Defendant 2, represented by Ignatius Hughes QC, had handed a fully loaded sawn-off pump action shotgun to Defendant 1, his brother.
Defendant 1 then within seconds shot a man dead in front of his wife, sons and granddaughter. He fired another shot at one of the sons who survived. Defendant 1 was convicted of murder and attempted murder.
Defendant 2 was acquitted of murder and attempted murder, and convicted of manslaughter.
The case involved difficult issues of law, despite (or because of) the decision in Jogee.
Under the pre-existing law, convictions for murder and attempted murder would have been almost inevitable.
Ignatius Hughes QC did not call Defendant 2 to give evidence, a bold decision, but one which, calculatedly, made it difficult for the jury to identify the required specific intent in the mind of the secondary party, Defendant 2.