Why the jury’s deadlocked on a murder case in Australia
The deadlocked jury in the murder trial of a man who killed his wife and then himself at their home in Australia is a major disappointment to the community and the judge in the trial, the ABC understands.
The jury was discharged last week after only three hours of deliberation.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of murdering his wife, Jennifer, and her young son on April 2 last year.
He is also charged with murdering the woman’s friend, Matthew.
The two men were found stabbed to death at the couple’s home in Mooresville, Queensland, with the killer still inside the home.
“The family was very distraught about the verdict, they had been waiting for it for months.” “
I think it is going to be quite a bit of pressure to sort out this,” he said.
“The family was very distraught about the verdict, they had been waiting for it for months.”
The man has been jailed for life with no chance of parole for 25 years.
“This is very sad news for the Mooresvillians and the wider community, especially as the family is facing this huge trial at this stage,” Detective Superintendent Ian Scott said.
The victim’s sister said it was an “absolute tragedy” and she was “so sad”.
She said her sister had been in a relationship with the man for 10 years.
The family had a relationship which lasted for years, she said.
It was also the third time the man had killed someone.
Police allege he was upset and depressed over the couple and wanted to take revenge on them.
A third man was also charged but is yet to be charged.
The case was adjourned until July 3.
“It is obviously a massive blow to the family as well as the wider Moores Valley community,” Detective Sergeant Scott said, adding it was also “troubling”.
The Moores Villages Local Board of Directors met at their annual general meeting last month and voted unanimously to call a special general meeting to review their current situation.
The Moos were once home to an Aboriginal community and now it is a majority white community.
“We do need to take a look at the situation and make sure that our community is safe,” local board member and former local MP and Aboriginal affairs minister David Leyonhjelm said.
He said he would not comment further on the matter until the Moosville Regional Police Service was given time to investigate.
A community forum has been set up in the city and the Moore Valley Council has also set up a website to gather community input.
Moos Valley Local Board chairman Rob Grosvenor said he was disappointed but not surprised by the outcome.
“Our community is just very shocked at what happened, we all knew it was a very difficult time for the entire family, and we just feel the time is right for a community forum to take place,” he told ABC Radio.
“At the end of the day, this is a terrible case and it will never go away.”
The Moores were the first Indigenous community to be incorporated into the state of Queensland.
It is also the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Queensland to be integrated into the Australian community.
Mr Gresvenor added that the Moesville Regional police were working with community members and would continue to support the family. “
A large part of the appeal for us was the community’s belief that the jury did the right thing,” Mr Grosvinger said.
Mr Gresvenor added that the Moesville Regional police were working with community members and would continue to support the family.
But we are confident that our police services will be able to continue to deliver justice for the community.”