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Jury deliberating in cold case murder trial

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr John Joseph Malone. Credit: Collins)

A jury has begun considering its verdict in the cold case trial of a man accused of strangling an elderly woman to death in her home.

John Joseph Malone (53), of Newpark, Kilkenny City has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth on 11th September 1987 on Wolfe Tone Street in Kilkenny City. After Ms Smyth was strangled her home was set on fire.

Justice Patrick McCarthy, at the Central Criminal Court, completed his charge to the jury this afternoon, telling them their verdict must be unanimous.

Having gone through the evidence ….read more

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Solider not guilty of assaulting Corporal

Unassigned

By Liz Farsaci

A soldier has been found not guilty of assaulting a fellow member of the Defence Forces while on tour in Lebanon.

Sgt Martin Dougan was accused of assaulting Corporal Niall McShane on 9 March 2014, while both men were serving with the Irish Defence Forces in Lebanon.

The court martial trial heard that Cpl McShane and four other colleagues were on an overnight recreational visit in south Lebanon when they met Sgt Dougan and others at a pub on the night of 8 March 2014.

The alleged incident then happened in the pub in the early hours of the following morning, ….read more

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Jury finds man guilty of cold case murder

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: John Joseph Malone. Credit: Collins)

A ‘cold case’ investigation has solved a 30-year-old murder after a jury returned a guilty verdict against a man for strangling an elderly woman before setting her house on fire.

John Joseph Malone (53), of Newpark, Kilkenny City was found guilty today of the murder of 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth on September 11, 1987 at her home on Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny.

The Central Criminal Court jury of seven men and five women returned their unanimous verdict after three hours and 26 minutes of deliberating.

Malone, who was on bail when the trial began, had his bail revoked ….read more

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Jahiri flanked by riot police as jury finds him guilty of murdering mum-of-two

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Vesel Jahiri. Credit: Collins)

A Central Criminal Court jury has found Vesel Jahiri guilty of the murder of his former partner and mother of their two children.

Vesel Jahiri stabbed Anna Finnegan to death in her own home a month after she had sought refuge at a women’s shelter. Anna Finnegan wrote that Jahiri made her life “hell” and had beaten her and “almost killed her”. They had been together since she was 16 years old.

Jurors also found Jahiri guilty of stabbing Anna’s brother Karl Finnegan to the chest and head during the same attack.

Jahiri was representing himself at his own ….read more

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Judge charging jury in cold case murder trial

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr John Joseph Malone. Credit: Collins)

A judge is delivering his charge to the jury in the cold case murder trial of a man accused of strangling an elderly woman in her home.

John Joseph Malone (53) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth on 11th September 1987 on Wolfe Tone Street in Kilkenny City. After Ms Smyth was strangled her home was set on fire.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy has spent about six hours giving his charge to the seven men and five women of the jury. Just before 5pm he told the jurors that he ….read more

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