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# homicide - Monday 10 October, 2016

Family faces homicide charges after girl (13) dies following 68-day fast

The girl was reportedly fasting in accordance with an ancient religious ritual.

# homicide - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11

A 39-year-old dispatcher could face up to five years in prison.

# homicide - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

‘Affluenza’ teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico

During the sentencing phase of Ethan Couch’s trial, a defence expert argued that Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition the expert termed “affluenza”.

# homicide - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender

Jennifer Laude was found dead in a hotel room last year.

# homicide - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.

# homicide - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Homicide investigation into BB King death, amid claims that he was poisoned

King died at age 89 on 14 May in Las Vegas. The blues legend’s daughters have reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.

# homicide - Friday 10 April, 2015

Families of murder victims say they are “invisible” in law

One survey respondent reported that they felt “non-existent, not respected, like we were nobody.”

# homicide - Monday 9 February, 2015

Teenager (16) charged with murder after ‘sending Snapchat selfie with body’

A parent of one of the recipients passed a screenshot on to police.

# homicide - Monday 27 October, 2014

Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing

The next step is to file papers in court

# homicide - Friday 12 September, 2014

Here’s how long Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence could be

The former Olympian’s sentence could technically be left off with a fine and suspended sentence.

# homicide - Friday 8 August, 2014

Former White House Press Secretary’s death ruled a homicide – 33 years after he was shot

James Brady died earlier this week, more than three decades after he was shot while serving alongside President Reagan.

# homicide - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture.

# homicide - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide

A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.

# homicide - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The42 Former NFL star Hernandez charged with double murder Homicide

Former NFL star Hernandez charged with double murder

The ex-New England Patriot is already awaiting trial for an unrelated fatal shooting.

# homicide - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Man dies after stabbing at derelict Dublin pub

A group of men had been at the abandoned pub when the stabbing took place.

# homicide - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

# homicide - Friday 28 June, 2013

False imprisonment cases up, overall crime down in latest stats CSO

False imprisonment cases up, overall crime down in latest stats

Significant drops were recorded for weapons and controlled drug offences.

# homicide - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws

Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.

# homicide - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Oscar Pistorius’ brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash

Carl Pistorius’ case was brought to court shortly after athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.

# homicide - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.

# homicide - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Nine charged with homicide over Brazil nightclub fire that killed 241

The two owners of the nightclub, three of their partners, two musicians who were performing on the night and a two firefighters have been charged over the blaze in January.

# homicide - Friday 21 December, 2012

New crime figures show burglaries on the rise

New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.

# homicide - Monday 30 April, 2012

New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies

This was one of the trends seen in the Garda Recorded Crime Statistics 2006 – 2010, which also showed a detection rate of 99 per cent for controlled drug offences and road and traffic offences.

# homicide - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing

“There is terrible inequality in the Irish justice system, where the rights of victims of homicide and their families constantly fall by the wayside,” say AdVIC.

Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large'

One prisoner absconded in 2004 while another escaped in 2010.

# homicide - Friday 28 October, 2011

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

# homicide - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Justice minister promises ‘no complacency’ as crime figures drop

Quarterly figures show a drop across all classifications of reported crime in Ireland.