News Criminal Defence 16th Dec 2021

Mark Graffius QC and Richard Davies obtain verdict of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Christmas Common Murder Case

The defendant was charged with the murder of his mother during a Lockdown walk on Christmas Common. The deceased had been subjected to a brutal attack that had included blunt force trauma to the head, strangulation, and the removal of her eyeballs. The Defence maintained that the attack had occurred due to a catastrophic psychotic episode in which the defendant believed his mother had become a demon and was trying to lure him to his death. The case involved an in-depth analysis of extensive psychiatric expert evidence.


Mark Graffius QC and Richard Davies were instructed by SMQ Legal.


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