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Deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in Jamie Bacon's murder plot trial

Last Updated May 25, 2019 at 10:41 pm PDT

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A Vancouver criminal trial that was years in the making and required more than three months of testimony has ended in a mistrial.

After just two and a half days of deliberations, the jury emerged today to say they couldn’t reach a verdict in the trial of¬†accused Lower Mainland gangster Jamie Bacon.

B.C. Prosecution spokesperson Dan McLaughlin has confirmed the mistrial.

“A mistrial was declared when the jury advised the court they were unable to reach a verdict. The matter has been adjourned to June 14 for the next appearance,” he said in a emailed statement.

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Bacon is one of three notorious Lower Mainland brothers who’ve been implicated in drug-related offences.

He was on trial for one count of counselling someone to commit murder.

Upon hearing the jury was unable to reach a verdict, the judge declared a mistrial, and the matter has been put over for next month – to start the process all over again.