PROSECUTION experts will tomorrow present their case for the retrial of a Sandbach man after a murder trial jury failed to reach a verdict.
Sean Carrahar, 38, of Palmer Road, remains in custody charged with the murder of Sandbach father-of-five Peter Harris, 61, behind the town's Iceland store in August last year.
A month-long trial at Chester Crown Court took a dramatic turn when after eight hours of deliberations the jury told the judge on Thursday they could not reach a decision even if they were given more time.
The Crown Prosecution Service now has to decide if it will push for a retrial. Its barristers will return to court tomorrow morning to address the Recorder for Chester Elgan Edwards.
A CPS spokesman said: 'If a retrial is agreed it will mean swearing in a new jury.'
A retrial will see every last scrap of detailed evidence brought before a new jury. Various medical experts will return to give their view on Mr Harris' injuries.
It was said Mr Harris, of Town-fields in Sandbach, was known to Carrahar's girlfriend, Connie Bowden.
The prosecution claimed Carrahar killed Mr Harris out of jealousy by striking him on the back of the head with an object with a straight edge before kicking him, breaking his ribs.
Medical experts disagreed on whether the injuries were sustained in a fall or inflicted by another man.
Carrahar denied the charge and said he had never even met Mr Harris or spoke to him.