East Finchley double shooting: Alleged killer’s future uncertain as jury fails to reach verdict...again
PUBLISHED: 10:20 12 March 2019
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Double murder accused Obina Ezeoke could face a fourth trial after a jury could not decide whether he was responsible for the September 2016 shootings of Annie Besala Ekofo and Bervil Kalikala-Ekofo in East Finchley.
His fate remains in the balance after Judge Philip Katz last week discharged the jury when it was not able to agree on a verdict.
A hearing on Wednesday will see the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reveal whether it intends to seek a new trial.
The trial that has just ended lasted two months and was the third time Ezeoke had been in the dock over the case. A first trial collapsed when the judge presiding was forced to retire with back problems, while the second also saw a jury fail to come to a decision.
Mother of nine Annie, 53, was killed along with her 21-year-old nephew Bervil in her Elmshurst Crescent home on September 15 2016.