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.
Dec 9 – Victoria Adams, 22, stabbed at home in Oldham. Her boyfriend Andre Bright, 30, denies murder but admits manslaughter (diminished responsibility). He went on trial in Jan 2015. The trial heard Ms Adams gave birth to his daughter, Aminah, four months earlier. Police arrived after he called an ambulance and tasered him when he refused to show his hands, fearing he still held a knife.
Dec 6 – Rowan Thomas-Williams, 20, shot and taken to Northwick Park Hospital after a shooting in Mulberry Court, Edgar Avenue, Harlesden, NW London at 2am.
Dec 6 – Robert Cameron Redus, 23, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, was shot dead after sarcastically asking a campus cop, “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?” Campus police Corporal Christopher Carter had pulled Redus over at around 2:30 a.m. for allegedly speeding and driving erratically. A witness said Carter kept telling Redus to stop, then warned him repeatedly to “stop, or I’ll shoot,” before firing six times. Texas Rangers are investigating whether to charge Cpl Carter.
Dec 5 – Zbigniew Michniewicz, 36, found dead at a house in Greenford Road, Greenford, west London. A fight is believed to have taken place between three white males in November. Detectives said a grave was prepared for the victim in the back garden. Grzegorz Roznerski, 40, from Slough, Arkadiusz Majchrazak, 45, and Piotr Juszczak, 20, were charged with conspiring to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a dead body without lawful excuse and await trial.
Dec 4 – Edwin Mazordze, 30, who was born in Zimbabwe, fell from 8th floor balcony of a block of flats in Foleshill, Coventry . He had lived in Coventry since 2004. Unemployed Younis Masih, 39, from Eden Street, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 3 – Joshua Folkes, 17, from Enfield, Dec 3 – Joshua Folkes, 17, aka Money J, was stabbed outside a friend’s house in Palmers Green, north London. Kreshnik Etemi, of Muswell Hill, and Halil Ankay, both 18, were cleared of murder in May 2014. The third accused, aged 17, also acquitted.
Dec 2 – Antonio Rodney-Cole, 22, from Hackney, stabbed in Marton Road, Stoke Newington, north London.
Dec 2 – Donald McNicol, 54, assaulted at a community centre in Stockwell, south London. Six people have been charged with murder and await trial. They are Gino Sawyers, 19, from Mitcham, Dalton Williams, 18, from Thornton Heath, Daniel Okello, 19, from Ambleside Avenue SW16, Monsur Rahman, 18, of Stockwell Road, a boy of 16, and a boy of 17.
Dec 1 – Neil Roberts, 60, from Ballabeg, was killed in the Isle of Man. Ian Anderson, from Castletown, has been charged with murder.
Dec – Jason Timmons, 29, and his pregnant wife Amanda Murphy, 24, were killed when their SUV collided head-on with a pick-up truck on Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Robert Dellinger, 53, a businessman and former Fortune 500 executive, has been charged with 2nd degree murder. He allegedly tried to kill himself but survived the crash and killed them instead.
Nov 29 – At 11.45pm on a Friday night Christopher Foster, 34, was stabbed in Borough High Street, SE London. He died in hospital at 1.05am. Mr Foster, from Walworth, was the father of a four-year-old girl. He is believed to have been stabbed while having a cigarette with a friend in an alleyway outside St Christopher’s Inn. Witnesses said they saw seven suspects wearing hooded clothing carrying baseball bats and at least one knife. It is thought to have been a case of mistaken identity. Aytach Lisani, 33, was jailed for life (23 years) in Nov 2014. Lisani’s friend Rocky Djelal, 34, and Billy Dove, 30, were jailed for six years for conspiracy to commit GBH.
Nov 27 – Bernadeta Nawracaj, Polish prostitute aka Julia Anders, stabbed at a flat in The Tower, Richmond, SW London. Her flatmate and fellow prostitute Edyta Zawadska, 24, was jailed for life (17 years) for murder in June 2014. She killed her out of jealousy because she was earning more money.
Nov 21 – Stephen Crook, 43, was found in a house in Alphington Road, Exeter. He died later in hospital. Steven Webster, 40, from Okehampton; Ryan Singleton, 25, from Coventry; Darren Twigger, 39; and a 17-year-old boy have all been charged with murder and await trial.
Nov 13 – Sharon Hayter, 54, and her disabled daughter Stephanie Owen, 29, were beaten to death in Knowsley, Merseyside. Sharon’s partner William Owen, 55, pleaded guily to murder on the eve of his trial and was jailed for life (25 years).
Nov 12 – Troy LaFerrara, 42, was stabbed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania after he answered an advert on Craigslist from a woman who said she was a “companion for men who hated their wives”. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, were charged with murdering Troy. Miranda then told a newspaper reporter she had killed more than 22 men in Alaska (where she grew up), California, Texas and North Carolina. Troy was stabbed 20 times, his wallet was stolen and his corpse was dumped in an alley. They then went to a strip club. Nobody really believes she is a serial killer but FBI looking into it.
Nov 15 – Bernadeta Nawracaj, 43, died of head injuries after an incident at her home in The Towers, a tower block in Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond. Her body was only discovered on Nov 30 but she may have died two weeks earlier. Edyta Zawadsky, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 15 – Dr Geraint Hughes, 60, a GP, killed at home in Feock, Cornwall. His wife, Marion Hughes, 58, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 15 – Damian Chlywka, 29 – his body was found in a well in Warlingham, Surrey. He had been tied up and beaten. Seven men, aged between 21 and 27, were arrested and bailed. The dead man had come to the UK from Poland in 2008.
Nov 12 – 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 4 – Ridda Zanab, 21, killed at a house in Bradford. Police would like to speak to Danish Irfan, 21, from Bradford in connection with the ongoing investigation.
Nov 3 – Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, were hit by a Honda Civic while walking in Gosport, Hampshire in the early hours of the morning. Miss Lewry’s former boyfriend Samuel Etherington, 20, from Gosport, has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and awaits trial.
Nov 3 – A man was killed outside a shisha bar in Gorst Road, Park Royal, NW London. Abdulaziz Sharif Osman, 22, unemployed, has been charged with murder. Miran Kareem Shukir, 22, an engineer, of Pichurst Lane, West Wickham, Kent, and Nasir Ali Farah, 25, a bank worker of Bredhurst Close, SE20, have been charged with violent disorder.
Nov 1 – Gerardo Hernandez, 39, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent and a father of two, was checking IDs when he was shot dead at Los Angeles International Airport. Three other people were wounded in the attack. Paul Ciancia, 23, from Los Angeles, was shot by police four times but survived and was later charged with murder. Mr Hernandez was the first TSA agent to be murdered since it was set up in the wake of 9/11.
Nov 1 -Veselin Laganin, shot dead in his home in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. In February 2012 Laganin was arrested along with Czech gangster Radovan Krejcir and former bouncer Jason Dominguez-Baya in connection with the alleged robbery of a businessman at a Pretoria West electronics shop.
Nov 1 – Gerardo Hernandez, 39, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent and a father of two, was checking IDs when he was shot dead at Los Angeles International Airport. Three other people were wounded in the attack. Paul Ciancia, 23, from Los Angeles, was shot by police four times but survived and was later charged with murder. Mr Hernandez was the first TSA agent to be murdered since it was set up in the wake of 9/11.
Oct 29 – Mariana Popa, 24, Romanian prostitute, stabbed at 00:15 in Ilford Lane, Ilford, E London, near the junction with Loxford Lane. CCTV showed a suspect. Farooq Shah, 20, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 28 – Sean Humphrey, 26, attacked at his flat in Etive Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.
Oct 28 – Ellie Butler, 6, died from head injuries after being found collapsed at home in Westover Close, on the Shanklin Estate in Sutton, Surrey. Her father Ben Butler, 34, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 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 20 – Joele Leotta, 20, Italian waiter – stabbed at a flat above Vesuvius Italian restaurant in Maidstone, Kent. His friend Alex Galbiati, 20, survived. Aleksandras Zuravliovas, 26, , Saulius Tamoliunas, 23, and Linas Zidonis, 21, were jailed for life for his murder in June 2014. Tomas Gelezinis, 30, was acquitted of all charges. Witnesses allegedly heard someone shout: “You Italian ****, coming over here taking our jobs”. The trial heard they attacked the men because they believed they had made a complaint against one of them to their landlord about noise from the flat. Zuravliovas, got a minimum term of 21 years, while Zidonas, 21, and Tamoliunas, 24, will serve a minimum term of 20 years.
Oct 18 – Amoe Seline Stevens, 24, killed at home in Cairnfield Avenue, Neasden, NW London. Mohammud Yassin Yusuf, aged 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 17 – Henry Stangroom, 21, chef, stabbed in Lavender Sweep, London SW11. Andrew Morris, 30, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 16 – Anthony Campbell, 49, killed at a house in Fulham. Neighbour Danny O’Gorman, 50, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 14 – Shammi Atwal, 45, a businessman, was killed as he tried to defend his business, Glenn & Co, a cash and carry in east London. Vidmantas Gorskoves, 26, Aurimas Diliunas, 27, Farhan Sheikh, 39, Deibidas Sumskas, 25, Reiniks Kivers, 28, and Edgaras Balezantis, 25, were all convicted of manslaughter and conspiracy to rob. Gorskoves, Diliunas, Balezantis and Sumskas were all jailed for 11 years. Sheikh and Kivers were both jailed for 13 years.
Oct – Special Constable Jermaine Bartley, 27, shot at his home in Irwindale Meadows, St James, Jamaica. His spouse was also shot and critically injured.
Oct 10 – Parvaiz Iqbal, a popular 40-year-old father-of-three boys, died in his butchers in Eastwood, Rotherham after being stabbed 51 times. Police later received reports of a man running through the town centre with a machete and arrested a 27-year-old on suspicion of murder near the Tesco store. One of Mr Iqbal’s employees, who tried to help at the scene, was also stabbed and suffered a serious stomach wound. Councillor Mahroof Hussain, who is the cousin of Mr Iqbal’s mother, said the shop was particularly busy yesterday ahead of the Eid celebrations. He said: “Parvaiz went into the fridge and the guy went after him with a knife. Naeem Mahmood, aged 27, of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, was jailed for life (27 years) in Feb 2014.
Oct 7 – Paul Joseph, 43, killed at home in Collier Street, Islington, N London. His father George Joseph, 76, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 6 – Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, died in hospital after sustaining injuries in a brawl in the Park Hotel pub in Middlesbrough. He had gone out to celebrate the birth of his baby son. Several people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
Oct 5 – Badri Dabir, 69, died of head injuries at her home in Aitken Road, Barnet, N London. Mohammed Badvie, 42, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 30 – Sean McHugh, 19, was stabbed with a sword stick at a launderette in Anfield, Liverpool. Reese O’Shaughnessy, 19, Andrew Hewitt, 15, Keyfer Dykstra, Corey Hewitt and Joseph McGill, all 14, were found guilty of murder and await sentencing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27317528
Sep 14 – Harjit Chaggar, 69, was thrown into the basement of the Sani Globe store in Chatham, Kent, where she died. Mohammad Islam, 29, from Gillingham, and Murshed Miah, 38, from Maidstone, were both jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 25 years in prison. Abdul Hannan, 45, from Maidstone, and Rasad Miah, 27, of Chatham, were both sentenced to five years in prison.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-27326538
Sep 27 – Calvin Clarke was stabbed in Haymarket, Sheffield. In Feb 2014 Orrett Duncan, 40, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control and was jailed for 12 years. The trial heard that Clarke and Duncan were love rivals. Duncan saw Clarke standing outside a shop armed with a knife. He walked into a Wilkinsons with two of his young children and bought a knife. He then sent his children into another shop across the road. He then confronted Clarke, who took his knife out. They fought and Clarke slashed at him. Duncan got his knife out and stabbed him.
Sep – Joshua Ribera , 18, rapper known as Depzman – stabbed outside TC’s club in Selly Oak, Birmingham at 11pm. He was attending an event in memory of Kyle Sheehan who died after being stabbed in the leg in Birmingham in Sep 2012. Armani Mitchell of The Green in Northfield has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 18 – Kyle McDonald, 19, was shot dead in Battersea, SW London. In Aug 2014 Noor Omar, 23, a plumber from Battersea, was acquitted of murder. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that the bullet used to kill Mr McDonald – a rapper known as Veli Goodfellaz – dated from the First World War. Also charged was Darrell Michael Giscombe aged 23, of Weekley Square.
Sep 18 – Pavlos Fyssas, left-wing rapper known as Killah P, stabbed during a brawl after watching a football match in a cafe in Keratsini, a suburb of Athens. Giorgos Roupakias, 45, a supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn party, has been charged with his murder and awaits trial. The murder sparked riots by leftists in Athens. The police later raided the offices of Golden Dawn, an anti-immigrant party.
Sep 13 – Micah Urquhart, 19, stabbed in the heart at his flat in Luton. Waqar Younis, 19, and Paul Lynam, 18, have been charged with murder and went on trial in March 2014. Younis told the trial the first he knew of the killing was when he saw it reported on the local TV news. He said he knew Micah had smashed windows at his family’s home after bad feeling developed over a tackle on the football field. The trial heard Hertfordshire social services moved Micah into the flat to help him integrate into the community but it became a magnet for anti-social behaviour.
Sep 13 – Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab and sons, Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15, died in a house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester. Tristan Richards, 22, was jailed for life (35 years) and Kemo Porter, 19, was jailed for life (25 years). Six other men were cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.Shaun Carter, 24, was jailed for 15 years, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, was detained for 15 years in a young offenders’ institution.Jackson Powell, 20, Aaron Webb, 20, Akeem Jeffers, 21, of Buslingthorpe, Leeds, wered jailed for 12 years. Cairo Parker, 17, from Leicester, was jailed for eight years.
Sep 13 – Antoin Akpom, 20, assaulted in Kent Street, Leicester, at about 5.30pm. Hussain Hussain and Abdul Hakim, both aged 19, have been charged with murder and await trial. Mr Akpom, who coached a youth football team at Leicester Nirvana FC, was left for dead.
Sep 13 – Amina Bibi, 43, stabbed 70 times at her home in Forest Gate, E London. Her husband Mohamed Ali, 65, was jailed for life in 2014 along with Frederick Best, 47, a crack addict,who he hired to carry out the murder. Best was paid £1,000. He was disturbed by her eldest son who came back from school (at 8.30am) because he had forgotten his school books. The boy, 11, found her dying in a pool of blood. The trial heard police found Ali had called Best on his mobile several times prior to the murder. Ali was conducting an affair with his sister-in-law in Pakistan and had also built up a large amount of debt.
Sep 12 – Varkha Rani, 24, was killed in Walsall, West Midlands. Her new husband Jasvir Ram Ginday, 29, was charged with murder and went on trial in March 2014. The trial heard that he told a neighbour he had set fire to “general rubbish” but police found body parts. They married in India in March 2013 and she moved to the UK in August 2013 to be with him. The trial was told that he was a secret homosexual and that was why he killed her. The trial continues http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2014/03/19/husband-killed-newly-wed-wife/
Sep 11 – Rodney Adams, 44, shot in St Ann’s Road, Tottenham. Jamie Nicholson, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Sep 9 – Anne Bury, 56, from Swainby, North Yorkshire, shot at her villa in Dalyan, Turkey. Her son Alex and mother Celia were injured. Veli Acar, 46, the family’s gardener, has appeared in court in connection with the shootings and been detained in prison. He was Mrs Bury’s lover and killed her after she broke up with him.
Sep 3 – Rosemary Shearman, 77, killed in Hornchurch, Essex. Thomas Blazquez, 50, of Redbridge, has been charged with the murder and awaits trial. He is a former Old Bailey prosecution case worker. Mrs Shearman had been preparing to go on a Saga cruise around the Canary Islands when she was attacked.
Sep 2 – Antiq Hennis, one, was shot in the face as gunfire rang out in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York at 7.20pm. The gunman was aiming at his father, Anthony Harris, who has a criminal record. Daquan Breland, 23, was arrested in Pennsylvania and charged with second degree murder, along with Daquan Wright, 19.
Sep 2 – Harjit Chaggar, 69, a widow and grandmother, bled to death after being thrown into a basement under a shop in Chatham, Kent. Her decomposing body was discovered 12 days later. Abdul Hannan, 44, Murshed Miah, 38, both from Maidstone, and Mohammed Liakat Islam, 28, from Gillingham, have been charged with murder and went on trial at Canterbury CC in March 2014. They also deny preventing her lawful burial, as does Rasad Miah, from Chatham.
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 26 (bank holiday) – Surjeet Singh, 23, stabbed in the neck during a fight in Southall Park at about 9pm. Six men were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Surjeet.
Aug 24 – Sabrina Moss, 24, nursery school teacher, shot at 4.12am in the street on Kilburn High Road, north west London, at the junction with Messina Avenue. Her friend, Sabrina Gachette, survived. Hassan Hussain, 28, from Willesden, and Martell Rico Warren, 22, of Hillingdon, and Yassin James, 19, from Wembley, were jailed for life (37 years) in Aug 2014. Simon Baptiste, 29, was jailed for four years for conspiracy to cause GBH. Reid Daniel, 24, Hayes, and Mathew Bouzemada, 22, were both jailed for three years for assisting an offender. Fiona Cullum, 25, was given a suspended 24 month prison sentence after the judge said her drink and drug problems were “exceptional” personal mitigation. Rakheed Daniel, 21, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice.
August: Tjostolv Moland, a Norwegian, killed in his cell in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His cellmate Joshua French, a former serviceman who holds dual British-Norwegian nationality is set to go on trial for murder. The men shared a cell after being sentenced to death by firing squad for murder and spying in 2009. Mr French, who was born in Kent, claims Moland committed suicide.
Aug 22 – Kevin MacKay, 39, drug dealer, was killed in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Andrew Brown, 23, and Dean Melnyk have been charged with murder and went on trial in March 2014. The trial heard MacKay died hours after the funeral of Jamie Abba, 19, aka Jabba, who died after taking ecstasy tablets supplied by MacKay. MacKay’s daughter Chelsea, 19, told the trial at Glasgow High Court that Jabba was one of her best friends. She was asked what effect the death of her father had on her and broke down crying as she said: “It’s ruined my life.” The trial continues.
Aug 21 – Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20, stabbed in Homerton, east London. Daniel Campbell, 18, of Nye Bevan estate, was jailed for life (17 years) in Oct 2014. The murder followed a chance encounter in Homerton High Street between Campbell and Lamarni, who was with a friend. On seeing them approaching, Campbell wenmt into a local shop, pulled out a knife and went back into the street to confront Lamarni and his friend. Campbell stabbed Lamarni once outside the shop, causing Lamarni to collapse on his back in the middle of the road. Campbell then fatally stabbed Lamarni in the chest, before running off into the Linzell Estate.
August 20 – Narendra Dabholkar, founder of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), a leading rationalist group, shot dead in Pune, India by a gunman on a motorbike. Vikas Khandelwal has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Dabholkar had campaigned against supersitious practices in India. Ironically Khandelwal claimed police hired a tantrik – or psychic – in a bid to crack the case. http://www.mid-day.com/articles/dabholkar-probe-now-accused-says-black-magic-used/15474158
Aug – Louise Brough – her body was found in a freezer in a council flat in Wilmcote House, Tyseley Road, Portsmouth. A 53-year-old man, from Southsea ,has been bailed until November.
Aug 16 – Chris Lane, 22, an Australian on a baseball scholarship, was shot dead in Duncan, Oklahoma. Michael Dewayne Jones, 18, and 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna have been charged with murder and await trial.
Aug 14 – Orina Morawiec, 21, stabbed at a house in Eastdown Park, Lewisham. Farhad Safi, 22, was jailed for life (17 years) in March 2014. The trial heard Orina phoned her mother to make arrangements to meet her later that afternoon. The two agreed to go swimming and having lunch together and arranged to meet outside the Carphone Warehouse on Lewisham High Street at 1pm. During his interview Safi handed police a prepared statement in which he denied all responsibility for Orina’s murder but claimed a gang had killed her in order to put him in prison.
– Ajmol Alom
, 16, a keen local boxer who had just finished his GCSEs at Langdon Park School – he was stabbed in Spey Street, Poplar, E London. Another boy survived. A week later his parents learned he had got 8 A grades at GCSE
. Aminur Nadir Khan, 20, Mashudur Rahman, 22, and Ali Akbar Choudhury, 20, were all jailed for life (23 years). Alom was just about to find out his A level results. He hoped to be a doctor. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ajmol-alom-murder-three-men-3508993
Aug 6 – Taquii Khezihi, 20, stabbed outside Costcutter, in The Mall, Acton, west London. Alex Henry, 20, of Home Farm Road, W7; Cameron Ferguson, 19, from Southall; and Janhelle Murray-Grant, 19, of W7, were convicted of murder and jailed for life in March 2014. Tayyib Younis, 19, of Northcote Avenue, Acton, was acquitted.
August 4 – Gail Lucas, 51, stabbed to death in Chapeltown, Leeds, with the knife she used to protect herself. Her former boyfriend Stephen Maynard, 54, was jailed for life (14 years) in Dec 2013. The trial heard she drove to his flat after a party. The couple had been together since the 1980s and have two grown up children but Ms Lucas ended the relationship in 2011 due to Maynard’s continued violence towards her. In the months before the attack Ms Lucas had been moved to a safe house as Maynard continued to ignore injunctions and court orders designed to stop him from approaching or threatening her.
Aug – Neil Tulley, 54, stabbed 60 times at a house in Bellfields, Guildford, Surrey. Joshua Ellis, 22, and his brother Jerome Ellis, 14, were convicted of murder in March 2014 and will be sentenced in April. Mr Tulley was their mother’s boyfriend.
Aug 4 – Anu Kapoor, 27, receptionist, stabbed at home in Shrewsbury Road, east London. Her husband Rojel Haque, 40, admitted murder and was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2014. Police were called by Haque at 16:50 on Sunday 4 August. Haque said he had come home from work to find his wife stabbed at their home address. He later admitted murder. The couple had two young children, a boy a girl, aged 8 years and 2 years.
July 31 – Linah Keza, 29, stabbed at a flat in King Edward Road, N9. Ex-boyfriend David Gikawa was jailed for life (21 years) in 2014.
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 – Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, from Leyton, east London, was killed outside a bar in Malia, Crete in July in a fight which involved up to 30 British people. Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, from east London, has been charged with murder and is due to go on trial in Oct 2014.
July 27 – Gulam Asia, 49, was shot outside her home in Lahore, Pakistan. Tariq Rana, 30, a UK citizen, was charged with murder in Nov 2014 and will go on trial at the Old Bailey. Although the murder took place in Pakistan, section 9 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 provides authority to try a UK national for an offence of murder committed overseas. Two other UK nationals Nargis Ahmed, 33 and Mohammed Adeel, 35 both from Birmingham have been charged with assisting an offender.
July 26 – Liam Hamilton, 32, stabbed in the street after a family feud spiralled out of control in Poplar, east London. The confrontation, which involved at least nine members of the Hamilton family, was filmed by a neighbour on his mobile phone. It ended when Liam’s cousin Paul Hamilton, 30, ran up and plunged a knife into his back in the doorway of a block of flats. Hamilton was jailed for life (26 years) in Feb 2014. His brothers Noel Hamilton, 35, of Manchester Road, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs, and Thomas Hamilton, 36, of Poplar High Street, were acquitted of murder and violent disorder. James Hamilton, 27, was acquitted of violent disorder. The trial has heard that the feud began after an argument between eight year old girls.
July 20 – Rosemary Gill, 48, was battered to death with a dumbbell in St Werburghs, Bristol. Her daughter Jasmine, 19, found her body. Her husband, Nirmal Grill, 49, was jailed for life (17 years). The trial at Bristol Crown Court in MAy 2014 heard he killed her after finding out she was having an affair with her ex-husband Andrew Cooper. Gill paid a private investigator to follow his wife and fit a tracking device on her car. She had been with Cooper between 1982 and 1986 but married Gill in 1989. She met Cooper, a ;orry driver, again in 2013. She told Gill she wanted a divorce. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-27604741
July – Charles Parker, a registered sex offender, and his wife Gretchen, were stabbed at their home near Jonesville, South Carolina. Jeremy and Christine Moody have been charged with the murders. Moody admitted to targeting Parker because he was a registered sex offender. They were the only members of a racist gang called Crew 41.http://www.wspa.com/story/22905753/two-bodies-dogs-found-inside-union-county-home
July – Louisa Denby, 84, was stabbed at her home in Shipley, West Yorkshire. In Dec 2013 at Bradford CC her grandson, Nathaniel Flynn, 26, admitted murder and also admitted attempting to murder a nine-year-old boy, Jason D’Arcy, in a nearby skate park. He was later jailed for life. Flynn moved in with his gran in 2009 after leaving the US where he had been living with his mother in Virginia.
July 19 – Julie Beattie, 24, died in a fire in Asolandor Drive, London SE17. Ashley Williams, aged 48, of Asolando Drive,was jailed for life (25 years) in April 2014. He hit her with a hammer and set fire to her after she threatened to leave him.
July 18 – Alexandra Kovacs, 25, strangled and dumped in a suitcase in a park in Dollis Valley, north London. Laszlo Gyarmati, 29, a Hungarian national, was jailed for life (17 years).
The trial heard Gyarmati and Miss Kovacs had met some months previously when they briefly lived in the same property. She was killed in the middle of the night.
July 10 – Shivani Kapoor, strangled at home in Northwood, NW London. Her husband Manas Kapoor, 35, was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2014. Kapoor, who worked for Morgan Stanley, was facing a disciplinary meeting at work about some missing money.
July 14 – Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, disabled, beaten to death and then set on fire at his home in Brislington, Bristol. Lee James, 24, was jailed for life (18 years) while his friend Stephen Norley, 25, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. Mr Ebrahimi, who was originally from Iran, had been wrongly branded a paedophile after he took photographs of children he suspected of vandalising his hanging baskets. Norley helped James drag Mr Ebrahimi’s body from the scene of the attack and obtained white spirit to burn the body. His remains were found 100m from his maisonette in Capgrave Crescent. The IPCC are investigating various failures. Bristol council also investigating mistakes it made.
July 13 – Graham Buck, 66, stabbed to death in village of Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. Ian McLoughlin, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was jailed for life (40 years) in Oct 2013. Mr Buck was stabbed after going to help a neighbour, Francis Cory-Wright, 86, who was being robbed. Mr McLoughlin, who was arrested in Tottenham, north London, had killed two people before – Len Delgatty in 1984 and Brighton barman Peter Halls in 1992. But sentencing him at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Sweeney said he was forbidden from imposing a whole life tariff because of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. Two other people have been charged with assisting an offender: David McCollin, 50, of Ridley Villas, Hackney, east London, and Shirley Dean, 54, of Ermine Road, Tottenham, north London.
July – Brenna Machus and Joseph Orlando, both 20, were shot dead at Family Dollar, a thrift store in Dearborn, Michigan. Lavere Douglas-Lee Bryant, 35, has been charged with murder and robbery. He is also charged with five counts of failure to comply with sex offender reporting duties and one count of failure to register as a sex offender.
July 12 – Orville Brown, 47, of Elmhurst Road, Enfield, stabbed to death. Paul Floyd Marshall, 51 (27.5.62) unemployed, also of Elmhurst Road, Enfield awaits trial for murder.
July 10 – Shivani Kapoor, strangled at home in Northwood, NW London. Her husband Manas Kapoor, 35, was jailed for life (16 years) in Jan 2014. Kapoor, who worked for Morgan Stanley, was facing a disciplinary meeting at work about some missing money.
July 7 – Cody Johnson, 25, pushed to his death in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. His wife Jordan Graham, 22, has been charged with first degree murder and is due to go on trial in Dec 2013. They had been married for eight days when they argued over her doubts about the marriage. She texted a friend that she planned to confront Johnson about those doubts. The trial is in in US District Court in Missoula.
June – Gary Brisco, 42, was killed at a homeless hostel in Whitechapel, east London. Mehretab Zemicael, 43, an Eritrean national, was jailed for life in March 2014.
June 30 – Katherine Dixon, 40, stabbed at home in Ullathorne Road, Streatham, south London. Her jealous and controlling boyfriend Jonathan Tebbs, 46, was jailed for life in March 2014. The trial heard he killed her after she tried to end their relationship.
June 29 – Mohamed Abdullahi, 20, from Kentish Town, stabbed in York Way, Islington. Dean Winston, 19, and Calvin Jerelle Collins, 19 were jailed for life for murder in March 2014. Kyle Sober-Froud, 19, admitted murder and was also jailed for life. The trial heard he was killed after they mistakenly believed he had fired a gun at Winston’s house earlier.
June 25 – Georgina “Doddy” Barnett, 90, battered to death at home in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Thomas Brogan, 46, was jailed for life (18 years) in Oct 2013. The trial heard he was drunk and angry after breaking a mobile phone.
June – Asma Begum, 21, stabbed in the leg in Gipton, Leeds. Her boyfriend Aseeb Rahman, 24, was jailed for life (16 years) in Dec 2013. The trial heard he killed her after she complained about his drinking. Rahman made a 999 call after the attack and suggested an intruder was to blame for causing her injuries. Sentencing him the judge described him as a “violent bully” who had a terrible attitude to women.
June 23 – Darrell Farnham, 44, shot through the heart with a crossbow in Aylesbury, Bucks. Russell Gill, 42, was jailed for life (24 years) in Oct 2013. The trial at Reading CC heard Gill had a drugs habit and owed £6,000 to Mr Farnham, who was his former landlord.
– Rebecca Thompson, 11, strangled at home in Bushey, Hertfordshire. Her father Simon Thompson, 52, then drove his VW Golf into a roundabout. Thompson pleaded not guilty to murder but prosecutors accepted his plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-25861100
June – Phyllis Dunleavy, 66, from Dublin, killed, dismembered and buried in a shallow grave on Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh. Her son James Dunleavy, known as Seamus, has been charged with her murder and awaits trial. Her other son was shot dead in 2005.
June 21 – Jeff Coombes, 51, was killed at his flat in Walthamstow, NE London. His neighbour Leonard Head, 50, was jailed for life (25 years) in Feb 2014.
June 17 – Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro gridiron player, shot and his body dumped in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Aaron Hernandez, a professional NFL player with the New England Patriots, was charged with the murder in August 2013. He is also rumoured to be under investigation over a shooting on July 16, 2012, in Boston when Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, were shot dead in a car. It is also claimed that he shot and blinded a man after an incident in a Miami strip club.
June 15 – David Hutchinson, 63, a retired council worker and alcoholic, was killed with one punch after being attacked at home in Nelson, Lancashire. Lukas Karpavicius, 16, from Lithuania, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. The boy bragged about it being his “first knockout” after landing the fatal punch from behind. Mr Hutchinson was struck from behind to the face with such force that he suffered a broken right jaw and in his resulting fall he fractured his left skull near to the eye socket which caused bleeding to the brain.
June 15 – Colin Greenway, 56, had his throat slashed in Greenwich, SE London. His neighbour Daha Mohammed, 51, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely. Mr Greenway was wheelchair-bound. Mohammed walked to HMP Belmarsh after the killing and admitted to a member of staff that he killed him.
June 14 – Jake Milton, 17, stabbed near the junction of Cossington Road and Newquay Road in Knowle West, Bristol. Nathan Warburton, 19, and Lewis Talbot, 18, have been charged with murder and await trial.
June 10 – Damaris Martinez, Dominican national, vanished from Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Her body was found, concealed in a box, a week later beside the Millennium Highway. Romano Giovanni Howell, 34, from Kew Town, has been charged with murder and awaits trial in July 2014.
June 10 – Colin Bolton, 28, was stabbed to death at a flat in Kingston-upon-Thames. Andrew Nichols, 45, was convicted of manslaughter in March 2014. The trial heard Nichols was jealous and discovered his girlfriend of 18 months was dating another man. Nichols fled to Portsmouth but was arrested.
June 8 – Alice McMeekin, 58, and Katie Jenkin, 20, axed to death at home in Cumbria. John Jenkin, 24, had been released from Furness General Hospital two days earlier after trying to commit suicide by taking a cocktail of LSD, whisky and painkillers and jumping into a river. In March 2014 his plea of guilty to manslaughter (diminished responsibility) was accepted and he was sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. He was suffering from schizophrenia.
June 4 – Reema Ramzan, 18, was beheaded with a knife at house in Herries Road, Shirecliffe, Sheffield. Aras Hussein, 20, of Herries Road, awaits trial accused of murder. He has also been charged with assaulting five people at the Northern General Hospital, where he was taken following his arrest.
June 2 – Ali Ismail Kokmaz, 19, a student, was beaten to death with baseball bats and truncheons during the so-called Occupy Gezi protests against the government in the city of Eskisehir, Turkey. The attack was recorded by security cameras and Korkmaz, wearing a “World Peace” T-shirt, suffered a brain haemorrhage and died after 38 days in a coma. Eight men went on trial in Feb 2014, including four plain clothes policemen,Savan Gekvunar, head of the police unit, Mevlut Saldogan, Huseyin Engin, and Yalcin Akbulut.
June – William Spiller, a taxi driver, was stabbed with a Stanley knife in his flat in Bournemouth, dismembered and his body parts put in plastic storage boxes which were then used as a TV stand. His son Nathan Robinson, 27, denies murder but admits manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility. The trial at Winchester Crown Court heard he killed his father following an argument over money. The prosecution claim Robinson took at least £7,750 of his father’s cash and spent up to £300 “drinking, eating and socialising” with friends in Glasgow, while sending text messages purporting to come from his dead father.
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 30 -Alfred Stemporowski, 55, a Polish national of no fixed address, found dead by some bins in Keats Close, Enfield, north London. Damin Walczyk, 29 (dob 24.09.83), a Polish national of no fixed abode has been charged with the murder and awaits trial.
May 29 -Giuseppina Fazzani, 82, died in a fire at her home in Deptford, SE London. Tuan Anh Le, 23, a Vietnamese national, was jailed for 13 years for manslaughter.
May – Matthew Stevenson, 10, and his sister Carla, five, had their throats cut at home in Lyon, France. Their father Julian Stevenson, 48. who was English, fled on roller skates but was arrested nearby. He hanged himself in a French prison on New Year’s Eve 2013 while awaiting trial. He had been involved in an acrimonious custody battle with his French ex-wife and had a drink problem. His visitation rights were curtailed after a violent clash with his ex-wife in 2010.
May 27 – Rico Dardis, 30, DJ, from Parkstone, – body found in sea at Steamer Point, Friars Cliff, off the coast of Bournemouth. He was killed by a boat propeller. Two men have been arrested and bailed.
May 26 – Andrew Iacovou, betting shop manager, shot in betting shop in Morden, south London. In Jan 2014 Shafique Ahmad Aarij, 21, a regular gambler at the shop, was jailed for life (26 years). The trial heard he robbed Mr Iacovou, a father of three, of £296 and then walked out the store and caught a bus, covered in blood.
May 24 – Marjorie Gilby, 88, stabbed in sheltered accommodation in Sutton Street, London E1. Imran Douglas, 17, from Romford, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2013. A nurse had been walking past Marjorie’s room when she spotted that the door, that was always open, was closed. As she looked through the letterbox she saw a man in Marjorie’s room. After she entered the room she found Marjorie suffering from a stab wound, and a rear window was open.
May – 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 – Lee Rigby, 25, soldier, hacked to death after being run down by a car near Woolwich Barracks in SE London. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, remain in hospital after
being shot by police when they charged towards armed officers in Woolwich after allegedly assaulting Drummer Rigby. Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo have been charged with murder and await trial.
May 20 – Atif Ali, 27, shot after a collision between his car and another car in Leicester Road, Luton. In Jan 2014 four men were charged with conspiracy to murder – Sajed Hussain, 31, from Portland Road, Luton; Mohammed Shazhad Mahroof, 28, from Selbourne Road, Luton; Mark O’Neil, 40, from Lansbury Drive, Hayes, Middlesex and Bernard Pillay, 41, from Campion Close, Hillingdon, Uxbridge. They all await trial.
– Xhem Krasniqi, 31, Albanian scaffolder – shot dead in Church Road, Hove, East Sussex while visiting relatives. Mr Krasniqi lived in Kent. Sussex Police say they know the gunman’s name. Two other men escaped unhurt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-22593705
May 14 – Turkish-born Serafettin Demirsay, 65, stabbed at home in Vineyard Way, Kempston, Bedford, at 21:30 BST after three men forced their way in. His 68-year-old partner was threatened, stabbed in the arm and had money and jewellery stolen. A man, 24, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.
May 12 – Burak Yildirim, 17, Fenerbahce fan – stabbed to death at an Istanbul bus station hours after derby match against arch-rivals Galatasaray. A 20-year-old Galatasaray fan was charged with murder. Galatasaray lost 2-1.
May 11 – Richard Craddock, 51, businessman, stabbed in the neck in his car in Gowerton, Swansea. Katie Ann Jenkins, 24, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years in July 2014 after admitting manslaughter. The former call centre worker met Mr Craddock through a friend in May 2013. On the night of the stabbing she had been at his flat in Sandfields, Swansea, with a friend when she claimed Mr Craddock told her she was attractive and tried to touch her. She then hid a knife in her bra when he gave her a lift.
May 10 – Businessman and blogger Dennis Lane, was stabbed at home in Ellicott City, Maryland. His daughter Morgan Lane Arnold, 14, and her boyfriend Jason Bulmer, 20, have been charged with murder and await trial. Prosecutors say Bulmer told police that Arnold told him to kill her father because “she was sick of him.”
May 9 – Pamela Devitt, 63, killed by four bit bull terriers while out walking in Littlerock, California. The dogs’ owner Alex Jackson, 31, was convicted of second degree murder in Aug 2014 and faces 24 years to life.
May 9 – Lisa Bennett, 39, vanished after leaving a shop in Selly Oak, Birmingham. A murder inquiry was launched in Feb 2014.
May 9 – Champion Ganda, 17, from Romford – stabbed in Forest Gate, east London. A 16-year-old boy survived.
May 8 – Khadar Hussein, 19, from Beckenham, shot dead in Kenilworth Road, Penge, south London. Trai Williamson, 19, of NFA, has been charged with murder. Trial pending.
May 6– Tim Bosma, 32, killed at Ancaster, near Toronto, Canada after letting two men test drive his Dodge Ram truck that he was selling over the internet. The truck was later found at the hoeme of Dellen Millard. Millard, and Mark Smich, are accused of murder and await trial. Police are also investigating the Nov 2012 death of Millard’s father, Wayne, and the disappearance of his former girlfriend Laura Babcock, 23, in the summer of 2012.
May 2 – Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, prosecutor in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto – ambushed and shot dead as he was driving from his Islamabad home to a court hearing in the Bhutto case in Rawalpindi. Police have not speculated on a reason for the shooting.
April – 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 – Sean Hayes stabbed to death at a house in Bexley, SE London, after confronting his brother Mark. Mark Hayes, 53, was jailed for life (22 years) in July 2014. The trial heard the pair had fallen out 10 years earlier after Sean failed to attend his father’s funeral. The killing occurred on the day of their brother Tommy’s funeral. The two sides of the family clashed in a pub in Lee Green and Sean went round to Mark’s house after he was told Mark threatened to bottle his daughter.
April – Heather Arthur, 50, jazz singer, was stabbed in the heart at home in Gosforth, Newcastle. Her controlling husband Mark Arthur, 50, was jailed for life (18 years) in Feb 2014. The trial at Newcastle CC heard he killed her after learning she was having an affair with a saxophonist Paul Gowland. Arthur denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/heather-arthur-murder-trial-mark-6701908
Apr 24– Derek Boateng, stabbed as he travelled home on a bus to celebrate his 16th birthday in north Londonn. Shawn Green, 15, and from Havering, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of stabbing the college student on the Route 393 bus through Highbury. He was sentenced to life (12 years). Green got on the bus in Highbury at 15:06hrs and became involved in a brief exchange of words with Derek. Within minutes the teenage attacker, who was just 15 at the time of the incident, had pulled out a blade and stabbed Derek in the chest.
Apr 23 – Kaziah Burke, 25, shot several times near the New Era petrol station on Airport Road in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Cortez Simmons, 29, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Apr 23 – Thomas Ward, 21, a traveller, was shot by three masked men as he slept with his wife and his five-day-old daughter in a caravan in Stevenage. His cousin John Boy Ward, 32, was arrested near Copenhagen, Denmark, in Feb 2014 and later jailed for life (32 years for murder). The jury was told the feud began when the dead man’s father, James “Silver Fox” Ward, was held responsible by some family members for the death of a cousin, Micky Ward, in a car crash in 1987. Six years later James Ward shot dead Micky’s brother, James Ward, nicknamed Bimbo, and was jailed for manslaughter. John Boy was the younger brother of both dead men. Ward phoned the victim once and told him: “It’s me, your enemy. I’m going to wait until you are at your happiest – then I’m going to get you.” Ward’s siblings Francis and Winifred were jailed for 18 and 15 months respectively for assisting an offender. His wife (who was pregnant at the time of the murder) Joeleen was given a 12 month suspended sentence.
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.
April 6 -Sarah Groves, 24, British traveller – stabbed to death in a floating hotel on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. Richard de Wit, 43, a Dutch national, has been charged with her murder. He has confessed but denied sexually assaulting her. She was there with her Indian boyfriend, who she had met in Goa.De Wit fled with only his passport, leaving behind all his belongings, but was arrested in Qazigund, a town just under 45 miles south of Srinagar.
April 5 – Mohammed Hussein, 17, shot in Bounces Road, Edmonton, north London. Natneal Tesfay, 20, and Christopher Aluma, 18, charged with murder and await trial.
April 3 – John Chapman, 56, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, buried in Thorney Dyke, near Peterborough. Their deaths are thought to be linked to the death of Kevin Lee, 48, from Peterborough, whose body was found in a roadside ditch at Newborough on March 30. He had been stabbed. Robert Moore, 55, of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, has been charged with assisting an offender.
Mar 22 – Karl Bradley, 31 – shot 4 times in the back garden of his house in West Derby, Liverpool. Bradley was said to be “known to the police”. Unsolved.
Mar 18 – Daneshia Arthur, 30 – killed at home in Baden Powell Close, Dagenham, Essex. Delton Coley, 35, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Mar 10 – Ibrahim Ali, 20 – stabbed in a fight at a house party in Stamford Close, Tottenham at around 5am. Four other men were found at the scene suffering various injuries. Three people await trial accused of murder. They are Tara Phillips, 32, of Cheffins Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire; Chez Degoze, 27, from Tottenham; and Rhys Brown, 20 of N15.
Mar 9 – Tom Brittain, 26, songwriter and R n B artist known as Twister, stabbed at a flat in Parkside Quarter, Colchester, Essex. Jack Hummerstone, 18, from Clerkenwell, was jailed for life (26 years) for murder in Sep 2013. Andre Vella, 19, from Frinton, was jailed for 10 years for aggravated burglary and possessing an imitation firearm. The trial heard the pair planned to rob Brittain of drugs and cash. Other people in the flat locked themselves in a room.
Mar 8 – Roberto Troyan, 63, suffered head injuries at his home in Mount Street, Mayfair, central London. David Jeffs, 36, from Larch Close, Arnold, Nottingham, was jailed for life in Dec 2013. The trial heard Jeffs, a financial adviser, had defrauding Troyan, a former client, out of £343,000. Troyan inherited a significant sum of money when his civil partner died.
March 7 – Christina Edkins, 16, from Ladywood, Birmingham, was stabbed on a bus as she travelled to Leasowes High School in Halesowen. A 22- year-old man from Walsall has been arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act. In Oct 2013 he admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital. It emerged that Simelane was a paranoid schizophrenic.
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.
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 22 – Benedykt Nowak, 34 – died in a fire at a factory on Dilloway Industrial Estate in Southall, west London. Jakub Ostrowski, 36, from Isleworth, and Mariusz Florowski, 38, from Greenford, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Feb 21 -Kenny Cherry, aka Kenny Clutch, a pimp and aspiring rapper, originally from Oakland, California – shot and crashed his Maserati into a taxi on The Strip in Las Vegas. The taxi burst into flames, killing driver Michael Boldon, 62, and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48. Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, 26, was arrested in LA a week later . He has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Feb 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 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.
Feb – Levi-Blu Cassin, 21 months old, was beaten to death in Solihull, West Midlands. His mother Danielle Cassin and his father Mark Piper were both acquitted of murder because the prosecution could not prove which laid the fatal blows. But in December 2014 they were both jailed for 9 years for causing or allowing the death of the little boy. His grandmother Angela Cassin described the sentence as “absolutely disgusting”. Solihull social services launched an internal review of what went wrong after hearing that Piper was not even meant to be at the flat and simply hid from the social workers when they called.
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 28 -Debbie Levey, care manager, found dead at her country cottage in East Ashling, near Chichester, West Sussex. Phillip Brown, 45, was charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 27 – Hani Hicham Abou El-Kheir, 16, from the Churchill Gardens estate in Pimlico – stabbed in Lupus Street, Pimlico, central London. In Feb 2014 Ahmed Mikhaimar, 19, was jailed for life (26 years); Craig Boyce, 25, was jailed for life (27 years); Tarquai Joseph, 18, was jailed for life (26 years); Arber Barbatovci, 20, was jailed for life (26 years) and another 19 year old who cannot be named for legal reasons was jailed for life (26 years). Donjeta Gashi, 20, was convicted of perverting the course of justice in relation to paying for accommodation at the Full Moon Backpacker hotel in Bristol for one of the accused, who went on the run. She was jailed for 9 months.
Jan 25 – Detective Adrian Donohoe, 41, from Garda Siochana – shot during an attempted robbery at a credit union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, County Louth. Four men in a VW Passat escaped. Unsolved.
Jan 24 – Joudia Zimmat, 34, French jogger – stabbed in Imes, France. Robert Plant, 32, a British national, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 22 – Chloe Siokos, 80, Greek Cypriot, found dead at her home in North Finchley, north London. House then set on fire. Her husband Argyrios Siokos, 69, is believed to have been responsible. He was found dead in a bedroom.
Jan 20 – Riley Turner, 4, was killed at home in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Anwar Rosser, 33, a former soldier, was jailed for life (whole life) in Feb 2014 at Bradford CC. Riley’s family had allowed him to stay the night on a sofa. He went upstairs and killed the boy. He was described as a “psychotic, bullying alcoholic”.
Jan 20 – PC Gareth Francis, 28, off duty police officer based at West Didsbury – punched in the street in Edgeley, Stockport, after a night out. Westley Holland, 20, has been charged with manslaughter and awaits trial.
Jan 19 – Petra Meirnykas, 49, Lithuanian – found in a warehouse in Rainham, Essex. Ausras Maslovas, 45, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 19 – Riley Turner, 4, found dead at his home in Oakworth, near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Anwar Rosser, 32, has been charged with murder and will go on trial at Bradford CC on July 22, 2013. http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resources/JCO/Documents/Judgments/sentencing-remarks-coulson-j-r-v-rosser.pdf
Jan 18 – Egidijus Ceplionis, 40, Lithuanian – died in Pembury Close, Hackney, E London. Giedrius Zinkevicius, 38, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 17 – Shaun O’Neill, 2, died at home in Modbury, near Plymouth. His mother Angela Vane, 40, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 16 – Aslan Usoyan, 75, aka Ded (Grandpa) Khasan, ethnic Kurd mafia godfather – shot by a sniper near a restaurant in Moscow. He has been involved in a feud with Georgian rival Tariel Oniani. Unsolved.
