INFORMATION ON ALL HOMICIDES FROM 2010-2017 INCLUDING PAUL MASSEY (PICTURED) KILLED IN MANCHESTER IN JULY 2015
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Feb 26 – David Sorrie, 32, and Julie McCash, 43, were stabbed to death in Dundee. Robert Stratton, 42, has been charged with murder. He is also accused of the attempted murder of Wendy McKinney. Mr Stratton is further accused of assaulting his partner Lee Kinney. Prosecutors allege Mr Stratton murdered Julie McCash and then pursued Mr Sorrie while brandishing two knives. The killings occurred at a gathering to remember Ralphie Duffy, 18, who fell to his death from cliffs at Arbroath. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/family-hit-triple-tragedy-man-9923473
Feb 19 – Susan Howarth, 64, was shot dead and her husband Robert Lynn, 66, survived after they were tied up and tortured by masked raiders on their farm in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Ms Howarth, originally from Southsea, Hampshire, died after the ordeall. After being tortured, the couple were put in the back of a pick-up truck and left for dead in a ditch. Themba William Yika, Nkosinathi Yika and Lucas Makua have been charged with murder and robbery and await trial. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4264496/Three-men-court-accused-murder-British-woman.html#ixzz4b2Y1IAmK
Feb 15 – Omer Raza, 23. from Walthamstow, was stabbed to death near Turnpike Lane station in Haringey after being taken there in a silver BMW. Akol Garang, 18, and a 17-year-old man have been charged with murder and await trial.
Feb 10 – Denise Juarez, 17, and Stephanie Barrientos, 16, were shot dead at point blank range outside a nightclub in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their friends Némesis (15) and Magalí (16) survived. Juarez’s boyfriend Luis Esteban Weiman was arrested but later released. The killings became known as the Florencio Varela massacre.
Feb 5 – Peter Colwell, 18, from Capel Uchaf near Clynnog Fawre, was shot dead in the car park of The Ship Inn in Llanbedrog, near Pwlhelli, north Wales. He was a keen hunter. Four of his friends have been bailed until later in the year. A shotgun was recovered.
Feb 2 – Aaron Lewis, 26, from Toxteth, was shot three times in a “cold-blooded, targeted attack” outside Anna Jungs, a chip shop in Wavertree, Liverpool. It was gangland-related. At about 7.40pm, a 19-year-old man went to hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper body. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening and detectives believe he had been with Mr Lewis.
Jan 29 – Shanika Grey, 15, vanished in Mount Salem, Montego Bay, Jamaica. She was found stabbed in Meadows of Irwin on Feb 1.
Jan 28 – Nadine Burden, 36, was beaten to death at a house in Toronto Road, Buckland, Portsmouth. Her body was found just before midnight. Victoria Arthur, 43, from Milton, Portsmouth, has been charged with murder. Julie Palmer, 52, had been charged with assisting an offender.
Jan 27 – Tommy Baker, 44, from Everton, was shot in the head and chest at Stanley Meat Market in Old Swan, Liverpool, after leaving a gym at 8.15am after an early morning workout. His killer had waited in a car next to his black BMW. Gangland-related.
Jan 27 – Raheem Wilks, 19, was shot dead outside Too Sharps barber shop in Harehills, Leeds. He was the brother of Leeds United under-23 player Mallik Wilks, who made his debut in the FA Cup defeat against Sutton United a few days later. Keal Richards, 21, from Chapeltown, Leeds, was charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 24 – Tony Kenway, 39, originally from Southampton, was shot dead while sitting in the driver’s seat of his red Porsche Cayenne GTS at 2.10pm outside an exclusive sports club in Pattaya, Thailand. His Thai wife Pans Kenway, 32, was ‘devastated’ by what had happened. Mr Kenway’s wife gave birth to his fourth child in September. Police are investigating links to Mr Kenway and foreign ‘boiler room’ gangs http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4151534/British-businessman-39-murdered-Thailand.html
Jan 23 – Leon Barrett-Hazle, 36, from Smethwick, was stabbed on the top deck of the 11A bus in Handsworth, Birmingham. Kieran Gillespie, 25, has been charged with murder.
Jan 23 – Quamari Barnes, 15, was stabbed as he waited at a bus stop after leaving Capital City Academy in Willesden, north west London. He was stabbed in front of screaming students. He fled back towards Capital City Academy collapsing yards from the gates of the school in Doyle Gardens.
Jan 21 – Kyle Maher, 21, was stabbed to death in Tooting, south London at 3am. Richard Wilson-Michael, 29, has been charged with murder, grievous bodily harm of and possession of an offensive weapon. He awaits trial.
Jan 20– Djodjo Nsaka, 19, was stabbed to death in Wembley, NW London. Ali Tas, 20, has been charged with murder and also common assault against a 20-year-old man. He awaits trial.
Jan 16 – Kiran Daudia, 46, was found in a suitcase in an alley in Leicester. Her estranged husband Ashwin Daudia, 50, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 14 – Birna Brjansdottir, 20, was found dead on a beach south of Reykjavik after more than 725 volunteers took part in the biggest search and rescue operation in Icelandic history. Two Greenlandic sailors aged 25 and 30 were being held in connection with her disappearance, which happened on 14 January after a night of drinking in Reykjavik’s bars. Surveillance footage around 5am showed her making her way through snowy and foggy streets by herself and buying a kebab. Her shoes were found in the port of Hafnarfjordur, south of Reykjavik, not far from the dock where a Greenlandic trawler, the Polar Nanoq, was moored. Video surveillance cameras also showed a small red car, a Kia Rio, parked near the vessel around 6.30am – identical to a vehicle observed near the spot where Brjansdottir was last seen. The Polar Nanoq lifted anchor a few hours after Brjansdottir went missing but members of Iceland’s elite police force, known as the Viking Squad, flew out to the ship by helicopter to question the crew. The ship returned to Reykjavik and two sailors were taken into custody.
Jan 8 – Katie Rough, 7, was found dead on a football field near a cul-de-sac in the Woodthorpe area of York. She had lacerations to her chest and neck. Paramedics and police officers performed CPR on Katie in the football field. She was taken to York hospital and pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The court heard she had been stabbed with a Stanley knife. A 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The incident took place a 10-minute walk from Katie’s parents’ home on the Foxwood estate.
Jan 8 – Kerri McAuley, 32, was beaten to death at a house in Norwich. Joe Storey, 26, has been charged with manager and awaits trial. She left behind two children.
Jan 4 – Omario Caldwell, 41, a transgender woman known as Mesha, was shot dead in Canton, Mississippi. She was a well known hair and make up artist.
Jan 1 – Cameron Logan, 23, died in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, in what police called a “horrific and spiteful attack”. Mr Logan’s girlfriend, 24-year-old Rebecca Williams, known as Bex, who worked for Global Radio as a journalist, remains in a critical condition after being seriously injured in the fire. Arson.
Dec 31 – Cameron Logan, 23, died in a fire in Milngavie, near Glasgow. Blair Logan, 26, has been charged with murder. He has also been charged with the attempted murder of his parents David and Cathy, both 54, and left Cameron’s girlfriend Bex Williams, 24, who were all left fighting for their life.
Dec 30 – Ernest ‘Alex’ Kalawa, 24, was stabbed to death in Peckham, south London. Klark Mangal, 21, has also been accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Dec 27 – Shaun Atkinson, 49, was stabbed to death at a house in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Ruben Rewcroft, 20, and his father Barry Rewcroft, 51, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec 27 – Carl Campbell, 33, was shot dead in the High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands. Mohammed Humza, 19, and Vikesh Chauhan, 24, have been charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a prohibited object. Mr Campbell was jailed in 2009 for causing the death by dangerous driving of Clarence Elwin in Tipton. His family said: “Carl was a young man at the time who had a full driving licence, tax and insurance. He just panicked and left the scene. “He was not a killer, it was an accident and he panicked so please don’t judge him on that incident alone.”
Dec 27 – Terrell L Bruce, 33, a realtor, was shot in the head in Philadelphia as he drove along Park Lane Drive. His ex-girlfriend Martina Westcott, 27, has been charged with murder. She was sitting in the passenger seat. He lost control of the Ford Expedition SUV and crashed into another car. She fled to her mother’s house and turned herself in. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4072214/Ex-girlfriend-shot-dead-realtor-former-love-DROVE-Philadelphia-fled-car.html
Dec 26 – Rayanni Christini Costa, 22, was lured to a house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, murdered and had her belly cut open. Thaina da Silva Pinto, 21, and her husband Fabio Luiz Lima have been charged with murder. They tried to steal her baby but the foetus died. They lured her to their home, promising to donate baby clothes to the poor mother-to-be. Police in Brazil believe they then planned to cut the seven-month-old baby from Ms Costa’s womb before killing the mother, but the baby also died after they cut through the woman’s belly. Police discovered that she had made contact with other poor, young mothers in Rio de Janeiro after joining WhatsApp groups for people wanting to donate baby items such as clothes, nappies and toys. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4070142/Womb-raiders-Brazillian-police-arrest-couple-murdered-woman-tried-steal-unborn-baby-burning-corpses.html
Dec 25 – Tricia McCauley, 46, an actress, vanished in Washington DC. She had made a pie and prepared her signature Brussels sprouts to take to a holiday party with fellow members of the District’s theatre scene. At 4:30 pm she posted to Facebook that she was on her way. But she never showed up for dinner. Her white two-door Scion iQ car with its “Plant more plants” bumper sticker was later found. Police confronted a man who had been spotted driving the Scion in a nearby CVS store. A police report says an officer asked the man for the keys, and he surrendered them. She had been strangled and beaten. Adrian Johnson, 29, has been charged with first-degree felony murder. He has a long string of arrests, mostly for theft and nonviolent crimes, in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Court files contain notations of possible mental illness, though he has been ruled competent in the past.
Dec 25 – Nick Medlin, 57, an off duty prison officer, was killed outside the Rose Inn pub in Pier Street, Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, just after midnight. Michael Hudson, 32, has been charged with manslaughter and awaits trial. Two other men bailed.
Dec 24 – Owen Kerry, 19, was stabbed to death in Cramlington Working Men’s Club, Northumberland. Lyndsey Harper, 36, from Annitsford, and Brian Cahill, 35, from Dudley, North Tyneside, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec 24 – Danielle Brooks, 32, and Christopher Brooks, 38, were shot dead at an apartment in Anchorage, Alaska. The shootings were witnessed by their 6-year-old son who told police, “Ninjas came to my home and killed my family.” Lamarkus Mann, 22, Jaylyn Franklin and De Anthony Harris have been charged with murder. Harris was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound. All three allegedly tried to rob Mr and Mrs Brooks of money and drugs.
Dec 23– Eman Salehi, 28, a sports journalist for Bahrain’s state-run television broadcaster, was shot dead in her car in the city of Riffa, Bahrain, a community popular with members of the ruling Al Khalifa family and the military. Her six-year-old son was in the car at the time. A man shot Salehi once in the head, then immediately turned himself into authorities. She was a Shiite. The killer was allegedly a member of the ruling family but he has not been identified.
Dec 23 – Mohammed Abdurezek, 31, was stabbed to death in the village of Siston, south Gloucestershire. According to his Facebook page, Mr Abdurezek worked for UK charity Refugee Action and had also been a student at Gower College in Swansea. Abdiwahab Abdulahi, aged 22, and Karl Cullen, 42, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec 21 – Christopher Thompson, 32, from Stockport, suffered head injuries in a brawl outsie a lap dancing club called Totties in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. Aiden Oakes, 26, and Anton Oakes, 22, have been charged with murder.
Dec 20 – Shanna Riddle Vandewege, 36, and her son Diederik, three months old, had their throats slashed at their home in Fort Worth, Texas. Shanna’s husband Craig, who found the bodies, has hired a lawyer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4055502/Man-wife-baby-dead-home-throats-slit-stops-talking-police-lawyers-up.html
Dec 17 – Mark Shaw, 29, was tortured and stabbed to death in a bedroom at his home in Grange Villa, County Durham. Kieran Adey, 18, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 17 – Lisa Marie Naegle, 36, a nurse, was battered to death with a hammer and dumped in a shallow grave at a house in Inglewood, Los Angeles. Jerome Rogers, a nursing assistant, has been charged with murder after confessing. He had been caught on CCTV leaving a party at a restaurant in Torrance. Naegle texted her husband Derek Harryman around 2.45 am to let him know she was grabbing food and then coming home. Two days passed without Harryman hearing a word from his wife. Naegle’s sister, Danielle Naegle-Kaimona, told ABC News Rogers said he was having an affair with Naegle. Naegle-Kaimona told the network that Naegle had told her Rogers was gay. Naegle finished fourth on Bridalplasty, a 2010 reality show about a group of women who moved into a mansion to compete for a dream wedding and plastic surgery.
December 13 – Sade Dixon, 24, who was three months pregnant, was shot dead at home in Pine Hills, Florida. She had two children, aged 5 and 7. Her boyfriend Markeith Loyd, 41, went on the run. In January he shot dead police officer Debra Clayton, 42, outside a Walmart in Orlando. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy First Class Norman Lewis died after being hit by a car while on his patrol motorcycle during search for Loyd on the same day.
Dec 12 – Umida Eshboboeva, 29, was killed at a house in Thamesmead, south east London. Adkhamjon Tovasharov, 34, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 9 – Kerry-Ann Wilson, 33, was beaten to death at her apartment in Crystal Towers complex in St Andrew, Jamaica. Her common law husband Phillip Brown, 35, later turned himself in and was charged with murder. Her body had been found wrapped in tarpaulin in a gully.
Dec 8 – William Schumacher, 52, a UPS delivery driver, was shot outside a Walmart supermarket in Ithaca, New York. Justin Barkley, 38, has been charged with murder. Barkley told the judge he waited outside of the store where he shot a man he believed to be President-Elect Donald Trump. He told the judge: “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly.” Judge Rowley refused to allow Barkley to enter a guilty plea stating that Barkley needed to be examined by psychiatrists to determine whether he is even capable of standing trial.
Dec 5 – Salim Coulter, 24, from White City, was ambushed and shot as he left a Jerky chicken restaurant in Fulham, west London. Omar Hutson, 29, has been charged with murder. He has also been charged with the attempted murder of another man, aged 25. The restaurant was popular with celebrities, including Alesha Dixon.
Dec 1 – Khalid Safi, 18, from Southwark, was stabbed to death outside student flats in Acton, west London after a fight broke out around 6.30pm. Mr Safi had links to Wembley as well as Peterborough and Walsall.
Nov 22 – Sergeant Colin Rose, 29, was shot dead near Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. De Angelo Davis, 31, was charged with murder but the charged were dropped a few days later. A reward of $15,000 has been offered.
Nov 18 – Hussein Ahmed, 19, was stabbed to death near South Harrow tube station in north west London around 5.10pm. Three boys, aged 14, 14, and 15, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Nov18 – Lee Viloria-Paulino, 16, was stabbed to death and beheaded in Lawrence, Massachusetts. His classmate Matthew Borges, 15, has been charged with murder. Borges allegedly told a witness he had ‘done something bad’ and that he had ‘stabbed a kid and cut his head off’. Mathew Borges pleaded not guilty in Lawrence District Court and faces trial in 2017.
Nov 17 – Shanice Anderson, 21, was shot dead and six other people were injured, including Lynjerius Ross, six, at a children’s birthday party in Memphis, Tennessee. Torius Russell, 29, has been charged with murder. Lynjerius’s mother Nika said her son was very brave and was making a miraculous recovery. She said she knew Russell but had no idea what his motive was for the shooting.
Nov 14 – Pasquale Barbaro, 35, was shot dead on a footpath in Earlwood, Sydney, Australia. Four men with links to the Rebels bikie (biker) gang have been charged with murder and await trial. They are Siar Munshizada, 28, Abuzar Sultani, 27, Joshua Baines, 24, and Mirwais Danishyar, 23. Sultani, who was allegedly the brains behind the killing, lived in an upmarket apartment and studied a masters of business administration at Macquarie University while juggling the underworld. Barbaro was buried in his native Melbourne. His father was notorious gangster Giuseppe Barbaro.
Nov 13 – Eliayu Cohen, 62, a former police officer from Israel, was killed and dismembered in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, Thailand. Simon Beton, 52, another Israeli, has been charged with murder. Police said Beton had confessed to murder, describing the motive as a “love triangle”.
Nov 8 – Francis Varney, 77, was shot dead near a polling station in Azusa, Los Angeles on presidential election day. Carlos Martinez, 45, the suspect, was shot dead by police. He was high on cocaine.
Nov 3 – Michael Blake, 28, was shot in the back of the head in Westhoughton, Bolton. Joe Wilson, 26, of Romney Way, Stockport, Nathan Quigley, 30, of Cleworth Walk, Hulme, and Nathan Daniels, 27, of Nottingham Avenue, Stockport, have already appeared in court charged with murder. They await trial.
Nov 2 – James Owusu, 22, a business administration graduate and part-time DJ who worked for his uncle’s shipping company, was speaking on his phone with his front door open in Harlesden, north west London when two men casually walked past and shot him in the back at 10.45pm. As he lay dying he reportedly told his mother Deborah: “I haven’t done anything to anyone.”
Nov 1 – Kayla Gomez-Orozco, 10, was abducted from a church service in Bullard, Texas, sexually assaulted and dumped in a well. Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, 24, a Mexican national, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He was married to Kayla’s cousin. His house is next door to the well. There is a 17 minute gap between when he says he returned and when his wife said he returned.
Oct 31 – Scott Koubeitra, 22, was stabbed to death in Croydon on Halloween. A boy, aged 16, was charged with murder, four counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, two counts of theft and one count of possession of an offensive weapon. He will go on trial in 2017.
Oct 29 – Promise Ndlovu, 40, attacked in a car park in Leicester. Ramandeep Dhaliwal, 34, and Kehar Hayer, 55, from Evington, have both been charged with murder. The victim’s brother-in-law was Peter Ndlovu, a former Zimbabwe international Peter, 43, played 176 times in the Premier League for Coventry between 1991 and 1997, scoring 39 goals.
Oct 28 – Ellia Arathoon, 29, was murdered and dumped beside the M53 motorway in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Craig Proctor, 39, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Ellia’s son Reece Dunne, 8, wrote a heartbreaking letter to his mum after her death. The note reads: “To mummy, I love you a million times around the world. I wish you didn’t die. I remember playing with you and that made me happy. I know you are an angel now and you can see me all the time. “I feel sad but I’m going to be brave, love Reece.”
Oct 27 – Mark Mason, 48, from Rhyl, north Wales. was stabbed to death in a car park in the town. Anthony Baines, 30, Jake Melia, 21, James Davies, 20, and Mark Ennis, 31 – all from Liverpool , have been charged with murder and are due to go on trial at Mold Crown Court.
Oct 26 – Mahendra Swain, executive of Hyderabad-based Seaways Shipping and Logistics Limited, was shot dead at point blank range by hired gunmen in Paradip, Odisha (formerly Orissa), India. Mahimananda Mishra, 63, managing director of Orissa Stevedores Limited that controls over 90% of the cargo handling operations at Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district, was arrested in Bangkok in Jan 2017 along with Basant Bal. Swain’s brother Rajkishore named Mishra and three other executives of Mishra’s firm as having hatched the murder conspiracy.
Oct 24 – Blake Brown, 30, from Croxteth, was shot dead in Aigburth, Liverpool. Two men ran off. Gangland-related.
Oct 21 – Steven Allford, 51, was found dead, tied to a bench outside Malaga airport in Spain. A slice of ham had been placed on each of his buttocks and his genitals put inside a tuna can. A 51-year-old Finnish man was later arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. He was described as a ‘well-built giant’. Both men were believed to be homeless.
Oct 18 – Jamal Mahmoud, 21, was killed at HMP Pentonville. Joshua Ratner, 26, Basana Kimbembi, 34, and Robert Butler, 30, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Oct 17 – Jodie Wilkinson, 27, who was homeless, was killed by a group of up to 11 men in Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle, near to the city’s football stadium. A man, aged 25, survived after being stabbed. Two boys, aged 14 and 15, and a girl, aged 15, were arrested for violent disorder. Five other men, aged between 20 and 43, were arrested. Wilkinson, who is thought to have been homeless when she died, got into trouble with the police shortly after leaving school. She battled drink and drug problems in her early 20s and had spent time living on the streets before turning her life around and becoming a well-known volunteer with local charities. In 2010, Wilkinson was given a young achiever’s award by the Evening Chronicle newspaper in recognition of her work with young people. The same year she was also the recipient of a young person’s achievement award by Children & Young People Now magazine.
Oct 16 – Maria Ladenburger, 19, a student and daughter of a senior EU official, was raped and drowned in the river Dreisam, near Freiburg, Germany. Hussain Khavari, 17, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, was arrested in December and charged with her murder. He may have also killed another woman, Carolin G. The case made big headlines in Germany because of the migrant crisis.
Oct 16 – Robert Everett Wilkson, 55, and Valeri Kay Willkson, 54, killed and nearly decapitated at their home in Luther, Oklahoma. The suspect, Michael Vance, 38, from Chandler, Oklahoma, then exchanged fire with police and drove off, while on Facebook live. He remained missing a week later. Police said the killings were linked to a charge he faced over sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
Oct 16 – Pardeep Kaur, 30, a housekeeper at a hotel in Heathrow, vanished after failing to turn up for work. She was last seen walking down Harlington High Street. Her body was later found beneath a motorway flyover in Hayes. Two men were arrested but later released.
Oct 16 – Judge Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, 37, was shot in the head at point blank range as he jogged outside his home in Metepece, 43 miles from Mexico City. Zacarias was the judge who had rejected appeals from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Miguel Trevino. The shooting, which was caught on CCTV, prompted the Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, to hold a news conference and vowing an investigation by his attorney general.
Oct 16 – Trinity Gay, 15, was shot dead at 4am during a shootout between rival gangs at a Cook Out restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. Three men – Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his 19-year-old son D’Markeo, and Lamonte Williams, 20 both face wanton endangerment counts. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Trinity’s father is Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay. Trinity Gay’s friends say she was close with man arrested in her death
Oct 15 – Three men were shot dead in a Jamaican restaurant in West Adams, Los Angeles. Nine other men and six women were wounded and taken to hospital. A fourth person later died. Mowayne McKay, 33, and Diego Reid, 25, both Jamaican nationals, have been charged with murder. The shooting took place during a birthday party but was drug-related.
Oct 15 – Vince Spagnolo, 65, “a loyal lieutenant” of the late mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, was shot “multiple times” at his home in the Vimont district of Laval, near Montreal, Canada. Since Rizzuto died of cancer in 2013, the weakened organization he once headed has been under siege. Spagnolo’s son Nick, 41, as part of the “next generation” of local Mafia leaders.
Oct 14 – Sophie Smith, 17, was killed at her home in Beeston, Leeds, just before 5am. She was the mother of a five-week-old baby. Morgan Banks, 18, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 11 – John Smith, 52, died in hospital after being attacked outside a property in Misk Knowes in Stevenston, Ayrshire. Craig Munro, 30, and Allan Robertson, 26, are wanted in connection with his death. Farrah Fadli, a young mother from Ayr, is thought to be a potential witness. She has gone missing.
Oct 9 – Five people – three children and two women – died after gunmen sprayed their home with bullets in March Pen, St Catherine, Jamaica. Marvin “Fat Man” Campbell,40, has been charged with murder. He had been trying to get the women and children from testifying against him in a case of incest. It is alleged that he issued several death threats to the girl and her family to dissuade them from pursuing the matter. One of the victims was Campbell’s own 14-year-old son. Campbell was an enforcer in the Klansmen gang in Spanish Town. Campbell is believed to be involved in a power struggle over leadership of the gang with Tesha Miller.
Oct 4 – Carl Gregory, 20, was beaten to death at a shopping centre in Broadstairs, Kent. He was alleged attacked over Pokemon Go. Mr Gregory died in his girlfriend Chloe Lemare’s arms near Smyth’s Toy Store in The Link centre. Chloe’s mum, Shanice, suggested Carl may have been hunting Pokemon in the centre’s car park when he was allegedly killed. She wrote on Facebook: “F****** Pokemon. He was killed for nothing… we are totally devastated… we can’t believe we will never see him again.” John Dickson, 27, and Christopher Pollard, 20, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Oct 2 – Natasha Wake, 26, a mother-of-two, was stabbed to death at a house in Bournemouth, Dorset. Jay Nava, 26, from Plymouth has been charged with murder and awaits trial. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3821841/Mother-two-26-stabbed-death-frenzied-attack-home-shared-children-left-pool-blood.html
Sep 28 – Zoe Morgan, 21, and Lee Simmons, 33, were stabbed to death near Matalan’s store in Queen Street, Cardiff around 6am after they completed their night shift. Andrew Saunders, 20, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The victims had struck up a relationship since starting work together.
Sep 25 – Ruben Moreno, 33, was shot dead in his Hummer at 11pm after he drove home from a Dallas Cowboys NFL game, in Cedar Hill, Dallas. A few minutes later Welton Betts, 44, was shot dead as he filled up his car with petrol. He then stole the victim’s SUV, forcing Betts’ wife out at gunpoint. Several other people were shot and injured in a rampage. The suspect, Silvestere Franco-Luviano, was later arrested by a SWAT team at an apartment in Austin, Texas. It was later revealed his real name was Juan Navarro Rios and he was a Mexican citizen who had been deported from the US three times.
Sep 25 – Raja Ali, 33, from Elm Park, was stabbed to death in Dagenham during a brawl that was caught on CCTV. Abubaker Omar-Bana, 25, from East Ham, and Mussa Jalo, 20, from Dagenham, have been charged with the murder of Mr Ali. Six other men, aged between 21 and 33, who were arrested on suspicion of murder in connections with Mr Ali’s death have been bailed until dates in November.
Sep 25 – Christopher Yost, 34, and his wife Jennifer Goodwill Yost, 39, and their friend Arthur Boucher, 28, were shot dead at a house in Fullerton, California. Josh Acosta, 21, of Fort Irwin and Frank Felix, 25, of Sun Valley, have been charged with murder. Two of the Yosts’s daughters, ages 6 and 9, were home when police arrived. The younger girl alerted police by calling 911, saying their parents had died. Katlynn Goodwill Yost, Jennifer Yost’s oldest daughter, was missing but later located. She has not been charged. Katlynn and Jennifer Yost, Acosta and Felix were apparently involved in the Southern California furry community, a group of fans who congregate online and meet at conventions to dress in colorful animal costumes. Many don’t dress up at the events and instead wear badges with their characters displayed on them.
Sep 24 – A dismembered body was found in a freezer in Bangkok, Thailand. US nationals James Douglas Eger, 66, and Aaron Thomas Gabel, 33, were arrested along with a man originally identified as Peter Colter, a British national. They were said to be involved in a fake passport ring. Colter’s real identity turned out to be Herbert Craig La Fon, 63, an American who had been on the run from the FBI since 1979. He later admitted his role in the case and said dead man may have been Hungarian. http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1099948/accused-passport-forger-linked-to-freezer-killing
Sep 23 – Luis Martinez, 62, was found face down in a burning pile of rubbish near Antioch cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Stanton Pearce, 52, Laurie Perry, 56, and Rebecca Bond, 37, have been charged with murder. Pearce has a very scary face, having been burned previously and has a conviction for arson.
Sep 22 – Zdenek Makar, 31, a Czech businessman, was attacked in the street after a row in a chicken shop near All Saints DLR station in Poplar, east London. Raymond Sculley, 29, has been charged with murder and awaita trial.
Sep 18 – Stephen Raynor, 25, was stabbed to death at his home in Hanwell, west London. His girlfriend Elizabeth Hart-Browne, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 17 – Elizabeth Bowe, 50, was raped and murdered at a house in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Her brother Charles Gordon, 52, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He allegedly placed a dressing gown around her neck and a bag over her head which did “restrict her breathing”. He faces a third charge of behaving in a threatening manner towards detectives two days later. His trial will be in May 2017.
Sep 15 – Bervil Ekofo, 21, and his aunt Anny Ekofo, 52, were shot dead at a flat in East Finchley, north London by a gang of five men who burst into the flat early in the morning. It is understood the flat was full of family members, including Anny’s husband Jean-Pierre. Relatives said psychology student Bervil was shot in a case of mistaken identity by a gang who intended to kill someone else. Obina Ezeoke, 24, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 14 – Ricky Hayden, 27, stabbed with a knife or machete outside his home in Chadwell Heath, north east London. His father Paul, 46, survived. Hayden was a council worker who also worked as a bouncer and as a bodyguard to stars including footballer Peter Crouch and model Abby Clancy. The killers escaped with a moped which they were stealing when the pair intervened. Two young men have been arrested.
Sep 13 – Kendra Childs, 19, was shot dead on the balcony of Uvalde Ranch Apartments in north east Houston. She left behind a young daughter. She was found by her boyfriend when he arrived home. It was a drive-by shooting and the gunman drove off.
Sep 8 – Beauty Gomo, 36, was hit four times with an axe at her home in Mvurwi, Zimbabwe. Her husband Chrispen Zhuwaki, 40, a tobacco farmer, has been charged with murder. He surprised her and her boyfriend, a businessman, when he returned home earlier than expected. They were having sex when he walked in on them, lost his temper and killed her.
Aug 29 – Wesley Lennon, 26, stabbed to death during a fight in Salford, Greater Manchester. Adam Akhtar, 18, from Eccles, has been charged with murder. There had been an earlier fight in Winton, Eccles. The victim had recently changed his surname from Barnard.
August 28 – Arkadiusz ‘Arek’ Jozwik, 39, a Polish migrant, was beaten to death outside a takeaway shop in The Stow, Harlow, Essex. His 43-year-old friend survived, with hand and stomach injuries. The pair were allegedly attacked for being Polish and for talking in Polish. It is being treated as a hate crime. Five 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on police bail until October 7.
Aug 26 – Thomas Hulme, 23, from Tooting, died after an incident in a minicab in Farringdon Street, City of London. Alexander Thomson, 32, from Wandsworth, has been charged with manslaughter. The victim was travelling with four other passengers following a night out having got into the cab near to Farringdon station.
Aug 25 – Shana Grice, 19, was stabbed at her flat in Mile Oak, Brighton, which was then set alight. Michael Lane, 27, a tyre fitter who lived nearby, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Shana, who had a boyfriend, Ashley Crooke, 21, had feared she was being stalked.
Aug 25 – Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, both 68, nuns, were murdered at their home in Durant, Mississippi. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, has been charged with murder.
Aug 25 – Susan Ryan, 66, was strangled with a ligature at her home in Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. Alexander Ryan, 29, and Chris Ryan, 42, died of neck wounds from a crossbow bolt. Their brother Brett Ryan, 35, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 24 – Victoria Martens, 10, was injected with methamphetamine, sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed before being dismembered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The girl’s mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens, her 31-year-old boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and his 31-year-old cousin, Jessica Kelley, face charges of child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. Gonzales and Kelley have also been charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3757737/Albuquerque-police-3-face-charges-childs-death.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus
Aug 17 – Police Inspector Wayan Sudarsa, 53, was beaten to death with a beer bottle in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. David Taylor, a British tourist, has been arrested along with his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor, from Byron Bay. She told police she was too drunk to remember the incident.
Aug 17 – Trevor O’Neill, 40, a Dublin City Council worker, was shot outside a supermarket in Costa de Calma, Majorca just after 9pm. Mr O’Neill’s partner and three children, aged five, seven and 10, were with him when the attack happened. He is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity and the killers were trying to kill a member of the Hutch family, linked to the Dublin underworld feud. Two getaway cars were later found burnt out.
Aug 16 – George Lowe, 22, died after he was stabbed in neck, severing an artery, in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Police have been told he and his friend were caught urinating in public. His friend, Ben Barker, also 22, suffered four knife wounds to his back during the pre-dawn attack while they walked down a busy street on Sunday. Mr Barker’s injuries are not life-threatening. Turkish Cypriots Mehmet Akinpar, 22, and Sali Ahmet, 42, are suspects
Aug 16 – Andre Aderemi, 19, was stabbed to death in Selsdon, South Croydon, at around 7.40pm. Jamall Longergan, 19, of Thornton Heath, Fabio Cela, 19, of Croydon and Rodney Mukasa, 19, of Croydon, have been charged with his murder.
Aug 15 – Lance Walker, 18, was stabbed to death after being chased in Hayes, Middlesex in broad daylight, in front of several children. Idris Hassan, 18, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The killing took place near a halfway house for youths.
Aug 12 – Jairo Medina, 62, a professional carer from Chelsea, was found dead near Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, central London. Hani Khalaf, 21, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
August 7 – John Boreland, 46, a member of the supposedly disbanded Ulster Defence Association (UDA) was gunned down in Sunningdale Gardens, Ballysillan, north Belfast. Three man, aged 29, 33 and 61, have been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Aug 9 – A two-year-old’s body was found in a duffel bag at the Mexican border. Mercy Becerra, 43, and Johnny Hartley, 39, from Whittier, California, have been charged with sexually trafficking the mother, seizing her child, severely abused the girl and then killing her. They were arrested at San Ysidro Land Port of Entry as they tried to get into Tijuana on foot. Inside a bag carried by Hartley, customs agents found the little girl’s body.
Aug 7 – Vanessa Marcotte, 27, a Google employee from New York, was sexually assaulted, strangled and then set on fire after going for a jog while visiting her parents in Princeton, Massachusetts. Her death came only days after another attractive jogger , Karina Vetrano, was killed in New York.
Aug 6 – Gary Weir, 24, died in hospital after he was stabbed outside a party at Shettleston Juniors’ football ground in Glasgow. John Kelly, 21, has been charged with murder and assault to severe injury and danger to life. Michael Gentles, 20, Liam Stead 20, John Graham, 20 and Adam Williams, 19, were charged with assault to severe injury and danger to life. All await trial.
Aug 6 – Leoandro ‘Showkey’ Osemeke, 16, a rapper, was stabbed to death at a barbecue party in Peckham, south London. Famed rapper Giggs paid tribute to Showkey, saying he was a “fan” of the up-and-coming artist and pleaded for the end to the violence killing London’s youth. The youngster, who was due to pick up his GCSE results later this month, may have offended local gangs because of his lyrics. A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder and awaits trial. His friend, Myron Yarde, was murdered on April 3.
Aug 3 – Darlene Horton, 64, an American tourist, was stabbed to death in Russell Square, central London last at night. She was visiting with her husband, Florida State University psychology professor Richard Wagner, who had been teaching summer classes in London. The couple had been due to fly home the next day. Zakaria Bulhan, 19, a Somali-Norwegian who lived in south London, has been charged with murder and five counts of attempted murder. He awaits trial. Several other people survived being stabbed.
Aug 2 – Karina Vetrano, 30, a caterer, was sexually assaulted and strangled while out jogging in Howards Beach, Queens, New York. Her mother Cathy made an emotional and expletive-ridden appeal after the killing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3748019/Heartbroken-father-murdered-Queens-jogger-says-detectives-closing-killer.html
July 30 – Sukhjinder Singh, 33, stabbed in Spikes Bridge Road, Southall, west London. Amandeep Sandhu, 29, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
July 29 – Luther Edwards, 31, stabbed to death on the forecourt of a petrol station after being attacked after leaving York Hall in Bethnal Green, east London, where he had been to see a friend in a boxing match. Police are searching for two men.
July 27 – Bradley Moore, 43, died in hospital after an attack at a McDonald’s restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. His daughter, Alex, said: “He will be watching over me, my brothers, Reece and Jack, and my little sister Emma.” Four boys, including a 12-year-old, have been charged with murder and await trial.
July 25 – Ricardo Hunter, 34, from Coulsdon, was shot dead at 2.30am at a pool party in the village of Headley, Surrey. A 36-year-old woman was shot in the leg and taken to hospital while another man was treated for minor shoulder wounds. A man from London, 38, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and later bailed. A woman, 30, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on conditional bail until September. The party was a £20 a head event organised by Jason White and Summerlyn Farquharson http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3715392/A-genteel-setting-blighted-sex-mayhem-shooting-Brixton-gangster-blind-eyes-political-correctness-helped-Yardies-invade-Surrey-village-idyll.html
July 25 – Michael ‘Musk’ O’Hanlon, 45, aka Mr Scotland, was beaten to death at Moorpark Industrial Estate in Stevenston, Ayrshire. Steven Kirkwood, 43, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mr O’Hanlon won the National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA) Mr Scotland title in March 2016. According to the NABBA website, he won the class two contest and the overall competition in 2016, having first won the title 23 years ago. Mr O’Hanlon ran the Musclebox bodybuilding shops. O’Hanlon’s girlfriend Eileen Kirkwood changed her name by deed poll after his death to Eileen Musk O’Hanlon. Kirkwood was her ex-husband.
July 22 – Hannah Pearson, 16, was attacked at a house in Newark, Nottinghamshire, and died in hospital. James Morton, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
July 19 – Keith Taylor, 43, and Tracy Gabriel, 40, were stabbed to death outside their 12th floor flat in Tillydrone, Aberdeen. Their killer Hugh Gallacher, 56, then jumped to his death from the tower block. Friends of Keith Taylor and Tracy Gabriel revealed the pair had told them the 56-year-old was “after them”. Neighbours said Mr Gallacher had a “grudge” against his victims and was jealous of their friendship.
July 17 – Fiona Southwell, 59, was murdered at her remote farm near Seaton, East Yorkshire. Mrs Southwell was well known for her love of horses and artistic skills, was described by friends as a kind woman who “would not hurt a fly”. Daniel Edwards, 21, from Hornsea, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
July 15 – Qandeel Baloch, 26, one of Pakistan’s most famous and controversial social media stars, was strangled to death in a so called “honour” killing in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. Her brother Waseem has said he drugged and then strangled her to death last Friday “for dishonouring the Baloch name”.Her father, Muhammad Azeem, said his son should be “shot on sight”. He awaits trial. Azhar Akram, Multan’s chief police officer, told CNN that Baloch was killed by her brother in her family’s home after he had protested at the “kind of pictures she had been posting online.” Baloch had risen to fame due to the brazenly sassy, and increasingly political, videos that she had started posting on Facebook.
July 9 – Nevalesia Campbell, 3, was sexually assaulted and hacked to death with a machete in Orange Hill, St Ann, Jamaica. Alexus ‘Dal Dal’ Newland has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Nevalesia’s mother Mahalia Poyser, a 24-year-old bartender and her common law husband 30-year-old Roy Dawes were charged with breaches of the Child Care and Protection Act. Police say both were taken into custody after it was revealed that Nevalesia and her twin brother were alone at home when she was abducted.
July 6 – Albertina Choules, 81, killed at her £2million home in Marlow Bottom, Buckinghamshire, after police were called to a 999 call believed to have been made by Mrs Choules when she found a man in her home at 6.30am. Her body was found burning in the back garden. Tautuydas Narbutas, 23, from High Wycombe, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Ms Choules lived without electricity, a television or a washing machine.
July 5 – Anthony Dalton, 19, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was shot dead by a homeowner after he and his accomplices tried to rob him at his home in Palos Township, Chicago. The homeowner was not charged with any offence but Dalton’s accomplices have been charged. Dalton’s accomplices are being held liable in his death because it occurred while they were committing a crime, prosecutors said. Brandy Marshall, 19, of Crown Point, Indiana, her sister, Paige Marshall, 20, of Hobart, Indiana; Sarah Risner, 20, of Crown Point, Indiana, and Tyler Gulli, 23, of Portage, Indiana, are charged with murder and home invasion. Brandy Marshall had twice met the owner of the home where the shooting took place to have sex for money. The plan was for Brandy Marshall and Risner to go into the home and then open the door for the other three in order to rob the victim, prosecutors said. That night they went to the home in the area of Will-Cook Road and 118th Street, and at one point Risner told the homeowner she had to go out to the car to get condoms but was unable to open the door to the home. When the victim helped her open the door, he noticed a person crouching outside of his home near a planter, prosecutors said. The homeowner shut the door and went to the kitchen to grab his gun, prosecutors said. When he returned, all five of the defendants were in the home’s foyer. Dalton and Gulli were armed with knives. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-palos-home-invasion-shooting-charges-st-0708-20160707-story.html
June 29 – Vicky Walton, 32, was found unconscious in a house in Belsize Park, north London, having been badly beaten up. She died the following morning at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. Several people were arrested but not charged. Unsolved.
June 21 – Matthew Kitandwe, 18, was stabbed to death outside his home in Battersea, south London. Matthew, a student at South Thames College who had played football for the Ugandan youth team, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5pm. Two teenage boys were arrested but released.
June 20 – Sidonio Teixeira, 59, a convicted murderer, was beaten to death in his cell at HMP Long Lartin. Victor Castigador, 61, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Teixeira admitted murdering his three-year-old daughter and attempting to murder his son, aged nine, in 2007. Castigador doused four people with petrol and set light to them during a robbery in 1989. Two people died while the survivors were left horribly scarred.
June 16 – Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was shot and stabbed in the street in Birstall, West Yorkshire. Thomas Mair, 52, who lived locally, was arrested and has been charged with murder. He awaits trial. The killing happened a week before the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. Bernard Kenny, 77, was stabbed in the stomach while trying to help Mrs Cox but he survived. She was elected in May 2015 and was married with two children. When Mair made his first appearance before magistrates and was asked his name he said: “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”
June 13 – Karen Hales, 53, and her daughter Jade, 28, were found beaten to death at a house in Anfield, Liverpool. Anthony Showers, 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Neighbours said that Jade looked after her mother as her full-time carer and was regularly seen walking her dog, Tyson, a Staffordshire bull terrier, that was also found dead.
June 12 – 49 people were shot dead at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The assailant, Omar Mateen, 29, was shot dead by police after taking several people hostage. The club was an LGBT club and the event happened during a Latin LGBT night. Mateen, who was born in New York of Afghan parents, himself claimed allegiance to ISIS. But it later emerged that he was himself homosexual and was battling his own sexuality. He also might have had a grudge against Latin gay men after some sort of rejection. He used an AR-15 assault rifle. The FBI released a recording of a 911 Mateen made just before he was killed. https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/tampa/news/press-releases/investigative-update-regarding-pulse-nightclub-shooting
June 11 – DiAndre Barnes, 13, was shot dead in Baltimore, Maryland. Anthony “Trouble” Clark, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He is also charged with shooting a 21 year old man and shooting at police officers. Clark eventually surrendered to police after a brief barricade situation on a roof on Fremont Avenue. Police officers later received a warrant to search a home associated with Clark. There they found a .40-caliber handgun that was matched to the bullet that killed DiAndre.
June 9 – Cecelia Bravo Cabrera, vanished from Visalia, California. Her bigamous husband Francisco Valdivia, 37, and his Mexican wife Rosalina Lopez, 39, have been charged with murder. Valdivia married Cabrera so he could get legal permission to remain in the US. He had just finished a 90-day sentence for cultivating marijuana when he was arrested. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4031540/Husband-wife-arrested-second-wife-disappearance.html#ixzz4T8NNxey1
June 9 – Liam McGerrigan, 27, was stabbed at in the street and died after staggering to a house in Coventry. Michael Bullingham, 33, and Joseph Johnson, 25, have been charged with murder and await trial.
June 7 – Sukhvir Singh Deo, 34, a cocaine dealer and gangster, was shot dead in the centre of Toronto, Canada. Deo was originally from Vancouver and was aligned with the Independent Soldiers gang. He moved to Ontario in 2013 and joined the Wolf Pack gang, which is formed of Hells Angels and some Red Scorpions. Deo was close to two original Wolf Pack members — Hells Angel Larry Amero and James Riach of the Independent Soldiers. Larry Amero and James Riach were targeted along with Red Scorpion leader Jon Bacon in a 2011 shooting in Kelowna. Bacon was killed, Amero and Riach survived. After the shooting, Wolf Pack members were in conflict with the Dhak-Duhre group. His father, Parminder Deo is wanted on an Interpol warrant on drug smuggling and a raft of other charges laid in India.
June 6 – Imran ‘Kalay’ Khan, 30, from the West Bowling area of Bradford, was shot following a disturbance in Round Street at about 8pm. Amjad Khan, 30, Ismail Khan, 31, Ziaurahman Khan, 30, and Mohammed Faisal Riaz, 28, all from Bradford, have been charged with murder and await trial.
June 4 – Grace Wangeci, 42, a Kenyan woman, was shot dead at a house in the upmarket Karen district of Nairobi, Kenya. Richard Alden, 53, a British businessman, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He claimed she was holding the gun and taking selfies and shot herself by accident. Police officers found the woman had a gunshot wound, fresh stab wounds and her fingers were also broken, reported the Daily Nation. The suspect is a former chief executive of Wananchi Group, a communications firm providing internet and business services in East Africa. His wife was abroad at the time of the incident.
June 2 – Jaikare Rahaman, 8, Jeremiah Adams, 5, and Avery Robinson, two months old, were stabbed to death in a cupboard and a suitcase at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Their mother Octavia Rogers, 29, faces three counts of first-degree murder. Police said the two oldest boys, Jaikare Rahaman and Jeremiah Adams, were found partially dismembered amid clothes and boxes inside the cupboard. Rogers was taken to hospital with what police described as self-inflicted stab wounds to her abdomen and neck following the incident. She is believed to have been taking a synthetic form of marijuana known as Spice. Octavia Rogers: Why I stabbed my three sons to death while high – Scallywag and Vagabond
June 2 – Anastasia Duval, 37, aka Ana Dadow, died when the Ford Explorer she was in crashed into a rock wall and plunged 200 feet onto a rocky shore off the Hana Highway in Maui, Hawaii. Her twin sister Alexandria Duval, was taken to hospital in critical condition. She was charged with murder but the charge was later dropped. Witnesses had said they saw the two women arguing while the vehicle was stopped and said the passenger was pulling the driver’s hair, Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Emlyn Higa said. Then they saw the vehicle “accelerate forward and then take a sharp left over the cliff,” he said.
May 31 – Tadashi Takagi, 55, a leading Yakuza with the Ikeda-gumi syndicate, was shot dead in the car park of a block of flats in Minami ward, Okayama city, Japan. Hideyuki Yamamoto, 32, a Kodo-kai member, turned himself in to police and has been charged with murder. In 2015 13 gangs defected from within the Yamaguchi-gumi to form the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi as a rival syndicate. Since then, a number of shooting and car-ramming incidents involving the two gangs have taken place. The Ikeda-gumi is allied to the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi.
May 29 – Tavin Price, 19, was shot dead in Hyde Park, south Los Angeles. He was at a carwash at about 11 a.m. when he went to a nearby smoke shop to buy a soda and was confronted by two men who asked about his gang affiliation because he was wearing red shoes. He was mentally challenged and slow to respond. Kanasho Shadrick Johns, 29, and Kevin Deon Johnson, 26, were convicted in 2016 of one count of first-degree murder with gang and handgun-use allegations. A co-defendant, Dwight Kevin Smith, 31, had pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in August. All three were Crips. Johnson and Johns face 50 years to life in prison; their sentencing is set for Nov. 30. Smith faces 12 years in state prison. His mother wore red shoes to court when they were convicted. Two men convicted of murder in shooting of 19-year-old over gang colors
May 29 – Joanes Charlot jr, 32, and another man were shot dead in Greenacres, Palm Beach, Florida. Joshua “Killer” Simpson has been arrested and charged with murder. Larry King III, who survived the gunfire, the shooting happened at a home on Wauconda Way East, claims he was in the home with several others when they were confronted by a man with tattoos on his face, known to him by the nickname “Killer.” The victim says “Killer” was upset because a handgun was missing.
May 29 – Peter Stuart, 69, and his wife Sylvia, 75, were killed at their home in Weybread, near Eye, Suffolk. Mr Stuart’s body was found at the house. His wife’s body has never been found. Ali Qazimaj, 43, an Albanian asylum seeker, went on trial in Feb 2017. The trial heard he killed them, thinking they were millionaires, to get money to pay off gambling debts .The trial heard he went on the run abroad after using 69-year-old Mrs Stuart’s bank card to take money from a cash machine. He ws later extradited from Luxembourg. The court heard a relative of the Stuarts by marriage, Sidney Paxman, was cared for by Mr Qazimaj near Grays, Essex. Mr Khalil told the court Mr Paxman had given the defendant “the best part of £10,000” over two years.
May 27 – Ladarrius Gentry, 14, was shot dead while visiting a friend in an apartment complex in Nashville, Tennesse. Shatara Jones, 25, from Smyrna, has been charged with police. He gave himself up after speaking to his mother and a chaplain. CCTV footage showed Ladarrius speaking to someone in a van, who shot him, before it sped off.
May 26 – Harry House, 2, died in hospital in Dorchester after being rushed from his home in Broadmayne, Dorset. A post mortem suggested he had suffered a ‘physical blow’ to his abdomen. A woman and a man were arrested but released on bail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3629247/Tragic-toddler-Harry-House-2-allegedly-murdered-home-died-receiving-physical-blow-abdomen.html
May 24 – Saima Khan, 34, care worker, stabbed to death at a house in Luton. Her sister Sabah Khan, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mrs Khan’s husband, Hafeez Rehman, said their four children had been deprived of their mother and the family’s hearts had been “torn apart”.
May 23 – Nikki Collingbourne, 26, was battered to death with a chicken-shaped cermamic pot at her flat in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Her half-sister Yvonne Caylor, 53, was charged with murder and went on trial in December. The trial heard she disguised herself with a goatee beard, wig, heavy framed glasses and a hi-vis jacket before the killing. The trial heard she bore a grudge after being evicted from the flat. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3957060/Yvonne-Caylor-trial-murder-half-sister-Nikki-Collingbourne.html
May 20 – Obaida Sedqi, an eight year old boy, was kidnapped from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, raped and killed. His body was found near Academic City Road, in Al Rashidiya, Dubai.Nidal Eisa Abdullah, 49, a Jordanian, has been convicted of murder and ordered to pay 21,000 dirhams (£4,000) to the victim’s parents. Abdullah was sentenced to death in August 2016. The trial heard he had been drinking alcohol and could not remember what he had done. But he had lured the boy by offering to buy him a scooter.
May 15 – Gwilym Jones, 73, was stabbed to death in a block of flats in Ogmore Vale, near Bridgen. A young mother, Bridie Jones, 21, was stabbed but survived. Andrew Seal, 49, admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, and was jailed for life (12 years) in December. The trial heard Seal, known to neighbours as “Fruitbat”, had written a “revenge list” on a note, which was headed “Sunday, Bloody Sunday”.
May 14 – Dana Hamilton, 44, was shot dead in Oxon Hill, Washington DC. Quincy Green, 34, has been charged with murder. Green was on bail at the time of the murder. It turns out that a GPS tracking device which was supposed to be fitted to Green to make him obey a curfew was actually attached to his prosthetic leg. He took it off, put another one on and went outside. Green awaits trial.
May 14 – DeKayla Dansberry, 16, stabbed in the chest after a fight broke out in the Parkway Gardens neighbourhood, Chicago. A 13-year-old girl and her mother Tamika Gayden, 35, have been charged with first-degree murder. The mother allegedly providing the knife to her daughter.
May 14 – A 22-year-old Tajik man, a 42-year-old migrant and a third man were all killed in a mass brawl at the Khovanskoye cemetery in south west Moscow. The police recovered from the scene a Kalashnikov rifle, 51 empty cartridge cases of varying calibre, knuckledusterss, knives, axes, sticks and metal bars. The Tajik man, who effectively lived at the cemetery, died from a gunshot wound in the chest. The others were run over by a car. The brawl which involved 200 people was over gravedigging and other services at the vast cemetery. Most of those involved were Chechens, Tajiks and other migrants. One of the gangs was led by Yury Chabuyev, head of the third territorial division of the ritual state burial service company. He has been charged with various offences. The detention period for one of the Yakhyayev brothers – Lecha – was also extended. Chabuyev admitted he purposely invited a group of “athletes” so that they would help him to oust the illegal entrepreneurs and workers from Tajikistan from the cemetery area entrusted to him
May 12 – Kay Porter Ricks, 63, a railway worker, was kidnapped from Salt Lake City, Utah, driven to a remote location in Wyoming, beaten in the face and head, slashed his throat, dragged him behind sagebrush and left him to die. Flint Harrison, 51, and his son Dereck ‘DJ’ Harrison, 22, were arrested in Wyoming and charged with murder and kidnap. They took Ricks and his car to elude a Utah manhunt that was sparked by their alleged short-lived abduction on May 10 of a Centerville woman and her four teenage daughters — who all quickly escaped despite being bound with zip ties. The motive for the Centerville abduction and assaults, police have said, appears to have been meth-fueled paranoia that the mother had informed police on their drug activities.
May 12 – Patrick Clarke, 68, a nurse, was stabbed to death at the Southleigh Community Hospital, in Croydon, south London. Jimi Jedson, 40, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Inmind Healthcare Group, which runs the 25-bed facility for people with complex mental health problems, confirmed the victim was a member of staff working at the 25-bed facility for people with complex mental health problems.
May 7 – Khabi Abrey, 30, who was pregnant, died in a fire on the ninth floor of flats in Westcliff-on-Sea, near Southend, Essex. Lillo Troisi, 47, has been charged with murder. Her unborn baby died two days later. Six other people were rescued by firemen.
May 7 – Shai Shirazi, 32, an ex-convict and son of an Israeli crime boss was killed in a drive-by shooting in northern Tel Aviv. He is the son of crime boss Rico Shirazi, and had twice been in prison as a convicted accomplice in the deaths of three people. He was critically wounded by gunsots at his car and died shortly thereafter. A male passenger was lightly wounded. A preliminary police probe found gunfire was sprayed at them from another vehicle, as they drove near the Kiryat Shaul cemetery around 10:30 P.M. The assailants fled the scene. Police feared the slaying may ignite a new gang war.
May 6 – Gladys Tordil was shot dead outside High Point High School in Silver Springs, Maryland. Her estranged husband Eulalio Tordil, 62, an officer with the Federal Protective Service, was charged with murder. He was also accused of shooting a bystander who came to help Gladys. He eluded a manhunt and is suspected of shooting a woman and two men on Friday outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in affluent Bethesda, Maryland. One of the men later died. He is alleged to have shot dead a woman about 30 minutes later at the Aspen Hill Shopping Center in Silver Spring. Tordil was on leave, having surrendered his gun and badge after his wife obtained a protective order to keep him away.
May 4 – Edward Wood, 50, was beaten to death outside a chip shop in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Dwayne Turner, 28, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
May 3 – Iris Owens, 75, a retired university lecturer, was stabbed to death at her home in Ystrad Mynach, Gwent, Wales. Her son Robert Owens, 47, from Abercynon, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 30 – Rukevwe Tadafe, 21, was stabbed to death in Lewisham, south east London. Khalid Mustapha, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 30 – Peter ‘Petey Crack’ Martinez, 28, was found dead, his body washed up on a beach in Brooklyn, New York. He was wearing ‘cement shoes’ – hardened concrete on his feet. He wrapped in plastic bags and his arms were tied behind him. He was an associate of the G Stone Crips gang which is linked to Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda.
April 29 – Michael Freshwater, 49, was killed at a house in Southampton. Kevin Suika, 23, from Holloway, north London, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs. No-one has yet been charged with the murder.
April 29 – Cynthia Mullapudi, 24, and Joseph Anzolona, 26, were shot while inside a parked car at an LCBO in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada at 10 p.m. Harris Nnane, 24, has been charged with murder. Police are still looking for Juliana Talevski, 24, of Toronto, who was the registered driver of the Ford Fusion getaway car. Anzolona was a known gang member.
April 27 – Mark Hillman, 26, from Kirkdale, was shot dead in Lloyd Close, Everton, Liverpool. Gangland-related. Unsolved.
April – Martin Luna, 41, Urbano Santiago, 32, Miguel Luna, 25, and Hector Gutierrez, 43, were killed after meeting a man at the Likquid Lounge bar in Chester, upstate New York, after a drug deal went wrong. Nicholas Tartaglione, 49, a retired New York police officer has been charged with murder after their bodies were found in the grounds of his home. He was also charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms and more of cocaine
April 23 – Golam Rabbi, 57, and his wife Shamima, 59, were shot dead at their home in San Jose, California. A note found beside the body read “sorry, my first kill was clumsy” as if it had been left by a trainee serial killer. But their son Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother Omar have been charged with murder. The couple were originally from Bangladesh and apparently disapproved of their eldest son’s homosexuality. The brothers await trial.
April 22 – Christopher Rhoden Sr, 40, and his son Christopher, 16; Clarence Rhoden, 20, Dana Rhoden, 37, Gary Rhoden, 38, Hanna Rhoden, 19, Hannah Gilley, 20, and Kenneth Rhoden, 44, were shot dead at four homes near Peebles in Pike County, Ohio. Josh Rhoden, 38, is accused of selling prescription pills in Pike County. The killers have not been caught.
April 22 – Baptiste Paul White Eyes, 27, was shot in the head outside the Lucky Lady casino in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jared Stone, 20, went on the run afterwards and updated his Facebook profile claiming he acted in self defence. Stone fled the scene with 26-year-old Lachara Bordeaux, who claimed he held her at gunpoint, and drove 80 miles away to Le Mars, Iowa, where she managed to escape outside at a truck stop. Stone, who updated his Facebook page writing, ‘Sorry to all of you…If anything it’s self defense f**k all of you who doubt me’. He was later arrested and faces trial.
April 21 – Mengmei Leng, 25, a Chinese international student, was stabbed at a house in Campsie, Sydney, Australia. Her body was found in a blowhole at Snapper Point on the Central Coast, New South Wales. She was last seen shopping in downtown Sydney and then boarding a train home. Her uncle Derek Barrett, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 21 – Daniel Hatfield, 52, and Matthew Higgins, 49, both died of multiple injuries. They were found wrapped in a duvet in the garden of a house in May Street, Hull. Phillip Simmons, 38, has been charged with two counts of murder and one of burglary. He awaits trial.
April 20 – Julie Tureson, 33, was killed and found inside a car at a storage unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US. James Woo, 38, was arrested as he boarded a plane at Seattle heading for Hong Kong. He has been charged with first degree murder and awaits trial. Woo’s home, employment, and family are in the San Francisco Bay area, but he is known to frequent the Front Range of Colorado. Woo is also known to actively use the Tinder app and is thought to have met Julie through Tinder.
April 20 – Yusapha Susso, 21, a Gambian immigrant, was chased in the Ballero street market in Palermo, Sicily, and then shot dead in a side street. Emanuele Rubino, 28, a local mafiosi, has been charged with murder. The killing was caught on CCTV. The local mafia have allegedly ‘declared war’ on refugees. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3546081/Mafia-declares-WAR-migrants-Sicilian-gangster-shoots-innocent-Gambian-head-amid-soaring-levels-migration-Italy-mayor-saying-Sicily-s-capital-no-longer-European.html
April 17 – Horace Williams, 36, stabbed to death in an internet cafe in Smethwick, West Midlands. Douane Brown, 39, from Birmingham, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 16 – Will Smith, 34, a former American football player with the New Orleans Saints, was shot dead after a road rage incident in the Lower Garden district of the city. Cardell Hayes, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder. Hayes’ Humvee crashed into the rear of Smith’s Mercedes at 11.30pm on a Saturday night.
April 15 – Darren McMinn, 48, went missing in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Candido Pereira, 37, of Bolton, has been charged with murder after the body was discovered in the Yarrow reservoir in Hodge Brow near Rivington, Lancashire.
April 15 – Elizabeth Edwards, 49, a dinner lady, and her daughter Katie, 13, were stabbed to death at their home in Spalding, Lincolnshire. A 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend, also 14, have been charged with murder and await trial.
April 14 – Martin O’Rourke, 25, an innocent homeless man, was shot dead in the centre of Dublin. He was hit in the head as the gunman sprayed bullets from an automatic weapon at lunchtime on Sheriff Street. One entered his left eye. Mayhem broke out on a packed tourist bus which was passing by the shooting. Paramedics tried to resuscitate tragic Martin while gardai cordoned off the area. The killer, who was on a bicycle, had intended to take out a Hutch hitman whom gardai believe was involved in the killing at the Regency Hotel but got the wrong man. It was part of theKinahan-Hutch feud.
April 12 – Leigh-Anne Mahachi, 22, stabbed to death at her flat in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. Tapiwa Furusa, 37, from Colchester, Essex, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 7 – Adrian Greenwood, 42, an antiques dealer, was stabbed in the chest and neck in the hallway of his home in Oxford. Michael Danaher, 50, friom Peterborough, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mr Greenwood was an Oxford graduate who had written two historical biographies and traded rare books as well as art.
