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"roger thomas qc" Discussed on They Walk Among Us
"Panic. Is he concluded his closing argument? Malcolm, Bishop stated all the witnesses. He knew the defendant had nothing but good to say about him. How can you reconcile the friendly helpful guy with a picture painted on the prosecution? The prosecution must make you sure. This defendant did not act in self defense. The important question is what did he generally believe he was doing? Did he genuinely believe he was attacked? And did he genuinely believe he was acting in self defense? If that is right. The law says he must be acquitted because we are rolling title to act in self defense. The judge summed up the case she stressed to the jury. They must cost aside. Feelings of emotion and remain objective. Facing the jury. She said undisputed is the fact that in the early hours of Wednesday, April twenty second two thousand fifteen the defendant. Christopher my strangled and caused the death of Tracy Woodford. It's flat in Andrews core. Ponti pre the issue for you to decide is whether this was as the prosecution allege a brutal sexually motivated murder by sexually motivated predator. On a fragile woman. Or is it as the defense say the Christopher my acted in lawful. Self defence as Tracy Woodford came at him flailing with roms when he caught a looking through his wallet. The prosecution must prove the defendant is guilty. The defendant doesn't have to prove his innocence. The prosecution must make sure of it. Nothing less will do if you assure you must return guilty verdict. If you're not sure you must return not guilty verdict. She added you must reach if you can a unanimous verdict. Following a two week trial. It took the jury only fifty minutes to reach a unanimous decision. On November eighteenth two thousand fifteen Christopher my who sat staring blankly head with his arms crossed was found. Guilty of murdering Tracy would. Cries and cheers echoed throughout the courtroom. After victim impact statements read to the court. The aggravating and mitigating factors will heard from both the prosecution and defense. Roger Thomas QC acting for the crown said that the starting point must be at least twenty five years. He stated the sexual intercourse took place in life. It was nonconsensual. And if it took place after death, it was not consensual addressing the judge Malcolm Bishop QC arguing for the defense said we submit the playing of a west life video is consistent with a couple. Having a relaxing time. Together, the forensic evidence is consistent with consensual intercourse. The evidence is not sufficient to enable you'll lady to entirely disregard the defendant's account. This was an unplanned meeting leading to a flash of anger with catastrophic results. As a further discussion took place around relevant case law can Bishop QC quietly argued a long period of imprisonment is inevitable and cooled for our simple submission is the sentence. Your lady must par should not mean that that offended can never hope to gain his liberty in his old age. Davis sentence. Christopher may to life in prison and said he would have to serve a minimum of twenty eight years. Labeling Christopher mate a dangerous sexual predator. The judge I did you murder Tracy would foot. It was cruel. Callous, undetermined these same characteristics prompted you to dismember the body of Tracy and then deliberately conceal it. You did this for one purpose to avoid detection for the murder. You knew you had committed the judge concluded you embarked on this little thought for your victim and still less for that of her family whose grief for their daughter insists there was made more anguished by the grim dismemberment of her body. When if Christopher Mays released he would remain on license for the rest of his life. Speaking after the verdict, which it Killick senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service said Christopher maze responsible for brutal heinous attack on Tracy Woodford having killed her. He compounded his dreadful actions attempting to conceal her body in the most horrific circumstances. And then concocting a story based on wicked and deliberate lies to explain what he had done.
"roger thomas qc" Discussed on They Walk Among Us
"Christopher Michael tell the court the wall in the smoking area of the skinny dog. He I saw Tracy Woodford during his testimony. He made no mention of how intoxicated she was towards with the initial county gave police in now claim that he asked her to come back to his flat and Tracy said, yes, the also claimed that they kissed while on the way back to his home. He stated they had six both smoked to cigarette and fell asleep. My testified that he was woken a few hours later. Bye, Tracy going through his wallet the too then started fighting my said, she came at me flailing with Rome's try to defend myself, boy stopping her got hold of her hands and push the white with my hands. She called me fucking prick unless controlled the don't remember, then next thing, I know she was on the floor dead. Couldn't believe she was actually dead. Just sat on the couch in had a cigarette. Is the sun rose and taking inspiration from a television show. He had seen Christopher may began to dismember Tracy would foot buddy he was physically sick during the attempt. Christopher was asked how he felt when the police arrived. We said, it was a mixed feeling relief or suppose. Speaking about how he felt he said, I'm disgusted with myself account apologize for it accounts for forgiveness canoy prosecuting Roger Thomas QC cross examined Christopher may announced him. The you have any regard over Morse. Did you feel sorry for the victim? The defendant noted saying he did. But Roger Thomas QC quickly replied didn't stop dismembering her. Night was asked by the prosecutor why he cut Tracy would for fingers off. And he said a thought it would stop DNA. There would be no fingerprints. Christopher may went on to say was plainly apparent that? Tracy came back with him over Roan volition Roja Thomas exclaimed that night was manipulating the facts before stating you would denigrate that dead woman in any way, you could to save your own skin. Closing statement. Roger Thomas QC prosecuting claim that the defense's argument of self defense was a pack of lies an addressing the defendant directly. He said you have sex with a woman, it's not to cut a Rupp. And then sometime during that period, you decide now is a good time to watch a little bit of porn facing. The jury. Roger Thomas continued. We submit the exactions were committed by defendants so determined so cold blooded, the T can strangler woman. He barely knows the death dismembered. Her left her remains in the bathroom cutoff fingers and carries on the Bolivia's. Malcolm, Bishop QC who had been defending Christopher may throughout the trial explained to the jury the Tracy Woodford was having a good time on the noise. She died and went back to maced flat willingly USA proclaimed. It was only in a moment of blind panic. The defendant lashed out to defend himself. Now can Bishop stated non wishes to be unkind disrespectful to the deceased. Can there be any doubt? She was extremely drunk, and she was refused alcohol by three public houses. There's no criticism of Tracy as a result of that. But her intoxication is important into ways we saw her full over a number of times this may well account for some of the bruises on her body, not all of them. The second reason we suggest is this when Tracy went from public house to public house that gives us an insight into her life and state of mind, we remember the evidence of Rebecca Williams the bombing. She agreed Tracy seem to nervous lonely and fragile spirits lifted when she joined the trio that was banter laughter counsel for the defence than detailed. What he believed happened when Tracy Woodford went to Christopher Mesa home. He said that listen to music at a drink at consensual sex went to bed and things went horribly wrong. Malcolm Bishop told the jury to Christopher miocene Tracy stealing from him an argument to -rupt it in which she made disparaging remark about one of my children. He said he touched a raw nerve when she might. That's how burst may lose control puts pressure on her neck and she dies. What happens afterwards can be explained by blind panic.
