Mark Cotter Q.C. secures another murder acquittal

February 19 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C., leading Jeffrey Jones, has secured the acquittal of David Osborne, following a five week murder trial heard before Lewis J. Mr. Osborne was the lead defendant in the trial and was accused, together with Ieuan Harley, of the murder of David Gaut. Mr. Gaut had previously served a life sentence for the murder of a young child in the 1980’s. Mr Gaut was brutally murdered in David Osborne’s flat, suffering over 150 stab wounds. Mr. Osborne had accepted participating in disposing of the body and concealing other evidence, however, he asserted that Ieuan Harley was solely responsible for the murder. The jury convicted Mr. Harley of murder, but acquitted Mr. Osborne of both murder and manslaughter.

Mark Cotter Q.C. specialises in homicide, white collar fraud and general crime. He was instructed by Patrick Meadows of Fonseca Law.