Thursday 21 September 2017

Man admits to killing pregnant woman - murder trial

Stephen Cahoon was found guilty of murder in April 2012.
Stephen Cahoon was found guilty of murder in April 2012.

Daniel Hickey

The trial of a man accused of murdering a pregnant woman has heard that the man admits killing the woman.

The woman was pregnant with the accused man's child at the time of the alleged murder, the prosecution told the jury at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin this morning.

Stephen Cahoon (42) with an address at Harvey Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jean Teresa Quigley (30) at Cornshell fields in Derry on July 26th, 2008.

At the opening of the trial, Mr Micheal O'Higgins SC, defending, told the jury of eight men and four women that Mr Cahoon admits to killing Ms Quigley.

"He has acknowledged he killed Jean Quigley," Mr O'Higgins said.

He further told the jury, "This does not amount to an admission he's guilty of murder."

The trial continues.

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