Judge to accept majority verdict in Linda Lietaviete murder trial

Bournemouth Echo: Linda Lietaviete Linda Lietaviete

A JURY have yet to reach a verdict in the trial of Alvin Jay Santos, 25, of Wimborne Road in Bournemouth.

The defendant is accused of murdering 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete at Horseshoe Common on December 12, 2013.

Following around eight hours of deliberations, Judge Keith Cutler has indicated to jurors that he will now accept a majority verdict.

Santos had admitted a charge of manslaughter, but this has not been accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

He faced a seven-day trial at Winchester Crown Court.

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