News / UK and world by Press Association February 21, 2019, 4:22 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A man labelled “a danger to women”, who has admitted murdering his partner, had killed a previous lover more than 20 years ago, it has emerged. Paul Plunkett, who was found guilty in 1996 of the manslaughter of Jacqueline Aspery, has now pleaded guilty to the unrelated murder of Barbara Davison after he smothered her during an argument at their home in Redcar, Cleveland. The 62-year-old, who has a wider history of domestic violence, appeared at Teesside Crown Court to admit murdering the 66-year-old grandmother of six in August last year. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said after the hearing that he initially claimed that he did not mean to kill Ms Davison, and was only trying to silence her during an argument. But he changed his plea on the first day of his trial and he was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 23 years in … [Read more...] about Life sentence for murderer who had already killed a previous partner
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CYNTOIA Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man who she said solicited her for sex when she was 16. She was tried as an adult for killing 43-year-old estate agent Johnny Allen, who she said agreed to pay her $150 and drove her to his home in Nashville. Was she granted clemency? Brown, who is now 30, was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder in 2004. She claimed self-defence but was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 51 years. Police said she shot Allen in the back of the head at close range after bringing a loaded gun to rob him. Brown appealed to Tennessee governor Bill Haslam for clemency with her lawyers arguing she was a sex-trafficking victim afraid for her life and received an unfairly harsh sentence. Prosecutors say she stole $50,000, some guns and a truck from Allen but her lawyers say was afraid of returning home empty-handed to her violent pimp, nick named Kutthroat. The governor, a Republican, granted clemency and she will … [Read more...] about Who is Cyntoia Brown? Was she granted clemency and how was Kim Kardashian involved in her release from serving life sentence for murder?
News / UK and world by Press Association December 10, 2018, 2:48 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A jealous man who strangled his estranged wife after she refused to sleep with him “one last time” for £100 will be sentenced for murder. Martin Cavanagh, 35, killed 31-year-old Sophie Cavanagh at his Bromley flat in May then left a message on a board saying “she deserved it”. The body of the mother-of-two was found naked in bed and Cavanagh turned himself in to police days later. Cavanagh was found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey in a murder trial that heard he was “controlling, jealous and possessive”, with a short fuse. The couple married in 2011 and split up before the killing. They continued to go on family outings together but Cavanagh was controlling, prosecutors said. When he found out she was using the dating website Match.com, he accessed her account to sabotage her profile, … [Read more...] about ‘Jealous’ man who strangled estranged wife to be sentenced for murder
News / UK and world by Press Association November 5, 2018, 2:55 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter An electrical engineer has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 29 years in prison for murdering his wife and 11-year-old stepdaughter in an episode of “wanton savagery”. Christopher Boon, 28, stabbed wife Laura Mortimer and her daughter Ella Dalby multiple times in the kitchen of their home in Dexter Way, Gloucester, on May 28. One of Boon’s arms was in plaster at the time, as 10 days earlier he had punched a hole in a wall after Ms Mortimer said she wanted a divorce – telling her: “That was meant for your face”. Bristol Crown Court heard Ms Mortimer “fought for her life” after being attacked by Boon, with daughter Ella bravely coming downstairs to help her. Ms Mortimer suffered 18 stab wounds, including 13 to her face and neck, while Ella had 24 separate stab wounds … [Read more...] about Husband jailed for life for murdering wife and stepdaughter in ‘selfish rage’
DOUBLE killer is set to be put to death tonight with an electric chair the maker fears will not work properly. Edmund Zagorski is set to be only the second person in nearly 60 years to be executed by electric chair in Tennessee. The last person to be executed by electrocution in the U.S. was Robert Gleason, who was put to death in Virginia in 2013. Tennessee's chair hasn't been used since Daryl Holton chose to die by electrocution in 2007. Zagorski chose the chair after his legal challenge to Tennessee's midazolam-based lethal injection protocol failed. His attorneys say he believes death by electrocution will be quicker, but he maintains that both methods are unconstitutional. Zagorski was sentenced to die in 1984 for the murder of two men in a drug deal. The chair was built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system and who worries that his device will malfunction. Fred Leuchter had a successful career in the execution business before his … [Read more...] about Double killer Edmund Zagorski prepares for execution in ‘homemade’ electric chair built by an amateur who’s convinced it’ll be botched