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Jury unable to reach verdict in Christchurch massacre video trial

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A jury has been unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a man alleged to have shared graphic and offensive footage of the Christchurch mosque massacre over a messaging app.

Simon John Hickey had pleaded not guilty to five counts of using a carriage service in a way that reasonable persons would regard as being offensive.

The jury had deliberated for 3.5 hours but the court was on Friday told they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

Judge Tracy Fantin discharged the jury on…



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