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#Murder Trial

# murder-trial - Monday 10 October, 2016

Five on trial over exorcism death in Frankfurt

Prosecutors allege that the victim was tied, gagged and severely beaten because the family members believed she was “possessed by demons”.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Woman charged with murdering colleague by drowning him in harbour

She said the man had spent two years following her, texting her and telling her he loved her.

# murder-trial - Monday 20 June, 2016

French mother who left her baby to die on a winter beach blames crime on 'witchcraft'

Fabienne Kabou is currently on trial for the murder of her 15-month-old daughter Adelaide in northern France in November 2013.

# murder-trial - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Jury asks to see knife block and second knife in David Mahon murder trial

The jury has stopped deliberating for the evening without reaching a verdict.

# murder-trial - Friday 29 April, 2016

David Mahon "fled the scene" after his stepson was stabbed, court told

The prosecution said his actions were “‘straight out of the How to Get Away with Murder handbook’.”

# murder-trial - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Dean Fitzpatrick 'walked into knife', David Mahon told gardaí

David Mahon is accused of murdering his stepson, Dean Fitzpatrick, in May 2013.

# murder-trial - Monday 25 April, 2016

David Mahon accused of 'gutting' his stepson with carving knife, court hears

The prosecution says he had a “difficult relationship” with Dean Fitzpatrick.

# murder-trial - Monday 28 December, 2015

Man accused of killing partner and son may blame cough syrup

Lawyers are to make the case Dr Louis Chen suffered from a cough-syrup induced psychosis.

# murder-trial - Monday 16 November, 2015

Woman convicted of microwaving her daughter to death

Prosecutors say Ka Yang put her daughter in a microwave for between two-and-a-half to five minutes.

# murder-trial - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Murder trial of brother and sister hears horrific details of attack with white spirits, belt and plastic bag

Kenneth Cummins and Sabrina Cummins have both pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas Horan.

# murder-trial - Friday 9 October, 2015

Chilling footage shows Becky Watts' stepbrother buying saw 'used to cut up her body'

Nathan Matthews has admitted killing the 16-year-old.

# murder-trial - Saturday 28 March, 2015

The Graham Dwyer trial shows why some cases should be held in seclusion

The life and death of Elaine O’Hara and the details of Graham Dwyer’s predilections flowed out of this trial, but details could have withheld until a verdict.

# murder-trial - Friday 20 March, 2015

'You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer', jury told

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

# murder-trial - Friday 13 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: "I've never come across a case like this during my whole service"

The prosecution has closed its case in the murder trial.

# murder-trial - Friday 6 March, 2015

Warning given before document, Jenny's first rape, is read out in Graham Dwyer trial

Warning: Graphic content may upset some readers.

# murder-trial - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: Graphic detail of woman being stabbed and raped found in document

Jurors were warned that what they would hear today would be difficult.

# murder-trial - Monday 2 March, 2015

'The Michelangelo of buttocks injections' on trial for murder

She claimed that Kanye West dropped off Amber Rose for a procedure when the two were dating.

# murder-trial - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer's wife describes routine life with her husband

Gemma Dwyer gave evidence in the trial of her husband, Graham Dwyer yesterday.

# murder-trial - Friday 20 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer ex-partner tells trial he fantasised about stabbing a woman during sex

Court hears that murder accused brought kitchen knife into bedroom with former partner and pretended to stab her.

# murder-trial - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Naked pictures and images of 'mutilated bodies' on Elaine O'Hara's laptop, court told

There were 16 image files with pornography or BDSM content.

# 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.