A jury has been discharged in the Amaan Momand murder trial after failing to reach verdicts.
Jamie Taylor, aged 22, from Kings Heath, and Taylor Pountney, aged 18, from Yardley, had both stood accused of murdering the 23-year-old victim – under joint enterprise law – outside of Iceland in Maypole last year.
But following a three-week trial at Coventry Crown Court and more than three days of deliberation the jury foreman indicated that they were unlikely to reach verdicts on either defendant even if they were given more time.
The case was re-listed for next Friday, October 2, to give the Crown Prosecution Service time to formally consider whether to go for a re-trial.
Judge Simon Drew QC thanked the jury for their efforts.
Mr Momand was fatally attacked around 4.40pm on the Alcester Road South on Thursday, September 19, 2019. He died in hospital on Sunday, September 22, 2019, having suffered a traumatic brain injury.
It was undisputed that a row ensued after a car approached Mr Momand’s wife Halima Hussain as she walked across Hawkurst Road. Something was said from the vehicle which drove on and pulled up on nearby Stot Fold Road.
It was uncontested that Taylor and Pountney got out of the vehicle and became involved in a confrontation with Mrs Hussain and Mr Momand moments before Mr Momand was struck and fell into the road.