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Murder conviction overturned as new trial set

Murder conviction overturned as new trial set

JESSE Penhall has successfully had his murder conviction overturned in the Supreme Court of Criminal Appeal.

Mr Penhall, of Kadina, was found guilty in 2018 of murdering David Norris the previous September. He was sentenced to life in prison, with a 23-year non-parole period, last year.

He appealed to the Supreme Court on three grounds in relation to actions of the trial judge and his directions to the jury, particularly around his claims of self-defence.

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