April 6 – Haruka Weiser, 18, a University of Texas dance student, vanished on the campus in Austin, Texas. Her body was later found near the heart of campus. It was the first murder on the campus since the infamous mass shooting in 1966 by sniper Charles Whitman. Weiser, from Portland, Oregon, was last seen at 9:30 pm leaving UT’s drama building but never made it to her dormitory. She had been sexually assaulted. Meechaeiel Criner, 17, a homeless man, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 3 – Myron Issac-Yarde, a 17-year-old aspiring musician and rapper, was stabbed several times during an altercation in New Cross, south London. A boy aged 15 has been charged with murder and awaits trial. An online fund to raise money to pay for Myron’s funeral approached £14,000 just six days after being set up.
April 2 – Yuyun, 14, a schoolgirl, was abducted and raped on her way home from school in Kasiah Kasubun in Bengkulu province, in western Indonesia. Fourteen young men who were ‘drunk on wine’ have been charged with murder and rape and await trial.
April 2 – Norma Bell, 79, a widow who had fostered more than 50 children, was strangled at her home in Hartlepool. Gareth Dack, 33, went on trial at Teesside Crown Court in Jan 2017. The trial heard he tried to destroy the evidence in a gas explosion. He used a cable to strangle Mrs Bell, having stolen a boxed TV and £60, and repeatedly used her phone to call sex-chat lines.
April 1 – Simon Carley-Pocock, 58, originally from Hertfordshire, was stabbed to death with a spear at a house in Alcoutim on the Algarve, Portugal. Eugenio Filipe Reicha, 20, a rent boy, has been charged with murder. He told police he killed Mr Carley-Pocock after being invited back to the house for sex after meeting him in Faro. He then had a bath and a meal, before leaving the scene in the victim’s Audi. The body was discovered after Reicha was stopped driving the Audi without a licence, after which the young man confessed to the murder. The victim gave up his job as an accountant and moved to Portugal several years ago.
April – Susanne F, 41, was was held hostage and tortured a house in Hoexter, Lower Saxony, Germany after responding to a dating advert. Wilfried W, 46, and his ex-wife Angelika B, 47 were charged with manslaughter in May 2016. That case came to light when the couple allegedly tried to drive the badly injured woman to her home. But their car broke down and as they waited for a taxi, the woman’s health deteriorated. They called an ambulance, but the woman died later in hospital, where suspicions about her injuries arose and the police were warned.They were also accused of killing Annika W, 33, who died in August 2014. Her body was dismembered.They await trial.
April 1 – Madala Washington, 25, an inmate, was stabbed to death at HMP Coldingley in Bisley, Surrey, a category C prison. Washington, from Wimbledon, was serving a sentence for selling cocaine and heroin. King Jahzel Lewis, also known as Jahzeer Lewis, 24, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 30 – Ali Nasrollahi, 22, was stabbed to death in the street in Woodside Park, Barnet, north London, in broad daylight. Bright Osei, 21, from north Finchley, and Nelphy Lelu, 22, from Golders Green, have been charged with murder and await trial. He was allegedly killed over a £120 debt.
The victim’s brother Kevin Knight said Magson convinced him that James Knight, her boyfriend, was merely drunk as he lay face down on a pavement in the Leicester street where they both lived in neighbouring homes. But within less than an hour he was dead. Magson has claimed she acted in self-defence when he tried to strangle her in the kitchen of their home.
March 27 – Joe McMinn, 28, was killed and left in a stream in a wooded area known as Devil’s Den near the Goodwyns housing estate in Dorking, Surrey. Richard Taylor, 21, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 24 – Asad Shah, 40, a shopkeeper, was killed outside his convenience store in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on the day before Good Friday. Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford in West Yorkshire, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. It has been suggested Mr Shah was killed after he put out a Facebook message wishing Happy Easter to his Christian customers.
heard how he stood like a “crazed maniac” over Ms Betteridge, his ex-partner, after violently stabbing her 132 times outside her home. Their three children were seen in the garden standing and screaming over their mother in the aftermath of the attack. Just minutes earlier he had cruelly stabbed his current girlfriend Lynne Freeman at her Redcar home.Bennett and Lynne Freeman, with whom he had been in a relationship since last year, had been drinking that day and witnesses said Bennett was “aggressive, hyper and confrontational”. They had caught the number 63 bus home, where passengers heard him threatening Ms Freeman. A neighbour said Bennett stood over Jodie with the look of a “crazed maniac” and after his arrest he told police: “I have done what had to be done.” Officers were told that Bennett was upset after being told he could only have supervised access to his and Jodie’s three children.
March 23 – Joanna Trojniak, 29, was stabbed to death at her home in Addiscombe, Croydon, south London. Her boyfriend Pawel Sroka, 33, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 23 – Noel “Kingsize” Duggan, 56, was shot several times as he sat in a car outside his home on the Old Mill estate in Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland. He was a close friend of Gerry “The Monk” Hutch and is believed to have been the victim of an ongoing gang feud. A career criminal who at one time was Ireland’s biggest cigarette smuggler, earning him the nickname ‘Mr Kingsize’, he had only returned to Ireland a few days before after spending time in England. He had been in fear of his life believing that he would be targeted by the Kinahan gang.
March 22 – Hilary Bower, 60, a British lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was stabbed to death and then dismembered in Dongguan, China. His girlfriend, Xu, and two other men have been arrested for murder.
March 19 – Paige Doherty, 15, was killed in Clydebank, Scotland as she travelled to a Saturday job in a hairdressing shop in Kirkintilloch. She was last seen buying a roll and sausage from the Delicious Deli, near to her family home and a short distance from where her body was found. John Leathem, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. When Leathem appeared for a preliminary hearing Paige’s grandfather, William Munro, 54, who had criticised the police search for the shouted: “You killed my grand-daughter”, before he was led away in tears.
March 17 – Nika Kholodenko, 5, and Michela Kholodenko, 1, were smothered to death at their home in Fort Worth, Texas. Their mother Sofya Tsygankova has been charged with murder and awaits trial. She is the estranged wife of pianist Vadym Kholodenko, a winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He found the bodies when he arrived at the home to take them to school. Tsygankova was kneeling on the floor wearing a blood-stained nightgown and “rocking back and forth”. She had wounds on her wrist and chest, and a butcher knife was found near the home’s patio. At one point she asked investigators: “Did I do anything bad to my kids?” An empty bottle labeled with her name and the anti-psychotic drug Quetiapine was found on the kitchen counter. Authorities later learned she had visited a mental health facility the day before.
March 17 – Kenichi Phillips, 18, was shot dead in the back seat of a Seat Leon car in Ladywood, Birmingham. He was about to become a father. Disharn Downie, 18, was jailed for life (21 years) in December. Dean Silvera, 37 and from of Dial Close, Druids Heath, was jailed for seven and a half years for assisting an offender. Judge Patrick Thomas QC said: “I am satisfied this was a shooting carried out by way of an enforcement or control of drug dealing in an area of Birmingham where it took place. It had obviously been planned.
March 14 – Sinoxolo Mafevuka, 19, was raped and murdered and left half-naked in a communal in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa. Two brothers, aged 21 and 26, have been charged with murder and await trial. They have not been named. At a preliminary hearing the pair alleged they had been assaulted and tortured.
March 14 – Mujaahid Wilson, a rapper better known as Tiny Sneaky, 20, was stabbed in the heart during a fight in a pizza shop in Thornton Heath, south London. Ashley Newman, 18, was charged with murder and went on trial in December 2016.
March 14 – Robyn Mercer, 50, an antiques dealer and specialist, was beaten to death outside her home in West Molesey, Surrey. Two men were arrested and bailed.
March 13 – Shilan, 21, was shot dead during a wedding ceremony in Hannover, Germany. Her father Ghazi H posted a picture of her lying in a pool of blood on his Facebook page and is demanding justice. She had rejected an arranged marriage to her cousin and had paid for it with her life. The cousin, Sefin, 22, went on the run. The victim and her family were Iraqi Kurds living in Germany. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495111/Murder-marriage-Kurdish-woman-shot-dead-wedding-Germany-refusing-marry-cousin-prime-suspect.html
March 12 – Brian McKandie, 67, killed at his remote cottage home in Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire. The case featured on Crimewatch UK in September 2016.
Jermaine Lewis, 21, of Northolt and Stephan Bassily, 20, of Northolt, were found guilty of perverting the course of justice, having intentionally destroyed evidence relating to the victim. Both were jailed for four years. CCTV captured Mr Anderson leaving the premises and collapsing outside. He called 999 but having only been able to ask for help, he left the line open to the police operator. The murder weapon, Mr Anderson’s mobile phone and clothing have never been found.
March 9 – Oliver Tetlow, 27, was shot dead Harlesden, north west London, in suspected case of mistaken identity. He was killed in Conley Road when the gunman got out of a dark coloured car and opened fire at around 9.58pm. Seven suspects have been arrested, four on suspicion of murder and three on suspicion of robbery. Oliver’s mother Pamela Humphrey said: “It wasn’t a killing, it was an execution…My son was an innocent bystander and was ‘accidently shot“. The gunman fired at him before jumping back into a black Ford Kuga which sped away from the scene, jurors were told. Jahmico Trott, 29, from Manchester, and Romarne Young, 22, from Kilburn, north-west London, were found not guilty on the direction of the judge in Dec 2016. And following lengthy legal argument in the absence of the jury, rapper David Osadebay, 30, from Harrow, known as CBiz, and Mohamed Siamino, 20, from Acton, were also acquitted in Jan 2017
March 4 – Wayne Baxter, 44, was attacked at a wake in Croft, near Skegness, but died later in hospital. Sean Booth, 25, and Sarah Booth, 36, both of Croft Bank, have been charged with murder.
March 3 – Clint Simms, 39, was stabbed to death in Ely, Cardiff. Stephen Pike, 58, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Mar 3 – Stephen Carson, 28, was shot dead while eating a takeaway dinner at his home in the Ormeau Road, south Belfast, with his wife and nine-year-old son. Michael Smith, 37, and David Smith, 32, have been charged with murder.
March 2 – Jaeseok Lee, 40, was killed at a house in New Malden, Surrey. Hyojung Lim, 43, has been charged with his murder and awaits trial.
Feb 29 – Julie Archer, 49, died of 70% burns after a petrol bomb was thrown at her at a house in Newton Heath, Manchester. Her brother Stephen Archer, 50, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 29 – Nastya Meshcheryakova, 4, was killed and then beheaded in Moscow. Her nanny, Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, 38, then took her head and walked through the streets with it. The horrific pictures of her was headline news around the word. She kept her schizophrenia a secret and was ‘kicked on to the streets’ after a divorce, a police source has revealed. Bobokulova had been registered at a psychiatric clinic in her homeland Uzbekistan – and her condition had been deteriorating in recent months, the source said. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3470785/That-s-killed-Nanny-murderer-shows-police-grisly-scene-beheaded-four-year-old-Moscow-husband-taken-SECOND-wife.html
Feb 29 – Vincent Ryan, 25, was shot dead in Finglas, Dublin. He was the brother of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan, who was himself gunned down in 2012.
Feb 25 – Julie Hill, 57, was drowned in a bath and Rose Hill, 75, was strangled at their home in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Christopher Whelan, 21, was jailed for life in December 2016 after admitting manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. The trial at Nottingham Crown Court heard he killed his aunt and grandmother after hearing the ‘voice of Satan’ when his cannabis use ‘exacerbated’ his violent urges. The court heard that her son Liam Parker, 22, took his own life in April after finding his mother’s body.
Feb 21 – Anthony Delgado, 16 months old, was tortured and beaten to death at home in Staten Island, New York. Babysitter Gloria Fields, 31, has been charged with murder. The child suffered two days of stomach-churning torture leaving him with multiple skull fractures and internal bleeding. The helpless toddler endured horrific abuse at the hands of Fields during his final hours, according to court documents. She inserted a pencil into his anus and left it there for 36 hours, prosecutors claim. Fields – a junkie who was high on heroin and weed while caring for Anthony – allegedly strapped the toddler into his buggy before slamming him face-first into the ground. Anthony’s mom, Marta Delgado, 25, had left the toddler with Fields to concentrate on moving to a new apartment. On Sunday evening, she got a text from Fields saying the baby had fallen during a trip to Manhattan.
Feb 20 – Tyler Smith, 17, and his father Richard Smith, 53, were shot at a Kia car dealership in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Four hours later Mary Jo Nye (60), Mary Lou Nye (62), Dorothy Brown (74),and Barbara Hawthorne (68) were shot dead outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in the town. A 14-year-old girl who was with the four women at Cracker Barrel was shot in the head but survived with serious injuries. Jason Dalton, 45, an uber taxi driver was charged with all six murders. He had picked up cab fares between the shootings.
Feb 13 – Maria Byrne, 35, a stockbroker with Lloyds TSB, was killed at her home in Theydon Bois, Essex. Her husband Darren Byrne, 39, a City trader, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 13 – Nicholas Hawkins, 19, was shot and dumped in woods in Alabama. Corey Conner, 28, and Danny Jarvis, 22, have been charged with his murder. Hawkins was murdered after he had called his mother to tell her someone was trying to kill him and his phone cut out. Hawkins, who was gay and lived with his grandparents, had been walking home from a beauty pageant on February 13 when he made the call to his mother at 8pm.
Feb 12 – Leanne Wall, 36, was headbutted and then strangled with hands and a belt at her home in Whitefield, near Bury, Greater Manchester. William Mack, 39, was arrested on the hard shoulder of the M60 motorway shortly after the alarm was raised at 7.50am. He has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 4 – Caroline Andrews, 52, was killed at her home in Benenden, Kent. Her husband Stuart Andrews, 54, an IT consultant and former adviser to the Bank of England, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Armed police boarded a train at Gillingham station while looking for him. Mr Andrews was formally arrested, three days after being detained on suspicion of killing his wife. Andrews went on the run and checked into a London hotel with a blonde woman, some condoms and a bottle of Prosecco before attempting to take his own life. In April 2016 Andrews admitted murder at Maidstone Crown Court. He also pleaded guilty to the theft of £267,096 from his dementia-suffering father-in-law, over whom he had power of attorney. He was jailed for life (15 years). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3530220/Banker-hated-5am-commute-pleads-guilty-murdering-supply-teacher-wife.html
Feb 3 – Bethany Hill, 20, was stabbed in the neck in Stratford-upon-Avon. Her ex-boyfriend Jack Williams, 21, and his girlfriend, Kayleigh Woods, 23, went on trial in January 2017 at Warwick Crown Court. Miss Hill was a former girlfriend of Williams and had a “volatile” relationship with Woods, a transgender woman with whom she had planned to have a child.
Jan 20 – Craigory Burch, 20, shot dead in home invasion in Fitzgerald, Georgia, USA. He had won $434,000 on the lottery in November and was pictured in the papers with his winnings, much of which he gave to homeless people. He was shot in front of his girlfriend Jasmine Hendricks.
Jan 20 – Alfredo Patriarca, 42, was shot dead at 6.24pm in the garage of his large home in Etobicoke, near Toronto, Ontario. Patriarca was picked up frequently on police wiretaps probing the Rizzuto crime family of Montreal. Patriarca earlier was wounded in the gangland hit that killed John Raposo, 35, in June 2012. Raposo was nicknamed “Johnny Maserati” for his love of high-performance automobiles. Rabih Alkhalil has been charged with Raposo’s murder. Patriarca’s murder is unsolved and has all the hallmarks of a contract killing.
Jan 19 – Daniel Young, 30, a university lecturer at Coventry University’s London Campus International, was stabbed to death in Morden, south west London. Mark Loveridge, 37, from Mitcham, was charged with murder and awaits trial. He is also accused of causing GBH to a 23-year-old man on the same day.
Jan 19 – Daniel Smith, 23, a homeless man, was beaten to death and then set on fire in his tent in a disused railway arch in Salford, Greater Manchester. Luke Benson and Adam Acton, 24, have been charged with murder and went on trial in July 2016. The trial heard they were high on the synthetic drug ‘spice’.
Jan 15 – Benjamin Golbin, 36, from San Pedro, was killed when his Honda CR-V was hit by a car on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. Alfredo Perez Davila, 23, from Hawthorne, has been charged with one count each of murder and vehicular manslaughter and awaits trial. Davila allegedly raced his Chevrolet Cobalt against a Chevy Camaro going northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard in the middle of the day. He lost control, and the Cobalt went airborne and crashed into the roof of the Honda. STREETRACING
Jan 14 – Sadie Hartley, 60, a businesswoman, was stabbed to death at her home in Rossendale, Lancashire. Katrina Walsh, 55, and Sarah Williams, 34, from Chester, have been charged with murder and will go on trial in Preston on 4 July 2016. Ms Hartley was director of her own medical communications business based in Knutsford. She was last seen alive at a conference in Manchester. Her partner Ian Johnston, 54, was on a skiing holiday at the time. There has been a suggestion the death was linked to a love triangle.
Jan 12 – Anne Swaney, 39, a TV producer from Los Angeles, was beaten to death and dumped in the Mopan river in western Belize. She had been sexually assaulted. She worked for a local ABC affiliate. She was staying at the Nabatunich resort in Benque Viejo. She had just been doing yoga by the river.
Jan 12 – Georgina Symmonds, 25, beautician and mother-of-one, was found at a workshop in Usk, Monmouthshire. Peter Morgan, 53, a millionaire property developer, from Abergavenny, South Wales, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 12 – Caitanya Holt, 30, a US tourist and former US Air Force soldier, died after choking on mud in a rice paddy field near the village of Korgao in Goa, India, after allegedly being mistaken for a thief and chased by villagers. The field was only 50cm deep in water. A Facebook campaign was started by friends demanding justice.
Jan 11 – Dorian Powell, 21, stabbed to death in San Bernardino, California. His girlfriend Nakasia James, 18, went on the run and then publishing her account of the attack on Facebook. She wrote on the since-deleted post that she was going to tell people before she got caught and that she and Dorian had been fighting. James said that he hit her in the face, so she got the knife and stabbed him – but didn’t realise she would injure Dorian. She also added “sorry Dorian Powell rip” on the end of the update.
Jan 10 – Aiden O’Mahony, 60, was stabbed in the heart in JJ Moon’s Wetherspoons pub in Hornchurch, Essex. James Roberts, 31, has been charged with murder. He went on trial in June 2016 but jury was discharged after failing to reach a verdict. A retrial is pending. The trial heard O’Mahony, a Spurs fan, was stabbed after defending a barmaid and telling Roberts ‘You don’t treat a lady like that’. He had been watching Tottenham’s third round FA Cup clash with Leicester. Roberts was sitting with his father at a table nearby but became increasingly agitated during a row about his parenting skills, the Old Bailey heard. Witnesses heard him shouting: ‘Don’t tell me how to raise my kids, it’s not like you were a great dad.’ The barmaid Angela Sands asked him to leave but Roberts responded by holding an object to her face and shouting: ‘Shut up, I will cut your vagina off’ and ‘I am going to stick this up you.’ When Mr O’Mahony intervened, Roberts replied: ‘Come on then I will have the lot of you outside.’ CCTV cameras captured Roberts walking to the door followed by his father and Mr O’Mahony. At the doorway Roberts turned and stabbed the victim once in the chest with a four-inch long knife, jurors were told.
Jan 9 – Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was stabbed to death at a girl’s 16th birthday party in Woodford, east London after falling out over a tracksuit. A boy aged 17 has been convicted of murder and awaits sentencing in Jan 2017. During the trial the suspect claimed Charlie was associated with the Hainault Boys gang and had posted a photo of him on Instagram with the message: ‘If you see him, smoke him.’ He claimed he acted in self defence because he believed Charlie was also armed with a knife and was about to use it.
Jan 9 – Ashley Olsen, 35, an American artist, was punched and strangled with a USB cord after having sex with an illegal immigrant in her apartment in Florence, Italy. Cheik Tidiane Diaw, 25, originally from Senegal, has been charged with murder. He allegedly told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend Federico Fiorentini, 42, was coming back. The Senegalese man was caught because of DNA evidence from a used condom and cigarette found in the toilet – which he had tried to flush away unsuccessfully. She met her alleged killer at the Montecarla club, notorious for sex and drugs, and left together at 5.30am, when they went to her apartment. Olsen was a beautiful blonde.
Jan 8 – Tony Fisher, 58, was stabbed to death at his home in Nottingham. He was discovered by his son on the Saturday afternoon. But he may have been killed the night before, possibly after a bungled burglary. Marcus Barton, 41, from Bestwood, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 7 – Katrina O’Hara, 44, a hairdresser, was stabbed in the check at Jock’s Barbers in Blandford, Dorset. Stuart Thomas, 49, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 6 – Wayan Mirna Salihin, 27, a design student, died after drinking cyanide. Her friend Jessica Kumala Wongso, 27, who lived in Austalia, went on trial for murder in July 2016. The court heard Wongso arrived at Olivier Restaurant in the Grand Indonesia mall well before the other women and ordered Mirna’s favourite drink – an iced Vietnamese coffee. She then laced it with cyanide. It was driven by ‘revenge’, the court was told. It was alleged that when Wongso saw her friend collapse and begin to froth at the mouth after drinking a coffee, she looked on and did nothing. An hour later Salihin was pronounced dead. They had a falling out about the middle of last year when Mirna discovered Wongso was in a relationship with a man in Australia. No details were revealed in court about the boyfriend but prosecutors allege Mirna objected to him, saying he was ‘rough’, treated Jessica badly and was a drug user. She eventually broke off the relationship and to avenge her pain, ‘the defendant planned to take away Mirna’s life’, according to prosecutors.
Jan 5 – Mary Logie, 82, suffered head injuries after being attacked in her home in Green Gates, Leven, Scotland. Her neighbour Sandra Weir, 41, was jailed for life (21 years) in Jan 2017. She was also convicted of theft.
Dec 31 – Darrell Clarke, 50, was attacked in a beer garden in Wednesfield, West Midlands at 10:30pm on New Year’s Eve. He stumbled to The Royal Tiger where he continued drinking but fell off his stool soon afterwards. He was rushed to New Cross Hospital with a serious head injury. His son is Leon Clarke, 30, a footballer with Bury and formerly of Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday.
Dec 31 – Zabair Hussain, 41, was found with multiple injuries to his head and body in Staniforth Road, Darnall, Sheffield, at around 11.20pm on New Year’s Eve. Idris Sadiq, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 31– Ernesto Calzadilla, 27, Linda Merrell, 46, and Betty Morey, 54, were shot dead during a dispute over a washing machine. Betty’s husband Michael Morey, 54, killed them but his son, Christopher Morey, 33, managed to grab the gun and shot his father dead. Merrell is believed to have been Christopher’s girlfriend and Calzadilla was a guest in the house. Michael Morey was drunk and was obsessed with guns. Charges against Christopher Morey were dropped in January 2016.
Dec 29 – Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, a senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was found stabbed at his flat in Hilldrop Crescent, Holloway, north London. It is the same road where Dr Crippen used to live. Femi Nandap, 29, from Woolwich, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 28 – Rita King, 81, was shot dead at the De La Mer care home in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Her husband Ronald King, 87, from Walton-on-the-Naze, was jailed for six years for manslaughter in August 2016. He had denied murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.During the trial, the jury heard King also considered shooting his older sister Eileen, who is a resident at the care home, as well as himself. Mr King was sentenced to six years for manslaughter, five years for firearm possession and 12 months for possessing ammunition. All three terms will be served concurrently. The judge ordered he be treated for his mental health condition at a secure hospital unit in Northampton. Consultant psychiatrist James Warner said he suffered from paraphrenia – an older person’s version of schizophrenia in which people lose contact with reality. She was suffering from dementia and he reportedly mumbled: “She has had enough” after killing her in a communal area in front of staff and resident.
Dec 27 – Rosie Sanchez, 38, and Anderson Nunez, 40, were stabbed and shot to death in their fifth floor apartment in Sheepshead Bay Houses, Brooklyn, New York. Cops discovered the victims’ rotting corpses on Jan 3 after Ms Sanchez’s daughter made a chilling confession to her cousin — that she killed her mom and her mother’s boyfriend after the man repeatedly raped her. Destiny Garcia, 15, has been charged with murder. Her 15-year-old boyfriend is also wanted in connection with the case. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3384681/Brooklyn-girl-15-charged-murder-mother-stepfather-telling-police-mother-abusive-did-stop-it.html
December 26 – Patrick Mulroe, 64, was stabbed to death in Mottingham, south east London. Chris Freun, 52, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 26 – A woman was found dead on a sofa in a house in Phoenix, Arizona. Anita Braxton, 39, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Upon arrival at the property on Missouri Avenue Braxton told officers that she was the only person in the apartment and that she lived alone. As cops continued to question her, they noticed a body laying on the couch. Braxton then told police that the body was her own and a “shrine from God.” After continued questioning, Braxton confessed that she had shot the victim in the eye because she did not believe in God. “She will not tell us who the victim is. When we ask for the victim’s name, she gives her own name. At this point, we’re not sure what her thought process is or what type of mental illness she may be suffering from,” Phoenix police said. According to police, there is a possibility that the victim was pregnant. Braxton is currently being held on a $750,000 bail.
Dec 25 – Harbhajan Singh Rooprai, 60, died in a fire at his home in Forest Gate, east London, in the early hours of Christmas Day. Tyrone Jacobs, 27, has been charged with murder and arson with intent to endanger life.
Dec 24 – Katie Locke, 23, a teacher, was found dead in her room at Theobalds Park Hotel in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Carl Langdell, 26, a lawyer, from Cheshunt, was jailed for life (26 years) in June 2016. He strangled her and then had sex with the body. They met on Plentyoffish dating website. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/plenty-fish-killer-jailed-life-8106977 Miss Locke, who taught history and politics at Cardinal Pole School in Hackney, is believed to have been dating Mr Langdell, who spent two months as an intern at The Independent newspaper in 2014 before founding his own legal firm Langdell Legal Associates in August 2015. He is a business management graduate with a masters degree in journalism and media communications.
Dec 23 – Daria Pionko, 21, a Polish prostitute, was beaten to death on an industrial estate in Springwell Road, Holbeck, Leeds. Officers found her in a defined managed area where sex workers operate during set hours. Pionko, who had moved to the UK from Łódź in Poland 10 months previously, was found lying face down and lifeless by her housemate Karolina Znajda, who was also a sex worker. Lewis Pierre, who was working as an assistant to a heavy goods driver, bought a meal of kebab meat and chips, four cans of drink and cigarettes with the £80 he stole from Pionko. Colleagues say he also turned up to work the next day in possession of cannabis. He was jailed for life (22 years).
Dec 20 – Jessica Valenzuela, 32, a mother of three, died when she was one of 38 tourists mowed down by a car on the strip in Las Vegas. The others survived their injuries. Lakeisha Holloway, 24, has been charged with murder. Holloway, originally from Portland, Oregon, was living in the car with her three year old daughter after becoming homeless. The child’s father has remained in Dallas, Texas, and failed to come forward and take his daughter. She was handed over to foster carers. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/22/us/las-vegas-strip-pedestrians-lakeisha-holloway/
Dec 19 – Galina Sandeva, 28, a prostitute from Bulgaria, was brutally beaten to death in her car in Bispekaia, near the opera house in Oslo, Norway. “We can’t rule out that she had been with a sex customer,” Grete Lien Metlid, leader of the section for violence and sex crimes at the Oslo Police District. She said police had been in contact with Sandeva several times in connection with her work as a prostitute. It is legal to sell sex in Norway, but illegal to buy it after politicians toughened prostitution laws several years ago in an effort to crack down on human trafficking. Many of the prostitutes in Oslo are believed to be victims of organized traffickers.
Dec 19 – Mambero Ghebreflafie, 22, who was pregnant, was murdered at a hostel in Winchmore Hill, near Enfield, north London. Tedros Habtom Kahssay, 28, was charged with murder but killed himself in HMP Pentonville.
Dec 17 – Frederick “John” Hatch, 65, was killed and his body dumped near Erin in eastern Ontario, Canada. His body was partially burned. He was known to hitch-hike and was seen the day before in Nepean, near Ottawa, 450 miles away. The Ontario Provincial Police in Canada are planning to text about 7,500 mobile phones that were in the area where the body of a murdered man was discovered in a bid to find somebody who may have information about the crime.
Dec 17 – Baylee Wylie, 18, was found dead in a flat in Moncton, New Brunswick. Hs apartment had been set on fire. Devin Morningstar, 18, Marissa Shephard, 20, and Tyler Noel, 18, have been charged with murder. Stephen Nagle, the father of Shephard’s child, and Krystal Toole have been charged with accessory after the fact to murder, as has Zachary Holden, 18. He is also charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling house, flight from police and dangerous driving. Bradley Bonnell, 20, has been charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling house.
Dec 17 – Kent Powell, 45, of Arapaho, was shot dead on the I-40 highway in Oklahoma. A few miles down the road Billie Jean West, 63, of Lone Wolf, was shot dead. Jeremy Hardy faces charges of two counts of first-degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, five counts of use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon, attempting to elude a police officer and driving under the influence of alcohol. Authorities said the rampage started on Interstate 40 in Canadian County around midnight. Officials said a car was run off the road near the Canadian County and Caddo County line. That vehicle was driven by Powell, who pulled over on the side of the road and died before authorities could reach him. Investigators said Hardy continued driving west on I-40 and shooting at different vehicles. Billie Jean West was shot near Weatherford.
Dec 16 – Robert Archie Hood, 89, a millionaire, vanished from his home in Silverdale, a suburb of Seattle. His body was found in a container behind a home in Bremerton, Washington, on Dec 30. Robert Pry, 29, had been charged with murder. Robert Lavalle Davis has been charged with robbery and rendering criminal assistance. Arnold Mafnas Cruz has been charged with rendering criminal assistance. Police allege three women — Pry’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Ocean Wilson, Rogers Jones’ girlfriend, Miranda Bond, 25, and a 33-year-old friend, Alisha Small, helped Pry and Rogers Jones dispose of a car used in the crime and tried to cash forged checks stolen from Hood, according to the paper. The three women have been charged with rendering criminal assistance. Mr Hood, a former engineer who never married and had no children, was last seen by his caretaker and friend Candy Gratton.
Dec 16 – Unais Gomes, 26, a British tourist, was stabbed to death near Iquitos, Peru. Joshua Freeman Stevens, 29, a Canadian tourist, has been charged with murder. Stevens claims self-defence. Both men had drunk the hallucinogenic beverage ayahuasca at a spiritual retreat. The drink, known for its psychedelic properties, is made by combining two different plants — the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and chacruna, a kind of shrub. The active ingredient is called dimethyltryptamine (DMT). The substance has been known to help with managing depression and is rarely associated with violence. Ayahuasca ceremonies have become more popular in recent years among those seeking a spiritual experience. The drug is widely available in North and South America.
Dec 15 – Naami Keyghobadi, 28, a solicitor from Leeds, fell to his death from the balcony of the Dolphin Guest House in Pattaya, Thailand. He had been haggling over money with two transgender sex workers, Nong Emmy and Nong Piano. Two other kathoeys (ladyboys) were also arrested in connection with his death. They tested positive for crystal meth. Mr Keyghobadi was married to a Filipina woman, Chloe Santero, although they had broken up. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3363835/Estranged-wife-British-businessman-reveals-shock-four-Thai-transsexual-prostitutes-quizzed-death-revealed-taking-crystal-meth-died.html
Dec 13 – Carlton Alexander, 23, was stabbed to death at a house in Breightmet, Bolton. Ross Ashcroft, 32, was jailed for life (20 years) in July 2016. The court heard how Ashcroft was at the home of Carlton Alexander’s girlfriend with some friends when Alexander arrived. A fight broke out between Ashcroft and Alexander and some of their friends which then spilled onto the street. Using a knife that had been taken from the kitchen Ashcroft stabbed Alexander twice in the chest and abdomen.
Dec 12 – Ellie Sanders, two, was smothered to death at her home in Watauga, Texas. Her father Anthony Sanders, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Police say he killed her in anger after she interrupted him playing a video-game. He was obsessed with games. In 2011 he was charged with choking Ellie’s mother but a grand jury did not indict him.
Dec 11 – Jacqueline Abbott, 54, was beaten to death with a hammer at her home in Netherton, West Midlands. Her husband Paul Abbott, 57, was jailed for life (15 years) in July 2016. The trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court heard he was a gambling addict who had broken a promise to curb his betting when he blew £11,000 in a casino binge. His wife wanted to get a divorce. He confronted Jacqueline at the family home after hearing she was planning a night out with a friend to see an Elvis impersonator. It is thought a fight broke out between the pair in a bedroom when he was told she’d sold his ticket on eBay.
Dec 11 – Rosemarie “Kim” Junor, 28, was stabbed at a Shoppers Drug Mart convenience store in the Toronto underground, known as PATH. She died in hospital five days later. Rohinie Bisesar, 40, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Bisesar’s lawyer said the allegations are out of character for his client, who he said has an MBA and an “impressive resume.” Bisesar has no prior criminal record. He awaits trial.
Dec 10 – Arnold Peralta, 26, a midfielder who used to play for Glasgow Rangers, was shot dead in a car park in La Ceiba, Honduras. Peralta was shot eighteen times in front of partner Vanessa Oliva by gunmen on motorbikes. Heartbroken Vanessa was pictured sobbing over Peralta’s body as cops comforted her. He only played 26 games for Rangers and rejoined a club in Honduras in Jan 2015. Motive unknown.http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/wife-murdered-ex-rangers-star-7076809
Dec 9 – Terry Ojuederie, 42, from Watford, was attacked at HMP Peterborough. Dec 9 – Terry Ojuederie, 42, from Watford, was attacked at HMP Peterborough. A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder but Cambridgeshire Police has refused to name him. He awaits trial.
Dec 8 – Paul “Simmo” Simmons-Turner, 38, a drug dealer from East Ham, east London, was shot dead after being ambushed outside the Marriott Hotel in Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex. He got into a car belonging to an elderly couple and tried to drive off but was shot again and died outside The Volunteer pub. Mr Simmons-Turner, a father of three, was with his girlfriend. He spent a lot of time in Spain. He was wanted by Essex Police in connection with an assault at a nightclub in Loughton in May.
Dec 7 – Justin Skrebowski, 61, from Oxford, was stabbed to death in the Poundland shop in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Trevor Joyce, 36, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The case got considerable media coverage because it happened in broad daylight.
Dec 6 – Kabbi Kamara, 23, was stabbed as he left the Caravaggio restaurant in Leadenhall Street, central London. Junior Afolayan, 24, Olatunde Odunyemi, 25, and his brother Ayodeji Odunyemi, 24, were charged with murder and went on trial at the Old Bailey in June 2016. Mr Kamara had been to a monthly R&B night held in the restaurant with his older brother and a small group of friends. He was attacked 300 yards away from the building after a row about jumping the cloakroom queue. In footage CCTV footage played, the victim is jostled by at least two of the defendants, before a glass he is holding goes flying in the air. Seconds before the attack a witness heard Olatunde Odunyemi shout at Afolayan: ‘Where’s the knife?’ Afolayan was jailed for life (25 years). Olatunde Odunyemi and Ayodeji Odunyemi were both acquitted.
Dec 4 – Macy Grace Ditty, two, was beaten to death at her home in Spring Lake, North Carolina. Her mother Jeanie Ditty, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder and negligent child abuse and inflicting serious bodily injury. Her boyfriend Zachary Earl Keefer has also been charged with the same offences. Jeanie Ditty, originally from Pennsylvania, was a soldier who had been based at Fort Bragg since 2013. She faces the death penalty if convicted. Police were called when the youngster was taken to hospital covered in bruises and with life-threatening injuries consistent with child abuse. Exactly a month after Macy Grace’s death, Ditty went to Pennsylvania photographer Sunny Jo and asked for images depicting her reading, walking and sitting with her daughter. She told him her daughter had died after choking on a banana.
Dec 3 – Cherrish Allbright, 22, who was pregnant, vanished from her home in Rison, Arkansas. Brad Hunter Smith, 20, and Jonathan Guenther, 20, have been charged with kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and capital murder twice because of the unborn child. They await trial.
Dec 2 – Ravinder Jutla, 43, was stabbed and hit on the head with an iron at her home in Eaton Rise, Ealing, west London. Alex Springer, 49, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 1 – Gary Scott, 17, stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, north London. Adrian Carpenter, 30, and Jermaine Reid, 27, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Nov 29 – Amirali Manji, 81, was attacked at home in Harrow, north west London and died five days later in hospital. His son Mohsin Manji, 44, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 24 – Former cruiserweight champion O’Neil Bell, 40, was shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia in an apparent robbery. Bell, who was born in Jamaica but lived in Atlanta in recent years, was shot after getting off a bus after midnight. Bell won the vacant IBF cruiserweight title with a decision over Dale Brown in 2005 but reached the heights of boxing when he became the second undisputed cruiserweight champion after Evander Holyfield by knocking out WBA/WBC champion Jean Marc Mormeck in 10 rounds in a 2006 upset. Tycorion Davies, 18, and a boy of 16 have been charged with murder and robbery.
Nov 23 – Neel Cross, 26, also known as Adhavan Thanabalafingham, was stabbed to death in Mitcham, south London.Prashad Sothilingam, 25, has been charged with murder. He is also charged with the attempted murder of Jeyathpan Ganesalingham. Eight men were charged with murder: Prashad Sothilingam, 25 (31/08/1990), unemployed of Edgehill Road, Mitcham, Aranventhan Puventhiran, 21 (22.01.94), a student of Stoneleigh Avenue, Worcester Park, Sutton, Gowrishanth Loganathan, 21 (07.09.94) of Cambridge Road, Mitcham, Surrey, Mohanran Parimalanathan, 22 (09.11.93) of Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey, Sivakaran Ockersz, 18 (26.06.97), unemployed of Heathdene Road, Wallington, Jerome Anton Jeyakumar, 23 (07.03.92) of Framfield Road, Mitcham, Visuparathan Dayaparan, 23 (12.11.92), of Phipps Bridge Road, Mitcham, and Vithusan Balamurali, 20, of Hawkes Road, Mitcham. Loganathan, Jeyakumar, Balamurali, Parimalanathan and Dayaparan were all cleared of murder on the direction of the judge due to lack of evidence. On 24 August 2016 the jury acquitted Puventhiran and Ockersz of murder. The jury failed to reach verdicts against Sothilingham and were discharged.
Nov 23 – Vasilaki Kakko, 17, was stabbed to death in Holloway, north London. On 30 November Uchechukwu Ejimonye, 20, from Holloway, was arrested in Bognor Regis. He has been charged with murder and will go on trial in May 2016.
Nov 22 – Victor Collins, 47, was strangled at a house in Bentonville, Arkansas. James Bates, 31, has been charged with murder. In 2017 it was reported that Amazon had declined a request by authorities in Arkansas investigating the murder to turn over audio and other information recorded by an Echo device belonging to the suspect. Collins was ruled to have died by homicide by strangulation with a contributing cause of drowning. During the course of the Bentonville murder investigation, Bates told police that he had invited Collins and another man to his home to watch a college football game. After the game, the three men took a dip in Bates’ hot tub. One of the men went home at around 1am, leaving Bates and Collins alone in the home. Bates told investigators that he woke up at 9am the next morning and found Collins’ lifeless body floating in the hot tub.
Nov 22 – Caroline Everest, 18, a student at Sheffield Hallam University, raped and murdered and her body in the Porter Brook river, near Ecclesall Road. Miss Everest was reported missing after she failed to turn up for a family dinner.
Nov 21 – Josephine Williamson, 83, was pushed down a flight of stairs at her home in Earley, Reading, Berkshire. Her husband Philip, 83, known as Pip, has been detained in hospital in Oxford. Both were suffering from terminal illnesses.
Nov 20 – Angelikque Sutton, 22, who was nearly nine months pregnant, was stabbed to death in the Bronx, New York. Ashleigh Wade, 22, has been charged with murder. Detectives said they found a knife and placenta in the building when they responded to an emergency call by the suspect’s boyfriend. Wade was then taken into custody while screaming that the baby was hers. Wade and Sutton were friends but Wade is now undergoing psychiatric treatment. The baby, a girl called Genesis, survived.
Nov 19 – Kelly Pearce, 36, was stabbed 40 times in the face and neck and hit with a hammer at home in Canvey Island, Essex. Her boyfriend Anthony Ayres, 49, was jailed for life (whole life) in July 2016. Ayres, a handyman, had been released from jail in 2012 for strangling his then girlfriend Dawn Wisdom, 30, at home in east London. He was jailed for life in 1994 but released at the end of his 19 year tariff. Miss Pearce’s mother, Lynn Wallings, told Chelmsford Crown Cour how she still suffered anxiety and was plagued with nightmares and sleepless nights.
Nov 17 – Daniel Mantina, 26, an Italian, was found stabbed to death at his flat in Ladbroke Grove, west London. His girlfriend Christie Madeley, 24, was charged with murder. A magistrates court heard she rang 999 and told the operator ‘I think I’ve stabbed my boyfriend. Yeah, yeah, I stabbed my boyfriend.’ She said Mr Mantina attacked her with a knife after they rowed while high on drugs and she woke up next to his dead body. But later tests proved the injuries were self-inflicted and the murder charge was dropped.
Nov 17 – Terry Wiggins, 34, was stabbed to death at a flat in Erith, Kent. Nicholas Woods, 42, and Tim Clark, 51, were both jailed for life (23 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard they had killed him over a drugs debt. All three were drug users.
Nov 16 – Pawel Chwalinski, 35, a Pole, was beaten to death and left in undergrowth near a reservoir in Tottenham, north London. Kamil Czarnomski, 23, a Polish national, was jailed for life (17 years) in May 2016. The court heard the body had been concealed with a sleeping bag and a bike frame. The court heard Czarnomski was seen attacking Mr Chwalinski – who was on crutches with a broken leg. Czarnomski then dumped the body near a reservoir and tried to use the victim’s bank card at a local mini market. He later used the card to make a bank transfer of £1,200. Chwalinski had recently come into some money.
Nov 15 – Lewis Dunne, 16, was shot by a canal towpath in the Eldonian Village, Vauxhall, Liverpool. He had been watching ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ on TV with his mum Gemma and his sister and at 10.20pm he told them he was popping out “for some ciggies.” But he never arrived at the local Spar shop where he said he was going. Paul Martin, 25, from, Anfield, and Jake Culshaw, 25, from Birkenhead, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Nov 15 – Rory Hemmings, 29, was stabbed in the chest in Arbourthorne, Sheffield. Steven Ray, 36, was jailed for life (12 years). The trial heard the fight took place in Kirsty Allen’s home. She was Mr Hemmings’ ex-girlfriend and Mr Ray’s current girlfriend. At the trial he claimed self-defence.
November 14 – Gabriella “Gabby” Doolin, 7, vanished after going missing at a (Gridiron) football game in Scottsville, Kentucky. Timothy Madden, 38, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The Doolins were at a pee-wee football jamboree when Gabby went missing at 7:40 p.m. Just 25 minutes later, a search volunteer spotted her body in a wooded area on the edge of the Allen County Scottsville High School, about 400 yards from the school’s football field where she was last seen alive.
Nov 13 – Tarrie Wilder, 42, was shot dead in Riviera Beach, Florida. Rodney Chavers, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Then about 5:20 a.m., officers received a call about a man sleeping in the front passenger seat of a Cadillac CTS with a gun on his lap about three miles away at Shell gas station. Officers found Chavers asleep in the car. They got into the car and quickly grabbed the gun, then escorted Chavers out of the car. The caller and two other men in the car told police that Chavers, whom they didn’t know, asked them for a ride after getting kicked out of Sugar Daddy’s, an adult cabaret business in West Palm Beach. After telling the men about the killing, Chavers explained he went to the strip club to “get his mind off of what happened”
Nov 13 – Hayden Rose Hiatt, a 5 month old baby, and her twin brother Kayden Reese Hiatt, were shot dead in Jacksonville, Florida, as their mother Megan Rose Hiatt, 22, held them. Her father Travis Hiatt, 49, was also shot dead. Megan was injured. The children’s father, Megan’s boyfriend Gawaine Wilson, 28, then shot himself dead. He had a history of controlling behaviour.
Nov 13 – Kayleigh Haywood, 15, from Measham, Leicestershire, vanished outside Ibstock Community College. Her body was found a week later in a field near Ibstock. Stephen Beadman, 28, has been charged with murder and rape and awaits trial. His workmate Luke Harlow, 27, has been charged with grooming and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
Nov 11 – Bianca Shepherd, 50, was murdered at her home in Ivybridge Close, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Emmanuel Willems, 22, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 10 – Amanda Blackburn, 28, was shot dead at her home in Indianapolis. Her husband Davey, a pastor, returned home to find her dying. She was 12 weeks pregnant. Her son, Weston, who was 1, survived. Larry Taylor, 18, and Jalen Watson, 21, have been charged with murder and burglary. The pastor says although he wants to hate them he has chosen “the route of forgiveness, grace and hope”.
Nov 9 – Alfie Stone, 18, was stabbed to death outside a bedsit in Ickenham, not far from West Ruislip tube station. Maxine Benson, 32, was jailed for life (23 years) in May 2016. Her friend Corinne Cripps 29, of High Road, Ickenham, and Cripps’ boyfriend Steve Hawgood, 28, of Kingston Avenue, West Drayton, were both acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Cripps got into an argument with Stone, who wanted to stay in his sister’s bedsit even though she had moved out. Cripps accused him of stealing pasta from the communal kitchen. Benson got involved in the argument and stabbed Alfie.
Nov 9 – Lois Colley, 83, beaten to death with a fire extinguisher in the laundry room of Windswept Farm, hilltop estate in North Salem, 60 miles north of New York City. She was very wealthy. Her husband Eugene owned a chain of 100 McDonalds franchises – one of the largest in the country – and had four sons, with their eldest Bruce spending his time playing polo with Prince Harry, and running a restaurant with co-investors Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and John Malkovich.
Nov – a man’s body was found in remote woodland in Pentrellyncymer, near Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, north Wales. Det Supt Iestyn Davies said the man was probably in his sixties when he died and was between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10.5in (1.73-1.78m) tall. He is thought to have been killed elsewhere between 1995 and 2005.
Nov 8 – Che Labastide-Wellington, 17, was stabbed to death after leaving a 16th birthday party in Kenton, Harrow, NW London. A 16 year-old boy also suffered stab injuries. Calvin Tudor, 21 from, Willesden, is currently on trial at the Old Bailey along with Walker Sesay, 18 (23.10.97), of Rawlings Crescent, Wembley, was also charged. Four others were charged on 12 February 2016: Rimmel Williams, 18 (10.09.97) of Churchill Road, Willesden; Marlon Tudor, 23 (31.12.92) of no fixed address; Omar Afrah, 22 (25.12.93) of Walton Avenue, Wembley, and Ibrahim Mansaray, 17 (15.2.98), from Acton. A seventh, Olamilekan Kennedy Onafowokan, 23 (18.05.93) of Page Avenue, Wembley, was charged on 23 May 2016.
Nov 7 – Jonathan Dotson Snr, 31, was shot dead in New Orleans. His ex-girlfriend Alonia Singleton, a crime lab technician, was photographing the aftermath of a shooting when she stumbled across a familiar tattoo. The inking on the dead man’s back read: “Alonia”. She added: “I started backing up. It was like this heavy weight. I kept not believing it.” He was the father of her son, Jonathan, 8. Unsolved.
Nov 7 – Christine Meagher, 18, was shot dead at a motel room at the Regency Inn in Tampa, Florida. Tyrone Fields, 21, has been charged with manslaughter. Fields claimed she was accidently shot during “freaky sex.” He told detectives that while the two were engaged in sexual activity he put his gun to her head in a role-play scenario. Fields said he removed the magazine from his .9 mm pistol but forgot to remove the bullet from the chamber.
Nov 5 – Haile Langa, 21, was stabbed to death on the Watling Gardens estate on Shoot-Up Hill, Kilburn, NW London. Ahmed El-Sayed, 20, of Watling Gardens, Brent, and Imaan Farjani, 18, of Unity Close, Brent, and the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been remanded in custody pending trial.
Nov 3 – Kerry Reeves, 26, a drug dealer, was shot dead in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Billy Johnson, 20, from Corby, Northamptonshire, was jailed for life (25 years) and Charles Noble, 21, from Kempton Avenue, Northolt, was jailed for life (21 years). The trial heard they were both heroin and crack dealers who killed her after she went out looking for them with a metal baseball bat in a turf war.
Nov 2 – Tyshawn Lee, 9, was shot in an alley in Gresham, South Side, Chicago. He had been targeted because of his fathe Pierre Stokes gang activities. Corey Morgan, 27, has been charged with murder. Tyshawn was on his way to play basketball when gang members cornered him The murder stemmed from a clash between the Killa Ward faction of the Gangster Disciples and the Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones. http://www.streetgangs.com/news/110615-killers-of-9-year-old#sthash.2PC8JyGm.SECf6BJA.dpuf Nov 2 – Tyshawn Lee, 9, was shot in Auburn Gresham, on the south side of Chicago. Corey Morgan, 27, and Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, have been charged with murder. A third suspect, Kevin Edwards, 22, is believed to have gone into hiding in Iowa. The police say the original plan was for Tyshawn to be kidnapped and then tortured the boy by cutting off his fingers and ears. Instead, Tyshawn Lee was led off a playground and into an alley, where the child was shot several times at close range. Tyshawn was targeted because his father, Pierre Stokes, had gang ties, and the boy was killed in retaliation for an incident in which 25-year-old Tracey Morgan was killed and his mother was wounded shortly after leaving a gang call-in meeting called by police to try rein in a boiling feud between rivals on the city’s South Side.
Oct 30 – Darwin Perez Gonzalez, 34, was stabbed to death in an apartment in Lakeside Estates, Houston, Texas. Reinaldo Cardoso Rivera, 38, became angry when Gonzalez took the last piece of chicken among a group of men drinking and eating. He stabbed Gonzalez and awaits trial.
Oct 30 – Derek Myers, 25, was shot dead in Soho Hill, Birmingham during a brawl. Tafarwa Beckford, 33, from Ladywood, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Rio Sanchez-Williams has been charged with the attempted murder of another man in the same incident. Beckford is the half-brother of singer and TV presenter Jamelia.
October 30 – Tiahleigh Palmer, 12, vanished after being dropped off at Marsden State High School, near Brisbane, Queensland. Her body was later found six days later by three fishermen on the banks of the Pimpama River. Her foster father Rick Thorburn, 56, has been charged with murder and interfering with a corpse. His son Trent Thorburn, 19, has been charged with incest, perjury and perverting the course of justice. His wife Julene, 54, and older son, Josh, 20, have been charged with perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice. They await trial. The Thorburns were approved as Tiahleigh’s carers in August 2014.
Oct 29 – Beverly Giannonatti, 79, and her son Greg, 57, vanished from their home in Deer Lodge, Montana. They were shot and found in a dump site in Powell County, Montana a month later. David Nelson, 53, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. On October 19th Beverly Giannonatti was informed that a cleaning woman had found a 25-pound bar of gold – worth $500,000 – in her late ex-husband’s home, which Giannonatti was remodeling and planning to move back into. Ten days later, she and her son disappeared. The motive is quite obvious.
Oct 28 – Leighanne Cameron, 29, was stabbed 10 times at her home in Mid Calder, West Lothian, Scotland, Her estranged husband Erhan Havaleoglu, 36, fled the scene and left his wife dying while their four-year-old daughter, Erin, and 18-month-old son, Jamie, were sleeping upstairs. He fled to Edinburgh but was later arrested. He was jailed for life (20 years) in Sep 2016. The trial heard he killed her after discovering she was in a relationship with another man, Philip Kilkenny. When he was sentenced the judge said he continued to protest his innocence. Havaleoglu, a former soldier from Turkey, shouted back from the dock: “I will still continue to, my lady.” Mr Kilkenny called police and revealed Havaleoglu had told Leighanne “she’d never get to love another man”.
Oct 28 – Gabriela Calzada, 19, and her friend Briana Gallegos, 17, were bludgeoned to death in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights, Los Angeles. Calzada was also shot with a rifle. Dallas Stone Pineda, 17, and Jose Antonio Echeverria, 18, have been charged with murder. The case is believed to be gang-related.
Oct 28 – Bailey Gwynne, 16, a schoolboy, was stabbed to death at 1.30pm at Cults Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland. A boy, aged 16, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He cannot be named for legal reasons.
Oct 27 – John Breen, 53, was beaten to death at Stratford tube station in east London in broad daylight, causing a panic among commuters who crushed the stairs in an effort to get out of the station. Four boys – two aged 14, one aged 15 and one aged 16, all from Ilford, have been charged with murder.
Oct 24 – Emille “Millz” Stapleton died after a street fight in St Albans. Paul Crosbie, 26, of Camden, north London, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 22 – Lavin Eskandar, 20, a teaching assistant at Kronan School in Trollhattan, Sweden, was stabbed to death with a sword. He had ordered Anton Lundin-Pettersson, 21, to remove a Darth Vader style mask. Pettersson also stabbed to death Ahmed Hassan, a 15-year-old born in Somalia. Another Syrian refugee child survived. Pettersson was shot by police but survived and will face a trial. He is a known racist who had neo-Nazi views. The school had a high immigrant population.
Oct 21 – Richard Wheeler, 73, a retired lawyer, and his wife Grace, 67, were attacked with a machete at their house in the village of Carnbee in Tobago after an apparent robbery. Mrs Wheeler, who was born in Trinidad, was found by a gardener on the lawn with a cut to her neck. Police then found Mr Wheeler, originally from Sheffield, face down in a pool of blood with “chop wounds” to both arms and the back of the head. Two men – both construction workers – have been charged with murder. One suspect is from the island of Tobago and the other from St Vincent.
Oct 20 – Darren Kelly, 42, a lorry driver, from Basildon, Essex, was stabbed to death in Pitsea, two miles from his home. Chris Carroll, 20, was jailed for life (21 years) for murder. A 17-year-old boy, also from Pitsea, a 17-year-old boy from Basildon, Essex and a 16-year-old girl from Pitsea were all cleared of murder and walked free from Chelmsford Crown Court. The trial heard Carroll was part of a gang which attacked Mr Kelly because they wrongly thought he wanted to meet under-age girls for sex. They lured Mr Kelly who believed he was meeting with someone who he had been chatting to online. The jury heard Mr Kelly regularly used the internet app Whisper to meet up with women for sex but there was no evidence to show he was interested in under-age girls.
Oct 19 – Zoe Hastings, 18, was raped and murdered in her family’s minivan in Dallas, Texas. Antonio Lamar Cochran, 34, has been charged with capital murder. Cochran was described as a “sexual predator”.
Oct 18 – Jerome ‘Skinny’ Scott, 39, was stabbed to death at a flat in Hackney, east London. Chevaughn Chin, 19, was cleared of murder on the grounds of self-defence. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Scott had been violent to Chin’s mother, Tameka Belnavis, and had a history of violence towards girlfriends.
Oct 17 – Sasha Samsudean, 27, beautiful woman, was raped and strangled to death in her apartment in Orlando, Florida. Stephen Duxbury, 33, a security guard at the complex, has been charged with murder. Duxbury broke into Samsudean’s apartment shortly after she arrived home after a night out with friends. She was reportedly curled up in a blanket on her bed, strangled to death, with her blouse ripped and a condom wrapper nearby. Cops began to hone in on Duxbury after they found his fingerprint on the victim’s toilet seat – which had been left up despite her living alone.
Oct 17 – Zukisa Kela, 25, and Sizwe Tyeke, 33, were tied up and drowned in a lake in Rhodes Park, Kensington, Johannesburg. Kela’s fiancé Jabu Mbatha, 27, and Tyeke’s wife, Asange Tyeke, 29, were both raped. The attackers were a gang of 10 to 12 men, armed with a pistol and a knife. Mbatha later did a video interview at the crime scene. A man aged 24 has been charged with murder.
Oct 16 – Usaama Ali, 17, was stabbed to death in Acton, west London. A 16 year old boy has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Usaama was born in Oslo after his family moved there from Somalia. They moved to London in 2007 but he was excluded from school. He was due to move to Egypt to take the equivaleny of A levels when he was stabbed.
Oct 15 – Wandile Bozwana, 43, a businessman, was shot dead in Garsfontein, Pretoria, South Africa. His female companion, Mpho Baloyi, was shot twice but survived. Two hitmen and a businessman who allegedly masterminded the killing have all been charged with murder and await trial. They cannot be named for legal reasons.
Oct 14 – Lucas Leonard, 19, was whipped to death with an electrical cord during an all-night spiritual counseling session triggered by his desire to leave their church. He was subjected to a 12-hour ordeal by his parents, sister and fellow church members at the Word of Life Church in Hartford, New York. His 17-year-old brother Christopher was also beaten and was admitted to hospital in a serious condition. The parents, Bruce and Deborah Leonard, are accused of manslaughter. Four other church members, including the victims’ 33-year-old sister, Sarah Ferguson, have been charged with assault. All six defendants have pleaded not guilty.
Oct 12 – Kazuo Yoshioka, 84, had his throat cut at his home in Wiset Chan Chai, Ang Thong province, central Thailand. His Thai wife Poranee Napadol, 48, has been charged with murder. She allegedly paid her brother-in-law Sampan Chamchaeng, 46, to kill him. At the scene, police found several bloody footprints and evidence of a struggle, while bloodstains were also found in front of an adjacent house where Sampan lived and which belongs to his wife, a younger sister of Poranee.
Oct 11 – Josh Hanson, 21, a roads planner from Kingsbury, was stabbed to death in the crowded RE bar in Eastcote, north-west London. A fight involving 40 people broke out that night. Police want to speak to Shane O’Brien, 27, from Ladbroke Grove, in connection with Mr Hanson’s murder.
Oct 10 – Kelci Lewis, aged one, was beaten to death at her home in Birmingham, Alabama. An 8-year-old boy has been charged with murder. He had been babysitting her while her mother, Katerra Lewis, was at one of the city’s nightclubs. There were four other young children in the house. The boy became violent when the toddler would not stop crying.
Oct 9 – Usha Patel, 44, was strangled at her home in Cricklewood, north London. Miles Donnelly, 34, also known as Miles Ryan, was jailed for life (23 years) for her murder. Mrs Patel had a son who has autism. The Old Bailey heard she was ‘desperate for a new relationship’ and had met her killer after joining the online dating agency, Oasis. Donnelly bombarded her with sexually explicit messages before telling her: ‘I will treat you like a princess.’ Prosecutor Simon Denison QC said they arranged to meet after just a few online and phone conversations. ‘She invited him to her home to meet him face to face for the first time, intent it seems on drinking with him, and having sex with him and starting a relationship with him. ‘And when they met at her flat, on the evening of Wednesday 7 October 2015, after drinking together and undressing, he killed her by beating her ferociously about the head and by strangling her. ‘And as she was dying or even just after she had died, he stabbed her a number of times in the stomach.’ Donnelly fled, leaving without his underpants socks, T-shirt and a thin blue top as well as his keys. He then hid from police at the home of another woman, Rosie Ferrigno, 43, in Maida Vale. During his 30-hour stay, Donnelly hit her on the back of the head with a stool after she spurned his sexual advances. Ms Patel’s body was discovered on the morning of 8 October 2015 when her father, Gopal Patel went to her flat to take her son to school.
Oct 8 – Rosario Cimone, 68, was murdered at an isolated property called Pinevale in Elong Elong near Dunedoo, New South Wales. Gino Stocco, 68, and his Mark Stocco, 35, have been charged with murder and a string of other offences. They had been on the run for other crimes for 8 years. Mr Cimone, from Green Valley, was a cannabis cultivator with a string of past convictions and a long history with the Calabrian Mafia, the Ndrangheta, in Australia. His son, Phillip, 35, was also convicted in 2013 of cultivating cannabais on a remote property near Bundarra, in the northern tablelands.
October 8 – Connor Smith, 19, was stabbed and shot in an alley in Kings Norton, Birmingham. Leon Frye, 28, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (30 years). Philip Baillie, 28, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 20 years. The trial heard he was killed in a row over a £50 bag of cannabis. Marcus Jones, 27, was acquitted of all charges.
Oct 8 – Robert Chester was killed in a house in Northampton. The house was then set on fire. Karl Pound, 50, and Mary Cash, 38, have been charged with murder and await trial in 2016.
