Sunday 18 August 2019

Trial of man accused of murdering neighbour whose body found in wardrobe reaches closing stages

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Aoife Nic Ardghail

The trial of a man accused of murdering a neighbour whose body was found in a wardrobe has reached closing stages at the Central Criminal Court.

Anthony Locke (38), of Ramillies Road in Ballyfermot, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Christopher Jackson at his apartment on Prussia Street, between September 6th and 7th, 2012.

In his closing speech Mr Conor Devally SC, prosecuting, explained to the jury that "common design" means all parties who engage in a criminal offence are guilty of that offence.

Referring to the evidence of Mr Jackson's partner, Barbara Staunton, Mr Devally submitted that the accused participated in the attack by restraining her.

The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women.

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