Criminal Cases Review Commission refers the murder conviction of Adrian Jones to the Court of Appeal
The CCRC has referred the murder conviction of Adrian Jones to the Court of Appeal. Paul Taylor QC drafted the application to the Commission and is instructed to appear in the appeal.
Mr Jones was convicted in 2008 and his appeal was dismissed in 2009. After his appeal Mr Jones accepted his responsibility for the killing. He applied to the CCRC in 2015. Sadly, he died while in custody in 2018. His family pursued the application on his behalf. The CCRC has referred the conviction on the basis of new psychiatric evidence relating to his mental state at the time of the killing which raises a real possibility that the Court of Appeal will now quash the murder conviction and substitute a conviction for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission press release can be found here.