamer had lured him back to his house for sex but was rebuffed.
March 2 – Lee Phipps, 34, stabbed through the heart in the street in South Shields, Tyneside. Scott Nicholls, 20, a mugger with 37 previous convictions, was jailed for life (22 years) in Jan 2007. Lee’s mother, Barbara Yusuf-Porter was half-Somali and set up a group called South Tyneside Against Racism and it was initially thought the killing may be related. It wasn’t.
Feb – Allen Leung, 56 the head of the Ghee Kung Tong gang in Chinatown, San Francisco, was shot dead in his import-export business on Jackson Street. A gunman wearing a mask demanded cash. Leung agreed but was shot anyway as his wife looked on. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was convicted of the murder and racketeering in Jan 2016. The probe also ensnared former California state senator Leland Yee, who has pleaded guilty to a racketeering count involving bribes. Prosecutors said Chow ordered the slaying of the head of a Chinese fraternal organization with criminal ties that Chow then took over. They also charged him with conspiracy to murder another rival. Investigators say Chow used the organization as a front for drug trafficking, money laundering and the sale of stolen cigarettes and alcohol. The prosecution’s main witness against Chow was an undercover FBI agent who posed as a foul-mouthed East Coast businessman with mafia ties while infiltrating Chow’s organisation. The Ghee Kung Tong is the American branch of the Hong Kong-based Wo Hop To triad. Chow was also convicted of the murder of Jim Tat Kong, a member of the Hop Sing Tong gang in San Francisco, who was fatally shot in Mendocino County in October 2013. Kong, along with his wife, were found dead from gunshot wounds in their minivan near Fort Bragg.
Feb 22 – Andrew Ramsay, 51, abducted by bogus police officers from his home in Cardonald, near Glasgow. His skull was found in the Firth of Clyde in May 2007. Ian Millar, 42, a property tycoon, and Derek Menzies, 46, a bouncer, are suspected of his murder but have not gone on trial. Unsolved.
Feb 18 – Benoit Savean, 54, technician with Peugeot-Citroen, abducted, beaten and dumped in snow-covered forest near Mortzwiller in eastern France. Johann Attaba was jailed for 27 years in Besancon in 2009. Mathias Grabitski was jailed for 20 years. Yann Flohr got 15 years and Ali Benouag got 12 years. Alexandre Bour and Myriam Bardot were given suspended sentences. The motive was robbery after Savean let slip that he had money in the bank.
Feb 17 – Norman Delopp, 35, lab technician, shot during a robbery in Thornton Heath, S London. Amariah Linton, 25, manager of hip-hop group Cream Cartel, jailed for 13 years for manslaughter. Craig Barley, 19, jailed for 9 years for conspiracy to rob. Natalie King, 25, jailed for 3 years for assisting an offender. The trial heard the gang arrived at Richard Delopp’s flat looking for his brother Michael, 24, who had dealings with drug dealers. They started beating Richard and Norman intervened and was shot.
13 February – Ilan Halimi, 23, a Jewish shop assistant, was lured to his death on the Baigneux estate in Paris and then dumped, naked, bound and gagged, near St Genevieve-des-Bois. The killers were known as the Barbarians and the motive was anti-Semitism. Youssouf Fofana, 26, from the Ivory Coast, was the self-styled “Brain of the Barbarians” and after going on the run and being captured he was jailed for life – minimum of 22 years – in 2009. His accomplices Samir Ait Abdelmalik, 30, and Jean-Christophe Soumbou, 23, were jailed for 18 and 15 years respectively. Also jailed was the honey trap girl, Sorour Arbabzadeh (aka Emma), 17, who got 9 years. Four years later Sorour hit the headlines again when prison warder Florent Goncalves was sacked for having sex with her while she was an inmate at Versailles prison. Samir Ait Abdelmalik, 30, was jailed for 18 years. Jean-Christophe Soumbou, 23, was jailed for 15 years. Sorour “Emma” Arbabzadeh, 17, the girl who had acted as the “honey pot” in a trap, was jailed for 9 years. Christophe “Moko” Martin-Vallet, was jailed for 10 years. The trial heard Halimi was killed for anti-Semitic reasons. Also jailed were Gavarin, Jean-Christophe;Moustafa, Nabil;Moustafa, Nabil
Feb 7 – Andrew “Bun Man” Hope, leader of the One Order gang (loyal to JLP) – shot in his Honda Civic in Spanish Town, Kingston, Jamaica. He is thought to have been killed by Clansmen in revenge for the murder of Bulbie Bennett in October. Hope took over the One Order gang after Oliver “Bubba” Smith was killed in 2004.
Feb – Mulweli Nemandandila, 7, his mutilated body found in a stream in Limpopo province, South Africa. Killed for muti. Unsolved.
Feb – Connie Ncube, 4, her mutilated body was found in a river near Pretoria, South Africa. Mandla Ephraim Zulu, 46, a sangoma or prophet, and Lourenco Eri Nguveni, 30, a hairdresser, were suspected of killing her for muti. Charges were dropped in Oct 2007. Unsolved.
Jan 28 – Mahir Osman, 18, stabbed in Camden, north London during a mass brawl. Ahmed Farah, 25, was jailed for life (16 years). Farah and 15 others from the North London Somalis attacked Osman.
Jan – Sharon McShane, 43, alcoholic, beaten to death at a flat in Darlington. Her alcoholic ex boyfriend Kevin Ashdown, 45, a bouncer, was jailed for life (19 years) in July 2006.
Jan 29 – Simeon Grignon, 26, footballer with Loughborough FC, who worked at Rolls-Royce – stabbed in Derby city centre while celebrating helping his team beat West Midlands Police. Glenroy Reid, 23, from Alvaston, was jailed for life (14 years) in October 2007. He was a member of the Browning Circle Terrorists gang.
Jan 24 – Banaz Mahmod, 20, killed in Mitcham, S London. Her father Mahmod Mahmod, 52; her uncle Ari Mahmod, 50, and a friend of theirs, Mohammed Hanna, 30, were jailed for life in June 2007. Ari got 23 years, Hama got 17 and Mahmod Mahmod 20 years. Honour killing.
Jan 23 – Dr Barbara Johnston, 55, medical researcher originally from New Zealand – tortured, stabbed 49 times and strangled with her own sweater in her flat in north Oxford. Michael Humphries, 42, a window fitter, was jailed for life (30 years) in Dec 2006. The trial heard he was in debt and killed her to steal £400 from her bank account.
Jan 23 – Rachel Entwistle, 27, and her baby daughter Lilian – shot at home in Hopkinton, near Boston, Massachusetts. Her British husband Neil Entwistle, 27, from Worksop, Notts, fled to the UK but was extradited back to the US. In June 2008 he was jailed for life without the prospect of parole. The trial heard Entwistle claimed to have discovered his wife and child murdered by someone and then fled to UK. It is thought he killed her after a row about debts he had run up with his ill-fated business ventures.
Jan 15 – Chee Gaik Yap, 25, a marketing executive, was raped and murdered while out jogging in the town of Sungai Petani in Kedan state, Malaysia. Shahril Jaafar, 34, a businessman, was sentenced to death in August 2015.
Jan 12 – Billy Robinson, 58, and his wife Flo, 55, originally from Essex – his body was found in the back seat of his Porsche Cayenne in Las Chafiras, Tenerife. Her body was found beside her silver Mercedes at Oroteanda Alta, Tenerife. They were timeshare executives who had previously worked for John “Goldfinger” Palmer. It is thought they were killed by a hitman working for rivals in the timeshare industry. Unsolved.
Jan 12 – Alex Cochrane, 54, and his wife Maureen, 45, died after arson attack on their home in Brooklands, Manchester. Their daughter, Lucy, 16, was critically injured. She was educationally sub normal. She now lives with her uncle Steve in London. In Nov 2006 Michael Connor, 39, and his wife Jane, 39, were both jailed for life (32 years) and their daughter Natalie, 17, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Maureen Robinson, 65, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice. The trial at Manchester CC heard the Connors were bullies who envied the Cochranes.
Jan 12 – Balbir Matharu, 54, builders’ merchant – stabbed in Francis Street, Stratford, E London, after trying to stop someone breaking into his van. Albert Willett, 24, and his brother Tommy, 22, both travellers, were jailed for life (25 and 27 years respectively) in May 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey got virtually no coverage, in contrast to the Rhys Pryce case. The Commissioner of the Met, Sir Ian Blair, got into trouble when he accused the media of being institutionally racist because of their coverage.
Jan 12 – Tom ap Rhys Pryce, 31, solicitors, robbed and stabbed at 11pm outside Kensal Green tube station in NW London. In Nov 2006 muggers Donnel Carty, 19, and Delano Brown, 18, were jailed for life. Carty got 21 years tariff and Brown got 17 years as minimum term at the Old Bailey. The case got a lot of media coverage.
Jan 9 – Matthew Smith, 21, robbed and shot in the car park outside a block of flats in Streatham, S London. Jason Campbell, 23, and Daniel Springer, 21, were jailed for life in March 2007. Omar Parchment, 25, was acquitted.
Jan 6 – Melissa Howard, 33, a divorced mother of three, was stabbed to death at her home in Crestview, Florida. She had just been awarded custody of her young son after an acrimonious dispute with her ex-husband Brian. Her son, Taylor, was spending the night with his father. Unsolved
Jan 2 – Barrington Williams-Samuels, 19, bouncer, shot as he sat in a car outside Palace Pavilion nightclub in Hackney, E London. Several black men had been turned away from the club earlier that evening and are thought to have returned, armed. Shaun Foster, 20, was acquitted in April 2008 after the CPS dropped the charges because they could not reply on their sole witness. The victim’s mother had appeared on Crimewatch before Foster’s arrest in Sep 2006. Unsolved.
Jan 2 – Christopher Mills, 22, stabbed in the leg with a samurai sword at his girlfriend’s home in Wordsworth Way, West Drayton, Middlesex. Gavin Ward, 24, and Noel Moran, 21, were both jailed for life. The trial heard it was revenge for a scuffle on New Year’s Eve. Moran was a friend of serial killer Levi Bellfield, who came from West Drayton.
Jan 2 – Aaron Stokes, 24, stabbed in Centrepoint Hotel (hostel) in New Cross, SE London. Gerald Mitre, 25, aka Aldo Aliaj, 25, fled to Kosovo but was arrested there and in Dec 2010 was jailed for 14years in Albania. Stokes was killed because he was sleeping with Mitre’s sister.
Jan – Joyce Sutton, 66, bludgeoned in bed in Neath, south Wales. Her long term partner David Henton, 72, was acquitted at Swansea CC in Jan 2008. Henton was bugged by police as he confessed to his cats
Jan 1 – Katherine Horton, 21, backpacker from Cardiff, raped and drowned on a beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. Wichai Somkhaoyai, 24, and Bualoi Posit, 23, local fishermen, were both sentenced to death on Jan 18, 2006 after confessing. They said they had been watching porn while drunk. Their sentences were commuted to life in Nov 2006.
Dec 31 – Lindsay Robb, 38, former loyalist (UVF/LVF) gun runner, turned drug addict, was stabbed 22 times outside a parade of shops in Ruchazie, Glasgow. Brian Tollet, 29, a former soldier from Glasgow, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years. The trial heard Tollet suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, having helped exhume bodies from mass graves in Bosnia.
Dec 23 – Anthony Brightmore, 68, a former steelworker, and his wife Patricia, 65, a retired secretary – died after a wheelie bin was set on fire outside their home in Batemoor, Sheffield. Their blind son, Stephen, 35, died in hospital. A boy, aged 15, was acquitted of manslaughter. The Brightmore family were “very disappointed” with the verdict.
Dec 23 – Billy Gregory, 23, from Charlton, stabbed with a glass in the toilets of the Earl of Chatham pub in Charlton. He died in hospital on Christmas Day. Thuvan Nguyen, 30, from Upton Park, was jailed for life (14 years) in Oct 2006. Gregory’s brother was murdered a few years earlier.
Dec 21 – Amanda Johnson, 45, former model, was kicked, punched and stamped to death at home in Cottingley, Leeds. Her neighbour Andrew Pearson, 42, was jailed for life (14 years) in April 2006. The trial heard that he had been sending her abusive letters.
Dec 10 – Daniel Enchautegui, 28, off duty New York cop, shot when he confronted someone breaking into a neighbour’s flat in Yonkers, New York. Steven Armento, 48, a heroin addict who had been expelled from the Genovese family, was jailed for life with no parole in Oct 2008. His accomplice, Lilio Brancato, 30, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for attempted burglary. Brancato was an actor who had played the part of Matthew Bevilacqua in The Sopranos.
Dec 2 – Adreanna Jackson, 10, vanished on the way to school in Lakewood, Washington. Her skeletal remains were found on 4 April 2006 two miles away from her home. A $60,000 reward has been offered. Several other young girls went missing in the Tacoma, Washington area between 1986 and 2005. Unsolved.
Nov 23 – Sohrabuddin Anwarhussain Sheikh, a gangster, and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted from a bus in Gujarat, India. Three days later Sheikh was shot dead in a faked police ambush. His wife was strangled and her body was later found secretly cremated. On December 26, 2006, Sheikh’s underworld associate Tulsiram Prajapati, who witnessed Sheikh’s abduction, was himself shot. Sheikh was an associate of gangsters Sharifkhan Pathan, Abdul Latif, Rasool Parti and Brajesh Singh who all worked for Dawood Ibrahim. Journalist Prashant Dayal unearthed the cover-up when he interviewed several drunken police officers who boasted about it. He ran a story in the Dainik Bhaskar newspaper. Later Police Inspector D G Vanzara was arrested and implicated. The CBI (national police agency) pointed the finger at Amit Shah, a senior BJP politician, based on testimony from Vanzara. But in Dec 2014 Shah was acquitted of all charges.
Nov 18 – PC Sharon Beshenivsky, 37, mother of five, shot during a robbery at a travel agency in Bradford. PC Teresa Milburn, 37, survived. Yusuf Jama, 19, from Birmingham, and Muzzaker Shah, 24, from Burnley, were jailed for life (35 years) for murder in Oct 2006. Faisal Razzaq was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for life (11 years). Jama’s brother, Mustaf, 25, fled to Somalia but was extradited and jailed for life (35 years) in 2009. He tried to appeal on the grounds that his extradition from Somalia was unlawful. Raza ul Haq Aslam, 25, was acquitted of all charges.
Nov 13 – Alexandra Dronjak, 28, Serbian massage parlour maid, sexually assaulted and strangled with her thong, stabbed at massage parlour in Kennington, S London. Crawford Nakasala, 24, a regular punter who was high on drugs, was jailed for life (25 years) in July 2006.
Nov 10 – Andrea Daly, 40, died in a house fire in Southend. Her sons, aged 17 and 20, escaped. Arsonist poured petrol through the front door. Mrs Daly, a German-born engineer, was married to a long distance lorry driver. Unsolved.
Nov – Richard Holmes, 21, shot with a Mac-10 submachine gun in Chingford, NE London. Carl Dobson and Anthony Green were both jailed for life (30 years). Dwayne Mahorn, 24, aka Durrty Goodz, a rapper and DJ, was acquitted in Nov 2006. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Holmes was killed after a row over insulting lyrics on a rap song by his friend Sabar Shah.
Nov 5 – Earl Krugel, 62, Jewish Defence League extremist, hit over the head with a cement block in federal jail in Phoenix, Arizona. David Jennings, 31, a white inmate and acolyte of the Aryan Brotherhood, pleaded guilty in Oct 2007 and was jailed for 35 years. Krugel was serving a life sentence for attempting to kill Congressman Darrel Issa.
Oct 30 – Donovan “Bulbie” Bennett, 41, leader of the Clansman gang, was shot at his mansion in Tanaky, overlooking Spanish Town, Kingston, Jamaica by police officers. The Clansman ran extortion rackets and were responsible for 80 murders. Bulbie took over after murdering Clansman leader Derrick “Puppy String” Eccleston on 12 May, 1993. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/newstest/The-day-the-cops-took-out–Bulbie-_13776360
Oct 25 – Dawn Myers, 49, raped and stabbed in the neck at a house on the Noel Park estate in Wood Green, N London. Thomas Mulroy, 38, a gardener, pleaded guilty and was jailed for life. He admitted five other rapes.
Oct 22 – Isiah Young-Sam, 23, computer studies student who worked for Birmingham City Council – stabbed in the chest during race riot in Lozells, Birmingham. Azhil Rashid Khan, 22; Waqar Ahmed, 25 and Afzal Asraf Khan, 22, all from Handsworth, were jailed for life (25 years) in May 2006. But their convictions were quashed on appeal and they were all acquitted after a retrial in Feb 2010. There were angry scenes in the public gallery after they walked free. In 2011 another man, Mohammed Shazad, 28, was also found not guilty after a separate trial. The trials heard that racial tension developed after a rumour spread that a black girl had been raped in an Asian-run hairdressing supplies shop. Unsolved.
Oct 16 – Francesco Fortugno, 54, vice president of Calabrian regional government, shot 5 times as he left a polling station in Locri, Calabria, Italy. Salvatore Ritorto, the hitman; Domenico Audino; Alessandro Marciano and his son Giuseppe, were all jailed for life in Jan 2009. The killers were from the ‘Ndrangheta and were furious that Fortugno, a leftist, was investigating corruption in hospital contracts involving the ‘Ndrangheta. His death led to the creation of the anti-’Ndrangheta Ammazzatelli Tutti network.
Oct 15 – Jan Dobrowski, 24, gay bar manager, was beaten to death on Clapham Common, south London. Tom Pickford, 25, and Scott Walker, 33, were both jailed for life (28 years) in June 2006. The trial heard it was a homophobic attack.
Oct 15 – Pamela Vitale, 52, bludgeoned to death at her mobile home near San Francisco. Her neighbour Scott Dyleski, 17, was jailed for life (no parole) in Aug 2006. Ms Vitale was the wife of defence attorney Daniel Horowitz, who had represented killer Scott Peterson. The trial heard he planned to steal her credit cards so he could buy lights used to grow marijuana indoors.
Oct – Zia Abdolrazeghi, 64, British millionaire, born in Iran, vanished on a trip to Ankara, Turkey. His Turkish girlfriend Berna Ozdogan, 35, was arrested in June 2006 along with her brother but was only charged with fraud, rather than murder. She had once been married to an Australian and worked in Sydney as an estate agent under the name Bernadette McManus. Unsolved.
Oct 13 – Hung Vi Tran, 22, from Hanworth, shot dead and body dumped on Barnes Common, SW London. Dinh Luyen Nguyen, 19, a nail technician, was jailed for life. Hoang Le, 31, a nail technician from Isleworth, hanged himself while on remand. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they were all producing Class C drugs.
Oct 7 – Farah Adams, 34, raped and strangled while “power walking” on canal towpath in Maryhill, Glasgow. Thomas Waddell, 18, was jailed for life in March 2006. The trial, in Edinburgh, heard Ms Adams had just dropped her daughter off at school. She called 999 n her mobile but the call was cut off.
Oct 7 – Paul Price, 23, from Chigwell, attacked at an over-35s dinner at the County Hotel in Chingford, Essex. Gary Delaney, 35, a doorman and former champion boxer, from Stratford, was jailed for life (11 years) in Aug 2006. He was the former boyfriend of model Jodie Marsh. Price’s friend, James Farrell, had been thrown out for not conforming to a dress code. Delaney, a former British light heavyweight champion, had fought David Haye, Enzo Maccarinelli and Julius Francis.
Oct 7 – Lawrence Ricci, 60, Genovese capo – vanished during his wire fraud trial. He was shot and his body found in the trunk of a car parked near a diner in Union, New Jersey in Nov. His co-defendants, Harold Daggett and Arthur Coffey, were both acquitted as was the deceased. It is thought Michael “Mikey Cigars” Coppola, a Genovese member, may have been responsible and killed Ricci for refusing to take a plea bargain. Coppola has not been charged but is in jail until 2024 on unrelated matters.
Oct 6 – Shohreh Seyed-Makki, 54, was beaten and strangled to death at her home in Falconhurst, Potomac, near Washington DC. Three days later her son, Mark K Makki, 23, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. It had been suggested the mother and son clashed over his girlfriend, Aramis Mizani. But the case was dismissed a month later when DNA evidence failed to link him to the scene. The case remains unsolved.
Oct 4 – Jim Gray, 47, a former UDA leader – shot outside his father’s house on the Clarawood estate in east Belfast. Gray – who was nicknamed “Doris Day” because of his blonde hair – had been expelled by the UDA in March. He was a victim of a loyalist feud.
Sep 28 – Rochelle Holness, 15, raped, stabbed and dismembered in Milford Tower, Lewisham. Her body was chopped up and put in bin bags which were wedged between a rubbish chute and a wall in the block of flats. John McGrady, 47, a neighbour and convicted rapist, was jailed for life (natural life).
Sep 27 – Brett Kebble, 41, corrupt mining magnate, shot in his Mercedes in Johannesburg. Glen Agliotti, head of a Johannesburg crime syndicate, was acquitted in Nove 2010. It emerged that he was friendly police chief Jackie Selebi. Kebble stole millions of rand from his own companies. The actual hitmen, Mikey Schultz and Nigel McGurk, had been given immunity by prosecutors on condition they testified against Agliotti.
Sep 19 – Kimble McPherson, 36, Jamaican drug dealer and gangster, who had been living under the alias Donaghue Dennis and had the street name “Bigs”. Shot at a flat in Lucas Court, Sydenham, SE London. Unsolved.
Sep 24 – Sally Ann Bowman, 18, aspiring model – raped and stabbed near her home in Croydon after a night out. Mark Dixie, a chef with a history of violent attacks against women, was jailed for life (natural life) in March 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he claimed she was already dead or dying when he found her and he simply had sex with the body!
Sep 21 – Kashif Mahmood, 16, stabbed in a subway in Ilford, E London. Rehan Asghar, 17, was jailed for life (12 years) but his tariff was later cut by 18 months.
Sep 19 – Tracey McCormick, 35, mother of four, stabbed in a car in Grove Park, SE London. Her ex-boyfriend Joshua Willis, 44, was jailed for life (16 years).
Sep 17 – Kirsi Gifford-Hull, 38, Finnish-born mother of two, vanished from her home in Winchester after a row. Her body was found in woods at Micheldever, Hampshire on Oct 8. Her husband Mike Gifford-Hull, 42, was jailed for life (17 years) in Oct 2006. The trial was told he has sex with his lover at the spot where the body was found. He said his wife was “like the Gestapo”.
Sep 15 – Anne Marie Foy, prostitute, beaten, strangled and dumped near Liverpool University. Kevin Kilshaw, 44, from St Helens, was acquitted in 2007 after making a false confession. Kilshaw was a serial hoaxer. In 2012 David Butler, 60, went on trial for murder but he too was acquitted.
Sep 13 – Ramone Cumberbatch, 18, shot at a house in Hulme, Greater Manchester. Errol Reynolds, 18, from Moss Side, was jailed for life in Nov 2006. The trial heard that Reynolds was from Gooch Close gang and Cumberbatch from Doddington gang.
Sep 10 – Steven Bayliss, 16, and his friend Twood Nadauld, 14, stabbed with a Bowie knife in woods near Wokingham, Berkshire. Thomas Palmer, 18, was jailed for life (20 years). Palmer, who was obsessed with violent films, was a heavy cannabis user.
Sep 9 – Nader Rabi Mohammed Hussain, 27, from Bristol, attacked with a machete on the Queen’s Park estate in Kilburn, NW London. Destin Flavius; Raymond Debo Teniola; Ekow Prah; Steven Emeh and his brother John Emeh, were all acquitted. The trial heard it was revenge for an attack by a gang of Asians an hour earlier.
Sep 6 – Christine Symmons, 59, strangled at home in Loudwater, near Rickmansworth, Herts. Her husband, Derek Symmons, 62, a millionaire engineer, was jailed for life (16 years) at St Albans CC in Dec 2006. He had driven to France after killing her and when he was arrested near Macon police found her body in the boot of his BMW.
Sep 3 – Lynn Savery, 19, killed at home in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. Her boyfriend Ashfaq Khan, 25, from Bury, was jailed for life (17 years) in March 2006. He had physically and sexually abused her during relationship. Their little girl, Mia, who was one, was found alive nearby.
Aug 30 – Helen Strachan, 19, single mum, stabbed 46 times at her home in Corby. Her lover Lee Foye was jailed for life (18 years). He killed her after she threatened to tell his girlfriend about their affair. In 2010 Foye was jailed for life for killing a man at HMP Grendon.
Aug 29 – Alexander Gallon, 4 months old, died in a fire in Cowgate, Newcastle. His mother Danielle Wails, 21, admitted infanticide in Aug 2006 and was given a 3 year probation order. The trial heard she falsely claimed to have been been tied up by two men, who set fire to the house.
Aug – Paris Talley, one month old baby girl, burned to death in a microwave oven in Dayton, Ohio. Her mother China Arnold, 27, was jailed for life in Sep 2008. The trial heard she was drunk and feared her boyfriend was going to leave her because the baby was not his.
Aug 27 – Zainab Kalokoh, 33, health worker from Sierra Leone, shot as she held a baby at a christening party in Peckham, SE London. Timy Babamuboni, 16, and his brother Diamond, 14, were given indeterminate sentences (8 years minimum) in Oct 2006 for manslaughter. Roberto Malasi, 16, from the DR Congo, was jailed for life (30 years) and Jude Odigie, 16, was given an indeterminate sentence (8 yearS) The gang were robbing guests at the party. Malasi also murdered Ruth Okechukwu, 18, who was stabbed in Walworth in an unrelated incident on Sep 11.
Aug 27 – Paul Francis, 29, shot in Poppy’s barber shop in Aston, Birmingham as crowds walked to Aston Villa v Blackburn game. Simeon Isakiah Jones, 24, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Nathaniel Ellis, 24, survived. The victims were members of the Johnson Crew, which Jones hated. Ellis was the brother of Charlene Ellis.
