Mr Edward Henry QC, together with Miss Jessica Clarke, defended Mr HLN in a four and a half week trial, in which he was accused of murdering his girlfriend before setting fire to her body to destroy the evidence.
The defence exposed that vital toxicology tests had not been performed or falsely claimed to have been done, which might have substantiated Mr HLN’s defence that he had woken up to find his girlfriend ablaze next to him in bed. Five prosecution experts were deconstructed by the defence, before the defendant was called. The jury acquitted in less than 2.5 hours.
Counsel were instructed by Mr Goldan Lambert of Raj Law Solicitors.