John Benson QC and Charles Crinion Secure Acquittal in Essex “Norman Bates” Murder Trial

Emmanuel Kalejaiye, represented by John Benson QC and Charles Crinion, was found not guilty by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court last week (16th April) of murdering his mother in September of last year.  

Mr Kalejaiye was found guilty of manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility. The Court had earlier heard evidence that Mr Kalejaiye suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and severe depression.  He will be sentenced in June. 

John Benson QC and Charles Crinion were instructed by Ann Blyth-Cook & Co., Southend.

The trial was reported widely in national and local newspapers, including the Daily Mail, BBC News and The Mirror.