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Sophie Evans successfully defends man accused of rape and stabbing of his wife

18/03/2022

Following a two-week trial at Cardiff Crown Court, the jury returned unanimous verdicts of not guilty on two counts of rape, section 18 wounding with intent, and an alternative count of section 20 wounding.

It was alleged that on New Years’ Eve 2020, the male had stabbed his wife in the arm following a heated argument, which had been captured on video by the complainant’s son.  The videos showed the male holding a kitchen knife and threatening to stab his wife.  The complainant later disclosed to the police two allegations of rape in the months leading up to the argument.

The trial involved carefully controlled pre-recorded cross-examination of the complainant’s young son, and involved consideration of evidence from an expert in injury causation and from a digital forensic analyst.

Sophie was instructed by Michael Prosser and Nadeem Majid of M & M Solicitors.

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