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#Murder Trial

# murder-trial - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: 'Must get fit for the murder' text message shown to court

There was also a message about getting “fit for murder”.

# murder-trial - Thursday 12 February, 2015

'Graham's phone number' found on Elaine O'Hara's laptop, court hears

The Graham Dwyer trial has heard that Elaine O’Hara began having persistent, obsessional thoughts and fantasies at the age of 12.

# murder-trial - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer drew map for gardaí to find two knives in his office, court hears

The trial of the man accused of killing Elaine O’Hara also heard from a tattoo artist about an email relating to a tattoo in a “private area”.

# murder-trial - Friday 23 January, 2015

"It was very nearly the perfect murder," jury is told in Graham Dwyer case

The judge had warned jury members that they could not be ‘squeamish’ — but not even that had prepared the courtroom yesterday.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial will not begin until Thursday

Members of the jury were warned yesterday that details will be difficult for the squeamish.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness

There were significant delays at the Criminal Courts of Justice as every person entering was screened through security.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Trial begins for porn actor accused of murdering man with ice pick - and filming it

The man is accused of carving up his victim’s body, sexually abusing the corpse, filming the act and posting the video online.

# murder-trial - Monday 5 May, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was 'broken, desperate, pleading' after he shot Reeva Steenkamp

The murder trial resumed in South Africa this morning.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Knox and Kercher fought over money on the night of the murder, says Italian court

A long extradition fight for Amanda Knox is expected following January’s sentencing of 28 and a half years in prison.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

'You shot and killed her' - Oscar Pistorius told to take responsibility for Reeva's death

The athlete had a tough time today on the witness stand as he was cross-examined by State counsel Gerrie Nel.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told

A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.

# murder-trial - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Amanda Knox ex-boyfriend says he wasn't trying to flee Italy

Raffaele Sollecito said he turned back from a trip when he learned he had been convicted for a second time of the killing of Meredith Kercher.

# murder-trial - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From The42 Ex-Patriots star Hernandez denies murder NFL

Ex-Patriots star Hernandez denies murder

The Pats start their season tomorrow but their former star has another battle on his hands.

# murder-trial - Monday 6 May, 2013

Major neo-Nazi murder trial starts in Germany

Five people stand accused of being part of a neo-nazi terrorist group, which carried out murders of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

# murder-trial - Friday 3 May, 2013

Man accused of murdering April Jones 'approached her sister on Facebook'

The court was also shown images of April’s final hours as the trial of 47-year-old Mark Bridger continued.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Suspect says he wishes he remembers what he did with April's body

The trial of suspect Mark Bridger continues.

# murder-trial - Friday 12 April, 2013

US doctor charged with killing seven babies

Kermit Gosnell, 72, is accused of killing seven babies and a 41-year-old woman in an unsanitary clinic called the Women’s Medical Society.

# murder-trial - Friday 8 March, 2013

'I hope it will get easier for us' - father of Nicola Furlong

The father of the Wexford student who was killed in Tokyo last year has spoken about the first week of the trial of the man accused of Nicola’s murder.

# murder-trial - Monday 25 February, 2013

Irishman charged with murder of fellow Irishman in Perth

Vincent Martin Crowe, 32, appeared in court in Perth this morning charged with killing Kenny Meyler.

# murder-trial - Friday 3 August, 2012

Shafilea Ahmed parents convicted of 'honour killing' murder

The 17-year-old’s sibling told the court she saw their parents suffocate the girl with a plastic bag.

# murder-trial - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Michaela: FG MEP rows back on call for Irish tourists to boycott Mauritius

Seán Kelly had urged Irish people to stay away from Mauritius in the wake of the not guilty verdict but told TheJournal.ie that he would change that view if the investigation continues.

# murder-trial - Friday 13 July, 2012

Michaela McAreavey trial: Accused may sue police Michaela This post contains images

Michaela McAreavey trial: Accused may sue police

The lawyer for Avinash Treebhoowoon also expressed sympathy for the Irish honeymooner’s family.

# murder-trial - Thursday 12 July, 2012

"The truth has triumphed" - accused respond to Michaela verdict

“I suffered a lot. I was brutalised by police. I was beaten so much,” Avinash Treebhoowon said outside the courtroom.

# murder-trial - Monday 9 July, 2012

Michaela murder trial: defence says 'real culprits' are still at large

One of the defence lawyers said that the investigation in Michaela McAreavey’s murder should be reopened.

# murder-trial - Friday 29 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Defence team’s legal dispute causes fresh delay

Defence lawyers claimed the judge had acted inappropriately in interrupting a cross-examination.

# murder-trial - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Accused labelled 'a liar' by prosecution in case

Avinash Treebhoowon was cross-examined by the prosecution today as the trial of the two men accused of murdering the Tyrone woman continued in Mauritius.

# murder-trial - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Michaela murder trial hears victim was strangled in violent struggle

The court heard evidence from the doctor who examined the 27-year-old Tyrone woman following her death at a hotel in Mauritius last year.

# murder-trial - Friday 8 June, 2012

Fingerprints not taken from Michaela McAreavey purse, murder trial told

The trial of two men accused of killing the 27-year-old Tyrone woman continues in Port Louis.

# murder-trial - Monday 4 June, 2012

Protests in Tahrir Square continue after verdicts in Mubarak trial

The verdict in the trial of the country’s former president has sparked nationwide outrage after six of his security chiefs where acquitted.

# murder-trial - Friday 1 June, 2012

Michaela McAreavey trial hears police failed to interview hotel guests

Court told that guests who wanted to make a statement were not interviewed by police.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Defence counsel withdraws from Michaela McAreavey murder trial

The lawyer says he wants to testify as a defence witness after claims made in court today.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Court hears Michaela McAreavey's husband marked 'suspect' in police register

An officer questioned on day six of the murder trial said he didn’t know why John McAreavey was described as a suspect in the record.

# murder-trial - Monday 23 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Jennifer Hudson takes stand at murder trial Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson takes stand at murder trial

The actress and singer’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were allegedly murdered by her sister’s estranged husband, William Balfour. He is on trial for their murder.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Jennifer Hudson listed as witness in family's murder trial Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson listed as witness in family's murder trial

The man accused of the murder of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in 2008 is due to go on trial in April.

# murder-trial - Monday 14 November, 2011

Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry begins

Two men deny murdering Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death in London in 1993.

# murder-trial - Friday 12 August, 2011

State: Casey Anthony "responsible" for daughter's death

Casey Anthony was found not guilty in July of the murder of her two-year-old daughter.

# murder-trial - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Casey Anthony walks free from jail amid heavy security Casey Anthony This post contains videos

Casey Anthony walks free from jail amid heavy security

The 25-year-old is released from jail after being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old girl in 2008.

# murder-trial - Monday 4 July, 2011

Jury to deliberate on toddler murder case which has gripped America Casey Anthony This post contains videos

Jury to deliberate on toddler murder case which has gripped America

Casey Anthony is accused of killing two-year-old Caylee three years ago. If found guilty of first degree murder she could face the death penalty.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

John McAreavey named as witness at Michaela murder hearing

The husband of Michaela Harte, who was murdered in 2010, has been listed to appear at a preliminary hearing to assess the evidence against her killers.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Phil Spector gets ready to launch murder charge appeal Phil Spector

Phil Spector gets ready to launch murder charge appeal

The music producer’s legal team are gearing up to appeal Spector’s second-degree murder conviction – accusing the judge of error and the prosecution of misconduct.