A jury in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting, beating and threatening to kill a woman has found him guilty of assault causing harm but has disagreed on other charges.
The jury of four women and eight men returned a unanimous guilty verdict on a second assault causing harm charge after five hours total deliberation, having found the man guilty of a similar charge the previous day.
The jurors failed to reach a majority verdict on the remaining sex assault and threat to kill charges. It was day 5 of the trial.
The 47-year-old man had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one charge of sexual assault, two of assault causing harm and a fourth charge of threatening to kill the woman on August 29, 2011.
Judge Mary Ellen Ring thanked the jury members for their “fullest of attention” in the trial and excused them from further jury service for five years.
She ordered the preparation of a victim impact report and remanded the man in custody to appear in court next week, when the Director of Public Prosecutions will decide what to do with the remaining charges.