Deadlocked: Hayne rape trial jury discharged after failing to reach verdict

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By Sam Rigney
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:37pm, first published December 7 2020 - 1:30am

THE jury in Jarryd Hayne's rape trial have been discharged after failing to reach a unanimous or majority verdict after deliberating since Thursday afternoon.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.