Wednesday 13 December 2017

Prosecution's case was undermined by video of protest

'Inconsistencies' between footage and some garda evidence may have swayed jury to clear defendants, writes Andrew Phelan

Defendants in the Jobstown trial Paul Murphy TD (left) and Cllr Michael Murphy celebrate as they leave the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after they were all found not guilty. Pic Collins Courts.
Defendants in the Jobstown trial Paul Murphy TD (left) and Cllr Michael Murphy celebrate as they leave the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after they were all found not guilty. Pic Collins Courts.

Andrew Phelan

It took 40 days to send the jurors in the Jobstown trial out to consider their verdicts. It took just three hours and ten minutes for them to return.

After a marathon hearing there was a lot to discuss in the jury room.

Without a fly-on-the-wall view, we can only speculate on how the seven men and four women of the jury came to their verdicts.

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