Following an 11-week trial before Mr Justice Turner in 2021, seven defendants were convicted of Murdering Aya Hachem and Attempting to Murder Pachah Khan in a drive-by shooting on a busy Sunday afternoon in the centre of Blackburn. Conor Quinn together with Tahir Khan K.C. defended Judy Chapman, who was the only defendant acquitted of the charges of both Murder and Attempted Murder, with the jury returning a guilty verdict to the alternative charge of Manslaughter instead.
In July of this year, Conor Quinn defended Zahraa Satia who was accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by wiping the phone of one of the murderers. That phone had belonged to her brother, Abubakr Satia, and it was remotely wiped shortly after his arrest for murder. Despite there being compelling evidence that she had been sent the login details, had researched how to perform such a task, and that her phone had been used to complete the assignment, Mr Quinn persuaded the jury that the circumstantial evidence was insufficient to be sure of guilt.
Whilst cases involving circumstantial evidence can be compelling, Mr Quinn excels at defending such cases in a manner that affords the best possible prospect of raising doubts in the minds of the jury. Woman charged in connection with murder of 19-year-old student Aya Hachem in Blackburn | ITV News Granada