News Joanna Dennehy pleaded guilty to the murders in November

Joanna Dennehy was allegedly assisted by two accomplices who tried to help her cover up the 'terrible truth' of the three murders

3 June 2013: The van believed to be carrying Michael Adebolajo, 28, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, central London, where he is due to appear charged with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby

Woolwich attack: As Michael Adebolajo showboats in court, PM attacks ‘poisoning’ of young minds

After Woolwich, Cameron pledges to dismantle ‘conveyor belt of radicalisation’ in schools and universities

China's 'Baby No 59' is returned to mother's family after police decide he fell down toilet by accident

Man believed to be the father has come forward and will take a paternity test

Michael Adebowale, one of the suspects in the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, shortly after the attack

Exclusive: 'Snooper’s charter’ would not have prevented Woolwich attack, says MI5

Using Drummer Rigby killing to justify extra powers is ‘cheap’, say security chiefs

Karina Menzies, who was killed in Cardiff on Friday

Explosive device removed by Northern Ireland police investigating attempted murders

What is believed to be a bomb found by police investigating the attempt to murder three officers in West Belfast has been taken away, police said.

‘The Round House’ becomes a cri de coeur about the mistreatment of Native tribes throughout American history. A Sioux boy in Dakota is pictured

Review: The Round House, By Louise Erdrich

Teenage kicks on the reservation keep hard times at bay

Real IRA murders: Brian Shivers cleared of 2009 double murder of British soldiers at Massereene barracks in Antrim

Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar were gunned down by two masked gunmen as they collected pizzas outside the gates in 2009

'I'm the most sick and twisted person you’ll ever meet': Murderer Steven Spader, who hacked Kimberly Cates to death with machete, 'insults' victim's family with apology

Steven Spader told Kimberly Cates’ family that he doesn’t deserve or expect forgiveness and asked his lawyers not to fight for a reduced sentence

Sasha Masamba, dubbed the 'Hounslow slasher' and described as a 'every woman's nightmare', has been given an 18-year sentence

The Hounslow Slasher: 'every woman's nightmare' Sasha Masamba is jailed for 18 years

A man dubbed the "Hounslow slasher" and described as a "every woman's nightmare" has been given an 18-year sentence.

Father and son shot 'by mistake' in revenge attack

A father and son were mistakenly shot by a gunman in a revenge attack, the Old Bailey heard.

The study found that dogs such as mastiffs, pit bulls and akitas were being bred as a business asset

Hospital admissions for dog attacks jump five-fold in 20 years

Illegal owners pump animals full of steroids as dogs become key commodity among criminal gangs

Mick and Mairead Philpott have been found guilty of the manslaughter of six children

Philpott children were 'well looked-after and well nourished and happy' court told ahead of parents' sentencing

Mick and Mairead Philpott, found guilty yesterday with Paul Mosley on six counts of manslaughter for causing fire that killed children at the family home, defended today as 'good parents'

A photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of Stephen Seddon who has been jailed for life and will serve at least 40 years before can be paroled after the execution of his parents in an attempt to collect his £230,000 inheritance

40 years' jail and no parole: Stephen Seddon, a son with 'insatiable thirst' for money, sentenced for killing parents over inheritance

A conman has been jailed for life and told he will serve at least 40 years before can be paroled after the cold-blooded execution of his parents to collect his £230,000 inheritance.

James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady appear in district court in Centennial, Colorado for his arraignment

Colorado massacre: 'Batman' killer suspect James Holmes offers guilty plea to avoid death row

Lawyers hope for life sentence after cinema shootings that killed 12 people

Thusha Kamaleswaran on ITV1's Daybreak programme

Thusha Kamaleswaran, paralysed after being gunned down in London shop, takes first steps

Now seven years old, she was told she'd never walk again

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