August 24 – Robert Darby, killed in Gants Hill, east London. In Dec 2013 Jason Moore, 43 was jailed for life (minimum of 18 years).
Aug 21 – Suzy Healey, 39, strangled at her parents’ home in Ellerker, near Hull. Her boyfriend Richard Holtby, 37, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter (on the grounds of provocation). The trial in May 2006 heard he snapped when she told him she had been unfaithful. She was the daughter of multi-millionaire Malcolm Healey.
Aug – Naomi Bryant, 40, strangled at home in Winchester. Her boyfriend Anthony Rice, 48, was jailed for life. He had been released early from a life sentence. Naomi’s mother Verna campaigned against the early release of violent prisonershttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4756435.stm
Aug 19 – Rory Blackhall, 11, from Adambrae, near Livingston – his body found in woods near the M8 in Scotland. Simon Harris, 37, a paedophile, hanged himself a week later at his home in Livingston.
Aug 19 – Shu Yi Zheng, 55, stabbed at home in Overland Park, Kansas City, Missouri. Her daughter Esmie Tseng, 16, was jailed for 8 years for involuntary manslaughter. The trial in May 2006 heard she kept a blog. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4967340.stm
Aug 15 – Clinton Dominique, 25, stabbed at a flat in Harrow, NW London. Jamie Charters, 30, survived. Lee Lindsay, 20, and Judah Birmingham, 22, from Shepherds Bush, were both jailed for life (30 and 27 years respectively). Jai Birmingham, 17, was jailed for 3 years for conspiracy to rob. The trial in May 2006 heard they robbed the victims of drugs and money.
Aug 15 – Mick Green, 42, LVF man, shot dead in Sandy Row, Belfast, during loyalist feud. Unsolved.
Aug 12 – Mark Conway, 28, factory manager, stabbed in his office at Land Food Products, Hull. Saman Salih Karim, 26, Iraqi factory worker, was jailed for life (16 years) in April 2006. The trial was told Karim was angry after being told off for arriving late for his shift.
Aug 10 – Thomas Devlin, 15, stabbed in Somerton Park, north Belfast. Gary Taylor, 23, was jailed for life (30 years) and Nigel Brown, 26, was jailed for life (22 years). The trial in Feb 2010 heard the motive for the killing was pure sectarian hatred.
Aug 7 – Juline Chambers, 32, part-time carer, asphyxiated at her flat in Ancona Road, Plumstead, S London. Her 15 month old survived with facial injuries. Wojciech Cieslar, 47, was jailed for life in 2007.
Aug 4 – Lorna Morrison, 34; and her sister Connie Morrison, 27, and their mother’s partner Noel Patterson, 62 – shot in a flat in Clark Court, Stilton Crescent, Harlesden, NW London. Rohan Chung, 29, from South Norwood, was jailed for life (40 years) and Michael Letts, 35, was jailed for life (20 years). Lorna’s son Christiano, 9 months old, was left alive and alone in the flat afterwards until Lorna and Connie’s mother, Evelyn Daley, arrived home from work. It happened between 8.30pm and midnight. The trial was told that it was a revenge killing because Lorna and Connie’s brother, Morgan, had double crossed Chung and Letts in a drug deal. Both are Jamaican and face deportation.
Aug 2 – Newton Thompson, 61, gay Australian tourist – killed in a hotel in Bayswater, central London. He is believed to have been robbed and killed by a rent boy. Unsolved.
Aug 1 – Lucy Hargreaves, 22, shot as her 3 children slept upstairs at home in Walton, Liverpool. The house was then set on fire but the children escaped. Kirk Bradley, 21, and Anthony Downes, 20, were acquitted on the judge’s directions in Dec 2007. The actual target is believed to have been Lucy’s boyfriend, Gary Campbell. The prime suspect, Kevin Parle, 26, remains on the run and is thought to be in Spain. He is also suspected of murdering Liam Kelly, 16, in Dingle in 2004.
July/Aug – Jameson Lockhart, 25, and Craig McCausland, LVF men, shot dead in north Belfast. Killers were from UVF. Part of loyalist feud. Solicitor Manmohan ‘Johnny’ Sandhu was jailed for 10 years for inciting the murder of Lockhart. Unsolved.
July 30 – Stephen Paul, 28, LVF man and nephew of “Wasy” Paul, who was murdered in 1998, shot dead in Bangor. He was killed by the UVF. Unsolved.
July 29 – Richard Whelan, 28, stabbed on the number 43 bus in Holloway, N London at 10pm on a Friday night. Anthony Joseph, 20, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor. The trial heard he had been throwing chips on the bus at other passengers, including Mr Whelan’s girlfriend. Mr Whelan complained.
July 29 – Anthony Walker, 18, black A level student, stabbed in McGoldrick Park, Huyton, Merseyside, after being racially abused. Paul Taylor, 20, was jailed for life (23 years) and Michael Barton, 17, was jailed for life (17 years). Barton was the brother of Manchester City footballer Joey Barton. The trial at Liverpool CC in Dec 2005 heard that Anthony was attacked because he had a white girlfriend, Louise Thompson.
July 16 – Rafal Czapczyk, 28, shot dead in Epping Forest, Essex. Four Polish men were arrested in May 2006 but later released. Unsolved.
July – Iris Middleton, 66, and her husband Theo, 75 – attacked with a granite block at home in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Their alcoholic son Philip Middleton, 45, was jailed for life (25 years) at Bristol CC in Nov 2006.
July 9 – Lauren Pilkington-Smith, 10, beaten over the head in Twist Lane, Leigh, Greater Manchester. Kieron Smith, 18, no relation, was jailed for life in Dec 2005. The judge described him as “cold, calculating and violent”.
July – Frank Garner, 62, from Hull, went missin. His body was found in July 2008 near East Cowick, East Yorkshire. His son Richard Garner, 31, was jailed for life (16 years) in Feb 2009. He had been stealing money from his father’s bank account to pay for his gambling habit.
July 7 – 52 people died in Tube trains and a bus in central London, perpetrated by Muslim suicide bombers Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Hasib Hussain and Germaine Lindsay, from Leeds and Aylesbury.
July 3 – Oleg “Al” Bohlouli, 45, was shot dead in Anchorage, Alaska. He was a house painter who dabbled in drugs and was killed by an organised crime gang. Unsolved.
July 2 – Tracey Cullum, 30, mother from Selly Oak, punched in the face at a bus stop in Birmingham. She died in hospital of a coronary embolism (blood clot in broken ankle) 6 weeks later. Several youths involved. Unsolved.
June 30 – Zbigniew Forys, 43, attacked in St Mary’s burial ground, Acton, W London. Mihail Rzepka, 37, and Marian Matuszczy, 53, were charged with murder.
June 24 – Caroline Calderon-Zungia, 24, was run over by her own car, a green Fiat Punto, in Moody Road, Peckham, south London at 11.30am. A 26 year-old-man was arrested shortly afterwards but was later released without charge. An inquest held on 14 September 2005 at Southwark Coroner’s Court delivered an open verdict. Police were unable to identify who was driving the car at the time. They offered a £10,000 reward and made a fresh appeal in November 2015. Caroline had just dropped off her children, aged 4 and 7, at her mother’s house.
June 23 – Marvin “Face” Gentles, 28, Jamaican drug dealer living in Northolt – his body was chopped into 133 parts and found in black bin bag in the Regents Canal in Primrose Hill, N London. Abdul Aziz El-Gharras, 30, a crack addict, from Lisson Green, NW London, who worked for Gentles, was jailed for life (18 years) in April 2006. The trial heard Gentles came looking for El-Gharras after he gave him some crack to sell (but he ended up smoking it). He set fire to his own flat to get rid of evidence and then claimed to be homeless.
June 18 – Lorraine Jones, 45, divorcee from Leeswood, near Mold, beaten, stabbed and strangled and dumped semi naked near A4212 in Snowdonia, Wales. Chris Reed, 39, a sexual sadist from Ellesmere Port, was jailed for life (30 years) in September 2006. His girlfriend Kathy Williams, 29, was jailed for life (24 years). The trial at Mold CC heard they were involved in a drunken threesome which got out of hand.
June 17 – Jane Thrussell, 56, secretary, strangled at home in Dagenham, E London. Gary Allen, 49, an odd-job man, was acquitted in October 2007. He had murdered Ann Reenwold 18 years earlier.
June 16 – Rebecca Stephenson, 19, prostitute and drug addict, abducted from Town Moor area of Doncaster. Ronald Beardmore, 31, a punter, was jailed for life (15 years) at Sheffield CC.
June 11 – Gwyn Edwards, 72, stabbed at home in Ottershaw, Surrey. His Estonian wife, Tatjana, 27, was jailed for life (12 years) at Southwark CC in March 2006. She was a former prostitute and mail order bride. She killed him when he turned out not to be a multi millionaire.
June 10 – Vitalij Rodzevic, 34, was beaten to death at his flat in Stratford, E London. Tomas Vaicaitis, 26, and Amiranas Ziaurys, 29, were charged with murder.
June 7 – Julie Turner, 40, mother of 2, shot in the head in a Mercedes and dumped in an oil drum in Derbyshire. Her lover, Howard Simmerson, 43, businessman from Sheffield, was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 2005. The trial heard she was having an affair with him while living with Darren Akers. Simmerson drove to a farm with the victim’s body in the drum and then had sex with farmer’s daughter Charlotte Melland, 20.
June – Inga Losiene, 32, Lithuanian-born woman – her body was found in the boot of a car at Southend railway station. Her Iraqi Kurd boyfriend, Farik Farukh, 32, fled to Sweden. He was extradited and jailed for life in July 2006 after a trial at Chelmsford CC. He was also convicted of rape.
June 3 – Roger Hendra, retired gay teacher, hit with a hammer and throat slashed at his flat in Hampstead, N London. Mark Papazian, 50, was jailed for life (23 years) at Reading Crown Court.
June – Janet Brown, heiress and TV extra, vanished from her home in Hexham, Northumberland. Donald Graham, 59, was charged with murder in Jan 2014. Ms Brown, who had worked on the ITV show Distant Shores, had been about to inherit her parents’ estate. Graham, from Seaton Delaval, has also been charged with 13 counts of fraud. Elizabeth Todd, 51, is jointly charged with fraud, forgery and perverting the course of justice. They await trial.
May 30 – Natalee Holloway, 18, high school graduate from Alabama, went missing in Aruba in the Dutch Antilles. Joran van der Sloot, 17, is suspected of killing her. He is in jail in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores, 22.
May 30 – Leah Kataib, 3, and her aunt Nadia Galibov, 35, shot in a car outside Ramle prison in Israel. Five suspects were released in 2013. It is thought the killers mistook their identity and thought the car contained gangland boss Itzik Abergil. Unsolved.
May 30 – Waldemar Markuszewski and his brother Andrzej, bludgeoned with dumb-bells at home in Luton. Marek Miazga, 41, was jailed for life (25 years). Remigiusz Piotrowski, 24, fled to Poland but was extradited and jailed for life (23 years).
May – Gregory West, 45, marine engineer, shot at home in Southampton. His wife Linda West, 49, was jailed for life after a retrial in 2006.
May 16 – Mark McKenzie, 37; Brenda Groene, 40; Dylan Groene, 9; Slade Groene, 13 – bound and beaten to death at family home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Shasta Groene, 8, survived. Joseph E Duncan III, a convicted paedophile who had first been convicted of sex crimes in 1980, admitted 10 federal charges in Dec 2007 and was sentenced to death. He had also killed Anthony Martinez, 10, in California, and Sammiejo White, 11, and Carmen Cubias, 9, in Seattle, in 1997 and 1996 respectively. Duncan had been on bail at the time of the murders in Idaho.
May 16 – Jeshma Raithatha, 17, A level student, raped and stabbed on a footpath near her home in Sudbury Hill, Greenford, NW London. Viktors Dembovskis, 42, Latvian living in Greenford, was jailed for life (whole life tariff) in March 2006 after being extradited from Livani in east Latvia in June.
May – Christopher Belle, pastry chef at L’Avion D’Alice in Marais, Paris – shot and dumped in woods at Creteil, near Paris. Xavier Philippe, 51, owner of the patisserie, was jailed for 30 years in July 2008. The trial heard he was killed after he found out about money missing from the till.
May 10 – Stefan “Poetz” Persaud, 16, from Thornton Heath, stabbed and beaten in Croydon, south London. David Ramsey, 17, his cousin Sean Ramsey, 18, and another cousin Tyrone Bailey, 17, were all jailed for life (14 years). A 16-year-old boy was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. Jerome Fantie, 19, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the victim was a member of the Take Them Out gang and the killers from the Til Death gang.
May 7 – Mary-Ann Leneghan, 16, stabbed in the neck in Prospect Park in Reading after being abducted. Her friend Milissa Palmer, 18, was shot but survived. Jamaille Morally, 21; Adrian Thomas, 19; Indrit Krasniqi, 18; Joshua Morally, 22; Michael Johnston, 18; and Llewellyn Adams, 23, all from south London, were all jailed for life in January 2006. Charges were dropped against Myron Hilaire, 18. The trial heard that Mary-Ann was killed in revenge after she allegedly helped a gang from Reading rob Thomas of a stash of drugs.
May 5 – James Fenton, 48, father of three, shot dead as he pulled outside his home in Charles Eaton Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire. Unsolved.
May 4 – Kerry Youngs, 24, inhaled smoke when fire started in a flat below hers in Harlow, Essex. Her boyfriend Kevin Chapple suffered brain damage but survived. A group of youths set the fire using petrol. Unsolved.
May 5 – Mark Byrne, 30, shot 3 times moments after being released from Mountjoy jail in Dublin on day release. Unsolved.
Apr 27 – Chamlong Allen, 48, had her throat cut in the garage of home in Notting Hill, West London. Her husband, Irvin Allen, 70, a former actor, was acquitted at the Old Bailey in 2006. Allen, who played villains in two James Bond movies, said he hoped police would find his wife’s killer.
April 23 – Mi Gao Huang Chen, 41, aka Michael, a Chinese shopkeeper, attacked by a gang of 20 in a shopping precinct in Scholes, Wigan. Hit with spade, metal pipes and a tree branch. He went into a coma and died on April 28. Anthony Dunleavy, 17, was jailed for life (10 years) for murder in Dec 2005. Joe Sankey, 16, and Jason Hughes, 16, was jailed for life (9 years). Jamie Stephens, 16, was jailed for life (8 years). The judge described them as “wild dogs”.
April 16 – Jackie Marshall, 57, cleaner, stabbed in front of customers (including a children’s birthday party) in McDonald’s restaurant, Chichester. Shane Freer, 20, former McD’s employee who suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, was convicted of manslaughter and detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Sep 2006. West Sussex Social Services offered counselling to eyewitnesses.
April 13 – Wayne Reid, 44, from Balsall Heath, an inmate at HMP Rye Hill, Warwickshire, stabbed in his cell. Ibrahim “Bushman” Musone, 40, from Cricklewood, was jailed for life (15 years) and Bisharak Chaudry, 25, from Slough, was jailed for life (14 years). Deedar Syed, from Peterborough, was jailed for 2 and a half years for assisting an offender.
April 8 – Emer O’Loughlin, 23 ,art student, died in a burnt out caravan in Tubber, County Clare, Ireland. The prime suspect John Griffin, 43, is still on the run after faking his death.
April – Andrew “Madser” Glennon – shot dead in Dublin. His brother Mark Glennon, 32, was shot in Blanchardstown, Dublin in September. They were killed by The Westies. Unsolved.
Apr 4 – Emma Caldwell, 27, prostitute and heroin addict, vanished from Glasgow’s red light district, strangled and dumped in woods near M74 in Biggar, Lanarkshire, 5 weeks later. Murder charges were dropped against Huseyin Cobnoglu, 55; Halil Kandil, 34; Mustafa Soylemez, 31; and Abubekir Oncu Ga, 31, in 2008. In 2009 Cobanoglu was jailed for 10 years for raping prostitutes. Unsolved.
April 4 – B Venukumar, 24, was beaten to death in a playground in Taman Ria Raya, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia. Gunasegar Pitchaymuthu, 35, Ramesh Jayakumar, 34, and his brother Sasivarnam Jayakumar, 37, were hanged for the murder in March 2016 despite protests from Amnesty International. The trio claimed during the trial that they were acting in self-defence after being attacked by a group that included the victim.
Apr – Francis Ottley, 54, gay former sailor, murdered in Spain. His boyfriend Stuart Martin, 29, a heroin addict from Brighton, was jailed for life (14 years) at Maidstone CC in July 2007.
Apr – Terry Dunleavy, 26, notorious drug dealer, shot in Croke Villas, Ballybough, Dublin. Unsolved.
April – Clinton Bailey, 21, shot in Coventry. His killers claim they are innocent.
Apr 10 – Charlotte Polius, 15, stabbed to death at a 16th birthday party in Ilford, E London. Beatriz Martins-Paes, 17, a British-born girl of Portuguese origin, was jailed for life in Feb 2006.
Mar – Anne Mendel, 84, stabbed at home in Golders Green, N London. Kemi Adeyola, 17, from Camden, was jailed for life in June 2006. Her sister Sade was jailed for perjury after giving a false alibi.
Mar 29 – Lomoki “Millie” Mkwananzi, 29, media studies graduate who became a prostitute after getting addicted to crack – strangled at basement flat in Boscombe, Dorset. Steven Smith, 24, a punter, was jailed for life (19 years) in Jan 2006.
Mar 29 – Khang Tho Nguyen, 42, stabbed in the neck at a house, used as a cannabis factory, in Alperton, NW London. £20,000 reward was offered in Nov 2005. Unsolved.
Mar 27 – Orville Davidson, 25, was shot through the heart in New Cross, south London, on the Easter Monday of March 27, 2005. The murder remains unsolved. It may have been done by Andrew Wanogho.
Mar 24 – Keith Philpott, 36, disabled – tied up, beaten, stabbed and disembowelled at his home in Billingham, Teesside. Sean Swindon, 24, was jailed for life (20 years) and Michael Peart, 22, from Stockton, was jailed for life (15 years) in Oct 2005. The trial heard Philpott was wrongly branded a pervert by local gossip.
Mar 21 – Shaun “Stunts” Stanislaus, 24, shot as he rode his motorbike in Janson Close, Harlesden, NW London. Jason Greene and another man were suspected of carrying out the shooting. Greene was shot dead in July 2006 in apparent revenge.
Mar 19 – Mark Watts, 44, from Basildon, drowned near Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock, Essex. Jonathan Lawson, 19, from Southend, was jailed for 13 months for manslaughter and Sidney Quirke, 17, was jailed for 1 year for manslaughter. Both were bullies who “happy slapped” Watts, who had a mental age of 10.
Mar 18 – Paul Arnold, 34, and Rikki Sheehan, 27, and her son Charlie – died in a fire in a flat above a Turkish restaurant in Chatham, Kent. Sam Benn, 21, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Curtis Bushell, 18, was considered not fit to plead due to mental health problems but had admitted manslaughter. He was detained in a mental hospital.
Mar 18 – Paul Cooper, 40, beaten to death at his flat in Heywood, Rochdale. His neighbour Neil Read, 22, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in Sep 2006 and sent to a mental hospital. The trial at Manchester CC heard Read was obsessed by the idea that he had been abused as a child and gossip began to circulate that Cooper was a paedophile.
Mar 17 – Desmond “Dessie” Noonan, 46, drug dealer and crack addict, stabbed near his home in Chorlton, Manchester. Derek McDuffus, 41, was jailed for life (15 years) in Oct 2005. Shajahan Cooke, 39, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice. He was attacked at HMP Strangeways by friends of Noonan. The trial heard that Dessie was linked to 25 murders and his brother Dominic was the subject of a TV documentary.
Mar 16 – Nahkene “Nookie” Charles, 20, student originally from St Lucia, stabbed at home in Walthamstow, E London. Steven Samuel, from Montserrat, was jailed for life (22 years) in Nov 2006. Greg Porter, 29, a drug dealer and police informer, was jailed for 2 years for his role. Dion Osbourne, 24, Alex Lindsay, 21, and Nathan Stephenson, 24, all from Enfield, were jailed for 12 months for burglary. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Samuel was probably after her boyfriend, Stanley Williams.
Mar 16 – Alison Lumsden, 53, stabbed at home in Altrincham, Cheshire. Her husband, Christopher Lumsden, 52, a lawyer, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for 5 years.
Mar 14 – Peter Houghton, 46, tortured and throat slashed in Bedfont, Middlesex, and forced to hand over his credit cards. Scott Smith, 24, went on trial for murder and theft in Nov 2005.
Mar 14 – Brian Messitt, 67, decapitated with an axe in Eton Avenue, Belsize Park, N London. Joseph Sheehan, 37, a paranoid schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor.
March 11 – Judge Rowland Barnes; Julie Brandau, a stenographer; Hoyt Teasley, a sheriff’s deputy, were shot in afederal courtroom in Atlanta, Georgia. Brian Nichols, 33, who was on trial for rape, overpowered a guard and took his gun. He pistol-whipped Don O’Briant of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and fled. He was arrested 24 hours later after killing US Customs agent David Wilhelm and holding a woman in Gwinnett County captive for 13 hours. In Nov 2008 he was jailed for life without parole and given 485 years on top of that.
Mar 4 – Bruno “Tiger” Hrela, 33, former boxer, bodyguard and drugs courier, shot in the head in Cedar Avenue, Enfield, north London. Two men were involved. Contract killing. Unsolved.
Feb 28 – Vladimir Derbakovs, 41, Latvian immigrant, kidnapped and assaulted in Hull. The body was found in North Cliffe Woods, East Yorkshire. Oleg Saldugejs, 24, Latvian from Ireland, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Ali Ibragimovs, 25, a Latvian from Preston, was jailed for 3 and a half years for disposing of the body. Andrejs Cipans, 21, was jailed for 4 and a half years and Igor Fjodorovs, 48, was jailed for 2 and a half years.
Feb – Augustine Maduemezia, 72, battered around the head at his home in Miles Platting, Manchester. David Flynn, and John Crilley were both jailed for life (for 25 and 20 years respectively). They were drug addicts and burglars. The victim was a chief in his native Nigeria and came to the UK in 1970s.
Feb 28 – Kylee Dibble, 18, found in her burnt out flat in Barton Hill, Bristol. Nicky Robinson, 23, a crack addict, was jailed for life (16 years) in Nov 2008 after a retrial. The trial heard he was in a casual relationship with her and killed her after stealing money to buy drugs.
Feb 28 – Edouard Stern, 50, French banker, found shot in his penthouse apartment in Geneva, Switzerland while wearing a latex suit. Cecile Brossard, a prostitute specialising in S&M, was jailed for 8 and a half years after a trial in June 2009. The trial heard they had a row over $1m he owed her. He had lost a lot of money investing in eastern Europe.
Feb 28 – Michael Lefkow, 64, lawyer, and Donna Humphrey, 89, shot in the head and dumped in the basement of his home in suburbs of Chicago. Bart Ross, an electrician and cancer survivor, shot himself dead a few days later after being stopped by police in Wisconsin. He had a grudge against Judge Joan Lefkow, who had ruled against him. The victims were her husband and mother.
Feb 27 – Lisa Dorrian, 25, cocaine user from Bangor, Northern Ireland, vanished from a caravan park at Ballyhalbert, County Down. Her body has never been found. Mark Smyth, 27, a drug dealer, was identified by local graffiti as the killer but he was never charged and has always denied any involvement. Police searched a boat he owned on Strangford Lough. Unsolved.
Feb 27 – Jessica Lunsford, 9, kidnapped, raped, held in a closet and then buried alive in Homosassa, Florida. John Couey, 47, a convicted sex offender, was sentenced to death in August 2007. Couey died of anal cancer in 2009 while on Death Row.
Feb 26 – Susan Third, 21, prostitute, strangled in the street in Aberdeen after she offered him sexual favours. The body was later dumped in a field at Catterline, near Stonehaven. Joe Harrison, 28, a farm worker from Brechin, was detained in Carstairs Hospital but in April 2006 he was jailed for 6 years. Susan’s parents campaigned for prostitution to be legalised, saying she would have been alive if it was. Harrison talked about hearing alien voices and believed he was just an observer on earth. He was also said to be a heavy user of amphetamine and ecstasy.
Feb 25 – Nicole Batten, 34, stabbed, and her daughter Ukleigha Batten-Froggatt, 6, strangled at home on the Somers Town estate in central London. Her former boyfriend Mark Nicholas, 30, a drug addict, was jailed for life in Dec 2005 after pleading guilty. Nicole had tried to end the affair. Her child was on Camden Council’s child protection register.
Feb 25 – Scott Marshall, 45, hit over the head at his flat in Kingsdown, Bristol. James Long, 27, from Clifton, was jailed for life (17 years) in Feb 2006. The trial heard that Marshall’s 2 year old son Abraham was left alone in the flat with his father’s body.
Feb 24 – Rosemarie Essa, 38, crashed her car into an oncoming vehicle near Akron, Ohio, after taking a cyanide-laced capsule. Her husband Yazeed Essa, 36, an emergency room doctor and Palestinian-American from Detroit, fled to Cyprus and Lebanon but was extradited and in 2010 he was jailed for life without possibility of parole.
Feb 22 – Gurjit Dhaliwal, 45, found hanged in an outhouse at home in Southall, W London. Her abusive husband Harcharan Dhaliwal, 46, was charged with manslaughter but the charge was thrown out by a judge in March 2006. The Court of Appeal later ruled that he could not be held criminally liable even if he virtually “drove her to suicide”. Iain Duncan Smith MP tried to introduce a bill to make it an offence but the law was never brought in.
Feb 20 – Justin Bernier, 20, stabbed at his flat in Clapham, S London. Bernier had learning disabilities since an accident at the age of 10. Unsolved.
Feb 20 – Iris Jones, 79, and her adopted daughter Mandy Joseph, 34, killed at home in Hockliffe, near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Anita Mansfield, 36, was jailed for life (30 years) and Michael Millcroft, 46, was jailed for life (25 years). A boy, 15, from Beccles, Suffolk, was acquitted at the same trial in Luton CC in Nov 2005.
