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Friday 1 August 2014

Men accused of forging will

Published 27/11/2012|10:09

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TWO South Wexford men who have pleaded not guilty in a forged will case have had their trial adjourned to January.

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59-year-old Noel Hayes, of Ramsgrange, and 49-year-old William O'Leary, of Kilhile, Arthurstown, appeared before the current sitting of Wexford Circuit Criminal Court charged with forging a document, purporting to be a will in the name of Matthew Hayes, on a date unknown between December 25, 1998, and January 5, 1999, at Ramsgrange, New Ross.

Prosecuting Counsel Philip Sheahan told the court that the case was listed as a back-up trial for the current sessions. He said that it's expected that the trial will last up to two weeks. Given the trials before the court, there is little realistic chance of the trial going ahead during the current sessions, he said.

At a previous sitting, the court had been told that handwriting experts would be required for the trial.

Judge Barry Hickson acceded to the request of Mr. Sheahan to have the case put back to January 15 for hearing.

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