Thursday 8 December 2016

Trial that gripped a nation was masterclass for us all

Published 30/01/2010 | 05:00

LAST night a packed Central Criminal Court broke into applause and cheering as an unemployed Dublin man was jailed for life for murdering a friend whom he stabbed through the heart after they argued over phone calls.

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You have probably never heard of Martin Toland, who murdered Alan Nolan.

But you do know Eamonn Lillis, who, just hours after Toland was found guilty of murder, was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley.

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