Apartment block resident asked if she had a ‘saw’ by man accused of murder

A resident of an apartment block close to where a man’s body was found in a ditch was asked for a saw by a man she met in the complex, a jury has heard. 
Apartment block resident asked if she had a ‘saw’ by man accused of murder

Michael Kinsella, aged 22, with addresses at Swiftbrook Close, Tallaght, and Ardkeen, Co Cavan, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Adil Essalhi, aged 29 at Tyrellstown, Dublin on January 6, 2011.

His uncle Wayne Kinsella was convicted of the killing in 2012. Prosecution counsel yesterday called Gintare Tamulynuite who lived in an apartment at The Plaza in Tyrellstown, Dublin 15, in January 2011.

The witness agreed with counsel that she left the apartment at 11.30pm on January 6, 2011, to meet a friend. The court heard when she got to the exit, a man and woman were trying to get in and they both seemed to be drunk.

State prosecution Kerida Naidoo put it to the witness that she noticed the woman had “dirt on her face and her top was covered with dirt” which Ms Tamulynuite agreed with. She also agreed on January 7, 2011, the same man from the night before was at a neighbour’s door. Mr Naidoo asked the witness if this man asked her did she have “a saw”. She agreed.

The court heard she kept walking and went home.

Patrick Marrinan, defending, then cross examined Natasha Carey, the ex partner of Wayne Kinsella.

The court then heard the witness spoke to Wayne Kinsella when he was in prison and he was “angry” with her.

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