Oct 6 – Kiesha Jenkins, 22, a transgender sex worker, was robbed, beaten and shot dead in Philadelphia. Pedro Redding, 24, has been charged with murder and awaits trial . He had three accomplices.
Oct 5 – PC David Phillips, 34, was killed when he was run over by a stolen Mitsubishi Challenger car as he tried to stop it with a Stinger device. Clayton Williams, 18, from Wallasey, has been charged with murder. Phillip Stuart, 30, from Oxton, has been charged with aggravated, unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and burglary. The incident happened following a burglary at a sales and letting agency in nearby Birkenhead in which the Mitsubishi pickup was stolen. A 40-minute pursuit followed before PC Phillips and a colleague attempted to use the “stinger”. At his first appearance in the magistrates court Williams admitted his actions led to the officer’s death but said it was unintentional.
October – Victoria Cherry, 44, vanished from her home in Fulwood, Lancashire. Her body was found at a house in Toronto Street, Breightmet, Bolton, in Jan 2017. Andrew Reade, 43, has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice. He awaits trial.
October 3 – Adrian Munday, 51, a “gentle giant”, was beaten to death in Newtn Abbot, Devon, and then set on fire in a “savage” attack. Stuart Hodgkin, 41, from Winchester, was jailed for life (20 years) at Exeter Crown Court in June 2016. Munday suffered brain damage as a child and had a learning disability. Judge Graham Cottle said “not content with killing” Mr Munday, Hodgkin had chosen to “set fire to his body”.Hodgkin killed Adrian when his family became suspicious about where all his money had gone and his mother told him she was going to come round and investigate. Hodgkin had spent it on alcohol. Hodgkin kicked Adrian out of his own bed and made him sleep on a sofa and took him to cash machines to withdraw money which he was forced to hand over. He told a friend Adrian was ‘a bottomless pit’. A witness at the trial, Ziggy Fakih, was also jailed on Thursday for 14 days, after he was found to be in contempt of court. The 28-year-old, of no fixed abode, refused to give evidence despite having met both men, saying he had “seen what happens to grasses in prison”. Hodgkin has terminal cancer and will die in prison.
Oct 2 – Curtis Cheng, 58, a police accountant, was shot dead as he left work at Parramatta police station in Sydney, Australia. Farhad Jabar, 15, has been charged with murder. He had been radicalised by extreme Muslims. Rabah Alou, 18, from Wentworthville, has been charged with aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring the commission of a terrorist act under section 101 of the federal Criminal Code Act 1995. Talal Alameddine, 22, was charged with supplying a firearm, breaching a firearm prohibition order, and hindering police.
Oct 1 – Mohamed Januzi, 4, a Bosnian refugee, was kidnapped and murdered in Germany. Silvio S, 32, has been charged with murder. He has also confessed to killing another boy, Elias Sturm, 6, who was kidnapped in July from a playground in Potsdam. In his confession, he also said he had killed Elias after abducting him and buried him in Brandenburg. There were media reports that he was to be questioned about the murder of Madeleine McCann in Portugal but these are highly speculative.
Sep 30 – Dmitry Hrynkevich, 24, from Killarney, was beaten to death in Killeen Wood, Tralee, Republic of Ireland. He was the third tallest man in Ireland standing at 7ft6in, and has been picked on for years. Mr Hrynkevich was found lying on the front lawn of a property shortly after 10.30pm with serious head injuries. He died two days later, having never regained consciousness. Mr Hrynkevich, who grew up in Russia, is understood to have attended the Killeen Wood property together with a number of others for a social gathering.
Sep 27 – Nita Moseley, 33, was strangled and stabbed 20 times at her home in La Marque, Texas. She was five months pregnant. Her 14-year-old son has reportedly confessed and has been charged with murder. The boy was reported missing but was found a day later in Houston when a family member contacted police. Investigators say that after the killing, the boy took a vehicle that had been loaned to his mother and drove about 200 miles west to Seguin, near San Antonio. He then traveled back to the Houston area before being taken into custody.
Sep 27 – David Brickwood, 74, was beaten to death at his home in Abington, Northampton at around 2am. He is believed to have been killed by a burglar who knew that he did not trust the banks and kept his money at his home.
Sep 21 – Anastasia Kuzyk, 36, was found dead in the town of Wilno in rural Ontario at around 9am local time. Soon after police found the body of Nathalie Wamardam, 48, also in the town. At around 11am the body of Carol Culleton, 66, was discovered dead in her home in Bancroft. Basil Borutski, 57, was then the subject of a five-hour manhunt and was eventually arrested. It later emerged that he had a hand surgically reattached and had just been released from prison.
Sep 21 – Donnie Romero, jr, 2, was strangled with a cord at his home in Lakewood, near Denver, Colorado. Roman Paul Isaiah Morales, 21, has been charged with murder. Morales was the toddler’s cousin.
Sep 20 – Maria Nemeth, 31, was killed and partially disembowelled at her apartment in south Florida. Her boyfriend Fidel Lopez, 24, has been charged with murder. He claimed he became enraged after she called out her ex-boyfriend’s name during sex. But this is only his story and there is no way of knowing if he is telling the truth. What is known is that the couple had been drinking and after she was killed he inserted various objects inside her.
Sep 17 – Hamdi Jiumale, 25, was found dead in a flat on the 2nd floor of Gainsborough House, a tower block in Enfield, north London. Her former boyfriend, Walid Ibrahim, 34, was acquitted of killing her on the directions of a judge at the Old Bailey in March 2016. Kinse Aidid, 20, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder and Macdalena Agathine, 20, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. The trial heard Hamdi was killed after a three-day drink and khat bender. Her body was found when the flat’s owner came out of hospital and returned home, having to break down his own door. He was a friend of Kinse and Walid.Agathine later told a friend in a phone call that she and Kinse had beaten the victim ’pretty badly’ during an argument.
Sep 16 – Catherine Campbell, 36, a police constable in Truro, Nova Scotia, was found dead under the MacDonald bridge in Halifax, Canada. Christopher Garnier, 27, has been charged with murder. Police said they do not believe Campbell’s death had anything to do with her work. She was last seen in a downtown bar in the early hours of the morning.
Sep 15 – Mohammed “Moe” Dura-Ray, 16, was stabbed to death in Elephant and Castle, south London. A passionate Manchester United fan, originally from Sierra Leone. Jordan Daley, 20, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 15 – Nicola Cross, 37, was stabbed to death at her home in Dunlin Road, Hemel Hempstead. Marcin Porczynski, 23, a Polish national, has been charged with murder, two counts of kidnap and trespass with intent to inflict GBH. Hertfordshire Police later admitted a man had been spoken to an hour before Mrs Cross’s death but they let him go. Her body was found when police responding to a separate call about a burglary at a neighbouring home heard a disturbance next door. She was stabbed to death at her home in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire as she tried to stop her children from being abducted. Her husband Daniel Cross, 39, was forced to listen helplessly on the phone. She had called the IT worker in a panic after Marcin Porczynski, 24, broke into the house.
Porczynski, who had been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, hearing voices telling him to ‘free’ children who were being mistreated or risk harm to his own family, was ordered to be detained at a mental hospital indefinitely in 2016. He was a complete stranger.
Sep 14 – Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, 2, and her father Terry Blanchette, were killed in Blairmore, a village in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada. The child’s body had been abused. Derek Saretzky, 23, was charged with murder and awaits trial. He was subsequently also charged with the murder of Hanne Meketech, 69, who was found dead at her home in Coleman, Alberta.
Sep 14 – Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, east London, was found near St Margaret’s Church in Barking, east London. Stephen Port, 40, from Barking, has been charged with his murder. He is also accused of murdering three other men – Anthony Walgate, 23, from Barnet, who was pronounced dead on Cooke Street on 19 June 2014; Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, whose body was found near St Margaret’s Church on 28 August 2014 and Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, whose body was also found near the same churchyard on 20 September 2014. All four died after being given large amounts of GHB. Port awaits trial at the Old Bailey.
Sep 14 – Zakariyya Islam, 45, a Muslim faith healer, was stabbed to death at the Ruqya Therapy Centre in Whitechapel, east London. Ashfaq Choudhry, 43, a dentist, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act after admitting manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. The Old Bailey heard Choudhry was arrested after he attempted to jump into a moat at the Tower of London after attacking Mr Islam. The court heard Choudhry believed he was possessed by evil spirits. Mr Islam claimed to be able to drive out evil spirits. Mr Islam had been treating people who believe themselves possessed by ‘jinns’, or spirit, and black magic for more than a decade.
Sep 10 – Nadia Jones, 38, was killed in her flat in Tremorfa, Cardiff. A number of men and women have been arrested but no-one charged.
Sep 10 – A woman identified only as Lin was murdered in Nanning city, China. Her boyfriend, Qin, was arrested in Wuzhou has been charged with murder and awaits trial. After killing her he took a selfie of himself with the corpse and posted it on the Chinese social network Wechat. He captioned it: “Please forgive my selfish love.”
Sep 9 – Linda Addams, 67, was stabbed and battered with a garden ornament at home in Lalor Park, Sydney, Australia. Her grandson Brayden Rhodes, 7, was also stabbed after witnessing his beloved grandmother die. His body was found on the front lawn. Lance Rhodes, 35, has been charged with both murders. He is Ms Addams’ son and Brayden’s uncle, who had allegedly just visited a Lalor Park address to use methamphetamine.
Sep 8 – Tara Brown, 24, was run off the road near Molendinar, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and then beaten to death with a cast iron fire hydrant cover. Her former boyfriend Lionel Patea, 24, has been arrested, charged with murder and placed in protective custody for his own safety in prison. He allegedly waited for her to drop their three-year-old daughter at day care before attacking her. He stabbed himself five times after the attack. Brown is a former sergeant-at-arms with the Bandido bikie (biker) gang.
Sep 7 – Carey Gabay, 43, a lawyer who worked for governor Andrew Cuomo jr, was shot dead in a gun battle in Brooklyn ahead of New York’s J’Ouvert Caribbean carnival. Micah Alleyne, 24, has been charged with second degree murder. Police said Alleyne can be seen in surveillance video that captured the shooting. The gunfight broke during a gang-related battle, and Gabay — an innocent bystander — was struck in the head. He was in a coma for a week before he died.
Sep 6 – Samantha Atkinson, 42, known as Petra, was stabbed to death at her home in Hull. Her fiance Tony Jobling, 51, has been charged with murder and went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court in March 2016. The jury heard a chilling 999 phone call he made just minutes after stabbing her in the throat. Only days earlier he proposed to her while on holiday in the Dominican Republic. The prosecution claims he stabbed Ms Atkinson ‘several times’ in the neck with a knife during a drunken argument. He denies murder.
Sep 6 – A man in his 30s, was tied up and stabbed in Atwater, near Merced, California. Dionicio Gutierrez-Salazar, 36, Francisco Alvarez, 24, and Alexi Garcia-Jimenez, 19, have been charged with murder. They were arrested after one of their ex-girlfriends went to police and said they had showed her a cellphone video of the attack. The victim, who has not been identified, was then rolled up in a rug, set on fire and dumped in an orchard near the town of Snelling.
Sep 5 – John Down, who was in his 80s, and Karen Reid, who was in her 50s, were stabbed to death in the Fernways self-contained apartments for elderly people in Ilford, Essex. Paul Mallin, 50, has been charged with their murder and awaits trial.
Sep 5 – Waldek Mural, aged 57, a Polish national, was killed in Burley Park in Leeds. He is understood to have lived in Leeds for at least the last five years and was known to frequent the Armley and Burley areas. Three men were arrested.
Sep 5 – Keegan Downer, 18-month-old foster daughter, was battered to death at a house in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. The child had 90 injuries. Kandyce Downer, 35, was jailed for life (18 years) at Birmingham Crown Court in May 2016. The trial heard the little girl, also known as Shi-Anne, was beaten so ferociously that she had broken legs and ribs, and suffered severe head and spine injuries. She was fostered by Downer after her drug addict mum was unable to look after her. Mrs Justice Frances Patterson told Downer: “It is a horrible tale of callous conduct and at no stage have you showed any remorse.Why you changed from a loving mother to a brutal attacker of a defenceless child is a mystery.”
Sep 4 – Marcel Addai, 17, was stabbed to death after being chased through the St John’s Estate in Hoxton, east London. Sodiq Adebayo, 22, from Ilford, Momar Faye, 18, Rickell Rogers, 21, and Sheku Jallow, 22, were jailed for life. Adebayo, Rogers and Jalloh got minimum terms of 25 years. Faye’s tariff was 22 years. Three men – Akeem Gbadamosi, 21, from Clapton, Eugene Ocran, 19, from Haggerston, and David Oladimeji, 21, from Ilford, were acquitted. Sodiq Adebayo, 22, from Ilford, Momar Faye, 18, Rickell Rogers, 21, Sheku Jallow, 22, and David Oladimeji, 21 from Ilford. The killing stemmed from a feud between the Fellows Court gang (defendants) and Hoxton Boys (victim). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3586312/Pressure-grows-YouTube-ban-gang-videos-four-men-face-life-jail.html
Sep 3 – Shaquan Fearon, 17, stabbed to death at a block of flats in Brockley, SE London. He was a big Arsenal fan and a keen footballer with Hillyfielders FC. Fearon suffered a fatal gash to the leg after being chased and stabbed on the Turnham estate in Brockley, southeast London. His friend Junior Inneh was slashed across the face but survived. Two boys, aged 16, went on trial in Feb 2016. They claimed they acted in self-defence believing Shaquan had a gun and was about to ‘blaze’ them. Jury was unable to reach a verdict. Retrial pending.
Sep 2 – Kendra Hatcher, 35, a paediatric dentist, was shot dead in Dallas, Texas. Kristopher Love, 31, has been charged with capital murder. Police said Love has been identified as the person who shot Hatcher in her apartment complex’s parking garage. Police say they are searching for Brenda Delgado, 33, who is accused of planning the murder. She is the ex-girlfriend of Hatcher’s boyfriend Ricardo Paniagua. Crystal Cortes, 23, has also been charged with capital murder after she drove Love to the car park. Cortes told police she was paid $500 to drive Love to the parking garage. Allegedly Delgado was enraged when she learned from social media that Paniagua had taken Hatcher to San Francisco to meet his parents, something he never did with her. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3221972/Police-hunting-gunman-murdered-pediatric-dentist-35-inside-parking-garage-Dallas-luxury-apartment-building.html
Sep 2 – Julio Lopez, 46, died in Pomona, California, after a Mustang crashed into his silver Nissan Altima at an intersection. Jimmy Awolesi, 22, from Fontana, and a 16 year old boy were arrested. It appears they were the drivers of the two Mustangs, which were involved in streetracing.
Sep 1 – Thomas Durand, 64, the owner of a pawnbrokers shop in Wake Forest, North Carolina, was shot dead. Kendrick Gregory, 21, has been charged with murder and a number of other crimes, including rape of a 15 year old girl, during a crime spree in August and September. He was arrested in Brooklyn, New York. When he appeared in court in Nov 2015 Gregory said: “Tell the illuminati I am the antichrist. I’m here to take over the world. The Empire State Building will go up in flames.”
Aug 31 – Saima Ahmed, 36, a divorced librarian, left her home in Wembley, NW London, caught a train to Birmingham and then on to Edinburgh. She was spotted on the beach at Portobello. Her body was found in woods at Gogar Mount House, on the edge of nearby Gogarburn Golf Club on Jan 9, 2016. Her death is unexplained.
Aug – Delylah Tara, 3, and Shaun Tara, 6, were murdered in Redding, California. Tami Huntsman, 39, and her boyfriend Gonzalo Curiel, 17, have been charged with murder and the torture of a third child. The bodies were found in a storage unit in Redding. The grim case came as a result of a child abuse investigation in Quincy, a small town in Plumas County. Sheriff’s deputies went to Huntsman and Curiel’s home in August 2015 after receiving a phone call from a concerned resident and found a starving 9-year-old girl with untreated broken bones, authorities said. The girl is recovering at a hospital.
Aug 31 – Don Russell Allen, a police officer, was found dead at his home in Clyde district of Abilene, Texas. Phillip Walter, 29, and his wife Violet, 30, have been charged with first-degree murder.
Aug 31 – A 49-year-old man was stabbed to death in Baltimore. Melvin Russell, 28, has been charged with murder. He is the son of a senior Baltimore police officer.
Aug 30 – Jascent-Jamal Warren, 26, a homeless man known as Shakespeare, was shot in Venice Beach, California during a confrontation between locals. A second man survived. Sris Sinnathamby, 54, owner of the nearby Cadillac Hotel, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 29 – Samantha Ho, 39, a scientist, was stabbed and beheaded at a house in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Timothy Allen, 40, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 30 – Natalia Strelchenko, 38, Norwegian concert pianist, was assaulted and died of head and neck injuries at a house in Culcheth Lane, Manchester. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Strelchenko, often known as Natalia Strelle, was born in Russia.
August 28 – Darren Goforth, 47, a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, was shot dead in Cypress, near Houston, Texas. Shannon Miles, 30, has been charged with capital murder. It later emerged that a witness was having a sexual relationship with Goforth and Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigator Craig Clopton.
Aug 23 – Dolton Powell, 21, was stabbed to death outside the All Nations Community Centre in Gloucester. Jordan Barclays, 18, from Bristol, was jailed for life (20 years) for murder in July 2016. Nico Daley, 18, was acquitted of murder but convicted of wounding another man. Marzel Bolton, 20, Tyler Finch-Vassel, 19, Martell Hartford, 18, Josphat Mbuga, 19, Everton Spence, 19, and Cartel Williams, 19, were all cleared of murder and wounding with intent. They had been prosecuted under the new interpretation of joint enterprise law. The court heard that Mr Powell’s friend, Elijah Sutherland, got into an argument with one member of the group in the centre’s car park. This prompted the men to go back to a car and arm themselves with weapons kept in the boot, including knives.
Aug 23 – Mark Costello, 59, the Oklahoma labor commissioner, was stabbed to death outside a Braum’s ice cream and fast food restaurant in Oklahoma City. His son Christian Costello, 26, was charged with first-degree murder. Witnesses said the father and son got into a heated argument before the stabbing. One man hit Christian Costello with his SUV to stop the attack and other witnesses held him until police arrived. Prior to the incident Christian had been admitted to a mental health facility for three months and faced a misdemeanour charge of “outraging public decency” after he was found outside an elementary school with his trousers pulled down.
Aug 22 – Lee Gillespie, 26, was stabbed 15 times in the graveyard of a church in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Martin Stanislaus, 28, Jodie Willis and Lee Burns went on trial for murder at Reading Crown Court in Feb 2016. The trial heard Willis lured Gillespie, a Scotsman, to the graveyard and persuaded Stanislaus, an ex-boyfriend, to attack Gillespire after claiming he had made her pregnant. Burns and Willis had been involved in an argument in the same churchyard with Mr Gillespie and his new partner, Lea Sinclair, earlier in the day – during which time Willis had claimed that she was pregnant with Mr Gillespie’s baby. Prosecuter Alan Blake told the jury the defendants had gone to the home Mr Gillespie shared with Miss Sinclair – who herself had just come out of a relationship with Nick Baker, who had since hooked up with Willis – and then wrecked it when they discovered the couple weren’t home. All three denied murder. Martin Stanislaus, 38, from Delta Grove, Northolt, was jailed for life (26 years) and Jodie Willis, 36, of The Mead, Beaconsfield, was jailed for life (20 years) after they were convicted of murder. Leigh Burns, 38, of Willcott Road, Ealing, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for manslaughter.
Aug 18 – Jamyla Bolden, 9, schoolgirl, was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, while sitting on her mother’s bed doing her homework. De’Eris Brown, 21, of O’Fallon, Missouri, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Brown allegedly fired through a bedroom window but it is not known who was the intended target but Jamyla was an innocent victim. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, was made famous when Michael Brown, an 18 year old black man (no relation) was shot dead by a white police officer in Aug 2014, sparking riots.
Aug 17 – Hidir Aksakal, 53, aka Boxer Cetin, was killed in north London and his body buried in Epping Forest, Essex. He was found wrapped in plastic at Hollow Ponds, a beauty spot in Epping Forest, Essex. His remains were decomposed and he had been there some time. He was originally from the Green Lanes area of Haringey, north LondonThe Turkish national stood trial with two other men for murder at the Old Bailey in 1998 following the shooting of 24 year-old drug dealer Bulent Giritli at a cafe in Lordship Lane on 27 July 1997. He was acquitted. In July 2016 Remzi Akguc, 40, and Yilmaz Coskun, 35, went on trial at the Old Bailey. The trial heard they had been in a fish restaurant when an argument broke out between Mr Aksakal and Coskun over the defendant’s girlfriend. After the murder, Akguc allegedly bought a burial kit which included a shovel, tarpaulin, rope, trolley and gloves. They were both jailed for life (32 years). Judge Marks said: “Two things remain unclear as far as I am concerned – one, who the gunman was, and two, what the true motive was. And it is apparent, in my judgement, that only a very small part of what went on that night emerged.
Aug 17 – Susan Whiting, 20, was raped and then attacked with a blunt object and discovered with a fractured skull, her wrists bound and a plastic bag over her head at a house in Bloxwich, West Midlands. Her friend Julie Beards, 35, and Julie’s husband Steven Beards, 34, from Walsall, went on trial for murder in May 2016. Both deny the charges. Prosecutor Gareth Evans said Ms Whiting had been invited to have dinner and stay the night by Mrs Beards when she was drugged. Mr Evans said the couple had been covertly recorded while they were being taken to court. Mr Beards said to his wife: “I need to stay out and look after the house. You’ll get a lighter sentence all right, I’ll come and visit you and I’ll keep sending you money. Just say it was an accident and you lost your temper, you know what I mean. Can you do that for me bab? If you can take this rap for me… would you be able to do that? If I go down, you are coming with me.” She replied: “Don’t start, I haven’t done anything wrong.” Mr Beards said: “You are involved as I am, I’m gonna spend the rest of my life behind bars. I’ve done what you asked me to do.” The trial heard that Mrs Beards resented Susan having other friends. Mr Beards said he had been sleeping in the woods on the night of the murder. Mr Beards told the court he married his wife in 2007 and for two years they lived in a tent. He said he suffered from depression and had tried to kill himself. Mrs Beards told the jury her husband was abusive, had raped her twice and tried to suffocate her with a pillow.
Aug 16 – E’Dena Hines, 33, stabbed to death near her home in Washington Heights, New York. Her rapper boyfriend, Lamar Davenport, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder after a cocaine-fuelled exorcism. She was the step-granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman. George Hudacko, 65, who saw the 3am attack from his window and called 911, said Davenport was stabbing Hines and screaming: “Get out, devils. In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out.”
Aug 16 – Taylor Samson, 22, a student at Dalhousie University, vanished from his Sigma Chi fraternity home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. William Sandeson, 22, a medical student at the same university has been charged with first degree murder. The men were known to each other.
Aug 15 – Tommy Bilton, 19, was stabbed in Oldham just before 4am. Matthew Gregory, 23, had been charged with murder. Another 23-year-old survived with stab wounds.
Aug 14 – Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, a ‘beautiful and talented’ City lawyer was found strangled in her family home in Harrow, NW London. She was a former pupil at the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Peter Kibisu, 23, a mechanic, was jailed for life (27 years) for raping and murdering her after she rejected his advances. Kibisu initally told officers that upon his return from work he had found the rear patio doors ajar, and Ms Nnyanzi lying on the floor in the bedroom. He was a family friend.
Aug 13 – Elife Beqa, 33, was strangled at her home in Southall, west London. Her partner Agim Isaku, 40, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter in March 2016. Beqa, who was known to her friends as Eli, had started an innocent relationship with another man. Although this friendship was purely platonic, her husband found out and sought to control his wife. Isaku began to monitor her phone and stopped her from accessing Facebook. He insisted she leave a job she seemed to enjoy and became increasingly jealous. All this resentment finally boiled over at the family home and he killed her.
Aug 13 – Natsumi Hirata, 13, schoolgirl, was stabbed and strangled in Osaka, Japan. Koji Yamada, 45, has been arrested and awaits trial. It emerged that he had been stopped by Tokyo police and found to be in possession of handcuffs and a stun gun two days before the girl’s body was discovered. Natsumi’s body was dumped in a car park Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture. Yamada is also suspected of killing Natsumi’s friend Ryoto Hoshino, 12, a boy, who was with Hirata the day they both disappeared, in Kashiwara, Osaka Prefecture. Yamada was previously convicted of luring a junior high school boy into his car in 2002 in Neyagawa, also in Osaka, binding him with duct tape and handcuffs, and robbing him of cash and a mobile phone.
Aug 13 – Damon Searson, 23, stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in a caravan in Heysham, Lancashire. His girlfriend Terri-Marie Palmer, 23, a hairdresser, was jailed for life (12 years) in Feb 2016. The court heard she “meant well for him, right until the seconds before she took his life,” a judge said. She plunged a kitchen knife into Searson’s chest after setting up home with him in an attempt to distance him from a life of drink and drugs.But she complained to a friend he had spent his money on a phone and shopping and once again she was left to pay the rent. She told her friend: ““He p***es me off sitting on Facebook, completely blanking me when I’m talking to him. All he does is sits there and adds loads of girls. He’s a f***ing little prick.”
Aug 13 – Anneli-Marie R, 17, was kidnapped and later murdered by the kidnap gang in Meissen, eastern Germany. The last sound her father heard were her screams in the background as he spoke with one of her abductors by telephone. Anneli was kidnapped at 7.30pm and at 7.57pm one of the kidnappers rang her father with a 1m euro ransom demand. Police said she was not chosen randomly, that at least one of her kidnappers knew her by sight and had studied her Facebook page. Markus B, 39, an unemployed cook, and Norbert K, 61, a metalworker, have been arrested and charged with her murder.
Aug 11 – Kevin McGuigan senior, 53, was shot dead at his home in east Belfast. Police say the organisation called Action Against Drugs, whose members include members of Provisional IRA, were responsible. AAD made a public statement on 6 August saying they would execute anybody who was involved in the murder of Jock Davison in May.
Aug 10 – A woman shopper, aged 55, and her son, aged 28, both from Skelleftea, Sweden, were stabbed to death in the cutlery section of an Ikea store in Vasteras, Sweden. Two Eritrean asylum seekers were arrested, one of whom was in a critical condition in hospital. One of the suspects, aged 23, has denied any involvement in the attacks. The other suspect, born in 1979, remained in hospital in critical condition. Police have not disclosed how he sustained his knife injuries.
Aug 10 – Mushin Ahmed, 81, a retired steel worker, was punched, kicked and stamped to death while walking to early morning prayers at a mosque in Rotherham. Dale Jones, 30, was jailed for life (32 years) for murder at Sheffield Crown Court in March 2016. Damien Hunt, 30, was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that Jones had been drinking and taking drugs and flew into a fury claiming Ahmed had groomed white girls for sex abuse. There was no truth in the allegations at all. But it came at a time of heightened publicity about sex abuse by Muslim men in Rotherham.
Aug 10 – Khachon Cherdchoo, 40, a tattoo artist and practitioner of sak yant (a body art which claims to protect the wearer), is shot dead as he walked home in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand. Police have arrested three men on suspicion of involvement with the crime, but the assailant remains at large. What prompted the murder remains unknown, though police said that Khachon had a “dispute” with others in his community.
Aug 10 – Ahmed Ahmed, 24, bled to death from stab wounds to his leg after being ambushed by a gang of hooded men in Plumstead, south London. Osman Musa Mohamed, 20, was jailed for life (22 years). But Judge Paul Worsley QC admitted “justice has not been done” as other knife-wielding members of the mob had not been caught. The case is the first where defendants were acquitted of murder following a controversial Supreme Court ruling on the law of joint enterprise. Senior judges ruled midway through the trial that an accused could not be found guilty of murder solely on the basis that they foresaw that a co-accused might commit a crime. The day after the ruling, Khalid “Van Damme” Hashi, 23, and Hamza Dodi, 24, were acquitted of murdering Mr Ahmed when the CPS said it had no choice but to abandon their cases. Ahmed was “crying and screaming” and calling out for his mother in Somali, as he lay bleeding to death. He was attacked by the gang led by Mohamed, who lured Ahmed out of the flats in Turton House in Barnfield Road, Plumstead. Sazzad “Gambino” Khan, 20, was also acquitted during the trial due to lack of evidence, and two more men, Hussein Roble, 18, and a 20-year-old who cannot be identified, were found not guilty of murder by the jury. After the verdicts, Ahmed’s girlfriend Yvonne Kotsiou revealed he had proposed two days before he died, and did not know she was expecting his child. “I was devastated, hysterical. I was in shock and I collapsed”, she said.
Aug 9 – Rasim Aliyev, a journalist, died in hospital after being beaten up in Baku, Azerbaijan. Six people have been arrested in connection with his murder, including one of the country’s leading footballers, Javid Huseynov, 27. Aliyev had criticised Huseynov in a Facebook post as “ignorant and unable to behave himself” and unsuitable to represent Azerbaijan in Europe. Aliyev accused him of insulting behavior after a Europa League game in which Huseynov scored the winning goal for Azerbaijan’s Qabala FK at home to Apollon Limassol of Cyprus. Aliyev said Huseynov had displayed an insulting gesture to journalists when asked why he had celebrated with a Turkish flag after the match. Turkey has occupied the northern part of the island of Cyprus since 1974. Aliyev was attacked after going to meet a man who had introduced himself by telephone as Huseynov’s cousin and offered to discuss Aliyev’s criticism of the player.
Aug 9 – Amber Monroe, 20, black transgender woman, shot as she got out of a car in Palmer Park, Detroit. She was the latest in a series of trans women killed in Detroit. It is not clear if she was a prostitute or a victim of transphobia.http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2015/08/09/group-says-transgender-woman-murdered-detroit/31376357/
Aug 9 – Jerrell Elie, 17, died of head injuries after a fight in Brixton, south London. Nathan Junior Bell, 29, has been charged with the murder and awaits trial.
Aug 9 – Dewayne Jackson, 50, his wife Valerie Jackson, 40, and children Nathaniel, 13, Dewayne, 10, Honesty, 11, Caleb, nine, Trinity, seven, and Jonah, six, were shot dead in Houston, Texas. Nathaniel was believed to be the son of David Conley, 48, and Valerie Jackson from a previous relationship. Conley was arrested after exchanging gunfire with police at the property. He was later charged with capital murder and awaits trial.
Aug 6 – A woman’s body was found in a blue Nissan NX100 car dumped in Heywood, Manchester. Lee Nolan, 48, from Heywood, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
August 4 – Philip Fox, 59, was shot dead in a tent on wasteland near the river Stour in Wincheap, Canterbury, Kent. His skeletal remains were only discovered on April 25, 2016. Richard Donovan, 26, was jailed for life (30 years) in December 2016. Tony Hindmarsh, 36, was acquitted of supplying Donovan with the gun. Mr Fox had been homeless for several years. Donovan apparently killed him out of paranoia, thinking he had seen him with the shotgun and would report him to the police.
Aug 2– Jason Corbett, 39, originally from Limerick, was beaten to death with a baseball bat at his home in Wallburg, North Carolina. His wife Molly Corbett Martens and his father-in-law Thomas Martens, 65, a former FBI agent, have been charged with murder. The 911 call which Martens made has been released. In it Martens said: “I intervened and I think he’s in bad shape. We need help. He’s bleeding all over. I may have killed him.” Mr Corbett moved to the US in 2012 with his young children Sara and Jack, following the death of his first wife in 2006, and married Molly, who had been his au pair.
Aug 2 – Jennifer Dornan, 30, a mother of three, was stabbed and then her home in Lagmore, Belfast, was set on fire. Ironically police searched CCTV footage from her next door neighbour, Mehmet Oner’s cameras after he was targeted. Mr Oner had briefly employed a man suspected of murdering boxer Eamonn Magee in May 2015.
August 2 – Natasha Davies, 35, aka Natasha Hearn or Natasha Lees, was stabbed to death at her home on the World’s End estate in Chelsea, west London. Tracy Phillips, 48, from Charlton, south London, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 1 – Russell Peachey, 35, was beaten to death in Grangetown, Cardiff at 4am. Dean Beasley, 37, from Barry, Shaminder Singh, 40, from Cardiff, and Christopher Smith, 34, from Cardiff, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Aug 1 – Steven Tucker, 51, father of five, was attacked in a block of flats in Bootle, Merseyside. Kenneth Blood, 33, and a juvenile, aged 17, have been charged with murder and await trial.
July 31 – Ali Sa’ed Muhammad Dawabsheh, 18 months old, died in a fire at his family home in Duma on the West Bank, Palestine. His father Sa’ed Muhammad Hassan Dawabsheh, 32, succumbed to his wounds on 8 August. His mother Riham Hussein Hassan Dawabsheh, 26, succumbed to her wounds on 7 September. The only survivor was his brother Ahmed, five. In January 2016, Amiram Ben-Uliel, 21, a Jewish settler, was charged with murder, along with a juvenile. Ben-Uliel allegedly said he carried out the attack in revenge for the killing of a Jewish settler. The story made news because 13 Israeli men – a groom and 12 wedding guests – were charged after they were filmed celebrating the family’s death in Dec 2015.
July 31 – Alec Warburton, 59, was beaten to death with a hammer at his home in Sketty, Swansea and then dumped in a quarry near Dolwyddelan, North Wales. David Ellis, 40, a lodger, was jailed for life (26 years) in July 2016. The jury were not aware that Ellis was a convicted paedophile who had been jailed for five years in 1996 for a sex attack on a young girl. The motive for the murder was greed. Ellis pretended Warburton had gone away and said the other five tenants had to pay him their £285 per month rent.
July 30 – Shira Banki, 16, was stabbed to death at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade. She was straight but was supporting a close lesbian friend. Five others survived. The attacker was an ultra-Orthodox extremist, Yishai Schlissel. Schlissel, who was quickly tackled and arrested, had just been released from prison three weeks prior, after serving 10 years of a 12-year prison sentence. He was jailed for stabbing three people at the same pride parade in Jerusalem in 2005. Shira fought for her life in a local hospital, but she had lost a massive amount of blood. She died of her wounds a few days later.
July 30 – David Markiewitz, 64, a retired dentist, was shot in his cabin in Weldon, about 10 miles east of Twin Oaks, California. SWAT deputies searched the area but suspect the gunman hiked over the Piute Mountains, possibly using the Pacific Crest Trail, to arrive in Weldon. The manhunt continued when the gunman fired at SWAT deputies on a remote property near Kelso Valley Road and Jawbone Canyon Road. Deputies Michael Booker and Jose Perez were wounded. Booker was shot in both arms and Perez was grazed by a bullet. SWAT deputies returned fire, but it was unclear if the man was struck. He remains on the loose.
July 30 – Gabriele di Ponto, 36, was murdered in Rome. His left leg was found in a tributary of the river Tiber in Rome. On it was tattooed the words “Today is a good day to die”. It had been cut off with an electric saw. Di Ponto had a long list of convictions for drug-trafficking, armed robbery and violence. He was also a member of far-right “ultra” supporters of the Rome football club Lazio, whose name was also tattooed on his leg. He had recently married an Italian-Tunisian women, but she had left him after a month because he beat her. Di Ponto’s relatives, worried that there had been no sign of him since late July, went to the morgue and identified his leg from five tattoos. DNA tests have been carried out in a bid to confirm the ID. Rome prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry.
July 31 – Voncile Smith, 77, and her sons John Smith, 49, and Richard Smith, 47, were beaten to death with hammers and had their throats slit in Pensacola, Florida. Mrs Smith’s other son Donald Hartung Sr, 58, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. The three victims were found dead in their Deerfield Drive home in the Pine Forest area. A few days after the murders, Sheriff David Morgan told the media that the killings may have been motivated by “witchcraft” and the appearance of a blue moon. That statement was based on what Hartung said and evidence found in his home. Morgan said that theory was still “in play,” but that his office had also investigated financial gain and Richard Smith’s connection to the Department of Homeland Security as possible motives. According to court records, Hartung initiated probate proceedings in late August to settle the debts and distribute the assets of his brothers.
July 29 – Mariko Akitaya, 42, was murdered and dumped in a bay in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Gregory Gumo, 41, an American who lives in Yokohama, went on trial in Oct 2015. Akitaya’s body was found floating in Koajiro Bay, Miura. Gumo was detained at Haneda International Airport while waiting to board an evening flight to the US. The court heard that Akitaya was found wrapped in a sheet and bound with rope and with a concrete block attached to it. There were no external signs of injury on the body which was clothed. An autopsy revealed water in her lungs and that she was drugged and then dumped in the bay. Police discovered tracks in the sand near where the body was found, indicating that she had been dragged to the water’s edge before being put in a canoe and taken out to the bay. Police learned that Gumo and Akitaya became acquainted after meeting on an Internet dating site in April. Street surveillance camera footage also showed the two riding in a car, belonging to Gumo’s wife, in the area a few hours before the woman’s body was found. Gumo and his Japanese wife have three children.
July 29 – Karl Bloxham, 39, stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. His girlfriend Ellishia Allen, 28, was jailed for life (14 years) in Sep 2016. The trial heard he had told her he wanted to end the relationship.
July 29 – Cy Cooper, 44, was punched, kicked and stamped to death at his home in Wincobank, Sheffield. Paul Cain, 24, was jailed for life (21 years) in Feb 2016. The trial heard they had rowed over relatives and living arrangements. Cain set the house on fire and then tried to pretend he had tried to rescue Cooper. Cain said he was going round to Mr Cooper’s flat to ask if he would let his nephew and his dogs move back in with him. Mr Cooper’s nephew Duane Cook had recently moved into a property where Cain was living. During the trial Cain claimed Cook killed Cooper.
July 27 – Jenny Foote, 38, a care worker, was beaten to death at a mental health hostel, Collette House in Acton, west London. Michael Meanza, 47, was jailed for life (24 years) in March 2016. The trial heard Meanza was a huge rock music fan. He had been released from a mental hospital three months earlier. He killed her after she asked him to turn down his TV, on which he was watching a biopic of The Doors. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=719191060&Case=Hostel-death:-Jenny-Foote
July 26 – Paul Massey (pictured), 55, gangster and businessman, known as Salford’s Mr Big, shot dead in back garden of his home in Clifton, Salford, Greater Manchester.
July 24 – Marilyn Pharis, 64, a veteran of the US Air Force, was sexually assaulted and beaten with a hammer in Santa Maria, California. She died on August 1. Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, an illegal immigrant, and Jose Fernando Villagomez, 20, have been charged with first-degree murder and carrying out “rape by instrument.” On July 17, just days before the fatal attack, Ramirez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on drug and weapons charges. But he was ordered released on July 20 after pleading no contest to the weapons charge. He was never deported.
July 24 – Alesha Bell, 18, vanished on her way to see a relative near Warren, Ohio. Her last text to her mum read: “Mom, if I make it home, I need you. I’m scared.” Her body was later found in a fire pit outside the home of James Brooks. He has has now been charged with tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse, among other charges.
July 24 – The body of a man was found wrapped in bin bags and a blanket in Hawthorn Lane, near Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire. He had died of blunt force trauma. He is thought to have been killed prior to 2013. The body remains unidentified. He was a man in his 30s who may have come from eastern Europe.
July 22 – Gillian Phillips, 54, was stabbed 41 times and her partner David Oakes, 60, was stabbed 6 times at their home in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. Her son Brett Rogers, 23, was jailed for life (32 years) in May 2016. Rogers had been jailed in 2012 for breaking his father’s eye socket. During his trial at Chelmsford Crown Court he claimed a ‘mystery stranger’ killed them while he was at the shops.
July 20 – Megan Troen, 20, vanished from home in Tracy, California. Her body was discovered 10 days later in the California Aqueduct in Fresno, California. The prime suspect is Keleo Schreiner, 21, who was last seen with her. Megan had a diminished mental capacity and functioned at a lower level than a normal 20-year-old person, said police.
July 19 – John Gogarty, 65, was stabbed 69 times at his home in Wombwell, Barnsley. Ian Birley, 43, and Helen Nichols, 39, were both jailed for life for murder in December 2015. Birley, had a previous convictions for murder and was out on licence, having served 18 years of a life term. Birley was given a life sentence in 1996 for the murder in 1995 of Maurice Hoyle, 69, at his home in Barnsley. Sheffield Crown Court was told in 1996 that Mr Hoyle, who was gay, had invited Birley back to his home where they watched a pornographic video. According to the prosecution in that case, they drank several whiskeys together before Mr Hoyle asked for a kiss. Birley bludgeoned Mr Hoyle with a whiskey bottle before stamping on his head. Mr Hoyle suffered 42 external injuries in the horrifying attack, including a fractured nose, cheek bones and eye sockets. He was released in 2013. Mr Gogarty was murdered for money to pay the pair’s drug dealer.
July 19 – Michael Adegbite, 28, a male model and teaching assistant, stabbed after arranging to sell his laptop for £200 on the Gumtree website. Montel Ajayi, 18, from Waltham Cross, Isaac Owen-Brady, 18, from Enfield, and Christopher Nzeh, 18, from Hitchin, have been charged with murder and await trial at the Old Bailey on 11 January 2016.
July 17 – Donald Lock, 79, was stabbed to death in a road rage incident in Findon, near Worthing, West Sussex. Matthew Daley, 34, from Worthing, has been charged with murder and awaits trial in October 2015.
July 17 – Isobel “Becky” Parker, 23, was strangled to death at her flat in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. She was pregnant. Her ex-boyfriend Matthew Smith, a factory worker, was charged with murder and went on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court in March 2016. The trial heard she was tied up with cable ties and string, strangled and left dying in a bath. She had been in a relationship with Smith, 23, for at least six years and he was the father of her existing children. The court was told she had left him for a new man about six months before her death, in July 2014, and had recently reported her former partner to HMRC. Prosecutor John Caudle told the court Smith had taken the break up badly and had even tried to kill himself but had recovered from his depression enough to begin taking each of the children on alternative weekends. Two weeks before her death, Ms Parker had contacted HMRC to report a change in circumstances within the household and to tell them Smith had moved out. As a result, it was calculated that Smith had been overpaid by £1,527.21 in tax credits – which needed to be repaid – since he left the family home, just after Christmas in 2014.
July 16 – Glen Hack, 41, beaten to death in a flat in Farnham, Surrey. Andrew Savage, 47, pleaded guilty to murder at Guildford Crown Court in Jan 2016 and was jailed for life (22 years). Gareth Wheeler, 46, was jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to assisting an offender. Savage was an alcoholic and a person of bad character who had convictions dating back 30 years including assault, theft and harassment. Savage had carried out the murder in a drunken rage after Mr Hack refused to give him access to money to buy more alcohol, the court heard.
July 14 – Vinny Waddington, 18, knocked off a scrambler motorbike and shot dead in Garston, Merseyside. Luke Kendrick, 26, a cannabis dealer, was jailed for life (25 years) and Ryan Bate, 24, was was jailed for life (24 years) at Liverpool Crown Court in June 2016. Police are still appealing for the public’s help in finding David Ungi, 24, in connection with Vinny’s murder.
July 14 – Ashton O’Hara, 25, a black transgender woman, was found murdered in a field in Detroit. Larry Gaulding, 37, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
July 10 – Erdogan Guzel, 42, shot dead outside his bakery, Kardesler Pastanesi, in Lordship Lane, Wood Green, north London. A 51-year-old woman, who was walking past with her daughter, survived but was critically injured. Police said they were not the targets. The killers escaped in a car heading for Tottenham. Believed to be linked to the Turkish gang feud.
July 10 – Darryl Fitch, 43, was hit over the head and drowned while fishing at Locher Water near Bridge of Weir, Scotland. William Cameron, 37, from Paisley, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
July 9 – Lecent Ross, 14, shot dead in Rexdale, Toronto. She was at a friend’s house and it is thought the gun may have gone off by accident.
July 5 – John Hunter, 25, and his brother Willie, 31, were shot dead in an SUV in Auburn Gresham neighbourhood of Chicago. They had recently moved to Missouri but were back visiting relatives. Their uncle was state senator Mattie Hunter.
July 4 – Amari Brown, 7, was shot dead in North Harding Avenue, Humboldt Park, Chicago. A 26-year-old woman standing nearby survived. Brown’s father – the target – was Antonio Brown, 39, a ranking member of the Four Corner Hustlers gang. He had been out on $50,000 bail on a firearms charge. Suspect Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested in Superior, Wisconsin, a few weeks later.
July 2 – Romario Green, 20, was shot dead outside The Swan pub in Sudbury Town, north London, just after midnight on 2 July 2015. On 10 August 2015 suspect Denny De Silva, 23, from Luton, was arrested in Malaga, Spain on a European Arrest Warrant. He was charged with murder on 21 August 2015 and was jailed for life (27 years) in Feb 2016. In March 2016 Abdullah Amouri, 21, from the Wembley area, was arrested at Heathrow Airport after being extradited from Spain. He went on trial in September 2016 but the jury failed to reach a verdict and he now faces a retrial.
July 1 – Kate Steinle, 32, was shot dead who was walking along Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father. Francisco Sanchez, 45, an illegal Mexican immigrant, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He was on probation in Texas at the time of the shooting, but served time in federal prison for repeatedly sneaking back into the country. He told reporters he knew San Francisco was a good place to avoid deportationbecause of its “sanctuary” policy. Sanchez, who has been deported five times, said he started wandering on the pier after taking sleeping pills he found in a dumpster. He said he then picked up a gun that he found and it went off.
June 29 – Lorraine Barwell, 54, a custody officer, was kicked in the head at Blackfriars Crown Court in London while guarding a man facing a robbery charge. She died in hospital two days later. Humphrey Burke, 23, was judged as mentally unfit for trial in April 2016 and given an indefinite hospital order and was sent to Broadmoor.
June 28 – Teresa Sievers, 46, a doctor from Bonita Springs, Florida, was found dead at her home. She had been attacked with a hammer. The mother of two small children ran a hormone therapy and holistic healing practice out of Estero. Jimmy Rodgers, 25, and Curtis Wright, 47, both from Missouri, were later charged with murder. Rodgers worked in construction and told people he would be out of state for a job when the brutal killing happened. It is thought Rodgers and Wright were hitmen. Wright is a close friend of Sievers’ husband Mark. Rodgers’ Facebook nickname was Hammer.
June 27 – Shane Tunney, 24, was beaten up in Norton, near Stockton-on-Tees when he went out to buy a pizza. He died in hospital 5 weeks later. His friend Anthony Kirk survived. Kearan Terry Davis, 18, and Kieran Harry Davis, 18, were both convicted of murder in May 2016. Jake Douglas, 18, Brandon Pitt, 18, and Daniel Hunt, 18, were acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter. They had earlier thrown waste food at Shane and his friend from the roof of a supermarket. .
June 25 – Bella Bond, 2 and a half years old, was found dead in a plastic bag on the shore of Deer Island in Boston, Massachusetts. She was originally unidentified and became known as Baby Doe. On September 18, 2015, it was announced she had been identified as Bella Bond,from Dorchester, Massachusetts and her mother Rachelle Bond, 40, and her boyfriend Michael McCarthy, 35, have been charged and await trial. When they appeared in court the prosecutor described the horrific events that allegedly led to the young girl’s death and how the pair did drugs for days after she was killed. The description prompted one family member to stand up and scream at McCarthy; ‘I hope you rot in hell! I hope you rot in fucking hell!’
June 24 – Linda Norcup, 46, was strangled at her home in Stoke-on-Trent. Her brother Gareth Hindmarsh, 35, was jailed for life (22 years). Hindmarsh told police officers he had been drinking lager with his sister when the idea to kill her “popped into my head”.
June 24 – William Aki, 65, was found in a pool of blood in his home in Oahi, Hawaii. His ex-girlfriend, Anjelita L Rasa, 26, and her new boyfriend, Shaun Branco-Taguchi, 29, have been charged with second degree murder. Shane K Rodrigues, 30, has been charged with being an accomplice to murder, illegal firearm possession and arson. Jessica A Samson, 26, has been charged with arson. They await trial. Police discovered Aki’s body after finding his BMW engulfed in flames outside Makua cave on the west side of the island. Rasa had been living with Aki but he kicked her out a week before he was killed. Police say he often allowed homeless people to stay in his home.
June 24 – John “Goldfinger” Palmer, 65, legendary criminal and timeshare fraudster, was shot dead at his home in South Weald, near Brentwood, Essex. The police initially thought he had died of a heart attack before a gunshot wound to his chest was discovered (!) A 43-year-old man was arrested in August. Mr Palmer was known to have extensive connections in the criminal underworld and earned his nickname after being cleared over the Brink’s Mat raid. He had spent the last eight years on bail following his arrest in Tenerife in 2007, where he was charged with fraud, firearm possession and money laundering.
June 24 – Richard Pencott, a father of two, was mowed down by a car as he cycled home from work in Harworth, Nottinghamshire. Sam Spaven, 27, from, Bircotes, changed his plea to guilty on the first day of the trial at Nottingham Crown Court and was sentenced to life imprisonment in Dec 2015. Spaven was driving an Audi A4 and swerved on to the pavement and hit Mr Pencott at around 40mph. He was hurled many metres into the air and died of head and chest injuries shortly afterwards. His bike was thrown over a 10ft high security fence. The trial heard Spaven was “blinded by jealousy and bent on revenge” after his girlfriend Amy Sherwood left him in April 2015 because of his mood swings. He was a bodybuilder who probably took steroids. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/bodybuilder-murdered-ex-s-new-partner-by-mowing-him-down-with-his-car-as-victim-cycled-home-1-7625956#ixzz3uP12YnJM
June 23 – Christopher De Simone, 24, a customer, and Maria Voci, 42, a waitress, were shot dead at the Moka Espresso café in Vaughan, on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada. Rocco Di Paola, a former candidate for Mayor of Toronto, survived the shooting. The gunman was a black man who was seen on CCTV. It is thought the shooting was related to organised crime in the York region, just north of Toronto.
June 22 – Anita Kapoor, 34, from Hayes was strangled and dumped in a lay-by on the Amersham Road in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire where her body was discovered by a member of the public. Navin Mohan, aged 34, from Southall, west London, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
June 21 – Six-month-old Ruby-Grace Gaunt, her mother Amy Smith and her friend Edward Green, both 17, died in a blaze at a flat in Langley Mill, Derbyshire. Peter Eyre, 44, and sons Simon, 24, and Anthony, 22, all of Sandiacre, were jailed for life (32, 26 and 23 years respectively) in Feb 2016. They started the fire as an act of revenge after Smith’s boyfriend came round to complain about a stolen moped and smashed a car windscreen, Nottingham Crown Court heard.
June 21 (Father’s Day) – Christian Bagley, 30, stabbed to death near Hunderton Bridge in Hereford while visiting his 18 month old daughter. He staggered to a nearby house and told a man: “I’m dying. Tell Lara I love her” before dying. An appeal was made on Crimewatch in October. A 29 year old man was arrested but released.
June 20 – Renea Campbell, 26, was stabbed to death to death at an unlicensed rave on the Lyndeans Industrial Estate in Abbey Wood, south east London. Damian Fraser, 26, from Tottenham, was jailed for life (21 years) and Aiden McGowan, 23, from Northumberland Park, was jailed for life (19 years). Rennae Henriques, 28, from Tottenham, was acquitted of murder but convicted of violent disorder and jailed for two and a half years. Trimaine Laing, 27, was acquitted of all charges. The Old Bailey heard there was a history of conflict between Fraser and Mr Campbell before the murder. Mr Campbell was stabbed outside a nightclub in Finsbury Park in 2008 and his family believed Fraser was responsible, although he was never charged with the offence. A month before the fatal stabbing, Fraser challenged Mr Campbell to a knife fight at a house party. When he saw Mr Campbell at the rave, Fraser recruited McGowan to help him attack the victim.
June 17 – Nine people – Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Daniel Simmons, 74; Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45; and Myra Thompson, 59, were shot dead at a Bible study class in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. All the victims were black. Dylann Roof, 21, a white supremacist, was arrested after a brief manhunt and charged with murder. He is due to go on trial in July 2016. The killing sparked a fierce debate about the use of the Confederate flag, which Roof was seen to wave. Many states agreed to remove it.
June 16 – Jordan Watson, 14, was stabbed in the head and neck in Upperby cemetery in Carlisle. Brahnn Finley and Daniel Johnston, both 19, and 18-year-old George Thomson, have been charged with murder and await trial.
June 14 – Jeremy Cook, 18, shot dead in London, Ontario after he confronted two men who had stolen his mobile phone. One of the men, Muhab Sultan, 23, later drowned in the Rideau river in Ottawa while being pursued by police on an unrelated matter. The second man, Mohamed Ibrahim Sail, 24, from Calgary, awaits trial.
June 12 – Tommy Blackmore, 20, from Bermondsey, died after being hit with a “boxing jab” during a fight in the Mono Lounge nightclub in Southwark. Convicted drug dealer Lloyd Smythe, 29, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for five and a half years. The trial heard Tommy was a peacemaker who was trying to stop an argument between two women. Members of Tommy’s family left court as the CCTV footage was played, while one person shouted “c***” as Smythe was seen landing the fatal blow. The Old Bailey heard Smythe told police he punched Tommy because he felt “pissed off” after wrongly believing the victim had taken and smashed his mobile phone.
June 10 – Stefan Appleton, 18, was stabbed to death in Islington, north London. He was with friends near a children’s playground in Nightingale Park when two youths pulled up on a moped. The pillion passenger, wearing dark clothing and a helmet, stabbed Stefan several times before fleeing the scene on the vehicle. Stefan managed to stagger to Caldy Walk before collapsing. Two boys, aged 16, have been charged with murder.
June 8 – Phyllis Hayes, 65, was stabbed to death at her home in Stratford, east London. Her son Mark Hayes, 37, was jailed for life in Dec 2015. He had tried to make it look as if she died in a gas explosion. Hayes went on the run after the murder and attacked a completely innocent man, Alan Pryer, as he slept in the grounds of a pub in Tilbury, Essex.
June 7 – Jeff Henry, 39, a tattoo artist, was beaten up in King’s Hedges, Cambridge. His life support machine was switched off in hospital five days later. Martin Saunders, 35, and Liam Kenny, 36, who are both Irish, admitted manslaughter and will be sentenced on July 6, 2016. Ben Maguire, 29, admitted GBH and assisting them dispose of their bloody clothes. The trial heard there had been a feud between Henry and the others. The two men had never actually met before the fatal incident, but exchanged a series of vile threats via phone call and text. Henry became convinced Saunders was sleeping with his ex-wife. Saunders was jailed for life (22 years) and Kenny was jailed for life (16 years). Ben Maguire, 29, was jailed for four-and-a-half years for assisting an offender.
June 7 – Ashley Gillard, 31, a hairdresser, was murdered in his 3rd floor flat at Trevithick Court in Wolverton, Milton Keynes. Thomas White, 26, from Wellingborough, has been charged with murder, arson, possessing drugs and stealing a BMW and a forklift truck. He is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on 4 January 2016 for a PCMH. Ashley’s killer is believed to have abseiled from a window after returning to the scene two days later and setting fire to the flat. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rope-left-hanging-window-after-5851892
June 5 – Lukey Maxwell, 22, a musician, was stabbed in the back in Tottenham, north London. Arthur Gorol, 36, from Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, was charged with murder but the charges were later dropped. Mobo Award-winning rapper Chipmunk led tributes to Maxwell.
June 2 – Nathan “Herbs” Murray, 18, was stabbed to death in Sydenham, SE London. Nathan was a friend of Lewisham grime MC and producer Novelist. Marley Lucas, 21, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
June 1 – John York, 25, from Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, was killed in a cell in HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire. Russell Oliver, 46, and Stephen Boorman, 30, inmates, have been charged with murder. York was jailed for life in 2013 for beating a man to death in Irthlingborough.
May 30 – Charles Warrender, 22, from Grimsby, a sailor in the Royal Navy, was found dead in a park in the Seychelles after a night. At an inquest in July 2016 the coroner heard he was probably given a massive overdose of heroin by an unknown ‘third party.’ The 6ft 5in tall engineering technician was said to be super fit, devoted to his job, proud to serve Queen and country and someone who would never take illicit drugs. He was serving on HMS Richmond as part of an operation to tackle international drug smuggling in the Indian Ocean and his family believe he was targeted at random in an ‘act of revenge’ by a criminal in the drugs trade. At an inquest into his death coroner Paul Kelly recorded a narrative verdict because of a lack of conclusive evidence about how he met his death in the island capital of Victoria during the early hours on 30 May last year. His mother Kate Warrender, 59, criticised the Seychelles Police, along with the Royal Navy and British authorities for failing to adequately investigate her son’s highly suspicious death.
May 30 – Eamonn Magee Junior, 22, a professional boxer and engineering student, was stabbed to death in Twinbrook, Belfast. His father, Eamonn Magee senior was a former boxing champion who once fought Ricky Hatton. Orhan Koca, 32, a Turkish barman, was charged with murder in June. He was attacked while being held in HMP Maghaberry. He awaits trial.
May 25 – Kendrick Bishop, 22, and his brother Kendred, 18, were shot dead in a car on the East Side of New Orleans. Widner Degruy, 23, a rapper better known to hip-hop fans as Flow, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He is a protégé of rapper Lil Wayne.
May 22 – Zafran Nawaz, 34, from the Yardley area of Birmingham, was stabbed and left in a shed. He had been missing for one day. Akbar Khan, 20, from Bordesley Green, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The IPCC is investigating West Midlands Police’s response to reports of Mr Nawaz going missing.
May 17 – Nine people shot dead during a shootout between five biker gangs and the police outside the Twin Peaks bar and grill in Waco, Texas. Among those involved were The Bandidos and The Cossacks but also the Scimitars. The Cossacks are a Waco gang who resented Bandidos coming onto their turf. The dead included Daniel Boyett, 44, a regional Cossacks captain who was shot in the head. The others were Richard Vincent Kirschner, 47; Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39; Wayne Lee Campbell, 43; Charles Wayne Russell, 46; Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65; Richard Matthew Jordan II, 31; Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40; and Matthew Mark Smith, 27. They were all from north Texas. A total of 170 bikers have been charged with various organised crime offences. Some are expected to face capital murder charges.
May 14 – Jessica Rehfeld, 22, killed and buried in woods near Rapid City, South Dakota. Jonathon Klinetobe, 26, Richard Hirth, 35, and David Schneider, 24, have been charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping in the first degree and conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping in the first degree. Klinetobe, a Sturgis resident, is accused of hiring Hirth and Schneider, both of Rapid City, to kill his ex-girlfriend Rehfeld and help him bury her in the woods. A couple of weeks after the crime occurred on May 18, 2015, authorities said Klinetobe moved Rehfeld’s body to a nearby grave with the help of two other men, Garland Brown, 29, and Michael Frye, 24, who were also indicted by the grand jury charged with being an accessory to a crime, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
May 10 – Joanna Doman, 55, was pushed down a flight of stairs at her home in Peasedown, near Bath, Somerset. Her lodger Jesse Harper, 22, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial heard she confronted him over his “expensive habit” of taking two baths a day. She said it cost too much money.
May 9 – Allan Frampton, 60, a cabbie and mechanic, was run over by a Mercedes S Class taxi in a cul de sac in Chelmsford, Essex. Nasser Rezaie, 63, a taxi firm owner, admits he was driving the car but denies murder. His wife Jane was had left him and moved in with Mr Frampton. Rezaie claims “loss of control” due to the emotional turmoil, which he argues makes him guilty of manslaughter. The court heard Rezaie had warned he would cut both their throats and decapitate them. Jurors heard tracking devices fitted to a car belonging to Mr Rezaie’s wife, Jane, sent location alerts to the defendant’s mobile phone so he could follow her. He was jailed for life (18 years) after being convicted of murder.
May 8 – Ranjit Singh Power, a 54-year-old hotelier from Wolverhampton, vanished after arriving in Amritsar, Punjab. Mr Power’s body was found in a canal in Ropar District. Sukhdev Singh, a taxi driver, has been charged with murder and awaits trial in India. Motive is believed to be robbery.
May 5 – Domingo Ortiz, 60, was last seen alive at a house in Burrillville, Rhode Island. His body was found under several inches of cement at the house. Steven Pietrowicz, 38, and Michelle Morin, 40, have been charged with murder and await trial.
May 4 – Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison, a former senior IRA figure, 47, was shot dead at his home in the Markets area of Belfast. In January 2005, Davison was in the same bar when Robert McCartney, a 33-year-old father-of two, was stabbed to death outside. The chain of events that led to Mr McCartney’s death began inside Magennis’s bar when his friend was involved in a row with Mr Davison that then spilled outside. Davison’s killer is believed to be a hitman employed by a Dublin drugs gang. He was killed on the order of a criminal whose father he killed in the 1990s.
