Melanie Simpson KC secures an acquittal in murder trial
Melanie Simpson KC has just finished a 7-week trial at the Old Bailey. Her client was accused of tying up and strangling a pensioner to obtain her life savings before embarking on a shopping spree. The deceased’s body had been left to decompose. Melanie’s client was pregnant at the time of her arrest and gave birth shortly before the trial began. Jointly charged with her boyfriend, the case presented a fierce cut-throat, with each defendant blaming the other. The case involved the instruction and cross-examination of numerous experts including pathologists, osteoarticular pathologists and DNA scientists. The jury acquitted their client of murder after just two days of deliberation.