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Trinity Defence Team in Atay Manslaughter Case


Trinity criminal silk, Toby Hedworth Q.C. and barrister Rachel Hedworth were the defence team instructed by Tait Farrier Graham Solicitors representing Helena Atay, at her four week murder trial held at Newcastle Crown Court before His Honour Judge Paul Sloan Q.C., The Recorder of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Helena Atay was charged with murder following the stabbing of her husband, local businessman Atakan Atay, at the family home in Birtley in October 2018.

On the afternoon of 9th May 2019, by a majority of 10 - 2, the Jury cleared the Defendant of murder and returned a verdict of manslaughter on the grounds of lack of intent.

A date for sentencing will follow at a later date.

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