Jan 16 – Keiran Crump Raiswell, 18, student at Sheffield University – stabbed in Whalley Range, Manchester. Imran Akhtar Hussain, 26, from Bracknell, Berkshire has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Jan 13 – Joseph Kent, 24, attacked outside Xscape ski centre in Milton Keynes. Samir Bostan, 25, from Middleton, MK; Tariq Bostan, 26, from Luton; and Hamza Noor, 22, from Wembley, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Jan 13 – Pawel Pacholak killed in Streatham. Three men charge with manslaughter: Viktoras Tarasov, 38, of Aurelia Road, Croydon, Valodia Tarasov, 34, of Abingdon Road, London, Juruius Tarasov, 32, of Howard House, Barrington Road, London. They await trial.
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 24 -Eddie Vials stabbed to death in Gosport, Hampshire. His love rival Marc Lindsey is on trial for murder.
Dec 24 – Charmaine Macmuiris, 37, mother-of-three, stabbed 10 times at a flat in Carmarthen, Wales. Her jealous boyfriend David O’Sullivan was jailed for life (14 years minimum) at Swansea CC in June 2013. The trial heard he went out for a pint and a pizza after killing her. He changed his plea to guilty moments before he was due to give evidence. She was found dead on Christmas Day.
Dec 22 -Moshood Abiola Akanbi, 26, aka Shaun Akanbi, fashion designer (founder of Billy Boyce chain) – stabbed at his flat in Kilburn, NW London. Achraf Jandara, 20, was jailed for life for murder and robbery in 2013. The trial heard the pair exchanged Facebook messages and arranged to meet at Akanbi’s flat for sex. But Jandara stole clothes and killed him.
Dec 22 – John Morrison, 50, Liberal Democrat former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, from Milngavie – beaten up in Glasgow city centre. Darren Murphy, 25, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Dec 21 – David Charlton, 25 – stabbed in front of his girlfriend in South Shields. Keith Honeyman, 19, and boy, 15, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec – Samuel Francis, 38, tattoo artist – murdered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Brent Tyler Bouren, editor of Full Throttle Midwest magazine, has been charged with second degree murder and awaits trial.
Dec 17 – David ‘Les’ Ross, 39, manager of the Rubix nightclub – found dead at Village Express Inn in Corby, Northamptonshire. Believed linked to a burglary at his house the week before. Unsolved.
Dec 16 – Evaldas Svolkinas, 34, from Romford – killed and dumped in a stream, Carter’s Brook, in Wincanton Road, Romford, Essex. Andrej Malinkovskij, 42, and his wife Julija, 27, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Dec 16 – John Roberts, 32, a football badge seller, was found with head injuries in his home in Park Terrace, Winlaton, Gateshead. At the time he was facing a charge of abducting a 14-year-old girl. In Dec 2013 police said a woman’s DNA had been found at the murder scene. Unsolved.
Dec 16 – A medical student, 23 (her identity is known but we are not using it in accordance with Indian media rules) – lured on to a bus near Delhi, gang raped and murdered. Six men have been charged with rape and murder. They are Ram Singh, 33; his brother Mukesh; Vijay Sharma; Akshay Thakur; Pawan Gupta and a juvenile. In March 2013 Ram Singh was found hanging from a ventilation shaft in his cell in Tihar jail. The others await trial.
Dec 15 – A boy identified only as Fang, aged 10 – had his throat cut in a toilet at a video arcade in Tainan City, Taiwan. A man identified only as Zeng, 29, confessed and said he killed him so he could go to prison.
Dec 13 – 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).
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.
Nov – Akua Agyeman, stabbed at home in Enfield, north London. She died of her injuries on January 2. Her husband Minta Adiddo, 38, was jailed for life (17 years) in Dec 2013. The trial heard he stabbed her in a fit of rage and jealousy. Adiddo had admitted to manslaughter but denied murdering her.
Nov 22 – Gaynor Bale, beaten to death at her Hackney home. Her boyfriend Douglas Samuel, 35, was jailed for life (20 years) in Nov 2013.
Nov – Patrick Lawless, murdered in Teddington, SW London. Patrick Conway, 21, from East Molesey charged with manslaughter and Inigo Anderson, 21, from Hampton, Middlesex charged with ABH. Aaron Noonan, 21, from Richmond charged with violent disorder, as was Max Mears, 19, Ben Axelrod, 26, from Epsom, James Hales, 21, from Hampton,Edward Thompson-Membury, 21 of E2, and Callum Hurley, 20, from Hampton. They all await trial.
Nov 19 – Paula Castle, 85, mugged in the street in Greenford, west London. Jiervon Bartlett, 14 and Nayed Hoque 15, from Southall, admitted manslaughter and robbery and were both jailed for six years in May 2013. The Old Bailey heard the pair, who met up in a children’s home, were truanting from school and after mugging her they spent the money on fast food and phone top-up cards. They mugged another woman the following day.
November 19 – Marcus Innocent, 35, shot in Woolwich, south London. In July 2014 Daniel Burgess, 34, a former soldier, was jailed for life (28 years). In Sep 2014 Perry Sutton, 26, from Dartford, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Richard Brennan, 30, from Plumstead, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 19 years for possession of firearm with intent to endanger life. Jack Brennan, 22, from Kidbrooke, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Patrick Brennan, 24, from Kidbrooke, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. Sonny Murphy, 40, from Kidbrooke, was jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice and three years for possession of a firearm. Keli-Ray Birch, 31, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit GBH.
Nov 17 – Germaine Edwards, 28, from Bilborough, Nottingham – shot in Fairnley Road, Nottingham. Daniel Simpson, 32, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 12 – Khanokporn Satjawat, 42, Thai pharmaceutical manager for Brist0l-Myers Squibb – attacked in toilets at SECC Conference Centre in Glasgow. Clive Carter, 34, a G4S security guard at the centre has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Nov 10 – Thierry Christian-Gnanakumar, 22, killed in Lewisham. Kohulan Podiappuhamey, 24, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder. The following were convicted of violent disorder and jailed – Aathavan Rajakumar, 24, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Rubieus Selvaratnam, 21, from Catford, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Jeyasuthan Theiventhrampillai, 33, of New Malden was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Jayruban Vivekananthan, 26, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Pirunthan Kunaratatnam, 23, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months; Kaviloan Venayakamoorthy, 23, of Eastdown Park, Lewisham was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months. Jius James Vijashinghe, 27, from Blackheath was found not guilty.
Nov 10 – Joseph Griffiths, 73, stabbed 22 times at home in Fulham, west London. Aaron De Silva, 21, a prolific burglar, was jailed for life (minimum of 32 years).
Nov 10 – Gregory Faull, 52, retired US citizen (from Florida) – shot at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. John McAfee, 67, the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software company was initially suspected. He had moved to Belize in 2009. McAfee fled to Guatemala but was captured. He was then extradited to US. Charges were dropped.
Nov 10 – Joseph Griffiths, 73 – stabbed during a burglary in Fulham. Aaron de Silva, 20, from Earl’s Court, has been charged with murder and aggravated burglary and awaits trial.
Nov – 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 10 – Patrick Lawless was killed in a fight outside the Royal Oak pub in Tedddington, Middlesex. Patrick Conway, 22, from East Molesey, was found guilty of manslaughter in March 2014 and will be sentenced in April 2014. He had earlier pleaded guilty to violent disorder. Inigo Anderson, 22, from Hampton, was found not guilty of ABH. James Hales, 22, of Hampton Hill pleaded guilty to two counts of GBH and one count of violent disorder. Max Mears, 19, from East Sheen, was found guilty of violent disorder. Callum Hurley, 20, of Hampton, was found guilty of violent disorder. Edward Thompson-Membery, 22, was found not guilty of violent disorder. Aaron Noonan, 21, from Richmond, was found not guilty of violent disorder. Ben Axelrod, 26, from Epsom, was found not guilty of violent disorder.
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 – went missing from home in Stevenage. Her body was found near Hatfield a few days later. Jack Wall, 22, was charged with her murder. Joseph Potter, 41, has been charged with perverting the course of justice. Both await trial.
Nov 1 – David Black, 52, prison officer at Maghaberry jail – shot as he drove to work along the M1 in N Ireland. Sean McVeigh, 33, has been charged with murder. Damien McLaughlin, 36, from Dungannon, has been charged with supplying the car used in the murder. Both await trial. Mr Black was the first prison officer killed in N Ireland in 20 years and the 31st since the start of the Troubles.
Oct 31 – Gay Conway, 24, stripped, beaten and strangled in Broomfield Township, Michigan. John D White, 55, a convict turned church pastor who had an obsession with pornography, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. It is believed he may have committed necrophilic acts. White later took her 3 year old son to see his father, dressed in a Halloween costume.
Oct 30 – Bethany Deaton, 27, nurse – died in a minivan in Grandview, Missouri. Her boyfriend Micah Moore, 23, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Bethany was found with a bag over her head and had taken an overdose. There was even a suicide note. But Moore later confessed to killing her. He apparently did it because he feared she would tell her therapist about sexual assaults on her by Moore and Deaton’s husband Tyler.
Oct 28 – Abed Polin, 46 – stabbed at her home in Barkingside, east London. His son Nasser Polin, 20; and daughter Nameerah Polin, 25, survived. Mohammed Ali, 39, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 27 – Jamie “Bullet” Sanderson, 20, from Southall – stabbed at Oceana nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames. Ashley Milne, 22; Brandon Francis, 19; Benjamin Onwuma, 22; Levan Greenfield, 22; charged with murder and awaiting trial.
Oct 25 – Daniel McKay, 36, drug dealer, shot in the living room of his home in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Unsolved. Dissident republicans.
Oct 25 – Lucia Krim, 6; and Leo Krim, 2 – drowned in the bath in their apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, NYC. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, tried to kill herself (cut her own throat). She has been charged with murder and awaits trial. The children’s parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, have another daughter, Nessie, who survived.
Oct 22 – Satyavahi Venna, 61, and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna, 10 months old, were abducted from their apartment in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, was convicted of their murder in October 2014 and could face the death penalty. He had demanded a $50,000 ransom but had already killed the child, possibly by accident. He was caught partly because he used the nicknames of Saanvi’s parents, who were known to only a few people. He confessed but during the trial he claimed he had been coerced into that confession. He also claimed he had been forced at gunpoint to carry out the kidnapping. But he had a string of gambling debts.
Oct 20 – Harold Muzeremwi, 20, stabbed in Mottingham, south London. In May 2013 Delaney Barnett, 27, was convicted of murder and jailed for life (minimum of 20 years). He was also convicted of the attempted murder of 25-year-old Nash Leigh Walsh- Drew. The trial at Woolwich CC heard how Barnett visited the home of his former girlfriend in Kingsley Wood Drive. He found her watching television with Walsh-Drew in a bedroom. He went to the kitchen and armed himself with two knives before attempting to attack Walsh-Drew. Muzeremwi, who was in the lounge, heard the commotion and went to protect his friend.
Oct 25 – Jean Farrar, 77, beaten to death at her home in Brentford. Daniel Barnett, 20, from Brentford, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.
Oct 22 – Satayrathi Venna, 61, and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna, 10 months old, were abducted and then killed in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 27, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Oct 2014. Yandamuri, an IT worker, moved to the US from India in 2007. The baby’s parents had gone out and left Mrs Venna, who was visiting from India, to look after the baby. Yandamuri, who had a gambling habit, hoped to hold the baby hostage for $50,000 but dropped her as he struggled with Mrs Venna, who was then stabbed. During the trial he tried to present evidence to the jury that two white men, whom he identified only as Josh and Matt, forced him to help them into the apartment where they killed Satyavathi Venna and kidnapped Saanvi Venna.
Oct 19 – Lee-Anna Shiers, 20; her son Charlie, 15 months; her nephew Bailey, 4; and niece Skye, 2 – in a house fire in Maes y Groes, Prestatyn, North Wales. Shiers’ boyfriend Liam Timbrell, survived. Melanie Smith, 42, has been charged with arson and murder and awaits trial.
Oct 19 – Karina Menzies, 32 – was run over by a van in Ely, Cardiff. 12 other people – including 7 children – were also injured during a series of hit-and-run incidents on the same day (a Friday). Matthew Tvrdon, 31, admitted manslaughter and has been sent to a mental hospital indefinitely. He had stopped taking anti-psychotic medication, under doctors’ orders.
Oct 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.
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, waitress at the Palms Resort in casino, Las Vegas – bludgeoned with a hammer at home in Las Vegas. George Tiaffay, her estranged husband, has been charged with murder and awaits trial along with Noel Stevens, a homeless man who was allegedly paid $600 to kille her.
Sep 5 – Delaney Brown, 19, who was deliberately knocked off his bike in Luton by Kyle Beckford, 22, while driving a stolen BMW, last September. Beckford was convicted of murder earlier in Nov 2013 and was jailed for life (24 years). The trial at Luton CC heard they were friends at school but later joined rival gangs. Beckford was in the Marsh Farm Gang while Brown was in the Lewsey Farm Gang, aka The Trap Gang.
Sep 29 – Sharlana Diedrick, 32, young mother, from Watford – stabbed 16 times as she sat in a car in Harlesden, NW London (11.10pm). She died at hospital 45 mins later. Her former boyfriend, Marvin Samuels, 30, from Harlesden, was jailed for life (33 years) for murder in Oct 2013. He also raped a 42-year-old stranger as she walked her pet chihuahua near Welsh Harp reservoir in Neasden, NW London on the same day. He claimed at trial that he was not “mentally responsible” for the crimes.
Sep 26 – Shaun Chambers, 21, from Greenwich – stabbed in Beaconsfield Road in the Aylesbury estate in Walworth, SE London. A second man, aged 18, survived. A boy, aged 16, has been charged and is awaiting trial in June 2013. He cannot be named for legal reasons.
Sep 27 – Junior Nkwelle, 15 – stabbed on the Loughborough estate in Brixton. A girl, aged, 14 and her 17-year-old boyfriend were acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter in March 2013. Neither can be named for legal reasons.
Sep – Shaun “The Guv’nor” Cummins, 45, former professional boxer and area champion – killed, dismembered and put in a freezer in his home town of Leicester. In May 2013 Thomas Dunkley, 29, was sentenced to life in prison at Leicester Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 34 years. In 2004 he was paralysed in a motorbike accident which left him requiring home care. Dunkley was described as Mr Cummins’ “informal carer”.
Sep 22 – Corrie “The Sniper” Sanders, 46 , former world heavyweight champion – shot during a robbery at Thatch Haven country lodge restaurant near Brits in North West Province, South Africa. Three Zimbabweans – Paida Fish, 19; Samuel Mabena, 27; and Chris Moyo, 25 – have been charged with murder and await trial. Cash and a digital camera were stolen. They are also accused of the murder of Mauritz Oberholzer, 66, who was shot on a farm nearby. 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 – Christian Vieira, 19; Patrick Machado, 16; Douglas Ribeiro, 17; Glauber Siqueria, 17; Victor Costa and Josias Searles – shot at a waterfall near Chatuba favela in Rio de Janeiro. They are believed to have been killed by gunmen working for gang leader Ramilton Moura da Silva. Unsolved.
Sep 7 – Jay Whiston, 17, stabbed at a house party in Colchester, Essex, organised on Facebook.Edward Redman, 18, was jailed for life (17 years).
Sep 5 – Delaney Brown, 19, run over while riding his bicycle in Luton. Kyle Beckford, 22, of Waleys Close, Luton, was jailed for life (24 years) for murder. He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Sep 5 (died on Sep 13) – Arron Payne, 26, stabbed in Chalkhill Road, Wembley. Dean Gabay, 22; was jailed for life (25 years) in Aug 2013. Mark Reid, 29; Tachane Roach-Johnson, 22; Jamal Walters, 18; and Jarveer Walters, 22, were all acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a revenge attack. Gabay also had a conviction for manslaughter for a murder in 2008.
Sep 4 – 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 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 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.
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 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 – 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.
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 24 – Nicola Furlong, Irish student, strangled in Tokyo. Richard Hinds, 19, an American, has been charged and awaits trial.
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 – Melissa Bassi, 16, schoolgirl killed in bomb attack outside a school in Brindisi. Giovanni Vantaggiato, 69, was jailed for life in June 2013. He was unable to provide a motive for the attack.
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 mother Mairead 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 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 – 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 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 2014 http://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 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).
March – Daniel Pelka, 4, starved to death in Coventry. In Aug 2013 his stepfather Mariusz Krezolek, 34, and mother Magdelena Luczak, 27, were convicted of murdering Daniel, who died of a head injury in March 2012 after allegedly being starved and ill-treated over several months. They were both jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years. Coventry City Council admitted major mistakes in child protection.
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 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 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 27 – Rose Edwards, 22, and her sister Daisy, 21, were stabbed to death at an apartment in Industrial Avenue, Billings, Arkansas. Andrew Scott Denning, 22, was still awaiting trial in Feb 2014. Shortly after midnight Rose texted a friend and said “a guy named Drew”. Rose, who was at the apartment with 21-year-old Daisy, said she was annoyed with Drew, who wanted to spend the night. She said she didn’t want him to stay. Rose’a killer also stuffed her mouth with a bloody T-shirt and strangled her. In early March 2012, vandals tagged Denning’s West End home. The vandals spray painted “killer 187” on the east side of the home and smashed several windows of a van parked on the street.
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 13 – Peter Avis, 66, a jeweller who suffered a brain aneurysm 20 years before – stabbed 13 times and battered with an ashtray at his flat above his shop in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Ireneusz Melaniuk, 28, was jailed for life for the murder (26 years min). Four other burglars (all Polish) were also jailed – Kamel Kita, 21, got 3 years; Pawel Pacian, 35, got 18 months; Pawel Borowiecki, 31, got 5 years; Aleksandra Karpiuk, 27, got 4 years.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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
Sep 11 – Lee Erdman, 37, a gangster from Salford, was shot in the Wellington pub in Salford. He was a friend of gangster Stephen Lydiate, who was jailed for 22 years in 2000. Erdman was acquitted of a firearms charge at the same trial. Unsolved.
Sep 10 – Mark Crook, 49, Melissa Crook, 20, and Noah Crook, 15 months old – died in fire in a house in Chatham, Kent. Killer was Danai Muhammadai, 24, Melissa’s estranged husband. He was jailed for life (38 years min). His friend Farhad Mahmud, from Coventry, got life (34 yrs). His new gf Emma Smith, 21, got 14 yrs for manslaughter. Melissa’s mother Amanda, 50, survived. Maidstone CC 2012.
Sep 9 – Ildiko Dohany, 34, a Hungarian warehouse supervisor, was strangled in Sheffield. Her workmate Martin Vernarsky, 25, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in 2012. The trial heard that he was “obsessed with her”.
Sep 6 – Mike Dye, 34, a member of Cardiff City’s infamous Soul Crew, was punched once as he queued to get into England v Wales football match at Wembley stadium. Ian Mytton, 41, an England fan from Redditch, Worcestershire, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 3 years.
Sep 4 –Michala Gol, 28, and Julie Sahin, 50, killed in Thame, Oxfordshire. Her Turkish husband Ensar Gol, 22, was jailed for life (36 years) in June 2012. The attack took place in front of the couple’s 3 year old daughter.
Sep – Gary Suller, 45, TV actor and extra who appeared in Dr Who and Casualty, tied up and beaten at home in Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, Wales. Barry Bowyer, 38, a former drug addict, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2012. The trial heard Suller had paid a man to beat up Bowyer.
Sep 2 – Maymoun Zarzour, 39, blind imam, attacked at Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, north London. Zani Aissa, 24, from Lebanon, aka Hamza Boutouil, was acquitted of murder on the grounds of insanity but detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in May 2012.
Aug 31 – Steven Grisales, 21, an Argentine student, was stabbed near Silver Street station in Edmonton, north London. Ochaine “Spider” Williams, 15, was convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure (10 years minimum). He was a member of the Northumberland Park gang (NPK). Grisales was attacked after being hit by conkers thrown by Williams and a group of girls.
Aug 27 – Matthew Coleman, of Mendocino County Land Trust, and Councilman Jere Melo, 69, shot in a car near Fort Bragg, California. Aaron Bassler, 35, a schizophrenic former soldier, went on the run in northern California and was eventually shot dead by a SWAT team.
David Glasser and Edward Frampton, who both had mental or developmental issues, and Robert Chadwell, murdered in Massachusetts. Hell’s Angel Adam
Hall was jailed for life without parole in Feb 2014. His co-defendants, David Chalue, 46, of North Adams, and Caius Veiovis, 32, of Pittsfield, remain in jail without bail; Chalue’s trial is scheduled to begin April 15, 2014. Veiovis’ trial will follow, possibly in June 2014. http://wwlp.com/2014/02/07/adam-lee-hall-guilty-in-triple-murder-case/
Aug 23 – Jonathan Barnes, 20, from Lewisham, was shot by accident in Croydon as he stole Rolex watches from Jordaan Williams and Emmanuel Akokhia. His friend Daniel Tesfay, 25, was jailed for life (30 years) after retrial in Nov 2012.
Aug 23 – Michael Marshall, 52, karaoke singer known as Little Elvis, died of a heart attack after a blazing row at a shopping mall in Morpeth, Northumberland. His brother Tony Marshall, 50, was acquitted of manslaughter in May 2012.
Aug 22 – Ryan King, 30, stabbed in the throat with a glass at 3.30am during a party at his grandparents’ home, Snurridge House in South Molton, Devon. Raymond Dupree, 66, was jailed for life (13 years) in Sep 2012. The trial at Exeter CC heard that Dupree killed him for “not respecting his elders”. He was probably drunk.
Aug 17 – Leroy James, 14, from Edmonton, was stabbed in Ponders End recreation ground, Enfield during an organised fight. Mustafa Gurpinar, 14, from Enfield, was jailed for life (13 years) for murder in Sep 2012. The fight was filmed on Leroy’s own phone. The trial heard there was bad feeling between them over a girl.
Aug 17 – Judith Richardson, 77, robbed and beaten with a hammer at home in Hexham, Northumberland. Graeme Jarman, 47, a convicted sex offender who had tricked his way into Ms Richardson’s home, was jailed for life (35 years) in July 2012. Twenty years earlier he raped a girl in Peterborough. He was described in court as “not your everyday psychopath”.
August 16 – Clive “Lizard” Williams was shot dead in Jamaica. Dancehall singer Vybz Kartel (aka Adidja Palmer) went on trial in Jan 2014 along with Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Shane Williams, Andre St John and Kahira Jones. Kartel was also accused of murdering Barrington “Bossie” Burton, a 27-year-old businessman and music promoter based in the St. Catherine suburb of Portmore.
Aug 15 – Kelvin Chibueze, 17, aka “Boss Don Gramz” from Croydon, stabbed near the Arteflex Club in Ilford, east London. Lerone Boye, 24, was jailed for life (28 years) in Sep 2012. Dale Williams, 19, was jailed for life (26 years) Roger Damali, 30, was jailed for life (23 years) and Hugo Nwankwo was also jailed for life. Joel Asare-Minta, 21, and Diphy Menga, 23, were both acquitted. Ibrahim Zakari was acquitted of murder but jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Chibueze was a member of the Dagenham Boys or Hart Lang gang while the killers were from the DAG gang. In 2013 Boye absconded from prison. He was recaptured in 2014.
Aug 14 – Johnny Assani, 43, father of two, killed in a road rage incident in Pear Tree, Derby. Mohammed Tariq, 26, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in Dec 2012. His brother Mohammed Rafiq, 32, was jailed for 8 years and Mohammed Shahid, 33, was jailed for 6 years. Charges were dropped against Mohammed Zahid, 32.
Aug 14 – Izabela Rzeszowska, 30, and children Kinga, 5, and Kacper, 2; her father Marek Garstki, 56, her friend Marta De La Haye, 34, and her daughter Julia De La Haye, 5, were stabbed at a house in Victoria Crescent, St Helier, Jersey. Izabela’s husband Damian Rzeszowski, 30, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 30 years for manslaughter (diminished responsibility). The trial heard he flipped after she told him she wanted a divorce. She had been having an affair with another Polish man and had changed her Facebook status to single.
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.
Aug 11 – Abdullahi Osman, 31, Somali, killed in Dean Gardens, West Ealing at 4.40am. In Oct 2012 Ibrahim Dualeh, 33, was jailed for life (13 years). Sade Samater, 20, was jailed for life (11 years). Both had been drinking.
Aug 10 – Suzette York, 49, principal of Memphis Junior Academy, stabbed in a classroom in Memphis, Tennessee. Eduardo Marmolejo, 16, student, was jailed for 35 years in Sep 2013. The trial heard he spent the night before sharpening his knife.
Aug 10 – Alice Adams, 20, from Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, and Tibor Vass, 20, were stabbed to death at staff accommodation for Radisson Hotel, Heathrow, in Harlington. Attila Ban, 21, a Hungarian co-worker, hid in a divan bed afterwards but was arrested and jailed for life (26 years) in Sep 2012. The trial heard he was gay and had a crush on Vass and was jealous of the relationship between Mr Vass and Miss Adams.
Aug 10 – The skeletal remains of Ben Benit were found on this date in Lovelinch Close, Peckham, south London. He would have been 86 but it is thought he had been dead for some time. Benit claimed to have served in the RAF and to have played for Millwall football club. An inquest in 2012 recorded an open verdict. It heard that another man claimed Mr Benit’s pension right up until August 2011.
Aug 10 – Haroon Jahan, 21, Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were run over by a car during riots in Winson Green, Birmingham (see Mark Duggan on Aug 4). In July 2012 Adam King, 23; Joshua Donald, 26; Liam Young, 28; Ian Beckford, 30; Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gaviria, 30; Everton Graham, 29; Ryan Goodwin, 21; and Aaron Parkins, 17, were all acquitted at Birmingham CC. The trial heard that it was an accident. The victims had been protecting their businesses during the riot. Shazad’s widow Khansa, 22, gave birth to a baby boy in Jan 2012.
Aug 9 – Tom Warde, 17, from Kidbrooke, was struck with a plank of wood as he rode pillion on the back of a motorbike in Orpington, Kent. John Vincent, 18, was acquitted on the judge’s directions in Feb 2012. He said the motorcyclist’s evidence did not add up.
Aug 8 – Richard Mannington-Bowes, 68, attacked in Haven Green, Ealing, at 10.45pm when he tried to stamp out flames during riots in Ealing. He died three days later. In April 2012 Darrel Desuze, 16, from Hounslow, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. His mother Lavinia Desuze, 30, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice. Paramedics struggled to get to Mr Mannington-Bowes because of the riot.
Aug – Marion Graham, 54, from County Down, Northern Ireland, and her friend Kathy Dinsmore, 54, were stabbed in a wood near Izmir, Turkey. Recep Cetin, 17, a Turkish waiter, was jailed for life in Oct 2013. The trial heard they refused to give him permission to marry Mrs Graham’s daughter Shannon who he had met during a holiday romance.
Aug 8 – Gavin Clarke, 34, shot in the face in Chapeltown, Leeds. Afzal Arif, 23, from Harehills, was jailed for life (33 years) in March 2012. Sohail Mahmood, 28, was acquitted. The trial heard that Clarke had claimed Arif assaulted his cousin. The killing sparked two days of disturbances on the streets of Chapeltown.
Aug 8 – Trevor Ellis, 26, from Brixton, shot dead and found in a burning car at the junction of Warrington Road and Dupass Hill during riots in Croydon, south London (see Mark Duggan on Aug 4). Nine people were arrested and bailed but no-one has been charged yet. It appears Ellis was among looters who drove to Croydon and was then killed by a rival gang. Unsolved.
Aug 6 – Daniel Famakinwa, 20, from Manor Park, shot at a bus stop in West Norwood, south London at 4.15am. Ezekiel Charles-Sterling, 18, was jailed for life (24 years) for murder. Joshua Chieke, 18, and Christopher Perry, 17, were both jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Romelle Bogie, 18, and Adrian Rhodes, 18, were both jailed for 14 years for manslaughter. Demmar Dawkins, 18, was acquitted. The trial heard Daniel had been out dancing with friends and they got into a row with another group at the bus stop as they waited for a night bus. The same gun was used in a shooting at a club in east London on September 3, 2011.
Aug 4 – Mark “Starrish Mark” Duggan, 29, a senior member of the Tottenham Man Dem gang, was shot dead in Ferry Lane, Tottenham after getting out of a taxi. A police officer admitted shooting him but was never charged. The killing of Duggan sparked a week of riots in Tottenham, Enfield, Ealing, Croydon and across England. The inquest in Jan 2014 found that he was lawfully killed, despite not having a weapon in his hand at the time. Duggan had picked up a gun at a house in Leyton from Kevin Hutchinson-Foster earlier that day. Hutchinson-Foster was jailed for 11 years in 2013 for supplying the gun. Duggan’s friend Kelvin Easton was murdered earlier in 2011 and there has been speculation he may have been on his way to wreak revenge.
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 24 – Thomas Sharkey, 21, and Bridget Sharkey, 8, died in house fire in Helensburgh, Argyll, Scotland. Their father Thomas Sharkey sr, 55, a former drug dealer turned publican, died a few days later. His wife Angela Sharkey, 48, was badly hurt but survived. In July 2013 Scott Snowden, 38, a cocaine dealer, was jailed for life (33 years). Robert Jennings, 50, was jailed for life (29 years). The trial heard that Snowden had nursed a long-term grudge against Sharkey. The trial heard the motive may have been revenge after the Sharkeys allegedly burnt down a bar in Helensburgh. Snowden claims he was in Mexico at the time of the fire.
July 23 – Caroline Coyne, 28, from Top Valley, attacked in Thorneywood Mount, Nottingham. Carl Powell, 23, from Carlton, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2012. He also sexually assaulted another woman in August 2011.
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 19 – Jerry Iyiku, 22, stabbed at E Coomes betting shop in Peckham, south London. Dagazau Ali, 23, a personal trainer, was jailed for life (25 years) in July 2012. Olamide Akanbi, 19, and Olarenwaje Akanbi, 18, were both acquitted. The trial heard he was killed in revenge after he stole Ali’s car.
July 16 – Carlos Oliveira, 27, Brazilian security guard, was stabbed at a brothel in Burnt Oak, north London in the early hours of the morning. Jordean Thomas, 19, and Marcio dos Santos, 20, who were also Brazilian, were both jailed for life (25 years) in 2012. They were trying to rob the brothel.
July 7 – Mahad Mohammed, 20, was stabbed on the Winstanley estate in Battersea. Jermaine Sawyers, 19, was jailed for life (20 years). Cori Lindsay, 18, was jailed for life (14 years). Omar Harrison, 19, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter.
July 7 – Umesh Chaudhary, was killed at home in Croydon. Rostan Ahmadi, 19, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
July 3 – Genson Courtney, 23, shot in Greenwich, SE London, as he got into his car outside his girlfriend’s flat. His uncle, David Pinto, 33, and getaway driver Robert Bleach, 46, were jailed for life in May 2013 (minimum of 31 years). Courtney was the stepson of celebrity criminal “Dodgy Dave” Courtney. Judge Wendy Joseph jailed them by videolink amid fears of trouble. The trial heard there had been a “beef” between Genson Courtney and his uncle and the victim was looking to “settle scores” with Pinto. Courtney’s mother, Jenny, is Dave Courtney’s wife and David Pinto’s sister.
July 3 – Rico Gordon, 21, from Wembley, shot outside the Coach House pub in Easton, Bristol at 4.10am during a shootout on carnival weekend. His girlfriend Isabell Brant, from Bristol, survived with a knee injury. Hekekiah Davies, 22, also survived with leg and spine injuries. Rickel Adams, 26, from Neasden, was jailed for life (35 years) in April 2012. Shaka Anderson, 30, from Notting Hill, was jailed for life (32 years). The trial heard that Anderson and Adams were on different sides during the shootout. Adams was a friend of the victim. He was driven all the way back to London where he was treated at Ealing Hospital for gunshot wounds. There was a third gunman on the night who was never identified. His gun was used in a non-fatal shooting in Harlesden in April 2011. In Feb 2013 Sean Youngsam, 25; Taffari Adams, 28; and Courtney Ellis, 28, were all jailed for 7 years each for assisting an offender. They had driven Adams back to London.
July – Laura Ackerson, 27, murdered and dumped in a creek in Texas. Her ex-boyfriend and the father of two of her children, Grant Hayes, was convicted of first degree murder. His wife Amanda Hayes was convicted of second degree murder and jailed for 13 to 16.5 years. Hayes hated Ackerson – the mother of Grant Hayes’ two young sons – because of a bitter child custody dispute and that the couple wanted to “erase” her from their lives. Defense attorneys argued that it was Grant Hayes who killed Ackerson, cut up her body, put it in coolers and carried it in a U-Haul trailer without his wife knowing. Grant Hayes was jailed for life without parole.
July 1 – Kajheel Mais, 17, student, was shot in a taxi in Kingston, Jamaica. Patrick Powell, 50, a wealthy businessman with links to the PNP, is awaiting trial. He was driving a BMW X6 at the time. It is thought the taxi had collided with the X6. It became known as the X6 case.
July 1 – Carlton Ned, 41, shot in his home on Langdale Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon. Christopher Thomas, 22, of Morrison House, Tulse Hill, was found guilty of his murder following a four week trial in Aug 2013. He was given a life sentence, to serve a maximum of 35 years. He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of Mr Ned’s stepson Konan, a reformed gangster, and one count of wounding with intent in relation to Mr Ned’s wife. On both these counts he was given no separate penalty. In addition, he was found guilty of one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and was sentenced to five years.
July 1 – Yemurai Kanyangarara, 16, stabbed in the throat after getting off a bus in Welling, SE London. Osman Bangura, 15, from Peckham, was convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure (14 years). Isaac Walters, 14, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Another boy, aged 16, was acquitted. The court heard the killing was the culmination of a feud between pupils at Yemurai’s school, St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School in Bexleyheath, and Blackheath Bluecoats.
– Brett “The Soul” Flournoy, 31, a former boxer from The Wirral, and David Griffitish, 35, from Bracknell, vanished. Their bodies were found on July 4, 2011 in a burnt-out van which was buried in a field on Sunny Corner Farm at Trenance Downs, near St Austell, Cornwall
. Thomas Haigh, 25, a cagefighter and drug smuggler from Huddersfield, was jailed for life (35 years) in Jan 2012. Ross Stone, 28, from St Austell, was acquitted of murder but was jailed for 5 years for disposing of the bodies. The trial heard that Haigh owed “an IRA drugs gang from Liverpool” £40,000 and Flournoy and Griffiths were due to collect it on their behalf. Flournoy had lost the light middleweight final of the Prizefighter boxing tournament in Feb 2010. After quitting the ring he became a gangland enforcer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/8545655.stm
June26 – Andrew Jaipaul, 18, stabbed 25 times after being attacked on the Andover estate in Holloway, north London. Several people went on trial. In June 2013 Tommy McInerny, 20, of Islington, north London; was jailed for life (18 years). Jojo Mafwa, 19, of Tottenham, north London; was jailed for life (12 years), Tirrell Ball-Thomas, 18, of Finsbury Park, north London, was jailed for life (11 years), Warren Brooks, 23, of Islington, was jailed for life (12 years). Orville Sterling, 18 of Enfield,north London, was cleared on the judge’s direction. The trial heard Mr Jaipaul’s attackers were from the Busy Block gang from the nearby Elthorne Estate. After a retrial in Oct 2013 Alan Kalema, 19, from Wychdell, Stevenage, Hertfordshire; was jailed for life (14 years). Tony Walker, 20, was jailed for 5 years for GBH. Sadly Mr Jaipaul’s father Bob died just before the trial.
June 23 – Kenrick Wickham, 36, drug dealer, was shot in West Dulwich, south London after being robbed of £2,500 worth of crack cocaine. Anthony McKenzie, 22, from West Drayton, was jailed for life (30 years). Samir Yusuf, 22, from Brixton, was jailed for life (26 years). Devana Palmer, 20, from Muswell Hill, was jailed for life (25 years). Kurt McLean, 26, was acquitted after a retrial.
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 20 – Jamar Johnson, 5, was beaten at home in the Bronx, New York, after he broke a television while playing Nintendo Wii. His mother Kim Crawford, 21, was jailed for 2-6 years in August 2013 for second degree manslaughter because she did not ring 911 until he became unconscious. His great aunt Ophelia was very angry with the lenient sentence.
June 18 – Henry Morris, 57, aka “Harry Boy, angler, was drowned during a fishing competition at Sankey Canal in Sankey Valley Park near Warrington, Cheshire. Anthony Ogburne, 40, from Warrington, admitted manslaughter and was detained indefinitely at Ashworth mental hospital. The trial heard he had taken drugs and alcohol and had been reading about Lancashire witches. He had been making bizarre allegations in the run up to the attack on his fellow angler.
June 17 – Sherell Baldwin, 24, pretty model who was 7 months pregnant, strangled and dumped in a car which was set on fire in Houston, Texas. Her boyfriend Alex Jackson was charged with murder and awaits trial. He claimed she jumped out of a car during a row.
June 15 – Shaun Corey, 42, originally from Lancashire, was killed and his body found in a wheelie bin outside a flat in Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, south London. In Oct 2012 Karen Otmani, 40, was jailed for life (17 years). Bernard Beddoe, 60, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender.
June 13 – Yuri Budanov, 48, a disgraced former Russian Army colonel, was shot in Moscow as he left a notary’s office. Yusup Temirkhanov was jailed for 15 years in May 2013. Budanov had been jailed for murdering a Chechen girl, Heda Kungaveva, in 2000. Temirkhanov’s father had been killed by Russian soldiers in Chechnya.
June 11 – Jyotirmoy Dey, 56, crime reporter for Mid Day newspaper, shot as he walked home in Powai neighbourhood, Mumbai by four hitmen on motorbikes. Several people have been charged with murder and await trial. They are Mangesh Agawane, 25; Nilesh Shendge, 34; Satisha Kalia, 34; Arun Dake, 27; Anil Waghmode, 35; Sachin Gaikwad, 27; DK Rao and Jigna Vora, 37, a journalist. It is thought the murder was ordered by Mumbai crime lord Chhota Rajan.
June 6 – Nana Darko-Frempong, 18, shot 4 times outside a block of flats in Tulse Hill, south London. In Jan 2013 Nathan Deacon, 24, and Chris Gabriel, 24, were jailed for life (30 years). Tafari Deacon, 26, and Isaac Dawson, 26, were acquitted. Nathaniel Solomon, 23, was charged with perverting the course of justice. Sachia Clarke, 22, was charged with possession of firearms. The police launched Operation Tabonuco to discover Nana’s killers. He was a member of the Trust No One (TN1) gang from Tulse Hill. His killers were from the Roadside Gs gang in Camberwell.
June 5 – Christine Chambers, 38, and her daughter Shania, 2, were shot at home in Bartram Avenue, Braintree, Essex. Christine was abused and tortured for hours. Her 10 year old daughter escaped, raised the alarm and became a key prosecution witness. Her estranged partner David Oakes, 50, shot himself but survived his injuries. In April 2012 he was jailed for life (whole life tariff). At his trial at Chelmsford CC he claimed Christine killed her daughter and then shot herself. Oakes died in hospital of cancer in February 2013, mourned by very few.
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 3 – Angelika Dries-Jenkins, 66, tortured and beaten with a pestle and mortar at a farm near Narberth, Wales. John Mason, 54, from Pembrokeshire, was jailed for life (30 years) in March 2012. He was the son of her next-door neighbour. The trial at Swansea CC heard he stole her Skoda Fabia car. He needed money to pay for his wedding.
June 2 – Siriyakorn “Bung” Siriboon, 13, vanished from Boronia, suburb of Melbourne, Australia. She has never been seen since. It later emerged she had three Facebook identities. There has been speculation that a 1980s serial killer nicknamed Mr Cruel may be responsible (see serial killers). Unsolved.
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.
June – Leonard Hill, 64, a Sunday school teacher, was strangled with a TV flex at home in Rhymney, south Wales. His neighbour David Cook, 65, who had been freed from jail in 2009, was jailed for life in 2012 and given a whole life tariff. Cook claimed in court Hill made sexual approach to him but it is thought the real reason was £5,000 which Cook stole and owed in debts. Cook had been jailed for life for murdering a woman in Reading, Berkshire in 1988.
May 31 – Sadiq Adebiyi, 25, shot with a Mac-10 sub machine gun in Clapham Road, Stockwell, south London. Jordan Burree, 24, was jailed for life (33 years). Tadzingwa Gambiza, 19, a Zimbabwean from Battersea, was jailed for 15 months for perverting the course of justice (disposing of the motorbike used by the killer). Adebiyi was believed to be a member of the All Bout Money (ABM) gang which had been involved in a feud with the rival O-Trey gang from the Patmore Estate or with the SUK gang from Battersea.
May 31 – Linda Jackson, 4, stabbed 47 times at home in Lima, Ohio. Her mother Latamangeli survived and was spotted by a police patrol. Her sister Kenyada Vorise-Jackson, 19, was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity and sent to a mental hospital. The trial heard that Kenyada had not taken medication to control mental problems.
May 27 – Aaron McQueen-Williams, 23, estate agent from Eastcote, fell out of a car as it drove down the A40 near Hanger Lane, west London just after midnight. An inquest in 2013 recorded an open verdict. The two other men in the car were Paul Muschett, 23, and Geoffrey Anwanyu, 24. The inquest heard he had rowed with them over money – and owed Muschett around £3,000.
May 27 – Angela Hoyt, 34, former Red Cross worker in Pakistan, was killed at home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Her former boyfriend Martin Collett, 35, was found dead on a railway line three days later. She had complained of harassment to police on May 20. IPCC investigated the case.
May 26 – Mohammed Abdi Farah, 19, from Birmingham, and Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, from London, were shot in Fisher Boulevard, Milton Keynes. The gunman Fuad Awale, 23, was jailed for life (38 years) after a retrial and his accomplice Sharmake Abdulkadir, 20, was jailed for life (32 years). Yahya Harun, 20, was acquitted after a retrial at Luton CC in 2013. The trial heard it was a turf war between Somali drugs gangs.
Two Dutch nationals Brahim Haji, 26, and Ahmed Ahmed, 20, were acquitted in 2014 of involvement in the murders.
May 26 – Alper Pasha, 43, from Bermondsey, was beaten up with a pipe from a Dyno-Rod van outside KFC in Brixton during a running battle between two gangs. Monclair Bartley, 24, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter after a retrial. He claimed self-defence and said he was racially abused.
May 25 – Alami Gotip, 22, HMRC worker and mother of two, stabbed 30 times at home in Livingston, Scotland. Her boyfriend Jamie Ellis, 18, was jailed for life (15 years) in Oct 2011. The trial heard he killed her after she didn’t make garlic bread with his dinner. He was also jealous of her relationship with the father of her children.
May 19 – Anthony Prickett, 42, roofer, was shot in St Osyth, Essex. Darren Jewell, 36, from Brightlingsea, was jailed for life (30 years) in Jan 2012. He claimed he killed him in self-defence (with his father’s gun) because Prickett threatened him after being made redundant by his father’s firm.
May 14 – Harjit Singh Nijjar, 24, stabbed in Spikes Bridge Road, Southall, west London. Saqib Khan, 30, was jailed for life (18 years) in March 2012. Khan was demanding money on behalf of a girlfriend.
May 13 – Duncan Morrison, 56, was shot dead at a flat in Bangor, Northern Ireland. His friend Stephen Ritchie survived. Peter Greer, 35, was jailed for life (20 years) and Jamie Smith, 32, was jailed for life (21 years) in March 2013. Thought to be drug-related.
May 13 – Shahbzada Imran, 27, and Ahmedin Khyel, 35, Afghans from East Ham, London, attacked with a hammer in Bradford and then dumped by a road in Tong, near Bradford. Prime suspect Mohammed Zubair, 31, has fled to Pakistan. His mother Arab Sultana, 63, was jailed for 3 years and 9 months for perverting the course of justice. His wife Kainaat Bibi, 27, was jailed for 20 months for the same offence. The trial heard that Khyel, who was married with 7 children, had an affair with Zubair’s wife, Bibi.
May 11 – Temidayo Ogunneye, 15, was robbed of his mobile phone and later stabbed in Peckham, SE London. Nathan McLeod, 16, was jailed for life (14 years) in Jan 2012. Darius Kwakye, 18, and a 17 year-old girl were acquitted of murder. Kwakye was jailed for 24 months for robbery and Kieron Carew-Donaldson, 19, from Brixton, was jailed for 20 months for robbery.
May 10 – Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, grandmother on holiday from Norfolk, stabbed and decapitated in a shop in Los Cristianos, Tenerife in front of horrified onlookers. Deyan Deyanov, 28, a Bulgarian, was found not fit for trial but was sentenced to serve 20 years in a secure unit.
May 7 – Julie Sheriff, 16, attacked with the spiked end of an afro comb in Falcon Road, Battersea, and left for dead. She went into a coma and died in October 2011. Rebecca Douglas, 15, was jailed for life (10 years) for murder. The trial heard both girls hated each other. Julie had a criminal record and a history of violence.
May 7 – Emily Longley, 17, an aspiring model originally from New Zealand, was murdered in Bournemouth. Her jealous boyfriend Elliott Turner, 20, was jailed for life (16 years) in 2012. His parents Leigh and Anita were jailed for 27 months each after being convicted of perverting the course of justice.
May 7 – Peter Brocklesby, 50, a former drug dealer, was stabbed at a house party in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. Richard Oldroyd, 19, from Dewsbury, was jailed for life (20 years). The trial at Leeds CC heard a fight broke out after Oldroyd kicked Brocklesby’s dog.
May 6 – Wayne Stockdale, 42, from Poplar, shot in an underpass in Bow, east London by two masked men as he rode his bicycle. It is thought it may have been a case of mistaken identity. Unsolved.
May 6 – Adeniyi Lateef Shode, 21, aka Enda, from Edgware, stabbed in Rowdell Road, Northolt but died in a nearby barbershop after being taken there by his girlfriend. It is thought to have been a result of a drug deal. Unsolved.
April 30 – Krista Dittmeyer, 20, was found in a pond in Maine, US. Anthony Papile, 28, was jailed for 50 years for 2nd degree murder. Michael Petelis, 28, was jailed for 35 years-to-Life. Trevor Ferguson, 23, was jailed for 7-15 years for conspiracy to commit robbery. The trial heard that Krista’s 14 month old daughrer Alryal was strapped into her abandoned car in a New Hampshire ski resort. The baby’s father was in jail on drugs charges. The killers were trying to steal money and drugs from her.
April 29 – Jifend Deng, a Manchester University lecturer, his wife Helen Chui, and their daughters Xing, 18, and Alice, 11, were stabbed at home in Wootton, Northamptonshire. Deng’s business partner, Anxiang Du, 52, from Coventry, fled to Morocco but was later extradited and in Nov 2013 was jailed for life (40 years). The murder took place on the day of the Royal Wedding. Du and Deng fell out over a homeopathic business.
April 29 – Chrissy Peters, 31, a mother of six, was killed at home in Bedford. Jordan Quailey, 30, was jailed for life (16 years) in May 2012.
April 29 – Paul “PJ” Douglass, 20, chef, was beaten up and stabbed in East Kilbride, Scotland. John Steele, 32, was acquitted of murder in Dec 2011. He claimed self-defence.
April 26 – Lucinda Port, 29, was stabbed at home in Bethnal Green, east London. Her boyfriend Paul Wright, 31, hanged himself in woods nearby.
April 24 – Paulo Lutumba, 25, from the Andover estate in Holloway, north London, was stabbed in Enfield. Paul Kamara, 28, was jailed for life (12 years) in Feb 2012. Lutumba was a love rival and the father of Kamara’s girlfriend’s child. Kamara told his girlfriend Shelley Ladd “It’s your fucking fault” after killing Lutumba. At the trial he claimed self-defence.
