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Alfie Lamb: Car death accused mum guilty of cruelty

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb was described in court as “the loveliest boy you could ever meet” The mother of a three-year-old boy allegedly crushed by a car seat has been found guilty of child cruelty. Adrian Hoare, 23, failed to prevent her boyfriend Stephen Waterson, 25, from allegedly squashing Alfie Lamb in the footwell of his Audi convertible with his seat in February last year. Hoare was cleared of manslaughter while a jury failed to reach a verdict on the same charge for Mr Waterson. The…

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Alesha MacPhail murder: Boy, 16, found guilty

Image caption Alesha MacPhail had been on a holiday on the Isle of Bute A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail. Her naked body was found on the Isle of Bute after she was reported missing on the morning of 2 July last year. Alesha had suffered 117 injuries and died from significant pressure being applied to her face and neck. The teenager – who cannot be named because he is under 18 – was found guilty after a nine-day…

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Sofija Kaczan death: Mugger guilty of killing 100-year-old

Image caption Artur Waszkiewicz admitted finding the bag but said it was empty A mugger has been found guilty of killing a 100-year-old woman whose neck was broken in a handbag robbery. Sofija Kaczan died of pneumonia on 6 June in Normanton, Derby, days after the attack. Mrs Kaczan was robbed near her home in Empress Road, Normanton, on 28 May as she made her way to church. Artur Waszkiewicz, 40, of Wolfa Street, Derby, had denied manslaughter and robbery but was convicted at Derby Crown Court. Image copyright PA…

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El Chapo guilty: Will his jailing change anything?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEl Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán The trial and conviction of the notorious Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as El Chapo, told us much about the man, the multi-billion drugs trade and the attempts to stop it. Guzmán, the notorious Mexican drug-cartel leader, has a nervous tic. He tugs at his right lapel. On difficult days in the courtroom, such as when his ex-mistress testified, he pulled at his jacket more than usual. He stood trial in…

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El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán found guilty

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guzmán was extradited to the US in 2017 Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, has yet to be sentenced but the verdict could mean life in jail. The Mexican was accused of being behind the all-powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, which prosecutors say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US. He was arrested in January 2016 after escaping from a Mexican…

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Mother guilty of FGM of daughter

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). The 37-year-old woman from Uganda was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey. Her 34-year-old partner was acquitted by the jury. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to…

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Man guilty of handyman murder and robbery

Image caption Steven Sidebottom (left) denied murdering and robbing Brian McKandie A man has been convicted of the brutal murder and robbery of a pensioner. Brian McKandie, 67, was found dead in his bloodied cottage near Rothienorman in Aberdeenshire on 12 March 2016. Police initially treated Mr McKandie’s death as an accident, but a post-mortem examination later found he had suffered at least 15 blows to the head. Steven Sidebottom, 25, denied murder and robbery. A jury at the High Court in Aberdeen returned a guilty verdict by majority. Judge…

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Former assistant Evans to plead guilty to bribery

Former South Carolina and Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans will plead guilty to a conspiracy to commit bribery charge on Wednesday, according to one of his attorneys. FILE PHOTO: Lamont Evans, former associate head basketball coach for Oklahoma State University, exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse, following an appearance for bribery and fraud charges in connection with college basketball recruiting, in New York City, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Evans will become the third former coach — Tony Bland (USC) and Emanuel “Book” Richardson (Arizona) were the others —…

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Driver in Humboldt crash pleads guilty to 29 counts

The driver of the truck that hit the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team last April, killing 10 players and six others, pleaded guilty to 29 charges on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Flowers lie at centre ice as people gather for a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada April 8, 2018. Jonathan Hayward/Pool via REUTERS The driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, entered his plea to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and…

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Uber shootings: Driver pleads guilty to six murders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jason Dalton had initially blamed the Uber app for his actions, saying it made him a “puppet” An Uber driver accused of killing six people at random in a shooting spree in the US state of Michigan in 2016 has pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and firearms offences. Four people were killed at a restaurant and two at a car dealership in the shootings in the city of Kalamazoo. Jason Dalton, 48, had initially blamed the app for controlling his “mind and body”. But…

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