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James Newton-Price QC persuades Judge not to impose 30 year minimum term

News 28th March 2019

James Newton-Price QC has successfully persuaded a Judge not to impose a 30 year minimum term after evidence at the trial cast doubt on the Prosecution case that the incident was a murder for gain or that his client brought the knife to the scene. His client admitted the fatal stabbing but denied that he started the fight or that he was robbing the victim. He received an 18 year term following a trial in which it had been alleged that his client stabbed a local drug dealer to death in the course of a robbery.

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