April 21 – Qian Liu, 23, known as Necole, a Chinese exchange student, was strangled at her flat on York University campus in Toronto, Canada. Brian Dickson, 29, has been charged with murder and is due on trial in March 2014. The attack was partially witnessed on a Skype-like device by Liu’s boyfriend in Beijing, China.
April 21 – Giuseppe Massaro, 80, and his wife Caterina, 77, stabbed and hit with a hammer at home in Park Village, Wolverhampton. Ireneusz Bartnowski, 21, was jailed for life (34 years) in Feb 2012. Wojciech Ostolski, 32, was acquitted of murder but jailed for handling stolen property. Charges were dropped against Macaej Kus, 30. The trial at Wolverhampton CC heard that Bartnowski stole TVs and a car from the couple, who came to England from Italy in the 1960s. The bodies were found on April 23 (Good Friday).
April 20 – Zandra Maxwell-Nelson, 24, from Harlesden, stabbed 19 times in the street in Tottenham in front of her two young children. Her estranged husband Nathaniel Brown, 26, was jailed for life (21 years) in Jan 2012.
April 20 – Milad Golmakhani, 22, stabbed in West Hampstead, north London. Zain Salahuddin, 17, survived. Sean Ferdinand, 18; Sean Hutton, 19; and Mohammed Hashi, 18, were all jailed for life (22 years) while Lij McSween, 16, was jailed for life (19 years). The killers were from the Queen’s Crescent gang and Milad was from the Sin City gang, based in Swiss Cottage.
April 18 – James Kouzaris, 24, from Northampton, and James Cooper, 25, from Warwick, were shot at 3am in the run-down Newtown area of Sarasota, Florida. Shawn “Savage” Tyson, 16, was jailed for life with no parole in May 2012. The pair, former students at Sheffield University, were on holiday in Florida but it was not clear how they came to be in this neighbourhood, well off the tourist trial. They may have been trying to buy drugs.
April 17 – Ray Mitchell, 34, aka Devon Scarlett, pistol whipped and shot in Marcus Garvey Way, Herne Hill, south London, after running out of McDonald’s. Horace Campbell, 27, was jailed for life (32 years) after a retrial. Liam Douglas-O’Callaghan, 18, was jailed for life (18 years).
April 17 – Seath Tyler Jackson, 15, was beaten and shot at a house in Summerfield, Florida. He had been lured there by his former girlfriend, Amber Wright, 15, who texted him to say she wanted to get back together with him. Once there he was placed him the bathtub, where a gang of boys broke both of his knees. Then he was hogtied and wrapped in a sleeping bag before his body was chucked in a backyard fire pit. Wright was jailed for life, as was Charlie Kay Ely, 15. The ringleader Michael Bargo, 19, is awaiting trial, along with Justin Soto, 20, Kyle Hooper, 17, and James Havens. They are believed to have held a grudge against Jackson, sparked by words on Facebook.
April 16 – Howard Winton Cooper, 66, former BBC Radio Sheffield reporter, killed at home in Marnhull, near Sturminster Newton, Dorset. His son Joseph Cooper, 23, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor in August 2012.
April 14 – Isaiah Bovell, 21, was shot and found in a garden in Plummer Road, Clapham, south London. Raymond Andes, 39, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter in Nov 2011. The trial heard Bovell was killed when he tried to break into a cannabis factory Andes was running. A paramedic fled when he heard gunfire.
April 10 – Negus McClean, 15, stabbed in Edmonton, north London. Brandon Hamilton, 18, was jailed for life (19 years) in April 2013. Tershan Edwards, 18, was jailed for life (17 years). Billal Lariba, 18, was jailed for life (16 years) and Travis Bowman was detained for HM Pleasure (12 years). The killers were from the Get Money Gang (GMG) in Enfield and the killing was in retaliation for a robbery in which a GMG member was stabbed.
April 9 – Agnes Dupont de Ligonnes, 49, her daughter Anne, 16, and sons Benoit, 13, Thomas, 18, and Arthur, 20, were shot at home in Nantes, France and buried in the garden. They were only discovered on April 22. Her husband Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, 50, a financially-stricken businessman, vanished and went on the run. He has never been seen since.
April 8 – Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux, 36, from Wigan, shot on board HMS Astute, a submarine docked in Southampton. Lt Cdr Christopher Hodge, 45, Petty Officer Chris Brown, 36 and Chief Petty Officer David McCoy, 37, survived. Able Seaman Ryan Donovan, 22, from Dartford, pleaded guilty to murder in Sep 2011 and was jailed for life (25 years). The trial at Winchester CC heard that he had a grudge against the officers after being overlooked for a mission and refused shore leave. He chose to attack during a visit of civic leaders and was overpowered by, among others, the leader of Southampton City Council.
April 8 – Jonathan Ellison, 48, was beaten to death in bed at a flat in Brighton. David Sole, 32, was jailed for life (18 years). His girlfriend Denise Antonia, 33, was acquitted but jailed for 5 years for assisting an offender. They were all druggies and the crime was “motiveless”.
April – Lynda Spence, 27, businesswoman – vanished from West Kilbride in Scotland. Colin Coats, 42, and Philip Wade, 42, were jailed for life (Coats – 33 years minimum and Wade – 30 years). David Parker, 38, and Paul Smith were jailed for 11 years each for assaulting her and holding her captive. Her body has never been found. The trial heard that her kneecaps were smashed, her hands branded with an iron and her thumb chopped off. She had been tortured to reveal financial information. She owed Coats money.
April 2 – Constable Ronan Kerr, 25, Catholic PSNI officer, was blown up by a car bomb outside his house in Omagh, Northern Ireland. He was killed by dissident republicans. One of the suspects, Gavin Coyle, 33, from Omagh, was jailed for 10 years for gun offences but has never been charged with the murder. Unsolved.
March 29 – Tracy Donnelly, 42, and her daughter Louise Donnelly, 23, stabbed at home in Hemsworth, Sheffield. Tracy’s boyfriend, Rekawt Mahmood Salih, 25, from Gleedless Valley, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
March 27 – Kelvin “Smegz” Easton, 23, from Haringey, stabbed in the heart outside the Boheme nightclub in Bow, east London. Warren Allen, 29, was acquitted in Sep 2012. Nathania Simon, 23, was acquitted of assisting an offender. Easton was a close friend of Mark Duggan and a member of the Tottenham Man Dem. After his acquittal Allen was threatened from the public gallery.
March 26 – Alan Smith, 63, stabbed 5 times at a café in Leyton, east London. Matthew Quesada, 26, from Brazil, was jailed for life (26 years) in 2012. He was stabbed after he challenged Quesada about his crying child.
March 25 – Valerie Donnelly, 62, stabbed 80 times at home in Preston. Her daughter Elizabeth Donnelly, 27, who was a paranoid schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Guild Lodge secure hospital indefinitely. Valerie had refused to let her daughter be taken into a secure hospital.
March 25 – David Wilkes, 39, battered with a rum bottle in Brinsworth, Rotherham. A neighbour, Justin Fishlock, 20, was jailed for life (15 years) in Sep 2011.
March 22 – Rebecca Coriam, 24, cruise line worker from Chester, vanished from a Disney cruiseliner off the coast of Mexico. Body never found. Foul play suspected. Unsolved.
March 19 – Raheem Hines-Thomas, 17, shot in Wolverhampton. His friend Nathan Hamilton, 28, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. The trial heard he was killed by accident as Hamilton, a member of the Park Village Crew, was planning revenge shooting against the rival Firetown Crew.
March 19 – Sian O’Callaghan, 22, abducted outside Suju nightclub in Swindon. Her body was later found in the countryside near Uffington, Oxfordshire. Chris Halliwell, 47, a taxi driver, was jailed for life (25 years) in March 2012. Halliwell also murdered Becky Godden-Edwards, 28, a drug addict who vanished from Swindon between 2002 and 2006. Her body was found near Lechlade, Gloucestershire in 2011 after Halliwell led police to the scene. But he could not be charged with that murder because detectives had broken PACE in not reading him his rights. In Jan 2014 Det Supt Steve Fulcher was told he could keep his job despite his blunder.
March 15 – David Castell, 29, and Shane Hill, 20, gypsies, shot at Willow Park travellers’ site in Beck Row, Suffolk. Christopher Line, 28, was jailed for life (35 years) in 2012. The trial at Ipswich CC heard it was a “family dispute”. Michael Clinton, 41, a “community champion”, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice. Clinton had let Line into his house after the shooting and then drove him to Soham but he insisted it was under duress.
March 15 – Janet Gilson, 64, retired Salvation Army worker from Essex, was strangled and suffocated on Lamma Island while visiting her niece Julia in Hong Kong. Julia’s estranged husband, Ahmed Fareed, 29, a slacker from the Maldives, was jailed for life in June 2013. Julie had a court order barring him from her property.
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.
March 11 – Jayna Murray, 30, shop assistant, attacked with a variety of weapons in Lululemon Athletica yoga clothes shop in Bethesda, Maryland. Her co-worker Brittany Norwood, 27, was jailed for life (no parole) in Jan 2012. The trial heard Norwood tied herself up and made up a story about two masked men having attacked and sexually assaulted them. It later turned out the pair had a blazing argument.
March 10 – John Cogan, 49, stabbed and dismembered in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester. Mark Postles, 47, and Margaret Heeley, 55, were both jailed for life in Feb 2012.
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 operation at the Hampton Inn Hotel in Philadelphia. Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 42, a transgender hip-hop singer known as The Black Madam, has been charged in connection with a similar operation and is awaiting trial. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216042/Padge-Windslowe-Friend-tells-Black-Madam-closed-surgery-Krazy-Glue–fled-dancer-went-arrest.html
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 – US Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents Jaime Zapata ambushed and killed on a motorway near Mexico City. His partner Victor Avila survived. Los Zetas cartel commander Julian Zapata Espinoza, known as El Piolin (Tweety Bird), was extradited to the US and in May 2013 pleaded guilty to ordering their death. When the agents refused to get out of the car, identifying themselves as Americandiplomats from the US embassy, Espinoza ordered the gunmen to fire on the vehicle. Zapata was killed and Avila was seriously wounded but survived.
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 – Joy Small, 24, and her children Aubarr, 3, and Chenara, 2, were killed at home in Leicester. Her ex-boyfriend, Aram Aziz, 32, a Muslim convert, hanged himself in a birdwatching hut at Watermead Country Park before he could be arrested.The Independent Police Complaints Commission found that Leicestershire Police had contact with the family on at least eight occasions between 2006 and 2010.
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 31 – Anthony Bates, 36, an alcoholic, was tortured and murdered at a squat in Vauxhall, south London. Gary Speight, 31, was jailed for life (30 years) in Dec 2011. Dean Swift, 44, was jailed for life (28 years). Corrina Lowe, 28, was acquitted. The trial heard he was killed because he had sex with an ex-girlfriend of Speight’s, Laura O’Shaughnessy. He was tortured with a hot poker and boiling sugar.
Jan 29 – Daniel Thompson Graham, 18, stabbed in Dulwich after getting off a bus. Jordan Williams, 17, was jailed for life (18 years). Colin Aghatise, 16, was detained for HM Pleasure (15 years) and Lennie John, 24, was jailed for life (22 years). They were members of the GMG gang. Daniel had been at a party at Dulwich Hamlet FC. John later appealed against his conviction and at a retrial in July 2013 a judge ruled there was no case to answer due to insufficient evidence. John admitted he was at the scene but claimed he was an innocent bystander.
Jan 24 – Ezekiel Amosu, 17, tripped and fell under a bus as he ran away from an attack in Walthamstow, NE London. Trai Hudson, 17, and Cliff Perreira, 16, were both jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in Sep 2012. Three other boys were acquitted.
Jan 21 – Ferat Kesmez, 30, a shift supervisor, and Kaveh Mohammadi, were bludgeoned to death at a food factory in Urmston, Manchester. Hishyar Baper, 32, a paranoid schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given an indefinite hospital order. The trial heard he heard voices telling him they did not like him.
Jan 20 – Igor Vinogradov, 37, kicked to death while he was asleep in a house in Capel Road, Forest Gate, E London. Paulius Korsakas, 27, a drinking buddy, was jailed for life. The body was not found until Jan 31.
Jan 20 – Kasey Gordon, 15, stabbed outside Park View Academy in Tottenham, north London at 3.45pm. Two other boys were injured. Serif Aslan, 33, a paranoid schizophrenic, was jailed for life (20 years) in May 2012. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Kasey and his friends were stabbed when he confronted Aslan, who had been making lewd remarks towards a schoolgirl. The judge criticised Ashness House care home for not making sure Aslan took his medication.
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 16 – Joe “Downie” Howard, 34, stabbed in Carlisle. Des Young, 39, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in July 2011. His daughter denied perverting the course of justice (washing away the blood). The case against her was discontinued. The trial heard there was a long-running family feud.
– Peter Bick, 57, gay supermarket worker, killed at home in Bexhill, E Sussex. In May 2012 Christopher Hunnisett, 28, a rent boy and former altar boy, was jailed for life (18 years). Hunnisett had been convicted and later cleared of murdering Reverend Peter Glazebrook in 2001. He was freed by the Court of Appeal in October 2010.During the Bick trial Hunnisett told jurors he wanted to rid the world of “paedophiles” and had drawn up a hit list of 900 men. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-18022501
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 – 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
– Michaela McAreavey, 27, from Northern Ireland, was strangled in the bathroom at the Legends Hotel while on honeymoon in Mauritius.
Hotel employees Avinash Treebhoowoon, 29, and Sandip Moneea, 41, were acquitted in July 2012. They said they had been beaten into confessing to robbing and killing her. Charges were dropped against another man, Raj Theekoy, 33. Michaela’s father was well known Gaelic football star Micky Harte. She had gone back to the room to fetch some biscuits. Her husband John remained in the poolside restaurant but came up to find out where she had gone and discovered the body. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18687596
Jan 5 – Victor Parsons, 67, was attacked and beaten in parkland in Highgate, north London. He died in Feb 2011. Ali Koc, 30, from Hornsey, was jailed for life (35 years) in 2012. He was also convicted of the murder of Keith Needell, 84, who was attacked on Jan 31 and died in July 2011. Koc also attacked five other men, who all survived.
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.
Dec 29 – William Reilly, 91, who was blind, was beaten with a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine at his home in Tottenham. He died a week later in hospital. He was robbed of £30. Melanie Cole, 49, from Islington, was jailed for life (30 years) in Aug 2011. She had been acquitted of murdering her landlord, Robin Williams, in 2005.
Dec 29 – Sylvester Akapalara, 17, shot in a stairwell on the Pelican estate in Peckham, SE London. Two other youths were stabbed nearby. Sodiq Adeojo, 18, was jailed for life (30 years) in Feb 2012. Qudus Adeojo, 18; Jordan Williams, 17; and Kenny Imafidon, 18, were all acquitted. There was a hung jury in the case of David Nyamupfukudza, 18, but at a retrial in May 2012 he was jailed for life (26 years). The trial heard the killing stemmed from friction between the GAS gang from Streatham and the GMG gang from Peckham. The killers were from GMG.
Dec 28 – Phylicia Barnes, 16, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was raped and asphyxiated and her body dumped in the Susquehanna River in Baltimore, where it was found in April 2011. Michael Maurice Johnson, 28, was convicted of second degree murder in Feb 2013. But his conviction was thrown out and he faces a retrial in Feb 2014. The trial heard he was dating Phylicia’s sister Deena, who lived in Baltimore, and became “inappropriately close” to Phylicia.
– Kristy Bamu, 15, drowned in a bath at a flat in a tower block in Manor Park, east London
. His aunt Magalie Bamu, 27, was jailed for life (25 years). Her boyfriend Eric Bikubi, 27, was jailed for life (30 years). Both were from the Democratic Republic of Congo and believed in witchcraft. Kristy and his siblings were visiting from Paris over Christmas but Bikubi got it into his head that Kristy was possessed by a spirit and tried to exorcise him with beatings and eventually drowned him.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-16955554
Dec 24 – Joan Mungall, 69, who was terminally ill, was smothered to death at home in Tooting, south London. Her husband Stuart Mungall, 71, a retired actor who was the star of the Yorkie Bar adverts in the 1970s, was given a suspended sentence in Sep 2011. She suffered from Pick’s disease, a rare and incurable neurodegenerative condition and he wanted to put her out of her misery.
Dec 24 – Anthony Dixon, 33, drug dealer, shot in the chest with a Mac-10 sub machine gun in Marvell Avenue, Hayes, west London. Anthony Small, 31, from Harlesden, was jailed for life (34 years) for murder in Nov 2011. Max Feliciano, 26, from Hayes, was jailed for 14 years for manslaughter and possession of heroin. Clifford Stevenson, 46, from Hayes, and Satwant Virdee, 38, from Hayes, were both acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Dixon had robbed Virdee of £50 worth of crack on December 8 and that was the motive. Virdee worked for Small.
Dec 20 – Wayne Basnett, 30, originally from Liverpool, shot in the head outside his home in village of Hale, near Widnes, Cheshire as he installed a CCTV camera. Michael Eves, 24, from Halewood, Merseyside, was acquitted after a retrial at Chester CC in March 2013. Basnett, a bodybuilding fanatic, is believed to have been involved in the underworld. Eighteen days earlier Eves allegedly assaulted Basnett’s girlfriend, Kimberley McMahon at The Grenadier pub.
Dec 18 – Kristine Luken, 46, an American Christian, was raped and stabbed 12 times while hiking in the Mata Forest near Beit Shemesh in Israel. Her British-Israeli friend Kaye Wilson survived. Kifah Ghanimat, from Hebron, was jailed for life plus 60 years. Another Palestinian, Ayad Fasafa, was jailed for life. They were also convicted of murdering Net Sorek, 53, a teacher, in Feb 2010. Ghanimat’s brother Ibrahim was jailed for life plus 16 years.
Dec 17 – Marie Stewart, 30, saleswoman, was stabbed and beaten and then left in a suitcase in garage of her home in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire where it was found in Feb 2011. Her fiance Andrew Lindo, 28, a music teacher, confessed and was jailed for life (22 years) in Sep 2011.
Dec 17 – Joanna Yeates, 25, an architect, vanished from her flat in Clifton, near Bristol. She was strangled and her body was found in north Somerset on Christmas Day. Vincent Tabak, 32, a Dutch engineer and neighbour, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2011. It emerged that he enjoyed internet pornography depicting violence against women. Suspicion initially led to the arrest of Joanna’s landlord Chris Jefferies, who was hounded by the media. He later won compensation.
Dec 16 – Maricela Escobedo, activist and investigator, shot while collecting signatures in front of the state capitol building in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Escobedo was trying to get justice for her daughter Rubi Marisol Freyre Escobedo, 16, who was killed in 2008. Sergio Barraza Bocanegra was acquitted of murdering Rubi. A lumber firm belong to her husband’s relatives was later burned down. Barraza was later jailed for 50 years for killing Rubi. Unsolved.
Dec 15 – Nusayba Bharuchi, 4, stabbed 40 times and disembowelled at her flat in Clapton, east London. Her psychotic mother Shayma Bharuchi Ali, 35, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in Sep 2011. The trial at the Old Bailey heard she heard voices telling her to sacrifice her daughter. She was reading the Koran as she killed her.
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 11 – Nattalie Muir, 21, stabbed at Whitburn, near Edinburgh. Emma Merrilees, 19, was jailed for life (16 years) in Aug 2011. George Stewart, 34, was jailed for 8 years for culpable homicide. Johnny Stirling, 15, was jailed for 6 years for culpable homicide. His sister Samantha Stewart, 21, was acquitted. The trial was told that Nattalie was attacked after she aborted Johnny’s baby. The Sunday Mail had to go to court to remove an anonymity order which had prevented them identifying Stirling.
Dec 10 – Jacqueline Barrett, 34, mother of three, battered with a fire extinguisher at home in Cricklewood, N London. Her Algerian boyfriend Houssam Djemaa, 23, was jailed for life (15 years) in June 2011. She was killed for using Facebook. He sold her TV and Wii and went on the run.
Dec 9 – Sylvie Cachay, 33, a Peruvian-American swimwear designer, was drowned in the bathtub in the swanky Soho House Hotel in New York. Her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Brooks, 26, was jailed for 25 years to life in Sep 2013. He was the son of Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, who wrote the song Light Up My Life. At the sentencing Cachay’s father Antonio told Brooks: “You brutally killed my daughter. You’re an animal, a sewer rat — and you’ll pay for your crime.”
Dec 6 – Yegor Sviridov, 28, Spartak Moscow fan, shot during a drunken brawl on Kronshtadsky Boulevard in Moscow. Aslan Cherkesov, from Kabardino-Balkar in the Caucasus, was jailed for 20 years in Oct 2011. His death sparked big anti-immigrant riots by Russian nationalists.
Dec – Winifred Crowther, 80, stabbed at home in Sutton, south London. Her husband Frank Crowther, 81, stabbed himself and was critically ill. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to a psychiatric hospital. Crowther’s brother was the late TV host Leslie Crowther.
“You brutally killed my daughter,” said slain swimwear designer Sylvie Cachay’s father, Antonio, as his eyes welled with tears and rage. “You’re an animal, a sewer rat — and you’ll pay for your crime.”
Nov 28 – Stephen Ramsey, 33, stabbed in the street in Brentford, west London. His friend Scott Jennings survived. Ricky Fogden, 27, was jailed for life (27 years) for murder. Paul Moles, 32, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. The trial heard a fight broke out after they called Jennings’ girlfriend a “fat slag”.
Nov 27 – Bogdan “Tony” Paduret, head doorman at the Mayfair Club, was shot in the head in Tillingbourne Gardens, Finchley, N London. Danny Dixon, 29; Chris N’Jie, 19; John Otugade, 19, and Sibigan Ekprkpo, 57, were all jailed for life (25 years). Errol Jeffrey, 28, was jailed for life (35 years). Troy Shaw, 19, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was killed in revenge after throwing Jeffrey out of the club three weeks earlier. Otugade was the shooter.
Nov – David Cowley, 67, from Boston, was punched, kicked and robbed at Sleaford railway station. Aiden Jackson, 17, was jailed for life (12 years) in August 2011. The trial at Lincoln CC heard that Mr Cowley was gay and Jackson agreed to meet him for sex but robbed him and killed him instead.
Nov – Suppiah Tharmaseelan, 48, stabbed in his corner shop in Birmingham. Ian Meenan, 27, was jailed for life (27 years) and his twin John Meenan was jailed for life (24 years). Liam Ryan, 19, was jailed for life (21 years) and his half-brother Anthony Bayliss, 25, was jailed for life (20 years). James Moore, 25, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 6 years for robbery.
Nov – Kikim Komalasari, 36, Indonesian maid, tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi couple who she worked for were arrested but apparently never charged.
Nov 21 – Adil Basharat, 16, stabbed with a broken golf club outside the gates of Kingsbrook School in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire. Adam Moore, 20, from Milton Keynes, was jailed for life (16 years). Jake Batten, 22, Freddy Wilson, 20, and Daniel Anderson, 20, were all acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for violent disorder. Billy Billingham, 19, was acquitted of all charges. The trial in July 2011 at Northampton CC heard Billingham organised the attack after he was robbed of drugs but it turned out that Basharat was not responsible.
Nov 17 – Shaleem Amar, 33, tobacco smuggler, tortured and found dying in the back of a van in Sunningdale, Berkshire, by police. Robert Johnston, 56, from Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, was jailed for life (28 years) in Dec 2011. Ben Johnston, 26, and Shaun Matthews, 54, were jailed for life (25 years). Tom Johnston, 24, was jailed for life (20 years). The true motive never became clear from the trial at Reading CC but it is thought they had fallen out over some criminal enterprise. The IPCC investigated the police’s actions.
Nov 19 – Linda Bakewell, 45, personal injuries solicitor, strangled and left in the boot of her Nissan Note hire car in Widnes, Cheshire. Her boyfriend Philip Martins, 47, a factory worker, was jailed for life (18 years) in Sep 2011. The trial at Chester CC heard him claim she choked to death by accident while performing oral sex.
Nov 15 – Ferell Benjamin, 38, Jamaican drug dealer from Colindale, was kidnapped, tortured and beaten to death and then dumped in a flat in a hostel in Kilburn, NW London. Tex Crawford, 20, and Craig Smith, 23, were both jailed for life (21 years). Tasheika Campbell, 22, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 8 years for conspiracy to rob. Samuel Prime-Fearon, 23, was acquitted of all charges. Campbell’s boyfriend, Mustafa Ali, has fled the country. The trial heard he masterminded the abduction in an attempt to get hold of Benjamin’s stash of money and drugs. Campbell was the cousin of Benjamin’s girlfriend, Carlene Wellington. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=483541438
Nov 15 – Ronni Chasen, 64, Hollywood publicist whose clients included Morgan Freeman, shot as he drove home from the premiere of the film Burlesque near Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Harold Smith, a random robber on a bicycle, later shot himself dead with the same gun.
Nov 13 – Anni Dewani, 28, from Bristol, shot on honeymoon during an apparent carjacking in Gugulethu township, near Cape Town, South Africa. Zola Tonga, 31, their taxi driver, pleaded guilty and was jailed for 18 years in 2010. In Dec 2012 the man who fired the shot, Xolile Mngeni, 26, was jailed for life. He had to have surgery on a brain tumour. Mzwamadoda Qwabe, 26, from Khayelitsha, was jailed for 25 years. Her husband Shrien Dewani, 31, survived and was later accused of murder. He is wanted in South Africa but has been going through extradition procedure. The extradition hearing has heard that he was gay and wanted to be rid of his new wife, whose family live in Sweden.
Nov 13 – Leroy Burnett, 43, a drug dealer, was shot in Wandsworth, south London. The house was then set on fire. In Feb 2012 drug dealer Andre Johnson, 24, was jailed for life (33 years). Colliston Edwards, 38, was jailed for life (32 years). Max Walters, 20, was jailed for 8 years for arson.
Nov 11 – David Grove, 31, a game warden, was shot near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Christopher Johnson, 27, a poacher, was sentenced to death in Oct 2012. Grove was the first game warden to be killed in the US in 95 years. He was shot after stopping Johnson’s car. As he lay dying Grove called in with the car’s number plate.
Nov 11 – Paul Skinner, stabbed at home in Yale, Michigan. His wife Marie, 44, survived. His adopted daughter Tia Marie-Mitchell Skinner, 17, was jailed for life (no parole) for murder. Her boyfriend Jonathan Kurtz, 18, and a friend, James Preston, 18, were also jailed for life (no parole). They burst into the house wearing Halloween masks. The trial in Sep 2011 heard they were killed after they forbid her from dating Kurtz and took away her mobile phone.
Between Nov 10 and 19 – Tina Herrmann, 32, Stephanie Sprang, 41, and Tina’s son, Kody Maynard, 11, were killed and put in rubbish bags found stuffed into a hollow tree in central Ohio. Matthew Hoffman, 30, an unemployed tree surgeon and ex-convict, was jailed for life (no parole) in Jan 2011. Kody’s sister, Sarah Maynard, 13, was found bound, gagged but alive in his basement.
Nov 9 – Lee Wallace, 25, from Loughton, Essex, and Jayson Hassan, 28, from Bethnal Green, were shot dead at Strang House on the Cummings estate in Islington, north London. In Dec 2011 Danny Wilson, 28, was jailed for life (35 years). His brother Wayne Wilson, 42, was jailed for life (35 years). Murder charges were dropped against Rodney Morrison, 42, and he was jailed for 4 years for conspiracy to commit GBH. The trial heard that Danny Wilson sold drugs for the pair, who were drug dealers, and owed Hassan £3,000.
Nov 4 – Several people, including a child of one, were stabbed and strangled in a farm in an old Cossack village, Kushchevskaya, in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia. It was known as the Kushchevskaya massacre. Gang leader Sergei Tsapok, Vladimir Alexeyev and Igor Chernykh were all jailed for life in Nov 2013. Andrei Bykov, Vyacheslav Skachedub and Vyacheslav Ryabsev were all jailed for 20 years. Also charged were Alexei Gurov, 17, Igor and Vyachevslav Tsepovyaz and Igor Maidenyuk. Sergei Karpenko committed suicide while awaiting trial.
Oct 31 – Joanna Brown, 46, millionairess, vanished from her home in Ascot, Berkshire. Her body was found in Windsor Great Park a week later. Her husband, Robert Brown, 46, a British Airways pilot, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 26 years for manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and failing to dispose of a body. They were in the process of divorcing.
Oct – A baby girl, aged one, was drowned in a bucket in an apartment in Oslo, Norway. Her mother Yasmin Chaudhry, 26, was charged with murder. Her lover, Ammaz Qureshi, 35, who was watching on a live Skype feed at home in Eastcote, NW London, was later extradited to Norway and charged. He was accused of encouraging her to discipline the child, who was being naughty. Qureshi and Hunaina were jailed for nine and eight years respectively for manslaughter after it was not proved if they intended to kill the toddler.
Oct – Bill Williamson, 82, retired postman, beaten with a baseball bat in the back garden of his home in Godalming, Surrey. Ann Browning, 54, was jailed for life (25 years) in August 2011. The trial at Guildford CC heard she had just moved in with Bill, who was a widower, and stood to gain £140,000 from his death.
Oct 26 – David Burgess, 63, a transsexual also known as Sonia, was pushed in front of a train at King’s Cross underground station on the Piccadilly Line.
In Dec 2011 Sentooran Kanagasingham, 34, a transgender person known as Nina, from Cricklewood, was jailed for life (7 years) after being convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility). Burgess, a human rights solicitor who also worked as a pre-op transsexual escort, was a friend of Kanagasingham, who was from Sri Lanka. The trial heard that after the incident Kanasingham – who was psychotic at the time – has gone back to living as a man.
Oct 26 – Marvin Henry, 17, shot in Bray Road, Mill Hill, north London. Ithai McPhee, 21, from Edgware, and Shervin Irvani, 19, from St Albans, were jailed for life (30 years) in June 2011. Rory Faley, 21, and Rafik Hamaizia, 18, were both jailed for 7 years for false imprisonment. Amir Amirani, 20, got 6 years for the same offence. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Henry’s friend, Jordan Gharib, was kidnapped in an attempt to find Henry. Irvani arranged it after Henry beat him up and put him in a dustbin.
Oct 24 – Samuel “Sammy Gunz” Adelagun, 16, shot in Plaistow, east London. The attackers were from Custom House area. Adelagun was a member of the Chadd Green Crew but the real target had been a boy called Edward, whose cousin Lloyd Morrison survived a shooting two weeks earlier. £20,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
Oct – Ibrahim Kledat, 54, stabbed on the White City estate in west London. His drinking buddy, Charles Lansiquot, 42, was jailed for life (20 years).
Oct 24 – Rebecca Aylward, 15, was beaten to death in woods at Aberkenfig, near Bridgend, south Wales. Her boyfriend Joshua Davies, 16, was jailed for life (14 years) in July 2011. The trial at Swansea CC heard he killed her in a jealous rage. He was promised a “free breakfast” by a friend if he killed her. He then sent a text to the friend about buying breakfast if he killed her.
Oct 22 – Lee John Hook, 35, shot dead in Harrow town centre as he sat in a blue VW Golf in Kymberley Road. Ashley Morgan, 25, was jailed for life (32 years) for murder. Tyrone Starke, 25, was jailed for 18 years for manslaughter. Azariah Morgan, 28, was jailed for 42 months for assisting an offender (his brother Ashley). Micah Lewis, 28, faced a retrial and was then jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. The trial heard there had been argument with a man in the Royal Oak pub. The target got into Lee’s car but it was Lee who was shot.
Oct – Jason Bissell, 39, from Coventry, hit with a hammer, suffocated and left in a lake at Stretton-under-Fosse, Warwickshire. Joanne Griffiths, 41, was jailed for life (28 years) in Dec 2011. Her lover Peter Hood, 44, was jailed for life (24 years). Bissell was the father of her child and she feared he would seek custody. Hood changed his plea on the eve of the trial and gave evidence for the prosecution.
Oct 17 – Carl Everson, 41, from East Ham, stabbed in the neck at a house in Barking, east London. His alcoholic girlfriend Tracey Van Dungey, 43, was jailed for life (19 years). Her friend Kelly Gentry, 39, from Tottenham, was acquitted of murder but convicted of GBH and jailed for 11 years in Sep 2011. Van Dungey had previously served a 42 month prison sentence for killing her partner Kenneth Quy in Romford in August 2004. Everson had moved to Norfolk to try to overcome a drink problem. But he had befriended the women when he returned to London for his daughter’s 10th birthday.
Oct 12 – Jimmy Mubenga, 46, a father of five and asylum seeker, died while being restrained at Heathrow airport as he was deported back to his native Angola. Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig, who worked for security firm G4S, were charged with manslaughter in March 2014 and await trial.
Oct 11 – Julian Gardner, 53, businessman who ran a car repair workshop, was crushed between a Land Rover and a water bowser at his remote farm in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Terry Bristow, 41, from Ashford, Kent, and Marcus Bristow, 32, were jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Paul Dunn, 56, and Lee Delay, 22, were jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Terry Dunn, 44, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice. Chris Leek, 29, was jailed for 4 years for burglary. Oliver Payne was acquitted. The trial heard Mr Gardner had repeatedly complained about thefts in 2009 and 2009.
Oct 10 – Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy, 38, beheaded. His body was found in his apartment in Chandler, Arizona. His head was a few feet away. Crisantos Moroyoqui-Yocupicio, 36, was jailed for 14 years in August 2013. Jose David Castro Reyes, 25, Isai Aguilar Morales, 22, and another man known as El Joto (The Gay Man) fled to Mexico. The killing was carried out by Mexican drug cartel.
Oct 9 – Laura Wilson, 17, young mother, was last seen in Holness, Rotherham. She was lured to a canal near Meadowhall shopping centre, stabbed and thrown in the water. Her former lover Ashtiaq Asghar, 17, was jailed for life (17 years) in June 2011. Ishaq Hussain, 22, a married neighbour who also had an affair with Laura, was acquitted. The trial at Sheffield CC heard that Laura had got pregnant by Asghar and he killed her when she revealed the affair to his family.
Oct 5 – James Atkinson, 55, and Neil Gilmour, 60, alcoholic flatmates, were beaten to death with a wine bottle at a house in Brunshaw, Burnley. Kenny Howson, 25, and Daniel Waddington, 23, were both jailed for life. The trial heard Gilmore had been the partner of Pam Brown, 43, who died in September 2010 from an insulin overdose. Howson was Brown’s son and blamed Gilmour. Howson’s younger brother Lee, 19, who admitted perverting the course of justice, was given a 12-month community order.
Oct – Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, lead investigator in the David Hartley (Falcon Lake) case – see Sep 30 – shot and decapitated in Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Jose Manuel Saldivar-Farias has been charged and awaits trial.
Sep 30 – David Hartley, 30, tourist from Colorado, shot while jetskiing on Falcon Lake on the Texas/Mexico border. His wife Tiffany, 29, survived. They had inadvertently come across a Mexican smuggling operation by Los Zetas. Juan Pedro Saldivar-Farias and Salvador Alfonso Martinez-Escobedo, aka La Ardilla (The Squirrel), await trial in Mexico.
Sep 24 – Zahra Baker, 10, disabled girl from Australia, was killed and her body parts found in Hickory, North Carolina, USA in November. Zahra was only reported missing on October 9. Her stepmother Elisa Baker, 42, admitted second degree murder and was jailed for minimum of 25 years. Zahra’s father Adam Baker, 34, was acquitted and moved back to Australia. The trial heard that Elisa and Adam met online. She still claims he was responsible and thought the dismemberment might be linked to his Aboriginal culture. She is a pathological liar.
Sep 19 – Kevin Bond, 30, shot in his car at a petrol station in Wythenshawe, near Manchester. Robert Knott, 30, was jailed for life (30 years) in April 2011.
Sep 19 – Andrzej Kulesza, 27, from Stamford Hill, north London, was abducted and tortured before being killed and his body dumped in a field near Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire, where it was discovered on April 25, 2011. Kamil Dreszer, 26, from Edmonton, was jailed for life (22 years) for murder. Artur Janik, 26, from Walsall, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Daniel Kosowski, 19, from east London, was jailed for 30 months for preventing lawful burial. The trial heard he vanished after going to buy milk. His girlfriend received various ransom demands and even paid some money.
Sep 18 – Siarah Letang, 19 months old, died in a fire at a flat in Camberwell, SE London at 4.30am. Her mother Ellisha, 23, suffered severe burns. Richard Kwakye, 28, was jailed for life (35 years) in June 2011. His half-brother Dimitri John-Lewis, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Their mother Josephine Nicholas was jailed for 4 years for perverting the course of justice. The trial heard that Kwakye had a grudge against the Letang family because Ellisha reported his partner to social services following a custody battle over a seven year-old girl.
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. Unsolved.
Sep 11 – Ricardo Cunha, 23, shot as he looked out of the window of his home on the Woodvale estate in West Norwood, south London. The gun, a 1924 Webley revolver, was later found on the Clapham Manor estate. Detectives believe he was a victim of mistaken identity. Unsolved.
Sep 9 – Michael Zubrot, 67, stabbed at home in Perivale, west London. Mohamed Khaleel, 37, from Ealing, was jailed for life (33 years) in Dec 2011. He was obsessed with the occult and had amazingly been freed from jail after being convicted in 2003 of another man in very similar circumstances. In that case he had been jailed for only 8 years for manslaughter.
Sep 7 – Amrit Ubhi, 24, strangled at home in Leegomery, near Telford, Shropshire. Her father Gurmeet Singh Ubhi, 54, was jailed for life (15 years) in Feb 2011. The trial at Leicester CC heard he refused to accept her relationship with soldier Stuart Loakes.
Sep 6 – Rio McFarlane, 18, shot dead in Peckham, SE London. He was a friend of Rio Ferdinand. Leon Pacquette, 25, of Newent Close, London SE15, is charged with murder and also with the attempted murders of Omari Surgeon and an unknown person. He will go on trial in March 2014.
Sep 6 – Ghada Habib, 55, an Iraqi-born artist, was bludgeoned to death at home in Perivale, west London. Her ex-husband Salah Nashia, 52, a former Iraqi soldier, was jailed for life (19 years) in 2012. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he killed her when she said she would not help him with his visa application. He was an overstayer.
Sep 5 – Bola Ejifunmilayo, 29, and daughter Fiyin, 3, died in a fire at Fishermead Boulevard in Milton Keynes. Barbara Zhanje, 48, a disabled Zimbabwean from Corby, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that the actual target was Zhanje’s ex-boyfriend, Ananias Jumbe, who lived downstairs.
Sep 4 – Stefan Welch, 37, heroin addict who lived in a hostel, was killed and his burnt body found on a golf course at Devil’s Dyke, near Brighton. Sean Cirus Iran, 21, from Portslade, was jailed for life (19 years). His father Babak Iran, 44, was jailed for 7 years for perverting the course of justice. His brother Navid Iran, 23, was jailed for 6 years for perverting the course of justice.
Sep 3 – Five women – Tiffany Harding, Kellishaw Olliviere, Kelly Ann Welch, Nikkita Belgrave and Pearl Cornelius – died in a fire at Campus Trendz boutique in Bridgetown, Barbados. Renaldo Alleyne, 21, was jailed for life in June 2011. He was sent to Dodds prison. The trial heard it was a bungled robbery. Jamar Bynoe, 22, is still awaiting trial.
Between Aug 15 and Aug 30, 2010 – Santos Vargas, 28, Maximiliano Villa, 27, Pablo Zanuik, 26, Rodrigo Ezcurra, 27, Marcelo Cabrera, 28, and Pablo Villa, 27, shot in Bajo Flores district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marcelo “Marcelito” Antelo, 22, was arrested and awaits trial. He said he made a pact with San La Muerte (Lord of Death), a spiritual figure in prisons and shantytowns. By killing them he would get drugs and money.
Aug 30 – Sosilawati Lawiya, 47, a cosmetics tycoon and founder of Nouvelle Visages, her lawyer Ahmad Kamal Karim, 32, financial adviser Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and driver Kamarudin Shamsuddin, 44, were all shot and set on fire near Tanjung Sepat, west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In May 2013 N Patmanabhan, 41, a lawyer, and three farmhands he hired – T Thilayalagan, 19, R Matan, 20, and RR Khatanarayan, 30, were all sentenced to death. The motive revolved around money and a land deal.
Aug 26 – Sarah Scazzi, 15, vanished in Avetrana, near Taranto, Italy. Her cousin Sabrina Misseri was jailed for life in April 2013, along with her mother Cosima Serrano Misseri. Sabrina’s father Michele Misseri, who was the original suspect, was jailed for 8 years for concealing the body, which was only found in October 2010. Sarah’s mother, Concetta Serrano, learned about her daughter’s body being found live on Italian TV.
Aug 24 – Patricia Bardon, alcoholic, stabbed on her 51st birthday (and wedding day). Her fiancé Paul Stockman, 53, also an alcoholic, was convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 6 years).
Aug 22 – Debbie Jones, 35, and her friend Donna St John, 35, stabbed at Jones’s home in Barnstaple, Devon, which was then set on fire. Jones’ estranged husband, Neil Langmead, 40, a builder, was jailed for life (30 years) in June 2011.
Aug 22 – Mark Shaw, 24, shot in the garden of a house in Top Valley, Nottingham. Gerald Breslin, 38, from Bestwood, was jailed for life (32 years) in May 2011. Shaw was the best friend of Breslin’s nephew Tom. No motive was ascertained.
Aug – Chris Varian, 32, restaurant manager, beheaded at a golf club in Thame, Oxfordshire. Jonathan Limani, 34, an Albanian waiter at the golf club hotel, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was sent to Broadmoor. He was a paranoid schizophrenic.
Aug 21 – Alicia Debolt, 14, cheerleader, was raped and murdered. Her body was burned and found at an asphalt factory in Great Bend, Kansas. Adam Longoria, 38, who worked at the factory, was jailed for life with no parole in April 2012. He had met her at a party and texted her.
Aug 14 – Richard Challen, 61, retired car dealer, beaten over the head at home in Claygate, Surrey. His wife Sally, 56, then drove to Beachy Head but police talked her out of killing herself. In June 2011 she was jailed for life (22 years) at Guildford CC. She had suspected he was having an affair.
Aug 14 – Dashawn Longfellow, 23, a US Marine, was stabbed after a fight at Yanui Paradise Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Lee Aldhouse, 28, a British expat kickboxer from Birmingham, fled to UK but was arrested at Heathrow four days later. He was extradited back to Thailand and in Nov 2013 he was jailed for 25 years.
Aug 13 – Jaypee Maderazo, 29, homeless Filipino crystal meth addict, died of head injuries in Cecil Road, Harlesden, NW London. David Van der Riet, 33, a South African meth dealer, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter in June 2011. Victor Wilkins, 27, was acquitted. Rochelle Zapanta, 24, was convicted of perverting the course of justice. The trial heard she told Van der Riet that Maderazo had raped her. After he was killed she disposed of his mobile phone and rucksack.
– Gareth Williams, 30, MI6 agent, originally from Anglesey, was found in a locked bag in a bath in his flat in central London. It later emerged that Williams, who was seconded to GCHQ, was given to dressing up in women’s clothing
. An inquest in 2012 ruled that he was “probably unlawfully killed” but in Nov 2013 police said they believed he had locked himself in the bag and died by accident. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17922388
Aug 13 – Cynthia Iannarelli, 51, from Pittsburgh, US, had her throat slashed at a resort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Her son, Joncarlo Patton, 15, was convicted in May 2011 and jailed for 3 years but his conviction was quashed in 2012. The trial heard he was upset at his parents’ divorce. His father, Richard Patton, said the family was overjoyed at his acquittal.
Aug 13 – Danyell Mackin, 30; Tiffany Wilhite, 32; Shawnita McNeil, 27; and Willie McCaa III, 26, were shot dead outside the City Grill restaurant in Buffalo, New York state. Demario Vass, 30, James Robbs, 27, and Shamor Davis, 30, were injured. Riccardo “Murder” McCray, 23, was jailed for life without parole. Keith Johnson, 25, was originally charged but was never responsible. A fight had broken out at a private party over some spilt Champagne. Mackins, who married in Texas in 2009, had moved from Buffalo in 2006 and was back in town visiting friends. His wife Tanisha was unhurt.
Aug 11 – Alex Toner, 57, stabbed at home in St Helens, Merseyside. Paul Hayhurst, 38, was jailed for life (12 years).
Aug 11 – Simon San, 40, Vietnamese delivery driver for Yong Hua Chinese takeaway, was beaten up by a gang of youths in Lochend Road, Edinburgh. John Reid, 16, admitted culpable homicide and was jailed for 42 months. Keir Rodger, 16, admitted the same charge and was jailed for 34 months. Those sentences were later cut to 26 and 24 months respectively.
Aug 11 – Svetlana Zolotovska, 40, Latvian hospital worker, and her mother Antonia Belska, 70, stabbed in Beckton and East Ham, east London in separate incidents on the same day. Her estranged husband Sergei Zolotovsky, 42, was jailed for life in March 2012. He had slashed his own neck and then hid in the loft of the house in East Ham. He was embittered over his divorce. His trial was conducted throughout with him in a bed in the courtroom at the Old Bailey because he is paralysed due to suicide attempt.
– Gemma Hayter, 27, taunted, forced to drink urine and eventually beaten to death and dumped on a disused railway line in Rugby, Warwickshire.
Joe Boyer, 17, was jailed for life for murder (16 years). Chantelle Booth, 21, was jailed for life (21 years). Daniel Newstead, 21, was jailed for life (20 years). Jessica Lynas, 18, was jailed for 13 years for manslaughter. Duncan Edwards, 19, was jailed for 15 years for manslaughter. The trial at Leamington Spa in July 2011 heard that Gemma was suspected of taking a £5 note belonging to one of the defendants
. Sentencing them at the Old Bailey, Lady Justice Rafferty, said it was a “vile” murder.A serious case review was published in Nov 2011 and said her death could not have been prevented by social services. The family criticised it. http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/wccweb.nsf/Links/0C9B7D1DF19DA51680257944003F4A04/$file/GH+SCR+Public+Summary+(APPROVED+19.10.11).pdf
Aug 7 – Gul Wazir, taxi driver, and his wife Begum, from Alum Rock, Birmingham, shot dead in Salehana, northern Pakistan, after a planned marriage between the couple’s daughter and a man in Pakistan fell through. Unsolved.
Aug 4 – Linda and Gary Haas, 61, from Oklahoma, shot on a remote ranch in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. John McCluskey, 45, who had been sprung from prison, was recaptured in late August and in Dec 2013 he was jailed for life (no parole) after jury rejected death penalty. His cousin and fiancé, Casslyn Welch, 44, made a plea bargain and gave evidence against him. McCluskey had escaped from Kingman Arizona State Prison on 30 July with Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick. They were also recaptured. Province was serving a life sentence. Renwick was sentenced to another 48 years.
Aug 4 – Austin Riggi and Luke Riggi, twins, 8, and sister Cecilia, 5, stabbed at their flat in Edinburgh. Their mother Theresa Riggi, 46, from California, admitted culpable homicide in April 2011 and was jailed for 16 years. The High Court in Glasgow heard she had multiple personality disorders. The trial heard she killed them after splitting up with their father, Pasquale, and moving to Edinburgh from Skene, Aberdeenshire.
Aug 1 – Robert Coello, 44 sex offender, from Berkshire, was attacked and his head stamped on in his cell at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. His cellmate Lee Foye, 25, from Corby, was jailed for life (35 years) in Nov 2011. The trial at Luton CC heard Coello had raped a child and been jailed for 7 years. Foye was serving life for murdering his former lover, Lauren Strachan. He hated nonces.
