University awards tragic Nicola Furlong’s degree to her tearful family

Posted in Life on November 12th, 2013 by steve

“The heartbroken family of murdered college student Nicola Furlong broke down in tears at her class’s graduation in DCU …” (more)

[Geraldine Gittens, Independent, 12 November]

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Furlongs want Hinds to remain in Japan jail

Posted in Legal issues on March 26th, 2013 by steve

“Nicola Furlong’s mother has said she wants to see her daughter’s murderer serve his sentence in a Japanese prison instead of being moved to more lenient conditions in his native US …” (more)

[Lynne Kelleher, Irish Examiner, 26 March]

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Family of Nicola’s killer still believe death was accident

Posted in Legal issues on March 25th, 2013 by steve

“The family of American killer Richard Hinds still believe Nicola Furlong’s murder in a Tokyo hotel room was more of an accident and do not believe their son intended to end her life …” (more)

[Scott Carroll, Independent, 25 March]

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Furlong family to sue hotel where Nicola was killed

Posted in Legal issues on March 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The family of murdered Irish woman Nicola Furlong intend to sue the Tokyo hotel where she was killed. Arriving back in Dublin Airport last night, her father Andrew confirmed that the family will take a civil action for negligence against the Keio Plaza Hotel …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn and Paul Murphy, Independent, 22 March]

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Nicola’s family speak out after murder conviction

Posted in Legal issues on March 20th, 2013 by steve

“The family of murdered Nicola Furlong are ‘taking solace’ from the news that her killer will be incarcerated in Japan’s harshest prison …” (more)

[Niall O’Connor, Herald, 20 March]

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Hinds’s lurid defence failed to convince judges in Nicola Furlong murder case

Posted in Legal issues on March 20th, 2013 by steve

“In a justice system with a conviction rate of more than 99%, it was never likely that Richard Hinds was going to return home to Memphis, Tennessee, this week. But even that slim prospect of a not-guilty verdict was destroyed by a defence that always stretched credibility …” (more)

[David McNeill, Irish Times, 20 March]

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Hinds jailed after spinning web of lies

Posted in Legal issues on March 20th, 2013 by steve

“A judge has jailed Memphis murderer Richard Hinds for up to 10 years after he was caught out in a web of lies. The evidence provided by musician Hinds (19) was branded ‘untrustworthy’ and ‘irrational’ …” (more)

[Paul Murphy and Louise Hogan, Independent, 20 March]

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Furlong family: ‘Nicola’s life was worth more than that’

Posted in Legal issues on March 19th, 2013 by steve

“The family of murdered Irish student Nicola Furlong has expressed its disappointment over the sentencing of Richard Hinds in Japan this morning …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 March]

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Nicola Furlong murder trial: Richard Hinds found guilty

Posted in Legal issues on March 19th, 2013 by steve

“US citizen Richard Hinds has been found guilty of the murder of Irish student Nicola Furlong in Japan …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 March]

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Richard Hinds guilty of murder of Nicola Furlong

Posted in Legal issues on March 19th, 2013 by steve

“A Tokyo court today found Richard Hinds, a 19-year-old American musician, guilty of the murder of Nicola Furlong and sentenced him to 5-10 years jail with labour …” (more)

[Paul Murphy, Independent, 19 March]

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Three-year jail term for sex assault on student’s friend

Posted in Legal issues on March 14th, 2013 by steve

“The man standing trial for sexually assaulting a college friend of Irishwoman Nicola Furlong was sentenced to three years with labour, with the presiding judge Masayuki Yamada saying the assault had been carried out to fulfil a ‘desire’ …” (more)

[Rob Gilhooly, Irish Examiner, 14 March]

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Accused ‘deserves death penalty for killing Nicola’

Posted in Legal issues on March 14th, 2013 by steve

“Prosecutors in the case of Richard Hinds, who is standing trial for the murder of Irish student Nicola Furlong, have demanded the maximum punishment permissible for a man who had shown ‘no remorse’ and ‘huge disrespect’ towards the victim and her family …” (more)

[Rob Gilhooly, Irish Examiner, 14 March]

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Furlong prosecutors demand maximum 10-year sentence for Hinds, as friend sentenced to three years

Posted in Legal issues on March 13th, 2013 by steve

“Prosecutors in Tokyo have demanded the maximum possible 10-year jail term for the 19-year-old accused of murdering Irish student Nicola Furlong …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 13 March]

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Nicola’s accused: ‘I am not a murderer, strangler or pervert’

Posted in Legal issues on March 13th, 2013 by steve

“Richard Hinds, addressed the family of murdered student Nicola Furlong in closing arguments, as it emerged he can only be given 5–10 years if found guilty …” (more)

[Paul Murphy, Independent, 13 March]

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Furlong defendant admits using ‘both hands’ to press on neck

Posted in Legal issues on March 12th, 2013 by steve

“The mother of Nicola Furlong broke down at the trial of her daughter’s alleged killer yesterday as she described the impact of her death on her family …” (more)

[David McNeill, Irish Times, 12 March]

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Nicola’s sister – ‘give accused death penalty’

Posted in Legal issues on March 12th, 2013 by steve

“The sister of the Irish woman killed in a Tokyo hotel last May today called for the death penalty for the man accused of her murder, 19-year-old American, Richard Hinds …” (more)

[Paul Murphy, Independent, 12 March]

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Accused: Nicola wanted rough sex

Posted in Legal issues on March 12th, 2013 by steve

“The man accused of strangling Nicola Furlong said the DCU student had demanded ‘rough sex’ and ‘moaned’ when he pressed her neck. Musician Richard Hinds, from Memphis, Tennessee, also claimed police had pressured him into making a false statement …” (more)

[Rob Gilhooly, Irish Examiner, 12 March]

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Furlong’s father says there are times when his ‘blood is boiling’

Posted in Legal issues on March 12th, 2013 by steve

“The father of 21-year-old Nicola Furlong has said there have been times during his daughter’s murder trial when his ‘blood is boiling’ listening to some of what has been said in court …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 11 March]

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‘Nicola shouted at me because I said no to sex’, murder accused Richard Hinds tells Japan trial

Posted in Legal issues on March 11th, 2013 by steve

“The man accused of murdering Irish student Nicola Furlong by strangulation said the 21-year-old student had started to shout at him in his hotel room because he refused to have full sexual intercourse with her …” (more)

[Paul Murphy, Independent, 11 March]

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Nicola’s dad tells of hurt at attempts to ‘blacken her name’

Posted in Legal issues on March 11th, 2013 by steve

“The heartbroken father of Irish student Nicola Furlong has admitted that the family are finding it very difficult to listen to attempts to ‘blacken her name’ in a Japanese court …” (more)

[Nicola Anderson, Independent, 11 March]

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