Jury fails to reach verdict in urine sample tampering trial

Thursday 05 December 2013 18.59
Kevin Rogers has been remanded on bail to appear again at Roscommon Circuit Court on 11 March next year
Kevin Rogers has been remanded on bail to appear again at Roscommon Circuit Court on 11 March next year

A jury of six men and six women has failed to reach a verdict after the trial of a Roscommon post office manager accused of tampering with a urine sample. 

50-year-old Kevin Rogers had denied allegations that he placed the sample, which had been posted by gardaí to the Medical Bureau of Road Safety in a microwave in the kitchen of the post office.

After deliberating for eight hours at the end of a five-day trial, the jury said this afternoon they were unable to agree on a verdict. 

Mr Rogers has been remanded on bail to appear again at Roscommon Circuit Court on 11 March next year.