Emily Finch

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Murderer claims trial was unfair because jury foreman did his own research online

A murderer jailed for life after killing a drinking pal says his trial was unfair - because the jury foreman did his own research online.<p>Piotr …

Woman on trial for texts 'driving boyfriend to suicide'

<b>A 20-year-old US woman, whose boyfriend took his own life nearly three years ago, has gone on trial for allegedly urging him to kill himself.</b><p>Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the suicide of Conrad Roy III.<p>Prosecutors allege Ms Carter drove the Massachusetts …

Becky Morgan: Man jailed for not helping drowning teenager

<b>A man has been jailed for killing a 17-year-old woman by not helping her when she fell into the sea.</b><p>Becky Morgan fell in the water at the Port of Ramsgate on 1 May after a party. Michael Bowditch went clubbing after watching her die.<p>Bowditch, 21, had denied murder but admitted manslaughter by gross …

Wife staged own rape to frame love rival

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Indonesia justice: Foreign tourists in Gili island 'walk of shame'

<b>Last week photos surfaced of two unidentified Western tourists being paraded around an Indonesian island in a "walk of shame" for alleged theft.</b><p>The images show a foreign man and woman walking alongside uniformed officers on the island of Gili Trawangan, with cardboard signs around their necks.<p>The …

Whiplash plans to 'cut car insurance premiums by £40'

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On trial: The man with HIV who says he had sex with 104 women and girls

<b>A verdict is expected this week in the case of a man arrested in Malawi after he told a BBC reporter he had had sex with pubescent girls as part of a "cleansing" ritual. But some Malawians are asking why only one man is on trial for a practice involving whole communities.</b><p>Eric Aniva was arrested in …

Three arrests after Cleeve House 'slapping workshop' death

<b>Three people were arrested after a diabetic woman died following a "slapping workshop" at a country hotel.</b><p>Danielle Carr-Gomm, 71, of Lewes, East Sussex, died at Cleeve House in Seend, Wiltshire, on 20 October, it has emerged.<p>She was taking part in a workshop involving paida lajin therapy.<p>Two men, …

'Fake rape' woman Layla Ibrahim fights to clear name

<b>A woman sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of faking her own rape says she is now fighting to clear her name.</b><p>Layla Ibrahim, from Carlisle, was convicted of perverting the course of justice in 2010 and served 18 months of her sentence, giving birth in prison.<p>But she told the …

Man admits sending tweet about shooting Leanne Wood

<b>A 27-year-old man from Port Talbot has admitted sending a tweet about shooting Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood.</b><p>Ross Hookings tweeted: "Shame someone didn't shoot Leanne Wood though" on 22 June, Swansea Magistrates' Court heard.<p>The prosecution said it worried her as it was sent less than two weeks …

Footballer Adam Johnson victim's Facebook abuser jailed

<b>The ex-boyfriend of footballer Adam Johnson's sister has been jailed for abusing the disgraced player's victim on Facebook.</b><p>Steven Knox, 30, waged an online smear campaign against the teenager after the ex-England winger was convicted of engaging in sexual activity with her.<p>In a string of posts, he …

Fresh hope in campaign to pardon 'Britain's last witch' who was convicted in 1944 under 200-year-old law after 'vision' about WWII war ship

• <b>Helen Duncan was convicted under the Witchcraft Act</b> <b>of 1735 during WWII</b>• <b><br>Stirlingshire mother had sinking war ship vision before news was public</b>• <b><br>She was</b> …

Guildford Four: Gerry Conlon's sister calls for files to be released

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/south_east/1264000/1264550_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524770898_91537b52410827c2aa43ba25a3187d9c<p><b>The sister of Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon has called for secret papers on his case to be made public after some were released to the</b> …

Ched Evans claims alleged rape victim 'took the lead' and appeared to be 'enjoying herself'

Footballer Ched Evans has denied raping a teenager in a hotel room, saying the woman "took the lead" in the encounter.<p>The 27-year-old striker is on trial for a second time over allegations he attacked the woman at a Premier Inn near Rhyl, North Wales, in May 2011.<p>Evans, who now plays for League One …

Majority of South Yorkshire sexting suspects under 16

<b>The majority of suspects in cases involving "sexting" are under 16, a police force has said.</b><p>More than half of those reported to South Yorkshire Police for sharing nude or explicit images of children via mobile phone or online were themselves under 16.<p>Of 408 cases reported in the past year, 238 …