On May 4 this year Mr Randel-Hanson stabbed his housemate to death before leaving him on the floor. The court heard he later bundled the 70-year-old spiritual medium’s will and some of his cash in a plastic bag. After ten days with the body he visited tarot reader Jayne Braiden. When she turned over the devil card he confessed to what he had done. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36399935
May 4 – Wadid Barsoum, 66, killed in his cell in HMP Wandsworth, south London. Taras Nykolyn, 46, was charged with murder and is due to go on trial on 11 January 2016.
May 2 – Mahad Abdi Abshir, 28, died of head injuries two days after being assaulted in Camden, north London, at 5.40am. On 9 May detectives arrested a 23 year-old man in Leicester. Mustafa Abdulla, 23, has been charged with murder and will go on trial on 12 October 2015.
May 2 – Jake Merendino, 52, a gay millionaire from Texas, was stabbed dozens of times in the chest and stomach and dumped in his blood-soaked Range Rover in a ravine near a highway in Baja California, Mexico, at 3:33 a.m. David Meza, 25, and his girlfriend Taylor Langston, 20, from California, have been charged with murder. They allegedly lured Merendino into a gay online relationship with Meza in 2013. Merendino rented a car on April 29 and drove to Mexico to close a deal on a condo. They returned to Baja two days later — this time with Merendino driving a Range Rover and Meza following in a motorcycle, authorities say. The pair checked into Bobby’s by the Sea, a nearby hotel. Merendino was seen alive at about 1 a.m. on May 2 — he told hotel security that he was leaving to help a friend stranded on the road. According to a federal grand jury indictment, Meza and Merendino connected online in 2013, then started a romantic relationship. At the same time, Meza and Langston were in a long-term relationship of their own — and Langston was pregnant with the couple’s child.
April 28 – Mariola Cudworth, 36, known as Mijka, vanished from ner home in Deal, Kent. Her body was discovered in a field at Eastry. She had been stabbed. Her husband Jonathan Cudworth, 34, of Northbourne in Deal, Kent, has been charged with murder. Cudworth admits manslaughter but denies murder. He is on trial at Canterbury Crown Court. The trial heard that medium and close family friend Alison Austin found the body before the police.http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/483313/Medium-found-body-barmaid-stabbed-to-death-jealous-husband
April 25 – Ioan Sudito, 40, stabbed to death at a flat above a beauty salon in Leyton, east London at 3.33am. Massimo Fishti, 34, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 25 – Sheriff Mbye, 18, died in hospital from multiple stab wounds sustained in a “scuffle” in Northfield, Birmingham. Montell Stephens, 18, Rakeem Riley, 18, and Omar Robinson, aged 21, from Ladywood, have been charged with murder and await trial.
April 21 – Jayde Panayiotou, 29, a teacher, was hit on the head and placed in the boot of her abductor’s car near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She was then apparently shot at close range – twice in the back and once in the head. Her kidnappers then drove to an open field in Kwanobuhle township, where they shot her three times.Her husband Christopher Panayiotou, 30, a businessman, is going on trial in July 2016. He alleged hired Sizwezakhe Vumazonke and Sinethemba Nenembe to kidnap and kill her. The victim’s sister Toni Inggs has suggested that she doesn’t believe Jayde knew her husband Christopher was cheating on her. It later emerged in court that Panayiotou was involved in a sexual relationship with Chanelle Coutts, a manager at the OK supermarket in Algoa Park.
April 21 – Ola Raji, 20, was shot and stabbed to death in East Surrey Grove, Peckham, south London. Police appealed for witnesses who saw three people – two men and a woman in a black BMW parked near the Damilola Taylor Centre. The woman got out and ran towards the scene of the shooting. The car later drove off with its lights off.
April 19 – Vince Viafore, 46, drowned in the Hudson river near Poughkeepsie after his kayak got into trouble. His fiancée Angelika Graswald, a 35-year-old Latvian native, was charged with murder and held on $9m bond. Prosecutors allege she intentionally removed a drain plug from Viafore’s kayak. Her defence team argue that the drain plug being removed would not cause someone to die. Graswald maintains this was a tragic accident.
April 17 – Bernadette Fox, 57, was asphyxiated and her daughter, Sarah Fox, 27, stabbed at a house in Bootle, Merseyside. Peter Fox, 26, was arrested at London’s Euston station a few days later. He has been charged with the murder of his mother and sister and awaits trial
April 16 – Asim Marku, 34, was stabbed at the Dolce Vita bar and restaurant in Leyton, east London. Hysni Avdyli, 43, from Walthamstow, was acquitted of murder. Witnesses saw a large brawl in the street at the time of the incident, around 9.50pm. It is believed to be connected to an earlier altercation at Rio’s Cafe in Walthamstow, at approximately 6pm. Avdyli was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter. https://totalcrime.co.uk/2015/08/03/latest-story/
April 15 – Chloe Hyart, 9, abducted from a playground, sexually assaulted and strangled near Calais, France. Zbigniew Huminski, 38, a Pole, has been charged with murder. It has emerged that in 2009 he was found hiding in a child’s bedroom with a knife.
April 13 – Herman Simpson, 47, stabbed at a bedsit in Wolverhampton. Dylan Jackson, 19, was arrested in Bath, Somerset a fortnight later. He has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 11 – Karen Buckley, 24, an Irish occupational therapy student, vanished after telling friends she was going to the toilet at the Sanctuary club in Glasgow’s west end. Her body was discovered four days later at High Craigton Farm near Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire. Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, has been charged with Karen’s murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice. He awaits trial.
April 10 – Olegs Sergejevs, 38, beaten to death at a flat in Northampton. His friend Denis Segodins survived. Vladlens Ignashko, 39, and Igors Kolkunovs, 27, were both jailed for life. Ignashko got 17 years and Kolkunovs 14. The court heard they had all been drinking and Sergejevs said something to “offend” Kolkunovs. It emerged that Ignashko had previous convictions in Latvia – which included theft and fraud as well as shooting and wounding a man in 2013.
April 10 – Judith Knibbs, 60, was stabbed and beheaded at her home on the Charles estate in Hoxton, east London. Her husband Dempsey Nibbs, 69, a crane driver, was charged with murder and went on trial at the Old Bailey in April 2016. The trial heard he killed her in an act of jealousy after she boasted of having had sex eight times with other men. Mr Nibbs was suffering from prostate cancer.
April 7 – Tipu Sultan, 32, from Sunderland, was shot dead as he cleaned the kitchen of the family-run Herbs n Spices Kitchen in South Shields, Tyneside. Michael McDougall, 47, and Michael Mullen, 25, have been charged with murder and went on trial in March 2016. Prosecutors showed the jury at Newcastle Crown Court CCTV footage of two people riding off on a pushbike. McDougall denies it was him on the bike or that he got off near Mr Sultan’s Indian takeaway and shot him repeatedly in the neck. Mullen admits he was riding the bike but claims he thought he was just taking McDougall to buy cigarettes. Jurors have heard the motive for the attack is unclear but prosecutors said the evidence points towards it being a “targeted shooting”.
April 7 – Abdulhadi Arwani, 48, a Syrian-born British imam, was shot dead in his VW Passat car in Wembley, north west London. He was an opponent of the Assad regime. Mr Arwani, who was a preacher at the An Noor mosque in Acton from 2005 until 2011, had been shot five times. Leslie Cooper, 36, from Brent, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Khalid Rashad, 61, has been charged with possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.
April – David Tarsley and his wife Jean, both 77, were shot dead at their home in Xalo, near Benidorm on the Costa Blanca, Spain. The Tarseys, originally from West London where Mr Tarsey worked as an engineer, bought their Spanish home in 1990. They had put it on the market for €230,000 (£170,000) last year, hoping to move to Majorca to be closer to their son Sascha. Mr Tarsey competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, coming 16th in the springboard and 14th in the platform event, and took part in the 1954 and 1958 Commonwealth Games. A Moroccan gardener was arrested on suspicion of the murders in September.
April 2015– Martin Hamilton, 53, a gangster known as the Blackhill Butcher, vanished after being released from prison the previous year. His body, chopped into pieces, was discovered just before Christmas in woods near West Calder, Lothian. Hamilton, originally from Glasgow, operated in Edinburgh and north Glasgow before being jailed in 2000 for a string of violent offences. He was convicted of torture, assault, abduction and drug dealing, and handed a life sentence with a minimum of nine years to serve. A trial was told how he was considered a predatory homosexual who regularly abducted young men and raped them at gunpoint. One of his associates cut off a young man’s finger and tried to gouge his eye out with a spoon. Another male victim was held prisoner for a week and raped repeatedly. Two other victims were stabbed in the face then ordered to stand in a bath so they wouldn’t bleed on the carpet. He ran a network of drug dealers who he ruled through fear and tortured anyone who challenged him.
March 28 – Grzegorz Raczek, 57, killed in Newham, east London. Bartosz Rejmanski, 26, charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 27 – Vanessa Santillan, 33, a transgender sex worker, was battered to death at her flat in Fulham, west London. Her partner Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez, 24, was jailed for life (14 years) in Oct 2015. He killed her after seeing her having sex with a client in their marital bed. He told her: “It’s like you don’t take me seriously”, stormed out but then returned and beaten her to death. He stole £400 from her and spent it on prostitutes at a nearby brothel. He told police he thought his wife had been killed by her client. The pair met in their native Mexico and came to the UK in January 2015. She worked as an escort, controlled the relationship and he had to ask her for money to buy clothes and food because he did not work.
March 25 – Sarah Pollock, 41, strangled and stabbed at home in Bournemouth. Her former partner Colin Dymond, 53, was jailed for life (16 years) in August 2015. The trial heard he had written “that’s the price you pay for having four affairs” on the wall of the flat. There was a history of jealousy and infidelity in the relationship.
March 25 – Darren Lynn, 46, stabbed 190 times with two makeshift knives or shanks in HMP Swaleside, Kent. Jason Gomez, 45, was jailed for life (whole life) and Paul Wadkin, 33, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial in September 2015 heard they lured Lynn into a cell. The pair then walked up to a prison officer and Wadkin calmly told him: “There’s a dead body in my cell.” Det Sgt Fiona Mattholie said: “It was a carefully planned attack with one intention, to commit murder. Their motive was based on the mistaken belief that the victim was a sex offender and ‘a grass’, of which there is absolutely no evidence of either.”
March 20 – Joseph Bounds, 30, a Seminole Indian, and Summer Gokey, 26, from the Fox Nation, were shot in the head and left in a car behind a Wal-Mart in Seminole, Oklahoma. Kadetrix Grayson, 22, has been charged with first degree murder.
March 19 – Charmain Adusah (nee Speirs), 41, was found dead in a bath at the Mac Dic Royal Plaza Hotel in Koforidua, Ghana. Her husband Eric Adusah, 28, a pastor in London, was charged with murder but the case against him collapsed. Charmain’s body was then returned to Britain and is in the care of Essex Police, who are looking into the circumstances of her death. A post mortem showed she had died of a heroin overdose but her family, from Arbroath, Scotland, said she never touched heroin.
March 17 – Frances Cleary-Senior, 49, an ophthalmic nurse, was stabbed to death at home in Glodwick, Oldham. Her husband Graham Cleary-Senior, 56, was jailed for life for murder. She had survived the initial attack but died in hospital on April 18 after a chest infection turned into pneumonia. Six weeks after the couple got married she realised he was an alcoholic and a transvestite. The trial at Manchester Crown Court heard she made a damning diary entry just before she died. She wrote: “(Graham) threatened to stab me. I told him to ‘go ahead’ as he’d threatened me half-a-dozen times previously but had never done it. This time he did stab me. Seemed delighted with himself, ie smiling.”
March 17 – Nigel Yon, 34, stabbed to death at a home for people with mental health problems in Neasden, NW London. Dean Palmer, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 17 – Adam Fanelli, 31, scrap metal dealer, was killed at Nash Park travellers’ site in Buckinghamshire.Addy McAllister, 34, from Bolsover, Derbyshire, was jailed for life (14 years) and Jemma Price, 30, from Kensworth, Bedfordshire, was jailed for life (17 years) for murder in Sep 2015. The trial at Luton Crown Court heard that Fanelli, from Dunstable, Bedfordshire, was discovered in a field next to the travellers’ site in Winslow Road in Nash, near Milton Keynes. He had 159 separate injuries and post-mortem tests showed he died from blunt force trauma to the head. Fanelli and Price had a long-standing feud. Both McAllister and Price were on a cocaine and alcohol binge.
March 15 – Cheryl Silvonek, 54, beaten, choked and stabbed in the neck in the driveway of her home in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. Her daughter Jamie Silvonek, 14, was sentenced to 35 years to life in Feb 2016 after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. She told a judge she had been a “monster”. She killed her mother because she disapproved of her relationship with with Army Specialist Caleb Barnes, 21. She has agreed to testify against her Barnes, who faces trial in April 2016. Silvonek told Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos: “I was a monster. There is no sugarcoating it and there is absolutely no sympathy.”
March 9 – Aiach Bakir, 45, was stabbed to death in Tottenham. Jamal El Manouzi, 51, has been charged with murder and awaits trial
March 8 – Conner Marshall, 18, from Barry, died four days after being beaten with a metal pole Trecco Bay Caravan Park in Porthcawl, south Wales. David Braddon, 26, from Caerphilly, was jailed for life (20 years) in June 2015. Braddon had mistakenly thought Conner was his estranged partner’s ex-boyfriend, who had been staying at the park. He only later realised he had attacked the wrong person. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/conner-marshall-murder-horrifying-pictures-5816492
March 7 – Alison Wilson, 36, was assaulted and died a week later. She had been going to help a man who was being attacked in Widnes, Lancashire. Stephen Duggan, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Duggan is also accused of wounding Anthony Tomlison, 43, and ABH on his own girlfriend Francesca Davies, 27, and a six month old baby.
March 8 – Conner Marshall, 18, from Barry, was stomped on and beaten to death with a pole at Trecco Bay caravan park in Porthcawl, south Wales. David Braddon, 26, from Caerphilly, admitted murder and was jailed for life (20 years). The trial heard Braddon, who was high on drink and drugs, mistook Conner for Adam Malyn, the former partner of his ex-girlfriend.
March 7 – Lucy Ayris, 25, was stabbed to death in Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, west London. Her boyfriend, Billy White, 22, has admitted murder and awaits sentencing.
March 5 – Jason Betts, 38, died of head injuries at his flat in Yate, near Bristol. Nixon Apire, 30, from Barnet, north London and Nathan Skeen, 28, of Lewisham, south London, are both accused of killing him and await trial. The motive is believed to be drugs-related. They go on trial in August 2015.
March 4 – Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, an Iraqi immigrant, was shot dead in the parking lot of the Walnut Bend apartment in north-east Dallas, Texas. Nykerion Nealon, 18, was jailed for 38 years for murder. The trial heard Al-Jumaili had been living in the United States less than a month and came outside to see snow, which he had never seen before, and take pictures with his wife and brother-in-law. Nealon and his friends were just wildly shooting with an AK-47 and al-Jumaili was not the target. One of Nealon’s friends, Quantarious Collins, testified that he was there that night and that Nealon pulled the trigger. Prosecutors said Nealon had searched online for “how to beat murder in Texas” and “how to survive prison” shortly after the shooting.
March 1 – Darran Almond, 42, was beaten to death at a B&B, the Morning Star Inn, in Pontypridd, south Wales. David Dunn, 32, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder and his friend Stephen Richardson was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that after murdering him sent his girlfriend, Georgia Dowey, a text saying: “I think Darran might be dead LOL.” Dunn had suspected that Almond had slept with his girlfriend. He was furious that Almond stayed overnight at his girlfriend’s house. Dowey denied anything happened – but he sent her a series of text messages starting: “I’m going to knock Darran clean out LOL.” He attacked Almond before texting photographs to Georgina telling her: “I think I brock [sic] his jaw on both sides.” Dunn then sent her a message reading: “Darran is in a hell of a mess. I f***** him up. He can’t swallow tidy lol.” That was followed by a message reading: “He had to be punished”. In that last messages Dunn said: “I think Darran might be dead LOL. One of the boys dealt with him and he’s in a bad way LOL.”
Feb 28 – Kay Diamond, 44, was beaten over the head at her home in Toxteth, Liverpool. Her boyfriend Anthony Blye, 52, pleaded guilty to murder on the eve of her trial and was jailed for life (19 years). Ms Diamond’s family was hit by a further tragedy in April, when her daughter Rachelle Owen, 16, was struck by a train close to Hoylake station. The trial heard there was a background of domestic violence, eight incidents in the year before she died but she would not press charges. On Feb 11 Blye was made subject to a Domestic Violence Prevention Order but three days later he was arrested for breaching that order and received a 28-day prison sentence. During the time he was serving that sentence Miss Diamond told witnesses the defendant was going to kill her. He was released on the morning of February 27.http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/reread-anthony-blye-sentenced-life-10131408
Feb 27 – Richard Brown, aka Emanuel Amphahasa, 47, and Sophia Christopher, 4, were killed at home in Notting Hill, west London. The girl’s mother Shelley Christopher, 36, has been charged with murder and awaits trial in October.
Feb 27 – Alan Cartwright, 15, from Islington, stabbed to death and robbed of his bicycle in the Caledonian Road, north London. He was attacked by three men. Joshua Williams, 18,was jailed for life (21 years) for murder.http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=710814582
February 27 – Boris Nemtsov, 55, am opponent of Putin, was shot late at night as he walked with his girlfriend across a bridge near the Kremlin. Four Chechens – Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev, Shadid Gubashev, Temirlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat Bakhayev, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Feb 18 – Bill Tomlinson, 64, an alcoholic, was strangled and had his throat cut with a kitchen knife in Highfields, Leicester. His body was dumped in a wheelie bin. His niece Emma Tomlinson, 24, and her autistic boyfriend Nathan Kearney, 33, who has cerebral palsy, went on trial in August 2015. They deny murder but admit perverting the course of justice by destroying evidence. The trial heard that a neighbour heard them arguing and got the impression Mr Tomlinson wanted them out of his flat.
Feb 12 – Tammy Meyers, 44, shot dead in Las Vegas in apparent road rage dispute. It later emerged that Erich Milton Nowsch Jr, 19, and Derrick Andrews, 26, thought someone was trying to kill them. Meyers was looking for someone who had threatened her.
Feb 12 – Monique Rakowski, 29, was stabbed to death in Eastpointe, Detroit, Michigan, and her 13-month-old daughter Carmon was also killed. Her ex-boyfriend Curtis Hampton Jr, 30, has been accused of murder and awaits trial. The little girl’s body was found on top of her mother. He stole her car and then handed himself in.
Feb 11 – Ozgecan Aslan, 20, student, was attacked and murdered on a minibus in Mersin, southern Turkey. The case led to nationwide street protests over the issue of violence against women. She was bludgeoned and stabbed to death as she returned home on a minibus from a shopping trip. Ahmet Suphi Altındöken, the bus driver, was given aggravated life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for attempting to rape Aslan and then murdering her. His father, Necmettin Altındöken, and a friend, Fatih Gökçe, received the same terms after being found guilty of helping him burn and dispose the body. The aggravated life term is the highest punishment in Turkey, which abolished the death penalty in 2002. According to the indictment, Ahmet Suphi Altındöken drove Aslan to a wood after all the other passengers had got off the bus and then tried to rape her. The young woman fought back using pepper spray but Altındöken then bludgeoned and stabbed her to death, before being helped to dispose of her body. The remains were found by police and the three men were arrested. “I knew they would receive the heaviest sentence, which is what they deserve. But I’m still sad because it will not bring my daughter back,” said the victim’s mother, Songül Aslan.
Feb 10 – Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their apartment in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Barakat was studying dentistry. Craig Hicks, 46, a neighbour with a temper, has been charged with murder. They had rowed over parking but much was made of the fact that the victims were all Muslims.
Feb 9 – Linda Mills, 60, was killed at her home in New Malden, Surrey. Her husband Raymond Mills, 65, was charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 9 – Louis Lunceford, 44, Shane Newland, 42, and Justin Huckeby, 25, were shot dead in Florida at 5am. A women survived. Christopher Lee Duncan, 26, and Dora Delgado, 38, are being held on warrants for three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Feb 8 – Karlie Halls, 18, a freshman at Millersville University near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was headbutted and strangled on campus. Her boyfriend Gregorio Orrostieta, 20, was convicted of 3rd degree murder and faces 20 to 40 years in prison. He said that they had argued over noodles following a drunken night out, and that she had fallen and hit her head. But in fact he killed her after accusing her of cheating on him.
Feb 8 – Sandro Rottmann, 43, a German tourist, was killed with a single punch at Spinnaker restaurant in Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, Spain. Devinder Kainth, 40, a British boxing fanatic. attacked Rottmann after he saw him filming his 8 year old daughter. Rottman was arrested over child pornography a few days before his death. Mr Kainth, who goes by the name Victor, allegedly threw Rottman’s iPad to the ground.
Feb 7 – Gokhan Durmus, 22, stabbed in the neck in a car in Hackney, east London. Mathais Auguste, 21, and his brother Tyrell, 18, have been charged with the murder.
Feb 3 – Redwan “Reds” El-Ghaidouni, 38, was shot in the head at point blank range after pulling up outside his home in Vine Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex. The Morocco-born criminal, had recently completed a long jail sentence for his role in an international cannabis conspiracy. The gunman got away and the killing has all the traces of a professional hit. Marwais Kakar, 34, of Great Field Drive, Uxbridge was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to six months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, for providing false information to detectives investigating Redwan’s murder. The case is unsolved despite a Crimewatch reconstruction in Nov 2015.
Feb 1 – Chleve Massi, 23, college student, was shot dead when he arrived at a birthday party on the 13th floor of a tower block, Sark Tower, in Thamesmead, south east London. He died of his injuries in a Ford Focus at 4.20am/ Around 70 people were at the party. Chleve, was from north west London. 21 people have been arrested but as yet no-one charged.
Jan 31 – Joshua Sutter, 36, was killed with a sword at a house in Palmdale, California. His roommate Ricardo Medina Jr, 36, was charged with murder. Medina was the actor who played the red superhero in the American TV series Power Rangers. He awaits trial.
Jan 30 – Shaquan Sammy-Plummer, 17, a student from Finsbury Park, was stabbed in Bush Hill Park, Enfield, north London. Jemal Williams, 20, from Enfield, has been charged with murder.
Jan 30 – Emily Munemo, 42, a mother of two originally from Zimbabwe, was attacked at a house in Collingwood Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex. She died in hospital. Gibson Mazikana, 41, from Hayes, was jailed for life (27 years) for murder. On the day of the killing Mazikana was due to be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court in west London for biting a police officer under the chin and drawing blood during an earlier domestic incident.
Jan 29 – Farah Boscolo-Gnolo, 2 months old, was suffocated at a hotel in Earls Court, central London. The baby was disposed of in the Russell Square area but her body has never been found. Her mother Federica Boscolo-Gnolo, 32, an Italian tourist, later admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and was sent to a mental hospital indefinitely. She had been suffering from at least “moderate” depression with psychotic symptoms and probable underlying personality disorder. She had been hearing voices telling her how her daughter would “suffer in her life” and had also lost touch with reality, She had met the child’s father in 2013 through Match.com but then moved to Italy.
Jan 29 – Terry Carter, 55, was run over by a car and Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, survived his injuries, after an incident in Compton, Los Angeles. The driver of the car Marion “Suge” Knight has been charged with murder. Knight, a legendary rap music producer and founder of Death Row Records, was allegedly being shot at when he drove off and ran over his two friends. http://documents.latimes.com/suge-knight-murder-complaint.
Jan 28 – Felix Valdemar Dahl, 22, from Finland, died on a remote roadside in Goa, India, between 1.30am and 6.30am. The police in Goa claimed he died of natural causes but the Finnish police claim foul play, as do his family. He died of head injuries. http://www.thegoan.net/Goa/Cover-Story/Who-killed-Felix-Dahl/09345.html
Jan 25 – Labron Brown, 23, and Kenneth McCoy, 23, were shot dead in Little Haiti, Miami. In 2007 Brown was charged with murdering two men, Samuel Brown, 16, and Michael Bradshaw, 20, who were shot dead at a party at the city’s Polish-American Hall.Four people were injured, including a pregnant woman. Brown, charged with second-degree murder and carrying a concealed weapon, would spend the next 15 months in jail. Another man also accused of firing his weapon was killed before the trial began. As the trial neared, Kenneth Joe Edwards, the chief witness in the shootings, recanted earlier statements. Brown walked free. But he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.
Jan 24 – Ambrose “Jay” Ball, 31, a car sprayer and father-of-two, vanished after a night out at The Fox pub in Palmers Green, north London. He is believed to have left the pub at around 1.30am and it is claimed that his car was involved in an accident at Tottenham Marshes, near the River Lee. But his body was not discovered until 4 months later. His mother Ruth has been investigating his death and is demanding a fresh autopsy. The IPCC has taken over the case and an inquest has been delayed. Nobody has been arrested.
Jan 24 – Zac Evans, 19, was attacked with a machete outside The Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley, Gloucester. Ewen Reynolds, 44, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 22 – Alexander Cameron, 67, was killed with a sledgehammer and an axe and buried beneath a pile of manure on a farm in west Lothian, Scotland. His brother-in-law Jimmy Smith, 58, was jailed for life (17 years) at the High Court in Livingston in August 2015. During the trial Smith claimed he acted in self-defence when Cameron threatened to shoot his wife, Helen Smith. He was also convicted of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by concealing the body and pretending to police he did not know where the missing man was.
Jan 22 – Samantha Henderson, 25, mother of four, vanished from her home in Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset. Her body was found in a nearby lake a week later. Her boyfriend Dominic Isom, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
January – Sophie McDonald, 36, was strangled with an electric flex and had her face stamped on at a house in Dawlish, Devon. Her body was later found in a rubbish chute. Her estranged husband James McDonald, 37, went on trial in October 2015. He told police she had 100 secret lovers during their 16-year marriage. But he too had a double life of sex, drink and drugs. They had three children together. He claims he pushed her and her head hit a wall. He admits manslaughter. But he denies murdering her.
Jan 16 – A newborn baby – posthumously named Angelica – died after being set on fire in the middle of the street in Pemberton Township, New Jersey. Her mother Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, tried to run away from the scene on Friday night but was detained by residents. Police were called and they put out the flames upon arriving at the scene. It is believed that the mother drenched the baby with a liquid fuel and then set her on fire. The child died two hours after she was flown to St Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia with severe burns. When accosted by residents Dorvilier screamed: “It’s not mine, it’s not mine,’ then said, ‘I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it.” A witness said the woman told him she was burning dog waste. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2928347/Mom-lit-newborn-baby-fire-screamed-s-not-s-not-umbilical-chord-attached.html
Jan 14 – Chris Summers, 34, shot dead at the Laxmi Service Station, a garage (gas station) in Jackson, Mississippi. Unsolved.
Jan 10 – Keith Passmore, 60, stabbed to death at a house in Burnley. Paul Howarth, 47, and Gary Burley, 44, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 9 – Isaiah Ekpaloba, 18, was stabbed to death in Hackney. Jaydee Dorsett, 20, was jailed for life for murder and robbery. Isaiah was an aspiring rapper and actor known as Profit or Prof.
Jan 8 – Bilal Mirza, 18, from North Kensington, was stabbed in Marylebone, central London. Omar Majeed, 16, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Jurors heard Bilal and Majeed were known to each other and may have been friends. Witnesses saw the pair arguing shortly before the suspect lunged at Bilal and stabbed him in the leg. Majeed claimed that he had learned Bilal planned to rob him of money and his iPhone and was trying to avoid him before the confrontation.
Jan 8 – Phoebe Jonchuck, 5, was thrown from a bridge in St Petersburg, Florida. Her father John Jonchuck, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He had been acting strangely hours before, calling his attorney “God” and asking her to translate a Bible in Swedish. He had been involved in a custody dispute with Phoebe’s mother, Michelle Kerr. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2910487/Tears-anger-funeral-100-mourners-grieve-five-year-old-Phoebe-Jonchuck-father-threw-60-feet-bridge-misses-service-jail.html
Jan 7 – Twelve people – including editor Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, 47, cartoonists Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Bernard Verlhac akaTignous and Georges Wolinski, economost Bernard Maris, journalists Elsa Cavat and Mustapha Ourrad, guest Michel Renaud, maintenance worker Frédéric Boisseau and police officers Frank Brinsolaro and Ahmed Merabet – were shot dead at the offices of Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris. Said Kouachi and his brother Cherif escaped but were cornered a few days later at a printing works in Dammartin-en-Goële, north east of Paris where they were shot dead by police. The Kouachi brothers were Islamist extremists who swore allegiance to Al Qaeda In Yemen.
Jan 6 – Natalia Czekaj, 34, a Polish national, was stabbed in Berridge Green, Harrow. James Richardson, 34, was charged with murder but will only face a manslaughter charge after the prosecution accepted a diagnosis of alcohol dependency syndrome.
Jan 6 – Jeremie Malenge, 17, was stabbed three times in Homerton High Street, Hackney, east London. In July 2015 four people were convicted of his murder. Tre Morgan, 18, was jailed for life (16 years), Sanaa Ibrahim, 18, who played the part of a “honeytrap”, was jailed for life (14 years), Tariq William-Dawodu, 17, from Woodford Green, was jailed for life (18 years). A 14 year-old boy was jailed for life (12 years). The trial heard the killing stemmed from a dispute between gangs. William-Dawodu said he believed Ibrahim was being held hostage by Mr Malenge’s group and claimed that he only kicked the victim during a fight. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=1023225613
Jan 5 – Esther Anuhya, 24, a software engineer Esther Anuhya, was raped and murdered in Mumbai, India. In Oct 2015 Chandrabhan Sanap, 29, a driver, was sentenced to death for murder and life for rape. He was also ordered to pay compensation of 50,000 rupees to Anuhya’s family. The trial heard Sanap offered Anuhya a lift to her hostel in Andheri (West) early on the morning when she arrived at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai. after spending Christmas and New Year with her family in Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Jan 5 – Brian McIlhagga, 42, a father of five, was beaten and shot dead in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, by a group of masked men who dragged him from a house in Riverview Park at 10.30pm. A 33-year-old woman who lived in the house was also assaulted by the gang and four children in the property were traumatised. Brian was shot in both legs outside the house. Tragically, he died at the scene. The attackers are believed to have made off along a walk way running along Riverview Park in the direction of Ballymoney train station. Brian was from Ballymena and worked as a plasterer. He was a friend of the woman who lived in the house and had been a visitor in the months leading up to the attack. Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have made 12 arrests since Brian’s death. No-one has yet been charged.
Jan 4 – Thomas Gilbert senior, 70, a hedge fund founder, shot dead in New York. His son Thomas Gilbert junior, 30, has been charged with murder. The pair had been arguing over his allowance. It was a staged suicide.
Jan 4 – Clarence Edwards, 26, stabbed to death at a nightclub in Manchester. He was one of 12 men convicted of involvement in the death of John Lee Barrett, 31, who was stabbed at Sinclair’s Bar on Christmas Day 2011. Unsolved.
Jan 4 – Richard Stroud, 32, beaten to death outside a wedding reception at Guildford City Social Club in Guildford, Surrey. Matthew Boyd, 32, from London, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. He had drunk 8 pints of lager. The families of Mr Stroud and Boyd were present throughout the trial, most of whom attended the wedding, including the bride Louise Sayer who is Boyd’s sister-in-law.
Jan 4 – Harinder Ratten, 41, stabbed to death in Southall, west London. Sanjay Salhorta, 26, was jailed for life (26 years) in August 2015. The trial heard Salhorta killed him after he previously attacked him in his car, only for Mr Ratten to hit him with a crowbar in retaliation. During the first attack on 20 December 2014, Harinder Ratten had been sitting in his car when a man in a hooded top opened the door, struck him in the face and demanded he get out of the vehicle. Mr Ratten retaliated by hitting the attacker with a crowbar until the attacker fled. Inderjit Bhachu, 28, was jailed for four years in prison after previously pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. He was cleared of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent. A murder charge was dropped against Shamaun Salhotra on 8 May 2015
Jan 3 – Menelaos Aligizakis, 43, stabbed at a bus stop near London’s Waterloo station. Mark Patten, 30, was jailed for life (17 years). Mr Aligizakis had lived in London for 10 years, working as a science and maths teacher, before returning to Athens. He had left a club three minutes after Patten and a female friend, having had no interaction with him there. It was a motiveless attack.
Jan 2 – Meshack Yebei, 34, mysteriously disappeared after he had escorted his wife and their sick child to a health centre in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. He was due to testify against Kenya’s Vice President a few days later at the International Criminal Court. http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000146702/family-claims-dead-kin-found-in-mortuary-was-an-icc-witness/
Jan 2 – Melvyn Hargreaves, 71, was assaulted in Derby while walking his dogs with a friend. He died in hospital three days later. Samuel Watts, 22, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 2 – Othamane Majdouline, 51, a low level drug dealer, and Leandro Da Silva, 47, died in a suspicious house fire in a tower block, Stelfox House, in Islington. Paul O’Shea, 37, was jailed for life (32 years). CCTV footage revealed O’Shea first visited the flat to buy drugs at around 5.45pm. He left half an hour later but returned at 6.16pm with a flat screen monitor to sell to Mr Majdouline. A phone call to the flat at 6.53pm was not answered and O’Shea left a minute later carrying an orange Sainsbury’s bag. Smoke was first noticed by a neighbour at 6.58pm and the 999 call was made at 7.06pm. The prosecution suggested CCTV footage revealed O’Shea returning to his home from the area of the canal after dumping the hammer and knife used to carry out the murders.
Jan 1 – Deimantas Strelciunas, 41, a Lithuanian immigrant, was killed in Boston, Lincolnshire. Ricardas Mazeika, 30, was charged with murder. But in July 2015 Mazeika was jailed for 5 years after admitting manslaughter. The jury was told that the two men shared three bottles of vodka between them in less than five hours of drinking before Mazeika became upset when his partner danced with Mr Strelciunas but that disagreement appeared to have settled down. But Mazeika confronted the victim and both men fell down the stairs.
January 1 – Paul Walker, 52, was found lying unconscious in a resort at Blackpool about 2am, and later died in hospital. In April 2015 Kyle Major, 14, was jailed for 3 years after admitting manslaughter. The trial heard he had drunk 6 bottles of Budweiser lager and a quarter of a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey on the night. Major followed his victim who had just asked his group of friends for directions and felled him from behind with a punch to the back of the head.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paul-walker-kyle-major-blackpool-5492614
Jan 1 – Richard “Big Will” Williamson, 48, owner of Big Will’s Security Services, was shot dead when he stepped in front of two teenagers – Javier Rubio Leon and Schuylar Williams – who were being shot at around 2am during a New Year’s Eve skating party at a skating rink in Grand Terrace, San Bernardino County, California. Ezekiel Isaiah George, 18, of Perris; Topaz Prince Crummie, 20, of San Jacinto; Adrian Gentry, 17, of Adelanto; Laquan Trice, 15, of Perris; and Maurice Lamont Martin Jr., 17, of Perris, have all been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 1 – Tanis Bhandari, 27, died in a knife and axe attack outside the King’s Arms pub in Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Ryan Williams, 21, and Donald Pemberton, 20, both from St Budeaux, Plymouth, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 1 – Santino Balaz, 14 months old, was strangled at his home in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. His half-sister Tereza Lackova, 20, was jailed for five years for allowing the death of a child and child neglect. Her boyfriend Marek Holub, 27, was jailed for life (20 years). A post mortem revealed he had suffered several fractures and trauma injuries in the weeks leading up to his death. The killers, who were both from the Czech Republic, claim the injuries were caused by ghosts haunting the flat. But Holub pleaded guilty to murder, child neglect and child cruelty at Leicester Crown Court. Santino, was born in Bilina, Czech Republic, and brought over to the UK by his mother in June 2014 but his mother returned to the Czech Republic leaving Santino with his sisters in September last year.
Jan 1 – John Keenan, 43, killed in Whitechapel, east London. Terry Hamer, 34, was charged with murder. He made no comment in three interviews before claiming he assaulted Mr Keenan in a row over drugs. In June 2015 Hamer was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment (15 years).
Jan 1 – Jess Smith, 36, a gypsy from Potton, Bedfordshire, was shot in the back and left in a country lane near Burwell, Cambridgeshire at around 2am. Another man survived. Mark Mosley, 42, from Burwell, has been charged with murder and awaits trial at Cambridge Crown Court. Several others have been bailed.
Dec – A woman’s head was found in woods near the town of Economy, 22 miles north-west of Pittsburgh. Red balls had been placed in the eye sockets. There are fears she may have been murdered as part of a growing black market for body parts. Despite nearly 30 leads from the public following publication of artist renderings and a bust of the woman’s head, she remains unidentified in Dec 2015. She was described as Caucasian and aged about 50.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-head-idUSKBN0TX2F120151214
Dec – Valerie Morrow, 40, was shot dead at her home in Glenolden, Pennsylvania. Her former boyfriend Stephen Rozniakowski, 33, of Norwood, awaits trial. He was jailed for 23 months in prison for stalking another woman, his ex-fiance. She broke off the engagement in September 2013. “He would not let her have peace,” said Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood. “He called repeatedly at all hours of the day and night. He called her cellphone, he called her at work, he called family and friends. He texted her incessantly.” Morrow broke up with him in August 2014 and went back to her husband. Rozniakowski is a former cop.
Dec 26 – Kentley Walters, 20, killed in a fight at a nightclub in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. EmanJoe Forbes, 36, has been arrested in connection with a separate stabbing at the club.
Dec 24 – Sameena Imam, 34, was overcome with chloroform, killed and buried in an allotment in Leicester. Roger Cooper, 41, a Costco manager from Coventry, and his brother David Cooper, 39, an ex-soldier from Leicester, were jailed for life (30 years) in Oct 2015. The trial heard Ms Imam had been having a two-year affair with Roger Cooper and issued him with an ultimatum to leave his partner. Roger Cooper spent at least a month plotting to kill Ms Imam – one of his three lovers – to prevent her exposing their affair. The brothers bought poisonous metals, identified a shallow grave and communicated in text messages written in a Star Wars-based code before killing Ms Imam. Seven different chemicals including arsenic, cadmium, manganese and molybdenum, were found by toxicologists in her blood.
Dec 21 – Carol Taggart, 54, was murdered at Pettycur Bay Caravan Park in Kinghorn, Fife. Her son Ross Taggart, 31, went on trial for murder in Nov 2015. Taggart’s girlfriend Allanah Mackie, 28, told the trial she received texts saying that there had been an argument with his mother and she had stormed out. The body was found under the caravan in January 2015.
Dec 21 – Jordan Thomas, 22, was shot dead in a car in Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield. The driver of the car, Neshaun Ferguson, was also shot but survived. Jama Ahmed, 26, was jailed for life (36 years) in Nov 2015. The court heard that a feud stemmed from the fatal stabbing of Mubarak Ali in 2011 by Mr Thomas’s cousin, James Knowles. Ahmed’s co-accused Asif Yousaf, 33, was acquitted of all charges. Mr Yousaf’s father, Mohammed Yousaf, 61, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and was given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years. In Dec 2015 police asked for help in tracking down four other men wanted in connection with the murder. Two were brothers of Mubarak Ali – Mohammed Ali, 29, and Jamal Ali, 26. The others were Saeed Hussein, 26, and Ahmed Warsame, 27.
Dec 18 – Kenneth White, 5, was strangled in Berne, in upstate New York. His cousin Tiffany VanAlstyne, 19, has been charged with murder. She strangled Kenneth while babysitting him, his twin sister and their 4-year-old sister. His body was then dumped “like a piece of trash” in a culvert about 50 yards up the road from her home. Kenneth’s body was found by a police dog nine hours after Van Alstyne’s mother, Brenda – who had guardianship of Kenneth – called 911. Tiffany claimed two masked men, dressed in black and driving a black pickup truck, had broken into the house and abducted Kenneth.
Dec 18 – Alison Morrison, 45, stabbed outside her home in Alexandra Avenue, south Harrow. Trevor Gibbon, 48, from Windsor Crescent, Harrow, was arrested in Lincolnshire and charged with murder. In 2015 he was jailed for life (28 years). He had been handed a restraining order the day before after pleaded guilty to harassing the 45-year-old and her family since they moved into their £300,000 home. As she lay dying in the street, Mrs Morrison, a Which? senior manager, repeatedly named her attacker, telling residents who had flocked to help: “Trevor Gibbon did this to me.”
Dec 19 – PC Neil Doyle, 36, beaten to death outside the Aloha nightclub in Liverpool city centre. He was off duty at the time and with two other off-duty police officers. Andrew Taylor, 29, and Timmy Donovan, 30, of Huyton, were convicted of manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court. A third man, Christopher Spendlove, was cleared of manslaughter.
Dec – Jonelle Barker, 36, and her lover Jerome Barrett, 35, were stabbed to death in a Kia car as they had sex near Spring Creek Towers in East New York. Jonelle’s jilted husbandSteve Whittingham, 49, admitted brutally killing the pair and was jailed for 25 years to life.
Dec 11 – Cassandra Kaake, 31, who was 7 months pregnant, was beaten to death during a burglary at her home in Windsor, Ontario. The flat was then set on fire. Matthew Brush, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The father of the unborn baby, Jeff Durham, later tried to bring charges of killing an unborn child against Brush, although it is not an offence under Canadian law. Brush is also accused of indecently interfering with a dead body.
Dec 4 -Luciana Maurer, 23, a Romanian prostitute, was stabbed 44 times after going on an “out-call” to a client’s home in Falkirk, Scotland. Steven Mathieson, 38, a car salesman, was jailed for life (22 years) in 2015. The trial heard he killed her while high on cocaine and then hired two more escorts to come to his house. He raped them in front of the dead girl. His wife was on a night out at the time and returned at 2am to find police at the house.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/steven-mathieson-killer-stabbed-prostitute-5446528
Dec 2 – Sannah Javed, 26, died of multiple injuries after she was attacked in a flat in Ilford, Essex. Her boyfriend Hussain Abu Hussain, 37, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. A postmortem revealed the cause of death was multiple injuries. Ms Javed had suffered internal bleeding as a result of a tear to her small intestine, a fractured eye socket, fractured ribs and 51 bruises and abrasions,
Nov 30 – Khiry Ford, 23, from Tottenham, was stabbed to death in Enfield, north London. Twin brothers Charles Tamale and Deo Tamale, 19, were jailed for life (22 years each) for murder in Nov 2015. They killed Khiry as he intervened to stop a robbery. They were also convicted of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The trial heard they tried to nobble witnesses who they described as being “Mariah Careys” – rhyming slang for canaries, ie singing or grassing. Ata Hansen, 18, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter and conspiracy to rob. Khiry had been at a party to celebrate his female cousin’s 18th birthday. At around 3am a group of around a dozen males – who had also been at the party – robbed four young men of their phones and wallets in Haselbury Road.
Nov 21 – Jessica Padgett, 33, was shot dead in Northampton, near Philadelphia. Her stepfather Gregory R Graf is accused of shooting her so he could film himself having sex with her dead body. In Nov 2015 when a mammoth jury panel of 70 people was told of the clips they would have to watch, 15 of them shook their heads and said no.
November 19 – Lidia Pascale, 26, a Romanian-born prostitute, vanished from West Bromwich, West Midlands. Her body was later found in a rubbish-filled wheelie bin. Matthew Cherrington, 32, was jailed for life (19 years) for her murder.After being arrested Cherrington claimed a friend, Tommy Ricketts, had used his flat to meet the sex worker and must have killed her when Cherrington left to buy cigarettes. But CCTV evidence showed Mr Ricketts was nowhere near the flat at the time. Mr Ricketts was initially charged with murder and only cleared after serving three months on remand.
Nov – Ming-chien “Teresa” Hsin, 59, was stabbed to death and left in her BMW in the garage of her home in Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada. Mark Dookhram, 21, has been charged with murder.
Nov 2 – Margaret Tate, 63, had her throat slashed at home in Scunthorpe. In 2015 her husband Michael Tate, 73, was jailed for life (13 years). The trial heard he stabbed her in a “barbaric rage” after she refused a £50,000 bribe to leave their marital home. Tate had been been married three times before. She had survived breast cancer.
Oct 22 – Miltiades “Milton” Papadopoulos, 41, a millionaire, was stripped, naked, tied up and murdered at his home in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. He had screamed “like something out of a horror movie” after being confronted on his doorstep, said a witness. He had made his fortune from a rented property empire and other businesses but had fallen into depression. After a relationship broke up he started taking drugs and losing heavily in online gambling. He hired escorts and one of them was Polish and told a gang he had money stuffed inside his sofa. Sebastian Kimel, 40, from Streatham, south London, was jailed for life (25 years) for murder. Arkadiusz Szarkowski, 42 from Hornchurch, and Krzysztof Kazsa, 42, from Wood Green, were both jailed for 13 years for manslaughter. All three were also convicted of false imprisonment. A fourth member of the gang, Wojtek Ryniak, was killed by a homeowner, Rafal Stawski, 34 during a burglary in Oxford in April 2015. Mr Stawski was acquitted of manslaughter.
Oct 21 – Jenique Dalcourt, 23, beaten to death on cycle path in Paul Pratt Park in Old Longueuil, Montreal http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/suspect-in-beating-death-of-jenique-dalcourt-released-without-being-charged
Oct 17 – Afrikka Hardy, 19. Her body was found on Friday in a local motel outside Chicago. Darren Vann, 43, confessed to strangling a woman whose body was found at a local motel on Friday. Vann, a former Marine, was charged on Monday in the strangling death of Afrikka. He directed police to six other bodies and hinted that his crimes go back 20 years, police have said.
Oct 15 – Muhammad Hassan Khan, 2, stabbed in the bedroom of his home in Ballybrack, Dublin. His mother Hazel Waters, 46, has been charged with murder and will go on trial on 17 October 2016.
Oct 12 – Melissa Mathieson, 18, was strangled at a residential home in Bristol hours after she told staff he was stalking her. Jason Conroy, 19, was jailed for life (19 years) in Sep 2015. Conroy had autistic spectrum disorder. His trial heard he planned to drag her body back to his room and sexually abuse her. Conroy had a fascination with necrophilia, once trying to strangle a teacher so he could abuse her. He also attempted to kill his mother by putting a duvet over her head for the same reason. A safeguarding review was set up afterwards to look at why Conroy was not subject to greater supervision at Alexandra House, which looks after up to 14 people aged 18-50 with autistic spectrum disorder and Asperger syndrome.
Oct 11 – Jennifer Laude, 26, a transgender Filipinio woman, was picked up in a bar in Olongapo City, Philippines and later strangled and drowned in a toilet in a motel. Joseph Pemberton, a US Marine, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. It is thought that he became angry when he realised she was male. Laude had a boyfriend. The killing angered Filipinos, who resent the presence of US troops in their country for military exercises.
Oct 10 – Jordan Brennan, 17, was attacked outside a corner shop in Gorton, Manchester at 7.30pm. He did not go to hospital but was found unconscious in bed the following morning and died soon afterwards.A 16 year old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 8 months in March 2015. The trial heard Jordan fell and hit his head after being pushed by the youth. Moments earlier, Jordan, who was in the shop with a friend, had been dancing and said ‘Gangnam Style’, referring to the 2012 global pop hit by South Korean pop singer Psy. The attacker – who had never met Jordan before – believed he was making fun of his oriental appearance. He felt “embarrassed” in front of his girlfriend, and the fatal scuffle occurred after Jordan walked away and the attacker span him around and demanded an apology, kicking him in the leg after he fell to the ground. Jordan went home and refused medical treatment.
October 10 – Shahena Uddin, 19, collapsed and died on her bathroom floor after being severely beaten by relatives at their home in Leavesden Road, Watford. Her sister-in-law Salma Begum, 33, was jailed for life (18 years). Other relatives made her eat own faeces, drink toilet water and was forced fed rice. She was beaten with a mop and a stick. Her husband Suhail Uddin, 35, was jailed for 10 years for causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Rehena Uddin, 22, Jhujal Uddin, 33, Tohel Uddin, 24, and Jewel Uddin, 27, were jailed for five, nine, six-and-a-half and eight years respectively for causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. They were brothers and sisters-in-law.
October – Tine Römer Holtegaard, a painter who lived with her twin daughters and husband Jens, was stabbed to death at her home in Kvissel, rural Denmark. Her daughter Lisa Borch, 15, was jailed for 9 years for murder. The trial in Sep 2015 heard she killed her after becoming obsessed with Isis beheading videos. Lisa had been watching brutal online videos of British hostages David Haines and Alan Henning being killed just minutes before her mother was fatally stabbed at least 20 times. The fingerprints of Borch’s 29-year-old boyfriend, Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla, were also found in Holtegaard’s bedroom, although he was not at the scene when police arrived. Borch had met Abdulla, originally from Iraq, at a refugee centre near her home. It is believed the pair had plotted to flee to Syria and fight for Isis. Abdulla was jailed for 13 years and will be deported after his term is served.
Sep 30 – Catherine McDonald, 57, was sexually assaulted and stabbed with a kitchen knife, a knitting needle and a pair of scissors at her home in Tiverton, Devon. He also tied a power cable around her neck. Her son Alexander McDonald, 27, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2015 at Exeter Crown Court. Sentencing him, Mr Justice Dingemans said the attack was “an example of the destruction caused by the use of drugs in society”. The court heard McDonald, a waiter, had drunk alcohol at a wine-tasting evening at his work before taking cocaine. He then embarked on a sex texting conversation with a male friend which left him “in a state of sexual excitement”. After killing her – and after a futile attempt to clean up – he took her bank card and car and fled. But he crashed the car near Tiverton, Devon, and was quickly arrested.
Sep 28 – Joyce Sheridan, 69, was stabbed several times at her home in New Jersey. Her husband John Sheridan, 72, CEO of Cooper Health System and a major political figure, then died when the building was set on fire. The family insist he did not kill her and himself. http://www.philly.com/philly/infographics/339062012.html
September – Paul Averill, 23, an office worker, was stabbed to death at a friend’s flat in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Jason Goodacre, 24, survived. Santino Genovese, 24, a university graduate, went on trial at Nottingham Crown Court in Nov 2015. The trial heard he was mentally ill and it was made worse by smoking cannabis. He attacked Averill, a friend, ater watching a homicidal film, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. He was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and ordered to be held at a secure mental unit until he is deemed fit enough to be sent to prison. The judge added that Genovese should serve a life jail sentence of 13 years six months before he could apply for parole.
Sep 25 – Colleen Hufford, 54, stabbed and beheaded at Vaughan Foods factory in Moore, Oklahoma. Traci Johnson, 43, survived. Alton Alexander Nolen, a convicted criminal and converted Muslim, has been charged with murder. Not clear if he was jihadist or just disgruntled employee.
Sep 22 – Thomas Lamb, 46, was beaten and stabbed with with a knife and a pitchfork in an Edinburgh street. In July 2015 James Watson, 27, Paul Watson, 29, and Gary Sim, 21, were jailed for life (20 years minimum each) for murder. The trial heard James Watson was released from a five year sentence just a week before he took Mr Lamb’s life. On the night of the murder Watson and the other two went to the Tor pub in Restalrig Road to celebrate Watson’s release. Once there, Sim assaulted Mr Lamb and later in the evening he and his pals confronted Mr Lamb again in the street at Restalrig Circus.
Sep 18 – Rakesh “George” Desoura, 42, from Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon, suffered fatal injuries during a fight outside a fish & chip shop. Harkitan Singh Tiwana, 55, of 136 Appletree Avenue, Uxbridge, and Bikram Multani, 30, of Southall, were acquitted in 2015. Mr Desoura had a heart condition.
Sep 15 – Two British tourists killed, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, killed on Koh Tao island in Thailand. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun have been charged with murder.
September 14 – Detective Hsueh Chen-kuo, 38, was beaten to death with bottles, metal pipes and baseball bats after attending a disturbance outside a nightclub in Taipei, Taiwan. 21 people, including local Bamboo Gang leader Hsiao Jui-hung have been charged with murder. Forty other people have been charged with various offences. It was originally a fight between two gangs. Among those charged are Tseng Wei-hao (曾威豪), his girlfriend Liu Hsin-tung (劉芯彤), Ma Yin-hung (馬寅紘), a soldier on active duty, and Yi Pao-hung (易寶宏) http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/taiwan-gang-member-turns-himself-following-mob-attack-killing-police-detective#sthash.H0JBv1v1.dpuf
Sep 13 – University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, 18, vanished after a night out. Her remains were found a month later in woods near Charlottesville, Virginia. The remains were found on an abandoned property. Jesse Matthew Jr, 32, has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham. He was arrested in Texas.Virginia State Police also announced a “forensic link” to the 2009 killing of Morgan Harrington, whose body was found in a hayfield three months after she vanished. That case, in turn, has been linked by DNA evidence since 2012 to the rape of a woman in Virginia, who survived after a passer-by startled her attacker. Following Matthew’s arrest, Christopher Newport University released a statement noting that Matthew was named in a police file involving a Sept. 7, 2003, sexual assault on the campus. Matthew was a student there from January 2003 until Oct 2003. Matthew had transferred there after three years at Liberty University, where he was accused of raping a student on campus. That charge was dropped when the person declined to move forward with prosecution, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette said.
Sep 11 – Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight, 21, shot in the head in Battersea. Husnu Ibrahim, 30, Steven Pulham, 29, and Dean Copeland, 30, have been charged with murder but face a retrial after a hung jury in the first trial.
Sep 8 – Jill Halliburton Su, 59, was found stabbed to death in the bathtub at her home in Davie, Florida. Dayonte Resiles, 21, was eventually charged with the murder. He escaped from Broward County Courthouse in July 2016 but was recaptured six days later. His girlfriend LaQuay Stern was charged with helping him escape. It’s still not clear how the killer got to the victim’s home. The gated WestRidge development off Nob Hill Road a mile south of Interstate 595 is not barricaded in a way that would keep pedestrians out, and the back of the Su home faces a canal. A glass door in the back of the house was shattered. Originally her son Justin Su, 20, was suspected by police as he was covered in blood. She was the grand-niece of Halliburton Oil Co founder Erle P Halliburton. Her father Louis Halliburton worked for his uncle Erle at the oil business for a few years after fighting in World War II. Louis died in 2012 at the age of 88.
Sep 4 – Palmira Silva, 82, a grandmother who ran a cafe, was stabbed to death and beheaded in the garden of her home in Nightingale Road, Edmonton, N London. Nicholas Salvador, 25, from Enfield, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mr Salvador is also charged with assaulting a police officer. There were unconfirmed reports in The Sun newspaper that Mr Salvador was an Islamic convert.
Sep 4 – Phillip Steels, 51, from Enfield, died after a fight in Green Street, Enfield, N London. Malachi Lindo, 26, was jailed for life (14 years). Lindo and Mr Steels were complete strangers. The trial heard Lindo, a warehouseman, had smoked cannabis and taken ethylone, a synthetic drug similar to ecstasy. When police arrived at the scene they found Lindo rolling around on the street. He told them: “Take me to heaven, kill me now, I want to die” and then asked the police to let him go home, adding: “I promise I won’t kill again.” He admitted taking drugs and said: “I’m a psychopath, I’m a psychic and I’ve got AIDS.”
Sep 3 – Glynis Bensley, 47, was beaten over the head in the street in Smethwick, West Midlands. Petri Kurti, 13, was jailed for life (12 years) for murder. Zoheb Majid, 20, was jailed for 10 years for robbery and manslaughter. The pair attacked her in an attempt to steal a gold bracelet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3043801/Schoolboy-13-jailed-12-years-murder-47-year-old-female-mugging-victim-face-stamped-hard-left-footprint-cheek.html
Sep 2 – Penelope “Pennie” Davis, 47, supermarket worker, stabbed to death as she tended her horses in a field near Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire. She lived in nearby Blackfield with her husband, Pete, who she married earlier in 2014. Justin Robertson, 36, was jailed for life (32 years) and Benjamin Carr, 22, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial at Winchester CC in the spring of 2015 heard that Carr bore a grudge against Davis, who had been in a relationship with his father Timothy. He paid £1,500 to Robertson to kill her. But the bungling hitman lost his car keys during the attack, which led to him being traced. Samantha Maclean, 28, whose car Robertson drove to the attack, was acquitted of conspiracy to murder. The trial heard that years before Mrs Davis had been caught having sex with a former partner by Carr while she was in a relationship with his father. She claimed it was rape but he refused to back her up. She then made allegations against him. When Timothy Carr was due to marry a new partner, Alison MacIntyre, Davis messaged her on Facebook and brought up the old allegations. Carr wanted her silenced once and for all.
Sep 1 and 2 – Billy Jack Chatman, 55, Freelin Hensley, 67, Darrell Lewis, 65, and Gerald Lee Smith, 65, beaten to death at their homes in Bucyrus, near Columbus, Ohio. Donald Hoffman, 41, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Aug 29 – Anthony Charlery. 59, was stabbed outside the Mau Mau bar in Notting Hill, west London. Tayo Wesley, 39, was jailed for life (21 years) in April 2015. The trial heard Wesley bore a grudge against Charlery, who he blamed for the death in 1999 of his sister Bolajai, who fell to her death from a third floor flat in Earls Court. Charlery had been acquitted of her manslaughter after chasing her and causing her to jump. In 2000 Wesley attacked Charlery with an iron bar outside his home, causing a serious head injury. Wesley stood trial for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was acquitted but has since admitted he did carry out the attack. Wesley claimed Charlery would mock him whenever their paths crossed. At his trial Wesley admitted manslaughter, but denied murder on the grounds of loss of control. The jury rejected this defence.
Aug 29 – Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from swings in a children’s playground inBladenboro, North Carolina. He had been dating a white woman, Michelle Brimhall, 31, who believes he was murdered or “lynched”. The authorities believe it was a suicide. He had had been grieving the death of a great-uncle but was looking forward to playing his first gridiron game of the season and had laundered and laid out his uniform in anticipation.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2878148/White-girlfriend-31-lynched-17-year-old-says-believes-relationship-led-murder-reveals-warned-not-date-black-man-Crackertown.html
Aug 28 – The skeletons of three babies were found in a house in Blackstone, south Boston. The children’s mother Erika Murray, 31, has been charged with murder, child cruelty and neglect. Murray lived with long-time boyfriend Raymond Rivera in the house with their 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. But they also had a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old child who were severely malnourished and neglected. A police spokesman said: “The paediatricians had to literally clean the maggots out of (the little girl’s) ears so that she was able to hear correctly.” Rivera has been charged with assault and battery and reckless endangerment of children. He claimed he had been banished to the basement and had no knowledge of the younger children or the babies. Murray has apparently claimed Rivera did not want any more children after the first two so she let three die and barely cared for the other two.http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/29/blackstone-woman-due-worcester-courtroom-murder-children/2uVxaviOF6ANPDmNPjDmtN/story.html?hootPostID=899852bdbb228f383126f472c20fc67c
August 26 – Samir “Scarface” Bouyakrichan, 35, a Dutch gangster, was shot dead in Marbella, Spain. He left a bar with six people and was shot dead by two gunmen. Samir is associated with large-scale coke smuggling. Unsolved.
Aug 26 – Adrian Young, 24, was stabbed to death in the street in Croydon near Doodlebug’s cafe in Croydon. Andre seemed “happy” as he had lunch with his girlfriend Lisa Stanley and his seven-month-old son in the cafe just minutes before.Jordan Glasgow, 26, from Sydenham, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in April 2015 on the grounds of self-defence. The court heard a trivial argument in the street escalated into a fight using fists, then pieces of wood and finally knives.
Aug 23 – Albert Ebosse, 24, a footballer from Cameroun, was killed in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was hit when spectators started throwing objects from the stands as the teams left the pitch at full-time. But a post mortem later suggested he had been beaten to death, possibly in the stadium changing room. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30529900
Aug 18 – Charlie Burns, 19, stabbed in the street in Homerton, east London. Jahki Crosdale, 17, was acquitted of murder but jailed for six years for manslaughter on the grounds of provocation. His brother Ashan Crosdale, 19, was acquitted. The trial heard Jahki owed Burns £150 for some cannabis. Burns spotted him in a Vauxhall Astra and tried to force it to stop by throwing a wheel brace at the car. They got out and chased him and Jahki stabbed him four times.
