Icah Peart KC secures acquittal in Old Bailey murder trial

Thursday 30 May 2024

Icah Peart KC of the Garden Court Crime Team represented the defendant, leading Justin McLintock of 15NBS Chambers, instructed by Warren Brazier of EBR Attridge.

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Icah Peart KC represented the defendant, Suvenca Martis, a Dutch national from Curacao. After an eight-week trial, she was acquitted of murder and manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

In 2020, the deceased, Riches Obi, was stabbed in the chest at his home in Elephant and Castle, south-east London. His mother was found bound with cable ties in a bedroom at the property, following alleged involvement in a sham marriages scheme.

The case was widely reported in the press: Sky News, The Independent

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