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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Murder

Yesterday
29th January 2023
# Northumberland
Boy, 16, charged with murder over fatal stabbing of teenage girl in UK
Holly Newton, 15, was found injured in Hexham on Friday afternoon and later died in hospital.
This month
January 2023
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to murder of vulnerable pensioner in his home on Dublin's Cork Street
A 76 year old man’s body was found in his living room in Dublin, mutilated and covered in blood next to an axe.
# Shane Whitla
Man arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to fatal shooting in Lurgan
Father-of-four Shane Whitla was shot multiple times, including once in the back.
# Natalie McNally
Man (46) arrested in Belfast over murder of Natalie McNally
McNally, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was stabbed in her home in Co Armagh on 18 December.
Voices
Opinion: A year on from the loss of Ashling Murphy, has anything changed?
On the anniversary of the death of Ashling Murphy, writer Clare Egan says if we really want to end male violence, we must listen to survivors.
# Robert Fratta
Former Texas police officer who hired hitmen to kill wife is executed
Robert Fratta (65) was killed by lethal injection in Huntsville.
# Murder
Suspects arrested for murder of LGBT activist in Kenya
Members of Kenya’s LGBTQ community often face harassment and physical attacks.
# Shooting
Five children among eight relatives found shot dead in Utah home
Bodies were discovered yesterday when police did a welfare check at the house.
Last month
December 2022
Spain decries 'dreadful' spike in murders of women
At least 46 women were killed due to gender violence this year in Spain.
# elle edwards
Pair questioned over Christmas Eve pub shooting in Liverpool
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the ‘cold-blooded’ murder, Merseyside Police said.
# Murder
Man dies after St Stephen's Day stabbing in Birmingham nightclub
Local police said hundreds of people were in attendance at the nightclub at the time and urged any witnesses to come forward.
# Liverpool
UK police believe woman killed in Christmas Eve pub shooting was not intended target
Police named the victim as Elle Edwards today.
# Gunman
Three dead after shooting at Kurdish centre in Paris
A 69-year-old has been arrested following a suspected racist attack in the French capital.
# Life Sentence
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.
# vincent parsons
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
# Courts
Murder accused told Gardaí that God told him to kill his mother
Murray has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of his 88-year-old mother.
# Courts
Murder accused Christina Anderson had alter ego and history being bullied
A psychiatrist told the court that the accused had attempted suicide and self-harmed in the past.
# London
Sexual predator jailed for murdering Zara Aleena days after prison release
Jordan McSweeney was caught on CCTV following two other women before he targeted the 35-year-old walking home.
# Courts
Woman who killed her son and attempted to kill infant sentenced to life imprisonment
Detectives said the case “brought to light an underlying element of domestic abuse”.
# mark lovell
Two men arrested over Newry murder
The arrests follow searches of properties in Newry this morning.
# Drug Crime
Finglas shooting is latest incident in tit-for-tat feud between 'Mr Flashy' gang and rivals
The man shot last night is a close associate of the gang leader.
# Courts
Drogheda criminal admits facilitating Keane Mulready-Woods murder
Keane Mulready-Woods (17), was last seen alive in Drogheda on 12 January 2020.
# Murder Trial
Andy Cash to face trial over Tallaght triple murder
He will appear in court again on December 22.
Last year
2022
# appeal
Renewed appeal for information on 25th anniversary of murder of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy
Taxi driver Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy was murdered on 30 November 1997 at the age of 47.
# New Zealand
Woman extradited to New Zealand to face charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The bodies were discovered in south Auckland after a family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction,
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to murdering a grandmother whose body was found in burning car
Gardai and fire services arrived at the scene of the burning car in Co Cork last February.
# High Court
Jules Thomas, ex-partner of Ian Bailey, to sue Netflix and makers of murder case documentary
Sophie Toscan Du Plantier was a French television and film producer who was beaten to death outside her holiday home near Schull, west Cork, in 1996.
# club q
'Stop killing us': Anger and loss at vigil for LGBTQ club shooting in Colorado
‘We need to stop the political agenda against the LGBTQ community,’ one person told the crowd.
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
Teenager found guilty of the murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj
The judge remanded the teenager in custody to 9 December for mention with sentencing on 21 December.
# Mullingar
Gardaí follow a definite line of enquiry as murder investigation launched in Westmeath
The body of the man was discovered at a house near Mullingar shortly after 6pm yesterday.
# Charged
Man charged with murder of Ryan McNab in Antrim
McNab died after he was attacked on Friday evening.
# Omagh
PSNI officers granted additional time to question man in relation to suspected murder in Co Tyrone
The court extension is for an additional 36 hours.
# PSNI
Woman arrested after man (55) murdered in Belfast
Police were called to address in Woodside Park just after 10pm last night.
# DNA testing
US Supreme Court hears case of Texas man on death row for murder
Reed, an African-American man, was convicted by an all-white jury in 1998 of rape and murder
# Exonerated
Prosecutors drop murder charges against Adnan Syed in ‘Serial’ podcast case
The 41-year-old was released from the prison where he had spent more than two decades
# Murder Trial
'All systems go' for trial of Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch, his lawyers tell Special Criminal Court
The murder trial is expected to last for a number of months.
# Liverpool
Man charged with murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel remanded in custody
Olivia was fatally shot by a gunman who chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into her home.
# on trial
Murder trial of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch to begin at Special Criminal Court today
Hutch is charged with the murder of David Byrne.
# Murder
Two accused of Barry Wolverston murder moved 'in tandem' hours before shooting, court hears
Both men are also charged with assault causing harm to Gerard Wildman.
# Domestic Abuse
Over half of the murders in the State last year were related to domestic abuse
The figures were published following an analysis of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence crimes.