26th August 2020
James Newton-Price QC
and Peter Asteris
successfully defended a 15 year old boy who was charged with the murder of a 17 year old boy in Southampton in January 2020. The defendant stabbed the deceased in self defence in response to a carjacking robbery. The defence case was that both boys had knives. The 15 year old defendant was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter following a 12 day trial at Winchester Crown Court.
For further details of the case as reported on the in the media please click here