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Robert Durst, convicted murderer and disgraced real estate heir, dies at 78

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Robert Durst, the convicted murderer and disgraced multimillionaire real estate heir, has died. He was 78. Durst died in a California hospital while serving a life sentence for the murder of Susan Berman, his friend a...

Elizabeth Holmes: from ‘next Steve Jobs’ to convicted fraudster

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Just six years ago Forbes magazine declared her the “the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire” and the “next Steve Jobs”. Now, Elizabeth Holmes, 37, founder of the collapsed blood testing company Theranos, is...

How Ida B Wells became the last hope for 12 wrongly convicted Black men

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Throughout the Red Summer of 1919 and beyond, no journalist did more to chronicle the lynchings and other forms of terror inflicted on Black people than Ida B Wells-Barnett. From East St Louis, Illinois, to Elaine, A...

Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t convicted because, in America, white reasoning rules

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Before sending a Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury to deliberate if Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer, Judge Bruce Schroeder informed Rittenhouse’s hand-picked jury that his fate rests on the “privilege” of self-defense. We now k...

Convicted murderer Robert Durst on ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19

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Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and convicted murderer, is on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19, his attorney has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin t...

Missouri executes convicted killer despite pleas for clemency

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A man has been put to death in the US state of Missouri for killing three workers while robbing a convenience store nearly three decades ago, an execution performed over objections from racial justice activists, lawma...

Woman convicted of £4.2m diamond theft at luxury UK jewellers

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A woman has been found guilty and sentenced to five and a half years in prison for stealing diamonds worth £4.2m, swapping them for pebbles in a plot akin to a Hollywood heist movie. Lulu Lakatos, 60, posed as gem exp...

Families pay tribute as man convicted of two murders 21 years apart

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Relatives have paid tribute to two women killed by the same man more than 20 years apart after he was convicted of both of their murders. Samantha Class, a mother-of-three, and Alena Grlakova, who had four children, w...

Four Merseyside police officers convicted after assault and cover-up

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Four police officers have been convicted after one of them beat up a member of the public and the others helped him to cover it up. The Merseyside police officers all attended a domestic incident in Southport in June ...

Outrage at French mayor convicted of rape still running town from cell

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Feminist groups have expressed outrage that a French mayor jailed for rape is still being allowed to run his town south of Paris from his prison cell. Georges Tron, who once served as a junior minister under Nicolas S...

Court clears 39 post office workers convicted due to ‘corrupt data’

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Dozens of former post office workers have had their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting quashed by the court of appeal after judges ruled the convictions were due to “corrupt data” from the Post Office’s...

We were convicted after a political trial – it was a nonsense

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In December 1973 I stood in the dock with my friend and comrade Des Warren. We awaited sentence after being found guilty of conspiracy to intimidate, unlawful assembly and affray – it was of course a nonsense. Dessie ...

Convicted robber jailed for murdering woman he met on dating site

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A convicted armed robber who strangled, battered and stabbed a woman to death after meeting her on a dating site has been sentenced to life in prison. Martin Saberi, 55, murdered Amy Griffiths in her flat in Droitwich...