Jury told they can now reach majority verdict in trial of man accused of killing former Chesterfield soldier and Sheffield United fan
The jury considering the fate of a man accused of murdering a former soldier from Chesterfield has now been told they can reach a majority verdict.
Connor Rose, 25, is accused of the murder of Joseph Robothom, following an altercation outside Vibe Bar, in Holywell Street, in the early hours of Saturday, February 8 last year.
Rose smashed a bottle into the face of Mr Robotham, of Sheffield Road, Old Whittington, after the 25-year-old got into a fight with a friend of Rose’, identified in court as Adrian Strafford.
Mr Robotham was rendered unconscious by the blow, and fell heavily to the floor, banging his head on the ground and fracturing his skull.
After seven-and-a-half hours of deliberations, they have now been told they can return a verdict of 10-2 or 11-1.
Rose was arrested the day after the killing when he was identified on CCTV footage of the incident and later admitted the manslaughter of Mr Robotham.
But he denies murder.