Jury Discharged in High-Profile Trial of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon

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Jury Discharged in High-Profile Trial of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon

In a dramatic turn of events, the jury in the trial of Constance Marten and her partner convicted sex offender Mark Gordon has been discharged. The high-profile case centres around the tragic death of their newborn baby daughter, Victoria.

Jury Discharged In High-profile Trial Of Constance Marten And Mark GordonBackground: Constance Marten, 37, hails from a wealthy family, while Mark Gordon, 50, faces charges related to the infant’s demise. The couple was accused of manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child. Both vehemently deny any wrongdoing.

Deliberations and Majority Direction: Jurors deliberated for an extensive 60 hours, during which Judge Mark Lucraft KC provided a majority direction. He indicated that he would accept verdicts on which at least nine of the 10-strong jury agreed.

Unexpected Dismissal: However, on Wednesday, a surprising announcement came: the jury had been dismissed. The reasons behind this decision remain undisclosed, leaving legal experts and the public speculating about the case’s future.

Nationwide Search: The trial gained widespread attention after a placenta was discovered in the burnt-out wreckage of Marten and Gordon’s car on a motorway in Bolton, Greater Manchester, back in January 2023. Authorities launched a nationwide search for the couple, intensifying the intrigue surrounding the case.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now expected to consider whether it will seek a retrial on the charge of manslaughter.

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