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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...

Beijing 2022’s first gold medal won by convicted doper Therese Johaug

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Any hope of the controversies that have dogged the Beijing Winter Games fading into a feelgood blur of medals once the torch was lit was quickly swept aside on Saturday as the first gold went to a convicted doper. The...

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 ...

US students convicted of Rome police officer’s murder hope appeal yields ‘truth’

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Lawyers and family of two young American men convicted of murdering a police officer in Rome said they are hoping for a better outcome in the defendants’ appeals trial, which began on Thursday in the Italian capital. ...

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...

Falsely convicted postal workers must be ‘fully compensated’, says committee

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The Post Office and the government need to speed upcompensation payments to workers who were victims of the Horizon IT scandal, according to a report by an influential group of MPs. MPs from parliament’s Business, Ene...

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...

Wrongfully convicted Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison sues for $93m

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A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit is seeking $93m in damages from the county where he was convicted and a former detective he says framed him. Lamonte McIntyre, 45, and hi...

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...

Manhunt under way in Texas after convicted murderer escapes prison bus

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A convicted murderer serving a life prison sentence in Texas stabbed a transport bus driver and escaped Thursday, setting off a frantic manhunt that was ongoing more than a day later. The getaway happened as officers ...

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...

Crispin Blunt again defends convicted sexual abuser Imran Ahmad Khan

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The Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has again defended his former colleague Imran Ahmad Khan, claiming Ahmad Khan’s conviction for sexual abuse was “a serious miscarriage of justice”. Ahmad Khan was found guilty last mo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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