The jury deliberating the destiny of former NRL star Jarryd Hayne have been told to “hold persevering” after they failed to come to a unanimous choice after greater than 5 days of deliberation.
Mr Hayne fronted the NSW District Court on Tuesday morning, with the jury being referred to as in by Judge Graham Turnbull SC after greater than 20 hours of deliberation.
The Judge told the jury to hold persevering and check out to come to a unanimous verdict.
The 35-year-old Dally-M winner was supported in court docket by his mom, spouse Amelia Bonnici and a pal.
“I introduced you in to emphasise what I mentioned to you yesterday concerning the perseverance route,” Judge Turnbull mentioned.
“Be assured, if you’re having hassle being unanimous it is best to ship us a be aware and tell us.”
Judge Turnbull told the jury if they’re having issue, to let the court docket know and search additional steering.
He urged them to put apart stereotypes in the trial and “solely have” regard to the proof they heard or noticed.
“Only the proof in this trial…you should be true to your oaths,” the Judge mentioned.
“I don’t need this to be seen in any method to be one thing supposed to put any strain on a diligent group drawn at random from the neighborhood who’ve been the one ones to have heard or seen the proof.”
It comes after the jury was given a “Black route” on Monday, after they despatched the Judge a be aware saying they have been struggling to come to a unanimous choice.
“After prolonged dialogue and a number of notes we aren’t ready to decide,” the be aware on Monday mentioned.
“We are looking for steering on how to proceed.”
Judge Turnbull issued the jury with what is called a “Black route” on Monday, which advises the group if they can’t attain a verdict after deliberations, to “fulfil the utilitarian goal of manufacturing a verdict with out placing undue strain on jurors to change their minds”.
“Members of the jury, I’ve been told that you haven’t been ready to attain a verdict up to now,” Judge Turnbull told the jury on Monday.
“I’ve the ability to discharge you from giving a verdict however I ought to solely achieve this if I’m glad that there isn’t any chance of real settlement being reached after additional deliberation.”
Mr Hayne has pleaded not responsible to two counts of sexual assault with out consent, with the jury listening to greater than eight days of proof.
The two-time Dally M winner denies sexually assaulting the lady at her dwelling on Newcastle’s outskirts in September 2018, on the evening of the NRL grand ultimate, claiming they engaged in consensual sexual acts.
The former footy star is accused of pulling off the lady’s pants earlier than allegedly performing oral and digital sexual acts on her with out her consent, inflicting cuts and substantial bleeding.
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