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11 Apr 1961: Nazi war crimes trial begins

11 May 1963: Moscow jails British 'spy'

12 Mar 1964: Hoffa faces eight years behind bars

18 May 1964: Mods and Rockers jailed after seaside riots

06 May 1966: Moors murderers jailed for life

10 May 1967: Two Rolling Stones on drugs charges

11 Oct 1967: Harold Wilson wins Moving apology

19 Feb 1968: Damages for thalidomide children

04 Mar 1969: Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder

10 Mar 1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

04 Aug 1972: Governor Wallace's attacker jailed

08 Nov 1974: Man jailed for forging PM's signature

12 Jun 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption

19 Jun 1975: Missing earl guilty of murder

04 Mar 1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'

09 Apr 1976: Young Liberal leader cleared of robbery

11 Jun 1976: Mercenaries trial begins in Angola

28 Jun 1976: Death sentence for mercenaries

15 Oct 1976: UDR men jailed for Showband killings

16 Nov 1976: Bank robbers jailed for 100 years

20 Nov 1978: Liberal MP accused of murder plot

22 Jun 1979: Thorpe cleared of murder charges

09 Nov 1979: Paperboy's killers convicted

09 Mar 1981: M5 rapist jailed for life

22 May 1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life

22 Jun 1981: Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

30 Oct 1981: Euthanasia chief jailed over suicides

25 Feb 1982: Parents can stop school beatings

18 Mar 1982: Judge halts 'obscenity' trial

19 Jun 1982: 'God's banker' found hanged

27 Jul 1982: Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack

06 Feb 1983: 'Butcher of Lyon' returns to face trial

26 Jul 1983: Mother loses contraception test case

14 Dec 1984: Court fines Scargill for obstruction

02 Aug 1984: Euro Court condemns phone-tapping

16 Aug 1984: DeLorean cleared of drugs charges

16 Feb 1985: Falklands' row civil servant resigns

16 May 1985: Miners jailed for pit strike murder

03 Nov 1985: Agents plead guilty in Rainbow Warrior trial

18 Dec 1985: Drug traffickers' appeal rejected

10 Jun 1986: Magee convicted of Brighton bombing

27 Jun 1986: US guilty of backing Contras

01 Dec 1986: Surprise inquiry into Guinness affairs

11 Feb 1987: Mrs Payne is no brothel Madam

03 Jul 1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie gets life

24 Jul 1987: Archer wins record damages

31 Jul 1987: Newspaper caught in Spycatcher row

18 Apr 1988: 'Ivan the Terrible' guilty of war crimes

30 Sep 1988: 'SAS killed lawfully' - Gibraltar jury

13 Oct 1988: Government loses Spycatcher battle

20 Oct 1988: New law could erode right to silence

24 May 1989: Yorkshire Ripper's wife wins damages

27 Aug 1990: 'Guinness Four' guilty

28 Mar 1991: Family anger at Hillsborough verdict

25 Nov 1991: Silcott not guilty of PC's murder

23 Jun 1992: 'Teflon Don' jailed for life

11 Jan 1993: BA dirty tricks against Virgin cost 3m

29 Jul 1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed

08 Feb 1994: Police probe MP's suspicious death

28 Apr 1994: CIA double agent jailed for life

15 Dec 1994: Modahl banned for drug taking

08 Apr 1995: Death Row Briton is executed

03 Oct 1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

22 Nov 1995: Life sentence for Rosemary West

02 Dec 1995: Rogue trader jailed for six years

09 Dec 1996: Guilty verdict on school machete attacker

06 Feb 1997: Widow allowed dead husband's baby

21 Feb 1997: 'Bridgewater Three' freed

19 Jun 1997: Victory for McDonald's - at a cost

31 Oct 1997: British au pair guilty of murder

02 Apr 1998: Papon guilty of war crimes

23 Apr 1998: Martin Luther King killer dies

29 Mar 1999: Hanratty family wins right to appeal

31 Jan 2000: Life for serial killer Shipman

14 Apr 2000: M25 killer gets life

15 Jul 2000: Police camera action violates human rights

18 Sep 2000: Crash survivors attack Railtrack

16 Mar 2001: Teenage woman guilty of rape

05 Apr 2001: Driver jailed for immigrant deaths

30 May 2001: French ex-minister jailed over sleaze

22 Jun 2001: Bulger killers to be released

30 Aug 2001: Milosevic to face genocide charge

12 Nov 2001: Greece holds plane-spotting 'spies'

22 Mar 2002: Woman granted 'right to die'

25 Apr 2002: Brothers cleared of Damilola murder

17 Nov 2003: Washington sniper convicted
 
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