Ryan Hawkins

Ryan Hawkins (4)  Ryan Hawkins (Sep 2007)

Ryan Hawkins (4) was stabbed to death by his father, Christopher Hawkins (47). The fatal stabbing of Ryan, and attempted murder of his elder sister, Donna (14), was committed on the 17th wedding anniversary of his marriage to estranged-wife, Valerie Gee. Ms Gee had left the marriage in May of 2007. The revenge attack was pre-meditated, planned to occur on Ryan’s birthday. Hawkins was sentenced to 21 years.

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Liam Hogan

Liam Hogan, sister Mia, and mother
Liam Hogan (6, died 15 Aug 2006) pictured with his sister Mia (then 2) who survived, and their mother Natasha

After an argument with his wife Natasha Hogan, John Hogan (33) took his two children onto the balcony of the holiday hotel in Crete, then pushed them off before jumping himself. Liam (6) died from head injuries as a result of the fall. Mia (then 2) survived with broken bones, as did John Hogan.

Hogan was put on trial in Crete and cleared of murder in January 2008, and is set to return to the UK soon. His ex-wife Natasha, now remarried and known as Mrs Visser, has called the preceedings in Crete a miscarriage of justice. At the UK inquest into Liam’s death, several witnesses have testified to the events of that evening, recalling that Hogan pushed the two children off the balcony, then leapt himself.

In a disturbing report, the psychiatrist treating John Hogan said his ex-wife (Natasha Visser) should be thinking about her own part in the story instead of blaming him. This is a most outrageous and unjust bit of woman-blaming.

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Tina Longworth

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Tina Longworth was strangled on 08 January 1997 by her husband, Paul Simon Longworth (then 37), who then hung her body over a bannister in order to make it look like she had committed suicide. After murdering his wife, Longworth went to the local club for drinks in order to establish an alibi. Suspicions were aroused when it was revealed at autopsy that Mrs Longworth had 36 separate injuries on her body. Mrs Longworth had also accused her husband of raping her, and Longworth had even admitted to a friend that he had hit her. Tina Longworth left behind two children, Abby (then seven) and Matthew (then five), who were sleeping nearby at the time of their mother’s murder.

Longworth was sentenced to Life, with a minimum tariff of 14 years. A High Court ruling means he can asked to be freed in 2011.

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Fiona May Erickson

Fiona May Erickson Fiona May Erickson (July 2007)

Fiona Erickson (47) a mother of two, had been dragged out of a vehicle driven by her husband, Andrew Erickson (then 45), after an argument. Horrified witnesses told how Erickson then drove around the roundabout, and ran over his wife as she lay on the road. Erickson admitted to manslaughter ‘due to provocation’ (which was rejected at sentencing) and was sentenced to seven years for her murder.

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Angela Parkes

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Angela Parkes (49)  was stabbed to death by her husband of 28 years, Christopher Parkes (49). Parkes denies remembering stabbing his wife multiple times, but has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to six years. The family, although supportive of Parkes, are dissatisfied with the sentence.

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Rebecca Morgan

Rebecca Morgan  Rebecca Morgan (July 2007)

Mother of two, Rebecca Morgan (34), was stabbed by her husband, Steven Morgan (47) at their home. Morgan allowed Rebecca to bleed to death after the stabbing. The stabbing occurred after an argument.  At the time of writing, Morgan has been found guilty of her murder, and awaits sentencing.

UPDATE: Morgan has been sentenced to Life, with a minimum of 13 and a half years. See third article below.

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Agnes Raffan

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Agnes Raffan (58) was fatally stabbed in her home on 16 September 2007, by her husband, Peter Raffan (49). Raffan had been worried about repossession of the house, and blamed his wife for mis-managing the family finances. He plead guilty of culpable homicide on the basis of diminished responsibility and was sentenced to eight years.

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