Feb – Katie Baxter, 18, and Zoe Pennick, 26, homeless women – strangled in a disused warehouse in Sneinton, Nottingham. Another woman, Ellen Frith, 25, died in a fire in a flat in Nottingham in Jan 2005. Mark Martin, 25, was jailed for life in Feb 2006 and given a whole life tariff. Dean Carr, 30, was jailed for life (14 years). John “Cockney John” Ashley, 34, was jailed for life (25 years) in Feb 2006. Paul Ellis, 31, was acquitted. All four men were homeless and Martin said he “wanted to be Nottingham’s first serial killer”.
Feb 14 – Rashawn Brazell, 19, a medical student, went missing in New York. His dismembered remains were found in bags along the tracks in Bushwick area of Brooklyn three days later. He was gay and may have been killed in a homophobic attack. He had also been kept for a few days and tortured.
Feb 12 – Shah Afruj Ali, 40, from Bow, east London, stabbed and body sent on fire and dumped in Epping Forest, Essex. His lover Joygun Nessa, 27, was jailed for life (13 years). Her brother Azhor Khan, 18, was jailed for life (11 years).
Feb 12 – Joanne Nelson, 22, Job Centre worker, vanished after a picnic near Hull. Her body was found in March in woods near Malton, North Yorkshire. Her boyfriend, Paul Dyson, 30, was jailed for life (16 years) in Nov 2005. He had claimed he last saw her on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14).
Feb 8 – Wanda Wright, 39, a housekeeper – beaten, strangled and had bleach poured down her throat and mouth in Titusville, Florida. Margaret Allen, 54, was sentenced to death in 2010. The trial heard that Allen accused Wright – who worked for her – of stealing $2,000 from her handbag. Wright was buried in a shallow grave near Mims, Florida. Allen’s boyfriend, James Martin, and son, Quintin Allen, 18, were also convicted for their parts in Wanda’s murder.
Feb 8 – Geetha Angara, 43, chemist and mother of two, found at the bottom of a water tank in Passaic Valley Water Commission plant in Totowa, New Jersey. One of her 50 workmates must have killed her. Unsolved.
Feb 3 – Walfredo Banta, 34, ship’s captain, stabbed on board the 100,000-tone oil tanker Overseas Josefa Camejo off Brixham, Devon. Bruce Arcano, 20, a Filipino seaman, then jumped into the sea and was never seen again. Body not washed up. The ship was en route from Venezuela to Sweden.
Jan 30 – Robert McCartney, 33, father of two from Short Strand, stabbed outside Magennis’s bar in Belfast. Terence Davison, 49, was acquitted of murder in 2008 and James McCormick, 36, was acquitted of affray. The trial heard that Davison was an IRA men who sought revenge on McCartney after he beat one of them up. The case became a major political cause celebre and was a major embarrassment for Sinn Fein. The McCartney family had previously been Sinn Fein supporters.
Jan 20 – Min An Lin, 42, Chinese carpenter, battered over the head outside a block of flats in Pencraig Way, Peckham, S London. He died in hospital on Feb 8. Unsolved.
Jan 19 – Megan LeAnn Holden, 19, Wal-Mart clerk, abducted after a late shift from outside store in Tyler, Texas, shot and body fumped in a ditch 380 miles away near Midland in west Texas. Johnny Lee Williams, 24, a former US Marine in Iraq, was jailed for life (160 years minimum) after doing a deal to avoid the death penalty. He also robbed a 7/11 store in Odessa, Texas on 20 January and tried to rob an RV park in Arizona. He was shot and injured during that robbery.
Jan 25 – Mark Evans, 48, drummer with a band called Warrior Soul, stabbed in a flat in Thamesmead. He was set on fire and dumped in a wheelie bin in a car park in Ilford, E London. Anthony Aldis, 38; Steven Fullerton, 28; and Leanne Terry, 26, were charged with murder but charges were dropped. In Aug 2008 Carl Wheal, 36, and his brother Gary Wheal, 27, were jailed for life (15 years). Robert Randall was acquitted. The trial heard the group had been drinking together and Randall claimed a gold chain had been stolen. The brothers started to accuse Evans and stabbed him.
Jan 22 – Jennifer Kiely, 35, originally from south London, raped and stabbed 16 times. Her body was found in a seaside shelter in Holywell, near Eastbourne, Sussex. She had moved to Eastbourne from London 6 years before and was homeless. She had three children by a former partner. The case featured on Crimewatch UK. £10,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
Jan 21 – Luke Rees-Pulley, 30, bus driver, stabbed 80 times at Heron House in Hampton Wick, SW London. Mark Turner, 25, was jailed for life (13 years) in Feb 2006. The trial heard Rees-Pulley was gay and Turner, who had just come out of jail, stole his mobile phone and then phoned his mother on it.
Jan 18 – Eugen Breahna, 26, Romanian, suffered a fractured skull after being attacked while he waited in an ambulance near Bounds Green tube station in north London. Narcis Danila, 22; Zak Mayanja, 18; Christian Sakyi, 24; and Gabriel Alecu, 29, were all jailed for life. Alecu’s tariff was 21 years. The others got 16 years. George Behian, 27, and Bob Tambue, 21, were both acquitted. The Old Bailey trial was told it was a fight between Romanian gangs but one of the gangs had hired non-Romanians.
Jan 16 – Stacey Lloyd, 31, drug dealer, from Whitefield, shot in the head and found in a burnt out Subaru in Unsworth, near Bury, Manchester. In Jan 2006 Graham Redford, 42, a former private detective, from Walkden, was jailed for life (30 years). Clive Heaton, 45, was acquitted. The trial at Manchester CC heard Lloyd had lost thousands of pounds at a casino but had come to collect a £6,000 debt from Redford, who was a police informant.
Jan 16 – Christopher Sturman, 33, died of an overdose of heroin at a house in Luton. His body was found in Pasture Lane, Breachwood Green, near Luton airport. Paul Ronan, 37, and Louise Rouse, 39, both admitted failing to dispose of a body. Ronan was sentenced to 18 months and Rouse to 15 months imprisonment.
Jan 14 – Adam Krol, 21, a Pole, and his uncle Ryszard Kraszewski, 44, killed with a machete in the street in Bedford. Gabriel Boakye-Dankwa, 25, a Ghanaian who lived in the same house as them, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Another housemate, Hugo Barrolho, 28, a former soldier from Portugal, survived. He later moved back to Portugal.
Jan 14 – Rudolph Moshammer, 60, gay fashion designer, strangled with telephone flex at his £1m home in Grunwald, Munich. Herisch Ali Abdullah, 25, an Iraqi rent boy, was jailed for life in Oct 2005. The trial heard they rowed over money due for sex. Moshammer, who was very famous in Germany, left his house to his dog Daisy.
Jan 13 – Jahmall Moore, 24, shot dead in Willesden. Roberto Parchment, 23, from Harlesden; Romain Whyte, 24; andDarren Mathurin, 26, were all jailed for life. They were also convicted of murdering Leon Labastide, 21, in Harlesden. Gavin Grant, 23, a former Millwall footballer, and Sean Bennett, 37, were both acquitted. Whyte was later cleared on appeal. In 2010 Grant was jailed for life (25 years) along with Gareth Downie, 25, and Damian Williams, 32. It emerged during their trials that Mathurin was a supergrass. In May 2009, 28-year-old Shakah Anderson was acquitted after an Old Bailey jury rejected Mathurin’s evidence.
Jan 5 – Tina Stevenson, 31, pregnant mother of 5, stabbed in Wellstead Street, Hull. Her unborn twins also died. Benjamin Holiday, 23, a paranoid schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in a mental health unit.
Jan 1 – Sally Geeson, 22, originally from Southend, disappeared after a night out in Cambridge. Her naked body was found near American Military Cemetery in Madingley. Lance Corporal David Atkinson, 31, a Scot, serving with 23 Engineers based at Waterbeach Barracks, died on Jan 9th after setting himself on fire and jumping out of a hotel room.
Jan 1 – Lucian Mitrache, 22, Romanian, battered to death in Roslyn Road, Tottenham. Catalin Mustata, 24, was charged with murder.
Dec – Aivaras Danilevicius, 30, a Lithuanian, was killed in late 2004 but his body was dumped in a field in Warfield, near Bracknell, Berkshire between 2008 and 2013. The body was discovered in July 2015. Mr Danilevicius was identified through a DNA match It is thought Mr Danilevicius came to the UK in 1996, and spent most of his time in the London area. Investigators believe the man, who had strong links to London’s gay scene, was killed in late 2004 and his remains were dumped in the ditch in Hawthorn Lane some years later.
Dec 31 – Solomon Martin, 24, shot as he sat in a car in Pilgrim Hill, Thornton Heath, south London. He was the son of Blacker Dread, a respected Rastafarian reggae producer, aka Steve Martin. Unsolved.
Dec 29 – Amy Williams, 14, heavily pregnant schoolgirl, raped and strangled with shoelaces in the grounds of St Michael’s Church in Madeley, near Telford, Shropshire. Phillip Powell, 43, from Sutton Hill, Shropshire, admitted murder and jailed for life (30 years). The trial at Stafford CC in May 2005 heard the body was found by an old man visiting a grave. Powell said he was “motivated by sexual desire” and suffered from “acute adjustment disorder”. He was caught by DNA.
Dec 27 – Susan Rondel, 48, originally from Wrexham, shot in Audley, Staffordshire. Michael Stockton, 44, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter (provocation) in Aug 2006. The trial at Birmingham CC heard he shot her after she started a fire which killed his racing pigeons.
Dec 25 – Liban Hussein Ibrahim, 40, stabbed during a brawl in Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W London. Shirwa Abdi Sayed Haashi, 19; Abdi Sheikh Guled, 23; and Farhan Sheikh Farah, 22, were charged with murder.
Dec 25 – Xhevahi Demaj, 30, Albanian businessman, stabbed at The Decorum banqueting hall in Wood Green, N London at a travel firm’s party. Robert Lindadi, 21, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter at Greenwich CC in Aug 2005.
Dec 23 – Ernie Meads, 58, stabbed during a rampage around Edmonton and Haringey, N London. Five other people survived being stabbed. Ismail Dogan, 29, a mentally ill man of Turkish origin, was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital in Oct 2006.
Dec 21 – Courtney Davies, 53, criminal from Cardiff – stabbed and body dumped in rolled-up carpet near Staunton, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and set on fire. Malcolm Martin, 32, who was deaf, from Cardiff, was charged but charges were dropped in July 2006 due to mistakes by police. Davies had been jailed for 15 years in 1986 for a violent robbery. Unsolved.
Dec 21 – Mahmut Fahri, 59, Turkish Cypriot shopkeeper – stabbed in his shop in Wood Green, N London. Davinder Minhas Singh, 43, from East Ham, was jailed for life (30 years). Abdul Qadeer, 25, has been jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey in Oct 2005 heard that he was stabbed when he tried to stop them stealing bottles from his shop. Both will be deported to India after they serve their sentences.
Dec 17 – Benjamin Durao, 35, from Angola, stabbed on the Myatts Field estate in Brixton. Marcus Gabadan, 16, was jailed for life (10 years). Another juvenile was convicted of blackmail. The trial heard how Durao’s son, Carlos Barresto, was being bullied by Gabadan and the other boy.
Dec 16 – Bobbie Jo Stinnett, 23, heavily pregnant, strangled at home in Skidmore, Missouri. Her baby, Victoria Jo, was cut from her womb. Lisa Montgomery, 36, was sentenced to death in Oct 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. The trial heard Montgomery, from Melvern, Kansas, befriended Stinnett through internet chatrooms and killed her to take her foetus, which she then passed off as her own baby. She had two teenage children but craved a child after suffering a miscarriage.
Dec 12 – Joseph O’Hara, 39, stabbed in St Albans Crescent, Haringey, N London. Memduh Cimen, 26, an unemployed schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital in July 2005. O’Hara was his girlfriend’s uncle and Cimen was deluded enough to believe he was having an affair with her.
Dec 9 – Darrelll “Dimebag” Abbott, 38, heavy metal guitarist (formerly with Pantera) shot 5 times on stage at a gig by his new band Damageplan at the Alrosa Club in Columbus, Ohio. Three others in the crowd were also shot. Nathan Gale, 25, an obsessive fan of Pantera who blamed Abbott for the split, was responsible and was shot dead by police.
Dec 9 – Sheila Taylor, 34, vanished from her home in Oadby, Leicestershire. The body was found in Highfields, Leicester, near her Audi A4 car. Her husband Narendra Tailor, 39, an optician, was jailed for life (27 years). His lover, Manjinder Binning, 34, a receptionist, was jailed for life (16 years). At the trial in Oct 2005 Tailor claimed she had been killed by drug dealers.
Dec 6 – Milroy Clarke, 70, and his wife Joan, 56, stabbed at home in Melksham, Wiltshire. Their son Michael Clarke, 21, was jailed for life in Feb 2006.
Nov – Nelvaughn Brade, murdered in Birmingham and put in a mincer before being dumped at a landfill site in Norfolk. Steve Parton, 40, was jailed for life (18 years) and Karen Morris, 23, jailed for life (15 years).
Nov – Yasmin Ali Geele, 32, shot at her apartment in Minneapolis. Ismail Mohammed Ali, 20, pleaded guilty to 2nddegree murder and was jailed for 13 years. Abdisalam Abdinassir Hussain, 28, was jailed for 72 months for assisting an offender. Fuad Mohamed Dhuuh, 22, was jailed for 48 months. Adbisalam London Roble, 19, was jailed for 30 months. Abdisalam Mohamed Abdi, 22, was acquitted. The trial heard it was the first ever murder in the US ascribed to a feud involving the qat trade among Somalis.
Nov 30 – David Sandham, 15, died in a fight at Broadoak High School in Partington, Manchester. Two boys, 14, were charged with murder but case dropped after it emerged that David had a heart condition.
Nov 29 – John Monckton, 49, millionaire City financier, stabbed at his home in Chelsea during a robbery. His wife Homeyra, 45, survived after surgery. Their daughter Isobel, 9, rang 999. Damien Hanson, 24, was jailed for life (36 years) for murder in Dec 2005. Elliott White, 23, from Shepherds Bush, was jailed for 18 years for manslaughter. Hanson had been released from prison 3 months before.
Nov 27 – Valerie Page, 51, voluntary worker – bludgeoned to death with a 1.5lb paperweight in bedroom of home in Winchester. Her husband David Page, 45, was jailed for life (22 years) in April 2005 after pleading guilty to murder. The trial heard how he planned the attack to prevent her finding out about £500,000 of debts he had run up. Her son Daniel, 19, lived at the house for 4 days, unaware her body was in the bedroom.
Nov 1 – Geraldine Giraud, 36, and her lesbian lover Katia Lherbier, 32, killed at their home in La Postolle, Burgundy. The bodies were then dumped in a storm drain, where they were discovered on Dec 9. Jean-Pierre Treiber, 41, a forestry worker, was charged with murder but hanged himself while awaiting trial. Katia’s singing teacher and ex-lover Marie-Christine Van Kempen, 51, was suspected but never charged.
Nov 29 – Alistair Wilson, 30, bank manager – shot on the doorstep of his home in Nairn, near Inverness, Scotland. Unsolved.
Nov 20 – Ishfaq Ahmed, 24, doorman – shot outside Premonitions nightclub in Birmingham. Dean Smith, 20, of Erdington, William Carter, 29, of Handsworth, Carl Spencer, 37, of Winson Green, and Michael Christie, 33, of Edgbaston – allegedly all part of the Johnson Crew – along with Leonard Wilkins, 35, of Small Heath, and Jemal Parchment, 22, of Aston, were found guilty of murder and jailed for life.They were also convicted of attempting to murder three of Mr Ahmed’s colleagues – Dennis Killeen, Gary Hincion and David Nwolisa – who were also shot and wounded.
Nov 8 – Horace Barnett, 45, beaten and shot in West Norwood, S London. Alex Okuwa, 32, was jailed for life (24 years). Ono Afiotor, 34, and Bemi Gbemebitse, 38, were both acquitted.
Nov 19 – Gelsomina Verde, 22, her burned body was found in a car in Secondigliano, Naples, during a war between Camorra gangs. Ugo De Lucia, 27, was jailed for life in 2008. He had been arrested in Poprad, Slovakia. Another Camorra man turned pentiti, Pietro Esposito, was jailed for 7 years for his role. It is thought the shooting was ordered byCosimo Di Lauro because Verde was the girlfriend of Di Lauro secessionist Vincenzo Notturno.
Nov – Arash Ghorbani-Zarin, 19, an Iranian Muslim student, stabbed 46 times in Oxford. Her stepfather Chomer Ali, 44, was jailed for life in Nov 2005. His sons, Mohammed Mujibur Rahman, 19, and Mamnoor Rahman, 16, were also jailed for life. He ordered them to kill her after she began a relationship with Manna Begum, 20.
Nov 9 – Beverley McEwan, 42, stabbed at a house in Northwick Road, Wembley, NW London. Her son Junior Oden-Gordon, 6, was also stabbed. Her daughter, Donna Smart, 15, was strangled. Her partner, the children’s stepfather, Veadon McEwan, 50, was jailed for life (36 years) in 2006.
Nov 6 – Colin Scarlett, 24, shot dead in Tooting, S London. Carl Morgan, 24, was jailed for life (30 years). Dwayne “Megaman” Vincent, 26, from the So Solid Crew, was acquitted after a retrial. The trial in Oct 2005 heard Scarlett had beaten up Morgan in front of his former girlfriend.
Nov 6 – Anthony Ashley-Cooper aka the Earl of Shaftesbury, 67, vanished from the Noga Hilton Hotel in Cannes, France. Mohammed M’Barek, 41, was jailed for 25 years for the murder in 2007. His sister, Jamila M’Barek, was also jailed for 25 years. She was the Earl’s third wife and much younger than him. The motive was money and stemmed from his plans to divorce her (he was having an affair with a “Moroccan prostitute”). Both defendants were of Tunisian-French origin.
Nov 2 – Theo Van Gogh, 47, film-maker and artist (and great grand nephew of Van Gogh) – shot and stabbed as he cycled through Amsterdam. Mohamed Bouyeri, 26, a Dutch-Moroccan Muslim, was jailed for life in July 2005. The trial heard Van Gogh had made a film called Submission, about violence in Muslim marriages, which enraged Bouyeri. He was a member of a Dutch terrorist network called the Hofstad Network.
Nov 7 – Christopher Yeates, 30, computer studies student, kicked to death in the car park of University of East London in Barking. Imran Maqsood, 21; Zahid Bashir, 23; and Sajid Zulfiqar, 25, were all jailed for life (15 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard the killers had shamed their family because they had been drinking alcohol. Sajid Zulfiqar was overheard saying they had killed a white man but the judge said it was not a racist crime.
Oct 31 – Cherita Gates, 53, run over by a stolen lorry at her home, Smith’s Farm, in Northolt, NW London. Stewart Dimech, 41, of Luton, Beds, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. Lawrence Cawley, 33, was jailed for 3 years for conspiracy to steal. James McDonagh, 25, and John Cawley, 32, were both acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the gang were lorry thieves and Mrs Gates tried to stop them getting away. Her husband, Roger Gates, survived unhurt.
Oct 30 – David Morley, 36, gay barman from Chiswick (who survived the 1999 Soho gay pub nail bombing) – kicked and beaten to death on the South Bank, near Hungerford Bridge, central London. Darren Case, 18, Reece Sargeant, 20, and David Blenman, 17, were jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Chelsea O’Mahoney, 14, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Barry Lee, 19, and a boy, aged 16, were acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey in Oct 2005 heard they“happy slapped” six other people during a 15 minute spell, recording the footage on Chelsea’s mobile phone.
Oct 20 – Robert Symons, 45, teacher, stabbed at his home in Airedale Avenue, Chiswick in the middle of the night when he confronted a burglar. Yousef Bouhaddaou, 26, from Notting Hill, was jailed for life (26 years) in March 2006.
Oct 16 – Samira Ullah, 3 months old – shaken to death in Kilburn, NW London. Her father Sitab Ullah, 26, was jailed for life. Her mother Salma Begum was jailed for 29 months for neglect.
Oct 12 – Samon Mohammed, 30, Kurdish, stabbed in Plumstead, SE London. Unsolved.
Oct 11 – Boa Hua Liang, 25, stabbed in an alley in Chinatown, Manchester. Yi Fu Chang, 32, a Chinese national was arrested in Llanelli, and charged with murder.
Oct 9 – Danielle Beccan, 14, from St Ann’s, shot in a drive-by shooting as she walked home from the Goose Fair inNottingham with a group of friends. Junior Andrews, 23, and Mark Ontonio Kelly, 20, were both jailed for life (32 years) in Oct 2005. The trial heard that they were both members of the Waterfront Gang (WFG) from The Meadows, Nottingham, who had a running feud with gang from St Ann’s. It was a random attack and Danielle was not the target.
Oct 4 – Rachel O’Reilly, 30, mother of 2, beaten to death at home in Baldarragh, The Naul, Ireland. Her husband Joe O’Reilly, 35, was jailed for life in July 2007.
Oct 2 – Kelly Sinnott, 24, vanished in Kings Square estate in Hoxton, E London. Her body was later found near the A5 in Hertfordshire. Jermaine Flavius, 22, a pimp, from Islington, was jailed for life in Dec 2005.
October 2 – Rufus Edwards, 34, gangster, and Mark Warmington, 39, doorman, shot dead in Spotlight nightclub in Croydon. A third man, Michael Edward, 34, survived after a liver transplant. Michael Nettleford, 30; Marcus Anderson, 28; Darren Little, 30; Derrick Mason, 34; Michael Lindo, 25; Craig Hughes, 29; Cleveland Fenderson, 27; Winston Minott, 25; and Darren Valentine, 20, were all acquitted. Conspiracy to murder charges were also dropped against Keyinde Patterson, who was later suspected of being one of the Securitas robbers. Later that same night a gang drove to Bristol and shot at Curtis Brooks and Andrew Joseph. They missed and seriously injured Donna Small and Asha Jama, who were travellingly unwittingly in Brooks’ car.
Sep 29 – Radhakrishna Chepooru, 27, from Northampon, stabbed and left burning in a ditch in Aldenham, near Watford. The killer, 25, fled to Hyderabad, India and has never been extradited.
Sep 21 – June Crocker, 40, mother of three – vanished from her home in Plymouth. Her body was found – in Jan 2006 – in woods near Plymouth. Her boyfriend Michael Woodman, 44, a heroin user, was jailed for life (15 years) in Nov 2006. He had never reported her missing.
Sep 19 – Lamont Silcott, 20, shot as he sat in a car in Bow, E London. Joseph Ashman, 21, from Forest Gate, was jailed for life (25 years) in Aug 2005. He had only just been released after serving 28 months of a 6-year sentence for killing a shopkeeper.
Sep 18 – Daniel Blackett, 36, millionaire property developer with crime links, shot at 8pm in the garden of his mansion in Thorpe Green, near Virginia Water, Surrey. His girlfriend, Nicola Jackson, 28, was inside the house with his daughter, 4, and son, 11. Blackett owned a firm called Blackjack Properties. It is thought to be a contract killing. Unsolved.
Sep 16 – Robert Levy, 16, stabbed in Reading Lane, Hackney, E London. A boy, aged 15, was detained under HM Pleasure (9 years minimum) in April 2005. He was never named for legal reasons. Levy had passed 10 GCSEs a month before.
Sep 15 – Marie Harding, 73, who worked in the ticket office at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, had her throat cut at home in Highdown, Brighton. Daniel Gonzalez, 24, from Woking, was jailed for life (natural life) in March 2006. He was also convicted of murdering Dr Derek Robinson, retired paediatrician, and his wife Jean, at their home in Highgate, N London on Sep 17, and also Kevin Molloy, 46, a pub landlord, whose throat was cut in Tottenham. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Gonzalez told friends “he wanted to be a serial killer (like Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare On Elm Street films).” He also tried to kill Peter King, 61, in Portsmouth, on Sep 15.
Sep 13 – Patrick Devine, 50, sheep farmer, shot at his farm in Claudy, County Londonderry. It is thought that people linked to the INLA were responsible. Unsolved.
Sep 9 – Lyndsey Bourne, 28, prostitute and drug addict originally from Selby, killed and dismembered. Her severed leg was found in woods at Woodhouse Ridge, Meanwood, Leeds on Oct 8. Stuart Burns, 30, a painter and decorator from Leeds, was jailed for life (19 years) in Oct 2005. He picked her up in Sovereign Street red light district after a night of drinking.
Sep 9 – Adam Lloyd, 25, from Northampton, shot, and his girlfriend Vanessa Arscott, 24, from Ashburton, Devon, was dragged to her death by a car in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Somchai Wisetsingha, an off-duty police sergeant who owned the restaurant they were in, was jailed for life in May 2005.
Sep 5 – Brian Blackwell, 72, a retired accountant, and his wife Jackie, 61, shot at home in Melling, Merseyside. Their son Brian Blackwell, 18, an A level student who wanted to become a doctor, was jailed for life in June 2005. The trial at Liverpool CC heard that he suffered from a “narcissistic personality disorder” and was a borderline genius.
Sep 4 – Narel Sharpe, 20, soldier on leave from Iraq, shot in Smethwick, West Midlands during a mugging (he was wearing a £400 necklace). Levi Walker, 25, was jailed for life (30 years) and his girlfriend, Chervaun Whitehouse, 20, was jailed for 9 months for perverting the course of justice. Sharpe’s best friend Daniel Bogle was killed by the Burger Bar Boys.
Sep 4 – Natasha Derby, 23, shot on the dancefloor of a party at multi-cultural centre in High Wycombe, Bucks. Dwane Houghton, 29, from Reading, was acquitted of murder. His fingerprint had been found on the cartridge of the bullet.
