DLT re-trial

(104 Posts)
columngollum Mon 24-Feb-14 10:55:59

Is this a constructive use of public funds?

umpity Sat 01-Mar-14 12:29:57

All roads led from The J saville failure to prosecute

Animation Sat 01-Mar-14 13:59:29

These two women who haven't got a verdict are in limbo. Let them have a retrial.

VanDerGaagTransporten Sat 01-Mar-14 14:19:53

I thought that one of the considerations made by the CPS in deciding whether to prosecute was that there was a reasonable chance of conviction.

So the issue has already been put to a jury, no decision could be reached so surely that test of a resonable chance has already been tested at the original trial?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 01-Mar-14 15:32:01

Not really, Van, else there would never be a retrial in the event of a hung jury, instead of the default being that there would be unless various other factors came in - see link above.

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