Jury finds Stanley Stanley Junior not guilty in murder trial

UPDATE 4pm: STANLEY Stanley Junior has been found not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of Alan Robert Mitchell.

The jury has just delivered its decision in the Supreme Court at Rockhampton.

Earlier the jury was told the alleged stomping of the victim's head was crucial to their verdict.

The jury had retired earlier today in the trial of Stanley Stanley Junior who pleaded not guilty to the murder of Alan Robert Mitchell in 2013.

It was alleged Stanley stomped on Mr Mitchell's head as he lay unconscious on the floor of a friend's Koongal home in April 2013.

Mr Mitchell later died of brain injuries in hospital.

On the first day of the trial, the court heard the victim allegedly punched Stanley twice in the chest before Stanley punched Mr Mitchell two to three times.

One witness told the court he saw Stanley stomping on Mr Mitchell's head.

In summing up the case to the jury, Justice Duncan McMeekin said the question of whether the alleged stomping occurred was relevant to whether Stanley intended to kill Mr Mitchell. 



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