Category Archives: Murder

Camera smuggled in to hospital to snap Ian Brady

A “disgruntled” man from Liverpool smuggled a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital in a bid to sell photos of notorious serial killer Ian Brady to the News of the World for £50,000, a court has heard. Alan Hagan, 48, is on trial at the Old Bailey over his dealings with News of the World… Continue Reading

35 years for maniac nurse

Self-styled ‘angel turned evil’ Victorino Chua has been jailed for at least 35 years for murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others. Father-of-two Chua, 49, described by detectives as a narcissistic psychopath, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two acute wards at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, in June and July 2011.… Continue Reading

Nurse guilty of poison murders

A self-confessed “angel turned evil” has been found guilty of murdering and poisoning hospital patients. Nurse Victorino Chua, 49, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two wards at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in June and July 2011. These were then unwittingly used by other nurses on the ward – leading… Continue Reading

Police officer in court charged with wife murder

A police constable has appeared in court accused of the murder of his wife. Pc Otis Goldsmith, 49, is charged with killing his wife Jill within police grounds. Goldsmith, who has 28 years’ service with Northamptonshire Police, was arrested after police were called to a house in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, on Thursday. He appeared… Continue Reading

Shrien Dewani: “Not Guilty”

Millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani was sensationally cleared of the honeymoon murder of his bride Anni – while her outraged family shouted in disbelief. Dewani, 34, who fought a four battle against extradition to South Africa to face his accusers, heaved a sigh of relief as Judge Jeanette Traverso dismissed the case against him. The judge… Continue Reading

Whole Life sentences for police or prison officer killers

Criminals who kill police or prison officers in the course of duty are to face whole-life jail sentences. Changes to the law by the Ministry of Justice will mean judges will start by considering a whole-life tariff when deciding the sentence for killing either a police or prison officer in the course of their duty,… Continue Reading

Lawrence Corruption Probe Names Cop

There is evidence to suspect one of the detectives on the original Stephen Lawrence murder investigation in London acted corruptly, a major review has found. There was a high level of suspicion that former Detective Sergeant John Davidson was corrupt both before and after he worked on the police investigation, a report by Mark Ellison… Continue Reading

Alan Charlton ‘body in carpet’ conviction sent to appeal

A man convicted of murdering a Cardiff teenager whose remains were found wrapped in carpet 25 years ago has had his case sent to the Court of Appeal. Alan Charlton is serving a life sentence for killing 15-year-old Karen Price, who disappeared from a children’s home in 1981. He was convicted in 1991 and an… Continue Reading