NEWS

07 Jun 2013

Oliver Saxby QC secures Jerome Parkinson’s acquittal of murder

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The jury in the case of Parkinson and others returned their verdicts on Thursday. The Crown alleged that Parkinson and two of his co-accused had travelled down to Boscombe armed with a sawn-off shotgun in order to kill a young man called Reece Menzies, this at the instigation of the fourth co-accused. All four defendants were acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter (by a majority of 10/2).

Sentence is to take place on Friday 7th June.

Oliver Saxby QC was defending.