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Friday, 29 June, 2001, 03:40 GMT 04:40 UK
Dando jury resume deliberations
Barry George
Barry George denies murdering TV presenter Jill Dando
The Jill Dando murder trial jurors will return to the Old Bailey for a third day of deliberations.

The jury of seven women and five men have spent two nights in a hotel after failing to reach a verdict.

The judge told them to "try and have a complete break and have as good as rest as possible", before returning on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, the jury rewatched video identification parade evidence.

Miss Dando
Miss Dando was shot through the head
They spent nearly two hours in court watching the videos of five witnesses attending the parades, then returned to their room to consider their verdict on Barry George, 41, who denies shooting the TV presenter.

The jury were sent out by the trial judge on Wednesday, after hearing evidence since the start of the trial on 4 May.

Miss Dando was shot through the head with a single bullet outside her home in Gowan Avenue, Fulham, south west London, on 26 April 1999.

Forensic evidence

The judge Mr Justice Gage told the jury to concentrate on the evidence they had heard in court with a "cool head and dispassionate view".

In his summing-up he also reminded them of the evidence.

He said they had to be convinced by three main planks of the prosecution's case.

These were the implausibility of Mr George's alibi; the strength of the eyewitnesses who placed him in Gowan Avenue and the forensic evidence against him.

He spoke about the particle of firearm discharge residue found on the defendant's inside pocket - a result, according to the defence, of innocent contamination.

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