Jurors deadlocked on Calgary doc's sex charges

Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary psychiatrist leaves the Calgary Court Centre June 2, 2011. JIM...

Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary psychiatrist leaves the Calgary Court Centre June 2, 2011. JIM WELLS/CALGARY SUN

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:16 PM ET

CALGARY - Jurors in the trial of Calgary psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin say they are unable to reach a verdict on any of the nine sexual assault charges he faces.

Justice Donna Shelley told lawyers for thew Crown and defence she had received correspondence from the jury saying they are deadlocked.

"Despite vigorous and lenghty deliberations we are unable to reach a verdict on any of the nine charges," Shelley quoted from the note late Sunday evening. 

Jurors began deliberations shortly after noon on Friday. 

Shelley proposed sending jurors to a hotel for the night and bring them back in the morning, but defence lawyer Chris Archer is opposed to that procedure.

Court is currently under recess while all parties continue their positions.

If the jury can't make a decision Shelley will have to declare a mistrial.

Levin, 74, faces nine charges he sexually assaulted male patients under his care.

 


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