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Jury discharged

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by hewi, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. hewi

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    goes to retrial most likely in February when court resumes...sign Asiata
     
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  3. possm

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    If Griffin wanted him he would have signed him by now. We still have not signed a replacement for Frizell.
     
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  4. mickeylane

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    i think Griffin has been waiting until court case as has Asiata we need a ball playing lock and Asiata albeit an average defender is a gun ball player..
     
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  5. Dragonslayer

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    There are 3 options here:
    1. Call a re-trial
    2. The Crown can withdraw their case (taking consideration of costs etc)
    3. The complainant can withdraw their complaint

    Hard to know given we arent privy to what the hung jury split was.
     
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    So we might have to wait until next year for JDB. Bloody hell must find a replacement I reckon.
     
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    Jesus Christ it’s been 2yrs! Given the likely outcome of a retrial sometime next year the Club has no choice other than to move on & attempt to find a replacement.

    Jack’s no longer a contracted player so will not be able to train with the team so if he does become available sometime in 2021 he’ll be nowhere near match fit.

    For all parties involved this really must be the most frustrating outcome.
     
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    The cost for both the defence and prosecution on this matter would be horrendous. If August next year in the Wollongong District Court is the time for the re-trial, it certainly will be a drain on the parties financially and emotionally.

    I'm hoping that next Wednesday we will find out where all stands.

    To me, this is not a JDB playing footy again for us it is more about the people and the affects on their lives.
     
  9. possm

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    Isn't the cost of the prosecutor and all of the claimants legal cost at tax payer expense?
     
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    It's time for the dragons to move on and sign someone .
    They have waited long enough.
    Asiata will be a bronco.
     
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    Over it.....!!
     
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    So...how many retrials can someone have if the jury can never agree?
     
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    Google is your friend, but the answer is two, except in "exceptional circumstances".
     
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    Thanks. Me and google had a falling out years ago.
     
  15. possm

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    It is not JDB that is holding up the Club from replacing Frizell. To my calculations there is plenty of cap left to buy a top line prop and a top line edge forward but it must be that the right players have not become available as yet.

    Let's see what happens on Wed. the charges might be dropped or withdrawn.
     
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    August next year - at the earliest ?

    No comment upon the mis-trial itself , what’s the point ? However the Joint Venture must move on from JDB if they are truly interested in going forward - they really have no choice . For 2 years the Dragons have patiently been awaiting a decision from the courts and also standing by JDB .

    The club itself can no longer stand idly by , watching the world of rugby league and progress for the Dragons themselves whilst awaiting a final outcome .

    JDB - imo - should understand this and release the Joint Venture from any contractual obligations it may have to him and allow the club to move forward and by so doing the team itself .
     
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    worst possible outcome , there need to be decision, either way
     
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    Yes and the judge believed and encouraged the jury that they should of been able to reach a verdict...even a majority ruling the jury rejected .
     
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    I think if the prosecution has another go and it is hung again or it is not guilty then the defense legal fees should be paid by the state.
     
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    True, but the DPP have budgets to stick to.
     
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