Aug 10 – Ahmed Ahmed, 24, was robbed and stabbed to death in a block of flats in Plumstead, SE London. Onyema Olisa, 20, Hussain Roble, 18, Sazzad Khan, 20, Osman Mohamed 19, Khalid Hashi 22, and Hamza Dodi 23 have all been charged with murder and await trial.
August 9 – Rabbi Joseph Raksin, from Brooklyn, New York, was shot and killed during a robbery in Miami. Deandre Charles, 16, was charged with murder but charges were dropped in 2017. The rabbi was visiting relatives. A witness named Junior Souffrant claimed that he was in the SUV with two men, Kevin Civil and Dennis Parker, who got out. Shots rang out and the men came running back. According to a detective’s report, Souffrant – who is awaiting sentencing in an unrelated weapons case – told police that Civil said: “I just bagged a Jew, I think I’m going to get caught for it.”
Aug 6 – Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, Newcastle University students on a placement at Sarawak General Hospital in Malaysia, stabbed to death in a bar in Kuching. Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, a fishmonger, was sentenced to death for murder in March 2015. He admitted being involved in a fight with them. Both groups were drunk and Abdullah had been taking crystal meth. He allegedly attacked them for being noisy. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/medical-student-murders-man-23-4075747
Aug – Alex Scott, 26, a builder, was stabbed to death in an alley in Charlton, south east London. Kai Steele, 18, was convicted of murder and detained under HM Pleasure for a minimum of 18 years. The trial in Feb 2014 heard it was sparked by a trivial row over a cigarette.
July 26 – Aiwa Matuso, 15, was beaten and strangled at a flat in Sasebo, Japan. Her 15 year old classmate has been charged with murder. Aiwa was also decapitated and had a hand cut off. The killer has shown no remorse but has not been named.
July 25 – Jordon Banton, 23, from Rugby, was shot dead in a car near the village of Newton, Warwickshire. Paul Clarke, 35, and Darrell Akins, 28, both from Rugby, were jailed for life (25 and 30 years respectively) in Feb 2015. The trial heard there had been a dispute between Akins and Mr Banton and the two attackers had driven to meet the victim to resolve it. After being shot Banton’s car swerved across the road and ended up in a ditch before a further shot was fired at close range.
July – Conrad Roy, 18, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his pickup truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He committed suicide but his girlfriend Michelle Carter, 20, has been charged with manslaughter after police found texts she had sent him where she was encouraging him to kill himself. Trial in March 2017.
July 24 – April Millsap, 14, vanished in Michigan. She sent this text message to her boyfriend: “I almost got kidnapped, OMFG.” She had reportedly been approached by a man who she rebuffed when she sent the text. Hours later her body was found in a drainage ditch near the village of Armada, Michigan. James Van Callis is accused of her murder and his trial is set for January 2016.
July 23 – Peter John, 54, was attacked in City of London Cemetery at the funeral of his stepfather-in-law, which he had attended with his wife and daughter. John Nicholles, 53, was later convicted of manslaughter and jailed for nine years. Nicholles also attended the funeral but the motive was never gleaned. He was caught after his DNA was found on a pair of bloody sunglasses
July 22 – Andrea Miller, 28, a burglar, was shot twice in the back during a burglary at Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, California. Charges of murder were dropped against the householder Thomas Greer, 80, despite him admitting she begged him not to shoot and claimed (lied) she was pregnant. Miller and her accomplice, 26-year-old Gus Adams, had assaulted Mr Greer before prying open a safe and stealing $5,000. Authorities claim Ruby Adams served as a lookout while her son, Gus, and Miller allegedly broke into Greer’s home. Greer picked up a gun from his bedroom and fired at the pair as they fled. Gus Adams has been charged with five felony counts: murder, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and first-degree robbery and burglary. His mother was charged with first-degree residential burglary and first-degree residential robbery.
Wendi Adelson and Daniel Markel married in 2006, while she was a third-year law student at the University of Miami and he was a criminal law professor at FSU.
Sigfredo Garcia, a 34-year-old Miami Beach man with a long rap sheet, has been arrested on cocaine possession and first degree murder. Garcia’s alleged partner, Luis Rivera, is also considered a suspect and will also be charged with murder. Rivera, also known as “King Tato,” was the leader of the North Miami branch of the Latin Kings gang, according to federal court documents He was one of the 23 gang members swept up in a 2015 crackdown. In January, he was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison.
July 14 – Vincent Waddington, 18, was shot in Garston, Liverpool. Luke Kendrick, 25, and Ryan Bate, 23, have been charged with murder and await trial.
July 13 – Afyon St Hilaire, 22, from Bromley, shot in a car in Downham, south London. Lance Sloley, 23 was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Jordache Smith-Challis, 20, from Brighton, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Shyheim Green, 20, from Croydon, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Mickyle Bromfield, 24, from Brentford, was jailed for 10 years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. The trial in Jan 2015 heard the killing stemmed from an attempted robbery of a group of drug dealers.
July 12 – Helen Dawson, 48, was stabbed and Ivor Spratek, 40, beaten to death in a drunken attack in a house in Bradford. Austin Brayford, 37, was a violent racist who had said: “They don’t deserve to live in our country. There are too many of them, I hate Polish. Polish people are pains in the arse.” In fact Dawson was English and Spratek was Czech. Brayford fled to Blackpool but confessed to what he had done to some waitresses in a cafe. In October 2014 he was jailed for life (30 years).
July 9 – Teresa Ryan, 50, who was disabled, died during a blaze at her home in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. David McCabe, a heroin addict, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 5 years for burgling her home. His sister Kimberley McCabe was jailed for 16 months for threatening her cousin Tina McCabe, saying: “You’ve put in a statement against our David . . . you’d better f***ing retract it.” Tina McCabe gave crucial prosecution evidence, saying the murder suspect told her he had struggled with Miss Ryan the night she died.
June 29 – David Headlam, 18, stabbed in Harlesden, NW London at 1am. T-Shai Ennis, 19, from Langley, Berkshire, and Idris Daud, 20, were jailed for life (20 years). Ayman Koshin, 18, from Wembley, was jailed for life (18 years). On the day of the murder, Daud uploaded a rap video on YouTube which featured him and Ennis. Part of the video showed Ennis bragging about stabbing someone. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
June 17 – Mingzi Yang, 29, was battered to death at her home in Lincoln. Her former husband Wai Tsang, 33, a scientist from Grimsby, was jailed for life (28 years) in Jan 2015. He killed her so that he would not have to share access to their son Lucas, five. He began planning her death immediately after he received a solicitor’s letter telling him she was seeking increased time with the boy. Tsang, a chemistry graduate who worked as an industrial hygienist, created what he believed was a cast iron alibi putting himself 40 miles away from the scene of the killing in Lincoln. Police instead arrested Miss Yang’s fiance Darren Grundy, 32, who was held for three days. Wai had switched off his mobile phone during the crucial period so that his true whereabouts could not be tracked but was caught when police checked his satnav. They also found CCTV footage of him cycling towards the house. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2897438/Betrayed-sat-nav-scientist-thought-d-committed-perfect-murder-jailed-life-killing-ex-wife.html
June 16 – Tia Landers, 28, a mother-of-four, was stabbed, beaten and shot in the head at a house in Brighton, near Brisbane, Queensland. Linda Appleton, 43, and her drug dealer boyfriend John Harris, 44, pleaded guilty on the fifth day of their trial in Oct 2016. The couple had previously pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Landers but did plead guilty to interfering with her corpse and depriving Ms Landers’ two friends, Ryan Morgan and Jake McKenzie, of their liberty. Harris, who had already been in jail for a separate manslaughter in the 1990s, will not be able to apply for parole for 27 years and Appleton for 23 years. Ms Landers’ body was found in a shallow grave in Beerburrum State Forest at the Glass House Mountains in June 2014.
She had been hacked with a machete and shot twice in the head with a pistol. The court heard Ms Landers visited Harris and Appleton in their Brighton home with her two friends Jake McKenzie, 23, and Ryan Morgan, 20, to discuss the sale of drugs. But during the visit, Appleton accused Ms Landers of stealing jewellery off her while she was in prison
June 4 – Constables Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche – members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – were shot dead after responding to a report of a man with firearms in a residential neighbourhood in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen survived. Justin Bourque, 24, pleaded guilty in Sep 2014 to three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder and will be sentenced in October 2014. His father said Bourque went from living with his parents and six siblings in Moncton to buying a gun, getting kicked out of the house, and becoming depressed and paranoid.
June 1 – Daniel St Hubert, 27, an ex-convict, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He killed Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto, 6, and critically injured Mikayla Capers, 7, in an East New York elevator Sunday evening as the children were headed to get ice cream, police said. He allegedly told the kids to “shut up” before stabbing them, the NYPD said. St. Hubert was charged with second degree murder, attempted murder, weapons possession, assault and vandalism.
June – Brian Mulligan, 28, a former soldier from Ashtead, in Surrey, was stabbed in the chest in a row in Christ Church, Barbados. He had lived on the island for a few months. Michael Beckles, 44, from Barbados, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
June – Zoraida Reyes, 28, a transgender activist, disappeared in Anaheim and was found to have been choked to death. Her body was dumped behind a Dairy Queen. Randy Lee Parkerson, 38, was later arrested and charged with murder.
May 30 – Aaron Boyce, 24, from Crab Hill, St Lucy, stabbed near Pleasant Hall Cemetery, St Peter, Barbados. Kason Edwards, 22, Jason Clement, 26, and Rasmakonner Haile Tafari Lowe, 22, are accused of murder, arson, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. Edwards and Lowe are also jointly charged with rape. Edwards and Clement are also charged with the murder of Jason Husbands, 32, who was found lying next to his car in St Lucy in Aug 2012. A fourth man, Gregory Ryan Burnett, 29, has been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
May 29 – Helen Dillon, 42, was stabbed to death at home in Neasden, north London. Her estranged boyfriend Justice Cruickshank, 55, was jailed for life (22 years) at Isleworth Crown Court.
May 28 – Two cousins, aged 12 and 14, were raped and then hanged from a tree in an impoverished village, Katra Shahadatganj, in Badaun district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Both girls were from a low caste and their killers were from upper castes. The case attracted worldwide outrage and condemnation. Five men – Pappu, Awadhesh and Urvesh Yadav (brothers) and police constables Chhatrapal and Sarvesh Yadav have been charged with murder and await trial. The girls had gone into the field at night to relieve themselves because no houses in the village have lavatories. The Indian police – the CBI – announced in on 27 November 2014 that they have concluded the two cousins were not sexually assaulted and murdered as police initially said, but took their own lives. Through the use of phone records it was established that the older girl was, in fact, having an affair with 20-year-old Pappu Yadav, with whom she had shared about 400 calls. Various political groups, including those supporting lower castes, claim it is a cover-up to protect the upper caste Yadavs.
May 27 – Anthony Duffy, 33, a cannabis and cocaine dealer, was stabbed to death in Aintree, Liverpool, after being “brazen enough” to try and steal £60,000 worth of cannabis from Christopher Kenny and Shaun Walmsley. Duffy was annoyed they were putting pressure on his cousin over a drug debt. Duffy had enlisted career burglar John Hore, 55, who betrayed him. Walmsley and Kenny were jailed for life (30 years). Hore was jailed for 21 years. Kirk Mello, 31, who had supplied a gun and knife, was jailed for 22 years. In February 2017 Walmsley was sprung from prison officers during a hospital visit. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/anthony-duffy-killers-sentenced-more-9520886
May 27 – Farzana Parveen, 30, who was pregnant, was beaten to death with bricks and sticks outside the high court in Lahore, Pakistan. She had married without her family’s consent. Police deny charges they stood by as it happened. Ms Parveen’s father, brother, cousin and former fiancé were all found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. Another brother got 10 years in jail.
May 27 – Tahira Ahmed, 38, mother of two, was stabbed and beheaded at her home in Merton Avenue, Northolt, west London. Her husband Naveed Ahmed, 41, was arrested nearby and in Feb 2015 he admitted murder and was jailed for life (22 years). Tahira’s family issued a statement saying: “Her life was cut short in the most brutal manner, by a barbaric man, with out-dated and backward ideals. He caused untold damage, which will forever haunt Tahira’s family and friends.”
May 26 – Arulchelvam “Nick” Prasanna, 34, shopkeeper, fell from a moving van in car park of Costco in Watford. Patrick O’Driscoll, 34, of Hertford, and James O’ Driscoll, 45, of Roydon, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Oct 2014. Mr Prasanna was found with head injuries in the Hartspring Lane store car park and died 11 days later at St Mary’s Hospital in London. The O’Driscolls also admitted conspiracy to steal. Patrick was jailed for 10 years and James for 7 years.
May 25 – Anowar Tagabo, 25, a peace and development studies student at Bradford University, was attacked during a night out in Sheffield. Nathan Tomlinson, 23, of Lowedges, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years and 9 months on 13 November 2014. The court heard he delivered a single fatal punch.
May 24 – Ashley Latty, 25, was stabbed to death at 5.35am outside an all-night party at The Beaver Centre in Dagenham. In April 2015 Nicholas Terralonge, 28, from Leytonstone, and Tyler Burton, 28, from Ilford, were both jailed for life (20 years). Damien Carnegie, 29, Nana Oppong, 34, Kestrel Dyer, 25, of Barking; Daniel Agyeman, 24, of Thornton Heath, and Jerome Joseph, 27, were all acquitted of murder. Dyer’s girlfriend Aimee Penfold, 24, of Croydon, was acquitted of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. Adam Penny, 23, from Whitechapel was charged with the murder but the charge was discontinued. Charges were also dropped against Jerome Mcleish, 22, and Howard Fender, 26 , of Romford. The trial heard that Terrelonge recognised Latty as someone who had robbed him outside his mother’s home several years before. Dyer and Joseph were convicted of attempted GBH and both jailed for six years. Oppong pleaded guilty to attempted GBH and was jailed for four years. It was the THIRD time Oppong had been acquitted of murder. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/drug-dealer-cleared-three-times-of-murder-still-facing-jail-after-gbh-conviction-10199526.html
May 21 – Four people – Chang Cheng-han, Hsieh Ching-yun, 28, Pan Pi-chu, 47, and Lee Tsui-yun, 62, were stabbed to death on the Bannan Line on the Taipei metro, Taiwan. Cheng Chieh, 21, was sentenced to death and executed in 2016. He told police he had wanted to do something “shocking and big” and had plotted to carry out the attack from childhood.
May 23– Rui Li, a Chinese nurse, 44, was found dead in a car in Bournemouth. Her French husband Pierre Legris, 60, was jailed for life (25 years) for her murder in Feb 2015. His son Jonathan Legris, 26, a racing driver, and his wife Irene Erosa Smith, 65, were acquitted of conspiracy but Jonathan was jailed for two years for assisting an offender and Smith was jailed for 3 years for assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. Li was last seen leaving work at Poole Hospital. The trial at Winchester Crown Court heard that Legris was bigamously married to both Li and Smith. He was involved in swinging and sexual services, as was Li. Li was killed for her £300,000 life insurance money and also because she was planning to adopt a child from China, which Legris did not want.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2972098/Bigamist-jailed-life-murdering-swinger-wife-helped-cover-crime-second-spouse-son.html
May 19 – April Jace, 40, an athlete, was shot dead at her home in Los Angeles. Her husband Michael Jace, 53, a TV actor who appeared as a police officer in The Shield and as a murderer in an episode of Cold Case, was jailed for 40 years to life for 2nd degree murder in June 2016. Jace apologised to the family after the victim’s relatives spoke and wept in court. But the prosecutor said he was upset that his wife wanted a divorce and believed she was having an affair, although no evidence was presented during the trial that proved she was cheating. She said Jace taunted April after first shooting her in the back, and then shot her in the legs.
May 18 – Emma Siswick, 37, was found at a house in Huddersfield with wounds from a knife and broken glass on 18 May. Ex-PC Jonathan Sutton, 40, admitted murder. He also pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court to wounding two boys with intent at the property.A “paranoid and controlling” former policeman has been jailed for at least 28 years for murdering his pregnant partner, stabbing her 81 times.
May 16 – William Boots, 43, died of a suspected drug overdose in Kingston-upon-Thames. Paramedics were called to Perry Court in Old London Road at 2.30am following reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest. Mr Boots, a father-of-four from Teddington, died the same day. On 10 February 2015 detectives charged Christopher Brooking, 46, with manslaughter. He awaits trial.
May 13 – Antonio Tommaso, 49, was stabbed to death in a flat in New Barnet, north London, which was later set on fire. His friend Daniel Osubo, 30, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in Feb 2015 and was given an indefinite hospital order.
May 12 – IsabelCarrasco, 59, a politician with the ruling Popular Party, shot on a footbridge in Leon, Spain. Maria Montserrat Gonzalez Fernandez, 55, and her daughter Montserrat Triana Martinez Gonzalez, 35, were charged with murder. Both were members of the Popular Party and the younger woman had a grudge after losing her job with the council. tp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/12/isabel-carrasco-politician-spain-shot-dead
May 11 – Mughu Lugata, 40, an albino woman, was killed and dismembered in Bariadi district in western Tanzania. The mob armed with machetes broke into her house, cut off her left leg, two fingers from her left hand and removed one of her nails. Two local witchdoctors, Gudawa Yalema and Shiwa Masalu, from the same village, have been charged with murder.
May 9 – Simon Bennett, a barber, was killed in the Thorntree pub in Brambles Farm, Middlesbrough. Craig Conway charged with murder but was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/craig-conway-appears-court-accused-7117537
May 9 – Tamara Holboll, 67, killed and set on fire in her flat in Kentish Town, north London. Her son Peter Holboll, 44 admitted manslaughter with diminished responsibility and arson in Nov 2014 and was given a hospital order under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act.
May 7 – Ibrahim Abdi Haji, 79, was stabbed to death in Jasmine Terrace, West Drayton. Ahmed Hussain, 28, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Hussein, who came to the UK from Somalia in 1995, lived with his mother and Mr Haji, a relative. He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and shortly before the killing told Mr Haji: “I am God, you are the Devil.”
May 6 – Helene Pastor, 77, wealthy woman, was shot as she left hospital in Nice, France. Her son-in-law Wojciech Janowski, 64, Poland’s honorary consul in Monaco, has been charged with murder. Her driver, Mohammed Darwich, 64, also died from injuries sustained in the attack. Janowski’s partner Sylvia, 53, has also been arrested. Two hitmen –Alhair Hamadi, 31, and Samine Said Ahmed, 24, from Marseille’s rough northern districts – have also been charged.
May 6 – Jamil Palmer, 18, was stabbed in Crane Park, Feltham, west London. Mohammed Barre, 17, from Hounslow, was jailed for life (17 years) in Dec 2014. Kishon Zelaya, 18, and four other men were acquitted. The murder was the tragic conclusion of a feud between Jamil and Barre which had resulted in a number of previous fist fights.
May 4 – Alim Uddin, 17, was stabbed at a block of flats in Holmewood Gardens, Brixton. Danny Drake, 16, pleaded guilty to murder in October 2014 and the following month was detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure for a minimum of 13 years. The Old Bailey heard Alim had paid Drake £90 for a bicycle but never received it and believed he had been “ripped off”. He arranged a meeting but Drake turned up with a knife and stabbed him.
May – Ramon Wilder, 29, was shot dead in Baltimore. His 26-year-old half brother Brandon has been charged with murder and awaits trial along with several others. The victim was lured to the 3400 block of Wilkens Avenue. The motive was robbery. Clothes, cellphones and a rental car were taken. The car was abandoned a few miles away. Wilder and his co-accused face trial in 2015. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-wilder-brothers-murder-20140704-story.html#page=1
April 28 – Endia Martin, 14, shot dead in Chicago. Another teenage girl has been charged with murder. They were fighting over a boy. Donnell Flora, 27, provided a gun to his niece, also 14, for protection while settling a Facebook feud over a boy. He was sent to prison for 100 years in March 2016. The girl is due to go on trial in May,
April 28 – Ann Maguire, 61, a Spanish teacher who was due to retire, was stabbed 7 times in the back and neck at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds. The killing took place in front of a class of children. Will Cornick, 16, was jailed for life (20 years) in Nov 2014. After stabbing her he sat down and said “good times”. The prosecutor told the court the boy had “psychopathic tendencies” and had derived pleasure from the public nature of the killing, something the judge referred to as “truly grotesque”. The judge said he might never be released from prison. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29879865
April 27 – Diren Dede, 17, a German exchange student, was shot in a garage in Missoula, Montana. The householder Markus Kaarma was convicted of murder in Dec 2014. Kaarma claimed he killed the teenager out of fear for his family. But neighbours testified that Kaarma’s partner Janelle Pflager had told them the couple planned to bait the garage and catch a burglar because they believed the police were not taking it seriously.
April 27 – Seven men, including former Narayanganj City councillor Nazrul Islam, were abducted in Bangladesh. Their bodies were found in the Shitalakkhya River several days later. Nazrul’s father-in-law Shahidul Islam had claimed former Awami League leader Nur Hossain paid a huge bribe to police officers to carry out the crimes. Elite police units were implicated. Police pressed charged against 35 peple in April 2015. Awami League leader Nur Hossain was extradited from India in Nov 2015 for the murders
Apr 27 – Franciszek Karol Malinkowski, 51, construction worker from Poland, was killed and found on waste ground at Ermine Road in Finsbury Park, N London. His friends Luckasz Siek, 33, and Piotr Jarota, 34, both homeless men from Poland, were both jailed for life life in April 2015. The trial heard they stole his credit card and travelled across France and Italy, spending £3,000 of the dead man’s money. Siek was given a tariff of 28 years and Jarota 26 years.
April 25 – Oliver Gobat, 38, a British expat hotelier, was shot twice in the head in his Range Rover on the island of St Lucia and the car was set on fire. It is believed to have been a contract killing. His family owned the five-star Cap Maison Resort and Spa. His parents Theo and Helen have offered a £60,000 reward.
April 22 – Martin Thomas, 39, stabbed to death in Roehampton, south west London. Mr Thomas came to the UK from Jamaica in 2002 and lived in a rented room in Roehampton. He was an aspiring mechanic studying at South Thames College in Wandsworth and sold cars to earn money on top of his benefits. Usher Ricardo Sawyers, 15, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder and given 10-year sentence for robbery. Both sentences will run concurrently. Odel Munroe-Sobers, 20, was jailed for 12-years after being found guilty for manslaughter and nine years for the robbery. Both sentences will run concurrently. A 13-year-old boy from the Wandsworth area was also found guilty of manslaughter and robbery. He was jailed for seven years for the manslaughter and given five years for the robbery. Both sentences will run concurrently.
April 22 – James Fiennes, 49, was stabbed with a pair of scissors at the Tapestry pub and tapas bar in Mortlake, SW London. Mr Fiennes was a second cousin of explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and a distant relative of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes. Nicholas Hunter, 36, a businessman from Uddingston, Lanarkshire, was due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in March 2015 but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The court he was suffering from schizo-affective disorder at the time of the killing. Hunter met his boss Thomas Olsen for a drink at the tapas bar and said: “I am going to have a sex change”. He said the world was going to end at midnight and then stabbed Mr Fiennes, who was a complete stranger. The court was told Hunter told police he had suffered “a complete explosion in my mind”. Hunter also claimed that he heard voices telling him he was a “Glasgow hardman”.
April 22 – Twins, Ben and Max Clarence, 3, and sister, Olivia, four, were smothered to death at home in New Malden, SW London. Their mother Tania Clarence, 42, was charged with murder but admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and was given an indefinite hospital order. The twins had a genetic disease – type 2 spinal muscular atrophy – that causes fatal respiratory problems. Their father Gary was working in South Africa at the time of the killings. Mrs Clarence had clashed with social workers about her children’s care. Kingston Council is conducting a Serious Case Review into the circumstances surrounding what happened. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30098466
April 22 – Fiona Warzywoda, 33, stabbed to death outside a solicitor’s offfice in Victoria, Australia. Craig McDermott, 38, charged with murder.
April 21 – Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata, both 54 and originally from Poland, were stabbed to death at their home in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Their son Kamil Dantes, 29, denied murder and a plea of guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility was accepted. He was jailed for life (18 years) in July 2015. The trial heard he stabbed his mother 25-30 times and his father more than 20 times. He phoned 999 and said he had killed “two people”. When police arrived he said the “two people” were dead and he did it in self-defence because they “attacked” him. He said they were imposters like in the film Face/Off starring Nicolas Cage and Jon Travolta. He had been smoking cannabis daily.
April 18 – Carmine Verduci, 56, a Mafiosi, was shot dead outside the Regina Sports Café in Woodbridge, north of Toronto, Canada. Mr Verduci’s downfall may be traced to Feb 2008, when Italian authorities noticed him in Italy at a meeting of the ’Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia. The Canadian authorities were informed. The killer has not been caught.
April 15 – Five people stabbed to death at a house party in Brentwood, suburb of Calgary, Alberta. Matthew Douglas de Grood, a recent graduate of the University of Calgary, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The victims were Lawrence Hong, 27, Joshua Hunter, 23, Kaitlin Perras, 23, Zackariah Rathwell, 21, and Jordan Segura, 22.
April 11 – Judith Nibbs, 60, found dead at her flat in Hackney, east London. Her husband Dempsey Nibbs, 68, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 5 – LAPD motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo, 26, was killed in a car crash. Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 35, has been charged with one count each of murder, possession of a controlled substance, and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. He was stopped at a red light behind another vehicle in Sun Valley when he was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Blazer, allegedly being driven by Cobb. He died four days later. He had arrested 3,000 drink drivers.
March 11 – Colin Pierre, 31, bled to death after being shot in the leg and left to die in woodland off Gledhow Valley Road, Leeds, in the early hours. The prosection allege Mr Pierre was shot as a punishment meted out by Anthony Micah Pyke, a “ruthless Leeds drug dealer” who was also known as BJ. Pyke, 32, of Gordon Terrace, Meanwood, Ian Wilson, 37, and Trevor Isles, 49, both of Highfield Green, Pudsey, are on trial where they pleaded not guilty to murder and two offences of kidnapping. The court has heard Wilson and Isles both worked for Pyke and were responsible for collecting Mr Pierre from a house in Morley before delivering him to Pyke. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/witness-tells-murder-trial-of-fatal-shooting-in-leeds-woodland-1-6819460
March – Marc St Aubin, 23, a drug dealer, was stabbed and beaten and collapsed in the snow outside his home in Norbeck in suburban Maryland. Tavon Miles, 27, has been charged with murder and went on trial in Oct 2015. He is accused of stealing $17,000 worth of marijuana, $9,500 in cash and at least 10 firearms. He had six accomplices but won’t name them. He has “Loyalty” tattooed on his chest. He is claiming self-defence.
Feb 25 – Dwayne Simpson, 20, stabbed in broad daylight in Brixton. Rio Julienne-Clarke, 21, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in Dec 2014. The pair had been involved in a long-running feud and on the day in question Simpson saw Julienne-Clarke chasing one of his friends. A fight ensued. Rhianna Addison, 19, was acquitted of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. The Old Bailey heard Simpson and Julienne-Clarke were former members of the Brixton GAS gang. According to his mother, Mr Simpson had attempted to turn away from crime. Julienne-Clarke had become a target of the gang, because he acted as a police informant. In the weeks leading up to the killing Julienne-Clarke had been repeatedly attacked by members of the gang. A few days later he spotted a GAS associate – street name Laughter – and chased him. Simpson was driving past, stopped, armed himself with a steering wheel lock and confronted Julienne-Clarke, who stabbed him 3 times.
February– Ginevra Hollander, 43, an Italian porn star, whose real name was Federica Giacomini, vanished from home in Vicenza, Italy. Her body was later found packed into a plastic crate at the bottom of a lake. Her boyfriend, Franco Mossini, has been charged with murder. He is a convicted murderer who shot dead the lover of his ex-wife in 1978. He spent years in psychiatric hospitals. Shortly after Hollander disappeared he turned up in a Vicenza hospital dressed in a Rambo costume and with a toy gun.
Feb 13 – Connor Tremble, 17, from Oxford, was stabbed on Fairacres Road in Oxford. He died in hospital two days later when his life support machine was switched off. His girlfriend’s former boyfriend William Blencowe, 21, of Oxford Road in Banbury, was jailed for life (23 years) for murder in Aug 2014. Blencowe had claimed he was acting in self defence and was suffering from a mental disorder at the time. Grant Clemens, 24, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and Bradley Jones, 21, of Chipping Norton, were both acquitted of perverting the course of justice.
Feb 13 – Loretta Saunders, 26, a part Inuit woman from Labrador who was studying at St Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, vanished. Her body was later found in woods off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick two weeks later. Blake Leggette, 26, and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, have been charged with murder and await trial. Ironically Loretta’s studies focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women. She was three months pregnant. Leggette and Henneberry allegedly stole her car and were arrested in Harrow, Ontario. She had also rented out an apartment to them.
Feb 12 – Fatima Bibi, 43, was beaten to death at home in Daling Way, Hackney. A boy, aged 16, was acquitted of murder on grounds of insanity and given an indefinite hospital order.
Feb 11 – Mashboor Hussain, 62, from Wandsworth, was beaten to death at his home in Selkirk Road. Aaron Burnett, 19, and Kofi Yeboah, 19, were charged with manslaughter but case was discontinued in September 2014.
Feb 9 – Carly Scott, 27, pregnant, vanished on the island of Maui in Hawaii and her SUV was later set on fire. Her ex-boyfriend Steven Capobianco, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder. Capobianco is the father of Scott’s unborn child and has adamantly denied hurting her
Feb 9 – Andrew Feather, 38, who played for Halifax rugby union club, was punched at the Liquid nightclub in Halifax, fell and suffered fatal head injuries. Dale McLean, 25, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for five years in 2016.
Feb 8 – Warriena Wright, 26, a New Zealand tourist, fell to her death from a balcony at an apartment in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. She had been on a Tinder date with Gable Tostee, 30. He was acquitted of murder in October 2016. The trial heard they had sex before an argument broke out. A reocrding was played to the court in which she could be heard yelling “no, no, no” – she yelled “no” 33 times – before forced onto his 14th-floor balcony. Her last words were: “Just let me go home. Just let me go home. Just let me go home. Just let me go home.” When she first issued the cry, he responded: “I would, but you have been a bad girl.” The prosecution claim she fell to her death after he locked her on the balcony and she tried to climb down but fell. He was acquitted of murder and manslaughter.
Feb 6 – Ruthanne Lodato, 59, a music teacher, was shot in Alexandria, Virginia. It later emerged that her killer was also responsible for the random murders of Nancy Dunning – a sheriff’s wife – in 2003 and Ron Kirby, a transportation planner, in 2013, both in Alexandria. Charles Severance, 55, from Ashburn, Virginia, bore a grudge against Alexandria’s elite after losing a child custody case years ago. In Oct 2015 he was convicted of all three murders and given life without parole.
Jan 28 – Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, a Colombian-born prostitute from Streatham, was beaten to death at her work flat in Earl’s Court, west London. She had been robbed of £150 in cash and a mobile phone. Robert Fraser, 39, also known as Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after psychiatrists concluded he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the attack. Fraser was detained indefinitely at Broadmoor Hospital under the Mental Health Act.
Jan 28 -Milena Khan (nee Yulianova), 27, a Bulgarian national, was stabbed to death in Forest Gate, east London. Her husband Jamshaid Khan, 28, was jailed for life (20 years) in July 2015. The prosecution claimed that he murdered his wife during a row after she refused to help him stay in the country. Khan arrived in the UK in April 2011 on a study visa and married Milena in December 2012. He was granted leave to stay until February 2013, but his appeals for indefinite leave were repeatedly refused and he was told to provide further documentation.
Jan 25 – Isaac Stone, 19, a rapper who performed under the name Dynamikk, was chased, trapped and set upon by four men who punched him repeatedly, kicked him and stabbed him several times in a residential street in Bedford. His friend Shajidur Rahman survived with four deep slashes delivered to his head and face. The day before a video they were in was posted on YouTube. In August 2014 Mohammed Hussain, 22, Rubel Miah, 19, his brother Javed Miah, 21, and Fahim Khan, 20, went on trial at Luton CC charged with murder and attempted murder. The trial heard that in the video alcohol was sprayed over the name Raz which has been tagged on a wall. The prosecutor said: “It upset someone.” Mohammed Hussain, 22, Rubel Miah, 19, his brother Javed Miah, 21, and Fahim Khan, 20, were jailed for life in Sep 2014. Hussain got a 25 year tariff, Rubel got 28 years, Javed 26 years and Khan 28 years.
Jan 24 – Elizabeth Thomas, 17, was stabbed and then cut up with saws in her boyfriend’s bedroom in Oxted, Surrey. Her mildly autistic boyfriend Steven Miles, 17, was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 2014 at Guildford Crown Court. The trial heard he was obsessed with TV serial killer Dexter. She had been planning to break up with him.
Jan 24 – Francis Brennan, 25, from Anfield, Liverpool, was lured into a light grey Citroen Xsara in Javea, Spain, by three men wearing baseball caps like those worn by Civil Guard officers. He was forced into the car and taken to an unknown location. He was tortured and his body was later washed up on a Spanish beach. Spanish police believe he was killed on the orders of Paul John Scott, 32, also from Liverpool, because of an unpaid debt. Scott was arrested in Dec 2014 after he arrived on a small plane from Holland at an airstrip in Norfolk. Scott is awaiting trial in the UK for a £4bn drugs plot and extradition to Spain for the murder will depend on the outcome of that trial.
Dec 31 – Christopher Cerqua, 31, stabbed to death in Hythe, Hampshire during a drunken row. His twin brother Robert Cerqu was jailed for life (13 years) for murder.
Dec 31 – Mark Denton, 31, an amateur boxer, was killed in a fight at a New Year party in Hartlepool. A 17-year-old, a 23-year-old and a man in his 20s were arrested on suspicion of murder.
December – Omaree Varela, 9, was beaten to death at a house in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His stepfather Stephen Casaus, a drug dealer, was convicted of negligent child abuse resulting in death, reckless child abuse, bribery of a witness and tampering with evidence. He was acquitted of intentionally killing his stepson but faces a long spell in jail. Prosecutors say Casaus and his wife Synthia Varela-Casaus beat Omaree to death and then waited an hour before she called 911. Omaree’s younger sister testified that her stepdad was also in on the beating. Casaus claims it was his wife behind the abuse dealing charges he pled guilty to this year. She awaits trial.
Dec 29 – Shamim Gabriel, 33, from Kenya, stabbed at home in Taywood Road, Grand Union Village, Northolt. Her partner, Richard Otunga, 37 has been charged with the murder and awaits trial. Their young daughter was physically unharmed.
He then took selfies by the body. Sawyers was also found guilty of manslaughter in relation to the death of a former accountant who was killed by a cocktail of drink and drugs in July 2013.
Dec 28 – Anthony Hughes, 44, beaten to death with a golf club and other weapons at a house in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Steven Yeomans, 44, and Andrew Scott, 29, had been drinking with Mr Hughes when an argument broke out. In Sep 2014 Yeomans was jailed for life (18 years) at Stafford Crown Court, while Scott was told he would serve a minimum of 15 years.
Dec 28 – Janet Lockhart, 29, and her son Michael, 2, killed at home in Bonnyrigg, near Edinburgh. Her husband Garry Lockhart, 32, was jailed for life (25 years). He said he had “snapped” after a row with Janet and strangled her. Lockhart sat on a couch next to her body for a while and then began to think of what would happen to Michael with his mother dead and his father in jail for her murder.
Dec 27 – Jasmin Pretorius, 4, raped and murdered in Brakpan, South Africa. Her uncle, Sarel du Toit, a drug addict, has been charged. Brakpan is a former gold and uranium mining town which is renowned for being rough and also has a reputation for incest. http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/uncle-accused-of-killing-girl-4-1.1627306#.Us0RWkr6S8A
Dec 17 – Dean Williamson, 31, nightclub bouncer, stabbed to death at home in Chadwell Heath, east London. His girlfriend Annie Merrilees, 25, was acquitted of murder on the grounds of self-defence in Oct 2014. Both had been drinking and taking drugs and got into a violent row during which Williamson grabbed a knife. She told the court: “I was upset about what he did to me but I loved him. He loved me too”
Dec 15 – Jean Campbell, 53, killed in Cranhill Park in Glasgow’s east end while walking her German Shepherd dog. Paul Ward, 21, was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial. After an examination of facts hearing at the High Court in Glasgow, in the absence of a jury, judge Lord Matthews found Ward had not killed Mrs Campbell. The judge said the case against Mr Ward was weak and none of the evidence presented by the Crown was compelling.
Dec 14 – Glennis Brierley, 64, a psychotherapist, was found at a house in Calf Hey, Shore Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester. Her son Matthew Brierley, 45, who has paranoid schizophrenia, admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and was given an indefinitey hospital order. The court heard he killed her over a missing lamp.
Dec 11 – Anna Maria Thomas, 61, strangled at her home in Putney, south west London. Her lodger Felix Gutierrez-Cortez, 34, admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and was sentenced under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act, receiving an indeterminate sentence in a secure facility.
December – Shaun Barker, 33, was tortured, killed and then tied to a tree in the Toolara State Forest, Queensland, Australia. Honey was smeared on his genitals to attract ants before he was killed. His skeletal remains were found in April. Stephen Armitage, 46, his son Matthew Armitage, 23, and William Dean, 38, have been charged with murder and await trial in Brisbane. The trial in 2015 heard that Barker was involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Witness Kane Ostwald told the court he was with the trio during the alleged torturing but later admitted he was high at the time.
Dec 5 – Zbigniew Michniewicz, 36, found dead at a house in Greenford Road, Greenford, west London. A fight is believed to have taken place between three white males in November. Detectives said a grave was prepared for the victim in the back garden. Grzegorz Roznerski, 40, from Slough, Arkadiusz Majchrazak, 45, and Piotr Juszczak, 20, were charged with conspiring to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a dead body without lawful excuse and await trial.
Dec 4 – Edwin Mazordze, 30, who was born in Zimbabwe, fell from 8th floor balcony of a block of flats in Foleshill, Coventry . He had lived in Coventry since 2004. Unemployed Younis Masih, 39, from Eden Street, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 1 – Neil Roberts, 60, from Ballabeg, was killed in the Isle of Man. Ian Anderson, from Castletown, has been charged with murder.
Dec – Jason Timmons, 29, and his pregnant wife Amanda Murphy, 24, were killed when their SUV collided head-on with a pick-up truck on Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Robert Dellinger, 53, a businessman and former Fortune 500 executive, has been charged with 2nd degree murder. He allegedly tried to kill himself but survived the crash and killed them instead.
Nov 28 – Sharon Hayter, 54, and her daughter Stephanie Owen, 29, were beaten to death with a claw hammer at home in Knowsley Village, Merseyside. Stephanie’s father William Owen, 55, was jailed for life (23 years) after he changed his plea to guilty at the last minute. The court heard he was a “doting father” of a disabled daughter and long-term partner.
Nov 7 – Anne-Marie Birch, 47, was beaten and strangled in a field near Broadstairs, Kent. Her estranged husband Lee Birch, 55, was jailed for life (25 years) in 2014. In the weeks leading up to her death, Anne-Marie had received unwanted visits and contact from Birch following the breakdown of their marriage. He had moved out of the martial home but continued to visit unannounced and contacted Anne-Marie’s friends and family to try and find out information about her life. In the morning of November 7, Birch visited the marital home in Ramsgate, where he hid in a garden cupboard. But after Anne-Marie’s dog found him, he ran out of the garden, jumping over the back fence. He then hid in the field and ambushed her as she walked the dog. The case featured on the BBC documentary Love You To Death in 2015. His daughters said he was obsessed with her and could not accept she wanted a divorce.
Nov 12 – Troy LaFerrara, 42, was stabbed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania after he answered an advert on Craigslist from a woman who said she was a “companion for men who hated their wives”. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, were charged with murdering Troy. Miranda then told a newspaper reporter she had killed more than 22 men in Alaska (where she grew up), California, Texas and North Carolina. Troy was stabbed 20 times, his wallet was stolen and his corpse was dumped in an alley. They then went to a strip club. Nobody really believes she is a serial killer but FBI looking into it.
Nov 15 – Dr Geraint Hughes, 60, a GP, killed at home in Feock, Cornwall. His wife, Marion Hughes, 58, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 15 – Damian Chlywka, 29 – his body was found in a well in Warlingham, Surrey. He had been tied up and beaten. Seven men, aged between 21 and 27, were arrested and bailed. The dead man had come to the UK from Poland in 2008.
Nov 12 – Amy Lord, 24, a graduate and digital media analyst, kidnapped at knifepoint on her way to the gym in Boston, Massachusetts. She was stabbed and left in a wooded area in Hyde Park area. Edwin J. Alemany has been charged with her murder and attacks on two other young women in the same area in a 24 hour period. He attempted suicide shortly after his arrest.
Nov 12 – Paula Newman, 20, died of a brain injury. Her boyfriend Kane Boyce, 33, was charged with murder and went on trial in Feb 2015. He admits manslaughter but said she died after she fell out of his BMW in Addington, near Croydon. The trial was told Boyce was “a jealous, obsessive, controlling and violent man” who had “in a violent rage, beat and it would appear you might think from the evidence very likely kicked or stamped on Paula’s head causing Paula severe and irreparable brain injury bringing about her death.” Boyce had become obsessed with getting access to Paula Newman’s Facebook accounts and she had refused to give him at least one of the passwords he was demanding from her, the prosecution alleged.
A witness had heard an argument between a male and a female in the early hours of the 12th November with the male shouting “log on, log on,” the jury heard.
The witness then heard the male say; “If you don’t log on, we’ll see what happens.”
Nov 11 – Troy LaFerrara, 42, was stabbed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, have been accused of murder and await trial. Mrs Barbour claims to have killed 22 people but her father Sonny Dean, from Texas, claims she is a manipulative liar and not a serial killer. The couple met their victim through Craigslist. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2564896/Sexually-abused-age-four-uncle-sex-Satanist-twice-age-drugs-spells-mental-institution-The-making-warped-mind-teenage-girl-killer-claimed-murdered-22.html
Nov 11 -Three members of the Yellow Dogs, an Iranian expat band in the US, shot dead at an apartment in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Ali Eskandarian, 35; Arash Farazmand, 28; and Soroush Farazmand, 27, had just received political asylum in the US. Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie, 29, has been charged with murder. He was allegedly angry about being thrown out of another band, the Free Keys. The Yellow Dogs’ two other members were not at the flat at the time of the killing. The band is well-known among young Iranian expatriates in the US.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24907725
Nov 6 – Joezell Williams, 61; Bryan Williams, 29; and Kevin Perryman, 40, shot in a backroom of Al’s Barber Shop in Detroit where they were gambling. Up to 30 people were gambling in a tiny back room at the barbershop in a strip mall shortly before 6 p.m. when shots were fired from a high-powered rifle through an open back door. When the gunfire began, the gamblers tried to escape the room through a door that led back into the barbershop, but that the jam of bodies prevented them from escaping. Larry O’Neil Walker II has been charged with assaulting a federal officer and is expected to be charged with the murders.
Nov 5 – Renisha McBride, 19, black motorist, shot dead in the white suburb of Dearborn Heights, near Detroit, in the middle of the night. Her car had crashed and she went on to the porch of a house to knock on the door and ask for help. The householder, Theodore Wafer, 54, an airport maintenance worker, shot her. He awaits trial. http://www.freep.com/article/20131107/NEWS05/311070119/Renisha-McBride-shot-in-face-not-back-of-head-Dearborn-Heights
Nov 3 – Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, were hit by a Honda Civic while walking in Gosport, Hampshire in the early hours of the morning. Miss Lewry’s former boyfriend Samuel Etherington, 20, from Gosport, has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and awaits trial.
Oct 28 – Sean Humphrey, 26, attacked at his flat in Etive Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.
Oct 28 – Ellie Butler, 6, died from head injuries after being found collapsed at home in Westover Close, on the Shanklin Estate in Sutton, Surrey. Her father Ben Butler, 34, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 27 – Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, Sri Lankan Tamil pizza delivery driver, stabbed and found slumped at the wheel of his car in Southey area of Sheffield. He was making his last ever delivery before going to a new job as an IT consultant. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. In July 2014 Kasim Ahmed, 18, from Darnall, and Shamraze Khan, 26, from Sheffield, were jailed for a minimum of 23 and 24 years respectively. They were habitual street robbers.
Oct 27 – Francis McGraw, 55, attacked at his flat in Hermiston Road, Springboig, Glasgow. His brother was legendary gangland figure Tam “The Licensee” McGraw.
Oct 22 – Colleen Ritzer, 24, a teacher, was raped and murdered at Danvers High School in Massachusetts. Philip Chism, 14, a 9th grader, has been charged and awaits trial. According to court documents describing a taped police interview, Chism told officers: “After she insulted me, that’s when I became the teacher.” Chism, now 16, said Ritzer provoked the attack with a “trigger” word, which he would not disclose. She was raped in a school bathroom after algebra class and her throat was slit with a box cutter. Prosecutors say he dragged her body into the woods in a recycling barrel – and placed a branch ‘sexually’ in her body. He went on trial as an adult in Salem in Oct 2015.
Oct 20 – Joele Leotta, 20, Italian waiter – stabbed at a flat above Vesuvius Italian restaurant in Maidstone, Kent. His friend Alex Galbiati, 20, survived. Aleksandras Zuravliovas, 26, , Saulius Tamoliunas, 23, and Linas Zidonis, 21, were jailed for life for his murder in June 2014. Tomas Gelezinis, 30, was acquitted of all charges. Witnesses allegedly heard someone shout: “You Italian ****, coming over here taking our jobs”. The trial heard they attacked the men because they believed they had made a complaint against one of them to their landlord about noise from the flat. Zuravliovas, got a minimum term of 21 years, while Zidonas, 21, and Tamoliunas, 24, will serve a minimum term of 20 years.
Oct 18 – Amoe Seline Stevens, 24, killed at home in Cairnfield Avenue, Neasden, NW London. Mohammud Yassin Yusuf, aged 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 17 – Henry Stangroom, 21, chef, stabbed in Lavender Sweep, London SW11. Andrew Morris, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 16 – Anthony Campbell, 49, killed at a house in Fulham. Neighbour Danny O’Gorman, 50, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 14 – Barry Selby, 50, died four days after being shot in the leg and attacked with acid at his home in East Bowling, Bradford. Four men were jailed for life for murder. Lee Calvert, 23, from Holme Wood, was jailed for life (36 years). Joseph Lowther, 22, from Holme Wood and Robert Woodhead, 28, from Tyersal, were both given 32 year minimum tariff. Andrew Feather, 23, from Holme Wood, was given a 26 year tariff. The judge accepted Feather was not at the house but was the getaway driver. Calvert, who had been the one with the gun, asked ‘Where’s the justice?’ as he was led away to start his prison sentence. Feather later appealed after being convicted on Joint Enterprise grounds.
Oct 10 – Parvaiz Iqbal, a popular 40-year-old father-of-three boys, died in his butchers in Eastwood, Rotherham after being stabbed 51 times. Police later received reports of a man running through the town centre with a machete and arrested a 27-year-old on suspicion of murder near the Tesco store. One of Mr Iqbal’s employees, who tried to help at the scene, was also stabbed and suffered a serious stomach wound. Councillor Mahroof Hussain, who is the cousin of Mr Iqbal’s mother, said the shop was particularly busy yesterday ahead of the Eid celebrations. He said: “Parvaiz went into the fridge and the guy went after him with a knife. Naeem Mahmood, aged 27, of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, was jailed for life (27 years) in Feb 2014.
Oct 5 – Badri Dabir, 69, died of head injuries at her home in Aitken Road, Barnet, N London. Mohammed Badvie, 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep – Adrien Anigo, 30, whose father, José Anigo, is sporting director of Olympique de Marseille, was shot dead in broad daylight by two men on a motorbike while he was driving a rented Renault Twingo in Marseilles, France. The father of two, who ran a brasserie, was well known to police. He had been under investigation over jewellery store armed robberies carried out by a local gang and had been due to appear in court in the near future. In the past he had served time in prison on remand before being released over a judicial error.
Sep 30 – Sean McHugh, 19, was stabbed with a sword stick at a launderette in Anfield, Liverpool. Reese O’Shaughnessy, 19, Andrew Hewitt, 15, Keyfer Dykstra, Corey Hewitt and Joseph McGill, all 14, were found guilty of murder and await sentencing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27317528
The indictments allege that Mopkins enlisted her brother, Cortez McClinton, 36, and a nephew, Frederick Mopkins, 25, to silence the witnesses, and that those two men recruited Travon Knighten, 26, to their scheme. The grand jury also reinstated the murder charge against Davidson, now 19, in the killing of Brown.
Sep – Joshua Ribera , 18, rapper known as Depzman – stabbed outside TC’s club in Selly Oak, Birmingham at 11pm. He was attending an event in memory of Kyle Sheehan who died after being stabbed in the leg in Birmingham in Sep 2012. Armani Mitchell of The Green in Northfield has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 21 – Asunta Fong Yang, 12, was murdered and dumped just outside Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She was born in China and adopted as a baby. She was precociously talented. Her adopted mother Rosario Porto and adopted father Alfonso Basterra were convicted of her murder in 2015 and jailed for 18 years each.http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/02/why-did-two-parents-murder-their-adopted-child-asunta-fong-yang
Sep 20 – Marion Vita, 48, a Crown Office worker, was stabbed to death at home in Baillieston, Scotland. Her husband Tony Vita, 47, was jailed for life (12 years) in 2014. The trial heard he found out the night before that she was having a lesbian affair with 34-year-old Elwira Rumniak.
Sep 18 – Kyle McDonald, 19, was shot dead in Battersea, SW London. In Aug 2014 Noor Omar, 23, a plumber from Battersea, was acquitted of murder. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that the bullet used to kill Mr McDonald – a rapper known as Veli Goodfellaz – dated from the First World War. Also charged was Darrell Michael Giscombe aged 23, of Weekley Square.
Sep 18 – Pavlos Fyssas, left-wing rapper known as Killah P, stabbed during a brawl after watching a football match in a cafe in Keratsini, a suburb of Athens. Giorgos Roupakias, 45, a supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn party, has been charged with his murder and awaits trial. The murder sparked riots by leftists in Athens. The police later raided the offices of Golden Dawn, an anti-immigrant party.
Sep 14 – Harjit Chaggar, 69, was thrown into the basement of the Sani Globe store in Chatham, Kent, where she died. Mohammad Islam, 29, from Gillingham, and Murshed Miah, 38, from Maidstone, were both jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 25 years in prison. Abdul Hannan, 45, from Maidstone, and Rasad Miah, 27, of Chatham, were both sentenced to five years in prison.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-27326538
Sep 13 – Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab and sons, Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15, died in a house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester. Tristan Richards, 22, was jailed for life (35 years) and Kemo Porter, 19, was jailed for life (25 years). Six other men were cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.Shaun Carter, 24, was jailed for 15 years, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, was detained for 15 years in a young offenders’ institution.Jackson Powell, 20, Aaron Webb, 20, Akeem Jeffers, 21, of Buslingthorpe, Leeds, wered jailed for 12 years. Cairo Parker, 17, from Leicester, was jailed for eight years.
Sep 13 – Antoin Akpom, 20, assaulted in Kent Street, Leicester, at about 5.30pm. Hussain Hussain and Abdul Hakim, both aged 19, have been charged with murder and await trial. Mr Akpom, who coached a youth football team at Leicester Nirvana FC, was left for dead.
Sep 13 – Amina Bibi, 43, stabbed 70 times at her home in Forest Gate, E London. Her husband Mohamed Ali, 65, was jailed for life in 2014 along with Frederick Best, 47, a crack addict,who he hired to carry out the murder. Best was paid £1,000. He was disturbed by her eldest son who came back from school (at 8.30am) because he had forgotten his school books. The boy, 11, found her dying in a pool of blood. The trial heard police found Ali had called Best on his mobile several times prior to the murder. Ali was conducting an affair with his sister-in-law in Pakistan and had also built up a large amount of debt.
September12– Varkha Rani, 24, was throttled to death and then burned in the back garden of their home in Walsall. Her husband Jasvir Ginday, 29, a banker, was jailed for life (21 years) in 2014. The trial heard he was gay and killed her to protect his secret. Just a few months earlier they smiled for pictures and tied the knot at a lavish arranged marriage ceremony in India attended by 700 people. The trial at Wolverhampton crown court heard how neighbours and passers-by had seen smoke with a strange smell coming from the couple’s home. During the trial Ginday insisted he had accidentally killed her while restraining her with a vacuum cleaner hose. It came after she had apparently threatened to expose his homosexuality to family and friends after finding “compromising” material on an iPad and an iPhone.
Sep 11 – Rodney Adams, 44, shot in St Ann’s Road, Tottenham. Jamie Nicholson, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 9 – Anne Bury, 56, from Swainby, North Yorkshire, shot at her villa in Dalyan, Turkey. Her son Alex and mother Celia were injured. Veli Acar, 46, the family’s gardener, has appeared in court in connection with the shootings and been detained in prison. He was Mrs Bury’s lover and killed her after she broke up with him.
Sep 7 – Lisa Banks, 46, hairdresser, was stabbed to death at the Sole-O barber shop in North Shields, Tyneside. Her former boyfriend Robert Tiffin, 46, was jailed for life (23 years). The court heard Ms Banks had left the home she shared with Tiffin six months before her death and moved into a nearby flat with her 19-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Tiffin then began a campaign of harassment, which ended with him stabbing her to death.
Sep 2 – Antiq Hennis, one, was shot in the face as gunfire rang out in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York at 7.20pm. The gunman was aiming at his father, Anthony Harris, who has a criminal record. Daquan Breland, 23, was arrested in Pennsylvania and charged with second degree murder, along with Daquan Wright, 19.
Sep 2 – Harjit Chaggar, 69, a widow and grandmother, bled to death after being thrown into a basement under a shop in Chatham, Kent. Her decomposing body was discovered 12 days later. Abdul Hannan, 44, Murshed Miah, 38, both from Maidstone, and Mohammed Liakat Islam, 28, from Gillingham, have been charged with murder and went on trial at Canterbury CC in March 2014. They also deny preventing her lawful burial, as does Rasad Miah, from Chatham.
Sep 1 – Peter Maine, 56, a lawyer who was being investigated for fraud, was found stabbed on the bank of the Wear close to the centre of Durham on a Sunday morning. An inquest returned an open verdict in Jan 2015. The police could find no evidence of murder and speculated he might have stabbed himself although they found no knife. He was being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority following a complaint by a client, as well as facing a charge of conspiracy to defraud.
September – Anelisa Mkhonto, aged five, was raped and killed in Diepsloot, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The following month Yonelisa Mali, aged two, and her cousin Zandile, aged three, were raped and killed in Diepsloot. Ntokozo Radebe was sentenced to nine life terms and 15 years’ imprisonment for three murders, six rapes, and three kidnappings in Oct 2014. He claimed he was insane.
Aug 30 – Patrick Bradley, 29, was stabbed to death during a vicious brawl in Greenock, Scotland. Derek Grant, 38, was jailed for six years for culpable homicide after pleading guilty. The trial in Aug 2014 heard Grant got into a fight with Bradley, a serial offender and “man of violence”, after his son Jordan was robbed of his iPhone. Grant was blinded in one eye during the brawl. Bradley had previously been jailed for stabbing another man in the eye. After Grant was jailed his wife said they feared reprisals.
Aug 29 – Ayesha Ali, 8 – killed in Ilford, E London. Ayesha’s mother, Polly Chowdhury, 35, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 13 years for manslaughter. Her lesbian lover Kiki Muddar, 43, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 18 years for manslaughter. The court heard how Chowdhury, Ayesha’s mother, and Muddar subjected the girl to sustained abuse, both physical and mental, in the months leading up to her death. Muddar – who had worked her way into Chowdhury’s affections – orchestrated a fictitious environment in their home, inventing two characters which she used to manipulate her and Chowdhury’s relationship with Ayesha. The characters, a man called Jimmy Chowdhry, who Muddar created via Facebook, and ‘Skyman’, portrayed as a guiding spirit who conversed with Polly Chowdhury via text message only, were used to influence their behaviour towards Ayesha. Through the character of Jimmy Chowdhry, Muddar instigated a fabricated online relationship with Polly Chowdhury, drawing her in to the point where she wanted to marry him. Muddar would convince Polly Chowdhury that Ayesha’s cold demeanour towards her would impact on her and Jimmy Chowdhry’s health while ‘Skyman’ would send messages telling Polly Chowdhury to punish her daughter for acts deemed as bad behaviour. These messages were further supported by messages from ‘Jimmy Chowdhry’ and directly from Muddar.
Aug 11 – Juan Uribe-Pena, 26, and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, 29, were shot and dumped in a Ford pick-up truck which was left in Omaha, Nebraska. On August 19th Curtis Bradford, 22, was shot dead outside a garage in the city. On August 21stAndrea Kruger, 33, a barmaid, was shot dead in the street. Nikko Jenkins, who had only been released from prison on July 30, was convicted of all four murders. Bradford was the only victim known to Jenkins – they had posed for a Facebook photo the day before. Jenkins confessed to all four murders during a rambling 8-hour interview, attributing the killings as a sacrifice to Apophis, an ancient Egyptian serpent god. During the trial his courtroom antics included speaking in tongues, howling, and laughing as prosecutors recounted the details of his victims’ deaths. In 2015 it was reported that Jenkins slashed his penis in an attempt to make it look like a snake. He still awaits a sentencing hearing.
August 8 – Jennifer Alfonso, 26, was shot dead at her home in south Miami, Florida, and a picture of her body was then posted on Facebook by her husband Derek Medina, 31. He is charged with murder and went on trial in November 2015. He claimed self-defence, saying she threatened him with a knife. He claimed she was a crackhead and an unfit mother.
July 29 – Keisha McKenzie, 28, stabbed to death in Brixton. Her ex-boyfriend Desmond Brooks, 42, was jailed for life (29 years) in 2015. He also stabbed Joan Wade, 46, an ex-girlfriend, and another woman, while children were present. Brooks, a Jamaican national, told his victims they were “nagging” and disrespecting” him.
July 29 – Bilal Berreni, 23, a French graffiti artist, was shot dead at the Brewster-Douglass housing projects in Detroit. His body was not identified for 7 months. Jasin Curtis, 18, pled guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 25-40 years in June 2015; Drequone Rich pleaded guilty in Sep 2015 and will serve between 23 and 40 years. Dionte Travis awaits trial for this crime.
July 27 – Ghulam Asia, 49, shot dead at her home in Lahore, Pakistan. Her son-in-law Tariq Rana, 31, from Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, was jailed for life (28 years) in July 2015. He travelled to Pakistan intent on tracking down relatives of his 28-year-old wife Ayesha Riaz who split up with him a year after their arranged marriage. He arrived at the house with an unidentified accomplice, dressed as a delivery man. The pair rang the doorbell and when Mrs Asia went to the gate to sign for the delivery, Rana blasted her twice at short range. He then texted his sister in the UK saying “Yeah I shot the **** fully I think she expired”. He then made a series of telephone calls to Ms Riaz’s brothers threatening to “kill them all” unless she came back to him. At the trial at Woolwich Crown Court Ms Riaz’s victim impact statement was read out on her behalf. In it, she said: “Words cannot begin to describe the way it feels knowing my mother has been killed by my ex-husband. Not a day passes where I do not regret marrying him and becoming a victim of his physical abuse.” Rana’s sister Nargus Ahmed, 33, and brother-in-law Muhammed Adeel, 35, were both acquitted of assisting an offender following the four-week trial. The court heard that Rana had already served a 42-month sentence for making threats to kill after being convicted in 2014. Rana was prosecuted in the UK under the Offences against the Person Act 1861
July 24 – Jane Wiggett, 57, was strangled at her home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Her ex-husband Daniel Spencer, 59, was jailed for life (16 years). The trial heard he left her body in her bed where it lay undiscovered for weeks. They were married for 30 years and during that time Ms Wiggett had reported him to police for grabbing her by the throat. They divorced in 2005. A domestic homicide review will take place. The review will examine the force’s response to reported incidents before Ms Wiggett was killed.
