Category: convicted murderer

Murderer Russell Causley Is 1st Prisoner to Face UK Parole Hearing in Public

A convicted murderer who has spent 24 years in prison but has never revealed where he disposed of his victim, has faced Britain’s first ever public parole board hearing. Russell Causley, 79, was given a life sentence for the murder of his wife, Carole Packman, who vanished from their home in Bournemouth, Dorset, in 1985….

Wayne Couzens’ Lawyer Appeals for Release After ‘Decades’ in UK Jail

A lawyer representing the police officer-turned-sex killer Wayne Couzens has told the Court of Appeal his client should spend “decades in jail” for the rape and murder of Sarah Everard in March 2021 but should not have been given a whole-life prison sentence. Under English law the mandatory sentence for murder is life but the…

Michigan Police Shocked by Convicted Murderer’s Release

DETROIT—A Detroit-area man who was convicted of killing his first wife and whose second wife died under suspicious circumstances was granted an early release from prison after he argued that the risk of catching COVID-19 behind bars endangered his life. Federal prosecutors fought to keep Roger Sweet locked up and were surprised by U.S. District…