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Sarah Jones QC & Richard Tutt secure murder conviction

News 22nd September 2020
Sarah Jones QC

Sarah Jones QC, leading Richard Tutt, secured the conviction of Trent Hutchinson for murder at the Crown Court at Hove before HHJ Gold QC.  Hutchinson (aged 16), stabbed his friend, Ollie Wells (aged 18), who had been staying with him.  He stabbed him twice, once to the back and once to the head.  Hutchinson claimed that he had been acting in self-defence.  Following a swift unanimous guilty verdict, Hutchinson was sentenced to a life sentence with a minimum term of 14 years.

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