Michael Burrows QC secures conviction in wheelie bin murder trial

Wed, 20 May 2015

Michael Burrows QC, member of No5 Chambers Crime Group, has secured the conviction of Matthew Cherrington, who has been found guilty of the murder of Lidia Pascale.

A two-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard that Cherrington, 32, had arranged for Romanian born Miss Pascale, a prostitute, to visit his home in West Bromwich.

The trial heard that she received repeated blows to the head with a heavy weapon, and her body was found in a wheelie bin 16 days after she was seen going into his home.

The defendant denied the charge throughout the trial, trying to blame a friend, but the evidence was overwhelming.

The jury unanimously convicted him of her murder and Judge Melbourne Inman QC sentenced him to life in jail, with a minimum term of 19 years.

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