The family of reggae star Smiley Culture said police had “a lot to answer to” after his death earlier this week. The singer, whose real name was David Emmanuel, died at his home in Surrey on Tuesday morning following a police raid. His family have been told he stabbed himself while making a cup of tea in his kitchen while police were still inside his home.
The family of Daniel Morgan leave the Old Bailey after three men are acquitted of charges over the 1987 murder of a private investigator who was found with an axe embedded in his head in a pub car park.
The death penalty would be abolished in Illinois under legislation the House approved for the first time Thursday, but the ban’s fate is uncertain in the final days of the General Assembly’s lame-duck session.
Two imprisoned sisters whose sentences were dropped on the condition that one donate her kidney to the other have been released from jail in Mississippi. The sisters were convicted in 1994 of taking part in a robbery that netted a mere $11 (£7).
Gov. Haley Barbour met Thursday (23rd Dec 2010) with the NAACP, a day after he suspended the double life sentences for Jamie and Gladys Scott, sisters who have spent years in prison for a robbery that netted $11.00.
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No one will be charged over the death of barrister Mark Saunders at the hands of police marksmen, prosecutors announced today. An inquest jury ruled in October that Scotland Yard firearms officers acted lawfully when they killed the 32-year-old during an armed siege at his home in Chelsea, south-west London.
Claris Powell, mother of Mikey Powell, has made a police complaint that the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has misled the Police Authority in his report on the inquest into the death of Mikey Powell and failed to take any action as a result of the verdict.