Man found guilty of murdering his cell mate

Deanna Heer QC leading Serena Gates today secured the conviction of Stevie Hilden for the murder of his cell mate at HMP Belmarsh.

The deceased, Sundeep Ghuman, had been brutally beaten in a locked cell, suffering severe brain injuries which were to prove fatal. Hilden’s claims of self-defence and diminished responsibility, based on a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, were rejected by the jury. Sentence has been adjourned.