Tuesday 20 February 2018

Oliver Kierans (57) to go on trial this afternoon charged with wife's murder in 2013

Oliver Kierans
Oliver Kierans

Anne Sharkey

A Cavan man will go on trial this afternoon charged with murdering his wife in 2013.

Oliver Kierans (57) of Drumbannon Bailieboro in Cavan was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court today.

Dressed in a suit and tie, he pleaded not guilty to murdering Patricia Kierans on the 5 of September 2013 at the same address.

He also pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun and not guilty to intent to endanger life with the same shotgun.

A jury of five women and seven men were sworn in to hear the trial which is due to begin this afternoon before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and is expected to last two weeks.

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