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.
July 25 – Jane Clough, 26, nurse, stabbed in the car park at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after she finished her shift. Her former boyfriend, Jonathan Vass, 33, a paramedic, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life (30 years) in October 2010. Preston CC was told he was on bail at the time after raping her.
July 22 – Mahad Mohammed, 20, stabbed on the Winstanley estate in Battersea, SW London. Jermaine Sawyers, 19, and Cori Lindsay, 18, were jailed for life for murder (20 years and 14 years respectively). Omar Harrison, 19, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 9 years. Chukwurunim Dexter Ozour, 19, later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for 7 years. Sawyers and Lindsay were members of the Stick’em Up Kids (SUK) gang, based in Battersea.
July 22 – Amanda Beresford, 36, set on fire in bed at home in Haymill Close, Perivale, west London. Her violent partner, Jeffrey Clarke, 42, a bus driver, was jailed for life (22 years) in April 2011. The trial heard he killed her being told she was seen out with another man in Ealing.
July 21 – Jean Rothwell, 58, and her daughter Rachael, 34, were found dead at home in Hulme, Greater Manchester. Her husband Chris Rothwell, 57, a cancer sufferer, was arrested but later freed. It turned out to have been a double suicide. It is thought they took an overdose of tablets. Inquest heard Rachel was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and wanted to die like her.
July 18 – Muneeb Nasir, 21, a medical student from Bristol, was stabbed in a student house in Liverpool. Colin Clarke, 37, a Liverpool drug dealer, was jailed for life (26 years) in March 2011. Alan Johnson, 30, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 13 years for manslaughter. Mark Hirst, 19, was acquitted of all charges. The court heard that Nasir had started dealing in mephedrone and Clarke wanted to steal his stash.
July 13 – Ailton Campos de Oliveira, 16, stabbed 10 times as he cycled through East Ham, east London. Virally Okokono, 17; Jeffrey Lartey, 17; and Jerelle Wilson-Moonie, 19, were all jailed for life (18 years) in Aug 2012. They were members of the Chad Green Gang from Plaistow. He was killed in revenge for the 2009 murder of Wilson-Moonie’s best friend, Steven Lewis.
July 9 – Yajay “Jay” Sudra, 21, stabbed at 11.25pm on his way home to Erdington from a bookshop at Birmingham airport. Lamah Prince, 15, a mugger, was jailed for life (14 years).
July 8 – Nezir Golaj, 45, shot on the North Circular Road in Cricklewood, north London. Hajdar Kasumaj, 50, a Kosovan, was jailed for life (20 years) after being convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in August 2011. He was also convicted of killing Osman Grbic, 58, on July 9 and attempting to murder Safet Rakaj, 43. The trial at the Old Bailey was told both men owed him money.
July 7 – Antoni Robinson, 61, an antiques dealer, stabbed 15 times in bed in Old Colwyn, north Wales. His daughters Ashleigh Robinson, 19 and Holly Robinson, 16; Ashleigh’s boyfriend Gordon Harding, 20, and Sacha Roberts, 19, were all convicted of murder and robbery. Ashleigh and Harding were jailed for life (22 years). Roberts got life (20 years) and Holly was detained during HM Pleasure (minimum of 18 year). The murder followed the ending of Mr Robinson’s 25-year relationship with Joanne Barr, mother of Ashleigh Robinson, which led into family rows over money. The girls hatched a plan to sneak into Mr Robinson’s bedroom when he was asleep and take jewellery from his safe. But he must have woken up. Afterwards Ashleigh sent her mother a text: “Things happened, he is no more. Sorry mum xxxx”
July 5 – Richard Deakin, 27, who ran a skip hire company, was shot as he lay in bed at 8.30am at home in Chasetown, Staffordshire. In Dec 2012 hitman David Harrison, 62, was jailed for life (37 years) Getaway driver Darryl Dickens, 33, was jailed for life (30 years). Charges were dropped against Andrew Hill, 49, and Leigh Astbury, 41. John Anslow is awaiting trial.
July 5 – Wayne Powell, 39, a DJ and father of six from Tottenham, was shot in Chingford, NE London. His girlfriend was pregnant at the time. Unsolved. £20,000 reward.
July 2 – Chris Brown, 29, originally from Slough, was shot dead in Birtley, Gateshead. His girlfriend Samantha Stobbart survived. Stobbart was the former girlfriend of Raoul Moat, 37. A few days later Moat shot and blinded PC David Rathband as he sat in a traffic car. Police launched a massive manhunt under the full glare of the media. Moat was eventually found hiding on common land near Rothbury, Northumberland. He shot himself after a stand-off with armed police. His friend Karl Ness, 26, who had helped him, was jailed for life (40 years) for conspiracy to murder. Another friend, Qhuram Awan, 23, was jailed for life (20 years). PC Rathband later hanged himself after getting into marriage difficulties.
July 2 – Nachhatter Singh Bola, 36, was beaten to death in Renfrew, Scotland. Stewart Patterson, 20, and Dean Logan, 16, were both jailed for life (minimum of 10 years) and Dillon Cherrie, 16, was jailed for life (9 years) for murder. The trial heard they killed him for the kebab he was carrying.
July 2 – Zac “Little Zac” Olumegbon, 15, stabbed in Gipsy Road Gardens, south London, as he arrived at Park Campus School. A group of boys from the Guns and Shanks (GAS) gang were convicted of murder. Helder Demorais, 17, was jailed for life (16 years). Ricardo Giddings, 16, was jailed for life (18 years). Kyle Kinghorn, 17, was jailed for life (16 years). Jamal Moore was jailed for life (14 years). Shaquille Haughton, 16, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. The trial heard Zac was associated with the TN1 or ‘Trust No-One’ gang from Tulse Hill and was attacked in revenge for a stabbing a month earlier.
June 26 – Eliza Samudio, 25, who was pregnant, vanished in Rio de Janeiro. Her lover, Bruno Fernandes, 25, a goalkeeper with Flamengo, was jailed for 22 years in March 2013. Fernandes, who was hugely popular with fans, had been tipped to play for Brazil in the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals.His wife Dayanne Rodrigues do Carmo Souza was cleared of any involvement. His friend, Luiz Henrique Ferreira Romao, was jailed for 15 years in 2011 for his role in the killing. Another friend, Marcos Aparecido dos Santos, a former policeman, is awaiting sentencing. The trial heard she was tortured, killed and dismembered after she threatened to seek a paternity test for her son, who was 4 months old. Fernandes apparently claimed he only had sex with her once, during an orgy, and the condom broke. He had tried to force her to get an abortion in 2009.
June 26 – Sergio Vaca, 40, Mexican narcocorrido singer, was shot as he drove his red Cadillac from Texas to a concert in Sinaloa, Mexico. The killers may have been from Sinaloa Cartel, or rivals. Unsolved.
June 26 – Reynald Duchene, 37, French chef who worked in London, stabbed at a classical music concert at a park in Southend, Essex. Karl Wills, 26, a thief from Westcliff-on-Sea, was jailed for life (23 years). The trial heard he had been pestering Duchene’s girlfriend Paula Haddesley during the concert.
June – Chase DeBlase, 3, poisoned with anti-freeze in Citronelle, Alabama, and dumped in a swamp in Mississippi. His sister Natalie, 4, died in almost identical circumstances in March 2010. Their father John DeBlase, 27, and mother Heather Leavell-Keaton, 22, have been charged with murder and await trial. They are understood to have “wanted less responsibilities”.
June 25 – Saimah Ali, 23, died in a house fire in Maidenhead, Berkshire. 15 other people escaped. Amaar Najib, 20, from Slough, was jailed for life in Feb 2011. Najib’s girlfriend, Navera Ahmed, 18, and Kanwarpal Singh, 18, were both acquitted.
June 23 – Michael Ofori, 35, shot in his Mercedes in Catford, SE London. Jules Brown, 24, was jailed for life (26 years). Nicholas Allon-McVytie, 22, was jailed for life (28 years). Sahid Sule, 23, was jailed for life (28 years). Nathaniel Valton, 23, was acquitted. The trial heard it was mistaken identity. The intended target was Perry Walters, 24, who was in the same street at the time.
June 19 – Michael Okonko-Nwoso, 49, minicab driver from Plumstead, died of head injuries after taking a fare to Abbey Wood in SE London at 4.55am. Unsolved.
June 14 – Czarina Baker, 21, strangled with a nappy bag strap at home in Battersea, SW London. Her boyfriend Basil Chawafambira, 35, originally from Zimbabwe, was jailed for life (18 years) in March 2011. The trial heard they had rowed over chores. He was the father of her baby daughter, Dachelle.
June 13 – John Muldowney, 18, stabbed at home in Benchill, Wytenshawe, Manchester. Kevin Wilhelm, 26, was jailed for life (20 years) and Anthony Ellis, 23, was jailed for life (16 years). They had rowed over cannabis and a mobile phone.
June 12 – Gail Russell, 26, mother of four, stabbed after a row in the street in Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Her friend and neighbour Charlene Wilson, 24, was jailed for 10 years for culpable homicide. Aaron Black, 22, was jailed for 11 months and Thomas Gibson, 29, was jailed for 9 months.
June 9 – Jaabe Roberts, 28, stabbed in the heart in Askew Road, Shepherds Bush, west London. Karl Lashley, 44, was arrested at a caravan park in West Sussex. In Dec 2010 he was jailed for life (18 years). The trial heard there had been a row at Lashley’s flat.
June – Teresa Parkin, 29, chambermaid, thrown from the roof of a car park in Torquay. Her boyfriend Shaun Foley, 45, a barman, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter.
June 5 – Dan Smith, 24, former builder from Billericay, Essex, was shot outside a bar in Mijas, Spain. Eric Wilson, 27, an Irishman, was jailed for 23 years in Malaga in July 2011. He was an associate of Derek “Dee Dee” O’Driscoll, from Clondalkin, Dublin. Smith had complained about Wilson’s behaviour towards women a number of times. Smith was on the run from the UK after shooting Doug Turner in Essex in 2007.
June 3 – Shaun Rossington, 21, from Lincoln, was beaten to death on the Ermine estate in Lincoln after being lured by a text message from a 13 year old girl. Nic Shelbourne, 27; Mark Jackson, 20; and Daryll Jones, 17, were all jailed for life (13 years). Jordan O’Rourke, 17, was jailed for life (11 years). A girl aged 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The 13 year old girl who sent the text message was acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and was given a two-year community youth rehabilitation order. The trial in Dec 2010 heard Rossington was a “gentle giant” but a bit slow and was frequently picked on.
June – Gordon Morrice, 57, beaten and stamped on at playing fields in Aberdeen. In March 2012 Williamina Stewart, 37, was jailed for 10 years and her son Paul Noble, 18, for eight after they both admitted culpable homicide.Stewart’s partner Paul Yates, 38, and her brother Hector Stewart, 30 admitted a reduced charge of assault.They were admonished.The case against Robert Laird, 25, was dropped due to a lack of evidence.The attack happened after he asked to bounce on a child’s trampoline near his flat in the city. Stewart and Noble assumed he was a paedophile. The Morrice family said later it was completely untrue.
June 2 – Darren Rewcastle; Susan Hughes; James and Jennifer Jackson; Kenneth Fishburn; Garry Purdham; Kevin Commons; Isaac Dixon; Michael Pike; Jane Robinson; Jamie Clark and David Bird, were shot during a gun rampage in Whitehaven, Cumbria. Bird’s twin brother, Derrick Bird, 52, a taxi driver, shot himself a few hours later in woods near Boot, Cumbria, as police closed in. It later emerged that he had been involved in a dispute with his brother and solicitor Kevin Commons over a will. The other victims were just targeted at random.
May 31 – Staff Sergeant Chris Chacksfield, 31, from Pembrokeshire, Wales, attacked outside Babylon 90 nightclub in Newcastle. His wife Adele was injured. Michael Ridley, 22, an amateur boxer and steroid user, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Sgt Chacksfield was staying at Albermarle Barracks in Northumberland at the time of the attack. He had been allowed a night off to spend time with his wife.
May 31 – Samuel Ogunro, 17, shot in Peckham, SE London. His body was found in a burning car. Ola Apena, 21, was jailed for life (32 years) in July 2011. He was a leader of the Peckham Young Guns and Shoot Instant, an offshoot of Peckham Boys. Rocky Thompson, 25, was jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to transfer a firearm, supplying a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm and ammunition.. Ogunro had been due to give evidence at their trial for buying and selling a gun in Aylesbury. Adeoyin James-Odukoya, 21, and a boy aged 17 were both acquitted of all charges. Apena and Thompson were in HMP Bullingdon at the time of the murder.
May 30 – Stephany Flores, 21, University of Lima business studies student – had her neck broken in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. Joran Van der Sloot, 22, a Dutchman, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for 28 years and fined $75,000. The trial heard he met her in a casino. Van Der Sloot is also the prime suspect in the disappearance and suspected murder of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.
May 29 – Patrick Ford, 26, and Eugene Brown, 27, were shot outside the Sugar Lounge nightclub in Forest Gate, east London, in a shootout between two armed groups. Michael Smith, 37, was jailed for life (34 years) in March 2011. Kevni Powell, 35, was jailed for 34 years for attempted murder after a retrial. A jury at two trials were unable to reach a verdict on Nana Oppong, 30, and CPS decided not to bring another trial. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Brown started the shooting by firing into the ceiling at Oppong’s birthday party. Smith and Oppong chased them outside and they were shot. Powell, a friend of the dead men, then ran after Smith and tried to kill him.
May 28 – Bobby Moffett, 43, member of the Red Hand Commando, shot in broad daylight in Belfast’s Shankill Road. The killers were two UVF gunmen. PUP leader Dawn Purvis resigned shortly afterwards because of the UVF’s involvement. It is thought that Moffett had challenged a UVF leader to a fight. Unsolved.
May 26 – Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, was shot dead by a police officer, Joseph Weekly, during a raid on her home in Detroit. He went on trial in June 2013 but it ended in a mistrial. The manslaughter charged was dropped before a retrial at which he faces only a misdemeanour charge of recklessly firing a firearm. The officer was hunting for Chauncey Owens, who was later convicted of the murder of Je’Rean Blake, 17. Aiyana’s father, Charles Jones, was convicted of aiding Owens. Ownes gave him the gun he used
May 24 – Zoe Nelson, 17, from Watermains, was killed and dumped in a field near Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Robert Bayne, 20, was jailed for life.
May 22 – Daniel Omari Smith, 22, electrician, shot in KFC restaurant in Harrow Road, Paddington, NW London. Kervin Kavuala, 27, Shane Lewis, 31, and Zeleke Ford, 29, were all acquitted of murder. The trial heard it was a case of mistaken identity and Smith was not the real target. He had popped into KFC for something to eat after going on a first date with a girl. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Kavuala wanted revenge for the murder of his brother Tyno Kavuala on March 4, 2007. The intended target Stacey Theophane, a member of the Mozart, or Kensal Green gang, had gone into the KFC a few moments before Mr Smith.Kavuala denied involvement and told jurors he had no idea who killed his brother
May 18 – Rebecca Smith, 5, and her brother Daniel, 11, suffocated in their hotel room in Lloret de Mar, Costa Blanca, Spain. Their mother Lianne Smith, from North Shields, was jailed for 30 years in July 2012. She had claimed she was “psychiatrically disturbed”. Her husband Martin was extradited to the UK on child sex charges. He hanged himself in HMP Manchester in Jan 2012.
May 18 – Isis Covarrubias, 1, and his brother Darien, 2, vanished in the Tepito barrio of Mexico City. As fear of child abductions spread among Tepito’s residents scores of young people took to the streets on June 1, clashing with police and hijacking a city tour bus. 77 people were arrested in the disturbances. Their father Javier Covarrubias, 20, initially claimed he sold them to settle a debt. He later admitted asphyxiating them. Their bodies were found in black bags near Tepeyac Park a few weeks later. Covarrubias is thought to have been jailed for life.
– Glen Freaney, 11, autistic boy, strangled in Sky Plaza hotel near Cardiff airport. His mother Yvonne Freaney, 48, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter in July 2011 and given a 3 year supervision order. She had tried to cut her wrists and take an overdose. The judge decided she had “suffered enough”. The court heard she had suffered years of physical abuse by her husband Mark, a former RAF serviceman, whom she married in 1996. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13987435
May 15 – Irene Barrett, 88, great-grandmother, stabbed and beaten at home in Valley Grove estate in Charlton, SE London. Daniel Franklin, 33, a window cleaner and crack addict, was jailed for life (32 years) in March 2011. His girlfriend Victoria Cordice, 30, was jailed for 18 months for assisting an offender after she gave him a false alibi. The trial heard Franklin sold her wedding ring to Cash Converters three hours after killing her.
May – Nona Belomesoff, 18, animal lover, attacked in the bush near Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia, after being lured by a post on Facebook. Christopher Dannevig, 20, who posed as an animal rescuer on Facebook, pleaded guilty to murder in Sep 2012 and was jailed for life (27 years).
May 13 – Private Matt Brooks, 18, from Royal Logistics Corps, was beaten up outside Yates’s wine lodge in Portsmouth. Dean Aldcroft, 21, from Southsea, was charged with manslaughter but the charges were dropped in August 2010 because CPS could not prove it was not self-defence.
May 9 – Alexander Duffin, 41, stabbed in the chest in the Toryglen area of Glasgow. Richard McMillan, 29, attacked Mr Duffin because there was “bad feeling” between them, the court heard. McMillan was first convicted of murder at the age of 16, after kicking Thomas Stronge, 53, to death in Rutherglen 1998. He was released on licence in July 2004. In Dec 2010 he was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 25 years.
May 9 – Marcin Bilazewski, 19, Polish builder from Tottenham, stabbed at Finsbury Park tube station in north London as he protected his 18 year old girlfriend Anna Betliska. Alphonse Kruizinga, 33, a Dutch citizen born in Cameroon, was given an indeterminate sentence for public protection (minimum of five years) after being convicted of manslaughter. The trial heard that during a rant he blamed the Poles for causing World War Two.
May 7 – Joseph Hylton, 21, shot in Tottenham, north London. Junior Collier, 27, and Andrew Grant, 27, were both acquitted in March 2011. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they were members of the Wood Green Boys gang.
May 6 – Jack Frew, 16, homosexual schoolboy, was stabbed 20 times in woods in East Kilbride, Scotland. Craig Roy, 17, was jailed for life (18 years) in March 2012. The trial at Glasgow High Court heard Roy cheated on his long-term boyfriend with Frew in a school toilet and Frew was blackmailing him. Roy was in the year above Frew at Duncanrig Secondary School.
May 7 – Joseph Hylton, 21, shot in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow, NE London. Andre O’Neil Grant, 27, was acquitted of murder in July 2011. On 28 Nov 2013 he was extradited back to his native Jamaica after officers from Operation Nexus – a joint Home Office/Scotland Yard team successfully proved the danger he posed to the public. He had 10 UK convictions for various offences, including driving offences, breaches of community orders, possession of cannabis, deception and battery. It is though Hylton’s death was motivated by a gangland drugs and firearms dispute.
May 5 – Nicholas Pearton, 16, stabbed in Home Park recreation ground in Sydenham, SE London. Dale Green, 17, was jailed for life (15 years). Lamarr Gordon, 16, was jailed for life (14 years). Joe Appiah, 16, was jailed for life (12 years). Demar Brown, 16, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. After a retrial Terell Clement, 18, was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter, Edward Conteh was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter and Claude Gaha, 17, was jailed for eight years. Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were cleared of all charges and cannot be named for legal reasons.The trial at the Old Bailey in March 2011 heard that the killers were from the Shanks ‘n’ Guns (SNG) gang, while Pearton, who was white, was a friend of several boys who were in the rival Black Mafia gang. He went to the park to back up his friends. Several of the attackers were wearing school uniform at the time of the fight.
May 4 – Julie Bywater, 32, teaching assistant, raped and strangled in Bournemouth. Her ex-boyfriend Alan Pickersgill, 37, was jailed for life (19 years) in Feb 2011. He claimed she died in a bondage sex session. But the trial heard that she had broken off the relationship in April and he was obsessed with her.
May 4 – Suzanne Pilley, 38, book-keeper from Edinburgh, vanished from work in Thistle Street, Edinburgh. Her lover David Gilroy, 47, was jailed for life (18 years) in April 2012. The trial heard he was a married man who killed her when she tried to end the affair. Her body was found 100 miles away in woods in Argyll. Gilroy’s sentencing was the first to be televised in the UK, although only the judge was shown. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-17754517
May – Elizabeth “Betty” Brown, 56, vanished in Edinburgh. She was found in woodland on the outskirts of Longtown, Cumbria in January 2011. She had a daughter who lived in nearby Gretna. She is thought to have been sexually assaulted and was found semi-naked.
May 3 – Wealthy businessman Lolly Jackson was shot at the home of his friend and business associate George Louca, aka George Smith, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jackson was the owner of popular strip club franchise Teazers. He was implicated by Louca in money-laundering and human trafficking syndicates involving millions in South African and foreign currency. After Lolly Jackson died, George Louca headed for his place of birth, Cyprus. He is awaiting extradition to South Africa, accused of murder.
May 3 –Nathan Allen, 21, shot in New Cross, SE London. Curtis Quashie, 21, Bosun Sode, 21, and Jamel Green, 19, have been charged with murder and await trial in 2014.
May – Thomas Wortham, 30, a police officer, was shot and his body dragged along under a getaway car after gang tried to steal his motorbike from outside his parents’ home in Chicago. Paris McGee, 25, and Toyious Taylor, 34, who acted as lookouts, were both convicted of first degree murder. Marcus Floyd, 23, and his cousin Brian Floyd, 20, stole the bike and shot Wortham. Brian Floyd was fatally wounded by Wortham. Marcus Floyd awaits trial.
April 29 – Nick Ayers, 46, shot in West Derby, Liverpool. Gangland motive suspected. £20,000 reward offered. Unsolved.
April 23 – Eamon “The Don” Dunne, 34, armed robber and gangland boss, shot dead outside The Fassaugh House pub in Cabra, Dublin by two masked gunmen. Unsolved.
April 23 – Charlie Wright, 17, a student at Lewisham College, was shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Greenwich, south east London at 2am. Mohammed Ibrahim, 25, Hassan Hassan, 33, and Colin Anderson, 48, have been charged with murder and await trial.
April 22 – Richard Barrett, 67, white supremacist and founder of The Nationalist Movement, stabbed 16 times in Brandon, Mississippi and then set on fire. Vincent McGee, 22, a black ex-convict, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for 65 years in July 2011. He claimed Barrett made sexual advances.
April 19 – Carl Williams, 39, drug dealer and infamous gangster from Melbourne, beaten to death with a part of an exercise bike in the exercise yard of the Acacia unit of Barwon maximum security prison in Victoria, Australia. Matthew Johnson, 36, was jailed for life (minimum of 32 years) for murder in Sep 2011. He had claimed self-defence. He was a member of the Prisoners of War gang. Williams was serving 35 years in jail for the murders of Jason and Lewis Moran, Mark Mallia and Michael Marshall. He was just about to testify in police corruption trial. Former policeman Paul Dale has denied he ordered the killing. Suspicion also fell on “Little Tommy” Ivanovic, a career crook with links to police and the underworld. Williams was the basis of the popular TV drama series Underbelly.
April 18 – Pauline Haveron, 53, strangled at home in Ballyclare, County Antrim. Her husband Joseph Haveron, 55, a former officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, was acquitted on the judge’s direction in January 2013. The trial heard that she was having an affair with a “toyboy”, Andrew Jones, who was the former boyfriend of her daughter. She was found in the bath by Jones. Three days earlier she concluded a divorce deal included more than £150,000, a slice of his 30-year police pension and a share of any damages awarded to Joe from his compensation claims pending against the PSNI. At the trial Jones himself was accused of killing her by Haveron’s QC.
April 18 – Wesley “Solem” Sterling, 16, stabbed after gatecrashing a party in Croydon. Carleto Salmons, 27, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2011. Salmons was a member of the Don’t Say Nothing (DSN) gang.
– Jennifer Carolina Vieira, 24, was beaten to death in a hotel room in Valencia, Venezuela. Her husband Edwin “The Inca” Valero, 28 WBC lightweight boxing champion, was charged with murder. He hanged himself in his prison cell. He was also known as “El Dinamita” and was unbeaten in the ring but had a record of domestic violence. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2010/apr/25/edwin-valero-death-tragedy-boxing
– Agnes Sina-Inakoju, student, 16, shot in the neck while she was in Hoxton Chicken and Pizza shop in Hoxton High Street, east London. Leon
Dunkley, 21, and Mohammed Smoured, 21, were both jailed for life. They escaped on a bicycle. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they were members of the London Fields gang who were aiming at rival gangsters in the shop and hit Agnes by mistake. The gun in question, an Agram sub-machine gun, had been used in 20 shootings around London.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12764039
– Eduard Chuvashov, 47, a federal judge, was shot in the stairwell of his apartment block in Moscow. Maksim Baklagin and Vyacheslav Isayev were charged with murder in 2012 and await trial. They are also suspected of murdering Ilya Dzhaparidze, an anti-fascist Dinamo Moscow fan, on 28 June 2009. They are members of the Battle Squad of Russian Nationalists (BORN).Judge Chuvashov had jailed several members of the White Wolves right-wing skinhead gang for multiple murders.http://en.sledcom.ru/smi/271805/
April 11 – Aamir Siddiqi, 17, stabbed at home in Roath, Cardiff.Ben Hope, 36, and Jason Richards, 35, were both jailed in February 2013 after the jury in their first trial in 2011 was discharged. The trial was told Richards and Hope had been paid by a businessman, Mohammed Ali Ege, angry over a collapsed property deal, to kill a father-of-four who lived in a neighbouring street but they went to the wrong house and killed Aamir, who was completely innocent. Both were drug addicts. Aamir’s father Iqbal, 68, and mother Parveen, 55, were both injured when they tried to stop the attackers. Ege, a tycoon based in Dubai, was arrested in India in 2011 and is awaiting extradition to the UK.
April 10 – Ffion Wyn Roberts, 22, care worker, strangled in Porthmadog, north Wales. Iestyn Davies, 53, a factory worker, was jailed for life in March 2011.
April 9 – Prodip Debnath, 31, died of head, chest and stomach injuries after being attacked at Mile End Hospital psychiatric unit in east London. Fellow patient Kamran Uzzaman, 20, a paranoid schizophrenic, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) in May 2011 and detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. He thought the Koran was inside him.
April 9 – Gurmukh Singh Chahal, 42, engineer from Langley, Berkshire – stabbed in an industrial unit in Bridge Road, Southall, west London. Co-worker Balraj Singh, 43, from Telford, was jailed for life (20 years) in Dec 2010. He had tried to pretend it was a work accident. The trial heard they had been friends but fell out.
April 9 – Mark “Carey” Johnson, 21, from Streatham, was stabbed 26 times in Brixton after a bungled drug deal. Shaun Caesar, 25, a trainee teacher, was acquitted in October 2010.
April 4 – Doris Langlands, 83, died of head injuries at home in Winchmore Hill, north London. Her unemployed grandson James Langlands, 26, was arrested in Peterborough and in Feb 2011 was jailed for life (22 years). He was a cocaine addict and paranoid. She had given him a home and lent him £30,000.
April 3 – Alizan Ahmed Mirza, 18, student, was stabbed in Manor Park, east London. Her boyfriend Yahya Gul, 17, was jailed for life (12 years) in Oct 2010. She had wanted to become a journalist.
April 3 – Tia Rigg, 12, raped, stabbed and strangled at home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Her uncle, John Maden, 37, was jailed for life (whole life). He was obsessed with violent internet porn.
April 3 – Eugene Terreblanche, 69, leader of the AWB Afrikaner resistance movement, hacked to death with a panga at his farm in South Africa. In August 2012 one of his farm workers Chris Mahlangu, 28, was jailed for life. Patrick Ndlovu, 15, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 2 years for breaking and entering. Mahlangu initially claimed Terreblanche sexually abused them but it appears they killed him in a row over wages.
March 27 – Godwin Lawson, 17, from Enfield, stabbed in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill, north London. His friends Julian Borja, 20, and Daniel Borja, 18, were also stabbed but survived. Moises Avorgah, 19, was jailed for life (19 years) in Jan 2011. Daniel Riley, 22, Koffi Osimeh, 20, and Matthew Lanihun, 21, were all acquitted of murder and manslaughter after a retrial in July 2011. Godwin was at Oxford United football academy and dreamed of playing for Manchester United one day.
March 27 – Sofyen Belamouadden, 15, from Acton, stabbed and beaten during a pre-arranged fight at Victoria station in central London. 20 defendants were convicted after a series of trials which finally finished in April 2013. Three boys were jailed for life for murder (minimum of 18 years in each case) – Obi Nwokeh, 19, Christopher Omoregie, 18, and Samsom Odegbune, 18. Five people were convicted of manslaughter – Adonis Akra, 18, got 12 years; Samuel Roberts, 19, got 12 years; Femi Oderinwale, 18, got 12 years; Victoria Osoteku, 19, got 12 years; Junior Bayode, 19, got 11 years. Lewis Sinclair, Olawale Olaribigbe, Selassie Ahiaku, and Melvin Mensah, all 18, pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were jailed for two years. Enoch Amoah, 18, was jailed for 7 years for violent disorder. Jason Nwogbe, Faruq Adeniji and Tayo Ajayi, 18, Amarl Wood, 17, and Tyrone Richards, 16, were cleared of murder and manslaughter on the judge’s directions. Richards was jailed for 7 years for violent disorder. Wood was convicted of violent disorder and jailed for 27 months. Ajayi was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Olewale Olaribigbe, 16, Melvin Mensah, 18, and Selassie Ahiaku, 16, were all jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Chris Goncalves, 17, was jailed for 2 and a half years for violent disorder. Higor Mampuya, 18, was cleared of all charges. The trials at the Old Bailey heard there was a feud between pupils of Henry Compton School in Fulham (where Sofyen attended) and St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College, where the attackers came from. Some of the fight was caught on the station’s CCTV cameras. Some of the attackers were armed with knives and a Samurai sword. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15310015
– Ezra Mills, 22, shot on the Central Hill estate in Gipsy Hill, south London. David Smith, 31, was jailed for life (24 years). Marcel Mason, 20, was jailed for life (25 years), Dwayne Lock, 20, was jailed for life (21 years), Trevelle Williams, 18, jailed for life (24 years), Robert Saint, 19, was jailed for life (23 years) and Lavarne Forde-Morgan, 16, was detained under HM Pleasure (minimum of 18 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard Ezra had no involvement in gangs and was just picked on for no reason.http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=676556155&VID=40
March 25 – Fathi Bouchareb, 26, Algerian pickpocket, strangled in Bedford Square, Soho, central London. James Foley, 21, was jailed for 3 and a half years for manslaughter.
March 22 – Diana Garbutt, 40, postmistress, died of head injuries after a bogus robbery at her post office in Melsonby, near Richmond, North Yorkshire. Her husband Robin Garbutt, 44, was jailed for life (20 years) in April 2011. He claimed she had been killed by robbers. The trial at Teesside CC heard he had financial worries and the couple were locked in a sexless marriage. Her half-digested fish supper disproved his version of events.
March 22 – Gulistan Subasi, 26, mother of nine year old boy – shot on the doorstep of her mother Dondu’s flat in Kingsmead Way, Clapton, east London. Santre Sanchez Gayle, 15, from Harlesden, was jailed for life (20 years). Isaak “Iceman” Billy, 24, from Ladbroke Grove, was jailed for life (22 years). Her estranged husband Serdar Ozbek, 28; Leigh Bryan, 25, and Paul Nicolau, 28, were all acquitted. Serdar’s brother Hussain Ozbek is still on the run, probably in Turkey. Gulistan lived in Turkey with her son but had returned to London to see her mother. Gayle is believed to have been paid only £200 to carry out the shooting. Gayle’s half-brother was Lloywen Carty, who in December 2006 was locked up for a minimum of 30 years for the murder of 27-year-old Lee Subaran at the Notting Hill Carnival. Carty’s half-brother Donnel Carty, was given a life sentence for murdering City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce, during a botched mugging in Kensal Green. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13443358
March 18 – Ibrahim Ghrib, 20, drowned in the Shadwell Basin in east London after being pushed into the water by two men who also attacked his girlfriend in an unprovoked attack.
Amran Chowdhury, 27, from Ilford, and his brother Misba Chowdhury, 24, convicted of manslaughter in Sep 2014 and await sentencing. Amran’s then girlfriend Steffi Rai, 27, from Birmingham, was convicted of perverting the course of justice by helping him evade arrest. The court heard that Ghrib had been drinking with his 17-year-old girlfriend beside the water’s edge in Garnet Street, Wapping, when he was attacked. He could not swim.
March 10 – Milly Boele, 12, killed and her body was buried in the back garden of a house in Dordrecht, Holland. The body was found six days later. Her neighbour Sander Vreeswijk, 26, a police officer, confessed and was jailed in Nov 2010 for 18 years (the prosecution had wanted a 25 year term).
March 7 – Mahmoud Ahmad, 40, abducted from Watford. His body was never found, only his severed thumb (found in Ilford, east London). He is believed to have been dismembered at a butcher’s shop in Tottenham. In March 2011 his brother-in-law Mohammed Riaz, 34, was jailed for life (30 years); Riaz’s brother Sharif Mohammed, 37 was jailed for life (26 year); Riaz’s sister Sabra Sultana, 36, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. Amirzada Hussain, 37, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Faisal Chowdhury, 18, and Arnold Yousaf, 19, were both jailed for 3 years for kidnap. The trial heard they abducted him in an attempt to find out where his sister was, after she deserted her husband (Riaz).
March – Maria Coelho, 37, beaten and suffocated (her shirt was stuffed in her mouth) at home in Stepney, east London. Her Portuguese boyfriend, Rui Borges, 32, was jailed for life (32 years) in Sep 2010. He claimed she was taunting him about his unhappy childhood.
March – Karen Welsh, 52, nurse – strangled at her home in Thornhill, Cardiff home after befriending John Michael Constantine, 33. She offered him a place to stay after she befriended him while both were being treated at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff. Constantine was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in March 2011 after admitting her manslaughter by diminished responsibility. He had changed his name from Kevin Astley to John Constantine after the character played by actor Keanu Reeves in the action-horror movie Constantine.
Mar 13 – Lesley Enriquez, 35, pregnant US consulate worker, and her husband, Arthur Redelfs, 34, a detention officer in El Paso, were shot on their way home from a birthday party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Salcido Ceniceros, 37, who was married to another US consulate worker and was travelling in a separate car, was also shot dead. In 2012 Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, 34, aka El Diego, was jailed for life. He was the leader of La Linea, a gang which worked for the Juarez cartel. Arturo Gallegos Castrellon and 10 members of the Barrio Azteca gang are still awaiting trial. In Nov 2013 Castrellon said he had only confessed after police tortured him and raped his wife. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514737/Cartel-hit-man-Arturo-Gallegos-Castrellon-claims-Mexican-police-raped-wife-confession.html
March 13 – Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam, 56, a Sudanese human rights lawyer who was working at a charity called Redress, a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors, was stabbed in the leg at his home in Lewisham, south London. The case is unsolved.
March 4 – Natalie DeBlase, 4, and her brother Chase, 3, were killed by their parents in Mobile, Alabama. John DeBlase was sentenced to death in Jan 2015. His common-law wife Heather Leavell-Keaton, 23, awaits trial. Both children were poisoned with anti-freeze. Natalie was dumped in a wooded area near Citronelle, and Chase’s body was disposed of north of Vancleave, Mississippi. DeBlase claimed at trial that he killed the children to stop their suffering.
Mar 3 – Donavan Van Lill, 29, South African fitness instructor, vanished from home in Pewsham, Wiltshire. His friend Martin Sugden, 42, a swimming instructor, was acquitted of murder at Brisotol CC in 2011.
Mar 3 – Jessie Wright, 16, raped and strangled in a yard in Outram Place, near King’s Cross, central London. Her friend Zakk Sackett, 19, was jailed for life (25 years) in March 2011. The trial heard he had learning difficulties and sold her phone to a pawn shop for £15. He was said to be obsessed with her. Ironically Jessie had survived several brain operations as a child
Feb 27 – Stephanie Bellinger, 24, and her daughter Lili, who was 8 months old, were stabbed at home in Totton, Southampton. Her elder son Charlie survived unhurt. Her boyfriend Anthony Marsh, 21, went on the run but was caught in Fareham. He was jailed for life (26 years) in Nov 2010. He claimed to have a mental disorder at the time of the killings.
Feb 27 – Kath and Albert Adams, 77, died in a fire at home in Rugby, Warwickshire. In Feb 2011 a judge at Birmingham CC ordered a jury to find a boy of 15 not guilty of starting the fire. The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted of starting another fire at the same sheltered housing complex on March 1. He was detained indefinitely under section 37 of the 1983 Mental Health Act.
Feb 24 – Hannah Fitzgibbon, 100, stabbed at home in Stepney, east London. Her son, Michael Fitzgibbon, 61, a former black cab driver turned full-time carer, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was jailed for 6 years. The trial heard he was depressed and suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The trial also heard how he kissed her on the cheek and said “sorry” after killing her.
Feb 23 – Kieran Doherty, 31, a member of the Real IRA, from Brandywell, was stripped, bound and shot in Londonderry. It is thought he may have been killed by the Real IRA amid suspicion that he was spying for MI5, although the family denied that. Unsolved.
Feb 22 – Michael Hawkins, 23, and his girlfriend Muriah Huff, 18, were tortured, beaten, shot and buried in the backyard of a house in Camden, New Jersey. Shatara Carter, 19, and her brother Dennis Welch, 24, were among 10 people convicted of the murders. Their mother Arnetta Welch admitted in Jan 2015 that she had helped them conceal the bodies in her yard. Hawkins was killed over a gang dispute and a stolen bottle of liquor. Huff was killed to prevent her from identifying the attackers. Dennis Welch pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in 2013 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Carter, who was 14 at the time of the killings, pleaded guilty as an adult to aggravated manslaughter in 2014 and was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Feb 22 – Trinity Bates, 8, abducted from her bed in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, in the middle of the night, strangled and dumped in an open drain. Allyn Slater, 19, a family friend, confessed and was jailed for life in August 2012. The trial heard it was a “senseless crime”.
Feb 20 – Gurmail Singh, 63, hit on the head with bottles during a robbery at his shop, Cowcliffe convenience store in Huddersfield. Nabeel Shafi, 18, was jailed for life (20 years). Muawaz Khalid, 20, was jailed for life (21 years). Umare Aslam, 20, was jailed for six years for robbery. Rehman Afzal, 18, was jailed for five years for robbery. Spencer Julien, 17, was given a 12 month referral order.
Feb 19 – Olukorede Fajinmi, 17, stabbed outside the Showcase cinema in Beckton, east London. Two boys, aged 16, were charged. But they were acquitted on the grounds of self-defence in Nov 2010. They were never named because of their age.
Feb – Jude Mirra, 8, who was developmentally disabled, was killed with a syringe full of medicines at a hotel in Manhattan. His mother Gigi Jordan, 53, a healthcare millionaire, was convicted of manslaughter in Nov 2014. Her defence portrayed it as a mercy killing by a mother trying to escape a labyrinth of fear and despair. She faces 25 years in jail.
Feb 18 – Jack Taylor, 9, stabbed at home in Wibsey, Bradford. His sister Rachel Taylor, 18, survived. Their brother Daniel Taylor, 20, was arrested. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in a mental hospital.
Feb 15 – Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz, 22, manservant, was beaten to death in a room at the Landmark Hotel in central London. Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz asir Bin Abdulaziz al Saud, 33, a minor Saudi prince, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2010. The trial heard the prince was a secret homosexual and had a sexual relationship with the victim. He also abused him regularly. A year after being convicted he was sent back to Saudi Arabia to serve the rest of his sentence. Whether he remains in jail is in doubt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11492867
Feb 15 – Papa Mody Mbaye, 24, asylum seeker, died of a head injury in Benwell, Newcastle. Andrew Spence, 17, was jailed for life (11 years) for murder in Oct 2010. A 13 year old boy was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Another boy, aged 15, was acquitted. The trial heard that Mbaye approached the group and asked for cigarette. They refused and beat him up with a piece of metal. All had been drinking.
February 17 – Uwe Gemballa, a German supercar designer, went missing in Johannesburg while on a business trip. In October 2010 he was found shot dead in South Africa. It is thought he was laundering money for Czech gangster Radovan Krejcir. On October 29, 2010 Thabiso Mpshe, 28, from Pretoria, was convicted of murder and jailed for 20 years.
Feb 14 – Gabrielle Grady, 5, drowned after car she was in was driven into the river Avon near Evesham, Worcestershire. Her brother Ryan, 6, survived. Their father Chris Grady, 41, claimed it was an accident but he was jailed for life (15 years) in Feb 2011. The trial at Worcester CC heard he had just a row with his girlfriend Kim Smith.
Feb 13 – Alia Jama, 3, stabbed and dissolved with sulphuric acid at home in Erdington, Birmingham. Her mother, Iman Omar Yousef, 24, a Somali paranoid schizophrenic originally from Leicester, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Social services and police both made mistakes.
Feb 12 – Gopi Podila, Adrian Johnson, and Maria Ragland Davis, professors, shot at the University of Alabama in Huntsville during a departmental meeting. Three others – Professor Luis Rogelio Cruz-Vera and Professor Joseph Leahy, and staff assistant Stephanie Monticciolo, were wounded and spent months in hospital. Amy Bishop, 44, a biology professor, pleaded not guilty by means of insanity but in Sep 2012 she was convicted of first degree murder and jailed for life. She had been denied tenure in 2009 and was nursing a grudge. http://chronicle.com/article/Amy-Bishop-Is-Sentenced-to/134624/
Feb 11 – Jennifer Daugherty, 30, mentally handicapped, kidnapped, tortured and forced to drink a toxic cocktail before being stabbed and choked in a dingy apartment in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In 2012 Melvin Knight, 22, was sentenced to death. Angela Marinucci, 17, was jailed for life. In Feb 2013 Ricky Smyrnes, 26, was sentenced to death. Amber Meidinger, 22, was jailed for 40-80 years. Robert Masters, 36, and Peggy Miller, 27, are awaiting sentencing. She was attacked after Marinucci convinced the others that Daugherty sexually desired them. http://www.truecrimereport.com/2010/02/jennifer_daugherty_mentally_di.php
Feb 9 – Stephen “Aki” Akinyemi, 44, senior member of the Cheetham Hill gang, stabbed and shot at a house in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. The homeowner, Arran Coghlan, 39, a local businessman, was arrested but all charges were dropped after CPS accepted he was acting in self-defence. He claimed Akinyemi came to his house to kill him. There was an open verdict at the inquest in Oct 2011 and a row broke out between the coroner and Mr Coghlan. It was the third time he had been cleared of involved in murder – he was linked to the deaths of Chris Little and David Barnshaw. Coghlan denies being a gangster. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/greater-manchester-police-could-investigated-1747383
Feb 7 – Ronald “Looney” Barron, 40, former gang member with the Mansfield Crips turned anti-gang counsellor, shot near Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. Mark Villasenor, 16, a graffiti artist who claimed self-defence, was jailed for 29 years in 2012 for felony voluntary manslaughter. Barron confronted him over the graffiti.
Feb 1 – Ahmed Remon Hayder aka “Ray”, 27, waiter at the Moon of India restaurant, found in a flat in Seaford, East Sussex, after blood dripped through to the office below. Mohammad Anhar, 33, a waiter, pleaded guilty in 2010 and was jailed for life (25 years). Shahadat Mollah Sohag, 21, pleaded not guilty but was convicted after a retrial in 2011 and jailed for life (25 years). Ray was running the restaurant while his parents were in Bangladesh. The pair stole jewellery from the flat but he discovered them. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-13735251
Feb 1 – Lucy Landry, 38, originally from Pontypridd, stabbed and beaten with a rolling pin outside her home on the Besford Court estate near Pershore, Worcestershire. Her estranged husband Harold Landry, 64, a Texan-born millionaire, was jailed for life (16 years) in Feb 2011. He claimed he was provoked as they rowed about divorce and money. In 2012 Landry was interviewed by phone from prison by CBS and joked: “I love her, I love her to death.” http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/harold-landry-speaks-cbs-murdering-2027235
Jan 31 – Fifteen students were shot dead at a party in Ciudad Juarez. It was known as the Villas de Salvarcar massacre. There have been several people convicted in the years after the massacre, including a Juarez drug cartel leader. In July 2011, a Chihuahua court sentenced four men – José Dolores Arroyo Chavarría, Heriberto Martínez, Juan Alfredo Soto Arias and Aldo Favio Hernández — were found guilty in the slayings of 15 young men and for attempted homicide of eight other people. Each was sentenced to 240 years in prison.to 240 years in prison each after they were found guilty of aggravated murder in the Villas de Salvarcar massacre. A UN report later determined one of the suspects had been tortured.In April 2012, a U.S. District Court judge in El Paso sentenced Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, alias “El Diego,” to 10 life terms in U.S. federal prison for leading the Juarez drug cartel’s La Linea. Prosecutors said that Acosta was responsible for ordering about 1,500 killings since 2008, including the massacre at Villas de Salvarcar, the killing of three people linked to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez and a car bombing in downtown Juarez.
Jan 28 – Jessica Lloyd, 27, from Belleville, Ontario – sexually assaulted and killed near the Canadian air force Base Trenton in Ontario. Colonel Russell Williams, 26, the base commander, pleaded guilty (in tears) in October 2010 and was jailed for life (25 years). He was also convicted of killing Corporal Marie Comeau, 38, who was found in her home in Brighton, Ontario in Nov 2009. He began as a burglar who stole ladies’ underwear. He was a decorated military pilot who flew the Queen and the Canadian PM, among others. http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/05/22/exclusive-serial-killer-and-ex-colonel-russell-williams-has-sold-his-infamous-cottage/
Jan 28 – Agnieszka Dziegielewska, 30, bakery worker, drowned in a bath in Swinton, South Yorkshire. Her boyfriend Hossein Abdollahzadeh, 31, from Mexborough, was charged with murder but hanged himself in his cell at HMP Doncaster before coming to trial.
Jan 25 – The body of a woman was found on that date on a building site in Angel Meadow, Manchester. She is believed to have been killed in the 1960s or 1970s. She has not been identified. Crimewatch did an appeal in 2011. Unsolved.
Jan 21 – Kate Mott, 35, a deaf nurse, raped, strangled and then placed in passenger seat of car for fake car crash in a field near Southport, Merseyside. Her husband Brent Mott, 32, also a nurse, was jailed for life (25 years) in August 2010. The trial at Liverpool CC heard Mott was frustrated after having gone for two years without sex.
Jan 20 – Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, 50, Hamas leader, electrocuted and strangled in his hotel room in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was killed by an Israeli hit squad using fake passports, some of them British passports. Al-Mabhouh was allegedly in Dubai to buy arms for Hamas. Unsolved. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8517716.stm
Jan 19 – Asha Muneer, 18, shop assistant at Laura Ashley, stabbed on a towpath near the River Kennet in Reading. Her ex-boyfriend Gulamyr Akhter, 19, was jailed for life (20 years). He told friends “if I cannot have her no-one can”.
Jan 14 – Lynda Hankey, 42, a lesbian, was run over and killed in Worsley Mesnes, Manchester. Shaun Higgins, 22, a heroin addict from Leigh, was convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of six years). Higgins was trying to steal her MG sports car. The incident was witnessed by her girlfriend Jamie Hudson and her child, Tyler, five.
