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Nurse not guilty of manslaughter after shutting off life support

Barrie - An Ontario nurse was acquitted of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death after she took a woman off life support without the consent of a doctor. The woman’s husband testified he was pressured into consenting to have the life support removed

Dad tried to save baby left in hot car by putting her in fridge

Melissa - A 33-year-old father from Melissa, Texas, has been charged with manslaughter in the alleged death of his six-month-old daughter after he left her in a hot mini-van for four hours while he took a nap.

UK restaurateur jailed 6 years after customer with allergy dies

Teesside County Borough - The owner of several curry shops in the UK was sentenced to six years in jail after he substituted a cheap mixture containing peanuts for almond powder in food he served. He had been previously warned after a teen suffered a bad reaction.

Seven-year-old dies in bouncy castle incident

Tragedy struck on Easter weekend when a 7-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident involving an inflatable bouncy castle.

Manslaughter charges dropped against BP Deepwater Horizon

New Orleans - When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 workers and spilled at least 134 million gallons of crude over a span of nearly three months. It was soon to become the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Charges for teen who told boyfriend to kill himself

Fairhaven - A Massachusetts teen has been charged for allegedly pushing her boyfriend to kill himself with text messages between the pair as evidence.

Man accused of killing SF woman on pier in July held for trial

San Francisco - There is enough evidence to try an undocumented Mexican immigrant for the shooting death of a young San Francisco woman killed while walking with her father on the waterfront in July, a judge ruled Friday.

Seismologists not guilty of manslaughter charge

L'aquila - Six Italian earthquake seismologists, who were charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, have seen their convictions overturned.

Edmonton dad sentenced for abusing, starving twin two-year-olds

Edmonton - The 36-year-old immigrant from Algeria was sentenced to 15 years after he pleaded guilty to abusing his twin daughters that led to the death of one of the two-year-olds. His wife also faces charges and will be tried at a later date.

Man slapped and killed teen daughter, only gets 60 days jail time

Longueuil - A Quebec man is given the sentence of 60 days in jail after raising his hand to his teenage daughter and subsequently ending her life.

Teen uses 'Affluenza' defense to avoid prison

Many people, including members of the bar, are calling the verdict handed down by a Texas Juvenile Court judge a travesty of justice, after a teen was given probation for driving drunk and killing four people. Was it simply because he was wealthy?

Amanda Hutton sentenced for killing son

Bradford - Yesterday, mother of eight Amanda Hutton was convicted of the manslaughter of her 4-year-old son by gross negligence. Today she was sentenced.

Op-Ed: Former mental patient killed schoolgirl

Birmingham - Six months ago Phillip Simelane stabbed a teenage girl to death on a bus. He is one of numerous mental patients failed by the system.

Amanda Hutton — The British Casey Anthony?

Bradford - Casey Anthony partied for 31 days after the death of her young daughter. A woman in Bradford, UK has gone one better than that.

Op-Ed: Following Zimmerman verdict, outrage misguided

In a post yesterday, I referred to widespread social outrage over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial as “misguided consternation.” Today I thought I would write a more detailed explanation of my thoughts on the topic.

Op-Ed: Mairead Philpott — A woman with NO appeal

London - Early last month, Mairead Philpott was given a seventeen year sentence for her role in the fire that killed her six offspring. Now, her lawyers say this is too long.

Family, friends raise money for teen who defended mother

Harned - Family and friends of a Kentucky teenager who is being tried in the case of his stepfather's death are now rallying behind the teen, trying to raise money for his defense.

Woman who drowned sons says she's not a bad mother

Gosford - The Alberta mother who completed her manslaughter sentence and was deported to her native Australia told a newspaper she was not a bad mother. She has not ruled out having more children and says she too is a victim.

Stabbed to death for ‘dissing’ a girl

London - Junior Nkwelle was not yet 16 when he was stabbed to death on a South London housing estate. Now his killer and the girl who put him up to it are paying the price. Of sorts.

Review: ‘The Derby Fire — Secrets and Lies’ Special

Derby - In May last year, six siblings were killed by a fire at their Derby home. Yesterday, their parents were convicted of their manslaughter.

Dallas Cowboys' player killed in car accident, teammate charged

Irving - Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was arrested Saturday and charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, police said.

Man cleared of Boxing Day murder

London - Seydou Diarrassouba was stabbed to death in London's Oxford Street on Boxing Day last year. Yesterday, a former gang member was cleared of his murder.

Murder charge in death of Ontario cop reduced to manslaughter

Newmarket - A judge ruled that the 15-year-old boy who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of York Regional Constable Garrett Styles, 32, last year will go to trial on the reduced charge of manslaughter.

'Internet Black Widow' arrested in Nova Scotia

New Glasgow - The 77-year-old woman faces a charge of attempted murder after her current husband was taken to hospital. The woman has previous convictions in Nova Scotia and Florida that include one for manslaughter in the death of a previous husband.

Op-Ed: Police killers and killers of police

Manchester - Yesterday, PC Simon Harwood was sacked after an internal disciplinary hearing. Although cleared of manslaughter, he is morally responsible for the death of Ian Tomlinson. Today the boot was on the other foot as two policewomen were murdered in Manchester.

Arkansas officer charged with manslaughter of 15 year old boy

Little Rock - After further investigation of a deadly shooting that left a 15 year old child dead, an officer is now charged with manslaughter. Past reprimands show a continuing problem with the officer.

Op-Ed: The death of Mark Duggan — one year on, and still nothing

London - One year ago today, Mark Duggan was shot dead by police from Operation Trident. To date, no one has been charged, and no meaningful information has been released to the public.

Crown appeals sentence of mom who killed one son, choked another

Calgary - Last month, Stacey Joy Bourdeaux was sentenced in Calgary, Alberta to 13 years in prison for killing an infant son in 2004 and attempting to kill her 5-year-old in 2010. Prosecutors say the sentence was too lenient.

Op-Ed: The death of Ian Tomlinson — After the not guilty verdict

London - After PC Simon Harwood was cleared of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson, the victim's family vowed to bring a civil action against the Metropolitan Police.

Simon Harwood and the death of Ian Tomlinson

London - In April 2009, a police officer assaulted a man at a protest in London. Within minutes, the victim was dead. Today, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury cleared him of manslaughter.
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