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#Murder Trial

# murder-trial - Friday 24 July, 2020

Man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe 'wore the shooting like a badge of honour'

Aaron Brady is a “skilled and practiced liar”, the Central Criminal Court has been told.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dublin pub murder: Major part of DNA profile on piece of evidence recovered matches accused, court hears

Michael Barr was shot dead at a pub in Summerhill in 2016.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.

# murder-trial - Monday 22 June, 2020

Man accused of murder of Adrian Donohoe told bar tender he killed a garda, court hears

The bar tender today told the jury that Aaron Brady ‘ranted’ about having shot a garda.

# murder-trial - Friday 12 June, 2020

'No more testimony': Man interrupts woman giving evidence by video link in Adrian Donohoe capital murder trial

Aaron Brady is accused of the capital murder of Adrian Donohoe.

# murder-trial - Monday 20 April, 2020

Patricia O'Connor murder sentencing adjourned until June due to Covid-19 restrictions

The sentencing hearing was due to take place today.

# murder-trial - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Murder trial jury must decide if woman accused of murdering her partner was provoked

Paula Farrell has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter for the unlawful killing of Wayne McQuillan.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Woman found guilty of disguising herself as her dead grandmother in order to conceal her murder

Stephanie O’Connor (22) was found guilty a day after Kieran Greene was convicted of Patricia O’Connor’s murder.

# murder-trial - Monday 24 February, 2020

Couple charged with murder of man at his Cork home

Paul Jones was was found dead in the living room of his home last September.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Murder-accused portrayed as both 'a moron' and 'Machiavelli mastermind', defence tells trial

The accused, 35-year-old Kieran Greene, gave differing statement to Gardaí in June and December 2017.

# murder-trial - Friday 14 February, 2020

Patricia O'Connor murder trial: Handyman has one of two charges withdrawn by trial judge

The trial also heard from the mother of murder accused Kieran Greene.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

# murder-trial - Monday 10 February, 2020

Man accused of murdering his partner's mother was visited by his girlfriend three times while he was on remand

The trial has heard that the body of Mrs O’Connor was dismembered into 15 separate parts.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Granddaughter allegedly disguised herself as her grandmother 'as a ruse' to conceal her death, court hears

Kieran Greene has denied murdering the 61-year-old.

Adrian Donohoe murder trial: Credit union volunteer tells of moment she thought robber was going to kill her

Aaron Brady has pleaded not guilty to the detective garda’s murder.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Patricia O'Connor murder trial: Jury shown CCTV of her family's movement at the time she was allegedly killed

Patricia O’Connor’s remains were scattered across Dublin and Wicklow.

# murder-trial - Friday 31 January, 2020

Jury in Adrian Donohoe murder trial shown footage of moment Garda was shot dead

It is the prosecution’s case that Detective Sergeant Adrian Donohoe died from a single shotgun blast.

Son of Patricia O'Connor tells trial his sister did not want to report their mother as missing person

Richard O’Connor told the Central Criminal Court today that his mother was a “straight shooter”.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Four raiders went 'without hesitation' towards Adrian Donohoe's garda car, murder trial hears

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe was providing a Garda escort to credit union employees when he was shot, counsel said.

# murder-trial - Monday 27 January, 2020

Patricia O'Connor 'tried to beat me with a teapot the day she left', daughter told gardaí

Daughter Louise O’Connor described conditions in the cramped Rathfarnham House: “Getting a shower is like a miracle”.

# murder-trial - Friday 24 January, 2020

Neighbour tells trial he did not see anything strange on night Patricia O'Connor was allegedly murdered

The witness testified that the O’Connor family were very nice people as well as good neighbours.

# murder-trial - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Man told gardaí he 'took the rap' for killing partner's mother but felt he was being set up, court hears

Kieran Greene denies murdering Patricia O’Connor in May 2017.

# murder-trial - Friday 17 January, 2020

Dublin and Wicklow mountains used as a 'dumping ground' for Patricia O'Connor's remains, court told

The court has heard that the body of Mrs O’Connor was dismembered into 15 separate parts that were found at nine different locations.

# murder-trial - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Brother and sister describe finding human torso in Wicklow mountains at Patricia O'Connor murder trial

The trial into the murder of Patricia O’Connor heard evidence from multiple witnesses.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor on 29 May 2017.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity

A court heard today that victim Yosuke Sasaki (24) was a “fine, young man” who worked in a local factory in Dundalk.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'Forever is not long enough': Parents of Ana Kriegel react to sentencing

Two teenage boys were today sentenced for their roles in the 14-year-old’s murder.

# murder-trial - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Murder trial hears secret audio recording from bug planted in fast-food restaurant

The trial has previously heard that, one of the IRA accused was seen in a KFC outlet in the company of two men.

# murder-trial - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Man charged with the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe to stand trial on 11 November

Garda Donohoe was shot dead on 25 January 2013.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Mother who admits suffocating her three-year-old daughter was 'obsessed' over autism, court hears

The woman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Trial of two men charged in connection with murder of Peter Butterly opens at Special Criminal Court

The prosecution described it as a “meticulously planned” killing.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two men plead guilty to helping crime gang murder Vinnie Ryan in February 2016

Vinnie Ryan (25) was a brother of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan, who was shot dead in 2012.

# murder-trial - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Vincent Ryan died after he was shot in the head from close range, court hears

Acting State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan found three bullet wounds when she examined the body of 25-year-old Vincent Ryan.

# murder-trial - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Boy B may not technically have laid a hand on Ana Kriegel, but his role in her death was instrumental

During the course of the trial, Boy B sat quietly with his parents, often gripping his mother’s hand for comfort.

"I feel... not much": Boy A - the convicted murderer who watched violent pornography and horror movies

Boy A was found guilty of the murder of Ana Kriegel in May 2018.

'I felt immediately there was something wrong': The intensive garda investigation into Ana Kriegel's death

Transcripts of interviews shed light on how gardaí investigated Ana Kriegel’s murder in May 2018.

# murder-trial - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

The two youngest murderers in the history of the State: The story of the Ana Kriegel trial

The jury today came to its verdict after over 14 hours of deliberation.

Ana Kriegel's wish was to have friends. Instead, the teenager was shunned, bullied and murdered

Ana was described by a former teacher as being extremely vulnerable.

Boy A and Boy B have been found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel

The jury returned their verdicts today after deliberating for more than 14 hours.

# murder-trial - Monday 17 June, 2019

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