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Double Murder Trial begins: Chris Henley QC defends Stanley Elliott charged with killing husband and wife in their own home on Father’s Day 2021


Chris Henley QC defends Stanley Elliott who is charged with the double murder of his good friends, Geoffrey and Michelle Hibbert. The couple from Basingstoke returned home from a night out in Reading at 01.35. At 01.58 Michelle Hibbert dialled 999 to report the stabbing of her husband. She was fatally stabbed part way through the call.

The prosecution alleges that text messages prove that Stanley Elliott had spent the evening at the Hibberts’ home and was still there when they returned home. Michelle Hibbert named him as the attacker in the 999 call. Dashcam footage from the first attending police officers is alleged to record Elliott driving away from the address on his motorbike. DNA and blood evidence also forms a central part of the case against Elliott.

Chris Henley QC, leading Lee Harris of 4KBW

Instructed by Katie Quincey of The Castle Partnership



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