Jury in prominent Kiwi case struggling for unanimous verdict

Author
Rob Kidd, NZME,
Publish Date
Tue, 12 Apr 2016, 12:02PM
(Edward Swift)
(Edward Swift)

Jury in prominent Kiwi case struggling for unanimous verdict

Author
Rob Kidd, NZME,
Publish Date
Tue, 12 Apr 2016, 12:02PM

The jury in the trial of a prominent New Zealander on sex charges is struggling to reach a unanimous verdict.

Justice Geoffrey Venning told them he may eventually accept majority verdicts - where all but one of the jurors agreed - on each of the 12 charges of committing an indecent act, but that was some time away.

They were told to continue deliberating behind closed doors in the jury room.