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Murder accused said he cut off deceased's penis and put it in man's pocket, court told

Anthony Locke has pleaded not guilty to murdering Christopher Jackson at an apartment on Prussia Street in Dublin.

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THE PARTNER OF a man whose body was found wrapped in a duvet days after his death has told a murder trial jury that the accused said he had cut off the deceased’s penis.

Giving evidence at trial today, Barbara Staunton told Mr Conor Devally SC, prosecuting, that she heard Anthony Locke (38) say he had cut off her partner Christopher Jackson’s penis and put it into the deceased’s pocket.

Ms Staunton, who admitted she had been smoking heroin that night, said Mr Locke asked her:

“What are you doing with someone with such a little penis?”

Mr Locke, with an address at Ramillies Road, Ballyfermot has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Jackson at his apartment on Prussia Street, Dublin 7, between September 6 and 7 2012.

Ms Staunton described to Conor Devally SC, prosecuting, how her partner had fallen back into the flat with a knife sticking out of his heart after answering the door to the accused and Bernard Locke.

She said Mr Jackson told them they couldn’t come in as he was heading to bed.

She said she next heard one of the men ask: “Where’s my hash?”, before her partner fell back in with the knife embedded in his chest.

Ms Staunton said Bernard Locke brought her partner into the kitchen and after a few minutes emerged, telling Anthony Locke to “finish him off.”

She told the court one of the men said:

“Remember the Scissor Sisters? We can be the Scissor Brothers.”

The trial continues with Ms Staunton’s evidence before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women.

Comments for this article have been disabled as the case is ongoing. 

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