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# Murder Trial

Last month
August 2023
Former nurse Lucy Letby sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of seven babies
The nurse murdered seven babies and tried to kill six more while working at the Countess of Chester Hospital neonatal unit between 2015 and 2016.
This year
Murder accused sent WhatsApp messages about 'opening up' victim's face in alleged assault
The jury at the Central Criminal Court heard that the accused said the victim “had it coming to him”.
Forestry workers initially thought woman's body was a dead animal in 'cold case' murder trial
Retired Garda Sergeant John O’Sullivan told the trial how he was the only garda on duty in the station when the body was found.
'Cold case' murder trial opens with man (74) accused of 1981 murder of woman in Co Cork
Noel Long has pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Nora Sheehan between 6 June and 12 June 1981.
Dublin man pleads guilty to murdering friend who was "lured" to country lane
The guilty plea took place just two days after a jury was empanelled because a prison officer stood too close to the defendant.
Mother who stabbed baby twice through heart wept on being handed jail term of 20 years minimum
The defendant wept as the sentence was handed down at Belfast Crown Court.
Pat McCormick: Five sentenced in connection to murder of father of four from Co Down
Pat McCormick’s body was discovered in a lake after a six week search.
Young man murdered in a row over a small amount of debt, court told
Ademola Giwa was fatally stabbed in the neck in Tallaght in August 2021 in a row over a small debt and a stolen scooter.
Woman accused of murdering her two children in Westmeath car fire to go on trial next year
Thelma, 5, and Michael, 2, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle they were in went on fire last September.
Trial hears that Valerie French Kilroy died from a head injury, strangulation and a stab wound
The trial has also heard that James Kilroy demonstrated to gardai in an interview how he had killed his wife and at one point sketched the knife he had used.
Sister of Garda murder accused saw 'red flags' the day before fatal shooting
Stephen Silver is accused of the murder of Garda Colm Horkan in June 2020
New jury to be sworn in at Stephen Silver murder trial after initial jury was discharged
A note was handed to the judge this morning to say that one of the jurors had a difficulty serving.
Last year
Dowdall says his mother and children received death threats since he turned State's witness
Jonathan Dowdall was under cross-examination for a fourth day.
Jonathan Dowdall claims he was 'set up' for murder of David Byrne
Dowdall has said he didn’t know who was to stay in the room linked to him at the Regency Hotel.
Hutch trial: Jonathan Dowdall denies he is a 'master manipulator'
Jonathan Dowdall gave evidence at the trial in the Criminal Courts of Justice for a second day.
Special Criminal Court rules Jonathan Dowdall can give evidence in trial of Gerry Hutch
Hutch (59), last of The Paddocks, Clontarf, Dublin 3, denies the murder of David Byrne (33) during a boxing weigh-in at the hotel on 5 February 2016.
No evidence to support allegation Hutch 'effectively confessed' other than Dowdall's 'say so'
The trial continues tomorrow.
Andy Cash to face trial over Tallaght triple murder
He will appear in court again on December 22.
Witness tells murder trial of finding body while walking his dogs
A witness said the deceased was lying on his back and there was discolouring and bruising on his face, neck and throat.
Gerry Hutch trial: Three AK-47s found in boot of car following 'intervention' by Garda
Hutch (59) denies the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
Gerry Hutch told Jonathan Dowdall he was 'one of the team' that shot David Byrne, trial hears
The 59-year-old is accused of killing David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel in 2016.
Twins’ mother pleaded ‘Don’t let my baby die’, English nurse’s murder trial told
Lucy Letby is accused of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of 10 others at an English hospital
'All systems go' for trial of Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch, his lawyers tell Special Criminal Court
The murder trial is expected to last for a number of months.
Garda murder accused: 'With all that's going on with the police in this world, I shot him'
Stephen Silver is accused of murdering Detective Garda Colm Horkan.
Clare man goes on trial for murder of mother-of-two Sharon Bennett
The trial heard the woman died as a result of a violent attack at a public toilet in Ennis last year.
Garda and prison investigation launched into death of Sameer Syed, as criminal file is closed
Syed was due to stand trial today for the triple murder of his wife and two children but was found dead in his jail cell last week.
George Bento murder trial: what the jury didn't hear
On the final day Bento gave evidence, around 30 people in Deliveroo uniforms came to court to support their fellow worker.
Man sentenced to life for 'vicious and cynical' murder of homeless father of one
The sentencing marked the end of Feri Anghel’s second trial for murder, after the previous jury failed to reach a verdict last year.
Murder accused used knife to cut fruit and not for protection, delivery rider tells court
George Gonzaga Bento (36) is charged with murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne at East Wall Road in January 2021.
Josh Dunne murder accused was 'terrified, sad and scared' following stabbing, court hears
George Gonzaga Bento has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Jury finds Karen Harrington guilty of murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley
Karen Harrington, of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon in Cork, is on trial at the Central Criminal Court.
Food delivery riders were protecting themselves from being attacked by gang, court hears
The court heard there was a sense of camaraderie between Deliveroo cyclists and that it was a close community.
Two French teenagers face trial over killing of former school friend
The 14-year-old victim from the Paris suburb of Argenteuil, named only as Alisha, was found in the Seine river in March 2021.
Jury can't reach agreement in home defence murder trial
The defence has contended that Dean Kerrie killed Jack Power in Dunmore East in self defence.
Murder trial jury hears 999 recording of teen boy saying 'I'm actually so in fear of my life right now'
Dean Kerrie has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jack Power on 26 July 2018.
All time
Phone of man accused of murder connected to cell site close to where body was found, jury hears
Stephen Penrose is charged with the murder of Philip Finnegan in Kildare in 2016.
Teen to go on trial for murder of woman at Dublin's IFSC
Urantsetseg Tserendorj died at the Mater Hospital two weeks after she was stabbed at the CHQ.
Murder trial collapses after juror 'overheard gardaí discussing witness statements in courtroom'
Prosecution counsel told the court that gardaí “absolutely did not discuss witness statements” in the courtroom.
Anne Colomines murder trial: Stanley knife found near bodies of husband and wife
Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to her murder.
Paramedic says emergency call to Nadine Lott's house will haunt him for the rest of his career
The trial heard that Lott suffered “severe blunt force trauma” and stab injuries at the hands of her former partner in 2019.