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Man accused of killing Wexford man in Australia 'can't remember what happened'

Kenny Meyler was stabbed in Perth in February 2013.

Helmsley Street in Scarborough, Perth, where the stabbing occurred.
Helmsley Street in Scarborough, Perth, where the stabbing occurred.

THE TRIAL OF an Irishman charged with stabbing a Wexford man to death in Australia has gotten under way.

Vincent Martin Crowe is accused of murdering Kenny Meyler (21), who was stabbed in February 2013.

Meyler was stabbed at a party at a house in Perth, spending the week in hospital before passing away. The hearing began today at 10am local time before Justice Lindy Jenkins at the Perth courthouse.

The Herald Sun reports that Crowe has admitted to stabbing Meyler in the neck, but says that the 32-year-old claimed he had taken a number of drugs, including ecstasy and mephedrone, otherwise known as “meow meow”.

Crowe and another man fled the scene, the court heard, before being found and beaten by party goers.

His defence lawyer said that he “doesn’t remember what he did”, adding that he has been “filled with remorse” ever since.

The trial continues tomorrow.

Read: Australian trial to begin for Irishman charged with murder of Wexford man

Read: Man appears in court over stabbing of Irishman in Perth

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