The trial of an Essequibo miner, who is accused of the rape of a 12-year-old, ended without a decision yesterday as jurors were unable to arrive at a verdict.
Ronaldo Persaud was on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and a 12-member jury at the Sexual Offences Court in Georgetown.
After almost four hours of deliberations and further directions, the jury was split seven to five. This resulted in a hung jury. ….