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Last Updated: Monday, 16 January 2006, 14:01 GMT
Jury in Mary-Ann trial discharged
Mary-Ann Leneghan
Mary-Ann was found dead in Reading's Prospect Park on 7 May
A jury hearing the case against six men accused of torturing and stabbing to death a 16-year-old girl has been discharged by the judge.

The body of Mary-Ann Leneghan was found in Reading's Prospect Park in May 2005. Her 18-year-old friend was found alive with a bullet wound in her head.

Six men deny charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, rape, murder, attempted murder and kidnap.

The process of selecting a fresh jury has begun.

Painter Adrian Thomas, 20, of Battersea, south London; Llewellyn Adams, 24, of Balham, south London; 18-year-old Indrit Krasniqi, of Chiswick; 19-year-old Michael Johnson of Southfields and brothers Jamaile and Joshua Morally, 23 and 22, of Balham, all deny a total of nine charges.

These include one charge of murder, one charge of attempted murder, two counts of kidnap, three counts of rape and two of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Jamaile Morally also denies a further charge of raping Mary-Ann.




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