Jan 13 – Isschan Nicholls, 18, a member of the IOD gang, was stabbed in a brawl in Bow, east London. His killers were from the Roman Road E3 Bloods. A £20,000 reward has been offered. Unsolved.
Jan 13 – Kevin “Gerbil” Carroll, gangster, 29, shot in Asda car park in Robroyston, Glasgow. Two men with him escaped. They locked Carroll in the car. William Paterson, 32, is the prime suspect but is believed to be in Spain. Ross Monaghan, 29, was acquitted of murder in May 2012 after the judge ruled there was no case to answer because of DNA contamination. Carroll was described as a “psychopath” who wanted to control Glasgow’s drugs market. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17953266
Jan 11 – Andis Hadjicostis, 42, media mogul, shot near his home 100m from the US Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus. Elena Skordelli, 42, a TV presenter, was jailed for life in June 2013. Also jailed for life were her brother Tassos Krasopoulos, 37, middle man Andreas Gregoriou, 33, and hitman Gregoris Xenofontos, 29, who was extradited from Moldova. Hadjicostis was the CEO of the Dias media group which owned the Sigma TV channel and Simerini newspaper. He had sacked Skordelli who wanted to take over the company. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10284041
Jan 10 – Brendan Molyneux, 48, and Paddy Mooney, 58, shot at Pearse House, a block of flats, in Dublin. Gary Howard, 22, from Finglas, was jailed for life in 2011. The trial heard there was a feud over drugs. Howard later threatened to kill barrister Grainne O’Neill.
Jan – Ugarajan Swaminathan, 34, died of head injuries at home in Harrow, NW London. His neighbor Jastin Chandrakanthan, 31, hanged himself in prison while awaiting trial. Both were Sri Lankans.
Jan 9 – John Paul Joyce, 29, gypsy drug baron, shot in Coolock, north Dublin. Unsolved.
Jan 8 – Sukhwinder “Bittu” Singh, 31, builder and “have-a-go hero”, was stabbed after chasing a mugger, who had stolen a woman’s handbag, in Barking, east London. Unsolved.
Jan 6 – Darran Lancashire, 43, stabbed at his flat in Kimberley, Notts. Six days later he knifed 31-year-old Brian Flaherty before strangling him with a wire at his home in Nottingham. Peter Brown, 42, from Kimberley, hid the bodies and stole from his victims and was found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court in December 2010. He was jailed for life (40 years). In Dec 2013 Brown admitted killing a fellow inmate, Alvin Bay, 44, at HMP Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight. He was given another life sentence with an 11 year tariff which is to be served consecutively to his other sentence. So the earliest he could be paroled is in his 90s.
Jan 5 – Boris “Bobbie” Tsankov, 30, crime journalist and radio show host, shot in an apartment building in Sofia, Bulgaria. Two other men survived. Tihomir “The Boxer” Georgiev, 43, was jailed for 17 years in his absence. He is suspected of carrying out the shooting on behalf of the Bulgarian or Serbian mafia. He moved to the UK in 2011 and was arrested in Bermondsey, London in 2012. He was extradited back to Bulgaria in Jan 2013. Tsankov wrote a book called Secrets Of The Mobsters, about the Bulgarian mafia. Georgiev is also accused of killed Emil Kushev, 30, and his girlfriend Billiana Naumova, who were beaten and tortured with scissors before being killed in 2007, and Emil Gerasimov, stabbed to death in 2007.
Jan 1 – Frazer Bradshaw, 34, from Rickmansworth, was beaten up at a New Year’s Eve party in the St James pub in Cowley, near Uxbridge, Middlesex. Nathan Doherty, 20, who had 17 previous convictions, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that Bradshaw had been acting as a peacemaker after a fight broke out at 3am between two groups.
Jan 1 – Maria Colaco, barmaid, 50, beaten up at her flat in Barnet after work on New Year’s Eve. Her boyfriend Andrew Gaffney, 39, was jailed for life in June 2010. He confessed but said he had been very drunk.
Jan 1 – At around 5am Darren Deslandes, 34, a housing officer, was shot dead at a New Year’s Eve party in the Newton Arms in Thornton Heath, south London. Saturday Lobsang Hassan, 30, from Guyana, was jailed for life (37 years) in Nov 2010. He had been thrown out of the party earlier for causing trouble. He returned with a gun and shot Darren and his brother, Junior Deslandes, 26, an estate agent, who survived. They had been helping their father, Wintworth, who ran the pub. Wintworth and his wife Lurline want to know if Hassan was an illegal immigrant and whether he will serve his sentence in Guyana but have been forbidding from knowing by data protection laws.
Dec: Millie Martin, toddler – sexually abused and beaten (21 rib fractures) at home in Enniskillen, County Tyrone. Barry McCarney, 33, was convicted of murder and jailed for life in Feb 2013. He had deliberately started a relationship with Millie’s mother Rachael so that he could abuse the child. Rachael Martin was acquitted of all charges. Outside court she said he should have got longer than 25 years. The judge told McCarney that he was a deeply manipulative individual devoid of social norms.
Dec 27 – Jack Treeby, 44, from Rainham, Kent, was run over by a Land Rover in a street in Tovil, Maidstone. His brother, Gary Treeby, survived being shot in the same incident and later gave evidence. Jack’s other brother Bill Treeby, 40, was convicted of murder in Sep 2010 but hanged himself in HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey in Dec 2010 while awaiting sentencing. Bill’s sons Billy Treeby, 29, and George Treeby, 22, were jailed for life (23 years). Their mother, Charity Treeby, 50, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 8 years for conspiring to cause GBH. During the trial at Maidstone CC the Treeby family were described as being “like the Mitchells in EastEnders”. Tensions arose between two wings of the family over a property dispute. Youngest son Gary Treeby inherited the family farm, Broadview, at Lidsing in 2007 and also controlled the access to a piece of land left to his siblings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11487577
Dec 25 – Hannah Smith, 63, stabbed 45 times at home in Cranhill, Glasgow. Amanda Nicoll, 29, a drug addict, was jailed for life in February 2011.
Dec 25 – Muslim Abdullayev, 27, former world Muay Thai boxing champion originally from Daghestan, shot at a stadium in north Moscow. Contract killing. Unsolved.
Dec 23 – Salum Kombo, 18, art student originally from Tanzania, stabbed in Bow, east London. A boy of 15 was detained during HM Pleasure (minimum of 14 years) in June 2010. The judge refused to lift an order banning him being identified because of his age. The trial heard a row began on Facebook after a fight at a football match in the park.
Dec 14 – Lisa Zumwalt, 42, Douglas Wade, 65, and Sherry Wood, 47, were shot in Lisa’s trailer near Lufkin, Texas. Lisa’s boyfriend Raymond Wilson II, 48, was jailed for life with no parole. The trial heard he killed them after Lisa admitted she had taken part in a threesome with them.
Dec 11 – Andrew Gibson, 19, Scottish soldier based at Catterick garrison – punched in the head at Escapade nightclub in Darlington. John Flannigan, 17, was jailed for 2 and a half years for manslaughter.
Dec 9 – Nasim Jamil, 54, presenter and agony aunt on Awaz FM radio station – stabbed at home in Partick, Glasgow. Khalid Mamoun Sarwar, 28, was jailed for life (20 years) in Sep 2010. He was a family friend who killed her for money she was saving for the haj. It had initially been thought her death could have been linked to her work as an agony aunt.
Dec 5 – Vicky Roberts, 25, newlywed, was strangled in the garage of her home in Runcorn, Cheshire. Her husband Michael Roberts, 26, was arrested in Wrexham. In Sep 2010 he was jailed for life (17 years). The trial at Liverpool CC heard him claim she died accidentally during a sex game. He had numerous lovers.
Dec 4 – Glyn Rowlands, 39, abducted in Yeovil and dumped in a country lane at Ash, near Yeovil. In Oct 2010 David Rose, 23, was jailed for life. Daryl Mahoney, 19, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter and Ben Pamplin, 23, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Rowlands had stolen gold from Rose.
Dec 4 – Khurram Ashraf, 30, post graduate student from Pakistan who was working for Global Forex, shot in the stomach outside the company’s money exchange shop in Longsight, Greater Manchester. His friend Mohammed Waqas survived. Ali Mahmood, 39, was jailed for life (27 years) in April 2010. Sufyan Butt, 26, was jailed for 18 months for robbery and Junaid Anjum, 25, was jailed for 13 months. The trial heard they stole a laptop computer and £10,000 and split it. Mahmood took his girlfriend on a spending spree at the Trafford Centre shopping mall.
Dec 1 – Philip Silvester, 62, was beaten to death at his home in Kidbrooke, Blackheath, SE London. Unsolved.
Up until Nov – Between five and 60 people were killed in the Huanuco district of Peru. They had all been killed and drained of human fat which was sold on to the cosmetics industry. Hilario Cudena Simon, Segundo Castillejos Aguero, Marcos Veramendi Principe and Enadina Estela Claudio, were charged with murder. They were members of a gang nicknamed The Pishtacos, after a Quechua legend.
Nov 30 – Martin Hyde, 22, lured to a flat in Stockport, tortured, beaten and stabbed to death and then thrown into a river. James Dellaway, 24, and Jason Hughes, 28, were jailed for life (25 years). Hyde’s ex-girlfriend Chelsea Platt, 18, who had lured him to the flat, was given 4 years in a young offenders’ institution for conspiracy to commit GBH. She was pregnant at the time. The trial heard that Hyde owed £15 to Dellaway’s girlfriend, Lindsay Dunn. The judge described Platt as an “amoral facilitator of serious violence”.
Nov 23 – 58 people – including Genalyn Tiamson-Mangudadatu and 37 journalists – were shot dead in Maguindanao province in Mindanao, Philippines. They were on their way to see Esmael Mangudadatu file his papers to become a candidate in provincial governor elections. The massacre was carried out by Andal Ampatuan Jnr and 75 other suspects. The Ampatuan family ruled Maguindanao and resented anyone challenging them.
Nov 22 – Rhonda Campbell, mother of three – strangled at home in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Her husband Anthony Campbell, 43, was jailed for life (15 years). The trial in March 2010 heard that she had just admitted to him that she had been unfaithful and wanted a divorce.
Nov 23 – Wilson Deya, 3, stabbed at home in the Lynton estate in Southwark, SE London. His mother Jackline, 30, survived. His father Paul Deya, 32, who was suffering from depression, was jailed for life (20 years) in Feb 2011. Deya’s father is the controversial Kenyan preacher Gilbert Deya.
Nov 19 – Michael McCarthy, 19, stabbed and then run over by a car in Stoke Newington, NE London. Mustafa Demirtas, 20, and Julian Edwards, 20, were both jailed for life (19 years). The trial heard it was a revenge attack after McCarthy attacked a man called Ward in a row over drugs.
Nov 19 – Father Daniil Sysoyev, 35, a Russian Orthodox priest and missionary, was shot in St Thomas’s Church in southern Moscow. He had been threatened by Muslim groups who resented his missionary work. Unsolved.
– Geeta Aulakh, 28, receptionist at Sunrise Radio, was slashed with a machete and had her hand cut off in Greenford, west London, as she went to collect her two boys from a childminder
. In Dec 2010 her estranged husband Harpreet “Sunny” Aulakh, 31, from Southall, was jailed for life (28 years). Sher Singh, 18, a student from the Punjab who he had hired as the hitman, was jailed for life (22 years). Jaswant Dhillon, 30, was jailed for life (22 years). In April 2011 after a hung jury at the first trial, Harpreet Singh, 21, from Slough, was jailed for life – with a minimum of 22 years. The trial heard that Sunny took it as an insult to his honour that his wife wanted to divorce him. He bought the machete from a shop in Southall and offered £5,000 to anyone willing to kill his wife. Their children are now being brought up by her parents. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11764221
Nov 15 – Charlie Heath, 65, hit over the head with a hammer at his home in Poplar, E London. His son John Heath, 34, was jailed for life (12 years). Another son, Robert Heath, 28, was jailed for 30 months for perverting the course of justice.
Nov 14 – Brenda, a Brazilian transsexual prostitute, was killed in a fire at her basement flat in Rome. In Oct 2009 the governor of Lazio province, Piero Marrazzo, was forced to resign after it emerged that he had sex with Brenda (and was being blackmailed by four carabinieri). Unsolved.
Nov 10 – Nick Waterlow, 68, a British art curator, and his daughter Chloe, 37, a cookery book author, were stabbed at their home in the affluent suburb of Randwick, Sydney, Australia. In April 2011 his schizophrenic son Antony Waterlow, 42, was acquitted of murder on the grounds of mental illness but detained indefinitely at Long Bay Hospital.
Nov 9 – Brooke Phillips, 22, a pregnant prostitute featured on the HBO television show Cathouse, was shot at a house in Oklahoma City. Also killed were Casey Mark Barrientos, 32, of Oklahoma City; Jennifer Lynn Ermey, 25, of Edmond; and pregnant Milagros “Millie” Barrera, 22, of Mustang. Cathouse is about a legal brothel, the Moonlite BunnyRanch, near Carson City, Nevada. Phillips took time away from the brothel and moved back to Oklahoma because she was pregnant. Former US Marine and cagefighter David Tyner, 30, was jailed for life without the possibility of parole in 2010. In 2012 Denny Phillips was charged with murder. Phillips, Tyner and Barrientos were allegedly all involved in prison gangs, including the Indian Brotherhood. Phillips encouraged Tyner to kill Barrientos because he was aggrieved about the money he was being paid as a bodyguard. http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/okc/New-charges-filed-in-2009-Cathouse-killings/16240884#!bIaV6q
Nov 5 – Destiny Lauren, 29, pre-op transgender prostitute, was strangled at a house in Kentish Town, N London. Leon Fyle, 21, was jailed for life (21 years). His conviction was quashed on appeal but he was convicted again at a retrial and given the same sentence. He was a punter who robbed her and then spent the money on sex with two other prostitutes.
Nov – Natalie Correa, 27, battered to death and died in a fire in Dagenham. Her boyfriend Scott Lindsay, 27, was acquitted after a hung jury at his first trial.
Nov 5 – Mary Fox, 59, died in a fire at home in Bodmin, Cornwall, started when a firework was put through her letterbox. Her son Raum, 17, survived, after his mother pushed him through a window. In May 2010 Samuel Luckes, 17, and Owen Hewitt, 17, were jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Ryan Croft, 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for 5 years. Truro CC heard they were local bullies who wanted to frighten Raum.
Nov 5 – Anthony Parkes, 20, stabbed in Park Parade, Harlesden. In May 2010 Kemal McLeary, 18, from Harrow, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 10 years) for public protection.
Nov 4 – Edgar Rene Ochoa, 24; Gustavo Jacquez Devara, 21, and two others from El Paso, Texas – shot outside an elementary school in Ciudad Juarez. It was a drug cartel hit linked to another incident in January 2010. Unsolved.
Nov 2 – Daniel Duke, 22, small-time drug dealer, shot at 6.50pm in Alberta Street, Elephant & Castle, SE London. Temesgen Alem, 20, Ben Ngaman, 21, and Luis Sabogal, 19, were charged with murder but all were acquitted in Nov 2010. Akinyemi Aiyeola, 18, was jailed for 3 and a half years for hiding the murder weapon for an “unknown man”. A £20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a successful conviction.
Nov 2 – Shabtai von Kalmanovic, 61, Lithuanian-born Israeli tycoon and former KGB spy, was shot as he sat in his Mercedes in Moscow by a hitman in a Lada. He was a friend of notorious Russian gangster Yaponchik. Unsolved.
Nov 1 – Jamar Pinkney junior, 15, stripped naked and then shot in Detroit. His father, Jamar Pinkney senior, 37, was jailed for 35-80 years for murder. Young Jamar had confessed to his mother to “sexually inappropriate behavior” with his younger sister.
Oct 31 – Richard Price, 23, hospital worker, attacked near the Swan and Mitre pub in Bromley, SE London. In July 2010 Jagatar Johal, 36, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Michael Liddell, 20, Paranjit Theara, 24, and Murat Karabeyaz, 25, were all acquitted. The trial heard he was attacked after refusing to buy Karabeyaz a drink.
Oct 31 – Kenneth Snell, 65, and Karen Brown, 39, killed at a house in Cringleford, Norfolk. John Moddy, 44, was jailed for life (44 years) for murder in Sep 2010. The trial heard that Brown was Moody’s ex-girlfriend and Snell was her new partner. He killed them in a “jealous rage”. He admitted the killing but claimed insanity.
Oct 31 – Ben Gardner, 30, an IT worker, was beaten to death in Sutton, south London, after a row after someone stole his girlfriend Allana Devine’s Halloween mask. Daniel Ransom, 20, was jailed for life (16 years). Ross Collender, 20, was jailed for life (16 years). Jordan Dixon, 17, was jailed for life (14 years). Sarah Davey was acquitted of assisting an offender.
Oct 31 – Jeannie Smith, 41, stabbed by a mob of 20 people in Petersburn, near Airdrie, Scotland. John Jenkins, 31, was jailed for life (20 years) in August 2011 but his conviction was later overturned.
Oct 30 – Moses Nteyoho, 22, stabbed in Thamesmead, SE London. Burhan Yusuf, 17, was jailed for life (12 years). Mohammed Wardere, 17, Osman Amin, 17, and Liban Ali, 16, were all jailed for life (14 years). Four women were later charged with perverting the course of justice. Maria Mohamed, 36, Fardowsa Adam, 44, and Sulego al Mohamed, 33, and Khadra Abdi, 52, all from Woolwich, were all jailed for 18 months.
Oct 28 – Derick Tempest, 30, vanished in Great Yarmouth. His body was found in a river in April 2010. James Hall, 60, and Andrew Ventham, 49, later killed themselves in a car. It emerged that they were paedophiles and he had been blackmailing them to keep their secret. He was sexually abused by them as a child.
Oct 28 – Paulius Riepsa, 25, beaten to death at a squat in Stratford, east London. Remigijus Jakubauskas, 31; Ermantas Silingis, 31; and Aivaras Sivackas, 20, were all acquitted in June 2010. The trial heard that Riepsa’s girlfriend was gang-raped because they thought the couple had tipped off police about the squat (they had not).
Oct 26 – Ashleigh Hall, 17, killed and dumped in a field near Sedgefield, County Durham. Peter Chapman, 32, a registered sex offender, was jailed for life (35 years). The judge said he should never be released. She met him on Facebook but he claimed to be a 16 year old boy.
Oct 24 – Alan Wood, 50, was beaten to death at home in Bourne, Lincolnshire. He was robbed of a few hundred pounds. It is thought the killers may have been Eastern European. Unsolved.
Oct 22 –Luciano Schiano, 49, and his lodger, Donald McPherson, 60, chef at the Reform Club , stabbed at flat in West Norwood, south London. Claudio Lamponi, 29, from Naples, was jailed for life (33 years). Massimo Manai, 41, heroin and crack user, was jailed for life (33 years). The trial in July 2010 heard Manai had a grudge against Schiano after he made a pass at his girlfriend. McPherson happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Oct 20 – Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, run down by a car in Peoria, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. Her father Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 49, an Iraqi immigrant, was jailed for life (no parole) in Feb 2011. Noor died of her injuries on 2 Nov. Amal Khalaf survived. The trial heard that the father was ashamed of his westernised daughter.
Oct 19 – Saravanakumar Sellappan, 24, died of head injuries after being mugged for his Blackberry in Thornton Heath, south London. Jegir Ahmaddi, 20; Roshan Samedov, 18, and Awat Muradi, 18, were all jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. The trial heard they sold the Blackberry for £60 and bought some fried chicken.
Oct 15 – Andrea Waddell, 29, post-op transsexual prostitute (born Alexander) strangled at her flat in Brighton. Neil McMillan, 41, a satellite installer and punter, was jailed for life (22 years) in May 2010. He admitted killing her after getting angry when he could not get an erection.
Oct – Yolanda Molemohi, 4, and her brother Theo, 2, strangled at home in Whalley Range, Manchester. Their father Petros Williams, 37, was jailed for life (28 years). The trial heard he killed them out of spite after splitting up with their mother Morongoe Molemohi, 30.
Oct – Ludmilla and Edward Oshrenko, both 56; their son Dmitry and his wife Tatiana, 32 and 28; and their children Revital, three, and Nataniel, three months old.– killed at home in Rishon Lezion, Israel, which was then set on fire. Dmitry Karlik, 39, was jailed for life x 6. His wife Natalia was jailed for 13 years. After the murders, Karlik and his wife initially fled to Taba in Egypt via Eilat, planning to fly from there to Russia, but were arrested when they recrossed the border into Israel. They had been employed by the Oshrenkos but were fired and bore a grudge.
Oct 5 – Cem Duzgun, 21, from Hackney Turks, shot in Turkish social club in Clapton, east London. Yusuf Arslan, 23, Blaize Lunkulu, 27, Ndombasi Makusu, 26, and Christian Barabutu, 21, were all jailed for life. The killers allegedly have links with the Tottenham Turks. Lunkulu got a 35 year tariff. Arslan was jailed for 33 years, Makusu was given at least 28 years while Barabutu, 22, who was 17 years old at the time of the shooting, was detained for a minimum of 18 years.
Oct 4– Kimberley Cates, 42, killed with a machete at her home in Brookline, New Hampshire. Her 10-year-old daughter Jaimie survived by playing dead. Steven Spader, 18, and Chris Gribble, 17, were both jailed for life. They were offered a resentencing hearing because of their age but Spader refused, saying he was “the most sick and twisted person you’ll ever meet”. Spader had formed a club he called “The Disciples of Destruction” just before the home invasion.
Oct – Elizabeth Olten, 9, stabbed in St Martins, near Jefferson City, Missouri. Alyssa Bustamente, 18, was jailed for life (no parole) in Feb 2012. She killed her to find out what it felt like and wrote in her diary that it was “pretty enjoyable”.
Oct 2 – Oktay Erbasli, 23, a member of the Tottenham Boys, shot as he sat in his Range Rover in Tottenham. The gunman sped off on the back of a Suzuki motorbike. The killing happened at 4.10pm on a Friday and Erbasli’s girlfriend and a 5 year old boy were in the car. Unsolved.
Sep 30 – Barry Dighton, 61, former head teacher and his wife Elizabeth, 60, were stabbed at home in south Croydon. Their son Daniel Dighton, 34, an unemployed layabout, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 15 years). The trial heard the killing was sparked by a row over his hangover. He was found hiding in the attic by police.
Sep 27 – Jason Martin, 39, from Oldham, stabbed during a brawl in Hennigan’s pub in Ballyfermot, Dublin. The brawl, which involved 30 people, was known as the Ballyfermot Bloodbath. Derek “Dee Dee” O’Driscoll was jailed for 2 and a half years for violent disorder. Martin was on the run from England, where he was wanted in connection with the abduction and murder of Paul Brady from Rochdale.
Sep 26 – Derrion Albert, 16, from Altgeld Gardens, beaten to death in a gang fight near Fenger High School on Chicago’s South Side. The fight was videotaped and uploaded onto the internet. Silvonus Shannon, 19; Eugene Riley, 18 and Lapoleon Colbert, 20, were all jailed for 32 years in 2011. Eric Carson, 16, was jailed for 26 years. Charged were dropped against Eugene Bailey, 18. The killers were from the Ville area.
Sep – Chris Hartley, shot in Clayton West, Bradford. In March 2010 his boyfriend David Large, 35, was jailed for life (30 years). Simon Mullen, 39, a hitman who had been paid £25,000, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial heard that Large had begun a relationship with a woman, Dawn Mallinson, and wanted rid of Hartley.
Sep 21 – Zhen Asghar, 18, from Bolton, killed in Manchester. Hashim Salaam, 21, from Oldham, jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. There was a clash between two groups of Asians who were out in Manchester celebrating Eid.
Sept 21 – Rick and Ruth Gee, her son, Dillen Constant, 14, her daughter Justina Constant, 16, and Rick’s son Austin, 11, were beaten to death with a tire iron in a house in Beason, rural Illinois. Chris Harris went on trial for murder in 2009. He claimed he went to the house to buy marijuana and claims Dillen was responsible and he killed Dillen in self-defence.
Sep – Diane Ward, 55, shot at home in Isleworth, Florida. Her millionaire property developer husband Bob Ward was jailed for 30 years. He claimed it was a failed suicide pact.
Sep 19 – Amran Khan, 29, shot on the doorstep of his home in Oldham. Brett Francis, 26, and his twin brother Jordan Francis were both jailed for life (28 years). Mr Khan had just put his kids to bed.
Sep – Syde Abbass, 24, abducted, dragged into a car and beaten to death in Forest Gate, east London. Blaize Lunkulu, 25, was given an indeterminate sentence (6 years minimum) and Vikar Khan, 23, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. Abbass is believed to have been carrying drugs and cash. The killing was allegedly carried out on the order of a gangster known as “Reds”.
Sep 17 – Stuart Ludlam, 44, taxi driver, shot and found in the boot of his taxi at Cromford railway station in Derbyshire. Colin Cheetham, 61, a gun fanatic from Ripley, was jailed for life (30 years). At his trial in Nottingham CC Cheetham came up with a cock and bull story about the killing having been carried by two men called “Stan” and “Geoff”.
Sep 12 – Leah Questin, 37, Filipino-born care worker from Cricklewood, last seen on a bus travelling towards Elephant & Castle, SE London. Her body was found in a suitcase in a dried-up pond in Cliffe, near Rochester, Kent. Clinton Bailey, 35, an IT specialist from Brockley, was jailed for life (30 years). They had met while online dating. Bailey tried to use his IT expertise to erase traces of his email contact with her.
Sep 12 – Shevon Wilson, 17, stabbed outside World’s End pub in St George, Bristol. Sam Lengfeld, 23, was jailed for life (17 years) in July 2010. Lengfeld was a pub regular. Two of Shevon’s friends were convicted of attacking him afterwards. The case featured in the BBC3 series Pictures of A Teenage Killing.
– Charlotte Avenall, 8, found hanged at home in Mansfield, Notts. Her parents Simon Moody, 32, and Susan Moody, 24, were never charged with murder but were jailed for 12 months for neglect in April 2010. The court heard no-one had been in her bedroom for four weeks. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8611255.stm
Sep – Eddie Thompson, 29, decorator, shot in a car in Hackney. Kallum Morris, 19; Kieron Lawrence, 19, and Paul Stoby, 18, were all jailed for life (27 years) in June 2010.
Sep 5 – Andrew Wall, 46, an unemployed recluse, was shot on the Aylesbury estate in Elephant & Castle, SE London. His drug dealer Lee Townsend, 41, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial heard Townsend had borrowed money and did not want to pay it back.
Sep 5 – Patricia Thompson, 85, strangled at home in Hartburn, near Stockton-on-Tees. Steven Hodgson, 33, a burglar from Middlesbrough, was jailed for life (34 years) in May 2010. He stole some rings and pawned them, having done research on the house in Google Maps.
Sep 5 – Jamie Kyne, 18, from Ireland, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Scotland, apprentice jockeys, died in an arson attack on a party in a flat in Malton, North Yorkshire. Peter Brown, 37, a labourer originally from the Aberdeen area, started the fire when he lit rubbish in the communal entrance. In Dec 2010 he was given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 7 years) for manslaughter. The trial at Leeds CC never really heard any reason why he had set the fire. In May 2013 the owner of the flats, Alan Foster, 65, from Norton, was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to breaching four fire safety regulations. He admitted storing combustible materials under the stairs.
Sep 4 – Vincent Francis, 34, stabbed 17 times in Wells, Somerset. Stacey Hyde, 18, a friend of his girlfriend Holly Banwell, was jailed for life (9 years). She objected to him violently abusing Holly. The Court of Appeal ordered a retrial after hearing Ms Hyde had a history of abuse and was extremely vulnerable at the time of the killing. In 2015 she was acquitted at a retrial.
Sep 4 – Michael McGurk, 45, Scottish-born property developer, shot in the head as he got out of his Mercedes in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne, Australia. His 10 year old son was with him. British property developer Mark Burby sought police protection fearing the same assassin. Unsolved.
Sep 1 – Jesse Richards, 48, scrap metal dealer from Surrey (and drug dealer), abducted in Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire and never seen again. Body not found. In April 2012 Kevin Hudson, 50, from Coventry, was jailed for 19 years for manslaughter. James Doe, 38, from Coventry, admitted manslaughter and blackmail and was sentenced to 18-and-a-half years. Matthew Taylor, 29, from Coventry, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 13 years. Joseph Doe, 37, pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and was jailed for four years. David Butler, 26, from Colnbrook, Slough, pleaded guilty to obstructing a coroner and was sentenced to four years in prison. Following his disappearance in 2009 police searched a storage unit belonging to him in Sheffield, where they discovered around £1m in cannabis resin, stored in cardboard boxes. Richards is understood to have owed £50,000 to some gypsies.
Aug – Yoshiyuki Oide, 41, officer worker, killed at Fujimi, near Tokyo. Kanae Kijima, 34, was charged with murder. He promised to marry her and then asked for money.
Aug 31 – Gary Johnson, 25, run over by a car outside the Ministry of Sound nightclub in south London. Ranjit Nankani, 29, was jailed for life (18 years). Johnson’s friend, Dwayne McPherson, 28, from Sydenham, was also jailed for life (11 years) for the attempted murder of Nankani. He ran up to the car and shot at Nankani after he crashed into a lamppost. The trial heard a row had broken out after Nankani trod on Mr Johnson’s feet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10728023
Aug 29 – Seven people were battered to death with a shotgun in their trailer in Townsend, Georgia. They were Guy Heinze Sr., 45. Rusty Toler Sr., 44, and his four children: Chrissy Toler, 22; Russell D. Toler Jr., 20; Michael Toler, 19; and Michelle Toler, 15. Also killed was the elder Toler’s sister, Brenda Gail Falagan, 49, and Joseph L. West, the 30-year-old boyfriend of Chrissy Toler. Her 3-year-old son, Byron Jimerson Jr., ended up the sole survivor but suffered severe head injuries.Guy Heinze junior, 22, was jailed for life without the possibility of parole in Oct 2013. Prosecutors said he killed the first victim in a dispute over a bottle of prescription painkillers he wanted to steal, then killed the others to avoid getting caught.http://www.cbsnews.com/news/guy-heinze-jr-ga-man-gets-life-in-prison-for-killing-father-7-others-in-mobile-home/
Aug 28 – Safrajur Rahman Jahingir, 23, delivery driver for a curry house, shot as he drove through Parsons Cross, Sheffield. Brothers Mohim Khan, 36; Mukid Khan, 33; Munaim Khan, 28; Saul Mohsin, 20; and Mohammed Faizan, 22, were all acquitted. The trial heard the gunman was drug addict Michael Fowler, who later died of a drug overdose. It was allegedly linked to a family feud.
Aug – Joanna Michael, 25, stabbed after being found in bed with another man in Cardiff. Her boyfriend Cyran Williams, 20, was jailed for life.
Aug 21 – Alyn Thomas, 22, stabbed at a house in Brackla, near Bridgend, south Wales. His girlfriend Katherine McGrath, 18, an A level student, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
Aug – David Stevenson, 28, stabbed in the beer garden of New Inn in Sutton, Surrey. Leo Cooper, 25, a love rival who was drunk and on cocaine, was jailed for life (22 years) in June 2010.
Aug – George Smith, 60, stabbed and dismembered at his flat in Barnet, north London. Dwayne Cupidon, 26, a Jamaican drug dealer and illegal immigrant, was jailed for life (26 years) in July 2010. Smith had stolen money and drugs from Cupidon’s safe.
Aug 17 – Billy Owen, 57, attacked at home in Old Swan, Liverpool. Gary Rowell, 31, was jailed for life (22 years) in Feb 2010. David Scully survived, as did a woman who was raped.
Aug 17 – Tinakorn Tuekpia, 42, chef and brothel owner, was stabbed in brothel in Bradford. Israr Hussain, 27, and Subhan Khan, 21, were both jailed for 7 years for manslaughter. Syed Bukhari, 28, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to rob.
Aug 17 – Daniel Herbert, 27, a club promoter from Bournemouth, was beaten and shot in Bermondsey, south London. Bobby Winser, 21, of Bermondsey and Michael Campbell, 24, of Camberwell, south London, were both cleared of murder but jailed for 14 years each for GBH. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they blamed Herbert and his friends for the robbery of a cannabis factory.
Aug 15 – Jasmine Fiore, a Playboy model, was killed and her mutilated body stuffed in a suitcase in Los Angeles. She was identified by her breast implants. Her boyfriend Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant, hanged himself in a motel in Canada on 23 August.
Aug 9 – Rosalyn Hunt, 41, was beaten and kicked at home in Ipswich. In Sep 2010 Paul Clarke, 41, was jailed for life (27 years). Lorraine Thorpe, 15, was jailed for life (14 years). John Grimwood, 27, was acquitted. Lorraine’s father, Desmond, 43, an alcoholic, also took part in the killing but was himself killed by the others a few days later because they feared he was going to tell the police.
Aug 8 – Lisa Leckenby, 28, stabbed 5 times and stamped on her head at home in Blackhall, County Durham. Marcel Allen, 42, was jailed for life (15 years). He bragged that he had eaten a kebab after killing her. Her bother Shaun Leckenby was convicted of murdering their father Ronald in Sunderland in 2006. Ronald himself had been convicted of killing his brother Christopher, who had been in an incestuous relationship with Lisa.
Aug 8 – Linda Casey, 54, her naked and battered body was found in woods near Banstead, Surrey. One of her lovers, Peter Ling, 50, was jailed for life (18 years).
Aug – Lily Burk, 17, stabbed in “skid row” area of Alameda Street, Los Angeles. Charlie Samuel, 50, a homeless junkie, was jailed for life. She was working as a volunteer and had just taken money out of a cash machine.
Aug 2 – Chanelle Jones, 17, childcare student from Cardigan, stabbed and found in the boot of a Ford Fiesta stopped by a Stinger police trap near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales. Her father, Gary Fisher, 40, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2010. He claimed she wanted to die after being raped by a stranger.
Aug 17 – Carl Beatson Asiedu, 19, aka DJ Charmz, stabbed outside Club Life in central London. His friend Peter Lama, 19, was also stabbed in the melee Junior Ademujimi-Falade, 19, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The main suspect Jeffrey Okafor was extradited from Nigeria in 2014 and was jailed for life (17 years) in 2015. Junior Ademujimi-Falade, 21, from Leicester, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in 2011. Bolaji Kako-Are, 20, from Walworth, south London, was jailed for 30 months for violent disorder. Former Crystal Palace footballer Abu Mansaray, 20, from South Norwood, jailed for five-and-a-half-year sentence for violent disorder. Okafor’s brother, Junior Okafor, 24, from East Dulwich, was jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice. He pleaded guilty to convincing their mother to pay for a plane ticket and arranging for his girlfriend to drive his brother to Heathrow Airport.
Aug – Americo Delgado, 81, a Mexican defence lawyer, was stabbed in his office in Toluca, near Mexico City. The Zetas may have been responsible. Unsolved.
August – Campbell Bridges, 71, Scottish gem expert, killed by a mob armed with spears and machetes in Voi, Kenya. Eight people suspected to be workers of Tia Akili Mining Company, where Mwatela is a majority shareholder, have been charged with the 2008 murder of Bridges.Mohamed Kokane, Alfred Njururuka, Samuel Mwachala, James Chacha Mwita, Daniel Mnene Suleiman, Osman Hussein, Crispus Mukunguzi and Regea Omar Salim went on trial in 2013.
Aug – Samuel Alexander, 70, former university lecturer who was born Sami El-Kayoubi in Egypt – killed and buried in the garden of his house in Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire. His son Mark Alexander, 20, a university student, was jailed for life (16 years) in 2010.
July 29 – Darlene Haynes, 23, killed and had her foetus cut out of her womb in Worcester, Massachusetts. Julie Corey, 35, was arrested in New Hampshire and in Feb 2014 was jailed for life without parole.
July 28 – Swinder Singh Batth, 47, shot outside Gavin’s Sports Bar in Bilston, West Midlands. He was a victim of mistaken identity. The actual target was nearby. Two men were jailed for life – Jasbir Singh Takhar, 23, of Coseley, was given a 29 year tariff at Birmingham Crown Court.Sukwinder Singh Sanghera, 24, West Bromwich, was given 28 years.Four men and a woman were found guilty of conspiracy to commit violent disorder. They were Gurpreet Singh Ottalan, 22, of Western Driven, Bilston, who was jailed for two years; Onkar Singh Sangha, 22, of Babors Field, Bilston, who was jailed for two-and-a-half years; Jarnail Bajwa, 35, of Bickley Road, Bilston, who was given a three-year sentence; Narinder Kumar, 26, of Slade Close, West Bromwich, who received a two-and-a-half year sentence, andNeesha Dubb, 20, of Weston Drive, Bilston, who was sent to a Young Offender’s Institution for 21 months. Amardeep Singh Narwal, 25, of Sedgley Grove, Handsworth Wood, was given a three-and-a-half year sentence for witness intimidation.A 17-year-old youth was given 195 days detention for the same offence. The trial heard the killing was sparked by an incident with a laser pen.
July 27 – Mohammed Arshad, 36, taxi driver, stabbed in Kings Norton, Birmingham during a robbery. Andrew Bayliss, 29, was jailed for life (30 years). The trial in April 2011 was told that he had debts of £20,000.
July 27 – Jin Xue, 38, and his wife Li Xie, 35, owners of a Chinese takeaway in Barnsley, were abducted, killed and dumped in the boot of a car in Belle Isle, Leeds. Lu Yao Jia, 19, and Ji Peng, 24, were both jailed for life (34 years) in March 2010.
July – Elif Oruc, 42, dinner lady, stabbed at home in Wembley, NW London in a fake burglary. Her husband Mikdat Sarpaz, 46, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2010. He had been having an affair with Serpil Aksoy, 33, and was planning to cash in on £375,000 life insurance policy. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=328285106&VID=204
July 25 – Dr Nadim Gulamhuseinwala, 32, was beaten to death in Green Park, London. Thomas Connor, 20, was jailed for life (25 years) and William Paton, 20, was jailed for life (23 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard they killed her during a robbery so they could find money to pay for a prostitute.
July 25 – Jayden al-Alas, four months old, died at home on the Barnsbury estate in Islington, north London. His mother Chana al-Alas, 17, and father Rohan Wray, 20, were charged with murder amid allegations that Jayden died of head injuries but charges were dropped in Dec 2011. It later emerged Jayden had suffered a head injury at birth due to forceps delivery and other fractures were due to rickets. The couple said the Great Ormond Street and University College hospitals should have diagnosed the disease. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17780954
July 23 – Karen McGraw, 50, stabbed three times at home in Connah’s Quay, north Wales. Her former boyfriend Trevor Ferguson, 49, from Manchester, was jailed for life (17 years) in Dec 2009.
July – Louise Evans, stabbed and beaten in Burnley. Anthony Wood, 22, was jailed for life (23 years). Matthew Maw, 20, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life (18 years). Wood continues to protest his innocence, having been prosecuted under joint enterprise law. http://www.jointenterprise.co/Anthony_New.html
July – Graham Reeve, 55, tortured for his PIN number and then strangled in Colchester. Jon Williams, 22, and Danny Howsego, 36, were both jailed for life.
July 15 – Natalya Estemirova, 50, human rights activist, abducted and shot in Grozny, Chechnya. She was believed to have been killed by men acting on the orders of Chechnya’s puppet leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The murder outraged the White House and the international community. Unsolved.
July 15 – Gordon Whitehouse, 66, killed in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. Alan Lee, 30, a labourer from Ombersley, was jailed for life (18 years). He was drunk.
July 12 – Bernice Novack, 87 and her son Ben Novack jr, 53, beaten to death in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ben’s wife Narcy Novack, 56, and her brother Cristobal Veliz, 59, were both jailed for life with no parole in Dec 2012. Narcy, born in Ecuador and a former stripper, was determined to get her hands on her husband’s money. He was the heir to the Fontainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach.
July 11 – Ben Lund, 19, window cleaner, was beaten up in a nightclub in Eastbourne. Nicholas Sitko, 24, a bodybuilder, was jailed for life (14 years).
July 11 – Arturo Gatti, 37, former world champion boxer (Italian-born Canadian), was strangled with strap of a handbag in a room in a holiday resort in Porto de Galinhas, near Recife, Brazil. His Brazilian wife Amanda Rodrigues, 23, a former stripper, was arrested but later freed when the police decided it was suicide. Gatti was very drunk at the time and had been rowing with his wife but his family in Canada insist he would not have killed himself. http://www.sbnation.com/2010/5/20/1647011/suicide-or-murder-in-the-case-of
July 11 – David Cauchi-Lechmere, 20, from Bow, stabbed at a house party in Beckton, east London. Jerome Taylor, 19, Lewis Wilson, 18, Tobi Egunjobi, 19 and Matthew Genesi, 20 were all acquitted of murder but jailed for 30 months for violent disorder. Nathan Jones, 19, admitted violent disorder and was jailed for 30 months. Francis Meshach, 20, Losimba Yfeko, 19, and Iyoula Yfeko, 17, were acquitted of all charges. The trial heard there was a fight between Bow and Beckton boys. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=464231213
July 11 – Sally Garwood, 25, a teaching assistant, stabbed in Aylesbury, Bucks, while walking her dog. Robert Cusworth, 25, pub chef and complete stranger, was jailed for life (20 years) in Feb 2010.
July 9 – Junaid Khan, 21, shot outside a doctor’s surgery in Oldham. Milad Finn, 23, Liaqet Khan, 29, and Syed Shabir, 28, were all acquitted in August 2011.
July – Alan Ford, 30, beaten to death in Govan, Glasgow. John Gallagher, 17, was jailed for life (9 years) in March 2010.
July 8 – Naila Mumtaz, 21, pregnant, suffocated at home in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. Her husband Mohammed Mumtaz, 25, from Birmingham, had claimed Naila Mumtaz, 21, tried to strangle herself at home in 2009.Mumtaz, his parents Zia Ul-Haq and Salma Aslam, both 51, and brother-in-law Hammad Hassan, 24, were all jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court in Sep 2012. The trial heard Mrs Mumtaz’s in-laws thought she was possessed by evil spirits, a djinn.Mumtaz, who had to be helped out of the dock by his father, was jailed for a minimum of 13 years.His brother-in-law, Hammad Hussan, was also imprisoned for at least 13 years. Zia Ul-Haq and Salma Aslam were told they would each serve a minimum of 15 years.
July 7 – Myul Chul Jang, stabbed in a fight in New Malden, Surrey. Seong Hong, 35, was jailed for life (13 years). The area has a large Korean population.
July 9 – Melanie Billings, 43, and husband Byrd Billings, 66, were shot at their mansion in Pensacola, Florida. Leonard Gonzalez junior, 35, was sentenced to death in Oct 2010. Wayne Coldiron, 41, was jailed for life. The gang stole a safe which contained jewellery, family papers, and prescription medications. The Billings had 16 children, 12 of whom were adopted. Gary Lamont Sumner, Fredrick Lee Thornton, Donald Ray Stallworth and Rakeem Chaney Florence were also charged. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/byrd_and_melanie_billings/1.html
July 4 – Nasar “Max” Hussain, 30, originally from Pakistan, shot in his shop, Brookhouse Wines, in Salford. In Dec 2010 Arfan Rafiq, 25, and Mohammed Hafiz, 42, and Simeon Henderson, 27, were jailed for life. Ryan Manning, 21, was given an indeterminate sentence (8 years minimum) for manslaughter. Akmal Afzal, 24, was jailed for 7 years for possessing a gun. The trial at Manchester CC heard they were members of the Castle Street gang from Bolton. Three other men – Gulfan Khan, 36, from Oldham, Tanveer Khan, 30, from Bolton and another men – are believed to have been involved and have fled to Pakistan.
July 1 – James Kamara, 22, shot in Broomhall, Sheffield. Aaron Storey, 21; Barrington Bloomfield, 21, Marcus Gad Binghi Thompson, 30, and Tobias Thompson, 26, were all acquitted in Feb 2010. The trial at Sheffield CC was told the victim was from the S10 postcode gang while the defendants were from the S3 Crew from Pitsmoor/Burngreave area.
June – Stuart Lownds, 18, hairdresser, stabbed at a party in Bestwood, Nottingham. Robert Mather, 23, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter.
June 24 – Chastity Turner, 9, shot while bathing her put bull terrier in 7400 South Stewart, Englewood, Chicago. Kevin Stanley, 26; Ronald Henderson, 29, and Davionne Whitfield, 17, are still awaiting trial. The target was believed to be Chastity’s father Andre.
June 21 – Maleha Masud, 15, and her sister Nabiha Masud, 21, died in fire at home in Tooting, south London. Shihabuddin Choudhury, 20, from Nottingham, was jailed for life. Maleha’s ex-boyfriend, Akmol Miah, 14, was convicted of murder and detained during HM Pleasure. He was angry after she dumped him. Rasal Khan, 18, was acquitted.
June 15 – Des “Tuppence” Moran, shot in the Ascot pasta café in Melbourne, Australia. His sister-in-law Judy Moran, 65, was jailed for 26 years in June 2010. The former Rebels bikie president Geoffrey “Nuts” Armour was jailed for 26 years. The Morans are a legendary Melbourne crime family. Getaway driver Michael Farrugia, 45, gave evidence against Moran and was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. Armour’s girlfriend Suzanne Kane, 47, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and received a suspended sentence due to time served while on remand. http://aussiecriminals.com.au/tag/des-tuppence-moran/
June – Jenna Thomas, 21, student nurse and part-time barmaid, strangled in a car in Porthcawl, south Wales. Her boyfriend Philip Packer, 50, was jailed for life (18 years) in Jan 2010. The trial at Cardiff CC heard he killed her in his car when she ended the relationship.
June – Tracy Downer, 40, stabbed to death at home in Wilnecote, Staffordshire. Her husband Simon Downer, 32, was jailed for life (20 years). His eight year old daughter gave evidence against him in court. In 2005 he had stabbed his former partner and was jailed for six years after pleading guilty to serious wounding with intent, he told the court. He met Tracy while absconding from an open prison in 2007 and they married the day after he was released from jail in April 2009.
June 7 – Claire Wilson, 21, who was heavily pregnant, was stabbed in the street in Grimsby in a random attack. Her killer was Alan McMullan, 53, a mentally ill loner who had been drinking heavily. In 2010 he was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 20 years. In 2012 the local NHS board admitted mistakes were made with McMullan.
June – David Cox, 18, a disabled man with the mental age of an eight year old, was beaten to death in Bessacarr, Doncaster. Unsolved.
June 5 – Heather Snively, 21, heavily pregnant, was battered with a collapsible police baton in Beaverton, a suburb of Portland, Oregon and her foetus stolen. Her body was hidden in the crawlspace under the house. Korena Roberts, 27, was jailed for life in October 2010. She had deliberately befriended her with an eye on her baby.
June 5 – Orville Henry, 48, stabbed with a broken vodka bottle at home in Ilford, east London. Wayne Green, 55, was convicted of manslaughter in Feb 2010 and given an indeterminate sentence for public protection (minimum of 5 years). Ashley Robinson, 41, was acquitted. The trial heard it was a row about football after Green called Henry’s team, Tottenham, a “bunch of wankers”.
June 3 – Anthony Otton, 28, shot on a balcony on the Fulham Court estate in Fulham on the day of the funeral of Darcy Austin-Bruce (see May 1). A relative of Austin-Bruce is the prime suspect. Unsolved.
