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#Homicide

From TheJournal.ie Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores Homicide

Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores

“It’s about strengthening the sense of community and showing who’s the toughest.”

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,270 women reported a rape or sexual assault to Gardaí last year Crime

More than 2,270 women reported a rape or sexual assault to Gardaí last year

The majority of those who reported sexual assaults were female.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrests over death of man in Cavan house fire last August BallyjamesDuff

Two arrests over death of man in Cavan house fire last August

Oliver Murray died at the house fire in Ballyjamesduff last August.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides) Crime

New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides)

Sexual offences were up by just under 15% in the year to the end of March.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 20s arrested over death of Joseph Deacy in Mayo last August Swinford

Man in his 20s arrested over death of Joseph Deacy in Mayo last August

Gardaí have treated the death of Joe Deacy as a homicide since the initial post-mortem results last year.

From TheJournal.ie Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns Homicide Figures

Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns

The analysts said they were pressured to sign off on inaccurate data.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man shot while sitting in car on Sunday dies of his injuries Coolock

Dublin man shot while sitting in car on Sunday dies of his injuries

Kenneth Finn had been in intensive care.

From TheJournal.ie 'How in God's name could that be called a comprehensive analysis?': Garda homicide figures probed Discrepancy

'How in God's name could that be called a comprehensive analysis?': Garda homicide figures probed

Figures from An Garda Síochána were before the Oireachtas Justice Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides Homicide Figures

Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides

A review was due to be published last June.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for information after death of man found outside Mayo house treated as homicide Swinford

Appeal for information after death of man found outside Mayo house treated as homicide

The alarm was raised by a passer-by on Saturday morning but the man dies on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over homicide of mother-of-one released without charge Cork

Man arrested over homicide of mother-of-one released without charge

Amy McCarthy was found dead in a vacant premises in Cork city centre in April.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems' Advic

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

From TheJournal.ie Family faces homicide charges after girl (13) dies following 68-day fast India

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11 Germany

Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Affluenza' teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico Ethan Couch

'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”.

From TheJournal.ie US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender Philippines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Four killers on temporary release from prison this month Freedom

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

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

From TheJournal.ie Homicide investigation into BB King death, amid claims that he was poisoned Las Vegas

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.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims say they are "invisible" in law Families

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Teenager (16) charged with murder after 'sending Snapchat selfie with body' Pennsylvania

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing South Africa

Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing

The next step is to file papers in court

From TheJournal.ie Here's how long Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence could be Culpable Homicide

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.

From TheJournal.ie Former White House Press Secretary's death ruled a homicide - 33 years after he was shot Murder

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.

From TheJournal.ie Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity Genocide

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.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide In Danger

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

A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after stabbing at derelict Dublin pub Investigation

Man dies after stabbing at derelict Dublin pub

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

From TheJournal.ie Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database DNA Database

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws Homicide

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.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash Pistorius Brothers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012 Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nine charged with homicide over Brazil nightclub fire that killed 241 Brazil

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.

From TheJournal.ie New crime figures show burglaries on the rise Crime Stats

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.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie Families of homicide victims call for end of concurrent sentencing Justice

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three prisoners serving sentence for homicide offences are 'unlawfully at large' Escape

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

One prisoner absconded in 2004 while another escaped in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister promises 'no complacency' as crime figures drop Crime

Justice minister promises 'no complacency' as crime figures drop

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