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# Trial

Last month
May 2023
# hush money
Trump told not to post evidence online during hush money case
Trump denies 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up alleged hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
# Limerick
Man faces trial for alleged acid attack on snooker champion
A jury was sworn in yesterday at Limerick Circuit Court.
# Trial
Nurse accused of murdering seven babies at UK hospital denies ever trying to cause them harm
Lucy Letby, 33, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of murder and 15 of attempted murder.
This year
# e jean carroll
Woman tells trial that alleged sex assault by Trump three decades ago left her feeling 'ashamed'
E Jean Carroll has sued Trump alleging he sexually assaulted her in a changing room at a department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about the trial of Gerry Hutch
Frank Greaney, courts correspondent with Newstalk and Today FM, joins us on this week’s episode to delve into the case. We examine the origins of the feud, explain who exactly The Monk is, look at key moments from the trial, and explore the origins of the Special Criminal Court.
# amber alert
‘Orange cards’ being considered for World Cup to allow decisions to be reviewed
The idea is to speed up the game by reducing on-field replays and also to deal with contentious calls such as Freddie Steward’s dismissal last month.
# burke family
Judge tells Simeon Burke he could be out 'with one flick of a pen' if he wanted bail
Simeon Burke has refused to sign a bail bond and is charged with a breach of the peace for engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words at the Court of Appeal.
# Court
Closing speeches open in trial of three men accused of raping woman in hotel car park
The complainant was aged 17 at the time.
# Court
Man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in front of their son receives life sentence
William Eagers pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife Jean 16 times with a sword before turning to their son and telling him ‘you’re next’.
# Court
Entertainer, 30s, accused of defilement of child under age 17 sent forward for trial
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested and charged last month.
# Courts
Murder accused bought Jasmine McMonagle a car for Christmas and set fire to it, jury hears
The accused told a psychiatrist he bought the mother-of-two a car for Christmas but later set fire to it after she would not agree to a reconciliation, a jury has heard.
# Court of Appeal
Man has conviction for sexually assaulting six-year-old quashed due to child's lack of memory
A judge ruled that the child’s lack of memory of the alleged incident prevented the defence from effectively cross-examining the child.
# Courts
Gardaí forced entry to Jasmine McMonagle's home after her daughter seen at window, trial hears
The jury were also told how a Garda saw Ms McMonagle’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood after he looked through a small gap in the curtains.
# Cork
Cork murder trial hears how man searching for cat discovered dismembered body of victim
Cosmin Nicholescu, with an address in Romania, is charged with the murder of Francis Dunne on a date unknown between December 27 and December 28 2019.
# Court
Gardaí found body of mother-of-three on floor of campervan with child's seat over face, trial hears
The husband of Valerie French Kilroy is pleading not guilty to her murder by reason of insanity.
# Courts
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
The judge said that the case could not proceed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ but will begin before a new jury later in the month.
# prosecutor general
Germany says it has 'hundreds' of pieces of evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine
In the Kyiv suburb of Bucha alone, hundreds of bodies were discovered after the Russian army was driven out last March.
# plot to kill
Twelve people go on trial for allegedly plotting to assassinate French president Macron
The defendants are 11 men and two women, aged between 26 and 66.
# Blackmail
French journalists go on trial accused of blackmailing the king of Morocco
Morocco accuses one of the journalista of offering to halt the book’s publication in exchange for €3 million.
# trial in absentia
Belarus opposition leader denounces her treason trial as 'farce'
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya lives in exile in Lithuania and claims her court-appointed lawyer won’t respond to her.
# Trial
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of sex attacks
The allegations and trial had been ‘absolute hell’ for Premier League star Benjamin Mendy, the court heard.
Last year
# Life Sentence
British ex-cage fighter who murdered pregnant partner and children to spend life in jail
Damien Bendall killed Terri Harris, her children Lacey Bennett and John Paul Bennett, and Lacey’s friend Connie Gent.
# Courts
Murder accused told Gardaí that God told him to kill his mother
Murray has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of his 88-year-old mother.
# Trial
Murder accused falsely believed victim was danger to her family, psychiatrist tells court
Dr Brenda Wright gave evidence at the Central Criminal Court today.
# Murder Trial
Andy Cash to face trial over Tallaght triple murder
He will appear in court again on December 22.
# Courts
Prosecutor: where Garda bug travelled to is 'a cloud' which defence has placed over Hutch case
The Special Criminal Court heard the state prosecutor’s argument that the bugging device was not outside Garda jurisdiction
# Los Angeles
Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial
Weinstein is two years into a 23-year sentence for his conviction in New York.
# Dublin
Jury begins deliberations in trial of 16 year old accused of murdering Uransetseg Tserendorj
The judge told the jurors they must use their common sense and life experience in coming to their decision.
# Trial
Rangers captain ‘vindicated’ after being cleared of dangerous driving
Lawyers for James Tavernier said he had always believed he had done ‘nothing wrong’.
# Courts
Teen who stabbed Urantsetseg Tserendorj later pulled knife on second woman, court hears
The 16-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Uransetseg Tserendorj but guilty to her manslaughter
# Murder Trial
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.
# Bail
Mason Greenwood released on bail after attempted rape charge
A bail application was held in private today.
# Trial
Actor Kevin Spacey completes evidence at New York civil sex abuse trial
‘I knew I wouldn’t have any sexual interest in Anthony Rapp or any child. That I knew,’ Spacey said.
# Trial
Nurse at UK hospital accused of murdering seven babies called ‘constant malevolent presence’
The 32-year-old nurse allegedly used various means to attack the infants.
# New York
First witness in Kevin Spacey trial claims sexual abuse by actor
Andrew Holtzman was called to testify by lawyers for actor Anthony Rapp.
# Trial
Police constable who hit Dalian Atkinson with her baton cleared of assault
Jurors said officer did not act unlawfully when she struck the ex-footballer three times before his death in 2016.
# latest
Benjamin Mendy told alleged rape victim ‘don’t worry, it’s small’, court hears
A woman told police Mendy raped her at his home in July 2021, a court has heard.
# Euthanasia
Shooting suspect helped to die in Spain before trial
Marin Eugen Sabau (46) in December opened fire on three colleagues and a policeman, wounding several.
# Trial
Two men found guilty of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
It was the second trial for the pair after a jury in April could not reach a unanimous verdict.
# Manchester
Jury begins deliberating as ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs’ trial nears its end
The judge in the case told jurors to keep a cool head and follow the evidence.