Jury unable to reach verdict in Urantsetseg Tserendorj case 4 months ago

Jury unable to reach verdict in Urantsetseg Tserendorj case

The case will now return to the Central Criminal Court list.

The jury involved in the case of Urantsetseg Tserendorj have failed to reach a verdict at the Central Criminal Court.

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Ms Tserendorj was killed in while walking home from work along the walkway between George's Dock and Custom House Quay in January 2021.

The 48-year-old woman, who was originally from Mongolia, had been living in Ireland for some time.

As the Mirror reports, a 16-year-old male, who cannot be identified due to his age, has been accused of her murder. His lawyers have argued that he was trying to rob her rather than kill her. They have argued that he did not intend to cause serious harm, and asked the jury to find him guilty of manslaughter rather than murder.

The jury then spent over eight hours considering the verdict and, following "multiple reviews", they were unable to deliver a verdict.

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Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring had told them that they would be able to deliver a verdict if ten of them agreed. The judge then thanked them for their service and acknowledged that it was a very difficult case.

The case will now return to the Central Criminal Court list.

The 16-year-old had previously pleaded not-guilty to Ms Tserendorj's murder, however the State did not accept this plea. He did plea guilty to producing a knife and attempting to rob her.