Decision due on Garda McCallion case retrial

It should be known later today if a Kerrykeel man will face retrial for the manslaughter of Garda Robbie McCallion.

On  Friday the jury in the trial of Jamie McGrenaghan of Gortnatraw failed to reach a verdict on the manslaughter charge of Garda McCallion at Tara Court, Letterkenny.

The seven man and five woman jury did find the accused guilty of wreck-less endangerment of Garda McCallion’s colleagues Joanne Doherty and Shane Lavelle after he drove towards them in his red Peaugeot car.

However on Friday it asked for more time to consider the more serious charge of manslaughter after informing Judge John O’Hagan that they could not reach a decision.

Shortly after 4.30pm, the jury again returned to say it simply could not agree on a decision of manslaughter.

The jury was sent home and Barrister for the State, Alex Owens, SC, said he will tell the judge today if they want to proceed with a retrial or not.

McGrenaghan of Gortnatra, Kerrykeel, will be sentenced next month after being found guilty to the wreck-less endangerment charge.