Friday 19 January 2018

Jury stays out in river body murder case

A MURDER trial jury will resume their deliberations today in the case of a woman who denies killing a young man whose bound and strangled body was recovered from a river.

Catherine O'Connor (37) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of father-of-one Jonathan 'Dukie' Duke (27).

Mr Duke's body, which was bound and had over 60 separate wounds, was recovered from the River Bandon in west Cork on November 13, 2011.

He died from mechanical strangulation with two ligatures, one a long electrical cable with the plug still attached, wrapped four times around his neck.

Ms O'Connor, of Bridge House, Sean Hales Place, Bandon, Co Cork denies the murder at a Bandon apartment complex.

Irish Independent

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