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Showing 1 - 10 of 28 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "East Midlands"

Life sentence for mother in law murder

A woman from Newark has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her seriously ill mother-in-law by setting a fire in her home while she was asleep.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Hospital Order for Nottingham man who killed his father

A 29-year-old from Lenton in Nottingham has been sentenced to a hospital order for the killing of his father in August 2022.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Parents sentenced for death of one-month-old baby

A father from Leicester has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years for the murder of his five-week-old baby son, and a mother jailed for allowing his death.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Life sentence for Leicester murderer

A man from Leicester has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Natasha Morais in her own home in Leicester after being convicted by a jury. 

He also was sentenced for possessing a sawn off shotgun unconnected to the murder, which was recovered at the scene.  

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Man sentenced for killing of three people and attempted murder of three others in Nottingham

An engineering graduate suffering from paranoid schizophrenia has been sentenced to a hospital order with restrictions (Thursday 25 January 2024) for the unlawful killings of three people and attempts to kill three others in June 2023.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Lawrence Bierton: Whole life order for Worksop murder

A convicted killer who struck again by bludgeoning his elderly neighbour to death while out on life licence, has been given a whole life sentence for her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Derby teenager sentenced for one-punch manslaughter

A Derby teenager has been sentenced to youth custody for manslaughter after he punched an older man, causing his death.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Leicestershire woman jailed for life for baby murder

A prospective adoptive mother from Leicester has been jailed for life for the murder of a one-year-old baby.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

A46 car crash murderers sentenced

A TikTok influencer, her mother and a group of associates have been sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for their involvement in the killing of two men on the A46 in Leicestershire.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Life sentence for Derby domestic murder

A substance user from Derby has been jailed for life for the murder of his wife in February 2022 in their family home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

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