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JURY SENT OUT IN ARRANMORE ISLAND MURDER TRIAL

first_imgThe jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering a teenager on Arranmore Island has been asked to decide whether he had diminished responsibility.Stephen Boyle (41) has admitted killing, but denies murdering, Paul Boyle (19) at Early’s Bar, Leabgarrow, Arranmore on October 3rd, 2009. The jury of six women and six men starts deliberations today.Mr Boyle of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London has pleaded not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said one issue the jury had to decide on was whether the accused is guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, rather than murder.He told them they also had to consider the issue of self-defence – whether the accused used a reasonable amount of force – and said there was “a grey area there for juries”.JURY SENT OUT IN ARRANMORE ISLAND MURDER TRIAL was last modified: February 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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