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# Jury

Last month
February 2023
# Courts
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
The judge said that the case could not proceed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ but will begin before a new jury later in the month.
# colm horkan
New jury to be sworn in at Stephen Silver murder trial after initial jury was discharged
A note was handed to the judge this morning to say that one of the jurors had a difficulty serving.
Last year
2022
# discharged
Ryan Giggs facing possible retrial as jury fails to reach verdicts
The ex-Manchester United winger was accused of controlling behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend.
# Courts
Jury finds Karen Harrington guilty of murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley
Karen Harrington, of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon in Cork, is on trial at the Central Criminal Court.
# Courts
Jury in Urantsetseg Tserendorj murder trial wants to know height of deceased and accused
The jury also asked for the definition of murder and manslaughter.
# Special Criminal Court
Gerry Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent their murder trials being heard by non-jury court
‘The Monk’ and the ex-Sinn Féin councillor argued they shouldn’t be tried before the non-jury Special Criminal Court over the 2016 Regency Hotel attack.
All time
# Ghislaine Maxwell trial
Judge vets potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell grooming trial
The socialite hugged her lawyers when she entered the courtroom and briefly sketched a courtroom artist who was drawing her.
# Jury
Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.
# Special Criminal Court
One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears
Lunney (50) was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh on the evening of 17 September 2019.
# Jury
Gardaí investigating whether jury were secretly recorded during recent criminal trial
A 36-year-old man denies having taken any videos or photos of proceedings.
# louisville
Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released on Friday, says prosecutor
Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville home by police who were executing a drugs warrant.
# Fraud
Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam
The email encourages people to click on a link in order to get a jury number – Gardaí have warned people not to do this.
# Courts
Gascoigne grabbed woman's face and kissed her 'completely out of the blue', court hears
The 52-year-old ex-England footballer denies a single count of sexual assault.
# Thomas O'Gorman
Siblings of man who was killed by his tenant take action over inquest into his death
Thomas O’Gorman was killed between 11 January and 12 January 2014 at his home in Castleknock.
# Mr Moonlight
Secret 'intimate recordings' and Joe O'Reilly internet search - what the 'love rival' jury didn't hear
The recordings were ruled as inadmissible because his defence team argued they would suggest to the jury that he had “strange sexual proclivities” and could prejudice them against him.
# Mr Moonlight
Jury in love rivals murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# Mr Moonlight
Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# Courts
Jury in trial of farmer accused of murdering love rival to visit farm where body was found
The body of Bobby Ryan, a DJ who went by the name Mr Moonlight, was found in 2013.
# kenneth o'brien
Jury begins deliberating in trial of murder accused who allegedly 'chopped' friend up with chainsaw
Paul Wells Snr (50) has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.
# Courts
Rape trial jury discharged after juror says others were 'slagging' him
The judge agreed to excuse him.
# jury is out
Judge releases 50 people from jury service - because there was no judge or courtroom available
Mr Justice Bernard Barton discharged over 50 people in Dublin’s Four Courts this week.
# Philadelphia
Bill Cosby retrial struggles to find jurors who haven't already made up their minds
Veteran lawyers and jury consultants say #MeToo movement could cut both ways for Cosby.
# Anglo Irish Bank
Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media
Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.
# belfast crown court
Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow
The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.
# Belfast
'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial
Judge Patricia Smyth also said the witnesses’ lapses in memory may be down to alcohol consumption.
# closing statements
Belfast rape trial hears that those accused are 'braggarts, not rapists'
Closing arguments are being heard in the trial of Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy, and Rory Harrison.
# baby joshua
Father accused of murdering infant son could be found guilty of manslaughter, jury told
The judge told the jury that to be guilty of murder, an accused person must at the time of the killing have a guilty state of mind.
# Cork
Retrial ordered in case of man who had murder conviction quashed over jury's visit to rubbish chute
David O’Loughlin had been sentenced to life in prison.
# Courts
Jury sworn in for second retrial of Cavan childminder accused of causing serious harm to baby
The 36-year-old denies the charge of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home.
# Anglo
New jury empanelled in David Drumm trial
Judge Karen O’Connor discharged the jurors and thanked them for their attendance this morning.
# jason corbett trial
Jason Corbett's son: 'Molly will always be remembered as a murderer'
Jack Corbett, aged 13, said Molly Corbett had deprived him and his younger sister of an adoring father.
# jobstown trial
If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'
The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.
# Drogheda
Gardaí investigate circumstances of jury being discharged in €600k tiger kidnapping case
Last month the judge in the trial said the decision was taken due to information of the utmost gravity coming to the court’s attention.
# Ennis District Court
Judge forced to abandon trial after only 25 people out of 306 requested turn up for jury service
In the case, Trevor Considine (33) of Dalcassian Drive, Ennis is pleading not guilty to a night-club assault causing harm charge.
# jobstown
Jobstown trial suspended after juror is discharged
The sole member of the jury will now be replaced at a fresh selection tomorrow morning.
# jobstown
Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton
Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.
# walter scott
Nearly all-white jury at trial of police officer who shot unarmed black man five times
11 members of the 12-man jury are white.
# sexsomnia
Man who claims he had sex with friend while asleep is guilty if actions were caused by alcohol, jury told
The case of a man accused of raping his friend in 2008 has concluded at the Central Criminal Court.
# Virginia
Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man
The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.
# Courts
Man who killed parents with an axe committed to Central Mental Hospital
His siblings urged families with similar concerns about the mental health of a family member to seek timely intervention.