The jurors in the trial of a teenage boy accused of murdering a woman in Dublin city have failed to reach agreement on a verdict.
The case will be mentioned before the Central Criminal Court again later this month to allow the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) time to consider today's outcome.
Before the trial opened last week, the boy - who cannot be named because he is only 16 - accepted that he caused the death of Uransetseg Tserendorj.
He pleaded guilty to her manslaughter but denied her murder, so the jurors were left to consider his state of mind at the time the fatal stab wound was inflicted.
They had to decide whether he intended to kill or cause her serious harm when he tried to rob her as she walked home from work along a walkway between George's Dock and Custom House Quay at about 9.30pm on January 20th last year.
Earlier today, the jury was told the court would accept a majority verdict - but after considering the evidence for 10 hours, they could not reach agreement.
The case will be mentioned in court again later this month.