Hung jury leads to retrial

 The jury in the case against
Cassandra Bodden, who stands accused of importing four firearms and 422 rounds
of ammunition, was discharged on Thursday, 25 March after the foreman indicated
that it was unlikely they would reach a verdict.

Justice Howard Cooke had sent the
jurors out again after their initial period of deliberations and advised them
that the court would accept a majority verdict of five if they could not reach
a unanimous decision.

However after retiring once, jurors
were still unable to deliver a verdict.

As a result of the hung jury, bail
was extended for the defendant and the date for her new trial will be scheduled
on Friday, 26 March.

See the Caymanian Compass Monday for the full story