The jury in the Abdul Deghayes murder trial has been discharged this afternoon (Friday 13 December) after being unable to agree a verdict.
A new trial before a new jury has been scheduled to start on Tuesday 2 June.
Deghayes, 22, of Chadborn Close, Brighton, died after he was stabbed eight times in what was described as “a short but vicious attack”.
Daniel Macleod, 37, denied murder but admitted stabbing Deghayes during a drug deal in Brighton in February.
He told the court that he had been trying to defend himself after Deghayes tried to rob him of a bag of cocaine.
Deghayes died the next morning, Sunday 17 February, at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Macleod, of Gipsy Road, south London, will remain in custody while he awaits a new trial. He has admitted drugs charges.
Another man, Stephen Burns, 55, of Lennox Street, Brighton, was charged with helping a murderer, and will also face a retrial.
He has also admitted drugs charges and was released on bail.
The jury of six men and six women retired last Friday (6 December) after a summing up by the trial judge Dame Parmjit Kaur “Bobbie” Cheema-Grubb, known as Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb.