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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Jury sworn in for murder trial


The Jury has been sworn in today for the case of Derek McNamara , a 39 year old who is charged with the murder of another man outside a pub in the city back in 2004.

On August 9th 2004 Martin O’Donoghue was stabbed to death after a row involving several people spilled out onto Broad Street.

When Gardai arrived at the scene, they found Mr. O'Donoghue with serious stab wounds lying on the street. He was taken to the Midwest Regional Hospital where he died a short time later. The murder weapon was found by Gardai close to the scene shortly after.

The jury of 11 men and 1 woman was sworn in at a sitting of the Criminal Court today and the case is expected to last for two weeks.

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