Prosecution counsel in the Mitchelstown murder trial told the jury there was ample evidence for a guilty verdict but the defence said the jury could not be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt as there was “doubt all over the place”.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019
Sophie Toscan du Plantier told a friend that a “weird” man in west Cork who had an interest in poetry wanted to meet her in the days before her death, the Ian Bailey murder trial heard today.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
A reporter has told the Regency Hotel murder trial he thought a garda raid was taking place on the day of the shooting.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
The prosecutor in a Kildare murder trial has told the jury there is a series of facts that he believes proves the accused man's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2016
A ballistics expert has told the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that his analysis of the scene where the Olympic athlete shot Reeva Steenkamp differs from the reconstruction of the shooting by police investigators.
Fri, 09 May, 2014
The jury in a double Limerick murder trial were shown CCTV footage of the movements of two people through O'Malley Park prior to the shootings in which two people were killed.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2012
A mobile phone forensic analysis has given evidence in a double Limerick murder trial that one of the accused telephoned the partner of one of the victim four times three hours after the murders had taken place.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2012
Two recent court verdicts have highlighted, often through conflicting interpretations, our national fascination with the law, and our passion for justice.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2012
A murder trial has heard a man would have died almost instantly after he was shot in the neck while out walking with his girlfriend and two children.
Tue, 01 Nov, 2011
A number of witnesses told a Dublin murder trial that they saw or heard two Polish mechanics being killed outside their Dublin home.
Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
THE court in the Meredith Kercher murder trial yesterday turned down the defence team’s requests for new tests.
Sat, 10 Oct, 2009
The jury in the Melissa Mahon murder trial has heard from the accused man’s former fiancé that early in their relationship he told her that she would hear rumours that he had had a relationship with Melissa.
Fri, 15 May, 2009
A motorist told the Rhys Jones murder trial today that the gunman narrowly avoided being hit as he cycled from the scene of the crime.
Thu, 16 Oct, 2008
A young boy told the Rhys Jones murder trial in Liverpool today that he saw a hooded gunman in the seconds before and after the 11-year-old was shot.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2008
THE multiple victims of every crime were highlighted perfectly by the highly publicised O’Reilly murder trial, victim support campaigners suggested yesterday.
Fri, 27 Jul, 2007
Two people charged in connection with the collapse of a high-profile murder trial almost three years have escaped jail sentences.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2006
HE literally gave two fingers to the justice system — his murder trial collapsing after six key witnesses withdrew their evidence — but yesterday, it was one the witnesses who faced imprisonment.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2006
A SEMEN sample found on Robert Holohan’s body was a DNA match for Wayne O’Donoghue — with only a 77-million-to-one chance of error, a forensic expert found.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2006
AT 2.30pm sharp, State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy swept through the atrium of Cork City Courthouse in a blonde blur, before stepping smartly into courtroom number two of the Central Criminal Court.
Thu, 08 Dec, 2005
The case against three people charged in connection with the collapse of a murder trial two years ago could be dropped if the Book of Evidence is not ready in two weeks, a court has heard.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2005
Kevin Wells had visions of his daughter in an empty bath before it was even suggested that she had been killed in Ian Huntley’s bathroom, he disclosed today.
Thu, 11 Mar, 2004
LIMERICK’S top garda yesterday criticised a High Court judge for claiming garda security contributed to the failure to empanel a jury in the Kieran Keane murder trial.
Tue, 02 Mar, 2004
Video recordings of the interrogation of a Cork man accused of murder were shown to a murder trial jury at the Central Criminal court today.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2004
Maxine Carr’s safety has been put at risk as a result of “scurrilous and inaccurate” reporting of the Soham murder trial, her solicitor said today.
Sat, 20 Dec, 2003
The system in Britain for checking the backgrounds of people applying for jobs working with children is riddled with “huge holes”, a Labour MP claimed today.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2003
The jury in the Soham murder trial began a third day of deliberations this morning on Day 29 of the Old Bailey case.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2003
The jury in the Soham murder trial asked today to see again the bath in which Holly Wells allegedly drowned just hours after being sent out to decide verdicts in the case.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2003
The judge in the Soham murder trial gave the jury a series of questions today they may wish to consider when coming to their verdicts.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2003
The jury in the Soham murder trial must reach their verdicts on the evidence alone, “uninfluenced” by emotion, the judge told them today.
ORGANISED crime gangs in Dublin, Limerick and Cork will be the first targets of wide-ranging legislation planned by Justice Minister Michael McDowell.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2003
Maxine Carr broke down in tears at her ex-lover’s Old Bailey murder trial today and said: “I’m not going to be blamed for what that thing in the box has done to me or those children.”
Thu, 04 Dec, 2003
The Soham murder trial has heard a tape of Maxine Carr sobbing as she told Ian Huntley's mother: "I don't understand why this had to happen."
Fri, 28 Nov, 2003
THE dramatic moment the scorched clothes of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were discovered dumped in a bin at Soham Village College was relived at the Old Bailey murder trial yesterday.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2003
A hitch-hiker picked up by Soham accused Ian Huntley two days after Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman vanished was giving evidence today at the caretaker’s Old Bailey murder trial.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2003
The desperate hours after the disappearance of Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were relived today at their Old Bailey murder trial.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2003
The jurors in the Soham murder trial must lay aside their feelings about the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman as they try the case, they were told today.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2003
A number of media organisations were criticised in the Central Criminal Court today for what was termed "prejudicial" coverage in advance of a forthcoming Limerick murder trial.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2003
FBI Agents will give evidence today at the Daniel Pearl murder trial in Pakistan.
Sat, 11 May, 2002
Gardai investigating the murder and rape of a 22 year-old woman in a Co Cork park in 2000 identified a motorbike recovered in a derelict stone house not far from the scene as that belonging to a man accused of the attack.
Fri, 10 May, 2002
Andrea Yates, the mother who drowned her five children while her husband was at work, considered stabbing them but decided it was too bloody.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2002
The key witness in the Damilola Taylor murder trial has been heard exclaiming 'Just give me the £50,000'.
Thu, 07 Feb, 2002
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