Jurors in the case of Anxiang Du at Northampton Crown Court have begun hearing evidence for the Defence.
The 8 women and 4 men have been told details of the long running legal battle which ran for ten years between Anxiang Du, his wife Can Chen and Jeff and Helen Ding.
The first witness called by Rebecca Trowler QC was Mr Anthony Keating who'd been the solicitor for Anxiang Du and Can Chen between 2004-2010 during proceedings at the High Court.
A Judge has described how Anxiang Du was a "man on a mission" on the day he killed a Northamptonshire family.
Today the man who repeatedly stabbed a family of four was found guilty of murder in what was described in court as a cold-blooded massacre.
A killer who massacred a family of four was able to flee the country after police mishandled a 999 call from one of the victims.