May – Fred Sluggett, 61, assaulted in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester. He died of his head injuries in July 2014. Joseph Moran, 28, was charged with murder in December 2014 and awaits trial.
May – Emanuel Murray, a baby boy, was thrown out of a car window on the the I-275 highway in Florida. Richard McTear has been accused of first degree murder. His first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial . He went on trial again in July 2014. The key witness was Emanuel’s mother, Jasmine Bedwell. Bedwell burst into tears multiple times as she recounted the abuse suffered by McTear.
May 30 – Michelle Samaraweera, 35, raped and strangled in Walthamstow, NE London. Aman Vyas, 26, was detained at Delhi airport in 2011. He awaits extradition.
May 30 – Raul Flores, 29, and his daughter Brisenia, 9, shot during a burglary at their home in Arivaca, near Tucson, Arizona. Shawna Forde, 43, and Jason Bush, 39, were sentenced to death in Feb 2011. Forde and Bush were ironically anti-immigration activists and burgled the house to fund their Minuteman American Defense Vigilantes group. Albert Gaxiola was jailed for life without parole. Forde, who had a long record for theft, burglary and prostitution, accused members of a drug cartel in 2008 of sexually assaulting and shooting her.
May 29 – Ian Charlton, 18, stabbed in Grangetown, Middlesbrough. Jonathan Charlton, 22, (no relation), was jailed for life (12 years) in March 2010. A fight broke out between Ian’s brother Richard aka “Smurf” and Jonathan Charlton after a row over Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend Emma Stubbs. The case featured in BBC documentary. Ian’s mother had to move away from the area because of intimidation from relatives and friends of Jonathan Charlton.
May – Victorja Surgontaite, 22, Lithuanian, was stabbed after a row in Glasgow. Her boyfriend Shazad Javed, 24, was jailed for life (15 years) in Jan 2010.
May 27 – Kinga Legg, 36, Polish-born French citizen, beaten to death in Hotel Bristol in Paris. Her British boyfriend Ian Griffin, 40, an entrepreneur, drove off in a Porsche and travelled to the UK. He was eventually arrested and was extradited to France in 2011. He was released on bail in 2013. He still awaits trial.
May – Barry Fleming, 28, stabbed outside the Clifton Arms pub in Broxburn, west Lothian, Scotland. Chris Bouhadi, 25 a former soldier, was jailed for life (16 years) in April 2010.
May 24 – Kevin McDaid, 49, Catholic killed by a loyalist mob in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, celebrating Rangers winning the SPL title by invading a Catholic estate. Murder and manslaughter charges were dropped against John McGrath, 50; Paul Newman, 40; Aaron Beech, 23; Chris McDowell, 33; Frank Daly, 48; James McAfee, 28; John Thompson, 29; Ivan McDowell, 42 and David Cochrane, 18, in 2014. They were convicted of affray and other offences.
– Danny Farber, young Gridiron star, shot dead in Los Angeles. He had taken his date, Araceli Nogueda, to Louisiana Fried Chicken. As the two ordered their food, 21-year-old Arlon Watson, a member of the Tragniew Park Compton Crips, rode by in a friend’s SUV. Watson, who had never met Farber, was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 80 years to life in prison. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/magazine/12/01/dannie.farber/index.html#ixzz2Uyg59AFO
May 23 – Jahmal Mason-Blair, 17, “accidentally” stabbed in the neck in Hackney during a fight between E8 and E9 postcode gangs. Michael Ematuwo, 13, from Dalston, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. Jahmal’s sisters fought Ematuwo’s sister after sentencing at the Old Bailey in Nov 2009. The trial heard Ematuwo’s bike had been stolen by Mason-Blair’s cousin. The case featured in BBC3 documentary A Picture of a Teenage Killing.
May 22 – Five girls died in a fire at the Armadale juvenile correction centre in Jamaica. They were Ann-Marie Samuels, Nerrissa King, and Rachael King, all 16 years old; and Kaychell Nelson and Shauna-Lee Kerr, both 15. On June 4, 16-year-old Georgina Saunders became the sixth victim of the fire. Her passing was followed by that of 17-year-old Stephanie Smith. Constable Lawrence Burrell is awaiting trial charged with starting the fire by lobbing a tear gas canister into the building. The disturbance is thought to have started after police sexually harassed girls. 13 other girls were injured. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Amradale-report
May 18 – Wesley Blake, 27, shot in Croydon. Henry Buahin, 24, and Ahmed Jessey, 21, were both acquitted in Feb 2010.
May 11 – Mariano Bacio Terracino, 53, shot outside a paper shop in Naples. It was caught on CCTV and got a lot of publicity. Terracino served 10 years in jail for his involvement in the 1977 kidnapping of Guido De Martino, who later became an MP for the former Italian Communist party. He was also tried as suspect in the killing of Naples mafia member Gennaro Moccia, but was acquitted. Costanzo Apic, 28, was arrested in Castel Volturno in October 2009 and charged with the murder.
– Michael Gilbert, 26, kept as a slave, tortured and then killed. His headless body was found in the Blue Lagoon, a private lake in Arlesey, Bedfordshire.
James Watt, 26, was jailed for life (36 years). His girlfriend Nichola Roberts, 21, was jailed for life (15 years). Natasha Oldfield, 29, was jailed for life (18 years). Watt’ brother Robert Watt, 19, was convicted of familial homicide and jailed for 8 years. Richard Watt, 24, got 6 years for the same offence. His mother Jennifer Smith-Dennis, 58, got 10 years for the same offence. The trial at Luton CC in Feb 2010 heard Gilbert was a “big friendly giant” who was used by the family as a domestic slave. He tried to flee several times. http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legal-and-policy/inquiries-and-assessments/inquiry-into-disability-related-harassment/ten-cases/case-nine-michael-gilbert/
May 10 – Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, 48, a lawyer, was shot in Guatemala. Francisco and Jose Valdes Paiz, hitmen, were arrested in June 2010. It later emerged that Marzano had hired them to kill him because he wanted the President of Guatemala to be implicated. But it backfired.
May 10 – Giuseppe Gregory, 16, from Ardwick, shot outside the Robin Hood pub in Stretford, Manchester. Hiroy Zerihun, 18, was jailed for life (23 years). Njabulo Ndlovu, 18, was jailed for life (21 years). Yaseen Kholwadia, 22, was acquitted. Michael Egerton, 21, admitted perverting the course of justice. Shadrach Phipps, 19, was convicted of possession of firearms. They were members of the Old Trafford Crips and Zerihun was a friend of Louis Braithwaite, who had been murdered a year before. Gregory was killed in revenge.
– Darcy Austin-Bruce, 20, from Fulham, shot outside HMP Wandsworth while on his way to visit an inmate
. Rupert Ross, 29, from Fulham, and Leon de St Aubin, 34, were both jailed for life (30 years). They were former friends who fell out over drugs. The trial heard that Casper Smith, 30, who was in prison overheard inmate Emanuel Igunbore say that Austin-Bruce was coming to visit him. He relayed this his cousin Khori Hines, 34. Jury were unable to reach a verdict against Smith and Hines and they were eventually cleared after prosecution offered no evidence. A man was later shot dead at Austin-Bruce’s funeral (see Phillip Otton). http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=130279713&VID=228
April – Rie Isohata, 32, strangled in Tochigi prefecture, Japan. Her lover Takeshi Kuwabara was jailed for life in 2010. He was a wakarasaseya, who was paid to split her up from her boyfriend but he fell in love with her. They had a big row when she found out his real job.
April 29 – Chloe Fletcher, 4, drowned at home in Wallasey, Merseyside. Her schizophrenic mother Laura Fletcher, 22, was given an indefinite hospital order. She had rung 999 and confessed. The child was known to Wirral social services.
April 27 – Shay Ogunyemi, 16, stabbed and set upon with a dog in Larkhall Park, Lambeth, south London. Crisdian Johnson, 21, was jailed for life (24 years). His brother Shane Johnson, 25, was acquitted. The attack followed an illegal dogfight.
April 25 – Jessica McCagh, 17, was set on fire in Arbroath, Scotland and door kept closed so she could not escape. Her boyfriend Stewart Blackburn, 18, was jailed for life (21 years).
– Christophe Borgye, 36, a French flight attendant, was stabbed and then buried in a concrete tomb under the shed in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Sebastian Bendou, 36, a paranoid schizophrenic, was jailed for life (14 years) after being convicted of murder. During his trial, however, Bendou told the court he had been acting on the instructions of his 35-year-old neighbour Dominik Kocher
, of Dumfries, who has also been convicted of Mr Borgye’s murder. Bendou claimed Kocher told him in early 2009 that he’d received information from ‘someone higher up’ than he, that Mr Borgye was going to rape his daughter, and that he needed to be ‘eliminated’.
– Pauline Knowles-Samarraie, 72, battered to death in Rottingdean, Brighton with a metal lintel and set on fire. Her son-in-law Mohammed Soboh, 41, was acquitted of her murder in May 2010. He admitted marrying her daughter just to get a visa to come to Britain but said she looked on him as a son and he would never harm her. The defence case was also based on a book written by Ms Knowles-Samarraie called I Never Said Goodbye which detailed her life in Iraq, the murder of her first husband and son, and the help she later received from Mr Soboh. Her husband was a former deputy oil minister under Saddam. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8678316.stm
April 21 – Johnson Ndjoli, 19, run over, shot and stabbed in New Cross, SE London. His friend – the target – Mohammed Turay, 20, survived. He died in hospital in January 2010. Derrell Callender, 20, and his brother Dwight, 23, were both convicted of attempted murder in Dec 2009 and jailed for 25 years. The attack was part of a feud between the Callenders’ “Shower gang” and the “anti-Shower” gang. They were never put on trial for murder after his death.
April 20 – Jade Defoe, 26, brother of Tottenham and England footballer Jermaine Defoe, punched in Stratford, east London. He fell and hit his head. Chris Farley, 33, from Leytonstone, was convicted of manslaughter in January 2010 and jailed for 3 years.
April – Camille Mathurasingh, 27, stabbed at home in Bow, east London. Her ex-boyfriend Paul Bristol, 25, was jailed for life (22 years) in March 2010. He killed her after seeing pictures of her with another man on Facebook.
April 10 – Julissa Brisman, 26, model and masseuse, shot at a hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Philip Markoff, 22, a medical student, was charged with murder but killed himself in jail in August 2010 before coming to trial. He had met her through the Craigslist website and was known as The Craigslist killer.
April – Claire Atkinson, 31, stabbed in Fleetwood, Lancashire. Her ex-boyfriend Alan Entwistle, 52, was jailed for life (20 years) in Dec 2009. He drove around with her body in his car.
April 8 – Diane Fallon, 43, and her daughter Holly, 10, vanished from their home in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Next door neighbour Thomas Smith, 26, a former soldier and registered sex offencder originally from Teesside, was jailed for life (32 years) at Glasgow High Court. The trial heard he raped Holly. Holly’s teacher raised the alarm after she failed to come into school.
April 8 – Victoria “Tori” Stafford, 8, abducted, raped and battered with a hammer in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Michael Rafferty, 28, a drug user, was jailed for life (25 years minimum) in May 2012. His girlfriend Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, was the star prosecution witness against him and was herself jailed for life.
April 7 – Abraham Shakespeare, 42, was found dead under a garden in Florida. Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore was jailed for life (no parole) in Dec 2012. He had won $17m on the lottery in 2006. She went into a business partnership with him but then ripped him off and killed him.
March – Milan Jurisic, killed and disposed of in an electric meet grinder and dumped in the Manzanares river in Madrid. Four Serbian gangsters – Vladimir Milisavljevic, Vladimir Mijanovic, Sinisa Petric and Luka Bojovic – are accused of murdering him. Bojovic was a key member of the Zemun Clan, which killed Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003. They went on trial in Oct 2014. Some reports say they ate some of the flesh.
Mar 30 – Neville Corby, 42, shot in Bradford. His boyfriend Craig Freear survived. A neighbour, Ernest Wright, 68, was jailed for life (whole life tariff) in March 2010. He had served 26 years in prison for a murder in 1971. Wright murdered Trevor Hale in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1971 and received a life sentence in 1973. His minimum term was set at 13 years but he served double that after absconding four times during his sentence. The 2010 trial heard that Wright had befriended Freear’s mother, who had mental health problems, and persuaded her to have her benefit payments paid into his bank account. Freear confronted him about it and a feud began.
Mar 29 – Paul Martin, 25, stabbed in Greenwich. Michael Bowden, 28, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life (22 years) in April 2010. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was completely unprovoked and Bowden had anger management issues. He went out drinking, knowing that his girlfriend had gone out with another man.
March 28 – Samantha Revelus, 17, and her sister Bianca, 5, killed in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. Bianca was decapitated in front of a police officer. Their brother Kerby Revelus, 23, who had recently been released from prison, was immediately shot dead by the police officer. Another sister, Sarafina Revelus, 9, survived.
March 29 – Tessie Garner, 88; Lillian Dunn, 89; Jessie Musser, 88; Bessie Hendrick, 78; John Goldston, 78; Margaret Johnson, 89; Louise Decker, 98 and Jerry Avent, a nurse – shot at Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina. Robert Stewart, 45, was shot and wounded by a police officer. In Sep 2011 he was convicted of 8 counts of second degree murder and jailed for a minimum of 142 years. The trial heard he had suffered from depression and had recently broken up from a girlfriend. His defence lawyer blamed the shooting on Ambien medication which he was taking for insomnia.
March 27 – Sandra Cantu, 8, abducted, raped with an object and dumped in a suitcase in California. Melissa Huckaby, 28, a Sunday school teacher, was jailed for life in June 2010. It was never clear what motivated her to behave so horrifically. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/06/14/sandra-cantu-killing-why-did-melissa-huckaby-murder-her.html
Mar 26 – Robbie Thomson, 17, shop worker, stabbed in Coupar, Angus, Scotland. David Barker, 25, was convicted of culpable homicide but at a second trial he was convicted of murder and jailed for life (19 years).
Mar 24 – Maureen Cosgrove, 65, strangled with a ligature at her home in Sutton, south London. George Maben, 45, was jailed for life (13 years). The trial heard she was the mother of his girlfriend Lucy, who was pregnant, and he hated her influence on her. He was overheard on a bug praying for forgiveness.
March 22 – Jeffrey Howe, 49, kitchen salesman – killed at home in Pickard Close, Southgate, north London. He was then dismembered and his body parts were scattered around Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. They were discovered in early April. Stephen Marshall, 37, from Borehamwood, was jailed for life (36 years) while his girlfriend Sarah Bush, 20, was jailed for 3 years and 9 months for perverting the course of justice. Marshall had been Howe’s business partner but then moved in as a lodger. But he refused to pay the rent and eventually killed Howe in an attempt to steal his identity.
Mar 22 – Ian Newton, 45, aka Scoobie Santino, a reggae singer and DJ from Fulham, was stabbed in an underpass at Greenford roundabout in NW London in the early hours of the morning after DJing at a party nearby. Unsolved.
Mar 22 – Anthony Zervas, 29, beaten to death with metal poles in the departure lounge of the domestic airport in Sydney, Australia, during a huge brawl between Hells Angels and Comancheros “bikie” gangs. Zervas was the brother of wekk known Hells Angels gang leader Peter Zervas. Comancheros boss Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi, 29, was jailed for 21 years for murder in 2012. Also jailed were Tiago Costa, 30, who got 7 years for manslaughter; Maher Aouli, 28, who got 6 years for manslaughter; Pomare Pirini, 21, who got 6 years; and Frank La Rosa, 37, who got 7 years. Shannon Peneha, 33, who turned state’s evidence and gave evidence against his friends, was jailed for 3 years for riot. Christian Menzies, 26, was acquitted of murder but convicted of affray. Usama Potrus, 26, was acquitted of murder but convicted of riot. Ismail Erden, 25, was acquitted of murder but convicted of riot. Zoran Kisacanin, 22, was acquitted of murder but convicted of riot and affray. The jury could not reach a verdict on Farres Abounader, 28. Peter Zervas was jailed for 16 months for his part in the affray. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/major-players-and-figures-in-the-comancheros-outlaw-motorcycle-gang/story-fni0fee2-1226467118366
Mar 22 – Ahmet Paytak, 50, shot while closing up Euro Wine and Food store in Holloway, N London. His son Husseyin, 21, was shot in the leg but survived. The killers were two black men on a motorbike. Michael James, 30, who was the rider of the motorbike, was jailed for life (30 years) in 2011. Ricardo Dwyer, 26, went on trial in Dec 2013. The trial heard that the killing was linked to the feud between Tottenham Boys and Hackney Turks.
Mar 14 – Abdulkarim Boudiaf, 18, shot in Tottenham. Asher Vance, 24, was acquitted of murder in Dec 2009. Three witnesses had identified Vance as the gunman. Jack Jackson was acquitted of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.
Mar 13 – Tyler Juett, 17, from Bulwell, stabbed while burgling a house in Old Basford, Nottingham. The householder Omari Roberts, 23, was charged with murder but charged were dropped on the eve of the trial in April 2010 on the grounds of self-defence. Juett’s 14 year old accomplice was jailed for 2 years for burglary. He was due to be a witness in the trial but turned out to be a liar.
Mar 13 – Andrew Gardner, 24, tortured and beaten to death in Chilton, County Durham. His girlfriend and the mother of his child, Clare Nicholls, 28, was jailed for life (32 years) in Jan 2010. Her brother Simon Nicholls, 24, was jailed for life (25 years) at the same trial in Teesside CC. Her ex-lover Steven Martin, 44, was jailed for life (20 years). She claimed she was injured in a fight but her injuries were old.
Mar 9 – Trevor Morse, 48, huntsman from Alderminster, Warwickshire, killed by a gyrocopter at Long Marston airfield, Warks. Bryan Griffiths, 54, a fox hunt monitor from Bedworth, was acquitted of manslaughter. The incident was caught on video.
Mar 9 – PC Stephen Carroll, 48, who was married with children and a Catholic, shot at Lismore Manor in Craigavon, County Armagh when he attended a bogus 999 call. Brendan McConville, 41, was jailed for life (25 years) and John Wootton, 17, was jailed for life (14 years). The killing was claimed by the Continuity IRA.
Mar 6 – Sapper Mark Quinsey, 23, from Birmingham, and Sapper Patrick Azimkar, 21, shot as they accepted a pizza at the gates to Massereene Barracks in County Antrim. Brian Shivers, 46, from Magherafelt, was jailed for life in Jan 2012. Colin Duffy, 44, from Lurgan, was acquitted. He claimed his DNA was planted in the getaway car. The killing was claimed by the Real IRA.
Mar 6 – Connor Muir, 17, stabbed in Livingston, Scotland. Andrew Gibson, 23, a drug dealer and bully, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 10 years for culpable homicide in Oct 2009.
Mar 5 – Joseph Olliffe, 35, from Bromley, shot in DA sandwich café in Mottingham, SE London. Gary Oxley, 48, a driving instructor, was jailed for life (21 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard Olliffe had been threatening Oxley over a £6,000 drugs debt owed to a “Mr B” who was in prison.
Mar 4 – Sunny Eze, 35, drug dealer originally from Nigeria, stabbed at his flat in Shooter’s Hill, Greenwich, SE London. Michael Henry, 39, and Mark Brown, 34, who robbed him of drugs and money, were jailed for life (30 years each). Both were Jamaican nationals.
Mar 3 – Wahab “Killer” Zaaki, 18, from Chingford, stabbed in Walthamstow, NE London. Kai Shannon, 19, was jailed for life (18 years) for murder in 2012. Abubakar Alawi, 19, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. They were members of the DM Crew. Wahab’s girlfriend found out she was pregnant after his death. The case featured in a BBC3 documentary.
Mar 3 – Gerry Edwards, 59, stabbed in Bromley, SE London. Chris Bevan, 56, survived. David Kilcullen, 46, was jailed for life (32 years) in Dec 2009. The motive for the attack was homophobia.
March – Troya Sheckles was shot dead in Shelby Park, Tennessee. Steven Pettway was found guilty in 2014 and jailed for 55 years. Dejuan Hammond was jailed for 35 years for the murder in 2015. The trial heard that Sheckles was gunned down shortly after agreeing to testify in a murder case against Hammond’s brother, Lloyd.
Feb 25 – Dean Skidmore, 36, robber, from Brierley Hill, was stabbed while attempting to rob a lorry (containing roller shutters) at an industrial estate in Coleshill, Birmingham. The Greek lorry driver Vassilios Michalopoulos, 41, claimed self-defence and was never charged. In July 2010 Skidmore’s cousin Troy Skidmore, 15, was jailed for 4 years for conspiracy to rob. Spencer Howells, 35, from West Bromwich, was jailed for 10 years for the same charge. Danny White was also jailed for 5 years.
Feb 22 – Pauline Adams, 57, and her granddaughter Shannen Vickers, 17, died after an arson attack at their flat in Malmesbury House, Cyprus Street, Bethnal Green, E London. Their cat and dog also died. Jake Sheehan, 19, and David Philip, 18, were both jailed for life (25 years) in Nov 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that the motive was a row over a £15 debt owed by Mrs Adams’ grandson. The case featured in a BBC3 documentary called Pictures of A Teenage Killing in 2011.
Feb 22 – Larry Safie, 25, shot in East Dulwich, south London. Taurean Taylor, 24, unemployed, was acquitted in June 2010. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Safie had come out of prison 9 days earlier. The gun was the same Glock 9mm used in a murder in October 2008 (Errol Davis) for which Taylor was also acquitted.
Feb 21 – Joseph James, 44, stabbed in the heart at home in Brockley, SE London. His father Ossie James, 73, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the father flew into a rage after his son returned from a Chinese takeaway with chicken and chips, rather than Chinese food.
Feb 21 – Anne-Sophie Turcotte, 3, stabbed 19 times and Olivier Turcotte, 5, stabbed 27 times at their home in Quebec city, Canada. Their father Guy Turcotte, 37, a cardiologist, was charged with murder. The previous month he discovered his wife, Isabelle, was having an affair with their personal trainer, Martin Huot. He found out from Huot’s girlfriend Patricia Giroux. They decided to separate but not before a holiday in Mexico. After killing the children Turcotte called 999 and was found under his bed, covered in vomit and blood. He told police he’d drunk windshield wiper fluid and wanted to die. He survived and was put on trial in 2011 and not guilty due to a mental disorder. He was released in September 2014 but faces a second trial in September 2015.
Feb 19 – Kul Hawadleh, 19, stabbed on the forecourt of a garage in Wealdstone, NW London. Abiwaheb Guiled survived. Abdul Khan, 18, was jailed for life (22 years) in Jan 2010. Michael Boyde, 37; Andrew Spence, 21; and Onochie Madelowe, 33, were all acquitted. The victim was the son of the former President of Somalia.
Feb 13 – Shane Price, 19, from Stourport-on-Severn, stabbed during a pre-arranged fight in a car park on Hartlebury Common, Worcestershire. Joe Carpenter, 19, from Kidderminster, was jailed for life (14 years). His father Paul Carpenter, 55, and mother Tracy Carpenter, 46, were both jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. The trial in April 2010 heard that the Carpenters and Prices had bad blood and the victim’s parents Fred and Eileen had agreed to the fight. But instead of a fistfight the Carpenters turned up armed with weapons.
Feb 13 – Varsha Champacial, 43, stabbed in storeroom of Peacocks shop in Mitcham, south London. Her husband Thaker Kardam Ramanlal, 47, was jailed for life (18 years).
Feb 12 – Aasiya Hassan, 36, decapitated at the offices of Bridges TV, a Muslim TV channel, in Buffalo, New York state. Her husband, businessman Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan, 44, was jailed for between 25 years to life in Jan 2010. The trial heard she had just filed for divorce.
Feb 11 – Jim McConnell, 38, a drug dealer, shot at home in Prehen, Londonderry by two masked gunmen, believed to be dissident Republicans. Unsolved.
Feb 8 – Shawn “Pinky” Callum, 26, shot on the Stonebridge Park estate in Harlesden, NW London. Callum’s cousin Paul “Grandad” Minto, 21, a convicted drug dealer from Harrow, and Linus Louisy, 22, were both acquitted in Feb 2010. Minto had only been released from jail 9 days earlier and claimed he was framed.
Jan 31 – Lakhvinder Cheema, 39, died after eating curry poisoned with aconite in Feltham, Middlesex. His former lover Lakhvir Singh, 45, was jailed for life (23 years). Cheema’s fiancé, Gurjeet Choongh, 22, was in a coma for two days but survived. On 26 January 2009, while Mr Cheema was abroad receiving treatment for cancer, Singh went to his house and put the poison in a container that held the curry. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8490795.stm
Jan 30 – Syden Pearson, 26, stabbed in the street in Worthing. Kai Orgles, 19, was jailed for life in July 2009.
Jan 30 – Daniel Keatinge, 25, a convicted gunman, was shot 4 times in Fazakerley, Liverpool. The killer was described as white, between 16 and 20 years. £10,000 reward was later offered. Unsolved.
Jan 29 – John “King” Abbey Nii Kacsu, 22, Ghanaian immigrant and boxer, stabbed on his way to Mayday Hospital in Croydon to visit his wife and newborn daughter. Charles Acquaah, 22, another Ghanaian immigrant, was jailed for life (15 years) and will then be deported. Abbey was with his three year old daughter at the time. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the pair had argued over a stolen passport.
Jan 26 – Tomasz Bundyra, 28, a Pole, battered to death and left in a disused office block near London’s Waterloo station which was used by homeless people. Five other Poles were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years each. They were ordered to be deported to Poland at the end of their sentences. They were Kristof Skobel, 48, Igor Volosin, 33, Dariusz Glusek, 29, Pawel Synowiech, 22, and Tomasz Bobola, 36. Janusz Lont, 26, was acquitted. Drink is believed to have played a large part in the killing.
Jan 25 – Bartosz Maryszczak, 26, stabbed in a house in Wembley. Nathan Hardy-Thomas, 18, and Edwyn Sarpong, 22, were acquitted in Sep 2009.
Jan 25 – Michael Eccles, 43, factory worker, was beaten to death on his way home from the off licence in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Carl Keatley, 20, and Jordan Carroll, 15, were both jailed for life.
Jan 24 – Claire Marshall, 35, stabbed at home in Milton, Cumbria. Her former partner Benjamin Cooper, 35, from Swindon, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The court heard her daughter witnessed the attack, in which her head was almost severed. Ms Marshall’s mother Marjorie was stabbed to death by her son John in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, in 1994.
Jan 24 – Stephen Lewis, 15, stabbed outside a party in Plaistow, east London by a group of 25 boys. In Nov 2009 Chris Mazekelua, 17, was jailed for life (17 years) for murder and Risassy Nyimbi, 18, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The court heard that Lewis was a member of the Chad Green Gang. His killing featured in a BBC3 documentary. His death was allegedly “avenged” in 2010 with the murder of Ailton Campos de Oliveira. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=801633855
Jan 23 – Leon Garcia-Mannaert, a nine-month-old boy, and Corneel Vermeir, a nine-month-old boy, were stabbed, along with nursery worker Marita Blindeman, 54, who tried to protect them, at Fabeltjesland crèche in Dendermonde, Belgium.Several other children were injured. In March 2013 Kim DeGelder, 20, was jailed for life. He was also convicted of stabbing a 73-year-old woman to death in her home in Beveren, not far from Dendermonde, a week before the nursery attacks. The trial had heard argument about his mental health but ruled that he was sane.
Jan 19 – Stanislav Markelov, prominent human rights lawyer, and Anastasia Baburova, 25, a trainee journalist with Novaya Gazeta, shot in Kropotkinskaya district, Moscow. Nikolay Tikhonov, 29, was jailed for life. His girlfriend Yevgenia Khasis, 24, was jailed for 19 years. The killers were neo-Nazis. Tikhonov is also suspected of murdering anti-fascist campaigner Alexander Rukhin in 2007.
Jan 18 – Liam Munn, 19, a promising footballer, was punched, hit his head and died in Nottingham. Simeon Ferguson, 19, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter in Oct 2009.
Jan 17 – Paddy McDade, 37, Big Issue seller and heroin addict, stabbed 24 times at his flat in Dundee. His friend Paul Clark, 33, a homeless heroin user, was jailed for life (11 years). They had rowed about drugs.
Jan 17 – Martyn Barclay, shot outside his home in Edinburgh. His girlfriend Caroline Igoe, 32, was jailed for life (20 years).
Jan 15 – Raymond Black, 48, stabbed 42 times in Carluke, Lanarkshire. Peter Allen, 19, who was drunk and using drugs, was jailed for life (15 years) in July 2009. The trial heard the knife was left lodged in Mr Black’s eye socket. Allen claimed Black made sexual advances.
Jan 15 – Vina Patel, 51, solicitor, was killed after her neck was broken at his office in Leicester. In May 2010 her business partner John Cort, 54, was jailed for life (29 years). Contract killer Brian Farrell, 37, was jailed for life (27 years). The trial heard that Mrs Patel was killed for the life assurance because Cort was in debt to the tune of £171,000. Farrell, who was born in Trinidad, was a male escort and claimed he was Cort’s secret lover and that explained phone calls and text messages. But it is thought Cort, a former Conservative councillor, was straight and actually preferred young black girls. The trial heard that £650,000 was also missing from the accounts of some of Cort’s clients.
Jan 13 – Umar Israilov, 29, Chechen political exile, shot on the street in Vienna. The two gunmen were both wearing military fatigues. Israilov had claimed he had been tortured in a Chechen prison and filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in 2006. Unsolved.
Jan 10 – Graham McKenna, 45, a former soldier, was stabbed in Birkenhead on the way to an Everton football match. His son Chris, 14, survived. Gary Finlay, 46, was jailed for life (25 years). He resented the fact that McKenna had stood his sister-in-law in a divorce battle.
Jan 9 – Craig Hodson-Walker, 29, shot at Fairfield sub-post office in Fairfield, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire during a bungled robbery. His father, sub-postmaster Ken Hodson-Walker, 56, was shot in the leg but survived. Craig had picked up a cricket bat to fend off the robbers. Chris Morrissey, 31; his brother Declan, 33; and Anselm Ribera, 33, all from Birmingham, were jailed for life (34 years each) in Dec 2009. The getaway driver, Adrian Snape, 24, from Small Heath, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 8 years for attempted robbery.
Jan 8 – Jamie Yeates, 15, stabbed at home in Llanelli, south Wales. His mother Maria and sister Kimberley were also attacked. His stepfather Wayne Bowen, 42, was jailed for life (16 years). The trial at Swansea Crown Court heard he was “morbidly jealous” but the exact motive was unclear.
Jan 7 – Jozsef Takacs, principal, and Laszlo Papp, 32, a teacher, shot dead at a school in Csepel, near Budapest, Hungary. Tamas Kun, 40, the janitor, and Gabor Deme, 32, a security guard, were both jailed for life in 2011. The trial heard they had embezzled money and been found out. At the trial they claimed socialist politicians were involved.
Jan 7 – Antonietta Guarino, 61, Italian, hit with a hammer at home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Her silver Toyota Yaris was stolen. Her lodger Marc Riley, 24, was jailed for life (20 years). His boyfriend David Carr-Burstow, 19, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 4 years for obstructing the course of justice.
Jan 4 – Rose Jatto, 61, stabbed 56 times at home in Camberwell, S London. Her son Wehinmi Metsaghurun, 27, fled and lived homeless until July. A few days after he killed her he suffered hypothermia while sleeping rough and had both legs amputed. In 2010 he admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Jan 2 – Stephen Vidal, 41, stabbed at home in Leicester. His partner, Sally Wood, 35, was convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence. The trial heard they had a row after taking drink and drugs.
Jan – Dale Harrell, bludgeoned with a hammer at home in Gilbert, Arizona. His wife Marissa Devault was accused of murder and went on trial in March 2014. She claims he was physically abusive and she acted in self-defence. Her former boyfriend Allen Flores testified at the trial that Devault told him a few weeks before the attack that she wanted to hire a hit man to kill her husband, Dale Harrell, at a casino hotel. Prosecutors say Devault instead killed Harrell in an attempt to get an insurance settlement to repay nearly $300,000 in loans from Flores. Prosecutors in Phoenix, Arizona are seeking the death penalty.
Jan 1 – Oscar Grant, 22, who was black, was shot in the back as he lay on the ground on the platform of Fruitvale railway station near Oakland, California. A clip of the incident appeared on Youtube. Johannes Mehserle, 27, a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, who was white, was acquitted of murder and jailed for 2 and a half years for involuntary manslaughter in Nov 2010 and was released the following year. There were riots in Oakland following the acquittal. The incident was the subject of a Hollywood movie, Fruitvale, which came out in 2013.
Jan – Amanda Birks, 27, murdered in Norton Heights, Staffordshire. Her husband Christopher Birks, 31, was jailed for life. The case was based on forensic linguistics tests on text messages.
? – Holger Holz was shot dead in front of the computer at home in Vienna. Two years later Manfred Hinterberger was killed as he slept. Estibaliz Carranza, 36, was convicted in 2012 of both murders and sentencing to life in a secure mental institution. She was Hinterberger’s lover and the ex-wife of Holz. Both bodies were hidden in the cellar of her ice cream parlour in Vienna. Carranza, who had Spanish and Mexican nationality, was known as the Ice Cream Killer and wrote a memoir in 2014.
Dec 30 – Stuart Slade, 35, stabbed in Brighton after a disagreement outside the Kitchen Bar pub. Michael Bishop, 24, fled to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but was extradited back to the UK and in May 2010 was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.
Dec 30 – Sher Khan, 60, Pakistani businessman and father of six from Newham, killed and his body found, burnt, on an embankment by the M45 motorway near Rugby, Warwickshire. His flatmate Irshad Wali, 51, from Plaistow, was jailed for life (18 years) in Nov 2009.
Dec 27 – Emma O’Kane, 27, killed by a shard of glass after being hit by a bottle thrown into the Queen Anne Hotel pub in Rochdale. Neil McNulty, 119, was jailed for 4 years for manslaughter in April 2009.
Dec 25 – Marie Rankin, 81, mother of eight, sexually assaulted and beaten with a crucifix, at her home in Newry, County Armagh. Her next door neighbour Karen Walsh, 42, a pharmacist originally from Galway, was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2011.
Dec 25 – Sage Aragon, 11, died of hypothermia after walking in the snow to her mother’s home in Blaine County, Idaho.
Her brother Bear, 12, survived. Her father Robert Aragon, 55, a Shoshone Native American, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial in Oct 2009. He had originally been charged with second degree murder. Charges were also dropped against Sage’s uncle, Kenneth Quintana, 29. The children lived with Aragon in Jerome, a tiny community located in the heart of the Idaho dairy industry. He was driving them to see their mother on Christmas Day morning when the car hit ice and slid into the snow bank.The trial heard he let them go walking to get help after the car got stuck in a snow drift.
His lawyer argued that Aragon was likely suffering from hypothermia, which causes confusion and poor judgment. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/idaho-jury-acquits-dad-in-girls-hypothermia-death/
Dec 24 – Craig Brown, 20, drug dealer from Battersea, shot in Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush, as he arrived at the home of his girlfriend, Denica Date, after doing some Christmas shopping. Nathan “Money” Harris, 16, was detained under HM Pleasure. Khalid El-Sheikh, 21, from the White City estate, were both acquitted of murder but convicted of possession of firearm. El-Sheikh was jailed for 10 years. Adil Saeed, 21, was also acquitted of murder. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Brown had “dissed” El-Sheikh and bitten off part of his ear. Harris was a member of the Instruments Of Cruelty (IOC) gang. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=277011332&VID=295
Dec 22 – Cheryl Camm, 28, prostitute and drug addict, stamped to death in an underpass in Toll Bar, Doncaster. Kieran Blackwell, 18, from Cantley, Doncaster, was jailed for life (11 years).
Dec 20 – Alan Street, 26, convicted rapist, tortured and killed with scissors at his home in Padiham, Lancashire. Peter Leonard, 28, was jailed for life (28 years). Alan Palmer was jailed for life (25 years). Keiran Davison, 20, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Street’s convictions were not relevant to his killing. The motive was that Leonard hated him because he was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Jayne Proctor and had beaten him in a fight. Leonard’s girlfriend, Nicola Street, 35 (no relation), was given a suspended sentence for assisting an offender. The trial heard that Leonard and Palmer told Davison, who was drunk, that Street was a paedophile.
Dec 20 – Sahar Daftary, 23, Afghanistan-born model who won the Face of Asia competition in 2007, fell to her death from 12th floor of the NV Buildings, luxury flats, in Salford Quays, Manchester. Her former boyfriend Rashid Jamil, 33, a property developer, was questioned but not charged. A coroner recorded an open verdict at inquest in 2012. The inquest heard she had told police he had raped her. The couple had an Islamic marriage but were not formally married. Her family have hired a private investigator to look into her death and have also put out an online appeal. http://www.sahardaftary.org/
Dec 19 – Davion Watt, 26, from Catford, shot in the back in Brixton. detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information. Leon Thompson, 20, from Camberwell, was charged with murder but the charge was later dropped. The case remains unsolved.
Dec 18 – Maria Stubbings, 42, strangled with a dog lead at home in Chelmsford, Essex. Her former boyfriend Marc Chivers, 42, a convicted killer, was jailed for life in Dec 2009. She was unaware he had only recently returned to the UK after serving 15 years in jail in Germany for killing a previous partner. Essex Police admitted making mistakes after an IPCC report.
Dec 13 – Derrick Days jr, 10 months old – shot dead after being caught in crossfire during gang shooting in Brownsville, Miami, Florida. Jimmie L Bowen, who was 16 at the time, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted murder. Bernard M. Jones, who was 17 at the time, was accused of being behind the wheel of the Dodge Ram that sped from the scene, faces two counts of felony murder, one of attempted felony murder and one of accessory after the fact. They are due to be sentenced on 10 Feb 2013.
Dec 12 – Captain Tom Tennant and Senior Trooper William Hakim were killed by a bomb planted at the back of Wells Fargo bank in Woodburn, Oregon. Police Chief Scott Russell was critically injured. Bruce Turnidge, 57, a debt-ridden businessman, and his son Joshua, 32, a former US Navy seaman, were both sentenced to death in December 2010. The bomb had been part of an elaborate bank robbery attempt. http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20101209/NEWS/12090351/?nclick_check=1
Dec 10 – Andy Cunningham, 52, a convicted paedophile, was stabbed in his caravan in Earlsfield, south London. His genitals were also mutilated. He slept
Dec 7 – Aiden O’Kane, 50, widower, was shot as he chased teenage vandals in East Wall, Dublin. He ran after them after they threw eggs at his house. A neighbour, Conor Duffy, 15, was jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in March 2011.
Dec 6 – Alexandros Grigoropoulos, 15, shot in Exarchia district of Athens, sparking riots. Epaminondas Korkoneas, 38, a police officer, was jailed for life in October 2010. Korkoneas’s patrol partner, Vassilios Saraliotis, 32, was given a 10-year jail sentence for complicity.The trial heard Korkoneas had fired three shots, during an altercation with youths.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11513309
Dec 4 – George Devonish, 30, shot in Wood End, Coventry. His chain and bracelet were stolen. Unsolved.
Dec 2 – James Taylor, 11, killed at home in New Ash Green, near Dartford, Kent. His mother, Jennifer Taylor, 44, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The court heard she had a breakdown as she struggled with debts of £290,000.
Dec 2 – Francesca Bimpson, 3, died three weeks later arsonists set fire to family home in Everton, Liverpool. Her mother, Eleanor Skelhorne and sisters Christina (8) and Ann-Marie (17 months) escaped unharmed. Her father Kieran Bimpson broke both ankles when he jumped to safety. Graham Heaps, 43, from Newport, Gwent, was jailed for life in December 2009. He was a former boyfriend of Francesca’s aunt, who bore a grudge.
Nov 30 – Stephen Ritchie, 49, from Brentford, killed after a fight at Little Harlington playing fields in Sipson, Middlesex. Darren Forwood, 20, from West Drayton, was jailed for 28 months for manslaughter in July 2009. Brandon Thompson, 20, from Hillingdon, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard a fight broke out between players from Old Greenfordians (Ritchie’s team) and Kingshill Town after Old Greenfordians won a Hayes and District Sunday League game 4-3.
Nov 30 – Arthur Toop, 82, and his wife Joan, 74, stabbed and battered to death with ornamental irons at their home in Charminster, Bournemouth. Their daughter Susan, 52, a nurse, was jailed for life (18 years). The trial at Winchester CC in July 2010 heard she was impatient for her inheritance.
Nov 26 – Nigel Bacon, 50, businessman and part-time gamekeeper, stabbed outside a bungalow in Normanton Larches, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. His wife, Susan Bacon, 54, was jailed for life (24 years). Her son Michael Bacon, 20, was jailed for life (21 years). Peter Jacques, 28, was jailed for life (28 years). Mr Bacon’s father-in-law Shaun Woodcock, 41, was acquitted.
– Jason Johnson, 24, was shot in the back in an alleyway in Cavendish Avenue, West Ealing, at around 8.50pm. Dale Ebanks, 19, from Hanwell, west London, and five other youths were charged with murder in February 2009 but the prosecution were forced to drop the case because of flawed witness evidence. The killers were from the Murder Dem Pussies (MDP) gang
. Two rappers were later jailed for posting a music video on Youtube threatening to gun down witnesses to the killing. Ishmael McLean, 22, and Rowan Simon, 18, wrote and performed the track after they were arrested on suspicion of murder. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=439020760&VID=300
Nov 12 –Romario Mullings-Sewell, 2, and his brother Delayno, 3 months old, stabbed in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Their mother Jael Mullings, 21, a paranoid schizophrenic, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in April 2009. An inquest in 2012 heard she had been smoking cannabis which may have exacerbated her schizophrenia. She told the inquest she believed she was being pursued by the Devil and had to kill her children. She said she “loved them with all my heart”. Police and social services were later criticised. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/toxic-mix-of-paranoia-cannabis-and-warped-687690
Nov 11 – Kadeem “Snipes” Blackwood, 15, shot at Caxton Street recreation ground in Derby. Michael Hamblett-Sewell, 19, was jailed for life (23 years). Callum Campbell, 18, was jailed for life (21 years). Ashley Campbell, 23, was jailed for 2 and a half years for assisting an offender. The trial in October 2009 heard it was a pre-arranged fight. Blackwood was a member of the Yunga Browning Circle Team gang while the killers were from the A1 Crew. Hamblett-Sewell was cleared on appeal in 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-29442422
Nov 10 – Lea Brooke, 81, died of smoke inhalation at her home at Sandal Grange Farm, near Wakefield. The arsonist has never been caught. On the BBC’s Crimewatch programme in 2011 it was suggested the motive may have been a grudge involving her builder son, Howard. Unsolved.
Nov 10 – Cynthia Lynch, 43, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was shot at a KKK-style camp in Louisiana run by the Bogalusa Sons of Dixie Knights. Raymond “Chuck” Foster, 44, was jailed for life for 2nd degree murder. His son, Shane, and Frank Stafford, 21, were charged with obstruction of justice. Foster jr was considered too stupid to go on trial. Stafford was jailed for 4 years. Danielle Jones, 24, was jailed for a year for giving false information to the police. The trial of Foster, the group’s “imperial wizard”, in February 2010 heard that Lynch was killed after she tried to back out of an initiation ceremony.
Nov 9 – Shane Geoghegan, 28, a rugby player, was shot as he walked home in Limerick, Ireland. Barry Doyle, 23, was jailed for life in Feb 2012. The trial heard that Geoghegan was an innocent victim of a gang war between the McCarthy-Dundon and Keane-Collopy families. He was a victim of mistaken identity.
Nov 9 – Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, model, stabbed at home in Farnworth, Bolton. Her boyfriend Ricardo Morrison, 21, was jailed for life (24 years) in July 2009. Morrison’s mother, PC Melda Wilks, a police officer, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice. Morrison was an amateur footballer and Amy Leigh’s ex boyfriend was Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy.
Nov 8 – Marcelo Lucero, 37, Ecuadorean immigrant, stabbed in the chest outside Patchogue railway station in Riverhead, Long Island, New York state. Jeffrey Conroy was jailed for 25 years in May 2010. The trial heard that Conroy, who was black, was with a group of racist bullies who were going “beany hopping” (ie attacking Hispanics). Also convicted were Jose Pacheco, 17, the son of a black mother and Puerto Rican father, and five white boys Nicholas Hausch, 17; Chris Overton, 16; Anthony Hartfold, 17; Jordan Dasch, 17; and Kevin Shea, 17. Nicholas Hausch was sentenced to five years in prison. Christopher Overton received six years. The other five were all jailed for seven-years.
Nov 5 – Taiwo McKenzie and his girlfriend Jhanel Whyte – their bodies were found in bushes at Mount Salus, Red Hills. In Sep 2012 Andre Ennis and Shane Brown were jailed for life for the murders, which became known as the ‘Good Samaritan killings’. George Cooper was charged but turned state’s witness and was jailed for only 8 years. The three men abducted and murdered the couple, who had taken medicine to them after a road accident between their cars which may have been staged. Jhanel’s mother Clover Graham became a campaigner for justice in Jamaica but she too was murdered in 2012.
Nov 3 – Dwayne Ayers, 20, was stabbed at 2am in a bungalow in Hook, Hampshire, which was used as a drugs den. It later emerged that Ayers was a member of a gang who burst in to try to steal drugs. Luke Long, who stabbed Ayers, successfully pleaded self-defence and was given a community service order for drug offences, along with Ben Davies. Dwayne’s cousin, Lucy Ayers, 28, and Joseph Hughes, 17, were both jailed for 3 years for burglary and violent disorder. Stuart Young, 21, was given a suspended sentence and 180 hours of community service for aggravated burglary. At the trial in January 2010 it emerged that Dwayne, who had an 18 month old son, had been jailed in October 2007 for causing the death of friends Callum Forbes, 15, and John Bryant, 18, after crashing a car into a tree after taking cocaine.
Nov 1 – Chen Liu, 27, Chinese immigrant, was killed with 34 nails from a nailgun and found in marshland in Sydney, Australia. Unsolved.
Nov 1 – Liberty Templeman, 15, from Brightlingsea, Essex, was indecently assaulted, strangled and drowned in a stream in Kerikeri, New Zealand. Theodorus Hermanus Kriel, 14, was jailed for life (11 years) in March 2010. The judge said he believed Kriel made sexual advances towards Liberty who punched him and he lost his temper and killed her. Kriel’s parents had emigrated to New Zealand from South Africa seven years earlier. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/3495104/Liberty-Templemans-killer-jailed
Oct 25 – Edward Dooley, 54, was hit on the head in Loanhead, Midlothian after he was found urinating in a garden. James Hendry, 34, admitted culpable homicide and was jailed for 40 months in 2014. He had survived the notorious shooting at the Marmion bar in Edinburgh in 2006 which killed boxer Alexander McKinnon.
– Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7, (known as Juice Box in the family), shot at home in Chicago. William Balfour, 27, was jailed for life in July 2012. The trial heard he had been married to Julia Hudson, sister of Hollywood film star Jennifer Hudson. The victims were Julia’s mother, brother and son (Jennifer’s nephew).
The trial heard that he had moved out in early 2008 but remained insanely jealous and lost it when he saw balloons – a gift from Julia’s new boyfriend- at the house. Julia Hudson had left for work as a bus driver when he came round. Jennifer Hudson attended every day of the trial. Sentencing Balfour the judge said: “Your soul is as barren as dark space.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178401/Jennifer-Hudson-family-killings-William-Balfour-sentenced-life-terms.html
Oct 24 – Colin Butler, 49, gay businessman, was kicked to death in High Wycombe, Bucks. In Nov 2009 Kieran Avery, 21, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The trial at Reading CC heard that Butler was very kinky and paid men to fight in front of him. He paid Avery, who was unemployed, £50 to punch him but he overdid it and killed him.
