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#Life Sentence

# life-sentence - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Man who murdered wife and two daughters before fleeing UK in 2007 has been jailed for life

The jury deliberated for two days to find him guilty of all the charges.

# life-sentence - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

# life-sentence - Friday 23 November, 2018

Wife of British researcher jailed for life in UAE 'remains hopeful' he'll be released

“Until I have him safe, back home with me, I will not rest,” Daniela Tejada said.

# life-sentence - Sunday 23 September, 2018

66 people get life sentences over deadly attack on police station in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie was among those jailed today.

# life-sentence - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Argentinian 'Angel of Death' receives life sentence for war crimes at torture centre

“I will never ask for forgiveness,” Astiz said.

# life-sentence - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Celebrities call for release of woman who killed man who paid for sex with her when she was 16

Cyntoia Brown has spent the past 13 years in prison and will not be eligible for parole until she is at least 67.

# life-sentence - Friday 12 May, 2017

Life sentence for man who stabbed his estranged wife's new boyfriend to death

Belfast boxer Eamon Magee Junior was the most searched item on the killer’s telephone and internet – on over 100 separate occasions.

# life-sentence - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon

The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.

# life-sentence - Friday 2 December, 2016

Life sentence for killer who tortured and murdered man with learning difficulties

James Wheatley’s mother and then girlfriend were also locked up for their part in the murder.

# life-sentence - Sunday 17 January, 2016

When life means life: 'God help me. The devil made me do it'

In the 1970s, two serial killers from the UK came to Ireland planning to rape and kill a woman every week.

# life-sentence - Friday 13 November, 2015

Man who raped two young girls in Athlone moves to appeal 'excessive' life sentence

The 32-year-old man is looking to appeal his sentence, arguing that he co-operated fully with the investigation.

# life-sentence - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence

Alexander Pacteau was ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.

# life-sentence - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Batman' cinema killer James Holmes jeered and slammed with 3,318-year sentence

“Sheriff, get the defendant out of my courtroom.”

# life-sentence - Monday 1 December, 2014

UK children care home boss sentenced to life over decades of sexual abuse

John Allen convicted last week of sexual offences against 18 boys and one girl over more than two decades

# life-sentence - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

So who is this woman marrying Charles Manson?

She has been a fanatical follower of Manson since the age of 16.

# life-sentence - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Man sentenced to life for double murder of mother and daughter

The family of Jolanta Lubiene said that their lives would never be the same again.

# life-sentence - Monday 3 March, 2014

Groups say 'justice was delivered' in Athlone rape case ruling

The Rape Crisis Centre say that the children received support ‘immediately’ and so ‘recovery is now possible’.

# life-sentence - Friday 6 December, 2013

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012

The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.

# life-sentence - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Timeline of a killing: Shane Geoghegan murdered in case of mistaken identity

John Dundon was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison by the Special Criminal Court today.

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation

Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.

# life-sentence - Friday 26 July, 2013

Kidnapper of Ohio women accepts sentence of more than 1,000 years

Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to his crimes and accepted a life sentence, avoiding the death penalty.

# life-sentence - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Jill Meagher killer appeals length of sentence

Adrian Ernest Bailey was last month sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 35 years.

# life-sentence - Monday 15 July, 2013

Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US

The 52-year-old was already serving life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend when he bludgeoned a fellow prisoner to death in 1990.

# life-sentence - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Jill Meagher's rapist and killer jailed for at least 35 years

Adrian Bayley was told by the judge that he had “little compunction about sexual offending when the mood took”.

# life-sentence - Monday 25 February, 2013

Emma Gowing: The sentence today means our world is a safer place

Clive Sharp was handed down a life sentence today for the murder of Irish vet, Catherine Gowing, in Wales last year.

UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing

Evidence presented to the court suggests that she had been tied up and raped before being murdered.

# life-sentence - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Gunman gets life for Arizona shooting that wounded Congresswoman

Jared Lee Loughner has been sentenced to serve seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years in federal prison for the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others.

# life-sentence - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners

The IPRT recommends that a single ‘Early Release Act’ should be enacted to overhaul the current systems of remission, temporary release and parole.

# life-sentence - Monday 30 January, 2012

Family found guilty of murdering three daughters in "honour killing"

Prosecutors said the defendants killed the teenage sisters for defying rules on dress, dating, socialising and using the internet.

# life-sentence - Monday 16 January, 2012

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

# life-sentence - Friday 24 June, 2011

Former Rwandan government minister found guilty of war crimes

Pauline Nyiramashuko was the first woman charged with war crimes in the 1994 genocide.