LONDON, Ont. -- It only took one juror for Christopher Gale's murder trial to come to a screeching halt before a verdict could be reached.
"It is, indeed, very regrettable that the proceeding will be coming to an end based on the participation of one of you, need I say more," Superior Court Justice Andrew Goodman told a jury of six men and six women before declaring a mistrial at the second-degree murder trial Thursday night.
Goodman said he believed one juror had broken their sworn oath to the court made when the trial began last month.
The dismissal and order of a new trial came after two days of jury deliberation to decide whether Gale, 31, shot his girlfriend Jocelyn Bishop, 21, in the head or if she committed suicide on June 27, 2010, before burying her in the backyard of their London home.
As the jury left, a man in the court, filled with members of both the Gale and Bishop families yelled out, "Shame on you."
Gale remains on bail, due back in court Tuesday to start the process of setting a new trial.