Jury sworn in in trial for murder of 14-year-old

A jury has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a Sligo man accused of murdering 14-year-old Melissa Mahon two and a half years ago.

Ronald McManus (aged 43), aka Dunbar, of Rathbraughan Park, Sligo, pleaded not guilty to murdering the schoolgirl in Sligo on a date between September 14 and 30 2006. He also denies threatening to kill another female between the same dates.

The trial is expected to begin tomorrow morning and last for five weeks.


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