Sentences must be seen to fit a crime, both for a victim’s family and society, writes John O’Keeffe
Thu, 20 Jun, 2013
There were highly charged scenes at the Central Criminal Court today, where a Dublin man has been jailed for 6½ years for killing his friend and stabbing another man in the heart.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2012
The mother of a Dublin man who was fatally stabbed in the heart has said that sitting through his killer's retrial was inhumane and cruel for her family.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
A Dublin man who stabbed his friend in the heart has been cleared of murder today, but convicted of manslaughter.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
The jury in the murder trial of a Dublin man accused of stabbing two friends to death is breaking from its deliberations overnight.
Wed, 16 May, 2012
The barrister of a Dublin man who stabbed his friend to death has asked his trial jury to acquit him of murder on grounds of self-defence.
Tue, 15 May, 2012
The prosecutor in a Dublin murder trial has told the jury that the accused was ‘spinning quite a web of a deceit’ when he said he acted in self defence.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
A murder trial has heard that gardaí were unable to secure CCTV evidence, which the accused wanted to help defend his case.
Thu, 10 May, 2012
An ill man on trial charged with murder told gardaí he could never explain the fear he felt when he stabbed his friend "in self defence".
Wed, 09 May, 2012
The Central Criminal Court has heard that a Dublin man stabbed in the heart would not have survived, were it not for emergency surgery carried out in St James’ Hospital.
Tue, 08 May, 2012
A Dublin man has testified today that a row, which led to his friend being killed, stemmed from a series of calls that the victim received, but not the dozens of prank calls he made to that friend.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
The blood-stained clothing of a fatal stab victim has been shown to the jury in the trial of a Dublin man charged with murdering him.
Wed, 02 May, 2012
A Central Criminal Court jury has heard a recording of a 999 call made by a Dublin man after he stabbed two friends in the heart.
Tue, 01 May, 2012
A jury has been discharged ahead of the trial of a Dublin man charged with murdering another Dubliner in Ballyfermot almost five years ago.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2012
A jury has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a Dublin man accused of murdering another man in Ballyfermot almost five years ago.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2012
THE Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction and ordered a retrial of a Dublin man accused of murdering one of his friends and stabbing another in the heart.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2011
A Dublin man has had his conviction for the murder of one of his best friends four years ago overturned.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2011
A man who is serving a life sentence for murder has been acquitted by a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury of threatening to kill his victim’s sister.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2011
The jury has been discharged at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in the trial of a man accused of threatening to kill a woman in the city.
Fri, 12 Nov, 2010
A jury has been sworn in at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the trial of a man accused of threatening to kill a woman in the city.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2010
There were highly-charged scenes in the Central Criminal Court today as a murder victim's family screamed and shouted at his killer as he was sentenced for stabbing another man.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
A 34-year-old Dublin man who is serving a life sentence for murdering his friend is due to be sentenced today for stabbing another man through the heart.
Mon, 22 Mar, 2010
A packed Central Criminal Court broke into applause and cheering this evening as an unemployed Dublin man was jailed for life for murdering one of his best friends, whom he stabbed through the heart after an argument about prank phone calls.
Fri, 29 Jan, 2010
The jury in the trial of a man who denies murdering one of his best friends and says he was acting in self-defence at the time of the alleged attack, has been sent home for the night after failing to reach a verdict.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2010
The jury in the trial of a Dublin man accused of murdering one of his closest friends and seriously injuring another, are expected to begin deliberations tomorrow following a lengthy charge from the trial judge yesterday.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2010
The jury in the trial of a Dublin man accused of murdering his close friend and causing serious harm to a second man, will begin its deliberations tomorrow.
Tue, 26 Jan, 2010
The jury in the trial of a man who denies murdering his close friend, has heard that the accused had health problems at the time of the incident and was on long-term medication.
Mon, 25 Jan, 2010
A Dublin man who denies murdering one of his best friends during a row over phone calls, told gardaí that everything that happened on the night “was done in self-defence” and anything else was “pure lies.”
Fri, 22 Jan, 2010
There was a sense of shock in the Central Criminal Court today as the blood-soaked clothing of a man, alleged to have been murdered by one of his best friends, was exhibited.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2010
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