THE Gareth Grant murder trial has collapsed at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Limerick.
The jury in the trial, who have heard two weeks of evidence has been discharged, three hours into their deliberations.
The eight men and four women were discharged by the trial judge after he heard legal sumbission in their absence this afternoon.
Mr Justice Paul Carney told the jury that “something is alleged to have happened as a result of which I have been asked that you shouldn’t proceed further”.
He thanked them for their attention during the trial, and he excused them from jury service for the rest of their lives.
The defendant, Greg Crawford, 23, of St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park, is accused of shooting 25-year-old Gareth Grant at St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, on October 8, 2007, was remanded in custody.
A date for retrial will be fixed later this year.