Double murder trial underway – Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin prosecuting

July 4, 2019

The trial of Louise Porton began yesterday before Mrs Justice Yip at Birmingham Crown Court. The defendant, aged 23, is charged with murdering her two children, Lexi and Scarlett, within 18 days of each other. Lexi was aged 3, Scarlett 17 months. The Crown’s case revolves around the absence of any natural cause of death and evidence consistent with deliberate airway obstruction. This trial is expected to last 4-5 weeks and will involve the calling of a number of paediatric experts.

Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin are instructed by Anjuli Shergill of West Midlands CCU.

Please use the links below for news coverage of the case:-

BBC News 

The Daily Mail 

The Independent 

The Metro

The Mirror 

The Sun

New York Post