Ceon Broughton's manslaughter conviction has been overturned by a court.
The 31-year-old was previously sentenced to eight years in prison following the death of his girlfriend Louella Fletcher-Michie for manslaughter by gross negligence.
Broughton claimed he did not seek medical help because he had previously been handed a suspended prison sentenced for possessing a blade and was worried about the repercussions.
He challenged his conviction at a Court of Appeal hearing in June.
His barrister, Stephen Kamlish QC claimed prosecutors had "failed to prove" that Louella would have survived if she had received medical treatment by a certain point.
He added: "In respectful disagreement with the judge, we conclude that the appellant's main argument, that the case should have been withdrawn from the jury, is established.
"Taken at its highest, the evidence adduced by the prosecution was incapable of proving causation to the criminal standard of proof. The appeal against conviction for manslaughter must be allowed."
Today (18 August 2020) a High Court judge overturned the conviction.
The High Court judge agreed that the chance Louella would have survived if she had received treatment sooner was "not capable of establishing causation to the criminal standard".
A statement from Broughton's lawyers said: "Ceon remains devastated by her death. He has always wished that he could have done more to save her. He loved Louella and she him, but he knows that no words will ever be sufficient to convey his sense of responsibility for what happened or to begin to remove the pain that others have been caused."
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