Operation Ogham – the Family from Hell Case

Conspiracy solicitors were involved in a Conspiracy To Murder case involving what the press deemed “The Family From Hell”.

The body of a young female was found in the extensive parkland grounds of Newstead Abbey, a historic site in Nottinghamshire (once linked with Lord Byron).

The murder conspiracy trial in the Crown Court heard how she had been tortured, insulted and humiliated by the family of her husband after she had moved in with them. Her horrifically battered body was found face down in mud, near a lake, just 17 months after her wedding and she had suffered more than 60 injuries at the hands of her attackers in the week before she died.

She had also suffered cigarette burns, scalds and heavy bruising as a result of countless attacks with a baseball bat and pieces of wood. At one stage she had been required to record a video message.

Conspiracy solicitors represented her brother in law, who faced the allegation of Conspiracy To Murder. The case involved extensive investigation into pathologist reports, expert reports and causation of the injuries.

Our client was cleared by the Judge following a half-time submission of no case to answer, whilst the remaining five family members had to remain in the trial.

They were ultimately convicted of murder, and received sentences of life imprisonment with lengthy minimum terms, together totalling in excess of 85 years.