Edwards Duthie Shamash secure acquittal in child murder trial
The loss of a child can be a traumatic experience for any parent. To be accused of being responsible for the child’s death can be the stuff of nightmares.
Edwards Duthie Shamash acted for a young father who was accused of the murder of his three month old daughter. Also accused was the child’s mother who was separately represented. This extremely serious allegation was denied by our client and the case went for trial in the Crown Court. At the close of the Prosecution case the Judge agreed with submissions made on behalf of our client that the Prosecution evidence did not disclose a case for him to answer. The Judge entered a verdict of not guilty and our client was acquitted. This brought his nightmare to an end. Our client had been traumatised by not only the loss of his daughter but also the experience of having to stand trial in the Crown Court.
The child’s mother was convicted of infanticide. This case was dealt with by Shaun Murphy at Edwards Duthie Shamash who not only acted as the litigator preparing the case but also as an advocate in the trial. Edwards Duthie Shamash have an experienced team of litigators and advocates who are able to assist clients in the most difficult and complicated of cases. If you are in need of help, we are here to assist.