We represented the defendant, when he was found NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter after trial. Our in-house HCA was the junior instructed with the QC to conduct this trial.
The client was one of several youths who were alleged to have entered an occupied dwelling house, at night and intentionally set fire to items in the downstairs living area, before leaving the scene. The fire took hold and spread to the upstairs of the property where a young child was sleeping. Unfortunately the child died. The defendant and another were charged with manslaughter on the basis of joint enterprise. Following a complex trial, the defendant was found not guilty.
NOT GUILTY verdict.