Adam Azzi trial called off by judge

THE trial of Adam Azzi on six charges was terminated yesterday by Judge Ross Letherbarrow in the District Court at Albury.

It was the second day of Azzi’s trial and the jury of five women and seven men was discharged.

Azzi, 40, of Albury, had pleaded not guilty to two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and alternative charges of reckless wounding relating to the stabbing of two brothers at a residence in Crisp Street in February 2012.

He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm relating to his former partner Kerry Sampson and assault relating to the girlfriend of Ms Sampson’s son, Jack.

The jury was told during the opening by crown prosecutor Chris Todd on Tuesday that Azzi stabbed Bayden Sampson and his brother after an argument.

Barrister Christine Mendes represented Azzi and said he claimed to be acting in self defence after being set upon.

A decision on whether a retrial will proceed and the location is yet to be made.

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