Merritt jury is still to decide

A JURY will continue its deliberations today in the trial of a man accused of throwing his housemate out the window of their two-storey home.

Tony James Merritt has pleaded not guilty in Rockhampton District Court to the alleged attack in May 2003, which resulted in Gregory Raymond Williams’ leg being amputated.

The jury retired yesterday morning to decide a verdict. At 5pm they were sent home for the night, to return this morning to further deliberate.

Mr Williams testified during the first day of evidence last week.

He told the court that because he never cooked Merritt’s girlfriend a meal while they were all living together in 2003, Merritt threw him out the window. Merritt has pleaded not guilty.



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