Featured Murder cases
The murder of a Defendant’s girlfriend and young baby, after the Defendant in an intoxicated state, suggested that the child was not his, and that his girlfriend had been having an affair with his best friend.
The murder of an HMRC official who was shot twice and point blank range in his own vehicle with a sawn off shotgun. The deceased was proved to be involved in cocaine supply, and his murder was involved in a drug debt. It was described by the trial judge as ‘akin to a gangland killing” The minimum recommended sentence was 35 years.
Defending a woman accused of murdering her boyfriend at home with a kitchen knife after he had threatened to assault her. Provocation and diminished responsibility at issue. The client was convicted on Manslaughter, and received a suspended sentence.
Andrew, without a leader, represented a prisoner, who had stabbed his cell mate to death, having first put a plastic bag over his head.
Defending successfully a man who had driven a HGV close to his partner’s former boyfriend. The wing mirror knocked the deceased to the ground, where his head hit the kerb and he later died. It was argued that he merely wanted to frighten the deceased, not cause him really serious harm.
Successfully defended a man in a two defendant trial where “cut throat” was in issue.
Successfully defended a man in a recent murder trial where an Albanian gang were trying to protect their crop and money from rival gangs. The Defendant succeeded in his dismissal argument.
Andrew represented the first Defendant on an indictment that contained counts of both murder, and a separate conspiracy to murder, where a gang from Glasgow came to South Wales to seek retribution. One person was killed and another targeted but survived with serious burns after his house was set alight while he was inside.
Obtained an acquittal in a four month long, multi handed murder case, where a Vietnamese gang had beaten to death one of their number who was accused of stealing a large cannabis crop.
He is currently instructed in a murder case where insanity and a potential medical defence might be put forward.