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Richard Satchwell, right, arriving at Cashel District Court on 14 October 2023 Niall O'Connor/The Journal

Richard Satchwell to go on trial in April 2025 over Tina Satchwell murder charge

Richard Satchwell (57) is charged with murdering his wife Tina Satchwell (45) at on 20 March 2017.

RICHARD SATCHWELL, WHO is charged with murdering his wife after the discovery of her body buried beneath the stairwell of their Cork home, will go on trial at the Central Criminal Court in April next year.

The court was told today that Richard Satchwell’s defence team, which is led by Brendan Grehan SC, intends to call a significant amount of evidence in the case, including from witnesses with whom the accused “communicated with by way of interview and the media as well”.

Richard Satchwell (57), with an address at Grattan Street, Youghal, Co Cork is charged with murdering his wife Tina Satchwell (45) at that address on 20 March 2017.

Tina Satchwell, a native of St Bernard’s Place in Fermoy, was reported missing on 24 March 2017 by her husband.

Richard Satchwell, a truck driver, is originally from Leicester in the UK but has been a resident in Cork for over 20 years.

Gardaí found Tina Satchwell’s skeletal remains in October 2023, more than six years after she was reported missing, while excavating a concrete floor and walled-up area underneath the stairwell of the home she and her husband shared on Grattan Street in Youghal.

Grehan today informed Mr Justice Paul McDermott that the case, which originates in Cork, will take six weeks.

Mr Justice McDermott set a trial date for 28 April 2025 in the Central Criminal Court in Cork. It was listed for case management on 11 October this year.

On 26 March this year, Richard Satchwell was sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court after being served with the book of evidence. Free legal aid was granted and there was no State objection.

Prior to the discovery of Tina Satchwell’s remains last year, gardaí followed 400 lines of inquiry, carried out multiple searches, watched hundreds of hours of CCTV and took witness statements from 170 people as part of the investigation.