Gary Bell QC Defends Murder Bid Nephew

Mon, 15 Oct 2012

James Duut, 32 from Birmingham has been jailed for trying to murder his Aunt, Patricia McDonnell, and passing it off as suicide, after stealing £10,000 from her. 
Miss McDonnell was given a cup of tea laced with a sleeping aid, throttled and her body left surrounded by tablets in a hotel in Birmingham. Duut believed he had got away with the crime but three hours later his Aunt regained consciousness and was found when a hotel maid heard her cries for help. Just a month before the crime Duut had stolen £10,050 from his aunt's bank account. 

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