Jurors in the trial of a Boston man accused of murdering a Polish sex attacker have been sent home for a second night.
The jury of seven women and five men spent a second day considering the evidence in the trial of 38-year-old Stephen Sleaford but were sent home after being unable to reach a verdict.
They will return to Lincoln Crown Court in the morning (Thurs) to continue their deliberations.
Sleaford is alleged to have stabbed 48-year-old Janusz Smoderek after intervening when he discovered the Polish factory worker molesting an 18-year-old girl in Sleaford Road, Boston.
Sleaford, of no fixed address, denies murder on September 11 2011 and told the jury that he simply took a knife from Mr Smoderek and played no part in his death.
The hearing continues.
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