Drystone Barristers act for prosecution and defence in attempted murder trial

21 August 2015

Barnaby Shaw and Matthew Jewell recently concluded a case in Portsmouth Crown Court which attracted much press interest due to the nature of the crime. The alleged attempted murder on Leading Seaman Simon Smith was the culmination of a sustained campaign of domestic abuse. The defendant, Crystal Smith, was cleared of attempted murder but found guilty of wounding with intent and sentenced to nine years imprisonment. Click here for press report: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11814186/Wife-jailed-after-stabbing-Navy-husband-as-he-tried-to-leave-her.html