Ignatius Hughes QC secures murder acquittal in case of Ryan Palmer, after a 10 week trial of 7 defendants

16 March 2021

17 year-old Harry Baker was chased for over a mile by five men including Palmer. He was stabbed nine times, stripped of his clothes, robbed of his drugs and drug-dealer phone and left to die in a deserted enclosed industrial yard at Barry Docks 

Palmer and four others were caught on film entering the locked yard and Palmer’s discarded weapon was found nearby, stained with drips and smears of Harry Baker’s blood. All four others present were convicted of murder. 

The issues included blood distribution analysis, presumptive KM test reliability, secondary party liability, bad character admissibility and IQ admissibility.

Ignatius, leading Huw Davies of Coal Lex Chambers, Cardiff, was instructed by Jacqui Seal and John Moyle of CJCH Solicitors.

News report here