Richard Jory QC and Mary Poku

Lead defendant acquitted in murder trial

Richard Jory QC and Mary Poku represented Ethan Sterling in a five-handed murder trial at Northampton Crown Court. The prosecution case was that the armed assault within the victim’s home was carried out as a revenge attack against a rival drug dealer. Sterling was the only defendant acquitted of murder following trial. The four other defendants were each sentenced to life imprisonment with minimum periods to serve of between 28 and 34 years. Sterling was sentenced to 14 years concurrent for manslaughter and conspiracy to rob, meaning he should be released within 7 years. Richard and Mary were instructed by Duncan Lewis Solicitors.