A NEWSOME man has been cleared of murder.
James Samuels, 22, walked free from a court today after a jury cleared him of killing a Dewsbury man.
The jury at leeds Crown Court had completed a second day of deliberations in a murder trial involving Samuels.
They were sent out at 10.10am today, after failing to reach a verdict yesterday.
The jurors have heard several days of evidence into how a teenager was stabbed to death at the home of his former girlfriend.
Samuels, 22, of Littlewood Croft, Newsome, had denied murdering Mark Fisher on September 22 last year.
Mr Fisher, 18, of Chickenley, Dewsbury, was stabbed nine times as his ex-girlfriend Kristienne Wood, 21, watched the men fight in her home at Woodburn Avenue, Earlsheaton.
Mr Fisher apparently burst into the house in the early hours and fought with Samuels.
Wood has denied perverting the course of justice by hiding the knife behind a greenhouse. She too was cleared.
The jury at Leeds Crown Court spent more than four hours considering their decision yesterday, but were unable to reach a verdict.
* Full story in the Examiner on Thursday