"roger thomas qc" Discussed on They Walk Among Us
"A jury of six men and six women were selected before. Judge Justice nichole Davis on Monday, November ninth two thousand fifteen Christopher my admitted to causing Tracy would for today, but insisted that he acted in self defense. The judge warned the jury the evidence would be distressing. Acting on behalf of the crown Roger Thomas QC said, Tracy. Elizabeth Woodford was strangled sometime between April twenty first and twenty second. The defendant admits is actions were responsible in causing her death but disputes his conduct amounts to murder. The prosecution says that this was a brutal vicious and sexually motivated murder after her death. She was mutilated undesired -membered. These actions were carried out the liberally on methodically with the intention of concealing her body parts and thereby avoiding detection, Roger Thomas QC added. It seems that is experts in a butcher shop has been put to use on a human body. Later in court sergeant Stuart Williams and constable Craig Gardner testified that they arrived. Christopher Mace flat. Gave his account of the night Tracy would for died. Christopher metal them after annoyed in the pub. He thought he'd got lucky so tried to cop a feel upset. Tracey shouted. Faceoff Christopher may than walked away. Inform sergeant Williams constable Gardner, the Tracy never even went to his flat. Christopher was asked by the officers if they could look around his home. He agreed. They initially entered nice bedroom. Undergo untidy they didn't identify anything untoward. When the officers entered the bathroom by noticed a strong odor. I nothing looked out of the ordinary until they pulled back the shower curtain sergeant Williams testified close the curtain and double check to confirm. What I saw could not believe my eyes are described it as if someone had cut up a mannequin and placed it in the shower try. I told mR may he was under arrest on suspicion of murder. He said. Constable Gardner was visibly upset as he recalled the memory of finding tracey's body. He said I thought I was watching a horror movie of been in the police force eleven years of never had to deal with anything like this before. Christopher Knight was asked where the rest of tracey's body was any blunt. You've responded some of her is in the cupboard and in the drain Pontypridd rugby club. Night was taken in for questioning forensic officers work but seen they came across the upper part of a tour which had been forced into a black Addidas rucksack. Thumb and four fingers were found in Hamburg, contained traces, bankcards traces DNA was discovered on a mattress ado, vais, Unson gloves, all of which were blood-stained bra and a blue cardigans were found in a hallway cupboard the implements used in. The dismemberment included a saw Stanley knife and secretaries forensic officers. Also found some rubber gloves bleach an unused condom. Christopher's toilet had been blocked with human remains. the results from the postmortem confirmed that Tracy died from pressure to the neck which caused cardiac arrest a pathologist Derek James who carried out to series of examinations on Tracy would for remains testified that dismembering body in this manner required skill and the person responsible would have knowledge or experience of cutting up animals the pathologist went onto describe Tracy would for injuries. He said she did not have a mixture of older new bruises almost all of them were fresh. Confirmed the injuries included bruising to the neck on the head consistent with signs of a struggle. They were inflicted on Tracy when she was alive. The hemorrhage is found in her Roy's will consistent with someone that had been strangled. During cross examination. Dr James agreed with the defense's theory that some of the injuries mart have been caused by someone repeatedly falling over that said, there are places she has been injured that you don't really get from full. Dr Kim at woods forensic scientists tool so visited mice flat with doctor James testified the scissors found in Christopher Maher shower were coated in fatty residue. She believed this to be consistent with findings that they had been used. Come through human remains. DNA from Tracy would foot was identified on a black handed saw found at the scene. Trace amount of semen was discovered in a pair of women's underwear. However, a full DNA profile could not be obtained further sample of semen was located on the body. And the chance of it belonging to anyone other than Christopher may was one in a billion. Christopher