Stephen Akinsanya successfully represented a man charged with the murder

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Stephen Akinsanya successfully represented a man charged with the murder of Myron Yarde, an aspiring musician and ‘grime artist’ following a disagreement in the New Cross area. The trial lasted three months and included the testimony of a cell mate who maintained that the defendant had confessed to the murder when they shared a cell. All defendants were unanimously acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter. Stephen was led by Icah Peart QC from Garden Court Chambers.

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December 2016