July 20 – Rosemary Gill, 48, was battered to death with a dumbbell in St Werburghs, Bristol. Her daughter Jasmine, 19, found her body. Her husband, Nirmal Grill, 49, was jailed for life (17 years). The trial at Bristol Crown Court in MAy 2014 heard he killed her after finding out she was having an affair with her ex-husband Andrew Cooper. Gill paid a private investigator to follow his wife and fit a tracking device on her car. She had been with Cooper between 1982 and 1986 but married Gill in 1989. She met Cooper, a ;orry driver, again in 2013. She told Gill she wanted a divorce.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-27604741
July – Charles Parker, a registered sex offender, and his wife Gretchen, were stabbed at their home near Jonesville, South Carolina. Jeremy and Christine Moody have been charged with the murders. Moody admitted to targeting Parker because he was a registered sex offender. They were the only members of a racist gang called Crew 41.http://www.wspa.com/story/22905753/two-bodies-dogs-found-inside-union-county-home
July 14 – Assia Newton, 44, was strangled with a dog lead at her home in Pencoed, near Bridgend, south Wales. Her estranged husband Kelvin Newton, 45, was jailed for life (18 years) in 2014. The trial heard he was a “jealous and possessive” husband who refused to accept his wife Assia – “a classic victim of domestic violence” – had had enough after 20 abusive years with him. She had fallen in love with a waiter in Tunisia and was planning to fly out there. After killing her he set a fire in a bid to destroy evidence. She jokingly referred to herself as Shirley Valentine after the film where a middle aged woman finds holiday romance. The case featured in the BBC documentary Love You To Death in 2015 with two of his daughters refusing to speak to their sister because she wanted to stay in contact with her father in prison.
July 9 – Larry Trent, 54, was beaten to death at Kentucky River Regional Jail in Perry County, Kentucky. A federal grand jury has indicted two former deputy jailers – Damon Hickman, 38, and William Howell, 59. It also accuses Hickman of trying to cover up the crime. The indictment alleges that the two men used excessive force against Trent and then failed to provide him with necessary medical care. Hickman also faces one count of obstruction of justice for falsifying a jail log to indicate that Trent was “safe and not in obvious physical distress,” when in fact neither was true, according to the indictment. Four days earlier police arrested him in his car outside a Hazard, Kentucky doughnut shop. Trent told police he drank “about four beers and mouthwash” before driving to the store with his 10-year-old grandson. He was arrested for DUI.
June – Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, a University of Houston professor, was stabbed 25 times in the face and head with a five inch stiletto heel of her shoe at his condominium in Houston, Texas. His girlfriend Ana Trujillo, 45, was jailed for life. She said: “I never meant to hurt him. It was never my intent. I loved him. I wanted to get away. I never wanted to kill him.” During closing arguments in the trial’s punishment phase, prosecutor John Jordan asked jurors for the maximum sentence: life in prison. Jordan said Trujillo not only violently killed Andersson but tried to ruin his character during the trial by falsely claiming he had abused her.
June 30 – Katherine Dixon, 40, stabbed at home in Ullathorne Road, Streatham, south London. Her jealous and controlling boyfriend Jonathan Tebbs, 46, was jailed for life in March 2014. The trial heard he killed her after she tried to end their relationship.
June 29 – Mohamed Abdullahi, 20, from Kentish Town, stabbed in York Way, Islington. Dean Winston, 19, and Calvin Jerelle Collins, 19 were jailed for life for murder in March 2014. Kyle Sober-Froud, 19, admitted murder and was also jailed for life. The trial heard he was killed after they mistakenly believed he had fired a gun at Winston’s house earlier.
June 21 – Daniel Cook, 27, was shot in Pennsylvania after he went to buy an all-terrain vehicle advertised on Craigslist website. Thomas Coffee, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder in Aug 2015 and was sentenced to life without parole. During the trial Coffee took the stand and insisted that a friend of his known only as “Stead” was actually to blame for the murder. Cook had gone to buy the ATV together with fiancée Jessica Davis and friend Daniel Fortunato. He agreed to trade $1,000 and a PlayStation 3 for the vehicle, but the exchange never happened. Instead, Davis and Fortunato testified, Cook walked around a corner with a tall man. Seconds later they heard gunshots and they ran to see what had happened. When they turned the corner, they found Cook dead, with his pants pockets turned out. Coffee admitted that he was supposed to meet with Cook that night, but told the court that he got tired of waiting and left Stead, who was allegedly the owner of the ATV, before Cook ever arrived.
June 20 – Cherish Perrywinkle, 8, was abducted in Wal-Mart, raped and murdered in Jacksonville, Florida. Donald Smith, 56, has been charged with murder and will go on trial in January 2017. Prosecutors say Smith befriended Cherish, her mother and siblings at a Dollar General store in June 2013 and convinced them to go to Wal-Mart on Lem Turner Road in his van after offering to buy them clothes and food. Perrywinkle told police that Smith offered to buy the family hamburgers at the McDonald’s inside the Wal-Mart. Cherish went with him to get the food, and they did not return. Cherish’s body was found near a creek off Broward Road the next morning. He had only been released from jail on May 31 after serving 438 days on felony charges of child abuse and unlawful impersonation of a public employee.
June 14 – Jake Milton, 17, stabbed near the junction of Cossington Road and Newquay Road in Knowle West, Bristol. Nathan Warburton, 19, and Lewis Talbot, 18, have been charged with murder and await trial.
June 13 – Jose Perez, 64, was shot dead in Raleigh, North Carolina. His wife Joanna Madonna, a teacher and translator for a law firm, 48, has been charged with murder. But she initially told investigators he left on foot with a suitcase to have an affair with another woman and had been hanging out with drug users. She later admitted killing him and claimed self-defence. It was her children who provided police with early information that made her the prime suspect in the case.
June 10 – Damaris Martinez, Dominican national, vanished from Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Her body was found, concealed in a box, a week later beside the Millennium Highway. Romano Giovanni Howell, 34, from Kew Town, has been charged with murder and awaits trial in July 2014.
June 10 – Colin Bolton, 28, was stabbed to death at a flat in Kingston-upon-Thames. Andrew Nichols, 45, was convicted of manslaughter in March 2014. The trial heard Nichols was jealous and discovered his girlfriend of 18 months was dating another man. Nichols fled to Portsmouth but was arrested.
June 8 – Alice McMeekin, 58, and Katie Jenkin, 20, axed to death at home in Cumbria. John Jenkin, 24, had been released from Furness General Hospital two days earlier after trying to commit suicide by taking a cocktail of LSD, whisky and painkillers and jumping into a river. In March 2014 his plea of guilty to manslaughter (diminished responsibility) was accepted and he was sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. He was suffering from schizophrenia.
June 4 – Reema Ramzan, 18, was beheaded with a knife at house in Herries Road, Shirecliffe, Sheffield. Aras Hussein, 20, of Herries Road, awaits trial accused of murder. He has also been charged with assaulting five people at the Northern General Hospital, where he was taken following his arrest.
June – Reema Ramzan, 18, student, was stabbed and decapitated at a flat in Sheffield. Her boyfriend, pizza delivery driver Aras Hussein, 21, then stabbed himself in the chest. He was jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 20 years.
June 7 – Rania Alayed, 25, from Syria, was stabbed to death at a flat in Salford, Manchester. Her husband Ahmed Al-Khatib, 35, from Middlesbrough, was jailed for life (17 years) in June 2014. He claimed he killed her in self defence when she approached him in the form of an evil apparition, a djinn, and commanded him to bury her body. Her body has not been found. He said he buried hear beneath trees near the A19 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. During the trial Al-Khatib put his hands around the throat of an interpreter and then banged his head against the glass of the dock. But the prosecution said he was faking mental illness. He had originally tried to pretend the mother-of-three was still alive and had moved to Turkey. His brothers Muhaned, 38, from Salford, and Hussain were also jailed for helping to dispose of her body. The prosecution said Ms Alayed had been killed for becoming “too westernised” and “establishing an independent life”.Muhaned was jailed for three years. He told police Ms Alayed had been buried at the side of a layby on the A19 in North Yorkshire.
May 31 – Yvonne Walsh, 25, and her seven-month-old son Harrison were strangled with a ligature at their home in Billesley, West Midlands. Wesley Williams, 29, was jailed for life (29 years) in 2014. He killed them as they slept. She had refused a marriage proposal from the cannabis user and split from him just two days before she was last seen alive. Chillingly, after the murders Williams went on to change his Facebook status to ‘single’ and casually announced: “Sometimes we just have to do things we shouldn’t… I am sorry it had come to this.” Just hours after the double killing he was also caught on CCTV laughing and high-fiving a flat mate at a McDonald’s restaurant. Williams was the former partner of Rebecca Shuttleworth, 25, who was found guilty in June of murdering her two-year-old son, Keanu Williams, in a totally separate case.
May 26 – Mohamed Abdi, a Somali criminal, was shot dead with a machine gun in Duddingston Road West, Edinburgh. Mohamud Mohamud, 30, Cadil Huseen, 23, and Hussein Ali, 26, were jailed for life (25 years) in 2014. In August 2015 Mohammed Ahmed, 29, who had fled to Somalia, was jailed for life (25 years). Ahmed, who also went by the name Jamal Saeed, even gave a thumbs-up to his family as they sat in the public gallery at the High Court in Glasgow. Three other men Mohamud Mohamud, 30, Cadil Huseen, 23, and Hussein Ali, 26, are already serving life sentences for the murder and will spend a minimum of 25 years each behind bars. Iain McSporran, prosecuting, said: “The Crown’s position is that there appears to have been an organised crime group consisting largely of Somalian males with London connections, operating in Glasgow and Edinburgh.” They split into two rival factions shortly before the murder. Two days before the fatal shooting a message was sent saying: ‘The guns are coming out.’
May 26 – Andrew Iacovou, betting shop manager, shot in betting shop in Morden, south London. In Jan 2014 Shafique Ahmad Aarij, 21, a regular gambler at the shop, was jailed for life (26 years). The trial heard he robbed Mr Iacovou, a father of three, of £296 and then walked out the store and caught a bus, covered in blood.
May – Rigat Essag Ghirmay, 28, murdered and dismembered in Toronto, Canada. Adonay Zekarias, 42, was charged with murder in Oct 2013. He also stabbed Nighisti Semret, 55, a cleaner, as she left work at 7am on 23 Oct, 2012, in pouring rain. Both victims were Eritrean immigrants. Zekarias also immigrated to Canada from Eritrea in the past five years.
May 23 – Anthony Quinn, 32, British expat quantity surveyor, attacked at 4am after coming out of a bar in Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. His body was later found in the harbour. Misael Castillo, 19, of Long Bay and Stanford Forbes Jr, 18, of Leeward Highway, have been accused of murder and await trial. http://tcweeklynews.com/quinn-murder-case-defence-attorney-wants-higher-fees-p4382-1.htm
May 22 – Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa, a Mexican lawyer, was shot dead in Southlake Town Square, a suburb of Dallas, around 6.47 p.m. while parked in a Range Rover across from a Yumilicious yogurt shop. A GPS tracking device fixed to the undercarriage of his 2012 Range Rover had followed his movements for weeks. The killers were in a Toyota Sequoia. Chapa was the personal attorney and emissary of former Gulf cartel leader Osiel Cárdenas Guillén. He also was an informant for the U.S. government. As part of a plea deal Cárdenas made with prosecutors, Guerrero Chapa had transferred $50 million in assets to the U.S. government. The cash, helicopters and other items came from the Gulf cartel and its former paramilitary arm, the Zetas. The deal, along with his work as an informant, would have made him a target for many, including the Zetas. But the killers were hired by Rodolfo Villarreal Hernandez, aka “El Gato,” or “The Cat.” He told people he would seek revenge against Chapa, who he claimed killed his father. Gato, a former San Pedro Garza Garcia police officer and now a high-ranking member of the Beltrán Leyva cartel, hired two men in 2011 to find and track Guerrero Chapa. He hired Jesús Gerardo Ledezma Cepeda and his son Jesús Gerardo Ledezma Campano Jr., both former police officers and members of a Mexican hit squad. They went on trial in Fort Worth in April 2016 but they are not the killers. Personal vengeance drove killing of Southlake drug cartel lawyer, defendants say
May 14 – Turkish-born Serafettin Demirsay, 65, stabbed at home in Vineyard Way, Kempston, Bedford, at 21:30 BST after three men forced their way in. His 68-year-old partner was threatened, stabbed in the arm and had money and jewellery stolen. A man, 24, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.
May 11 – Richard Craddock, 51, businessman, stabbed in the neck in his car in Gowerton, Swansea. Katie Ann Jenkins, 24, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years in July 2014 after admitting manslaughter. The former call centre worker met Mr Craddock through a friend in May 2013. On the night of the stabbing she had been at his flat in Sandfields, Swansea, with a friend when she claimed Mr Craddock told her she was attractive and tried to touch her. She then hid a knife in her bra when he gave her a lift.
May 9 – Champion Ganda, 17, from Romford – stabbed in Forest Gate, east London. A 16-year-old boy survived.
May 8 – Khadar Hussein, 19, from Beckenham, shot dead in Kenilworth Road, Penge, south London. Trai Williamson, 19, of NFA, has been charged with murder. Trial pending.
May 2 – Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, prosecutor in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto – ambushed and shot dead as he was driving from his Islamabad home to a court hearing in the Bhutto case in Rawalpindi. Police have not speculated on a reason for the shooting.
April – The decomposing bodies of Andrew Stout, Steven White and Kaylie Bailey were discovered at Stout’s farm in Ottawa, Kansas. The body of Bailey’s daughter, Lana-Leigh, 18 months old, was found in a suitcase several days later.Kyle Flack has been charged with capital murder and awaits trial. http://www.kshb.com/news/detective-kyle-flack-admitted-killing-housemate-with-shotgun-in-franklin-county-homicide-trial
April 30 – Philomena Dunleavy, 66, killed, beheaded and dismembered at home in Edinburgh. Her remains were dumped on Corstorphine Hill. Her son James, 40, an Irish Muslim convert, was converted of culpable homicide and sent to Carstairs Mental Hospital. The trial heard he killed her because he believed she had shamed the family.
April 29 – Mohammed Saleem, 82, was stabbed in the back after leaving the Green Lane Mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham. Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, a Ukrainian, has been charged with murder. He was also charged with setting fire to the mosque in July 2013.
April 27 – Leila Fowler, 8, stabbed 23 times at home in Valley Springs, California. Her brother, who was 12, was convicted of second-degree murder by a juvenile judge in 2015 but was not named. His family say they are standing behind him. The court heard he called 911 to report an intruder had attacked his sister, but police became suspicious of his story. It turned out he stabbed her, cleaned himself up and 45 minutes later called the police and 911. He also made inconsistent statements to a 911 dispatcher. His defence lawyer said he was innocent and said DNA of an unknown male was found during an analysis of the girl’s sexual assault kit and unidentified fingerprints were found in the home. If given the maximum sentence, he could stay in juvenile detention until he’s 23.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2324765/Leila-Fowler-8-stabbed-death-Brother-12-charged-murder.html
April 27 – Sean Hayes stabbed to death at a house in Bexley, SE London, after confronting his brother Mark. Mark Hayes, 53, was jailed for life (22 years) in July 2014. The trial heard the pair had fallen out 10 years earlier after Sean failed to attend his father’s funeral. The killing occurred on the day of their brother Tommy’s funeral. The two sides of the family clashed in a pub in Lee Green and Sean went round to Mark’s house after he was told Mark threatened to bottle his daughter.
April – Heather Arthur, 50, jazz singer, was stabbed in the heart at home in Gosforth, Newcastle. Her controlling husband Mark Arthur, 50, was jailed for life (18 years) in Feb 2014. The trial at Newcastle CC heard he killed her after learning she was having an affair with a saxophonist Paul Gowland. Arthur denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/heather-arthur-murder-trial-mark-6701908
April 18 – Zafer Eren, 34, shot dead in The Meadway, Southgate, N London. Samuel Zeria, 20, has been charged with the murder of Mr Eren and awaits trial on 11 Nov 2013. Wayne McNeish, 32, has been charged with perverting the course of justice. Jamie Marsh-Smith, 22, has been charged with attempted murder in a case linked to the Eren shooting. Eren was a member of the Tottenham Turks.
April 17 – Dr Autumn Klein, 41, a neurologist, was poisoned with cyanide, in Pittsburgh. Her husband Dr Robert Ferrante, 66, a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher, went on trial in 2014. Ferrante, a leading researcher into Lou Gehrig’s disease, laced his wife’s energy drink with the poison. She fell suddenly ill that night and died three days later. Ferrante and his defense attorneys contend they believe Klein may have been stricken by a cardiac arrhythmia or some kind of brain abnormality relating to headaches and fainting spells she had suffered in the previous months. They claimed cyanide was found naturally in human bodies. Ferrante was convicted in Nov 2014 and jailed for life.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29964075
April 14 – Jerome Edwards, 23, shot dead in Camberwell, SE London. Clleon Smith, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
April 10 – Michael Kerr, a DJ, was stabbed to death in Satmar Lane, Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone, Kent. In Dec 2013 Charlotte Coulson and Alicia Davis, both 22, were jailed for life for murder. After slitting his throat they claimed he had tried to rape Davis. During the trial, the jury heard both defendants were heavy drinkers and, on the day before his death, Davis had sex with Mr Kerr for money so she could buy more alcohol. Davis was given a tariff of 25 years and Coulson 20 years. The trial heard they “concocted a vicious story about Michael Kerr in order to exonerate themselves”.
April 9 – Paul Foster, 46, known as Big Shyne, was shot outside a friend’s house in Brunel Road, Luton. The killing was the third of 10 shooting incidents in the town this year, and the first gun-related fatality. Mr Foster was the uncle of murdered teenager Delaney Brown, 19, who was deliberately knocked off his bike by Kyle Beckford, 22, while driving a stolen BMW, last September.
April – Lisa Clay, 41, and her six-year-old boy Joseph Chadwick, were found dead at their bungalow in the village of Bolton-le-Sands, in Lancashire. Man, 34, arrested.
Mar 22 – Karl Bradley, 31 – shot 4 times in the back garden of his house in West Derby, Liverpool. Bradley was said to be “known to the police”. Unsolved.
Mar 18 – Daneshia Arthur, 30 – killed at home in Baden Powell Close, Dagenham, Essex. Delton Coley, 35, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
March 16 – Joanna Hall, 35, was stabbed 40 times at her flat in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Her secret boyfriend Steven Williams, 31, was jailed for life (22 years) in 2014. The trial heard he waited five hours before calling for help and at one point told her: “Just hurry up and die.” But she did not and three weeks after the attack was able to tell police what happened to her from her hospital bed.
March 7 – Rosemary Theron, a stilt walker and performance artist, was killed at home in Clovelly, near Fish Hoek, South Africa. Her daughter Racing Cloud Theron, 19, has admitted killing her and been jailed for 15 years. Her boyfriend Kyle Maspero, 18, from Knyna, also pleaded guilty in 2015. Maspero said that they discussed killing Theron after a heated argument between mother and daughter about the state of the kitchen and the schooling of the youngest daughter, Shariel, 8. He admitted that they spent the hours before the murder smoking dagga and crystal methamphetamine. They buried the body in the garden of the rented cottage, reported Theron missing at Fish Hoek police station and lived there with Shariel for the next couple of months. Four months later they moved in with a friend from the Strand, Godfrey Scheepers, and asked him to help move the body. Later that year Scheepers walked into a police station and confessed.
Mar 10 – Ibrahim Ali, 20 – stabbed in a fight at a house party in Stamford Close, Tottenham at around 5am. Four other men were found at the scene suffering various injuries. Three people await trial accused of murder. They are Tara Phillips, 32, of Cheffins Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire; Chez Degoze, 27, from Tottenham; and Rhys Brown, 20 of N15.
Mar 9 – Tom Brittain, 26, songwriter and R n B artist known as Twister, stabbed at a flat in Parkside Quarter, Colchester, Essex. Jack Hummerstone, 18, from Clerkenwell, was jailed for life (26 years) for murder in Sep 2013. Andre Vella, 19, from Frinton, was jailed for 10 years for aggravated burglary and possessing an imitation firearm. The trial heard the pair planned to rob Brittain of drugs and cash. Other people in the flat locked themselves in a room.
Mar 8 – Roberto Troyan, 63, suffered head injuries at his home in Mount Street, Mayfair, central London. David Jeffs, 36, from Larch Close, Arnold, Nottingham, was jailed for life in Dec 2013. The trial heard Jeffs, a financial adviser, had defrauding Troyan, a former client, out of £343,000. Troyan inherited a significant sum of money when his civil partner died.
March 7 – Christina Edkins, 16, from Ladywood, Birmingham, was stabbed on a bus as she travelled to Leasowes High School in Halesowen. A 22- year-old man from Walsall has been arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act. In Oct 2013 he admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital. It emerged that Simelane was a paranoid schizophrenic.
March 7 – Rosemary Theron, a stilt walker and performance artist, was killed at home in Clovelly, near Fish Hoek, South Africa. Her daughter Racing Cloud Theron, 19, has admitted killing her and been jailed for 15 years. Her boyfriend Kyle Maspero, 18, from Knyna, also pleaded guilty in 2015. Maspero said that they discussed killing Theron after a heated argument between mother and daughter about the state of the kitchen and the schooling of the youngest daughter, Shariel, 8. He admitted that they spent the hours before the murder smoking dagga and crystal methamphetamine. They buried the body in the garden of the rented cottage, reported Theron missing at Fish Hoek police station and lived there with Shariel for the next couple of months. Four months later they moved in with a friend from the Strand, Godfrey Scheepers, and asked him to help move the body. Later that year Scheepers walked into a police station and confessed.
March 5 – Michael Buckley, 60, died after being “rammed” with a shopping trolley at Marks & Spencer in Bromley, SE London. Melanie Buck, 32, was acquitted of manslaughter and GBH. The trial was told it was a case of “trolley rage” but she claimed it was an accident.
March 4 – Chantelle Barnsdale-Quean, 35, was stabbed to death at home in Darfield, South Yorkshire. Her husband Stephen, 43, was jailed for life (18 years). The trial heard that they had their house repossessed after he ran up debts. They moved into a council house but he again began running up debts, leading to a fatal row. He stabbed himself twice in the stomach to make it look as if she was the one armed with the knife originally. Her two little daughters featured in a BBC documentary, Love You To Death, about domestic violence in 2015.
Mar 4 –March 4 – Christie McHugh, 33, from Barnet, was run over in a road rage incident in a car park in Barnet. Ophelia Okai-Koi, 52, a nurse, was found guilty in June 2014 of causing death by careless driving and was jailed for 12 months and disqualified from driving for two years. Okai-Koi, who had been to the supermarket, got into a row with Mrs McHugh and her husband. A row broke out and Okai-Koi called 999.
She was advised to wait for police but tried to drive off. Mrs McHugh climbed onto the bonnet of the car. Okai-Koi drove off and Mrs McHugh fell off and suffered fatal injuries.
Mar 3 – Pamela Jackson, 55, from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, died of a fractured skull. Her body was dumped on the moors above Halifax and discovered on 27 May. Her boyfriend Adrian Muir, 51, from Halifax, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 18 years for manslaughter. The trial heard he had a torried relationship with Ms Jackson. She once boasted of having another lover and told Muir in a text message: “He is great in bed.”
Mar 2 – David Kochs, 43, died after being involved in drug-fuelled sado-masochistic gay sex at a flat in Jesmond, Newcastle. Kirk Thompson, 46, a former vet, went on trial in Feb 2014. He denies manslaughter. Mr Kochs was burned and suffered severe internal injuries. After he died Thompson left him under a duvet and has sex with another man. He met both online.
Feb 26 – Mido Macia, 27, a Mozambican taxi driver, was tied to a police van and dragged to his death in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg. The incident was recorded on video by a bystander, caused widespread revulsion at the time. President Jacob Zuma condemned the incident as “horrific” and “unacceptable”. He had been arrested for parking his vehicle illegally. Eight police officers – Meshack Malele, Thamsanqa Ngema, Percy Mnisi, Bongamusa Mdluli, Sipho Ngobeni, Lungisa Gwababa, Bongani Kolisi and Linda Sololo -were convicted of murder in August 2015. They will be sentenced on 22 September 2015.
Feb 22 – Benedykt Nowak, 34 – died in a fire at a factory on Dilloway Industrial Estate in Southall, west London. Jakub Ostrowski, 36, from Isleworth, and Mariusz Florowski, 38, from Greenford, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Feb 21 -Kenny Cherry, aka Kenny Clutch, a pimp and aspiring rapper, originally from Oakland, California – shot and crashed his Maserati into a taxi on The Strip in Las Vegas. The taxi burst into flames, killing driver Michael Boldon, 62, and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48. Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, 26, a pimp, was convicted of murder in Oct 2015. Freddy Walters, a passenger in Cherry’s car, was shot but survived. Harris, who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in Miami and Atlanta, fled Las Vegas the next day. He was arrested a week later in Los Angeles. Jurors won’t be told during the penalty phase that Harris was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for raping and robbing an 18-year-old woman at a Las Vegas condominium in June 2010. The case is being appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court. Harris was convicted in South Carolina in 2004 of a felony weapon charge, and that he was convicted earlier this year of bribing a Nevada prison guard to smuggle cellphones, takeout chicken and vodka to him behind bars.
Feb 19 – Abbie Emmett, 43, from Addlestone, Surrey, fell to her death from their hotel room in Dubai. Her husband, motorbike racer Sean Emmett, who won 19 British Superbike events, was arrested on suspicion of consuming alcohol without a licence. He returned to the UK in Dec 2013 and was arrested by Surrey Police on his arrival. He has not been charged.
February 18 – Scott Cain, 23, and Ashley Clarke, 24, suffocated after being sent into a nitrogen-filled apple store in Liss, Hampshire, while holding their breath. Andrew Stocker, 57, a farm manager, from Bordon, Hampshire, was jailed for two and a half years for manslaughter. The pair were trying to retrieve apples for an agricultural competition. Stocker worked at the fruit farm of Tory peer Lord Selborne. Blackmoor Estate Ltd was fined £75,000 after it pleaded guilty to three offences related to contravening health and safety regulations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33342930
Feb 17 – Peter Hagan, 16, stabbed in a tower block (Albion House) in Neville Gill Close, Wandsworth. He bled to death in the stairwell. In Dec 2013 Jamaal Ferguson, 23, of Albion House, was sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 21 years. His brother Malki Ferguson, 22; Romell Martin, 22; and Dean Harmes, 27, were all sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 17 years.
Feb 16 – Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, was shot in the head as he sat in a car in Clapton, east London, with his twin brother Jonathan and older brother David. Scott Andrews, 27 and Roshane Reid, 20, both from Hackney, were charged with murder in Dec 2014 and await trial.
Feb 16 – Rashid Naeem, 29, a stallholder, was stabbed at Queens Market in east London. Karlton Burton, 15, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder and Javauntee Campbell, 16, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. The trial heard the boys stole watches from the stall and then stabbed Naeem when he confronted them.
Feb 14 – Reeva Steenkamp, 29, model – shot in the bathroom of a house in the gated community of Silver Lakes, near Pretoria, South Africa. Her boyfriend, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 26, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He has claimed he shot her by accident, thinking she was an intruder.
Feb 14 – Subhan Anwar, 24 – killed in his cell in HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire. Fellow inmates Gary Smith, 47, and Lee Newell, 44, have been charged with murder and await trial. Anwar was convicted in 2009 of murdering his girlfriend’s child, Zahbeena Navsarka, in Huddersfield.
Feb 13 – Kieron Butterworth, 17 – stabbed in Harehills, Leeds. Ghanu Stout, 27, was charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 13 – Loretta Saunders, 26, a part Inuit woman from Labrador who was studying at St Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, vanished. Her body was later found in woods off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick two weeks later. Blake Leggette, 26, and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, have been charged with murder and await trial. Ironically Loretta’s studies focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women. She was three months pregnant. Leggette and Henneberry allegedly stole her car and were arrested in Harrow, Ontario. She had also rented out an apartment to them.
Feb 11 – Ganimete Hoti, 42, stabbed at home in Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, NE London. In Feb 2014 her husband Muhamet Hoti, 44, was jailed for life for murder. They had three children.
Feb 8 – Paul Cunningham, 35, illegal cannabis grower, battered with a golf club at his flat in Haghill, Glasgow. Stuart Patterson, 27, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2013. He claimed his wife Kimberley Reid, 25, had killed Mr Cunningham. Reid admitted stealing cannabis plants from the flat and gave evidence against Patterson after having her not guilty plea to murder accepted by the Crown. She was jailed for 22 months.
Feb 8 – Lylah Aaron, 3, beaten to death at home in Shiregreen, Sheffield. Delroy Catwell, a DJ, 31, was jailed for life (20 years) in Nov 2013. The child’s mother, Precious Chibanda, a trainee nurse, had gone to work at Derby Royal Infirmary. She left the child in the care of Catwell, her boyfriend.
Feb 6 – Pernella Forgie, 79, killed at her home in Catford, south London. Her son Simon Forgie, 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 3 – Tina Casey, 42, stabbed at home in Holywell, Tyneside. Her mother-in-law Heather Emmonds, 58, from Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, was jailed for life (20 years) in Dec 2013. She admitted stabbing but claimed she was not in control of her actions. But she was found guilty by a jury. Miss Casey had been in a long-term relationship with Emmonds’s son Keith. After they split up she threatened to take her son to live in the Isle of Man. She had already twice tried to poison the younger woman by crushing sleeping tablets into a chilli and a sweet and sour dish she had prepared. Emmonds was later found collapsed in her Vauxhall Corsa after crashing it at a roundabout in Shiremoor, North Tyneside, having taken an overdose of sleeping tablets. Inside the car were 10 handwritten notes in which she admitted what she had done.
Feb – Lindsay Judas, 55, a bus driver from Pilbara, Queensland, vanished after failing to return from a trip to Broome, in Western Australia. His skeletal remains were found in a shallow grave at a campsite at Crab Creek Road near Broome in late 2014. In March 2016 Sammy Hietanen, 39, was convicted of murdering Mr Judas at the campsite. Hietanen hit Mr Judas twice to the head with a metal bar, before tying rope around his legs, dragging his body into a pit he had dug and fleeing the state in the victim’s car and pawning off his belongings. Heitanen is due to be sentenced in early June. After Mr Judas was reported missing, his niece Tammy Dagan led a social media campaign appealing to the public for information.
Feb 3 – Shaun McDermott, 44 – attacked outside the Havering Oak pub in Romford. Sean Boggans, 29, from Brentwood, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Sep 2013.
Feb 3 – Monica Quan, 28, daughter of LAPD captain and her boyfriend Keith Lawrence, 27 – shot in Irvine, California. Chris Dorner, 33, former US Navy Seal and LAPD cop, was also responsible for other shootings. He fled into the mountains of southern California, was surrounded by cops and shot himself before setting a house on fire. He had been fired from LAPD in 2009 and took it badly. Quan’s father was officer who represented him at disciplinary hearing. While on the run Dorner filed this manifesto, which was posted on the internet: http://www.policymic.com/articles/26194/chris-dorner-manifesto-full-text-read-the-full-christopher-dorner-manifesto
Feb 2 – Chris Kyle, 38, Iraq war veteran and former US Navy Seal dubbed “deadliest sniper in US history” and his neighbour, Chad Littlefield – shot at Rough Creek Lodge shooting range in Texas. Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Routh was apparently suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and Kyle and Littlefield were trying to help him.
Feb 2 – Sarai Sierra, 33, American holidaymaker from Staten Island, New York, mother of two – died of blow to the head, body dumped near city walls in Istanbul, Turkey. She vanished on Jan 2. She was married but had sex with a Turkish man while on holiday. Ziya Tasali, 46, a homeless scrap paper collector, was arrested near the Syrian border, charged with murder and awaits trial. He has reportedly confessed to killing her after inhaling paper thinner.
Feb 2 – Anene Booysen, 17, gang raped, murdered, and disembowelled on a building site in Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. Jonathan Davids, 22, and Johannes Kana, 21, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 31 – Mark Hasse, a prosecutor, was shot dead in Kaufman county, Texas. On March 30 the Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney Michael “Mike” McClelland, 63, and his wife Cynthia, 65, were found shot dead. The Aryan Brotherhood were originally suspected of being responsible. But Eric Williams and his wife Kim were arrested for all three murders. As motive, Eric Williams, a former attorney for Kaufman County, had been convicted of burglary and theft while in office and had been prosecuted by McClelland and Hasse. Williams had just been released from jail. He is due to go on trial in December 2014.
Jan 31 – Mark Austin, 53, beaten up in Aylesbury, Bucks. Unsolved.
Jan 31 – Sasha Marsden, 16, childcare student – stabbed and set on fire in an alley in Blackpool. David Minto, 22, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 29 – Hadiya Pendleton, 15, student who sang at President Obama’s second inauguration a few weeks earlier – shot after sheltering from rain in a park in South Side, Chicago. Victim of gang violence. Kenneth Williams, 20, and Michael Ward, 18, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 27 – Hani Hicham Abou El-Kheir, 16, from the Churchill Gardens estate in Pimlico – stabbed in Lupus Street, Pimlico, central London. In Feb 2014 Ahmed Mikhaimar, 19, was jailed for life (26 years); Craig Boyce, 25, was jailed for life (27 years); Tarquai Joseph, 18, was jailed for life (26 years); Arber Barbatovci, 20, was jailed for life (26 years) and another 19 year old who cannot be named for legal reasons was jailed for life (26 years). Donjeta Gashi, 20, was convicted of perverting the course of justice in relation to paying for accommodation at the Full Moon Backpacker hotel in Bristol for one of the accused, who went on the run. She was jailed for 9 months.
Jan 25 – Detective Adrian Donohoe, 41, from Garda Siochana – shot during an attempted robbery at a credit union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, County Louth. Four men in a VW Passat escaped. Unsolved.
Jan 24 – Joudia Zimmat, 34, French jogger – stabbed in Imes, France. Robert Plant, 32, a British national, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 22 – Chloe Siokos, 80,was found dead at her home in North Finchley, north London. House then set on fire. Her husband Argyrios Siokos, 69, was responsible. He was found dead in a bedroom. They were both Greek. https://www.sundaypost.com/news/uk-news/daughter-of-murdered-mum-left-to-foot-85000-repair-bill/
Jan 20 – Riley Turner, 4, was killed at home in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Anwar Rosser, 33, a former soldier, was jailed for life (whole life) in Feb 2014 at Bradford CC. Riley’s family had allowed him to stay the night on a sofa. He went upstairs and killed the boy. He was described as a “psychotic, bullying alcoholic”.
Jan 20 – PC Gareth Francis, 28, off duty police officer based at West Didsbury – punched in the street in Edgeley, Stockport, after a night out. Westley Holland, 20, has been charged with manslaughter and awaits trial.
Jan 19 – Petra Meirnykas, 49, Lithuanian – found in a warehouse in Rainham, Essex. Ausras Maslovas, 45, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 19 – Riley Turner, 4, found dead at his home in Oakworth, near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Anwar Rosser, 32, has been charged with murder and will go on trial at Bradford CC on July 22, 2013.http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resources/JCO/Documents/Judgments/sentencing-remarks-coulson-j-r-v-rosser.pdf
Jan 18 – Egidijus Ceplionis, 40, Lithuanian – died in Pembury Close, Hackney, E London. Giedrius Zinkevicius, 38, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 17 – Shaun O’Neill, 2, died at home in Modbury, near Plymouth. His mother Angela Vane, 40, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 16 – Aslan Usoyan, 75, aka Ded (Grandpa) Khasan, ethnic Kurd mafia godfather – shot by a sniper near a restaurant in Moscow. He has been involved in a feud with Georgian rival Tariel Oniani. Unsolved.
Jan 16 – Keiran Crump Raiswell, 18, student at Sheffield University – stabbed in Whalley Range, Manchester. Imran Akhtar Hussain, 26, from Bracknell, Berkshire has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 5 – Timmy O’Brien, 14, who was autistic, was strangled and then hit with an axe in Scarsdale, Victoria, Australia. Joel Parker Henderson was jailed for life for murder in August 2015. The trial heard Timmy was attacked because he dared to defend his stepfather Peter Williams. Henderson and Darren Wilson were paid to attack Williams. When the men started attacking Mr Williams Timmy stepped into help, trying to fend them off with a baseball bat. Henderson chased Timmy down, pinned him to the ground and started strangling him. He then took an axe he had armed himself with to assault Mr Williams to chop at Timmy’s head. One onlooker begged Henderson to stop yelling at him: “He’s only a little boy, he has special needs.” Henderson replied: “Die, c***, die.” Wilson was found guilty of murder and was jailed for 30 years and six months with a non-parole period of 26 years. Henderson’s girlfriend Lisa Trezise gave evidence against him and Wilson. She pleaded guilty to assisting an offender, recklessly causing injury and criminal damage after a murder charge was dropped and was sentenced to 21 months’ jail, wholly suspended.
Jan 14 – Adif Washington, 36, from Milk River, was shot dead at May Pen Hospital in Jamaica. The police originally claimed he was killed by criminals. Later they charged Constables Carl Bucknor and Jerome Whyte and Detective Corporal Kevin Adams. Adams is charged with four murders. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) had previously announced it had charged Constable Collis ‘Chuckie’ Brown for murder, Conspiracy to Murder and Wounding with Intent. INDECOM alleges that Adams killed Adif Washington; Anthony Trought on February 13, 2012; Andrew Bisson on September 5, 2011; and Sylvester Gallimore on May 5, 2011.
Jan 13 – Joseph Kent, 24, attacked outside Xscape ski centre in Milton Keynes. Samir Bostan, 25, from Middleton, MK; Tariq Bostan, 26, from Luton; and Hamza Noor, 22, from Wembley, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 11 – Wayne Busst, 32, and Ian Gladwish, 31, both Big Issue sellers – stabbed in Union Street, Birmingham. John Ward, 23, who was also homeless, was jailed for life (12 years) in Oct 2013. He had a history of mental health problems and on the day of the murder travelled from London on the train, bought whiskey and heroin and then attacked the victims after “hearing voices” telling him to kill.
Jan 12 – Xavier Lewis – shot in Duncans, Jamaica. Omar Jarrett, 21, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. This shooting is believed to be linked to the Imani Green murder.
Jan 11-Imani Green, 8, sickle cell sufferer from Balham, south London – shot in her cousin’s corner ship in Duncans, Jamaica. Three others were injured. The shooting is believed to be related to a feud over a Jamaican lottery scam involving Jamaicans in the US. Unsolved.
Jan 9 – Patricia Goodband, 76, owner of a building supplies firm – beaten and found on Jan 22 in the grounds of her home in Woodhams, near Aylesbury, Bucks. Chris Symons, 63, has been charged with murder. Robert Taft, 59, has been charged with obstructing justice. They await trial.
Jan 9 – Sakine Cansiz, 55, one of the founders of PKK; her friend Fidan Dogan, 32; and her friend Leyla Soylemez, 22; shot at a Kurdish information centre in Paris. Omar Guney, 30, from Sivas, Turkey, has been charged with murder. He was their former driver. Motive unclear but PKK supporters suspect the Turkish state of involvement.
Jan 7 – Anastasia Voykina, 23, Russian model – found in a maisonette in Streatham, south London. Her Portuguese boyfriend, Felipe Lopes, 27, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 3 – Janelle Duncan-Bailey, 25, mother of two, from Croydon – found in a car in Thornton Heath, south London, after she went missing. Her boyfriend Jerome McDonald, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 30 – Dogan Ismail, 17 – stabbed outside Latimer House in Beaconsfield Road, Peckham, south London. Dawda Jallow, 15, was convicted of murder in June 2013 and jailed for life (13 years) the following month. The trial heard Dogan went on to the Aylesbury estate to try to get back his stolen Blackberry phone. Anthony Munroe, 18, was originally charged with murder but that charge was dropped and he faces trial for theft only.
Dec 29 – Darryl McClymont, 23, from Isleworth – stabbed in Ferney Meade Way, Isleworth – Richard Relvas, 23; Jermaine Reid, 21; Ange Akapea, 22; and Mohamed Aradour, 23, all from south London, have been charged with murder and went on trial in Oct 2013. The trial heard that someone planted a tracking device on his Mazda car to follow him and ambush him.
Dec 28 – Julia Thurgarland, 70, churchwarden – strangled at her farm in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire. Her husband Peter Thurgarland, 71, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
December 24 (Christmas Eve) – Church organist and lay preacher Alan Greaves, 68, died after being attacked on his way to Midnight Mass in Sheffield. Mr Greaves, from High Green in Sheffield was found on a pavement near his home. Ashley Foster, 21, of Wesley Road, High Green, denies murdering Mr Greaves. He will stand trial on 24 June 2013. Jonathan Bowling, 22, has already pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.
Dec 22 – John Morrison, 50, Liberal Democrat former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, from Milngavie – beaten up in Glasgow city centre. Darren Murphy, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 21 – David Charlton, 25 – stabbed in front of his girlfriend in South Shields. Keith Honeyman, 19, and boy, 15, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec – Samuel Francis, 38, tattoo artist – murdered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Brent Tyler Bouren, editor of Full Throttle Midwest magazine, has been charged with second degree murder and awaits trial.
Dec 17 – David ‘Les’ Ross, 39, manager of the Rubix nightclub – found dead at Village Express Inn in Corby, Northamptonshire. Believed linked to a burglary at his house the week before. Unsolved.
Dec 16 – Evaldas Svolkinas, 34, from Romford – killed and dumped in a stream, Carter’s Brook, in Wincanton Road, Romford, Essex. Andrej Malinkovskij, 42, and his wife Julija, 27, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec 16 – John Roberts, 32, a football badge seller, was found with head injuries in his home in Park Terrace, Winlaton, Gateshead. At the time he was facing a charge of abducting a 14-year-old girl. In Dec 2013 police said a woman’s DNA had been found at the murder scene. Unsolved.
Dec 16 – A medical student, 23 (her identity is known but we are not using it in accordance with Indian media rules) – lured on to a bus near Delhi, gang raped and murdered. Six men have been charged with rape and murder. They are Ram Singh, 33; his brother Mukesh; Vijay Sharma; Akshay Thakur; Pawan Gupta and a juvenile. In March 2013 Ram Singh was found hanging from a ventilation shaft in his cell in Tihar jail. The others await trial.
Dec 15 – A boy identified only as Fang, aged 10 – had his throat cut in a toilet at a video arcade in Tainan City, Taiwan. A man identified only as Zeng, 29, confessed and said he killed him so he could go to prison.
Dec 13 – Evaldas Svolkinas, 34, a building contractor, was attacked and left to die in a remote stream called Carter’s Brook near Romford. Andrej Malinovskij, 43, a Lithuanian carpenter and former employee, was jailed for life (25 years) in Oct 2014. Motive was a £1,300 unpaid debt. Mr Svolkinas was reported missing to police by his girlfriend on 13 December 2012.
Dec 13 – David Remmer, 35 – stabbed 54 times in a homeless hostel in Talgarth Road, West Kensington, London. Thomas Kearney, 38, was extradited from Ireland and in Sep 2013 he was jailed for life (20 years).
December 16 – James V Johns, 54, was bludgeoned to death in Hilo, Hawaii. His tenant Jason Russell Jump, 39, has been charged with murder. Psychologists examining Jump said is obsessed with rap mogul Jay Z aka Shawn Carter. Jump also has Jesus Christ tattooed on his forehead.
Dec 9 – Irene Celaya, 62 and her sons Francisco Moreno and Bernard Franco, 53 – shot on Tule River Indian reservation in California. Irene’s other son Hector Celaya, 31, later shot himself after being chased by police. His children Andrew Celaya, 6, and Alyssa Celaya, 8, survived the shooting.
Dec 7 – Jose Banda, 20, was shot dead in Alvin, Texas, after he crashed into a man and his sons as they pushed their truck on a road because it had run out of petrol. David Barajas jr, 12, and Caleb Barajas, 11, were killed. Their father David Barajas sr, 32, went home and got a gun before returning to shoot Banda. Barajas was acquitted in Aug 2014. The defence claimed Banda was a gang member and could have been shot because of his affiliations.
Dec 6 – Alex Stewart, 49, from Archway, north London – died in Whittington Hospital of septicaemia on 19 Dec after being beaten up and having his sternum broken. A man has been arrested.
Dec 4 – Eamon Kelly, 65, notorious criminal and “crime consultant – shot outside his home in Killester, north Dublin. Killers believed to be extortionists from the Real IRA. Unsolved.
Dec 2 – Robert Calabia, 34; Jennifer Kim, 26; Amanda Ghossein, 24 and Teofilo ‘Jo Jo’ Navales, 49 – shot outside a boarding house in Northridge, Los Angeles. Ka Pasasouk, 31, an illegal immigrant from Laos; Howard Alacantra, 30, Christina Neal, 33 and Donna Rabulan, 30, were arrested at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. They have been charged with murder and await trial. Believed to be a drug motive.
Dec 2 – Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, linesman who worked with Buitenboys football club – attacked at a boys’ football match in Amsterdam, Holland. Six boys, aged 15 and 16, from the Nieuw-Sloten team, were convicted of manslaughter in June 2013 at a trial in Lelystad. Their father, El-Hasan D, 50, was jailed for six years for manslaughter. Five youths were jailed for 2 years each and another was sentenced to a year. A seventh player, age 15, was sentenced to 30 days detention for assault.
Dec 1 – Janee Parsons, 31, American – stabbed to death at home in Bicester, Oxfordshire, as she prepared for a weekend away with her new boyfriend. He husband Andrew Parsons, 38, was jailed for life (20 years minimum) for the murder, committed in front of their young son. The trial at Oxford Crown Court heard how the attack was captured on a dictation machine left under a bed by Parsons to spy on his wife, who had confessed her affair two weeks earlier.
November – Andrew Lucas, 20, was stabbed in Washington, Wearside. Mark Spalding was jailed for life for murder. Paul Mallin, 35, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter. Spalding had blamed Mallin for the murder. After he was freed Mr Mallin said: “What do I think of Mr Spalding? I think he’s an evil man who has finally got his just desserts.” Spalding confronted Andrew over an earlier attack in which his mobile phone was stolen
Nov 19 – Paula Castle, 85, mugged in the street in Greenford, west London. Jiervon Bartlett, 14 and Nayed Hoque 15, from Southall, admitted manslaughter and robbery and were both jailed for six years in May 2013. The Old Bailey heard the pair, who met up in a children’s home, were truanting from school and after mugging her they spent the money on fast food and phone top-up cards. They mugged another woman the following day.
November 19 – Marcus Innocent, 35, shot in Woolwich, south London. In July 2014 Daniel Burgess, 34, a former soldier, was jailed for life (28 years). In Sep 2014 Perry Sutton, 26, from Dartford, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Richard Brennan, 30, from Plumstead, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 19 years for possession of firearm with intent to endanger life. Jack Brennan, 22, from Kidbrooke, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Patrick Brennan, 24, from Kidbrooke, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Sonny Murphy, 40, from Kidbrooke, was jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice and three years for possession of a firearm. Keli-Ray Birch, 31, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit GBH.
Nov 17 – Germaine Edwards, 28, from Bilborough, Nottingham – shot in Fairnley Road, Nottingham. Daniel Simpson, 32, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 12 – Khanokporn Satjawat, 42, Thai pharmaceutical manager for Brist0l-Myers Squibb – attacked in toilets at SECC Conference Centre in Glasgow. Clive Carter, 34, a G4S security guard at the centre has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 10 – Thierry Christian-Gnanakumar, 22, killed in Lewisham. Kohulan Podiappuhamey, 24, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder. The following were convicted of violent disorder and jailed – Aathavan Rajakumar, 24, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Rubieus Selvaratnam, 21, from Catford, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Jeyasuthan Theiventhrampillai, 33, of New Malden was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Jayruban Vivekananthan, 26, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Pirunthan Kunaratatnam, 23, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Kaviloan Venayakamoorthy, 23, of Eastdown Park, Lewisham was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months. Jius James Vijashinghe, 27, from Blackheath was found not guilty.
Nov 10 – Joseph Griffiths, 73, stabbed 22 times at home in Fulham, west London. Aaron De Silva, 21, a prolific burglar, was jailed for life (minimum of 32 years).
Nov 10 – Gregory Faull, 52, retired US citizen (from Florida) – shot at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. John McAfee, 67, the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software company was initially suspected. He had moved to Belize in 2009. McAfee fled to Guatemala but was captured. He was then extradited to US. Charges were dropped.
Nov 10 – Joseph Griffiths, 73 – stabbed during a burglary in Fulham. Aaron de Silva, 20, from Earl’s Court, has been charged with murder and aggravated burglary and awaits trial.
Nov – Rie Miyoshi, 33, was murdered in Zushi, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. Her ex-boyfriend Hideto Kozutsumi, 40, was sentenced to death. A private detective, Hirotoshi Kohama, 61, who gave her address to Kozutsumi was convicted by the Nagoya District Court in Jan 2015 and jailed for two and a half years, suspended for five years. Kozutsumi was first arrested in Kanagawa Prefecture in 2011 on charges of stalking and harassing Miyoshi, after he repeatedly threatened to kill her in a series of emails following the pair’s split. The pair dated between 2004 and 2006.
Nov – William Jensen, 2, and her sister Tyler, 4, died of hypothermia in a car at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort while their mother was smoking marijuana and having sex with a man in a car nearby. Heather Jensen, 25, is being sentenced on March 21, 2014. The trial heard the children’s father Eric Jensen, 26, died in a car accident a month earlier. Jensen had a lowe IQ and was not aware of the danger. She turned the heating up in the car.http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/heather-jensen-found-guilty-of-child-abuse-false-reporting-not-guilty-of-homicide
Nov 8 – Nadarajah Mathinthiran, 49, a former Tamil Tigers commander – shot as he left HQ of CCTF (Tamil Co-Ordination Committee in France) in Paris. His daughter Saarrah claimed the Sri Lankan govt were responsible. Two Sri Lankans, both aged 33 but not named, have been charged and await trial.
Nov 7 – Amelia Arnold, 19, vanished from her home in Stevenage. Her body was found near Hatfield a few days later. Her abusive boyfriend Jack Wall, 22, was jailed for life (19 years) in July 2013. His uncle, Joseph Potter, 42, from Bletchley – who helped him dispose of the body – was jailed for two and a half years for assisting an offender. the jury heard Ms Arnold, a mother of one, had been trying to end the “abusive” relationship. Wall hit her on the head eight times using a “dumbbell-like” object, before strangling her, his trial was told. He took wires from his games console, tied her up in a foetal position and, with Potter, drove about 11 miles to Hatfield to bury her body in woodland, where it was found three days later.
November – Barbara Howe, 87, from Monroe, Ohio, was murdered and her body found in the trunk of her Cadillac car. Daniel French, 56 from Berea, Kentucky, was charged with murder in 2015. Police have charged French with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. The murder charge comes with death penalty specifications. The car she was found inside was parked next to a children’s playground by the Woodridge Park East Apartments in Middletown, Ohio.
Nov 1 – David Black, 52, prison officer at Maghaberry jail – shot as he drove to work along the M1 in N Ireland. Sean McVeigh, 33, has been charged with murder. Damien McLaughlin, 36, from Dungannon, has been charged with supplying the car used in the murder. Both await trial. Mr Black was the first prison officer killed in N Ireland in 20 years and the 31st since the start of the Troubles.
Oct 31 – Rebekah Gay, 24, stripped, beaten and strangled in Broomfield Township, Michigan. John D White, 55, a convict turned church pastor who had an obsession with pornography, was charged with murder but committed suicide in prison in August 2013. It is believed he may have committed necrophilic acts. White later took her 3 year old son, Conway, to see his father, dressed in a Halloween costume.
Oct 30 – Bethany Deaton, 27, nurse – died in a minivan in Grandview, Missouri. Her boyfriend Micah Moore, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Bethany was found with a bag over her head and had taken an overdose. There was even a suicide note. But Moore later confessed to killing her. He apparently did it because he feared she would tell her therapist about sexual assaults on her by Moore and Deaton’s husband Tyler.
Oct 28 – Abed Polin, 46 – stabbed at her home in Barkingside, east London. His son Nasser Polin, 20; and daughter Nameerah Polin, 25, survived. Mohammed Ali, 39, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 27 – Jamie “Bullet” Sanderson, 20, from Southall – stabbed at Oceana nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames. Ashley Milne, 22; Brandon Francis, 19; Benjamin Onwuma, 22; Levan Greenfield, 22; charged with murder and awaiting trial.
Oct 25 – Daniel McKay, 36, drug dealer, shot in the living room of his home in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Unsolved. Dissident republicans.
Oct 25 – Lucia Krim, 6; and Leo Krim, 2 – drowned in the bath in their apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, NYC. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, tried to kill herself (cut her own throat). She has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The children’s parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, have another daughter, Nessie, who survived.
Oct 22 – Satyavahi Venna, 61, and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna, 10 months old, were abducted from their apartment in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, was convicted of their murder in October 2014 and could face the death penalty. He had demanded a $50,000 ransom but had already killed the child, possibly by accident. He was caught partly because he used the nicknames of Saanvi’s parents, who were known to only a few people. He confessed but during the trial he claimed he had been coerced into that confession. He also claimed he had been forced at gunpoint to carry out the kidnapping. But he had a string of gambling debts.
Oct 20 – Harold Muzeremwi, 20, stabbed in Mottingham, south London. In May 2013 Delaney Barnett, 27, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (minimum of 20 years). He was also convicted of the attempted murder of 25-year-old Nash Leigh Walsh- Drew. The trial at Woolwich CC heard how Barnett visited the home of his former girlfriend in Kingsley Wood Drive. He found her watching television with Walsh-Drew in a bedroom. He went to the kitchen and armed himself with two knives before attempting to attack Walsh-Drew. Muzeremwi, who was in the lounge, heard the commotion and went to protect his friend.
Oct 25 – Jean Farrar, 77, beaten to death at her home in Brentford. Daniel Barnett, 20, from Brentford, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 22 – Satayrathi Venna, 61, and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna, 10 months old, were abducted and then killed in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 27, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Oct 2014. Yandamuri, an IT worker, moved to the US from India in 2007. The baby’s parents had gone out and left Mrs Venna, who was visiting from India, to look after the baby. Yandamuri, who had a gambling habit, hoped to hold the baby hostage for $50,000 but dropped her as he struggled with Mrs Venna, who was then stabbed. During the trial he tried to present evidence to the jury that two white men, whom he identified only as Josh and Matt, forced him to help them into the apartment where they killed Satyavathi Venna and kidnapped Saanvi Venna.
Oct 19 – Lee-Anna Shiers, 20; her son Charlie, 15 months; her nephew Bailey, 4; and niece Skye, 2 – in a house fire in Maes y Groes, Prestatyn, North Wales. Shiers’ boyfriend Liam Timbrell, survived. Melanie Smith, 42, has been charged with arson and murder and awaits trial.
Oct 19 – Karina Menzies, 32 – was run over by a van in Ely, Cardiff. 12 other people – including 7 children – were also injured during a series of hit-and-run incidents on the same day (a Friday). Matthew Tvrdon, 31, admitted manslaughter and has been sent to a mental hospital indefinitely. He had stopped taking anti-psychotic medication, under doctors’ orders.
Oct 17 – Young Fero, 63; Daria M Pohl, 21; Kellene Fallon, 44; Ross Richter, 29; and Tereasa Beesley, 45, were all stabbed to death at Fero’s Bar and Grill in Denver, during a robbery. The robbers stole $170. Two brothers, Joseph Hill and Lynell Hill, were arrested and have pleaded guilty for their roles in the crime. Joseph Hill was given five life sentences. Lynell Hill was sentenced to 70 years in prison. They were expected to testify against Dexter Lewis at his trial in July 2015.
Oct 15 – Antoine Sollacaro, 63, lawyer and senior figure in the Corsican nationalist FLNC, who had defended many FLNC members including Yann Colonna (who killed the prefect of Corsica in 1998) – shot at a petrol station in Ajaccio, Corsica. The gunman escaped on the back of a motorcycle. Unsolved. FLNC has split in recent years.
Oct 15 – Jean-Dominique Allegrini-Simonetti, 50, former FLNC militant, shot and dumped in the mountains of Corsica. Unsolved. Linked to ongoing feud.
Oct 15 – Dr Sabah Usmani, and her children; Hira, 13; Sohaib, 11; Muneeb, 9; Rayyan, 6; and Maheen, 3, died in a house fire in Harlow, Essex. The father, Dr Abdul Shakoor, survived after trying to rescue his family. Arson. A neighbour’s car was also set on fire. Unsolved.
Oct 13 – Captain Barkey, aka Joslyn Hamilton, 50, a famous reggae dancehall DJ from Jamaica; and his girlfriend Tracy Bennett, 38 – shot in a car at a motel in the Bronx, New York. Their killer, Joseph Kernizan, 42 – who was the father of 2 of Miss Bennett’s children – later drove to Florida and shot himself in his car as police closed in.
Oct 12 – Catherine Gowing, 37, a vet from County Offaly in Ireland – vanished after failing to arrive at work in Mold, North Wales. Her burnt out car was found near a quarry in New Brighton, near Mold. Her remains were found in a pool in a field at Sealand, Deesside, 2 weeks later. Clive Sharp, 46, from Bethesda, Gwynedd, pleaded guilty to her murder in Jan 2013 at Mold Crown Court and will be jailed for life. He was a friend of Ms Gowing’s housemate.
Oct – Anthony Power, 78, lingerie tycoon, beaten to death in High Hazels Park, Darnall, Sheffield. Imran Khan, 30, from Darnall, was jailed for life in March 2013 with a minimum tariff of 26 years. The trial heard Mr Power had gone to the park to look for his brother Thomas, who had dementia. Khan attacked him and stole the keys to his Bentley car.
Oct 6 – Sally Lawrence, 47, died when car crashed into a tree in Oadby, Leicestershire. Iain Lawrence, 53, a former airline pilot, has denied murder and is currently on trial. The prosecution claimed he deliberately crashed the car into a tree because he was struggling to come to terms with the break up of their 12-year marriage. He says it was an accident and his leg went into spasm and that he could not move his foot off the accelerator as the car headed for the tree.
Oct 6 – Pauline Gillen, 69; and Jason Duffield, 39, stabbed at a block of flats in Acacia Avenue on the Yew Tree estate in Walsall, West Midlands. Ian Woolley, 43, has been charged with both murders and is awaiting trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
October – Five people were stabbed to death in Fero’s Bar and Grill in Denver, Colorado. Joseph Hill, 27, admitted second degree murder and was jailed for life in 2014. His brother Lynell Hill, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and was given a 70-year prison term. Dexter Lewis, 23, awaits trial. He could face the death penalty. Investigators say the robbery was motivated by Lynell Hill’s need for money to pay for an unrelated court case. The group allegedly left the bar with about $170. The victims were bar owner Young Suk Fero, 63, of Aurora; Daria M. Pohl, 21, of Denver; Kellene Fallon, 44, of Denver; Ross Richter, 29, of Overland Park, Kan.; and Tereasa Beesley, 45, of Denver. The killers set fire to the bar after the killings.
Oct 5 – Jessica Ridgeway, 10 – vanished on her way home from school in suburb of Denver, Colorado. Her dismembered body was found on Oct 11 in a park in Arvada (7 miles away). Austin Sigg, 17, has been charged with sexually assaulting and murdering her. He is also charged with trying to kidnap a 22 year old woman in May 2012. He awaits trial.
Oct 4 (not found til Oct 14) – Vincent Kershaw, 84, was beaten about the head and left for dead at his home in Milnrow, Rochdale. Michael Fearon, 56, from Littleborough, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.
Oct 4 – Pelivan Zekaj, 23, an Albanian national – stabbed at Burger King in Wood Green shopping mall during a fight. Daniel Lewis, 19, from Barking, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
October – Danzele Johnson, 21, was shot dead in Elkhart, Indiana by a homeowner, Rodney Scott, as he broke into his house. Johnson’s burglary accomplices Blake Layman, 16, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp, both 17, and Jose Quiroz, 16, were all jailed for life for felony murder. They became known as the Elkhart Four. Indiana and at 42 other states have felony murder laws on the books, which meant prosecutors held them responsible for Johnson’s death. Jose Quiroz pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 years in prison and 10 years probation in December 2012. The other three had their felony murder convictions overturned in 2015.
Oct 1 – April Jones, 5, vanished after getting into a vehicle on the Bryn-yr-Gog estate in Machynlleth, Wales. Mark Bridger, 46, was convicted of murder in May 2013 and was jailed for life (whole life tariff). April’s body has not been found. At his trial at Mold Crown Court Bridger came up with a preposterous story about how he had actually run her over but could not remember what he had done with her body. But it was proved he had been accessing child porn on his computer on the day she died.
