The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has defended bringing forward a prosecution against Milly Caller for assisting the suicide of her friend Emma Crossman.
Caller was cleared of any wrongdoing by Lincoln Crown Court earlier today. Afterwards, her sister Fiona said she should never have been prosecuted.
However, the CPS says there was 'sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction'.
Cases of this nature are uniquely challenging and sensitive. Taking all the evidence into consideration and in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors it was decided that there was sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction. After legal argument the judge agreed it was right for a jury to decide. We respect the jury’s decision.
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