Jury fails to reach verdict on second man accused of Rialto murder

Tuesday 27 May 2014 17.50
German student Thomas Heinrich died in Rialto in December 2012
German student Thomas Heinrich died in Rialto in December 2012

The jury in the trial of a 20-year-old man accused of murdering German student Thomas Heinrich has failed to reach a verdict.

Wesley Kelly from St Anthony's Road in Dublin was yesterday convicted of assaulting 23-year-old Robert Rinker in Rialto.

He denied murdering his 22-year-old friend Mr Heinrich on 1 December 2012.

Yesterday, Kelly's co-accused, a 17-year-old who cannot be named because of his age, was convicted of murdering Mr Heinrich and assaulting Mr Rinker.

However, after further deliberation today the jury failed to agree on a verdict on the murder charge against Kelly.

The prosecution had alleged Kelly was involved in a joint enterprise and had gone "looking for fight" with his co-accused.