R v Gjikokaj

Criminal law – Trial. The defendant appealed against his conviction for murder. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that evidence of gunshot residue had been properly admitted and that, although the judge's directions on that evidence could have been better crafted, there had been no misdirection. Further, the judge's directions as a whole had been adequate and no alibi direction had been necessary. The judge had correctly excluded evidence of an incident in an alleged blood feud as unconnected with subsequent incidents and the killing of the deceased.

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