David Burgess murder acquittal

23.12.11 | |

Sen Kanagasingham who was accused of murdering human rights lawyer David Burgess has been acquitted.


The case centred on the client's mental state at the time he pushed the deceased into the path of an oncoming tube train. The prosecution were adamant that this was an act carried out in anger and that any mental health issues faced by the defendant were only a minor contributory factor. Two psychiatrists gave evidence that the mental health conditions that Mr Kanagasingham faced were a significant contributory factor in how he behaved.


After a nine day trial the jury unanimously acquitted Mr Kanagasingham of murder. He had already admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

 

Tim Walker of Sonn Macmillan Walker was the solicitor with conduct of Mr Kanagasingham's case. Ed Rees QC of Doughty Street Chambers and David Kitson of Sonn Macmillan Walker were the trial advocates for the defence team.

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