The trial of a boy accused of producing a knife during a row outside a house party in Cork has collapsed and the charge against him will now be dropped.
20-year-old student Cameron Blair died after being stabbed by another boy as they tried to get back into the party at end of UCC's Freshers' Week last year.
He died after being stabbed outside a house party in Cork city on January 16th last year.
The boy who stabbed him was trying to get back into the party with his two teenage friends, and is now serving a sentence for his murder.
The second boy is awaiting sentence for violent disorder and production of knife - two charges also faced by the third boy, who cannot be named because he is just 16.
He pleaded guilty to violent disorder and other related charges, but denied pulling a knife out during the row.
His defence planned to rely on the testimony of two witnesses who did not show up last week to give evidence.
The court heard they are in Ayia Napa - a trip Gardaí believe was arranged to avoid them having to take the stand.
After an almost week-long adjournment, it was decided to bring the trial down today.
The jurors were sent home and the charge will now be dropped.
The boy's sentence hearing for the other matters will take place next month.