'Horror dentist' jailed for eight years in France after mutilating at least 100 patients

A dentist has been jailed for eight years in France after leaving patients with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia.<p>Jacobus van Nierop …

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Slender Man case: Morgan Geyser, 14, in not guilty insanity plea

<b>One of two girls accused of stabbing a 12-year-old classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man has pleaded not guilty in a US court on the grounds of mental illness.</b><p>A judge in Wisconsin has now appointed two doctors to evaluate Morgan Geyser.<p>She and Anissa Weier, both now aged 14, …

Utah judge removes himself from gay foster parent case

Though Judge Scott Johansen had reversed his decision and allowed the 9-month-old baby to stay with the married women recommended by state welfare authorities, there were concerns he could still have the baby removed from their home in Price later on.<p>April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce asked for the …

Justices Asked To Take Up Case Of Lesbian Parent's Adoption Rights

In September, the Alabama Supreme Court held that an adoption granted years earlier in Georgia to a same-sex couple was "void." One of the women's lawyers calls the decision "glaringly, clearly wrong," and they are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up her appeal.<p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court …

Man sentenced 40 years after knocking out sister's two front teeth in row over John Lennon Christmas record

Brother is handed suspended prison sentence after he admits punching sister four decades ago as they disagreed over Happy Xmas (War is Over)<p>A man has been sentenced for knocking out his sister's two front teeth in a row over a Christmas record 40 years ago.<p>Patrick and Anita Ackroyd disagreed over …

Dubai Is Buying Jetpacks For Its Firefighters

Sky-high prices are no obstacle to sky-high rescue<p>The future is already here -- it’s just mostly in Dubai. This week, the city, part of the United Arab Emirates, signed a deal with real-life jetpack maker Martin Aircraft Company to purchase 20 jetpacks for first responders. Why do rescue workers …

Gayle Newland: Woman who pretended to be man to have sex with friend jailed for eight years

Young woman caught wearing prosthetic penis after disguising her appearance and voice is sentenced for three counts of sexual assault<p>A woman who duped her female friend into having sex by pretending to be a man for two years has been jailed for eight years.<p>Gayle Newland, 25, disguised her …

Police told to ignore ‘lax’ victims of cyber crime: Report says people who have simple passwords or no antivirus software should be ‘low priority’

• <b>A report suggests police treat careless cyber crime victims as low priority</b>• <b><br>It refers to those with simple passwords or who lack antivirus software</b>• <b><br>If</b> …

Ched Evans to have rape conviction reviewed by Court of Appeal

Former Wales and Sheffield United footballer to have rape conviction reviewed after case referred by Criminal Cases Review Commission<p>Footballer Ched Evans's conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman has been referred to the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Cases Review Commission has said.<p>The …

Alan and Helen Knight jailed for fake coma court con

A man who faked being in a coma for two years to avoid a fraud trial has been jailed, along with his wife, for trying to con the courts.<p>Alan Knight, 48, and wife Helen, 34, of Sketty, Swansea, admitted perverting the course of justice.<p>Helen Knight was jailed for 10 months at Swansea Crown Court on …

Ched Evans set for review meeting as convicted rapist looks to overturn verdict 

Rapist footballer Ched Evans set for case review meeting as he attempts to appeal conviction over hotel sex attack<p><b>Decision is being taken on whether</b> …

Woman, 25, who pretended she was a man to dupe female friend into sex is found GUILTY of three counts of sexual assault

• <b>Gayle Newland, 25, befriended the victim by posing as a man on Facebook</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Newland bound her chest and wore swimsuit to disguise her appearance</b>• <b><br>Couple had</b> …

I'd rather have been raped by a man, says woman 'sexually assaulted by female friend who used bandages and a sex toy to pretend she was male'

• <b>Gayle Newland is said to have posed as a man online to befriend woman</b>• <b><br>University students later had sex in hotels and a flat in Chester, Cheshire</b>• <b><br>She</b> …

Hundreds of revenge porn victims contact new government funded helpline leading to 1,800 calls in just six months

• <b>The advice helpline was launched in February and has had 1,800 calls</b>• <b><br>Victims have called for legal advice and help removing images</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Education Secretary</b> …