Sep 2 – Terezia Sternberg Erova, 25, Slovak au pair, stabbed in the street in Trinity area of Salford. Nasir Ali Alsenaidi, 21, a paranoid schizophrenic originally from Oman, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. He also stabbed Kathy Moore, 50, a motorist who stopped to help. She surived.
Sep 2 – Denis Finnegan, 50, from Putney, stabbed while cycling in Richmond Park, SW London. John Barrett, 41, a mental patient from Putney, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Broadmoor. He picked his victim at random.
Aug 30 (Bank Holiday Monday) – Lee “Gansta” Subaran, 27, from Mill Hill, shot in Hazel Road, Notting Hill, at an unofficial carnival party. Tafari Dacas, 29; Leon Roberts, 24; and Shane Taylor, 26, were all jailed for life (30 years) in July 2005. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they were members of the Mus Love Crew who were bullying a friend of Subaran. He stood up to them and was shot.
Aug 21 – Tom Brown, 27, BBC library assistant, stabbed as he walked home in Southgate, north London. Thought to have been a “random” attack. Unsolved.
Aug 19 – Katie Wills, 20, stabbed in Eltham, SE London. Alison Collella, 35, was charged with her murder.
Aug 16 – Three sons of Chandrashekhar Prasad, a politician, were abducted from their house in Siwan, Bihar state, India. They were taken to Pratappur village where two of them, Girish and Satish, were killed by pouring acid over them. The third son, Rajeev Bhushan, managed to escape and was the sole eye witness in the case but was gunned down in 2014. The bodies of the two brothers were never recovered. Rajkumar Sah, Sheikh Aslam and Arif Hussain were convicted of murder and jailed for life. In 2015 former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was jailed for life imprisonment after he was found guilty for the abduction and murder. Shahbuddin was in jail at the time of the murder. Hena Shahab, Shahabuddin’s wife went on to suggest a political vendetta against her husband.
Aug 14 – Colin Treharne, 21, died of head injuries after being attacked at a fairground at the Bristol Balloon Festival in Ashton Court. John Skinner, 19, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. The victim’s family were very angry with the lenient sentence.
Aug 12 – Sayed Najebullah Abbas, 19, Afghan computer student from Acton, stabbed by a gang in Hounslow West tube station, W London. Hassan Hassan, 18, from Norman Crescent, Hounslow, was jailed for life. Oluwasey Ogusanya, 19; and two juveniles were acquitted. Mustafa Said Ibrahim, 18; Sherif Elgazzaz, 18, and Mohammed Omar Ali, 18, were all convicted of violent disorder and jailed for 3 years. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was killed after a row about playing football “on their territory” – Beaversfield Park.
Aug 11 – Stephanie DeMulder, 18, abducted and beaten with a baseball bat before being dumped in Mechelen, near Antwerp, Belgium. Maura Van Lommel and her son Andy Hermans, 23, were both jailed for life in Sep 2006. The trial heard Stephanie texted her father Gilbert while in the boot of their car. Sadly he didn’t see the text message until the next day. Van Lommel was Gilbert’s live-in lover and she was jealous of his relationship with his daughter.
Aug – Bernard Hegarty, 29, architect, stabbed during his lunch break in Bethnal Green, E London. Chris Olokun, 31, a drug addict, was jailed for life in Oct 2005.
Aug 8 – John Stirland, 55, and his wife Joan, 51 – shot at their home on the Radio St Peters estate in Trusthorpe, near Mabelthorpe, Lincolnshire. Colin Gunn, 37; John Russell, 29; and Michael McNee, 20, were all jailed for life at Birmingham CC in March 2006. Gunn’s tariff was 35 years, Russell got 30 and McNee 25. Kevin Holm, 37; Shane Bird, 37; Andrew McKinnon, 21; Lanelle Douglas, 19; and David Gunn, 38, were acquitted but David Gunn was jailed for 8 years for drug offences. The trial heard that the Stirlands were killed in revenge after Mrs Stirland’s son, Michael O’Brien, murdered Marvyn Bradshaw in Nottingham in Aug 2003. Colin Gunn’s nephew, Jamie Gunn, died of pneumonia on 2 Aug 04. He had been injured in the shooting and never recovered. The Stirlands had requested police protection because the Gunns were a notorious criminal family who ran the Bestwood area of Nottingham.
Aug 5 – Hicham Mandari, 32, a former aide to the Moroccan royal family – shot dead in a car park between Fuengirola and Mijas, Spain. He was threatening to expose King Mohammed VI. Mandari was wanted for counterfeiting money in France. Unsolved.
July 30 – Chanel Taylor, 23, shot at her home in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire by her “bossy” father Terry Rodgers, 55, after a blazing row. Body was found by her husband Lee, who she married seven weeks before. Rodgers was arrested two weeks later after being found hiding in Annesley woods. Rodgers died in Feb 2006 while on hunger strike awaiting trial for murder.
July 26 – Davontae Williams, 9, died after being restrained and repeatedly beaten with a golf club at an apartment in Arlington, near Dallas, Texas. He died of malnutrition with pneumonia. He weighed less than 36 pounds (16.3 kg). His mother’s lesbian lover Lisa Coleman, was executed in October 2014. Her defence team argued that the death was accidental and she had endured a deeply troubled upbringing, including suffering physical and sexual assaults, which left her with psychological scars and little sense of how to behave appropriately towards a child in her care. Texas child protective services investigated the couple on several occasions but eventually lost track of them. Davontae’s mother Marcella Williams gave evidence against her and was later tried, took a plea deal and was given a life sentence. She will be eligible for parole in 2044.
Jul 23 – Paiche Unyolo Onyemachi, 25, decapitated and dumped in water near Piltown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Her husband Chika has since gone missing. She was the daughter of Malawian justice minister Leonard Unyolo. Unsolved.
July 9 – Leigh Matthews, 21, university student, killed in Johannesburg. Donovan Moodley, 24, another student, was jailed for life in July 2005 after pleading guilty.
Jul – Terry Hurst, 17, hacked to death with agricultural scythes at Broomhead reservoir, near Sheffield. John Sawdon, 17, and Jermaine James, 17, were jailed for life (15 years) and Rebecca Peeters, 16, was jailed for life (13 years).
July 4 – Issiaka “Easy” Salawu, 24, doorman, stabbed outside The Elgin pub in Notting Hill, W London. Rachid Reguibi, 23, was charged with murder.
July 3 – Eric Akinniranye, 25, shot dead after his motorbike was rammed by a Mercedes 4×4 in Camberwell, south London. Paul Simpson, 41, was charged with murder but the case was discontinued at the Old Bailey in Jan 2005. The victim was on weekend leave from HMP Coldingley, where he was serving 10 years for firearms offences. Unsolved.
June – Robert Bogle, 25, stabbed to death in Farcet, Cambridgeshire. Paul Glen, 33, a hitman, of Fleetwood, Lancs, was jailed for life in 2005 and given a whole life sentence because of the fact that he had been out on licence after a previous murder. Victor Dark, 48, of Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, Robert Lotts, 45, of Farcet, and his brother-in-law Wayne Wright, 45, of Hackney, London, were all cleared of murder. The trial heard that the intended target was a man called Smart who shared a house with Bogle. Lotts, a wealthy builder, admitted conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, and said he wanted to hurt Smart to stop him intimidating his son.
June 30 – Daniel Miller, 19, was shot dead as he sat in his new green Alfa Romeo car in West Bromwich. It is thought he was a victim of mistaken identity because he bought the car off a gang who had been involved in an incident in Birmingham. Unsolved.
June 30 – Mohammid Omar, 22, student, beaten to death with a piece of wood in Barking Road, Canning Town, by three white youths because he was walking with a white woman. Unsolved.
June 23 – Kieran Rodney-Davis, 15, stabbed in Daisy Lane, Fulham. Lascelles Hazel, 17, from the Winstanley estate was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter and robbery. A 16 year old youth was acquitted in March 2005. He cannot be named for legal reasons. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Kieran was robbed of a mobile phone and a baseball cap.
June 19 – Liam Kelly, 16, shot in Dingle, Liverpool. Anthony Campbell, 23, was jailed for life (23 years). Kevin Parle, 26, is still on the run. He is also sought in connection with the murder of Lucy Hargreaves in 2005.
June 16 – Rebecca Stephenson, 19, prostitute, vanished in Town Moor, Doncaster. Her body was found on a track in New Rossington, 5 miles away. Ronald Beardmore, 31, a factory worker and family man, was jailed for life (15 years) in 2006. Motive remains unclear.
June 16 – Anna Kurlilaityte, 23, Latvian call girl, stabbed 8 times in Room 202, Britannia Hotel, Bayswater, central London. Her Polish boyfriend Henryk Pieczynski, 44, a former footballer, was jailed for life in April 2005. The trial at the Old Bailey heard she tried to break off their relationship as he watched Germany v Holland in Euro 2004 on TV.
June – Omari Brown, 21, son of Galaxy FM DJ Mykal Brown – punched 4 times outside a job centre in Perry Barr, Birmingham. Nathaniel Lawrence, 21, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. The trial in June 2005 heard they had been friends until 2002 when Brown burgled Lawrence’s house. They ran into each other by chance at the job centre and a fight broke out after Lawrence demanded his stuff back.
June – Jeanne-Marie Kegelin, 10; Hedwige Vallee, 38; and Julie Scharsch, 14 – stripped and stabbed in the same week in Alsace, France. Pierre Bodein, 59, aka Pierrot Le Fou (Crazy Pierre), was jailed for life, with no parole, in 2007. His 16 co-defendants, all members of the Yenish traveller community, were all acquitted.
June – Adrian Bermingham, 27, Royal Marine – stabbed during a street fight in Cardiff. Ryan Voisey, 24, a builder, was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2005. Voisey also stole his wallet as he lay dying.
June 9 – two Guardia Civil officers were shot dead during a bank robbery in Castejon, Navarra, Spain. Anarchist bank robber Jaime Jimenez Arbe, 51, aka El Solitario, from Madrid, was captured in Portugal in 2007 and jailed for 47 years in July 2008.
June 8 – Tae Hui Dalton (nee Kang), 36, Korean woman – her dismembered body was found in a freezer at her home in Kingston-upon-Thames. Her husband Paul Dalton, 31, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter and unlawful disposal of a body. The trial at the Old Bailey in July 2005 heard that he was a henpecked husband who fled to Japan with his mistress.
June 8 – Robert Bogle, 25, stabbed in the village of Farcet, Cambridgeshire. Paul Glen, 33, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, was jailed for life in June 2005. He had been hired by Robert Lotts, 45, who was acquitted of murder but convicted of conspiracy to cause GBH and jailed for 4 years. The trial at Norwich CC heard that it was a case of mistaken identity and the real target was Vincent Smart. A woman, Yvonne Chainey, was later jailed after she contacted Lotts (after he came out of prison) and tried to get him to hire another contract killer to kill an unnamed target.
June 6 – Kevin McAlorum, 31, shot outside a school in Derriaghy, near Belfast. McAlorum is thought to have been responsible for killing INLA man Gino Gallagher. Unsolved.
June – Peter Solheim, 56, parish councillor and pagan, found in the sea off Helston, Cornwall. His lover, Margaret James, 58, from Porthroustock, was jailed for 20 years for conspiracy to murder in July 2006.
June 3 – Qu Mei Na, 20, woman from Dalian, was found in the boot of a car in north Belfast. Chang Hai ZXhang, 25, and Yang Pan, 25, Triads from London, were jailed for life in May 2007. They will be deported to China at the end of their sentences.
May 29 – Rod Hall, 53, theatrical agent who represented the writers of The Full Monty and Billy Elliott – stabbed in his flat in Prioress Street, Southwark, S London. Usman Durrani, 20, a student, was jailed for life (12 years) in August 2005. The Old Bailey heard Durrani was his “secret gay lover” but was also “deeply disturbed”.
May 26 – Francis Weldon, pushed off a cliff into a quarry at Woodcroft, near Chepstow, Gwent. John Storm, 39, a violent alcoholic, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. John Wardle, 47, was acquitted. The trial heard they had spent the day drinking together after camping near the quarry.
May 23 – Richard Jenkins, 28, a fireman from Bridgend, died while attending a fire at a bingo hall in Ely, Cardiff. Arsonists Jamie Evans, 20, and Christopher Raisis, 25, were jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. Craig Sterio, 31, was jailed for 4 years for witness intimidation and ABH.
May 23 – Detective Constable Michael Swindells, 44, stabbed after chasing a man along a towpath near Nechells, Birmingham. Glaister Butler, 48, a former mental patient from Burton-upon-Trent, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and sent to Rampton Hospital indefinitely.
May 18 – David Regan, father of 5, shot on the forecourt of a car wash in Liverpool. Darren Gee, 35, was jailed for 18 years for conspiracy to murder in 2006. The trial heard Gee mistakenly thought Regan was responsible for the murder of Craig Barker in April 2004.
May 14 – Andrew Green, a drug dealer from Blackley, Greater Manchester – his body was found at Whitfield dairy farm in Shaw, near Oldham. Warren Matthews, 25, a drug dealer from Oldham, was jailed for life (32 years) and his father, Brian Matthews, 59, was jailed for life (30 years). Their accomplice Mark Morris, 42, was jailed for life (25 years).
May 13 – Jadip Najran, 26, battered with an iron bar in Bethnal Green, E London. Her body was found in a suitcase. Her boyfriend Christopher Duncan, 21, a petty criminal and Eminem fan, was jailed for life in Nov 2005.
May 14 – Cheung Shing Cheung, 51, a money lender from Hong Kong – beaten and strangled at his flat in Pine Court, Birkenhead, Merseyside. Qing Yu Kong, 45, and Ba Fei Jhu, 49, were both acquitted in 2009.
May 9 – Jenny Lam, 38, from Bromley, SE London – tied up and doused with white spirit at the Aphrodite restaurant in Wolverhampton. Another man survived. Thu An On Mao, 49, known as Andy, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in 2011. The trial heard she was renovating the restaurant along with Mao and others when a dispute broke out.
May 6 – Donzal Munn, 25, shot 5 times as he sat in a car in Radford, Nottingham. Nicholas McKenzie, 28, from London, was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 2005. Donzal’s brother Damian was arrested in August 2004 on gun charges. His mother Sonia Barton-Wright was jailed for 21 months and his stepfather Kevin Wright was jailed for 18 months.
May 6 – Lee Chappell, 23, was beaten to death with a hammer outside the home of his girlfriend, Leanne Ball, in Hillfields, Bristol. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart Worlock, 22, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. His friend John Gallagher, 37, was jailed for life (30 years) and was described as “evil” by the judge. Paul Draper, 30, and Colin Gill, 32, were both jailed for 2 years for GBH.
May 6 – Levke Strassheim (girl), 8, was sexually assaulted and choked to death in Cuxhaven, Germany. Her body was found in August. In October Felix Wille, 8, was also abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered. Marc Hoffmann, a paedophile, was jailed for life in June 2005.
May 5 – Bob Dow, 49, was shot dead at his mother’s home in Mineral Wells, Texas. Bobbi Jo Smith, 21, and Jennifer Jones, 20, were both convicted of the murder. Dow’s elderly mother Lila was found alive and well in her locked bedroom. Dow plied young women with drugs and alcohol to get them to have sex on camera. Smith and Jones were lesbian lovers who blamed each other for the shooting. The case featured in the book Bad Girls.
May 2 – Elijah Fagan, 24, shot in Handsworth, Birmingham. The killer escaped on a bicycle. Unsolved.
May 1 – A man’s body was found in the Jubilee River in Eton, Berkshire. He had been weighed down with something heavy. Never identified. Unsolved.
April 30 – Veronica Gonzales, 30, was shot by a stray bullet during a fight in Bell, California. She had been staying at a friend’s apartment just as two men jumped out of a car and fired at a group of teenagers. A reward of $25,000 had been offered. Unsolved.
April – Mark Johnson, a mechanic, was stabbed to death in the car park of McDonald’s in Handsworth, Birmingham. Wayne Richards, 28, was jailed for life (11 years) in Nov 2005. The trial heard the pair had a trivial row over a cheap watch.
April 27 – Mohammed Miah, 20, shop assistant, stabbed to death in Holland Road, East London. Michael Lamont, 18, was jailed for life (12 years).
April 26 – Daniel Blackstock, 21, shot outside the World’s End pub in Fulham. Neil Jones, 19, from the World’s End estate, was jailed for life (27 years) in June 2005. The Old Bailey trial heard he was killed in retaliation for an earlier incident and there was a feud between two families.
April – Jonathan, 11 – abducted from a holiday centre near Nantes, France. His body, weighted down by a breeze block, was later found in a pond in Guerande in the Loire valley. His second name was never published. Unsolved.
April 18 – Roger Lindberg, millionaire landowner, battered to death at their chicken farm in Kalamark, northern Sweden. His brother Sune survived. Kaj Linna, 42, was extradited from Wales in July 2004. Linna was arrested at an internet café in Swansea. He had fallen in love with Angela Walters while on the run and they planned to emigrate to Rio. Linna was tried in 2006.
April – Lee Martin, 22, a soldier with the 1st Kings Regiment who was one home leave from the Falklands – attacked outside the Revise bar in Chorlton, Manchester. Dumaine Lander, 25, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter in Oct 2004.
April 10 – Kalvinder “Bob” Singh, 31, father of two, beaten with sticks at The Burning Balti curry house in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Marjon Semej, 21, was jailed for life (12 years) in Nov 2005. In Feb 2010 Emirjan Hysaj, 34, was jailed for life (16 years). He had been extradited from Italy. Charges were dropped against Hysaj’s brother Artan, 28. A fourth man, Alfred “Ardi” Kurti, 21, is still on the run. The trial heard the Albanians got into an altercation with Singh and his friends (two white men and two other Asians). One of them, Wayne Sykes, headbutted Ardi, who ran off and then called on his friends to avenge his “loss of face”.
Apr 10 – Nasra Ismail, 27, Somali prostitute and crack addict, originally from Blackpool – killed in a flat in Islington, N London, dismembered and dumped in a suitcase in Regents Canal. Daniel Archer, 53, a crack addict from Willow View, Poole, Dorset, was jailed for life (30 years) in Nov 2005. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he paid her £20 for sex and then they smoked crack together before he killed her. She had a husband and son in Blackpool.
Apr 4 – Craig Arrowsmith, fell to his death after being chased by a gang in Liverpool. He was a friend of Liverpool gangster Tony Richardson. Unsolved.
Apr 3 – Dumbi Moka, 31, a Nigerian, shot in Elmcroft Avenue, Ponders End, north London. Unsolved.#
Mar – Chantel Taylor, 27, prostitute – attacked with a meat cleaver in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Decapitated. Stephen Wynne, 28, a former soldier, was jailed for life (21 years). Wynne was only caught after he set fire to a mosque in 2005 in the wake of the 7/7 attacks in London. It is thought she stole drugs from him.
March 29 – Tania Moore, 29, riding instructor – shot dead in a country lane in Longford, Derbyshire as she drove along. Her former fiancé Mark Dyche, 35, was jailed for life (30 years) in April 2005. His friend Colin Colley, 40, from Stoke, was jailed for 3 and a half years for conspiracy to cause GBH. The trial at Nottingham CC heard that Dyche had been stalking her for months. A policeman was later sacked for failing to investigate harassment of her before her death.
Mar 28 – Simon Turkov, 45, aka Yermia Yunatev, Israeli gangster – murdered at the Marriott Hotel in George Street, central London after leaving the Grosvenor casino at 3.40am. Andre Nelnikov, 31, from Israel, and Michael Antoneli, 53, from Belgium, were both jailed for life (20 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard Turkov was on home leave from an Israeli jail after being convicted of smuggling ecstacy from Egypt to Israel. His wife, Maureen Turkov, and daughters lived in Upton, Poole, Dorset. He owed £200,000 in gambling debts.
Mar 21 – Anton Hyman, 17, from Acton, stabbed and shot in the back. His body was found floating in the river Brent in Greenford, NW London. £20k reward has been offered. Unsolved.
Mar 18 – Rachel Hudson (nee Manger), 20, originally from Leicestershire – starved and beaten to death. Her body was found in the grounds of Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottingham (Lord Byron’s former home). In Dec 2005 her husband, Craig Hudson, 20, from Stockhill, Nottingham, was jailed for life (14 years) for manslaughter. Her father-in-law Ronald Hudson, 45, was jailed for life (20 years). Her brother-in-law Ronald Hudson junior, 22, was jailed for life (17 years). Her mother-in-law Trudy Hudson, 43, was jailed for life (20 years). Elizabeth Hogg, 18, was jailed for life (14 years). Andrew Hudson-Makings, 33, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. Charlene and Emily Hudson, both 17, were also convicted of perverting the course of justice. Shane Hudson, 19, was acquitted of murder. They were described at the trial at Nottm CC as the “family from Hell”.
March 17 – John Flynn, an Irishman, beaten, kicked and stamped to death outside a convenience store in Willesden Green, NW London. Jake Rennards, 30, was acquitted of the murder, which occurred on St Patrick’s Day.
Mar 28 – Paul Scudder, 38, crack addict – beaten and dumped in a water-filled ditch near Erith, Kent, where he drowned. Keith Daye, 26, and Anthony Rossiter, 29, were acquitted in May 2005. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that whoever killed him stole heroin which he had been hiding in his anus.
March 22 – Axel Blumberg, student, 19, kidnapped and murdered in Argentina after leaving girlfriend’s house in Buenos Aires. He escaped from kidnap gang but was caught, beaten up and then shot in the head. No-one was ever caught
Mar 15 – Arthur Rowlinson, 30, stabbed, and his neighbour Myra Donnachie, 52, died in an explosion and fire at a block of tenements in Allison Street, Govanhill, Glasgow. Rowlinson’s flatmate Samuel Petto, 23, was jailed for life (18 years). Walter Thomson, 23, was jailed for life (12 years) and Steven Telford, 18, was jailed for life (10 years). The trial in Oct 2004 heard the fire was set to cover their tracks. Rowlinson was killed in a row over some missing money.
Mar 15 – Kriss Donald, 15, schoolboy beaten and stabbed 13 times after being abducted off the streets in Pollokshields and being taken to the East End of Glasgow. Jamie Wallace, 20, was set on fire but survived. Imran “Baldy” Shahid, 29, was jailed for life (25 years), Zeeshan Shahid, 23, was jailed for life (23 years), Faisal Mushtaq, 27, was jailed for life (22 years), Daanish Zahid, 20, was jailed for life. Zahid Mohammed, 20, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 5 years after being convicted of abduction. The trial heard it was a racially-motivated killing in revenge after the Asians were attacked with a bottle by a white youth. The trial heard they drove Donald around for 200 miles before killing him.
Mar 14 – Frank Buckley, 47, father of two, kicked and beaten to death in front of his family in a taxi rank queue in Swinton, Manchester. Chris Zammit, 20, and Daniel Anderson, 17, were both jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Brian Horrocks, 38, and James Backhouse, 32, were jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. Paul Whittaker, 29, Gareth Brook, 21, Paul Filer, 38, and Lee Williams, 26, were all jailed for 18 months for violent disorder.
Mar – Lewis Moran, gangster – shot at a hotel in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia. Bert Wrout survived. Noel Faure and Evangelos Goussis were jailed for life. Goussis was also convicted of the assassination of Lewis Caine in May 2004. Both hits were ordered by Melbourne crime lord Carl Williams, who was later murdered in prison.
Mar – Marcus Cox, 25, member of Tottenham Man Dem (TMD), shot in Tottenham High Road. Syron Martin, 22, was convicted of manslaughter due to provocation and jailed for 8 years. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Cox had kidnapped Martin and demanded £20,000.
Mar 1 – Camille Gordon, 23, a hostess from South Norwood – stabbed outside the Blue Bunny Club in Archer Street, Soho, central London. The assailant – a black man in his 20s – had been ripped off and forced to pay a £375 bill after being lured into the club by Camille. He was caught on CCTV but never arrested. It is thought he may have been an American. Unsolved.
Feb 28 – Charlotte Pinkney, 17, from Ilfracombe, vanished after a house party in Devon. Her body has never been found but is believed to have been dumped in a reservoir. Nicholas Rose, 22, a scaffolder, was jailed for life (20 years) in Feb 2005. The trial at Exeter CC heard she was killed during an argument about sex.
Feb 27 – Melanie Horridge, 25, stabbed 24 times as she walked with her son in a pram in Chorley, Lancashire. Her lover Bevon Williams, 27, a professional cricketer from Tobago, was jailed for life (11 years) in July 2004. The trial heard she had threatened to expose their affair to his new lover, Kirsty Charnock, with whom he had had a baby daughter. He played for Euxton Cricket Club.
Feb 24 – Craig Eaton, 24, care worker at Alder Hey Hospital – shot as he returned home to a house in Kensington, Liverpool. May have been mistaken identity. Real target believed to be involved in gangland feud. Unsolved.
Feb – Patrick Marshall, debt collector, enforcer and gopher for Nottingham gangster Colin Gunn, shot near the Park Tavern in Bestwood, Nottingham. Derrick Senior survived. John McSally, 50, a biker and hitman used by the Gunn family, was jailed for life in May 2007. The trial heard Marshall was killed after he sold cocaine in Boston, Lincolnshire without Gunn’s permission.
Feb 22 – Mohammed Abdul Basier, 27, salesman, stabbed near the taxi rank in Lumb Lane, Bradford. Dana Abdul Qadir Abdullah, 23, an Iraqi Kurd asylum seeker, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2009, having gone on the run for years. Mr Basier – who was married to Natasha Elsworth and had a young daughter – was an innocent man targeted by a Kurdish gang simply because he was Pakistani.
Feb 17 – Brian Cherry, 43, former mental patient – dismembered and partially eaten at his flat in Manning House, Walthamstow, E London. Peter Bryan, 34, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was jailed for life. Bryan had also killed Richard Loudwell, 59, from Gillingham, in Broadmoor Hospital while on remand for the Cherry murder. An independent inquiry was ordered by East London NHS Trust after it emerged that Bryan had been a patient at Topaz ward in Newham General Hospital. He had cut off both Cherry’s legs and one arm.
