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Appeal against murder conviction - reduced to manslaughter after a retrial

Prosecution agreed to reduced charge
31 July, 2014

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Case study summary

Our client had been convicted of murder in a first trial having been represented by a different firm of solicitors. The prosecution said that he had knifed the victim. On appeal we accepted less intent and therefore manslaughter. The jury agreed - not guilty of murder.

Case study

Our client came to us having been convicted of murder and sentenced to 27 years in prison. We appealed his murder conviction to the court of appeal on the basis that he had not been able to properly put forward his defence of no intent to kill or cause serious harm. The appeal was successful. In the retrial he was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter as an alternative, and shortly after released from prison.

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