Our newspapers have reported on a range of crimes this year, from murders to multi-million pound fraud

Former soldier who murdered wife and mother-in-law and 13 of the most shocking crimes in Sussex

A bitter husband who shot his estranged wife and her mother, an armed robber who tried to escape in a police car and a mum who lied about having cancer and stole £130,000 are just some of the most shocking court cases in Sussex in 2018.

Here is a roundup of some of the most serious crimes and convictions in Sussex in 2018. All sentencing details accurate at time of convictions.

Peter Bailey, 33, got 11-and-a-half years' in prison for throwing petrol bombs at a Hastings house occupied by a family including two children.

9. Peter Bailey - petrol bomb attack

Peter Bailey, 33, got 11-and-a-half years' in prison for throwing petrol bombs at a Hastings house occupied by a family including two children.
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Wayne Marshall, 38, was convicted of the manslaughter of Tracy Patsalides in Eastbourne. He was jailed for 14 years

10. Wayne Marshall - homeless killing

Wayne Marshall, 38, was convicted of the manslaughter of Tracy Patsalides in Eastbourne. He was jailed for 14 years
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Hastings man James Hamling, 25, glorified in the abuse of a young girl and sent text messages to a friend about it, a court heard. He was jailed for eight years.

11. James Hamling - 'calculated' abuse

Hastings man James Hamling, 25, glorified in the abuse of a young girl and sent text messages to a friend about it, a court heard. He was jailed for eight years.
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'Cold and calculated' Jesse McDonald, 25, murdered a transgender woman he met online. The killer from Haywards Heath was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years.

12. Jesse McDonald - murdered transgender woman

'Cold and calculated' Jesse McDonald, 25, murdered a transgender woman he met online. The killer from Haywards Heath was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years.
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