THE jury in the trial of two men accused of the contract killing of a West Yorkshire car dealer have been sent home for a second time after deliberating for more than six hours.
They will resume next Tuesday morning.
David Large, 36, of Rona Croft, Rothwell, and 39-year-old Simon Mullen, of South Shields, both deny being involved in the shooting of 45-year-old Christopher Hartley, whose body was found near his Jaguar car in a lay-by near Clayton West last September.
During the trial at Bradford Crown Court it has emerged that the deceased and his business partner Large were involved in supplying fake ecstasy tablets from Mr Hartley’s property in Batley Road, Tingley.
Both men deny seeing Mr Hartley on the night he was shot in the head and chest.
Judge James Goss QC brought the jury back into court to tell them that they were being sent home for the Bank Holiday weekend.
He told them that they would have to return to court on Tuesday to resume their discussions. The trial continues.