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Murder trial of Co Wexford man collapses

Central Criminal Court

 

The trial of a Co Wexford man for murdering another man in the county collapsed today at the Central Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

 

Michael Furlong (36) of Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Patrick Connors (37) between April 28 and April 29, 2011 at apartments known as Carraig Túr in Enniscorthy.

 

Today Mr Justice Barry White told the jury of seven men and five woman that “certain concerns” had arisen relating to Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar’s opinion as to the “mechanism of death” in the case.

 

“In the light of these concerns it ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Man who raped his housemate fails in appeal

Court of Criminal Appeal

A Polish man who was sentenced to seven years for raping his former housemate has failed in an appeal against his conviction.

In July 2012 the now 42-year-old man was sentenced to seven years with one year suspended by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan after he was found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury of raping the then 19-year-old woman.

He had pleaded not guilty to the offence which occurred at his apartment in a Kerry town on July 5, 2010.

The court heard that the man had been living with the victim and her parents in their family home in the same ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Wexford murder trial adjourned

Central Criminal Court

The trial of a man accused of killing his friend in Co. Wexford two years ago has been adjourned.

Michael Furlong (36) of Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patrick Connors (37) between April 28 and April 29, 2011 at apartments known as Carriage Túr in Enniscorthy.

Today Mr Justice Barry White told the jury that the prosecution was not able to proceed with its cross-examination of pathologist Dr Declan Gilsenan until matters were clarified with Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar.

The trial will continue before the jury of eight men and four women on Monday.

Irish Central Criminal Court

Murder accused told detectives he attacked deceased with hatchet

Central Criminal Court

A Limerick man on trial charged with murder told detectives he attacked the deceased with a hatchet.

The trial jury was hearing evidence of garda interviews with one of three men charged in connection with the death almost two years ago.

Gerard McMahon (43) was stabbed to death around 12.30am on January 18, 2012, as he arrived to visit his cousin on Lenihan Avenue in Limerick City.

Seán Flanagan (28) and his uncle, Paul Colbert (46), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in the city have pleaded not guilty to murdering him.

Seán Flanagan’s brother, Ian Flanagan (24), of the same address as his co-accused has ….read more

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Murder trial shown CCTV footage

Central Criminal Court

A Limerick murder trial has seen footage of people in the area where a 43-year-old man was killed, captured around the time he was attacked.

The CCTV footage was being shown to the Central Criminal Court today in the trial of three men charged in connection with the death.

Gerard McMahon was stabbed to death around 12.30am on January 18, 2012, as he arrived to visit his cousin on Lenihan Avenue in Limerick City.

Seán Flanagan (28) and his uncle, Paul Colbert (46), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in the city have pleaded not guilty to murdering him.

Seán Flanagan’s brother, Ian Flanagan (24), of ….read more

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Limerick murder trial hears from school girls

Central Criminal Court

A Limerick murder trial has heard from a number of school girls, who said they heard one of the accused men admit his part in the killing of a 43-year-old man.

The teenagers, who cannot be named due to their age, were giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court during the trial of three men charged in connection with the death.

Seán Flanagan (28) and Paul Colbert (46) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in Limerick City are charged with the murder of Gerard McMahon on January 18, 2012. They have pleaded not guilty to murdering him around 12.30am outside another house on Lenihan ….read more

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