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  • UK: Tony Martin, the Police, and Gun Charges

    02/29/2016 4:53:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Tony Martin became a cause celebre in 1999 when he shot a pair of professional burglars in the middle of the night, at his remote farm in the UK.  The teenage suspect died.  The Shotgun that Martin used was not registered. Martin was prosecuted and convicted of murder.  On appeal the charge was reduced to manslaughter.  He served three years of a five year sentence.  His case sparked a resurgence in the belief of the right to self defense in the UK, and attempts at reform.Martin had credible death threats made against his life. From : 14 April...
  • Romantic crooner Tony Martin dies at 98

    07/30/2012 11:46:56 AM PDT · by Justaham · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/30/12 | Bob Thomas
    Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los Angeles home, his friend and accountant Beverly Scott said Monday. A peer of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Martin sang full voice in a warm baritone that carried special appeal for his female audience. Among his hit recordings were "I Get Ideas," ''To Each His Own," ''Begin the Beguine" and "There's...
  • Mayo farmer found guilty of manslaughter (Ireland)

    07/20/2005 2:49:16 PM PDT · by Irish_Thatcherite · 99 replies · 1,468+ views
    RTE News (Ireland) ^ | Wednesday, 20 July 2005 | not stated
    Mayo farmer found guilty of manslaughter 20 July 2005 22:37 A Co Mayo farmer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a Traveller during a violent incident at his farm in October of last year. Padraic Nally, of Funshinaugh, Cross, Co Mayo, was found not guilty of the murder of John Ward, a father of 11, from Carrowbrowne Halting Site, on the outskirts of Galway city. At the Central Criminal Court in Castlebar, a jury of seven women and five men brought in a verdict of guilty of manslaughter but not guilty of murder after two hours of deliberation...
  • BBC pays burglar shot by Tony Martin

    03/05/2005 12:20:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 860+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 4, 2005 | Owen Gibson
    The BBC yesterday defended its decision to pay convicted burglar Brendan Fearon for his side of the Tony Martin case. Fearon is understood to have received around £4,500 from the makers of a drama documentary to give his first television interview. The BBC1 programme, to be shown later this year, will also feature Martin, and use a mix of drama and interviews with witnesses and experts to recreate the incident. It provoked a national debate when Martin was jailed for killing intruder Fred Barras and wounding Fearon, Barras's accomplice in a bungled attempted robbery at Martin's farmhouse in Norfolk. Martin...
  • BBC attacked for paying burglar shot by Martin

    03/04/2005 9:43:39 AM PST · by FreedomCalls · 28 replies · 766+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | March 04, 2005 | Adam Sherwin
    CRITICISM was mounting on the BBC last night when it was revealed that a burglar was being paid £4,500 (US $8,660) for speaking on a television documentary about the fatal 1999 break-in at the farmhouse of Tony Martin. Brendon Fearon, who has convictions for burglary and drug offences, was wounded by Mr Martin in the raid on Bleak House, in Norfolk. His accom- plice, Fred Barras, 16, was shot dead. BBC One was attacked the day after the BBC was told to improve its public service performance in return for renewal of the licence fee. Its guidelines state that convicted...
  • TONY MARTIN ARRESTED (remember the fellow who was jailed for shooting the burglar?)

    02/13/2004 5:09:10 PM PST · by mylife · 22 replies · 160+ views
    Sky News ^ | 2/13/04
    TONY MARTIN ARRESTED Farmer Tony Martin has been arrested on suspicion of stealing number plates. Martin - jailed for shooting dead a teenage burglar at his remote farmhouse - was released on police bail following the arrest. Cambridgeshire Police said a 59-year-old man from the Wisbech area had been arrested for suspected theft of number plates. Martin's friend Malcolm Starr told the Daily Mirror: "Tony is in good spirits considering the circumstances. But not surprisingly he's rather unhappy about all this. "He wouldn't have minded if they'd charged him as he knows he's done absolutely nothing wrong. "Anyone who knows...
  • England:Farmer Tony Martin accepts offer from burglar to drop his claim for damages.

