Sunday 30 April 2017

Abrupt end as French murder case falls apart

Court rules detention of suspects was 'unlawful and unconstitutional'

Abigail Rieley

THE trial of the two men accused of murdering Rebecca French, the Wexford mother of two found dead in her burning car a year ago last week, ended quietly.

There was no knock on the door, no tense wait as the foreman handed the issue paper to the register and no sense of closure for Rebecca's family, who had sat through every day of the trial.

Instead, it was all over first thing on Monday morning when Mr Justice Barry White called in the jury to tell them they were no longer required.

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