The trial of murder accused Shane Degallarie continues to linger in the court system with the matter now being traversed to the January Criminal Assizes.
This is the third time the case has been traversed.
Degallerie has been charged for murdering Justin Joseph of Fond Cole on April 23, 2010.
The trial commenced on September 26, 2012 but came to an abrupt end on October 8, 2012 when the court was informed that one of the jurors (the foreman) was hospitalized due to illness.
Justice Bernie Stephenson, told the court and jury that “because of the nature of the offence” all nine members are required to be “present” during the hearing and that since one juror was still incapacitated, the jury would be “discharged”.
When the court convened on Thursday it was revealed that the juror was still sick and Justice Stephenson had no choice but to discharge the jury.
A new trial date will be issued on January 15 2013 at the start of the January Criminal Assizes.
Degallerie who is represented by Zena Moore Dyer, Gina Dyer Munro and Joshua Francis remains on bail.
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was represented by DPP Gene Pestaina along with State attorneys Clement Joseph and Arthlyn Nesty.