Josh Turner

'Chihuahua' murderer launches bid to overturn conviction

Court of Appeal

(File Picture: Josh Turner. Photo: Collins)

A murderer who bludgeoned a man to death with a hatchet during a row over the breeding prowess of a chihuahua has sought to overturn his conviction over the trial judge’s handling of the defence of provocation.

At the Central Criminal Court in 2017, Josh Turner (31) formerly of Mooretown Road, Ratoath, Co Meath, was convicted