R v B – 2019

20 August 2019

James Onalaja Secures Unanimous Jury Acquittal of Defendant with Mental Health Issues in Arson Case

The defendant diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder was alleged to have set alight his own flat, the outbuildings and the communal gardens. Issues involved whether the Defendant was suffering from an acute symptom of his disorder at the material time, his capacity to form the necessary intent and his awareness of risks.