Feb 16 – John Luper, 57, sports agent and director of SEM (Sports Entertainment & Media Group), who represented Rio Ferdinand and Nell McAndrew among others. He died of asphyxiation at his large home in Alwoodley, Leeds, after being ambushed while walking his dog and tied up. He was a diabetic. His wife Iyican, daughter Liza-Rose and their Turkish au pair were unhurt. The killers took £100,000 in cash and jewellery. In Dec 2004 police searched farmland near Liversedge. Unsolved.
Feb 14 – Adeeba Ahmed, 27, a check-in clerk at Heathrow, from Langley, near Slough. She vanished after getting her hair cut in Hounslow. Her body was found in a suitcase in the Thames at Barnes. Her husband Zaheer Ahmed, 27, a customer service worker, was jailed for life (15 years) after a retrial.
Feb 14 – Debbie Hodkiss, 36, and Darren Staniforth, 36, – stabbed in a flat in Barwell, Leicestershire. Her ex-lover Brian Tedds, 46, from Hinckley, was jailed for life in June 2004. The court heard he was jealous and thought Staniforth was her new lover. In fact she was just staying with him. The killings occurred on Valentine’s Day.
Feb 10 – Alan Wilson, 51, former history teacher at Thomas Gillspie’s High School until 1999, and registered sex offender – strangled and dismembered (legs cut off). His remains were found in the garden of a house in Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh. Ian Sutherland, 33, was jailed for life (15 years) in July 2004. At the trial in Edinburgh Sutherland blamed his former girlfriend, Tracy Scott, for the murder. But she told the court he had confessed to killing Wilson after he made “one too many advances” on him and showed her the body. Wilson befriended Sutherland when they were both in HMP Saughton. Sutherland was serving time for raping a prostitute.
Feb 9 – Joseph Nwabuko, 27, student, from Walsall, shot in Birmingham city centre. Lynton Fletcher, 27, an armed robber, was jailed for life (27 years) in Dec 2007. The trial in Birmingham CC heard Nwabuko was killed because he had witnessed an armed robbery Fletcher had committed.
Feb 13 – Irena Pearson, 50, was battered to death at home in Merriefield Avenue, Broadstone, Dorset. Her husband Maurice Pearson, 57, a retired IT manager at Barclays, was jailed for life (14 years). At his trial in Bournemouth CC he claimed she was killed by an intruder. But it emerged she found out he had blown £44,000 on shares trading.
Feb 11 – Stephen Sugg, 27, and Shane Coates, 31, leaders of the Westies gang from Dublin, Ireland – vanished from their apartment in Alicante, Spain. Their bodies were found in 2006. Unsolved.
Feb 7 – Derek Hamilton, 37, stabbed during a row in New Addington, near Croydon, south London. His second cousin Chris Kiffin was jailed for life in Aug 2004.
Feb 1 – Kenneth Iddon, 57, businessman, had his throat cut in the garage of his home in Ormskirk, Lancashire, after playing snooker at Greetby Hill. Contract killer John Climo, 33, a former soldier, was jailed for life (30 years) in 2005.Iddon’s wife, Lynda, 56, was acquitted of murder, as were his stepson Lee Shergold, 31; Rodney Bishop, 38; and Christopher Pye, 33. Terri Davies, 22, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice.
Jan 25 – Kevin Cato, 18, shot at a fete in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Ryan Solomon survived. Constable Dave Burnett, a plainclothes policeman, 32, was convicted of murder and sentenced to hang. He claimed he saw Cato and others with knives. In 2011 his death sentence was substituted with a manslaughter conviction and he was jailed for 15 years.
Jan 25 – Kevon Forsythe, 19, from Jamaica, shot in Brixton, S London. A juvenile was acquitted in 2005. He was never named.
Jan 17 – Orville Donovan-Gordon, 39, cocaine user from Jamaica – stabbed, trussed up with a bag over his head and dumped at the foot of Beachy Head, East Sussex. Blood matching his was found in a disused restaurant in Brixton and a man was arrested and bailed. Unsolved.
Jan 13 – Aleesha Nedic, 19, a prostitute from Wolverhampton, vanished and her partially-clothed body was found in Snitterfield, Warwickshire. Paul Hiscock, a punter from Stafford, was jailed for 21 months in April 2004 for preventing a decent burial. It is thought she might have died from a drugs overdose.
Jan – Ashley Hedger, 16, stabbed with a ceremonial dagger in Plaistow, E London. Mohammed Hai, 22, was jailed for life in Dec 2005. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was revenge after Hai thought Hedger had mugged his younger brother.
Jan 7 – Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Riley” Workman, 83, was shot in the doorway of his home in Furneux Pelham, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire. Pest controller Christopher Docherty-Puncheon, 33, aka Christopher Nudds, was jailed for life (32 years) in Nov 2012. The trial at St Albans Crown Court was told they had a sexual relationship. Docherty-Puncheon was already in jail for another murder. He insists he is innocent.
Jan 2 – Nicola Edge, 31, stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife at a flat in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Her lesbian lover Tracie Grundy, 39, a care worker, was jailed for life (13 years) in July 2004.
Jan 1 – Danny McDonald, 20, leader of the Croxteth Crew, shot in the Royal Oak pub in Norris Green, Liverpool. John-Paul Cummins, 19, survived. Joseph Thompson, 24, and four other members of the Strand Gang/Norris Green Crew are believed to be involved. McDonald was shot dead. Unsolved.
Jan 1 – Christine Longworth, 36, stabbed 8 times at home in Chopwell, Tyneside. Her lover Joseph Parr, 16, was detained for HM Pleasure (minimum of 9 years). Parr had drunk 16 pints of lager. Longworth’s five children had been taken into care.
Dec – Cara Martin-Brown, 25, prostitute and drug addict – kicked and stamped to death in Ipswich. Darren Brown, 22, security guard at the Millennium Dome in London, was jailed for life (14 years) in Oct 2004.
Dec 29 – Rosie May Storrie, 10, strangled in the bedroom of a house in Normanton, Leicestershire. Paul Smith, 17, from Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, was jailed for life (14 years). The trial at Nottm CC heard Smith and the victim were attending a house party with their parents. The court heard he had a previous record of attacks on girls. His parents Nigel and Susan insist he is innocent. The Autistic Society insisted his Asperger’s Syndrome was irrelevant to the crime.
Dec 26 – PC Ian Broadhurst, 34, shot after they stopped a stolen BMW in Leeds. His colleague, PC Neil Roper, survived. Nathan Coleman, 35, aka Brian Bieber, an American doorman and weightlifter, went on the run and was later captured near Newcastle. He was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in 2004 and given a natural life tariff. He was wanted for murder in Florida.
Dec 24 – Lisa Higgins, 25, and her children, Keighley, 6, and Demmy, 3, were stabbed at the family home in Alton Avenue in Willenhall, Wolverhampton. They were found amid their Christmas presents. Miss Higgins’ common law husband, Spencer Smith, 29, a builder, later crashed his car on the A41 in Shropshire and stabbed himself but survived. He hanged himself in HMP Blakenhurst in May 2004, before his trial.
Dec 8 – Audra Bancroft, 36, pregnant – throttled at home in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. Her boyfriend, Gary Walker, 39, a PC with Avon and Somerset Police, was jailed for life (13 years) at Stafford CC. The court heard she was due to have an abortion that day.
Dec 8 – Agnes Hanrahan, 71, battered in her kitchen in Widnes, Cheshire. Denies Davies, 53, and her daughter Samantha Davies, 18, were both jailed for life at Chester CC.
Dec 6 – Konstantin ‘Samokovetsa’ Dimitrov, 33, a Bulgarian mafia drug smuggler, was shot in Dam Square, Amsterdam. His girlfriend, Tsetsi Krassimirova, supermodel and former Miss Bulgaria, was shot in the head but survived and made a full recovery. Erwin Wrecker, a Dutch bouncer and bodybuilder who worked for rival “Kaiser Karl”, was jailed for 15 years in June 2004.
Dec 4 – Joanne Broome, 18, prostitute and heroin addict, stabbed in a flat in Renton, Vale of Leven, Scotland. James Campbell, 46, was acquitted of murder in Aug 2004 after the case was dropped due to lack of evidence. The trial in Glasgow heard she was house-sitting for drug dealer Thomas Oswald, who was on holiday in the Caribbean, and was looking after a large stash of money for him. James Murray, 18, was jailed for lying to police. He withdrew incriminating statements against Campbell before the trial.
Dec 1 – Kevin Mulgrew, 38, and Daniel Wall, 27, drug dealers – beaten to death in a flat in Gillygate, York. Paul Marshall, 42, a drug addict, was jailed for life (18 years) at Leeds CC in Dec 2004. Marshall, who fled to Amsterdam after the killing, claimed he had been provoked.
Nov 29 – Stephanie Hammill, 20, abducted in a car she thought was a taxi in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Yiannis Revenikiotis, 27, from Dewsbury, was jailed for 11 years in 2007 for kidnap and manslaughter. He had fled to his native Greece but was extradited. The trial at Sheffield Crown Court heard that she fell to her death after trying to get out of his car, fearing she was about to be raped after she discovered he was not a real taxi driver. Stephanie was then run over by a car driven by a legitimate taxi driver, Mohammed Ashiq, 53. He was given 200 hours community service and an 18 month driving ban after being convicted of failing to stop after the accident. Stephanie’s boyfriend, James Garland, was left behind on the pavement when Revenikiotis drove off.
Nov 29 – Arnold Hartley, 73, convicted paedophile, kicked and stamped to death at home in Redcar, Teesside. Adrian Brown, 41, was jailed for life at Newcastle CC in July 2004. Ironically Brown himself had a conviction for indecent assault.
Nov 28 – Timothy Magee, 38, hit on the head with a dessert spoon in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Richard Clare, 31, a heroin addict, was acquitted of murder. The trial heard they had rowed over a mobile phone.
Nov – Joan Roddam, 74, was strangled at home in Delabole, Cornwall. Patrick Curran, who was 27 at the time, was arrested at the time but only charged in 2014 after forensic advances. Truro Crown Court heard Curran, 38, had a sexual interest in much older women and Mrs Roddam may have been killed after she rebuffed sexual advances.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-30934122
Nov 27 – Satyendra Dubey, 30, engineer and project director at the National Highways Authority of India. He was shot dead in Gaya, Bihar state after exposing corruption within the authority. In March 2010 a court in Patna convicted three men – Mantu Kumar; Udai Kumar and Pinku Ravidas of his murder. All three were jailed for life. A fourth suspect, Shravan Kumar, escaped.
Nov 9 – Alicia Eborne, 18, student, was abducted after catching a bus from Corntown, Devon, to Plymouth, strangled and dumped in woods near Buckland Monachorum. Lee Holbrook, 39, the bus driver, was jailed for life (11 years) in Aug 2004. The trial heard he killed her after she refused to have sex with him. He made a full confession to police.
Nov 4 – Luke Walmsley, 15, stabbed at school in North Somercotes, near Skegness, Lincolnshire. Alan Pennell, 15, was jailed for life (15 years) at Nottm CC in July 2004. The trial heard that there was a “history of bad blood” between the two.
Nov 13 – Mark McCall, 37, criminal and father of three, shot in Pudsey, Leeds. One of the suspects was Leeds armed robber Dennis Slade, who was jailed for life in 2010 for robberies and conspiracy to murder in another case. Unsolved.
Nov 7 – Omar Watson, 24, shot at Nefertiti’s Secret hair salon in Radford, Nottingham. Mr Watson had survived being shot 3 months earlier. Unsolved.
Nov 7 – Erkan Konakli, 23, Turkish Cypriot drug dealer, abducted in Stoke Newington and dumped in the canal at Hackney Marshes, E London. Delroy Ogiste, 23, was acquitted but later charged with a separate murder. His brother, Darren Ogiste, 19, was later killed. Mark Agolini-Thompson, 23, was charged with disposing of a body but that charge was dropped.
Nov 6 – Robert Kissel, wealthy American banker, 40, drugged with a spiked milkshake and bludgeoned to death in Hong Kong. His wife Nancy Kissel, 41, was jailed for life in 2005 but cleared on appeal. She went on trial again in 2011 and was jailed for life again. Both trials heard that he abused her while drunk and forced her to have anal sex. It emerged she was having an affair with Michael Del Priore and stood to gain $18m in her husband’s will.
Nov 5 – Graham Fisher, 60, and his wife Carol, 53, beaten and shot at the Perch Garage on the A39 near Wadebridge, Cornwall. Lee Firkins, 29, and his brother Robert, 31, crack addicts originally from Dagenham, were jailed for life in 2006. It was Det Supt Stuart Newberry’s last case and he delayed his retirement by a year so he could solve it.
Nov 4 – Jahanzab Khan, 25, from Lozells, shot in a drive-by shooting in Nechells, Birmingham. Unsolved
Nov 1 – Phillip Noakes, 39, drug dealer from Ordsall – shot and dumped in woods near a school in Worsley. Body was found on Dec 28. Stephen McColl, 38, a Greater Manchester Police informant, was jailed for life (natural life tariff) in June 2006. Daniel Henson, 23, was jailed for life (18 years). The trial at Liverpool CC heard that Noakes was stripped and mutilated. McColl was also convicted of killing another police informant, Michael Doran, in 2001.
Nov 1 – Charlene Downes, 14, sexually assaulted and murdered in Blackpool. Iyad Albattikhi, 29, the owner of Funny Boyztakeaway shop in Blackpool, was acquitted of murder in 2008. Mohammed Raveshi, 50, who was accused of helping to dispose of her body, was also formally cleared. The trial at Preston CC heard Charlene swapped sexual favours for food and money.Det Sgt Jan Beasant was guilty of misconduct following a reviewand forced to resign in 2011. Unsolved.
Nov – George White, anglicised Egyptian fish and chip shop owner, shot near his shop in Northend Road, Fulham. Unsolved.
Oct 31 – Bob Wilkie, 43, shot at point blank range outside his home in Radcliffe, Manchester. Heather Stephenson-Snell, 46, a Canadian psychologist, was jailed for life (22 years) in Sep 2004. The trial heard the actual target was Diane Lomax, the new girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend Adrian Sinclair. Lomax had refused to open her door when Stephenson-Snell turned up, wearing a mask. Mr Wilkie, a neighbour, came outside to complain about the noise and was shot. The court heard Stephenson-Snell ran an all-woman chapter of the Hells Angels in York.
Oct 31 – Quadir Ahmed, 60, racially abused and beaten about the head with a For Sale sign outside a takeaway restaurant in Eastcote, NW London. Daniel Palmer, 20, from Willsmere Drive, Northolt, was jailed for life (12 years) in Sep 2004. This was a Halloween (trick or treat) incident. The trial at Snaresbrook CC heard Palmer, a trainee electrician, ran off howling with laughter
Oct 31 – Kevan Carroll, 40, kidnapped in Gorton, Manchester. He was driven around for 5 hours and dumped in the Runcorn Canal. Michael Sergeant, 28, was jailed for life after admitting murder. Lee Newton, 30; was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Marie Johnson, 37; was convicted of kidnapping and jailed for 30 months. Katrina Wexler, 21, got 18 months. The trial heard they suspected him of being a paedophile and subjected him to a kangaroo court.
Oct 30 – Bethany Shears, 2 months old – sexually abused at home in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Her father Darren Shears, 32, was accused but the charges were dropped. But in 2006 Spilsby and district coroner Stuart Fisher blamed Darren Shears, of Mawson Gardens, Wainfleet, for the child’s death. “I find that Darren Shears is the perpetrator of these horrific injuries that were sustained by a tiny and vulnerable child,” he said.
Oct 30 – Edward Lowe, 83, stamped and kicked to death at home in Walkden, Manchester. His grandson Jules Lowe, 32, was acquitted of murder due to insanity and sectioned under the Mental Health Act. The trial at Manchester CC in March 2005 heard he had been drinking heavily and claimed to be suffering from automatism.
Oct 28 – Thirukumar Sothilingam, 28, beaten to death in Croydon. Sugandhan Nadarajah, 25, Shanthan Tharamalingham, 29, Ranjan Shanmuganathan, 27, and Sasikaran Selvaratnam, 23, were all jailed for life.
Oct 23 – Tarquin Turner, 31, hospital worker, battered in the grounds of hospital in Undercliffe, Bradford. William Charlton, 21, was jailed for life (14 years) and Carl Wood, 17, jailed for life (12 years) in June 2004. Their motive was robbery.
Oct 21 – Hassan Martin, 10 months old – stabbed in the neck in Gregg’s bakery in Carlisle. Her mother, Lorna Martin, 20, and grandmother survived. The child’s father, Shahajan Kabir, 39, an illegal immigrant who was due to be deported that day, was jailed for life (13 years). He will be deported to Bangladesh.
Oct 18 – Simon Luffman, 39, shot in the head on towpath of a canal in Bramcote, Derbyshire. Thomas Convery, 32, a contract killer from Nottingham, was jailed for life (19 years) in Dec 2004. His wife, Yvette Luffman, and her lover Wayne Briscoe, both 41, were jailed for life (20 years) in 2007. It emerged they were embroiled in a dispute over money with him and had paid Convery £30k to kill him.
Oct 15 – Nadine Hillier, 25, prostitute, beaten and strangled and dumped in a lake in Eastville Park, Bristol. Albert Webb, 37, from Gloucester, was jailed for life (19 years) in Oct 2004. The court heard Webb had sex with her first. He had a history of violence towards hookers. It also emerged that she had been violently attacked by another punter in 2000.
Oct 13 – Keith Fernandez, 27, stabbed 50 times at home in Green Lanes, and Mary Skerritt, 81, stabbed 100 times at home in Stoke Newington, north London. Pheona Davis, 25, from Palmers Green, was found not guilty due to insanity and sent to Broadmoor in Sep 2004. The Old Bailey heard Fernandez was her ex-boyfriend and she thought he was a robot. She thought Mary was the devil.
Oct 10 – Imam Ortac, 30, stabbed in Tottenham. Robert Lake, 34, unemployed was jailed for life in Oct 2005. It was a bungled mugging.
Oct 8 – Amratlal Kanabar, 60, from Leicester – shot as he drove home from a casino in Nottingham after a 100mph chase. Richard Watson, 34, a convicted rapist, was jailed for life (24 years) in Oct 2004. His girlfriend, Rebecca Shakespeare, 34, a former prostitute, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to rob. The trial at Nottm CC heard Watson, who was high on drugs, hoped to rob Kanabar of his casino winnings. Shakespeare’s young children were forced to go along too.
Oct 7 – Polish couple Daniel Orzechowsky, 28, and his wife Gabrielle, 26, and Musa Bala Bangura, 32, from Sierra Leone, died in a fire in flats in Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, NE London. 27-year-old Tina Chetnik jumped, fracturing her spine, pelvis and wrist, but survived.In June 2005 Yilmaz Gumus, 32, from Enfield, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder and arson.He had suspected his girlfriend was having an affair with the building’s manager.
Oct 6 – Tina Moore, 30, supermarket worker, strangled after a drunken row at their home in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Her lover Toby Norris, 23, fled to Belgium but was extradited and jailed for life in June 2004.
Oct 3 – Dave King, 32, bouncer and gangster from Stevenage, shot with an AK47 assault rifle (25 shots) outside a gym in Brewery Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Roger Vincent, 32, from Penn, Bucks, was jailed for life (25 years) and David Smith, 32, from Elstree, was jailed for life (22 years). Dean Spencer, 30, from Hayes, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder, was jailed for 9 years and 8 months. Julian Elfes, 38, was jailed for 5 years for perverting the course of justice. Jason Albridge, 36, was acquitted. Vincent claims he is innocent: http://freerogervincent.co.uk/
(see Miscarriage of Justice for Kevin Lane case).
Sep 30 – Marian Bates, 64, jeweller, wife and mother – shot at her shop, The Time Centre, in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Peter Williams, 18, was jailed for life in March 2005. At the same trial at Stafford CC Craig Moran, 22, and Dean Betton, 23, were jailed for 13 years for conspiracy to rob. Moran’s girlfriend, Lisa Unwin, 22, was jailed for 15 months for perverting the course of justice. She had lied to police that he was at home watching videos at the time of the robbery. Another man, James Browne, 21, has since been murdered, possibly in Scotland. The shooting sparked a gun debate during the (ruling) Labour conference.
Sep 17 – Mickey Borgfjord-Larsen, 32, a former Bandido biker, killed by a car bomb in Glostrup, near Copenhagen. Lennart Elkjare Christensen, 41, and Jacob Andersen, Bandidos, were jailed for life in June 2005. They will probably be released after 16 years.
Sep 14 – Stephen Henry, 32, bodyguard and enforcer for drug dealer Arif Dad – shot 3 times at The Level nightclub in Bristol. Whitcliffe Lindo, 27; Ewart Williams, 47; Antonio Hall, 22; Matthew Wall, 27; Vas Anwar, 33; Manzoor Hussain, 27; and Sayeed Hadi, 30, were all acquitted after a trial in Aug 2005. The trial in Bristol CC was told that Hall was a contract killer from Dudley, West Midlands, who was hired by Hussain and Hadi. Lindo was jailed for 4 years for supplying crack. The cost of the trial was £1m.
Sep – Marjorie Davis, 93, raped and murdered at home in Upleadon, near Newent, Gloucestershire. Her great-grandson, Jamie Limbrick, 19, was sent to Broadmoor indefinitely in Oct 2005.
Sep 13 – Bertram “Tony” Byfield, 41, crack dealer and member of The Link-Up Crew, shot dead at his bedsit in Harrow Road, Kensal Green, NW London. His daughter Toni-Ann Byfield, 7, who had been staying with him for the weekend, was also shot. Joel Smith, 29, was jailed for life (40 years) in July 2006. The trial heard that Tafari Dacas was also involved. He is serving life in jail for another murder. Toni-Ann’s mother Christina Richards was in Jamaica at the time.
Sep 11 – Shafilea Ahmed, 17, strangled and suffocated with a plastic bag in Great Sankey, near Warrington. Her body was found in the River Kent in Cumbria in Feb 2004. Her father, Iftikhar Ahmed, 44, and mother, Farzana Ahmed, 41, were jailed for life (25 years) in Aug 2012. The trial heard that they killed her because they disapproved of her boyfriends, western clothing and general rebelliousness. They were planning to marry her off to someone from Pakistan, to which she objected. She drank bleach in protest but survived.
Sep 10 – Anna Lindh, 46, Swedish foreign minister – stabbed to death as she shopped in a department store in Stockholm. Mijailo Mijailovic, 25, Serbian-born, was jailed for life in March 2004. The court heard he had a political grudge against her.
Sep 10 – Colin Igwe, 18, stabbed outside McDonald’s in the Old Kent Road, SE London. Kirk Boreland, 17, was jailed for life (11 years) for murder. Corey Thomas, 18, and his cousin Dwayne Thomas, 17, were convicted of manslaughter and both jailed for 7 years. It was said to be a revenge attack linked to gangs.
Sep 9 – Shaun Tinsley, 43, paranoid schizophrenic, shot at home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Andrew Warburton, 40, was jailed for life (13 years). The trial heard that Warburton, who was high on alcohol and cocaine, wanted to scare Tinsley after he scared Warburton’s 2 year old son.
Sep 2 – Damien “Snooker Blue” Lewis, 24, stabbed by a group of men in Brixton. Unsolved.
Aug 30 – Asan Ratsergam, 18, Sri Lankan Tamil, stabbed with a samurai sword as he sat in car in Carlyon Road, Wembley. Mayooran Thangarajah, 23, was jailed for life in Sep 2004.
Aug – Glenn Kopitskie, 37, substitute teacher, shot and stabbed at home in Weyauwaga, Wisconsin. Gary Hirte, 17, a high school honours student, was jailed for 32 years in March 2005. The prosecution claimed it was a cold-blooded killing. The defence claimed he killed out of rage and disgust after a homosexual encounter. He pleaded insanity.
Aug – Ian Jenkins, 35, drug dealer, stabbed 17 times at a flat in Quinton, Birmingham. Crack addict Jerry Williams, 46, was jailed for life (25 years). The trial heard that Jenkins called off a sex-for-drugs deal after hearing how a prostitute had been kidnapped and raped at Williams’ flat.
Aug – Amarjit Singh, 52, hotelier, and his nephew Rajinder Singh, 35, shot with a Mac-10 sub machine gun in a car park of Forest Hotel in Romford, Essex. Mohammed Ayub Khan, 21, went on the run to Bangladesh but was eventually caught and jailed for life (26 years).
Aug 31 – Marvyn Bradshaw, 22, shot in the back of the head as he drive away from the Sporting Chance pub inNottingham. Michael O’Brien, 23, was jailed for life (24 years) in July 2004. The trial in Nottingham CC was told that it was a case of mistaken identity but after his conviction O’Brien told Bradshaw’s parents that he did not care that he got the wrong person. The intended victim was Jamie Gunn, who suffered depression and died of drink and drugs, in August 2004. Gunn’s family were notorious criminals in Nottingham and they ordered revenge – the murder of O’Brien’s mother and stepfather, John and Jean Stirland. O’Brien’s accomplice, Gary Salmon, 34, went on the run for two years and changed his name. He was eventually caught and convicted in 2007. He was jailed for life (17 years).
Aug 18 – Dale Harvey, 44, businessman known as Ken, shot at the wheel of his car as he drove through Cripps Corner, near Robertsbridge, East Susssex (but died in hospital in Hastings two days later). Colin Meek, 35, from Leyton, was jailed for life (20 years) but Jason Bradley, 41, from Wrotham, Kent, was acquitted. George Taylor was jailed for 20 years in July 2004 for drug smuggling. The trial heard that Harvey had been charged in January 2003 with importing 44lb of cocaine, worth £500,000 but had been granted bail pending a trial in December. The trial was told that his death allowed Taylor – his partner in a courier company – to pin all the blame on Harvey. But it did not work as Taylor was jailed.
