NEWS

25 Jun 2015

Acquittal in revenge murder case

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Richard Barraclough QC and John O’Higgins, instructed by Lahiff & co, have secured an acquittal for the defendant in a revenge killing which involved the execution of a rival drug dealer in Woolwich.

This was a three-defendant drugs gang related revenge killing in which the defendants were charged with murder, conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm [shotgun]. Two of the defendants were convicted of all offences and sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years.

The third defendant, represented by Richard Barraclough QC and John O’Higgins, was acquitted of murder and possession of a firearm and convicted of conspiracy to rob – for which he received 7 years.

Click here for media coverage of the case.