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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.