Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 5:54 pm
Article: Scoop News
Urewera Trial: No Verdict on ‘Criminal Group’ Charge
The jury in the Urewera trial has returned.
The jury has been unable to reach a verdict on the first charge of participation in an organised criminal group.
All defendants have been found guilty on some of the remaining charges, which include firearms offences.
The ‘participation’ charge was part of the reason video evidence that was found to be gathered illegally was admissable in the case of the four defendants but not of others, against whom the charges were dropped. Annemarie Thorby, reporting on the trial for Scoop, discussed the nature of the charge here.
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