Rob Harding and Charles Ward-Jackson secure conviction of drug dealer who fatally stabbed client

May 3, 2022

Lewis Brown knifed Lee Butler in the chest after a drug deal in Oxford in 2021.  The court heard Brown was a known crack cocaine and heroin dealer who habitually carried a knife and took a hunting-type weapon from the waistband of his trousers before he stabbed the Mr Butler.  The weapon has never been found.

Rob Harding, junior to Charles Ward-Jackson, prosecuted.  Following a trial before His Honour Judge Ian Pringle QC, Brown was convicted of manslaughter and possessing a knife.  He was jailed for 10-and-a-half years.