Robert Smith Q.C. and Matthew Donkin in successful prosecution of mother and her partner for the killing of Mia Gregson

Following a trial lasting for eight weeks before Mr. Justice Goss at Sheffield Crown Court, Jonathan Garner was convicted of the murder of the twenty-three month old child and her mother, Samantha Gregson, was convicted of Causing or Allowing the Death of Mia, contrary to section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. In this case in which neither defendant was prepared to give an account the prosecution relied upon significant expert evidence to demonstrate that injuries consistent with smothering had been overlooked by the original pathologists. The experts relied upon included a paediatric pathologist, paediatric cardiologist, paediatric and neuro radiologists and forensic odontologist.   Robert Smith Q.C. led Matthew Donkin on behalf of the prosecution.

Media reports of this case can be found by following the attached links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-50565184

https://news.sky.com/story/jonathan-garner-found-guilty-of-murdering-girlfriends-toddler-daughter-11870883

Robert Smith QC
Call 1971
QC 1986


Matthew Donkin
Call 2004


28th Nov 2019


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