Jury discharged in Colindale allotment murder trial
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A jury has failed to agree a verdict in the trial of an immigrant accused of strangling an elderly widow at an allotment.
Rahim Mohammadi allegedly killed 80-year-old Lea Adri-Soejoko with a lawnmower flex and hid her body at Colindale allotments in north London in February last year.
The allotments secretary was found dead in a locked mower shed after her family raised concerns that she had failed to turn up at a meeting.
She was wearing Wellington boots and an apron and had her keys in her pocket, the Old Bailey had heard.
Kurdish Mohammadi, 41, from Hackney, north London, denied her murder.
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The 12-strong jury deliberated over three days and was given a majority direction on Thursday afternoon but could not agree a verdict.
Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC discharged them and said a fresh jury would decide the case later in the year.
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