Acquittal of Murder Charge Against Novakovich

In June 2015 Andrew Williams was briefed as Junior Counsel to Marie Shaw QC by Mangan Ey and Associates to represent Nikola Novakovich, charged with murder of Karen Williams in Coober Pedy in 1990.

The historical nature of this complex, high profile case involved intensive forensic investigation.

This first class legal team including Leesah Randall as solicitor, conducted the trial over almost twelve months and resulted in the acquittal of Nikola Novakovich on 18 August 2016.

Justice Stanley’s judgement in R v Novakovich [2016] SASC 132 is available here.

Murder and Manslaughter Charges

Murder and manslaughter charges are the most serious of criminal offences and are heard in the Supreme Court.  The very nature of these charges means that the police investigation will be intense and will spare no expense.  The subsequent records will be meticulous.  The representation of Nikola Novakovich involved working through the minute details of records, transcripts and statements over a period of twenty-five years.

If you have been charged or think you may be charged with murder, attempted murder or manslaughter it is imperative that you seek the right advice immediately.  Everything you say and do may become part of a possible case against you.  You will need to speak to a lawyer with experience in this area and gain an understanding of your rights.  The consequences of being unaware can be significant.

At Williams Barristers and Solicitors we have the investigative and analytical experience needed to ensure representation commensurate with the seriousness of these charges.  In consultation and collaboration with the most senior barristers in South Australia we will ensure no stone is left unturned in mounting your defence.

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