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# Life Sentence

This year
Violent criminal who 'brutally' murdered pensioner with axe is jailed for life
Oliver Doran was given a life sentence for the 2021 murder of Kwok Ping Cheng by Justice David Keane.
US court reinstates conviction of man at centre of Serial podcast case
Adnan Syed had been serving a life sentence but was released last September.
Man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in front of their son receives life sentence
William Eagers pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife Jean 16 times with a sword before turning to their son and telling him ‘you’re next’.
Met Police officer jailed for life for crimes including 24 counts of rape
David Carrick has been handed down a life sentence with a minimum term of 30 years.
Last year
British ex-cage fighter who murdered pregnant partner and children to spend life in jail
Damien Bendall killed Terri Harris, her children Lacey Bennett and John Paul Bennett, and Lacey’s friend Connie Gent.
Two men found guilty of murdering father-of-two will receive life sentences next year
The 34-year-old was beaten to death on the night of 26 August 2019
Man sentenced to life for 'vicious and cynical' murder of homeless father of one
The sentencing marked the end of Feri Anghel’s second trial for murder, after the previous jury failed to reach a verdict last year.
All time
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.
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.
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.
66 people get life sentences over deadly attack on police station in Egypt
Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie was among those jailed today.
Argentinian 'Angel of Death' receives life sentence for war crimes at torture centre
“I will never ask for forgiveness,” Astiz said.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
'Batman' cinema killer James Holmes jeered and slammed with 3,318-year sentence
“Sheriff, get the defendant out of my courtroom.”
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
So who is this woman marrying Charles Manson?
She has been a fanatical follower of Manson since the age of 16.
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.
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’.
13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012
The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Former Rwandan government minister found guilty of war crimes
Pauline Nyiramashuko was the first woman charged with war crimes in the 1994 genocide.