Monday 5 December 2016

Assisted suicide case: Jury sworn in as trial set to start Monday

Published 16/04/2015 | 11:23

Gail O’Rorke of Kilclare Gardens, Tallaght, is charged in relation to the suicide of Bernadette Forde in 2011. Photo: Courtpix
Gail O’Rorke of Kilclare Gardens, Tallaght, is charged in relation to the suicide of Bernadette Forde in 2011. Photo: Courtpix

A jury has been selected in the trial of a woman charged with assisting in the suicide of another woman in Dublin four years ago.

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Gail O’Rorke (43) of Kilclare Gardens in Tallaght is facing a charge that between March 10th, 2011 and June 6th, 2011, she aided, abetted, counselled or procured the suicide of her friend Bernadette Forde by helping her procure and administer a toxic substance.

This morning Circuit Court judge Patricia Ryan addressed the jury panel and said that if any member of the jury panel thinks they could not approach the case without bias or prejudice, they should not serve.

A jury of six men and six women were sworn in.

The jury was told by Judge Ryan that the trial will commence on Monday after legal argument.

The trial is expected to last up to two weeks.

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