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Piopio Home Invasion: The Jury Is The Great Genius Of Our Criminal System

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 12 May 2022, 3:01pm
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(Photo / NZME)

Piopio Home Invasion: The Jury Is The Great Genius Of Our Criminal System

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 12 May 2022, 3:01pm

A legal expert says jury trials can be hard to predict.

A father and son have been found not guilty on charges of assaulting and wounding a teen who attempted to burgle their Piopio property for the fourth time.

AUT criminal law and justice professor Warren Brookbanks says it won't create a precedent - because self defence is judged on a case by case basis.

He says if the jury was rural, the members may have had sympathy for the defendants.

Warren Brookbanks joined Simon Barnett & James Daniels to discuss the outcome of the trial.

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