Jonas Hankin QC secures conviction in murder trial

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Jonas Hankin QC has successfully prosecuted Henry Jones, aged 22, for the murder of Mark Beresford, aged 55, following a trial lasting 3 weeks.  Mr Beresford died from traumatic brain injuries inflicted by the defendant, who claimed he had been acting in self-defence when he struck the victim with a metal bar. The jury rejected the complete defence of self-defence and also the partial defence of ‘loss of control’. Mr Jones was convicted of murder and sentenced to Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 18 years.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-41264582

 

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