Good news that he's relaxed the unanimous decision.
Hillsborough coroner tells jury he will accept majority decision on question of unlawful killing
11:17, 25 Apr 2016
By Eleanor Barlow
Jurors had said they could not reach a unanimous decision on the question
Coroner Sir John Goldring who has been presiding over the new Hillsborough inquests in Birchwood Park, Warrington
The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has been told they can reach a majority verdict on the question of whether the 96 victims of the disaster were unlawfully killed.
Coroner Sir John Goldring told the nine jurors today that he would accept a majority decision on question six of their questionnaire.
He said: “You have indicated that you cannot reach a unanimous decision on question six.
“You should, please, continue to try to do so.
“If you cannot, I can accept a majority decision.
“That means a decision in which at least seven of you agree.”
On Wednesday the court heard the jury had reached decisions on all but one topic.
The court, in Birchwood Park, Warrington, was then adjourned until this morning.
The jury have to complete a general questionnaire of 14 questions and record times and causes of deaths for each of the 96.
Question six of the general questionnaire is: “Are you satisfied, so that you are sure, that those who died in the disaster were unlawfully killed?”
The jurors retired to consider their decisions on Wednesday, April 6, more than two years after the inquests into the 96 deaths at the 1989 semi-final began.