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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Graham Coutts' murder conviction overturned

The so-called "violent porn internet killer" who was convicted of murder has had his conviction quashed, according to the Register:
In the original trial, jurors heard how he had viewed extreme violent internet pornography, particularly strangulation fetish sites. Coutts' defence argued that Ms Longhurst's death was an accident during consensual sex.

A trio of appeal judges yesterday upheld a Law Lords decision that the conviction was unsafe. The Law Lords said jurors should have been given the option of a manslaughter verdict.
Via Epicycle.

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