Trigger warning: From @cbc Canadian rapper is demanding a Newfoundland judge "explain himself" and is urging his social media following to speak up after the judge sentenced a St. John's man to five years in prison for the brutal rape of an 11-year-old girl. . Luke Boyd who performs as Classified posted Justice William Goodridge's email address on his Facebook page Thursday one day after the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court Justice delivered the sentence to Christopher Ford Butt…
ACQUITTED OF CHILD MURDER ON THIS DAY – July 19, 1913 A young domestic servant named Ellen Muston, was charged in the Criminal Court yesterday before Mr Justice Cussen with the wilful murder of her female child at Brighton on July 19. The Crown prosecutor (Mr Womarski, KC) conducted the case against the accused, who pleaded not guilty, and […]
'TEST MATCH MURDER" TRIAL ON THIS DAY – July 13, 1956 Both the Crown Prosecutor and the defence council challenged statements by a Crown witness yesterday at the murder trial of John Alfred Somerville in the Criminal Court. He was charged following the death of an Englishman, George Neville Eastham, 27 at Crimea Street, St Kilda, on July 13 […]
George Ross (May 10, 1730–July 14, 1779), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia. Initially a Tory, he served as Crown Prosecutor for 12 years and was elected to the provincial legislature in 1768. There his sympathies began to change and he became a strong supporter of the colonial assemblies in their disputes with Parliament.
BENALLA - CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER ON THIS DAY – June 17, 1929 Charged with the manslaughter of John Brown, a labourer of Footscray, at Benalla on June 17 Ernest Walker of Footscray, a labourer, aged 34 years appeared before Mr Justice Wasley in the Criminal Court. Mr Book, Crown prosecutor, appeared for the Crown, and Walker was defended by Mr […]
Jailed SAS soldier Danny Nightingale freed on appeal
Result! Former SAS soldier Danny Nightingale freed on appeal. Nice to see the courts standing up for those who honorably served. The UK Crown Prosecutor who brought charges apparently trusts him to carry fully automatic and sniper weapons in foreign war zones, but not to have a Glock on base at home. Now to get the conviction overturned completely!