R v Marcantonio; R v Chitolie

Criminal law – Trial. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, found that the first defendant had been fit to plead at his trial for burglary and dismissed his appeal. However, the second defendant's delusional beliefs would have affected his ability to understand the proceedings and to give evidence at his trial for breach of a restraining order. Accordingly, his conviction was quashed and substituted by a finding he had done the acts charged, and a hospital order with a restriction order without limit of time was made.

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