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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:

Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included rape

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included …

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html