Sunday 18 March 2018

Teenager denies murder of Melanie McCarthy McNamara

Natasha Reid

A DUBLIN teenager has pleaded not guilty to murdering 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy McNamara in Tallaght almost two years ago.

Daniel McDonnell of Brookview Lawns in Tallaght was before the Central Criminal Court yesterday (Monday) charged with murdering the teenager at Brookview Way.

When arraigned before a packed courtroom, the 19-year-old pleaded not guilty to her murder on February 8th 2012.

Mr Justice Paul Carney swore in a jury of six men and six women to hear the trial, which begins tomorrow morning and is expected to last a week

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