Aug 16 – Corinne Bailey, 38, unemployed care worker, sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a piece of wood in West Croydon when she went out to a 24/7 convenience store at 4.11am. Leigh Thornhill, 18, was jailed for life (14 years). He had earlier attacked a prostitute who bit him.
Aug 15 – Daniel Bogle, 18, shot dead in Smethwick, West Midlands. Brett Anslow, 22; Josiah Faure, 23; and David Perry, 27, were jailed for life (17 years) and Kairo “Muscles” Beckford was also jailed for life (18 years). Beckford was the half-brother of pop star Jamelia. The killers were members of the Burger Bar Boys gang and suspected Bogle was a member of a rival gang called the Raiders.
Aug – Eric Hingston, 83, stabbed in the neck at home in Plympton, near Plymouth. His wife Audrey, 31, was jailed for 2 years for manslaughter in March 2004.
Aug 8 – Yuk Ying Phuah, 43, mother of two and restaurant owner, abducted from home in Wembley, suffocated with tape and dumped in a layby in Sidcup, Kent. Sun Hayz Choy, 38, a Malaysian businessman, fled to Arnhem, Holland, where he was arrested in 2006 and extradited. He changed his plea to guilty during the trial and was jailed for life (20 years). The Old Bailey trial heard Sun had £20,000 gambling debts and killed her for her money – he took £2,000 in cash. Yuk was Vietnamese and her husband, Boon Phuah, owned restaurants in Middlesex and Wiltshire.
Aug 7 – Ian Jones, 44, lorry driver, from Hawkhurst, Kent – run over by his own lorry after it was stolen by thieves at Curry’s superstore in Barking, E London. John Clarke, 29, a traveller from East Ham, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter and theft in 2006 while his brother John Clarke, 21, was jailed for 7 years. The lorry was a Dixons delivery vehicle full of electronic equipment.
Aug 2 – Rana Faruqui, 35, business analyst with Hyundai, stabbed as he looked after her horses in a field in Burnham, near Slough. Her former boyfriend, Stephen Griffiths, 30, a surveyor, was jailed for life (11 years minimum) at Reading CC. His tariff was later increased to 15 years.
Aug 1 – Angela Chiu, 48, divorcee and masseuse, stabbed in neck and torso in locked bathroom at her home in Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. David Stevenson, 38, a former soldier, was jailed for life (19 years) in January 2005. It emerged at the trial at Winchester CC that Chiu and Stevenson had sex but the motive for the murder was unclear.
July 25 – Amanda Champion, 21, her decomposed body was found on wasteland in Ashford, Kent. James Ford, 26, factory worker, was jailed for life (15 years).
July 27 – Christopher Knight, 10; his half brother Charlie Knight, 5; and family friend Ronnie Springer, 35 – died in a fire at the Prince of Wales pub in Stoke Newington, NE London. Another brother, Joe Knight, 2, survived. Ronnie died 5 weeks later. He had tried to rescue the boys. Their mother Kate Knight, 31, was acquitted of arson and manslaughter in January 2005. At the Old Bailey trial the defence pointed the finger at enemies of her husband, Kevin Knight, a drug dealer, including the Adams family.
July 27 – Thomas Loughrey, 17, Celtic fan, stabbed in Pollokshields, Glasgow. James McCormick, 17, who had been drinking lager and gin, was jailed for life in Dec 2003. His trial at Kilmarnock was told that Thomas had been killed simply for wearing a Celtic shirt. The judge described McCormick as “an animal”. In April 2004 McCormick managed to escape from court after being given bail in error and was free for two weeks before being recaptured.
July 20 – Pauline Stephen, 25, prostitute from Skelmersdale, and Hanane Perry, 19, a prostitute from Chester – their dismembered bodies were found in an alley in Everton, Liverpool. Mark Corner, 26, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely at Ashworth mental hospital.
July – Bobby Kalon, 31, from Sidcup, was beaten, bitten, stabbed and had his throat cut outside an ice cream kiosk in Gravesend, Kent. Guljinder Singh Gurewal and his cousin Baljinder Singh Kooner were both jailed for life (12 years) at the Old Bailey in 2011. The trial heard that Kalon, who was married, was having a relationship with Kooner’s sister which angered him.
July 18 – Aime Simard, a bisexual former biker hit man who had given information to police (about Mom Boucher), was stabbed 187 times on July 18, 2003. Christopher Robert Cluney, 33, was acquitted of first-degree murder but convicted of 2nd degree murder and jailed for life for the murder in Saskatchewan Penitentiary. His co-accused, Alvin Vern Starblanket, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He has claimed sole responsibility for the crime.http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=e3753831-feda-4597-ac57-f3ca977716f6&sponsor=
July 18 – Ann Perkins, 51, strangled at a house in Auriol Drive, Uxbridge, NW London. Her boyfriend, Alan Wells, 37, was jailed for life (13 years) in Feb 2004.
July 14 – Jermaine Abbott, 22, shot in Maxilla Walk, Shepherds Bush, west London. Hassan Abouzouhour, 24, a crack addict, was jailed for life in Oct 2004. Abbott had been acquitted in June 2003 of murdering Keiron Barnard at Nando’s in Shepherds Bush in 2002.
July 13 – Brenda Paz, 17, pregnant, stabbed and dumped by the Shenandoah river in Virginia, USA. Her ex-boyfriend Denis “Conejo” (Rabbit) Rivera, 21; Ismael Juarez Cisneros and Oscar Antonio Grande, 21, were jailed for life. Also convicted was Oscar Garcia-Orellena. Brenda and her killers were all members of the notorious MS-13 gang and she was killed after she became an informer.
July 10 – Henry Raybould, 75, businessman, run over when he tried to stop a VW Bora being stolen from forecourt of his garage in Gornal Wood, near Dudley. Stuart Ferguson, 24, a car thief from Wolverhampton, was jailed for 10 years after admitting manslaughter.
July 7 – Alistair Grimason, 2, from East Kilbride, Scotland – killed in crossfire during a gunfight at a café in Foca, Turkey. Daimi Akyuz, 32, was jailed for 36 years in Izmir in July 2004. The little boy was with his mother Ozlem, who was visiting her parents.
July 4 – Richard Hodgson, 78, of Shaw Lane, Nether Kellett, near Blackburn, was reported missing by his wife while mowing the garden. His body was found 12 hours later in his back garden. Neighbour Daniel Rogerson, 20, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Preston Crown Court. Det Supt Mick Gradwell said Rogerson had been thrown out of his home by his mother and was living in the garden. He convinced himself Mr Hodgson was an enemy and dug a grave in the back garden before attacking him.
July 4 – Clarence Ross, 19, stabbed while riding his bicycle in Park Avenue, East Ham, London. Kevin Nimoh, 18, and a juvenile were charged with murder.
July 4 – Thelma Avis, 90, died of a heart attack after discovering £1,000 had been stolen by conmen who tricked their way into her home in Colchester. They have never been caught.
July 3 – Lisa Marie Spence, 20, prostitute from Forest Gate, died of head injuries. Her body was found burned in a bin in Carolina Close, Stratford, E London. Deepak Bouri, 23, and Adam Bowler, 19, were jailed for life (20 years) while Sanjeev Bouri, 26, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice.
July 1 – Nora Glass, 78, widow, beaten to death at home in Sivill House, Columbia Road, Bethnal Green as she tried to stop him stealing her wedding ring. Daniel Dunsford, a burglar, was jailed for life (16 years).
June 30 – Jodi Jones, 14, schoolgirl, stabbed to death in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. Her boyfriend Luke Mitchell, 16, a Goth and sadist, was jailed for life (20 years) in 2005.
June 22 – Orlando “X” Thompson, 26, was beaten to death with baseball bats at Tollington Park, Stroud Green, north London. Arron Spencer, 13, was jailed for 13 years for manslaughter and his friend O’Fill Allen, 20, was jailed for 12 years. Thompson, a ladies’ man also known as Neil Atherton, was killed after he slept with Spencer’s girlfriend Tara Icar.She was jailed for 30 months after she admitted her role as the “honey trap” in the attack.
June – Brian Waters, 43, market trader and drug dealer – beaten to death at Burnt House Farm, Tabley, near Knutsford, Cheshire. Another man, Suleman Razak, survived. James Raven, 43, from Bury, and John Wilson, 54, from Glossop, were jailed for life. Ashley Guishard and Brian Moran were acquitted. The trial heard Waters was tortured with a staple gun over a drug debt he owed Wilson. Waters’ son Gavin and daughter Natalie went into the protected witness programme. Otis Matthews, 27, was jailed for life after a retrial. Christopher Guest More, 25, who worked as an undercover reporter for various TV shows, fled to Spain and has not been seen since.
June 19 – Paul Geddes, 32, tortured, had his ear cut off, doused in petrol and set on fire in his flat in Woolwich, SE London. Derek Dale, 18, who was on drugs, was jailed for life. Nabeel Aljubori, a schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely under Mental Health Act.
June 17 – Mamade Chattum, 34, staff nurse, died of multiple injuries at Springfield psychiatric hospital in Tooting. Jason Cann, 21, a psychiatric patient at the hospital, was sent to Broadmoor indefinitely in January 2005 after admitting manslaughter.
June 14 – Bashir Estor, 25, originally from Afghanistan, found wrapped in plastic at a house in Forest Gate, London. Saifullah Siddiqi, 18, has gone on the run. A £10,000 reward has been offered. Habibullah Khuja, 21, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. The court heard Bashir came to UK in April 2003 and had been living in Bradford.
June 12 – Michael Austin, 34, from Camden, was attacked after his wife Lynn was in an altercation with several Turkish men outside A&K grocery store in Turnmill Street, Farringdon, London. Unsolved.
June 9 – Jadie Brissett, 18, shot at Shrubland Road in Hackney. Pepe Brown, 21; Aaron Salmon, 18, and Robbie Thomas, 22, were jailed for life (15 years). Mark Lawrence, 24, was jailed for life (10 years) and Jermaine Allen was acquitted. The trial heard that Brissett was a member of the London Fields gang.
June 8 – Partheepan Balasingham, 23, Sri Lankan Tamil, died of head and neck injuries after being attacked outside the Palm Beach restaurant in Ealing Road, Wembley. Up to five Tamil men attacked him with machetes. Unsolved.
June 8 – Kishokuma Balachandiran, 18, Sri Lankan Tamil from Stanmore, abducted from outside the Icon Bar in Ilford, E London, beaten to death and dumped in river Roding at Wanstead. His friend Jaydee Rumapathy survived. Prathebal Kunasekaram, 23; Abirajan Tharmakulasingham, 23; and Thileepan Ananthakumarasamy, 23, were all charged with murder and kidnap. Part of Tamil gang feud.
June 4 – You Yi He, 37, from Hackney, was shot in the brb bar in Chinatown, London. The killer was aged 20-23 and wore a red shirt. The victim was a member of the 14K Triad. Unsolved.
June 4 – Sophia Minto, 34, Jamaican mother of six, fell 30 feet from a flat in Hackney. In Nov 2004 Rohan Murdock, 31, and Hugh Valentine Thomas, 32, from Finsbury Park, north London, were both convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years. They had arrived at Miss Minto’s flat armed with knives to confront her over a crack cocaine debt. They blocked the exit so she jumped through a plate glass window and fell to her death. Murdock served five and a half years in jail. In Jan 2014 the Daily Telegraph reported that Home Secretary Theresa May had failed to force his deportation to Jamaica.
May 28 –Alan McCullough, 21, abducted, shot and dumped in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Belfast after returning to the city from Bolton following assurances from the UDA. He was an ally of Johnnny Adair. Loyalist leader Ihab Shoukri, 29, was charged with murder but charges were dropped. William “Mo” Courtney was acquitted in 2006 but that conviction was quashed and at a retrial in 2008 he was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. He had told the court he thought McCullough was just going to be kneecapped and that another man shot him. Ihab Shoukri died of a drug overdose in Nov 2008. His brother Andre was released from prison in 2010. The Shoukri brothers had been senior UDA commanders (they were of Egyptian origin).
May 16 – Sylvia Holtzclaw, 56, a bank teller, and customers James ‘Eb’ Barnes, 61, and Maggie Barnes, 58, were shot dead during a bungled robbery at the Blue Ridge Saving Bank in Greer, South Carolina. The two robbers got away with less than $3,000. A reward of $100,000 has been offered but the case remains unsolved.
May 14 – George Francis, 63, businessman – was shot outside his business in Rotherhithe, SE London. John O’Flynn, 51; and Terry Conaghan, 52, were both jailed for life (20 years). Harry “Big H” Richardson, 58, was acquitted. The trial was told that Richardson had ordered the hit on Francis, who was a veteran criminal and drug dealer, who was also involved in 1983 Brinks Mat robbery.
May 11 – Deryk Cox, 69, Korean war veteran, died in a fire at his home in Caversham, Berkshire. Brian Lawrence, 63, a retired teacher, was jailed for life (21 years) in Oct 2005. The trial heard Lawrence was insanely jealous of men close to his ex-lover Christine Watson. He had also hired men to kill her husband Brian and another man, Frank Jose, but they were not attacked. In June 2010 Lawrence plotted to escaped from Parkhurst prison on the Isle of Wight using a helicopter. While never actually reaching the execution phase of the plan, Lawrence communicated with his collaborators via a code written in “invisible ink” hidden in sudoku puzzles. Officers grew suspicious and eventually discovered the code after a message “more heat less light” was found. The escape attempt was planned during the Isle of Wight Festival because it would arouse less suspicion
May 8 – Jim “Jonty” Johnston, 45, Red Hand Commando leader, was shot dead outside his home in Crawfordsburn, County Down. Robert Young, 39, an LVF man, was jailed for life (22 years) in 2005. His sister Lorraine, 37, and another woman, Susan Ferguson, 35, were given suspended sentences. The trial – which saw a fight in court between rivals – was a dispute over drugs.
May 7 – Olga Blaskevica, 29, Latvian immigrant, strangled at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, near West Drayton, Middlesex. Another Latvian immigrant detainee Olegs Pavlovs, 33, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and jailed for 5 years and then deported.
May 3 – Lyndon Davis, 34, crack dealer, beaten to death and set on fire at home in Dalston Lane, Hackney. Dennis Robinson, 37, a drug dealer, was jailed for life. His girlfriend Karen Maitland, 26, was acquitted. Everton Husbands, 41, and Carey Bent, 48, both pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice at the start of the trial and were key prosecution witnesses.
May – Johnny Delaney, 15, Irish traveller, kicked and stamped to death in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Louis McVey, 16, and his friend Ricky Kearney, 16, were jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Nov 2003. The trial heard he was killed “because he was a gypsy”.
May 2 – Edward Miles, 45, teacher, killed at home in Adrian Boult House, Mansford Street, Hackney, E London. His wife Mariam Miles, 42, was detained indefinitely under Mental Health Act. Her Pakistani lover Sheik Danish, 22, was jailed for life.
May – Kirk “Renegade” Gordon; Matthew James; Lewena Thompson, 38; Angela Richards, 45 – were shot at a house in Crawle, Jamaica. Superintendent Reneto Adams was acquitted of murder in 2005, along with Devon Bernard, Roderick Collier, Shane Lyons, Patrick Coke and Latrid Gordon. Adams was a renegade cop and the Crawle shootings were alleged to be extra-judicial killings.
April 30 –Tamara “Strawberry” Greene, 27, a stripper and dancer, was shot dead as she sat in a car with ber boyfriend Eric Mitchell, who survived, in Bagley, Detroit. It was 3.40am. The shooter was in a white SUV. Rumours abound that Greene had danced for the Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, and had somehow upset his wife Carlita. In 2008 Kilpatrick was jailed for perjury and mail fraud. http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/the-cold-case-of-tamara-greene/
Apr 27 – Laura Torn, 18, from Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire, was abducted, strangled and hidden in a haystack near Misson, Nottinghamshire. Her former lover Guy Beckett, 31, was jailed for life at Hull CC in May 2004.
Apr 25 – Phillip Croydon, 49, trussed up with ties and stabbed with a cheese knife at Hilton Hotel near East Midlands airport. His wife Carol Croydon, 37, was jailed for life in Jan 2004. She claimed he was killed by another couple during a swingers’ party but it emerged at the trial at Nottm CC that she was having an affair with Nelson Bland, who was later jailed for child porn offences.
Apr 21 (Easter Monday) – Jason Fearon, 26, unemployed, shot dead as he drove away from a shooting incident in Turnmills nightclub in Clerkenwell, London. His Audi TT collided with a parked car. A man had been shot in the shoulder during an earlier incident in the club. Unsolved.
Apr 20 – Peter Greenfield, 44, was tortured and suffocated at his flat in Croydon. Michael Daniels, 36, a crack addict, was jailed for life (25 years minimum) and Damien Brutus, 32, a paranoid schizophrenic, was jailed for life (17 years). Mr Greenfield was gay and the motive appears to have been at least partly homophobia.
Apr 19 – Lucy Royle, 21, office clerk, stabbed 18 times. Her body was found in a field near the Trafford Centre in Manchester. Joseph Coburn, 22, was jailed for life in March 2004. His twin, Gary Joyson, was jailed for 6 years for false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice. Joyson’s lover Louise Calvert, 20, was jailed for 4 years for false imprisonment. It emerged at their trial that Coburn had been freed from jail for armed robbery the day before. Lucy had been a prosecution witness at that trial.
Apr 18 (Good Friday) – Shawn Perch, 30, from Willesden, was shot in Chamberlayne Road, Harlesden, NW London by a gunman on the back of a motorbike. Reco Aubrey Joseph, 22, was jailed for life (18 years minimum) in March 2004. The trial heard it was a row over crack cocaine.
Apr 15 – Andrew Sams – shot in a barber shop in Norwood, south London. Rafik Alleyne, 21, fled to Brighton but was jailed for life (22 years) in Feb 2005.
Apr 14 – Mohammed Sabir Aslam, 22, heroin dealer and convicted rapist from Lozells – shot dead with an Uzi sub-machine gun outside a kebab shop in Handsworth, Birmingham. Mohammed Rafiq, 45, was jailed for life in 2008. His conviction was quashed but he was found guilty at a retrial in 2011 and jailed for life (22 years).
Apr 11 – Xavier Flactif, 41, property developer, his wife Graziella, 36, and their children Laetitia, 10, Sarah, 11, and Gregory, 7, vanished from their home in Le Chinaillon in the French Alps near Annecy. David Hotyat, 31, a mechanic from the north of France, was found guilty of murdering the five members of the Flactif family in June 2006 and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years. Alexandra Lefèvre, Hotyat’s ex-girlfriend, was sentenced to 10 years for her part in the murder. Lefèvre had denied any connection with the crimes but an interview with French television made shortly after the Flactifs disappeared showed her hatred for the family. The jury were not convinced by her story. Since the murder she found a new boyfriend and started a family. Hotyat’s accomplices Stéphane and Isabelle Haremza and his brother Mickaël Hotyat were jailed for 3 years. The trial heard how Hotyat was jealous of Flactif’s wealth and bore a grudge over a few hundred euros which he claimed Flactif cheated him out of (for work that he did).
Apr 6 – Myo Min Thaung, 26, Burmese civil engineer, kicked in the head outside the City Pride pub in Cuba Street, Isle of Dogs. His flatmate survived. Mitchell Van Dongen, 21, and his brother Anthony, 29, were jailed for life (14 years minimum). Anthony Van Dongen was a police officer based at Billingsgate fish market.
Apr 5 – Ronnie Ketteridge, 56, milkman from Barnsley, stabbed as he drove to the dairy where he worked in Prince of Wales Road, Manor, Sheffield. Jamie Osborne, 18, jailed for life and his girlfriend Adele Silkstone, 17, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years. Her sentenced was cut to 5 years. The trial heard that Osborne smoked a lot of cannabis and had delusional fantasises. He was dressed as a ninja warrior at the time of the attack.
Apr 4 – Patrick Fitzharris, 21, stabbed in Austen Road, Harrow, NW London. Leon Maxwell, 23, jailed for life in Dec 2003. The trial heard it was a row over a £75 drug dispute.
April – Natalia Doherty, 50, a mother-of-three, was last seen in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Her body was discovered buried in the garden of a house in Icknield Way, Luton in Sep 2015. Two men, aged 66 and 39, from Luton, were arrested on suspicion of murder but have not been charged. A 71-year-old man from Port Glasgow, Scotland, is on bail on suspicion of prevention of lawful burial.
March 29 – Denzil Sutherland, 24, trainee fireman, stabbed outside his home in Walthamstow, NE London. Jonathon Forde, 29, was jailed for life (12 years minimum) in 2006. Dennis Bourne, 31, was acquitted. The trial heard there had been a row about Sutherland’s prized Fiat coupe sports car.
March – George Button, 53, bludgeoned to death as he walked his dog in a lane in West Rainton, County Durham. His wife, Christina Button, 31, was jailed for life along with her nephew Simon Tannahill, 20. The trial at Newcastle CC heard she had around £200,000 worth of credit card debts and planned to use life insurance to pay it off.
March 23 – Charles Merriman, 26, bouncer and band manager from north Dublin – shot and dumped in a field at Ballymun, near Dublin airport. Gangland motive. Unsolved.
March 21 – Ramona Krotine, 53, beaten and shot and dumped in a car in Cleveland, Ohio. Her husband Jeff Krotine was acquitted at a third trial after hung juries in the first two trials.
March 21 – Suvi Aronen, 23, Finnish student, sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a brick in Wanstead, E London. Jason Dockrill, 33, jobless, from Stratford, was jailed for life in April 2004. The judge said he was a “dangerous and disturbed” individual, but not mad.
March 20 – Sabina Rizvi,
25, from Mitcham, Surrey, shot dead as she drove her Nissan Bluebird along Watling Street in Bexleyheath, SE London. Her boyfriend Mark Williams, 28, survived. The killers getaway car was found burnt out in Dartford. Williams had earlier been questioned at Bexleyheath police station about the theft of an Audi TT. Paul Asbury, 21, was jailed for life in Sep 2004. It is also thought that Lee Murray
, who led the Securitas robbery gang, was involved in the incident. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6939273.stm
March 14 – Jane Longhurst, 31, special needs teacher from Brighton – sexually assaulted and strangled. Her body was kept in a storage facility in Brighton and then dumped at Wiggonholt Common nature reserve near Pulborough, West Sussex, where it was set on fire. It was discovered on April 19, 2003. Graham Coutts, 35, a musician from Hove (and boyfriend of one of her friends), was jailed for life (30 years minimum) at Lewes CC in Jan 2004. His conviction was quashed on a technicality but in 2007 he was convicted again and jailed for life (minimum of 26 years). Jane’s mother Liz Longhurst campaigned for new laws to ban possession of extreme pornography (which Coutts had been using prior to the murder).
March 14 – Hannah Foster, 17, from Portswood, Southampton – abducted, raped, strangled and dumped on wasteland at West End, Southampton. Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, 35, a sandwich van driver, fled to the Punjab four days later but was eventually extradited back to UK and jailed for life (24 years minimum) in Nov 2008. At his trial at Winchester Crown Court Kohli came up with a preposterous story – that he had been adbucted by co-worker Michael Dennis and forced to have sex with Hannah.
Mar 12 – Zoran Djindjic, 50, Serbian prime minister – assassinated by a sniper in Belgrade. His killing was ordered by the Zemun clan, a powerful Serbian mafia The mastermind was Milorad “Legija” Ulemek, former commander of the Special Operations Unit of Yugoslavia’s secret police, who was jailed for 120 years. The hitman, Zvezdan “The Snake” Jovanovic, 41, was jailed for 40 years in 2007. Also suspected of involvement were Rade Bulatovic and General Aco Tomic; Sretko Kalinic; Milos Simovic. It became clear during the trial that Djindjic was killed because he had agreed to allow Serbian war crimes suspects to be extradited for trial in The Hague. A key eyewitness, Kujo Krijestorac, was shot by gunmen using a silencer as he sat in his car on 1 March 2004. Another key Zemun clan figure, Dejan “Bugsy” Milenkovic fled to Greece where he was arrested. He later made a plea bargain.
Mar 10 – Pauline Peart, 25, customer account manager from Waltham Abbey, Essex, shot dead at the wheel of her Audi TT car in Tottenham as she chatted to a friend, Yemmi Johnson. Two Jamaicans, Maurice Miller, 19, and Nebra Bennett, 21, were jailed for life after a retrial in 2004. Morris Green, 28, walked free after the case was dropped against him. The trial heard that the target was Mr Johnson but the gun fell apart after one shot was fired. Ms Peart was buried in Jamaica in June 2003.
Mar 9 – Oxana Rodionova, 24, Russian “student”, strangled at an address in Maida Vale, west London. A Ukrainian student Sergei Shcherbakov, 20, from Hackney, was acquitted of murder at a trial in Jan 2004. He claimed another Ukrainian had killed her during a burglary.
Mar 8 – Billy McPhee, 27, from Barlanark, stabbed 23 times in a busy restaurant (Brewers Fayre) in Baillieston, Glasgow as he watched Scotland v Wales rugby match. Mark Clinton, 32, was charged with murder but the case against him collapsed in April 2004 and he walked free. McPhee was a hitman and close associate of Tam McGraw and survived being shot 4 months earlier.
Mar 7 – Darren Sherman, 22, stabbed in Limehouse, east London. Ibrahim Bangura, 21, from the Isle of Dogs, went on the run and remains a free man. A fresh appeal was made in 2013.
Mar 6 – Victoria Adu-Mensah, 82, Ghanaian woman who had lived in UK (with her grown-up children) for 8 years. She was set on fire at her flat in Horle Walk on the Hertford estate in Brixton. Unsolved.
