7th May 2021
represented RA, who was charged with section 18 wounding, following an incident in which RA stabbed his mother and father with a kitchen knife, during lockdown. As a result of the stabbing, RA’s mother suffered a punctured lung. RA’s father’s injuries were not life threatening. In addition, RA had previous convictions for knife related offences.
Following various mental health assessments and a plea to section 20 wounding, Alejandra persuaded the judge to impose a suspended sentence order.