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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Murder jury sworn in

Published 19/06/2014 | 02:30

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A JURY has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering an 18-year-old girl in the city six years ago.

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Alan Wilson (35), of New Street Gardens, Dublin 8, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Marioara Rostas at Brabazon Gardens, The Coombe, between January 7 and January 8, 2008.

A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in for the trial, which is due to begin on Monday and is expected to last four weeks.

SEX ATTACKS MAN JAILED

A MAN has been jailed for nine years for repeated sexual assault of his step-daughter.

Reginald Arnold (56), tied the 14-year-old girl to a bed using a belt before sexually assaulting her, the Central Criminal Court heard.

Last month a jury found Arnold, of Michael Fitzgerald Road, Togher, Cork, guilty of four counts of sexually assaulting and one count of attempted rape of Joanne Crowley at his home between April 2008 and August 2010.

Ms Crowley waived her right to anonymity.

BOY TO FACE ADULT COURT

A 15-year-old boy, who allegedly held a meat cleaver to a taxi-driver's throat during a car-jacking in Dublin, should face Circuit Court trial, the DPP has recommended.

However, his legal team have sought a neurologist's report in a bid to have the case retained in a Children's Court which has far less severe sentencing powers.

Gardai arrested the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, after a taxi driver was allegedly left traumatised when he was robbed at knife-point and his BMW car seized in Terenure in the early hours of May 18.

The boy was remanded on bail for two weeks.

Irish Independent

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