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Sam Hallam murder conviction quashed by Court of Appeal

A man who served more than seven years in jail for a murder he always denied has had his conviction quashed.

Sam Hallam, now 24, was jailed in 2005 for a minimum term of 12 years over the death of Essayas Kassahun, 21, in Clerkenwell, central London, in 2004.

The Court of Appeal, which had heard photographs on Mr Hallam's mobile phone could have helped his defence case, ruled his conviction was "unsafe".

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 17 May 2012
  • From the section UK