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Friday, June 21, 2013

MISTRIAL DECLARED IN CALGARY GOLF CLUB BEATING DEATH

NADIA MOHARIB | QMI AGENCY
CALGARY -- Joseph Kuol's murder trial was declared a mistrial Thursday evening after jurors were unable to reach a verdict.The jury had been deliberating since Tuesday in the second-degree murder case against Kuol, who is accused of murdering Ben John Ongera with a broken golf club.
Kuol told the court that Ongera attacked him on Sept. 19, 2011, accused Kuol of sleeping with his girlfriend, and that Kuol was acting in self-defence when he swung the busted club at Ongera.
The blow to Ongera's neck severed his carotid artery and Ongera died from blood loss.
On Tuesday, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Bruce Millar said the jury must determine what the facts are and if the accused had the required intent.
He also said when looking at possible self-defence to "ask yourself whether a reasonable person in the circumstances would consider the force" necessary and reasonable.
Ongera's sister, Martha Oyat, said her brother leaves behind three children, all under the age of 10.

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