Not guilty verdict returned in Corby murder trial
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The jury in the Ian Little murder trial have today (Thursday, August 6) returned a verdict of not guilty.
Roddi Stewart, 33, of Corby, was charged with murder in connection with 31-year-old Ian’s death but has today been cleared of all charges.
Detectives from Northamptonshire Police launched a murder investigation following Ian’s death on Tuesday, March 24. A post-mortem found the 31-year-old died of multiple organ failure as a result of a stab wound.
Ian had been in a critical condition at University Hospital Coventry since the incident, which took place at about 9pm on Tuesday, March 3.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Pete Long, said: “I respect the jury’s decision today but feel disappointed for Ian’s family who will feel there has been no justice in connection with his death.
“If this case can teach us anything it is how dangerous knives can be and anyone who carries a knife or is considering carrying one should take a look at this case as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that can occur.
“Finally, I would like to thank everyone who assisted with this investigation across the Force and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.”
Northamptonshire Police is not seeking anyone else in connection with this incident.