Friday 20 October 2017

Screwdriver victims were 'a little drunk'

TWO Polish men were "a little drunk" on the night they suffered fatal stab injuries outside their home, a court heard.

Pawel Kalite (28) and Marius Szwajkos (27) were stabbed in their heads with a screwdriver on Benbulben Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, on February 23, 2008.

David Curran (19) of Lissadel Green, Drimnagh denies murder but admits their manslaughter. Sean Keogh (21) of Vincent Street West, Inchicore, also denies murder.

Evidence

Only brief evidence was heard before the Central Criminal Court jury yesterday.

The victims' flatmate, Radek Szeremeta, told the court that both men had consumed alcohol on the night they died.

"Marius had been drinking vodka," Mr Szeremeta had said in his statement. "He was just like Pawel, a little drunk."

The trial continued in legal argument for most of the day, with the jury of eight women and four men confined to their jury room.

The case continues.

Irish Independent

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