Sunday 23 October 2016

Killer Marta taunted gardaí with postcard from Poland

Ken Foy and Alan O'Keeffe

Published 29/07/2016 | 02:30

Marta Herda arrives at court for the verdict. Pic Collins Courts.
Marta Herda arrives at court for the verdict. Pic Collins Courts.

Killer Marta Herda taunted investigating gardaí by sending an anonymous postcard when she went on a holiday to her native Poland while out on bail.

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The murderer attached a penny coin to the postcard sent to Arklow Garda Station and inscribed the message, "Keep up the good work, wish you were here, hope you catch the killer." Officers decided to investigate the matter and found that the killer's DNA was on the postcard's stamp.

Herda (29), pictured, was convicted yesterday of the murder of 31-year-old Csaba Orsos, who she drove into Arklow Harbour and drowned on March 26, 2013.

The trial heard that Orsos had been in love with his work colleague but Herda maintained that his death was an accident. Herda will now face a mandatory life term in prison. Mr Orsos's brother Zoltan Sandro said in a victim impact statement that his heart has been ripped apart by the horrific murder.

He said that Mr Orsos had moved to Ireland from Hungary to start a new life. "But he met her and we don't know what happened. We will never forget him," he said.

"We never thought it would come to this. She had other ways to stop him loving her, why kill him?"

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