Defendant found not guilty of murder at Kingston Crown Court

Tuesday 17 November 2020

James Scobie QC led Sam Robinson, both members of Garden Court Criminal Defence Team and were instructed by Vanessa Wiggins of Bark and Co Solicitors.

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The defendant was accused of murdering a young man outside a nightclub in Kingston. 

The defendant, who accepted being a habitual knife carrier, got caught up in an argument outside a nightclub in Kingston town centre. The defendant admitted using his knife to injure one man and causing a fatal injury to another.

The incident was captured on CCTV and several eyewitnesses recorded it on their mobile phones. The careful presentation of the defence case in the context of that evidence was crucial.

 In particular, James was able to unpick damaging evidence from a number of prosecution witnesses and present a compelling defence narrative.

Despite admitting that he caused both injuries, the jury acquitted the defendant of murder and s18 wounding.

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