Feb 20 – Amarjit Chohan, 46, millionaire owner of fruit and vegetable import business from Hounslow; his wife Nancy, 25; their sons Devinder, 17 months and Ravinder, 3 months; and his mother-in-law Charanjit Kaur, 51, were abducted, held in a house near Salisbury, Wiltshire, killed and dumped in a grave near Stoodleigh, Devon. The bodies were then dug up and thrown into the sea off Bournemouth (from a boat). They later washed ashore (all except the boys) in May.Kenneth Regan, 54, a convicted drug dealer and former police informant, was jailed for life (23 years) in Nov 2004. His best friend William Horncy, 51, from Bournemouth, was also jailed for life (23 years). Another friend, Peter Rees, 38, from Rowlands Castle, near Portsmouth, was jailed for life (18 years).
Feb 28 – Patrick Morrison, 41, from Edmonton, shot dead in stairwell of Tangmere House on the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham. Darren Wendel Davis, 34, went on trial at Middlesex Guildhall CC in June 2004.
Feb 21 – Ellen Crank, 76, stabbed 50 times at home in Bolton. Her son Stanley Crank, 46, and his friend Duncan Runciman, 46, were jailed for life in Dec 2003. The trial heard they killed her for her money and then went out drinking together.
Feb 19 – Anita Gindha, 22, heavily pregnant mother, strangled at her home in East Ham, London. Palwinder Singh Dhillon, 64, from the Punjab, was jailed for life (minimum of 16 years) in April 2004 and will be deported at the end of his sentence. The jury at the Old Bailey were told the killing was a robbery – he stole her jewellery – rather than an honour killing. Anita moved to London from Glasgow in 2000 after falling out with her Sikh family over her arranged marriage to Kashmir Ralh, who found her after she was killed.
Feb 14 – Kevin Pedder, 49, kicked to death in Carnforth, Lancashire. Gareth Downham, 21, a soldier who had gone AWOL, was jailed for life at Teesside CC in Dec 2003. The trial heard Pedder had made sexual advances towards Downham.
Feb 11 – Sarah Robson, 14, raped near her home in Seghill, near Cramlington, Northumberland. Thomas Davis, 18, was jailed for life in Oct 2003.
Feb 9 – Jason Gibson, 29, drug dealer from Tulse Hill – robbed and stabbed in Kentish Town, north London. Roy “Legal Blacks” Scott, 38; and Edward “Eddie Boo” Green, 30, went on trial for the murder in 2004.
Feb 6 – Jason Hutchison, 15, stabbed 15 times at home in Irvine, Ayrshire. The house was then set on fire. Billy Ferris, 53, a security consultant, was jailed for life (minimum of 22 years). He is the brother of notorious gangster Paul Ferris. The trial heard that Hutchison was the victim of mistaken identity. The actual target was his brother David, 19, who had allegedly assaulted Billy’s wife Carol Anne. The main prosecution witness was Lance McGuinness, 36, an “innocent bystander”. Billy Ferris had been convicted in 1977 of a murder in Corby and served 22 years in jail.
Feb 2 – Beverley Brinkley, 35, mother of 3, beaten to death outside her flat in The Stowe, Harlow, Essex. Unsolved.
Feb 2 – Dorothy Stokes, 83, was beaten to death during a robbery at her home in Salisbury Road, West Ealing. Zubar Ali, 20, originally from Fiji but resident in Northolt, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 9 and a half years. Anandeep Singh Lotay, 30, from Harrow, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. It was one of a series of robberies. Both are now free.
Feb 4 – Paul Savage, 30, postman – bludgeoned to death as he delivered letters in Mold, North Wales. Savage, who had previous convictions for drugs offences, moved to Mold from Sale, Manchester. Unsolved.
Feb 3 – Margaret Muller, 27, US art student, strabbed in Victoria Park, Homerton, East London while jogging. Prime suspect is Christopher Olokun, 31, a drug addict, who was jailed for life for the murder of Bernard Hegarty in Bethnal Green in Aug 2004. He has never been charged. £20,000 reward offered in 2011. Unsolved.
Jan 31 – Alyson Kaplan, 20, student from Los Angeles – strangled at Rama Hotel in Belgravia, London. Robert Noble, 28, unemployed and from Brighton, was jailed for life. The trial heard that Alyson had missed her coach connection at Victoria coach station and went off with Noble.
Jan 29 – Domiciela Skiera, 85, landlady, beaten to death at home in Ranelagh Road, Ealing, west London. She came to Britain from Poland in the 1950s. Unsolved.
Jan 28 – Joan Biggs, 79, raped and murdered at home in Carlton Gardens, Corby, Northamptonshire. Neighbour Lee Brown, 18, was jailed for life in Jan 2004. Her dog was also killed and her burnt body was found in the cooker.
Jan – Dr Franz Gsell, 76, retired plastic surgeon worth £7m, hit with an axe during a burglary at his home in Nuremberg, Germany. He died in March after being in a coma for 11 weeks. His wife Tatjana Gsell, 31, was given 16 months probation for insurance fraud. She later moved to Marbella and married a prince. The Romanian gang who killed Dr Gsell after a dispute over a stolen car have never been charged.
Jan – Kieran Keane, 36, drugs baron, abducted from Garryowen area of Limerick, Ireland, torutured and shot dead in Drombana. His nephew Owen Treacy, was stabbed 17 times but survived. James McCarthy, 24; David “Frogs Eye” Stanners, 31; Chris “Smoky” Costelloe, 20; Tony “Noddy” McCarthy, 21; and Dessie Dundon, 20, all from Limerick, were jailed for life in Dec 2003. The trial heard that the killing was linked to a feud between the Keanes and Ryans. Keane is understood to have been one of two gunmen who murdered former gang enforcer Eddie Ryan in the Moose Bar, Limerick, in November 2000. Keane’s brother is Christy Keane.
Jan 28 – Dorothy Rogers, 48, and her son Michael, 19, bludgeoned and stabbed at home in Milton Keynes. Her boyfriend Michael Cowells, 63, survived but later died (a fall at his home). Gregory Davis, 24, an unemployed psychotic, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Dec 2003. He had a fixation about serial killers.
Jan 27 – Tasawar Hussain, 36, shot in the chest as he and a friend chased robbers’ car in his car after a robbery at Medina Travel Agents in Lumb Lane, Bradford. Derek Elener, 64, and his son Barry Elener, 42, both from Bradford, were jailed for life in Feb 2004. He trial at Leeds CC heard the Eleners stole £44,000 in the robbery from security guard Vittorio DeClemente.
Jan 22 – Paul Carr, 25, stabbed in Ealing. Jack Dempsey, 23, and Tyrone Woolley, 23, both jailed for life in March 2004.
Jan 21 – Keith Webb, 57, engineering worker – bound, gagged and tortured (died of hyperthermia) at his home in Ellison Road, Streatham, south London. His nephew Leroy Prince, 24, was acquitted in Oct 2003. The trial heard that £5,000 was taken from Webb’s bank account while he was tied up. Mr Webb had evicted Leroy Hunter, 23, who had allegedly turned his flat into a crack den.
Jan 19 – Saif Mahmood, 22, killed in a house in Sargeants Close, Uxbridge. Adam Fretson-Davies, 19, student, was jailed for life in Dec 2003.
Jan 13 – Detective Constable Stephen Oake, 40, plain clothes Special Branch officer with Greater Manchester Police – stabbed during a struggle in a bedsit in Crumpsall, Manchester. Kamel Bourgass, 27, an Algerian asylum seeker involved in ricin terrorism plot, was jailed for life in March 2004. He was jailed for 17 years in 2005 for his part in the ricin plot.
Jan – Bridie Skeehan, 92, beaten to death near her £1m home in Paddington, west London. Nimpha Ong, 48, and her toy boy lover Ahmed Alhaddad, 22, were jailed for life in March 2004. The trial at the Old Bailey heard she tried to evict them and they tried to get property deeds.
Jan 11 – Kim Banyard, 22, trainee sales manager of a sports shop in Pitsea, Essex. She was last seen on her birthday at a friend’s home in Plaistow. Body was found wrapped in tarpaulin in a shallow grave on industrial wasteland at Dace Road, Bow, east London. Her boyfriend John Dore, 22, a painter and decorator, was jailed for life in Nov 2003. His father, Stephen Dore, 44, was jailed for 5 years for perverting the course of justice. Dore was having an affair with Nicola Mallon. Kim had a 3 month old baby with Dore and he told police she had left him. But he later claimed he stabbed her in self-defence after she got angry when finding a sex text on his phone.
Jan 10 – Sahjda Bibi, 21, stabbed to death in her bedroom as she prepared for her wedding in Alum Rock, Birmingham. The bridgegroom, Zafar Hussein, from Barnsley, survived. Her cousin Tafarak Hussain, 25, and a distant cousin Rafaqaat Hussain, 37, were jailed for life in Oct 2003. She had refused to marry a relative as suggested by Rafaqaat. She wanted to marry her true love. Rafaqaat fled to Pakistan but returned in March and was arrested.
Jan 2 – Letisha Shakespeare, 17, and Charlene Ellis, 18, shot outside a party in a hairdressing salon in Aston, Birmingham. Charelene’s twin sister Sophie survived, as did her cousin Cheryl Shaw. Marcus “E-Man” Ellis, 23, was jailed for life (35 years); Michael “Chunk” Gregory, 21, was jailed for life (35 years); Nathan “23” Martin, 24, jailed for life (35 years); and Rodrigo “Sonny” Simms, 19, got life (27 years). Tafarwa “Charmer” Beckford, 21, and Jermaine Carty, 23, were both acquitted. The trial was told that the actual target was Leon Harris, a member of the Burger Bar Boys. The attackers were from Johnson Crew but ironically Marcus Ellis was Charlene’s half-brother.
Jan 1 – Lester Divers, 32, nightclub promoter, shot in his Lexus outside his girlfriend’s house in Walkley, Sheffield. Hitman Michael Ullah, 47, and getaway driver Kevin Smith, 42, were jailed for life. Craig Allen, 39, was acquitted. Charges were also dropped against Ullah’s son, Lee Grantham, 20. The trial in July 2003 heard Divers was an associate of gangsters Peter Poana and Leslie Knowles. It was claimed in court that Allen ordered the hit.
Jan 1 – Rachel Moran, 21, stabbed 20 times at New Year’s Eve part in Orchard Park, Hull. Michael Little, 22, was jailed for life in Oct 2003. He had taken LSD and ecstasy and hid her body in a cupboard at his house.
Dec – Linda Wardill, 45, found in a flat in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Her boyfriend Peter Foster, 46, was jailed for life in Dec 2003. At the same trial at Hull CC he was also convicted of murdering another girlfriend, Linda Grimm, 38, in Bridlington in July 1989. Foster, who was obsessed by the film Clockwork Orange, punched both women in the stomach.
Dec 31 – Sean Poland, 39, shot during a robbery at his home in Ardnacrusha, near Limerick, Ireland. Unsolved.
Between Dec 25 and 30 – Elizabeth Valad, 29, an Anglo-Iranian prostitute; from Nottingham; Bridgette MacClennan, 34, a NZ prostitute; and Sally White, 38, killed at his flat in Royal College Street, Camden Town, N London. Their remains were found in bin bags outside. Anthony Hardy, 51, aka the Camden Ripper, was jailed for life with a whole life tariff. He had been released from the Maudsley Hospital in south London in Nov 2002.
Dec 27 – Jonathan Stewart, 22, shot at a party in north Belfast during loyalist feud. Ian Truesdale, 42, who fled to Bolton, was charged in March 2009 but the charges were dropped. He was jailed for 4 years for drug dealing in Bolton. Truesdale was linked to Johnny Adair’s faction within the UDA (C Company). After coming out of jail Truesdale moved to Kilmarnock in Scotland. In 2013 he was allegedly punched by Adair in the street in Irvine. Unsolved.
Dec 25 – Dean Webber, 39, stabbed at home in Tredillion Park, Abergavenny, south Wales at 3am. His ex-wife Kathleen Webber, 40, was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of provocation and jailed for 2 years. The trial heard he abused her for 8 years and flew into a rage that night when one of his goods got out of bed to look at his Christmas presents (it was the early hours of Christmas Day).
Dec 25 – Jayne Poppy, 25, children’s nursery assistant – battered to death at her home in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Her paranoid schizophrenic lover Gary Roberts, 37, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Oct 2003. South Essex NHS Trust was heavily criticised for having freed Roberts.
Dec 21 – Mark Burgess, 19, a deaf building labourer – attacked in Whitecroft, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire after walking home from the Royal Oak pub. He died on Boxing Day. Shaun O’Donnell, 18, from Yorkley, and Lana Campbell, 17, were jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. Samantha Reynolds was convicted of stealing his phone. Paul Reynolds, 21, was jailed for 3 and a half years for manslaughter. Adam Hawkins, 21, was convicted of perverting the course of justice. The trial heard how the victim’s hearing aid burst in his ear during the attack and his ears bled.
Dec 21 – Hovhannes Amirian, 43, Armenian criminal and hitman with family in Ukraine – stabbed and shot in the the head. His body was found on fire in a ditch in Upton, near Peterborough. His godson Nishan Bakunts, 26, from Great Yarmouth, was jailed for life (16 years) at Norwich CC in Oct 2005. Bakunts’ father-in-law Misha Chatsjatrijan, 43, was jailed for 3 years for assisting an offender. Amirian was suspected of carrying out murders in Belgium and Moscow. Bakunts’ partner, Arpine Karapetian, 24, was convicted of perverting the course of justice.
Dec 16 – Danny Regan, 25, drug dealer from Leeds – shot at his home in Station Road, Haydock, Merseyside. His mother Patcampaigned against gun crime after his death but was herself killed (by another son) in 2008. Danny’s murder remains unsolved.
Dec 15 – a white European woman aged between 20 and 40 – her severely decomposed body was found in a copse at Ducks Hill Road, Ruislip, NW London. She has never been identified. Unsolved.
Dec 15 – Mohamed Korneh, 19, from Croydon, and Selorm Gbesemete, 21, from Stonebridge Park, Harlesden, were shot at the Tudor Rose nightclub in Southall, W London at 2.10am. The incident ironically happened at an anti-gun club night, called Unarmed Part 2. One of the suspects, Wayne Freckleton, was himself shot dead in Harlesden in April 2008. Shakah Anderson, 21, from Bristol, was acquitted of murder at the Old Bailey in April 2009. The main witness against him was supergrass Darren Mathurin, who was adjudged to be not credible. But Anderson was jailed for life in 2012 for another murder in Bristol (see July 2011).
Dec 12 – Elizabeth Francis, 84, and Teresa Francis, 54, stabbed at their home in Petersfield Road, Ropley, Hampshire. Mrs Francis’s grandson, John Francis, 24, pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely at Broadmoor. He was a paranoid schizophrenic who drove to a police station in Southampton to give himself up after the killings.
Dec 6 – Johannes Martin, 24, member of Burger Bar Boys – shot in the street in West Bromwich. Marcus Walker, a member of the rival Johnson Crew, fled to Holland but was extradited. Chantella Falconer was jailed for 10 years. Two other men, aged 23 and 17, were jailed for 22 and 16 years respectively at Stafford CC.
Dec 15 – Carl Seaton, 28, shot 5 times as he left the Weighing Machine pub in Edge Hill, Liverpool. Peeter Tierney, 20, was charged with murder but the charges were dropped in 2004 after witnesses failed to turn up at court.
Dec 11 – Aaron Chapman, 23, prison officer
and part-time doorman – stabbed in Goossens Way, Sutton, Surrey. Mark Dorling, 36, a doorman from Crystal Palace, was jailed for life (25 years). John Gordon, 33, was acquitted. James Perason, 36, was acquitted of murder but convicted of GBH. The trial heard that Chapman had been suspended from his job at HM High Down in Surrey on suspicion of selling drugs. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4745062.stm
Dec 8 – Debbie Remorozo, 26, a Filipino nurse, was stabbed at her flat in Oldham, Greater Manchester. It is thought the killer may have fled back to the Philippines. £10,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
Dec 7 – Nathan Shaw, 17, Nottingham Forest supporter – attacked with a pint glass outside Yates’s Wine Lodge in Burnley on the day of Burnley v Notts F match. Andrew McNee, 18, a Burnley fan from Haslingden, Lancashire, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 7 years at Preston CC in July 2003. He was also banned from football for 10 years. McNee was a member of Burnley’s Suicide Squad firm of hooligans. He was released from prison in 2006 and was arrested weeks later after breaching the football banning order for visiting Turf Moor.
Dec 3 – Ray Craven, 27, shot by masked men in The Thatched House pub in Wavertree, Liverpool. John Navis and Peter Hogg survived. Lee Cassidy, 26; Peter Heron, 29; and James Murphy, 29, were all jailed for life in Oct 2003. The trial at Liverpool CC heard that Cassidy had a fight with Liam Navis earlier that night.
Dec 1 – Scott Osborne, 30, punched and kicked outside Tesco in Lewisham, SE London. Three teenagers were detained under HM Pleasure with minimum tariffs of 9 years. None of them can be named for legal reasons. The trial heard Osborne had a borderline personality disorder and suffered from depression.
Nov 30 – Neville Murray, 32, shot as he left a private party at Pharaoh’s pub in Peckham (formerly the Walmer Castle). Clive Pinnock, 26, survived. Carlos McKenzie, 24, was charged with murder. Ironically a march against gun crime had to be rerouted because of the shooting which happened at 5.20am (on the day of the march).
Nov 26 – Stephen Byrne, 39, shot and dumped in woodland at Ballinascorney, near Dublin. Gangland motive. Unsolved.
Nov 19 – Robert Willie, 33, from Manor Park, East London – shot in the head after being bound and tortured. Body found in a ditch in South Ockendon, Essex. Unsolved.
Nov 8 – Anna Lisa Raymundo, 32, was stabbed to death in her condominium in Stamford, Connecticut. She had been stabbed nine times in the face, neck and chest and was bludgeoned over the head. The prime suspect, Sheila Davalloo, was not charged until November 2007. In the meantime – in March 2003 – Davalloo stabbed her husband Paul Christos twice at their condo in Pleasantville, New York, during a sex game. She was jailed for 25 years for attempted murder. She went on trial for Raymundo’s murder in 2012. It later emerged that Raymundo was Davalloo’s love rival. Both were involved with a man called Nelson Sessler, who worked at Purdue Pharma, where they both worked. She was convicted of first degree murder and jailed for 50 years, to run consecutively after the 25 year term.
Nov 1 – Lee Chesaites, 19, shot in Grove Road, Hackney, opposite the Prince of Wales pub after being involved in an altercation earlier. Anthony Shepherd, 44, a doorman, was jailed for life in Dec 03.
Oct 22 – Daniel Keats, 49, stabbed in the head at home in Golders Green, N London. Tyrone Thomas, burglar, 30, from Bedfordshire, was jailed for life in Nov 2003. He stole a Bang & Olufsen stereo buy left his fingerprints at the scene.
Oct 18 – Joanne Lojko, 15, and her boyfriend Garry Crease, 21 – shot at home in Austin Road, Glastonbury, Somerset. Her stepfather David Carter, 53, a quarryman, was jailed for life in April 2003. The trial at Bristol CC heard that the pair confronted him about his voyeurism after they discovered he had drilled holes in the bathroom ceiling to watch her bathing.
Oct – Daniell Reid, 5, beaten and thrown down the stairs at her home in Inverness. Her body was found in Jan 2003 in a weighted sack in Muirtown Basin, near the Caledonian Canal. Her mother Tracy Reid, 24, was jailed for 8 years for assisting an offender. Reid’s boyfriend Lee Gaytor, 25, was jailed for life for murder. His brother Chris Gaytor, 22, from Hull, was jailed for a year for disposing of the body. The trial in Perth heard that Danielle’s mother told the school in Oct they were moving to Manchester and took her out of school. Reid was freed from prison in 2008 and moved to Edinburgh, where she married a man and had his child.
Oct 17 – Michelle Stokes, 18, factory worker, handcuffed and battered with a crowbar and left in a field in Lincoln. Toni Burke, 20, from Waddington, was jailed for life at Nottm CC in March 2004. The trial heard she killed Stokes after offering her money for lesbian sex. Burke, an obsessive fan of violent films Fight Club and Resident Evil, repeatedly told friends she wanted to experience the act of killing.
Oct 15 – Pierre Yves Camus, French student, stabbed to death at his flat in Bow, E London. Luan Goci, 27, his Kosovan flatmate, fled abroad. He was arrested in Pristina, Kosovo in 2005. Still awaiting extradition.
Oct 15 – Devon Brown, 31, Jamaican, shot at a house in Shepherds Bush, W London by two men. Operation Trident. Unsolved.
– Wendy Trapaga, 21, a newlywed, was murdered in Florida and her body dumped in Palmetto Springs. Her new husband Michel Escoto, 30, killed her to get his hands on a $1 million insurance policy. He went on trial in March 2014. His former girlfriend Yolanda Cerrillo was the star prosecution witness. She admitted she helped him crush up Percocet pills into a powder to knock her out. She allowed him to dunk her own head into a bathtub, to practice how to drown the young woman. And when the murder was done, Cerrillo ferried him to the bay to dump the bloody tire iron he used to beat her to death.http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/04/3606157/read-about-yolanda-cerrillos-chilling.html
Oct 12 – Heshu Yones, 16, stabbed 17 times at home in Acton, W London. Her father Abdallah Yones, 47, a Kurdish Muslim, was jailed for life in Oct 2003.
Oct 9 – Billy Fargher, 38, shot in a pub in Paisley, Scotland. David Donnell, 39, and James Campbell, 24, were jailed for life (25 years) and Colin Garrett, 23, got life (20 years) in Oct 2003. The trial heard that Fargher was not their intended target. They had plotted to kill a rival drugs dealer. The judge named the intended victim of the hit as Daniel Quigg, a landscape contractor who failed to turn up at the pre-arranged spot where he was to have been murdered. They intended to take over his turf but mistakenly shot Mr Fargher, who ran a takeaway food shop, after he got out of a similar van.Donnell had earlier been acquitted of killing a man in 1989.
Oct – Julie Dorsett, 33, prostitute and drug addict – went missing from Walthamstow, NE London. Body found under Low Hall Farm allotments in Bridge Road, Walthamstow in Aug 2008. Her boyfriend Sinclair Lewis, 54, went on trial in 2012. Hung jury. He was acquitted after a retrial in July 2012. The trial heard an undercover policeman spent six months befriending Mr Lewis in a failed attempt to get him to confess to the killing. The officer moved in next door to the suspect’s home in Peterborough in November 2009 and made friends with him.
Sep 27 – Jakob von Metzler, 11, heir to the Metzler Bank banking dynasty – abducted from school bus at Sachsenhausen, near Frankfurt, Germany. The body was later found, bound, in a lake near Hanau. Matthias Gaefgen, 27, a law student who was giving the boy extra tutoring, was jailed for life (18 years minimum) in July 2003. The trial heard he received a 1m euro ransom but still killed the boy for fear of being identified.
Sep 25 – Robert Saint, 70, retired businessman and keen yachtsman from Steyning – vanished after driving to Birdham Pool near Chichester to sell his £120,000 yacht Sundowner which was later found at nearby Itchenor with blood on board. The body was later washed up on the Isle of Wight. David MacBride, 44, a train guard from Bognor, was jailed for life in July 2003. The trial at Lewes CC heard MacBride claim he bought the boat with money he found on a train.
September 10 – Lorna Stewart, 36, owner of an alternative therapy centre, was shot at her shop in Chiswick High Road. Her killer was Rena Salmon, 42, an MS sufferer, whose husband was cheating on her with Stewart. After the shooting Salmon texted her husband saying: “I shot Lorna – you pushed me to it”. She was jailed for life with 14 year tariff.
September 2 – Kenneth Vandever was shot in a field in East Texas after a bungled robbery in a shop in Rusk, about 120 miles southeast of Dallas. Two women were also shot and one of them was raped. Richard Cobb, 29, was convicted of capital murder and executed in 2013. His accomplice Beunka Adams was executed in 2012. The execution of Cobb featured in a BBC documentary in March 2014.
Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in an East Texas field where two women also were shot and one was raped. He was convicted of capital murder.
Aug 4 – Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both 10, were abducted from Soham, Cambridgeshire. They were sexually assaulted and dumped in a lane near Brandon, Suffolk where the remains were found on Aug 17. Ian Huntley, 28, a school caretaker in Soham, was jailed for life and given a whole life tariff. His girlfriend Maxine Carr, 25, was convicted of perverting the course of justice and jailed for 3 and a half years. She had given him a false alibi.
Jul 28 – Debra Carne, 17, asphyxiated and set on fire in a layby at Sible Hedingham, near Braintree, Essex. Kerry Bauer, 21, was jailed for life (17 years) and Emma Last, 18, was jailed for life (20 years) for murder. Steven Wood, 23, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 8 years. Nicole Hollinshead, 19, was jailed for 5 years for GBH. The trial at Chelmsford CC heard that Hollinshead and Wood were lovers and Hollinshead believed Carne was after her boyfriend. Wood lured Carne to the layby where Bauer and Last attacked her and poured petrol over her before lighting it.
July 25 – Jordan Reid, 23 months old, found in a rock pool at Coppet Hall beach in Saundersfoot, Tenby, west Wales. His mother, Mirlene Stewart, 32, from Birmingham, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
July 23 – Junior Ubiribo, 18, shot in a car park in Australia Road, Shepherds Bush, W London. Mustafa Egal, 22, a student, was jailed for life (17 years min) in 2004. The trial heard he was killed after a “trivial row”.
Jul – Damian Cope, 22, shot outside Brown’s nightclub in Holborn, central London. Andrew Wanogho, 24, from Deptford, was acquitted in Aug 2004 after two witnesses refused to testify. Wanogho was himself shot dead in 2006. Damian’s mother Lucy formed Mothers Against Guns pressure group.
