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Couple on trial in witchcraft killing

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A teenager was tortured for days before his death because his sister and her partner thought he was a sorcerer, a British prosecutor said Thursday.

Jurors deliberate in racially charged case

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A London jury began deliberating Thursday in the trial of two white men charged with killing a black high school student in the British capital 18 years ago.

Medical student on trial for murder

LONDON, India, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A medical student is on trial in London, charged with arranging to have a TV executive who allegedly tried to rape her burned alive.

Witness describes friend's 1993 killing

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A man broke down during testimony Thursday in London's Old Bailey as he described seeing his best friend killed by white teenagers in 1993.

Wife guilty of husband's manslaughter

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A 50-year-old British dental nurse faces a prison term after being convicted Tuesday of manslaughter for stabbing her 73-year-old husband during an argument.

Pair get 28-year-sentences for botched hit

LONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Two British men involved in a botched hit that killed the wrong man were sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison Friday.

Woman gets 18 months for sinking yacht

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A "manipulative, angry" woman who admitted sinking her estranged husband's yacht was sentenced in a British court Thursday to 18 months behind bars.

Teens get prison for gang killing

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Three teenagers were given life sentences Thursday for leading a gang attack on a schoolboy who was stabbed and killed in South London.

Ex-Labor MP gets 16 months

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- A Labor politician became the third member of the British Parliament to be sent to prison for expenses fraud Thursday, receiving a 16-month sentence.

6 teens on trial for gang killing

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Six teenagers attacked a 16-year-old boy in a London park and then left him to bleed to death as they escaped by bus, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Saudi prince sentenced to prison

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Saudi prince convicted of killing his servant has been handed a minimum jail sentence of 20 years by a judge at London's Old Bailey.

Fugitive allowed bail in London

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- A British businessman who has been living in Turkish Cyprus for 17 years to avoid fraud charges can remain free during his trial, a British judge said Friday.

Not guilty plea in assaults on elderly

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- A former London minicab driver denied being the "Night Stalker" and pleaded not guilty to a string of sex attacks on elderly women, court documents show.

Woman gets 23 years for curry killing

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A London woman was sentenced to at least 23 years in prison Thursday for killing her longtime lover and injuring his new girlfriend with poisoned curry.

British mom guilty in mercy slaying

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A British court says a woman who killed her brain-damaged son by injecting him with heroin must serve at least nine years of a life sentence.

Bus driver gets 11 years for home arsenal

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A British man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday after admitting he assembled an arsenal of weapons in his home in a case the judge called "unique."

Mom on trial for killing brain-damaged son

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A British mother says giving her brain-damaged son a fatal overdose of heroin spared him the pain of starving to death if his feeding tube was removed.

Witness: Young woman beaten before leap

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Two teenage girls beat a young woman, calling her a "bitch," before she jumped out a window to her death, a witness said Tuesday in a London court.

Father on trial in 1999 honor killing

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A Turkish immigrant killed his 15-year-old daughter in 1999 because she was having an affair with an older man, a British prosecutor said Thursday.

Husband admits keeping dead wife on ice

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A chef admitted Wednesday that he kept his dead wife's body in a freezer in their suburban London home but denied killing her.

British neo-Nazi sentenced in bomb plot

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A British right-wing extremist must spend an indeterminate amount of time in jail for preparing to commit terrorism, a judge ordered Tuesday.

Chinese refugee guilty of killing recluse

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Chinese dissident who was given asylum in Britain in 1992 was convicted Friday of killing a millionaire expert on George Bernard Shaw to steal his identity.

Life for killing husband of 33 days

LONDON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A Bangladeshi immigrant who killed her husband 33 days after their wedding must spend at least 17 years in a British prison, a court ruled.

London cop charged with blackmail

LONDON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A London police officer used confidential information to try to blackmail millions of dollars from sex offenders and wealthy criminals, officials say.

Accused spy: I used magic to protect boss

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A British Army interpreter accused of spying for Iran claimed Thursday that he used magic learned in Cuba to protect his commander in Afghanistan.
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