The trial of former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel reconvened today after the jury stalled in their deliberation over his fate.
The panel of six men and six women sent a note to the Judge on Friday, saying they were locked in stalemate.
Joseph Cooney reports.
In a bid to break the deadlock, jurors requested a transcript of evidence from one witness to be re-presented.
Patel pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to patient Ian Vowles after removing his colon nine years ago, a procedure that left the 66-year-old with lifelong complications.
In Brisbane’s Magistrates court, two senior members of outlaw motorcycle gang the Bandidos are back on the street after being granted bail today.
The president of the gang’s Gold Coast chapter, Adam White, was charged with drug offences.
White was arrested on Saturday as part of the Operation Patch crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs, after police found steroids during a raid of his Carindale home.
The police prosecutor had earlier opposed White’s bail application, citing his criminal history and risk of reoffending.
The Bandidos boss was already on bail for his role in a violent public brawl on the Gold Coast last month that sparked the statewide blitz.
White’s vice-president Ahmed Kaddour was also granted bail, but forced to surrender his passport as he faced charges for his involvement.
But if the State Government has its way, no bikie facing criminal charges in the future will be granted bail.
Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie’s new bikie legislation is to be introduced into Parliament this week.
Mr Bleijie wants members of outlaw motorcycle clubs to be denied bail when charged with any offence, no matter how minor.
Joseph Cooney, QUT News.