    09/22/2003 8:33:45 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 9 replies · 170+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | 22Sept03 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Monday, 22 September, 2003, 11:47 GMT 12:47 UK Martin damages claim dropped Tony Martin accepted the offer to drop his damages claim Farmer Tony Martin has accepted an offer from a burglar he shot and wounded to drop his claim for damages. Brendan Fearon had been trying to sue Martin for compensation after he was shot by the farmer during a break-in at his Norfolk home in August 1999. Fearon last week offered to halt his compensation claim if Martin agreed to abandon his counterclaim for compensation for damages suffered when his home was broken into. On Monday,...
  • Wounded burglar offers to drop claim against farmer - ( Tony Martin )

    09/20/2003 11:37:27 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 9 replies · 164+ views
    Ananova ^ | September 20, 2003
    Wounded burglar offers to drop claim against farmer The burglar wounded by farmer Tony Martin has offered to end his attempts to gain compensation through the courts, it has emerged. Brendan Fearon's lawyers have written to Martin's legal team offering to drop the legal action. Malcolm Starr, who led the campaign for Martin's release from prison, said the farmer had yet to study the offer in detail but was likely to agree. "Fearon's solicitors have written to Martin's solicitors offering to drop the claim for compensation," said Mr Starr. What they are offering is that Fearon will drop his claim...
  • Martin's dog is moved for protection (Crooks have "contract" out on it)

    07/31/2003 1:38:19 PM PDT · by David Hunter · 36 replies · 311+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | 31/07/2003 | David Sapsted
    Tony Martin's most precious possession, his dog Otto, was moved to a secret location yesterday hours after it was claimed that travellers planned to kill it. A newspaper reported that a £5,000 "contract" had been put out on Otto, the only one of Martin's three Rottweilers to survive since he was jailed. The dog had been moved from Worcestershire to kennels in Lincolnshire shortly after Christmas. Yesterday morning, it was taken to another, secret address. "Mr Martin was tremendously upset by the suggestion people were out to kill his dog," said Malcolm Starr, the farmer's closest friend. "They haven't been...
  • Shot Burglar to Sue

    06/16/2003 5:02:17 AM PDT · by RogueIsland · 11 replies · 162+ views
    Sky News ^ | Friday June 13, 2003 | staff
    A burglar who says he cannot enjoy sex after he was shot and injured by Tony Martin has won the right to sue the jailed farmer for damages. Brendon Fearon, 33, successfully asked a judge at Nottingham County Court to overturn an earlier decision that threw out his claim. Fearon will sue Martin for a reported £15,000 following his wounding during a break-in at the farmer's home in Emneth Hungate, Norfolk, in August 1999. During the burglary Martin shot dead Fearon's accomplice, 16-year-old Fred Barras, of Newark, Nottinghamshire. Fearon claims that his injuries, which included a leg wound, have affected...
  • Thief Shot By Tony Martin Jailed For Drugs

    02/08/2003 9:55:11 AM PST · by sergiod · 10 replies · 323+ views
    The Independent ^ | 07 February 2003 | James Burleigh
    A thief shot by the farmer Tony Martin during an attempted burglary was jailed for 18 months on drugs charges yesterday. Brendon Fearon, 32, whose accomplice, Fred Barras, 16, was shot dead as the pair tried to burgle Martin's Norfolk farmhouse in 1999, was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court of supplying heroin. The court was told that Fearon's friend, Dean Thompson, was being moved from Newark police station to a security van last September when Fearon tried to pass him a packet of cigarettes. He was stopped by staff, but seconds later shoved a packet containing 0.12 grams of the...
  • Man who killed burglar jailed

    10/17/2002 7:27:03 AM PDT · by SWO · 50 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | (Filed: 17/10/2002) | UNK
    A man who stabbed to death a burglar he found in his family's home has been jailed for five years. Barry-Lee Hastings, 25, stabbed Roger Williams, 35, a total of 12 times after mistaking a crowbar in his hand for a machete. But Old Bailey Judge Brian Barker told Hastings that he had gone too far and his actions were not justified. Hastings, of Wood Green, north London, was found guilty of manslaughter last month and remanded for reports. His family shouted "This country stinks" as he was led away and said later they would appeal. They were backed by...
  • rough justice (self defense more serious crime than robbery)

    07/11/2002 3:18:44 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 21 replies · 659+ views ^ | 7/11/02 | roland watson
    Rough Justice by Roland WatsonPity poor Tony Martin as he languishes in jail surrounded by those whom the British State was meant to protect him from. Some would say he is a political prisoner of political correctness as he completes two years of a five-year sentence for manslaughter and is up for parole in September. What was his crime? Shooting a couple of burglars in self-defence who were caught one night in his darkened farmhouse. One died and the other was wounded in the legs and Martin was sent down for life for murder, but was later commuted to manslaughter....