Sep 29 – Shauna Tiaffay, 46, a cocktail waitress, was beaten to death with a hammer at home in Las Vegas. Her husband George, 40, a firefighter, was jailed for life as was Noel Stevens, 43, a homeless man he paid £400 to kill her. Shauna had recently moved out of the couple’s shared home, certain that their shaky marriage was over and taking her daughter, Madison, with her. The estranged husband was the prime suspect in the murder, until it emerged he had a sound alibi – he was on duty at the fire department that night. Chilling CCTV footage emerged of the pair shopping for hammers together.
Sep 5 – Delaney Brown, 19, who was deliberately knocked off his bike in Luton by Kyle Beckford, 22, while driving a stolen BMW, last September. Beckford was convicted of murder earlier in Nov 2013 and was jailed for life (24 years). The trial at Luton CC heard they were friends at school but later joined rival gangs. Beckford was in the Marsh Farm Gang while Brown was in the Lewsey Farm Gang, aka The Trap Gang.
Sep 29 – Sharlana Diedrick, 32, young mother, from Watford – stabbed 16 times as she sat in a car in Harlesden, NW London (11.10pm). She died at hospital 45 mins later. Her former boyfriend, Marvin Samuels, 30, from Harlesden, was jailed for life (33 years) for murder in Oct 2013. He also raped a 42-year-old stranger as she walked her pet chihuahua near Welsh Harp reservoir in Neasden, NW London on the same day. He claimed at trial that he was not “mentally responsible” for the crimes.
Sep 26 – Shaun Chambers, 21, from Greenwich – stabbed in Beaconsfield Road in the Aylesbury estate in Walworth, SE London. A second man, aged 18, survived. A boy, aged 16, has been charged and is awaiting trial in June 2013. He cannot be named for legal reasons.
Sep 27 – Junior Nkwelle, 15 – stabbed on the Loughborough estate in Brixton. A girl, aged, 14 and her 17-year-old boyfriend were acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter in March 2013. Neither can be named for legal reasons.
September 24 – Tammy Palmer, 39, was shot dead in Stony Point, upstate New York. Her father Eugene Palmer, 73, a retired park ranger, fled into the wilderness of Harriman State Park and was still on the run in 2015.
Palmer allegedly shot the mother three times as she was walking home from dropping her two children off at a school bus. He was charged with her murder two months after her death. After allegedly confessing to the crime to his sister, Elaine Babcock, she says he took off into the 45,000-acre park, an area authorities say he’s well familiar with and backs onto their property.
Sep – Shaun “The Guv’nor” Cummins, 45, former professional boxer and area champion – killed, dismembered and put in a freezer in his home town of Leicester. In May 2013 Thomas Dunkley, 29, was sentenced to life in prison at Leicester Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 34 years. In 2004 he was paralysed in a motorbike accident which left him requiring home care. Dunkley was described as Mr Cummins’ “informal carer”.
Sep 22 – Corrie “The Sniper” Sanders, 46 , former world heavyweight champion – shot during a robbery at Thatch Haven country lodge restaurant near Brits in North West Province, South Africa. Three Zimbabweans – Paida Fish, 19; Samuel Mabena, 27; and Chris Moyo, 25 – have been charged with murder and await trial. Cash and a digital camera were stolen. They are also accused of the murder of Mauritz Oberholzer, 66, who was shot on a farm nearby. Paida Fish, Chris Moyo and Samuel Mabena to a total of 43 years’ imprisonment on charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. The judge said a life sentence would not be applicable because the murder had not been planned, but was committed accidentally during the course of the planned robbery.
Sep 21 – PC Fiona Bone, 32, and PC Nicola Hughes, 23 – shot at a house in Hattersley, Manchester, after attending a 999 call. Dale Creegan, 29, was jailed for life in June 2013. He has since been transferred to Ashworth secure hospital. Several people, including Raj Mohammed Khan, 41, and Patricia Kelly, 55, have been accused of assisting him to evade arrest. They await trial.
Sep 21 – Kyle Sheehan, 16, was stabbed in the leg in Jiggins Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham at around 10.15pm. Four men, aged 30, 24, 19, and 17, were arrested in connection with his death but later released with no further action. His friend Joshua Ribera was murdered a year later.
Sep 18 – Kim Buckley, 46; Kayleigh Buckley, 17; and Kimberley Buckley, 6 months – died in a house fire in Cwmbran, south Wales. Carl Mills, 27, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2013. Mills, an unemployed alcoholic and Kimberley’s father, had bombarded his on-off partner Kayleigh with threatening texts before the blaze, convinced she was inside with another man.
Sep 15 – Kevin Ssali, 14 – stabbed in Burnt Ash Road, Lee, south east London after he got off a bus. A boy, 17, has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial in June 2013.
Sep 12 – Catherine Wells-Burr, 23 – found in a burning Ford Focus near A358 at Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset. Three people have been convicted of murder and await sentencing. They are (Catherine’s boyfriend) Rafal Nowak, 31; (his former partner) Anna Lagwinowicz, 32; and Tadeusz Dmytryszyn, 38. Catherine was a graduate and a business analyst who worked in Chard, Somerset.
Sep 11 – Jean-Pierre Colombani, 24; Jean Gandolfi, 24; and Sebastien Mattei, 34 – shot in their car in Castirla, Corsica. The victims were gangsters and the killers are believed to be from Brise de Mer (Corsican mafia). Unsolved.
Sep 11 – Massimiliano Spelta, 43, owner of pharmaceutical company; and his girlfriend, Carolina Pajaro, 21, from Dominican Republic – shot in a busy street in central Milan. The killers were gunmen on the back of a scooter. Unsolved.
Sep 10 – Norbert Marot, a violent alcoholic, was shot three times at his home in La Selle sur la Bied, Loire valley, France. His wife Jacqueline Sauvage, 65, was jailed for 10 years in Oct 2014. Her appeal on the grounds of self-defence was rejected in Dec 2015. But the case became a cause celebre for domestic violence in France. In Feb 2016 she was pardoned by President Hollande and freed. The trial heard she killed him after her son hanged himself. Her daughter, who had been raped by Marot, said his death was a relief.
Sep 10 – Alex Zaldivar, 19, was shot dead at his home in Ocoee, near Orlando, Florida. Bessman Okafor, Donnell Godfrey and Emmanuel Wallace broke into Zaldivar’s home on Bernadino Drive, killing him and wounding his siblings Brienna and Remington Campos with gunfire. Authorities said Okafor targeted Zaldivar and Brienna Campos for execution because they were set to testify against him in a May 2012 armed robbery he committed at the same Ocoee house. Okafor was sentenced to death for first-degree murder in Nov 2015. Godfrey and Wallace, convicted of the same charge, are serving life sentences. Sherria Gordon, the 25-year-old former girlfriend of the plot’s mastermind, Bessman Okafor, was sentenced to eight years in prison, but given credit for roughly three years she has already served. Nesly Ciceron, 32, was sentenced to 42 months, but given credit for all but about six months of that term because he grassed on other members of the gang. Ciceron and Gordon were lookouts for the killers and Gordon initially vouched for her then-boyfriend’s alibi before she was confronted with evidence of her involvement. At the time, she was pregnant with Okafor’s child.
Sep 10 – Christian Vieira, 19; Patrick Machado, 16; Douglas Ribeiro, 17; Glauber Siqueria, 17; Victor Costa and Josias Searles – shot at a waterfall near Chatuba favela in Rio de Janeiro. They are believed to have been killed by gunmen working for gang leader Ramilton Moura da Silva. Unsolved.
Sep 7 – Jay Whiston, 17, stabbed at a house party in Colchester, Essex, organised on Facebook.Edward Redman, 18, was jailed for life (17 years).
Sep 5 – Delaney Brown, 19, run over while riding his bicycle in Luton. Kyle Beckford, 22, of Waleys Close, Luton, was jailed for life (24 years) for murder. He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
September – Toni Henthorn fell to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Her husband Harold Henthorn said she slipped while taking a picture, plunging to her death on their 12th wedding anniversary. But in 2015 he was found guilty of first-degree murder. Federal prosecutors said he wanted to get his hands on millions of dollars in insurance money. His first wife died when a car fell on top of her as she changed a tyre. In both cases, Henthorn was the only witness. Henthorn’s attorney, Craig Truman, argued that both deaths were an accident.
Sep 5 (died on Sep 13) – Arron Payne, 26, stabbed in Chalkhill Road, Wembley. Dean Gabay, 22; was jailed for life (25 years) in Aug 2013. Mark Reid, 29; Tachane Roach-Johnson, 22; Jamal Walters, 18; and Jarveer Walters, 22, were all acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a revenge attack. Gabay also had a conviction for manslaughter for a murder in 2008.
Sep 4 – Denis Blanchette, 48, a stage technician was shot dead as he worked on the night of the Canadian general election in Montreal. His colleague Dave Courage, 27, was critically injured but survived. The Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was halfway through her victory speech when a masked man approached the Metropolis hotel and opened fire. He also threw a Molotov cocktail at the building. Richard Bain, 62, from Laurentides, Quebec was charged with murder and awaits trial. At a pre-trial hearing Bain said he would never go back to Pinel Institute, a Montreal psychiatric hospital. He said the food there was good, but that he was forced to speak French and felt he had nothing to share with psychiatrists.
Sep 4 – Saad al-Hilli, 50; his wife Iqbal, 47; and mother-in-law Suhaila al-Allaf, 74 – shot in their BMW car near Lake Annecy in the French Alps. They were an Iraqi family, who lived in Claygate, Surrey. He worked in the defence industry. Their daughter Zainab, 7, was injured. Another daughter, Zeena, 4, survived unhurt and was found hidden beneath the bodies 8 hours later. Sylvain Moller, 45, a French cyclist, was also shot dead. Unsolved.
Sep 3 – Alan Ryan, 32, was shot several times at Grange Lodge Avenue in Clongriffin, Dublin. A second man from Sligo survived. In 2000, Ryan had been jailed over the discovery of a Real IRA training camp. RTE’s crime correspondent, Paul Reynolds, said he was shot in the head in a “planned, targeted killing”. He said the Dubliner was “very well known in criminal and republican circles both north and south of the border”. His brother was murdered in Dublin in 2016.
Sep 2 – Stuart Smith, 33, from London – stabbed in Back Colquitt Street in centre of Liverpool at 2.45am. Joseph Walker, 27, from Hayes, London; Mark McEwen, 39, from Brixton; Michael Samuels, 39, from Croydon, were all charged with murder and await trial. All three defendants are believed to be Arsenal fans who were in Liverpool for a League match on the Sunday.
Sep 1 – Annette Creegan, 40, from Mitcham, south London – dumped in Norfolk Broads, near Wroxham. Her American boyfriend John Didier, 40, an NHS worker, was responsible. He then drowned himself. Ms Creegan’s 13-year-old daughter was found unharmed on their boat on the Broads.
Aug 31 – Nathan Somers, 19 – stabbed at a birthday party. Body found in Beacon Hill Conservation Park in Newark, Notts. Jemelle Rodney, 27; Reuben Edwards, 18; and a boy, aged 16, charged with murder and await trial.
Aug 28 – Piotr Mikewicz, 40, street cleaner – stabbed in Rylett Road, Shepherds Bush, west London. Roger Buckingham, 30, has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial.
Aug 27 – Sean Dugas, 30, former crime reporter in Pensacola, Florida – body encased in concrete in Decatur, Georgia. Chris and William Cormier, 31, twins, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Aug 26 (died 2 days later)– Celeste Fronsman, 29, prostitute and drug user – raped and set on fire near Zanesville in Ohio, US. Three people from Canton, Ohio, were charged with murder and await trial. They are LaFonse Dixon, 33; Monica Washington, 24; and Katrina Culberson, 20, all from Canton, Ohio.
Aug 26 – Glenn Clary, 60, was tied up and beaten to death in an attack in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire. John York, 23, Jennifer Ryan, 47, and Gary Monaghan, 65, were all convicted of murder and jailed for life at Northampton Crown Court in March 2013. York and Ryan were told they must serve at least 18 years and Monaghan was told he must serve 16 years. The jury was told Mr Clary, a grandfather, had been with Monaghan at his home drinking cider. The jury was shown footage of the attack on him, which was filmed on a phone belonging to one of the defendants. The court heard a recording of a 999 call by York who told an emergency operator: “I’ve killed someone. I’ve just killed some bloke.” In June 2015 York was killed in his cell in HMP Long Lartin.
Aug 25 – Loretta Gates, 30 – her headless torso was found at the base of Niagara Falls, in upstate New York, on 29 August. Her head was later found nearby. She lived in nearby Niagara Falls. Unsolved.
Aug 24 – Gaetano Marino, 24, aka “Moncherino” (Stumpy) – shot dead after leaving the beach at Terracina, near Rome. Marino was leader of the Secessionisti clan who seceded from the Di Lauro Clan. He got his nickname because he lost both hands while handling a bomb in the 1990s. Unsolved. Probably killed by Di Lauro clan.
Aug 24 – Kareem Alphonso, 11, and Jacob Peters, 19 – shot at home in the Laventille slum in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Unsolved. Kareem’s father Victor is awaiting trial for a murder in 2009.
Aug 24 – Liliya Zaripov, 38, and her mother Farida Zaripova, 76 – stabbed at home in Kazan, Russia. Igor Danilevsky, 38, university PhD lecturer, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial. He was a friend of Zaripov and they fell out after he dropped out of a holiday with her to Egypt. But Danilevsky sought to create a red herring and scrawled Free Pussy Riot in blood on the wall of the apartment. Pussy Riot were a feminist rock band who were jailed a week earlier in Moscow and got a lot of attention.
Aug 23 – Anthony Kirlew, 50, racehorse trainer – shot at Caymanas Park racecourse near Kingston, Jamaica. Mr Kirlew is the 3rd racehorse trainer killed in Jamaica since 2004. Unsolved.
Aug 23 – Nathan “Tanny” Baggy, 23, street food vendor – stabbed in Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain, Trinidad. His attacker got into an argument after refusing to pay $4 for a “doubles” (a type of Trinidadian sandwich). Not clear if he has been charged.
Aug 22 – Elaine O’Hara, childcare worker, 36, died in Dublin. Her body was later dumped. Graham Dwyer, 42, from Foxrock, County Dublin, was charged with murder and went on trial in Feb 2015. The trial has been told that the pair had a consensual BDSM relationship but Dwyer told her: “My urge to rape, stab or kill is huge”.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/my-urge-rape-stabor-kill-5025911
Aug 21 – Hanad Osman, 24 – stabbed behind a business centre in Gleneldon Mews, Streatham, south London. Ayanle Adan, 26; and Ahmed Hassan, 25, have been charged with murder and are due to go on trial in April 2013.
Aug 20 – Sehriban Akpinar, 17 – stabbed in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She had been cycling from her home. Three boys, aged 14-15, charged with murder and await trial.
Aug 19 – Clover Graham, 56, human rights activist (works with UNHCR) – had her throat slashed near Caymanas Polo Club in Kingston, Jamaica. In October police charged three men with murder – Simeon “Fret Dem” Lewis, 25; Quron “Q” Patterson, 22; Shannon “Wire” Campbell, 18. They await trial.
Aug 18 – Delia Hughes, 85, great-grandmother, beaten to death at her flat in Ocean Village, Southampton. Unsolved. Police have put out images of a man seen on CCTV near the scene around the time she is thought to have died.
August – Jason Harper was shot dead at his home in Carlsbad, California. Julie Harper, 42, a maths teacher, was convicted of second degree murder in Oct 2015 and faces being jailed for 40 years. She claimed it was self-defence and said she was trying to scare him with a pistol but accidentally pulled the trigger. Their three children were downstairs watching cartoons. Her husband’s family were given custody of the children.
Aug 18 – Megan Boken, 23, former volleyball star at St Louis University – shot in her car during a botched robbery in St Louis. Keith Esters, 18; and Johnathan Perkins, 18 – who are cousins – have been charged and await trial.
Aug 17 – Jeremy Triche, 27, and Brandon Nielsen, 34, sheriff’s deputies – shot dead at La Place, near New Orleans. Jason Triche, 30; and Michael Boyington, 33, also sheriff’s deputies, survived. Four members of the Sovereign Citizens terrorist group have been charged with murder and await trial. They are Derrick D Smith, 22; Terry Lynn Smith, 44; Kyle Joekel, 28 and Teniehca Bright, 21.
Aug 11 – Guang Hua Liu, 41 – her body was dismembered and body parts found in various places around Toronto, Canada. Her boyfriend Chun Qi Jiang, 40, a Chinese construction worker, was charged with her murder and is awaiting trial. He moved to Canada in 2002 and had a 4-year relationship with Liu.
Aug 19 – Thomas Overton, 18, was stabbed in Leyton, east London. In May 2013 Ahmed Ahmed, 17, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (15 years minimum). Kondwani Phiri, 18, was found guilty of violent disorder and sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment. Luke Porter, 19, was acquitted, as were two juveniles who cannot be named.
Aug 15 – Eleftheria Demetriou, 79, stabbed at home in Wood Green, north London. Hakim Abdillahi, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mrs Demetriou, a Greek Cypriot, was originally from the village of Spathariko, near Famagusta, in Cyprus.
August 10 – David Short, 46, shot and hit by exploding grenade in Clayton, Manchester. Four men have been charged with murder. They are Dale Cregan, 29, from Droylsden; Anthony Wilkinson, 33, from Beswick; Francis Dixon, 37, from Stalybridge; and Jermaine Ward, 24. Mohammed Imran Ali, 32, from Chadderton, has been charged with assisting an offender. All await trial.
Aug 8 – Kevin Kennedy, 50, died in Nottingham. His headless body was found on wasteland in Sneinton, Nottingham. Peter Healy, 50, from Sneinton; and Tara Swift, 40, from Leicester, have been charged with murder and await trial. Police are still searching for Mr Kennedy’s head.
Aug 7 – Maurice Costa, 60, leading member of Brise de Mer (Corsican mafia) – shot dead at his butcher’s shop in Ponte-Leccia, north Corsica, in broad daylight. Costa had escaped from prison in 2000. Unsolved.
Aug 7 – Karen Archard, 53 – her body was found under burning debris in Sainsbury’s car park in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The police eventually decided that her death was “not suspicious”. She is thought to have been suffering from mental illness.
Aug 7 – Natasha Trevis, 22, of Weoley Castle, stabbed 26 times in a taxi in Northfield, Birmingham. Her boyfriend Junior Saleem Oakes, 28, was jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court in Jan 2013 (minimum 22 years). Miss Trevis and Oakes had two young daughters and a baby son. The attack took place five days after a social worker let slip Miss Trevis had aborted a fourth child.
Aug 3 – Tia Sharp, 12, vanished from her home in New Addington, Croydon. Her body was found a week later in the house. Her grandmother’s boyfriend, Stuart Hazell, 37, went on trial at the Old Bailey in May 2013. He changed his plea to guilty 5 days into the trial and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years.
Aug 1 – Michael Walser, 45, from Fulham – beaten (or hit his head on the ground) in Lisson Grove, Paddington, central London. He had apparently just withdrawn money from a cash machine. Terry Smylie, 26, has been charged with murder and is due to go on trial in May 2013.
Aug 1 – Nathaniel Brown, 16, stabbed at a house party in Launcelot Road, Downham, SE London. Felix Conel, 18; Jeffrey Otete, 18; and a juvenile, aged 16, are due to go on trial at the Old Bailey in April 2013.
July – Duncan Bell, 34, stabbed to death in Peterborough. His killer, Roy Allison, 65, of Hetley, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, was found hanging in the grounds of Peterborough Crematorium shortly after. Before his death Mr Allison sent a number of letters, including to the police and his local newspaper the Peterborough Telegraph, setting out his intentions. In the letters he blamed Mr Bell for the death of his son, Roy Allison Jnr, who died of a drug overdose.
July 30 – Colin Ballinger, 66, terminally ill man – suffocated at home in Hornsey Rise, north London. His partner Joyce Evans, 69, was convicted of manslaughter and received a 12 month custodial sentence, suspended for two years. Mr Ballinger began a relationship with Evans after separating from his wife and moved into her flat at Iberia House. They also separated in 2006 or 2007 and Mr Ballinger moved out. But in 2012 he became ill and he moved back in with Evans. Mr Ballinger was diagnosed with chronic alcoholic cirrhosis, which was terminal. He was practically bed ridden and sometimes needed full time care, which was provided by Evans.
July 30 – Lloyd Morgan jr, 4, shot as he played on a jungle gym in the Forest Houses project in the Morrisania district of Harlem, New York. Rondell Pinkerton, 17, charged with his murder and awaits trial. Courtney Kelly, 26, and Ronald Jeffrey, 19, also charged and awaiting trial. Pinkerton was allegedly shooting at Kelly (a rival gang member).
July 29 – Kortne Stouffer, 21, vanished from her apartment in Palmyra, Pennsylvania following a night out with friends. Those who were with Kortne the night she went missing swore they didn’t know what happened to her. Friends claim to have either said goodbye before she seemingly vanished into thin air, or said they were sleeping in her apartment when she went missing. ARTICLE TO COME ON THIS CASE ON TOTALCRIME. WATCH THIS SPACE.
July 28 – Ben Morutare, 16, from Walsall, stabbed in Smethwick, West Midlands – two boys, aged 17 and 18 have been charged with murder and await trial.
July 27 – Angelo Rodrigues, 45, stabbed at a flat in Coleman Road, Bournemouth. His neighbour Tracey Mansell, 56, and her boyfriend James Kinsley, 40, are currently on trial at Winchester CC accused of murder, which both deny. Ms Mansell admits manslaughter due to diminished responsibility but the prosecution has not accepted her plea. The trial has heard she admits stabbing Mr Rodrigues 17 times with a pair of scissors after he called her a whore and spat in her face. The trial also heard she had a severe personality disorder.
July 22 – Pamela Wheeler, 76, died after being tied up at her home in Newacres Road, Thamesmead, SE London. Her wrists and ankles had been bound and she had been burgled. Unsolved.
July 21 – Cynthia Osokogu, 24, fashion entrepreneur – drugged, chained up, raped and died in a hotel room in Lagos, Nigeria, after being lured there for a phony business deal. Nwabuzo Okumo, 33; Ezekiel Odera, 23 have been charged with rape and murder and await trial. Also charged are Orji Osita, 32, and Maduakor Chukwunsenso, 25, the pharmacists who sold them the Rohypnol.
July 20 – John Larimer, 27; Jessica Ghawi, 24; Alex Sullivan, 27; Micayla Medek, 23; Veronica Moser, 6; Jesse Childress, 29; Alex Teves, 24; Alexander Boik, 18; Jonathan Blunk, 26; Rebecca Wingo, 32; Gordon Cowen, 51; and Matt McQuinn, 27 – shot at midnight screening of new Batman film in Aurora, suburb of Denver, Colorado. James Holmes, 24, a failed neuroscience student at Univ of Colorado, is accused of multiple murder and awaits trial. He was allegedly obsessed with The Joker and dyed his hair like him.
July 19 – Amilcar Corado, director (governor) of El Inifernito prison in Guatemala. Ambushed and shot in Guatemala City, 15 days after taking up his job as head of the prison, which houses numerous gang members. Four gunmen on motorcycles were responsible. Unsolved.
July 17 – Sergio Retamar Marquez, 23, Spanish student – stabbed and beheaded at a flat in Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth. Karl Addo, 29, local man, is awaiting trial at Winchester CC.
July 26 – Jourdan Bobbish, 17, and Jacob Kudla, 18, white boys from Westland, were found shot dead in a field on Detroit’s east side. Fredrick Young, 25, Ferlando Hunter, 23, have been charged with first degree murder. One witness testified that Hunter had the teens get out of the car trunk, get on their knees and “they shot the one boy in the head and he fell, and he said they shot the other one a couple times but he didn’t fall so that’s when they shot him in the head – that’s when he died. It is believed to have been a drug deal which went wrong. Young and Hunter are both black.
July 25 – Reece “Stylie” Menzies, 21, drug dealer, from London (and a friend of pop star Tulisa), was shot dead in Roumelia Lane, Boscombe, Dorset. Wayne Stephenson, 33; Keifer Hutchinson, 22; and Jerome Parkinson, 24, all from London, are charged with murder and await trial at Winchester Crown Court.
July 20 – Leah Whittle, 42, stabbed 94 times at home in Weymouth, Dorset. Her son, Kieren Smith, 16, was convicted of murder in Dec 2012 and jailed for life (min of 15 years). He was angry at being grounded. Smith, who had an IQ of 72, claimed his mother was murdered by a gang of drug dealers from Doncaster. The family had moved back to Dorset after living in Doncaster for some years.
July 20 – Urooj Khan, 46, won $425,000 on the Chicago lottery. He died soon after, allegedly poisoned with cyanide. He died without a will and his widow Shabana Ansari, 32, hired an attorney so she got one thirds of his winnings, their house and his cleaning business. His daughter from another marriage, Jasmeen, 17, inherited the other two-thirds. He died shortly after eating a kofta curry cooked by Shabana.
July 16 – Innocent bystander Shyanne Charles, 14 and Joshua Yasay, 23, shot and 23 others wounded in Danzig Street in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Canada. There was a shootout between the Malvern Crew gang and the Galloways Boys. Shaquan Mesquito, 18, a Malvern Crew member, is facing two counts of first-degree murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault and alleged Galloway Boy gang member Nahom Tsegezab, 19, charged with two counts of second-degree murder and 22 counts of aggravated assault. Police believe Mesquito was turned away from a barbecue and returned with associates to seek revenge against members of the Galloway Boys.
July 15 – Umar Tufail, 25, a rapper, shot in South Norwood, London. Kyrone Daley, 19, and Sanchez Thomas, 19, have been charged with murder and await trial.
July – Wilton Tapajos, police investigator (looking into corruption). Shot while watering flowers on his parents’ grave in Goias, Brazil. It is widely believed that his death may be linked to investigations into local gambling cartel run by Carlos Cachoeira, aka Charlie Waterfall, which has links with the Workers Party and the Socialist Party.
July 11 – Kemar Duhaney, 21, stabbed in a flat in Hackney. Damien Douglas, 23, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. He found Duhaney half-naked in the bedroom of his former girlfriend, Sheloney Johnson. He claimed self-defence.
July 11 – Linda Sheard, 63, killed at her home in Brixington, near Exmouth, Devon. Her son, Andrew Cane, 30, denies murder. He admits manslaughter but the prosecution do not accept his plea and the case will go to trial at Exeter Crown Court in July 2013.
July 9 – PC Ian Dibell, 41, off duty police officer – shot in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Peter Reeve, 46, carried out the shooting and shot himself in a churchyard in Writtle, Essex,the following day. Reeve had had a row with his neighbour Trevor Marshall (who survived).
July 8 – Thomas Kirwan, 23, a factory worker from Shropshire, was stabbed to death outside the Uberra nightclub in Wolvherhampton. In 2014 Nathan Hanson, 20, of Enville Road, Warstones, Shannon Samuels, 20, of Overton Walk, Merry Hill, and Kieran Stubbs, 20, of Brantley Avenue, Finchfield, were each sentenced to 16 months behind bars after being found guilty of affray. Judane Brown, 20, of Kingswood Gardens, Penn, pleaded guilty to affray and was given a 14-month sentence. Edward Clayton, 20, of Brookdale Drive, Penn, admitted the same charge and was jailed for one year. Shanice Dowie, 20, of Strathfield Walk, Merry Hill, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour and was handed a 12-month community order with a four month curfew. But the murder remains unsolved.
July – Louise Evans, 32, pushed down the stairs at home in Kidderminter, Worcestershire. Her husband Alan Evans, 35, is accused of murder and went on trial in Oct 2013. The trial at Worcester CC has heard that he left a skipping rope by her body to make it look as if she had tripped and fallen down the stairs. He was having an affair with teaching assistant Amanda Chadwick and it is alleged his wife found out on the night she died.
July 7 – Craig Hepburn, 19, a talented Scottish piper, from Paisley, Renfrewshire attacked in picturesque village of Marsden, near Huddersfield, while visiting relatives. His friend Connor Paton, 18, survived. Anthony Driver, 36, and Luke Elliott, 21, both local men, have been charged with murder and await trial.
July 3 – David Guy, 30, from Portsmouth, died. His torso was found on the beath (wrapped in pink curtains) on the beach at Southsea. David Hilder, 46, from Southsea, was charged and awaits trial. Body was found by some foreign students.
July 2 (but died on July 23) – James Ward, 58, solicitor specialising in family law, from Westbury, Wiltshire. Shot at his office in Devizes. Michael Chudley, 62, a businessman, from Rowde, Wiltshire, was jailed for life (28 years minimum) at Salisbury Crown Court in June 2013. He was also convicted of threatening to kill Daphne Courtney. The trial heard he blamed Mr Ward for the collapse of his business and the repossession of his home.
July – Mohamed Gebeli, 65, a shopkeeper, was shot dead in his Bay Ridge clothing store in New York, Isaac Kadare, 59, was shot dead in his Bensonhurst 99-cent store in August, and Rahmatollah Vahidipour, 78, was gunned down in a Flatbush Avenue boutique in November of the same year. Salvatore Perone, 67, was jailed for 75 years to life in March 2016. He was nicknamed “Son of Sal“. the trial heard Perrone was a once-prosperous Staten Island clothing merchant who had fallen into deep debt and bore a grudge against rival shop owners. He maintained that he was framed by a business associate.
Sep 8 – Jay Whiston, 17, from Clacton, Essex, was stabbed at a party in Marlow Way, Colchester. Edward Redman, 18, was jailed for life (17 years).
Aug 14 – Zachary Dutro-Boggess, 4, was beaten to death at home in Portland, Oregon. His mother Jessica Dutro, 25, was jailed for life in 2014. Her boyfriend Brian Canady, 25, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter after he made a plea deal. The trial heard she killed Zachary because she thought he was gay – he was four!
June 30 – Sabrina Vasseur, 26, cloakroom attendant, and Hamza Belaidi, 25, customer, shot outside Theatro nightclub in Lille, France. Faycal Mokhtari, 32, who had just been thrown out, was accused of murder and is awaiting trial. Murder weapon was a Kalashnikov.
June 29 – Liam Woodards, 24, from Stratford, stabbed at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford. The killing occurred only a month before the start of the Olympics at the nearby Olympic stadium. One man has been charged with murder – Nii-Azu Kojo-Smith, 17 [19/8/94], from Castle Close, Hackney. Nine men have been charged with violent disorder. They are: Emmanuel Oloyede, 19; Rhys Regisford, 20; Michael Ndefo, 21; Michael Alveranga, 23; Javin Righbie, 22; Jason Vaughan, 24; Tony Caton, 21; Danny Caton, 23; Jerome McLeish, 20; Riaz Anderson, 18; Tristan Mullings, 20. All await trial.
June 27 – Eystna Blunnie, 20, who was 9 months pregnant – beaten to death at home in Howard Way, Harlow, Essex. Tony McLernon, 23, has been charged with murder and will go on trial in Feb 2013.
June 27 – Heaven Sutton, 7, shot in crossfire between gangs while selling snowcones (candy) in Chicago. Jerrell Dorsey, 26, has been accused of murder and is awaiting trial.
June 26 – Thomas Sutton, 20, from Caerau, stabbed in Nantyffylon, near Maesteg, Gwent. Kyle Harris, 17, was injured. Stuart Worvell, 22, has been charged with murder and awaits trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
June 24 – Nicholas Henry stabbed outside a nightclub in Farringdon, central London, while celebrating his 33rd birthday. Robert Casey, 25, from Acton, charged with murder and awaiting trial.
June 24 – Philippos Loucaides, 33; Marios Karaolis, 28; Giorgos Georgiou, 35; and two unidentied Romanians, aged 25 and 33 – shot in a black BMW in an underground car park in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The men worked as security guards/minders for a Famagusta businessman. Demetris Mamalikpoulos, 29; and Anastasios Tsehildes, 40 – both Pontian Greeks – were identified but fled to Greece. The target of the Cyprus shooting was Phanos Kalopsidiotis, who they all worked for.
June 23 – Carmen Miron-Buchacra, 28, Mexican PhD student – killed in her flat in Bath, Somerset. Her fiance Paul Keene, 32, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. She was killed in front of their newborn child, Eleanor. They were due to marry in Mexico in 2013. He told the trial they rowed about him staying out late.
June 21 – James Green, 29, – stabbed outside his home on The Hive estate in Northfleet, Kent. Tommy Presley, 18, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years. His co-defendant, a 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, was acquitted of all charges at Maidstone CC.
June 20 – Dothan Gordon, 32, shot in a flat in Felix Road, West Ealing. His 28-year-old girlfriend was shot but survived. Daniel Bidace, 29, from Earls Court, west London, has been charged and is awaiting trial.
June 16 – Marlon Campbell, 23, shot in Bellingham, south London. Dwayne Fulgence, 28, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.
June 16 – Leslie Bertram, 44, from Blackpool – beaten up and left on the beach at Blackpool. Colin Dugdale, 27; and Paul Thompson, 43, both from Blackpool, were jailed for life in Dec 2012 and given minimum terms of 14 years.
June 15 – Javaid Ali, 48, a shopkeeper – was stabbed at his grocer’s shop in Paisley, Scotland, during an apparent robbery, and died 2 weeks later. Lee Anderson, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
June 14 – Ndingeko Kunene, six months old, was killed at home in Erith, Kent. His father Nkosiyapha Kunene, 36, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter and his wife Virginia, 32, was jailed for two years and three months.
June 11 – Margaret Sheehy, 58, a telemarketing executive, was strangled at her flat in Kingston-upon-Thames. Her son Sean Heiss, 30, then fled via Paris to Spain. On 29 September he stabbed to death Clementina Liscano in Barcelona. In 2014 he was jailed for 22 years for the Liscano killing and extradited to Britain where he was tried for the murder of Mrs Sheehy. He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but this was rejected by the jury. He was jailed for life (27 years) in June 2015.
June 10 – Megan-Leigh Peat, 15, stabbed 60 times at a party in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. In Sept 2012 her boyfriend, Andrew Hall, 18, a trainee footballer with Stoke City, admitted murder and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 10 years. Luton Crown Court heard he had been overly jealous of her friendships with other people. He had been drinking.
June 10 – Aaron Doty, 20, was killed after a fight at a party in Sebring, Florida. Kenneth Edward Felipe, Jr. and Jonathan Ray Rodriguez picked a fight with Doty. He was knocked unconscious and then beaten on the ground. Investigators say Felipe and Rodriguez then dragged him outside and left him to die. They took his body from their duplex in a pickup truck and headed for the woods near Sebring’s Sun ‘N Lakes neighborhood. Felipe went on trial in Feb 2015. Doty’s family want a new law to prosecute those who videotaped the fight and took no action to stop it or help Doty.https://www.change.org/p/aaron-doty-law
June 7 – Geoffrey Reed, 57, convicted child rapist – beaten to death at his flat in Bournemouth. Stuart Wareham, 26, and his half-brother Lee Wareham, 33, were jailed for life, as was Benjamin Walter, 22. Stuart was given minimum tariff of 20 years. The other two got 18 year minimum tariffs. Reed, who had allowed the men to stay at his flat, suffered “enormous injuries” his head, ribs and sternum and a broken neck. Stuart Wareham boasted in a letter from prison that: “There’s one more paedo off the street so he can’t prey on any more little kids.” Reed had served 10 years in jail for four counts of rape.One of his victims was a child. Reed’s body was buried in a suitcase on land at their grandmothers’ house in Lytchett Matravers.
June 6 – Prabjot Singh Rayat, 54, mechanic and garage owner – stabbed at Rayat Autos in Nathan Way, Thamesmead, SE London. Robert Burrows, 33, Surinder Chana, 44 and Henry Collins, 39, all from Belvedere, Kent, have been charged with murder and are due on trial in Feb 2013.
June 5 – James Harris-Durkin, 21, from Eastbourne – punched at a barbecue in Orpington, Kent. Liam Smith, 26, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years in Nov 2012. His girlfriend, Leanne Turner, 25, was convicted of perverting the course of justice and given a suspended sentence.
June 4 – Angel Mauro Cortez, 14 month old baby, shot in drive-by shooting in Hickory Street, Watts, Los Angeles. Donald Dokins, 15, a member of the Fudgetown Mafia Crips has been charged with murder and awaits trial. It is alleged that the target was the baby’s father, Mauro Cortez, 21, who was wearing a purple shirt, the colour of the rival Barrio Grape Street gang.
June 4 – Marvin Hogan, 28, stabbed in the street in Leyton, east London. He was attacked by three men as he sat in his car. Unsolved. Police have offered a £20,000 reward.
June 4 – Chrissie Azzopardi, 22, trangender woman – stabbed in her bedroom in Finsbury Park, north London. Romy Maynard, 28, went on trial for murder in Oct 2013. Azzopardi was due to undergo a sex change operation. Maynard lived on the same street and had been in phone contact with the victim.
June 1 – Damon Weedon, 36, stabbed to death in his flat in Wallington, Surrey. Frank Smith, 29, a friend, was convicted of murder in Dec 2012 and jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years. Smith and Weedon had been drinking all day together and playing Guitar Hero on an Xbox. During the trial Smith claimed self-defence and said he was attacked by Weedon’s Pit Bull terrier.
May – Robert Champion, 26, drum major in Florida A&M’s university marching band – died in hazing incident. 12 people have been charged with manslaughter and felony hazing.
May 31 – O’Neil Irwin, 36, stabbed in Forest Road, Walthamstow. Reardon Emanuel, 20, was jailed for life with a 25 year tariff in Dec 2012. Irwin had been lured to his death by a bogus drug deal.
May 30 – Luke Harwood, 18, punched, kicked and stamped to death and dumped on land at Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, east London. Emma Hall, 21; James Danby, 26; Tony O’Toole, 29; and Jovan Roberts, 27, are currently on trial accused of murder. Billy Duggan, 20, and Khalid Hassan, 19, are accused of perverting the course of justice. The trial has heard that Harwood was attacked after the CPS dropped a charge of rape against him. The rape victim allegedly told the defendants he had been responsible.
May 29 – Sultan Ahmed, 20, stabbed in Larson Walk, on the Isle of Dogs, E London. His neighbour, Shofique Uddin, 51, was jailed for life (14 years). His wife, Gulbahar Begum, 51, was acquitted of GBH. Their daughter Rahela Begum, 27, was acquitted of ABH. The trial at the Old Bailey heard theree was a row over garden drainage.
May 25 – Mark Short, 23, from Clayton, shot in The Cotton Tree pub in Droylsden, Manchester during a 60th birthday party. Three other men were injured. Six men have been charged with his murder. They are Dale Cregan, 29; from Droylsden; Luke Livesey, 27; from Hattersley; Damien Gorman, 38, from Glossop; Matthew James, 32, from Clayton; Ryan Hadfield, 28, from Ashton-under-Lyne; and Leon Atkinson, 34, from Newton-le-Willows.Mr Cregan has also been charged with the murder of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone. All are awaiting trial.
May 25 – Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, from Ghana – cut up and eaten in Morgan State University in Baltimore. Alexander Kinyua, 21, a student from Kenya, was charged. Another victim, Joshua Caesar, survived an attack. Agyei-Kodie awaits trial.
May 24 – Derek Blake, 44, tortured to death at his flat in Great Yarmouth. Ricky Roys, 20; Andrew Brown, 42; and Helen Cooke, 19, were jailed for life with minimum tariffs of 20, 23 and 18 yrs respectively.
May 20 – Annette Sturt, 49, bludgeoned to death at her home in Guston, near Dover, Kent. Her son Gary Sturt, 32, was sent to Broadmoor.
May 19 – Luke Fitzpatrick, 25, stabbed outside the Ox and Gate pub in Neasden, NW London. His father Barry was then attacked as he cradled his dying son. Christopher Walters, 23, Lovett Way, NW10, and Leon Burton, 17, from Mill Hill, were jailed for life for murder. Abdi Aziz Hassan, 17, of Warren Road NW2, was convicted of manslaughter. Burton and Hassan were found guilty of violent disorder – Walters had pleaded guilty to this charge at an earlier hearing. Three other men were found guilty of violent disorder: Mustafa Bereima, 20, of Ainsworth Close NW2, Ali Abdallah, 20, Ainsworth Close NW2 and his brother Hamadi Abdallah, 26, all of Ainsworth Close NW2. Raphael De Jesus, 25 (18.8.87) of Eldridge Close, Feltham, was found guilty of assisting an offender but not guilty of violent disorder. The Fitzpatrick went to the pub to watch the Chelsea v Bayern Munich European Cup Final. Walters had been involved in an altercation with a man in the pub around 7pm. He amassed a posse and they attacked the pub at 11pm. The man had long gone but customers in the pub, including the Fitzpatricks, ended up fighting Walters’ gang.
May 13 – Alan Clinch, 48, stabbed with scissors at home in Liskeard, Cornwall. His wife Sandra Clinch, 49, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 9 years. The trial heard she attacked him after he refused to tidy the house up.
May 11 – Clyde “Wild Dogg” Thompson, 51, president of San Diego chapter of the Black Sabbath motorcycle club (made up of black bikers), shot at a clubhouse in San Diego. No-one charged. It was a drive-by shooting by rival gang.
May 11 – Jade Philpott, 10; John Philpott, 9; Jack Philpott, 7; Jessie Philpott, 6; Jayden Philpott, 5; Duwayne Philpott, 13, died later after family agreed to switch off life-support machine. All died in a fire at their home in Allenton, Derby. The children’s father Mick Philpott, 55, was jailed for life (15 years minimum) for manslaughter and their motherMairead Philpott, 31; and Paul Mosley, 45, were both jailed for 17 years for manslaughter.
May 10 – Brian Weiss, 31, from Florida, was shot at a hotel in Queens, New York, during a business meeting. The killer, Garry Zalevsky, 47, shot himself dead immediately. Mr Weiss worked at FWM Laboratories, a company making dietary supplements. There was a suggestion both men were ethnic Russians and were involved with the Russian mafia.
May 9 – Lily Boots, 14 months old and her brother Mason, 10 months old – were smothered to death at their home in Wandsworth’s so-called “nappy valley”. Their mother, Felicia Boots, a 34-year-old Canadian, who had been suffering from severe post-natal depression, was convicted of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility and sent to a mental hospital.
May 7 – Saiba Khatoon, 26, pregnant woman – stabbed 15 times at home in Kirkholt, Rochdale. Her lover Siraj Arif, 30, was enraged when Saiba’s sister Sara Ali turned up at his family home to confront his wife Nazia with the secret relationship and the fact that Saiba was pregnant. He went round and killed her. He was jailed for life in Oct 2012 with a 21 year tariff.
May 5 – Ricky Guest-Binns, 44, punched in a row over cheesy chips at a takeaway shop in Blackpool. Allan Glenny, 24, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years.
May 5 – Justin Street, 22, died during penis enlargement operation in Newark, New Jersey. Kasia Rivera, 35, the woman who carried out the operation, was charged.
May 4 – Carole Waugh, 50, wealthy former oil executive who was originally from County Durham. Vanished from her flat in Marylebone, central London. Body was found in August in a lock-up garage in New Malden, Surrey. Rakesh Bhayani, 40, from Wembley; and Nick Kutner, 47, are on trial for murder.
May 1 – Gavin Smith, a 20th Century Fox executive, 57, vanished from his home in Oak Park, Ventura County, near Los Angeles. His remains turned up in a rural desert area near Palmdale in the Antelope Valley, Southern California in Oct 2014. His Mercedes car was found at a Simi Valley storage facility, linked to John Creech, a man who was serving an eight-year prison sentence for sales or transport of narcotics. Creech was named a person of interest but has not been charged with Smith’s murder. Smith is believed to have had “some kind of relationship” with Creech’s wife, Chandrika, after meeting her in rehab several years previously. Smith worked for Fox’s movie distribution department for nearly 18 years and was a branch manager for several cinemas.
April – Sheena Bora, 22, was killed in Mumbai and her body dumped in Maharashtra state, India, where her body was set alight. Her mother Indrani Mukerjea, 43, a media executive, was arrested in 2015 and has been charged with murder and awaits trial. She allegedly killed her daughter for having an affair with Sheena’s stepbrother. Her driver Shyam Rai has also been arrested. A third suspect, Sanjeev Khanna, a former husband of Mukerjea, has been arrested in Kolkata, in West Bengal state. Mukerjea, a co-founder and a former executive with Mumbai-based television company INX Media, is alleged to have been outraged Miss Bora was having a relationship with her current husband Peter Mukerjea’s son, Rahul. The case has made huge headlines in India.
April 29 – Chrissie Azzopardi, 22, transsexual – stabbed at her home in Wray Crescent, Finsbury Park, north London. Body not found until June 4. Romy Maynard, 28, who lived in the same road, was jailed for life in Oct 2013. He is thought to have been dealing drugs to the victim.
April 30 – Natalie Esack, 33, hairdresser, was stabbed to death at her salon in Ashford, Kent. Her estranged husband Ivan Esack, 38, a former policeman, was jailed for life with a minimum of 28 years tariff in Jan 2013. The Esacks married in 2006 but split up in 2011 when Esack began a gay relationship but he remained jealous when she started seeing Justin Khadaroo and threatened her by text message.
April 28: Peter Lewis, 68, a vulnerable man with learning difficulties, stabbed in the stomach on the doorstep of his home in Roath, Cardiff. Drug addict William Jones, 32, from Roath, was convicted of murder in Jan 2013 and jailed for life. The court heard an “enraged” Jones, carrying a knife, knocked on doors looking for his former girlfriend, Katie West, and her partner, Dean Tilmouth.
April 28 – Nicole Harrison-Watson, 35, was found dead at her home in Black Rock, St Michael, Barbados. She was half-naked, with her hands tied and her mouth covered. Her estanged husband Sean Watson, 35, a former employee of the Urban Development Corporation, has been charged with murder and goes on trial in Sep 2016.
April – Michelle Bickerstaff, 47, found dead in Dromore, County Down. Leslie Ross, 66, from Dromore, has been charged with murder. He has also been charged with the murder of Margaret Weise, 50, who died in August 2007 also in Dromore. Trial pending.
April – Bertie Acheson, 72, beaten to death at home in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Paul Toland, 41, has admitted manslaughter and robbery. Mr Acheson’s disabled wife Sheila was robbed of £335. Toland’s wife Jennifer, 25, awaits trial, accused of murder. NA from Toland, a maintenance engineer, and a father of three, was found on a brick, said to have been used to smash a window in the pensioners’ Glenmore Gardens home.
April – Nicholas Presha, 16, and Jeremy Stewart, 18, shot on the Cady Way Trail in Florida and set on fire. Hector Rodriguez, 32, and Jesse Davis jailed for life. The trial heard they robbed the teens of stolen handguns they had hoped to sell, then brought them to the trail for execution.
April – Ivan Campbell, 73, a resident at Victoria Nursing Home in Rusholme, Manchester, died from internal injuries. A 34-year-old care home worker was arrested in March 2013. He has not been charged.
April 26 – Colin Dunford, 81, robbed and battered to death at his home in Middlesbrough; (two days later) Julie Davison, 50, was robbed and beaten to death at her home in Whitby. James Allen, 36, a drug user and thief, went on the run and was eventually arrested in Leeds in May. He was jailed for life in Nov 2012 with a minimum tariff of 37 years.
April 21 – Malakai McKenzie, 19 – shot in the car park of The Hubb pub in Sherwood, Nottingham. Ijah Lavelle-Moore, 20; Malcolm Vaughan Francis, 18; and Cameron Cashin, 20; have been charged with muder and await trial.
April – Korey Kauffman, 26, from Turlock, who made his living finding and selling scrap metal, went missing but his body was not found until October 2013 in the Stanislaus National Forest in northern California. Two California Highway Patrol officers, Scott J. McFarlane and Eduardo Quintanar Jr, have been charged with criminal conspiracy and being an accessory to Kauffman’s death; a former colleague, Walter Wesley Wells, has been charged with first degree murder and a former candidate for district attorney in Stanislaus County, Frank Carson, 60, has also been charged with murder. Carson’s wife Georgia Geanette Defilippo has been charged with first degree murder. Three other men have been charged with first-degree murder, criminal conspiracy and false imprisonment: liquor store owners Baljit Athwal and his brother Daljit Atwal, and 39-year-old Robert Lee Woody. Carson’s daughter, Cristina Anne Defilippo, was also arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy and being an accessory. Shortly after Kauffman’s disappearance, his stepfather, Kevin Pritchett, received an anonymous letter saying, “Heard your son was beaten, I hope he’s not dead, I heard he was dumped in a dumpster in Modesto.” It is believed that Carson organised the killing after claiming Kauffman stole items from his home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199013/Three-cops-two-liquor-store-owners-prominent-attorney-wife-daughter-nine-arrested-murder-small-time-California-crook.html
April 19 – Meenakshi Thapar, 27, aspiring Bollywood actress – strangled and decapitated. Body found in a water tank in Gorakpur, India. She had been kidnapped and held for 18k ransom. But only 730 pounds was paid. Amit Jaiswal, 36, a minor actor and his girlfriend, Preeti Surin, charged. Awaiting trial.
April 17 – Alan Goodman, 80 – battered to death with a coffee mug at his condo in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. His wife, Lois Goodman, 70, a famous tennis referee, charged with murder. She claimed she returned from a tennis match to find him dead.
April 13: Brittany Kilgore, 22, wife of a US Marine serving in Afghanistan (she had just served him with divorce papers), living in San Diego – strangled and dumped near Lake Skinner, California. Louis Perez, 45, US Marine sergeant, Dorothy Maraghino, 36 and Jessica Lopez, 25, charged with murder and awaiting trial. Brittany was apparently the victim of a kinky sex ring. Perez was into BDSM. Kilgore was apparently unwilling participant.
April 12: James Hopkins, Coast Guard electrician’s mate; and Richard Belisle, retired chief boatswain’s mate – shot at Coast Guard air station on Kodiak Island in Alaska. James Wells was arrested in Feb 2013. The station is home to ice cutters, helicopters and rescue swimmers that aid mariners in the Bering Sea or the Pacific Ocean.
April 9: Richard Hamilton, 46, a Glaswegian – stabbed at homeless hostel in Shirland Road, Maida Vale. Matthew Tinling, 25, a drug user, was jailed for life (minimum of 30 years) in April 2013. The trial heard Mr Hamilton’s bank card had been used following the murder and £240 had been withdrawn. CCTV footage caught Tinling leaving the flat 15 minutes before this transaction. Tinling confessed to an associate that he had murdered Hamilton. Forensic evidence also linked Tinling to the murder.
April 11 – Ming Qu and Ying Wu, Chinese students, both 23, shot in a car a miles from the campus of University of Southern California. Javier Bolden, 22, confessed and was convicted in Oct 2014 of first degree murder. Bryan Barnes, 20, was spared the death penalty when he was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
April – Allison Baden-Clay, killed near Brisbane. Her body was found on the banks of a creek in Brisbane’s west, 10 days after her husband reported her missing from their Brookfield home. Her husband Gerard is going on trial in 2014http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/gerard-baden-clay-urges-court-to-allow-family-counsellor-evidence/story-e6frg6nf-1226730769542
April 8: Jamie Dack, 22, a homeless former model shop worker – locked in a flat at Bevois Mews, Southampton, and attacked with a baseball bat, bottles and knives. His body was set on fire in an industrial bin in Southampton. He had been forced hand over his bank Pin code and had his laptop stolen. He was killed to stop him from going to police. Lee Nicholls, 28; Ryan Woodmansey, 31; Andrew Dwyer-Skeats, 26; Donna Chalk, 21; went on trial in Nov 2012 but jury discharged. They were convicted after a retrial in June 2013 and jailed for life. Nicholls’ minimum tariff was 34 years, the others were – Dwyer-Skeats, 32 years; Woodmansey, 30 years and Chalk, 25 years. After the verdict the IPCC announced that its investigators had concluded that several officers – two inspectors, four sergeants, two police constables and a member of police staff had a case to answer following individual failings when dealing with either Jamie’s assault or progressing information that he was a missing person. They have received management action from Hampshire Constabulary.Hampshire Constabulary has decided that another officer, a police constable, will attend a misconduct meeting following failings in the investigation into Jamie’s assault. His father Eddie has criticised the police –http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10516245.Jamie_Dack_s_father_criticises_police_investigation_into_assault_on_his_son/?ref=mmsp
April 4: William Davis, 92, Navy war veteran – beaten to death with a saucepan at his home in Willenhall, Wolverhampton: neighbour and heroin addict Charlotte Frazier-Doody, 35, was jailed for life (20 yrs min) in Nov 2012. Motive unclear but she may have thought she’d benefit from his will as she had been “helping to look after him”.
April – Karan Kakkad, 28, Delhi businessman; and Arun Tikku, Delhi businessman – bodies found in a BMW on the Mumbai-Goa highway. Vijay Palande, a gangster, and Gautam Vora, a stock market analyst, were accused of murdering them. Simran Sood, a model-cum-actress from Mumbai was accused of being the honey trap. Accomplices include Manoj Gojkash and Dhananjay Shinde.
April – Ansh Agarwal, 16, beaten to death in Andheri, Mumbai, India – killed by Siddhant Ghosalkar and 13 other students after Agarwal got angry about a text message sent to his girlfriend.
Easter (April) – William Allen, Bobby Clark and Dannaer Fields, three black men – shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jake England, 20, and Alvin Watts, 33, two racists accused of murder. Await trial.
March 31 – Chris Isted, 25, stabbed at The Ship pub in Thornton Heath, south London as he celebrated his partner’s pregnancy with twins. His friend Kevin Millward survived. Carlton McKay, 27, was jailed for life with a minimum of 27 years. He had been protecting his brother Clancy, who had Asperger’s.
March – Stephen “Tiv” Eastwood, 45, a homeless man, was subjected to “callous and brutal” attack in a derelict garage in York after a row over heroin. He died in hospital two years later. Amanda Moran, 29, a junkie, was jailed for six years for manslaughter. Andrew Fowler, 43, was jailed for seven years. The defendants were regular drug users and often slept at the disused garage which was frequented by several other homeless people. The victim was attacked during an argument over drugs. Moran and Fowler gave him money to buy heroin and were angry when he failed to deliver what they were expecting.
March 27 (died on 13 April) – Connie French, 80, throttled at home in Colne, Lancashire, during a robbery. Died in hospital. Her granddaughter’s boyfriend, George Portsmouth, 24, also from Colne, was acquitted of her murder and manslaughter at Preston Crown Court. £230 and a pendant was stolen during the robbery.
March 18 – Tafadzwa Kahn, 25, from Norwich – stabbed at a party at the home of boxer Herbie Hide in Bawburgh, near Norwich. Hide was not at home at the time. Joshua Burton, 20, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.
March 13 – Lesley Larner, 59 – stabbed at her home in Sherwood Close, West Ealing. Larry Parker, 52, has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial.
March 11 – Leanne McNuff, 24, – stabbed at home in Droylsden, Greater Manchester. Ian Lowe, 24, a soldier with the Duke of Lancaster Regiment, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Leanne was the mother of his son, Jaden, 4.
March 10 – Samantha Sykes, 18, and Kimberley Frank, 17 – stabbed at a flat in Wakefield. Ahmed Otak, an Afghan asylum seeker who may have been aged anything between 18 and 22, was responsible. He forced his ex-girlfriend Elisa Frank, 19, to watch as her stabbed her sister. He then forced her to lure Samantha to the flat where she too was stabbed. He then abducted Elisa and went to Dover with her, but there he was overpowered and arrested. The Frank family were furious about the role of Wakefield social services as Elisa met Otak in care system.
March 6 – Brian Harkins, 46, criminal – shot outside his home in Rutherglen, Glasgow. Unsolved.
March 2 – Kwame Ofosu-Asare, 17, a sixth form student from Catford – stabbed on the Moorlands estate in Brixton. Nathaniel Okusanya, 19, was jailed for life in Dec 2012 and must serve 20 years minimum. Nelson Idiabeta, 18, was jailed for life (minimum of 19 years).
February – Sean Martin, 21, from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, was stabbed with a knife and a pen. His girlfriend Shaniece Dobson, 21, of Motherwell, Lanarkshire, denies murder but admitted culpable homicide. Crown does not accept that plea. She is awaiting trial.
Feb 27 – Patrick Earp, 50, former banker turned IRS agent who worked undercover – shot at his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. Authorities claim it was suicide.
Feb 27 – David Corridon, 32, stabbed at his mother’s house in Norris Green, Liverpool. Nick Nelson, 30; Tyrone Clifford, 34; Maureen Smith and Kelly Smith (sisters) charged with murder. They await trial.
Feb 26 – Trayvon Martin, 17, black youth – shot in Sanford, a suburb of Orlando, Florida. Neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, 28, was eventually charged with murder. He claimed self-defence. The case became a huge cause celebre because of the racial implications. The trial is due to begin in June 2013.
Feb 25 – Alex Jarmay, 26, Liverpool fan from Bromborough, Merseyside – stabbed at Bar Uno in Camden, London, on the eve of the Carling Cup Final at Wembley. Paul Beck, 29, from Kentish Town, was jailed for life (18 year minimum). His brother Damian was jailed for 10 months after he admitting GBH.
Feb 22 – Margaret Biddulph, 78, and Anne Leyland, 88, both asphyxiated at their homes in Southport, Merseyside. Taxi driver Andrew Flood, 43, a compulsive gambler who had run up big debts, was jailed for life at Liverpool CC in July 2012 and given a 30 year minimum term. Motive was robbery.
Feb 21 – Samantha Laney, 19, stabbed at his father’s house in Clayton, near Kidsgrove, Staffordshire. Her former boyfriend Thomas Dalton, 19, killed her after she moved out of their flat and moved to her father’s home. Dalton was jailed for life in Aug 2012 with a 21 year minimum tariff.
Feb 20 – Janet “Jenny” Methven, 80, beaten to death in the kitchen of her home in Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland. She had a blood stained towel draped over her head. William Kean was jailed for life (22 years) in Dec 2012. In 2014 Mrs Methven’s son David, from Dunning, sues Kean for £160,000 in damages.
Feb 16 – Bruno Lemes de Sousa, 28, a Brazilian, was stabbed 64 times at Shronoewen Bog near Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland. In Oct 2015 John Paul Cawley, 22, was jailed for life. He had successfully appealed his first conviction in 2013 in May on the grounds that the trial judge failed to adequately direct the jury on the onus of proof. The trial heard how he had been beaten first with a torque wrench in the house in Ballyduff and held prisoner in the attic before being brought to the bog. The only explanation that was ever offered throughout both trials was that he had been asked for his help in carrying out the killing because his sister Sandra’s partner, Wenio Rodrigues da Silva, 31, who is also serving a life sentence for the murder – had become angry and said Bruno had been going around Gort in County Galway saying Sandra “sounded sexy”, was a “fine thing” and was “probably hot”.
Feb 15 – two Indian fishermen, Ajesh Binki, 25, and Gelastine Binki, 45, were shot in the Arabian Sea by two Italian marines who mistook them as pirates. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone are awaiting trial.
Feb 14 – Casey-Lynne Kearney, 13 – stabbed in Elmfield Park, Doncaster. Hannah Bonser, 26, was convicted of murder after jury rejected claims of diminished responsibility. She was jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court in July 2012 with a 22 year minimum.
Feb 14 – Jason Lockwood, 40, from Cowpen, near Blyth – died in a burning flat in Blyth, Northumberland. Kyle Gordon, 23, has admitted killing Mr Lockwood and is awaiting sentencing. Stephen Tiffin, 28, is on trial at Newcastle Crown Court. All three men were drinking buddies.
Feb 9: Barry Reeve, 67, retired bus conductor – punched and stamped on at home in Norwich. Kelly Barnes, 32, and her lover Jodie Barnes, formerly Ramsbottom, 31, are currently on trial accused of murder. The prosecution alleges the motive was robbery and Mr Reeve was wrongly thought to be wealthy. They both deny murder.
Feb 9 – Andrew Allen, 24, a drug dealer from the Top of the Hill area in the Waterside area of Londonderry – was shot at a house in the Lisfannon area in Buncrana, County Donegal. His killing was claimed by the Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) vigilante group. Unsolved.
Feb 7 – Cheryl Tariah, 17, from Chelmsford – strangled at a flat in Barkingside, east London. Her boyfriend Ako Khalid, 18, a failed asylum seeker from Iran, was jailed for life for her murder (10 yrs min). He was in a controlling relationship with her and accused her of being unfaithful.
