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Australia Man found not guilty of murdering burglar who stole wife's handbag

03:46  20 november  2019
03:46  20 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Trial of man charged over cold case murder at Maslin Beach hears he acted in self-defence

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A man has been found not guilty of murdering a burglar and convicted rapist he found inside his Newcastle home. Slater – who had scarring to his heart because of regular drug use, suffered liver disease and was obese – suffered a cardiac arrest after the attack but was revived by paramedics.

The Newcastle Supreme Court jury found Batterham, who spent two months in prison after his arrest before being granted bail, not guilty of murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter. Slater suffered a cardiac arrest following the attack but was revived by paramedics, but had another two cardiac

a man wearing sunglasses: Benjamin Batterham was visibly relieved when the verdicts were read out. (Facebook) © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Benjamin Batterham was visibly relieved when the verdicts were read out. (Facebook) A man accused of killing a burglar who broke into his home and stole his wife's handbag has been found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

Benjamin Batterham, 36, spent two weeks on trial in Newcastle Supreme Court over the 2016 death of Richard Slater, 34, who broke into his home and stole his wife's handbag.

Mr Batterham was charged with murder on the basis he intended to kill Mr Slater when he performed a citizen's arrest after the burglary.

There was also a back-up charge of manslaughter as the Crown argued he acted illegally and went too far.

However today a jury found Mr Batterham not guilty of both offences.

Upon hearing the verdicts, he clasped his hands and appeared relieved.

More to come.

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