Aus judge dismisses ‘Dr Death’ Jayant Patel’s application for ‘judge-only trial’
Sydney: A judge has dismissed, Indian-origin doctor, Jayant Patel’s, accused of the man slaughter of three patients in Australia, application for a judge-only trial.
In a brief hearing on Tuesday that lasted less than a minute, Supreme Court judge James Douglas said he would publish the reasons for his decision.
According to the Courier Mail, Dr Patel was seeking a jury-less trial on the grounds of the enormous amount of adverse publicity the case attracted over many years.
A separate Supreme Court hearing is due tomorrow into a separate application by Dr Patel to have the charge of unlawfully killing former patient Mervyn Morris permanently stayed, the report said.
Dr Patel was sentenced to seven years` jail in July 2010 of three counts of manslaughter and one count of grievous bodily harm during operations at the Bundaberg Hospital, where he worked as a surgeon between 2003 and 2005.
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