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Jury is discharged in trial of three men accused of murdering convicted child killer

Jury is discharged in trial of three men accused of murdering convicted child killer

  • The judge discharged the jury of eight women and four men for legal reasons
  • David Osborne, 51, Ieuan Harley, 23, and Darran Evesham, 47, are on trial at Newport Crown Court accused of the murder of child killer David Gaut, 54
  • They all deny the murder of Mr Gaut between August 1 and August 4 last year

The jury in the trial of three men accused of murdering a convicted child killer has been discharged.

Trial judge Mr Justice Lewis discharged the eight women and four men for legal reasons.

David Osborne, 51, Ieuan Harley, 23, and Darran Evesham, 47, are on trial at Newport Crown Court accused of the murder of David Gaut, 54, in August last year in New Tredegar, Caerphilly, south Wales.

David Osborne, left, Ieuan Harley, centre, and Darran Evesham, right, during their trail at Newport Crown Court for their part in the murder of convicted child killer David Gaut, 54

David Osborne, pictured above, from Long Row, Elliots Town, New Tredegar; Harley, of no fixed address, and Evesham, from Powell’s Terrace, New Tredegar, all deny the murder of Mr Gaut between August 1 and August 4 last year (David Osborne is pictured above)

David Osborne, pictured above, from Long Row, Elliots Town, New Tredegar; Harley, of no fixed address, and Evesham, from Powell’s Terrace, New Tredegar, all deny the murder of Mr Gaut between August 1 and August 4 last year (David Osborne is pictured above)

Gaut had served 33 years in jail for murdering baby Chi Ming Shek in the 1980s

Gaut had served 33 years in jail for murdering baby Chi Ming Shek in the 1980s

Osborne, from Long Row, Elliots Town, New Tredegar; Harley, of no fixed address, and Evesham, from Powell’s Terrace, New Tredegar, all deny the murder of Mr Gaut between August 1 and August 4 last year.

Harley and Evesham also deny a charge of perverting the course of justice, which Osborne admits. 

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