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Kama Melly QC successfully prosecutes a man accused of murdering his stepfather

Kama Melly QC has successfully prosecuted a man accused of murdering his stepfather after he changed his plea to guilty midway through his trial.

52-year-old Wayne Thornton had originally admitted the manslaughter of 79-year-old John Uttley, though denied murder. Thornton changed his plea on day four of his trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Wayne Thornton was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 22 years.

Read the full details of the trial here

Kama Melly QC is widely recognised as one of the foremost female advocates in the North East, known for her technical ability and as a powerful advocate. She is in constant demand from both the defence and the prosecution, receiving an increasing number of private instructions

Contact Kama’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Harrison Browne on 0113 213 5217

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