UK - Richard Challen, 61, Killed by Wife in Hammer Attack, Surrey, 14 Aug 2011 *Guilty* *APPEAL*

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  1. Joolz1975

    Joolz1975 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much LB for the updates didn't realise their was a thread on this until just now.

    Been following on Twitter.

    I would have thought she would have got bail to be honest.
     
  2. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    Bail hearing tomorrow for Sally



    David Challen‏ @David_Challen 2h2 hours ago


    Tomorrow at 09.30 our mother’s bail and plea hearing will be heard at The Old Bailey, Court 1. For the first time in 9 years our mother could be released and with us. The @cpsuk are fighting her release. Come support our mother’s continued fight for justice!
     
  3. jessie

    jessie Well-Known Member

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    Sally got bail !

    Sally Challen admits killing husband
    A woman accused of killing her husband in a hammer attack has been granted bail after pleading guilty to his manslaughter.

    Sally Challen, 65, admitted killing 61-year-old Richard on 14 August 2010, but denied a charge of murder.

    She was found guilty of murder in June 2011, but the conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal in February.

    Challen, of Claygate in Surrey, appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link and was granted bail.

    Mr Justice Edis set a trial date for July 1 "if necessary".
     
  4. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    This is just brilliant news, I am so pleased for Sally and her children, first step towards justice
     
  5. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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  6. jessie

    jessie Well-Known Member

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    Very encouraging also as Judge Edis has set a trial date "if necessary". I am hoping time Sally has served will be adequate for her admittance of manslaughter, and she will be free.

    O/T maybe but imo always seemed a great disparity in judgement between cases of men killing their partners and women committing the same.
     
  7. jessie

    jessie Well-Known Member

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    Wife home after murder conviction quashed
    Sally Challen at home after murder conviction quashed
    snipped......*
    Mr Challen, 31, posted a photograph of himself with his mother and brother James, 35, on Twitter on Saturday.

    He wrote: "First day home with our mother after 9 years in prison."

    Speaking outside the Old Bailey on Friday, he said he was "overjoyed" about her release, adding: "Our mother now rejoins our family."*
     
  8. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    Breaking...........

    Just seen that Sally will not face a retrial ! Great news
     
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  9. Alyce

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    Sentencing later today for the manslaughter charge -
     
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  12. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of anything other than time served.
     
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  13. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    I agree Legally, she has done almost 9 years, surely they will go with that.
     
  14. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    They are back in court now, Sally’s defence outlining her case
     
  15. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    Ruling due at 3.15pm....

    20 minutes time
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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  17. Alyce

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    Excellent news, hope she can now rebuild and enjoy her life
     

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