Murder

The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin
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The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Failure to secure main conviction could see other accused officers walk free
30 Mar 2021
Behind the 80s assassination of Sweden’s prime minister
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Behind the 80s assassination of Sweden’s prime minister

Prosecutors claim they have caught the killer in 34-year-old cold case
11 Jun 2020
What happened to Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen?
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What happened to Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen?

One of Norway’s richest men arrested over mystery disappearance of his wife
29 Apr 2020
Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded
Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa
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Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded

Thomas Thabane is seeking immunity over killing of estranged wife
28 Feb 2020
Woman held over ‘hide and seek’ suitcase murder
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Woman held over ‘hide and seek’ suitcase murder

The 42-year-old suspect claims she fell asleep after zipping boyfriend inside case
26 Feb 2020
Grace Millane killer sentenced to life
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Grace Millane killer sentenced to life

Victim’s mother tells murderer she ‘died terrified and alone’ in New Zealand hotel room
21 Feb 2020
First lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over ex’s death
Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa
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First lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over ex’s death

African leader Thomas Thabane remarried weeks after his former partner was shot dead
24 Jan 2020

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Mexico murder rate hits all-time high
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Mexico murder rate hits all-time high

Nearly 35,000 people were killed in 2019 despite government pledge to curb cartel violence
23 Jan 2020
Is knife crime rising?
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Is knife crime rising?

Murder rate for 2020 climbs as three men stabbed to death
20 Jan 2020
Homicide rate drops in UK despite London rise
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Homicide rate drops in UK despite London rise

A total of 650 people were killed last year - down from the 774 in 2018
8 Jan 2020
Man jailed for 1985 US double murder returns to Germany
Jens Soering
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Man jailed for 1985 US double murder returns to Germany

Jens Soering served 33 years in prison over deaths of his girlfriend’s parents
18 Dec 2019
California school shooting: what we know so far
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California school shooting: what we know so far

Two students killed and three injured in attack by fellow student
15 Nov 2019
The world’s most prolific serial killers
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The world’s most prolific serial killers

Samuel Little is latest addition to the list
8 Oct 2019
What happened to Keeley Bunker?
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What happened to Keeley Bunker?

Man charged after body of a woman was discovered in Tamworth on Thursday
23 Sep 2019
The most dangerous days of the year
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The most dangerous days of the year

Social scientists investigate the peak times for unnatural deaths
2 Sep 2019
Ten arrested after police officer killed in Berkshire
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Ten arrested after police officer killed in Berkshire

A 13-year-old boy is among those held on suspicion of murder
16 Aug 2019
Scientists solve 33,000-year-old murder mystery
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Scientists solve 33,000-year-old murder mystery

The man’s brutal death sheds light on early modern human behaviour
4 Jul 2019
Ian Brady: what newly released Home Office files reveal
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Ian Brady: what newly released Home Office files reveal

Moors murderer had access to vulnerable teenagers in Wormwood Scrubs
26 Jun 2019
Ana Kriegel: the murder trial that shocked Ireland
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Ana Kriegel: the murder trial that shocked Ireland

Teenagers found guilty of murdering 14-year-old girl in Dublin
19 Jun 2019
Who is Cyprus's first serial killer?
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Who is Cyprus's first serial killer?

Nikos Metaxas confesses to murder spree after telling police he is ‘bored’ and ‘wants to go to prison’
2 May 2019
Is it safe to visit Mexico?
Mexico City
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Is it safe to visit Mexico?

North American nation’s murder rate has hit all-time high in 2019
24 Apr 2019
James Bulger: why killer Jon Venables will not be identified
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James Bulger: why killer Jon Venables will not be identified

Murdered toddler’s father and uncle challenging order protecting freed murderer’s anonymity
5 Mar 2019
Sally Challen: wife who murdered husband in landmark appeal
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Sally Challen: wife who murdered husband in landmark appeal

Mother-of-two was jailed for life in 2010 but could see conviction overturned under new domestic abuse law
27 Feb 2019
Cheryl Grimmer: toddler murder trial collapses
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Cheryl Grimmer: toddler murder trial collapses

The three-year-old vanished from Australian beach in 1970 but case was reopened based on teenager’s confession
15 Feb 2019
Alesha MacPhail murder trial: what the court has heard
Alesha MacPhail
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Alesha MacPhail murder trial: what the court has heard

The 16-year-old suspect blames schoolgirl’s death on her father’s girlfriend
13 Feb 2019
Canadian serial killer pleads guilty to eight murders
Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder
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Canadian serial killer pleads guilty to eight murders

McArthur sexually assaulted and killed eight men and buried them in planters
30 Jan 2019
Jayme Closs: kidnapped teenager to get reward money
Jake Patterson has confessed to killing Jayme Closs’ parents before abducting her
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Jayme Closs: kidnapped teenager to get reward money

Company that employed her murdered parents had offered $25,000 for information following disappearance
24 Jan 2019
Jailed paedophile claims he killed JonBenet Ramsey
Gary Oliva, JonBenet Ramsey
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Jailed paedophile claims he killed JonBenet Ramsey

Gary Oliva confessed to 1996 murder of child beauty pageant queen in prison letters to former schoolmate
11 Jan 2019
Who was the ‘Thai bride’ dumped on the Yorkshire Dales?
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Who was the ‘Thai bride’ dumped on the Yorkshire Dales?

New evidence suggests dead Southeast Asian woman had been living in north England after marrying English man
10 Dec 2018
Belfast police arrest two men after school gate shooting
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Belfast police arrest two men after school gate shooting

Jim Donegan was shot dead on Tuesday while waiting to pick his son up from school
6 Dec 2018
Samantha Eastwood: what we know about the midwife’s murder
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Samantha Eastwood: what we know about the midwife’s murder

Police compare killer Michael Stirling to Soham murderer Ian Huntley
4 Dec 2018
What happened to Giulio Regeni? Italy names suspects
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What happened to Giulio Regeni? Italy names suspects

Tensions grow as Italian prosecutor identifies members of Egyptian security forces linked to killing of Cambridge student
30 Nov 2018
Amazon Alexa to ‘give evidence’ in double murder case
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Amazon Alexa to ‘give evidence’ in double murder case

Court order sets up potential privacy fight, although it is not the first time smart speakers have been used in criminal cases
16 Nov 2018
What’s driving India’s fake news problem?
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What’s driving India’s fake news problem?

Research by BBC links spread of misinformation to nationalism
12 Nov 2018