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JURY DISAGREES

THE AYES CASE

THIRD TRIAL ORDERED

No agreement could be reached in the Supreme Court yesterday noon by the jury in the second trial of Isabel Annie Ayes, alias Craike, of Hastings, on seven charges of unlawfully using an instrument with intent to procure a miscarriage, and; Mr. Justice Blair ordered a*• third trial which, on the application of counsel for the accused, was set, down for the February sessions of.;the Supreme Court in Wellington. -

Mrs. Ayes pleaded riot guilty to the charges in the first place at Napier last August, and the jury was then unable to agree after a retirement of the full four hours. On the application of the Crown the venue of the retrial was changed to Wellington, but after a hearing which occupied three days the jury here also could not agree. It retired to consider its verdict at 12.15 pirn, yesterday and, returned at 4.35 p.m. with a disagreement on all counts. His Honour exempted its members from further service, this session. ■.'■.•.

Bail was for 'Mrs. A*ves. Mr. C. G. E. Harker,appeared for her,! and Mr. H. B. Lusk, Crown Prosecutor: at Napier, conducted the prosecution.

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JURY DISAGREES, Evening Post, Issue 98, 22 October 1936

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JURY DISAGREES Evening Post, Issue 98, 22 October 1936

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