Second day of Nicola Furlong trial begins

Second day of Nicola Furlong trial begins

The second day in the trial of an American musician accused of killing Wexford exchange student Nicola Furlong in Tokyo gets under way this morning.

Nineteen-year-old Richard Hinds has admitted strangling Ms Furlong but denies killing her intentionally.

The 21-year-old from Curracloe in Co. Wexford, was found unconscious in a hotel in the Japanese capital last May, and later died.

Yesterday it emerged that two drugs, previously implicated in date-rape cases, were contained in blood samples taken from Nicola Furlong.

Her parents and sister have travelled to Tokyo for the case which is expected to last a week.

Mr Hinds faces up to life imprisonment if convicted.

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