THE JURY in the trial of a Shepley man accused of killing an Almondbury woman outside a Huddersfield nightclub has failed to reach a decision on one charge.
The seven men and five women jurors in the case of Eton Brewins, 26, deliberated for nearly nine hours over two days.
They were discharged by judge Mr Justice Wakerley from making a decision on a charge of manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
Brewins, of Field Head, denied the charge and an alternative of causing death by dangerous driving.
The charges relate to an incident which took place in the early hours of September 11 last year outside the Visage nightclub in Folly Hall, where Brewins knocked over and then dragged 23-year-old Jolene Potter-Connolly for 168m beneath his car.
The eight-day trial has seen more than 20 witnesses called.
It has been followed by Miss Potter-Connolly's family who have listened in the public gallery to all of the proceedings.
Before discharging the jury from returning a majority verdict on the charge of manslaughter, Mr Justice Wakerley told them they should not feel pressured by time and they could have as long as they found they needed.
He then instructed them to concentrate on the alternative charge of causing death by dangerous driving when the court re-convened on Monday morning.