Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Friday

Court 5 at 10am trial in the case of Daniel Benitez, 31, who is accused of killing John Davies, 56, who died on 1 April 2019, allegedly from injuries he suffered on 13 May 2016. The victim was the defendant’s ex-partner’s father.

Court 7 at 10am Sentencing of the man, who broke into Windsor Castle armed with a loaded crossbow. Jaswant Chail  pleaded guilty to three charges, including an offence under the Treason Act. It is alleged he intended to harm the Queen

Court 7 at 10am trial of Agash Jeyanandam and two others accused of murder. The victim, Abdul Rahman, 59, is believed to have died after being subjected to a violent assault.

Court 8 at 10am trial of Tyreece Riggon and others, accused of the murder of Lavaun Witter,22, was stabbed to death in Croydon, south London.

Court 8 at 2pm Plea and trial preparation in the case of Courtney Forrester and another accused of murder. Givani Espuet,21, was stabbed to death in Wembley, west London during an incident involving 30 people outside a venue.

Court 9 at 11am Sentence of Pizza restaurant worker Laszio Dancs, who admitted killing best-selling author Lucinda Riley’s stepdaughter and her three dogs after crashing into them in his Audi TT while he was high on drink and drugs

Court 10 at 11am Pre-trial review in the case of Ryan Brown and five others accused of murder. Michael Jonas,17, was stabbed 13 times during the a nightime attack in Penge, South London

Court 12 Not sitting trial of Joshua Broddle and others in relation to the discovery of two explosive devices in Greys Inn, in the heart of London’s legal quarter. 

Court 14 at 10am trial of David De-Andrade Xavier, 38, who was described as “jealous and controlling” towards his partner Andreia Guilherme, 29, before he allegedly killed her on 11 December 2020

Court 15 at 9.45am Pre-trial review in the case of Shaun Pendlebury and two others accused of the murder of Shakira Spencer, 35. The female victim was allegedly tortured and killed and her body left to rot in a child’s bunk bed. She was found in a badly decomposed state.

Court 15 at 10am trial of Abdul Yaro and three others accused of murder. Shea Gordon, 17, was stabbed repeatedly in the street in Mile End, east London, outside an 18th birthday party.

Court 15 at 2pm Pre-inquest hearing into the death of Sabina Rizvi,25. She was fatally shot in the early hours of 20 March 2003 outside Bexleyheath police station in South London. The inquest follows a long fight by the victim’s family to get the death looked into again.

Court 16 at 10am trial in the case of Javid Ahmadzai, who is charged with killing Moosakhan Naseri, 20, who was knifed in the chest as he sat in an East London park in 2017. Mr Naseri had been in London for two years after fleeing Afghanistan when his family were shot dead as they slept by Taliban. His father was in the Afghan army

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