Feb 5 – Michelle Creed, 34 – killed at her home in West Kensington. Her boyfriend, Jason McKay, 36, fled to Warsaw but was extradited. He was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 4 years and 5 months.
Feb 5 – Anthony Thompson, 26, from Tooting – beaten to death in a flat in Tooting, south London. Thomas Evans, 31, is awaiting trial at the Old Bailey.
Feb 4 – Troy and LaDonna French were shot at their home near Reidsville, North Carolina. Jose Silvano Alvarez Jr, from Greensboro, was jailed for life without parole. Their daughter Whitley French, then 19, was treated for a minor cut at a hospital. Alvarez is the brother of Whitley’s then boyfriend and now husband. Alvarez’s attorneys said during the hearing that a psychiatrist determined Alvarez neither had criminal intent nor sexual or romantic feelings for Whitley French.
Feb 2 – three year old girl – died of hypothermia at home in Barrow, Alaska. His mother Esther Edwards-Gust, 28, was charged with criminally negligent homicide while her boyfriend Richard Tilden, 29, is accused of second degree murder. Awaiting trial.
Feb 1 – Ali Armagan, 32, a Turkish drug dealer – shot as he sat in his car near Turnpike Lane tube station in north London. Younis Sagir, 22, and Ozan Toprak, 27, were acquitted in April 2013. Mehmet Senel, 23; Hassan Tonbul, 25; and Suleyman Tonbul, 54, admitted conspiracy to cause GBH at the Old Bailey. They were jailed for 10, 11 and 8 years respectively. Kemal Eren, who is believed to be behind the killing, fled to Turkey. The killing was part of Hackney Turks v Tottenham Turks feud.
Jan 31 (body found on Feb 17) – Stijn Saelens, 34, the lord of Wingene Castle, Belgium. His body was found in a forest 15 minutes’ drive away. His father-in-law, Andre Ghyselbrecht and his brother-in-law, Peter Ghyselbrecht, await trial. Saelens was apparently heavily in debt.
Jan 27 – 241 people died in a fire in the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil. Nightclub owners Mauro Hoffmann and Elissandro Spohr and musicians Marcelo de Jesus dos Santos and Luciano Bonilha Leao have been charged with manslaughter and await trial. Dos Santos and Leao were members of the band, Gurizada Fandangueira, who let off fireworks which started the fire. They await trial.
Jan 26 – John Grainger, 32, shot, decapitated with an electric jig-saw and burned, dumped near a casino in Stockport. Anthony Jenkins, 31, and his brother Joe Jenkins, 29, were jailed for life for murder. Anthony was given a 30 year tariff and Joe 32 years. All three had been drinking together earlier that night and motive for murder is unclear.
Jan 25 – Jane Bashara, 54, was strangled and her body was dumped in the back seat of her Mercedes SUV which was left in an alley in Detroit. Her husband, Bob Bashara, a marketing executive, from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, was charged with murder and went on trial in Oct 2014. Joe Gentz, a mentally impaired handyman, has been charged with murder. He told police Bashara paid him $2,000 and an old Cadillac to kill his wife. Bashara’s mistress, Rachel Gillett, has given evidence against him. She was involved in a submissive relationship and he referred to her as his slave.
Jan 25 – Edward Syrad, 64 – assaulted at his home in Barnehurst, near Bromley, south east London. He was threatened with a gun and died of a heart attack. Gezim Delijah, 37, is awaiting trial at the Old Bailey in Feb 2013.
Jan 23 – Irene Lawless, 67, was raped and killed at her home on the Bryndulais estate in Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Darren Jackson, 26, from Kent, pleaded guilty to rape and murder in Aug 2012 and was jailed for life.
Jan 22 (died on 29) – Mehar Dhariwal, 61, a cab driver from Kempston – attacked in St Peter’s Street, Bedford. Daniel Rogers, 26, a Tourette’s syndrome sufferer, lost his temper after Mr Dhariwal demanded the fare up front. He was jailed for life in Oct 2012 (25 year min).
Jan 11 – Philip Strickland, 36, drug dealer from east Belfast – shot in a car in Quarry Road, Comber, County Down. Jimmy Seales, 56, from Hillsborough, Stephen McCaughey, 24, from Newtownards were charged with murder and went on trial in 2014. The trial heard there was ill feeling between Mr Strickland and Seales. When Seales was attacked and left for dead in an assault in September 2011, Mr Strickland wrote comments about it on his Facebook page. Two other men – brothers Ian and Jason Weir who are the sons of Jimmy Seales – have already pleaded guilty to murder. Stacey McCaughey, 21, was charged with assisting an offender.
Jan 11 – Avtar Kolar, 62, and his wife Carole Kolar, 58, were beaten to death with a lump hammer at their home in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. Rimvydas Liorancas, 37, a Lithuanian heroin addict, hanged himself in his cell in late Jan 2012 while awaiting trial. He had been taking methadone in prison.
Jan 15 – Sarah Laycock, 31, deputy head teacher, and her daughter Abigail, 8, were attacked at their home in Garforth, Leeds. Her daughter, Amelia, 4, survived. John Miller, 36, is awaiting trial.
Jan 16 – Winston Fernandez, 69, a widower and alcoholic, was killed in a fight at his home in Epsom, Surrey. Natalia Wolley, 39, a Russian prostitute from West Kensington, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for manslaughter.
Jan 18 – Graham Snowden, 36, disabled – stabbed in a scuffle at a house in Milestone Road, Hertfordshire. Jordan Flattery, 19, was convicted of manslaughter in Aug 2012 and jailed for 10 years.
Jan 19 – Alethea Taylor, 63, retired teacher – vanished from her home in Orleton, Herefordshire. Body has not been found. Her husband John Taylor, 66, a funeral director, is awaiting trial.
Jan 8 – Dogan Dogan, 50, a Turkish businessman – tied up and robbed of his cash in a burglary at his flat above Aladdin’s Pizza in Evington, Leicester. Wali Khan, 31, from Afghanistan; Naveed Naveed, 27, from Pakistan; and Sarwar Merza Gader, 34 from Afghanistan; were all jailed for life (28 yrs min).
Jan 7 – Reece Smith, 19; four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith; and two-year-old Jordan Smith died from smoke inhalation after a fire at a bungalow in Freckleton, Lancashire. Dyson Allen, 19, denies being responsible for their deaths. The fire ripped through the property just hours after the family held a partythere to celebrate the birthday of the victims’ mother, Michelle Smith. Ms Smith, 36, who has five other children, survived. The trial at Preston CC has been told he started the fire in a wardrobe deliberately.
Jan 5 – Becky McPhee (aka Rebecca Holmes), 47, was stabbed to death at home in Ainsdale, Merseyside. Her estranged husband Paul Holmes, 51, was jailed for life (18 years) in July 2012. The court heard during a 10 day trial he smashed his way in to Ms Holmes’ Cherry Road flat by throwing a paving slab through the front window before he launched the fatal knife attack. But he died in prison in May 2015. An investigation revealed he defied prison medical advice to quit smoking and died as a result of lung disease.
Jan 4 – Betty Yates, 77, retired teacher, killed at her cottage near Bewdley, Worcestershire. Stephen Farrow, 48, was jailed for life in Nov 2012 for this and another murder. He got whole life tariff. (also responsible for Feb 14 – Reverend John Suddards, 59, was stabbed to death at his home in Thornbury, south Gloucestershire, by Farrow.)
Jan 3– Kathleen Millward, 87 – beaten to death at her home in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. Her grandson, heroin addict Garry Kane, 41, a former soldier, was jailed for life in Jan 2013. He was given a minimum term of 17 years.
Jan 3 – Conrad Bonnette, 19, murdered at home in Modimolle, South Africa. His mother Ina Bonnette was kidnapped, raped and assaulted but survived. Her ex-husband Johan Kotze; Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlake, and Sello Mphaka denied all charges and went on trial in 2013. The prosecution claim Kotze hired them to carry out the attack. Kotze, aka The Modimolle Monster, was jailed for life in July 2013. Sithole was also jailed for life. Mohlake and Mphaka were jailed for life for rape. Ina Bonnette had to undergo reconstructive surgery (her breasts were mutilated) and was put on antiretroviral treatment after it emerged that Sithole had tested positive for HIV following his arrest.
January 2 – Kirsty Treloar, 20, abducted and stabbed in Hackney. Found dumped in a car. Her brother Dean Treloar, 22, and sister Gemma Treloar, 24, survived. Her abusive ex-boyfriend, Myles Williams, 19, from the Pond Farm estate in Hackney, was jailed for life (28 years). He killed her when she refused to meet him. He had texted her on New Year’s Day with a resolution not to hurt her. But he later stabbed her 29 times.
Jan 1 – Alexa Linboom, 5, dies after being forced to drink 2 litres of grape soda. Randall-Lee Vaughn, 41, her father, and stepmother Mary-Lee Vaughn, 58 charged with first degree murder, two counts of aggravated child neglect, and aggravated child abuse after a two-year investigation into her death revealed she had died from acute fluid/water intoxication. She was being punished for drinking her stepmother’s soda. They await trial.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fiveyearold-girl-alexa-linboom-dies-after-her-parents-force-her-to-drink-more-than-two-litres-of-soda-9115169.html
Jan – Johan Kotze aka The Modimolle Monster was jailed for life. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Johan-Kotze-sentenced-to-life-20130717
Jan 1 – Susan McGoldrick, 47; her sister Alison Turnbull, 44; and her niece Tanya Turnbull, 24 – shot at a house in Horden, County Durham. Ms McGoldrick’s boyfriend Michael Atherton, 42, killed them after a trivial argument after they returned from the pub. He then shot himself. Ms McGoldrick’s daughter Laura, 19, escaped with her boyfriend. At the inquest in March 2013 the coroner criticised the law after it emerged that Atherton was legally entitled to keep guns despite a record of domestic abuse. He had his guns confiscated in 2008 but then returned with a “final warning”.
Jan 1 – Aaron “Bungle” McKoy, shot dead on his 22nd birthday – he had just been celebrating at a wine bar when he was shot in Portpool Lane, Clerkenwell, central London. His friend Ricky Walkington, was stabbed but survived. The trial heard McKoy and Walkington were associated with the Holly Street Boys gang from Hackney. Dean Smith, 25, a member of the Lordship Boys, from London Fields, was jailed for life for murder. Daniel Oyetoro, 26, from Enfield; Jack Nichols, 20, and Ceon Hewitt, 21 both from Wickford, Essex; Perrie Dennis, 22, from Islington; Osman Mohammed, 22 were all acquitted
Between 31 Aug 2010 and Jan 1, 2012 – Alisa Dmitrijeva, 17, Latvian-born woman from Wisbech, Cambs, who vanished in King’s Lynn. Her body was found on the Queen’s estate at Sandringham, Norfolk by a dog walker on New Year’s Day. The police said there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone in connection with her death.
30 Dec – Paul Norfolk, 77, beaten with a hammer at home in Haverhill, Suffolk. His carer, Bunthawee Rimmer, 49, from Thailand, was jailed for life (11 yrs min) in July 2012. She had tried to slash her own throat. The trial heard he left her £340k in his will.
26 Dec – Catherine Wynter, 19, art student, sometimes known as Katie Briscoe, stabbed at her sister’s home in Borehamwood, Herts while she babysat her nephew and niece. Tony Bushby, 18, a karate teacher and her secret boyfriend, was jailed for life for murder (25 years min) in July 2012. He claimed she was killed by a person on Facebook.
26 Dec – Seydou “Nutz” Diarassouba, 18, shoplifter and member of the All Bout Money (ABM) gang – stabbed in Foot Locker shop in Oxford Street during Boxing Day sales. He was awaiting trial for mugging a child in Mitcham. Jermaine Joseph, 23, was acquitted of his murder. He had claimed self-defence. Thulani Khumalo, 20, was acquitted on the judge’s directions earlier in the trial.
26 Dec (Boxing Day) – Anuj Bidve, 23, Lancaster University student from India – shot in Asgard Drive, Ordsall, Manchester – Kieran Stapleton, 16, shot him at random. The trial heard Stapleton was a racist who referred to himself as “Psycho”. Prosecution’s star witness was Ryan Holden, 17, who was with Stapleton on the night of the murder. Stapleton was jailed for life in July 2012 and given a 30 year minimum tariff.
25 Dec (Christmas Day) – Ruby Love, 23 (born Rubina Malik), strangled and dumped in Grand Union Canal in Southall. A former prostitute, she was the mother of three. Her boyfriend Manzar Juma, 27, is awaiting trial for murder. They lived together in Hexham Gardens, Northolt.
25 Dec – Nasrin Rahmaty, 55, and five other family members – shot in Grapevine, Texas by man dressed as Santa Claus. Aziz “Bob” Yazdanpanah, 56, the estranged husband of Rahmaty then shot himself. He had apparently been suffering financial and marital problems. The other victims were his children Ali Yazdanpanah, 15, and Nona Yazdanpanah, 19, his sister-in-law, Zohreh, Rahmaty, 58, and her husband Hossein Zarei, 59, and their daughter Sahra Zarei, 22.
25 Dec – Khuram Shaikh, 32, Red Cross prosthetics expert from Rochdale, but based in Gaza – shot and stabbed in a hotel in the resort of Tangalle in Sri Lanka. His Russian girlfriend Victoria Tkacheva was unhurt. He was attacked by a mob, including local politician Sampath Vidanapathirana. No-one has yet been charged. Mr Shaikh’s case has been taken up by Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk.
25 Dec (Christmas Day) – Gillian Woodward, 56, stabbed at home in Bilborough, Nottinghamshire. Her husband Stephen Woodward, 56, admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. He suffered from depression. He was jailed for 4 years.
24 Dec – Andrew Massarella, 40 – died in flat fire in Doncaster. Robert Danby, 60, and Jay Griffiths, 25, have been charged with murder. Trial pending.
23 Dec – Desirie Thomas, 35, British Airways clerk, stabbed 10 times at home in Woolwich (14th floor of a tower block). Her husband, Bentley Huggins, 41, was jailed for life (20 yrs min). He resented the fact that she wanted a divorce, which would have left him homeless and facing deportation to the Caribbean. He claimed at trial that he was a battered husband.
19 Dec – Vernithea McCrary, 28 and Natasha Curtis, 28 – their bodies were found in the trunk of a burnt out car in Detroit. On 25 Dec (Christmas Day) the bodies of Demesha Hunt, 24, and her cousin Renisha Landers, 23, were found in the trunk of another car. All four victims were advertising as escorts on the backpage.com website. James Brown, 24, of Sterling Heights, was charged with the murders in 2012 and is awaiting trial in 2013. He has not been charged in connection with the death of Demesha’s cousins, Martez Norwood and Charles Reid, whose bodies were found in the trunk of a car in November.
17 Dec – Jasmin Chowdhury, 32 – beaten over her head in east London. Mohammed Habib Rahman, her husband (a solicitor), was jailed for life in 2012.
14 Dec – Andrew Heath, 52, died when his house in Worcester, was set on fire. Daniel Martin, from Ronkswood, Worcester admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 10 years in Nov 2013. Mr Heath had been convicted of a number of sex offences in the 1980s and 1990s. He had committed five sexual offences, including gross indecency and indecent assault, between 1984 and 1999 in Leicester and Birmingham. The judge, Mrs Justice Thirlwall, said the crime was “shockingly stupid”.
12 Dec – Julia Oborok, 24, from Moldova, was shot 4 times and found on the beach in Achaelia, Cyprus. Her daughter Victoria Pozidou, 3, was strangled. Her boyfriend, hairdresser Theophanis Theophanou, 29, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2012. He had been jealous and also had financial worries and a gambling problem. Miss Oborok was pregnant at the time.
11 Dec – James Hughes, 35, a Gaelic footballer from Crossmaglen – shot in a taxi on the Lis Na Dara housing estate in Dundalk, County Louth. Shane Rogers, 32, from Inniskeen, was charged with murder. He was jealous after Hughes chatted up his former girlfriend. Rogers hanged himself in the holding cell in Dublin courthouse on 21 Dec 2011.
11 Dec – Phillip Cottrell, 43, former BBC Scotland journalist who emigrated to New Zealand – killed in mugging in Wellington, near the offices of Radio NZ. Nicho Waipuka, 19, who stole his wallet, was convicted of manslaughter. Sentencing due in Feb 2013. Manuel Robinson, 17, was acquitted.
10 Dec – Emma Jones, 31, stabbed at a party in Penygroes, Gwynedd, north Wales. Her neighbour Alwen Eluned Jones, 23, became angry after Emma Jones laughed at her during a row. Alwen’s sister Grace had earlier been asked to leave the party. Alwen Jones was jailed for life (18 years) in Oct 2012. Judge told her she was a “troubled woman”.
10 Dec – Natalie O’Donoghue, 19 stabbed – in Toxteth, Liverpool. Her mother Violet Burns, 60, survived. Another relative, Paul Redmond was uninjured. In Nov 2012 Stephen Burns, 50 – Natalie’s uncle – was jailed for life (25 yrs min). Burns, a miser and slob, had a row with his sister, Violet, after rowing about paying his share of household bills.
8 Dec – Samantha Day, 38 and her daughter Genevieve, 6, were stabbed at home in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Inspector Toby Day, 37, Samantha’s husband who had been sacked for misusing computers while searching for information about his wife and her lover, killed himself. His son, Adam, 13, and daughter Kimberley, 15, survived.
8 Dec – Fred “Paddy” Moore, 36, an Irishman, stabbed after a fight in Bexleyheath, SE London. Portuguese neighbour Andre Ribeiro, 20, was acquitted on the grounds of self-defence in Sep 2012. Moore was killed after banging on the door to borrow a light.
5 Dec – Colin Adams, 69, former SAS man, travel writer, died in the Kosmos Hotel in Moscow after a scuffle. Artem Okhotin, 21, a barman, was allowed to go free. It appears Mr Adams may have had a heart attack.
3 Dec – Justin Hague, 40, was stabbed at a house in Godric Green, Brinsworth, a former mining village near Rotherham. It was a dispute between two groups of men. His son Karl Hague, 19, has been charged with aggravated burglary, as is Christopher Jones, 25.
3 Dec – Angela Holgate, 54, and her mother Alice Huyton, 75, asphyxiated at their home in Southport, Merseyside. Their lodger, Barry Morrow, 51, who had a history of violence against women, fled to Spain in their car and was extradited. In Feb 2012 he hanged himself in HMP Manchester.
2 Dec – Jorelys Rivera, 7, sexually assaulted, beaten and dumped in a trash container near River Ridge apartments in Canton, near Atlanta, Georgia. Ryan Brunn, 20, a maintenance man, admitted beating her to death after smoking methamphetamines. He hanged himself in Jackson state prison in Jan 2012.
2 Dec – Danny O’Shea, 18 – chased and stabbed in Gill Avenue, Canning Town, east London by a gang. Nugent Rowe, 29, from Pinner, was jailed for life (24 years minimum) in June 2013. Eight other men – Christopher Nathaniel, 40; David Hylton, 47; Paul Boadi, 34; Ferron Perue, 24; O’Neil Wareham, 29; Kevin Richards, 32; Paul Johnson, 33; and Andrew Johnson, 35, were acquitted of murder and walked free. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the attack was in revenge after a Blackberry mobile phone was stolen in Canning Town but O’Shea had not been responsible.
2 Dec – Bianca Jones, 2, beaten to death in Detroit after wetting herself. Her father, D’Andre Lane, 32, later claimed she was the victim of a carjacking. But he later admitted what he did and was jailed for life on 1st degree murder charges in Oct 2012. He had 7 children by 7 different women. Bianca’s mother, Banika, thinks he is innocent and that Bianca is still alive.
Nov 29 – Leanne Freeman, 23, was shot five times and left for dead in the middle of a deserted road in the pouring rain at 1am, in Port Lands, near Toronto. Robert Beauregard and Jonathan Ash went on trial for murder in Nov 2015. They both admitting driving to the area with Freeman in the early hours. Leanne was a meth user and it is thought the motive was drugs.
November – Cassidy Vickers, 32, was shot on a street in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It was one of five crimes over three days. Three people were shot and a man was assaulted on Western Avenue in Koreatown. The attacker was nicknamed the Western Bandit. He is also believed to have shot Larise Smith, 56, on Dec 8 while he was fatally shot while walking his dog in Leimert Park. In 2015 the Western Bandit was identified as Patrick Watkins, who was charged.
Nov – Robert Champion, 26, drum major in Florida A&M’s university marching band – died in hazing incident. 12 people have been charged with manslaughter and felony hazing. They include Brian Jones and Ryan Dean, Henry Nesbitt, 26, and Darryl Cearnel, 25. They await trial. Champion, a Florida A&M University band member died from massive blood loss into his own body through bruises sustained in a hazing incident on an Orlando bus. In Oct 2014 Dante Martin, 27, was convicted of manslaughter. Champion, of Decatur, Georgia, died from injuries sustained during a ritual known as ”crossing Bus C,” which involved running down a gauntlet aboard a parked bus while getting kicked, punched and hit with band instruments.
Nov – Paul Drury, 32 – battered to death with a frying pan in Newton Abbot, Devon. Stablehand Bryan Harris, 45, was jailed for life for murder. He claimed he killed Drury – his landlord – after finding him having sex with Harris’s girlfriend Dawn Lewis.
22 Nov – Liam Hutchison, 16, originally from Uist. Last seen in a shop in Steinish in Western Isles, Scotland. Body found in a derelict building. Jonathan MacKinnon, 21, and Stefan Miller, 20, awaiting trial. Allegedly the first murder in the Western Isles for 40 years
November – Anthonia Egbuna, 20, Nigerian prostitute – stabbed 20 times in Turin, Italy. Daniele Ughetto Piampaschet, 34, an Italian journalist and writer who wrote a manuscript called The Rose and The Lion based on the killing. He is awaiting trial.
28 Nov – Hiram Lawrence, 1, – shot in west Oakland, California. Dionte Houff, 32, Houston Nathaniel, 23 and Frederick Coleman, 16, members of the Acorn Gang, are accused of murder and awaiting trial. It was a drive-by shooting and Coleman was the alleged shooter.
25 Nov – Nellie Geraghty, 79, hit over the head during a mugging in Shaw, Oldham. She was carrying handbag containing the ashes of her husband Frank. Drug addict Mark Royle, 37, was jailed for life (28 years) in Aug 2012. He stole £200 cash in her handbag and used it to buy drugs. Ashes never found.
24 Nov – Salvator Montagna, 40, former head of Bonanno crime family in New York. Moved to Canada in 2009. Shot and dumped in Montreal. His alleged killers were Calogero Milioto, 41, Vittorio Mirarchi, 34, Raynald Desjardsin, 58, and Felice Racaniello, 27. Trial pending.
23 Nov – Rita Morelli, 36, from Spoltore, Italy – stabbed and choked at her apartment in East Harlem, NYC. Her boyfriend Bakary Camara, 42, pleaded guilty to rape and murder and was jailed for 25 years to life. Camara, who was from Senegal, initially claimed he was under a witch’s curse.
20 Nov – Mohim Miah, 29, from St Albans, was found in a layby in Nomansland, near Wheathampstead, Herts. Joseph Cross, 27, and his brother Anthony Cross, 20, were jailed for life (17 and 19 yrs respectively) while Michael Taylor, 27, got life (15 yrs). Motive unclear. All four had been drinking together. The defendants accused each other at their trial in 2012.
18 Nov – 11 victims, including Ella Wood, 97; Alana Smith, 73; Lola Bennett, 86; Neeltje Valkay, 90; Alma Smith and Doris Becke, 96 – died in a fire at Quakers Hill nursing home in Sydney, Australia. Nurse, Roger Dean, 35, is due to go on trial in May 2013. He admits manslaughter but denies murder.
17 Nov – Michelle Parker, 33, vanished in Orlando, Florida a year after appearing in an episode of The People’s Court on TV. Her ex-fiance, Dale Smith, 40, a former US Marine, is the prime suspect. He is the last person to see her alive. Smith was the father of two of her children. Unsolved.
16 Nov – Ruslan Akhtakhanov, 58, Chechen poet and opponent of Chechen independence – shot dead in north west Moscow. Contract killing? Unsolved.
14 Nov – Neil Heywood, 41, British businessman, poisoned in Chongqing, China. Gu Kailai, 54, the wife of top Chinese politician Bo Xilai, was convicted of his murder and given a suspended death sentence, which means he will serve life or 14 years in jail. Gu’s aide, Zhang Xiaojun, was jailed for 9 years for aiding her.
13 Nov – Diego Rivas, famous narco corrido singer (once wrote a song about Chapo) and two others – shot in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, possibly by enemies of Chapo. Unsolved.
In months leading up to 11 Nov – David Pauley, 51, from Norfolk, Virginia; Timothy Kern, 47, from Ohio; and Ralph Geiger, 55, from Akron, Ohio – lured to a cattle farm in Ohio by bogus job adverts. They were shot and buried on the farm. Rich Beasley, 52, admitted luring the victims using Craigslist. He faces the death penalty. His accomplice Brogan Rafferty, 16, was given a life sentence for aggravated murder. Scott Davis, 48, from South Carolina, survived and testified at the trial.
Nov 8 – Chanelle Henning, 26, shot dead while driving her car in Faerie Glen, Pretoria East, South Africa, shortly after dropping off her child at a crèche. Willem Pieterse and Gerhardus du Plessis were paid 10,000 rand to carry out the shooting. Both accepted a plea bargain and were convicted in December 2011. They were each sentenced to 18 years in prison. Two other men, former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye and André Gouws are on trial. Gouws is a friend of Henning’s husband Nico who passed a polygraph test after she was killed.
7 Nov – Richard Ward, 37 – killed in Tooting, S London – Cameron McFly, 38, was jailed for life (24 yrs min) for murder in 2012. McFly believed Ward had kidnapped his dog and used it in a dog fight. Ward was kicked, beaten and then had a fridge dropped on his head in an alley behind Waitrose in Tooting. A second man, Danny Samuel, 36, was acquitted.
3 Nov – Azezur “Ronnie” Khan, 21 – shot in East Dulwich, SE London at the funeral of Joel Morgan, 17, who had died in a car crash. A teenager survived the shooting. The shooting was gang-related as Morgan was allegedly a gang member but Khan was not the target. Unsolved.
1 Nov – Saif Rehman, 31, from Glasgow, and his wife Uzma Naurin, 30, from New York – shot in Gujrat, Pakistan while out shopping. Four hitmen involved. The prime suspect is allegedly Mr Rehman’s father-in-law, Muzafar Hussain, who lives in New Jersey. Unsolved.
Halloween – Maria Adams, 39, was stabbed numerous times on Chicago’s South Side. Her boyfriend Ledell Peoples, 55, was arrested. He had blamed his girlfriend for stealing his bag of Halloween treats. An argument ensued and she threw a plate at his head, causing a gash. He responded by stabbing her.
30 Oct – Deeq Ali, 18 – shot at a birthday party at The Plaza function suite in Spital Hill, Sheffield. Ali’s cousin Abdi Mohammed Omar, 24, from Burngreave, claimed it was an accident but he was convicted of murder after a retrial and jailed for life (30 years) in Dec 2012.
29 Oct – Rosina Sutherland, 74 – raped, robbed and strangled at a sheltered housing project in Edinburgh. Kevin Rooney, 26, a sex offender, was jailed for life (21 yrs) in June 2012.
Oct – Hafeezah Nurid-Din, 31, a school teacher and mother of four, was struck by stray bullets during a gunfight between rival gangs in west Philadelphia. Hafeezah and her father Saleem were getting into his car for a short trip to the grocery store. She had only recently achieved her dream of opening her own elementary school. he remembers that God has called her to Him. Through the Lord’s mercy, he says, his grief has become bearable. The man who started the shootout, Mikal Powell-Miller, 25, was shot dead 3 years later. Powell-Miller was a member of a crew from 58th Street, police say. In January 2011, police said he lured a 54th Street crew member named Anthony Shelley to a playground and shot him in the face, nearly killing him. The shooting stemmed from drugs and a decades-old feud between the crews. In August of 2011, just as Anthony Shelley was scheduled to testify against Powell-Miller, gunmen fired 20 bullets into his home. Bullets whizzed over the heads of his younger brother and sisters. Shelley and his brother, Daniel, then 18, told me at the time they lived by the code of the street. They didn’t need the police. They would get their revenge. A few months later, Daniel pedaled up to 58th and Malvern, where Powell-Miller’s friends were – where Hafeezah and her father were walking to their car – and opened fire. The bullets found only Hafeezah, the teacher who had recently established a private elementary school. Daniel Shelley pleaded guilty to her killing and was given 22 1/2 to 45 years in prison. But at Powell-Miller’s 2013 trial, Anthony Shelley took the stand and stared out into rows crowded with Powell-Miller’s friends and family and people from the neighbourhood. He said he no longer knew who shot him. Powell-Miller smiled as he walked free.
Oct 24 – Garrett Phillips, 12, was strangled and found unconscious on the bedroom floor at his home in Potsdam, New York. His mother Tandy Cyrus’s boyfriend, Nick Hillary, 37, was charged with murder but acquitted. http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/five-year-journey-garrett-phillips-case-n657616
21 Oct – William Saunderson-Smith, 58, wealthy, gay, property developer – murdered at his home in West Kensington, London. Three Polish thieves, who had formerly worked as labourers for him, were convicted of murder. Dawid Rymar, 24; Ireneusz Mydlarz, 36; and Slawomir Bugajewski, 38, were all jailed for life (minimum of 30 yrs each). They were looking for cash he was supposed to keep at home.
20 Oct – Chris Honnor, 40, mechanic – shot at a flat in Prescot, Merseyside. Chris Strettle, 43, was jailed for life (26 yrs min) in July 2012. They had fallen out in 2000 after Strettle slept with Honnor’s wife. They later became friends again but he died after a row. Strettle’s wife, Leslie, was jailed for 5 years for assisting an offender.
18 Oct – Gabor Sarkozi, 38, a Hungarian food delivery driver – attacked at random in Meliden, near Prestatyn, north Wales. James Siree, 22, and his uncle, Gary Bland, were convicted of the murder and jailed for life (18 and 17 yrs respectively). It was a random attack, brought about by drunkenness.
16 Oct – Paul Gunner, lighting technician, killed on 32nd birthday – attacked outside a kebab shop in Bexley, SE London. Trivial argument over nothing. Ben Worden, 32, was found NG of murder but guilty of manslaughter and was jailed for six years.
15 Oct – Leighann Wightman, 24 – stabbed at home in Netherfield, Nottingham by her drunken ex-boyfriend Andrew Kemp, 48, who was subject to a restraining order. He was jailed for life (22 yrs min).
15 Oct – Michelle Fournier, 48, and seven others – shot at Salon Meritage hair salon in Seal Beach, California (Orange County). Scott Dekraai, 41, is due to go on trial in March 2013.
The other victims were Victoria Buzzo, 54, David Caouette, 64 (killed in a Land Rover Discovery outside the salon), Randy Fannin, 62, the salon’s owner, Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, a customer, Lucia Bernice Kondas, 65, customer, Christy Wilson, 47, worker.
14 Oct – Leonard Adams, 43, beaten with an axe and buried in a grave near Semley, Wiltshire. Christopher Charles, 48; Paul Chambers, 49; and Charlie (Charlotte) Chase, 25, were convicted of murder and jailed for life. They had shared a caravan on land in Semley (on the Dorset border) but fell out when landowner tried to evict them.
14 Oct – Ashley Gray, 24 – stabbed at home in Ferryhill, County Durham by his sister Claire Gray, 22, who said she did it so she could go back to jail as she had no friends on the outside. She was jailed for life (minimum of 12 years).
Oct 12 – Eight people shot dead at the Salon Meritage hair salon in Seal Beach, California. They were Victoria Ann Buzzo, 54, Randy Lee Fannin, 62, Christy Lynn Wilson, 47, Lucia Bernice Kondas, 65, Laura Lee Elody, 46, Michelle Marie Fournier, 48, David Cauoette, 64, and Michele Daschbach Fast, 46. Michelle Fournier’s husband Scott Dekraai, 47, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. They got divorced in 2007 but there followed a long-running custody battle over their eight-year-old son. The shooting happened the day after a court hearing.
10 Oct – Sally Hodkin, 59 – stabbed in the street in Bexleyheath. Kerry Clark, 23, survived. Nicola Edgington, 31, is awaiting trial accused of murder.
8 Oct – Clifford Collinge, 61 – beaten to death at his home in Warsop, Nottinghamshire. His wife Charlotte Collinge, 44, was jailed for life (23 yrs min) in July 2012. Also jailed were two men she hired to kill him – Stephen Shreeves, 39, got life (18 yrs) and Kelvin Dale got life (18 yrs). She met them in the pub and promised them sex. Robert Proud, 36, was acquitted of all charges.
Oct 6 – Chun Ka-yee, 33, a nightclub hostess, was killed in an apartment in Amoy Gardens, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. She was the mistress of Ivan Chan Man-sum, 42, a securities company director. He went on trial in the summer of 2015 accused of her murder. The trial heard that her body has never been found. CCTV footage showed her entering the flat on Oct 5 and two days later Chan is seen pushing a trolley out of the building containing a nylon bag. The trial heard that his wife had found out about his mistress in July 2011 and he decided to kill her.
4 Oct – Gloria Goes Ahead Cummins, 80; Levon Driftwood, 21, and Ruben Jefferson, 20, shot at their home 10 miles outside Lodge Grass on Crow Indian reservation in Montana. Sheldon Chase, 22, is awaiting trial. He allegedly stopped taking medication for mental illness. Gloria was his grandmother, Levon his cousin and Ruben was her boyfriend.
1 Oct – Mitchell Harrison, 23, paedophile (convicted of raping a 13 yr old girl in Cumbria) – tortured and disembowelled in a cell at HMP Frankland, Durham. Fellow inmates Michael Parr, 32, and Nathan Mann, 23, were both jailed for life. Parr pleaded guilty, got 32 yrs min tariff, Mann (a convicted killer from Leicestershire) got 16 yrs tariff after trial.
23 Sep – Marisol Macias Castaneda, a newsroom manager at Prime Hora newspaper (who used the internet name Laredo Girl) – killed and decapitated in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, for posting police tips on a website. Killed by Los Zetas who left a note on the body.
23 Sep – Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew, 51, president of Hells Angels chapter in San Jose, California – shot at Nugget hotel and casino in Sparks, Nevada. Ernesto Gonzalez, 53, Cesar Villagrana, 36, and Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick, have been charged with murder. They are from the rival Vagos Motorcycle Club. Trial pending. Rudnick has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder.
22 Sep (died on 2 Oct) – Carlos Vicente, 24,, from Bayonne, New Jersey – shot outside The Palace strip club in Passaic, NJ. Jason Colon, 23, and Johnathan Trininio, 25, awaiting trial for murder.
22 Sep – Kaiya Blake, 4 – smothered with a pillow at home in Moss Side, Manchester by her mother Chantelle Blake, 31, a paranoid schizophrenic single mother. In Nov 2012 she pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely in a mental health unit. Manchester City Council carrying out a serious case review.
20 Sep – Stephen Ojerinola, 18, drug dealer – beaten with a hammer, stabbed and buried under a shed in the garden of a house in Lynstead Gardens, Eltham, SE London. William Regan, 36, drug addict (who lived at the house) was convicted of manslaughter after a retrial. He was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. His co-defendant Lee Davies was acquitted. Vera Packer, 50, was given a suspended sentence of 2 years for preventing a lawful burial.
13 Sep – Harjinder Singh Bhurji, 32, stabbed in Stoneleigh Road, Ilford, when he refused to hand over keys to his Mercedes CLK coupe. Black carjacker drove off in the car but dumped it in Chingford.
12 Sep – Sashana Roberts, 24, reggae dancer aka Dutty Whine – stabbed, beaten and drowned in a bath at home in Cricklewood, N London. Her violent boyfriend Ezekiel Foster, 43, was deacon of a pentecostalist church. He was jailed for life (19 years min) despite trying to claim diminished responsibility. Old Bailey
Aug 14 – Jonathan Bacon was shot dead outside the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna, British Columbia. Larry Amero, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels, was critically injured in the attack. Leah-Hayden Watts, 21, survived but was paralysed. Her uncle is a Hells Angel. Gangsters Jason McBride, Jujhar Khun-Khun and Michael Kerry Hunter Jones have been charged with murder and are due to go on trial in 2016. Bacon’s brother Jamie was a member of the Red Scorpions gang who was involved in the Surrey Six murders in 2007.
August – David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell were shot and then buried on private land in Becket, Massachusetts. Adam Lee Hall, 36, and David Chalue, 46, have been convicted of murder. Caius Veiovis, 34, went on trial in Sep 2014. Veiovis changed his name from Roy Gutfinski Jr in 2008. The trial heard that Hall was a sergeant at arms in the Lee chapter of the Hells Angels and Veiovis took part because he wanted to join the Hells Angels. Glasser had been due to testify against Hall in another case. The key prosecution witness was supergrass David Casey, 65.http://wwlp.com/2014/09/03/caius-veiovis-murder-trial-underway-in-springfield/
July 30 – Lisa Harnum, a former ballerina, was thrown 15 floors to her death from the balcony of a luxury flat in Liverpool Street, Sydney, Australia. Her fiance Simon Gittany, 40, was jailed for 26 years in November 2013. The flat was later sold for A$2m. Gittany became ‘apoplectic with rage’ when his fiancée tried to leave him. She had a one-way ticket booked to return to her family in Canada and escape their controlling relationship. Gittany found Miss Harnum had packed her bags and made enraged threats. He later claimed she committed suicide and he tried to stop her. But CCTV footage showed him dragging her out of the lift by the neck and then returning to the lift with his head in his hands.
July 20 – Shyheim Jones, 17 – stabbed as he sat in his uncle’s car, stuck in traffic on Coventry Road in Small Heath, Birmingham. Ceepreon Christian, 16, was jailed for life (16 years min) in March 2012. The trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard Christian spotted Jones as the car he was in overtook Jones. Motive was revenge. The murder was featured in the 2013 documentary One Mile Away.
July 1 – Khajeel Mais, 17, a college student, was shot dead while he was travelling in a taxi in Havendale, Kingston, Jamaica to meet up with friends to attend a fete at the Meadowbrook High School. The killer was believed to be driving a BMW X6 sports utility vehicle. Patrick Powell, a businessman from Belgrade Loop, St Andrew, home was subsequently raided by the police and two BMW X6 vehicles were seized. However, the case began to crumble when star witness Wayne Wright, the taxi driver, said he did not see the shooter and said that cops asked him to lie that he saw the killer. Powell was acquitted on the judge’s directions in Oct 2016.
June 20 – Dothan Gordon, 32, was shot in the back of the head at a flat in Felix Road, West Ealing, west London. Daniel Bidace Anthony, 30, from Earls Court, was jailed for life (42 years minimum) in June 2013. The trial heard Gordon was killed as he tried to act as a middle man in a £100,000 drugs deal. He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Gordon’s girlfriend, Amy Ashitey, 28, as she lay in bed. She was a double amputee who had lost both her legs after a failed suicide attempt. She was shot because she recognised Bidace.
June 7 – Josh Hilberling, 23, was pushed out of the window of an apartment on the 25th floor of a tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His pregnant wife Amber, 19, was offered a plea bargain which would have seen her serve five years in jail. She turned it down and was convicted of second degree murder in 2013 and jailed for 25 years. In October 2016 she hanged herself in her jail cell. She had argued that the death was an accident caused by “unusually thin” windows in the couple’s apartment. But the trial heard she had rowed with him about her drug habit. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2016/10/25/woman-who-pushed-husband-to-his-death-from-a-25th-floor-window-found-dead-in-prison-cell/?utm_term=.8ce4c67d3f0f
June 4 – Travis Alexander, 30, motivational speaker – shot and stabbed 29 times at his home in Mesa, Arizona. His girlfriend Jodi Arias was charged with murder and went on trial in 2013. She claimed self-defence.
June – Nana Darko-Frempong, 18, A level student – shot near his home in Tulse Hill, south London. Christopher Gabriel, 25, and Nathan Deacon, 25, were jailed for life (minimum term of 30 years each) in May 2013. The victim was a “wholly innocent teenager”. The killers belonged to the Roadside Gangsters, which was based in the Camberwell area and their rivals were the Trust No 1 gang based in Tulse Hill. They drove to Tulse Hill to shoot anybody. Tafari Deacon, 28, was sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy to possess a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. He was jailed for eight years for perverting the course of justice in relation to the murder of Nana Darko-Frempong. Timothy Dawson, 20, was sentenced to four years for one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Josiah Wilson, 21, was sentenced to four years for one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Durrell Kumar, 25, was sentenced to seven years for conspiracy to possess a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
Mar 14 – Louisa Brannan, 35, heroin addict, stabbed at a flat in Sutton, south London. Reece Ludlow, 18, was jailed for life (17 years) in 2012. The trial at Woolwich CC heard they met at the King’s Arms in Mitcham and she invited back to her flat in Benhill Wood Road. After attacking her he rang his ex-girlfriend, Fon Pronsam, 19, and begged for help.
March 13 – Jia Ashton, 21, died of head injuries after being attacked in Sleetmoor woods as she walked home from Thorntons head office in Somercotes, Derbyshire. David Simmonds, 21, from Heanor, was jailed for life (27 years) in Oct 2011.
March 13 – David Twigg, 46, a businessman, died after being locked in a cupboard at his workshop in Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire, which was then set on fire. His girlfriend Julie Dixon, 43, was jailed for life (23 years) in Jan 2012. The trial at Lincoln CC heard that she originally claimed he had been killed by intruders but then claimed it was a suicide pact gone wrong. The court heard Mr Twigg had been made bankrupt after the couple borrowed a total of £396,000 in seven years to pay off business debts, credit card bills and pay for home improvements. Dixon had somehow managed to keep news of her partner’s bankruptcy a secret from him, going to great lengths to hide the true scale of their financial predicament. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-16303402
March 12 – Cyril Beeka, a bouncer turned businessman, died in a hail of bullets while driving his BMW through Bellville South in Cape Town. Czech fraud suspect Radovan Krejcir, out on bail for an alleged 4.5m Rand insurance scam, has denied claims that he was responsible for the murder of Beeka. He said: “I never been involved in this Beeka murder and, at the end of the day, Beeka was my friend, very good friend of mine—I felt very uncomfortable because I couldn’t go to his funeral.”
March 11 – Marion Millican, 51, mother of four, shot dead in a launderette in Portstewart, Northern Ireland where she worked. Her former lover Freddie McGlenaghan, 52, from Magherafelt, claims he accidently shot her while intending to kill himself, He went on trial in Oct 2014. The trial heard McClenaghan confessed to police to the unlawful killing during the 11th of 14 interviews, over three days during which he mostly remained silent, on the advice of his solicitor. He told police: “It was my intention to kill myself on March 11 and Marion would witness my suicide. I did not intend to kill Marion. I did not intend to harm Marion. Marion’s death was an accident. I am sorry”. But he remained silent when asked about remarks he made after the shooting. In a comment to the sister of a former partner he allegedly admitted that he had “shot a girl in Portstewart”, and following his arrest, in an unsolicited remark to a police officer, said: “It should have been me lying there”.
Mar 11 – Piotr Maculewicz, 29, beaten up at a garage in Hammersmith, west London. Pavel Dunanov, 31, a Ukrainian work colleague from Isleworth, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. They had got into a drunken argument.
Mar 7 – Hugh McGeough, 56, drug dealer and gangster, and his girlfriend Jacqueline McCartney, 44, shot at home in Craigavon, County Armagh. Malcolm McKeown, 46, and James Carlisle, 31, have been charged with murder and await trial. McGeough had been jailed in 2001 for killing Peter McNally.
Mar 6 – Les Samba, 60, racehorse owner, shot in Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia. He is thought to have been lured to his death with a bogus $3m horse deal. The prime suspect is Travis “The Albino” Eades. Unsolved.
Mar 3 – Adam Vincent, from Scartho, Grimsby, was killed and cut up. His body parts were found in Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire and in a river at Brigg. His head was finally found in June 2011. Lee Griffiths, 42, was jailed for life (32 years). His son Tom Griffiths, 21, was jailed for life (27 years). Another son Luke Griffiths, 19, was jailed for life (26 years). Mark Jackson, 26, was jailed for life (26 years). Matthew Frow, 21, was acquitted but jailed for 15 years for GBH and perversing the course of justice. The trial at Sheffield CC in Jan 2012 heard he was killed in a row over heroin dealing.
March – Marion Millican, 51, mother of four, shot at a launderette in Portstewart, County Londonderry. Her ex-boyfriend Fred McClenaghan, 52, from Magherafelt, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder. His conviction was quashed on a technicality but he was jailed again in Dec 2014.
Feb – John Dawson, 57, stabbed 50 times at home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Adrian Beevers, 42, was jailed for life (16 years) in Nov 2011. Gary Evans, 43, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. The three were drinking mates. Evans and Beevers blamed each other.
Feb 28 – Sam Guidera, 24, student – attacked near Penge East station in Sydenham, SE London. Stabbed and robbed of his wallet. Unsolved. £20,000 reward offered.
Feb 26 – Gagandip Singh, 21, chief executive of satellite station Sikh TV, from Bexleyheath, was attacked in Brighton and then dumped in his burnt out Mercedes near Greenwich Park, SE London. Harvinder Singh Shoker, 19, from Charlton, was jailed for life (22 years) for murder. Darren Peters, 19, from Shooters Hill, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Mundill Mahil, 19, a medical student from Chatham, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed for 6 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. The trial at the Old Bailey in 2012 heard that he was attacked in revenge. He had tried to rape Mahil at her flat in Brighton the year before. The trial also heard he gave her £12,000 as a present.
Feb 25 – Albert Wright, 80, stabbed at home in Hainault, east London. Mark Robinson, 34, from Luton, was jailed for life (21 years) in Jan 2012. The trial heard the actual target was Wright’s son, David, who had inherited money from Robinson’s mother.
Feb 24 – Bahman “Batman” Faraji, 44, doorman, shot in the head at point blank range at a pub in Aigburth, Liverpool. Simon Smart, 32, was jailed for life (31 years). Edward Heffey, 40, was jailed for life (35 years) and Jason Gabbana, 29, was jailed for life (33 years). Lee Dodson, 42, was acquitted. Brian Regan, 53, an actor who had starred in the soap Brookside, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 4 years and 10 months for perverting the course of justice. He admitted lying and asking his girlfriend Christine Line to give him an alibi. The case was linked to drugs.
Feb 22 – Colin Hatch, 38, a convicted child killer and paedophile from north London, was strangled in his cell at HMP Full Sutton, Yorkshire. Damien Fowkes, 35, a robber and former drug addict from Northampton, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2011. The trial at Hull CC heard he also attacked child killer Ian Huntley.
Feb 19 – Jean Jobson, 86, battered with a hammer and a glass jug in Downham, SE London. Karen Williamson, 46, an extra in EastEnders, was jailed for life (24 years).
Feb 16 – Ruby Lackenby, five weeks old – hit by father, Mark Lackenby, 32, at home in Goldthorpe, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, when he lost his temper while watching a football match on TV. In March 2013 he was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. Sheffield Crown Court heard he had placed a bet on Arsenal beating Barcelona in Champions League game and Robin van Persie scoring the first goal. He was so angry when David Villa scored for Barcelona that he lashed out at his daughter.
Feb 12 – Aleksandr Kuznetsov, 54, Anna Bulchenko, 56, Yelena Bulchenko, 20, and Stephen Tanenbaum, 62, were all stabbed at a house in Brooklyn, New York. Maksim “Mad Maks” Gelman, 23, a Russian cocaine dealer, was jailed for 200 years in Jan 2012. Kuznetsov was his stepfather; Yelena was his ex-girlfriend, Anna was her mother, and Tanenbaum was a complete stranger. He claims to have killed another six people.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356634/Maksim-Gelman-Brooklyn-28-hour-terror-spree-killer-appears-court.html
Feb 11 – Nubia Barahona, 10, punched, tortured and burned to death with a chemical, found in the back of a truck on the Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her twin brother Victor survived. Her mother Carmen Barahona, 60, and adoptive father Jorge Barahona, 53, are awaiting trial for murder. Media referred to it as a “toxic truck”. http://miami.cbslocal.com/tag/nubia-barahona/
Feb 10 – Anthony Whitefield, 47, drug dealer, was killed and dismembered. Parts of his body were found in March 2011 in a lake in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Douglas Binet, 53, another drug dealer from Loughton, was jailed for life (20 years). The torso and legs were found in Binet’s garden. He claimed he had been “given them”.
Feb 9 – Tovoyia Owens, 21, who was 3 months pregnant, died after being punched outside Philadelphia traffic court in Pennsylvania. In 2012 her ex-boyfriend Walter Williams, 26, was jailed for 2-4 years for involuntary manslaughter. The trial heard he threw a punch at her new boyfriend Jules Johnson, 19, but it missed and hit her, knocking her to the ground. She died of a freak injury. Williams’ brother Robert Canada was given probation for aggravated assault in the same fracas. http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-09/news/33101403_1_death-of-pregnant-woman-tovoyia-owens-prison-term
Feb 8 – Ellah Joy Pique, 6, abducted in Minglarilla, Cebu, Philippines, killed and dumped at the bottom of a cliff. Ian Griffiths, 48, a British expat, and his girlfriend Bella Santos, 35, are awaiting trial. It has been reported the death was linked to the child porn industry.
Feb 8 – Claudia Aderotimi, 20, from Hackney, east London, died after a botched buttock enhancement operationat the Hampton Inn Hotel in Philadelphia. Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 42, a transgender hip-hop singer known as The Black Madam, was jailed for 10-20 years in June 2015 for carrying out the operation.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216042/Padge-Windslowe-Friend-tells-Black-Madam-closed-surgery-Krazy-Glue–fled-dancer-went-arrest.html
Feb 7 – Fabian Greaves was killed in a fight at a street jam at Water Hall Land, Eagle Hall in Barbados.
Feb 6 – Florence Habesch, 89, beaten to death in Rhyl, north Wales as she made a guest a cup of tea. George Johnson, 47, an odd job man, was jailed for life in May 2011. The trial heard he killed her amd stole £25 to fund a drug habit. Johnson had been released on licence after being jailed for life for murder in Wolverhampton in 1986 in which he got away with £3. Mr Justice Griffith-Williams sentenced him to life at Mold Crown Court and said he must never be released.
Feb 5 – Keith Soons, 36, from Gloucester, mugged for his iPhone 4, beaten up and stabbed with a screwdriver in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Michael Sexton, 28, and Richard Smith, 27, were both jailed for life in Dec 2011.
Feb 5 – Nikitta Grender, 19, who was 8 months pregnant with a girl (Kelsey-May), was stabbed and found in the burning bedroom of her home in Liswerry, Newport, Gwent. Carl Whant, 26, was jailed for life (35 years). The trial heard that Whant was a cousin of her boyfriend, Ryan Mayes, 19, and had developed a dangerous crush on Nikitta.
Feb 4 – Kunaliny Alagaratnam, 42, and Santhirapathy Tharmalingam, 59, Sri Lankan nationals, died in a fire at their flat in Marine Tower, Abinger Grove, Deptford, SE London. A neighbour Sandra Clarke, 49, was jailed for 16 years for manslaughter at Woolwich CC. The trial heard she was involved in a row with the council over rent arrears and decided to set fire to her flat.
Feb 2 – Lorna Smith, 45, killed at a flat in Brixton. Her jealous ex-boyfriend Cliff Mills, 48, was jailed for life in 2012 for murder. He had claimed it was manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and said a voice called Stan in his head made him kill her. The jury did not believe him. He had lured her to his flat.
Jan 19 – Wing Ho, 18, stabbed as he slept at home in Hermitage Road, Finsbury Park, north London. His brother Andy Ho, 16, was convicted in Feb 2013 and sentenced to HM Pleasure with a minimum term of 18 years. Ho’s mother Chi Wen and father Zuan Ho were also stabbed but survived. Motive unclear but Ho spent most of his time on his computer. The attacks occured between 5.30am and 7am.
Jan 19 – Anthony Billy, 32, died after being set on fire in Croham Hurst Woods, south Croydon. He was a resident of Russell Hill Lodge, care home for the mentally ill, in Purley, Surrey. Unsolved.
Jan 10 – Michael Mazur, 27, student at London Metropolitan University, was hit with a weightlifting bar and left in a basement flat in Leytonstone, NE London. It was discovered four days later. Emlyn Evans-Loude, 26, a student at the University of London, was jailed for life (17 years) in Nov 2011. The trial heard they had been drinking together. After killing him he played online war games and asked his girlfriend for a photo of herself in her underwear.
Jan 10 – Michelle McCoy, 20, was kidnapped and beaten to death in Jacksonville, Florida. In Oct 2015 Kenneth Thompson, 29, was convicted of first degree murder. Thompson claimed he had gone to pick up Michelle with his uncle, Larry, 52, and claimed the two were romantically involved. He told the courtroom that his uncle got into a fight with her shortly after they picked her up and threatened to kill him, too, if he said anything to anyone or tried to jump out of the van. He claimed Michelle was alive the last time he saw her but believes his uncle ran over her body shortly after their fight. When her burned body was found Feb 3, the tips of her fingers and thumbs had been cut from her hands and one leg was nearly amputated, the medical examiner’s report said. Larry Thompson committed suicide during a SWAT standoff about a week after McCoy’s body was found.
Jan 10 – Carlos Castro, 65, gay Portuguese journalist, was bludgeoned to death and castrated in a hotel in New York. His toyboy lover Renato Seabra, 21, a model, was jailed for 25 years to life in Dec 2012. The trial heard they had rowed over a shopping trip.
Jan 9 – Judge John Roll, 63; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; Christina Taylor Green, 9; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76 and Phyllis Schneck, 79, were shot at a supermarket opening in Tucson, Arizona. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 63, survived, as did Mr Stoddard’s wife Mary. Ms Giffords, a Democrat, retired from office in 2012, as a result of her injuries. Jared Loughner, 22, a schizophrenic, was jailed for life (no parole) in Nov 2012.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12145117
Jan 27 – Calyx Schenecker, 16, and her 13-year-old brother Beau, were shot in Tampa, Florida. Their mother Julie Schenecker, a former US Army linguist, was jailed for life without parole in May 2014. Her husband was stationed in the Middle East. She killed Beau in a car as she took him to soccer practice, then drove home and shot Calyx.
Jan – Luvonia Williams, 22, was shot dead during a domestic dispute outside her home in in North Miami-Dade, Florida. Charles Johnson, 35, could get the death penalty. The trial heard that the shooting stemmed from Luvonia’s sister breaking up with David Johnson, Charles’ brother. The contentious domestic dispute culminated in the brothers, both armed with guns, shooting into a crowd. In all, three people were shot and wounded. Luvonia was struck and tried to stagger away. Prosecutors believe that Charles — on his brother’s orders — fired two final, fatal shots as she lay on the ground. At the time of the shooting, Williams’ 1-year-old son was inside a nearby house that was also shot up.
Jan 1 – Roosevelt Brockington jr, 40, a heating engineer, was stabbed in a basement office in Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County, near Washington DC. Keith Little, 49, a hospital employee, was jailed for life without parole in Feb 2012.
Little, who stabbed Brockington, who was his supervisor, 70 times after receiving a bad performance review. It was the second time Little has been accused of killing a co-worker. Little was tried and acquitted in 2006 for second-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and carrying a pistol without a licence. The charges in that case were in relation to the Feb 3, 2003 murder of Gordon Rollins, who worked at the same company as Little at the time.
Dec 25 – Kashmier James, 25, was shot in front of her 3 year old daughter in Manchester Square, Los Angeles while visiting a high school friend. She was standing outside of her car, talking to the friend, about 10:20 p.m., when she was shot in the head. Her daughter was still in the car. Derrick Williams, 20, was convicted of murder and attempted murder in August 2015. Also convicted were Darnell Houston, 38, and Lamar McKnight, 28. Ezekiel Simon, 20, pleaded no contest to the same charges. The night of the murder, the men, members of the 111 Neighborhood Crips, drove to rival gang territory “hunting” for victims. The men spotted James talking to a 26-year-old man and assumed he was from a rival gang.
December 14 – Danny Gough, 24, hacked to death with an axe and a machete in Stockbury Road, Croydon. Stephen Dougherty, 34, Sam Monteith, 31, of no fixed abode and Paul West, 29, of Eaton Avenue, Slough, were charged with murder. Their trial began at the Old Bailey in Nov 2013, although Monteith is not fit for trial. The trial heard that the killers shouted “police” before pulling Gough out of bed, where he was sleeping with pregnant fiance Kareena Modashia, and attacking him. Ammonia was squirted into the faces of Gough, his fiance and her mother to prevent them identifying the attackers. The trial heard that Gough was part of a gang which had attacked Monteith six weeks earlier. Gough’s mother Debbie, from Derby, wept in court as the prosecutor described her son’s death. The trial heard a feud began when Gough’s friend, Leanne Meredith, was involved in a fight with Dougherty and Monteith in June 2010. All three denied any involvement and jurors acquitted all three of the charge in Jan 2015.
Dec 14 – Brian Terry, a US border agent, was shot near the Mexican border. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty and was jailed for 30 years in Feb 2014. The gun used was one of a number of ATF weapons which had been deliberately smuggled into Mexico as part of a bungled sting operation called Operation Fast and Furious, which became a massive scandal. Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza awaiting trial.http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/americas/operation-fast-and-furious-fast-facts/
Dec – Michael “Skip” Hudson was murdered. Perry Wayne Mask of Corinth, Frank George Owens Jr. of D’Iberville and Eric Glenn Parker from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, went on trial in Oxford, Mississippi in 2016. The victim and the accused were all members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi white supremacist gang. Hudson allegedly owed them murder from a drug deal. Owens and Mask are accused of attempting to murder someone identified as “J.B.” in August 2013 in north Mississippi. Owens ordered Hudson to be beaten, kidnapped and then murdered – his body burned over a five-day fire and then dumped somewhere in South Mississippi.
September 18 – Andrzej Kulesza, 28, vanished from his home in Stamford Hill, north London after going to buy milk. His body was only found in April 2011, in a field in Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire. His girlfriend Katarzyna Grabowska began getting ransom demands after he vanished. She handed over £300 but the messages stopped three days after he vanished. Kamil Dreszer, 26, from Edmonton, north London, Daniel Kosowski, 39, of Beckton, east London, and Artur Janik, 26, from Walsall, were charged with murder. They went on trial at the Old Bailey in June 2013. The trial heard Kulesza was a drug dealer and “cash for crash” insurance fraudster and was murdered over a £300 debt he owed to Grzegorz Misiak, who died in a car crash in Poland before he could be arrested. The trial heard Misiak recruited Dreszer, Kosowski and Janik to kidnap Kulesza. The trial heard Kulesza was beaten with a metal bar, spat on and force-fed amphetamines and alcohol while being held captive. He was forced to hand over £18,000. In August 2013 Dreszer was convicted of murder. Janik was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Kosowski was cleared of both murder and manslaughter but convicted of preventing a lawful burial. Dreszer was jailed for life (22 years). Janik was jailed for 11 years and Kosowski for 30 months. Dreszer’s conviction was later quashed and he faced a retrial in 2015.
Sep 15 – Imran Farooq, 50, an exiled Pakistani politician and former senior leader in MQM, based in Karachi, was stabbed and beaten to death at 5.30pm in Edgware, north London, where he worked as a pharmacist. His murder is believed to be linked with Pakistani politics.Documents obtained by BBC Newsnight in Jan 2014 name dthe suspects as Mohsin Ali Syed and Mohammed Kashif Khan Kamran, who were believed to have fled to Pakistan. Muhammed Kashif Khan Kamran may have died in PAkistan. Unsolved.
July – Joe Fenton, 70, a yoga instructor known as Sudharman, was shot dead at his yoga studio in New Berlin, Missouri. Joel Snider, from St Louis, pleaded guilty and was jailed for 30-60 years in 2014. Snider claimed he was mentally ill.
July – Loveta “Cherry” Wilson – stabbed to death at home in Old Bucksfield, Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Her killer Ian “Ching Sing” Lloyd was then gunned down by a police officer, Detective Sergeant Lloyd Kelly. Lloyd had hurled stones at the police but he was unarmed. He was beaten by police and then shot. Murder charges against Det Sgt Kelly were dropped in March 2013.