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Christopher Donnellan QC & Mary Loram prosecute Edward Tenniswood

9th August 2016

Christopher Donnellan QC and Mary Loram have recenrly prosecuted Edward Tenniswood at Birmingham Crown Court before Mr Justice Saunders.
Tenniswood was a 52 year old man accused of the murder of India Chipchase.
The case drew significant press attention. The defendant - the Crown said - had lured India into a taxi after she left a nightclub, took her to his house where he raped and murdered her. He then left her body fully dressed and covered while he went to a local hotel for a number of hours before the police found him.

At trial, the defendant had claimed that India had gone to his house voluntarily and that he had accidentally killed her.

This account was dismissed by the jury in under two hours. Tenniswood was sentenced to life with a minimum of 30 years to serve.

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