Story Topic: Crime

Matthew James (England)

Photography Brian Mooody Matthew James and his partner, Katy, were burgled twice within a three-month period by the same offender. The couple began to feel ‘under siege’ and unsafe in their own home. When the young man was arrested they were approached to meet him in a restorative justice conference at Pentonville Prison. In May… more

Margaret Foxley (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In November 2008, Margaret Foxley interrupted a burglary in her own home.  As she came through the backdoor, the burglar left through the front.  He had taken a laptop full of family photos and jewellery commemorating her daughter’s 18th birthday. Eight months later her daughter was killed in a car accident.… more

Kathleen Key (England)

Photography by Brian Moody Kathleen Key had been with her husband and father of her four children for 28 years when he was killed in a road accident. The man responsible for his death was immediately arrested and later found guilty of dangerous driving. Kathleen asked for a restorative justice meeting with the offender, and… more

Shannon Moroney (Canada)

In October 2005 Shannon Moroney married Jason Staples having been in a loving and committed relationship for three years. One month later, Jason attacked and brutally violated two female strangers at his workplace and hours later brought them to the home he shared with Shannon. On arrest, he disclosed that he had also committed acts of… more

Natalia Aggiano (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1997, after 30 years of bullying and abuse, Natalia Aggiano’s mother was brutally murdered by her father at his home in Scunthorpe, England. Her father later died of cancer in prison. Natalia has written a book with Vanessa Howard on her experience, ‘Unconditional Love’ (2008). My dad was brought up as a… more

Terry Caffey (USA)

On the night of March 1st, 2008, in a quiet, rural Texan community, Terry Caffey’s wife, Penny, and their two young sons, Bubba and Tyler, were brutally murdered by their 16-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson, and his friend Charles Waid. Terry and his daughter Erin were the only members of the family to survive, but… more

Barry & Margaret Mizen (England)

Photo by Luke Pajak 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen was murdered in May 2008 when he and his older brother went into a bakery near their home in Lee, south east London. While inside, Jake – who had been cautioned by police several years earlier for harassing Jimmy’s older sibling – brushed past the brothers. A scuffle… more

Magdeline Makola (Scotland)

Photography by Brian Moody In December 2008, Justice Ngema, an illegal immigrant from South Africa, abducted South African-born nurse Magdeline Makola from her home in Scotland, locking her in the boot of her car. It wasn’t until 10 days later that policemen heard Magdeline’s muffled cries and rescued her. In 2009 Ngema received a minimum… more

Mary Foley (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 2005 Mary Foley’s 15-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was murdered during a birthday party in East London. In February 2006, 18-year-old Beatriz Martins-Paes was jailed for life for the unprovoked attack. A year later, Mary received a letter from Beatriz. It was in the early hours of Sunday morning that the police… more

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