Monday 19 February 2018

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of stabbing his former partner Anna Finnegan (25)

Jury had been deliberating for 10 hours

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a man accused of stabbing his former partner in Dublin more than one year ago.

The jury of six men and four women had been deliberating for more than 10 hours over three days before the foreman told Mr Justice Paul McDermott that he did not believe further time would allow the jury to reach an agreement. 

Vesel Jahiri (33) of Louth Village, Dundalk but originally from Kosovo, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Finnegan (25) at Allendale Glen, Clonsilla in Dublin on the 21 of September 2012.

Mr Jahiri (33) had also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Ms Finnegan's brother, Karl, on the same date.

When asked by the court if the jury disagreed on both count one and count two, the foreman replied ‘yes’.

Mr Justice McDermott thanked the jury saying they were entitled to disagree.

“You are entitled to disagree. These matters are not easy as you can see.”

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