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Patrick Moran defends in case of murder and attempted murder  

By February 15, 2015No Comments

Patrick Moran was instructed to act on behalf of Ephraim Norman at the Central Criminal Court.  Mr Norman, a 24 year old man suffering from severe paranoid schizophrenia, was charged with murder and attempted murder.  The charges followed two separate incidents of random and senseless violence which took place in South London in April 2014.  One of the incidents resulted in the tragic death of a father of three.

Both the Court and the Prosecution accepted the evidence of Dr Richard Latham, a psychiatrist instructed on behalf of Mr Norman, to the effect that Mr Norman’s culpability for his crimes was diminished to the extent that a conviction for murder should not be pursued.

The case was concluded on Friday 13th February 2015.  Mr Norman, who had been resident at Broadmoor Hospital since August 2014, was made the subject of orders under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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