Norton

19 Jul 19
Metro
Charlotte Huggins’ family celebrate as her killer is put behind bars (Picture: PA) A killer who murdered his girlfriend on New Year’s Day has been told to ‘rot in hell’ by his victim’s family after being put behind bars for life. Charlotte Huggins, 33, died after being stabbed in the back by Michael Rolle in her home days after ending their relationship. The mother-of-one staggered away and said ‘he stabbed me’ before she collapsed, the Old Bailey was told. Rolle, 34, tried to claim she had been holding the knife behind her back when she tripped and fatally hurt herself in a ‘freak accident’. But on Thursday it took just an hour and a half for jurors to find Rolle of East Dulwich, south-east London, guilty of murder. The victim’s father Phillip Huggins celebrated outside the Old Bailey and said: ‘I’m so happy he cannot do it to another woman. We got justice for Charlotte’ (Picture: PA) Supporters in the public gallery shouted down to the dock: ‘Rot in hell. Now your misery starts’ (Picture: PA) Family and friends of the ‘beautiful, friendly and outgoing’ victim cheered and clapped as he was jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years. Supporters in the public gallery shouted down to the dock: ‘Rot in hell. Now your misery starts’, as the smirking defendant was sent down. Outside court, the victim’s father Philip Huggins danced and hugged friends and family who had packed into the courtroom. He said: ‘I’m so happy he cannot do it to another woman. We got justice for Charlotte.’ The court heard how Rolle had held a knife to Ms Huggins’ stomach days before her killing. Ms Huggins’ 10-year-old daughter has been left ‘traumatised’ by her death (Picture: PA) Michael Rolle, 34, will have to serve a minimum of 20 years (Picture: PA) As she returned to her home in Camberwell, south-east London, which she shared with her 10-year-old daughter and aunt, she told a friend she would be ‘looking out for Michael the maniac’. He barged into her home at 4am and forced a friend to leave before he stabbed her while in the grip of a ‘drink and drug-fuelled jealous rage’. Afterwards, Ms Huggins’ daughter – who has been left ‘traumatised’ by her mum’s death – had to be woken up and carried out of the house past the bloody scene. [metro-tag-post-strip] Afterwards, Rolle tried unsuccessfully to persuade his other partner to dispose of his bloody clothes. Sentencing, Judge Heather Norton said: ‘It is perhaps a very little comfort to some of her friends that the last memory they will have of her alive is her laughing and dancing. ‘Charlotte was a small and slight woman. You stabbed her in the back. ‘There was no sign she could have done anything to defend herself from you.’ [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
19 Jul 19
Winchell's Film Column

Today Juan José Campanella is 60. Today is also the birthday of Benedict Cumberbatch, Abel Ferrara, Anthony Edwards, Jim Norton, Brian May, Jared Padalecki, Vinessa Shaw, Kaitlin Doubleday, Lisa Lampanelli, Mark Holton, Campbell Scott, Nancy Carell, Saïd Taghmaoui, George Dzundza, Josh Fadem, Atom Egoyan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Hideo Nakata, Tommy McLoughlin, Matthew Libatique, Shane Dawson, and […]

19 Jul 19
The Delve

An in-depth look at “The Choppers,” a 1961 movie about the downfall of five teens who strip cars and sell the parts for cold, hard cash. And for kicks, daddy-o.

19 Jul 19
Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky

Edge of the Forest II 1997  Damian Elwes     Here’s a gripping poem by Adrienne Rich:   What Kind of Times Are These BY ADRIENNE RICH There’s a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecuted […]

19 Jul 19
John Needham

Chapter twenty-two of my free-to-read family saga. The table and chairs are witnessing new people’s conversations. If you’d like to begin at the beginning, please click the link Conversations At Table in the May archive.   Part 5: Simon and Mark   Chapter 22 2000 27 December The dining suite has changed ownership again. Billy […]

19 Jul 19
WCBD
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Two railroad crossings have been temporarily closed in Dorchester County due to a train derailment. According to Dorchester County spokeswoman, Tiffany Norton, the train derailed between Orangeburg Road and Campbell Thickett Road on Friday. Norfolk Southern said no injuries have been reported and no emergency assistance has been requested. In order to clean-up the non-hazardous derailment, Norfolk Southern has closed the railroad crossings at Campbell Thickett Road and Orangeburg Road so that crews can safely access the scene. The closures are expected to be in place until late afternoon/early evening on Saturday, July 19.
19 Jul 19
F3 Louisville

Pax (14) Viking, Nino, Fergie, Digiorno, Nice & Slow, Grinder, Skirmish (Respect), Plumb Bob, Grizzly, Pope, Noxeema Jackson, Buschhhhh, Fridge, Glen Ross Q Conditions: Slightly cooler than the water at Glen Oaks Country Club aka Bushwood Gear: Nothing special today, but make sure you check out next week’s co-Q w/ Fridge I knew this would be […]

19 Jul 19
The Norton View

The academic term may have ended, but I am still the throes of marking as well as speaking on a range of topics – not least Magna Carta, peers’ voting rights, and Brexit, though not necessarily in that order – and chairing the first meeting of the new inquiry by the Higher Education Commission. Monday […]

19 Jul 19
Font Folly

Here we are at the third Friday of July. It’s been a weird week. Started out trying to convince myself that it was just hay fever. Instead, I’ve been unwell all week. Anyway, welcome to the Friday Five. This week I bring you: the top five stories of the week, five stories about sf/f and […]

19 Jul 19
ghostmanraines

VIEW TECHNOLOGY I Found Bigfoot…Maybe Shared byJohn Norton http://www.popularmechanics.com – It’s approaching 11pm on a muggy mid-June night and we are in the backwoods of southern Ohio. We’re looking for Bigfoot. It’s the first night of our Ohio expedition with the Bigfoot Field Research Or…ENVIRONMENT Yucca Man: Desert Bigfoot Shared byParanormalin http://www.ghosthuntingtheories.com – There are well known reports of […]