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Friday, May 12, 2006

Murder trial continues of Limerick man

The murder trial of Joe Greaney continued yesterday.

The blood-stained t-shirt of a chef stabbed to death with a kitchen knife was shown to a jury yesterday. It was the third day of the trial for murder of Joe Greaney (35) at the Central Criminal Court in Tralee.

The wide-bladed knife with blood stains used to kill 27-year-old Fergal Landy was also displayed. Justice Paul Carney asked for the knife to be shown to the jury and to the press box for examination by garda exhibits officer Det William Stack. Two broken golf clubs were also shown to the jury.

Greaney, a native of Limerick who had worked as a chef in Killarney, has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty of manslaughter of Fergal Landy (27) at Cahernane Meadows, Killarney, between January 24 and 25 2005.

State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy, who carried out the post mortem at Kerry General Hospital, described two slits, 2.8cm each and 10cm apart, on the white t-shirt and a light weight Calvin Klein sweatshirt.

They "corresponded" to the injuries on the 6ft body of Fergal Landy.
The two "large slits" were made by what Dr Cassidy described as "a chef's style knife with a black handle and broad blade with a single sharp edge."

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