EastEnders' Alice Branning to be found not guilty

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2014
Jasmyn Banks as Alice Branning

Jasmyn Banks as Alice Branning

A jury will declare 'EastEnders' character Alice Branning "not guilty" over charges relating to Michael Moon's murder last year

'EastEnders' character Alice Branning will be found not guilty of murdering Michael Moon.

Alice, who is on trial for Michael's murder along with Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), will be declared innocent in Thursday's (20.03.14) episode of the BBC One soap.

In a preview clip posted on the 'EastEnders' website, Alice's uncle Max Branning (Jake Wood) and aunt Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) breathe a sigh of relief as the trial jury reveals one of its two verdicts.

However, it remains to be seen whether Janine will also be declared innocent, or face life imprisonment.

The judge asks the jury: "On the second charge of murder, do you find the defendant, Janine, guilty or not guilty?"

Alice - played by Jasmyn Banks - was wrongfully jailed for murdering Michael last October after coming to Janine's defence during a brutal domestic fight. While she did attack Michael, it was Janine who delivered the deadly blow to her husband.

Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) was recently called as a witness against Alice in the trial after striking a deal with Janine to give false testimony in exchange for Janine dropping charges against her cousin Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner), who she accused of stabbing her in 2010, resulting in Stacey fleeing the country.

Tuesday's (18.03.14) episode saw Kat attempt to maintain her end of the deal by testifying against Alice, but it's unclear if she will go through with the plan.

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