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Wednesday 26 April 2017

Retrial for prison murder accused Not guilty plea:Declan O'Reilly

Bronagh Murphy

A RETRIAL will take place in the case of a Mountjoy prisoner accused of murdering another inmate by stabbing him in the heart.

On Saturday, the foreman of the jury in the trial of Declan O'Reilly told Mr Justice Kevin O'Higgins that the jury was deadlocked following six hours and 18 minutes of deliberation.

O'Reilly (28), of Parnell Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Derek Glennon on Mountjoy D wing on June 25, 2007. The jury spent a night in a hotel after failing to reach a verdict on Friday.

It resumed deliberations on Saturday morning and was directed that it could return a majority verdict at lunchtime.

At 3.30 pm the jury returned and informed the judge it was deadlocked. A verdict of disagreement was recorded and the case was put into the next list to fix trial dates.

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