Jury finds Rosemary Mackie not guilty of Marnie-Lee Cave murder

A Supreme Court jury has found Rosemary Priscilla Mackie not guilty of the 2015 murder of 26-year-old Bega woman Marnie-Lee Cave.

The jury handed down its verdict at 12.30pm on Tuesday, April 2, in the NSW Supreme Court in Wollongong.

The jury had been deliberating for three-and-a-half days following a two-week retrial presided over by Justice Julia Lonergan.

Fifty-five-year-old Ms Mackie had pleaded not guilty to the murder after a jury at her first trial in Bega was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in February last year.

Ms Cave died from strangulation, before her body was thrown off Handcocks Bridge at Mogareeka.

Her naked body was discovered resting on a pylon by two fishers on October 14, 2015.

Ms Mackie was arrested almost seven weeks later, on December 1, at a property in Bega and has been held in custody since being charged by police with Ms Cave's murder.

Ms Mackie's former lover Bernard Webber took his own life after being questioned by police about Ms Cave's death.

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