Oct 23 – Ivo Pukanic and Niko Franjic, were blown up by a car bomb in Zagreb. Pukanic was the editor of Croatia’s Nacional magazine. Zeljko Milovanic, a crime boss from Serbia, was jailed for 40 years in absentia.They were members of the notorious Zemun Clan and were angry at article Pukanic had written about organised crime. In Nov 2010 six men were convicted of murder in Croatia. Slobodan Durovic got 15 years, Robert Matanic got 33 years, Bojan Guduric-Bajone got 30 years, Željko Milovanović got 40 years and Luka Matanić and Amir Mafalani both got 16 years. The trial heard they were gangsters working for Serbian mobster Sreten Jocic, aka “Joca Amsterdam” who were paid 1.5m euros. Jocić, Željko Milovanović and Milenko Kuzmanović are standing trial for the same crime in Belgrade. Jocic was jailed for 15 years in 2010 for the murder of Goran Marjanović at a Belgrade café.
Oct 20 – Joseph Lappin, 16, Army cadet, stabbed near Shrewsbury House youth club in Everton, Liverpool by a gang of 10 youths. Callum Naden, 17, survived. James Moore, 17, was detained during HM Pleasure (17 years minimum). Nine others admitted conspiracy to cause GBH. Thomas Riding, 18, was jailed for 5 years; John McDonald, 21, got 6 years, Colin Yell, 21, got 6 years, Anthony Preston, 21, got 5 years, Anthony Smith, 22, got 6 years, Colin Cain, 20, got 5 years and 8 months and Shaun Doyle, 17, got 5 years. Anthony Greenwood was jailed for four years and three months and Francis Jordan, 16, was jailed for four years and six months. The trial heard Moore and his gang had terrorised the estate for a year and had already been given an ASBO.
Oct 20 – Kingsley Monk, 45, company director, strangled during a robbery and siege at Driverline 247 recruitment agency in Pontypool, Gwent. Gethin Heal, Nathan Taylor and Robert Lewis survived. Russell Carter, 52, a former employee from Cardiff, fled but was arrested on a train in Newport. He was jailed for life in August 2009. Carter claimed Monk owed him money.
Oct 19 – Rosalyn Alderton, 58, stabbed 29 times in an “animalistic frenzy of rage” in Godalming, Surrey. Her boyfriend Daniel Fuller, 49, was jailed for life (18 years).
Oct 18 – Anne Brown, 51, was beaten to death with a heavy torch and dumped in a stream, Clerkland Burn, in Ayrshire, Scotland. Her daughter Lisa Brown, 21, was jailed for life (20 years). Her boyfriend John Wilson, 25, was convicted of culpable homicide and jailed for 12 years. The trial heard they had rowed over care of Lisa’s 20 month old son. The trial heard Lisa suffered from Asperger’s.
Oct 17 – Paula Poolton, 40, from Titchfield, Hampshire – vanished in Portsmouth. Her body was found in the boot of her car at Swanwick railway station near Southampton. Her lover Roger Kearney, 56, was jailed for life (15 years). The trial in June 2010 heard they had an affair after meeting at Southampton FC, where they were both stewards. She was pressuring him to leave his wife, something he did not want to do.
Oct 17 – Danny “Shep” King, 51, father of four, shot at home in Ditton, Kent. The two gunmen are believed to have stolen a car in south London. Unsolved.
Oct 13 – Ivana Hodak, 26, shot in the head at home in Zagreb. Mladen Slogar was jailed for 30 years in March 2010. She was the daughter of high profile lawyer Zvonimir Hodak, who represented General Vladimir Zagorec, who was accused of embezzling $5m worth of diamonds from Croatian government in 1990s. The trial heard that Slogar killed her because he was angry with her father for not giving him a job.
Oct 9 – Katie Summers, 24, stabbed at home in Farnworth, Bolton. Her ex boyfriend Brian Taylor, 29, was jailed for life in Feb 2009. The IPCC later criticised Greater Manchester Police for failing to deal with Taylor. Police had contact with Ms Summers, also known as Katie Boardman, five times in the four days before her death. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8419167.stm
Oct 6 – Cima Sogojeva, 27, shot at home in Golders Green, N London. Lundrim Gjikokaj, 30, a Kosovan national, from Reading, was jailed for life (28 years) in Oct 2012. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he killed Sogojeva to avoid paying back a £250,000 debt. Gjikokaj, a degenerate gambler, had arrived with a box of chocolates in a fake gesture of goodwill. Both men had been involved in the theft of money from parking meters in central London.
Oct 3 – Gordon Boon, 73, a convicted paedophile, was strangled and dumped in woods near Great Witchingham in Norfolk. Royston Jackson, 42, a convicted killer, was jailed for life with no parole. The trial heard Jackson had killed teenager Stephen Raven in Essex in 1989. Jackson and Boon met in a bail hostel after coming out of prison.
Oct – Errol Davis, shot outside the SeOne club in Weston Street, London SE1. Taurean Taylor, 25, was acquitted in June 2010. Taylor was also accused of killed Larry Safie (see Feb 2009).
Sep 28 – Angela Brown, 31, died in a fire in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. In February 2010 Stephen Muir, 16, and a boy aged 15 were jailed for life (12 years) for culpable homicide. Their tariffs were later cut to 9 and a half years. The trial heard they stole a computer and a games console and then set the house on fire. Ms Brown saved her children from the blaze but died in hospital.
Sep 28 – Sghair Larimi, 29, gangster from Grenoble, shot by a sniper from a hill overlooking Varces-Grenoble prison in France. Marcel Egea, 58, a Corsican sniper, was found hanged in his cell at Lyon-Corbas jail in January 2013 while awaiting trial. He is thought to have been hired by Mourad Bouziane.
Sep 26 – Craig Marshall, 19, stabbed in Lexden Road, Acton, west London. Kandeep Balasubramaniam, 21, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter and given an indeterminate sentence (minimum of 8 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard they had argued about the quality of cannabis Balasubraniam had sold him.
Sep 21 – Adam Hustler, 41, a drainage contractor and Jehovah’s witness, shot at his large remote house in Porth Kea, 20 miles from Penzance, Cornwall. His wife Amanda, 39, survived. Jonathan Cock, 23, a former RAF airman, was jailed for life (25 years) in July 2009 after admitting murder. Truro CC heard he was the ex-boyfriend of Hustler’s daughter Danielle and was angry after being sacked from the family firm.
Sep 20 – Lucan Gordon, 23, stabbed outside the Domino club in Brixton. Unsolved.
– Matthew Pyke, 20, from Stowmarket, stabbed 86 times at home in Nottingham. David Heiss, 21, from Hunfelden, near Frankfurt, was jailed for life (18 years). The trial heard that Pyke quit university to run a wargaming messageboard. The court heard how Heiss became obsessed with Pyke’s girlfriend, Joanna Witton, through gaming forum warcentral.com and began a mission to “erase” her boyfriend. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8034687.stm
Sep 18 – Seven people shot outside a fashion shop in Castel Volturno, near Naples. The victims were Antonio Celiento, the owner of an arcade, and six African immigrants, Samuel Kwaku, 26, from Togo; Alaj Ababa from Togo; Francis Antwi, 31, from Ghana; Eric Affum Yeboah, 25 from Ghana; Alex Geemes, 28, from Liberia, and Cristopher Adams, 28, from Liberia. Joseph Ayimbora, 34, from Ghana, survived by feigning death. It was known as the Castle Volturno Massacre. In 2011 Giuseppe Setola, Davide Granato, Alessandro Cirillo and Giovanni Letizia were jailed for life and Antonio Alluce, was jailed for 23 years. The trial in Caserta heard the motive was partly racist and partly criminal. Black drug dealers had been invading the turf of local Camorra gangsters. The murders are thought to have been ordered by Camorra boss Alfonso Cesarano.
Sep 15 – Yasmine Larbi-Cherif, 22, and her sister Sabrina, 19, Algerian students who moved to the UK 10 years before, stabbed 35 times and beaten to death at luxury flat in Jupiter Apartments in Ladywood, Birmingham. Yasmine’s former boyfriend Mohammed Ali, 28, fled but was arrested at Dover. He was jailed for life (34 years) in May 2009. The trial at Birmingham CC heard he claimed they provoked him by laughing about a false rape allegation. He sexually abused the corpses and his own lawyer said he was a “hateful individual”.
Sep 13 – Oliver Kingonzila, 19, originally from DR Congo, stabbed outside the E Bar in Croydon. Triston Burke, 18, was jailed for life (14 years) in May 2009. The trial heard it was a row over a girl that Oliver’s brother Christopher was dating.
Sep 11 – Brian Haynes, 33, drugs and tobacco dealer from Huntingdon, killed in his cell at HMP Peterborough. In Feb 2010 Sebastian Waller, 26, and Shane Farrington, 26, were jailed for 9 years each for manslaughter. Paul Jefford, 24, had admitted manslaughter and was jailed for six and a half years. Sammy Lindsay, 22; Dale Maddison, 43; and Gary Stretch, 42, were all acquitted. The trial at Norwich Crown Court heard he was probably killed in a dispute over drugs or tobacco in the jail.
– Eva Rhodes, 66, Hungarian-born former British model, 66, killed with an axe at her animal sanctuary in Gyor, Hungary
. In December 2009 Csaba Adam, a caretaker who was owed wages, was jailed for life for her murder. But an inquest in 2013 heard that local policeman Horvath Zoltan Peter may well have been behind the murder. He had a grudge against her after a dispute over a stray dog. Eva’s sister Judith Majlath asked for Peter to be interrogated. http://metro.co.uk/2013/10/09/policeman-is-named-over-model-killing-4141180/
Sep 7 – Kay Morton, 39, and Paul Wilkins, 52, stabbed as they had sex on a sofa in a canal boat at Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire. Morton’s partner, William Cranston, 44, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter (due to provocation) and jailed for 12 years at Reading CC in June 2009. The trial heard he woke up from a drunken stupor and found them having sex.
Sep 3 – Kaylene Lyle, 43, vanished from St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Her body was found in Thames Water sewage works in Abbey Wood, SE London. But the inquest in 2009 heard that foul play was not suspected.
Sep 2 – Michael Ryan, 67, was beaten to death at his flat in Sutton, south London. His lodger Stuart Crawford, 45, was jailed for life (26 years) in 2011 after being extradited from Thailand. He stole £6,500 from Mr Ryan’s bank account.
Aug 31 – Shaquille Smith, 14, stabbed while walking his dog in Hackney. His sister Tahira, 16, survived. Six youths were jailed for life in July 2009. Godiowe Dufeal, 19, and George Amponsah, 19, were told they would serve at least 18 years. Amisi Khama, 18, Leon ‘Little’ Atwell, 17, Kadeen ‘Hidz’ Dias, 17, and Freddie ‘Chips’ Amponsah, 17, were sentenced to a minimum of 15 years. They were members of the London Fields Boys and killed him for no real reason but just to show their control of the area. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=953697161&VID=16
– Jill Foster, 49, and her daughter Kirstie, 15, shot at their mansion, Osbastone House, Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire. Her husband Chris Foster, 50, a millionaire businessman who was facing financial ruin, then set fire to the house and shot himself.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/7981103.stm#
Aug 23 – Dimitri Foskin, 24, shot in Newtown, Birmingham. Danni Elijah Watson, 20, from Kings Norton, was jailed for life (25 years) in Dec 2009. The trial heard that Watson was trying to rob him of some cannabis.
Aug 22 – Mohammed al-Majed, 16, Qatari language student, died of head injuries after being knocked to the ground outside USA Fried Chicken “social club” in Hastings. George Austin, 21, from Bermondsey, was jailed for 4 and a half years for manslaughter. Paul Rockett, 20, from Burwash, East Sussex, was jailed for four months for common assault and Alex Quinn, 18, from Hastings, was sent to a young offenders institution for two years. The judge decided it was a racially aggravated attack.
Aug 22 – Ezekiel Ojo, 24, shot in the head in Walworth, SE London. He is believed to have been linked to the Peckham gang OC. Man with connections to Enfield arrested but not charged. Unsolved.
Aug 21 – Ahmed Benyermak, 16, Moroccan, fell to his death after climbing down the side of a 13 storey block of flats in Hackney to escape from a gang of youths. No-one was ever charged.
Aug 16 – Matthew Sutherland, 29, was stabbed outside the Q Club in Birmingham. Isaac Taylor was jailed for life in July 2009. Marvin Tyson, 29, was jailed for 5 years. The trial heard it was rivalry between Johnson Crew and Burger Bar Boys.
Aug – Charles Hendricks, 18, stabbed near a bus garage in Walthamstow, NE London. A boy, 16, was acquitted in July 2009.
Aug 10 – Kitts Mbeboh, 60, a Cameroun diplomat (cultural attaché), was stabbed at his home in Greenford, W London. His son Ben Mbeboh, 28, an architecture student, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely in July 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was a paranoid schizophrenic.
– Xi Zhou, 25, student, and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, 25
, died of head injuries in “gruesome” attack in Croydon Road, Newcastle. In May 2009 Guang Hui Cao, 30, an illegal immigrant from Morpeth, was jailed for life (33 years). He also drowned their pet cat in a bucket in the bathroom. The victims were part of an internet-based football betting syndicate
and they are believed to have been killed for their money. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8055379.stm
Aug 9 – Ian Beeston, 69, a retired design engineer, was beaten and stabbed to death in Isan province, NE Thailand. His wife Wacheerawan Beeston, 42, and her lover Somchit Janong, 48, were both jailed for life in November 2009. The trial heard that he moved to Thailand after retiring with his £350,000 life savings. The motive was money.
Aug 6 – Sally Hingston, 67, was beaten with a golf club in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire. Ben Radojevic, 25, who lived nearby, was jailed for life (21 years) in April 2010. The trial at Reading CC heard no motive was ever given.
Aug 6 – Ryan Bravo, 18, shot in the back in Costcutters shop in Walworth, SE London. Ashley Bucknor, 19, was jailed for life in September 2009 but his conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal. He was jailed for life (24 years) after his retrial in December 2010. Terroll Lewis, 19, Ray Miller, 21, and Nathan Miller, 18, were acquitted of murder. The trial heard that on the afternoon of the shooting a youth from the Organised Criminals (OC) gang, based in Myatt’s Fields, Brixton, had been shot in the leg by a member of the Peckham Young Guns (PYG). Bucknor was a member of the OC and was determined to gain revenge. The trial heard the actual targets were two men who had been in the shop moments earlier. Ryan was an innocent victim. As he was taken to the police station after his arrest Bucknor had said: “I’ve f****d up, haven’t I?”
Aug 5 – Stephon Davidson, 19, shot in the neck in a drive-by shooting in Monument Road, Ladywood, Birmingham. He died in hospital on Sep 2. Unsolved.
Aug 3 – Damian Gordon, 30, shot in the Icon nightclub in Bradford. In December 2009 Dylan McIntosh, 22, and Alfred Thompson, 26, were acquitted at the Court of Appeal in December 2009. Shaun Riley, 20, Donald Edwards, 39, and Silvino Salmon, 20, all from Manchester, were acquitted by a jury at Bradford CC. Owen Bell, 32, was also later acquitted. The trial heard it was revenge after Gordon stabbed Bell in 2005.
Aug 3 – Adamantia Karkali, 25, teacher, beheaded in front of tourists on the island of Santorini, Greece. Her boyfriend Thanassis Arvanitis, 31, a restaurant cook, wandered around with her head in his hand after killing her during an argument. He was critically ill after being shot by police. A 21 year old Greek tourist was also injured by a police bullet. It is thought Arvanitis later died of his injuries.
– Juan Abel Escalante, 27, a sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles, was shot dead outside his home in Cypress Park as he prepared to go to work at LA’s central jail.
Carlos “Stoney” Velasquez, a member of The Avenues gang, was jailed for life. The FBI launched a major investigation and discovered links between The Avenues and The Mexican Mafia (La Eme).
Rudy Aguirre Jr, also known as “Lil Psycho,” 32, was jailed for 25 years in October 2013. He was a senior member of the Mexican Mafia. Carlos Renterria, 19, was jailed for 25 years. Several other people were convicted of involvement in the murder of Escalante. Armando “Chivo” Albarran, 30, was only extradited from Mexico in Dec 2012. Guillermo “Pee Wee” Hernandez was jailed for 21 years for manslaughter. Arnoldo Pineda, 31, also admitted manslaughter and is awaiting sentencing. Roberto Salazar, 26, remains a fugitive. In 2014 Jose Renteria was sentenced Monday to life without parole. A jury found Renteria incited Escalante’s murder when he handed a gun to a fellow gang member and told him to “kill any park,” a reference to rival gangs in the Highland Park and Cypress Park neighborhoods of north east LA. He got a consecutive sentences of 65 years to life in prison for being a gang member and an earlier attempted murder where Renteria was the shooter. The trials heard Escalante was mistakenly identified as a member of the rival gang by Velasquez, who was a member of the Avenues. The killing was the culmination of months of tension which began in February when Danny “Klever” Leon, an Avenues member, was shot dead by police shortly after he gunned down a rival with an AK-47.http://www.justice.gov/usao/cac/Pressroom/2013/123.html
Aug – Paul “Farmer” Martin, shot in the Jolly Toper pub in Finglas, Dublin. The prime suspect was Eamon “The Don” Dunne, who was himself shot dead in April 2010.
Early Aug – Trevor Walsh, a Dublin criminal, shot 4 times in his garden in Finglas, Dublin, hours after being released from Mountjoy jail. Unsolved.
July 31 – Gemma Dorman, 23, stabbed in Lavender Hill, south London. Her ex boyfriend Vickramgit Singh, 26, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2010. She had been stalked.
– Tim McLean, 22, carnival worker, stabbed and beheaded in front of passengers on a Greyhound bus between Edmonton and Winnipeg, Canada
. Vincent Weiguang Li, 40, a newspaper deliveryman, who moved to Winnipeg from China in 2004, was held not criminally accountable in March 2009 and was detained indefinitely in a mental institution. The victim’s family were very angry. The trial heard Li was a schizophrenic who began eating McLean’s flesh. There were 37 passengers on board the bus at the time. It happened near Portage la Prairie. Amazingly, in 2012, the authorities agreed that Li could be gradually released from hospital http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/vince-li-cannibal_n_1525929.html
July 28 – Suzanne Tamim, 30, Lebanese-born pop star who won Egypt’s version of Pop Idol, stabbed at her home in Dubai. In May 2009 her lover, Hisham Talaat Moustafa, an Egyptian businessman and lawyer and close friend of President Mubarak’s son Gamal, was sentenced to death in Egypt for her murder, along with hitman Mohsen al-Sukkari, a former policeman who he paid $2m to kill her. She was married at the time to an Iraqi kickboxer. But their sentences were quashed on a legal technicality. In a retrial in 2010 Moustafa was jailed for 15 years and al-Sukkari was jailed for life. There were false rumours Moustafa had escaped during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
– Curtis Smith, 36, care worker, shot dead in Limehouse, E London with a Mac-10 sub machine gun. Andrew Denty, 30, was jailed for life (30 years) in July 2009. George Ogaba was acquitted. Emmanuel Okot, 25, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Smith looked after Denty’s brother Clifford, who was wheelchair-bound after being shot. The trial heard that Denty was jealous of Smith’s close relationship with his brother. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=104096595
July 26 – Dr Catherine Mullany, 31, and her husband Ben, 31, from Swansea, shot while on honeymoon in Antigua. Dr Mullany died instantly while her husband was mortally wounded and died after being flown back to the UK. In December 2011 Kaniel Martin, 20, and Avie Howell, 17, were jailed for life. They were robbers who had earlier killed shopkeeper Woneta Anderson.
July – Margaret Borris, 39, mother of three, run down and run over several times in Paisley, Scotland. Rona McKenzie, 45, was jailed for life (15 years) in January 2009. The trial heard that McKenzie and Borris both had children by the same man, James Wandrum, and did not like each other. McKenzie dumped the car in a reservoir.
July 19 – Elliot Guy, 27, a cabinet maker from Hanwell, west London, was stabbed in the neck at a party in Tufnell Park, north London. Colin Welsh, 42, a schizophrenic, from Tottenham, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) but was jailed for life (12 years) in March 2010. It emerged that he had attacked a fellow student while at university in St Andrews, Scotland, in 2006 but was fined and not sent to jail. Mr Guy had only recently become a father and his partner, Amy Smith, said he was a “wonderful, warm, gentle and paternal man” who doted on his daughter Eleanor.
July 11 – Tarek Chaiboub, 17, aka “Terror Kid” or “GT”, from Wincobank, shot in Frenchie’s barber shop in Burngreave, Sheffield. Nigel “The General” Ramsey, 22, jailed for life (35 years) in July 2009. Denzil Ramsey, 20, was jailed for life (25 years). Michael Chattoo, 20, jailed for life (30 years). Levon Menzies, 17, jailed for life (20 years). David Ahmed, 19, was acquitted. The trial at Sheffield CC heard that it was part of an internal dispute among the S3 (postcode) gang. Chaiboub was a friend of Jonathan Matondo. Chaiboub had been stabbed 5 days before by Javan Galloway, who was jailed for 9 years for attempted murder. Ramsey had been in HMP Wolds at the time of the murder but arranged it using a smuggled mobile phone. Ramsey’s girlfriend, Keisha Mindley-Donaldson, 24, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. Chelsy Craven, 19, was also charged with assisting an offender. In 2013 Ramsey’s cousin, Sterling, took parti in The X Factor as part of a boy band:
July – Yusufu Miiro, 20, stabbed in a block of flats in Walthamstow, NE London. Khyrie Hylton, 17, was jailed for life (16 years) in May 2009. They were love rivals. Miiro was dating Hylton’s ex-girlfriend. Hylton’s sister, Rachel, appeared on The X Factor in 2008.
July – Luis Ramirez, Mexican immigrant, was beaten to death in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Brandon Piekarsky, 19, and Derrick Donchak, 25, were convicted of a federal hate crime in October 2011 and jailed for 9 years each. They were part of a group of white high school students who attacked Ramirez as he was leaving a community festival and shouted racial epithets as they beat him to death. “The jury found that Mr Ramirez died as a result of his ethnicity or race.” The murder was the subject of the documentary Shenandoah.
July – Mickey Causer, 18, beaten to death in Huyton, Liverpool. James O’Connor, 19, was jailed for life (11 years) in March 2009. Gavin Alker, 19, was acquitted. Charges were dropped against Chris Douglas, 19. The trial heard that the victim was openly gay and his attackers were homophobic.
July 10 – Adnan Patel, 21, stabbed in Leyton, E London after he confronted drug dealers. Akeel Shah, 24, was jailed for life (15 years) for murder. Clint D’Mello, 24; Moneeb Khalid, 20, and Mohsin Akram, 18, were cleared of murder but convicted of violent disorder. D’Mello was jailed for 4 years, Khalid for 30 months and Akram for 28 months. The Old Bailey heard that Mr Patel, a devout Muslim, decided to confront the gang after his 14-year-old brother Imran was kicked out of school on suspicion of buying drugs. The teenager told his older brother the drugs had been supplied by D’Mello. Adnan and his younger brother Munwwar, 17, arranged to meet D’Mello and warn him off.
July 6 – Ashley Reynolds, 23, mother of three, pushed off an 8th floor balcony in Poplar, east London. Her partner, Terry Neale, 51, was jailed for life (18 years).
– Shakilus Townsend, 16
, lured to his death and stabbed in Beulah Crescent, Thornton Heath, south London. “Honey trap” Samantha Joseph, 15, was jailed for life (10 years). Her boyfriend Danny McLean, 18, was jailed for life (15 years).
Don-Carlos Ellis, 18, and his brother Tyrell, 19, was jailed for life (12 years) Andrew Johnson-Haynes, 18, was jailed for life (12 years), Andre Thompson, 17, was jailed for life (14 years) and Michael Akinfenwa, 18, was jailed for life (12years). The killers were from the Don’t Say Nothing (DSN) gang. McLean decided to teach Townsend a lesson after he started flirting with Joseph. The story was retold in the BBC drama My Murder. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/8048635.stm
July 1 – Dee Willis, 28, a cyclist, was stabbed in Peckham, S London, after a row. Motorist Sarah Anderson, 25, was jailed for life (15 years) in March 2009.
June 30 – Hamouda Bessaad, Tunisian waiter, stabbed on the Old Kent Road in SE London. Abdinasir Hassan, 21, a Somali, was jailed for life in Sep 2009. The trial heard he had a row with an Algerian in a café and mistook him for Bessaad.
– Laurent Bonomo, 23, and Gabriel Ferez, 23, French students working on DNA protein research, tortured and stabbed at their flat in New Cross
, SE London. Daniel “Danno” Sonnex
, 23, was jailed for life (40 years) at the Old Bailey in June 2009. Nigel Farmer, 33, was jailed for life (35 years). Sonnex’ brother Bernie was also implicated during the trial but never charged. Sonnex was later cleared of attacking a guard at HMP Long Lartin. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8030777.stm
June 29 – Ben Kinsella, 16, stabbed outside a bar in Holloway, north London. Michael Alleyne, 18, was jailed for life (19 years) in June 2009. Juress Kika, 18, was jailed for life (19 years). Jade Braithwaite, 19, was also jailed for life (19 years). The case got a lot of media attention because Kinsella’s sister was EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella.
– Emmett Sheils, 22, pizza delivery man, shot by masked gunmen in Creggan, Londonderry. Gary Meenan, 19, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter in Nov 2010. His girlfriend, Nadine Kelly, 19, was given a 1 year suspended sentence for perverting the course of justice by providing him with a false alibi. Mr Shiels was part of a group of youths who were trying to track down and chase a group of armed men dressed in camouflage paramilitary style clothing. The masked gang had already shot at one car in the Bogside when they were confronted by the group in the Creggan area. It is thought the gang were linked to the INLA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11795707
June 24 – Adam Chadwick, 20, shot at a house in Harehills, Leeds by three masked gunmen. £5,000 reward has been offered. Unsolved.
June 23 – Hameeda Begum, 71, and her granddaughter Alana Mian, 4, killed in a house fire in Great Lever, Bolton. Six firemen were injured. Nobody has been charged with murder or arson. But Tracey Peers-Holland, 26, was jailed for 12 months for witness intimidation. Simon Buckley, 22, was also convicted of witness intimidation went on the run before being sentenced. Unsolved.
June 23 – Rosemary Dove, 68, farmer’s wife, run over by a getaway car at East House Farm, Bishop Middleham, County Durham. Tony Blair, 21, from Coundon, was jailed for 8 years for GBH and theft. The trial at Teesside CC in Dec 2008 heard he was stealing precious red diesel from the farm.
June 19 – David Idowu, 14, stabbed in Borough, SE London. Elijah Dayoni, 16, from Catford, was jailed for life (12 years). Dayoni was born in DR Congo and came to UK via Angola. Idowu was an innocent victim of a row between his school and Walworth Academy, where Dayoni went.
June 19 – Jose Rivera, a federal corrections officer at Atwater penitentiary in California. James Leon Guerrero and Joseph Cabrera Sablan await trial. A prison security videotape appears to catch them red-handed; the tape is believed to show Guerrero restraining Rivera while Sablan stabs the guard numerous times with a handmade pick. Sablan was serving time for murder. Guerrero was serving a life sentence for conspiracy to rob the Bank of Guam. Guerrero had arrived at Atwater on June 19, 2008, after being transferred from another facility.
June 15 – David Garrity, 32, shot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Stephen Coulter was jailed for life (32 years) in March 2010. His brother Lee was jailed for life (32 years). Jason Sunderland was jailed for life (32 years) and Wesley Porter was jailed for life (27 years). JENGbA campaigned on behalf of Porter, whose only involvement was in insuring the Volvo used as a getaway car.
June 12 – Samantha Wright, 24, a homeless woman originally from Stevenage, killed and kept in a wheelie bin at a flat in Duddingston, Edinburgh. Her body was not found until October 2009 and by that time it was impossible to say how she died. Robert “Papa Smurf” Chalmers, 59, was jailed for life (23 years) in 2011. He claimed Vasile Ungureanu, a Big Issue seller, was responsible. It was the second time Chalmers had been found guilty of murder.He has already served nine years of a life sentence imposed for a murder in Renfrewshire in December 1973.Chalmers had stabbed drinking friend William White, 47, after a row in Mr White’s home in Beech Road, Johnstone.
June 10 – Kevin Tripp, 57, shopper, was punched and fell over fracturing his skull at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Merton, SW London. Tony Virasami, 37, from Catford, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 4 years. His girlfriend, Antoinette Richardson, 37, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 18 months. The trial heard Richardson rowed with a man over queue jumping. Virasami attacked Tripp by mistake, thinking he was the man who had insulted Richardson. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7975921.stm
June 9 – George Auchterlonie, 45, was beaten to death at his flat in Plymouth. Barry Johnson, 40, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. His new bride Wendy Shobrook, 40, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial heard the happy couple got drunk on their wedding night and had a blazing row during which she set fire to his bed. She then went and spent the night with Auchterlonie but in the morning claimed he had tried to rap and rob her. Johnson turned up and battered Auchterlonie.
June 9 – Caylee Anthony, 2, vanished from her home in Orlando, Florida. Her mother, Casey Anthony, 22, was acquitted in July 2011. It was a verdict which stunned America. The trial heard that Caylee was only reported missing on July 15. Her mother had been out nightclubbing. The prosecution claimed she killed the child because she got in the way of her hedonistic lifestyle. Casey initially pointed the finger at a childminder Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez who was completely innocent and had never even met Casey or Caylee. During the trial she claimed Caylee drowned in her parents’ swimming pool and also claimed that her own father had sexually abused her, something he denied. She was convicted of providing false information to police but was released only weeks after her conviction. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13986356
June 8 – Skyla Whitaker, 11, and her best friend Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, were shot dead as they walked down a road near Weleetka in rural Oklahoma. The case remained unsolved until 2011 when Kevin Sweat, 28, admitted responsibility. He has been arrested for the murder of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor, 23. Sweat claimed he shot the girls because he thought they were “monsters” coming to get him. He was spared the death penalty in a plea bargain and jailed for life.
June 7 – Geoffrey Harries, 49, former police constable, stabbed in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Daniel Williams, 30, was acquitted of murder, having claimed self-defence. But he was convicted of manslaughter in March 2009 and jailed for 10 years. Swansea CC heard that Harries was awaiting trial for possessing 2,082 child abuse images. Williams denied he was a vigilante.
June 6 – Rahmona Ahmedin, 23, Ethiopian, stabbed in the chest at home in Peabody Square, Islington. Her body was later found by a trucker in a laybe on the A1301 in Cambridgeshire. Her boyfriend Jamal Bakhit, 24, a homeless Ugandan, was jailed for life (20 years) at Snaresbrook CC. She had several affairs and planned to leave him. After he killed her he sent fake text messages from her phone.
– Taylor Placker, 13, Skyla Whitaker, 11, were shot in Weleetka, Oklahoma. Ashley Taylor, 23, vanished and is also believed to be dead. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kevin Sweat, 22, has been charged with first degree murder and is still awaiting trial. He claims to have been mentally ill at the time. Sweat has claimed he stabbed Taylor. Her body has not been found. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/kevin-sweat-not-guilty_n_2973426.html
June – Simon Everitt, 17, kidnapped, beaten up, tied to a tree and set on fire in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Jonathan Clarke, 19; Jimi-Lee Stewart, 25 and Maria Chandler, 40, were all jailed for life in May 2009. The trial at Norwich CC heard Everitt was killed after he started dating Clarke’s ex-girlfriend.
– Arsema Dawit, 15, stabbed while in school uniform in a lift in a block of flats
, Matheson Long House, in Baylis Road, near Waterloo station in central London. Her former boyfriend Thomas Nugusse, 21, from Ilford, went straight to Hungerford Bridge and called 999, saying he planned to jump off. He confessed to having killed his girlfriend. He was talked down and arrested but he tried to hang himself while in custody awaiting trial. He was brain damaged and unfit to plead. In May 2009 a jury at the Old Bailey concluded that he was responsible and he was given an indefinite hospital order. Arsema’s mother Tsehaynesh Medhani has continually complained about the police’s failure to do anything about Nugusse, who was stalking her daughter and refused to accept the relationship was over.
They are awaiting a new inquest. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8056164.stm
– Michael Kahan, 39, violinist, was stabbed after going to get his wife breakfast in Crumpsall, Manchester. Jonathan Mills, 31, from Chadderton, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given an indefinite hospital order in Nov 2008. Mills was suffering delusions that Jewish people were preventing him from getting his tablets for paranoid schizophrenia changed. He had been released from hospital 10 days earlier. Mr Kahan was a talented violinist specialising in traditional Jewish Klezmer music. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/killers-family-warning-974676
May 31 – Abdo Saeed Al-Selwi, 47, Yemeni newsagent, was shot in the chest at Carol’s newsagent, Page Moss Parade, Knowsley, Merseyside. Ronald Higgins, 37, a robber from Knotty Ash, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in May 2009. The trial heard he had a “morbid fascination with serial killers” but was caught on CCTV and arrested shortly afterwards.
– Pat Regan, 53, anti-gun campaigner, stabbed at her flat in the centre of Leeds
. Her grandson Rakeim Regan, 19, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital. He had also stabbed a railway official at Leeds station. Afterwards Home Secretary Jacqui Smith paid tribute to Mrs Regan
, who had campaigned against guns and knives for many years after her own son was murdered. The Regan family said Pat and Rakeim were “failed” by the Leeds Mental Health Crisis Team. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6938309.stm
– Shajayan Navaneethan, 5, and his sister Sharani, 4, stabbed at home in Carshalton, Surrey. Their 6 month old sister Trishana survived. Their mother Sasikala Navaneethan, 35, a Sri Lankan Tamil, then slashed her wrists and took rat poison but survived. She admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act in July 2009. Her husband Navarajah, 39, a shopkeeper in Coulsdon, was cleared of any involvement. But at the Old Bailey trial his wife’s lawyer said she had been depressed because he beat her and had affairs with other women. She had also witnessed terrible events during the Tamil Tigers conflict. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200935/Mother-cut-childrens-throats-took-poison-cope-violent-marriage.html
May 30 – Sharmaarke Hassan, 17, a member of The Money Squad gang (Somalis), shot as he sat on a bench near the Regents Canal in Camden, north London. Chen Shire, 21, and his cousin Did Parkes, 23, aka Mudiwa Shire, and a boy aged 16, were all acquitted in June 2010. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that claims that the younger boy hired the older youths to avenge him after Hassan’s friend beat him in a fight. Hassan was convicted of dealing cannabis earlier in the month.
May 29 – Moira Jones, 40, businesswoman who worked for Britvic, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in Queen’s Park, Glasgow. Marek Harcar, 32, a gypsy from Slovakia, was jailed for life (25 years) in March 2009. At his trial at Glasgow High Court he sought to blame sex offender Jason Mulheron. Mulheron told the court he might be a “revolting man” but he did not kill her.
May 28 – Patrick Mellard, 33, stabbed in the back in a park in Balsall Heath, Bimringham. Unsolved.
May – Cara Marie Burke, 17, from Wandsworth, south London, strangled and chopped up before being dumped in and around Goiania, Brazil. The remains were not found until 31 July. Her cocaine addict boyfriend Mohamed D’Ali Carvalho Santos, 20, was jailed for 21 years in May 2009. The trial heard she was killed after she moaned about his drug use.
– Amar Aslam, 17, beaten to death in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Amir Hussain Ali, 20, was jailed for life (12 years). Asif Khan, 16, was jailed for life (9 years). Ibrar Hussain and Hassan Ali Rehman
, both aged 15, were jailed for 2 years each for manslaughter. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/dec/06/uk-crime-teenage-killing
May 24 – Rob Knox, 18, actor who starred as Edwin Belby in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, stabbed while protecting his brother Jamie, 16, at the Metro bar in Sidcup, Kent. Karl Bishop, 19, was jailed for life (19 years) in March 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Bishop turned up in an Audi A3, pushed past the bouncers and began attacking Knox’s group.
– Rose Pizem, 4, vanished from home in Netanya, Israel. Her body was found in a suitcase in the river Yarkon, near Tel Aviv
. Her French mother, Marie-Charlotte Pizam, 23, and her Israeli grandfather Roni Ron, 45, were both jailed for life in June 2011.
The trial heard Ron and Pizem were having an incestuous relationship and he killed the child because he saw her as an obstacle. He claimed he slapped her and did not mean to kill her. The day after they were convicted, Marie-Charlotte Pizem’s mother, Isabelle Day,committed suicide by jumping off the 60-metre Bruton Bridge in Normandy, France.http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-7543,00.html
May 17 – Rosimeiri Boxall, 19, from Thamesmead, bullied and tormented, she fell or jumped to hear death from third floor window of a hostel in Coleraine Road, Blackheath, SE London. In December 2009 bully Hatice Can, 13, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Her friend Oluwafemi Ajose, 17, was also convicted of manslaughter and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Boxall, who was born in Brazil and adopted by a British vicar and his wife, was slapped and had her hair pulled and air freshener was sprayed in her face. Ajose and Rosi were supposed to be best friends but Ajose and Can had been drinking vodka.
May 16 – Sallie Rohrbach, 44, insurance investigator based in Raleigh, North Carolina – found in woods near Fort Mill, South Carolina. Michael Howell, 40, the owner of Dilworth Insurance Agency in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she was auditing, was jailed for 27-35 years in May 2009.
May 15 – Victoria Couchman, 19, from St Leonards – her body was found in Redgeland Wood in Queensway area of St Leonards, East Sussex in October 2008. Her father Tony Couchman, 45, was charged with her murder but killed himself in HMP Lewes by slashing his wrists on the eve of her trial in January 2010. The inquest heard that after she disappeared her mother, Fiona Masters, received text messages from her phone saying she had set up home with a new boyfriend. But it is thought her father had sent the txts after killing her. He is also thought to have altered her Bebo profile after her death.He is thought to have disposed of her body in his car and then sold it. Ms Couchman had surgery following a car crash in which her brother Dean, 17, died in November 2005.At around the time of her disappearance, Ms Couchman was seen outside the house she shared with her father in St Leonards, and was heard to say: “I have had enough. He’s too controlling.” Couchman had told police that he had not reported her missing because she had vanished on previous occasions and was on a final warning with social services.He claimed to fear that social services would take away his grandchild but the authorities denied to police that she had been given a ‘final warning’. The inquest also heard that children had been playing with Victoria’s skull. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087707/Victoria-Couchman-Skull-missing-mother-19-killed-father-children.html
May 13 – Nathan Lyons, 17, from Birmingham, was killed and his body dumped in a recycling depot in Redditch. But it was not discovered until the recycling container was emptied at a waste disposal centre in Crayford, Kent. Scott Hancox, 34, a drug addict from Redditch, and his girlfriend Amanda Alden, 29, from Bromsgrove, were both jailed for life at Worcester CC. She screamed abuse at him after the verdicts were read out. The trial heard Nathan was employed by a Birmingham drugs gang which and was minding drugs that Hancox was selling. The exact motive remains unclear.
May 13 – Aleksandra Lipski, 27, stabbed at home in Maindee, Newport, Gwent. Her husband Daniel Lipski, 28, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in October 2010. The trial heard the couple had been married for only 5 months. They moved to the UK from Poland in 2000.
May 12 – Sarah Richardson, 26, stabbed at home in Brown Lees, Staffordshire. Her estranged husband Edward Richardson, 41, was jailed for life (17 years) in January 2009.
May 12 – Steven Bigby, 22, stabbed in the chest outside McDonald’s in Oxford Street, central London. Anthony Costa, 18, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a spontaneous row after a drink was spilt.
May – Edward Covington, 35, is facing the death penalty for the grisly killings of Lisa Freiberg, 26, and her children, 2-year-old Savannah and 7-year-old Zachary, inside their home in Lutz, a small town in Hillsborough County, Florida. Pleaded guilty in Oct 2014
– Jimmy Mizen
, 16, described as a “gentle giant” (he was 6 foot 4), stabbed in the neck with a glass dish at the Three Cooks bakery in Hither Green, SE London. In March 2009 Jake Fahri, 19, was jailed for life (14 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard that a fight broke out between the two, with Fahri the aggressor. In Nov 2009 Fahri was stabbed and injured in Moorland young offenders’ institute near Doncaster. The Mizen case got a lot of media attention and afterwards his parents set up the Jimmy Mizen Foundation http://www.jimmymizen.org/
May 9 – Sylwia Sobczak, 26, Polish woman from Tottenham, her body was found in a country lane near Dummer, close to the M3 in Hampshire. Zia ul-Haque, 27, from Camden, north London, was charged with murder but hanged himself in July 2008 while on remand at HMP Winchester.
– Anthony “Big Nervez” Ogazi, 21, small time drug dealer, stabbed in a block of flats in Walworth, S London. Peter “Peewee” Reis-Relvas, 29, was jailed for life (18 years) for murder. Demetre Fogo, 18, was jailed for 9 years for manslaughter. Sebastian Garcia Atehortua, 17, and Ashley Cudjoe-Butcher, 17, were both jailed for 10 years for manslaughter and Soheib Quinn, 17, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.Aaron Kendall was acquitted of murder and manslaughter but jailed for seven years for conspiracy to rob, while Ricardo Gunter, 16, received a six-and-a-half year sentence for the same offence. The trial heard it was a petty row over a bag of skunk. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=386875176
May 5 – Emad Qureshi, 26, died in an explosion at a house in South Harrow, NW London. Manslaughter charges were dropped against a group of girls. It is understood the target may have been his neighbor, Charlotte Anderson, 17, who suffered serious injuries.
May 3 – Michelle Thomson, 25, and her brother Ryan, 7, stabbed at home in Buckhaven, near Methil, Fife. Their father, Robert Thomson, 49, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life in Sep 2008. His other son, Ross, 20, survived because his father sent him to the supermarket. Thomson had left a suicide note but made no attempt to kill himself. The trial at Edinburgh high court heard he was in the process of getting divorced from June, who described him as “pure evil” afterwards. Another son, Shaun, 27, was in the Army at the time.
May 3 – Lyle Tulloch, 15, from Peckham, stabbed in the stairwell of Newall House, Southwark, S London. Damien Solobowale, 18, from Gypsy Hill, and Tobi Peters, 17, were jailed for life (12 years).
Lyle’s brother Mark was later jailed for stabbing to death Junior Nkwelle in an unrelated incident (see Sep 2012).
May: Sanam Navsarka, 2, suffered 100 injuries at home in Huddersfield. Her mother’s boyfriend Subhan Anwar, 21, was jailed for life with 23 year minimum tariff in 2009. The mother, Zahbeena Navsarka, 21, of Riddings Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter. In Feb 2103 Anwar was murdered in HMP Long Lartin, Worcs.
May 3 – Paul Ross, 6, and his brother Jay, 2, from Royston, Glasgow, were stabbed in a car near Lennoxtown, Glasgow. Their father Ashok Kalyanjee, 46, tried to kill himself and was taken to hospital but was later released. He was jailed for life (21 years) in January 2009. He killed them to spite their mother Giselle. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7839646.stm
May 1 – Timur Gusov, 26, Russian, stabbed on waste ground in Highgate, north London. Roman Kochiev survived. Mubarak Suleymanov, a Chechen from Nottingham, was jailed for life. Adam Terlo, 32, a Chechen from Leicester, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard there was a “razborka” – a straightener, or pre-arranged fight – to sort out bad blood between the two groups.
April 30 – Richard Emery, 62, alcoholic, vanished from his flat on the Townsend estate in Bournemouth. His body was found at the end of May in a suitcase buried near Throop Road. Richard Ormond, 34, and Samantha Faulder, drug addicts, were both jailed for life (24 years). The trial at Winchester CC in March 2009 heard that they stole money from him before killing him.
April 29 – Elaine Walpole, 47, mother of three, raped and killed at Dreibholz Court, Dereham, Norfolk. Juvinal Batican Ferreira, 20, was jailed for life (22 years). He was an addict and burglar who also robbed an elderly couple in King’s Lynn on May 6. Ferreira, who was born in Gambia, claimed to be 16 but was proved to be older. Radiographs of the defendant’s wrists, clavicles and lower jaw (wisdom teeth) were examined by bone and dental experts.
April 28 – Eudy Simelane, 31, lesbian footballer and member of South African football squad, robbed, gang-raped and stabbed 12 times after coming out of a pub in KwaThema township near Johannesburg. Her body was dumped in a stream. In September 2009 Themba Mvubu, 24, from KwaThema, was found guilty of murdering, robbing and being an accessory to the rape and was jailed for 31 years. Thato Mphithi was jailed for 32 years. Khumbulani Magagula, 22, and Johannes Mahlangu, 18, were acquitted. “God will be their judge,” said Judge Mokgoathleng. The trial in Delmas, Mpumalanga heard that Eudy was picked out for “corrective rape” because of her sexual orientation.
April 26 – Kemal Ozdemir, 42, battered to death at home in Wood Green, north London. His lodger Katsiaryna Komar, 27, was jailed for life in Feb 2010.
April 25 – Wayne “Brandz” Freckleton, 25, shot at Ike’s barber shop in Acton Lane, Harlesden, NW London. Femi Forde, 24, was jailed for life (30 years). Richard Osborne, 26, was also jailed for life. Antoine Richards, 18, and Jamal Smith, 27, from Colchester, were both acquitted. Aaron Bernard was convicted of assisting an offender. The trial heard that the shooting was revenge for the murder of Mohamed Korneh and Selorn Gbesemete (see Dec 2002) http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=721933933
April 23 – Damian Oldfield, 33, stabbed at home in Harehills, Leeds. Anthony Morley, 35, a former Mr Gay UK, was jailed for life in October 2008. The trial at Leeds CC heard that Morley cut a chunk out of Oldfield’s leg and planned to cook it.
April 22 – James Hughes, 22, was strangled and found in a suitcase at his home in Redditch, Worcestershire. His mother Heather Wardle, 39, was found hanged nearby. Her husband Barry Kirby came under suspicion for a time but an inquest later decided she had killed him and then committed suicide. James had the mental age of a baby. Worcestershire social services were later criticised for their role in the case. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/8232324.stm
April 22 – Nyaraui (Naomi) Benjamin, 34, run over by a Serco prison van in Brixton. Serco van driver Andrew Curtis, 48, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in May 2009. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Naomi had been dancing in the middle of the street when Curtis drove at her in a “moment of madness”. There were 11 inmates in the Serco prison van.
April 13 – Vishal Gurung, Nepalese waiter from Esher, Surrey, drowned in the Thames after a night out in central London to celebrate Nepali New Year. Rocky Gurung, 20, a student from Morden, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. Kemik Thakali, 19, was jailed for 3 years for manslaughter. Missan Gurung, 22, was jailed for 9 months for manslaughter. Roman Thapa, 20, student, was acquitted of all charges.
April 7 – Georgi Stoev, 35, wrestler and former bodyguard, turned crime author, shot in the head in a hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was thought that responsibility may lie at the hands of Mladen “Madzho” Mihalev, a Bulgarian mafia don. Unsolved.
April 7 – Borislav Georgiev, head of an energy firm which ran the Kozlodui nuclear power station, shot in Sofia, Bulgaria. Also Bulgarian mafia involved. Unsolved.
April – Ilan Nissim was shot in the back at a house in Miami. Janepsy Carballo, 37, was jailed for life for first-degree murder in Nov 2014. The trial heard that Nissim was the business partner of Carballo’s husband, Orlando Mesa, a drug dealer. She believed he was responsible for her husband’s murder in March 2008. She lured him to her house and then shot him. She claimed at trial that she was acting in self-defence. Mesa had given Nissim $180,00 for a real estate transaction, but the money was later stolen. Prosecutors say Nissim had nothing to do with Mesa’s murder.
March 31 – Bakari Davis, 24, stabbed in Edmonton, north London. Sean Lynch, 19, was jailed for life (17 years). Michael Oladapo, 22, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Kenneth Opoku, 22, was jailed for 6 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Davis was attacked after a row with Oladapo.
March 29– Jolanta Bledaite, 35, a Lithuanian migrant worker living in Brechin, was smothered with a pillow and then dismembered. Her head and hands were washed up on a beach in Arbroath, Scotland. Two other Lithuanians were convicted. Vitas Plitnykas, 40, was jailed for life (28 years) and Aleksandras Skirda, 19, was jailed for life (20 years). The trial heard they thought she had £10,000 which they were going to steal. It emerged that Plytnykas had been convicted of manslaughter in Germany in 2001 after stabbing a man to death during an argument over money.
March 27 – Kelly Mack, 29, from Clacton, was run over by a train on a level crossing near Hythe station in Colchester, Essex. Her boyfriend, Darren Palmer, 39, was acquitted of manslaughter at Chelmsford CC in January 2009. The trial heard she got her Ugg boot caught in the level crossing as a train was coming. She got her foot freed just in time but died after she ran to the side Palmer was at, rather than the side she had come from. He had been rushing to get a train back to Clacton. They had both been drinking heavily.
March 26 – Michael Hanrahan, 60, dairy farmer, and his son Denis, 27, shot at their farmhouse in Moyvane, County Kerry, Ireland. Thomas Barrett, 30, a farmworker and friend of Denis, from Causeway, County Kerry, was jailed for life in March 2011. He was never able to explain his motivation.
March 23 – Ross Davidson, 19, beaten to death during a burglary at his flat in Byker, Newcastle. Kenneth Power, 22, was jailed for life (24 years) and Graeme Duncan, 22, was jailed for life (22 years). Steven Gilbert was jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to rob. The trial heard he was killed in front of his girlfriend and they got away with only an Xbox games console.
– Jamie Simpson, 33, originally from Derby, manager of Matalan store
– stabbed in the neck in Kingsland shopping centre in Hackney. Kobina Essel, 19, was jailed for life (20 years) for murder. Three men were convicted of manslaughter and jailed – Roy Williams, 30, got 19 years, Simeon Jumah, 24, got 14 years and Anthony Maina
, 19, got 6 years. Duane Owusu, 19, got 8 years for robbery and Randy Ose-Owusu, 17, got 9 years. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Williams was a former Matalan employee who claimed to be a friend of Simpson. He organised the robbery and told his friend, Jumah, there could be £30,000 in cash to rob. Maina was jailed for life for an unrelated murder (see Oct 2007).http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=60455790
March 16 – Julianna Redding, 21, model, strangled in Santa Monica, California. Her boyfriend, Dr Munir Uwaydeh, later fled to his native Lebanon and remains on the run. His assistant Kelly Soo Park, 45, was acquitted of murdering Julianna in 2013. The trial heard her described as being a “female James Bond”. The trial also heard she had been paid $250,000 by Dr Uwaydeh to kill Julianna. She became involved with him after her father, Greg Redding, got involved in a business deal with Dr Uwaydeh.
March 15 – Luke Harris, 26, innocent bystander, shot in Bagot Arms pub in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. Leighton Cohen, 20, was jailed for life (23 years) in January 2009. Michael Stubbs, 21, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. The actual target had been arguing with Cohen in The Goalpost pub near Wolves’ Molineux stadium earlier.
March 8 – Alison Mack, 51, strangled and stamped on in a flat in Edinburgh. Her boyfriend, Douglas Stockdale, was jailed for life (17 years) in January 2009.
March 2 – Cecil Dotson, 30, and his sons Cecil II, and Cemario, 4, Cecil’s girlfriend Marissa Williams, 27, and friends Hollis Seals, 33, and Shindri Roberson, 22, were shot and stabbed in Memphis, Tennessee after a day of heavy drinking. Cecil’s sons, CJ, 9, and Cedric, 5, and Ceniyah, who was 2 months old, survived. Cecil’s brother, Jessie “Uncle Junior” Dotson, 35, was sentenced to death in October 2010. He had just come out of prison after serving 14 years for a murder. CJ, who was found with a knife protruding from his head, testified against his uncle at the trial, as did Cedric.
March – Leonid Rozhetskin, 41, Russian financier and lawyer, vanished from his holiday home in Jurmala, Latvia. Blood was found inside the house. A body was found in the forest 25 miles away in the summer of 2012. It is believed to be him but there are rumours that he has gone into federal witness protection programme in US. He is thought to be tied up with Russian mafia activity.
March 15 – Rachel Jones, 26, stabbed while cycling through Anfield, Liverpool. Louise Gardiner, 26, from Kensington, Liverpool, was jailed for life (16 years) for murder in March 2009 after a retrial. The trial at Liverpool CC heard there was a feud between the victim and the Gardiner family. Gardiner admitted killing but claimed it was manslaughter due to provocation.
March 15 – Michael Jones, 18, student at University of London, tied to a chair, tortured with a knife and beaten to death at home in Edmonton, N London. He had 116 injuries. Tony “Curly” Paul, 46, a civil servant from Enfield, was jailed for life (24 years) in Dec 2008. He stole gold chain, rings and spectacles. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was a former boyfriend of Michael’s mother, Kathleen Kirby-Jones. The son was seen as an obstacle to their relationship.
March 13 – John Finney, 42, traveller, abducted from his Mitsubishi Shogun 4×4 at a traveller site at Northam, near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. His headless and handless body was found by a garage block in Ickleford, near Hitchin. Norman Jones, 50, was jailed for life (33 years) at St Albans CC in May 2009. Joseph Jones, 23, was jailed for life (30 years). Gary Lattimore, 40, and Mark Curran, 28, were both acquitted. The trial heard that Finney was killed over some drugs he had stolen.
March 2 – Jamiel Shaw, 17, high school American football star, shot in Arlington Heights, Los Angeles. Pedro Espinoza, a member of the 18 Street gang and an illegal immigrant, was sentenced to death in August 2009.
March 1 – Syed Mehdi, doorman, shot at the Blue Ice bar in Ilford, E London. A second man survived. Suspects were caught on CCTV. Unsolved.
Feb 29 – Ian Sutherland, 43, originally from Liverpool, tied up, tortured and murdered in Harlesden, NW London. John Huggins, 48, a lorry driver, and Mark Saunders, 42, a criminal, were both jailed for life (30 years). Julie Crowe, 35, was convicted of actual bodily harm.
Feb 28 – Ade Pukeliene, 57, Lithuanian widow and cleaner, battered over the head at Custom House, east London, after returning from a night shift cleaning offices in Canary Wharf. Two black men on a moped mugged her and escaped. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law. Unsolved.
Feb 19 – Jeff Akers, 50, a homosexual, was stabbed in public toilets in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Mark Malone, 30, a married father who had drunk a bottle of vodka, was jailed for life. The trial at the Old Bailey heard the motive was homophobic.
Feb 19 – Sunday Essiet, 15, orphan, stabbed after playing football with friends in Woolwich, SE London. Adeniyi Oloyede, 19, was jailed for life (13 years). Myles Maddy, 18, was jailed for life (15 years). Ademola Docherty, 19, was jailed for life (16 years). Ifedotun Gbadebo-Araoye, 20, was jailed for life (16 years).
Feb 18 – Emma Forrester, 34, stabbed at home in Croydon. Her husband Wayne Forrester, 34, was jailed for life (14 years). She had made him move out and changed her Facebook profile to single.
Feb 18 – Scarlett Keeling, 15, from Bideford, Devon, raped and murdered on the beach in Anjuna, Goa, India. Samson D’Souza, 31, and Placido Carvalho, 43, were charged with sexual assault, outraging modesty and destroying evidence. Both have denied the charges. Their trial is ongoing. Scarlett’s mother had brought her on a six month holiday and then left to travel around India.
Feb 16 – Martine Vik Magnussen, 23, Norwegian business studies student, vanished after leaving Maddox nightclub in central London. Her body was found in a flat in Great Portland Street. Farouk Abdulhak, 21, a fellow student from Yemen, fled to Yemen and remains on the run. His family are very wealthy.
Feb 12 – Andrew Burns, 27, from Strabane, was killed and dumped near a Catholic church in Castlefin, County Donegal. He is thought to have been a police informer. The killers are believed to have been dissident republicans from Oglaigh nah Eireann. Unsolved.
Feb 9 – Charlene Gaither, 28, killed and cut up on the Tennessee/Mississippi border. Her boyfriend, James Hawkins, 33, was jailed for life in 2011. The chief prosecution witness was his 15 year old daughter who testified that he forced her to help cutting her up.
Feb 8 – Kevin “Shangy” McFarlane, 27, died in a fight in the street in Plaistow, E London. Delano “Lexus” Forbes, 36, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they had a row over Forbes’ girlfriend Sasha Scott.
Feb 7 – John Mongan, 30, traveller, was attacked with an axe and a sword in front of his heavily pregnant wife Julia at home in west Belfast. Chris Stokes, 32, was jailed for life (20 years). Edward Stokes, 36, was jailed for life (22 years). Their nephew Martin Stokes, 15, was detained under HM Pleasure. The killers were from Londonderry but their motive is unknown.
Feb 6 – Lakhdar Ouyahia, 43, Algerian – killed in Kilburn, NW London. His headless body was found in the street. The head was found in the Grand Union Canal four days later. Mohamed Boudjenane, 45, his neighbour and love rival, fled to Derby but was jailed for life (22 years) in October 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard Boudjenane also kidnapped and raped a Filipina nanny. His sentence was later reduced on appeal by six years.
Feb 3 – Rhoda McFarland, 42; Jeni Bishop, 34; Connie Woolfolk, 37; Sarah Szafranski, 22; and Carrie Chiuso Hudek, 33, shot in Lane Bryant clothes shop in a mall in Tinley Park, Chicago. The killer, who was black, is believed to have been a bungling robber. Unsolved. SEPARATE FEATURE TO COME SOON.
Feb 2 – Edward Craythorne, 21, from London, robbed, chopped up and thrown in a well in the village of Mal near Shengjin, Albania. His friends, Mario Pjetrushi, 18, and Arlind Vukaj, 19, were both jailed for life in November 2008 at a court in Lezha, northern Albania.
Jan 29 – Louis Braithwaite, 16, from Fallowfield, shot in a betting shop in Withington, Manchester. He died on Feb 10. The gunman escaped in a blue car. A court later heard allegation that Travis Bailey was believed to be responsible for the shooting. But he has never been charged. Bailey’s friend Giuseppe Gregory was later shot in an alleged revenge attack. Unsolved.
Jan 27 – Nawajid Ali Khan, 31, run over by a 4×4 outside his pizza takeaway in Sheffield. His wife, Faria Khan, 28, was jailed for life, along with Neelam Kauser, 19; Kanu Kangi, 20; Brian Yorachi, 19. They were members of “Dem Boyz”. She hired them for £200.
Jan 27 – David Martin, 40, a window cleaner, was stabbed with a cutlass in the front garden of a house in Rutter Gardens, Mitcham, south London. His neighbour Gary Kelly, 37, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. His girlfriend, Kay Scrivener, 41, was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey in Jan 2009 heard Mr Martin’s son had gone to retrieve a football from Kelly’s garden but was kicked by Kelly. The boy rang his father who went to confront Kelly, who had been smoking cannabis. Mr Martin’s father had been murdered in a pub in 1986.
Jan 26 – Eric Mills, 46, stamped on in Ladbrokes in Harlesden, NW London. Donovan Calder, 54, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was given a 3 year supervision order.
Jan – Sarah Melia, 34, stabbed at home in Horwich, Bolton. Her brother, Mark Kitchen, 37, was acquitted at a third trial at Manchester CC after two trials collapsed. Sarah was found by her 15 year old daughter.
Jan – David Ward, 38, a former policeman and car dealer, was tied up with leather belts in his bathroom and battered to death at home in Wakefield. Michael Sharp, 25, was jailed for life (27 years). Christopher Gill, 27, was jailed for 9 years. Ryan Hill, 29, was jailed for 8 years and 9 months. Stacey Foster, 23, was jailed for 6 years and 8 months. The trial heard that Ward was a cocaine dealer and they burgled his house, looking for cash.
Jan 26 – Fuad Buraleh, 19, from Hayes, stabbed as he took a short cut through Dean Gardens in West Ealing, London. Anthony Sheehan, 21, from Northolt; Lee Beavis, 24, from Eastcote; Richard O’Donoghue, from Ruislip; and Scott Baker, 19, from Hanwell, were all jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Carl Cadogan, 63, was jailed for 18 months for violent disorder. His son Myles, 23, was jailed for life (20 years). He trial at the Old Bailey heard that Buraleh spat at Carl Cadogan on a bus. He called his son who recruited a posse to ambush Buraleh.
Jan 24 – Wayne and Judy Anderson; Scott Anderson; his wife Erica and their children Olivia, 6, and Nathan, 3 – all were shot at their isolated home in Carnation, near Seattle. The Anderson’s daughter, Michele, 29, and her boyfriend Joe McEnroe, 29, have been charged and are due to go on trial in 2014. They lived in a nearby caravan. It is thought there had been a family dispute over money.
Jan 21 – Boduka Louis Mudianga, 18, art student – stabbed in Edmonton, North London. Kevin Lewis, 18, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. The trial heard that Lewis was a member of The Redbrick Thugs gang, while Mudianga was from Dem Africans.
Jan 20 – Brianna Denison, 19, college student from California, kidnapped, raped and murdered in Reno, Nevada. James Biela, 27, a construction worker, was sentenced to death in May 2010.
Jan 19 – Halton McCollin, 20, shot in Stretford, Manchester. He is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity. The target was probably Aaron Rouse, 23, a former Manchester United player, who is now in jail. The gun used was used to kill Tyrone Gilbert in July 2007. Unsolved.
Jan 17 – Karen Aim, 26, tourist from Orkney Islands, Scotland – died of head injuries in Taupo, New Zealand. Jahche Broughton, 15, was jailed for life (12 years) in April 2009.
Jan 11 – Georgina Edmonds, 77, died of head injuries at home in Brambridge, Hampshire. Matthew Hamlen, 32, from Eastleigh, was acquitted in January 2012. The trial at Winchester CC was told that his DNA was found on the murder weapon, a rolling pin. He denied killing her while burgling the house.
Jan 5 – Faridon Alizada, 18, stabbed to death at a flat in Erith, Kent. Lee James, a bare-knuckle fighter, was jailed for life (26 years) for his murder. He was off his head on cocaine at the time. The crime was witnessed by Michael Adebowale, who later became a Muslim extremist and was jailed for life for murdering soldier Lee Rigby in 2013.
Jan 5 – Jana Shearer, 21, stabbed, cut up, boiled and partially eaten at home in Tyler, Texas. Her boyfriend survived. Lee McCuin, 25, died in jail in December 2008 while awaiting trial.
Jan 4 – Deborah Hatto, 42, from Crawley, West Sussex – stabbed and tortured at home in Coin, near Malaga, Spain. Her German boyfriend Jimmie Willis, 59, was jailed for life in June 2009.
Jan 1 – Bradley Whitfield, 16, kicked, punched and stabbed in the neck with a vodka bottle in the early hours of New Year’s Day in Leicester. Darren Carr, 34, was jailed for life (16 years) in Nov 2008. His girlfriend, Nicola Faulds, 34, from Braunstone, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter. Her son, Lewis Faulds, 16, was jailed for life (9 years). Lewis’s girlfriend, Chelsea Faxon, 16, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. That was later reduced to 4 years. They had all been drinking heavily.
Jan 1 – Henry Bolombi, 17, stabbed 13 times after a row on a bus in Edmonton, N London. Jamar Graham, 25, and Onique Nembhard, 25, went on trial at the Old Bailey in Nov 2013. Nembhard, a Jamaican national of no fixed abode was jailed for life imprisonment (19 years) while Graham, also a Jamaican national of no fixed abode, was jailed for life (15 years).
Jan 1 – Mavis Clift, 75, died in a fire at home in Northampton. Her husband was badly injured and her daughter Susan Robinson was seriously injured. Ms Robinson’s estranged husband Paul Barber was charged with murder by arson but died in prison while awaiting trial. In the months leading up to the fire, Ms Robinson had telephoned police repeatedly reporting harassment, criminal damage and a threat to kill by her estranged husband, and reported that she was ‘terrified of what he was going to do’. The case was referred to the IPCC.
Dec 31 – Mohammed Arif Iqbal, 26, from Crumpsall, shot in a car in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Gangland. Unsolved.
Dec 26 – Dipo Seweje, 20, from Walworth, shot on the Aylesbury estate in south London. Operation Trident case. Unsolved.
Dec 25 – Valerie Twyman, 62, killed at home in Ramsgate, Kent. Her grandson Max Twyman, 24, who was schizophrenic, admitted manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Dec 25 – Darren Catherall, 40, father of 6 from Wigan, killed in Norley Hall, Wigan. James Halliday, 29, from Wigan, was jailed for life (15 years) in May 2008.
Dec 21 – Sue Goswell, 63, stabbed at home in West Chiltington, near Worthing, West Sussex. Her mentally ill husband Roger Goswell, 66, later killed himself by driving his Smart car into a tree.
Dec 21 – Asif Mahmood Ahmed, 28, from Bolton – found near Derby Ward Labour Club in Bolton. May have been a racist attack. Unsolved.
Dec 19 – Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach, 20, US Marine, who was eight months pregnant, beaten over the head at Marine base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Corporal Cesar Armando Laurean, 22, another US Marine who was married, fled to Mexico but was eventually extradited after North Carolina promised not to seek the death penalty. In August 2010 he was jailed for life. He had tried to claim that his wife Christina was responsible.
Dec 19 – Laura Milne, 19, unemployed and with learning difficulties, was killed at a flat in Union Street, Aberdeen and then dismembered. Stuart Jack, 22, was jailed for life (18 years). Debbie Buchan, 18, and Leigh McKinnon, 18, were both jailed for 9 years for attempted murder. Jack was later attacked in HMP Cornton Vale. It is thought Laura may have been working as a prostitute.
Dec 13 – Michael Davis-Bingham, 43, dodgy property consultant and womaniser, stabbed at his home in Wolverhampton. Unsolved.
Dec 8 – Billy Ward, 21, stabbed on a night bus in Croydon, S London. Starfield Badza, 18, and Junior Lumbango, 18, were both jailed for life (18 years).
Dec 8 – Pastor David Brash, 62, a former Baptist minister from Warrington – killed and his body thrown in a swamp in Mindanao, Philippines. His Filipino wife, Annalyn Bataller Brash, 23, confessed to killing him and was presumably jailed. She hired two men, Renante Puerte Prado, 22, and Noah Martinez Noja, 30. Motive was to take his money.
Dec 7 – Nehemiah Myrie, 24, stabbed in Northampton. Terrence Smith, 28, an illegal immigrant who took him to hospital, was acquitted in June 2008.
Dec 6 – Sharon Birchwood, 52, disabled, attacked at home in Ashtead, Surrey. Her husband Graham Birchwood, 54, was jailed for life (32 years). He killed her for £150,000 life insurance. Paul Cryne, 58, a lifeguard from Manchester, was the hitman he hired. Cryne fled to Pattaya, Thailand but was extradited and jailed for life (32 years) in August 2010.
Dec 5 – Jaswant Singh Bajwa, 30, and Kulwant Singh Dodar, 31, beaten to death with a hammer in a flat above a chip shop in Shrewsbury. Sukhdev Singh, 26, an illegal immigrant, was acquitted of murder and jailed for 5 years for manslaughter (on the grounds of provocation). The trial at Stafford CC in Oct 2008 heard that they had sexually assaulted him.
Dec 2 – Jevgenia Suveri, 22, stabbed at home in Bromley, SE London. Her brother Vladislav, 10, survived. Alessandro Selvaggi, 25, was jailed for life. He was high on drink and drugs.
Dec – Ted Shaxted, 36, beaten up in a flat in Northfleet, Kent. Kelvin Horlock, 31, from Strood, was jailed for life (16 years) in Feb 2009. Bill Saunders, 28, and Marvin Service, 33, from Gravesend, were jailed for life (14 years). Trevor Lees, 36, from Northfleet, was jailed for life (13 years). The trial at Maidstone CC heard that Shaxted had crashed a car belonging to Horlock’s mother. Their convictions were quashed and they faced a retrial in 2011. This time Horlock, Saunders and Lees were convicted of murder. Horlock was ordered to serve a minimum of 14 years and four months before being considered for parole; Lees 12 years and six months and Saunders 13 years and four months. The jury could not agree on Service. He faced a third trial in Dec 2011 and was acquitted.
Nov – Heather Stacey, 44, killed and left in a flat in Royston Mains Place, Edinburgh for a year. Her head and bones were found in a bag in Newhaven, near Edinburgh, on Dec 31, 2008. Her fiancé, Alan Cameron, 54, was jailed for life (25 years). He was a paedophile who had been jailed for child sex offences in 1995. He stole £5,000 from Heather’s life savings and probably killed after she found out.
Nov 27 – Sean Taylor, American football player for the Washington Redskins, shot at home in Florida. Eric Rivera, who was 17 at the time, went on trial in Nov 2013. Four other people were also charged in the case. One of them, Venjah Hunte, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and burglary charges and was jailed for 29 years. He testifed against Rivera. The others charged were Jason Scott Mitchell, 19; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18. The trial heard that they planned to burgle his home, and were unaware that he was injured and at home.
Nov – Michelle Crossley, 39, beaten and stabbed at home in Laity, near Helston, Cornwall. Her lover Gary Chadwick, 43, was jailed for life (12 years).
– Bienda “Bobby” Litembola, 17, originally from DR Congo – beaten to death in Canning Town, east London. Larry Morrison, 22, a heroin dealer, and his brother Michael, 21, were both jailed for life (12 years) in June 2008. The trial heard that Bobby became jealous after finding a text message to his girlfriend from her ex-boyfriend, Larry. He went to confront Larry but was attacked by the pair. http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=285313187
Nov 15 – Etem Celebi, 17, lifeguard, shot near his home on the Smalley estate in Stoke Newington, NE London. Richard “Scarface” Harrison-Allen, 19, was jailed for life in 2010 after a retrial. Sheldon Small was acquitted. The trial at the Old Bailey heard they were from the rival Stamford Hill estate. Celebi was reportedly a friend of X Factor winner Leona Lewis.
Nov 13 – Colin Smith, 40, property developer and gangster, shot after being lured to Nel’s Gym in Speke, Liverpool. Believed to be linked to Stephen Lawlor. Unsolved.
Nov – Michael McGrath, 57, drug addict – beaten to death with a vase at home in Carshalton, Surrey. Ryan Parker-Saunders, 23; Yuxiang Lui, 26; and Chou Wei Leong, 22, were all jailed for life (16 years). Jerome Castillo was jailed for manslaughter. They ran a crack den from his house and killed him after suspecting him of stealing drugs.
Nov 9 – Tobiasz Minski, 23, Polish student – his body was found near a canal in Huddersfield. Daniel Sykes, 25, a former soldier from Slaithwaite, was jailed for life (27 years). The trial heard the motive was robbery.
Nov 5 – Derek “Dego” Stevens, 35, drug dealer, shot in the head as he drove his Land Rover in Halewood, Merseyside. Carl Fury, 24, admitted manslaughter in July 2008 and was jailed for 12 years.
Nov 5 – Stephen Croft, 34, beaten up and body left on a bonfire in The Wirral, Merseyside. Jamie Smith, 13, was detained under HM Pleasure (13 years minimum) in February 2008. The trial at Liverpool CC heard Smith stole some cigarette papers and a lighter from Croft, who was homeless.
Nov 5– Kate Prout, 55, vanished from her farmhouse at Redmarley in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Her husband Adam Prout, 46, was jailed for life (18 years) at Bristol CC in Feb 2010. The trial heard he was having an affair with a woman called Debbie Garlick. Kate wanted a divorce but he feared the cost of a settlement. Her body was found on his land in 2011.
Nov – Rashmi Badiani, 56, and Radhaben Chauhan, 72, ladies – died in Hayes Park nursing home in Leicester. Nathan Mann, 20, was jailed for life (24 years). In September 2011 he murdered an inmate at HMP Frankland in Durham.
Nov 3 – Heather Burton, 79, hit with a hammer at home in Reepham, Norfolk. Her neighbour, Colin Barker, 63, was jailed for life (13 years) in Oct 2008. The trial at Norwich CC heard they were having an argument and he “completely lost it”.
Oct 31 – Thomas Grundy, 56, shot dead in Liverpool. His stepson Graeme Kee, 29, a drug addict, was convicted of manslaughter (diminished responsibility) and given an indeterminate sentence.
Oct 31 – Meredith Kercher, 21, Leeds University student, sexually assaulted and stabbed at her apartment in Perugia, Italy, where she was on a work exchange programme. Rudy Guede, 22, fled to Germany but was extradited and jailed for 30 years. Miss Kercher’s flatmate Amanda Knox, 20, was jailed for 26 years in Dec 2009, along with her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, who was jailed for 25 years. They were later cleared on appeal but face a retrial in 2013.
Oct 30 – Linda Stein, 62, former manager of The Ramones, turned real estate agent – beaten to death with a yoga stick at her flat in New York. Her personal assistant, Natavia Lowery, 26, was convicted of 2nd degree murder and jailed for 25 years to life in Feb 2010. The trial heard that Stein was a vindictive and racist boss and Lowery snapped.
Oct 28 – Stacy Peterson, 23, vanished from her home in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Her husband Drew Peterson has never been charged with her murder but in Feb 2013 he was jailed for 38 years for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in an empty bathtub in 2004.
Oct 28 – Daniel Malakov, dentist, was shot dead in New York. His estranged wife Dr Mazoltuv Borukhova was jailed for life. She paid her cousin, Mikhail Mallayev $20,000 to kill her husband. Mallayev was also jailed for life. The couple were from a close-knit family of Bukhara Jews originally from Uzbekistan.
Oct 23 – Lidia Motylska, 19, garrotted after getting off a bus in Beeston, Leeds. Abobakir Mustafa Jabari, 38, was jailed for life (19 years) at Sheffield CC. He was the Iraqi Kurdish flatmate of her boyfriend Ajeen Jabar. He disapproved of the relationship because she was Polish and not a Muslim.
Oct 22 – Gary Guthrie, 35, a Jamaican from Streatham, S London, was shot dead in Streatham. Rowan Williams, 33, survived. In March 2009 Darrell “English” Albert, 28, was jailed for life (13 years). Junior Cameron, 24, was jailed for life (26 years). Michael Wabara, 23; Simon Rhodes-Butler, 31; Courtney Hutchinson, 23; and Nathan Cross were all acquitted.
Oct 20 – Paul Quinn, 21, lorry driver from County Armagh – bludgeoned with iron bars in a shed in County Monagahan after being lured to his death. He had won a fight with a senior Provisional IRA man who had been bothering his sister. In November 2007 UUP peer Lord Laird named the following men in Parliament as being involved, the son of Vincent Traynor, Peter and Patrick Quinn, PJ Caraher and son Michael, “Slab” Murphy, Sean “The Surgeon” Hughes and James McArdle. Sinn Fein claimed the murder was linked to diesel smuggling across the border. Unsolved.
– Four drug dealers: Corey Lal, his older brother Michael, Ryan Bartolomeo and Eddie Narong, were shot dead, along with two eyewitnesses – Ed Schellenberg, a maintenance man, and innocent neighbour Christopher Mohan, in Suite 1505 of high rise tower block in Surrey, near Vancouver. Known as the Surrey Six case.
Dennis Karbanovec, 27, was jailed for life (15 years) in April 2009 after pleading guilty. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/karbovanec-sentenced-to-life-in-surrey-slayings-1.855374 Cody Haevischer, Matthew Johnston and Michael Le are on trial charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder at the Vancouver Law Courts. Prosecutor says they were members of the Red Scorpion gang, headed by Le and Jamie Bacon, who is also charged in the Surrey Six case but being tried later. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f67e8e35-fe20-4b4c-b515-d6829c5c3461
Oct 17 – Jonathan Matondo, 16, shot in a playground in Burngreave, Sheffield. Negus Nelson, 18, an albino, was acquitted after two trials. The trials heard the killing was part of a feud between postcode gangs in Sheffield.
Oct 14 – Philip Poru, 18, shot as he sat in a Ford Fiesta in Plumstead, SE London. His friend, also 18, survived. Believed to be gang-related. Unsolved.
Oct 18 – Lucky Dube, 43, a South African reggae singer and icon, was shot during a botched carjacking in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa. Sifiso Mhlanga, Julius Gxowa and Mbuti Mabe were found guilty of murder and jailed for life (25 years). They also carjacked a Mercedes two days later.
Oct 7 – Rizwan Darbar, 17, stabbed in a park in West Ham, east London. Anthony Maina, 19, was jailed for life (14 years) for murder. Kirkland Gayle, 19, was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter and robbery. Charges were dropped against Amos Wahome, 18. The trial heard that the motive was to steal Darbar’s mobile phone. Maina was also involved in the Matalan murder in 2008.
Oct 4 – Shokat Chenia, 45, drugs gang boss – stabbed in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire. One of his lieutenants, Carl Fowler, 36, was jailed for life (20 years) in Sep 2008. Matthew Barker was jailed for 3 years for assisting an offender.
– Magda Pniewska, 26, a Polish care worker shot in the head
as she walked across a car park in New Cross, SE London, after leaving work at BUPA’s Manley Court. Armel Gnango, 17, was jailed for life (20 years) in May 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that Pniewska was on the phone to her sister Elzbieta when she walked into crossfire between two gangsters. Gnango appealed on the basis that Pniewska was not his target. His conviction was quashed by the High Court but reinstated by the Supreme Court. He was convicted on the basis of “transferred malice”.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16179517
Oct 2 –Robel Towelde, 21, shot in stairwell of an estate in Stockwell, S London. Jermaine Callum, 18, and Ngosi Edwards, 19, were both jailed for life (19 years) in July 2008.
Oct 1 – Zuzanna Zommer, Polish girl, 14, raped and had her throat cut at home in Leeds. A neighbour, Michael Clark, 40, who was a convicted rapist, was jailed for life (35 years) in May 2008.
Sep 30 – Shane Owoo, 16, drowned in a water-filled clay pit, Lunt Pool, in Bilston, West Midlands. Marvin “Shotty” Walker, 21, and Chris Lewis, 22, were jailed for 5 and a half years for manslaughter. Tobias Davies, 20, was jailed for 12 months for ABH. The trial at Birmingham CC heard that they threw stones at him to stop him getting out of the water. They accused him of stealing a bicycle.
Sep – Gareth MacDonald, 30, gay British Airways steward, hit with a fire extinguisher in a room at Travelodge, Heston services in west London. His lover, Glenn Rycroft, 33, from north Wales, was jailed for life.
Sep 28 – Body parts were found in Dudenpark, Brussels, Belgium. They were later found to be those of Mohammed Ezzoubairi, 26, who had been killed in his flat in Schaerbeek. In June 2013 Sidi Mohamed Atir and Abdessamad Azmi were convicted and jailed for 20 years each. Zacharia Benaissa was jailed for 23 years. The case was known as The Manga Killer case because a note found near the body related to the manga comic Death Note: Watashi wa Kira desu (I am a killer). Atir was obsessed with manga comics.
Sep 23 – Ryan Hawkins, 4, stabbed at home in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield. His sister Donna, 14, was seriously injured. His father Chris Hawkins, 47, was jailed for life (21 years) in March 2008. The trial at Leeds CC heard that he attacked the children out of spite because his wife, Valerie, was having an affair.
Sep 18 – Daniel “Iceberg” Denis, 26, shot in his BMW car in St Andrews Road, east Acton, west London. The killer drove off. The weapon used was a Mac 10 submachine gun, one of a batch of 90 supplied by Guy Savage, a dealer based in Northolt. Unsolved.
– Bonnie Barrett, prostitute – vanished from her flat in Canning Town, east London. Her body was never found. Derek Brown, 47, a deliver driver from Rotherhithe, was jailed for life (30 years).
He was also convicted of the murder of Xiao Mei Guo, 29, a Chinese illegal immigrant who sold pirate DVDs for a living. Her body was never found either. Brown claimed they were killed by a biker gang and Chinese Snakeheads respectively but forensic and circumstantial evidence against Brown was overwhelming and he refused to answer questions after 30 minutes of cross examination by Brian Altman QC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7610021.stm
Sep 13 – Louise Evans, 48, literacy teacher, stabbed 43 times near her car in a car park at East Sutton Park open prison near Maidstone, Kent. Her former boyfriend Keith Prest, 48, jailed for life (17 years) in Oct 2008. Ms Evans, a single mother who was involved in training prisoners, had been in a “stormy relationship” with Prest. He was convicted as a result of forensic scientists’ work, including so-called “Cinderella” prints involving his feet. SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE ON THIS CASE COMING SOON.
Sep 10 – Hanna Mack, 6, sexually assaulted and found hanged hanged in the garage of her home in Navarro Mills, near Corsicana, Texas. Shaun Arender, 19, was jailed for life with no parole. Kevin Anders, 32, was jailed for a total of 98 years on child pornography charges. Kevin was the boyfriend of Hanna’s mother, Dana.
Sep 8 – Moses Ssendawula, 41, voluntary worker, was shot in Burgess Park, Camberwell, SE London. Robert Hill, 29, rang police to say he killed Moses. He later admitted it was a false confession and he was jailed for wasting 400 hours of police time. Unsolved. http://www.streathamguardian.co.uk/news/2114665.print/
Sep 3 – Julien Warrington, 44, stabbed and beaten at his flat in King’s Cross, north London. John Fitzgerald, 27, was jailed for life (17 years). His brother Declan, 22, was jailed for life (15 years). Alan Ellis, 18, was jailed for life (14 years). The trial at the Old Bailey heard it was a case of mistaken identity.
Sep 3 – Yasin Abdirahman, 22, stabbed in Southall, west London. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was killed by Murder Dem Pussies (MDP) members. They were:
Sheldon John-Lewis , 19, of no fixed address, guilty of murder – minimum 15 years imprisonment
Joshua Williams of Aylesbury, Bucks, found guilty of murder – a minimum 14 years imprisonment
Andre Mason , 16, of Osbourne Rd, Acton, found guilty of the murder of Yasin Abdirahman – minimum 13 years imprisonment
Carlos Cyrus , 14, of Goring Way, Greenford, found guilty of manslaughter – sentenced to seven years in jail
Rahin Rahimi , 17, of Hanbury Rd, Acton, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – four years imprisonment
Lamar McGregor , 15, of , Shepherds Bush Green found guilty of conspiracy to commit GBH – sentenced to a three-year supervision order
Hassan Kamara , 19, of Wulfstan St, Shepherd’s Bush, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – four years imprisonment
Daniel Thomas , 17, of Tentelow Lane, Southall, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – four years imprisonment
A 15-year-old youth of Luton, Beds, found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GBH – a 12 month supervision order
A 14-year-old youth of Shepherd’s Bush found guilty of violent disorder and conspiracy to commit GB
Charges were dropped against Ashley Quashie-Pownall, 18, and Peter Kutupekamara, 18.
Aug 28 – Keith Cowell, 52; his son Matthew, 17; and Tony Dulieu, 33 – were shot at a house in Bishop’s Stortford, Essex with a sub-machine gun. Ian Jennings hid in the garden. Cowell’s wife had just left for work at Stansted. Matthew’s girlfriend Claire Evans was injured but her daughter Courtney was unharmed. Kevan Thakrar, 20, from Stevenage, was jailed for life (35 years) in June 2008. His brother Miran Thakrar, 23, was jailed for life (42 years). Their father Atul Thakrar, 46, Yilay Tufensoy, 20, from Enfield, and his girlfriend Amanda Dansie, 20, were jailed for 4 years each. Jay Thakrar, 24, was acquitted. The trial heard that the killings were linked to a cocaine deal which went wrong. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7503118.stm
Aug 23 – Daniel Quelch, 33, landscape gardener from Reading, stabbed 80 times and throat slit at his mother’s house in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Ben Frankum, 25, a paranoid schizophrenic intruder, from Littlehampton, was convicted of murder but sectioned in a mental hospital.
Aug 22 – Rhys Jones, 11, Everton supporting schoolboy – shot in the car park of Fir Tree pub in Croxteth, Liverpool. Sean Mercer, 17, was jailed for life (22 years). Gary Kayes, 25, and Melvyn Coy, 24, were both jailed for 7 years for assisting an offender. James Yates, 20, and Nathan Quinn, 18, were both jailed for 5 years. Mercer’s mother, Janette, 48, was jailed for 3 years for perverting the course of justice. Dean Kelly, 18, was jailed for 3 years for hiding the gun. The trial at Preston CC heard that Mercer was from the Croxteth Crew and the actual target was Wayne Brady, 19, a member of the Strand Gang, aka Nogga Dogz. Rhys just happened to cycle past and was entirely innocent.
Aug 17 – Stacey Westbury, 23, raped and stabbed at home in Fulham. Chris Braithwaite, 21, who was on bail for rape, was jailed for life in June 2008.
Aug – Adam Michalski, 24, Polish man, stabbed in Wrexham. Thomas Blue, 25, an unemployed Scotsman, was jailed for life in Dec 2007. The trial heard that the crime was “part racially motivated”.
Aug 15 – Sebastiano Strangio, 39; Francesco Gorgi, 16; Francesco Pergola, 22; Marco Pergola, 20; Marco Marmo, 25; and another man were shot dead in two cars near the train station in Duisburg, Germany, which has a large Calabrian population. Giovanni Strangio, 28, was arrested in Amsterdam and 2009 and extradited to Italy. In 2011 he was jailed for life in Locri, Italy. The trial heard that the Duisburg massacre was part of a violent feud between Ndrangheta gangs in the town of San Luca, Calabria.
Aug 14 – Dr Victoria Anyetei, 53, Ghanaian locum consultant paediatrician – stabbed in her car outside her home in Dartford, Kent. David Quartey, 21, a law student, was jailed for life (15 years). The trial at Maidstone CC heard she was his legal guardian but he killed her when she confronted him about failing his law exams.
Aug 13 – Rosalind McManus, 58, patient, was strangled with a belt in Birch Hill Hospital (psychiatric unit) in Rochdale. Telahum Tedola, 36, a fellow patient, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Tedola was a schizophrenic who heard voices telling him to kill her because she had accused him of being a spy.
Aug 12 – Gerard Tobin, 35, Canadian Hell’s Angel from London, shot as he rode his Harley Davidson on the M40 near Leamington Spa after attending the Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire. Sean Creighton, 44, from Coventry, president of the south Warwickshire Outlaws, was jailed for life (28 years) after pleading guilty to murder. Simon Turner, 40, fron Nuneaton; was jailed for life (30 years). Malcolm Bull, 53, of Milton Keynes, got life (25 years) and Dean Taylor, 47, of Coventry, got life (30 years). Karl Garside, 45, got life (26 years); Dane Garside, 42, got life (27 years); and Ian Cameron, 46, got life (25 years). The trial at Birmingham CC heard there was a long running feud between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws and the latter were furious that the Bulldog Bash was being held on what they considered to be their turf. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7619574.stm
Aug 11 – Sophie Lancaster, 20, beaten up “for being a Goth” in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire. Her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, was badly injured but survived. Brendan Harris, 15, was jailed for life (18 years). Ryan Herbert, 16, was jailed for life (16 years). Danny Hulme, 16, and Joseph Hulme, 17, were both jailed for 5 years for GBH. Danny Mallett, 17, was jailed for 4 years at Preston CC.
Aug 11 – Miriam Baldock, 60, stabbed at home in Camden, north London. Her husband Maurice, 61, survived. Stuart Forsyth, 40, Glaswegian former Foreign Legionnaire, was jailed for life (19 years) in Feb 2008. She was his foster mother. The trial at the Old Bailey heard “they treated him like a son”.
– Garry Newlove, 47, kicked to death outside his home in Warrington after he accused them of vandalism. Adam Swellings, 18 and Stephen Sorton, 17, were jailed for life in January 2008. Jordan Cunliffe, 15, was detained under HM Pleasure. Two other youths, aged 15 and 17, were acquitted. His widow was made a Tory peer, Dame Helen Newlove. In 2012 she was appointed Victims’ Commissioner. Joint enterprise campaigners claim it was a miscarriage of justice. http://justice4jordancunliffe.wronglyaccusedperson.org.uk/
– Amanda Murphy, 47, beaten to death in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Her abusive boyfriend Andrew Mournian, 36, was jailed for life (14 years) at Leeds CC. The trial heard he had been released early from prison – after being convicted of assaulting her in June – due to overcrowding. The case became a political hot potato. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7139202.stm
Aug 5 – Evren Anil, 23, stabbed in Crystal Palace, south London. Dejon Thompson, 18, and Patrick Rowe, 17, were both jailed for 4 years for manslaughter. The trial at the Old Bailey said he was attacked when he complained about them throwing litter through the open window of his car.
Aug 4 – Anthony Kearney, 34, DJ, stabbed in east London. Ulysses Carbon, 31, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
Aug 3 – Peter Connolly, aka Baby P, 17 months old – beaten and abused at home in Tottenham, north London. In May 2009 his mother Tracey Connelly was given an indeterminate sentence with a minimum term of five years for her part in her son’s death. Her brother, Steven Barker, 32, was jailed for life (10 years) for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently over his role in Baby Peter’s death. Jason Owen, 36, was given an indefinite sentence with a minimum term of three years. Connelly is believed to have been released in Nov 2013. The head of Haringey social services, Sharon Shoesmith, was sacked after a damning report. She later won £600,000 for unfair dismissal.
Aug 3 – Nathan Foster, 18, shot in Marcus Garvey Way, Brixton. Junior Glasgow, 17, was jailed for life (21 years) in April 2008. The trial at the Old Bailey heard he was aggrieved after Kori Bell – a friend of Foster’s – stole his chain necklace.
Aug – Paige Chivers, 15, vanished after a getting a bus into Blackpool. In December 2009 a man was arrested on suspicion of murdering Chivers but was later released. In July 2015 Robert Ewing, 60, from, Bispham, was jailed for life (33 years) for murder. Gareth Dewhurst, 46, was convicted of helping dispose of her body and jailed for eight years. Ewing was described as a “devious” paedophile who murdered Paige to stop her reporting their sexual contact. The trial heard Paige was “sexually promiscuous” and an “easy target”, which was recognised by Ewing, whose flat near her home in Bispham was “something of a magnet” for young girls who he allowed to smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs. Ewing had previous convictions for child sex offences.
– Gethin Owen, 47, kicked and punched outside his home in Cardiff. Dickson Ho, 18, was acquitted of murder but convicted of GBH. He was given a suspended sentence of 50 weeks and told to do 180 hours of community service. The trial heard that Ho had been having an affair with Owen’s wife, Tracey, 35. Owen, who was drunk, confronted him and racially abused him but the judge said he had a heart condition and could have died at any time. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/teenager-cleared-murdering-lovers-husband-2171651
July 29 – Billy Bates, 43, from Possilpark – his body was found in an oil drum in the Clyde near Erskine Bridge, Glasgow. He is thought to have been involved in the murder of Thomas Cameron in June. Unsolved.
July 27 – Tyrone Gilbert, 23, shot in a drive by shooting at a wake in Frobisher Close, Chorlton, Manchester, after funeral of Ucal Chin, who had been shot in June. Colin Joyce, Aeeron Campbell, Ricardo and Narada Williams, were all jailed (see Ucal Chin). Hassan “Chucky” Shah, 24, and Gonoor Hussain, 24, both from Longsight, were both jailed for between 6 and 15 years.
July 26 – Abukar Mahumed, 16, Somali, from Tulse Hill, shot in Stockwell, S London. David Taitte, 20, from Stockwell, was charged with murder but the charges were later dropped. Unsolved.
July 23 – Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her daughters Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11 – raped and strangled at home in Cheshire, Connecticut. The house was then set on fire. Her husband, William Petit, was beaten but escaped and survived. Joshua Komisarjevsky, 27, and Steven Hayes, 44, both convicted burglars, were both sentenced to death in 2010 and 2012. It sounds like a scene from the film Law Abiding Citizen. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/steven-hayes-connecticut-home-invasion_n_3893312.html
July 23 – “Big Bad” James Oyebola, 47, former British heavyweight boxing champion, shot in Chateau 6 nightclub in Fulham Road, west London. In October 2008 Kanyanta Mulenga, 22, was jailed for life (28 years). Cyle Carth, 18, from Wimbledon, admitted affray and was jailed for 6 months. He admitted he had been smoking in the bar, which sparked a brawl when Oyebola, who was working as a bouncer, told him to put it out. The smoking ban had only come into effect earlier that year. Dean Francis, 23, and Rene McKoy, 19, were both acquitted of murder and gave evidence for the Crown. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/7616552.stm
July 20 – Lee Cook, 21, barrister’s clerk – punched once at the Alibi Bar in Shoe Lane, City of London. Fell and hit his head. Rick Maynard, 27, was jailed for 14 months for manslaughter. Lee’s mother Karen was furious with the sentence. Charges were dropped against Adam Lowe, 26, a City of London Police officer, and Lloyd Moore, 26. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that a fight broke out after a drink was spilled in the pub.
July 15 – Kolawole Babadiya, 28, bouncer, was shot shielding clubbers outside the SW8 bar in Clapham, south London. The killer, who used a Mac-10 sub machine gun, fled. It is not clear who the target was. Unsolved.
July 13 – Nuno Gaiato, 26, bouncer, and Aurelio Palha, 42, owner of Chic nightclub, shot in Oporto, Portugal. Hugo Rocha, Jose Santos and Vasco Cardoso were all jailed for 12 years in 2009. The fourth member of the gang, Alberto “Mad Berto” Ferreira, was shot dead on 9 Dec 2007.
July 12 – Beverley Samuels, 36, nurse, her daughter Kesha Wizzart, 18, and son Fred Wizzart, 13, were beaten to death at their home in Fallowfield, Manchester. Her former boyfriend, Pierre Williams, 32, fled to Birmingham but was arrested and jailed for life (38 years) in March 2008. Kesha had sung a Toni Braxton song on the TV show Stars In Their Eyes. She was raped and her mother was sexually assaulted during the attack. The trial at Manchester Crown Court heard that Williams was obsessed with the Bible and had underlined several passages about a “special oil” and then mixed cocoa butter oil with the victims’ blood.
July 11 – Thea Zaudy, 94, Jewish widow who came to the UK from Germany in 1939 – killed at her home in Notting Hill, west London. The charred remains of her body were found in a suitcase on Milton Common in Oxfordshire two days later. Her Polish cleaner, Jolanta Kalinowska, 41, from Ealing, was jailed for life (20 years) in March 2008. Her son, Adrian Ryszard Lis, 23, was jailed for 4 years for assisting an offender. His girlfriend, Monika Sienkiewicz, 19, and another friend, Lucasz Gajda, 25, were both acquitted at Oxford CC. The trial heard Kalinowska emptied her account of £10,000 and then went on a shopping spree.
July 11 – Steven Galsworthy, 41, pub landlord, stabbed in the Lion’s Head pub in Bournemouth. Garry Varley, 39, was jailed for life (18 years). He had earlier been charged with ABH over another attack on Galsworthy in February 2007.