Howden Saggers Lawyers acted for former soldier Christopher Carter at his double murder trial in the Supreme Court at Brisbane.
We briefed Melbourne’s Queens Counsel, David Brustman QC to defend Mr Carter.
Prior to trial, Mr Carter had been in custody since his arrest, a period of almost 3 years.
The trial commenced in the Supreme Court on Monday 6 November 2017.
Mr Carter gave evidence in his own defence.
Mr Carter was charged with two counts of murder as well as the alternative charges of manslaughter.
The jury found Mr Carter not guilty of both murder and manslaughter of his former wife and her new partner, who was, as the jury was told, a convicted paedophile.
On the jury returning their not guilty verdicts, Mr Carter was discharged.
This brought to an end an extremely traumatic part of his life.
He was able to leave the dock a free man, and left the court via the front door with family, friends and supporters.
As reported on television news, Mr Carter was extremely thankful for the careful consideration that the jury gave his case, and for the diligent and outstanding work of his solicitor, Dave Garratt of Howden Saggers Lawyers, and trial Counsel, David Brustman QC.