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Girlfriends also charged
What. The. Shit.
yet this law is controversial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_Violence,_Crime_and_Victims_Act_2004
just meant like, it's not a fundamental right and it's already been mooted that it doesn't contravene the HRA article 6 (right to fair trial)
Also, research into the most complex fraud shows the jury *can* actually follow what's going on, but its pretty hard to tell because of secrecy etc. Anyway, in most cases they have no idea what the judge is on a bout when directing hence new implementation of Cheryl Thomas' research on comprehension.
there's nothing to suggest a judge sitting alone would be unfair to the defendant and reach a different outcome from a jury. A judge is a competely seperate power from executive/ legislative powers.
Magistrates perform the role of judge and jury every day.
the girlfriend of the accused men's brother, Richard Watt, is charged with murder, familial homicide and perverting the course of justice.
Shes out of Girls Aloud. Facts