*R v Benguit

Criminal law – Appeal. The defendant had been convicted of murder of a Korean language student after stabbing her three times in the back. He appealed to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division after he contended that post-trial accounts of a prosecution witness and fresh evidence indicating someone else committed the murder rendered his own conviction unsafe. Upon analysis of the evidence, it was held that neither the cross-examination of the prosecution witness nor the other evidence led to the conclusion that someone other than the defendant committed the murder. Accordingly, the conviction was deemed safe.

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