Jury sent home for weekend in Max Maguire murder trial
THERE will be no verdict this week in the trial of the alleged murder of Max Maguire at Lymington Royal British Legion club after the jury was sent home this morning (Friday) for the weekend.
The two sides made their closing arguments earlier this week, and after the judge's summing up the jury went out on Wednesday to start their deliberations.
But this morning one of the jurors was reported ill, a court official told the A&T, so the process is scheduled to recommence at Winchester Crown Court on Monday.
As reported in the A&T, Draven Jewell (21), of Flushards in Lymington, has been on trial accused of stabbing to death young dad Max (23) in October last year.
He was killed amid a confrontation outside the Royal British Legion off High Street where he was drinking with friends Luke Gray and Georgia Hole.
Jewell claimed he acted in self-defence and denies murder, the attempted murder of Mr Gray, and committing grievous bodily harm against Ms Hole.
His brother, 19-year-old brother Garon (19) has been cleared after the judge directed the jury to find him not guilty of murder and an alternative manslaughter charge, as well as wounding Mr Gray and grievous bodily harm against Ms Hole.