Former partner to stand trial accused of the murder of mother Nadine
A 32-year-old man will stand trial accused of murdering Nadine Lott, who died after she sustained serious injuries in her Wicklow home shortly before Christmas.
The mother of one died on December 17 in St Vincent's Hospital where she had been in a critical condition for the previous three days.
Beauty therapist Ms Lott had sustained serious injuries when found at her home in St Mary's Court, Arklow, at around 4am on December 14 .
On December 16, her former partner, Daniel Murtagh, of Melrose Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin, appeared at Bray District Court accused of a serious assault of Ms Lott.
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He had said "Sorry" when that charge was put to him.
At Cloverhill District Court yesterday, the case was upgraded to murder but he made no reply after caution.
Mr Murtagh nodded to family members in the public gallery as he entered the courtroom.
The judge was told the DPP directions were for trial on indictment in the Central Criminal Court.
Legal aid was granted.