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David Herbert QC and Claire Fraser successfully prosecute a man accused of murder, rape and arson.

7th November 2019

David Herbert QC and Claire Fraser successfully prosecute a man accused of murder, rape and arson.


The defendant pleaded guilty to rape and arson on the first day of trial, but denied murder, claiming he was guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The defendant then pleaded guilty to murder on the third day the trial was listed at the Crown Court in Leicester.
David Herbert QC told the court the deceased was bound, beaten and strangled to death during a brutal and sadistic attack of a sexual nature. The defendant, who was a day short of his 18th birthday when he committed the offences, received a sentence of detention for life with a minimum period to serve of 20 years 10 months in custody.

 

Please see the links below for more information:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-50318450 

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/remorseless-killer-rapist-17-relished-3509547

 

 


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