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# Trial

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Food delivery cyclist denies not wanting to involve gardaí in murder trial cross-examination
George Gonzaga Bento, accused of the murder of 16-year-old Josh Dunne, was cross-examined today.
Food delivery cyclist accused of murdering Josh Dunne tells court he didn't mean to hurt anyone
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.
Moscow says Ukrainian fighters to stand trial before possible swap
Among the Ukrainian fighters who gave themselves up were members of the Azov regiment, a former paramilitary unit.
Bill Cosby on trial accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in 1970s
The case is the latest in a raft of legal actions against the 84-year-old, who was once one of the most popular performers on US television.
21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion
The soldier was accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.
Michael Lynn's wife tells theft trial she didn't know if he was 'dead or alive' in Brazil prison
This is day 47 of the trial.
Former teacher denies 44 counts of indecent assault of pupils at Limerick school
The assaults are alleged to have occurred in a classroom, a boiler/heater room, and a bathroom at the school.
Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship
A court heard the actress had filed for divorce after violent episodes became more and more normal.
Jury finds Karen Harrington guilty of murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley
Karen Harrington, of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon in Cork, is on trial at the Central Criminal Court.
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.
Woman guilty of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to mother at unit for troubled youths
She had pleaded not guilty to all seven charges.
21-month sentence handed to man, 80s, for sexually assaulting granddaughter
The man admitted to sexually assaulting his granddaughter in the summer of 2014.
Garda recalls performing CPR on two-year-old who later died in hospital, murder trial hears
Karen Harrington is accused of the murder of a two-year-old girl in Cork.
Neighbour tells court he heard woman accused of murdering toddler taunting a crying child
Karen Harrington is accused of the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley in Cork.
Men charged with trespass at Shannon Airport argue actions were legal under international law
Both defendants said they wanted to inspect a plane used to transport US military that was parked on the airport apron.
Men accused of Shannon Airport trespass were 'nicest and most courteous protesters', trial hears
Two peace activists in their 80s are accused of criminal damage and trespass at Shannon Airport.
Johnny Depp said he tried to be 'a southern gentleman’ as violent text messages shown in court
The actor clashed several time with Amber Heard’s lawyer, Benjamin Rottenborn, as he was cross-examined today.
Johnny Depp ‘the closest I’ve ever been’ to breakdown after severing finger
Giving evidence today, the actor recounted in graphic detail an alleged incident which took place in Australia in March 2015.
Johnny Depp says he is ‘obsessed with truth’ as he gives evidence in US lawsuit
The actor told a Virginia courtroom that his former wife Amber Heard was bringing ‘heinous and disturbing’ allegations against him.
Belgium trial starts for alleged Paris attack accomplices
The 14 accused are suspected of transporting, housing or financially helping some of the perpetrators of the 2015 Paris attacks.
Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty for role in US hostage deaths
The jury deliberated for four hours before finding El Shafee Elsheikh guilty on all counts.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged in ‘mutual abuse’, therapist tells court
Laurel Anderson, a clinical psychotherapist who saw the pair on multiple occasions, gave evidence at a libel trial.
Friend of Johnny Depp says legal dispute with Amber Heard ‘wrecked’ actor’s life
The actor is suing his former partner for libel over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post.
Robber threatened to cut Ashley Cole’s fingers off with pliers during break-in
Kurtis Dilks is accused of being part of a four-strong gang that smashed their way into the retired footballer’s home in January 2020.
MP murder accused tells jury: ‘I killed him to stop him harming Muslims’
Ali Harbi Ali, 26, denies the murder of David Amess during a constituency surgery in October last year.
Man accused of murder of Ashling Murphy sent forward for trial
He faced his seventh hearing in court today.
Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity
El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, is accused of involvement in the murders of two American journalists and two aid workers.
Michael Lynn trial: Solicitor says she never acted for accused in purchase of €5.5 million property
Lynn (53) is on trial accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
Boris Becker 'acted dishonestly' by failing to hand over trophies, court told
The 54-year-old former world number one was declared bankrupt in 2017.
Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse
The doctor performed the examination at a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit five hours after the alleged incidents took place.
‘Warped, twisted and violent’ terrorist assassinated Tory MP David Amess, court told
Ali Harbi Ali, 26, from north London, denies the allegations.
Man found guilty of murdering 71-year-old woman at her home in Kilkenny
Trevor Rowe killed Ann Butler at her home on Maudlin Street in March 2020.
Bank official says Permanent TSB did not 'turn a blind eye' to loan condition in multi-million euro theft trial
Former solicitor Michael Lynn (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
Young woman gives evidence in rape trial of multiple men in the midlands
She told the court that she did not consent to what happened.
Rapist sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing young girls
The 61-year-old man was convicted for the acts he carried out as a teenager last year following a trial in Co Offaly.
Father-of-eight handed over house for 'gruesome' Kean Mulready Woods murder
Gerard McKenna was remanded in custody until 8 March, when he will be sentenced.
Former Australian rugby player and ex-49er Jarryd Hayne wins appeal over sex assault conviction
Last year, the 33-year-old had been found guilty and been sentenced to a maximum five years and nine months.
Man who sexually abused children while he was a teenager jailed for five and a half years
He plead guilty to one count of rape and six counts of indecent assault in the 1980s.
Man charged with aggravated sexual assault of woman out walking her dog in Fermoy
The 27-year-old has been sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court.
Jury empanelled for trial of multi-million euro theft charges against former solicitor
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of around €27 million.