Nicholas Lumley QC, leading Adam Birkby, successfully prosecuted Jess and Jack Ryan at Newcastle Crown Court. After nearly 3 weeks of evidence the jury convicted both defendants of murder. The Recorder of Newcastle sentenced both defendants to life imprisonment: Jess Ryan must serve a minimum term of 25 years and Jack Ryan a minimum term of 21 years.
Alistair MacDonald QC and Jamie Adams represented Jess Ryan.
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