Thursday 22 March 2018

Mark Nash murder trial jury to continue deliberations on Monday

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

Alison O'Riordan

A jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women eighteen years ago have spent one hour deliberating in total at the Central Criminal Court before they were sent home this afternoon until Monday morning.

Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6 and March 7, 1997.

This afternoon Mr Justice Carroll Moran recharged the jury on issues including the Caterpillar boots belonging to Mark Nash, the Palmarian pictures found on Dean Lyons and suspect Martin Stafford.

The judge then told the jury they were now in control of the timetable of the case and they could sit as long as they wanted and on the days they wanted.

"If you want to rise at 4pm and resume on Monday we will do that or if you want to sit and consider matters longer today we will do that. I don’t want you to rush matters," he added.

The jury came back to court at 4pm and opted to recommence deliberations on Monday morning at 11am.

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