Appeal In High Profile Murder Case

Public prosecutors are appealing the acquittal of a 50-year old man who shot at a gang of youths in his garden, killing one of them.

In the high profile case, defence lawyers claimed the gang had been harassing and terrorising the man’s family for months culminating in gathering on the man’s lawn one night. Lawyers and psychologists say the man suffered from a temporary loss of sanity, and therefore can’t be sent to prison, and as the loss of sanity was only temporary shouldn’t be sent into psychiatric care either, and the court agreed, freeing the man.

But prosecutors don’t agree and say the man should be convicted of murder or manslaughter and sent to jail. Lawyers representing the victims families are also planning to appeal against the acquittal.

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