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Teenager denies murder of Melanie McCarthy McNamara

Natasha Reid

Published 13/01/2014 | 13:14

A DUBLIN teenager has pleaded not guilty to murdering 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy McNamara in Tallaght almost two years ago.

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Daniel McDonnell of Brookview Lawns in Tallaght was before the Central Criminal Court yesterday (Monday) charged with murdering the teenager at Brookview Way.

When arraigned before a packed courtroom, the 19-year-old pleaded not guilty to her murder on February 8th 2012.

Mr Justice Paul Carney swore in a jury of six men and six women to hear the trial, which begins tomorrow morning and is expected to last a week

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