Hearsay evidence found unconvincing in murder trial

22.05.12 | |

Amadou Thiam has been found not guilty of the murder of his brother following a six day trial at Kingston Crown Court. It was alleged the defendant had pushed his brother off a balcony. The prosecution case relied heavily upon a statement which the deceased made prior to his death.David Bentley who acted on behalf of the defendant argued that the hearsay evidence relied upon by the prosecution was "unconvincing" under s125 Criminal Justice Act 2003, and that any conviction would be unsafe. The judge agreed and directed the jury to acquit.

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