Michael Duck QC and Simon Hunka see acquittal of manslaughter charge

Wed, 05 Sep 2018

Two No5 Counsel have secured an acquittal for a man facing a manslaughter charge over the death of a Nuneaton pensioner.

Michael Duck QC led Simon Hunka for the defence in the case, which saw Adam Matthew Johnson, 29, of Tudor Road, Nuneaton, charged with unlawfully killing 72-year-old Michael Wood at the pensioner’s home in Tudor Road on Good Friday last year.

Mr Wood suffered a heart attack shortly after an incident which was said to have been part of an ongoing neighbour dispute over noise.

Mr Johnson was acquitted at Birmingham Crown Court following an 8 day trial.

Read more about the case on the BBC  website https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-3872115

Michael Duck QC is Leader of the Midland Circuit. To view his profile visit https://www.no5.com/barristers/barrister-details/136-michael-duck-qc/

To view Simon Hunka’s profile visit https://www.no5.com/barristers/barrister-details/354-simon-hunka/

 

 

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