Stabbing murder trial aborted

Last updated 11:46 14/11/2012
Shayd Robinson
Shayd Robinson
Aaron Hadfield
Supplied
VICTIM: Aaron Hadfield with his son Kayleb.

Relevant offers

Crime

Invercargill drug dealer jailed Southland spree burglar foiled by community sentenced Drug-addicted arsonist and burglar jailed Invercargill 'king hit' robber sentenced to home detention Turangi man accused of murdering baby daughter named Coastal Taranaki man accused of using gorse branch as weapon Recidivist Christchurch burglar Jason Edward Ormsby has spent 25 years in jail Jailed fraudster Loizos Michaels attempts second sentence appeal Angry driver mounts footpath to confront man who hurled bottle at car Armed robber gets a hug from victim

The trial of a man accused of stabbing Stokes Valley father of two Aaron Hadfield has been aborted.

Justice Ron Young dismissed the jury this morning after a member realised they knew information about the case that would have disqualified them from serving.

Shayd Robinson, 20, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Hadfield by stabbing him in the chest on January 26 this year.

The court had heard two days of evidence including how Robinson allegedly licked the blade of the knife after stabbing Hadfield during a road rage incident and telling him "I like the taste of your blood.''

The jury had already been down to 11 after one juror had to leave the first day and losing another would have brought the jury down to 10, which Justice Young said would have been unfortunate.

Robinson was remanded in custody for another trial date to be set.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content