The jury in the trial of a Gold Coast man accused of spitting blood at an ambulance paramedic who was trying to help him has been discharged following less than a day of deliberations.
It comes after Southport District Court Judge David Kent today declared a mistrial after it was revealed a juror had made their own investigations into the case.
Gold Coast MMA fighter Samuel Dobb is accused of sucking blood from a wound on his finger before spitting it at an ambulance paramedic who was treating him.
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It happened after paramedics were called to a property on Neptune Court in Surfers Paradise around 11pm on May 16, 2020.
Upon arrival, they found Mr Dobb “behaving erratically” and calling out to the devil, however, he denies taking any drugs that night.
Instead, he claims his drink was spiked.
Mr Dobb has pleaded not guilty to one count of serious assault.
It’s not yet known if he will face a second trial.