Paul Retallick murder trial delayed
THE trial of a father and son who are accused of beating a man to death has been delayed this week.
Last week Bristol Crown Court heard that Yeovil man Paul Retallick was killed in an attack by his former partner's dad Michael and brother Lee McGinty.
Both men, of Peony Road, Langport, deny murder.
The prosecution were due to continue making their case today but it was adjourned until Wednesday due to the absence of a juror.
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This morning the Honourable Mr Justice Burnett told the jury: "One of your members is not here today as he is, alas, unwell.
"He has assured us he will be fine within a day or so.
"In these circumstances there are two options - I could discharge him and carry on with 11 of you, or put off continuation until Wednesday.
"I am very reluctant to discharge a juror who is going to be fit and well within a day or two, particularly in a case of this nature."
The case was adjourned and the jury will continue to hear evidence at 10.30am on Wednesday, March 13.
The trial continues.