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.Via Epicycle.
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.