R v Coventry & Others (2018)

Selva Ramasamy QC defended Keith Coventry in St Albans Crown Court in this multi-handed case involving a death by stabbing.

The prosecution alleged a joint enterprise murder.  After a six week trial the jury acquitted Mr Coventry of murder, convicting of the lesser alternative of manslaughter.

A co-defendant was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life with a recommendation that he serve 23 years, whereas Mr Coventry received a sentence of seven years.

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