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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.