A recent murder trial at the Old Bailey resulted in a young woman receiving a life sentence. This was a hearsay case with no motive forensics or cctv evidence.
The young woman defendant unfamiliar with the judicial system was at best misrepresented by a junior barrister in this high profile case. Advised not to take the stand as thier was no evidence and to expect to be acquitted.
News headlines have depicted a woman sadly being murdered. Independent witnesses giving evidence at the trial described something very different they describe the deceased as being the aggresor in an unprovoked attack on a lone female whosoever it might be.It would seem in any event that this was a case of self defence?
The judge opened the case by saying "this case frightens me" I doubt it being as frightening as it was to the recipient of a life sentence for murder and innocent of such conviction.
Scary isn't it?
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