The Defendant received 10 years for multiple stabbing in 2004. The young victim Alex Lloyd after 14 years in a vegetative state tragically died in 2017. The then AG now Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland gave personal consent to charge murder and the case was designated High Court Judge Only allocation. After 16 months of detailed hearings on causation of death and fitness to plead the Defendant now suffering from onset of vascular dementia was ruled to be fit to plead and stand trial. On the 16th October 2020 he pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of provocation (defence abolished in law in 2010) and was sentenced to 2 years further imprisonment but which was suspended for 18 months, the maximum prison sentence in law which can be suspended. Maryam led Marti Blair of the CPS and was instructed by the East Of England Complex Crime Unit.
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