By Jane B. Mansaray.
High Court Judge, Justice John Bosco Allieu yesterday discharged the Jurors in the Hannah Bockarie murder trial involving two accused persons, including Mohamed Lamin Kamara and Paul Corn.
Justice Allieu remanded the accused persons at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center and the matter was adjourned to the next criminal session in September 2017.
Initially, the trial started with twelve Jurors and witness testimonies were recorded by the Judge but along the trial one of the Jurors was absent on subsequent sittings while the matter was adjourned.
In the interest of justice and speedy trial, both State Counsel and defense counsel consented to continue the matter with the eleven paneled Jurors.
Unfortunately, no progress was made as the Jurors continued to absent themselves while the prosecution failed to produce other witnesses.
This according to Justice Allieu is frustrating and he cannot continue like that and he decided to adjourn the matter to the next criminal session.
It will be recalled that, in 2016, the accused persons were arrested and charged to court for the alleged murder of a young girl Hannah Bockarie along the Lumley/Aberdeen Beach road in Freetown.