The trial of a man accused of murdering a gym member and the attempted murder of a coach at Bray Boxing Club has collapsed after a juror became seriously ill.
The trial has been sitting for ten weeks and heard weeks of legal argument in the jury’s absence since opening at the Criminal Courts of Justice.
Evidence was scheduled to continue before a jury of ten members yesterday but Mr Justice Michael White told the nine remaining jurors that one of their number had to “go back into” hospital. The judge said that while the juror’s illness was not life-threatening, it was “impossible to continue” as they had “gone below ten jurors”.
White thanked the jury of three men and six women before discharging them