– Lee Balkwell, 33, lorry driver – died in mysterious circumstances in a cement mixer
on Baldwin’s Farm on Denisses Lane, Upminster, Essex. His father Les Balkwell has always claimed he was murdered. Essex Police suggested it was an accident but an IPCC report criticised their inquiry into his death. In 2013 his body was exhumed and in Nov 2013 Simon Bromley, 44, from Upminster, was charged with manslaughter. He awaits trial.http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/14/body-cement-mixer-exhumed-detectives
July 18 – Amie Miles, 17, barmaid at the Electricity nightclub – shot dead at her bedsit in Grangetown, Cardiff. Her ex boyfriend Raymond Burrell, 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of gross negligence and was jailed for 7 years. Gary White, 37, was jailed for 15 months for assisting an offender and Reuben McCauley, 20, got 12 months. Cain McKenzie, 19, and Leroy Herbert, 19, were acquitted of
Jul 16 – Camilla Petersen, 15, Danish exchange student – sexually assaulted and asphyxiated with her own blouse in Brading Down, Isle of Wight. Richard Kemp, 52, an engineer who worked at the Submarine Museum in Gosport, was jailed for life in May 2003. The trial at Winchester CC heard that Kemp had spent 8 years in Broadmoor in the 1970s and claimed he was mentally ill after being sexually assaulted by his brother as a child.
July 11 – Chris Brady, 35, from Liverpool, shot in the head and dumped on a beach at Benalmadena, Spain. Unsolved.
July 8 – Tina Baker, 41, vanished from her farm in Egham, Surrey. Her husband Martin Baker, 54, was jailed for life in Oct 2006. The trial at the Old Bailey heard she was having an affair with her childhood sweetheart.
July 6 – Angela Demitriou, 80, smothered at home in Inville Road, Elephant & Castle, SE London. Orville Murray, 34, was jailed for life in July 2003.
July – Lee Balkwell, 33, from Hornchurch, found in a cement mixer at a concrete plant in Upminster, Essex. David Bromley, 66, from Upminster, has been charged with possession of a Section 1 (ie illegal) firearm. No action will be taken against him regarding allegations of perjury and perverting the course of justice (in Lee Balkwell case), following consultation with CPS. Simon Bromley, 43, from Upminster, has been charged with possession of a controlled drug in November 2012. A 43-year-old man has been bailed regarding manslaughter and gross negligence.
July 5 – Alan Musgrove, 39, shot dead in hallway of his home in Forest Gate, east London. Dwayne Coleman, 23, was jailed for life (22 years minimum) and Rasnow Warburton, 23, was convicted of conspiracy to rob. The trial at the Old Bailey in 2004 heard that the pair erroneously thought Musgrove was a drug dealer who had money at home. He was shot in front of his common law wife Lauren Chambers and their four children.
July 4 – Pavel Shcherbakov, 29, chairman and co-owner of Afavit investment company – shot dead in offices of General Confederation of Unions in Moscow (his father was the president of the GCU). Unsolved.
July 3 – Andreas “Andy” Hinz, 37, trainee rabbi who was gay – picked up in the Black Cap (gay pub) in Camden Town, north London. Strangled and dismembered. His body was found in a “package” near St Pancras Way on July 10. Thomas McDowell, 24, a student from Camden, was jailed for life in Sep 2004. It was later announced that he had been given a whole life tariff. He is currently in Rampton Hospital. In July 2013 his whole life tariff was ruled unlawful by European court.
July 1 – Phillip McCabe Davis, 65, retired hotel owner, strangled at home in Palliser Road, Hammersmith, W London. His gay lover Jan Mertens was jailed for life in June 2003. Raoul Billia, a 29 year old rent boy was acquitted. The trial heard that Mertens, the son of a Belgian diplomat, stood to gain £1m in Davis’s will. Davis had threatened to change his will because Mertens was two-timing him with Billia.
June 30 – Thomas Pearson, 49, discovered at a house in Ferndale Road, Hackney, E London. Unsolved.
June 27 – Richard Corbett, 32, from Witham, asphyxiated accidentally after taking heroin. He was then burned and dumped in a country lane at West Hanningfield, near Chelmsford, Essex. Jason Reason, 29, and Robert Small, 46, both heroin users, from Danbury, Essex, were convicted of conspiracy to prevent the disposal of a body and jailed for 2 years each in April 2003.
June 26 – Geoff Windsor, 57, beaten to death in a park in Beaulieu Heights, South Norwood, south London. A gold ring, which did not belong to him, was found nearby. He was also robbed of his wallet but it is thought the motive was homophobia as it was a known gay cruising spot. Unsolved.
June 26 – Rita Vilares, 33, prostitute, stabbed to death near the British Library in King’s Cross, London. David Herbert, 45, from Ashford, Surrey, was jailed for life in Jan 2003.
June 25 – Mann Chung Li, head chef at the Tin Tin restaurant in Wolverhampton – stabbed 16 times in a mass brawl at the China Palace casino in Birmingham. Phillip Hung Chan, 56, manager of a Chinese restaurant in Northampton. He was jailed for life in July 2003.
June 25 – Hazel Prager, 46, raped and stabbed and found on farmland at Aldborough Hatch Farm near Hainault, Essex. Doraj Miah, 19, pleaded guilty to manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
June 25 – Alexander Blue, 41, businessman, beaten to death outside his home in plush west end of Glasgow. He was involved in a £7m business selling cars to the Glasgow taxi trade. Unsolved.
June 22 – Kevin Barrington, 33, and Leroy McKain, 22, tied up, bound, tortured, stabbed and shot in the head for good measure at a house in Raul Road, Peckham, S London. Courtney Palmer, 22, was jailed for life in March 2004. Linval Edwards, 22, and Glen O’Brien, 35, were jailed for 10 years after being convicted of manslaughter.
June 15 – Stephen Cairns, 32, shot dead in Kensal Road, NW London. Two men escaped on a motorbike. The killing is believed to be related to a feud between two Irish families – the Maguires and the Maynards. Cairns was related to the Maynards. His brother, Francis, later went on trial accused of stabbing Joseph Kelly, who was killed in Harben Road in Swiss Cottage. Kelly was related to the Maguires.
June 7 – Pierluigi Campioni, 35, stabbed in the head on the towpath between Soho Bar and Ice Wharf pub in Camden Lock, north London. Sam Francis, 27, from Potters Bar, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 10 years. Jonathan Rae, 22, and George McIntyre, 27, both from Camden, were both acquitted of manslaughter but jailed for 5 years and 2 and a half years respectively for GBH. The trial at the Old Bailey in March 2003 heard that the attack happened at 11.30pm on the night that England played Argentina in the World Cup in Japan. The defendants were drunk and attacked Campioni simply because he was foreign.
June – Paul Hagan, 36, and Francis Perry, 40, beaten to death baseball bats at a flat in Southport. Both were then urinated on. Raffaele Esposito, 25 and Sean Jackson, 33, bouncers, were jailed for life in Dec 2002. Joseph Sammon, 24, was acquitted. The trial at Liverpool CC heard Perry was killed because he became friendly with Esposito’s girlfriend.
June 3 – Harrington “Dog” Jack, crack dealer, was shot at a flat in Moselle Street, Tottenham. Ricardo Forbes, 34, and Paul Bingham, 31, Yardies, were jailed for life in 2003.
June 2 – Tim Lopes, 51, investigative TV journalist – abducted, pistol whipped, shot in the leg, beaten, cut up with samurai sword and set on fire in Vila Cruzeiro favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Elias Pereira de Silva, 35, aka EliasMaluco (The Madman), drugs baron, was jailed for 28 years in June 2005. He was a subordinate of gang boss Alexandre Vieira, 35, known as O Grande (The Big One). Also convicted were Claudino do Santos Coelho aka Xuxa and Cláudio Orlando do Nascimento, aka Ratinho (Little Rat), who got 23 years. Xuxa escaped from Bangu prison in February 2013.
Angelo Ferreira da Silva was jailed for 9 years. Eliseu Felicio de Souza and aka Zeu, was paroled in 2007.
Reinaldo Amaral de Jesus was killed by police.
June 1 – Steven Landers, 37, from Dagenham, shot in White Horse pub in Barking, E London. Mark Trowbridge, 41, and Gerry O’Callaghan, 48, were both jailed for life in Dec 2002. Motive never clear.
June 1 – Danielle Moorcroft, 21, pregnant drug addict prostitute – abducted from red light district in Bolton and bludgeoned to death, before being dumped near Bolton College. Stuart Milsted, 30, was jailed for life at Liverpool CC in Oct 2005. The trial heard Milsted was asthmatic and dropped his inhaler at the scene.
June – Patrick McCormack, 52, drug dealer and gangster, vanished in Dublin. His body was found in a cold store in Galway in June 2007. He had been beaten up by an associate, Edward Griffin, 45, who was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in 2008.
May 29 – Scott Walker, 15, hit with a hammer at home in Woodland Avenue, Eastcote, Middlesex. His father John Walker, 52, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Walker, a paranoid schizophrenic, had been released from Hillingdon Hospital shortly before the killing.
May 21 – Damian Broom, 23, stabbed outside Tesco in Greenford, W London. Jairo Soto-Mendoza, 44, a Colombian diplomat, was acquitted of murder in July 2003. He claimed self-defence, saying Broom was armed with a knife and tried to mug him.
May 19 – Frankie Kyriacou, 29, stabbed in Kentish Town, N London. Another man survived. John Greaney, 22, a stonemason who was high on drink and drugs, was jailed for life in 2003.
May 15 – Vaidis Franchevicius, 20, and Vitalijs Jasinskas, 25, Lithuanians, beaten to death and stabbed, dumped by the road in Warrenpoint, County Down. Julius Aguonis, 19, was arrested in Lancashire and sent back to Northern Ireland where he was jailed for 8 years after being convicted of manslaughter, on the grounds of provocation. Vitalijus Sedovas, 21, was jailed for 3 years for assisting an offender.
May 14 – Elsie Davies, 88, farm owner, and her friend Joseph Ashton, 82 – stabbed and strangled at Tower Farm near Llangollen, Wales. Martin Cartwright, 20, a farmhand from Wolverhampton, was jailed for life at Mold CC in April 2003.
May – Louise Tiffney, 43, vanished from her home in Dean Village, Edinburgh. Body never found. Her son, Sean Flynn, 20, walked free in Aug 2004 after a verdict of not proven.
May 13 – Mohammed Ateeq-ur-Rahman; Nafeesa Aziz, and her daughters Tayyaba, 13; Rabiah, 10; Ateeqa, 6; Aneesa, 2; and Najeeba, 6 months, died in a house fire in Birkby, Huddersfield. Shaied Iqbal, 26, was jailed for life in July 2003. Shakiel Shazad, 23, and Nazar Hussain, 23, were jailed for 18 years for manslaughter.
May 12 – Simon Medley, 26, Yardie, stabbed in Prince Street, Walsall. Jonathan “Famous” Bailey was the prime suspect but has gone on the run.
May 12 – Marvin Couson, 39, was shot and wounded at the Lime in London bar in Shoreditch, east London. He was left unable to communicate or leave his bed but only died on 8 August 2015. Police launched a murder investigation and appealed for witnesses to come forward. About 600 people were at the bar on during the shooting.
May 11 – Eugene Furlong, 39, gangster and former amateur boxer – battered and stabbed to death by a gang of six men in the Rose & Crown pub in Huyton, Merseyside. William Hughes, 33, was jailed for life in 2009 with a minimum of 22 years to serve.
May 7 – George Tweedie, 25, from Bedworth, Warwickshire – punched in the face and choked on his blood. His burned body was found in the boot of a Vauxhall Nova high on the moors in Derbyshire. The body was only discovered when car was about to be scrapped in Buxton. His lover Karen Redshaw, 37, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Her husband Colin Redshaw, 38, got 5 years and their son, Chris Redshaw, got 2 years for perverting the course of justice. The trial at Warwick CC heard Tweedie had been having an affair with Karen after meeting on the internet.
May 6 – Pim Fortuyn, 54, leader of the far-right Lijst Fortuyn Party, shot dead outside a radio station in Hilversum, Netherlands. Volkert van der Graaf, 32, vegan and animal rights activist, was jailed for 18 years in April 2003. The trial heard he had a grudge against pig farmer Wien van der Brink, who supported Lijst Fortuyn.
May 1 – Evelyn Hernandez, 24, a nurse, and her son Alex, 5, vanished in San Francisco. She was nine months pregnant with a boy she planned to christen Fernando. The baby’s father Herman Aguilera, 36, reported her missing on May 7. Her body was found on the shore near The Embarcadero 12 weeks later. There was no sign of Alex or of the foetus. Her wallet was found beside a canal close to the limousine company where Aguilera worked as a chauffeur. Evelyn was originally from El Salvador. The lack of publicity in the case is in stark contrast to the murder of Laci Peterson in Dec 2002. Unsolved.
Apr 27 – Jeramie Bell, 27; Robert Tumelty, 30, both Hells Angels; and Anthony Barrera, 43, a Mongol biker – shot outside Harrah’s casino in Laughlin, Nevada during a shootout between Hells Angels and Mongols. The so-called River Run Riot. Six bikers were jailed – Raymond Foakes, 43, who received a year in federal prison and a concurrent 12- to 30-month sentence in state prison. His kick of a rival biker is credited with starting the brawl; Calvin Schaefer, 37, got 51 months in federal prison. He is accused of firing a gun at a Mongol; Dale Leedom, 45, received 24 months in federal prison.44-year-old Rodney Cox, 39-year-old James Hannigan and 56-year-old Pete Eunice got between 12 and 30 months. No one was ever charged with murder. The Hells Angels and Mongols continue to feud, leading to a murder in 2008 in Las Vegas.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4377933.stm
Apr 22 – Natalie Williams, 33, strangled and drowned while walking her dog by the river Avon in Bradford-upon-Avon, Somerset. Her husband, Randle Williams, 43, a software engineer, was jailed for life in June 2003. The trial at Bristol CC heard the motive was a £500,000 life insurance policy.
Apr 22 – Suresh Kumar Selvarajah, 26, a Sri Lankan Tamil, was shot outside a house in Lyon Park Avenue, Wembley. Sachithan Ragulaperliman, 26, and Nagarasa Sivakumar, 32, were jailed for life. Vijay Kumaravelsingham; Thiruraja Kanaganayanagan; and Stanislas Krushnavillay, were all convicted of conspiracy to cause disorder.
Apr 20 – Jade Alleyne, 20, (black male), shot outside the Litten Tree pub in Wood Green, N London. Unsolved.
Apr 12 – Marie Watson, 77, mugged on her way home in North Shields, Tyneside. Trevor Cook, 19, a heroin addict, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Denise Thompson, 21, his addict girlfriend, was jailed for 4 and a half years for conspiracy to rob. The trial in March 2003 heard she was killed for her fish supper.
Apr 9 – Shawn Freckleton, 25, from S London, shot as he got out of his car at a house in Thornton Heath. The killer was black. Unsolved.
April 9 – Caroline Stuttle, 19, student from York, mugged and thrown over a bridge in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. Ian Previte, 30, was jailed for life in Sep 2004. Her mobile phone and handbag were stolen.
Apr 6 – Plastiras “Greek Tony” Panayiotou, 64, choked to death after being beaten at the back of the White Horse pub in Edmonton, N London. Wiliam Knight, 38, a karaoke DJ, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 2 and a half years. The trial in Nov 2002 heard Knight was still angry after Panayiotou allegedly made homosexual advances in Dec 2001.
Apr 6 – John Elliott, 37, from S Norwood, thrown through a plate glass window during a brawl outside the Pitcher & Piano pub in Wimbledon. Winston Richards, 28, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years. His friends Dean Kybert, 27, and William Finch, 28, were convicted of violent disorder and wounding.
April – Ashi Walker, 22, member of the Burger Bay Boys, shot in Edgbaston, Birmingham. His killer is believed to have come from the Johnson Crew and his death was believed to have been avenged by the murder of Johnson Crew member Yohannes Martin (see Dec 2002). That intern led to the murder of Charlene Ellis and and Letisha Shakespeare in Jan 2003.
Apr 3 – Kulwinder Kaur Bikhu, 41, from Hayes, stabbed at Camerton builders’ merchants, Colham Green Road, Uxbridge. Her husband, Sukhwinder Singh Dhaliwal, 25, from Huddersfield, was suspected of murder,.
Apr 1 – Michelle Bettles, 22, prostitute – strangled and dumped in woodland off the A47 near Norwich. Unsolved.
Mar – Linda Razzell, 41, learning support assistant – vanished on her way to work at Swindon College. Body never found. Her estranged husband, Glynn Razzell, 44, was jailed for life in Nov 2003.
Mar 29 – Doreen Williams, 33, and her lover Jonathan Green, 58 – hacked to death with a meat cleaver at a house in Lockhurst Street, Hackney, E London, which was then set on fire. Kevin Christie, 30, was jailed for life in Sep 2002. The Old Bailey trial heard that Williams was Christie’s fiancé, and was cheating on him with Green, a City accountant who lived in Reading. He said he returned home to find them in bed having sex.
March 27 – Eight town councillors were shot dead at a council meeting in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris. 19 other people were injured. Richard Durn, 33, a Green Party supporter who had psychological problems, was arrested but killed himself the following day by jumping from a window of the police station. He wrote a letter to a friend saying: “I have decided to end it all by killing a small local elite which is the symbol of, and who are the leaders and decision makers in, a city that I have always detested…I will become a serial killer, a mad killer. Why? Because I am frustrated and I do not want to die alone, because I have had a shitty life. I want to feel powerful and free just once.” It was known as theNanterre Massacre.
March 26 – Tom Shelley, 75, drugged, gagged, tied up and suffocated at his flat in Wolverhampton. Faye Thorneycroft, 19, a prostitute, was jailed for life in June 2002. The trial at Birmingham CC heard she wanted to steal his £9,000 life savings.
March 25 – Margaret Gall, 50, a small time drug dealer, was killed at her home in Raymond Terrace, near Newcastle, New South Wales. Anne Maree Wotherspoon, 27, claimed she was with three other people when they stormed Mrs Gall’s home in search of cash and drugs. Wotherspoon has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and drug-induced psychosis over the years causing delusions and hallucination. A $100,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the murder.
March 18 – Isobel Beattie, 20, stabbed at her home in Cardross, Scotland. Ross Travers, 20, a drug addict, was jailed for life (14 years minimum) at Glasgow High Court. The trial heard she was robbed of £4 and a bottle of whiskey.
March 14 – Hannah Williams, 14, from Deptford, SE London, went missing after going shopping in 2001. Her body was found wrapped in tarpaulin in dense undergrowth at the LaFarge UK cement works site in Northfleet, Kent. Robert Howard, 58, a convicted sex offender, was jailed for life at Maidstone CC in Oct 2003. It was later claimed that Hannah’s case was ignored by the media because she was not from a middle class background, unlike Milly Dowler, who went missing at the same time. An anonymous Kent police officer was quoted in The Guardian as saying: “There are serious questions to be raised about the original missing persons investigation. This is very sensitive, but if Hannah Williams had been a Milly Dowler, she may not be dead now.”
March 13 – A man’s body was discovered in a plastic bag in Halse Lane, near Winsford Hill, on Exmoor, Somerset. He has never been identified. He was believed to be Asian or black and was wearing a bracelet with a Koranic verse on it.
March 12 – Kaiser Osman, 15, stabbed in a row over a football on the Church End estate in Harlesden, NW London. A 14-year-old boy was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter while his 11-year-old cousin was acquitted. Neither could be named for legal reasons but Totalcrime know their names.
March 9 – Naresh Shah, 45, accountant, stabbed at a house in Hibernia Road, Hounslow after the house was broken down. He was stabbed seven times in the groin, legs, chest and back, suffering fatal injuries to his heart and lungs.Jason Grant, 21, was jailed for life for murder. Doorman Mark Young, 33, was jailed for 8 years for conspiracy to commit GBH and doorman Paul Hilton, 23, got 6 years. Samantha Easton got 2 years. Doormen Yassa Rafiq, 20, and Aslam Khan, 35, were both acquitted. Mr Shah was a victim of mistaken identity. The intended target was a Kosovan man, Xhafer Ismaili, who was engaged in a dispute with the bouncers at Yates’s Wine Lodge in Hounslow.
March 7 – Justin McAlroy, 30, drug dealer and son of millionaire builder Tommy McAlroy – shot 6 times outside his home in Cambuslang, Scotland. William “Tiler” Gage, 32, a hitman hired by drug barons, was jailed for life (minimum of 20 years) at Glasgow High Court.
March 4 – Yasmin Akhtar, 35, from Redhill, (but originally from Balham) – her burning body was found in Larkhall Park, Stockwell, S London. Her spurned husband Mohammed Jamil, 66, was jailed for life in May 2003. Her stepson Mohammed Fethaullah, 41, was also jailed for life, as was Rupert Alleyne, 42; Paul Bush, 34, and David Quarry, 37. The Old Bailey trial heard he arranged for her to be killed because she wanted to get divorced.
March – An unidentified Asian man, aged between 27 and 28, was beaten and dumped in a “swamp” at Back Lane, near Charnock Richard, Lancashire. Unsolved.
Mar 4 – Sandy Clark, 63, war veteran, beaten and stabbed at his home in Worcester. Martin Rauwley, 39, was jailed for life.
Feb 19 – Stephen Amos, 21, from Longsight, DJ and talented footballer, shot outside the Bexx pub in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. Richard Solomon, from Hulme, was jailed for life in March 2003. Julian Bell, 26, was jailed for 20 years. The trial heard both were members of the Longsight Crew. Bell was a drugs godfather and Solomon was his minder.
Feb 19 – Brendon Lawrence, 16, shot as he got out of a car in St Ann’s, Nottingham. Rene Sarpong, 22, was jailed for life in Jan 2009. Jason Williams, 28, was acquitted. The trial heard the intended target was Lawrence’s brother Calvin. The trial at Nottingham CC heard Williams later hid the gun in a flat belonging to a prostitute, Jane West (a pseudonym).
Feb 19 – Supenthar Ramachandran, 18, Sri Lankan-born. Stabbed and burned beyond recognition. Dumped in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, north London. Senttnamil Thillainathan, 21; Pradeep Sivanesan, 18, and a 17 year old, were jailed for life in June 2003. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Ramachandran was held against his will and forced to buy the killers a meal. He owed them £200.
Feb 18 – Violetta Vella, 82, stabbed at her home in Fyfield House (tower block) in Finsbury Park, north London. Rodney Anyanwu, 33, a paranoid schizophrenic, from Islington, was sent to Rampton mental hospital in definitely in Feb 2003.
Feb 18 – Rodney Cain, 36, father of three, shot at his flat in Kensington, London. He had been seen earlier talking to someone in a Jaguar car. Unsolved.
Feb 16 – Natalie Janiak, 18, graphic design student, strangled in an alley at Wilmington, near Dartford, Kent. Her lover, Alan Dalby, 21, was jailed for life in Oct 2002. The trial at Maidstone CC heard Dalby was obsessively jealous.
Feb 9 – Samantha Barton, 16, and George Green, 16, “troubled teenagers”, was strangled at Leece Lodge Two care home near Douglas, Isle of Man (run by Nugent Care Society for DSS). Her body was found in a copse nearby. Peter Newbery, 21, from Douglas, was jailed for life in Feb 2004 and will have to serve it in the UK. He was described as “seriously disturbed”. In 2009 Newbery lost an appeal against the decision to keep him in custody on the mainland.
Feb – Ryan Mason, 7, hit with a hammer, stabbed 5 times and strangled. Dumped in a wheelie bin in Bolton. The boyfriend of Ryan’s mother Lyn, Ronald Mariner, 23, was jailed for life in Oct 2002. At his trial in Manchester CC he accused her of killing Ryan.
Feb 10 – Anthony Ellison, 27, from Coulsdon, and Michael Jones, 25, from Croydon, were shot with a sawn-off shortgun and handgun in the car park of the Good Companions pub in Hamsey Green, near Croydon after a row at the White Lion pub in Warlingham, Surrey. Michael Delaware survived being stabbed. David Hempseed, 53, a company director; and Chris Bourke, 40, a haulier, were jailed for life in Dec 2002. Peter Cutbush, 48, a buyer; and Alan Thruston, 46, an actor, were both jailed for 8 years for manslaughter.
Feb 9 – Edward Hamilton, 33, drug dealer – bludgeoned to death and found in burnt out flat in Spanby Road, Tower Hamlets. Wayne Robinson, 28, from Harlesden; Andre Brown, 19; Matthew Waltwers-Kitson, 26, from Acton; and Damien Chin, 25, from Queen’s Park, were all jailed for life in June 2003.
Feb – Brett Bowyer, 12, was shot and buried in a shallow grave near Phenix City, Alabama. Michael Carruth, 43, and Jimmy Lee Brooks Jr, 22, were both sentenced to death. They were also convicted of the double-murder of Thurman Ratliff, 68, and his wife Katherine Ratliff, 62, at their home on Jan 30. Carruth, who works as a bounty hunter for his wife’s bonding company, and Brooks showed up at Russell Bowyer’s brick, ranch-style home claiming to be narcotics officers. Video footage from the police’s dashcam showed Russell Bowyer (Brett’s father) having dug himself out of the grave, alerting police and hold his own slashed throat.
Feb 7 – Brett Wilson, 8, and his brother Bradley, 7 – stabbed in a car at Hilltop and Manwood Farm golf course in Handsworth, Birmingham. Their father, Steven Wilson, 43, stabbed himself afterwards but survived. He was jailed for life but hanged himself in prison a few days later.
Feb 5 – Terry Buckley, 22, from Paddington – shot in a car in Grove End Road, St John’s Wood. His killer was hired by a drug dealer he had crossed. Unsolved.
Feb 5 – Denis Giunta, 26, slashed, stabbed and hacked to death with a home-made sword in Williamstown, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. His cousin Francesco Mangione, 46, was jailed for life (22 years) in 2004. The trial heard the killing was part of a turf war between ice cream vendors in Melbourne, many of whom were related. Denis’s wife jumped out of a window to escape and broke her leg.
Feb 1 – Michelle Adams, 36, debt collector and mother of 5, beaten to death as she collected cash in Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham, Portsmouth. Tony Whiting, 22, a paranoid schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Mrs Adams worked for Provident Personal Credit (as did Mary Merry, murdered in Cambridge in Dec 1999) and her husband usually accompanied her.