Jury discharged in drugs-debt assault trial
A JURY in the trial of two Lithuanian men charged with imprisoning and assaulting another man over an alleged drugs debt was discharged yesterday.
Gintautas Bagdonas (32), with a former rental addresses at Clan House, Dominick Street, Galway, and co-accused Aurelijus Zrielskis (36), with a former rental address at 26 Cois Chlair, Claregalway, had both denied the false imprisonment of Jaan Eemon (33).
Following lengthy legal argument during a four-day trial at Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Raymond Groarke yesterday informed the jury he was withdrawing the case from them. A re-trial is expected later this year.