William Mousley QC and Alex Kettle-Williams have secured the unanimous conviction of a man who murdered his victim before setting fire to her home in which she laid in an attempt to conceal the evidence and her body. The trial was heard over 3 weeks before Mr Justice Garnham at Winchester Crown Court. Brendan Rowan-Davies, who repeatedly sliced the throat of his victim in a sexually motivated and sadistic attack, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years.
Counsel were instructed by CPS Wessex. Further details can be found here: