Monthly Archives: December 2017

Violent Fight Between Landlord & Tenant Leaves Both Men Dead …

Violent Fight Between Landlord & Tenant Leaves Both Men Dead

Trial begins for man accused of killing girlfriend’s abuser – WBRZ.com

ZACHARY – Opening statements began Monday in the Jace Crehan murder trial. He’s accused of the 2015 murder of Robert Noce, the man convicted of molesting his girlfriend.

“I want you to think about choices and I want you to think about consequences,” was the opening line for the prosecution.

Meanwhile, Crehan’s defense team compared his case to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Crehan and his lover, Brittany Monk, are both charged in Noce’s death, however she pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a lesser charge.

They’re accused of killing Noce and stuffing him inside a barrel.

Monk was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by Noce, according to the prosecution and court records. He was sentenced to five years probation for abusing Monk, one month before he was found dead, inside of a barrel at his home.

The defense argues that Crehan is taking the fall for Monk, calling her the provacateur. Monk pleaded guilty to

Read more at: http://www.wbrz.com/news/trial-begins-for-man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-s-abuser/

Trial begins for man accused of killing girlfriend’s abuser

ZACHARY – Opening statements began Monday in the Jace Crehan murder trial. He’s accused of the 2015 murder of Robert Noce, the man convicted of molesting his girlfriend.

“I want you to think about choices and I want you to think about consequences,” was the opening line for the prosecution.

Meanwhile, Crehan’s defense team compared his case to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Crehan and his lover, Brittany Monk, are both charged in Noce’s death, however she pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a lesser charge.

They’re accused of killing Noce and stuffing him inside a barrel.

Monk was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by Noce, according to the prosecution and court records. He was sentenced to five years probation for abusing Monk, one month before he was found dead, inside of a barrel at his home.

The defense argues that Crehan is taking the fall for Monk, calling her the provacateur. Monk pleaded guilty to

Read more at: http://www.wbrz.com/news/trial-begins-for-man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-s-abuser/

Criminal defence lawyers need to be included in mental health conversation

Anyone who spends time in Canada’s criminal courts can tell you it is nothing like you see on television. Rarely are there Matlock moments where a case is solved with one well-timed question. There is drama and excitement in court but this is usually broken up by long periods of dull procedural and legal argument. But television gets one thing right – the evidence presented in court can often be gruesome and disturbing.  

The impact of graphic courtroom evidence was made plain last week at the House of Commons standing committee on justice and human rights. The committee is studying the toll that this type of evidence can take on the mental health of jurors.

The committee heard evidence from a juror in a trial that involved the murder of a young woman by her boyfriend. She was stabbed 25 times and set on fire. The accused in that

Read more at: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/author/michael-spratt/criminal-defence-lawyers-need-to-be-included-in-mental-health-conversation-15063/

Special award for ‘top’ police team which captured ‘savage’ subway rapist

Eight police officers whose investigation led to the jailing of a ‘savage’ town centre rapist have received a top honour.

Staffordshire Police have issued commendations to the officers involved in the conviction of 21-year-old Jack Purves following last February’s sex attack.

Police called to Newcastle town centre discovered the woman had been knocked out and suffered nasty injuries and was so distressed she could not describe her attacker.

But they searched for clues while supporting the victim and discovered the bloodied rapist acting suspiciously near the town’s former Maxims nightclub.

Rapist Jack Purves

Rapist Jack Purves

The investigation saw: